At the beginning of the week I launched my big blog birthday countdown giveaway and asked the question: what do you want to see more of on my blog? I’ve been loving reading the responses but one answer that keeps coming up excites and terrifies me in equal measure: more fashion posts and outfit of the days. You see for some people it comes naturally to stand out in the street as the traffic whizzes past and strike effortless ‘ooh look you just caught me walking down the street whilst looking FABULOUS’ type poses, but not for me. I… View Post

Just as I was discovering the wonders of a cup of coffee for the first time, what should pop into my inbox but an invite from Taylors of Harrogate to join them at their HQ for a masterclass on the subject. Perfect timing! From Bean To Cup… After a scenic train ride up north I arrived at Taylors of Harrogate with two other foodie bloggers. Together we headed through to the impressive coffee kitchen to meet Krisztina, one of their expert Q graded coffee tasting buyers who took us on a coffee journey from bean to cup! We started in… View Post

  Loved By Laura is turning two! I don’t always get the time to reply to all of my comments or acknowledge my new followers but this doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate each and every one of you. I can’t thank you all enough for sticking around here and spurring me on to create even bigger and better things week after week. You are the reason I blog! So to welcome in my recent new readers and say a massive thank you to my existing ones I’m going to be running some giveaways over the next few weeks in… View Post

Well hasn’t the world all gone a bit mad lately? To be honest I think someone needs to turn 2016 off and on again, it seems to have gone as glitchy as my Pokemon game last weekend. The Happy List With everything going on out there, I like to remind myself of all of the good things that have happened recently that made me smile. It cheers me up and helps to remember not to take what I’ve got for granted. Here are some of my recent happy favourites… what are yours? Discovering Coffee For most of my life I’ve… View Post

I used to love playing about with all sorts of different arts and crafts when I was young. I’d decorate jars with glass paints, make my own marbled stationary and model little creatures out of bread dough. I was never going to win any prizes for my artwork, but I used to have tonnes of fun anyway! The Viking Arty Party Fast forward over 10 years and I haven’t really done anything particularly artistic since those schooldays. All that changed a few weeks ago though when I headed down to London for the Viking Arty Party! Viking are a leading… View Post