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My first Brighton Etsy Meet Up!

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A few months back I created my ETSY store to run alongside JustTheBeginning-x.com. This was only after many months of me bugging Emi with way too many questions about whether Etsy was really worth it (Sorry!) One of the main selling points for me, was that Etsy offers sellers the opportunity to ‘meet people with common interests and collaborate.’ by joining teams. I quickly joined the Brighton Sellers Team, and watched each month as their meet-ups were scheduled when I […]

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BeFries, Brighton

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I travel through Brighton town centre on my way home from work, and every now and again I meet my husband to grab some food before heading home. A few weeks ago whilst giving each other that ‘food?’ look he explained that a lovely girl had come into his shop advertising their shop: BeFries. We’re always up for trying new places and seeing as it was just down the road we decided to give it a go. (Okay… maybe more […]

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Meet Rocky!

This is just a little post to introduce you to the newest member of our family! Meet little Rocky the hamster. You may have seen on my Instagram that we had to say goodbye to my guinea pig Reese last week. He was extremely poorly and although I will forever miss my little best friend it was the best decision to be made for him. After telling myself over and over again that I didn’t want another pet, the flat […]

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1 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY AND GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Blogiversary to my blog JustTheBeginning-x.com!   The winner for this giveaway has been announced at the end of this post 💕   In June 2017, I was sat on the bus daydreaming when the name JustTheBeginning-x popped into my head. I’d been interested in starting a blog for a little but without a name it never actually happened.   That night after work I came home and clicked the ‘sign up’ button on WordPress.   I continued posting the […]

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World Friend Day – EmiHobden Handmade Crochet

It’s World Friend Day! So obviously I thought I’d do a post about a friend. The friend I have picked is…. drum roll! Emi! Meet Emi. She is a talented crocheter that makes the most adorable little gifts. From blankets to crochet poke balls, whales to little potted crochet cacti. She has an Etsy shop that you should check out but she also has her Instagram where she often posts her goodies for sale or little updates on what she’s […]

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Christmas In July

There’s currently a heat wave in England and I’m sat inside in shorts designing Christmas cards. It’s definitely Christmas in July. No, I haven’t just hopped in a Tardis skipping the rest of the year, I’m getting my little shop ready for the festive season. Christmas fair applications are opening soon and I have my fingers tightly crossed. I love the idea of having my own stall, somewhere to show off all the hard work I’ve been cramming in. I’m […]

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Hotel Cheyenne Review – Disneyland Paris

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We hadn’t even decided we were visiting Disneyland when I came across Hotel Cheyenne. It was perfect, we absolutely love Toy Story (You’ve got a friend in me was our first dance at our wedding) and they were advertising a really good deal if we visited between certain dates. The deal gave us 25% off and free half board. (The offer is currently still on for this summer, so it’s definitely worth checking it out!) Our plans changed a little as […]

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Disneyland Paris Haul

For our two year Wedding Anniversary we booked a trip to Disneyland Paris. If you’ve ever been to any of the Disneyland parks you’ll know that there’s a store every 2 steps so you really can’t stop yourself having a browse. Before you even enter you have the World of Disney store, plus a Disney store just down the street. As soon as you step into the parks, you’ve got market type stalls, and the Emporium straight ahead. From then […]

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Disneyland Paris Diary

To celebrate our two year wedding Anniversary we booked a trip to Disneyland Paris! We had the most amazing time so I thought I’d do a little Disneyland Paris Diary. I hope you enjoy it! Day -One Disneyland Paris Diary Yes that is a minus in the heading and not just a typo. The day before we were meant to be leaving I checked the train times to find out our connecting Eurostar train was cancelled. Long story short after […]

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Royal Wedding Cupcakes Recipe!

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  It’s time to get your best frock out, decorate your street with Union Jacks and get ready for a royal street party. This Saturday Harry and Meghan are getting married, but it’s a celebration for the whole country with many people organising street parties or family get-togethers. Even my work are have a Royal Wedding Cake sale with all proceeds going to charity. I’ve made these super easy Royal Wedding Cupcakes especially for the occasion!   To make these […]

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