WE MOVED IN!

Hello guys,

Now going back to around June 2016 me and Jake officially purchased our first property together and on 28th October 2016 we completed on the apartment and moved in the week after.

It was a tough period as not only did we have things to sort out with our new place we also had a lot going on in our personal lives that had complicated the whole process. We felt so emotional when the keys were placed in our hands as we had worked so hard to get to this point and felt a massive accomplishment.

We are slowly but surely getting there with decor however the place does feel a bit bare now our Christmas decorations have been taken down. Here are some pictures from the day we completed and I will be sure to do a tour of the apartment once the decor has been sorted and we FINALLY have pictures on the wall!

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Thanks for reading,

Tori Moore xoxo

 

What I Got For Christmas 2016

Hello lovlies,

I cannot believe that Christmas was already 2 weeks ago, I can tell this year is going to go just as fast as 2016. Anyway, I love reading posts on what people got for Christmas as it gives me inspiration on what to buy other people for any upcoming birthdays or special occasions. A lot of the items I was bought for Christmas have either been put away or eaten so I have just captured the presents that I had around.

First of all is what I got from Jake. He spoilt me rotten again this year, as he always does. Without going into massive amounts of detail the present’s that he bought me are below. The most special one being the tattoo voucher, my favourite tattoo artist in Norwich works at ‘Ink Addiction’ and he had remembered the times that I’d mentioned how I’d love her to do my first tattoo.

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Below were the two main presents from my parents. It makes me laugh when I think back to Christmas day and how excited I was when I opened these presents, they are such Adult things to get excited over but they are 100% the best items we could have asked for and they have absolutely transformed our apartment.

I had to show you guys this candy sushi, it was from Jake’s Nan and Grandad and I just thought it was awesome!

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I was incredibly lucky this Christmas and I never take for granted how generous my friends and family are.

Let me know what you got for Christmas!

Tori Moore xoxo

An explanation and my new year goals…

Hello loves,

So 3 months ago I composed a post saying how I was back and would stop being slack and just concentrate on uploading my blog posts once a week etc. Well you guessed it, shit hit the fan again and unfortunately the end part of my year wasn’t a great one.

Last night I laid in bed chatting with my fiancé and realised how much I missed writing blog posts and also reading blogs. It gave me a real hobby and was giving me a chance to sit down, even for 20 minutes, and have some real me time and just get lost into reviewing a product or reading a blog post about something I am really interested in. So I’ve decided that I really want to concentrate on my blog this year and get it out to as many people as possible. I’m giving it a real makeover and I hope the current followers I have can support me in getting up and running again.

I’m not a massive one for new years resolution as I am a big believer that you shouldn’t wait for one single day of the year to pledge the ‘new year, new me’ idea, however this year I have given myself a few points to focus on and here they are:

  • Don’t get sucked into the drama/gossip and avoid anyone giving off them negative vibes
  • Don’t rely on anyone to make yourself happy – you’re the only one that can look after yourself properly
  • Get the decor sorted in our new apartment!! (WHY IS ALL THE HOMEWARE I LIKE SOO EXPENSIVE?!)
  • Start putting money away to organise holidays and weekends away

I’d love to hear what goals you’ve given yourself this year!

Thanks for reading and I promise I won’t be this shit again,

Tori Moore xoxo

Tanya Bakes (and the book signing!)

Hello guys,

Last Sunday I was lucky enough to go to Tanya Burr’s book signing for her new book ‘Tanya Bakes’, it was a great experience. My sister and I had to wait around for a couple of hours but when we met her she said she loved my lipstick so I’d say it was worth it.

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In this post I really wanted to concentrate on the book itself. I love baking,  I’m still learning and half the things I bake usually don’t turn out as they should, but I find it really therapeutic. There is something about buying the ingredients, shutting yourself in the kitchen and just getting lost in the recipes.

 This is like no other baking book I’ve seen, the attention to detail is brilliant and you can tell this wasn’t a rushed product. The recipes are really up my street and I honestly don’t think there is a recipe in there that I wouldn’t or couldn’t attempt. There are 8 different sections in the book, anything from baked pizzas to an impressive looking celebration cake.

I think my first 2 projects for this weekend are the Salted Nutella Cookies and the Cheese Scones as they both look amazing and I can already tell they will be a favourite with my fiancé and family.

 I would definitely recommend picking up this book if you’re a fan of baking as there are recipes for beginners and for people willing to take on a complex bake.

 Thanks for reading you lovely people, and let me know if you’ve read this book!

Tori Moore xoxo

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Get To Know Me Tag..

Hey honeybees!

I’d say I’m pretty open about my life on my blog, but I love reading these posts and really getting to know the people I follow on here. So I thought I’d give it a go:

1. What is your middle name?

Louise

2. What is your favorite color?

Rose Gold – fo’ sure

3. Who is your best friend?

Sophie, I couldn’t ask for anything more in a bestie!

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4. How tall are you?

5’1

5. Cats or dogs?

Cats, I’m actually a little scared of most dogs

6. Funniest moment through school?

There are just so many…. My Science lessons towards the end of school have to be up there with the funniest of times

7. How many countries have you visited?

I’ve actually never counted, I’d say about 15-20

8. Are you in/gone to college?

I didn’t get on too well with sixth form, so I went to a music college a few years ago instead

9. What was your favorite/worst subject in high school?

 

Favourite: English – Because it was the only subject I was reasonably ok at

Worst: probably Geography – it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I wanted to learn about counties on a map, not marks on a cliff!

10. What is your favorite drink?

Lemonade and lime, or a lovely glass of Barefoot Rose

11. What is your favorite animal?

Sharks

12. What is your favorite perfume?

My favourite at the moment is the Earl Grey and Cucumber cologne from Jo Malone

13. Tea or coffee?

I love peppermint tea, but I also love ice coffee – depends on the time of year!

14. What would you (or have you) name your children?

We have already decided on names for our children – We like Fredrick for a boy (as that is what my Grandad was called) and Isabella for a girl. The name I’ll be marrying into is ‘Gray’, so it goes nicely with a lot of first names

15. What sports do you or have you played?

I used to do some swimming

16. What is your favourite book?

I’m currently reading ‘Girl on the Train’, and it’s amazing so far

17. Who are some of my favorite YouTubers?

If I had to chose – I’d say Helen Anderson and Tanya Burr

18. What is your favorite memory?

The memories with my family, we have the best family celebration days and they’re all close to my heart

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19. Are you single or taken?

Taken

20. What’s your idea of an ideal first date?

I’m not high maintenance at all (until it comes to make up), so I’d love a thoughtful first date. A picnic would be lovely

21. How many girlfriend/boyfriends have you had?

A few, but I’ve only ever been in one serious relationship

22. Favorite memory from childhood?

I’m not too sure, there are so many

23. Do you speak any other languages and how well?

I attempted to learn Turkish, but I know about 5 words…. Other than that, no!

24. Do you have any siblings?

Yes – 2 brothers and a sister

25. How would you describe your fashion sense?

I change it on a daily basis, most of all I like to be comfortable in whatever I’m wearing

 

26. What is your favorite restaurant?

Coast to Coast

27. What are some of your favorite tv shows?

 

Pretty little liars, Orphan Black and Luther.

28. PC or Mac?

Mac

29. What phone do you have? (IOS or Android)

I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 but I’m going to move back to an iPhone!

30. Tell us one of your bad habits!

I love a good gossip! Sometimes that can be a bad thing…

Thanks for reading,

Tori Moore xoxo

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