Autumn is my favourite time of the year, now it’s getting colder it’s an excuse to get out your knitwear and layer up. I love it when the sun is still shining but there’s a chill in the air and you can wrap up in your scarf and and wooly hat and walk through the crunchy leaves. What I don’t like though, is getting up in the morning when it’s still dark outside and getting dressed in the cold. 

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is get my fluffy dressing gown on and then go downstairs and switch on my espresso machine (I got a great deal online at Tesco) and get myself a nice cup of coffee which I drink while I’m applying my make up. I can’t do anything until I’ve had my caffeine fix! Once the coffee has warmed me up a bit, I get my clothes on as fast as I can. At the moment, I’ve been wearing jeans a lot with a warm, fluffy jumper (the shops all have some great ones in at the moment) and my faux leather jacket on top. I don’t ever go out without a scarf, right now I’m really loving a houndstooth one from Primark – it was only £5 and it doubles up as a blanket when I get a bit chilly!

In the evenings, I like to settle down with a good book on my kindle. I can read for hours and hours, it’s the best way to spend an evening when it’s cold outside. As soon as I get home, I’m out of my jeans and straight into my pyjamas or a onesie and usually grab myself another coffee. If I really feel like treating myself, I’ll get out a couple of my favourite scented candles and have a nice hot bath with some of my favourite Lush products which is a great way to wind down after a day at work. 

Before I go to sleep, I like to snuggle up with my tartan blanket from Tartan Blanket Co (which I have to share with my cat too!) and get a hot drink. There’s nothing like hot chocolate and a good book, this Wispa Gold one tastes amazing and gets really frothy on top, yum! I’ll usually read my book or watch some Youtube videos before I finally decide to close my eyes.

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Back in January, I set myself 25 goals to achieve by the time I turned 25.  Well, I turned 25 just over a week ago and I managed to cross off 11 of those 25 which isn’t too bad seeing as I  gave myself less than 9 months.  I’ve decided to do the same again and write a 26 before 26 list and hopefully I will be able to cross off all 26 when October 5th 2015 comes around.

1. Reach 2,000 followers on Bloglovin’
2. Pass my driving test  (22nd June!)
3. Get a massage  (I got a back massage on April 7th)
4. Read 40 new books
5. Get a tattoo
6. Visit a new country
7. Visit Oxford  (I visited Oxford on May 30th)
8. Go to a Christmas market (not Birmingham!)  
9.Visit Edinburgh and Amy again 
10. Go away alone
11. Buy something designer
12. Reach 1,000 Instagram followers
13. Visit 4 new cities (Bristol and Oxford so far)
14. Make frozen yoghurt
15. Go a month without McDonalds
16. Go a month without Greggs
17. Lose half a stone
18. See a show in London
19. Do more exercise
20. Go to a festival 
21. Get rid of my wobbly jelly belly
22. Make at least two new friends
23. Pay off some of my debts
24. Go on a summer holiday
25. Visit three new museums
26. Buy a MacBook
 
Have you set yourself any goals recently?

As I still live with my parents, my bedroom is the only room in the house that I get a say in the way it is decorated. My bedroom is where I go to get away from everything, to relax and to sleep. I spend most of my time at home in my room and even eat most of my meals in there. I thought that today I would show my favourite parts of room, the parts that make the room really feel like it’s mine.

First of all, there’s my bed. It’s not the most attractive or comfortable of beds, it was left behind in my last uni house by a previous tenant and I ended up bringing it home with me. I would like to get a new one and a new mattress, but for now it will have to do. I love buy new duvet covers and I’m always changing my sheets. I don’t really have a colour scheme in my room, most of the walls are cream and one is a deep pink but I don’t mind if my bed doesn’t match.
 At the moment I have on a floral and patchwork duvet cover from B&M which looks very Cath Kidston. The heart cushion was a bargain from Tesco and the Red Espinar cushion* is from Culture Vulture. I also have my Owl from the Disney Store on my bed and my Winnie The Pooh which I was given when I was a baby. Around my bed frame, I’ve put some sunflower shaped fairy lights. When they’re on they bring a lovely yellow light into the room and make it feel so cosy. You can also see a couple of photos I’ve got up from a press day with me, Chloe and Mungle pulling some faces.
I’ve decorated my walls with a couple of prints from The Print Kitchen and Dottie Rocks, although there are so many more that I want to buy! I’ve also had some of my favourite Instagram photos printed out from printed.com and I’ve hung them from a string using craft pegs. I love this, I think I first saw it on Pinterest and knew I had to do it. I’d really recommend printed.com for the prints as they arrived so quickly and are fantastic quality. It cost me £12 for 36 which is really good value.
I always like to have a candle or two burning. At the moment I’m burning the large Yankee Christmas Cookie jar which I have leftover from last year and a Yankee Pink Hibiscus votive which smells amazing. Bit of a strange mix of scents but it works! I also have some fake flowers from Wilkos in a couple of Rose Lemonade bottles which help to brighten up the room a bit and then there’s my Eiffel Tower statue which I bought from Paris in June.
At the moment I just have one shelf up, although I have two of these which are from B&M – I’m waiting for someone to help me put the other one up. On this shelf I keep my perfumes; all of the bigger bottles are out on the shelf and my smaller ones are in the wooden basket which was from B&M. There’s also some more fake flowers in a glass vase which were from IKEA and some owls which were a Christmas present when I was younger. 
My makeup table was a bargain from IKEA, it was only £5. On this I keep my MUJI drawers and one lipstick holder which holds 24 lipsticks. I do have two more of these (which are full) in my wardrobe. I also have a jar full of my eyeliners and eye crayons and then an IKEA plant pot which I use for my brushes. I keep my eyeshadow palettes on top of the drawers but I really need to find somewhere to keep them tidy!
There’s still so much more that I want to buy for my room but at the moment, I love how cosy it is and it really is my happy place. I could do with a lot more under bed storage for important documents and make up bits, so I’ll be on the look out for some nice boxes.