9 Ways to Hygge up Your House | Victoria Jiju

As the weather becomes chillier you may feel more inclined to make your environment warmer, cozier and ultimatley more inviting. With this in mind, I would like to introduce you to the concept of Hygge. 

What is Hygge? 
Hygge is originally a Danish concept of acknowledging moments of coziness regardless of your surroundings and who you are with. 
Arguably, there are ways to make your space a little more susceptible to creating these moments more regularly. Although, it is very likely you have already experience Hygge within your life and therefore may not need to change a thing. Regardless, here are 9 ways you can make your environment cozier this Autumn/Winter.

1. Candles
Add candles around your home that you can light in the evening, there's something about candlelight, it creates a calming, cozy atmosphere that helps you feel more relaxed and at peace. 

2. Throws and Blankets
 Pop throws and Blankets around your home. Feeling warm and snuggling up will definitely create the Hygge life…

31 Halloween Movies: Countdown to Halloween | Victoria Jiju

October has arrived and that means Halloween is fast approaching.  Therefore, I have compiled a list from the 1st to the 31st of October with all the Halloween goodness. You will find a mix of sweet and scary films so make sure you check out the write-up to make sure it's not too scary for you. I hope you have the most spooky season ever.  Make sure to pin to Pinterest so you don't forget what movie to watch next. 

1. Practical Magic 2. The Strangers3. Beetlejuice 4. Hotel Transylvania 5. The Shining6. Paranormal Activity 7. Friday the 13th 8. Halloween Town 9. Annabelle 10. Twitches

11. Goosebumps12. The Addams Family13. Scream14. Halloween15. Brothers Grimm 16. The Conjuring 17. The Craft 18. Casper 19. Twitches Too20. The Corpse Bride

21. Sleepy Hollow 2. The Witches
23. Any Harry Potter Film24. Final Destination25. Nightmare on Elm Street26. Monsters Inc27. Halloween || 28. IT29. Return to Halloween Town30. The Nightmare Before Christmas31. Hocus Pocus 
Have the most amazing Oc…

What to Watch This Autumn | Victoria Jiju

If you're looking to get into the autumn spirit, get cozy and enjoy the changing seasons here is one of the best ways to do it! Grab a blanket, a hot chocolate, and some yummy snacks and cuddle up for the most autumnal shows and movies to grace your presence.
Movies • When Harry Met
• You've Got Mail
• Good Will Hunting
• Hocus Pocus
• Autumn in New York
• Dead Poets Society 
• The Craft
• Practical Magic 
• Step Mom 
• Matilda
• Labyrinth
• Sleepy Hollow 
TV Shows  • Gilmore Girls  
• The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina • Sabrina the Teenage Witch 
• Riverdale  • Stranger Things • Pretty Little Liars • Charmed  • The Haunting of Hill House  • American Horror Story  • The Vampire Diaries There's nothing that makes me feel more at peace than a good show in a cozy and comfy space. I hope you enjoy some of these cute autumnal and Halloween watches. For more to do this autumn click HERE.Let us know down below if you would recommend any other shows or movies. Thanks for reading the blog today,

19 Things To Do This Autumn | Victoria Jiju

As the seasons begin to change and you start to see the leaves fall from the trees, the weather calls for sweaters and hot drinks become a must, you know that Autumn is upon us. The change of seasons means there's a change of things we can do in around our cities, towns, and villages. Therefore, with the crisp leaves beneath our feet, I am going to let you know 19 things you can do this Autumn.
1. Go to your local coffee shop and order a drink from their seasonal special drinks.Why not try a small independent cafe and give the small businesses in your area a little bit of support. 
2. Go Pumpkin Picking at Your Local Pumpkin Patch Simply google your local pumpkin patch and book a time to go. No pumpkin patches near you? Don't worry visit your local supermarket to grab your pumpkins.
3. Decorate Your House For Halloween What more do you need to get into the autumnal spirit than decorating your house for Halloween? If you don't want to go all out not to worry, simply add a few …

5 Switches You Need to Make For a Better Nights Sleep | Victoria jiju

This week I went back to work after the six week holidays, with that been said, I have had such a hard time getting to sleep in the evening. This has lead me to research different ways that would help me get a better night's sleep. From all the research I have completed, I have picked out the key pieces that I think will help you have a better night's sleep. So grab a hot cup of coffee and read the switches you can make to have a better night's sleep starting tonight.
1. Switch your phone for a book Spending time on technology before bed suppresses the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin due to the blue light technology radiates. Using technology stimulates the brain into being more active therefore, the more technology you use before bed, the less chance you will have of having a good night's sleep. Consequently, I suggest the hour before you hope to fall asleep switch any technology out for a book. Old fashioned books or e-readers that use e-ink like the k…

5 Cute and Low Cost Date Ideas | Victoria Jiju

Do you ever feel like you want to spend some time just you and your partner but you don't want to break the bank? Well look no further, here are 5 low costs date ideas that you can do on a very tight budget. Just because you don't have a lot of money doesn't mean you can't have romantic moments together, you just have to be a little more creative. Keep scrolling to find 5 different low-cost date ideas you can do on your next date night.

1. At-home Spa 
Break out some of the face masks and massage oils and have a couple at a home Spa day. This may not be everybody's cup of tea but my husband and I love it every once in a while. If you have kids do it one night after they've gone to bed and then you don't even have to get a babysitter! Why not even break out the wine and some music. Spending time and being silly together whilst you pamper yourself is one of the cheapest ways to have a luxury date night.

2. Outdoor Picnic  Find a cute spot outdoors, it doesn't…

8 Ways To Organise Your Life | Victoria Jiju

Life can get really chaotic really fast. You may have numerous obligations you need to address at the same time and that's when being organised can be incredibly helpful. There are a few ways you can organise your life so it becomes a little more manageable, so let's jump into it, 8 ways to organize your life to make it more manageable. 

1. Use a Diary Make use of either a physical or digital diary to keep track of all your plans and obligations. You can write down everything from future plans to holidays and anything else you may need to remember.  There's nothing worse than double-booking yourself and looking unorganised  when someone asks you to do something. Consequently, make sure you pencil in all of your obligations and check in regularly to ensure you're staying organised and keeping up-to-date with all of your commitments. Diaries will help you make better use of your time by allowing you to see how much time you have available as well as where your time is bein…

4 Reasons Why Superficial Self-Care Matters | Victoria Jiju

Within the past few weeks, I have read numerous posts on Instagram and on blogs by individuals who are saying that superficial self-care, meaning self-care we practice on the outside is not really self-care. Although I do agree that self-care is more than just getting your hair and nails done, having a hot bath, and doing a facemask, I think it's wrong to suggest these are types of self-care are not self-care. 

What is Self-Care?First of all, I will address that I believe self-care to be a holistic approach to you and your body. This means taking care of all of the body's needs, not just the superficial surface ones. For example, it involves but is not limited to; ensuring your diet is good and that you getting the correct nutrients, making sure you socialize so you don't become isolated, and exercising regularly to keep our bodies fit and healthy. However, I also believe in superficial self-care and how these acts can have a deep impact on your overall wellbeing just as mu…