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GOODBYE 2016!

Friday, December 30, 2016
Two thousand and sixteen, what a year! I thought it'd be nice to do a sort of round up of the whole year here on the blog by sharing the highs and the lows of the last 12 months!
GOODBYE 2016! | January | Love, Maisie
January
I kicked off 2016 in Berkshire with Jack! He got a little bit too drunk and we went home just after midnight. We spend New Year's Day recovering and making vegan pizzas! At the beginning of the year, I decided I'd try weekly vlogging! My best friend also came to visit me at my mum's in the midlands and I got a new tattoo!

My favourite blog post from January - Tartan on Stipes | #OOTD
My most popular post from January -  Tartan on Stipes | #OOTD

MY MOST PLAYED SONGS OF 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Spotify recently sent me a little notification to say, hey you, we've made you your very own playlist with your most played songs of the year! So I was like hey Spotify, that's awesome! So I thought, why not share it with the world?!
My most played songs of 2016 | Love, Maisie

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | #83

Monday, December 26, 2016
If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit | Quote of the week #83 | Love, Maisie
"If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit" *img source
First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day, whatever you got up to, with all your favourite people(and animals)!

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN HOT CHOCOLATE

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Is there anything more delicious and cosy than a hot chocolate? I don't think so! You might think that being vegan makes it hard to have a really luxurious hot chocolate, but it's actually really easy! Being as it's Christmas Eve, if you're not rushing around doing last minute shopping like Jack is, why not treat yourself to my ultimate vegan hot chocolate!

BUMP UPDATE | WEEKS 33 + 34

Friday, December 23, 2016
If you missed my last bump update, you can catch it right here.

I'll jump straight into and say that week 33 sucked. It's probably not going to come as much of a surprise to anyone really, we all know that pregnancy hasn't been the best time of my life has it? Don't get me wrong, I love our little baby that we're so so so close to meeting now, but the pregnancy side of things isn't all sunshine and rainbows.
Bump update | Weeks 33 + 34 | 34 weeks + 6 days | Love, Maisie

MY ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Christmas is in just three days, I repeat, THREE DAYS! If you're still not in the festive spirit, hopefully today's blog post will help with that!

If you know me in real life, you'll know that I have quite a wide taste in music and quite honestly, I think I have a pretty great taste in music! So I thought I'd put together a little playlist of my all time favourite Christmas songs!
My Ultimate Christmas Playlist | Love, Maisie

PERFECT PARTY EYES WITH KISS

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Achieving the perfect eye make up is a pretty tough challenge for most of us I'm sure! From awkward, uneven cat flicks to eye shadow that just won't blend, it's certainly not the easiest of skills to master! I thought I'd share this eye make up look with you and talk you through how I've found the KISS beauty range to be my best pal in helping me to really achieve these perfect party eyes!
Perfect Party Eyes with KISS | Love, Maisie

QUOTE OF THE WEEK #82

Monday, December 19, 2016
You are capable of amazing things | Quote of the week #82 | Love, Maisie
"You are capable of amazing things" *img source
First of all can I just say, how on earth is it Christmas THIS WEEK?! Hashtag I am not prepared, send help! This is one of those quotes that I want to staple to the inside of my mind and try to always remind myself. It's a quote that I really want to buy a print of and pop up in baby Corbett's room so that as he grows up, he is always reminded that he will too always be capable of great things.

MATERNITY PARTY WEAR | TOP PICKS | ASOS

Saturday, December 17, 2016
With Christmas just 9 days away, you may have already had your Christmas work do! Maybe you do have a Christmas party coming up next week or are on the hunt for something to wear for NYE? I thought I put together my top picks from the ASOS website! All of the dresses in this post are maternity, but the shoes, bags and accessories can be worn by anyone! Admitadley, I won't be wearing any heels this festive season myself due to the oedema, but if you're lucky enough to have avoided this burden, then go for it! I tried to pick out heels that weren' ginormous!
MATERNITY PARTY WEAR | TOP PICKS | ASOS | Love, Maisie
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FESTIVE VEGAN BREAKFAST BOWL WITH INDIGO HERBS

Friday, December 16, 2016
FESTIVE VEGAN BREAKFAST BOWL WITH INDIGO HERBS | 2 | Love, Maisie
Omg you guys, there are only 9 days left until Christmas day, how crazy is that?! For today's post, I wanted to share a little festive breakfast bowl recipe with you all that's a, super tasty and b, totally vegan! 

FESTIVE VEGAN DOUGHNUTS WITH INDIGO HERBS

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
FESTIVE VEGAN DOUGHNUTS WITH INDIGO HERBS | Love, Maisie
I can't believe we're so close to Christmas now, eep! I'm well and truly excited for December 25th now! You may have heard of or have seen the name Indigo Herbs on the blog a few times before, maybe you remember my awesome green vegan cookies? When they got in touch again to see if I'd like to create some more recipes, I knew that I just had to do get to the kitchen to get baking something festive! Full mum mode activated. 

I decided that for my first recipe I wanted to attempt something I had never done before, you all know I like a challenge! So I decided I'd take on the challenge of... vegan doughnuts! Spoiler alert, it was a complete success and I'm actually super proud of myself for creating these delicious festive treats!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | #81

Monday, December 12, 2016
"You did not wake up today to be mediocre"
Shouldn't we all always do everything with our everything? If we're passionate about something, shouldn't we give our all to that something? I like to think that I throw myself into things, but sometimes I think I throw myself into too many things at once and it makes things a little complicated.

JOAN COLLINS COMPACT DUO | THE PERFECT GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Now, I know I've mentioned that I don't think gift guides are my thing, but when the postman showed up at my door with this beauty, I knew that I had to share it on the blog because it honestly is such an amazing Christmas gift for any beauty lover! Let me introduce you to the Joan Collins, Timeless Beauty Compact Duo*!
Joan Collins, Timeless Beauty Compact Duo | The perfect gift this Christmas! | Love, Maisie

FRICTION FREE SHAVING | A SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Saturday, December 10, 2016
If you're not signed up to a subscription box of some sort, are you telling the truth? From food subscriptions to manicure's in boxes, how about a razor subscription service delivered straight to your door? That's right, a shaving subscription box! Say hello to Friction Free Shaving!
FRICTION FREE SHAVING | A SUBSCRIPTION BOX | Love, Maisie

BUMP UPDATE | WEEKS 29, 30, 31 + 32

Friday, December 09, 2016
You can catch my last bump update here.
Well boy oh boy it's been a while hasn't it?! I know these usually go up every other week but between moving and just having a really messed up blogging schedule(as I'm sure you may have noticed!) I just didn't get around to sorting out a week 29 + 30 post on the Friday it should have been up!
BUMP UPDATE | WEEKS 29, 30, 31 + 32 | 29 Weeks + 1 Day | Love, Maisie
So, what's been crackalackin?! Week 29 was pretty similar to week 28, not a lot happened and I didn't feel all that great. I think it's safe to say that "transitioning" into the third trimester was well and truly awful. I think there was just the added stress of moving coming up too which just added to my anxiety and general low frequency.
BUMP UPDATE | WEEKS 29, 30, 31 + 32 | 31 Weeks | Love, Maisie

COSY UP AT CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 05, 2016
I'm sure you're all aware by now that I love Christmas! There's honestly just something so lovely in the air around this time of year isn't there? Anyway, let's get to today's blog post shall we?

I don't know about you, but if there's one thing that I really adore about winter and the festive season, it's an excuse to cosy up in bed or on the sofa in my favourite covers, blankets and bedding. Whether that be in my actual bed or on the sofa with a hot chocolate(vegan of course), you just can't go wrong with a duvet day this time of year can you?

So for today's blog post, I thought I'd share some of my favourite finds for really getting that cosy feel for this festive season!
First of all and probably the most important thing is your duvet covers! As we've just recently moved, I'm actually in the need of building up my duvet cover collection! I'm a big fan of brushed cotton since recently discovering it in none other than Primark would you believe it! These soft brushed cotton duvet covers from Yorkshire Linen can soothe you down for sleep in no time! I can't wait for my first duvet day on the sofa, I'm sure I'll be treating myself to it soon! I decided to chose three different duvet sets, one super Christmassy one, a slightly more subtle but still festive one and last but not least, this gorgeous Stag print which is beyond perfect for this time of year!

A FESTIVE STYLE BOARD

Sunday, December 04, 2016
A festive Style Board | Love, Maisie
Well howdy, how festive are you feeling now it's only 21 days until Christmas?! I knew I wanted to share some festive looks on the blog this month, so I thought festive Sunday style boards would work perfectly! Now, I know that I'm 8 months pregnant and probably wouldn't be able to squeeze into this gorgeous little glittery number and my swollen feet and ankles would be pouring over the edges of these lovely little flats, but hey this is the kind of thing I would be wearing right now if I could! 

TOP CHRISTMAS JUMPERS 2016 | £20 + UNDER

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Top Christmas Jumpers | 2016 | £20 and Under | Love, Maisie
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Hello you lovely lot! Can you believe that it's December 1st, ahhhhh how exciting! This means two things, firstly it means that I can now get super christmassy on the blog and not feel like it's too early to do so AND it means that I've started filming for vlogmas, yay! Make sure you're subscribed to my channel here so that you don't miss any of my uploads!