February, Gratitude. March, Manifesting.

Tomorrow is a fresh start, a new month, new goals. But, before we prep for a new month and make new goals, aspirations and manifestations we must look back on last month and recognise what we have already achieved and be grateful for them.

What did I achieve in February?

As February has been a time for the weather getting warmer, I have been able to spend more time outside, which is something that makes me very happy! I have been walking near enough everyday and on one occasion even managed to walk over ten miles in a couple of hours. I have even started to pick up running which is something I have always pushed to the side because I’m too tired or am not feeling it. On several occasions I have even ran to my local park to do a morning workout, doing anything from ab crunches and squats. Exercise is something I don’t want to do but I absolutely love the feeling after a workout, so I am so proud of myself for pushing through and achieving this most days.

What am I grateful for?

I am grateful for so many things right now, such as due to the this pandemic and being advised to stay home, I had to return to my hometown to live with my mum and sister, which I don’t normally do. I have also been able to focus all my time on myself as there is literally nothing else to do. I have been able to work on my spirituality, my blog, my YouTube, my Instagram and all things that make me happy!

Now I have realised what I am already grateful for right now, I can make plans for the future of what I want to achieve..

What are my goals for March?

My goals for March are to keep up the fitness, and to still spent so much time outside as it’s my happy place. Ideally I would love to set a goal everyday to do 10,000 steps, but obviously everyone needs a rest day. This month I also want to book my driving test for after the pandemic so I can get it done and dusted and pass it sooner rather than later. I also want to keep saving at the rate I am because the more I safe the sooner I will get my own home!

What am I manifesting for March?

At the beginning of the year I did a tarot card reading for the whole year, where I get one card per each month of the year and my card that I received for March was a card implying that this month was going to bring change. So, I feel like my manifestations for this month are for the positive change to enter my life and make it better. I am manifesting for happiness and health for myself, family, friends and all around them.

I have absolutely loved making this blog. It’s made me so grateful for things in my life right now, even though things are crazy right now, there is always something to be grateful for. It’s also made me so motivated to achieve my goals. I would love to know what you are grateful for right now and what you are manifesting for the month of March?

Let me know if you enjoyed this type of blog, as I can make it a monthly thing? Also, I have recently posted a “February Favourites” YouTube video all about my favourite purchases from February. If you are interested in taking a look please click the link below..

https://youtube.com/channel/UCUZhpfbmp6H8XGVKuVz2gSA

Make sure to take for yourself some time soon and realise what you are grateful for right now in this crazy world. Also, make sure to make some sort of goals for the next month to keep you motivated, even if it’s just making your bed everyday.

Please stay safe,

Lots of love,

Em🦋💙

Honey, I’m home!

You have probably been wondering where on earth I have been? The last time I posted a blog here was back in December before Christmas for my daily Blogmas posts. But, you’ll never guess what, I am back!!!!

If I’m honest, posting a blog everyday made me very stressed out and made me fall out of love with blogging. So I decided to take a well deserved break. I had no planned date to come back, but decided that when I was ready I would return, and now I am ready!

It has been almost two months since I posted my last blog, so let’s have a catch up. Firstly, due to COVID-19 I got to spend Christmas with my family for the first time in 5 years, as working away from home had made this not be able to happen, so please remember although Coronavirus is an awful thing, always look at the positives in life!

On Boxing Day, the country once again returned to a lockdown, so with that being the case I returned home with my family, and I have been home ever since and just like everyone else I am waiting for lockdown to be lifted so I can return to normal life, which for me is travelling back to West Sussex to continue working as a children’s entertainer.

What’s new?

Well, my lovelies, while being home, I decided to focus on building my Instagram and growing it to the extent I want it at. We are not there yet but everyday I am getting closer, and everyday it makes me so happy to see that I am helping people and inspiring others. My goal for the end of the year is to get 3K followers, I am already so close to 1.5K and it’s only February, so we are on the right track. (If you are interested in following my Instagram, find the link below..

https://www.instagram.com/emwinn_blog/ )

Also, if you read my blog back in December, you will have seen that I had posted a “2021 Goals” post and as we are 2 months in let’s have an update.. 

  1. Obviously being in lockdown has made it impossible for me to pass my driving test, so that’s a working process. But, it’s coming!
  2. YouTube. I wanted to start YouTube. And I can now say I have a YouTube channel! I did it! I took the leap, it was the best decision I ever made! It’s not as scary as you think you’ve just gotta do it! (You can find the link to my YouTube below… https://youtube.com/channel/UCUZhpfbmp6H8XGVKuVz2gSA )
  3. My final goal was to say yes to every opportunity, I mean there hasn’t been many opportunities within two months in a global pandemic, but I do believe I have done my best. I have recently paired with an influencer programme which was such a good decision! (The @ is in my Instagram bio, also please feel free to DM me on Instagram with any questions on this would love to help!) I have some amazing collaborations on Instagram coming up with some incredible small businesses. So, yes I do think saying “Yes” to every opportunity is already working within my favour!

What’s next?

Well, I am most definitely planning on keeping blogging full time. Although, I do think it is best that I only post a blog once a week, in order to keep the passion alive. I am going to be writing within more of my niche. If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know that my niche is mainly Self Love, Self Care, Positivity and Spirituality. So if this is something you are interested in the please, subscribe/follow for more.

Also, if you are interested in seeing my face a lot more then make sure to follow my Instagram, and subscribe to my YouTube. (Links are above!)

What’s coming up?

I am thinking about writing about my current hair care/skin care routine, doing more blogs on Spirituality and what I believe in, and writing about my favourite quotes and what they mean to me? Let me know what you think about these ideas, and what other blogs you’d want to see from me! 

I hope you are well in this crazy time! If you ever need to talk, my Instagram DMs are always open! You are never alone! 

Stay safe, lots of love always,

Em🦋✨🤍

New Year Goals..

Most people will probably post this near to the end of December but I have decided to in cooperate mine into my blogmas. I personally think setting goals is one if the best things you can do in life, whether it’s for the week, the month or the year, a goal is a goal. Achieving a goal is one of the best feelings in the world.

I’ve decided to set three New Years resolutions for 2021..

My first resolution is to pass driving test, this is something I set out to achieve this year but due to the circumstances this obviously became very difficult due to them closing and the demand of them after. So this is definitely something I wish to achieve next year. I think if I took the test I would most definitely pass as I do think I’m ready. I think being able to drive would definitely make people a better person as I would have my own freedom.

My next resolution is abit of an odd one, as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog I was very nervous to start blogging, but it was the best decision I ever decided to make. So, I think the next step in my blogging journey is to start YouTube. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages but have always been nervous to do, but I think it’s the next thing I need to do on this crazy journey of mine. It’s time to man up and get filming!

My final resolution is one that I have decided to keep on from this year. At the beginning of this year I decided to say yes to every opportunity that is thrown my way, this is one of the best decisions I have ever made it has given me the best opportunities and best memories from this year. Such as singing in stage, performing in shows, spending three months at home with my family and starting my blog. If you only set one resolution this year make it be saying yes to every opportunity given to you.

What are your goals for the new year?

Looking back on my year..

This year has been crazy for many people. I can fully agree with this statement, but for me it has brought more joy than sadness. Here are some of my favourite memories and moments that have really stood out to me this year.

I started this year with one of the best resolutions. I decided that every challenge that was thrown my way, I would say yes to. This is the best thing I have ever decided to do and something I will carry on into 2021, I would suggest that you guys would try to. Obviously, there are levels for this, if you don’t want to do something, you can say no. But, if something scares you, say yes, try it, you’ll probably not regret it. It has led me to some of the best opportunity this year. Such as singing on stage, acting a scientist in a live show, hosting a story time show and starting up my own blog!

You may have heard of the saying “every cloud has a silver lining”, this year has brought this quote to life for me. The news about coronavirus is obviously very upsetting and I wouldn’t wish anyone to have coronavirus. But, this news brought great news for me. Due to the coronavirus news, my work had to close which meant I got to travel home and spend the lockdown with my family. As I work away from home, I hardly ever get to go home to have family time, so three months at home was perfect for me.

This year having loads of time to spare I decided to learn a skill so I decided to take up rollerblading. Rollerblading is something I have always wanted to learn but have always pushed to the side because there is always something more important to do. I love rollerblading and am so happy that I decided to buy the blades and started to learn this year.

This year was obviously a slow and tough year, so when things had calmed down we decided to take a chilled holiday in Devon in September time. This break was so relaxing we decided to go glamping which amazing, we saw such beautiful views and waterfalls, it was such a eye opening holiday!

On my glamping holiday I decided to face my fears and start up my blog page. This decision was one of the best decisions I have ever decided to make. I was always so scared to put myself out there but like I said starting my blog was such a great decision and I’m so happy I did it. If you are thinking about doing something out of your comfort zone, do it! Since starting it up in September I have posted 157 times and gained 437 followers which is amazing! If you don’t follow me , go and check me out emwinn_blog on Instagram!

This year working in the entertainment industry was very difficult, and at some points we were closed and didn’t have a reopening date which was very scary. Buy, it did bring some great opportunities. Obviously, due to social distancing having a large amount of people in a venue was not aloud, so my work decided to build an outside stage to accommodate guests watching shows, in the summer holidays this was amazing because it was like a festival arena. I am very lucky to say that I got to perform this stage several times a week for seven weeks. This stage also held performances from some big names such as Diversity, and my personal favourite RakSu. I still cannot believe that I get paid to watch one of my favourite performers RakSu!

My last favourite memory of this year was very recent, it was finally getting my own pet fish and shrimp! I have wanted fish for ages but 5here was always a reason on why I couldn’t. But this year was the year that my boyfriend finally gave in, and I am now a proud fish mummy!

I understand that this year was unusual, it wasn’t what we planned it to be, but I honestly am such a big believer, in that the best memories are from plans that weren’t planned. When you plan things you expect certain expectations. When things aren’t planned you cannot expect a certain situation to happened so you are most likely to have the best memories. This year is what you made it, if you sat and moped about it wouldn’t have been the best but if you got up and had a purpose to have family time and learn a new skill then it’ll have probably been a pretty good year.

I would say I have enjoyed this year. I never planned to spend three months at home, or only worked half the year, but I made it what I could and I achieved everything I could have. I hope you 2020 wasn’t to awful and that you have taken away some amazing memories! Stay safe and make the world what you can! Love always x

My Christmas Day Plans..

For someone who works and has worked in the entertainment industry for the last four years my Christmas day is very different to other people’s Christmas days. Most people would be off work, sat with their family all day, spending time with them. But, for someone who works in a holiday park as a children’s entertainer, this is not the case.

My normal Christmas Day^^^

I actually wrote this blog at the beginning of the month with my plan about how I would spend my Christmas Day working. I then rewrote it a few weeks ago with the five day mixing restrictions in place about how my mum and sister were coming down and renting a cottage near buy, so I could work and see them.

Obviously since then the rules have since changed and with this happening my holiday camp has decided to close until the new year, most people have seen this news has very negative. But, every cloud has a silver lining. With my work being closed, they have advised that we leave and return for Christmas.

So, for the first time in five years I will get to spend Christmas with my family and for the first time in seven years I will get to spend Christmas day with my mum as I previously spent Christmas as my dads due to my baby brother living there.

My last Christmas at home^^

I cannot wait to spend Christmas time with my family and not have to work. Usually, I get up go to work then come home to relax. But, this year I am going to spend the whole day in my pjs on the sofa, cooking dinner with my mummy.

I hope you all make the most of this Christmas! Stay safe! Have the best time in which you can. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve Box Ideas..

My other half and I have decided to make Christmas Eve boxes for each other. I wanted to share ideas we have come up for each other so you can become inspired and create one for someone you know after this crazy year, or even treat yourself this Christmas.

Firstly, the boxes we have brought are from ASDA, but I’m sure you can find other ones from other places, or for a cheaper option is wrapping a cardboard box in some nice wrapping paper!

• Pyjamas

• Mini Board Game

• Sweets/ Snacks

• Christmas Movie

• Fluffy Socks

• Hot Water Bottle

• Hot Chocolate and Christmas Mug

• Mini Alcohol

• Christmas Candle

• Bauble

• Handmade Gift

• Slippers

• Soft Toy

Hope this inspires you to treat yourself or someone this Christmas Eve. What else would you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Kind Gestures at Christmas Time..

This blog I am very passionate about this year. When I am speaking about kindness in this blog, it isn’t something that you only perform at Christmas, or something that should only be used because the world has gone crazy. Kindness, is something that should always be used, in everyday life, no matter if you know someone or not. You never know what someone is going through in their life.

Picture from Pintrest..

1) I always believe when you see an old person out in public, you should always at least hello to them. The elderly, tend to go days without speaking to anyone, so you just smiling and greeting them, could make their day!

2) Smile. If you smile and someone doesn’t smile back, what’s the issue? Nothing. You’ve lost nothing, it doesn’t cost you to smile. A smile could change someone’s day. This year is abit tricky as masks are in the way. But, I believe if you smile properly, you can see it in the eyes and that’s better than nothing, if you ask me!

3) Help the homeless. Christmas can be hard at the best if timed for someone with a home and a family. Imagine you don’t have a home to spend Christmas, or a family to see. Your couple of pounds change form the shop, could you spare it to someone who has nothing? Could you afford a hot drink to someone who is sat in the cold 24 hours a day. Or give the change to a charity who will help people have a Christmas dinner this year!

If you do anything this Christmas, please just make a difference. Whether it’s to one persons life, five peoples life’s, or a hundred peoples life’s. Just make a difference, a differences is a no matter how big or small. Be kind. Stay safe. Share the love!

My Favourite Hot Chocolate..

Hot chocolate is one of my favourite things about the winter time. There is something about a warm drink in the cold, and I mean I love a tea or coffee but when it comes to hot chocolate there is such a variety.

Firstly, I need to talk about Costa and there amazing range that they realised this year.

I am not really a fan of the orange taste, but my other half is and he tried the Terry’s Orange Hot Chocolate, and said he loved it, so I’m just gonna take his word for it on that one. But, for myself as someone who loves After Eights, I can personally say that all I have drank for the past month is the Costa After Eight Hot Chocolate. It is amazing. It tastes so good, I could drink it all day everyday.

I also wanted to get some Hot Chocolate I could drink from home for a cheaper, so I decided to pop into Sainsbury’s.

They were all roughly about 30-40p each. I am personally a massive fan of options hot chocolates, and they’ve just realised a Salted Caramel one, and it tastes amazing!! Personally, hot chocolate isn’t as good without cream and marshmallows. I also like to have marshmallows under and top off the cream because I’m that extra!

What’s your favourite type off Hot Chocolate? How do you like yours cream, no cream? Marshmallows, no marshmallows? Do you add something I don’t? Inspire me with your hot chocolate ideas!

Christmas Nails..

Christmas nails is always something I have been such a fan off. I love any sort of nail art, and I love Christmas so mix the too together and I’m yours! My job only allows me to wear red nails, but for Christmas we are allowed to add some Christmas glitter, so I will add my nails this year. But, some of the other pictures are my nails from previous years, and others are some I’ve found on Pintrest that I love the look of!

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2016 nails..
My nails this year..

Which one is these nail designs are your favourite? What nail style and colour have you gone for this year?

A Christmas Drive/ Walk..

What else is there to do at Christmas time when it’s dark? Obviously, you have to go and look at Christmas lights. Whether it’s walking or driving. Whether it’s with a Costa hot chocolate or one from home. Whether alone or with a friend, you can’t go wrong.

Do you enjoy looking a Christmas lights? Have you seen any amazing displays this year? What hot drink do you take with you.? Do you prefer to walk or drive?