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14 things I’m thankful for on the 14th.

Hey everyone,

I have been super duper busy these past few weeks working hard and also having lots of events and arrangements to attend. I thought I would write a quick blog post listing the things I’m thankful for especially in light of what has been happening around the world these past few days.

I’m thankful for…

♥  My family and friends always.

That I have a roof over my head and a place I call home.

Positive vibes

My new work related adventure (working for a company writing content, creating graphics and managing social media accounts)

Future plans and dreams slowly falling into place.

Being lucky enough to travel, see places and spend time with family (holiday in August)

Nature

Books. Reading is a great escape for me and I don’t know what I would do with myself if I couldn’t read.

My freedom. To speak my mind, do what I want and write freely is of huge importance to me especially as a female and I will always have my independence.

Balance and moderation.

My body and mind. Both of which aren’t perfect but it’s a working progress but I’m pleased that I feel and look healthy and happy.

Support

Baths. Alchemy baths and LUSH baths are just too perfect for me. The little things count.

Myself. It is hugely important to love yourself and take care of yourself.

 

I love writing these lists because they keep me so grounded. Even if you are having a bad day/week/month/year look around you and remind yourself of what you do have instead of what you don’t. 

What are you thankful for? Leave a comment below.

Thanks,

Gee

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Coconut Lane and Ivy Park.

After making recent purchases from online store Coconut Lane and Beyonce’s fitness wear Ivy Park I decided to combine the two together to make a more substantial blog post.

If you follow me on social media platforms Twitter and Instagram you will know that I have been posting a lot about Coconut Lane and talking about their products and how you can get a discount code from me (I’m a coconut queen ambassador).

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I have made a few previous purchases and I constantly scour the ‘new in’ section to see what goodies I can get because I never get bored of shopping. So when I saw the white marble patterned notebook I knew I had to have it. It matches my phone case and my nails and at the moment I can’t get enough of this design.

I love writing lists and doodling so this is the perfect accessory for any journalist and blogger. I will taking it on my vacation next week to write down notes and plans for the days ahead. Sure enough it will match the white and blue architecture of Mykonos.

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Alongside my notebook I bought this rose gold pearlescent bracelet. It is adjustable and shines beautifully in the sun. The jewellery from Coconut Lane is really good value and is on trend. Many people have complimented me on the bracelet and now I can’t wait to buy the black version!

If you like the look of Coconut Lane you can use the code georgiaknight20 to get a discount!


 

Beyonce’s new fitness range definitely hit the headlines last month and created huge excitement across social media. I myself was one of those excited people and fell into the hype and consumer trap of Queen Bee’s exercise wear.

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I purchased a pair of black leggings from the collection online from JD sports and they arrived within three days. As a size 10 on the hips I originally ordered a size XS as I thought the leggings would have stretch. However when they arrived they were far too small, I couldn’t even get them past my knees! I exchanged them for a S and still they were too tight around the legs and bum meaning I had to change them again for a size M!

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Considering Beyonce is a curvy woman I was surprised at how little give and stretch these leggings have. As someone who lifts weights and likes to practice yoga I can’t do either of those things wearing Beyonce’ leggings. Don’t get me wrong I’m a huge fan of Bey but this collection does make me question how much input she actually had in creating and designing this range.

On the plus side they make your legs and butt look great! They lift and tighten in all the right places and if you were to go for a light jog you could do so comfortably. Just remember to size up!

Buy the Ivy Park range here. 


 

Gee

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Jools Drinks Review.

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Last week I was sent a selection of healthy drinks from a company called Jools. Winners of the Drinkpreneur award in 2014 as best new beverage the London based brand sells green tea drinks blended with fruit. Each drink has little bubbles made from sea kelp and filled with vitamins and nutrients.

All of the drinks contain no added sugar, are gluten free and contain no preservatives. Drinking one of these little guys means you are consuming 8 out of your 13 vitamins a day.

You can see the three flavours in the image above. Each drink comes with a cute chunky straw and the bottles are a perfect size to carry in a handbag or rucksack.

I have to honest at first I wasn’t keen on the idea of having these pearls at the bottom and it took me a while getting used to having them pop in my mouth. My favourite flavour was the lychee and apple green tea, it was so refreshing and the flavours really complimented each other.

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Jools drinks are a great and healthy alternative to some juices and waters as they contain only natural sugars and are low in calories. It is such an easy product to consume and has healthy benefits.

You can order them online or buy them from your local Waitrose.

Thanks Jools! I have really enjoyed trying this fun and exciting beverages and will definitely be purchasing the lychee flavour in the future!

Leave a comment if you healthy drinks that you have tried and tested and recommend!

Gee

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Fundraising and training for the Half Marathon.

Next month I will be running the Worthing Half Marathon and raising money for Kidney Research UK.

Two years ago my Dad had a double kidney transplant after spending so many years on dialysis. I watched him gain his health and strength back and now I think it’s time for me to give back.

Running a half marathon is something I have always wanted to do, and when I signed up in October it was only natural for me to want to fundraise for a kidney charity.

I chose Kidney Research UK because the money they raise goes towards finding a cure and finding better treatments for people who have kidney disease.

More than 6,000 people, that’s around 90% of the total organ waiting list, are waiting for a kidney, yet less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year.

3,000 people a year die while on dialysis and more than 350 people a year die while waiting for a kidney transplant, that’s one person every day.

My dad was given a new lease of life and now I want to raise as much money as I can to support the charity that can give someone else the same.

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Kidney Research UK were kind enough to send me a running vest and fundraising pack and Jamie bought me some new running gear to get me motivated!

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I have been training since the beginning of November and I am aiming to finish in 2hrs 15 minutes! With only 4 weeks to go as long as I can maintain my pace I should achieve my time!

I will be running alongside (or maybe slightly ahead) my mum and my fundraising goal is £150. I would love to meet this target and would be extremely grateful if you could support, share or even donate to the cause.

My justgiving page.

Thanks,

Gee

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Making Smoothies with Easyblend.

A few weeks ago Jamie and I received a Morphy Richards Easyblender for Christmas from his mum. As soon as we got it I was eager to start using it straight away, so we went to the supermarket and stocked up on fruit and veg.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Under the instruction of my boyfriend I cut up a handful of strawberries and kiwi and alongside added half a cup of apple juice and a couple of ice cubes into the Easyblend container.

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I filled the cup up to 600ml and then blended for a couple or minutes.

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The blender comes with two of these style containers with lids included so you can take your smoothie on the go. I decided to pour some in the takeaway cup for the next day, and share some out into these cute glasses to accompany lunch.  Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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The Easyblender creates little mess and it comes with a booklet that includes different smoothie and cocktail recipes. You can use it to make protein shakes and frappes and the instructions are easy to understand.

I’m really looking forward to experimenting with other flavours and ingrediants. Feel free to share your favourite smoothies below! Happy blending everyone! me morphy richards

Gee

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