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August Birchbox Review

How is it August already?! This was my 4th month as a Birchboxer and definitely my favourite so far! Birchbox worked closely with no less than 10 amazing Etsy designers this month to offer a selection of different box designs. I got this little stunner from The Lovely Drawer who design and make customisable prints and wedding stationery. Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask Inside was the usual 5 items, including two full size items! The first was this Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask. I’ve never heard of Dr. Botanicals before but loved this before I even opened it…

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The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill Review

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favourite things about blogging is the community. I am getting to know more and more bloggers who are all so helpful and supportive and I highly recommend getting out and about to meet people face to face in my blogging tips here. Today I did just that! I went to my first Milton Keynes Blogger Network meet up and enjoyed getting to know some of the local bloggers I have been following online and have a meal with them at The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill in Bow Brickhill, Milton Keynes*. I hadn’t been…

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Organise your blogging

I’ve been blogging a little over two months now (you can read about the first couple of months here). Trying to keep up to date with writing and sharing new posts alongside my day job, parenting and keeping up with friends and family is a bit of a juggling act. Luckily I like to be organised (I have a degree in Events Management!) but it does take a certain amount of planning and organisation to keep on top of a blog and all that comes with it. I have some of my tips to share with you and also hosted…

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Badger’s Parting Gifts

Almost three months ago we said goodbye to my beloved Grandma. She passed away comfortable and surrounded by family in the Hospice that I work for after being diagnosed with terminal Leukaemia eight weeks previously. Having that time with her meant that we were able to say everything we wanted to and have all the right conversations but one of my biggest worries and causes of upset was how I would tell Alice her Granny wasn’t with us anymore. Recently one of my best friends lost a Grandparent and came to me for advice about how I explained it to…

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What I’ve learnt from my first two months of blogging

At the end of June and my first month of blogging at Em In Real Life I set myself some targets for my blog and social media for July. They were these: Post at least 2 blog posts a week Post every day on Instagram Complete 3 guest posts Update keywords and SEO Develop a strategy for my blog Increase Twitter following to 600 from 361 Increase Instagram following from 248 to 500 I was reviewing these today ready to set targets for August and was so pleased that I’ve actually managed to meet most of them and smash a…

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