A British Spring

A British Spring

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Well howdy pals, its spring! Another day, another month and another day closer until we close our long distance gap and what better way to share with you all some of my favorite scenery moments throughout it! I’m not even sure which flower is my favorite to choose from this spring, I think many people across the blogging network are loving the peonies which I’ve not had a chance to purchase just yet.. I know.. I gotta. But how do you choose between tulips which can I say are in like 54 different colours and pretty pink peonies, honestly what a hard choice especially as Trevor will agree, Pink is my all time favorite colour, no matter what day, season or mood.. pink, pink, pink and then you end up standing in the store for a while deciding which flowers to get when let’s be honest all you really want to do is buy the whole flower section, no? 

I felt like I wanted to share a special moment with you guys.. this time last year Trevor was over here with me in the UK and he got to experience spring and summer, we went for many walks which we loved, saw many flowers and got attacked by hundreds of wasps.

It’s the little things you remember and one that I thought about this morning was that where we were living in our apartment was a large area of open land for you to explore and take a dog for a walk (although we still don’t have our golden retriever) it was lovely to just spend the evening together and go for a walk, we came across many passages and part of the land had a hidden tree swing which hung above a stream (definitely teenage scout built) I was totally scared and multiple times Trevor stood at the bottom ready to catch me haha, but it was so much fun and I would definitely do it again. 

Far to many of us.. I’m one of them, are spending so much time with our heads down in our phones or to busy to realise the world around us, did you see that flower up the road? no? Take a look the next time you’re out. At the moment I’m loving going for spring walks, leaving my phone at home and taking in the mother nature. Another thing I’m doing at the moment (purely because I don’t have a car but purely because i’m trying to be healthy lol says the one currently munching some cake) is bike ride to work, but I’ve discovered things i’ve not discovered before whilst driving and I’m appreciating the nature a lot more now then I did. So take the time. 

Sadly, recently my granddad passed away, he loved gardening and was always out there sunday mornings cutting the grass or planting flowers when I turned up at his house. And one of the them are these beautiful purple flower clematis that always lit up every year on the back garden fence. Now every other sunday I attend the house these remind me of what a happy place the garden was for my granddad. Take a look at the flowers below. 

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Check out some more pictures below of spring! 

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So happy Spring! Make the most of it because before you know it summer will be here! Happy June! 🙂


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Love Trev and Jess

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Winter In Michigan! 

Winter In Michigan! 

Hello Everyone!

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Are we off to a good start into 2017? Or are we still slowly getting over the Christmas break? Back into reality and already trying to shed the pounds from those large Christmas dinners and all that chocolate? Oh yessss it starts again people, has anyone perhaps achieved one of there New Years resolutions already? Have you started your resolutions? I’m sure what ever you’re doing is heading in the right direction so keep going friends and let me know in the comments below how you’re doing so far!

So yes so far my year is definitely of to a great start! As you’ve been reading from my previous blogs, you’ll know that I was going to Michigan to spend some time with my boyfriend Trevor and.. I’m officially in Michigan!  Yay! I couldn’t be happier right now, spending time exploring the beautiful state is exactly what I planned to do and especially with my favorite person. It’s so lovely to be back with him, we spent two months away from each other which felt like forever. He lives in America and I live in the UK so you can see the struggle it’s been, but we’ve been strong and we are making it work. Trevor spent six months with me in the UK and I’m currently visiting Michigan for three months, I’m loving every minute, the next stage is to look at visas to see where we go from there as to living with each other permanently. We definitely can not wait to spend our future together, so a lot of exciting things ahead. 🙂

As you can tell by some of the pictures you can see some of the spectacular views I have been lucky enough to visit so far. Below you can see the beautiful transformation from water to ice, we visited an Ice cave and we went inside where yesss! we were sliding all over the place because even the floor was Icy, so much fun! It was a remarkable view to see the color differences between the icicles too. Let me know if you have seen something similar to this? maybe upload some pictures so I can see. 


We also went snow tubing! It was so much fun, sitting on the tube and laying across the tube to see how fast we could go down the slope, I’ve done this before in the UK but without snow so I wasn’t nervous to go down it but this time I rode down the hill on snow, so much more fun and a lot faster! Hey, sometimes it’s fun to let yourself go and let your inner childishness out haha. Take a look at the view from the top of the snow tubing hill. In front you’ll see the huge lake which was covered with thick ice, what a spectacular view, one of my favorite photos.

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I just wanted to share with you guys some of the beautiful spots I’ve been lucky enough to explore so far, admiring the beauty of nature, something you do not get to see every day in the UK that’s for sure. I encourage all of our readers to get out there with your loved ones and appreciate the little things in life you come across. 

So also whilst I’m out here, I’m getting to try out some new sports (winter means > winter sports) Trevor has been teaching me how to snowboard.. I’ve had two lessons so far and it’s safe to say I definitely need more practice haha, I’m not too bad but I’m still trying to learn to stop myself with my board instead of falling over haha, hey it’s all fun and games and I’m loving it. 

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I’m learning how to snowmobile, oh my gosh people, I love it haha. I’m not sure what it is exactly but I think I just love how fast it can go and you can practically do anything through the snow. Trevor is great at snowmobiling and I’m not just saying that because he is my boyfriend haha, Over all I’m not that bad but I’m still not 100% confident with riding over bumps super fast without having great control over what I’m doing, but hey I’m learning and I’m sure with a few more tries I’ll master it. I also want to learn more tricks, I can now stand up whilst riding so I’m getting there. Below you can see Trevor’s snowmobile.

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I have just realized how much I’ve rambled on haha, but I guess you can tell I’m loving every minute being out here and being able to spend every moment I can with Trevor. I’ve even been able to try out new foods but I can tell you this in another blog.. another day haha.

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Love Trev and Jess

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What Did I Get For Christmas?

What Did I Get For Christmas?

Hello Everyone!

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Did everybody have a lovely christmas spent with their loved ones, eating lots and lots of food? I hope so! There is nothing better than eating chocolate in front of a christmas film whilst cozied up with some loved ones. Agree right?

What did you all get for christmas? (Let me know in the comments below!)

My Christmas was lovely, I spent it with my parents and big brother, was a little down that me and Trevor couldn’t be together for our first christmas but there are lots of exciting things ahead for us both in which we can spend some time together and many Christmases to come for the future so that’s very exciting.

Without further ado! I’d like to show you all what I got for christmas, find below some pictures and find out also where these presents were brought from.


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Slipper Socks (baring in mind I did get like 9 pairs of fluffy socks for christmas.. I LOVE socks, not sure what it is haha but I have a thing for them) – Boots – Barley Lane.


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Facemask – Boots/superdrug/supermarkets.


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Lush – Lush shop (“Snow angel” is one of my favorite lush bath bombs along with “so white”) 


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Yankee Candles – Yankee shop/Clinton’s/some retail shops. I love candles! I don’t think I can pick a favorite scent just yet, they are all so lovely. I did go to the bath and body works shops in Minnesota when I was over visiting Trevor, There were so many candles to choose from it was kinda hard haha, but if I go back to the store than I’ll be sure to pick one up.


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Favorite perfume scent is Chance by Chanel so I was very happy when I received this because I’d actually not long ago finished my other bottle. – Boots Store.


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Look how fluffy! So in love with my Barley Lane slippers! Definitely coming along to America with me. – Boots store. 


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Ted Baker (Lipstick and nail varnish) – Boots Store. 


EOS – Lip Balm – Summer Fruit – Boots store. 


Baylis and Harding Shower Gel.


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Pandora Charm – Pandora.

I wanted something that would remind me of the UK still for when I go to the USA, this charm will do just the trick.


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Clarks Handbag – Clarks. 


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Glittery Slip On Pumps – New Look. 


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Jeans – Skinny – New Look.


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Dollars $ For When I Go To USA This Month.


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Leather Boots – Clarks.


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Coat – New Look.


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Beverly Hills Girl Top – Primark. 


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Tracksuit Bottoms and Jumper – New Look. 


Thank You for reading today’s blog!

Please let me know in the comments below what you all got for christmas! I’d love to know!

Happy New Year To All! 

Love Jess 

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Her!

Rockin around the Christmas tree

At the Christmas party hop… tree

Ooh yes! it’s here friends!

THE CHRISTMAS MONTH! 😀

And my smile couldn’t get bigger!

The christmas moves and music are out! Let the festivity commence!

And the countdown begin! How are you counting down to christmas? I’ve got  Lindt chocolate calendar! Is it just the UK who has christmas calender’s? My Nan usually gives me a candle to countdown with, every day you burn it down a number. I love it! (let me know in the comments below how you countdown to christmas). 

Anyway! Gentlemen if your looking for something to buy your Women this year for christmas and your a little stuck! I hope these Top 10 Gifts will give you some idea. Ladies let me know what you think of these gifts or even better! What do you want for christmas this year? (Tell me in the comments below!) 

Let’s get started!

Top 10 Gifts For Her!

1. Body Shop! Strawberry Christmas set! (Other scents available) £35. 

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/gifts/christmas-gifts/strawberry-ultimate-collection/p/p002185 essie

2. Essie! In Boots! 4 Nail Vanish’s! £20.

http://www.boots.com/en/Essie-CrackaColour-Christmas-Gift-Set_1893342/ 

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3. Nails Inc “Prosecco Is Always The Answer” Gift Set – John Lewis – £20.

http://www.johnlewis.com/nails-inc-prosecco-is-always-the-answer-gift-set/p2941290

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4. Clarins Make Up Gift Set – John Lewis – £17

http://www.johnlewis.com/clarins-lip-makeup-collection-gift-set/p2967460

 

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5. Isotoner Grey Knit Pom Pom Socks – Debenhams – £15. 

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6. Ted Baker Treasure Chest – Boots – £50.

http://www.boots.com/en/Ted-Baker-Treasure-Chest_1893298/

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7. Charlotte Tilbury – Selfridges – £90.

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8. Dior Perfume Gift Set – Selfridges – £121.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/dior-jadore-jewel-box-gift-set-100ml_359-84011246-F918501000/

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9. Naked Eye Shadow Palette – Selfridges – £38.50.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/urban-decay-naked-2-eyeshadow-palette_367-85855111-91646/ 

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10. Clinique Gift Part Set – Selfridges – £35.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/clinique-party-edit-box_323-81004874-K5R801/

And there we have it, Top 10 Christmas Gifts for the ladies. 

Let me know if you enjoyed reading, Let me know if this was helpful.

Please comment below what you want for christmas and as well give us a follow if you haven’t already. 

Last but not least, please Like this blog if you enjoyed reading 🙂

Until Next Time! 

toodlepips

Jess! 

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Top 10 Christmas Songs! What’s yours?

Top 10 Christmas Songs! What’s yours?

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year..

Hello Everyone! 🙂

I’m very happy with the turnout of my previous blog “Top 10 christmas films to watch this christmas!” and I was happy that many of you thought it was a fun blog! Lots of you commented your favorite films and well be sure to watch them this christmas! Thank you to everyone who also liked and have recently followed! Welcome aboard! If you haven’t read that blog yet, be sure to go and check it out.

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Today’s blog as you can probably tell by the title, I’m going to List mine and Trevor’s Top 10 Favorite Christmas songs! Please tell me your favorite Christmas songs down below as I’ll be sure to listen to ones I haven’t heard just yet this christmas! So get typing below! Also check ot the links to the songs under each picture! So let’s begin! I can’t wait any longer! 😀

 

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White Christmas! 1954 classic by Bing Crosby!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aShUFAG_WgM

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas! Michael Buble covers this very well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrRPLBYiiEc

 

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All I want for christmas is you! Michael Buble!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Co4Gn27Z_U

 

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Santa Baby.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk_GmhD053E

 

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Do They Know It’s Christmas?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w7jyVHocTk

 

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Last Christmas! Wham!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI

 

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnA52s7qceM

 

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Jingle Bell Rock!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyMuxxLsD0

 

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Frosty The Snowman! – One of Trevor’s favorites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgKvJHTiNuU

 

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Baby Please Come Home -Darlene Love/Phil Spector.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EvZOXEoJ84

 

Did you enjoy that? haha, I did! I listened to every song and didn’t stop dancing on my chair!

So there you go! they are my top 10 favorite songs! the last two are Trevor’s favorites!

Have a listen if you’ve not heard these songs before, but please also comment down below some more christmas songs and also christmas albums! I want to see what christmas albums are out there! Lets get in the festive mood already as we start heading to our christmas count down!

(Credit to the christmas music which was taken from You tube).

Shout Out to Michael Buble, his Christmas album is always out every year in my house, please go and have a listen to his christmas music above or on you tube.

Please give this Blog a like if you enjoyed it and a follow if you haven’t already, don’t forget to comment your favorite song or Christmas album below. 🙂

ToodlePips! 🙂

Jess and Trevor

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The Beauty Of Autumn! Take a look!

The Beauty Of Autumn! Take a look!

Hello! It’s Jess and i’m back with another blog!.. I know I couldn’t resist.

If you read my previous blog your know that Autumn is beautiful and my favorite time of the year. I really enjoyed taking time today to capture the natural beauty that has been formed over the last few months. Some of us rush around on our daily duty from here to there getting on with our lives, but most of us don’t realize the beauty around us, come on, we can all be a bit guilty of that. Please feel free to take a look below of all the Autumn surroundings here in just one part of England.

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Berkshire Strolls During Autumn
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Perfect Surroundings, Autumn on a bench
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Water reflections of bare trees with few leaves still remaining
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I can see a rainbow.. Look at how the colors change!
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Crispy, Fresh Autumn days in Berkshire, lets admire the view
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what’s this?.. Mistletoe!

I’ve really enjoyed taking these pictures today, if you have also enjoyed looking at these, please give a second to like this blog and to give us a follow.

As always, back soon!

Jess 🙂 x

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

On the 11th hour,

On the 11th day,

On the 11th month.. we will remember you.

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This weekend has been a time to reflect on those that fought to save our lives for out commonwealth countries. On November 11th people wear poppies to show respect in the lives that were left. Our heroes, our fighters, that fought for our country. On the following Sunday, known as (Remembrance Sunday) churches are marked for a special service to remember our soldiers and to lay poppy wreaths.

As always every year on the 11th November I make sure I take the time to get involved in the two minute silence,  whilst also wearing my poppy with pride. It’s also only then do you realize just how beautiful poppies are. If your unsure of how they came about.. Poppies were the first flowers to bloom on the battlefields of Flanders during world war 1.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

Laurence Binyon

Wear your poppy with pride. Lest we forget.

Jess

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