Reviews

Wedding Wednesdays… Wine Tasting with Humble Grape

Wedding wine tasting with Humble Grape

Hello Wedding Wednesday! Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last little update on wedding related shenanigans but I can tell you there’s been lots going on – dress decisions being made, save the dates being posted and the ring being finalised – all of which I will fill you in on very soon!

I wanted to first of all share a little piece of exciting news however before I launch into today’s most delectable post. In case you hadn’t already heard me banging on about it on Twitter and…

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Inspiration

Spring Cleaning and Home Wishlists

Spring Cleaned Home

Image via my Interiors board on Pinterest

Can you believe it’s March? March! As in the first two whole months of 2015 are behind us! Crazy. For me, March is always a time for rejuvenation. Being the month I was born, I’m most definitely a Spring person. Seeing those first daffodils sprout from the grass, feeling that warm Spring sun light up the day, and making plans for those lighter evenings all elicit such joy and I often feel like I myself finally come into bloom once the first day of Spring has arrived – I’ve got more…

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Snapshots

Snapshots from the Sidebar… February

Snapshots from the Sidebar February

I’m sitting writing this late Sunday post after another crazy busy yet super fun weekend! I’m not complaining in the slightest, as I mentioned in my last post busy feels good right now and even if I’m currently exhausted, I’ve got three days of non stop fun with my best bud to thank for that, which is a good kind of exhausted to be. It has meant that the blog has been a little quieter than I’d like (I always know it’s been a busy week if I don’t manage to round it off with a Five Things post)…

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Outfits

Skirts Over Boots

Skirts over Boots, Bumpkin Betty

February has been a good month this year. I’ll admit normally I don’t have much feelings either way about the 28 days in between the January slog and my birthday, but this year I guess I’ve been more aware of the month than usual (planning a wedding will do that to you – every week is one less week to get everything organised – eek). We’ve had family and friends staying, lots of fun activities going on, our wedding plans have taken a good few steps in the right direction and feel…

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Recipes · Reviews

#RealJuiceReboot 21 Day Juicing Plan

Real Juice Reboot

I don’t know about you but it takes me a good while to get into a new habit, and even longer to break a bad one. Even now, one month in to my healthy eating and gym going regime, I’m starting to slack. It only took a few ‘treat days’ with my Mum last week, and a couple of days away from the gym due to other commitments to make going back to spin on Sunday (and avoiding any chocolate all weekend) that much more difficult. When the experts over…

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Five Things of the Week – Wine, Weddings and Tea Breaks

Five Things of the week, Bumpkin Betty

1. Gluten Free Finds…

Happy Friday all! First of all sorry it’s been a little quiet on the blog this week, but in all honesty I’m not that sorry at all as I’ve had the best week! My Mum has been visiting and helping me tackle many a wedding task, and we’ve had a week of giggles over wine, wedding dress chats over tea and cake, and plenty of lovely days out, meals out and adventures. Even though the steps have been small, I feel as if we’ve made so…

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Inspiration

Introducing Thinking Bob – A Novel Approach to Socialising

Introducing Thinking Bob

As someone who spends so much of my working life in the company of me, myself and I, I certainly value the benefits that come from getting out and making real life connections every so often. Somedays I really don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have that little morning chat with the barista when grabbing my coffee, or the non descript conversations with the friendly post office worker who I see most lunch breaks. Working from home has made me, more than ever, value community. Of course with so much of my job…

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Recipes

4 Pancake Recipes to Master Ahead of Pancake Day

Pancake Recipes, Bumpkin Betty

Well hello Monday (again), hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend? Mine has been filled with fun and excitement and been exhausting in the best possible way. My mum and GB’s mum were both visiting and we set off early on Saturday morning to tackle project wedding dress which was an absolute hoot! I’m not sure I quite found ‘the one’ but it gave me plenty of food for thought and we had so much champagne fueled fun.

And so another week begins, and quite an exciting one too as tomorrow…

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Five Things of the Week… Pancakes, Valentines and Spin

Five things of the week, Bumpkin Betty

1. Spinning around

Happy Friday folks! So I’ve finally made it out the other side from my flu coma and getting back on track! As a result this week has felt pretty busy as I’ve been playing catch up on the last but it feels so good to feel, well, normal again! Hitting my first spin class after a week off of course, did not feel quite as great but the first step is the hardest right? I’m really loving my spin classes at the…

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Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays… How we’re Saving Money

How we're saving money for our wedding

We knew from the off that we’d be organising our wedding on a very tight budget. One, because we simply don’t have any other option, and two, because even if we did we’d probably still not want to spend any more than we are on what is just one day of our lives together.

Wedding budgets vary hugely from couple to couple, and there is of course no right amount to spend on a wedding, just what’s right for you as a couple. What I have realised…

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Outfits

My Most Loved Winter Wear

Most Loved Winter Wear by Bumpkin Betty

The sun has been shining today, which makes me very happy indeed. All we need now is for the temperature to come up a little and hey, we’re practically in Spring! As my thoughts start turning to a new season wardrobe, I thought I’d share some of the items that have really seen me through this Winter (and in some cases the last as well). I love it when you can really get the wear out of a item, when shoes become moulded to your foot shape, an outfit seems…

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Five Things of the Week… Winter Flu and Little Luxuries

Five Things of the week, Bumpkin Betty

1. Home Sweet Home…

This time last week I was back at home celebrating my Dad’s 61st birthday which was all kinds of fun. Neither me and GB or my brother had been home for Christmas just past, so while a long weekend is always lovely, this one was extra special getting to spend some family time together. The celebrations basically consisted of lots of eating, drinking and laughing (as well as some seriously freezing beach walks) which is how all family weekends…

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