Monday, 18 December 2017

Six Ways to Save When Planning a Wedding.

There are so many mixed views on the cost of a wedding. On one hand you're hopefully only going to do it once and it's going to be the best day of your life, so why not go all out. 
Monday, 4 December 2017

Why I'm Selling the House to Buy a Morgan.

For Toby's birthday, we had a little road trip to a quaint little village four hours away called Malvern. On the way we stopped off to go shopping and eat a giant burrito each at Meadowhall in Sheffield before carrying on our journey and arriving at our Hilton hotel ready for a spot of swimming, an amazing meal and a bottle of vino or two.
Monday, 20 November 2017

Wedding Update | Venue.

21st July 2018. The day I become Mrs Jackson. Cue the Outkast jokes. Sorry Miss Jackson, I am for reeaalll.  I cannot wait - it's going to be the best day of our lives and to compliment that, we also have an amazing venue. 
Sunday, 12 November 2017

October Favs.

Hello November! October has most definitely flown by in a flash, however here I still have some fav things from last month.


It's dark early enough that getting in your pyjamas at 6 p.m. somehow seems slightly more acceptable. Cue duvets on the sofa, candles and hot chocolate. 


I bought Toby the new Royal Blood album on vinyl for his birthday at the end of August and this month we have played it over and over again on the record player whilst attempting to build Ikea wardrobes, between going to work and raving at Clubbercise. It's good. 


I've literally been obsessed with this book about introverts for the whole of this month. Whilst I appreciate and I am fully aware that it is completed biased in favour of introverts, it also is so interesting to learn about myself and see personality traits that I've historically seen as a weakness as actually a great strength. I could talk about this for days - I think I will write a blog post on it. If this sounds interesting to you, you can buy it here.


The Pigeon Detectives were one of the first bands I fell in love with growing up and one of the first moves I made from listening to awful chavvy music to more of a taste in music that I can be proud of. I went to see them when I was 16 in Manchester and low and behold, they played in Middlesbrough 10 years later!! Me and Danni from Gingerbread Smiles went to see them at the Middlesbrough Empire and they did not disappoint. 


It's my lovely Mam's birthday in October so what better way to celebrate than afternoon tea! We opted to go to Hardwick Hall this year as we have been to Wynyard Hall a lot now. The food was definitely better but the service unfortunately was a bit slow!


If you didn't already know, I'm getting married in 8 months. All the big things are booked (except a band, help?!) so now I'm just enjoying thinking about the smaller things such as decoration and invites. I want to do a lot of this stuff myself so I've been going to lots of wedding fairs with my lovely Mother in Law to be to get some inspiration. So far we have been to Hardwick Hall, Redworth Hall and Guisborough Hall. The last two were definitely the best and I've got some amazing invite inspiration from them!

What have you been up to in October?

Would love to chat - leave a comment. 

Kirsty xo. 
Monday, 6 November 2017

Chesters by the River - My Favourite Cafe in the Lakes.

Chesters by the river review

I think I have issues as to how much I love the Lakes.
Monday, 23 October 2017

Wedding Update | Save the Dates.

save the date invites

After getting engaged in Lake Garda in June last year (see soppy post about it here) and booking our wedding for July 2018, it was time to come up with some sort of guest list and send save the dates out. Actually, that's stretching the truth a bit - we came up with a guest list but it's taking me ages to hand all the save the dates out - half are still sat on my kitchen counter top. My bad, promise you're invited really friend. 
Monday, 16 October 2017

A Home Decor Haul From Wayfair.

wayfarer decking post
A while ago now, I collaborated with Wayfair with my DIY Decking post. In return for me allowing them to use the content on their website, they treated me to a voucher to spend on a home decor haul so I th0ught I would show you what I bought. 
Monday, 9 October 2017

Review | Bistrot Pierre, Middlesbrough.

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a taster evening at Middlesbrough's newest restaurant, Bistrot Pierre and it's safe to say this little gem has earned itself a place in my top eateries list after just one visit! So much so that I've already booked to go again for my Mam's birthday this weekend. Bring on allll the food. And wine. Of course, the wine. 
Monday, 2 October 2017

Review | Clean Eating at Neanderthals, Norton.


When your bestie opens a health deli in the village you live in, you know you're going to love it even if the food tastes like feet. Because you have to. Because she's your bestie. BUT I don't even have to be biased about Neanderthals because everything about it is genuinely the bomb.
Saturday, 30 September 2017

September Favs.

Since I'm just getting back into blogging, I thought I would start a new monthly post so that even if life gets crazy and I don't post anything else that month, at least I have this. So I'm going to do monthly favs which is going to be a random collection of things I've been up to, my favourite purchases and whatever else comes to mind from that month. 
Monday, 25 September 2017

Six Ways My Bullet Journal Keeps Me Sane.

I discovered the art of bullet journalling earlier in the year after reading a few blog posts on it and seeing a couple of friends start their own. Being the massive stationary geek that I am, I felt this new craze was the one for me. Fast forward eight months and I genuinely don't know how I survived without my little bible! 
Monday, 18 September 2017

Top 5 House Buys of 2017.

As I haven't blogged in a long, long while (see my post here if you want to know why), there's a lot that has changed in our house that I haven't posted about.
Monday, 11 September 2017

Wedding Update | 11 Months To Go.

Given I've been AWOL from the blogging scene for the majority of 2017, I have written very little about our wedding plans.
Monday, 4 September 2017

Review | Man vs Food Grill House, Middlesbrough.

Man vs Food beat me..
Friday, 1 September 2017

Return of No. 26.

Number Twenty Six is back! 
Saturday, 22 April 2017

Review | Treats at Turtle Bay, Middlesbrough.

Move over Cena, I have a new favourite restaurant. Yup, Turtle Bay has knocked my go to food place off the top spot.