Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The #2014BloggerChallenge!

Hi everyone!

Christmas is fast approaching which means 2014 is right around the corner.

The New Year is a time for resolutions and starting fresh, so why not start with a challenge to kick off the new year! I have come up with the #2014bloggerchallenge. The challenge is to write a blogpost twice a month about different topics. The #2014bloggerchallenge posts will go live during the 1st and the 3rd weeks of each month. Everyone who signs up will be sent an email with the post topics. The topic ideas are there to give you new ideas and encourage you to write about things you wouldn't normally write about.

Anyone can get involved, whatever your blog topic! Whether you write about cooking, beauty, lifestyle or fitness. What's in it for you I hear you ask? Well... If you participate in the #2014BloggerChallenge, you'll get more blog traffic, discover new blogs and make friends with bloggers you probably didn't even know existed! 
All you have to do to get involved is email (anothergirlyblg@gmail.com) or click on the link at the bottom, with your blog URL, email address and name so I can add you to the list of participants. 
Let's start 2014 with a bang and let's see how many of you we can get involved with this challenge!! (sign up closes on the 9th December 2013 when the first topic will be sent out)

The Participants:
1 - Me! anothergirlyblg.blogspot.co.uk
2 - Sian from thelifeofsianm.blogspot.co.uk
3 - Katie from spotsandstripes99.blogspot.co.uk
4 - Laura-Beth from www.laura-Beth.co.uk
5 - Emma May from rougeinlove97.blogspot.co.uk
6 - Laura from  what-laura-did.blogspot.com
7 - Nadine from rosyblossom.blogspot.co.uk
8 - Romina from sweetsparklyserendipity.blogspot.com
9 - Alex Louise from bellenouveauxo.blogspot.co.uk
10 - Chloe from realityleaveslotstoimagination.blogspot.co.uk
11 - Lauryn from funfairsandfairydust.blogspot.com
12 - Evangeline from evangelinemodell.blogspot.co.uk
13 - Laura from lollylovesx.com
14 - Kirsty from face4theradio.co.uk
15 - Kammi from beautyblogbook.com
16 - Síle from anyidlesunday.com
17 - Hannah from hannahetc.blogspot.com
18 - Hanan from lovehanan.com
19 - Ali from thecutelittlebeautyblog.wordpress.com
20 - Rachel from allnaturalaspirations.blogspot.co.uk
21 - handbagbeauty.blogspot.com
22 - Kaya from wiggyswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk
23 - Zoe from zoea2812.blogspot.com
24 - Beki from bekilouisebeauty.blogspot.co.uk
25 - Hope from beautyandbliss67.blogspot.com
26 - August from nailartiste.blogspot.co.uk
29 - Vivienne from joliepagaille.com
31 - Aine from thisisaine.com
33 - Heather from blushingbelle.net
36 - Veronica from verosays.com
37 - Jessica from beautyyjunkiee.blogspot.com
39 - Amicia from amiciarai.com
40 - Zhenya from beingzhenya.com
 41 - Beth from crazycatbeauty.blogspot.com.au
42 - Sabrina from chickweedandblush.blogspot.com
43 - Lucie from lucierose1.blogspot.com
44 - Liz from lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.co.uk
45 - Meg from megbolderson.co.uk
46 - Stevie and Lee from stevieandlee.blogspot.co.uk
47 - Nicole from coleoftheballl33.blogspot.co.uk
48 - Eli from marshmellowbyeva.blogspot.com.es
49 - Valerie from ohhval.blogspot.com
50 - Katie from bloglifex.blogspot.com
51 - head2toevogue.blogspot.com
52 - Donna from missrubyjuly.blogspot.co.uk
53 - Jessica from jesscaedmunds.com
54 - Mandy from mandyjeanchic.com
55 - Annie from greenteawithme.com
56 - Grace from preppyonthewestcoast.blogspot.com
57 - Amber from ambersbeautytalk.com
58 - Eloise from mallowbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk
59 - Sandy from sandynoemy.blogspot.com
60 - Rodneya from neyavbeautytalk.com
61 - Rebecca from morerebe.com
62 - Ellie from littlevintagecamera.blogspot.com
63 - Katrina from mountainbeauty2013.blogspot.co.uk
64 - Tina from tinaaaforever.blogspot.com
65 - Beverley from tutusandballetshoes.blogspot.co.uk
66 - Michelle from littlemissebeauty.blogspot.com
67 - Michelle from mamadecreations.com
68 - Andrea from catsfika.blogspot.ro
69 - Charlotte from afashionoddity.blogspot.co.uk
70 - Karina from midwesternista.blogspot.com
71 - Laura from pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com
72 - Danielle from daniellesaint.blogspot.co.uk
73 - Monica from iliftmyvoice.wordpress.com
74 - Candance from oflifeandlists.blogspot.com
75 - Natalie from yourstrulyny.blogspot.com
76 - Alyx from thevixenbombshell.blogspot.com
77 - Beth from beths-secrets.blogspot.com
78 - Annie from drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com
79 - Jess from 100wpm.wordpress.com
80 - Pricilla from wordswithpris.wordpress.com
81 - Ella from everylittlething07.blogspot.co.uk
82 - Rinica from subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
83 - Olwyn from olwynsworld.blogspot.co.uk
84 - Dee from msarroyohpca.blogspot.com
85 - Ellie from makeupandotherjunk.blogspot.com
86 - Kristen from beautybykirssy01.blogspot.co.uk
87 - Beth from beautyiwant.blogspot.co.uk
88 - Laura from laura-louisee.blogspot.co.uk
89 - Pippa from thesimplelifeoffashion.blogspot.com
90 - Asia from asiajade1996.blogspot.co.uk
91 - Abbie from afhblogging.blogspot.co.uk
92 - Lucy from beautylovelylover.blogspot.com
93 - Shona from shonaelizabeth.blogspot.com
94 - Sarah from blog.no-ordinary-stuff.com
95 - Elizabeth from mungleville.wordpress.com
96 - Karolina from brunette-wavez.blogspot.ie
97 - Lucy from make-up-your-mindx.blogspot.com
98 - Natalie from beautyandurban.blogpsot.com
99 - Sarah from sarahsmileblog.com
100 - Jenn from hello-gutentag.blogspot.ca
101 - Daniella from wonderlandwardrobeblog.blogspot.com
102 - Ambi from ambifashion.com
103 - Reynna from reynnadelacruz.blogspot.co.uk
104 - Shannel from shannellee.blogspot.com 
105 - Eleriin from potsikudjatuubid.blogspot.com
106 - Sophia from lipstickland.blogspot.com
107 - Sarah from salocainwonderland.co.uk
108 - Emma-Jane from emmabellefashion.co.uk
109 - Kimberley from kimberleysbeautyblog.com
110 - Lydia from lydiham.blogspot.com
111 - Liis from beautyfromliz.blogspot.com
112 - Cali from calijae.com
113 - Lex from talontedlex.co.uk
114 - Naomi from ohhellomango.wordpress.com
115 - Alicia from the beauty-journals.blogspot.co.uk
116 - Kyra from kyrahodosi.blogspot.hu
117 - Ugne from uggynog.blogspot.com
118 - Claire from inlivingsequins.blogspot.ie
119 - Jenny from jennyyou.blogspot.ca
120 - Kristen from happinessisntadestination.blogspot.com
121 - Milarie from itsauniquething.blogspot.com
122 - Ari from aris-in-wonderland.blogspot.com
123 - Victoria from victoriakaterina.wordpress.com
124 - David from davidadeleke.blogspot.com
125 - Hannah from hannahslittlecorner.blogspot.co.uk
126 - Becka from probablycrafting.blogspot.com
127 - Jennifer from jenniferannlove.blogspot.co.uk
128 - Jo from thehurricanevenus.blogspot.co.uk
129 - Savanna from andidontlikeoninons.blogspot.com
130 - Amelia from ameliaesque.blogspot.com
131 - Stephanie from parentingchaos.com
132 - Laura from unlovedbutton.blogspot.com
133 - Jennifer from mommydaybyday.com
134 - Casey and Sarah from realsuburbia.com
135 - Sophia from twentyfiveseasons.com
136 - Emma from dessertsanddecoupage.co.uk
137 - Katherine from katherineaudreybeauty.blogspot.co.uk
138 - Rachel from rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk
139 - Lucy from homemade-photography.blogspot.co.uk
140 - Clare from onestopsavvy.blogspot.co.uk
141 - Holly from www.backhomeagainblog.com
141 - Amy from loveamybecca.com
142 - Katie from xxitssosimplexx.blogspot.co.uk
143 - Holly from stylapetite.blogspot.co.uk
144 - Hanna from hannalindsay.blogspot.com
145 - Tiffany from mrsteelovelifelaughter.com
146 - Katie from kateastrophe-everywhere.blogspot.com
147 - Veronia from digiscrapboutique.com 
148 - Barbs from 300daysofengland.blogspot.co.uk
149 - Rachel from sunshineandsinatra.com
150 - Demiana from ourperfectinperfections.wordpress.com
151 - Toni from crazygirlgeek.wordpress.com
152 - Lauren from rememberlauren.blogspot.co.uk
153 - Sophie from soph-isticatedblog.blogspot.co.uk
154 - Jessica from thesilvahlining.wordpress.com
155 - Kelly from todaywasafairytale.com
156 - Megan from theycallmemommi.com
157 - Kate from anothercleanslate.com
158 - Emily from emilybelleblogs.blogpost.com
159 - Rachael from twenty-something-sherbert.blogspot.com
160 - Taylor from beauty-and-a-blogger.blogspot.com
161 - Dani from lifeloverbydani.blogspot.be
162 - Elyse from mycherrytoppedlife.blogspot.com
163 - Ashley from ash-christin.blogspot.com
164 - Jessica from fancycup.blogspot.com
165 - Autumn from afabuloushippie.blogspot.com
166 - Michelle from thechillmom.com
167 - Lauren from theenjoyablerut.com
168 - Coco from lippylikes.blogspot.co.uk
169 - Mary from thriftfortoday.blogspot.com
170 - Sara from motherfluff.com
171 - Ashley from greenbeautylife.blogspot.com
172 - Gabrielle from mycreativeconcoction.com
173 - Betsy from betsys4.blogspot.com
174 - Sheron from sheronindiediamond.blogspot.co.za
175 - Jessie from jessiejoathome.blogspot.com
176 - Jennifer from gclawdia.blogspot.com
177 - Danielle from opheliaevernote.blogspot.com
178 - Nicola from beauty-as-i-knowit.com
179 - Denise from whattheschneck.blogspot.com
180 - Rachel from alifeintune.com
181 - Holly from findingmyeverydayhappy.blogspot.com
182 - Anglea from cuddlesandcartoons.blogspot.com
183 - Naomi from luxomme.blogspot.com
184 - Steph from juststephblog.blogspot.co.uk
185 - Jessica from sparklesandglue.com
186 - Jean from jeansinarcady.wordpress.com
187 - Sophie from sophielouiseanne.blogspot.co.uk
188 - Steph from stephsspot.wordpress.com
189 - Roxanne from simplyroxilicious.blogspot.co.uk
190 - Alisia from sparkle285.wordpress.com
191 - Flora from aworkinprogress.me
192 - Donna from mylifeonestoryatatime.com
193 - Angela from angelashomemade.com
194 - Rosemary from roseysplanet.blogspot.co.nz
195 - lifeofjodie.blogspot.com
196 - Nash from abeautyquark.blogsot.com
197 - Jordan from jordansonion.blogspot.com
198 - Van-Anh from hello-worldxo.blogspot.com
199 - Kikka from hightstreetmannequin.wordpress.com
200 - Delis from delisiousd.blogspot.com
201 - Tala from berrylita.com
202 - Jinny from realworldgirl.blogspot.com
203 - Sharlotte from shhh-arlotte.blogspot.co.uk
204 - Jessica from thesushibox.blogspot.ca
205 - Laura from laurac1987.blogspot.co.uk
206 - Orla from thewhimsysea.blogspot.com
207 - Madeline from wonderlandinawardrobe.blogspot.com
208 - Jennifer from braidingit.blogspot.com
209 - Hannah from beautystreetstyle.blogspot.co.uk
210 - Elise from elisemarieshoppingspree.blogspot.com
211 - Leslie from thecraftysideofsarcasm.com
212 - Kim from kimt1989.blogspot.co.uk
213 - Menna from morwenna921.wordpress.com
214 - Jessica from justjessicaxo.blogspot.co.uk
215- Inkie from citygirlsbeautybox.blogspot.co.nz
216 - Cindy from scribbler.us
217 - Spenser from life dispensed.blogspot.ca
218 - Regina from vintage1973.me
219 - Saima from saimaab.blogspot.com
220 - Nivii from niviisdiary.blogspot.com
221 - SJ from undergroundbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk
222 - Sami from yoursmineandours2013.blogspot.co.uk

Love Sophie xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

What a busy few days!! Photoshoots, Days off, Batman Update, New Dress! Family Engagement Do!

Good evening lovely world! Sorry that I haven't posted in a few days! Lots has been happening in SophieLand and I must say, I'm SHATTERED! I work full time, so must get used to scheduling my posts and being a bit more organised. Anywhoo, I've been off today and up to lots of lovely things! 

Firstly...I DID IT! Here is Batman looking awesome in his Innocent Smoothie Big Knit hat!!! I finally got the photo I wanted. He wasn't very impressed though! He proceeded to knock it off, sniff it a bit and then ran away. Ah well, can't say I didn't try! Maybe he'll prefer the next one I get!

Today I got this pretty dress from New Look for £2.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT. A. BARGAIN. It's a little big but I'm gonna try and take it in before this weekend for our ENGAGEMENT PARTY! I also got this matching clutch bag for £3! And this GREEEAAAATTT Kellogs Frosted Flakes print! I feel like a champion today! I'm really excited for Saturday and celebrating with our friends (some are away though which is rubbish.) It's also an end of Movember party for all the men that have been growing taches this last month. Excuse the lack of make-up but so sue me, it's my day off! 

We had some family over on Saturday night to celebrate and I made a play-doh fish with Marie, Harp's 8 year old cousin!
It looks good doesn't it! I want to know if you can bake it? (I told her you could! Eeeekkk!) Does anyone know? She really wants to keep it! If not, I guess I'm gonna be making a replica sometime this week! 

And on Sunday, I was up at the crack of dawn to go to a photoshoot at Bodmin Jail. It's a really cool place in Cornwall, and the perfect location for a creepy shoot! The lovely Tracey Warbey picked me up and we went out in the freezing bloody cold! I's excited to see the shots, she's awesome at her thaaanngg. Check her website out here! http://www.traceywarbeyphotography.com/gallery.html
I've done some other shoots with her before, and she's great to work with! You can see them on her galleries and she's just started doing wedding bookings if anyone needs someone in Cornwall! 

Here's some behind the scenes photos from the day! 
And that brings my busy few days to a halt. Phhewww, makes me tired just thinking about it. Which brings me to currently sitting with my new Figgy Pudding candle burning, my first attempt at using my slowcooker bubbling away, and waiting for the feeling in my fingers to come back from being outside! Good evening lovely people!

Sophie xx

P.s Add me on Twitter! I'm getting good at it! @SophieHasNoName

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Weird and Wonderful News Wednesday....

WAIT A SECOND...JUST WAIT A SECOND...Ok, so I just learned that one of the best shows ever is doing a Christmas special..drum roll please...OPEN ALL HOURS! Oh my god how I loved this programme as a child. It brings back awesome memories of sitting down by Grandpa's legs; the smell of cigars clouding the view of the TV and his belly laughing to the adventures they got up to!!

It's of course not going to be the same without the amazing Ronnie Barker (RIP), infact I can't quite imagine the show without him squawking "GRANVILLLEEE!" every 30 seconds. Apparently, the rest of the original cast are still in it! Which is amazing! And the episode is all about Granville (the amazing David Jason) now owning the shop himself; including the bicycle! YES! Basically, I am more excited for Christmas than ever before! Isn't David Jason just amazing in everything!?

Secondly, and rather disappointingly I might add. Jammy Dodgers is being sold to an American company! First Cadbury, and now this! I bet they won't taste the same...I bet they'll skrimp on the jam...The Jam's the best bit...AND Wagon Wheels! They won't have half as much mallowey goodness anymore...*sigh* What is the world coming to?? ;-)

Someting that is also definitely worth mentioning is the return of the fabulous Monty Python! After 30 years apart, the original team is back together for a stage show! How brilliant will that be!? (This is all very TV orientated, I assure you it won't usually be!) To celebrate, here is a little clip of joy for you all!

And this awesome (if not slightly alarming) advert where Van Damme shows us all what his mumma gave him...

To finish off, I want to share one last video. Now, I think that this was actually from the beginning of the month, but I really hope it puts a smile on your faces.
My uncle is downs and he lives with my mum. When he was born, doctors said he wouldn't live past 8 years old. He's now almost 40! He's so amazing, his name is Tim and he helps make all the plants for the Eden Project! So when you pop down to Cornwall and obviously go there, think of him! You'll hear lots more about him! This video was sent to me from a friend and it made my heart swell with love and pride. Enjoy lovely people and good evening!

Sophie xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Newbie to Twitter, Blogging AND Christmas Excitement! It's all happening here!

So quite a lot of new happenings have been happening this week! Which is always very exciting! I am starting this lovely blog, thanks to help from the babe Liona....who hooked a brother up. Thanks to her, I have also started using twitter as of last night. @SophieHasNoName. It is this because I don't like my surname...Not that I have anything against Jack Russells (Leona's was sick on me on Sunday!) But I am not in contact with any of the Russell clan....So yeah add me on twitter and watch me stumble around there too! 

I've been really getting excited about Christmas! Up until last year I hated Christmas, I just didn't see the point in all the fuss over a few days (grouchy, I know!) But last year was amazing and earlier this year I decided; Hell I'm gonna give it a go! So today has been my day off and I've been busy in my new snazzy Christmas jumper and doing spot of festive shopping! 

Artwork I'm loving this week...

As always I've got to include a bit of Pat Perry here! His work is just amazing!

And this awesome photo of a cat in an old man's beard.

And last. but not least. This beautiful illustration by Gosia. All of the work on here is amazing!

And for Batman catch up, today we discovered that he is NOT a fan of my jingle bells Christmas jumper and therefore refuses to come near me with it on (stubborn git)...but before I got dresses this morning (I like to call this Pre-Jeremy Kyle hour)...he was all up for cuddles! So to finish off, here's Batman and I looking lovely! 

Sophie xx

So up until now....

Good evening wonderful world! I thought I'd pop up a bit of a background about me, a starting point, should I say! And show off my snazzy new Christmas jumper to you all! IT HAS A CAT IN A SEQUIN HAT!

I live in Cornwall, the most beautiful place in the UK (in my opinion) and have been living here for about 10
years. People tend to have friends that start at school and are everlasting. It's still hard because I've only got one friend from childhood; the rest have sort of added up along the way.

I live with my FIANCE! That's right, it's all still pretty new! We went to Rome a couple of weeks ago (amazing place, I'll post more about it separately) and he did the whole shibang! Got down on one knee on our 5 year anniversary, as a very conveniently timed 'I'll take your photo for money' man came over to us at Trevi Fountain! It was pouring with rain and I thought he was getting money out to pay the bloke, when he pulled out this AMAZING 18ct white gold, diamond ring! (Lucky me, I know!)...That's pretty much all I remember from hysterically crying like a child getting a pony for Christmas.

I also have the cutest bunny in the world! His name is Batman, and Harp's (His name is Robert Harper) got him for my 21st birthday. He's a Netherland Dwarf so he's as big as he'll get, and he's my best friend. He loves his straw hammock (Bat-Hammock) and his bed (Bat-bed...you get the idea). He's a house rabbit so you'll all get to see much more of him! Right now I'm trying to get him to wear a wooly hat so that I can take a nice photo for our Christmas cards....It's not going so well.
And really in a nutshell, that's pretty much it. I LOVE dresses...some may call it an addiction, I call it a hobby. I like most things arty farty and airy fairy and any form of animal jokes are A-ok with me!

Sophie xx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

My First Blog-By Sophie Aged 21.

Ok, so I've been thinking of starting a blog for a while now, for a good few reasons, such as; 
1) I am HILARIOUS! And why shouldn't the world share this? 2) I'm getting a bit concerned by walking into the staff room at work and people talking about "that weird thing Sophie posted on facebook last night". 3) I LOVE knowing what other people have to say! I'm super nosey (which helps) 4) I wanted to have something to do whilst Harps plays X-Box....(Harps is my fiance, he's pretty darn cute!) 5) My best friend Leona has an awesome blog that I'm always reading and I got pretty jealous of it...

I am looking forward to making lots of friends! Here is a beautiful illustration. Please bare with me putting links to people's work! I'll do my best to figure it all out tomorrow!

Night Night! Sophie x