The Happiest Week Ever

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all been having a wonderful week, and are feeling super refreshed and motivated for the week ahead. I thought today I’d catch up with you guys and share what I’ve been up to for the past week or two! 🙂

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Last week was the #CarnLIVal event, hosted by Sam and Katy and it was absolutely wonderful to catch up with some local bloggers and meet new ones. I felt super cute (for once) and festive in my new blue velvet dress, and we had such a great day! I had to leave quite promptly as this chest infection is still yanking all the energy out of me, but it was a great day nonetheless. I pretty much just spent the rest of the weekend watching comedy stand ups on Netflix, like Russell Peters and trying to laugh away this persistent cough (bad idea).

Then on Monday, I had the great phone call I have EVER had. Like seriously. You may have seen me screaming about this on Twitter because I was bouncing off the walls with excitement. I have been approached by someone to do something HUGE. Like.. my dream, my top bucket list project. I hate being so secretive but I really have to for now! It’s going to be a long time before it all comes out too, but oh my god I’m excited! Just know that I’ve started working on something big, and I’m counting down until the day I can tell you all.

That was the start of a consistently great week to be honest, and it’s just been one good thing after another. Gary’s mum and her partner visited us from Plymouth, and we had a great time. We went out for drinks and a lovely meal, and I even got to wear one of my beautiful new necklaces from Eclectic Eccentricity*.

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They’re absolutely beautiful aren’t they?! Eclectic Eccentricity (try saying that 5 times fast) have a huge range of wonderfully quirky jewellery, and really celebrate the unique. I especially love their rain cloud range!

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Onto another exciting event; on Wednesday I got to make a little trip to Superdrug Bromborough to check out all their new products, and even experience their nail bar! I’ve never visited a Superdrug with a nail bar before, and they also had a brow bar too! I got completely pampered and spoiled while I was there, and couldn’t be more grateful. I’ll be sharing all the details here on the blog tomorrow though; so be sure to check that out!

I celebrated hitting 600 sales on Etsy this week – WOOHOO! I was so so overjoyed I screamed! (Sorry neighbours). I know this might not seem like a lot to bigger businesses or more experienced sellers; but to me this was truly amazing and I’m so grateful. I honestly got emotional just thinking how many lovely people support me, and I know I’d be bloody nowhere without them. That includes all of you reading this! 🙂

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Prints available on Etsy.

I treated myself by ordering a new comic I’ve never tried before (I’m definitely going to grow my collection in 2017). I opted for ‘Paper Girls’ by Brian K. Vaughan; which seems like a nostalgic 80’s vibe story of a group of awesome pre-teen girls, who all have a paper round, and experience something mysterious together. It arrived yesterday so I’m only just starting it, but it’s so freakin’ beautiful! The artwork is amazing and I feel so inspired by the aesthetic. Plus it has MAJOR Girl Gang feelz. You can buy it here if you fancy it – not an ad or anything, I just genuinely think a lot of you would love it!

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And finally, I’m all done for Christmas, yay! Well, to be honest I’ve been done for about 2 weeks, hehe. I was very organised this year. But I’ve even finished wrapping all my gifts now and writing out cards. I only wish I could send Christmas cards to my blogger friends; but postage costs so much! 🙁 *sends an e-card to you all*.

I am so excited for Christmas to come now, and to spend time chilling out with Gary and family. My mum has promised she will get me a ukulele too, so I’m counting down the days! I figure 2017 is going to be the year I try learn new things and challenge myself. The ukulele is just the first step.

 

I hope next week is just as great as this week was, and I hope all of you are doing well!

Thanks for reading guys 🙂 x

 

 

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  • herelectricocean.blogspot.co.u

    I love your necklace- it’s absolutely stunning. Congrats on your sales; that’s such a huge milestone; I’m so happy for you! I can’t wait to find out what your exciting news is all about…

  • Sheridan Grady

    Ahh the necklace with the J is so pretty! x

    http://www.shayholly.co.uk

  • Rachael Dickinson

    Love how positive this post is. Congratulations on your new project – looking forward to the reveal!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

  • Your week sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see what this super-secret project is 😀
    Steph x. Hello, Steph Blog

  • Honestly sounds like you had an amazing week, I’m so happy for you that you’re working on something so big – I can’t wait to find out what it is, bet its going to be incredible!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Justine Machin

    I’m so excited for what your big project is!!! Is it a book!? I secretly hope it is but I’ll be excited for you whatever it is!! So happy that you’ve had a good week hun. You deserve all the success in the world and it sounds like something big is around the corner for you so yay!!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻❤️ Xxxx

  • I honestly so excited to find out about this project I’m so happy that something so amazing has happened for you!!

    Ella xx
    http://www.inellaselement.co.uk

  • I’m so glad to hear all of this good news coming from you Jemma, and even though the project is secret for now, I’m really glad to hear it’s your dream and that you’re excited for it – wishing you all the best with it and I hope it leads to even more! Those necklaces are lovely, they remind me of gemstones, I love those colours. And well done for all of your Etsy sales too, I must buy one of your prints when I can do, the mountain one is gorgeous! – Tasha

  • Such a great positive post! I love reading about other people’s good news! Is it still on the cards that you might be coming to Plymouth?! Alice xx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

    • Definitely Alice! I’ll be there from around May! 😀 xx

      • Yesss!! 🙂 fantastic news! How exciting for you guys. Theres such a great group of Plymouth bloggers too! Xxx

  • Hooray for excellent days. Liking the unicorn stone (what it’s called in my head). I’m dying to read Slam – it’s a roller derby comic and it’s on my wish list. I’ve my fingers crossed for book tokens this year!!

    Honestly Aine

  • Woo – so lovely to read such a positive, upbeat post. And I’m so so pleased that things are going so well for you! I hope 2017 continues in this vein and that you have a wonderful year ahead of you. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Really great to see such a positive post! I love reading about peoples good news and I’m glad things are going well for you. Looking forward to hearing about your project!
    Rachael x ~ blissfulgemini.blogspot.co.uk