Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Sunday Post: Things That Made Me Happy


First things first, I am stressed (yes I did underline that word to give it more emphasis!!). Exams are just around the corner and it isn't easy balancing the absolute boat load of revision I have to do with two jobs, my blog and also trying to have some sort of a life at the same time. I'm sure a lot of you fellow students can share my pain at this time of year - the time of year where we all wish we could just wrap ourselves into a big roll of happiness in our duvets and wait for it all to be over (wishful thinking ey?!) Anyway, to try and remind myself that it isn't all exam doom and gloom, today I thought I'd do a little post about what's made me happy these past few weeks!

Game of Thrones is back on TV. YES. Need I say more? I've been waiting for the return of Game of Thrones since I finished the fourth book a couple of months ago and didn't want to start the next one until I'd watched the next season. Karl and I always like to celebrate new GoT episodes with a pizza and "TV night" and let me tell you, an hours break with lot's of cheesy goodness and Westeros drama is good for your wellbeing!!

Karl booked us a few days away in Chester for after my exams as a little anniversary treat. We've been together for six whole years gone the 17th of April - saaaay whuuuuuut?! We're planning to go to Chester Zoo and into the town for a little nosey too - sometimes I forget about places I want to visit here in the UK and it'll be nice to get away for a few days without the hassle of airports and luggage weight restrictions! Trust me, I cannot wait.


Luna sums up exactly how I feel right now!


I had a little bit of a wardrobe revamp.... What can I say? When I'm stressed out I online shop and we all know how hard it is to resist the urge of a 20% student discount or free next delivery offer right?! I had a good few of the "oops I slipped and accidentally put my card details into ASOS" a few times of the last few weeks and lets be honest, who can blame me? How else am I supposed to get through exam season?!

I've been lucky enough to work with a few of my favourite brands on my blog, including Urban Outfitters and Unidays and that makes me unbelievably proud of my little blog! When I first started blogging I used to look at those with a lot of followers and be in awe at the brands they got to work with and now I'm getting to work with those same brands too! Hard work really does pay off.


I reached 10,000 followers on Instagram and 3,000 on Twitter and I am unbelievably happy with that. Who would have thought that many people would be interested in my little life and my blog?! Thank you so much for all of your support! p.s. if you aren't already following me on instagram you can do so HERE - I'd be over the blimmin' moon!

What's made you happy recently? If anyone else is studying for looming exams and deadlines I wish you the best of luck - we'll get through this!

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Amy x

p.s. Check these blogs out: Nicole Coltman, Holly Loves The Simple Things and Reviews At Random

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26 comments

  1. Good luck with all your exams - I know the feeling although luckily with being on placement I'm exam-free this year! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Ahhh I am stuck in this predicament too - although I don't have exams, just a dissertation and two large projects to hand in over the next three weeks :( Good luck with all your exams! At least you have Chester to look forward to to give you a little motivation :) and congrats on hitting such huge milestones. Your blog is fabulous.. It's one of the first I ever read and I always love coming back and seeing your outfits and what you've been up to :) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. That was so nice of Karl to book a little trip away for after your exams have finished, at least it will all be over soon! :) xx

    www.thejulyjournal.com

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  4. Congratulations on your instagram & twitter followers! I recently reached 200 followers on twitter and I've been continuing with developing my blog, that makes me so happy. x
    eastofsiam.blogspot.com

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  5. ahhh yes game of thrones! every monday is a hell of a lot better! and I totally know what you mean about online shopping when stressed, me all over x

    frockled.blogspot.com

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  6. Congrats lovely seems like you've had a good few months recently! Well done on the UO collab too such an awesome achievement!

    GOT is also on my happy list atm I'm soooon glad it's back on! Think you might have inspired me to do a bit of online shopping myself too...!


    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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  7. My boyfriend and I watch GoT together too, it's pretty much the highlight of my Monday! They're deviating so much from the books, but it's really exciting to see where they're taking the story.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  8. You'll love Chester its such a lovely city; not too big either so you won't get lost ha! Good luck with exams and congrats on your blog success - you deserve it!! xxx

    www.lisablog18.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I feel your pain. I don't have exams (apart from one in June) but I have so many assignments plus my work placement I am having to finish editing for, plus filming for another module of mine and lord knows a lot more!

    WE CAN DO IT!

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  10. Yes I've got all the stress as well, but I've only got the stress of one job - amazing that you can balance two! Good luck with your exams

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  11. I hope you do amazing in your exams! I literally am a stress ball right now thanks to them!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  12. Good luck with your exams! Even though I'm still in high school, it's time for finals too and I can totally relate when you say you're stressed out.
    So happy you've reached this blog goal, it must be wonderful. You worked hard and you always put a lot of passion in your blog, you deserve it :)

    Have a good day,
    Agnese ♡
    Agnese's Coiffeuse

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  13. Game of Thrones! I love Game of Thrones! I feel you, my exams are so close and all while I'm trying to blog. Gaaahhh...Good luck on your exams and congrats on hitting 10k on Instagram! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  14. Goor luck with all your exams - it's nice to have things to look forward to afterwards :) Congrats on the followers too! x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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  15. I have my alevels in a week and im so stressed as I cant seem to bring myself to work!
    www.norawears.com

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  16. I'm so happy for you and your blog doing so well! I've followed you for a while now and you definitely deserve to be working with the big brands!
    Ps. try not to get too stressed with exams, just thing of how good it will feel when they're done and dusted!
    Made In The 1990's.

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  17. Ha I know what you mean about ASOS, my premier thingy is still active so that free next day delivery just shouts "BUY MORE STUFF NOW" hehe.

    http://imbloggingforsanity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Congratulations on the followers lovely, you deserve it <3 x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  19. Goodluck with your exams and congrats on your followers :)
    ~xo

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  20. I love these kinds of posts, they're always so uplifting and give me that 'I wanna grab life by the balls' kind of feeling :) I really feel for you with your workload and exams, having a trip to chester to look forward to is such a good way to reward yourself :)
    I've started doing Yoga recently and that's been making me super happy, it's really helping me to clear my mind and relax.
    Love Holly x

    www.thehollydays4.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Congrats on your instagram and twitter followers! That's insane! x


    kacytalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Woah six years?! Congrats, and you must be looking forward to the break. And congrats on your followers too, that is amazing!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  23. Your dog is adorable, and Game of Thrones being back, makes everything better.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  24. Good luck with your exams, I know how it feels being a student myself! I'm planning to start watching Game of Thrones soon as I've not watched it x

    Emma | ohflowerchild.blogspot.com

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  25. Ahhh you're visiting my hometown! :)
    If you're looking for nice places to eat there try The Botanist, Sergio's and Dutton's Wine Bar. There's also The Chef's Table which is supposed to be incredible but I haven't tried eating there yet. Bar wise, try Gin Rickey's, Prohibition, Fiesta Havanna's and Kukoo :)
    If the weather is nice, Grosvenor Park is really lovely to walk around and you can walk down by the River Dee that way as well :) xo
    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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  26. Lovely article ! I like this kind of posts ♥ Lovely photos ♥

    Love from Slovakia ~

    ℓα ℒιcσrηe - ℒa vie est ℓa petite ℓicorne.

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