Friday, 30 November 2012

Five Things & Five Blogs I Love Friday #40!

Oh gosh, I haven't been very good at keeping up with these five things I love posts weekly. I'm making an early new years resolution to try a little harder with my blog. I've got so many posts in draft form but I guess I'm not really sure where to start, I'll figure it out though and hopefully posts will be a little more frequent and consistent!

One. Baking Gingerbread Cookies.

I've been getting in the festive spirit by baking gingerbread cookies and I'm loving them! Gingerbread is probably one of my favourite sweet treats of all time, I always think back to having gingerbread men as a child and I love how festive they smell when they're baking! Yummy! 

Two. Lily Loves Lola Bracelets.
Fellow blogger and all round creative lady, Victoria from Lily Loves Lola, has a super lovely online shop selling the cutest friendship bracelets! If you have a bunch of close friends who love bracelets like these I think they would such a perfect little Christmas gift because there are so many different charms to choose from and they're super affordable. Victoria is a lovely lady and will package your order so beautifully! I'd love if you were to check out her BigCartel store and her Etsy! ♥

Three. HayDay!  
I'm not exactly sure what first made me download this app but now I have, I'm totally hooked! It's a getting a little silly now, I check it multiple times per day and I just love the cute little animals! I think the sheep are my favourite because they look like little fluffy clouds when they need their wool collecting. Yeah, I told you I was obsessed! 

Four. This Red Stripe Campaign. 

I'm always a sucker for super creative advertising campaigns! I studied moving image media at College and although I was terrible at actually making clever mini films, I absolutely loved learning about the techniques and seeing what the creative guys in my class managed to think up. I was always jealous of their skills so whenever I see an advert that grabs my attention, I instantly love it! 

Five. The John Lewis Christmas Advert. 

The first time I saw this I got a little teary eyed, these adverts get me every year and to be honest, I pretty much cry at everything! I love this little snow couple and I think the hat, scarf & gloves that mister snowman picked out are very smart indeed!


I completely adore every single one of these blogs and it would mean a lot to me if you were to pop over and have a little look at each of them! They all make me smile for completely different reasons and I think you will love them too! 

xoxo

P.S. I'm still accepting sponsors for the month of December, if you'd like a spot send over a quick email, I'd love to hear from you!

54 comments:

  1. My mouth watered when I saw your gingerbread cookies on Instagram :-) Got to love beautiful, spiced biscuits - they are such a great Christmassy treat!

    Jem xXx

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  2. The John lewis advert makes me a bit teary eyed too! There's something about a sad snowman :(]Your gingerbread cookies look yummy
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Those gingerbread cookies look so yummy! I love the John Lewis snowman advert too, the snowman/woman even have twitter accounts hehe xx

    Rose Petals

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    1. Ahh I know, they're so adorableee <3

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  4. I LOVE hay day! hahaha ;) I'm level 37 which shows how addicted I am! I love my little farm ahh ;)
    xo

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  5. Oo! It's me, thank you so much! Cute little post - I love the John Lewis ad too :)

    Thanks for including me!

    Sam xx

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  6. I never baked gingerbread cookies, but I'm gonna try for christmas. I even got some cute shapes for it. :d

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    1. Yay! They're amazing & super easy to make! xo

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  7. Aww gingerbread cookies, you have made me want to fit some baking into this weekedn! x

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  8. Beautiful post as always! You help me so much with finding new blogs to read. Thank you :)x

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  9. I saw your gingerbread cookies - they looks lush!
    And I love Nicola's blog too! XO

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  10. This post is really sweet! Thank you for the mention :)
    I love gingerbread anything! I have 3 gingerbread candles right now and two are half way burnt. Can't wait to eat some gingerbread cookies on December. Yours turned out adorable xx

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  11. I'm also hooked on hayday! Haha such a fun game :) xx

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  12. I love gingerbread and wish its not just a holiday staple! And I am obsessed with Hey Day, I definitely check it more than just a couple of times a day. lol :)

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    1. I have it all year round hehe ! xo

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  13. I am so in love with the John Lewis Christmas advert! It's so cute. <3 xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Can I just say that you have TOTALLY got me hooked on Hay Day! I saw you tweet about it the other week and have been playing it constantly ever since!
    x

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  15. I love gingerbread so much...especially the homemade variety! Totally smitten with the John Lewis snow couple too, by far the cutest advert on TV. p.s thank you for your kind words on my last post, it means a lot right now ♥ xxx

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  16. Yum the cookies! Lovely post Jennie :) xo

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  17. Thank you for your kind and lovely words! <3

    x x

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  18. Super cute bracelets!Love the little camera charm x

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  19. Gingerbread sounds so good right now! And your cookies are darling. I need to find some cute cookie cutters for my new apartment this year — my old ones went missing in the move!

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  20. Thank you for mentioning my blog, it really means a lot to me! <3 Everybody's commenting on how much they love ginger bread... I've never even tried any! I need to right that wrong ASAP! haha xoxo

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You absolutely must try some! <3 xo

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  21. I need to get my Christmas cookie cutters out and bake some gingerbread I think! I like hanging it on the tree.

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  22. I am hoping I can stand long enough to make some gingerbread this week! x

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  23. The commercial totally made me tear up too. It's so sweet.

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  24. Aw now you got me wanting to bake some gingerbread cookies, yum! I wish HayDay was available on Facebook though, I don't have an iPhone ):

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  25. I baked gingerbread yesterday but I have to see it doesn't look anywhere near as good as yours! (it tastes good though!) I've grown to quite like the John Lewis advert too it's pretty adorable xx

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    1. Yummy, that's the most important thing hehe xo

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  26. Your gingerbread cookies looks delicious!! I adore the John Lewis Christmas ad. I think I could listen to the song forever! Thank you for linking to my blog :) xoxo

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