A Chatty Catch-Up | June 2020

I’ve now been working at home for the past three months, which is longer than I was working in the office for!! It’s kind of become the new norm but it’s still been a bit of a struggle. I’ve now been referred for CBT therapy to help with my anxiety and I really hope it helps!! June hasn’t been all bad though; I’ve started going out for walks again and had loads of chats with my mum and dad which has really helped!!

Here are my other highlights from June:

What I loved:

At the end of May, I won an Instagram competition run by Anna from IDontCrampMyStyle. The prize was Β£50 to spend at Poster Store!! I spent absolutely ages choosing what prints I wanted and was even able to buy frames as well within the Β£50! The frames are black wood with Plexiglas and they have stands on the back to put them on shelves or tables and there are also hooks to be able to hang them on the wall πŸ™‚

In the end, I chose this gorgeous pink flower print (which I already had a frame for from IKEA), a stunning autumnal deer print, a very calming dark forest print and this beautiful pastel pink waves print!! The three large prints are A4 size and the smaller print is 13cm x 18cm. I can’t wait to put them up in the house somewhere!

I’ve been loving wearing this absolutely beautiful necklace from Daisy London*. It’s the Luna necklace from their EstΓ©e Lalonde collection, in Sterling silver. I love the gorgeous crescent moon design because it goes perfectly with the star necklace that I wear already (which was previously gifted from Jewellery Box!)

Daisy London have an incredible range of women’s necklaces in both silver and gold, so if you’re looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one, definitely check them out (they also do jewellery for men too!)

I love that the chain has three different rings on it so you can adjust the length! Plus the chain is incredibly sturdy πŸ™‚

Also, I got this gorgeous spotty Dorothy Perkins dress ages ago but completely forgot to share it with you!! I managed to get it in the sale so it was only Β£12 (it’s normally Β£24!) It’s so comfy as it’s a pull-on dress and, as it’s quite thin material, it’s been lovely to wear while the weather has been really hot and sunny πŸ™‚

I reached the “dye my hair” stage of lockdown!! I bleached my hair first, then used the colour Mystic Purple from Knight & Wilson’s Colour Freedom range. It was Β£6.99 from Superdrug. It looks a lot more lilac/purple in real life but the sunshine makes it look super pink!!

It was my dad’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and, as I wasn’t able to see him, I asked my mum to help me get a hamper together for him!! She really went all out and got him some of his favourite foods and even made him some scones so they could have an afternoon tea with the jam and clotted cream I got him πŸ™‚

Home and garden:

As I’m spending all my time at home, I’ve been trying to tackle some of the DIY projects I’ve been wanting to do for ages. One of my projects was to neaten up the sealant on the kitchen worktops. As you can see, the worktop and trim has been sealed and the trim and the tiles has been sealed but it started to discolour and peel.

I started off by using a Stanley knife and glass scraper to try and neaten it up, but it was so difficult, so I decided to dig it all out and start again!! Luckily we have plenty of sealant upstairs, along with a couple of sealant guns. I spent a week watching loads of YouTube videos on how to do a good line of sealant but there weren’t many videos on how to use the sealant gun, so J showed me what to do πŸ™‚

Inevitably, I managed to make an absolutely huge mess and probably spent a good couple of hours trying to neaten it all up!! It turned out pretty well in the end as you can’t even tell it’s there unless you look closely! My next project is to re-seal the other kitchen worktop where the sink is because the sealant has got water damaged! I think for that project, I’m going to put some masking tape down so I get a nice straight line!

I also spent a hugely enjoyable Saturday afternoon pressure washing our decking!! J bought a Karcher pressure washer years ago but it was up in the loft. I got it down, cleaned it and checked it still worked. Then I started on the deck; it was so much fun and incredibly messy!! The decking is almost 5 years old and had never been cleaned before!!

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What did you get up to in June? Have you been enjoying the hot weather? How do you feel about lockdown restrictions easing more? Let me know in the comments below πŸ™‚ x

*This necklace was very kindly sent to me but neck and views are my own.

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32 Comments

  1. What a great read! I love how positive it was – well done on winning the competition! Your posters looked fab, I am very jealous! Your dress is also really pretty, I am going to have to find one similar for the summer!

    Em | http://www.loveemblog.com

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ It took so long to pick those prints!! DP have loads of similar dresses at the moment and seem to keep having sales!! πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Congrats on winning the Insta competition – the prints you chose are stunning, I’ll have to head over to their store now! And your DP dress is gorgeous, perfect for summer, so light and cool and easy to wear. Also love the look of your refreshed decking – time to fire up the barbecue now! Lisa x

    1. Thank you, I couldn’t believe it when I won πŸ™‚ Yep, the DP dress is definitely perfect for summer!! Ha, yes I love a good barbecue πŸ™‚ xx

  3. Love those prints and the necklace! Was really nice reading this chatty post πŸ™‚ i’m definitely feeling more free with restrictions being lifted but will only be doing things that are sensible at the moment!x

    1. Thank you for reading. I’m excited to put the prints up πŸ™‚ That sounds like a great idea! I hope you have a lovely July x

  4. I love reading your monthly catch up posts.
    First of all, that necklace is beautiful, it’s a lovely feminine style, and your hair is amazing, it suits you 😍 secondly, that polka dot dress is so pretty I’ve just ordered it after seeing your photo again πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ
    I’m only venturing out an hour a week at the moment, even with lockdown easing. Hope you have a great July.

    Sharon xx

    rosieloveslife.co.uk

    1. Thank you Sharon!! I haven’t stopped wearing the necklace since I got it!! I’m loving having dyed hair again πŸ™‚ Oooooh no way, can I call myself an influencer now? I can’t wait to see it on you!!

      I’m not really going out either to be honest, it just feels too soon! Have an amazing July lovely xx

  5. Your hair looks amazing! I also love that dress you got too. Looks fab on you! I love Daisy London. I received one of their necklaces too – actually VERY similar to yours but mine has a sun on it! It’s one of my faves xxx

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ It’s fading to a lovely pastel shade now! Oooh, I’ll have to check your necklace out, I’m absolutely in love with mine πŸ™‚ xxx

  6. Your June was so much more productive than mine! I’m considering a post like this though so I can see what I actually did accomplish. I do one seasonally for the homestead and it’s rather satisfying to realize what had been learned and done.

    1. I always feel like I’ve not done much so I tend to scroll through my camera photos for the month to see what I did, it’s always surprising lol!! A seasonal one is pretty awesome, especially if you learnt a lot πŸ™‚ xx

  7. That Dorothy Perkins dress looks gorgeous! I love it when a dress has an elastic waist that hugs nicely. The hair looks fab too, I added some pink pieces into my hair a few years ago and seeing yours is making me want it back!

    Best of luck with your CBT therapy and have a wonderful July xx πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, I’ve never had a dress like this before but I think it’s my new favourite!

      Oooh, do it!! I’m trying to decide what colour to go for next lol.

      Thank you lovely, have a wonderful July too!! πŸ™‚ xx

  8. Hey 😊
    Seems overall you had a fab June with those two diy jobs! I haven’t really done anything like that bit i have sorted out my living room a bit & got rid of a lot of ‘stuff’ i just don’t need anymore πŸ˜‚

    The posters look beautiful and I’m sure they’ll look lovely hung up on the wall.

    The star necklace & dress both also look lovely & are the perfect pairing for Summer πŸ˜Žβ˜€

    Here’s to July being even better! ✨🌟

    Sarah
    https://www.sunshinesarahxo.com/2020/07/AD-Femme-Luxe-Mid-Size-Friendly.html?m=1

    1. Yeah it was pretty productive!! πŸ™‚ That;s good, I want to have a clear out but don’t want to go to the tip lol.

      Yes, here’s to fantastic July πŸ™‚ xx

    1. Thank you so much!! I’m going to try and fade it out so it’s more of a pastel peachy colour πŸ™‚ I love moons and stars too!! πŸ™‚ xx

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