My New Year Resolutions

As we reach the end of 2018, we all like to look back on how the year went. For me it had many changes, from finding a job to adopting another rescue dog! Not everyone had a great year and there will always be ups and downs for everyone. We all need to remind ourselves that things will get better and to welcome the New Year, like a fresh chapter in our story, no matter what it might bring!

This is what I aim to achieve in 2019!

1. Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway!

For me 2018 has been a good year, definitely better than previous years. I have come a long way with my mental health and I will continue to work on making it stronger! I have faced many fears this year and I came out the other end untouched! I still have days where it isn’t easy to function, but that’s okay because it is normal to have off days, but we need to make sure we don’t let those bad days knock us back!!

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In 2019 I hope to continue pushing myself to face my anxious fears, no matter how small or big they are! Life is a scary and exciting thing and I need to learn to take everything as it is and not let my fears dictate what I do!

2. There Is Nothing Like The Present!

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I am the WORST procrastinator I know. I will be given jobs to do and I always put them off until the last-minute. This causes me to rush, get agitated and in turn make mistakes! I promise myself this year I will do things as I get them. This I feel will be a tough change as I have been like this for a long time, but I know if I put my mind to it I can achieve my goal!

3. I Don’t Do Fashion, I Am Fashion!

Over the course of 2018, I have seen my style going from “I’m broke but I’m trying” to “I have money but I just couldn’t be arsed!”. I always loved looking after my appearance, I’d dress fancy and I would spend at least 2 hours doing hair and make up. I found it took up a lot of my time and what I wore was so uncomfortable. However I miss the effort I used to put in, now I slip on anything that is clean and I don’t even think about make up!

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That is life I suppose, now I want to be quick and get out and enjoy my day, I don’t want to waste it making myself look nice, but like I said I miss the effort I put in and the feeling I got from knowing I looked good! For 2019 I decided I would start putting in a little bit more effort, get back into my style and at least put on the basic make up.

4. Run Fat Girl, Run!

Over the course of 2018 I have become the heaviest I have ever been. This is pretty much down to getting too comfortable with my free time! When I finish work I tend to indulge a little too much! This year I promise myself to start getting healthier, starting with changing my diet and taking the vitamins my body needs!

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I will be getting married in the next year or two and I want to be thinner than I am now! I know this was my goal before, but now I have no choice, my body is starting to suffer. There comes a time when you have to say “enough is enough!”.

5. Drive!

Now that myself and my fiancée are buying a house, I really want to learn how to drive so we can have even more independence! Unfortunately in Ireland they have made it almost impossible to get your full licence.

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Like everything else you got to start somewhere, so my goal is to study for and get my provisional licence before the end of 2019!

These are my 5 goals for 2019 and to be honest I am excited to try to achieve each one! What are your goals or resolutions for the new year?

Thank you for reading!

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Coby’s Collars Christmas Collection!

It is finally that time of the year were we can listen to Christmas music and watch festive movies without people giving out to you!

I have been working very had to get the Christmas collection ready to launch on my Etsy account, and all the hard work has finally paid off!

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Coby’s Collars first Christmas collection is now live, I am so excited to share our new designs with you all!

To celebrate the new collection I am giving all my readers 10% off your purchase! To get the discount simply enter TDD123 at the check out!

In the Collection I have added 5 bandanas, Glitter bows in 3 styles and 3 different Christmas stockings for your pets!

All the pieces are handmade and finished to the highest of quality and all fabric used is 100% cotton unless started otherwise.

Check out our social media pages if you would like to see more products or images of our customers!

If you purchase any of the products do share pictures of them on your pets with us on Facebook @cobyscollars1 or Instagram @cobyscollars

If you want to check out our store I will link it HERE.

Thank you so much for reading!

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My Sitting Room Decor Ideas!

If you haven’t seen my kitchen decor post, then you may not know that my fiance and I are buying a house in the coming months. I decided to start putting together inspiration boards on how we might decorate the house.

This is where this series comes in, I will show you what I imagined growing up and what we settled on together.

For today’s post I have my sitting room decor ideas, if you want to see my Kitchen Decor Ideas post, click Here.

Living The Gothic Life!

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As I mentioned in my last interiors post, growing up I had a great love for Gothic architecture as well as Gothic decor and clothing. To this day I still have a love for it, but just not as intense! Although I don’t wish to decorate my house entirely Gothic, I would like to bring some elements into it. I love the idea of dark walls and melted pillar candles, but maybe adding more bright elements to balance it out!

The Bright Side of Life

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While I loved everything Gothic, I also loved the idea of a warm and cosy sitting room! I always wanted a sitting room full of blankets, candles and an open fire. The main reason for this was winters growing up. I used to come home from school and my mam would have the fire lit and food on the table. I would get into my pajamas and cuddle up on the couch watching my favorite movies. I always dreamed of doing this with my own family in my own home.

Black Is The New White

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Originally we were going to have a white sitting room with gray couches, you know the ‘Instagram’ sitting room. We then both realised that wasn’t us, but more of how we felt our home should look! We sat down and came up with our dream sitting room, black walls! Yes we want to paint our walls black, but in a tasteful way. We want to have at least one black wall in the sitting room and the rest white, to make it balance. We can then add colour using cushions, plants, paintings and of course blankets! We felt this sitting room was definitely us and it still had the cosy atmosphere that I wanted! At this point we both can’t wait to get our house and start making it our own!!

Those are my three decor boards, which one did you prefer?

Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for more Interior posts!

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DIY Make-Up Bag!

I am always complaining I can’t find a makeup bag big enough to fit all of my makeup and palettes, so I decided to design and make my own!

I wanted a bag that could fit all my palettes as well as keep all of my brushes together, making it much easier for traveling!

Here is a tutorial on how to make the bag as well as the patterns, which are linked below. Alongside them, you will also find a link to my YouTube video of this tutorial!

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Bag Pattern : HERE

If you would prefer to watch the tutorial check it out here!

Thank you so much for reading!

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Spring/Summer Trends 2018

Spring is finally here, and it is time to change-up our wardrobe! Whether you are going to buy all new outfits or just work with what you have, hopefully this post will help guide you through the trends hitting us this Spring and Summer! Continue reading “Spring/Summer Trends 2018”

How To Make A Skirt Pattern/Block

Growing up I always wanted to know how to make my own clothes! This led me to study Fashion Design in college!

I’m very passionate about design and decided it would be fun to teach others how to make their own clothes, so I set up a new YouTube channel. This channel will be solely dedicated to Fashion Design and construction! Continue reading “How To Make A Skirt Pattern/Block”

Valentines Day Gifts For Her

Valentines day is fast approaching, and now is the time to start looking for gifts for your loved one, your friend or even yourself! I was never hugely into V-Day until I met my Fiance, now we take this time to get away for a day or two and just spend all our time with each other!

In this blog post you will find my top gifts for her for V-Day, remember it’s not always about the gifts, but more so the time you get to spend with each other, which brings me to my first gift idea! Continue reading “Valentines Day Gifts For Her”

My Goals For 2018!

As we all know a new year means a new you or at least working to improve the person you have already become! Whether that means a new diet, new wardrobe, new hair style or even a new occupation, the new year gives us the chance to start on a clean slate!

Today’s blog post is my goals for 2018, ranging from really big, to simple achievable goals! I think it is very important to not only set yourself challenges, but to also set yourself small goals that you know you can achieve, this way you will always be able to check things off your list and not be left disappointed if you can’t complete the tasks you have set out for yourself! Continue reading “My Goals For 2018!”

Gift Guide for Her – Under €100

Christmas is right around the corner and I am so excited!! Now is the time when I usually start picking up my Christmas gifts, other people will already be finished and everything wrapped, but I like to wait until the festive feeling has come around! I love going shopping when all the decorations and trees are up, it really adds to the festive feeling of Christmas shopping! Continue reading “Gift Guide for Her – Under €100”

Zombie Bite Tutorial

It is that time of the year again, where we can all dress like our favourite movie characters or as a brain eating zombie and no one will judge!

For today’s post I thought it would be fun to show you all how to create a zombie bite, or a simple wound. Continue reading “Zombie Bite Tutorial”