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A Touch of Autumn

Sunday, 30 October 2016

One thing I look forward too most in Autumn is the walks, a touch of Autumn colour is all it takes to make me feel warm and cosy to go outside and let my inner child be free crunching on all the leaves. I really love being out in the woodlands, listening to wildlife and just unwinding there's just something so peaceful about it. I think that we all spend so much time looking after our body physically that we often forget to look after our minds. You'll be surprised just how much you learn about yourself walking around somewhere with no distractions, just you and nature. I get excited when I see pine cones even because I think of all the fun crafts I get to do when I am back home by the fire defrosting.

 I often bring along an oversized scarf, a flask of hot chocolate (or anything pumpkin spiced) and lets not forget my camera. I love getting ready for Halloween, even though it isn't one of my favourite things to celebrate, I still enjoy getting pumpkins to carve/ paint. Let me know in the comment section below if you'd like to see some Autumn crafts, or maybe even a YouTube video using only what I find on my walk. 

Take a moment today to walk outside

Handmade with love ♥

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

I hope you're all having a lovely day!

 I wanted to make a special handmade card, it isn't very good, but I kinda like it despite the fact that it looks like a child made it. I just love 3D cards and they're a lot of fun to make. I gave this one to Gareth and the fact that it made him smile was worth it. 

This is just a short post today, but I just wanted to show you what I made...I wanted to say that just because it isn't perfect, I like it because it made someone I care for smile and I made it with my own hands and filled it with love, and that is all that matters. Sometimes we can get so frustrated at making things perfect, especially those of you who enjoy art like myself, but not only referring to art, but life in general. Nothing has to be perfect for Instagram or to impress someone else, just do it because you want to, even if its a little rough around the edges. Be proud with everything that you do.

Do something today to make someone else smile

Looking inside my memory box!

Sunday, 11 September 2016


If you lovely people would like to have peak inside my secret memory box of my precious keep sake items, then head over to my YouTube channel! Much love <3

1 Year Together ♥

Friday, 26 August 2016

Today was a happy , loved up day. Gareth and I celebrated one year together.

Our story officially began when we met face to face at a university open day, he helped me find my way around, we got on so very well and chatted for a long time, it literally was love at the first sight.

After many first dates, he met my parents.
He came over to help my parents sort out photos on the computer, it took hours! Anyway... the important part here is that they liked him! They both thought he was lovely and well mannered. We have been on so many adventures already, and they're always so enjoyable just because he is there by my side making me feel not only happy, but safe. 

So today to celebrate our first year as a couple Gareth had a few surprises planned! As we got to his place he told me to close my eyes and he guided my through the door. As I opened my eyes, I was in my extreme love- mode. I ran and hugged him as he had placed 12 helium- filled balloons in total (you cant see them all) around the room, one for each day of the month (1 year) with little felt hearts hanging down with attached flowers and glitter on them. His mother showed him how to sew and make the hearts, and he did the rest, its really sweet.

Much later he had another little surprise up his sleeve 
He made a booking at the same restaurant we went too on our very first dinner date!

Everything was so romantic. 

The food was so nice! I had a yummy salad dish and Gareth had the steak.
And of course there was a present and card exchange! Something else I can treasure in my memory box.

Gareth.. I am so glad I met you.
I can't imagine my life without you. 
Thank you for everything you do for me and for always making me feel beautiful, safe, protected and for giving me a Disney fairy tale-like relationship.

Minnies| We Couldn't Find It!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


New vlog out today on YouTube, 
We tried to be heroes, we failed but Milo loved it!

Minnies | BathTime Month again!

Saturday, 20 August 2016


Welcome back to another Minnie!!
It was that time again that Belle & Bambi have their bath time. There usually is no set time as such as guinea pigs do very well in cleaning themselves. But every few months I like to dedicate some time to give them a bath particularly if they have visited the park or been outside quite a lot.

I use very shallow, lute warm water and place them on a flannel so that they don't slip around.
 I use the 'Johnsons' shampoo, or sometimes the Makuna honey shampoo.
They get towel dried as they don't seem to like the hairdryer but that's understandable, I think if i was that small I wouldn't like it either.

Summer Picnic Time

Monday, 8 August 2016


Saturday was such a lovely treat! Literally! We had a picnic day in the garden soaking in all the sunshine and I loved it! We set out pastel (pink and white) honeycomb decorations, blankets and pillows and made everything look picture perfect- it was so much fun!

We had lots of 'picky' foods as I like to call it on sharing plates and sandwiches of different fillings neatly laid out on a petite, floral cupcake stand. Oh I do love a bit of ham & cucumber. 

My silly little monkeys also joined in on the fun. If they weren't in their outdoor hutch they were playing freely on the grass nibbling away at tomatoes, peppers and cucumber.

I really liked this photo I took of him

 With a range of drinks and other nibbles and cakes, we were sure to finish almost everything! A perfect summers day spent with my favourite person, and my guinea girls, of course.

 Have you been on any summer picnic-parties yet? They're simply my favourite!

One Sweet Once- Upon- A- Time

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Ahh, I absolutely love weddings, it's a picture perfect day full of memories and the beginning of two people becoming one in marriage.

Yesterday I attended a wedding, it was a joyous and special occasion.
The setting was perfection and the warm weather was a great treat alongside with beautiful flowers, smiles, laughter and a few happy tears.

For the big day I did my mum's hair it a pretty half up-do which I felt worked well for thin and short hair. The fascinator complimented her dress and shoes well.
I washed & blow dried with lots a texturing spray, heat protection and volumiser. I then curled her hair loosely underneath and applied some serum, a bit of backcombing, tucking and pinning and this was the finished result.

The day start to end was magical. 

For privacy I can't show the bride and groom, but take my word for it when I say the dress was beautiful. I always look forward to seeing the dress, I get so excited over it. Anyone else?

 Mum's Dress & Fasinater: From Phase Eight, she wore it beautifully.

The food was delicious, the dessert is always my favourite part! There was popcorn, sweeties all around, drinks all day! So much effort had gone into the decoration, it was pastel and white and I loved it.

My favourite thing about weddings is that it feels like something from a fairy-tale book that has come to life. Love is an amazing thing. I hope one day to have a wedding day a magical as theirs.

Whats your favourite thing about a wedding?

YouTube Channel Announcement

Monday, 1 August 2016


Exciting news! I now have a YouTube channel!

Being apart of YouTube is a new hobby for me, a new experience to try something completely different, presenting myself in a video rather than typing away behind a screen.
It is actually really difficult to get used to sitting in front of and talking to a camera and editing has been a new challenge too. Right now I am just experimenting around with different editing styles to see which I prefer. If you would like to view my channel you can see it here.

Enjoy my very first YouTube Video [Birthday Haul 2016]

To see the blog post relating to my Birthday Day Out, you can also view that here :)

(I hope you enjoy!)


Where have I been?

Sunday, 31 July 2016

I would like to start this post by saying thank you. 

Even though I have been away from my blog for a while, there has still been readers that still support me by viewing my content and it's encouraging to see that AmeBella still gets visitors! It's the humble feeling you get when you visit a friend and have a nice catch up with a cup of tea. 

Now I wish I could sit here and tell you that I have been on a journey full of adventures like going on a helicopter ride, having a romantic dinner at the Eiffel tower, experiencing a real life safari adventure with lions and elephants and cheetahs, taking a trip on a hot air balloon over some of the most beautiful cities in the world...

Sadly, I haven't. I've just been very caught up Like college for example and assignments, even looking for part-time job! I've been very dedicated to my work. I won't go in to all that as my intention isn't to bore you to sleep, but I will say that I finished the first year of my course with straight distinctions, and I am so proud of myself! 

I found myself constantly thinking, I must post to my blog because it's a new blog with not many followers and I wanted it to do's ridiculous! I think we get so caught up with social media that we forget just to take a break and unwind.

I started this blog as a happy place for myself, somewhere that I could share my thoughts and feelings. I knew no one was reading but I kept writing posts, in a diary entry format and continued this for a while until I decided to take this hobby seriously and make it into a place on the internet that people can join in with me, Amebella (previously MinnieMemee) went from private to public. I never set out with the goal in mind that one day I will be able to make this blog in to a job, sure it'd be so lovely but I knew making a career with animals or interior designer was important too because it's what I love and have interests in just the same as my blog. I never created my blog with the intention of it being a success, I just wanted to have my own happy place on the internet. I am proud of this blog. 

Currently I feel as though I am dusting away at my blog to uncover it. I would like to give it a go once again, even though I may be distant at some points in time. I completely forgot how much fun I had writing these posts, life just gets in the way sometimes ya know? It can make you a busy bee but there is no harm in sparing yourself some me-time doing the thing you enjoy the most. As for me? This is what I enjoy and I hope you all do too :)

Guinea Pig Care

Thursday, 28 July 2016


We all want the best for our beloved animals, it's important to know how to care for them properly.
I made a YouTube video that explains how I care for Belle & Bambi. Hopefully it will be useful, I tried to keep it short and sweet. If you guys would like much more detailed information let me know in the comments below and I can possibly do a blog post writing everything out answering all questions.

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