Well hello there…

Even without the title of this post, by the sheer fact that you are reading it you’ve probably guessed I’m back.  Back to blogging and I’m not going to lie it’s been great to have a break.  I’m always unsure about weather to say sorry or not in these kinds of posts.  It’s like sorry I haven’t been writing but at the same time I’m not sorry I’ve been out living my life!  So where have I been you may ask?  I’ll be completely honest I kind of fell a bit out of love with blogging.  This was for a number of reasons; pressure I was putting on myself to post all the time, certain members of the community throwing their weight around which left a very sour taste in my mouth and not feeling valued as a blogger were some of the underlying reasons.  The main one however was that work has gotten extremely busy lately and while I’d love to be a full time blogger/ youtuber, I know I need to be realistic and build my career up outside it too!  I can’t be holidaying every year at Disney World if I don’t have the funds to get there!!

Having a break was so good.  I’ve been spending quality time with my family and getting up to lots of different things.  It seems silly but because blogging can take up so much time I don’t get the chance to do simple things like sorting out our guest room/my dressing room or even just ‘do nothing’.  This might sounds sad but it’s made me so happy to finally have sorted my dressing room out because as they say, ‘A tidy room equals a tidy mind’ (or something like that!)  Also, I’ve set up a tumblr account and I’m a bit obsessed with reblogging Disney gifs!!  Check it out here!!

Some of you might have noticed that ‘lilmisschickas’ has had a bit of a redesign.  I want to say a huge thank you to Abby from Un-Observed.  She has interpreted the brief I gave her perfectly.  I wanted to keep my pink and green colour scheme as I associate them with my blog and I hope others do but it is nice to freshen up things every now and again.

On a (sort of) non blog related topic, I posted a Hotel tour from our trip to Disney on YouTube.  The style of video is very different to what I normally do and I’ll fill you in on the story behind it.  Before we went to Florida I watched hundreds (no joke) of tours of our hotel.  Port Orleans has it’s own unofficial website (which you can find here) that gives lots of helpful info about the resort, anyway, one thing led to another and the next thing I know I’m glued to youtube trying to decide which part of the resort we want to stay in.  I’ve digressed slightly but the point is, is that I wanted to give back because I honestly found those videos so helpful and it was because of them that we picked the perfect part of the resort to stay in when we gave our room request to Disney.

Oh I should also probably mention the winner of my giveaway for Mac’s Russian Red that I held back in June when I was away.  The whole break from blogging has gotten in the way of me announcing it but finally here it is:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So well done to Holly I’ll be in touch via email so keep your eye on your inbox 🙂

So I think I’ll leave it there for now.  August is going to be a great month!  Hopefully the weather will continue and it’s my birthday on the 20th.  I think I’ll be working but who doesn’t love a good birthday meal!!  Thank you so much for sticking with me during my break and I hope that you’ll enjoy some of the posts I have lined up over the next month or so.