My Guilty Pleasures

Saturday, 5 March 2016




 Hello Everyone!
We all have things we like to do, but don't want to freely admit them to everyone, right? There are certainly things that only my family knows about me. But the older I get the more I realize how much it really doesn't matter what people think of you and what you like. Plus, you have to enjoy life and find things that make you happy, no matter what they are. 

Here are some of my guilty pleasures:

Teen Mom
This started years ago when 16 and Pregnant first aired. I only really watch the original girls, Maci, Catelynn and Amber (I fast-forward the Farrah bits...) I don't know why I love it, but I do! I like to know that they are doing well and get an update on everything. It's a bit like being nosy at what the people you went to high school are doing with their lives now.

Project Life Scrapbook
I'm a very sentimental person ( I keep my movie stubs and everything) combined with my natural creative side and love of journals, and you'll find scrap-booking is a lot of fun for me! I started my Project Life book after watching a Lily Pebbles video on YouTube and I was hooked.I fell out of love with it for a while, but now I try set aside time to work on it.

One Direction
There I said it. I really like 1D, OK? Their music is fantastic and it really got me through crappy days at my last job. Every time I think I'm over them, they pull me right back in. I guess you never grow out of boy bands. I like my pop music and theirs is bloody good. 

Pinterest
There are two tabs that I always have on my browser at all times: Blogger and Pinterest. I can honestly say that I am obsessed. I think it's because I'm a very visual person and I have to stay inspired in my job, so it's the perfect site for me to browse. I'm usually looking at #Bossbabe quotes, beautiful work areas, or fitness inspiration.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Let me just start by saying that apart from Teen Mom, this is the only reality TV I watch. I've watched it from about Season 2 and have been hooked ever since. Yes, their lifestyle is stupidly extravagant, but they are one entertaining and fabulous family. I don't watch them as much anymore, but I know what to put on if I need some girl time.

Waking up to notifications  
I know, "Don't do it for the likes," but I think we can all admit that it's nice to see that people like was you say and post. It lets me know that whatever content I'm putting out is getting a good response from people. I'm enjoying learning more about social media and seeing that something worked makes me feel good.

Watching Mamma Mia 
I don't know if it's the heavenly Greek island setting, the catchy music, or just Meryl Streep, but I really love this movie! No, the singing is not perfect but that makes it more fun for me. I usually get it out on a Sunday night to just have some chill-time before bed. It makes me crave a holiday in Greece so bad!  

Kinder Surprise Eggs 
When I was a kid, my Dad would pick up one of these each for me and my brother when he came home from work every Tuesday night. My parents didn't make much money back then, so it was like a special little treat we could look forward to. Now, as an adult (kinda) I can buy them whenever I want! (which is probably the only good part about growing up, to be honest.) I'm sure even when I have kids of my own I will buy one for myself too! The chocolate is the best part : )

Deep-fried Camembert Cheese
Probably my guiltiest pleasure of them all, just thinking about it is making my mouth water! We have a pizza chain in NZ that has this as a side and OH. MY. WORD it's heaven. Add some cranberry sauce and cheese never tasted so good. You have to try it, trust me!

Well, there you go! I think we all have to remember to love whatever we want to love in life.
 What are some of your guilty pleasures? 
Steph x.


23 comments :

  1. Love this post Steph! We all have things we love that we pretend we shouldn't but who cares right?!
    Personally I love One Direction and my love for them has only grown with each visit back home, when me and my little sister will sing their songs as loud as we can. This past trip back home will forever be remembered whenever I hear "History." I can also go one further and say my favourite is Harry. Yes I'm 28 years old and I hit every teenage girl stereotype!!! Girl Power! HA!

    Kelly x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! OMG yay : D I'm so glad they make you happy too! Their songs are just so much fun. Oh Harry, I've fallen under his spell too don't worry. I also have a thing Niall ; )
      Steph x.

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  2. Loved this! If I do my own version I will be sure to link you :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yes please let me know. I would love to know yours : )
      Steph x.

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  3. Such a great post! When I saw One Direction on that list I was like yes girl! I mean what's not to like about them? I saw them live last summer and that just sealed the deal, fan for life haha!
    Also, waking up to notifications is something I love as well, most times it's great start for the day :)

    www.saarasofia.com

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    1. Thanks! Haha hell yeah *Directioner high five* I know, right? They're funny, attractive, great music, the total package really. OMG you are so lucky! I bet it was incredible. Morning notifications are the best.
      Steph x.

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  4. I love One Direction and KUWTK heheh! Actually, KUWTK is something I watch when I'm in need of a good laugh!

    Sally - DiagonSally

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad I've found bloggers who share my love of 1D. Yes! Khloe is my absolute favorite, she's hilarious. Really wish she was my older sister!
      Steph x.

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  5. YAS!!! There are so many things I used to hide because they would make me "less cool". But it doesn't matter anymore. I am so glad I grew out of those horrible insecure phase that didn't let me share what I loved with others. It's not entirely gone, but it's going bit by bit & i couldn't be more glad about it.
    I LOVE 1D. They're cute, adorable, part-time hot (too) and their music is super cool. I've been loving Justin Bieber's What Do You Mean & Zayn's Pillowtalk as well. Though I never knew I would, haha!

    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. Yes! I know exactly what you mean. I'm still a little scared to share things, but sometimes it works out great when I do! I'm so glad you like 1D too : D Zayn's new song is so good! I really like it.
      Steph x.

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  6. Teen Mom is my guilty pleasure too, I love it when it comes back on haha. I really need to use Pinterest more! I never use it! x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Awesome! I was so glad when they brought back the original girls : ) You should! I get so much inspiration from there.
      Steph x.

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  7. Ah Pinterest is becoming my new addiction, it's such an amazing site I wish I had discovered it sooner! Already spending way too much time on there - as well as Instagram! Guess I just really love pretty pictures :D


    - Anne | annesmiles

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    1. It's great, right? Haha don't worry I spend so much time pinning things on there too. As well as Instagram ; )
      Steph x.

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  8. You've made me so hungry thinking about fried Camembert! eeeee need some! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. Haha sorry! I've got the biggest craving for it too : p
      Steph x.

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  9. Nice read. Check out my Afro Curls tutorial on my blog and insta!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

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  10. I LOVE THIS! We shouldn't feel ashamed of the things we love and truly enjoy. I have been a direction since 2012 I think and can not be prouder of this fact. I have a thing for Harry and Niall and I don't give an eff what people think about it. Their music is amazing and fun and got me through some very sad phases. HIGH FIVE FELLOW DIRECTIONER!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Haha yay another Directioner! It makes me so happy that you're proud of it too. Harry stole my heart first but now I'm a bit of a Niall girl, they are all too adorable. Same! Their music is so much fun, I'm glad they have helped you too. HIGH FIVE!!
      Steph x.

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  11. I usually watch loads of reality tv but I have never actually watched Teen Mom or anything from that franchise! I might need to start from the beginning :)

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    1. Some of it is really good! A pair of them (Catelynn and Tyler) got married and it was the most beautiful thing ever!
      Steph x.

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  12. Oh I loved Teen Mom! I watched the original ones, but haven't seen the later series of them - I was going to start re-watching last week actually! Another reality tv guilty pleasure of mine is Dance Moms... Love it haha!
    And One Direction... I tried so hard to avoid, but their latest album is just too damn catchy.

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    1. Awesome! The later series is really good! I'm so glad they came back. Haha 1D know how to make good tunes!
      Steph x.

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