Looking Back…

This evening I thought I would use this ‘down time’* between Christmas and New Year to take a moment and reflect. I saw a tweet by DKNY PR girl asking:

In 2013, what was your biggest accomplishment?

We don’t often reflect on our achievements and successes in life and I think it’s a good thing to do. After all, it makes you feel good. It reminds you that you can achieve your goals and gives you hope and inspiration for your resolutions for 2014.

I thought I’d ask you all what your biggest achievement for 2013 was and I’d love it if you would share them here. It might be something monumental like having your first (or third) baby and holding it all together, or something monumental-for-you like getting over a personal challenge or learning how to fight anxiety or depression. You might have lost a lot of weight, made a lifestyle change, or grafted slowly all year to build the foundations of something you’re looking forward to next year, like raising a house deposit. Did you get that new job, or bite the bullet and leave one? Did you try something new or kick a bad habit? Did you make a new friend or help an old one? Did you finally finish War and Peace? 😉

So share your greatest achievement or just something yore really proud of, and feel free to share a few more, after all, who’s counting when it’s all good stuff?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

*I know not everyone is off between Christmas and New Year – I’m certainly not!

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE #3: Stocking fillers

In my family, it’s customary to have a main christmas or birthday present, and also some small presents too, which is lovely to receive but tricky to accomplish sometimes. It’s hard to find stocking fillers that are both ‘wanted’ and also within budget as they can easily add up. I’ve rounded up a selection of my favourites here for girls and guys (although of course some you might disagree with me – cheese lovers I’m looking at you! 😉 )


Earrings £6 Accessorize // Burt Bees Lip Balm, John Lewis £3.14 // Tangle Teezer £10.99 John Lewis // Glitter Tape, £3.50/roll Paper Mash // Bespoke pencil set £25 Abigail Warner at NOTHS.com // Meringue Girls Cookbook Amazon £10.20
Happy Socks £8, ASOS // iPhone initial case – Paperchase £12 // Stag and Owl Wine stoppers, Paperchase £8 // Ravioli cutter, Tesco £5.99 // Alex Ferguson My Autobiography, Amazon £12 // Wensleydale with Fig and Orange truckle £1 ASDA

For the girls…

  • Pretty studs for every day
  • A sweet lip balm
  • For girls of all ages, a hair brush guaranteed to get through those knotty ends
  • Sparkly tape for all manner of gift wrapping and crafty plans
  • Personalised pencils for the smartest girl at school (or in the office)
  • For the domestic goddess, or sweet toothed, the cookbook of the moment.
For the boys…
  • Christmas cheese for festive nibbles
  • The most talked about autobiography (and book?) this year, a must for any football fan.
  • For the foodie, a ravioli press to make his own filled pasta parcels
  • Happy socks, because black socks are boring.
  • An initialled Phone cover
  • For a litte bit of gentlemanly style, a stag wine stopper.

I know I always find picking out budget stocking fillers tricky without resorting to the same old same old and without spending a fortune, so I’d love to hear if you have any great ideas?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Christmas Gift Guide #2: For Mums (of all ages) by Esme

Today’s gift guide is from Esme, who is bringing us a list of pampering and spoiling suggestions for new mums and in fact, mums everywhere of all ages. Hint: Forward the link to your OH and thank Esme later 😉

Under £20

£20 – £30

Splash out

Can you add to this list readers – We’d both love to hear any suggestions you might have. It’s looking like the Joules pyjamas are pretty hot this year!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Christmas Gift Guide #1: My Wish List

It’s December people so time to hold on to your hats as we bring you a range of gift guides from me and the wider Florence Finds team. I’m kicking things off with a bit of a wish list more than a guide, but I suspect it will give you some ideas of things you might want to buy your lucky friends and family 🙂

  • Origins Moisturiser with SPF £35 I’m ready for a new moisturiser and need something heavier for the winter, but I never forsake my SPF.
  • Joules Pyjama bottoms £29.95 For winter cosiness and spring time florals all in one.
  • Checked Scarf, Zara £19.99 Because I love the trend for tartan during the Christmas season. 
  • Little Parcel friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke (15% off until midnight tonight readers!) £175 I’ve long wanted one of these and fell for this one to remind you of someone important.
  • Silver Zatchel saddle bag, Atterley Road, £70 Because I want a small winter bag for wearing over winter layers and gleaming metallics are bang on trend.
  • Big Antipasti plank, Jamies Italian £17.50 For sharing lingering meals with friends.
  • Cocktail Shaker, Anthropologie £20 To add a little something to my bar tray for seasonal parties.
  • Walnut Owl, Howkapow £25 Because I didn’t get it last year…
  • Cashmere Jumper, Boden £149 (currently 30% off) Always an investment, Always luxurious, eternally practical and stylish.
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner in Black Mauve Shimmer £17.50 An old favourite recently resurrected and promoted to top of my make up favourites
So what’s on your Christmas list ladies?
Love,
Rebecca
xo
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