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Summer Bucket List 2019

Summer Bucket List 2019

Summer is here and I really want to soak up the last summer of not being responsible for a little person. As soon as next summer comes around it’s not just me that I will have to think about, it will be me and my […]

First Trimester Pregnancy Journal – Weeks 4-12

First Trimester Pregnancy Journal – Weeks 4-12

First Trimester Pregnancy Journals 4 Weeks Pregnant;  It’s officially a month in and I feel really good to be honest. We told our mums and siblings at this point and we’ve done that simply because; 1 – my family needed a pic me up. 2- […]

VS Nails – Nail Technician in Lincoln, Lincolnshire [[GIFTED AD]]

VS Nails – Nail Technician in Lincoln, Lincolnshire [[GIFTED AD]]

VS NAILS - Nail technician in Lincoln, lincolnshire

Personally, I’m not really someone to get my nails done by a professional, simply because I love changing them up and I literally have a new style every other day so when Vicky from VS Nails approached me for a collaboration, I ran it by Vicky that maybe she could, in fact, do my sisters prom nails instead of mine for the same deal, if you like, she kindly accepted.

My sister has anxiety and would self describe herself as socially awkward and yet Vicky made her feel very comfortable, so comfortable that even Nik decided she’d happily go back to VS Nails in the future.

Get To Know vicky

”My name is Vicky, I’m married to my lovely Husband Sam and we have Michael, a two year old ray of sunshine, as well as two cats. I used to be the wedding planner at the Doubletree by Hilton on the Brayford in Lincoln, but after 5 years of trying for a baby and numerous hospital trips we ended up qualifying for ivf. We were successful and had our gorgeous little boy, Michael, in February 2017.

I was due to return to work in January 2018 but it was a full time, 9-6pm job, with evening and weekend appointments as and when my bridal couples needed me. After such a battle to have a baby I couldn’t face leaving him for that amount of time, even though I loved my job.

In the last few months my maternity leave I started looking at my options, something that would fit round family life.My sister, Amy Hansell, is a Nail Technician and loves her job. She inspired me to take a leap of faith and start working for myself.

In October 2017 I qualified in CND Shellac and in the December we moved to a bigger house in Skellingthorpe, which gave me a room to set up my little salon, VS Nails. I have since qualified in The Gel Bottle, the latest gel polish, as well as Builder In A Bottle (BIAB) which can be used to strengthen the nail or build extensions. Setting up my own business has been an amazing journey that changed how I live my life and spend my time.”

 

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Nic was really happy with the quality of her first ever nail tech experience to say the least and I was ultimately impressed with how shiny the nails were even a couple of days after they were done. There’s something to be said for visiting a technician for the very best results, it really is true. My self painted gels are NEVER that shiny an hour after they’ve been done.

I would 100% recommend Vicky to anyone. The fact that she made my sister feel so comfortable and was understanding of my absence due to pregnancy symptoms means that she genuinely cares about her clients. 

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10 Achievements In 10 Years

10 Achievements In 10 Years

10 years ago I was finishing school. My mental health was in a terrible state and I was a lost soul. When I think back to 16 year old me I remember having a lot going through my head. I had no friends, screwed most […]

10 Of The Best Home Instagram Accounts

10 Of The Best Home Instagram Accounts

If you’re here then you, just like me are a fan of those home accounts that are becoming more popular on Instagram. Whether you have your own or are thinking of starting one up or just like to follow and enjoy the beauty of other […]

We Got Married, Just Not By Law

We Got Married, Just Not By Law

So when you think about weddings you automatically see a timeline of a little girl, playing weddings, planning her dream wedding and looking forward to one day finally being able to have that day become a reality. When I was a little girl a wedding wasn’t even in my mind. When I used to play with my friends, brothers or sisters it never used to be anything wedding related, not once. All we ever did was host talent shows or play shops. I always when finding myself playing solo, I’d be a businesswoman. I’d be on my way to my job as a lawyer or something really cool that required an office.

As I got older and boys became more of an interest I still didn’t think about weddings and I was still thinking about how I could make something of my life, constantly searching for my soul purpose. Ever since the age of 15, the prospect of having a wedding was daunting. I thought that the whole standing up in front of your family being lovey-dovey was completely NOT me and honestly, the thought of it filled me with so much dread that I’d think of it no longer and I just assumed that when the time came it wouldn’t be so daunting and it was just feeling this way because I was still young and a long way from marriage.

A Wedding Not By Law

 

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Skipping to last year, November 2018 I want to say we made a decision to have a commitment ceremony, which meant we didn’t need to do the official vows to one another in front of 2 witnesses if we wanted to share a name we’d just do it via deed poll. We still said we’d have the sit-down meal, speeches and a ceremony of sorts. I made myself want it but when I sat there and thought about it on my own the whole concept just filled me with dread. If there’s one thing I hate more than anything it’s being the centre of attention. A couple of months down the line, we decided to have another talk about it because we both weren’t bringing up the subject.

As it turned out both Stewart and I didn’t want the whole centre of attention fiasco and the whole thing made us clam up and not talk about it. We’re both not religious at all so it was a no brainer that we weren’t going to follow a traditional wedding with the vows and witnesses, Even with the added benefits that you get with it and I certainly didn’t want to go through all the ”notice to marry” crap that you have to do and nor did Stew.

So, on the 12th June 2019 we decided to buy ourselves some ”wedding” rings, to us they’re more of a unity ring we went home, had our tea and then changed my name from Miss Shannon Louise Matthews to Mrs Shannon Louise Moore and it was as simple as that, we were Mr and Mrs Moore. We popped open the champers, took some very candid photographs and carried on with the evening like we usually would.

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We have a trip to Cumbria coming up that we’ve just recently planned to go and get some photographs of us both for an album. We’re creating a wedding album with a twist I guess and you’ll just have to wait to see why it’s got a twist when it’s complete but it’s very us and one day when we have children I can’t wait to show them how we did things.

Whilst we have officially changed my name, and are officially husband and wife to one another, we still have many steps to complete before we feel like it’s been completed. The end of celebrations will be in October when we hopefully get to celebrate with our family and friends. I will be sharing every step of the way with you on my blog, so make sure you keep coming back to see what’s next in our journey to becoming Mr and Mrs Moore 2019.

12th June 2019: Uniting. (e.g The Wedding ceremony)

8th-11th August: Cumbria trip. (photographs of the couple)

26th October 2019: Party! (wedding reception) – We decided to keep this day as the day of celebration with our families. We were going to host our full commitment ceremony on this day and thought, we may as well keep this date because it was the first date we initially set to celebrate with family.

 

 

How Do You Know When You’re Ready For Kids?

How Do You Know When You’re Ready For Kids?

Growing up it was easy to say that you’re going to have kids, everyone wants to play mummies and daddies with their baby dolls. I always promised my family when I was a little one that I wouldn’t have kids until I was 25. I’ve […]

Coming Off Antidepressants; My Experience.

Coming Off Antidepressants; My Experience.

I’d been on antidepressants for a couple of years now, 100mg of sertraline every day. I’ve currently got to a point in my life where I finally felt able to see if it was possible to be able to stop the antidepressants for multiple reasons […]

A Whole Load Of DIY

A Whole Load Of DIY

Hello and welcome back!

How are you all? This week I have been jam-packed with home improvements and honestly, I’m shattered and missing writing to you guys on here and communicating with you on other social media platforms. I’ve felt like such a slacker recently and I hate it. I love doing my social media’s, creating content and pretty pictures but I’ve just not been able to find the time.

This week my mum and nan have been saviours in helping me get a bulk of the house up to scratch and it’s really starting to pay off. It’s taking a little while longer than I’d have liked but it’s getting done slowly and most importantly properly and thoroughly. So, this week we have managed to get started on 2 rooms, our spare room and living room and it’s all coming together massively.

We’re also trying to get the little furballs into a more strict ”bedroom” and routine. That’s actually happened organically however, some of the rabbits really aren’t too pleased that they can no longer enter the living room for their naps.

Stewart and I also took a bit of time for ourselves to try and spend some time grabbing some content for our socials. We chose to go to Nottingham and unfortunately nothing was really grabbing our attention and it wasn’t long until we decided to go home and get to Stewart’s Mums for a banging BBQ.

a whole load of diy

Photographs from the week; link below