Blogtember Day #17- What Am I Listening To?

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Bonjour!

It seems that my favourite artists haven’t released music in forever, but all of a sudden they’ve all decided to release stuff in the same month. Thanks guys. 

1. If you need to know one thing about me, it’s that I am a massive fan of The Killers. Since the age of 14 they have consumed my life. You know when you love someone to the point of hate? That’s my feels towards The Killers. I’ve seen them live 4 times, and this November will be my fifth. I’m super excited because since I became a fan in 2009, they’ve actually only released one album as a band (solos in the meantime). Their fifth album Wonderful Wonderful will be realised on 22nd September (a day before my birthday) so singles keep cropping up on Spotify and it’s an exciting time for Killers fans. The song that caught my attention is called Run for Cover. It’s great. Give if a listen if you find the chance. 

2. I think I have a problem. A Harry Styles related problem… (don’t we all have one of those?) I literally cannot stop listening to his debut solo album. It’s pure love. There isn’t a song on it that I skip and his voice… *heart eyes emoji*. Don’t get me wrong, I miss 1D like crazy, but if this is the alternative, it’s not a bad one. 

3. On the topic of 1D: Niall. Now, I liked This Town and I liked Slow Hands a bit more. But the one I’ve had on repeat is Too Much To Ask. In fact, I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve played it three times already whilst writing this. It’s such a good song and I just love it. Is there anything more pure than Niall Horan? I think not. 

4. Jake Bugg, who? Like, didn’t he just fall off the edge of the Earth after Lightning Bolt? Well, it would seem not. He’s back with a new album (Hearts That Strain) and oh my god, I think it’s his best yet. I don’t really know what happened with the marketing of this album, but I’m a big fan of his and I was barely aware it was coming out. I can imagine it’s just got lost in the stream of albums that are constantly coming out, which is a shame because it’s really really amazing. I’ve missed you, Bugg. 

5. Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do. Okay, I looooove Taylor, but I can’t seem to get my head around this one. I’ve been listening to it non-stop to try and get into it, but I’m not so sure. I just wish old Taylor could come to the phone 😦 Lemme know what you think of it. 

I’d love to hear what you’re listening to lately! 

Emily 

Xoxo

Blogtember Day #13- 15 Things I Love About Autumn! 🍁

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I’m so excited that the evenings are getting darker and the nights are getting colder. You may think I’m crazy, but I just hate the summer and I’m a bit of a Mrs Clause so when it starts to get a little bit autumny (and Christmassy) I couldn’t be happier. Here are a few things I am most excited about getting to do this autumn, and why I love it soooo much (and you should too!)


1. Getting cosy– Theres nothing better than coming home from work to a cosy blanket, hot chocolate and a hot water bottle on the feet!

2. My birthday!- September 23rd is officially the last day of summer, meteorlogically, so that means it’s the start of autumn, right??

3. Halloween (and pumpkin carving). 


4. Fireworks and bonfire night


5. Fairy lights

6. Dark evenings

7. Comfort food (ALL THE HOT CHOCOLATE WITH ALL THE CREAM). 

8. Sleeping in twenty layers. 

9. Crunchy, colourful leaves


10. TV shows– e.g. Bake Off, The X Factor and crappy Saturday night game shows. 

11. Thick jumpers– This year, some of my faves are from Zara (keep your eyes peeled for a blog post).

12. The fashion generally– oranges and browns and yellows, lovely warm boots, snuggley scarfs and big fluffy coats. AND HATS. 

13. The smell– urgh, remember that crisp morning smell? *swoons*

14. Frosty mornings– especially those ones where you don’t have to get up and you can stay in your PJ’s all day. 

15. The countdown to Christmas!!! 🎅🏼


I hope you’re all as excited for autumn as I am! It really is the best season, let’s face it. 

Emily 

Xoxo
All photos from: instagram.com/prettyvisitors_ 

40 Ways to Become Less Stressed

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Is it just me, or is it that time of year? Summer’s over, and all there is to do is WORK, right? We can all start to feel a lil bit stressed, if not more than we already are. Here are some great tips I’ve picked up to make my life that tiny bit less stressful. They really worked for me, so why not try a few?

 

  1. Get up a little bit earlier in the morning.
  2. Prepare your work bag, your outfit, your schools books (everything) the night before.
  3. Write things down! Appointments, meetings, even social events.
  4. Say ‘no’ if you don’t want to do something.
  5. Set goals. Daily goals, weekly goals, and an ultimate goal.
  6. Have priorities.
  7. Spend more time on yourslef. ‘You time’ is v important- work can make you forget the real you.
  8. Unclutter, clean and tidy up.
  9. Smile more.
  10. Say hello to more people.
  11. Breath slower.
  12. Stop. Breathe.
  13. Read more.
  14. Try new things.
  15. Notice the little things.
  16. Appreciate your friends.
  17. Laugh at things (not inappropriate things…)
  18. If you look nice, you feel nice.
  19. Don’t try to be perfect.
  20. LOOK UP.
  21. If plan A doesn’t work, try another method.
  22. Pay attention to how you feel.
  23. Pay attention to your mental state.
  24. Listen.
  25. Exercise.
  26. Get to work earlier.
  27. Arrange a meet-up with a friend you haven’t seen in ages.
  28. Keep a journal or diary.
  29. You have opinions and let them be heard without fear or shame.
  30. Keep family and support close.
  31. You can’t change others- you can only change your attitude towards them.
  32. You can’t change situations either, just your view on it.
  33. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
  34. Talk to people.
  35. Tell others what a good job they’re doing.
  36. Be proud of what you have achieved every day.
  37. Never take anything for granted.
  38. Appreciate.
  39. Love your pets (or get one).
  40. Take each day as it comes.

If this post helps just one person, then I’m happy. 

Remember, your life is about YOU.

Emily

xoxox