moany mouse

moany mouse

A lifestyle blog

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Updating My Home - A Wish List

I don't know if you've noticed but when it comes to my home decor I have a little ol' black and white theme going on. (Click here to have a peek at my previous home posts).

In the spirit of Bank Holiday weekends I have come up with a wish list for us all to spend our money on because, you know, it's the done thing on BH weekends. In order to try and salvage some of your pennies, the items on this list are via Love the Sales and have cheeky discounts to boot. You are welcome.

£35 (was £50)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Reasons To Stay Alive - Matt Haig

Trigger Warning: Depression

Now I am in no way cut out to write a book review - grammar and uh...making sense aren't really my strong points. This is more of a shout out (?!) to a book that I've taken a lot from. 

In all honesty I can't remember where or when I heard of this book but when I did I nipped on to Amazon and bought it almost immediately. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

How I'm Going To Combat The Monday Fear

Or try to at least. 

I'd love to be the kind of person who could think " job is not my passion so I'm packing it in to go and do what I really want" alas, that is not me. I'd love it to be me but with a mortgage solely in my name and two little kitties to feed, I need the security (for now at least). 

So the other option is to change what I can just now. Here are some of my ideas:

the monday fear

Friday, 6 May 2016

52 Week Saving Challenge Update - Week 18

Urgh, this is really starting to feel like a drag.

Looking over the figures I'm about to share with you, I really feel like I'm getting nowhere fast. The past few weeks were built up of payments at the lower end of the scale - £2, £7, £12 & £30 just because of various other things I've committed to this month. 

Total amount saved since the last update: £51
Total amount saved so far: £378
Total amount to go: £1000

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Recent Primark Homeware Finds

Well, spring has sprung. Kind of. Snow aside, I took myself on a little shopping trip to update my winter wardrobe and accidentally found myself knee deep in Primark Homeware. I shared a few pics of my updated living room in this blog post as well as on Instagram, so if you haven't already, you should go have a lil' nosey soon. 

I can remember a time when I'd be reluctant to purchase homey items from Primark in fear that they wouldn't last but over the last year or so I've tried a few things - from cute pastel bedding to bath mats and ornaments and never once have I regretted it. Congrats on nailing it, Primark. 

Saturday, 30 April 2016

The "Rules" of Blogging

You may have noticed that I haven't been as active on the blogging front as I once was. For the most part, it's down to me struggling to manage my time & energy levels. 5:45am starts have meant that by the time I get home from work all the energy has been sucked from my bones. I'm working on this part. 

Another reason I've been reluctant to keep up is because of the sheer amount of posts I've read recently about the rules of blogging. So I've had a serious word with myself. 

the rules of blogging

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Updating My Living Room

It finally happened! I finally got my new furniture! 

I have been so excited to change my living room and when my new couch, chairs and foot stool were delivered last week I immediately whipped out all of my new accessories and got down to business. My absolute favourite item is my new occasional chair. 

harveys furniture opal range