Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Mornin’ chums…

Ohhhh I’m a happy little blogger today as not only is it one of those gorgeous lazy Sundays (the kind I fiercly crave after a ridiculously busy week) BUT it’s also a bank holiday weekend… one extra day of freedom to enjoy; & seeing as it will be Emma’s last day of her school summer hols we’ve decided to partake in a little mama-daughter girly day out. What could be more fun that a whole day of shopping, giggles & properly catching up with my mini me after such a busy week?!

Talking of catching up, it’s time for another Confetti & Curves low-down on this weeks fun filled features. I do hope you have your coffee cup topped up & are ready to feast your eyes upon the latest goings on. Don’t forget to leave a link to any of YOUR blog posts that you’d like us to check out too…


10 Tips For Blogging On A Busy Schedule

Tips For Blogging On A Busy Schedule

With school starting back & the rest of us up to our eyes in the wonderful world of work *sigh* Setting aside free time to blog is often regretfully sacrificed. However do not fear lovelies as my ’10 Tips For Blogging On A Busy Schedule’ may offer a helping hand in being able to successfully juggle school, work, life, & keeping your online haven topped up… all relatively stress free I should add!!


Behind The Blog featuring Angela from Beauty By The Bunny

Beauty By The Bunny

The first of this weeks blogger to grace the virtual sofa is the gorgeous Angela from Beauty By The Bunny. Of course any gal addicted to Chanel has my full attention 😀  So if you aren’t already familiar with the cosmetic craving Angela do pop over & say a huge hello… I’m sure you’ll adore her features every bit as much as the rest of us do!


You Look Disgusting

You Look Disgusting

Every now and then something amazing spreads across social media. For Emma Ford, her incredible YouTube video ‘You look Disgusting’ spread like wild fire across the globe as it managed to touch the hearts and minds of millions. Having been tagged by both Claire & Laura to take up task of supporting the campaign by removing my make-up & baring my bare face to the world, I make a nervous attempt at giving it a go!


Behind The Blog featuring Bronagh’s Beauty & Books

Bronaghs Beauty and Books

Thursday’s blogger was a little closer to home this week as I went behind the scenes with the lovely Bronagh from Bronagh’s Beauty & Books! If you’re an avid fan of literature & lipstick then you’ll feel right at home with Bronagh, she’s super friendly too so do pop over and say a quick hello 🙂


The Perfect Tan?


My translucent skin has been beaconing for a wash of colour & after being bestowed with a goodie bag from the PR team behind Lauren’s Way how could I not be excited to give this a go?! Question is, is it actually any good? I guess you’ll have to stop by to find out ladies 😉

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As always, thank y’all so very much for the abundance of support, comments, re-tweets, shares, likes & just darn right loveliness. You lot really are an awesome bunch. Do feel free to pop a favourite link from your blog in the comments below for the rest of us to check out otherwise don’t forget to say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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31 thoughts on “Keeping Up With Karen…

  1. Hi Karen! I hope you’re thoroughly enjoying your well deserved lazy Sunday! It sounds like you and Emma have some nice plans too! Oh how I miss having those Mother & Daughter shopping days with my Mom. I have some of the greatest memories. 🙂 I hope the rest of your weekend has been nice too. Today Ron and I are planning on running a few errands and I have some news! I’m posting about it later today but on this coming Friday Ron and I are flying out to Michigan finally to look for an apartment and won’t be coming back till September 12th! Anyway, enjoy the rest of your long weekend! 🙂 XXXXXXX *Hugs* ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Oooooh this sounds interesting, will definitely be looking forward to checking out your news!!! Hope it’s good!!!! 😀 hehe Yes, mama & daughter shopping days are the best – so many giggles to be had! Really enjoy it 🙂 Oooh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s so soon… crazy times!! Fingers crossed you find the perfect place chum *huge hugs* XXXXXXX

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      • Thank you Karen! I hope so too! We have a list of places that we want to look at. 🙂 I am looking forward to getting away from here for a bit. I feel like things are finally starting to happen. Before I know it, I will be out of here permanently! Thank goodness! 😀 *huge hugs* XXXXXXX

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      • Gosh it really sounds like you don’t like it at all Katie 😦 It’s horrid being somewhere that you dislike so much… I’m sure you’ll be a new person when you reach home again 🙂 XXXXXXX

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      • I really don’t like it at all Karen! I would say that this has been a waste of 2 years of my life living here but having not known anyone here or anything I started my blog and meet all of you awesome blog buddies! 🙂 Plus it was my first time living away from my Mom and it was great for Ron and I to get to take our relationship to the next level and live together. I had my doubts about moving here but I didn’t want Ron to miss out on this awesome career opportunity so I agreed to move with him. He wouldn’t have gone though if I hadn’t agreed to go. It was a choice and not a requirement for Ron to go. We just thought would try living somewhere new and live out West. I do have good memories of course that I’ve shared with Ron and we’ve done some fun things. At least we can say we tried living out here and we know what it’s like. Las Vegas is a great place for the tourists and that’s about it lol. There is so much to see and do but of course it all costs money 😉 When you’re living here you don’t always have the extra funds to do fun things ALL of the time. After we get back, Ron and I want to at least see the Hoover Dam and take some pictures before we move back. We had thought about going this weekend but now we’re going to be in Michigan. I think I will be a new person when I move back. 🙂 XXXXXXX

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      • Reading your post it pretty much shows how positive you are Katie – always taking good from a tough situation!! Like you say you started your blog and at least have had the experience of it – sometimes we have to try these things to put the ‘what if’s’ to rest. Not long now til you get back home so keep focused on that – maybe like you say a trip to the Hoover Dam, if you can fit it in, is a great way to say cheerio 😀 XXXXX

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      • Well I try to be as positive as I can. Though it may seem like I’m a ray of sunshine all the time…not always! Ron will tell you that lol. I can be cranky at times! Haha! I just don’t show that online. I go through all the emotions everyone else goes through. 😉 Yes! I definitely want to see the Hoover Dam before we go. I also told Ron that we need to take our picture by the Vegas sign, on the side the says You’re now leaving Las Vegas! We have one with the side Welcome to Las Vegas lol. 😀 XXXXX

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      • Awwh we can all be cranky huni – that’s just us releasing our steam lol Haaa what a great picture to take – you should do a picture book with those at the beginning and end… that would be pretty cool lol XXXX

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      • Yeah and I feel bad sometimes that Ron has to deal with my crankiness but he is a real trooper! lol. I would love to make a picture book actually. I have TON of pictures from living here. That’s a great idea! Thanks Karen! XXXX

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      • Awwwh bless – he sounds such a sweetheart!! You two make a wonderful couple ❤ Oooh, glad I inspired you hehe Hopefully you'll find a pretty scrap book and fill it with all your Vegas memories huni 😀 XXXXXX


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