Papergang box #5: Cute cards and pretty notebooks

Okay so I might have just given away my favourite goodies from this month’s Papergang box in the title of this post. But HEY I’m feeling on top of the world looking down on creation so I don’t care. This is only my second Papergang box and I’m already well and truly hooked. If you didn’t see the delight that was my first box then you should definitely click here and check it out. It was a collaboration with Gemma Correll and it was wonderful. Spoiler alert – there were pugs, and lots of them. My first thought when I picked up this…

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6 things you’ll miss if you used to work in retail

I left my retail job a little over a year ago to start my digital marketing apprenticeship. I always knew that my career was never going to be in retail. It was just a weekend job to get me some work experience and spending money. At the time I was at college from Monday to Friday and then working at the shop on Saturday and Sunday. It was full on! There are some things I miss about my little retail job though and I think they’re things that everyone misses about retail when they leave. Uniform discount Usually in retail you…

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OOTD: Festival vibes in my Primark maxi dress

It finally felt like summer had begun on Sunday! The sun was shining and the skies were blue. So me and Jordan decided to make the most of it and head down to our home town’s music festival. We brought a picnic blanket and some snacks and made ourselves comfortable in the shade. We had a good view of the stage but we were far enough back to be out of the crowds. I’ve been waiting for summer to begin ever since I bought a beautiful maxi dress from Primark a few weeks ago. Nothing makes me feel more summery than…

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I’m not interested in building a mailing list, and here’s why

I see tons of posts on Pinterest and Bloglovin’ all about why I should be building a mailing list. They talk about sending newsletters and providing free resources in return for sign ups. If I’m honest the whole mailing list thing overwhelms me. I send emails and manage a mailing list at work as part of our email marketing campaigns so I know what to do. But there’s tons of reasons why, right now, promoting my blog via email just isn’t for me. Time I struggle fitting in writing blog posts, taking and designing featured images and blog promotion. So the…

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I’ve changed my mind about Instagram themes

Just recently I’ve seen tons of bloggers posting and tweeting about Instagram themes. Until a couple of weeks ago I had no idea what an Instagram theme was. I thought I must have missed another life changing update or something, but it turns out I didn’t. If you follow me on Instagram then you don’t need me to tell you that I don’t have a theme because it’s plain to see! I don’t post very often and when I do it’s kinda random, maybe something I’m eating or a place I’ve been to. I don’t put much thought into Instagram,…

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