The Nostalgia Tag

Hey! For today’s post I have a tag for you 🙂 This tag was created by the amazing dewdrops0213! I was tagged by the lovely RosypopThank you so much! Please go and check out both of their blogs ❤

These are the rules:

1.) Make sure to thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog ❤

2.) Answer all of the questions, if you don’t know just leave the question. (I only answered a few of them because I got stuck haha)

3.) Remember to copy and paste the picture and rules!

4.) Have a good time 😀

5.) Tag as many people as you want! You are never limited.

The Nostalgia Tag

1. What are some of the TV shows you remember watching?

Spongebob Squarepants, iCarly, Drake & Josh, Dora The Explorer, Max & Ruby, Noddy, Brum, Teletubbies, The Tweenies!

2. What were the classic movies that you remember watching ?

I watched so many good films when I was younger. Here are a few of my favourites:  Finding Nemo, High-School Musical, Shrek, Ice Age, Monsters Inc, Charlotte’s Web and 101 Dalmatians.

3. Best memories about being little?

  • Being so happy and not having to worry about anything.
  • Playing a lot of the time.
  • Bed time stories.
  • No bullying or judging.
  • Holidays.
  • Father Christmas.

4. Some of the things you did when you were little?

  • Making dens
  • Picking up shells on the beach
  • Playing Pooh-sticks
  • Catching butterflies in the garden

5. Favourite toys and games you played?

I remember playing with dolls all the time, I had the high chairs, pushchairs everything. I had a GameBoy and then a Nintendo DS.The Wii also came out in my childhood and I had so much fun on that. Other games that I remember playing were Guess Who, Buckaroo, Twister and Operation.

I would like to nominate: happyalexx , thoughtfultash and Elm

Thank you so much for reading!

What things did you love to do in your childhood?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

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Love Abbie x

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100 Followers!

Hey! Over this weekend I hit 100 followers!!! Honestly thank you so much to every one of you that has hit ‘Follow’, you have no idea how much it means to me ❤

I started this blog in April 2015 – so quite a long time ago now. However, I never really uploaded a post and I didn’t know what I was doing with it. I posted on and off for the rest of 2015 but I really fell in love with blogging at the start of 2016. I have posted every day of my February half term and have now decided a regular upload schedule. From next week I will be posting:

  • Wednesday’s at 19:00 (7pm)
  • Saturday’s at 10:00am

I hope this means I can post regularly and continue to progress with my blog!

Thank you again for the 100 followers, your likes and lovely comments make me so happy. It is really appreciated 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

I’ll be back with another post on Wednesday!

Love Abbie x

 

The Miranda Sings Award

Hey! During this week I was nominated to do ‘The Miranda Sings Award’ So here it is!

Firstly, thank you thoughtfultash for nominating me for this award! For this award, you must list 7 things you love about yourself and list 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) to do this award.

If I’m being honest, I have found this post really hard to do as I struggle to think positively about myself but I gave it a go!

The seven things I love about myself are: ❤

  1. I am really kind and caring to people.
  2. My eyelashes are naturally so long.
  3. I am really hard working.
  4. I give the best advice that I can, to anyone in need.
  5. I love that one of my hobbies is photography.
  6. I am incredibly loyal to people.
  7. I enjoy my company a lot of the time.

Miranda Sings Award

I would like to nominate… 

daisy360

anxietyqueen18

itstwointhemorning

teenblogger830

Emily Mae

Rosypop

emilyslittlenotepad

happyalexx

Dziey

Zoel HL 

Plus, anyone else who would like to do it!

(I’m really sorry if you have already been nominated and of course you don’t have to do this!)

Thank you so much for reading!

If you complete this award or have already completed it I would love to see your answers, so…

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

Baking Cookies!

Hey! Today I thought I would show you the cookies I baked a few days ago. I used Tanya Burr’s (YouTuber & Blogger) recipe and it’s so good. Every time I have baked them, they have turned out really well. I have listed the ingredients and method below 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 200g Butter
  • 300g Caster Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 325g self-raising flour
  • A dash of milk (optional)
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 200g milk chocolate

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Method:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200C.
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar together until it’s pale and creamy.
  3. Crack in the egg and mix through.
  4. Gradually add the flour, a bit at a time, until it is all mixed in.
  5. The mixture should then come together and look like dough, if it looks too dry add a dash of milk. If it is too sticky add some more flour.
  6. Wash your hands then break up the chocolate into chunks.
  7. Shape the mixture into small balls and add a few chunks to each of them.
  8. Place them onto a baking tray covered in greaseproof paper.
  9. Bake them for 10-12 minutes and no longer! You want them to be hard on the outside and slightly gooey in the middle!
  10. Leave them to cool on a cooling rack for around 20 minutes, then enjoy!

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They taste amazing and are perfect with a lovely cup of tea on a cold afternoon ❤

Thank you so much for reading!

Do you like baking, if so what things do you love to bake?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

 

20 Questions Tag

Hey! 🙂 I thought for today’s post I would do a tag! The questions and idea for this tag came from Emaaly Mae’s blog (https://emaalymaae.wordpress.com/) Please go and check out her 20 questions tag and her blog!

Here are my answers to the questions:

1. Things you cannot leave the house without?

My phone, purse and headphones!

2. Favourite brand of make-up?

This is such a tricky one because I like so many! But… probably Rimmel as I use a lot of their products on a daily basis.

3. Favourite flowers?

Roses! They are so pretty. (not that I had any on Valentine’s Day haha!)

4. Favourite clothing store?

Definitely New Look!

5. Favourite perfume?

Lady Million by Paco Rabanne, it is honestly beautiful.

6. Heels or flats?

Flats, I am so bad at walking in heels!

7. Do you make good grades?

I would say relatively good yeah, depends what subject it is!

8. Favourite colours?

Purple and Navy Blue.

9. Do you drink energy drinks?

Very rarely and I particularly don’t like Red Bull!

10. Do you drink juice?

Yes occasionally Apple Juice.

11. Do you like swimming?

Yes but I never go!

12. Do you eat chips with a fork?

Yes unless I’m in a fast food place.

13. What’s your favourite moisturiser?

Garnier Moisture Match ‘Goodbye Dry’.

14. Do you want to get married later on in life?

Yes definitely, it’s got to be the right time and guy though.

15. Do you get mad easily?

Occasionally, it depends on the situation because I stress out a lot!

16. Are you into ghost hunting?

No not at all!

17. Any phobias?

Yeah I have emetophobia which is the fear of vomit and being sick.

18. Do you bite your nails?

Yeah I do, ooops!

19. Have you ever had a near death experience?

No thankfully!

20. Do you drink coffee?

No not at all, but I love tea though!

There we go! I hope this tag meant you got to know a little more about me!

Thank you so much for reading!

If you want to complete this tag, I would love to read it!

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

Boots & Superdrug Haul

Hey! During this half term holiday I have been shopping at Boots and Superdrug and have picked up quite a few things. So for this post I thought I would show you my shopping haul!

Superdrug:

  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in the shade Vintage Pink – £6.49
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent – £3.99
  • Revolution Blusher in the shade Now! – £1.00
  • Real Techniques Powder Brush – £10.99
  • Real Techniques Shading Brush – £6.99

Rimmel Lipstick – Vintage Pink

Boots:

  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – £7.99
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade Fair – £4.19
  • Garnier Skin Naturals Softening Cleansing Lotion for Face & Eyes – £3.29
  • Garnier Skin Moisture Match ‘Goodbye Dry‘ – £3.99

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I have tried all of these products and brushes since buying them and I love every single one. The Real Techniques brushes are really good and the Rimmel lipstick is the most beautiful shade!

Thank you so much for reading!

Have you tried any of these products?

Or have you tried any new makeup or skincare products recently?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x

 

Reasons To Stay Alive – Book Review

Hey! In today’s post I’m going to talk about the book ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig. I read this book in three days and it is honestly amazing. It is a true story of Matt Haig’s experiences with depression and anxiety. His book seeks to give people hope and lessen the stigma of mental health. On the front cover Joanna Lumely writes ‘A small masterpiece that might even save lives’ and Stephen Fry says ‘Matt Haig is astounding’.

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As a sufferer with mental illness, this book brings me comfort and hope for the future. It is relatable and very truthful. Matt Haig suggests that most people still have little idea how to act around those suffering from mental illness. So this is therefore really important.

An extract from his book – ‘The weirdest thing about a mind is that you can have the most intense things going on in there but no one else can see them’.

I don’t want to give away too much incase you want to read it yourself, but here is a few of his ‘How to Live’ Advice:

  1. Appreciate happiness when it is there.
  2. Live, Love, Let go. The three L’s.
  3. Be brave. Be strong. Breathe and keep going. You will thank yourself later.

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Some of my favourite extracts from the book:

  • ‘The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we aren’t able to see it’.
  • ‘Pain is a debt paid off with time’.
  • ‘Sometimes on the rocky, windy path of recovery, what feels like a failure can be a step forward’.

I would like to thank Matt Haig for writing such an inspiring and honest book. I would rate it a 10/10 because it is so reassuring, moving, important and valuable. An absolute must-read.

Thank you so much for reading!

Do you have any book recommendations?

Please leave a comment and let me know!

Or you can email me on: its.simply.me3@gmail.com

Or Tweet me: @itssimplyme3

Love Abbie x