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1 YEAR OF BLOGGING!

I did it, a whole year of blogging! I'm so glad that I stuck at it because I enjoy it so much and can't believe how much progress I've made with it all. Not only that, but I've connected to so many people all around the world which is just amazing, I can't wait to see what the next year working on my blog brings! Anyway, here is a sum up of my blogging journey so far.

What I've achieved
- Just over 50 posts which is equal to roughly 1 per week, and I'm definitely pleased with that! I started off slow and could have probably done a lot more but at least I've got something to work towards! - Hit 1.5k+ followers on my blog Twitter account and also had 30.5k impressions in my best month - Reached 200+ followers on my blog Instagram account after starting to properly use it in May - Had 2562 viewers on Pinterest in one day and an average of around 1000 - Over 9000 pageviews, the fact that I'm on the way to 10,000 blows my mind! - Worked with some brands …

DECEMBER MONTHLY FAVOURITES

I'm desperately trying to hold on to every last bit of Christmas so here are some of the things I loved throughout December and the festive period! I swear it goes by quicker every year?!

Beauty - Now I'm stripping it back to basics here as this month I have been so thankful for my trusty Vaseline lip balms. Now they aren't a new favourite by any means but in the colder months when your lips tend to be drier, a good lip balm is essential and Vaseline is my go to! I love all the scents but I tend to use the Aloe Vera and Rosy Lips most often, I've always got one of them close to hand! Another thing that is always needed during the winter months is hand cream, the Nivia Express Hydration hand cream is great for day to day use, I also have a Ted Baker one that I like as it smells amazing!

T.V/Movies - Moving on to what I've enjoyed watching this year, and I have to say that of course I did spend most of December watching Christmas movies (Elf is my fave) but Christmas is also a time for great tv too! The things I especially looked forward to were the Great British Bake Off specials and The Big Fat Quiz of The Year - food, general knowledge and comedy, some of my favourites things! I'm also excited to watch The Big Fat Quiz of Everything which I believe is on January 12th, give it a watch if you haven't before & you like silly, panel show type quiz things!

Fashion - Okay maybe these don't technically fit in the 'fashion' section but I have loved being able to lounge around in Christmassy pyjama bottoms over December! I already had a few pairs that I switched between and then I received some more for Christmas, all of them are so warm and cosy which is exactly what you need when it's chilly outside and all you want to do is to sit in front of the tv and eat snacks all day! 

Food - I could literally lists a million items here as December is literally the month of food, so I've narrowed it down to 5 items that are my absolute go to festive snacks! The first being Jacobs Cheeselets or 'Treeselets', I can go through tubs of these like there's no tomorrow and they are the first thing I buy when the Christmas food goes on the shelves in supermarkets! Equally, I'm also a fan of the tubs of Twiglets too, I know a lot of people hate these but they are the perfect thing to snack on after you've eaten your body weight in chocolate! Speaking of chocolate, I of course could mention a whole host of types but the holy grail of Christmas chocolate has to be Terry's Chocolate Orange. I also love having the Segsations as you can enjoy all the different flavours! Another food item I have thoroughly enjoyed are pigs in blankets - great to snack on and also my favourite part of Christmas Dinner! Lastly, I have to mention trifle as it wouldn't be Christmas without it. For years and years now I have always made a trifle on Christmas Eve and again on New Years Eve so it is something I always look forward to when December comes around!

Other - I didn't know what category to put this in but I always enjoy wrapping presents throughout December, I enjoy making them look neat and can get through it pretty quickly...provided I am something to watch and some snacks close by! Finally, I of course have just loved the whole of December and Christmas in general, it's great to spend time with people and the whole atmosphere is always something that I enjoy and is what makes December my favourite month!

I knew the food section would be the largest, I'd love to know what your favourite festive snacks were over Christmas! 


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