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Feeling Overwhelmed

feeling overwhelmed

I’m sure it’s not just me who gets the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Being at an event where there are so many people to talk to and so much to do can be extremely overwhelming. You just don’t know where to look half the time, but there’s always that feeling afterwards that you’ve overcome whatever feelings you have and almost satisfaction that you’ve done it.

On the other hand, there’s the situation of taking on so much and being so busy doing everything you possibly can. That can also be so overwhelming but in a good way. I remember I used to sit around doing practically nothing before blogging and now with organising events too, all my spare time awake goes into that and blogging. That in itself can be completely overwhelming but I love having small side projects that go with blogging.

It opens up a whole number of possibilities and exciting opportunities.

While being and feeling completely overwhelmed is only a small factor, the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment completely outweighs any negative feelings.

Yesterday I shared a post with you on How I Lost 1 Stone in 1 Month and ran my personal best mile last week, for me this was a completely overwhelming feeling. I’ve lost weight, something I’ve battled with for years, an addiction to food that I simply didn’t know how to deal with and I’m so proud of myself that when I think about it, I cannot believe it and I get so overwhelmed that I could cry. Then I think that I can do this, I can really do this, I can lose weight and be happier and find pretty dresses that I can wear without feeling ridiculously self conscious. Already I’ve bought jeans a size smaller and I have a new favourite outfit, that actually looks good! It’s overwhelming but also an amazing achievement when I thought it was just a downwards spiral, turns out it can go up too!

It actually makes me so excited for the future, I don’t think I could ask for anything more right now!


Small Man Media Stationary

I attended the Bloggers Festival last Saturday, which you can read all about here. It was a great day and I met some new friends and great brands too. One in particular was Small Man Media who offer a range of services from product development to PR to photography to…there’s so many to list! But pretty incredible if you ask me.

Small Man Media

They have worked with a number of brands including Nuco, Smiggle, Helix, Maped and Sheaffer. Some exciting stationary brands included there!

Small Man Media were kind enough to share their own goody bags with us, which, as a self-confessed stationary addict, I was extremely excited over!

In my bag I received two Maped items and three Smiggle items.

The Smiggle items included a pack of double-ended felt tip pens which are perfect for on the go and a great range of colours, a cute notebook with a tiger on which is totally going to be used for blog notes and these two cute pink dog erasers.


The two Maped items are Colour’peps Jungle which is 12 felt tip pens in a holder which is flexible to two different ways and has pride position on my desk, and the other item is some mini pencils which are so cute.

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I’ve absolutely loved using these stationary items! I also cannot wait for Stationary week at the end of April next year which has been created by Small Man Media!

What is your must-have stationary item?


Prairie Pizzazz Luau Party Edition

So it is finally here, unfortunately much later than everyone else’s but still here.

Prairie Pizzazz

I love the packaging that Prairie Charms always send their products in, it’s always so pretty and has small details added.

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I had to refrain from literally ripping the box open, #bloggerproblems. Who am I kidding? I couldn’t wait to get into it.

The first thing I saw was the floral Lei, which is so pretty! I love all the pinks, obviously.

I love all the knot ties, especially with the palm trees on! I swear by these knot ties, they are literally all over my room. I find they last so long and don’t rip my hair out like normal hair ties. In fact, I don’t think I own any normal hair ties now!

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This Faryn Hair Clip with a sea shell on, it is so cute and I feel just like a mermaid wearing it!

The Hana Bow Tie Scrunchie is a pretty pink and right up my street. I have a number of scrunchies now and I love wearing them when I have my hair up to make it a bit nicer!

The anklet is so cute! I would definitely wear this with rolled up jeans and pumps! I like how subtle it is, really my style.

I am completely in love with the tropical punch drink set, I love the flamingo stirrers and I need to find some more of these for next summer! I will definitely be making my kool aid fruity cocktails so stay tuned.

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The nail glitter is so cute. I love the light pink with hints of blue and golds, I already have the perfect nail varnish for it to go with.

I think this s’more snack pack is absolutely adorable and I cannot wait to make my s’mores, probably after a few too many of those cocktails!

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Last but not least is the ‘Make A Mess’ confetti. It’s lovely confetti mixed up with pineapples and flamingos, perfect to add in to photos! Or perhaps to make confetti balloons.

Prairie Pizzazz

There’s a few things that I would consider slightly overpriced and wouldn’t buy myself for those prices. However, as before, the box is very good value and the products are always excellent quality.

Check out Prairie Charms on Twitter and Instagram.


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