HAPPY NEW YEAR! CHRISTMAS DECOR RECAP & MY 1 GOAL FOR THE NEW YEAR

 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hey lovely!

Happy New Year to you. I know we are 7 days into the New Year already but I honestly can’t stop saying that. 2019- good lord. How did that happen?

2018 was the year of laughter. I spent most of the year learning new things about myself and the people I love, and I am so grateful to go into the new year having had such an amazing time prior. I can still feel the summer air, filled with World Cup hope and people raving about Love Island (which by the way, I still don’t watch) and it just gets me riled up with fresh ambitions for Summer ‘19.

In this post I’ll be doing a little recap of my Christmas 2018 decor, including my super colourful, carnival themed colour scheme, and telling you all about the one goal I’ve set myself for this New Year.

This is my first post of 2019 and I’m pretty excited to be writing it. Get the coffee flowing babe!

All the best for the New Year!

Sx

MY CARNIVAL INSPIRED CHRISTMAS DECOR

If you know me, you know I take inspiration from pretty much anything that makes me feel something inside. But this year, I decided to take inspiration from someone I know very well, and have actually grown to love dearly… * cue narcissistic comment… Yes, It’s me bxtches.

In the interest of anyone reading my blog for the first time, I am not a narcissist (much). But my golden rule for choosing interiors or decorating is to always fuse a bit (or all) of you into your style; and that’s exactly what I done with my Carnival inspired Christmas theme.

Saphron London Carnival Inspired Christmas Theme
Saphron London Carnival Inspired Christmas Theme
Saphron London Carnival Inspired Christmas Theme

Notice the cloud of balloons above my sexy prints from @GayleMansfieldDesigns? Yeah, how could you miss them. I came across an amazing balloon arch post on the amazing Sugar & Cloth website and absolutely had to create my own.

Corner of my colourful balloon arch!

Corner of my colourful balloon arch!

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If you love the balloon decor as much as I do and want to create your own for an upcoming event or for a little creative fun, I’ve put together a slideshow tutorial.

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RETRO CARNIVAL INSPIRED STATEMENT BAUBLES

I started shopping around for my Christmas tree around October because I knew I wanted a pink tree but didn’t want to leave it to last minute which is what I usually do. I must say, given how popular colourful Christmas trees are, I thought they’d be on sale at a lot more stores this year. Luckily, I was able to get one from Amazon for only £25.99. Totes a bargain compaired to the £50+ quid ones I’d seen.

Shopping for baubles was the best part though because there were so many bloody options. I only wanted to include things that represented parts of my personality, and between tequila bottles and rainbow cakes, I think it’s safe for me to say ‘Mission accomplished’.

Ahhh, the neon tree topper. Loved so much that it’s now sitting on the bookcase in my office! This beauty by  Typo  made my 2018 Xmas decor extra special. | £12.99 |

Ahhh, the neon tree topper. Loved so much that it’s now sitting on the bookcase in my office! This beauty by Typo made my 2018 Xmas decor extra special. | £12.99 |

The Rubiks cubes were such a fun addition to the tree and really tied in with the “retro feels”. These bad boys by Paperchase were £8 via  Asos .

The Rubiks cubes were such a fun addition to the tree and really tied in with the “retro feels”. These bad boys by Paperchase were £8 via Asos.

Would it be a carnival themed christmas without tequila bottle baubles? I think not!  Sass & Belle  came all the way through with these and they’re now only £2.25 on their website!

Would it be a carnival themed christmas without tequila bottle baubles? I think not! Sass & Belle came all the way through with these and they’re now only £2.25 on their website!

The rainbow cake bauble was definitely one of my favourites. Also by Paperchase, this bad boy is now reduced to £6 from £10 and is available at  Asos .

The rainbow cake bauble was definitely one of my favourites. Also by Paperchase, this bad boy is now reduced to £6 from £10 and is available at Asos.

The spirit animal of all Christmas tree baubles! I’ve had a thing for ladybirds since childhood because good things always happen to me when I see them.  Sass & Belle  have some of the most creative Xmas baubles I’ve seen and this one is no exception. The Mrs Ladybird bauble is available on their website for £4.25.

The spirit animal of all Christmas tree baubles! I’ve had a thing for ladybirds since childhood because good things always happen to me when I see them. Sass & Belle have some of the most creative Xmas baubles I’ve seen and this one is no exception. The Mrs Ladybird bauble is available on their website for £4.25.

Me giving my rather impressive tree the finger! A good one, albeit!

Me giving my rather impressive tree the finger! A good one, albeit!

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? OH HELL NAW!

Every year for as long as I can remember has involved me coming up with New Years Resolutions, but this year I’ve decided to jog that right on to make way for my new “thing”. This year, instead of making resolutions, I’ve decided to choose 1 goal for the year…

To commit to one thing (preferably new) each month.

But how is that any different to a NYR? It is different because it feels different. Instead of putting so much pressure on myself to do, maintain and stick to things for the whole year, I’ve decided to micro-action my way to my long term goals.

To kick start this exciting, more manageable little endeavour of mine, I’ve decided to do Dry January this year. It’s something I’d absolutely laugh at others for doing previously as I sip a vodka lemon lime, but I’m a week in and already feeling good about following through with the commitment I’ve made. For me, this is what it’s all about; commitment.

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I’ve learned a lot about myself and who I am in my 28 years; and one thing I know is that inspiration makes up only 10% of helping myself achieve my goals. The other 20% is down to motivation; with the remaining 70% being discipline & commitment. I’m such a visual person so sometimes it’s easy for me to get lost in cuckoo land with my day dreams and visualisations. By choosing to commit myself to an initiative or micro-action, I’m actually working with the best way for ME to achieve my goals, rather than what people tell me I should do- and that feels good.

On top of Dry January, I’ve also chosen to go dairy and chocolate free for the month (though I am allowed raw cacao) and to limit my red meat intake to once a week. My ultimate fitness goal is to shift the weight I’ve put on since my birthday and to also increase my fitness; so these micro actions are a great example of doing it slow and steady to win the race!

Here’s to a wicked 2018 and the littest 2019 we could ever dream of! Cheers! *raises cup of tea*

Have a good’en.

Sx

 
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