Christmas 2021: why this Christmas has been so special to me

Christmas 2021: why this Christmas has been so special to me

If you follow me online you will know how much I love the cosy, festive Christmas period. It is my favourite time of the year. Christmas 2021 came and went in the blink of an eye. It’s now that weird time of the year between Christmas and new year where I don’t have a clue what day it is! All I know is it’s nearly time for 2022 and that has got me in a thoughtful mood. This Christmas was so different for us as it was our first with my parents living up north. Older followers may know that…

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20 helpful writing prompts to get you started with gratitude journaling

20 helpful writing prompts to get you started with gratitude journaling

What is gratitude journaling? Gratitude journaling is the act of keeping a journal that focuses on writing about things that make you grateful, thankful or positive. Positive psychology research has found that by focusing on the positives in life, however small, on a frequent basis can increase happiness and reduce depressive symptoms. Gratitude journaling isn’t just about what makes you grateful in life. It’s about creating a more positive outlook about your life in general. For me, it has been an unexpected source of happiness. I’ve been able to spend a few minutes a day reflecting on my day, life…

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Is Rocketo raw dog food good for your dog? | Review

Is Rocketo raw dog food good for your dog? | Review

Last year I discovered the raw food diet for dogs. When we got our rescue dog, he was itchy, unwell and when he went to the toilet- the smell! We joined a Facebook group, did our research, found a raw food pet shop and we went from there with trial and error. The difference it made to his health was amazing and we knew we were going to feed Albie it when we got him. As wonderful as the raw food diet is for his health, we’ve found it difficult for going out and about with. After all, you can’t…

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Opening my Etsy Shop | Shay Kennedy Designs

Opening my Etsy Shop | Shay Kennedy Designs

Oh this is an exciting post to write! The kind where your fingers just fly at the keyboard and you’ve got to remember to refer to notes so you don’t miss anything or think too quickly and forget something! I HAVE OPENED MY ETSY STORE! I’ve always loved Etsy! For years i’ve bought bullet journal stickers from there, cards and gifts for friends and family and even blog themes long ago. It’s a place online where you can find anything for anyone or any occasion. I always feel so inspired when I go on Etsy! My art journey so far…

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My April Favourites

My April Favourites

First month of lockdown: Complete. April 2020 is a month I don’t think I’ll ever forget! Adjusting to a new pace of life. I originally didn’t want to waste any of my makeup or skincare during the lockdown but as time has gone on I’ve realised how much applying a face of makeup can make you just feel better! Also, when am I ever going to get the time to play with it all this much and get the practice in. So here are 8 things I have loved in April: Headphones- Having a pair of wireless headphones has made…

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Why your dog needs a Pitpat activity tracker | Review

Why your dog needs a Pitpat activity tracker | Review

What is a PitPat? A PitPat is a dog activity tracker that attaches to their collar by velcro that wraps around the collar, keeping it secure. You are able to track your dogs weight, exercise, rest periods, distance covered and the calories burned by your dog everyday! Why did we choose PitPat? When we got a dog we realised that we were about to start getting far more regular exercise. Even as a small puppy, Albie still needed to go out for short walks. Rob and I really like our data, in particularly our Apple watches. Now I know there…

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Dog Lovers Gift Guide

Dog Lovers Gift Guide

If there was ever a gift guide you were going to find on my blog, it was going to be about DOGS! ( how cute is baby Albie!) Ever since we got Albie I feel like I can get away buying pug or westie things. With our anniversary, both our birthdays and christmas coming up- I’ve spent a lot of time looking at dog-related presents. I started looking for dog friendly gifts and decided it would be a good idea to collect them all into one post. If you have a dog lover in your family or amongst your friends,…

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Say Hello to our 8 week old Pestie Albie!

Say Hello to our 8 week old Pestie Albie!

Say hello to Albie! He is the cheekiest little sod but is also one of the smartest dogs I’ve ever met. Within the first week we had managed to get him to learn how to do sit, paw, lie down and spin. We’re working on perfecting them and him being on the leash in the garden, especially practicing his recall. What’s a pestie? Albie is the son of Teemo. If you didn’t already know, when I was a student I started using a dog borrowing service called BorrowMyDoggy. Over the years, I’ve borrowed many different types of dogs, but when…

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