✔️ off my 2018 Goals. But unlike a work appraisal, this comprises of a champagne session to toast my achiements and (perhaps drunkenly) set my personal goals for the year to come. It’s a tradition I favour instead of resolutions (which, let’s face, get forgotten by 10th January!) This is a list I keep on my phone and refer to every now and then to remind myself, whilst working life can leave time for little else, that this is the living I want to do outside the 9-5! I now have a honed template which the following categories:
PERSONAL: Health & fitness goals live here along with random things, such as ‘make a Christmas cake’ and ‘read 12 books’.
PROFESSIONAL: Forget S.M.A.R.T. objectives, this is just the big things I want to achieve, e.g. move to NYC for work(!), get a promotion, brung home a bonus!
TRAVEL: Places to go... Hello holidays! (Or 2 city breaks, 1 long-haul holiday, 1 girls holiday and a visit Cornwall if 2019 is anything to go by!)
LONDON: Making the most of my fave city and surroundings with events, exhibitions, eateries on my hit list. And picnics on Primrose Hill...
What’s on your 2019 list?
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First festive thing I have done this year, homemade mulled wine.
One of my favourite things about the festive season, what’s yours?
“The important thing is that we stick together” - Buzz Lightyear
Currently taking christmas photos so here’s an old one with my eyes closed (as always)
It’s not Christmas until I’ve decorated the whole house with eucalyptus and red berries! 🌿❤️
Hope you’re all having a lovely evening, I’m heading off for an early night after another busy busy day! When does the sofa slobbing with a giant box of celebrations start? 🙈🎄🎁 | #ahomelychristmas
Finally found a hat to fit my tiny peanut head! Felt very Christmassy sipping on this Baileys hot choccie ☕️
At the weekend we had our annual Fistmas party (fake Christmas 👀) and it was so much fun: food, booze, board games, and (most of) my favourite people in one room.
PLUS I got to wear my new Christmas jumper which I bought in October and am absolutely in love with - swipe across to see the details 😍
And just like that she turns 8 months! 2018 has been like no other, time truly flies by when you're having fun. Can't wait for new adventures, and to make new memories next year!! Swipe left to see photos from this time last year. 🤗
SEVEN MORE SLEEPS! 🎅🏼
I’m feeling kind of unprepared this year. Still have two people I need to buy presents for.
It’s okay that I’m wearing 500 monotone layers of tops to keep me warm because I have a jazzy scarf right? Best £6 I ever spent 💫 new Tuesday blog is live and a little early so that I can chill with family once they’re back from work - have a lovely evening people 😊
Can’t go wrong with some @primark
fairy lights in a glass vase with some Christmas tinsel with my gorgeous new book in the background - can’t wait to start reading this ✨❤️
🖤 Not your ordinary heart print jumper.. this one is to support @dorothyperkins
& with every purchase £5 will go towards the charity 👏 how great is that?! On a serious note girls, no matter what size your boobs are you should learn how to check for abnormal lumps & bumps, let's be honest it's nothing to be shy about is it, it's an important part of being a woman, to be able to understand your own body. Which is why I'm behind this campaign a million percent! 💪We should be more open about these things, so lets #sharethecare
now & get talking about it! #LoveDP #breastcancercareawareness #ad
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Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I thought I'd share and show off our new fur baby. A delightful addition to our family. Meet Dexter 🐶♥️
⋒ Interrupting all the sparkly Christmas posts with a Nusa Lembongan sunset because quite frankly it’s pretty dull and dreary outside today and I’d rather be here than in the cold and grey. Almost one year since our month long Bali adventure and plotting the next trip is high on the agenda for 2019 plans. Where do you want to go next year? I’ll take anywhere warm with palm trees please🙋🏼♀️ #getmetowarmerclimes #traveltuesday
Turns out getting more than 6 recognisable gingerbread men when baking with a toddler is a lot more difficult than Instagram would have us believe... those little guys ended up with no heads, missing an arm or leg, too thick, too thin, stuck together, and then even baking them we either burnt the edges or took them out too soon!
But you know what? We had THE most fun making them! With my husband at home this week he gets to join in with all our festive activities and Evie is just loving having Daddy involved. It seems she loves baking just as much as I do, she spent the entire time we were cutting these out saying ‘wow wow wow’ on repeat! I absolutely love doing creative things with her, it makes me so happy! 😀☃️🎄 | #ahomelychristmas #homemadechristmas
Little throwback to these beautiful festive clementines on Combourg market in Brittany last week while I make it through some of my last work commitments of 2018 (while binge watching Hells Kitchen USA on Netflix, obviously!) 🍊
And just like that darlings, we’re on to day six 🖤
How could we possibly be halfway through already? Ladies, Christmas will be upon us before we know it. Until then, we’ll continue on with our twelve days of MEDIA DAHLING magic ✨
And yes, I have chosen this one specifically for today.
You see darlings, it’s so important to celebrate. To take life’s little wins and do something with them. To mark milestones. To chin-chin and three cheers. To congratulate and commemorate. To dance and dazzle and enjoy.
Ladies, when you don’t celebrate the small stuff, life is pretty lifeless indeed.
And we all know that’s just not the MEDIA DAHLING way. Instead, life’s wins and wonders should all be celebrated. Life is much more magical this way, isn’t it darlings?
In true MEDIA DAHLING style, it’s exactly what I do. And I do hope that you, my dahlingettes, all do it too.
Because ladies, life is a party. It’s a privilege. It’s a blessing that we should all make the most of. And when you celebrate, you see the good and the grace and the glam. And darlings, that’s something oh so special.
I, for one, will forever see the lighter and brighter side to life. The magic of what could be, the glory of what is. Gratitude runs through me and sends that shining little sparkle to my eye, each and every day.
So darlings, why wouldn’t I celebrate?
Some say it might be madness that this little lady loves to make a fuss over Fridays, or the wonders of Wednesday. But ladies, it’s the best way to be. Happy, content, appreciative.
So darlings, celebrate in any way that you can, for any and every occasion that you can. Sprinkle sparkle wherever you go. Because ladies, when you do, life is really something 💎
📷 sourced from Pinterest - do you know who took the shot? Credit, if so 💋
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Anyone else finding there social media flooded with babies, bumps and diamond rings? What is going on! I’ve lost count of the babies born over the past few days and jewellers must be rubbing there hands together with glee. It’s weird, I’m not jealous (promise) but at the same time it does bug me, I think because of the way my life is right now, if I’m honest I get jealous if I see someone going for a walk! christmas time is always bad for this, because so many people do so many fun things and I can feel quite left out really! #shinyhappybloggers #bbloggers #lbloggers #lbloggersuk #bbloggersuk #christmas #mentalhealth #mentalillness
Chilling and enjoying a little me time with my hot water & lemon, as I am not not a fan of tea or coffee... But I am a fan of my new @mvmtforher
‘Outlaw’ sunglasses and ‘Leo’ watch 😍 You can now use code ROLLINFUNKY15 for $15 off yours! 😃 #jointhemvmt #mvmtambassador
Did you see our latest giveaway over on the blog yesterday?! You can win yourself a $100 voucher for @jordwatches
follow the link in my bio to enter! #jordwatches #ad
Stacey and I really love The Greatest Showman, and can often be found singing and dancing to the songs from the soundtrack. So, when I came to pick up some stocking fillers for her this weekend I just couldn't resist grabbing a copy of the brand new Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long Edition CD. I think she's going to love it!
The CD is available to buy from supermarkets, and it's sure to make the perfect little gift for a loved one this Christmas.
Have you guys watched The Greatest Showman yet? If so, let me know what your favourite song from the soundtrack is. I think mine would have to be 'This Is Me'. Now, I'd better go and get this wrapped before Stacey comes home from school and sees it. I think it's going to take a lot of willpower for me not to rip it out of the cellophane, stick it in the CD player and have a listen to it myself! Haha #Ad #TheGreatestShowman
Good Morning, darlings 🖤
How are we all on this divine day? Are we feeling all fired up and fabulous? Or ladies, are you a little done with this drizzle? I know I most certainly am.
You see darlings, your Media Empress has a very special date tonight. A date to dress up for. A date to do her hair for. A date to die for. And ladies, this weather really isn’t wanted.
Alas, little miss Mother Nature knows what she’s doing. So we’ll let her do her thing in peace, won’t we darlings?
Until then, I have a handful of posts to prep, some analytical bits and bobs to be getting on with, and a perfect portion of pampering to look forward to. Oh yes!
And ladies, I have already started! I’m lacquered up with two layers of tan, I’m sporting a hair mask, and my brows have been tinted and trimmed and tweezed to a treat.
Because when a little lady is celebrating nine(ish) years of love - nine incredible, insane, exhausting, exhilarating, rocky and romantic years of love - she must be ready for the ball!
So darlings, I shall sparkle in my frock, I shall glide in my higher than heaven heels, and I shall hope that little miss MN lets me step from home to car to dinner venue with my curls still intact!
And ladies, I do wish you all the most dazzling of days 💎
📷 sourced from Pinterest - do you know who took the shot? Credit, if so 💋
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So, recently I’ve been doing some research for a post all about modern day #witchcraft
and how it’s becoming a major outlet for feminists in recent years. It’s actually a really interesting topic to dive into and I’m finding myself drawn to certain aspects of it in particular. As an example, I’ve been teaching myself the basics of tarot reading. It sounds a bit weird to some, I know, but it’s just like learning a new language, and I’m all about that shit as a linguist. I love science, but I love learning about other cultures and practices too, so it’s good to keep an open mind about things. Anyway, it’s interesting stuff, so I’m indulging it in the name of research and self-preservation, as many women who follow this path have said it brings them inner calm and a sense of peace within themselves. And we all know I need that shit in my life, ASAP. What do you think? Can you appreciate the idea of an occult or a faith whilst still acknowledging the facts of science? I think you can....
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New blog Post - 5 fun things from last week. Listing five fun things weekly is a fantastic way to enjoy the smaller things. 5 fun things that happened last week on the Love from Lisa blog included buying photo frames to jazz up my home, starting a new Christmas tradition of baking and decorating cookies, having adult conversations, making fairy bread, and practicing self-care. How was your week? lovefromlisa.com
My face when it’s ONLY Tuesday... Hurry up Friday! 🧐 Cx
I may have mentioned a few weeks back that I’m now an @bombcosmetics_official
ambassadors woooo! I received my first package last week and oh my! So many beautiful scents! And I can’t wait to spoil myself with so many baths (after blogmas of course). Can’t wait to share with you more in the new year 💗💗
Newest addition to our home - this very pretty, hand-painted wardrobe.
I don’t know anything about it, but it has an Indian look I think - anyone else got any thoughts?
I loved all the gorgeous plants at the sky garden last Tuesday 😍 I wish I could tell you some cool facts about them but I don’t know any 🤷🏻♀️ I was too busy filling my tummy with chocolate croissants 😋😂 How’s your week going so far? My cold feels slightly better today so fingers crossed it’ll be gone by my birthday on Saturday!
I know my face may not show it but it’s my last working day of 2018 and I am veeeery excited 😍👏🏼🙌🏼
Limited Edition Tote Bags in our 'All Bodies Are Beautiful' and ‘Classic She Shirt’ design! Our Christmas special, only available during the month of December 🎄🎄as ever all profits go to our three charities so you can rest assured that a She Shirt is a gift that keeps on giving ✨