Do you know what I miss about being employed vs. being self-employed?
The Christmas party, more because it is something to look forward to, a time to reflect on the year; laugh about stuff that didn’t work. Reflect on what was great and just let your hair down.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my little blog. It’s the best job in the world I am so happy. I could never go back to that environment of irrelevant pressure just to prove boxes are being ticked. I love the fact that I can call the shots, work when I want to and with whom I want to. Because actually all I want is to be happy and have people I like around me.
A brand that has been a big part of my work life this year is HomeSense. It is a brand that I love. Have you ever been into HomeSense and not bought something. I physically can’t do it; there is always a bargain that I can’t live without.
So getting to meet the team behind the brand was wonderful, and even better, getting so see some of the Christmas ranges at a blogger Christmas party was a real treat. I got to meet up with lots of lovely bloggers, including 2 of my faves the gorgeous Caro and Donna. And discuss all things sparkly and homes.
I love getting together with creative people, it is so inspiring and you come away with so many great ideas. HomeSense really could not have picked a better venue with a quirky and super stylish decor that just lends itself to the gorgeous Christmas offerings.
Not only is it huge with so much choice. You can go in for pink baubles and come out with white angel wings. Why, because the choice that is offered is a real feast for the eyes, like getting lost in a winter wonderland. It has you swapping and changing your festive design plans more times than you can shake a stick at.
Kid you not, only 2 weeks ago on a festive decor-shopping trip, and after an hour of drooling at gorgeous displays I looked at my ever so full trolley to evaluate my purchases, and none of it matched. I was so giddy; and had mixed styles colours in a way that could never look good.
I had to replace half of my trolley and really discipline myself, rather that running round like a Magpie on lucozade collecting everything sparkly. And after some time I made my decisions, and feeling like an X Factor Judge at boot camp I purchased my choices and lovingly packed them into the car.
This afternoon I plan to decorate our fireplace with all my purchases,which is the feature of our home at Christmas. And I can’t wait to share them because they are oh so very pretty. And if you haven’t popped into HomeSense, then check out some of these gorgeous gold festive pieces.