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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 …

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 …

Edinburgh at Christmas

I’ve always been a massive fan of the capital and what it has to offer. The buildings, the shops and the contrast between the old town and the new town. I love the buzz of the city, not sure if I would like living in the city, but for the odd weekend away or day out I think its grand.  Every year Ross and I go out for a christmas dinner together, this year Ross came up with the great idea of a day out instead. We had originally planned to just go into the markets and have a mooch around, but he later surprised me with a reservation at The Dome (boy did good!). If you don’t know the place then, it is the most beautifully decorated place in the city during the christmas period. The building is around 200 years old and it was originally designed for the Bank of Scotland. From October through to the New Year it is covered in gorgeous lights and has one of the biggest christmas trees you …

Welcome to the family, Bailey

What a week it has been! My house has been completely turned upside down, everything has been chewed on, peed on & pooped on! Oh, the joys of little Bailey. I wouldn’t have it any other way and she’s 100% part of the family now.  Bailey is a 9 week old F2 apricot Cavapoo with a full personality and a mischievous streak. We looked into several types of dogs but we had agreed on a Cavapoo because we loved Cockapoos but wanted something a little smaller for our house. They are also hypoallergenic which is great as Ross has asthma and no one likes dog hairs all over the house!  We travelled to Newcastle to get her last Saturday after only meeting her once before. She hasn’t disappointed us at all. I was really worried about how she would react in the car but she slept the full way in her little bed. When we got her into the house she settled straight away, showing off and playing with her new toys. It wasn’t until …