Weekly Reflect // #67

We're getting so close to Christmas now and it's time to reflect on another week!

This week . . .

. . . I decided to take a little break from blogging as I hadn't been feeling as happy in myself as I wanted to be. I've been blasting out loads of content for the past few months and had plenty more planned for the rest of December but I just felt like I needed to press pause and give myself a rest to concentrate on family time and recharge my batteries a little. I'd describe it as a self-care week and it worked!

One of my blogging resolutions for 2016 is going to be making sure I'm both proud & passionate about every aspect of everything I post (pressure much? It'll be worth it though) so I feel glad that I didn't just throw out five posts this week for the sake of it. The mini break has actually made me more determined to work harder on the blog in the upcoming year!

Christmas cookies
As well as blogging, baking is another hobby of mine so I decided to make something using the tree shaped cookie cutter I forgot I had but found in the cupboard this week! I used this lemon butter biscuit recipe by Jamie Oliver as that man can do no wrong in my eyes, although I swapped the lemon zest for orange and then decorated them how I wanted. They're nothing fancy but were very easy to make and lovely with a cuppa as Jamie said they would be on his website!

Feel Unique haul
I also made a small order on Feel Unique to try out three things I've been curious about for a while now. Of course I'll let you know what I think of each when I've tried them all out! I haven't used makeup wipes in years but seeing as I love the Garnier micellar water, I thought these would be ideal for my trip to Cambridge in January.

Then on Thursday night I went to the hairdressers for a wee trim. It's funny that nowadays I feel like my hair is long when it's starting to reach my shoulders as I used to have it come down past my waist! Although I do miss my long hair (and am tempted to grow it back next year) I think short hair is what I feel best with for now.

Graze box

I got a Graze box! I don't think I'd ordered one since Summer so when I saw Shona review one on her blog this week, I got straight on the Graze website and arranged for one to come on Saturday. I'm yet to try anything but am very excited to, especially as I'd rated everything as 'send soon' so I'm expecting to love them all. Let me know if you'd like a blog review!

Aside from that, I've also been trying to sort out the bedroom because my sister is coming home for Christmas tomorrow! I'd let the room get into a ridiculous state and I'm not gonna lie, it's still not tidy but it's getting there!

So that was my week! Get involved in the comments below and let me know what you got up to!

How was your week?

Thanks for reading,