An evening with

I was lucky enough to be invited to my first ever brand event in Nottingham by Prezzybox. When I received the email to say I had been chosen to attend, I honestly couldn’t believe it. I was overwhelmed which may sound a little dumb but it was such a great opportunity and for someone that blogs about something completely different I didn’t ever think I’d stand out.

At first I was a bit put off by going because I have only ever tweeted those that were invited. Some of the bloggers I have previously met once before but I was still nervous about going on my own but thankfully my old lovely school friend Vanessa over at was invited as well. We decided to go together so that made us both feel better about attending. I won’t go into the journey we had to get there but I ended up taking endless wrong turnings.

We arrived at Baresca later than expected but what a great atmosphere to walk in to. We were immediately greeted by Rhiannen which was lovely and she handed us little name tags which I thought were adorable. We headed straight to the bar for our free glass of prosecco to celebrate in style.

Jingle mingle light in the box

After having a quick wander around looking at all of the gifts and the little workshops in the booths we decided to take part. I met two new bloggers at the crafting table and they were really chatty – hey Helen, hey Kirsty. Carolyn explained how to make a bow to us but unfortunately we sat down too late as the talk was just about to start. I’m sure it would have been really fun! If only I hadn’t taken the wrong turning, oopsie.


The talk between Fran and Becky had me engrossed. The whole taking blogging seriously thing is quite new to me as I used to use my blog to vent and talk about struggles in daily life. It has always been a diary to me rather than a hobby until now. The points both of them made, made me realise I am going in the right direction but there’s still a lot more I have to do. I was a little worried about asking a question but I felt a lot better once I had asked.

Last night was a real eye opener and I cannot thank the staff at Prezzybox for including me in the event. I will definitely keep my eye open for future events and now I know what they’re about, I will feel more comfortable attending.

By the way I want ALL of the gifts that were there last night. My favourite was the stormtrooper light, what was yours?



Personalised frames – Framing Beads

I first came across Framing Beads in 2014 through Facebook and ever since we have become really good friends. This business is the only place I order personalised frames from due to the quality of work and the questions I am asked to make sure the order is right.

Every piece made by Framing Beads is unique in its own little way. The designs are not copied from other crafters but are thought out and designed so you receive the perfect frame. You are talked through the design and crafting process and shown pictures before the frame and its accessories are glued down.

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Petite Treasures Collection

This is one of my favourite frames that I have ordered for myself because it really makes my graduation photo stand out due to the colour contrast. I asked Framing Beads if it was possible to create a graduation frame for me and I had no ideas in my head for the frame. Below is the outcome and I am very impressed. It is a simple design but it says everything it needs to say, I graduated, the date it happened and the celebration of the day by using bunting across the top.

Celebrate Collection

If you are looking for a personalised frame for any occasion and want quality, a quick turn over and a surprise for a friend then Framing Beads is your company. I have ordered at least 10 frames over time for friends and myself. Members of my family, a few friends have also used Framing Beads and have been extremely pleased with the end product, as have I.