Christmas party dresses with @mykindofdress

It's party season!


It is the season to be extra sparkly and extra glam, wether its a Christmas party, a festive wedding or a formal dinner I have three looks that I think you will love. 
I have teamed up with mykindofdress.com an Irish website stocking sophisticated, elegant and classic dresses to share some of my fave pieces for party season. 


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Video: My diy country cottage kitchen make over

DIY cottage kitchen face lift.



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Autumn tea dress and a little catch up.

A quick catch up.

What a crazy few weeks it has been, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the support lately, wether its a nice comment on my youtube, an order for a bear or a nice comment on my Instagram, I just want to say thank you and that each and every comment keeps me going, especially when I am knackered and just want to curl up with blondie and binge on tayto sambos. 

The next week is the final countdown to the craft fair and I also have some blog collabs to that I have to shoot for too so if I don't reply to your mail or comment, just know I have seen it and I will be in touch when as the madness calms down. 

In the day job we are coming into our busy time of year so it can be hard staying on top of blog posts, Insta posts, youtube videos and work too. I need an extra few hours added into the day with all of the things I want to do. 

I haven't shared a cute dress in ages so here is a adorable Billie & Blossom dress from Dorothy Perkins, I am wearing a size 10 and it is also a petite fit. 
My jacket is from Asos petite and it is on sale too!
My bobble hat is also from Dorothy Perkins.

Thanks again for all of the love and for those coming to the fair on the 26th & 27th I will see you then and cannot wait to meet you!.

Chat soon, 
Catherine.  


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Video: Laura Ashley ss 17 new collection.

Laura Ashley spring summer 2017 press day.



Today I flew over to London for the Laura Ashley press day, this is one of my favourite press days to go to as the displays are amazing and give me so much inspiration. 
I also got to see lots of my Instagram buddies too which is amazing and the girls in Laura Ashley are always so lovely its like a little family.


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100 days of happiness with my happiness planner.

100 days complete!

Hiya!
Some you will remember I started using the 100 days happiness planner earlier in the year and I have just finished it and was reflecting on the last 100 days. 

If you want to read my first post on the happiness planner just click here.

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The Peggy Porschen Parlour

This is a post for my cake lovers.
I couldn't go all the way to London and not go visit the Peggy Porschen cake shop. Probably one of the most Instagramed cake shops I  had to go and visit. 

I am a lover off all things sweet and sugary and I was able to squeeze in a quick cupcake on my London adventure. 
The cake shop is really close to Victoria station, so if you are in London you can get the tube to Victoria and it is roughly a 10 min walk. I got the Gatwick express train and that leaves you in Victoria train station so a quick google maps and a 10 min walk and I was there. 
Its in a gorgeous part of London called Belgravia, I love it around here as it is much calmer compared to the hustle and bustle of Oxford street and Regent street. 


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Where I buy my china cups from?

Tea cup addict!

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about my ever growing china collection and I wanted to share a few places where I buy them from as I try and save money. 
A lot of you want to start collecting china but you want to save money and get them a bit cheaper. 
Unfortunately china can be expensive and some brands like Royal Albert can be dear. 

  
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My tips for saving for your first home

Getting on that ladder!

As it is November I am three years in my house, I know from chatting to some of you on Instagram/snapchat that some of you are dreaming of buying your first/second home and I want to share my top tips for saving up for your deposit for your dream home. 

Let me start off by saying
"Don't let anybody tell you that you can't,
 That you are too young, 
Don't earn enough and won't be able to buy on your own
 because if I can do it so can you",



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