Author: Life By Pam

PIXIELOTS: My Brand, My Story.

I’m still in a bit of denial that the last few months of serious hard word has reached a point where I can now physically see and hold my own product. I wrote about leaving my job a few months back and I was quite vague with what I was getting up-to. At the time I didn’t really know myself what was going to come of it all & plus I was feeling positive about it, so I didn’t want any negativity to put me off. I was a little hesitant when I got to the stage where I needed to start promoting on social media. It has become my baby over the last few months and I wasn’t sure if I was ready to show the world, and accept some might not love it as much as I do. However, I must admit it’s been really good! The response has been great and we have had a lot of influencers reach out to review it for everyone! You will see more of this on …

10th Anniversary: The Ivy & Tigerlilly Edinburgh.

10 years, wow. Anytime we tell people how long we have been together we get the same reaction every time ‘what age are you?’. At least, we will always look younger than average in our anniversary photos! We have a bit of an awkward anniversary with it being right after christmas but it’s a big one so we chose somewhere a bit fancier than usual for our lunch. We decided to go in a bit earlier to have a little wander round the shops before lunch, and we came across the Tesla Pop-up shop. Those cars are living in another world; truly amazing. And it seemed like our lucky day when they offered us to go along to their test drive day in a few weeks. It’s a bit of a fun day but a small amount of people get to test drive one of their models. Ross accepted without hesitation & I’m sure I will be popping that on the blog in a few weeks too! I’ve seen ‘The Ivy‘ advertised in London and …

My Instagram Detox

One of my new years resolutions this year was to be more ‘Present’. I’ve been reading a book called, ‘the power of the now’ and it’s all about being conscious of the moment you’re currently in and not thinking about the past or the future. Anyway, I was getting into the book etc and I quickly realised that Instagram was a large part of why I wasn’t living in the Now. I used to find myself scrolling and scrolling through timelines, profiles and before I knew it an hour had passed and I wasn’t any further forward with my day, to-do lists or even worse, I wasn’t being present with who I was with. I think Instagram is one of the worst platforms for comparing yourself to others. And we always say that it’s the younger generation thats getting hit the worst by it, but I disagree. Im 24, going on 25 this year and I think it affects me just as much because I look at people I follow and constantly compare myself or …

A Day in Gullane

We are finally into the first week of normality in 2019 and I am feeling pretty good about it. I like having a routine and getting back into the swing of things. Tonights post is going back to last week and a trip we took to Gullane on January 2nd, just before Ross went back to work. It was set to be a beautiful day and we wanted to spend our day somewhere different rather than wasting our last day of the holidays in the house. A few days before this, Bailey was aloud out for walks so what better thing to do than take a day trip with her. We had to be careful though, as she is still a little baby and we didn’t want to walk her too far and hurt her little legs. But, as usual she surprised us and was raring to go from the moment we got there. We originally planned to go to North Berwick and during our drive we went through a town called Gullane and we …

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019.

Wow, I cant believe another year has passed. This year has definitely been a busy one and will always remain special to us (wedding, dream holiday, job changes & our newest addition to the family!). I decided to pop this post up with some of my favourite pictures from this past year and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude as I looked back at all the lovely things we done this year. But first, I want to do a bit of reflection and planning for 2019. This year I was really put through my paces with stress from many different situations (not just the wedding!) and looking back its something I do not want to take forward into 2019. This new year is about limiting that stress and anxiety and having a bit more faith in myself and life in general. Over the past year I stressed out over so many things that weren’t even in my control and it was just ridiculous. Going forward I have many hopes and goals for this year …