Sunday, 30 June 2013

Inked and Awesome - Liam Parker

Name: Liam Parker
Age: 19
Location: Scarborough, UK.
How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it? 
I was just 16, I had stretchers in my ears and my mother hated them so much. So she bargained with me and said I could get a tattoo if I took them out - so I stuck by my word and I got an anchor on my leg. I was shocked at the pain, I thought it was going to be worse than it was!
What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it? 
I work at a nursing home and,

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Share The Love V.9 - Bloggers With Pets!

As you can tell by the title of this post, this is no regular 'Share the Love' post! While having a hard time finding new blogs that I loved and wanted to shout out, I decided to put a call out via twitter to find other bloggers that had extra special pets. Well the response I had was better than expected and in the process I found a few lovely new blogs to follow as well as enough mini interviews to fill two posts! 

Make sure to check each one of these guys blogs out as I can guarantee you will love them all as much as I do - they are fab! Oh and why don't you leave them each a cheeky comment telling them I sent you? ;)
Anyways, here is part one...enjoy!

I’m Shannon, an aspiring journalist and I blog over at

1. Who is your furry friend? Name, age, breed.
Rocky is a 10 year old, 14hh bay gelding New Forest Pony. Although I’m fairly sure that he should have been a mare; he definitely has stroppy girl days. I’m not even sure that he should be a New Forest either as they are meant to be sure-footed which if the amount of times that Rocky trips over every day is anything to go by he is not.
2. How did Rocky join your family?

Thursday, 27 June 2013

OOTD - Down The New Local

You'll have to pardon the unflattering facial positions in this little post, as I've said previously Jake takes the photos for these posts and hasn't the best timing - I'm usually talking to the dog. 
Oh and yes, yet another outfit of the day from a park trip...

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

JD Photography - It's A Dogs Life

Just a quick little (photo heavy) post of a handful of my pet photography that isn't just of Baker!
The Cocker Spaniel is Finn, the puppy Staffordshire Bull Terrier is Rex both of which are my baby's new play friends and the King Charles puppy is Maisy, the Doberman - Skye. 
As always, let me know your thoughts - who is the cutest?! 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Inked and Awesome - Jess from Las Vegas.

Name: Jess
Age: 26
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Website: Mocha Fox

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 17. Funny story about that one, I was lifeguarding at the time and had just gotten off of work after a long hot day. My ride had forgotten to pick me up and I had accidentally stood in an ant hill so I had bites all over my legs. To say I was in a bad mood would be an understatement. One of my best friends rescued me and to try and cheer me up, she suggested getting tattoos. 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

How To - Cruelty Free Hair Colouring

On my quest to become completely animal testing free I have been experimenting with other ways to continue and hide my natural hair colour!
Since middle school I have dyed my hair. It's been bright red, blonde, bright orange, green, teal, purple, brown, black and all variations of those together. Safe to say I'm not a fan of what I was born with... However I have stuck with the basic black for the past year and a half or so therefor only needing to top up my roots every 8 weeks or so.

I'd seen in store and online about Lush's Henna hair dyes and thought I'd give them a bash, Lush being a well used and respected brand in my house. I was delighted when my Mam turned up with a sample that the lovely assistant from the Eldon Square store had sent her away with after loving how into promoting animal welfare I was :)

So this post is an easy step by step, how to use it and what I thought! Enjoy.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Currently Obsessed V.11

Linking back to this post from the start of the month, it's obvious that I'm currently obsessed with trying to make this house a home.
I had planned on doing a house tour type post but that may not be for a while yet seeing as dvds, books and all forms of personalisation are in boxes still. So I'll just leave you with a few sneak peeks of how our little place looks right now.
Come on in...

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Inked and Awesome - Kayleigh Webster

Name: Kayleigh 
Age: 23
Location: Lancashire

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 18 and it is of a Heartagram - I thought I would start with something small :)

What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it?
I work for the NHS and I think my tattoos could affect it, but I am able to cover them all if I am meeting new people or going to important meetings.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

What's Going On? - Fathers Day

Tomorrow is a day without much real history other than it's origin being the US and the reason for its initiation was only to complement Mothers Day. How bad is that?! If anything I think it should be the other way around; the man being the pivotal role in the household after all.
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I suppose with so many single parent families and young mothers these day's, the fathers end up getting a bad rap and the amazing Dad's out there taken for-granted which upsets me :(.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Out and About - Discovering with Daddy.

So I guess you'll of been aware of the beautiful sunshine-y day's we've been having the past week or so?
Well seeing as we've missed out on a couple due to housework and general new house DIYs, we thought to take advantage for at least one day and what better place than to introduce Jake to than Heaton Park.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Opinions Of A Housewife - 'Who Run The World? Kids!'

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Following on from this years recent Britain's Got Talent finale, I thought my ear biting's towards Jake merited their own opinions post.
Now if you are against the British Pride way of thinking and adore children you may aswell click that little red cross button because this is a rant all about those things!

Just like alot of the talent competitions on TV, every year is the same and every year I say, just like hundreds of others, that I'll not be watching next year after a controversial result. This year is no different, but of course  unless the makers of Lost bring me something just as captivating as my favorite TV show of all time to fill my evenings, I'll resort to BGT again.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Inked and Awesome - Chris Gibbany

Name: Chris Gibbany
Age: 40

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I was 30. My ex husband wouldn't allow me to have tattoos so after I divorced him and got with my current husband Gabe, I went and got a blue Chevy bowtie since I am such a Chevy nut.  

Saturday, 8 June 2013

It's My Life - I've Just Done the Most Stressful Thing...

...Moved house! Yep. The 31st of May we packed up (well for the full fortnight beforehand I tackled all the packing) and shifted our little family into the big bad city.
As close to the city as I can tolerate actually...haha. We are less than 2 miles from Northumberland Street, Newcastle, have amazing views of the river Tyne and it's famous bridges as well as having a big garden and being near lovely parks, one of our main priorities for little Mr Baker B - best of both worlds!

Since moving from my hometown (after circumstances that are to be addressed in an upcoming post), to my aunties in North Shields, a friends sofa and then finally our place by the sea we've

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

JD Photography - Project 365 5/12

So here is your monthly dose of photography! 5 months down, 7 to go and still going strong yey!
Although the drip drip drop of the April showers stretched on and littered a few days this month, we were also granted some beautiful days meaning lots of fun outdoors.
The last two weeks of the month were spent mainly packing, so trying to take photos that weren't just of boxes was a challenge haha. We have indeed moved now so there will be lots of photos of new places and things to come.
As always to see the full size images you can head straight over to my Project 365 blog..and even follow if you wanna keep up to date with daily uploads!

What did you get up to this month? Which is your favorite photo I took in May?

OOTD - Fun in the Sun

I'm writing this up before I have even posted my '1st Outfit Post' so I'm unaware whether you enjoy this format of an OOTD, but you'll of read in the last post my whole 'rant' about the stuff girls wear these days and how I want to show a practical girls wardrobe! 
Well this is what I wore for some fun in the sun with my two guys at the beach on yet another warm day that the North East has been granted, yey :)  
(This is a pre-written post from a few weeks ago and we have since moved into our new house.)
It was alot easier to have someone else to take the photos this time too but I still wanted them to be natural and un-posed (like the work I do for customers) - Enjoy.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Inked and Awesome - Brandi from Missouri

Name: Brandi
Age: 26
Location: Missouri

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I've wanted to get tattoos since I was like 10, but like so many, I was 18 when I got my first tattoo. There wasn't a shop in town that would touch me before then even with my moms permission. 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Cuteness Overload V.10

While doing my regular, procrastinatory (yeah its a word, well now it is) rounds of the social networks, I came across something strange. Something that wasn't uneducated fools slating the British government nor teenage single mothers complaining about their baby daddy. It wasn't even an album full of partially dressed people in a scorching hot country...okay maybe I did see that too :(

What I'm trying to build up to is this video. One of the rare, yet genuine and heartwarming stories sprinkled across the scary world of the interwebs. Of course it's about an animal.

It's unlike me to actually click play on a video through Facebook as I'm a devout YouTuber and don't trust that Facebook won't physically infect my laptop with viruses, but looking at the comments I had to.