Friday, 28 October 2011

Five Things I Love Friday & Five Blogs I Love Friday 025.

One. My new Autumn/Winter Coat. 
After featuring the Matalan Faux Fur Coat in my last Monday Lust List post I decided to take the plunge and order one because I loved it so much. I know it's not going to be one I can wear on those rainy Autumn/Winter days but for those super cold, crisp, misty days that I love so much, I'm sure I'll be grateful to have this furry number wrapped around me! I know a lot of you guys loved the coat too & if you're umming and ahhing over whether to get it or not, I say go for it!

Two. Christmas Decorations! 

I know it's only October but all the Christmas presents and decorations have well and truly hit the highstreet already and I'm loving it! I absolutely adore Christmas. The fairy lights, the mulled wine, the Christmas markets, the festive music. I love it all! I'm especially looking forward to this Christmas because it's the first time my boyfriend and I will actually get to be together. I don't think we'll be living together by Christmas, I'm desperate not to rush into anything in that respect, but to be able to exchange presents in person this year will be wonderful! These super cute decorations are from Matalan!

Three. Hot Chocolate! 

As soon as the evenings start getting colder I hit the hot chocolate, I swear I'm addicted to the stuff. I was sent these three samples and oh my gosh, they're just lovely. Knowing that they're not packed full of calories is an added bonus, it means I can add as much whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate flakes as I like, right?!

Four. My Ikea Picasso. 

Many trips to Ikea have been made of late with my boyfriend getting to the furnishing stage of his house renovation and on one trip I spotted this picture and I had to have it. The little sausage dog in the middle is my absolute favourite!

Five. Planning my 2000 reader giveaway! 
I'm a fair way off hitting 2000 google friend connect readers but I'd really love to celebrate by holding a mega giveaway for all of you that have supported me over the past few years - you all mean the world to me! ♥


xoxo

P.S. Thank you to everyone that helped on twitter recommending new blogs to me today! If you have a favourite blog please email/tweet/leave a comment with the link. Choosing five blogs every week for this feature is getting super difficult as I read & follow so many! Thank you! ♥

28 comments:

  1. I love, LOVE Christmas, too! Christmas songs blaring out everywhere (even on October!) makes me insanely giddy :3

    (super) Advance congrats for hitting 2000!

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  2. Your new furry "friend" is a beauty! It looks really snuggly. I think Ralphie will love you in it! tehe.

    I'm getting prematurely excited for Christmas too!

    I already love Niinas blog (It seems pretty obvious) Off to check out the other blogs you've featured, now! :) xx

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  3. The coat looks so lovely and warm - as if it's only £35! xx

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  4. That coat looks fantastic. I think coats could be one of Matalan's strengths, I got a winter coat from them last year and I still, love it to bits and have been asked a few times where it is from. I'm doing the hot choc thing too and am also trying to keep it low calorie mainly because I'm also gorging on chocolate ready brek!!

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  5. I love this post! I want a fur coat like that i saw in select but its dalmatian print. desperate for it! xx

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  6. Mm, mulled wine.
    Thanks for the links :)
    x

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  7. I love how cosy that coat looks!

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  8. That fur coat looks so toasty and cosy! Enjoy it!

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  9. I'm a bit ridiculous when it comes to Christmas. By that I mean, I'm worse than a three year old child with excitement. The decorations, the atmosphere, the lead up - I love it! That being said, Christmas morning, I won't drag my lazy bum out of bed until I've slept for a suitable amount of time. That means getting up any time between 9 and 12, unlike many who awake at ridiculous o'clock (3,4,5; why?). I'm still a little kid at heart (to some, I probably am a little kid, 16 isn't exactly an old age..) but even so, I love Christmas. I've been craving hot chocolate too, I can't get enough of it at this time of year!
    My favourite blog is http://writelikenooneswatching.blogspot.com/ which I think you might enjoy, she's a lovely girl and so entertaining!:)
    Jess
    xxxx

    sensible-reckless.blogspot.com

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  10. Love that jacket! Looks so cosy! And that little polar bear decoration is amazing! I didn't even realise Matalan did xmas decorations!
    My favourite blog at the moment is http://www.thelondoner.me/
    Rose is SOOOO pretty it's untrue and her posts are full of yummy food :)
    I love your Friday posts because I get to find lots of lovely new blogs to follow :)
    x

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  11. Oh god, hot chocolate is one of my absolute favourite! Nothing better than being curled up and warm with a vat of hot choc! As for Christmas, I have already planned what I'm getting for everyone :) xxx

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  12. I am a sucker for fauz fur, can never have too many I think. I might have to add this one to my collection!
    Sophie
    x

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  13. Your coat is absolutely beautiful! I'm just rewearing my winter coat from last year for this winter, oh to be a student with no self control and subsequently no money ;) Christmas decorations are one of the best things about Christmas by far! xx

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  14. The coat is lovely. Am trying not succumb to a new one myself, as I have no more room in my coat closet.

    Another blog I love is Kendi Everyday. I love her American Sportswear meets Thrift aesthetic and she's quite the sparkplug.

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  15. I love love love that Matalan coat! I tried it on but ended up buying a different one as I want a leopard print one I think. Thank you so much for listing me in your blog faves this week. It means a lot :) xxx

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  16. Awwww that polar bear Christmas decoration just brought a huge smile to my face. Never too early to start preparing for Christmas in my personal opinion.

    beautifulsmudges.blogspot.com

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  17. I love anything to do with christmas. Your new coat is lovely. I've seen this picture in Ikea and thought it was really cute xx

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  18. I love the christmas decorations :) My boyfriend was giving me into trouble for looking at them in homebase today! x

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  19. Mmmm hot chocolate! It's rainy and cold where I live so hot chocolates is sooo perfect.

    http://howficklemyheart.wordpress.com

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  20. The second it starts to get even the slightest bit chilly, I start downing hot chocolate like you've never seen before. I love it so much. My favorite is the Aero mint hot chocolate!

    Lauren @ Sea Parrot

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  21. Thanks for recommending my blog :)

    I love yours!

    Hollie x

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  22. Oh the coat looks SO warm and snuggly!! I love the ikea print too the sausgage dog and penguins are so cute!

    L x

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  23. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog - that is really lovely of you, I'm so glad you like it!

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  24. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, it's so lovely of you to do so!!It makes me really happy :)
    I love your blog too, it's amazing!!

    Charlestown, xoxo

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  25. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog in your favourites, that made my day (again, haha)!

    I love that coat, it's gorgeous! And yes! I'm excited for Christmas too! Can't wait :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend //Niina

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  26. Wow I absolutely LOVE the coat! It looks ever so snug and cosy! Hot chocolate is also definitely a winner, especially mint! YUM!
    Love charlie's blog..!x

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  27. I didn't know weightwatchers do different variations on their hot choc. I'm definitely a fan so will check out the other flavours!

    I'm loving the Christmas decs too, I get such a warm, gooey feeling inside when all the lights start coming on!! xo fifi

    http://cats-cakes-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  28. I'm loving this time of year, the preparation and build-up to Christmas makes me so so happy! Love the lights, the atmosphere and of course the hot obligatory hot chocolates! xxx

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