WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH LIFE UNEXPECTED – MAKEOVERS, COLLABORATIONS AND HOLIDAYS

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH LIFE UNEXPECTED – MAKEOVERS, COLLABORATIONS AND HOLIDAYS

Hi guys! Life Unexpected is officially back. Yayyyyy! Not only that but I have some little changes to announce and also some HUGE up and coming brand collaborations to share with you.

It’s been almost six weeks since I wrote the post ‘Goodbye For Now: Sometimes Blogging Breaks Are A Good Thing‘. Six weeks out of the blogging world feels like a lifetime and I’ve found it so hard to stay away.

What's Happening With Life Unexpected

Over the last few weeks I’ve been dealing with lots of personal things and I just had to take a bit of a break. I’ve used this time off to focus on the backend of Life Unexpected and do lots of boring things like clearing up broken links and re-writing a few old posts. I’ve also spent time thinking long and hard about Life Unexpected and what I want to it to evolve into.

I don’t know about you, but I am really nosy and I absolutely love finding about what other bloggers are doing. I love knowing what brands they’re going to be working with and what plans they have for their blogging future. So without further ado here is a little post to let you know:

What’s Happening With Life Unexpected!

First off, Life Unexpected has just relaunched and I’ve really narrowed down the focus of what this blog is about and what it’ll offer to you. From now on posts will fall into a few set categories: travel, family, health and fitness, Cornwall and fashion.

I’m also extremely excited to be collaborating with some amazing brands in the next few weeks and you’ll see some new partnerships in each of the categories. Plus some MEGA competitions are coming your way.

whats happening with life unexpected

Travel

I will be focusing so much more on family travel this year. I think travel is something we all should do and I want to show just how easy and attainable it is for families. Our month long trip to Europe last year really made us catch the travel bug.

A couple of posts I’ve got lined up include our long haul trip to to Cape Town in South Africa and also our closer to home staycation to ‘Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa‘ in Cornwall.

I partnered with ‘Bedruthan Steps Hotel’ for the second time this month. It is hands down the most family friendly (and adult friendly) hotel I’ve ever stayed in and I can’t wait to share with you our review and show you why it’s the best holiday hotspot for families in the UK.

whats happening with life unexpected

Family

Now I have a full blown toddler life is pretty crazy and also very exciting. I absolutely love the age Evie is at right now. Our family life used to be the main focus of our posts. But after my separation from Evie’s dad last year I stopped sharing our life on the blog for fear of ruffling feathers. I really think that’s why I fell out of touch and out of love with my blog for a short time.

This year I’m not going to hold back. I shouldn’t be afraid to give my opinions or share what is happening in my life. So, the real family posts are coming back and in full force. I’m also going to be sharing a lot more things we do as a family (think messy play and days out) and a lot more products and brands we use in our everyday life. Upcoming collaborations include working with ‘Baby Dove‘ and the amazing ‘Orchard Toys‘.

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Health and Fitness

I started vlogging in the middle of last year and I’ve been thinking really hard about whether to integrate my vlog with my blog or to do something a little different with it.

One thing I am really passionate about is health and fitness and I  really want to dedicate my vlog to healthy little tutorials. From homemade smoothie bowls, to fruity ice lollies you can expect my youtube to turn into healthy food heaven very soon.

Upcoming collaborations in this category include ‘My Healthy Kitchen‘ and ‘Googly Fruit‘. Plus a couple more top secret brand collaborations are also in the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Cornwall

So many people send me e-mails, tweets and messages asking the best places to visit in Cornwall, where they should eat and what they should do. Yet for some reason, I rarely ever post about Cornwall.

I live in St. Ives, one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the county and one of the most popular for tourists, yet I’ve never really shared anything about it! From now on you can prepare for lots more insider Cornish information to head your way. From days out, to top eateries and local events, I’ll be waving the Cornish flag with pride in the future.

whats happening with life unexpected

Fashion

I am absolutely addicted to shopping. Fans of my weekly ‘Little Loves’ posts will know that I am constantly online buying things or hitting the high street to find clothes for myself and Evie. For some reason I’ve rarely shared this huge part of my life on Life Unexpected. So in a bid to make my unhealthy habit justifiable 😉 I’ll be starting to share a lot more of what we are wearing and the styles we love.

This month I’m so excited to be launching this category by working alongside ‘River Island‘ and ‘JoJo Maman Bebe‘. Now I just need to get Zara Kids to collaborate and maybe my bank balance won’t cry so much for a little while!

2017

It’s been a very emotional six weeks and I’m so happy to be back to blogging full time again. A lot has happened behind the scenes in my personal and professional life and the little bump in the road has left me desperate to come back and do something I love again. I’m sure I’ll share all that has been happening in a blog post this week.

 

 

 

What category is your favourite on Life Unexpected? Is there anything you’re looking forward to seeing in the next few months? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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29 Comments

  1. May 28, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Sounds exciting! Looking forward to reading more! Especially on your fashion posts. Jess xx

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you Jess! I’ve just started posting them and although I was so nervous to have pictures taken of myself for a change, I actually really enjoyed myself. Here’s to some more soon! 😀 x

  2. May 28, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Ah Welcome back lovely. Love reading your blog. Looking forward for all the categories!

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! I’m so excited to be back! 😀 x

  3. May 31, 2017 / 6:06 am

    Welcome back! It sounds like you have made some great plans that you’re passionate about, with a lot of wonderful opportunities upcoming. I’m excited for a number of your new categories – family, travel, Cornwall. Wishing nothing but success upon your return!

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you so much Jade. I am so excited! It feels so nice to be back doing something I love again. x

  4. May 31, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Sounds like the break did you good. Exciting plans too. Look forward to reading more

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      It really did, although I did miss blogging a little too much. I’m so happy to be back! 🙂

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you so much Lyndsey. I’m so excited to be back. 😀 x

  5. May 31, 2017 / 6:27 am

    It’s important to take a break sometimes. Looks like you’ve used the time off to plan an exciting summer of posts ahead!

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      So important to take a break! I’ve been blogging for 3 years now, quite intensively. I think the break was good, it made me realise just how much I love it and need blogging in my life. x

  6. May 31, 2017 / 7:05 am

    What a fantastic post. You are so lucky to live in St. Ives. I have great memories of going there as a child!

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much Jon. St. Ives is so beautiful, I feel so lucky to live here. A bit out of the way, but busy enough to have an atmosphere and beautiful enough to not get bored of. x

  7. May 31, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Sounds like you’ve come back all guns blazing! I’m sort of where you were 6 weeks ago in that I’m not sure the direction I want to take my blog but I’m working my way through it and hope to have better focus soon. And congratulations on all those brand collaborations!

    • June 1, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      I definitely have come back blazing. I knew how much I loved blogging but didn’t realise just how much I need it in my life. I adore being part of the blog world. I’ve worked out that it’s ok to not know where you are going and sometimes, even the smallest thing can make you realise. I hope you feel a little more focused soon and I hope you don’t need to step away for a while like I did! x

  8. May 31, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Aw how wonderful that you are working with River Island I have worked with them and they are awesome! I love the sound of the new categories x

    • June 3, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      I’m so excited to work with them. It’s so nice to finally feel focused on this blog.

  9. June 1, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Glad you have decided to have a break and are back feeling refreshed and energised. Lots of exciting things on the horizon for you 🙂

    • June 3, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you Laura! I’m so excited to be back and I’m definitely feeling energised! 😀 x

  10. June 1, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Sometimes a bit of a break from blogging helps you find the love for it again. It sounds like you have lots to share!

    • June 3, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      It really does. I knew how much I loved blogging, but I didn’t realise how huge a part of my life it had become. I’m definitely not stepping away again any time soon. x

  11. June 1, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Yay to coming back! The future looks very exciting – can’t wait to read all about it. Kaz

    • June 3, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you Kaz! I am so excited, both to be back and for the future! 😀 I love this blog and I missed it a silly amount. x

  12. Tilly
    June 3, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    I look forward to seeing your blog blossom and grow again!

    • June 3, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you Tilly! I’m so glad to be back to writing again. 🙂 x

  13. June 11, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Brilliant post, look forward to seeing all of your new adventures!

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