Homeware haul

Who else loves a bit of home decor?! Its great, right! We have been doing a lot of sorting out in our flat recently and upgrading the furniture etc that was looking a bit tatty and so on. 

Are all the things we’ve bought essential, no? Is it all pretty & lovely and just super cool, obv!!! 

So I thought I would share with you the bits we picked up, big and small. I will include as much info as poss.

-Lets take a look-

☆ Silver bowl light £10- B&M
☆ Oak toybox reduced to £9.99- B&M
☆ Red curtains £5 for the pair- B&M
☆ White bathroom mirror £15- B&M
☆ Cream heart over door hooks £3.99- B&M
☆ Red glass jars with clip lids £1 each- B&M
☆ Glass mug £1.49- B&M
☆ Tall latte glass £1.49- B&M
☆ Purple glass £2.99- B&M
☆ Oak toybox reduced to £9.99- B&M
☆ Teabag holder 79p- B&M
☆ White picture frames, pack of 3 £3.99-B&M
☆ Duvet set, double reduced to £8.99- The Range
☆ Set of 2 accessory hangers, grey £1.99
☆Grey tones ball fairy lights £4.99- B&M

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

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OOTD: Casual layered look 

Hi guys! 👐

My outfit of the day post was quite popular last time (thanks for the love guys!) So I thought I would do another one for you. 

I love writing these posts as clothes are one of my fave things, shopping counts as a hobby right?! (Albeit it a v.expensive hobby) 

This is quite a casual look that I popped on to go to the cinema yesterday and I felt like this was quite cool but comfy too (always a winner in my book!!)

I think the accessories really make this outfit and it’s just a great outfit for everyday for those cooler “summer” days (or chilled out evenings) in the UK!

I’ll include as much information about the clothes/accessories etc as I can 👍

Khaki Camo bomber jacket £10, Primark 

Mom jeans £5, Primark

Stripey tee £6, Primark 

Choker Pack of 5 £8, Boohoo

Belt £4, Boohoo

Shoes £6, Primark 

Pointless blog hoodie, The creator store £19.99

Badges, £6 inc postage, EBay 

Total price: £64.99


Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂
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The Harry Potter tag ☇

So, being the massive Harry Potter
Fan that I am I thought that I would do the Harry Potter tag. For those of you who don’t know what this is its just a list of questions either about you, or a certain topic, that you answer. I just typed ‘Harry Potter tag into Google to obtain these questions. 

To make it a bit more fun I asked my twin sister Sarah (my fellow Harry Potter enthusiast) her Husband Dan and my Husband Tim to answer the questions with me. I’ve used the abbreviations R for me (Roseanne) S for Sarah, D for Dan & T for Tim.

Let’s get into it!

1. Which is your favourite book?

R- Definatly book no 1, the philosophers stone. It’s so darn magical.

S- Book 1, the philosophers stone.

T- Book 4, the goblet of fire

D- The first one.

2. Which is your least favourite book? 

R- Mine is probably book no 5, the order of the phoenix just because i found a few chapters in the middle quite boring #grawp

S- Yeah the same, Order of the Phoenix because I hate Umbridge.

T- Book 1, the philosophers stone! (I couldn’t believe it when he said that! 😱)

D- The chamber of secrets.

3. Which is your favourite film?

R- 100% the first film for how magical it is and for the fact that it introduces you to the magical world. Like it serioudly makes me smile everytime I watch it (& think ‘Why can’t it be real!!’) and also the Deathly Hallows pt2 as this is where it all ends, it ties it all together nicely and is flipping epic.

S- Same as Roseanne 👍 The Philosphers Stone & The Deathly Hallows pt2

T- The Goblet Of Fire!

D- The last one.

4. Which is your least favourite film? 

R- My least favourite is the Prisoner of Azkaban. I just don’t like the way it’s so different from the first couple, even some of the scenery and layout of Hogwarts changes, that annoys the continuity freak in me haha.

S- The Deathly Hallows Pt1 because it’s basically Harry Potter goes camping.

T- The Chamber of secrets, It’s just not as good as the others.

D- Probably the prisoner of Azkaban.

5. Favourite quote…

R- ‘It is our choices that show us what we truly are far more than our abilities’ either that or ‘Not my daughter you bitch’ 😂

S- ‘It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live’ I’ve actually got this tattooed on my foot.

T-  I don’t have one… 🙈

D- I don’t know any quotes tbh! 

Seriously guys!!! 😱

6. Favourite Weasley?

R- legit Fred and George, they are awesome.

S- Fred and George, cause they are twins and their mischievous and it’s really sad when one of them dies 😭

T- Fred and George.

D- I spose Fred cause he has that joke shop. (Poor George!!)

7. Favourite female character?

R- I love Molly Weasley, she’s great! Such a lovely motherly figure, kind, stern, funny and loyal. All hail mamma Weasley!

S- Molly Weasley because she’s awesome and she’s a nice mum to Harry even though he’s not hers.

T- Ginny Weasley, I don’t think Hermione is very interesting and she’s the other main female.

D- I only know Hermione so her I spose.

8. Favourite make character?

R- Snape! He’s a great character, so much depth. 

S- Dumbledore because he’s DUMBLEDORE!!

T- Snape.

D- Male, urm Dumbledores brother, he’s like an unsung hero at the end isn’t he.

9. Who do you think is the best villain?

R- It’s got to be Voldemort, he is pure evil, creepy as hell and just terrifying.

S- Snape! Because you hate him the whole way through when all along he was just good.

T- Draco, he’s just a bit pathetic isn’t he!?!

D- I’ll go for Track.

10. Which Deathly Hallow would you choose?

R- The invisibility cloak, the others are wayyy too dangerous really.

S- The invisibility cloak, cause then you can see what people are saying about you and freak people out. And you can get into places for free!!

T- The invisibility cloak, the other ones are kinda useless in the real world. (R- Harry Potter is real?! T- No its not Roseanne #sadface)

D- The cloak of invisibility.

11. Who is your favourite professor?

R- Mcgonagall! She’s a badass.

S- Mcgonagall.

T- Not sure, maybe Snape? 

D- Urm, Professor Moody, cause he’s a bit different isn’t he.

12. What house do you think you would be In? 

R- Probably Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.

S- Possibly Gryffindor or Ravelclaw.

T- Gryffindor.

D- Gryffindor.

13. What is your Pottermore house? 

R- Ravenclaw.

S- Ravenclaw.

T- I can’t remember!! (R- Wasnt it Hufflepuff? T- I’m not sure tbh)

D- Havnt got one.
 

14. Which would your favourite lesson be?

R- Charms I think, just because it’s the standard lesson and it would be cool to learn all the spells.

S- Charms.

T- Transfiguration.

D- Learning to fly!

15. Who is your favourite Marauder?

R- Mine is definatly Remus Lupin. He’s the nicest one, in a group of friends he reminds me of me. Plus I named my Guinea pig after him 👊

S- Lupin.

T- Sirius, He’s cool.

D- Professor Lupin because  he’s a werewolf. 

So, that’s our Harry Potter tag! I hope you enjoyed 😀☇

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

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Auntie pt 2

Being an Auntie is truely special. I’m not a mum, in a way I’m sure thats probably ‘better’ but there really is something so lovely about being an Auntie. For one you get to give them back!! (Something I always say but rarely want to do) you also get to be the fun one. The crazy one. The let’s eat cake at half 10 one. The ok, go on, one last time one. The sleepover queen. 

The one who these little people manage to wrap round their little finger no matter how hard you try to repell it (and let’s be honest you don’t try very hard!) 

This picture is what prompted me to write this post…

My three week old niece  and almost three year old nephew.

This photo fills me with equal amounts of pride and sadness.

Pride for that little boy that I met when he was barely an hour old, who I’m sure was only one yesterday! Being a beautiful big cousin to Evie-Mae, so caring and gentle.

But sadness because, I’m sure he was that small just a little while ago, they grow up so fast and until I had nieces and nephews I never quite realised just how fast. 

Everytime they achieve something I burst with pride for that little person but at the same time think, that’s another ‘First’ gone. But boy are we lucky to have those ‘firsts’! All those things we hope they’ll achieve and are so happy when they do.

I’m always sure to remember, with ‘firsts’ come ‘lasts’ so I read that story even though I’m tired (because I’m not used to running around after them all the time! Mums I don’t know how you do it!!) I treasure that sound when he runs to me and says ‘Ro Ro’ (A nickname I hope will have longevity, I can’t cope with the thought of not hearing that) those cuddles when he is tired or has fallen over and he just wants your comfort, or the dancing to fireman Sam round the lounge in your PJs.

Because in the blink of an eye he’ll be a big boy and Ro Ro’s not quite ready for that yet. Thank goodness for my other little ones.

Being an Auntie really has changed my life.

What do you love most about being am Auntie/Aunt/Uncle? 

💙Noah💙Casey💙Evie-Mae💜

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂
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Stationary Haul: Work edition 🍍🌴✏

I work in a Primary school and this week (beg 17th) is the last week of term! Hurrah!! (Although spare a thought for those of us who still work in the holidays)

I love a bit of stationary as much as the next person, plus I like to get a fresh set for September (Back to school! Seriously you think that’s only a thing when your a child, it isn’t when you work in a school) so when I went into the Range and I was delighted to find some awesome stationary.

If you are a regular round here you’ll have noticed from a few of my previous posts that I’m really into the tropical print atm, so you’ll see why this stationary range grabbed my attention ✌

Let’s take a look!

I love this Ombre, holographic, shiny notebook with ‘My colourful life’ on the front, cute. I went for green as it’s my favourite colour and it was nice and bright.

This was £1.99

These tropical themed A5 note pads are so lovely and very similar to some I mentioned in a previous post, check that out >>here<< 

When I saw the pineapples and flamingos I had to get one of each 🙈 These were £1 each, bargin!

These flamingo shaped post it notes are so cute and were only £1.50


And just incase post it notes aren’t enough I picked up this set of sticky notes. This set has large post it’s at the top and four tab sticky notes. I love that these have  little pictures on. These were £1.

Paperclip with pom poms on… need I say anymore!?! So cool. I love the colours too. This pack was £1.49.

A pack of rubbers, because again they are tropical themed! But also because I can never find a rubber when the kids at work need one and I think they would like these too! This pack was £1.

And last but not least…

I thought I would just include this as I picked it up at the Range too. This is a mini colouring book with patterns and pictures in it for you to colour in. I love the adult colouring books and thought this was cute for on the go. I went for the wildlife one. The pictures are really pretty so I can’t wait to add a splash of colour to them. This was £1.

So as you can see the Range have some awesome stationary and it’s so cheap!! Love it. 

I still work in the summer hols but I get a couple of days off here and there and a couple of weeks in the middle! So here’s to a bit of a rest ready for the challenges that September and another new term will hold.

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

June favourites 💖

I love favourites posts/videos so here’s mine for the month of June 🙂

Let’s start with beauty…

 Mac lipstick in the shade ‘Twig 

This is a satin finish lipstick, this colour is a beautiful nudey, pinky/plum colour. It’s a lovely shade as I don’t have anything like it and it stays on really well. It works really well for an everyday or a night out make up look.

Sanctuary body washes 

I got a set of these from someone at work for my birthday and they are lovely! The scents are so fresh and clean and the consistency of the product is so smooth and makes you feel so clean and your skin super soft.
Tanya Burr face illuminator 

This is perfect for the summer time and a beauty staple to add a lovely glow to your make up look! I like to put a pump of this on with my bb cream or foundation to add a lovely shine/glow. This works really well with a goldy, shimmery, bronze make up look! So keep coming sunshine 🌞
Sleek face palette 

I bought this palette a little while ago but I have been using it alot recently and loving it! Contouring is quite new to me but I’m loving incorporating it into my summer make up routine for a more bronzy, glowy look.

This contour shade is lovely and warm but not too dark, great for my skin tone. The blusher is really nice as it has flecks of gold running through it, So pretty and the highlighter is a gorgeous champagne colour.

The Real Techniques contour brush is brilliant too, the shape is perfect for adding definition to your cheek bones.

Barry M Aquarium collection nail varnish 

I am loving this nail varnish by Barry M, it is from their Aquarium collection and is the shade ‘Mediterranean’.
It’s a lovely shimmery, irridescent, goldy copper colour, a definite metallic vibe which is very ‘in’ at the mo. It looks lovely when the sun hits it and at different angles it looks like lots of different colours, So pretty!

Food/drink 

Skinny SF caramel iced lattes

These are SOOO delicious 👌 I originally thought the idea of cold coffee was so gross but I tried it again the other day and its so tasty. It’s super refreshing for the summer time with the delicious coffee taste. These work well on Slimming World too which is great and they are super easy to make at home too 👍

Milk chocolate mikado

I have absolutely been loving these this month as a chocolatey biscuit treat and on Slimming World they are only 0.5 syn each or your daily 15 syns for the whole box (if you wanna go crazy!) They are delicious and come in a couple of other flavours inc Daim & white choc. 
Other…

I am loving the new front covers, for the first Harry Potter book, to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter. 
They have released the first book with four new covers, each representing a Hogwarts house, with the cover being the colour of the house, with the house crest on the front. I went for the Gryffindor one and I picked one up for my sister Sarah too. I had to get one to add to my collection, I would love them all but I don’t think I need four more copies of the first book!☇🦁🐍🦅🐼

So those are my favourites for June 👍

What have you guys been loving?!

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

 

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Fun at the 02! 

So, at the weekend, (Sat 1st July) yes the 1st of July, the first day of the SEVENTH MONTH of the year! Seriously 2017, slooooww dowwn. Basically we went to the 02 for  the Star Wars: identities exhibition as my husband Tim loves Star wars and its his birthday next week. 

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. As someone who is only now watching the Star Wars films properly I found it really interesting and a fun experience.

There were over 100 pieces that were used in the actual Star Wars films, costumes, droids, models, to look at as well as an accompanying audio guide. 

You also got given a wristband at the start and you build your own Star Wars character and shape their identity using it. You make choices about their species, home planet, job, personality etc and this creates your character for you. 

Here is Tim’s:

Here is mine:

This was so much fun and I remembered alot more about the film’s than I though I would. 

Tim had a great time which is the most important thing ♡

After we had been to the exhibit we headed to get some food (also in the 02) there is such a good selection of restaurants in there to choose from and because we had been to the exhibit we got 25% off our food bill, winner!

We went to Zizzis and had a delicious Italian feast.

For starters Tim had this A-maz-ING bruschetta with creamy mozzarella, tomatoes & basil pesto 👌

I had one of my favourite starters, calamari (V.fitting after my character choice haha)

Tim had a classic Bolognese for his main, which was so rich and delicious. (Yup, I stole a sneaky taste, I’m not the only one who does that am I? I mean what’s mine is yours right! 😂)

I had a delicious mushroom tortelloni dish in a creamy sauce.

We shared their new tomato, basil & mozzerella bread 👌

We love having days out for a birthday, I love receiving gifts people have chosen for me but there’s something lovely about having experiences and making memories too.

Definatly worth a look for all you Star Wars fans 👍

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

June Wishlist 🍍👕🌟

Here’s a few things I’ve been loving this month, that have caught my eye 👀 Lots of denim and embroidery 🥀 I have included clothes, shoes, accessories plus, a couple of other bits too!

Here goes!

Denim/trousers/skirts etc

  • Embroidered dungarees 
  • Off the shoulder playsuit 
  • Button, embroidered denim skirt
  • Tie waist trousers 
  • Floral stretch skinny trousers 

Tops

  • Oversized embroidered denim shirt 
  • ‘Girl Gang’ slogan tee
  • Velvet applique crop top with rose detail
  • Embroidered ruffle shirt 
  • Lace up neck and shoulder tee
  • Neon tassel trim, cami top, black & white

Shoes

  • Floral embroidered mule loafer
  • Diamante toe espadrile
  • Knot front skater trainer, blush pink
  • Boutique two part peep toe leather sandal, black & brown 

Dresses 

  • Boutique applique wrap front maxi dress with embroidery, white 
  • Off the shoulder Maxi and embroidery, black
  • Embroidered pom pom maxi dress 
  • Boutique Tiai sequin tie back

Pjs

  • Wifey pjs (SO CUTE!!!) Black 

Other bits n bobs 

  • Assorted phone cases, cactus, flamingos with polka dots, tropical & flamingos!! Love these 👌

And finally…

  • A5 notebooks, palm trees, pineapples & flamingos                       

Its all about the embroidery and summer vibes tbh☉ I am loving tropical prints🌴🍍
I hope you have enjoyed this little look at what styles and pieces that I have been enjoying this month ✌

What’s caught your eye? 👀
Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

Baby shower fun 💛  

So during May me and my twin sister Sarah hosted our big sisters baby shower! She is due mid July so we decided May would be the perfect time, especially with Half term then too.
We went for an afternoon tea theme with the colour scheme of yellow/grey/gold as they haven’t found out the baby s gender! This was really cool to plan as the only other baby showers I’ve organised are Sarah’s and they were both blue themed.

Here are the decorations…

Afternoon tea vibes ✌

We had loads of food from sweet fruit scones, jam Swiss roll, lemon cheesecake, chocolate cupcakes & Victoria sponge to savoury cheese straws  sandwiches, sausage rolls & a cheese ring! With plenty of tea and coffee.

Activities…

So to keep the guests entertained we had a couple of games/activities and things for the guests to do.

Baby due date predictions.

Messages & advice.

Guess the baby. Whose old photo is whose?

Photo booth fun! 

Guess the size of the baby bump.

Opening presents.

Me, Sarah and Mum clubbed together to get Charlotte a few things that she still needed incl bottles, a steraliser & some bibs & baby grows.

Favours/mementos…

We bought these super cute gift/favour bags to pip a little something in for each guest. We thought the floral vibe went well with the afternoon tea theme & would be right up Charlotte’s street. The colours were of courses perfect too. 

In the bags we had little bags of milk bottle sweets, retro 😎 and little wish bracelets. Sarah found these online and they are sooo cute.

* Make a Wish for baby *

‘Tie this bracelet on your wrist, close your eyes and make a Wish. When the bracelet breaks in two, the wish you made may soon come true.’

The bracelets are yellow with a little silver footprints charm. I love how you could personalise it too.

As a little memento for Charlotte we also made a sort of picture guest book (thanks Pinterest!) 

Everybody who came signed a balloon with their name and then I arranged it onto the pre drawn picture. Someone I work with is brilliant at drawing so I asked her to draw the elephant on, it looks fab. We thought this would be a lovely keepsake, perfect for the nursery.

It was a really fun (& tasty!) afternoon and everything went smoothly, which as a host is all you can ask for really! 

As I write this there are only 26 days (or 27 if my prediction is correct haha) until Baby S is due and I’ll be an Auntie for the 3rd time, EXCITING!!

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂

Take That at the 02!! 🎶🎶

**Spoiler alert: This blog contains pictures of the show, if you havnt been yet avert your eyes**

Last night I went to see my favourite band ever, Take That,  perform at the 02 arena in London and it was awesome. This was my 5th time watching Take That live, in all their various combinations over the years (5 piece, 4 piece &  now as a 3 piece!) They are amazing live and they put on a FANTASTIC SHOW!! I can’t believe the first time I saw them live was 2009, 8 years ago!! So much has changed. 

They are hands down the best singers/performers I’ve seen live.

Their tour this time was called Wonderland and the sets were beautiful and really brightly coloured. Its like watching a theatre show and a concert at the same time.

Their stage was positioned in the middle of the 02 this time too which was fab and you had a great view of the stage wherever you sat. I have to say the height of the 02 is terrifying, truly! Especially when you have to shuffle past people to make it to your seat and there’s no barrier!! Ahh 🙈

They did a few songs from their new album Wonderland as well as their previous albums since their comeback, as well as the classic 90s Take That (My personal fav 👌) 

One of my most favourite things about Take That concerts, other than how friendly everyone is, is those moments in certain songs when your all just united in enjoyment of a band that you all love, whether it’s waving your hands from side to side in unison for ‘Shine’ or clapping together for ‘Never Forget’ those moments when you and other people from all over the country (& possibly the world) are united are just brilliant. That’s something really special especially in recent times, I found this particularly poignant last night and it was a lovely feeling to once again be a part of the family of Take That fans. 

So here’s to another fantastic tour, long may it continue 👍 #TTforever 

Who is your favourite band/singer? 

Until next time, 

Roseanne 🙂