Disney World's Epcot: 2018 photos #4

We took a lot of beautiful photos on our 2018 Florida holiday that are just sat on the computer so I thought I'd share them with you so they can be seen in all their glory and appreciated by everyone! There are a lot of photos so there's going to be a fair few posts like this, I'm going to aim to do one a week until I'm out of photos to share! I'll be doing one park at a time and today I'm on the fourth part of Epcot. Hope you enjoy this series.

2018 was our first time experiencing the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. It was something I'd wanted to do for a while so I was super happy when I found out that it started a few days before we went home. While it did make the park very busy so we didn't do any attractions, the queues for food booths really weren't bad at all.

Of course I had to grab a Food and Wine passport not only to double check which booths I wanted to visit but to get that photo everyone gets in front of Spaceship Earth!

Josh is a really fussy eater meaning I was tackling the food side of Food and Wine by myself so I didn't manage to try everything that I wanted to because I was so full. I enjoyed everything I did try though and was pleasantly surprised by the prices of the dishes I picked considering it is still theme park food.

Of course I had to buy the festival ears to commemorate my first ever Food and Wine Festival. They're actually really pretty ears. I love the cork board style of them.

I'm really happy that we finally made it to Food and Wine and we both really enjoyed it, there was plenty of food for me to try and plenty of drinks for Josh to try so we were both happy!

I hope you enjoyed my photo diary of Epcot which concludes the posts from Epcot, I'll be moving on to a different park next week. I have posts coming up from all 6 Disney World parks as well as Universal Resort's 3 parks, Disney Springs and Discovery Cove. We vlogged our whole Florida 2018 holiday so I highly recommend checking those videos out too.

Have you been to Epcot's Food and Wine Festival? Let me know in the comments!

The problem with romanticising autumn

Lots of people love autumn or rather the romantic idea of autumn. The brisk walks among the red and orange leaves, the cosy nights surrounded by candles and blankets, the fun of Halloween and the magic of the run up to Christmas. But are we all a bit guilty of romanticising autumn?

Is autumn becoming to romanticised?

A Christmas gift guide for new home owners - AD

Whether you're buying or renting, if you're going to be moving into your own home soon I highly recommend popping some home items on your Christmas list this year, trust me it'll be a big help with what will already be a pretty expensive time. Also if you're wanting to help someone out with some home pieces, here's where to start!

Mixing in some practical items and things that will make your new place feel more like a home is a good idea. Things like dinner sets, a toaster, a kettle and cutlery are all good things to get you started and if your buying for someone else, these basics will always be appreciated just go for something that looks nice too. I love the dinner set here, it's simple but the two tone works well and it's such a good price for all the items you'll need to get started. The toaster and kettle are really good too, trust me those things can get expensive but these ones are really well priced and the matte black and copper look so good together. While bedding is a basic essential if you're buying it as a gift or popping it on your Christmas list go for something a little nicer with some brushed cotton bedding. It's super cosy and just feels a little more luxury than your standard bedding making it a good choice for a gift or for adding to your wish list as a treat.

A few accessories are always good to add to your list or to consider buying as gifts as they make a house feel more homely. UK Bathrooms are often forgotten about when you get a new place as they're not really a priority room (believe me, ours hasn't been touched since we move in at it's killing me!) so a few accesories to brighten up a bathroom would be a good choice just to make it feel more like you're own. Bathroom mirrors are a good choice as they are pretty essential and brighten up a room and make it appear bigger. This mirror is simple but elegant and would add a nice touch to any bathroom. 

Cushions and throws are another good choice for accesories to make a room feel really homely. Thing big and cosy and you can't go wrong. The pom poms on this cushion add a bit of twist and the knitted throw looks super snuggly.

When Josh and I knew we'd be seriously looking into buying our first home we asked for either money to put towards home stuff or some home items to get us started. Yes I felt like a proper adult asking for plates and bedding for Christmas but it was also really exciting to make a start on getting stuff for our first home. So if you know someone who will be moving into their first home soon or you are moving soon and are looking to put some home items on your Christmas list, I hope this gift guide provided a little bit of inspiration. 

25 blogmas post ideas you need to use

With December just 3 weeks away many of us with be furiously planning out our Christmas content and getting as prepared as we possibly can for the festive season. Many bloggers like to participate in 'Blogmas' throughout December where you post a blog post everyday in the run up to Christmas. That is a lot of content to organise. If you're struggling to think of engaging content for December then look no further, I have 25 Blogmas post ideas suitable for any niche. 

Bogmas post ideas

Whether you're going the whole hog and posting everyday or just posting a little more regularly than usual this Blogmas, here are 25 ideas to get the creative juices flowing (and no there's not a gift guide in sight!).

1. Your December plans - everyone has a full calendar in December so share what you'll be getting up to.
2. Festive recipes - tis' the season to indulge so share your favourite Christmas recipes with your readers.
3. The best Christmas market recommendations - who doesn't love visiting a Christmas market? Share your recommendations on your blog.
4. Christmas craft projects - if you make your own cards or get artsy with your gift wrap, share your talents.
5. Winter getaways - some people dream of getting away over Christmas, others are looking to experience Christmas in a different country. Share your winter escape recommendations.
6. Your Christmas list - tell people what's on your Christmas wish list this year. You never know Santa may see it and surprise you!
7. Festive date ideas - Christmas is the perfect time for a cosy and romantic date, give people some inspiration of what they could do.
8. Your Christmas favourites - share your favourite things about Christmas - from your favourite song, the best movie or even your favourite Christmas food.
9. Christmas tag questions - tags are always a fun way to show off a bit more about the person behind the blog so treat readers to a festive behind the scenes look at who runs the blog.
10. Your Christmas traditions - does your family have any traditions around the festive period? Have you created your own traditions since spending Christmas in your own home?
11. Festive books recommendations - do you have some Christmassy reads that you enjoy? Share a festive book list.
12. Christmas decorations - share how you decorate from your tree to ornaments with special meaning behind them.

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13. Festive makeup looks - if you're a whizz with a makeup brush create some tutorials for festive party looks.
14. Cocktail recipes - with parties and gatherings galore throughout December a good range of cocktail recipes would help people out during party season.
15. Festive nail art - if you're passionate about nail art create a few looks for different Christmas events and talk people through how they can recreate them.
16. Christmas product reviews - from Lush's epic Christmas collection to a wide range of gift sets there are so many new products out at Christmas so review a few of them!
18. Christmas on a budget - savvy with your finances? Let people know how to have a good Christmas on a budget.
19. Blogmas post ideas - help out fellow bloggers and create a list of post ideas others can use for Blogmas.
20. Christmas candles review - if you're anything like me you'll amass quite the collection of festive scents so go ahead and review some of your favourites.
21. Christmas jumper day - crack out your best Christmas sweater and do a festive style post for Christmas jumper day.
22. Winter skincare - skin takes a bit of a beating in winter if you've got a great routine to save skin from the cold, share it.
23. A day in the life - got a special day planned? Document the day and do a festive version of a day in the life.
24. Reflecting on the past year - take a look back at your year, pick out some favourite moments and set goals for the new year.
25. Blogmas recommendations - found some could posts from fellow bloggers during Blogmas? Share your favourite posts from others in a list.

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Who is taking part in Blogmas this year? Let me know in the comments.