Removing Toxic Friendships From Your Life

Monday, 30 November 2015

One thing that you seriously need as you grow older is a strong support network. You need those people that you can turn to for support, that you can trust, and that pick you up when you are down.

I've found, over the past year or so, that some friendships are not as friendly as I once believed. I admit, it took me a while, and looking back at some now I do wonder why I believed for so long that they were good for me, but I guess that I am still growing up, and what is growing up without learning along the way?

Boxed Brownies: A Cake Lover's Must-Have

Friday, 27 November 2015

We all know how much I love cake. If you don't then hello, you must be new here. My name is Laura and I bloody love cake.

You know what I love more than cake? Cake that gets delivered to me. You know what I love even more than that? Brownies that come straight through my letterbox meaning that I don't need to leave my warm house during these months in order to divulge in pure bliss alongside a cup of tea.

Guys.I have discovered a revelation in the form of Boxed Brownies.

The Busy Girl's Handbag Guide to Getting Organised

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

New year is creeping up on us, and my bum is fully gearing itself up to getting organised and motivated mode. 
I'm not sure what it is that gets me wanting to be so anally organised (more than normal) once the new year approaches. Maybe it's the pages of a brand new diary, or the hope that I'll be able to look back and go '2016 was amazing', but something kick starts inside of me, and I cannot slow it down. And let me tell you, I take organisation to next level perfection - I am obsessed. 

Tidal Waves

Saturday, 21 November 2015

"There are many times in life that feel as if a tidal wave is crashing down upon you, refusing to stop and not allowing you to breathe. It's the most suffocating feeling knowing that everything around you is changing at such a pace that you can't run from it - it's always one step ahead. It's those times you just need to stand still and let the wave crash around you, wait for the water to settle, and finally be able to breathe again. Eventually, through blurred vision, the important things start to shine through and make you forget that your lungs are full of water and your heart is heavy."

I wrote this a few weeks ago - a few of you may have seen on Instagram before I swiftly deleted it in order to once again bottle those feelings up. But my vision is less blurred now. Going through a crappy time in your life makes you realise which people in your life are the ones that matter, that care, and the ones that are probably just best left as the ones you should just stick to light-hearted stuff with. It exposes sides of people that you've never seen before and helps you learn which ones that are best to go to next time you're in a bit of a rut.

I woke up today for the first time happy. I turned over, checked the (surprisingly late) time, and sang a good morning song to Waffle. He looked pretty confused to be fair, but I can't blame him. And shortly after I won a Big Winter Box of Lame (I can't talk about it too much else I'll get all excited), and then my friend text me asking me to go on a trip to one of my favourite places in the UK.

And there it was. Clear vision.

The people, the things, that turn your world upside down are never the people you expect it to be. The people that turn your world back around the right way are equally as unexpected. I have been so lucky to find people that have always reassured me that they are a phone call/text away, provided me with hugs, taken me out for countless breakfasts, hot chocolates and meals, and just been pure magical stars.

And you guys! Thank you for writing lovely comments on my blog. Thank you for making me laugh every single day on twitter. Thank you for providing me with motivation without even realising it, and thank you for baring with me and my absence on here.

Now, that's all the soppy stuff done. Let's get prepared for blogmas and a youtube debut.

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Event :: #thecitygirls Manchester & Giveaway

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Over these past few weeks (/months/ /what feels like years), I've been questioning a million and one things in my life, including this blog.
I used to be motivated, be provided motivation, and used to receive feedback that made me feel as if elelibee was worth something. Since returning back to my hometown, all of that has stopped. Not even gradually, it just stopped
This, as well as losing faith in myself, made me lose faith in my blog, question what it was all for and look towards bigger bloggers and snorfle at myself for kidding that I'd ever get somewhere.

Sister x Sister

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Growing up, I was an only child. It was only when I hit the age of 13 that a sibling came into my life in the form of my little sister.

Because of this, I never had the whole sister stealing my clothes kind of thing - But now, with my little sister hitting the grand old double figured age of 10, I've started experiencing what I assume can only be a taste of similar aged sisters clothing wars - in the form of bags, purses, make-up, and basically anything she can actually fit into!