Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Design by IO Print & Giveaway!

At the moment, I'm currently living at home with my parents and my fiancé saving up the the well needed dosh for a house deposit. This means we only have one room to ourselves so I'm always looking for little bits to make it a little more comfortable and our own space so when the lovely Helen from Design by IO offered me one of her lovely prints, I jumped at the chance.

Me and my fiancé, David, are big travellers, or at least want to be big travellers and see as many places as possible so the 'Wanderlust' print was right up our street. Design by IO is all downloadable prints making life so much easier that I can just print it myself and frame it there and then. I can't wait to go frame shopping soon and pick one out for it. Here is a lovely picture of the Wanderlust print from the Design by IO website because, unfortunately, my printer ran out of ink as soon as I went to print.

Picture of Designs by IO Wanderlust Print

Designs by IO have some lovely Christmas prints going on right now as well and I might have to pop a little order to have one of the fire place over Christmas. My favourites have to be the Candy Cane and Swinging Bauble. 

Picture of Designs by IO Candy Cane Print

Picture of Designs by IO Swinging Bauble Print

Now for the giveaway; Helen has offered a lucky winner a downloadable print and it's this gorgeous Rose Gold XO print. It's so blogger friendly being in the lovely rose gold shade and I thought you guys would love it.

Picture of Designs by IO Rose Gold XO Print

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- The competition will run from 25th November to 2nd December midnight to midnight
- Winner will be contacted via Twitter or email
- Winner will be sent a code to download their prize from the Design by IO website
- If the winner does not get in contact within 1 week, a new winner will be randomly chosen

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Why I Love The WWE

Now, I don't know if you know this about me but I am an absolute WWE geek. I've actually only got into the past 2 years because of my fiancé and I so wish I watched it when I was younger and got the full experience of watching my favourite win the biggest title.

WWE gets a bad wrap for being 'fake' but it's never said anything to say it isn't. Let's get this straight, it's all story-lined; so basically pimped up soap in my eyes. There is a major thing in this, is that these athletes (and trust me, they are very much athletes) do go in the ring every night and put their bodies on the line all in the line of sport entertainment. I wanted to give you a few reasons to why I love watching it, and always will.

Total Divas // This is the reality spin off show of the women wrestlers in WWE. I know a few friends that started watching Total Divas on E! and then went on to watch WWE in total. The women are all amazing people, putting their careers above all else and are complete role models. They are strong and amazing what they do, putting so much effort into everything. Just look up Nikki Bella, Natalya or Paige, you'll fall in love with them; I have.

Charity // WWE give back to the community SO much it's unreal and they have their own charity; Connor's Cure. Connor was 8 when he died from medulloblastoma, a rare tumour that affects the brain and spinal cord. Connor was the biggest WWE fan and before he died his wish was to meet his heroes, and he got that wish. The WWE stars fell in love with Connor and his amazing attitude and in his honour they created Connor's Cure; raising money in conjunction with Children's Foundation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburg that supports brain tumour research. Not only do they have Connor's Cure but they are constantly helping others and making children's wishes come true. I adore any company that put this amount of effort in.

Health // Each and every WWE Superstar and Diva are the pinnacle of health, and they promote this always. They all have to be a the peak of their fitness, and when I see them, let's face it, I want to be them. Nikki Bella has the absolute body of a goddess and she's always striving for her best, and I can't not love this part of the WWE, especially when I need a kick up the bum.

Have you ever watched WWE?

Monday, 23 November 2015

Breakout Manchester: Review*

Last week I went to Breakout in Manchester and if you don't know what that is, it is a live escape room game. You are basically locked in a room for an hour and you have to figure out how to hot foot it out of there with the clues and puzzles around the room. 

Picture of review of Breakout in Manchester

Picture of review of Breakout in Manchester

This isn't my first time at Breakout, it's actually my third time so you know I obviously love it but when the lovely people behind Breakout asked if I wanted a free game to review on here I quite literally jumped at the chance. I've been wanting to go again for a while so I asked my friend Bethany along with me and my fiancé for a smashing time. We chose the room 'Sabotage' which is a 5 star difficulty room with only a 20% chance of escape, we were so ready for the challenge!

In Sabotage you are going deep behind enemy territory to stop a missile strike that is heading straight to Manchester. OH NO. This room is so completely intense, and so completely hilarious which ended up with me half way through the escape on my front with 6 seconds to spare. 6 SECONDS. I have seriously never been so happy in my life. Breakout is one of those things you need to try for yourself and come out with such a smile on your face (well, if you escape!) If there is something like this in your city, GO FOR IT. Or just come to Manchester, I'll come with you! There is also a Breakout in Liverpool as well which I'm going to try once I finish the rooms in Manchester.

Picture of review of Breakout in Manchester

Would you give Breakout a go?

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sunday Edit #7

Eating // I've only eaten out once this week but it was at one of my favourite restaurants in Manchester, Splendid Kitchen. The place is all about Northern Soul Food and I always get the best meal ever. I had the buffalo chicken sliders with nacho fries and it was seriously so good. If you ever find yourself in Manchester, this place has to a port of call.

Reading // I've finally picked up my Kindle, can we get a hooray?! I'm finally getting round to reading Mary Kubica's The Good Girl and I can't wait to give you guys a full review.

Watching // I've addicted to two new things: Scream Queens & Breaking Ground. I think we all know what Scream Queens is, and how freaking brilliant it is. I know everybody said it started off really badly but I am completely in love with it, it's hilarious and different and I love it. Breaking Ground is actually a WWE Network show about the new recruits of NXT and I love everything to do with WWE and NXT so this was also a great one for me.

Wearing // My new burgundy Clarks boots are my new favourite things in the world and I can't take them off my feet. They are perfect for the winter keeping my feet crazy toasty and they look beautiful. Even better.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Bride: The Wedding Show*

I don't know if you guys know this about me but I'm engaged, and have been for a while. I'm not planning the wedding just yet but when the lovely Shauna from Carousel PR sent me this press release I thought I'd give it a share. I know a few bloggers are engaged and planning their weddings so this event might be great for you. 
Picture of Bride: The Wedding Show
Bride: The Wedding Show is the North-West's most prestigious wedding event and it's back for its fourteenth year on the 6th and 7th February. At the event there will be 150 of the region's premier bridal vendors, including bridal boutiques, florists, photographers and cake-makers. It will be held in Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire which is an absolutely gorgeous park and in a gorgeous marquee will be an amazing choreographed catwalk over the weekend showcasing gowns from Maria Modes, Cheshire Bridal Wear and 7th Heaven which I cannot wait to see. The gown is definitely the most important bit to me, I want the perfect dress, I just don't know what the perfect dress is yet. The catwalk is supposed to be the best in the business and I cannot wait to feast my eyes on it. 
Picture of Bride: The Wedding Show

Picture of Bride: The Wedding Show

Picture of Bride: The Wedding Show
Now, here are the details just in case this sounds right up your street;
          Date: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2016
          Location: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
          Ticket Price: Individual tickets - £10 in advance, £15 on the door
                               VIP tickets: Includes a glass of fizz, a goody bag & seat at the catwalk - £15
                               Group tickets: £36 in advance only
                               Children under 16 are free
                               You can buy tickets HERE for the show.