12 March 2019

That Time I Hosted A Vision Board Party


I recently posted a blog called Manifesting My Life's Desires Through A Vision Board in which I documented the emotional and creative process I use to make my vision board, I also put up a post on my Instagram, to which I received a lot of positive feedback and comments from people saying that they would like to make their own vision boards but for whatever reason haven’t gotten around to it.
This then gave me the idea to host my own Vision board party at my flat for a few of my friends everyone seemed so eager.
Seemed simple enough to do, buy some card… buy some magazines… glue .. scissors
Technically the wine is the most important thing, right?

Off the bat, I need to hold my hands up and admit my planning could have been a schoosh better

On the day of literally all I had done was:
Sent initial invitations via email a few weeks prior and sent a follow-up email a few days prior advising attendees that I would provide most of the materials needed however if they required specific images they would need to source it themselves 
Oh and I had some old magazines 

So on the day of I was running around like a headless chicken getting last minute bits and bobs (basically everything)

My research into hosting a Vision Board party told me I would need to have the following:
A bunch of glue sticks.
Many pairs of scissors
One poster board per person (and maybe a few extras in case of mistakes).
Snacks and drinks
 Tons of magazines 
Print outs of inspirational words and phrases
Apparently, there vision board craft kits that would have probably made my life easier
 but obviously, that would not be possible on the day of so scratch that

Between Poundland, Wilko, Sainsburys and Argos I managed to scrape together a pretty decent vision board haul

Shout out to the man in Wilkos who let me take loads of wallpaper samples and to the baby for not blowing my cover lol!

By the end of the afternoon, I had everything my guests needed to come up with a masterpiece that would manifest all of their life’s desires.

Once everyone arrived we did the introductions and then we had a chat about hoped to achieve with our vision board.
Funnily enough, most of our answers were the same!
Find more: work-life balance
Healthy living
Travel
Make more money
Relax

After setting intentions, we all got to work flipping through magazines, ripping or cutting out images sticking all while chatting, laughing and of course drinking.
I tried to include the baby in the process and initially, he was interested until he finished the popcorn then ran off to his room never to return.
Boys lol!

I am glad that I decided to host the party and actually followed through despite the last minute anxiety about having people in my flat (I am defiantly not a natural hostess) 

As we are all so busy with jobs, kids and life we are rarely afforded the opportunity to meet up as a group and catch up, plus there was a lovely creative relaxed and open vibe (which may or may not have been down to the wine). 
All jokes aside all my friends (Some of which met for the first time that day) really seemed to mesh well and enjoy themselves and conversations seemed to effortlessly flow to topics such as buying homes, finding love, new jobs etc
We are so sophisticated and grown up.


Check out what we managed to achieve




Not everybody felt comfortable Sharing their finished Vision Boards but can you guess which one is mine?
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5 March 2019

Fun DMC Day Party Review



Despite getting older and my lifestyle changing completely every now and then I do miss dolling myself up going out to shake a leg.
At the same time, I do not miss... 
Wearing heels 
Standing outside in queues in the rain 
Long walks to the car
Having to tell loads of guys "No! You cannot have my number"

Anyways

When I heard that Fun DMC would be having a day party for children in conjunction with the Imagine festival South-bank Center in London I immediately got together a crew of my friends that had children so we could all go shake a leg (And our booty’s) old school style


 The baby loves music plus he loves to dance, in his head he is actually Bruno Mars and Drake rolled into one so I knew that he would be down to get down with his old auntie.
 He just needed to have a cool outfit and his light up sketchers to wear so he could feel confident and he was going to have an amazing time. 

I also invited a friend from his school to keep him company.


As the event was at the South bank we will collectively decide that it would be a good idea to take the clipper then the kids would have the experience of riding the boat instead of getting the tube



To be fair the adults were actually excited more than the kids were, the baby played his Nintendo switch the whole ride.

We previously attended fund the MC around two years ago and had a good time so we knew it was going to be least.


The night before the baby and I picked our outfits He's not the stage where he really cares about fashion and designer clothing he just likes pictures of his fave cartoon characters on his T-shirt however it was important that he felt comfortable and confident in whatever he wore.


I, on the other hand, was ready to get down!
With my Karl Kani bomber, jacket from the Pretty little thing collection
Bright red lips and bamboo earrings
Oh yes i was channeling the 90's and feeling myself.





As soon as we entered the dance area we all felt that vibe and the dance floor was packed!
Mum's, dad's, kids errbody getting down and having an amazing time.

Note to self - I and the baby need matching Adidas tracksuits 

I loved the fact that the MC interacted with the children by telling jokes and invited them to participate in dance competitions on the stage. 

 The baby entered two! a flossing competition and a competition where they did the whip and then ney nay, unfortunately, he didn't win either



Never mind Auntie presented him with his friends their own flashy gold chains in a rather Jay-Z  Rockefeller fashion if I don't say so myself 
I know he was pleased as he has been wearing it bloody ever since.



Fun DMC defiantly definitely helped to bridge the gap age group was between myself and my nephew, as it was a great opportunity for him to see me as not nagging on auntie telling him to tidy his room and brush his teeth, but as the cool Auntie Lee that knows how to Nay Nay,  cheered for him while did the floss encouraged him to have an amazing time. 

I also gave me and my friends a chance to relive our youth, we are not as energetic as we used to be but we can still throw down some moves hey!!


I cannot wait for the next event that FunDMC will be hosting on Sunday, the 31st of March 2019


my crew will be there full in effect.


FunDMC MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

1pm-3.30pm Sunday 31st March 2019
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.
DJs
Spin Doctor
Russ Ryan
& Host Tama

PLUS


Nail Bar For Mums || Give-Aways || Dance Competitions || dance Teacher|| Graffiti Train|| Hip-Hop Colouring In || Babies Soft Play Area || Photo Booth || Food Served All Day

FUN DMC Stall & more…

If you for details of the event Click Here



Do you think it is a good idea to rave with the children? 

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25 February 2019

Manifesting My Life's Desires Through A Vision Board


So after a sleepless (night thank you steroids) I manage to clean the house from top to bottom and of course, get my Zoflora on.
 I then decided to be a good idea to make a vision board! At bloody 3.45am! 

Ok, Lee-Anne get the scissors. 

 I initially had planned to make a Vision board on New Years eve but unfortunately, life happened and I wasn't able to.
 I was then was waiting for the right time which apparently is dumb o'clock on a Tuesday morning. 
 Creating a vision board reminded me of when I would make mood boards while studying at college and university, my mum and my stepdad would say I was just in my room cutting up paper and laugh at me. 
 But hey what do they know about creativity? 
Nothing and I was ready to get creative. 

 Contrary to popular beleif creating a Vision Board is more than sticking pictures to a board. It's great a way of taking time for yourself to get really clear idea of what you want in your life, family and business, so sell it to yourself and allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life. 
 For instance, when I created my Vision Board earlier this week, I focused on where I want to be emotionally and creatively, and while I know it’s only been a few days since I completed it every time I look at my Vison Board I do feel inspired. 

 I had been looking at vision boards on Pinterest and Instagram for ispiration and I straightaway knew I didnt want to go for the conventional white background with some images and words. 
 I wanted tones textures and to inspire and motivate. 
 I'm not asking a lot, am I?
 It was important that my vision board be a representation of me and also fit in with the decor in my flat as so many people told me that after they made their vision boards there shoved in a wardrobe or behind a sofa never to be seen again. 
 OH HELLS NO! 
 I was determined for this not to happen so I opted to use a large silver frame to house my Vision board so then I could could hang it on the wall in my bedroom.

I understand that some people feel that Vision board should be private and that's fine for them however I just feel that having mine out in the open is more beneficial to me.

Even though I was adimant that I didnt want my Vison board to have a white back ground and I knew I wanted it housed in a frame which would be on show in my home I was quite open minded about the overall look and was happy to simply follow my creativity and  I am very happy wuth the way it turned out. 
 The feeling behind my Vison Board was my emotional and mental well-being as last year was an insane for me, my mother had passed my nephew was in the placed in the care system, I was going to court to be able to have him come and live with me there was crazy family squabbles regarding my mothers will
 Breathe Lee-Anne.......... 
 There was a lot going on.

This is why for 2019 I wanted (still want lol) to mentally and emotionally be in a place of CALM
 I the word I have avtually been using is boring!
 I just want things to be boring with a bit of fun no drama anyways back to the, vision board happiness wellness and optimism are empasised a lot and hopfully it will manifest in to my life. 
 I also hope this post inspires you to create your own Vison board if you haven't already. 

 I am actually in the process of trying to rope my friends into coming round so that we can have a vision board party,   I'm so looking forward to drinking some wine and talking about our goals insprations and motivations.
Watch this space because I havent given up yet. 

 Have you created a Vison Board and if not would you? 
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17 February 2019

What Are Toxic Friendships/Relationships & When Is It Time To Quit Them!

It is no secret that the connections we make with others are very important. Whether it is the relationship with your family, the love of your life or simply with friends. Social life affects our health and happiness in a good way, but let us be clear I am talking about real social life and not about social media!
It is scientifically proven that friendships affect, and influence not only our way of living but also our habits.

Let us not forget the famous saying

“Show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are”




At the same time, relationships can make us vulnerable. I am sure we can all at admit that for the most part, we all want to be socially accepted, which leads to the possibility that we may let friends affect us in ways that are not in our best interests.

Exhausting and tricky friendships like these can be described as toxic friendships.
The older we get, the more complicated life inevitably gets making time precious, So with the work, bills, family, and the endless admin which comes with #adulting shouldn’t relationships be something you look forward to and cherish instead of another thing you simply have to do?
Do you have one (or more) of those difficult friends or family members that, you are always fighting with?
If so then perhaps it is time, re-evaluate your relationships.
Personally, I am starting to find out for myself that if you have to try really hard to get along with each other or make things work, it’s probably it is time to call it quits because I am not 16 years old anymore.
Strangely enough, after saying goodbye to a number of toxic relationships, I could not justify why I previously devoted so much energy and time people that I knew were bad for me.

I guess it is down to the individual to decide what they expect from their relationships, set boundaries for what behaviours they are willing to accept and what they would like to get from the relationship i.e. support encouragement
All I can say is the moment I took a step back from people that were bringing me down.
Let me say that if someone is a toxic friend to you it does not have to mean that they are a bad person. It could simply mean that there are unresolved issues that perhaps you be resolved with discussion.
If you are not sure if you have a toxic friendship, here are five signs you should look out to.

1. Unpredictable Relationships
We all have good and bad days and you cannot expect that someone else be there for you 365 days out of the year, we all have our own problems Nevertheless; we should be able to expect our friends to be with us in essential or hard situations.
For example, my mother passed last year and I was overwhelmed with the support I received from my friend some of which I have not seen in years.

2. Untrustworthy relationships
One of the essential aspects of any relationship or friendship is trust.
Crucial in any relationship. If you cannot trust your friend and always have to doubt something, this is not only bad for your friendship, but also for your own mental health!
Having to question the authenticity of everything someone says is exhausting!
Due to that reason, try to talk about it with your friend. Otherwise, the relationship could become. If you talked about it and there seems to be no solution, then seriously consider if you can you really rely on that friend?

3. Unbalanced Relationships
My mother always taught me that in life, it is about giving and taking and you should not take something without giving. At the same time, it is important to be aware that sometimes people simply cannot give you the same amount back than the amount you gave them. It is important to keep that in mind, but in the end, you should not feel short changed.
For a relationship to work, both parties also need to put effort into it. Whether it is emotional or practical support and most importantly, it should come from both sides.



4. Competitive Relationships
Don’t get me wrong, competition is good! As it can, help to motivate inspire you to go that step further, unfortunately; there are many people who cannot deal with competition, and they caught up in jealousy.
If you have a friend, who is always competing with you and does not seem happy for you, then re-evaluate your friendship!
Your loved ones are supposed to support you and be happy for you when you achieve something great!

5. Insecure Relationships
It should be understood that your friends should accept you for who you are, this, however, does not mean they should not let you know if you are f#cking up.
There is a difference wanting the best for you and not accepting you.
You defiantly should feel confident secure in your relationships and if you don’t some thought should go into if the relationship should continue



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