Wednesday, 11 November 2015

My 25th Birthday Haul


I'm gonna try to make this short and sweet because I had already written this out but accidentally deleted it all while editing just a word or two, then Blogger auto saved - boo!
Anyways, only two months after my birthday I've finally gotten around to doing my first ever Birthday haul. I don't know if I'll do them again in future, maybe just keep it for the 'big' birthdays, yeah?

My main gift from Jake was Laura and I's Disney on Ice tickets* and from my parents I got some of Love to Shop vouchers so I could get what I needed. Here is what I am very grateful to have been able to get for my 25th Birthday - 

[*I did a whole post of my photography from the show so click here to see that!!]







Due to only buying DVDs, or most other things for that matter, when they are on offer or second hand it has taken quite a while longer than most people to build my Disney Classics Collection. (Really, who has £15 to waste on a disc?!) So it was fun to be able to take my vouchers into HMV and grab the majority of the last few I need - some of which were on a 5 for £20 hence grabbing Bedknobs to make up the offer too :)
One of the things that I spent the majority of my vouchers on was ink for my work printer as it's pretty expensive and it always feels better handing over a voucher than that amount of money for such a small thing haha. In the same photo as that you can see a book and Dvd that I grabbed in Poundland and a magnet to commemorate our time at Woodhorn.


Completely unexpected, not needed what so ever, but extremely thoughtfully I received gifts from 3 friends too. Yup, friends. I have some! :O 
The cute solar flower for my car and the sentimental 'true friend' piece were from my friend Laura who also took me to lunch for my Birthday before we went to Disney on Ice. The oh-so-me bundle of bird theme goodies and yummy chocolates were from my oldest friend Claire - I got so excited about the handbook which not only helps to identify bird species but has space for you to take notes and add your own photos - and the, very unexpected, surprise little package with a homemade card and Lush goodie was from someone all you will know as Dorkface! Thank you all for thinking of me, you didn't need to <3






Whilst in Newcastle you have to make a stop in Primark! Well you don't, but I do as I see bits online that I want and what with them having no stores within 60+ miles and Primark not having an online store. (While I'm on that point - why don't they have an online store....it would make them SO much more money which is obviously the aim is it not?)
I picked up:
Faux Leather Mickey Backpack - £10
Sequin Daisy Crew - £12. Size 10 (wish I'd gone for the 8!)
Hakuna Matata Tshirt - £6. Size 6
Sequin Mickey Head Top - £8. Size 6


Last but not least an item that caused more bother than they were probably worth but I love them! As a long time Vans wearer (and I mean like 12 years) I was happy when the first collab was released, though as some readers may remember I only invested in one of the backpacks and a baseball tee as I wasn't keen on the shoe prints. However when the 2nd collection of prints was announced these had my name all over them. Long story short I ordered these in the 1st hour that they were available from an American store that claimed they were exclusive to them, however just over a week later and Schuh over here started selling the claiming they were 'exclusive' to them too and broke my heart that we'd paid more for them than needed. Lesson learned I suppose and I'm still very happy to have them. I had borrowed the money from my Dad and intended to pay him back when I got my wages but he was so kind as to say they were for my birthday <3 Thank you Mam and Dad for everything.

I guess I didn't end up keeping this short and sweet after all...

26 comments:

  1. Love everything =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Lucky you looks like you was spoilt :) xx

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  3. What fun stuff! I love the Lion King shirt the best I think... heck, I love them all.
    I am on backorder for some Disney Vans - cant wait to get them!!!

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    1. I know right?! haha It seems to be a popular choice. :)
      Oooh awesome, which ones did you go for?

      xo

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  4. Happy Birthday! You have so many brilliant gifts especially the Disney clothes and Vans!! I am re-disneying (is that a word?) my wardrobe for our trip to WDW next year and Primark really is the best for all those bits and bobs!

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    1. Thank you!
      Haha deffo a word - I love it. Primark is good enough for those on a budget ;)

      xo

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  5. I love that Hakuna Matata shop! I'm in love with all of the Disney Vans, I have the Ariel ones and saw some Belle ones once which I really wanted but I have to stop myself from buying all of them! I'm glad you had a lovely birthday! xxxx

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    1. It seems rather popular with everyone in the comments haha. Some of them were lovely but far too light coloured and just not practical for me, others were a little too tacky for my liking haha. If I could afford it there are another 2 pairs I'd like.
      Thank you :)

      xo

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  6. I always chuckle at how Primark are fuelling your Disney addiction haha

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    1. haha I know eh? It's a poor girls treasure trove.

      xo

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  7. Happy belated birthday, you got some lovely gifts lucky lady :)
    Love your choice of vans, I'm not a Vans girl at all but couldn't resist the Minnie ones from the first collection

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    1. Thank you!!
      That was he print I got the backpack and T-shirt in haha ;)

      xo

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  8. Ahhh Happy Belated Birthday and I hope you had a wonderful time! You got some seriously gorgeous goodies!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  9. Such lovely presents! Love that Hakuna Matata top! & a very happy belated birthday to you!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  10. give me that Hakuna Matata shirt! hahaha just kidding! Awesome presents! I really see that the people around you know you really well!
    Jade xo

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    1. haha! If they still had them I'd have gotten one to send to you! Thank you :) Yes indeed,I'm very lucky.

      xo

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  11. Awww, you got some lovely things Danielle - I love it when you get surprise packages in the post too, the surprises are even better. I love all of your Disney goodies and the handbook is amazing - I picked a copy up last summer in The Works during their sale and I love the little note-taking section too, it's so cool. - Tasha

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    1. I'm very lucky that's for sure. Ah we match!! haha I'm yet to use it but wanted to start a fresh in the new year, I'm a little weird that way :P

      xo

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  12. Ahh, what a lovely collection of birthday presents! I especially love all of the little Disney bits - I'm jealous that you've snapped up a few classic films I don't have yet, I really need to fill out the gaps in my collection! I of course love the Disney clothes too - the sparkly Daisy Duck hoodie is so adorable.

    x

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    1. I have them all now minus 1 but I can't find it anywhere with the number on the actual spine and I'm not a fan of the o-rings haha.

      xo

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday, Danielle! Love all the goodies :) I have a solar flower like that too, only mine is orange. Love the Daisy Duck top. I love Primark for Disney clothes too, hehe, it's amazing how much variety they have, I love their Disney socks and pyjamas as well :) maybe you could do a post of your Disney movie collection sometime? I'd love to see them all :) x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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    1. Thank you so much! <3
      Primark is brilliant as otherwise I wouldn't really buy clothes - I don't have enough money lol but the downside is everyone has the same things. Oh well :P
      I will! Yes, I was going to video it but I'm not filming anymore so will plan a post on all my Disney DVDs for next year :)

      xo

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