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Awesome Punky Pins

If I could press the delete button on one month this year, I would pick November 2018. It was a month full of ups and downs (highlight: Yoga Retreat, low point: pressing my self-destruct button and having a 4-day wine-fueled breakdown).  Nevertheless, I survived, I’m still blogging and before I forget the month completely I want to remember how kind and supportive my lovely blogging friends have been.

One of my closest blogging friends, the wonderful Lisa, from Lisa’s Notebook sent me such a thoughtful self-care/pamper box as she knew I was going through a tough time. Inside the box, I received the most fabulous selection of treats such as tea, candles, hand cream, a cute magnet, bath bombs and a brilliant Cats & Caffeine enamel pin from Punky Pins (YAY!). The box was perfect and I was honestly so touched by the kind gesture, no-one had never brought me a pin before plus this was my first ever Punky Pin too!

I loved the pin so much, I decided to expand my pin collection with even more Punky Pins because well they are just so awesome! So thank you Lisa for your kindness and a big thank you to the supportive blogging community – I have had so many sweet messages, I feel so grateful everyday to be part of this.

Cats & Caffeine –  because these are 100% essential items for daily life.

Planner Addict – because who can say no to stationery and polka dots.

Washi Tape – because WASHI TAPE!

Cat Mama – because I talk to more cats than people.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest pins from Punky Pins! You can add a splash of awesomeness and colour to your social media by following them on Twitter / Instagram / Facebook. Do you collect pins? What shops are your favourite? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

*This post contains affiliate links which means I will receive a small percentage on every purchase at no extra cost to you (which I will most probably spend on more pins). 

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  1. Soffy
    December 3, 2018 / 7:35 am

    I don’t collect pins but these are quite inticing and very attractive! It was so lovely of Lisa to do that for you. There are always days and months that I just wish to get rid of so I get that feeling but what’s more important is YOU – some things happen to make us stronger, at the time we don’t realise it but we end up stronger in the end. You are an amazing person so don’t let ‘life’ make you think differently.

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 3, 2018 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words Soffy, you are so sweet and supportive. I really appreciate that and you are so right, just gotta keep positive. I’m glad you liked the pins too, it was really nice of Lisa, the Cats & Caffeine pin is perfect <3 xx

  2. December 3, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Aw, Bexa! Thank you so much for the shout out, and I’m so pleased that you loved your pin and other bits. And that you were inspired to buy even more pins, haha! You are very welcome and I’m very lucky to be able to count you as one of my closest blogging friends too. You are one of the loveliest and kindest people I’ve met (OK, only online so far but you never know) and I look forward to reading lots more of your blogs and social media posts in the future. And, may I remind you, I’m still waiting for your pin collection update post 🙂 So glad you’re feeling better now, and YAY for cats, planners, and washi tape! xxx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 3, 2018 / 3:46 pm

      Aww thank you for the lovely comment Lisa! The self-care box really cheered me up, I’m so grateful and yay for new pins too! He he, I do need to do a big pin update soon, I’m thinking when I reach 50 would be a good time (nearly there!). Aww yes, it would be so nice to meet one day, fingers crossed it will happen in the future! <3 xxx

  3. December 3, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Oh Bexa, I just love those cat pins. I have two companion-cats, Maisie and Willow. Maisie is practically in hibernation mode at the moment. Thanks for sharing your pins.

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much Louise! Aww so cute, I love their names! My cat Zazu is in hibernation mode right now too, he has made a new home behind the sofa for the winter he he <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much Cora! Punky Pins are awesome! I’d love to get some more at some point, there are so many cool designs <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you so much Ana! <3 xx

  4. December 3, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better lovely – we all have our ups and downs and we’re all our own worst critics, but from what I can see you’re a great person and deserving of happiness. These pins are soo cute! I really want to start collecting some soon and that cat mama one is calling to me haha. Thanks for sharing xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Aww! Thank you so much for the sweet comment lovely! That is so kind of you. I’m glad you liked the pins too, cat mama is awesome! <3 xx

  5. Ashleigh
    December 3, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I don’t personally collect pins, but I was to then these are right up my street! I love them all, but the cat one especially! xx

    Ashleigh / https://ashleighwrites.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks so much Ashleigh! I’m glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Thanks so much Amie! I love that one too, it’s so perfect! <3 xx

  6. December 3, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Oooooh I have seen some of those pins on Instagram! And that cat one is the cutest – coz I am a cat mamma. They are all so cute!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! Yay for cute cat pins! I am glad you like them too! <3 xx

  7. December 3, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    omg I bloody loves these. I have such an obsession for pins! I got one the other day and it is wicked!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks so much Sophia! Glad you like them! Pin collecting is addictive! <3 xx

  8. December 3, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    These pins are so gorgeous. I love the planner one. I collect all kinds of pins – I’m a sucker for ones featuring brands, characters (both famous characters like Snoopy and Garfield to non specific ones from places like Paperchase), WWE and also charity pins (I go overboard with those ones!). I just followed Punky Pins on Twitter so I’ll definitely have a look at their collections for sale. Thanks for sharing Bexa 😁 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! I love finding fellow pin collectors! Snoopy and Garfield pins sound awesome, I’ll have to keep an eye out for some charity pins too. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, every time I see a Punky Pin on Insta I just want to buy it, he he! <3 xx

  9. December 3, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Becca, I never get bored of your blog. It is fantastic. It is colourful, bright and always makes me smile. Love the cat pin. 💚 Xx mummythomas.blog

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the kind comment Kerry, you are so sweet! <3 xx

  10. December 3, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I LOOOVE PUNKY PINS!!! I’m not going to lie, I can’t usually afford to splash £7 out per pin but they had a sale a couple of months ago where they had lots of pins going for £1-£3 and I grabbed about 6 of them and I’m so in love! They now adorn my black leather jacket. These are right up your street and how incredibly sweet of Lisa to send you one, too! I’m very proud of you for getting yourself through your hard time so far Bexa and I’m wishing you all the love and luck in the present in your healing process. And hey, we all go on a wine binge every now and again… don’t beat yourself up 😉
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Aww Alice! You always leave the sweetest comments! Thank you so much for your kind words and also your really lovely messages on Twitter, I appreciate your support so much! Ooh, I’ll have to keep an eye out for a Punky Pin sale, it sounds like you got some awesome bargains! I bet they look so cool on your leather jacket. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thank you again lovely <3 xxx

  11. December 3, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    These pins are so amazing, the bright colours are so fab. Every single time I see your posts with pins in them I just want them all! I love the cat one, that’s all I need in life – a cat and caffeine for sure, or I’d be happy living with about 10 cats! Lovely post as always, I love seeing your pin collection 🙂 The blogging community is so wonderful, and there’s so many lovely bloggers out there including you! It’s great to be apart of it, a little self-care package is a great idea. I hope your December is much better for you <3

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Chloe! Yay for cats and caffeine! I’m so glad you enjoy my pin posts! The blogging community is such a wonderful place, I love being part of it. Thank you to you too for all the kind comments and blog love, I really appreciate it. Have an awesome December as well! <3 xx

  12. December 3, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Ah1 These are all so stinking cute! You are seriously making me want to start an enamel pin collection! I love all of these, although I don’t own a cat the kitty ones are so adorable I’d probably buy them anyways!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you so much Kristin! Yay! Pin collecting is so fun, the cat ones are always the cutest <3 xx

  13. Charlene McElhinney
    December 3, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    I love the cat mama one and the planner addict pin! I’ve recently took a wee shine to pins, thanks for the recommendation lovely 🙂 <3

    Charlene McElhinney
    https://charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much Charlene, I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks Britt! Ha ha same here, the cats and caffeine pin is perfect! <3 xx

  14. December 3, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that things haven’t been great for you lately. I really hope that they pick up soon and you start to feel better in yourself. I love these pins – especially the planner addict one. Oops, totally guilty as charged there!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words Lindsey! That is so sweet of you. I’m glad you liked the pins, yay for stationery! <3 xx

  15. December 3, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I love when you do these pin posts, they are always really cute and so colourful. The polka dot planner has to be my favourite one as I think it was made just for me! I’d actually just like to stick these in a pin board, loved this xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you so much Aaliyah! I am glad you enjoyed the post! The polka dot planner is so cool, I wish I had that in actual size <3 xx

  16. December 3, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    That sounds like the sweetest parcel from Lisa!! How lovely?! These pins are all so perfect for you. I mean a washi tape pin?? I couldn’t think of anything more ‘you’. She chose so well with the cats and caffeine pin! I love the planner addict one x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      Thank you so much Sophie! The parcel from Lisa was the kindest thing! He he, yay for washi! When I saw it was available in pin version I knew I needed to buy it. The cats and caffeine pin is so perfect too! <3 xx

  17. December 4, 2018 / 2:21 am

    I have never collected pins but was always drawn to them. I always buy small magnets from different places. But I have to say this Bexa whenever I see pins I remember you. 🙂 These are really cute and pretty. I feel so sorry for the downs you were going through. I hope you are feeling better now. Lisa is so sweet and kind. 🙂 Take care Bexa. Wishing you a fabulous December. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Via! You are so kind. Lisa is so lovely, I was so lucky to get sent such a thoughtful box. Aww, that’s so nice that you think of me when you see pins! I am feeling a lot better thank you, I hope you have a wonderful December too! <3 xx

  18. December 4, 2018 / 3:16 am

    Talk about a bestest friend ever, what thoughtful gift 😘
    I love the pins! I’ll be popping them on my Christmas wish list promptly! 😻

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you Naomi! I am so lucky! I’m glad you enjoyed the pins too <3 xx

  19. December 4, 2018 / 3:19 am

    What a lovely gesture! Those pins are super cute! Here’s to your best December ever. Bye, bye, November 2018! Good riddance!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you so much Nicole! Love the comment, hope you have a fabulous December too! <3 xx

  20. December 4, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Another lot of adorably cute pins I think my favourite would have to be the planner addict!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you so much Rachael! Glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  21. Michelle Blackadar
    December 4, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    that’s so sweet of Lisa to do, what a wonderful woman she is. truly. I hope you are feeling better now, but i’m glad you gave yourself the time you needed to regroup and deal with life. sending you all the positive vibes for december! i love the pins you got! they are absolutely adorable, i don’t collect pins but if there was ever a post to make me start this would be it! i love the planner addict one seeing as i just bought my 2nd 2019 planner for no reason besides i thought it was pretty lol! sending you lots of love bexa. xx

    mich / simplymich.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Mich! You are so sweet, I really appreciate your supportive words. Lisa is such a lovely lady, I was so lucky to get such a thoughtful box. I’m glad you like the pins too! Yay for all the planners, I’m getting my 2019 one as a Christmas present and I’m excited already, he he! <3 xx

  22. December 4, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    That’s such a thoughtful and lovely thing to do, you’ve got a very good friend there. All of these pins are so cute 🙂

    P.S. really hope December is a better month for you.

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Kate! I hope you have a wonderful December too! <3 xx

  23. December 4, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    What a wonderful and thoughtful gesture.
    These look so adorable. There are so many amazing designs and lots of bright colours. Sending you all the positive vibes and love for December lovely xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much Chloe, you are so sweet! I hope you have a fantastic December too! <3 xx

  24. December 4, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Holy moly! I love every single one of those pins, especially the planner and washi tape pin! I am going to head over there now and check it out. I know you have gone through a difficult time, but this time will show you in the future how strong you are! That was so incredibly thoughtful of Lisa! ❤️xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Lauren! I am sure you will find some awesome pins, they have so many good ones! Thank you for the kind and positive words too lovely, I’m really grateful for your support <3 xxx

      • December 4, 2018 / 9:36 pm

        Always here for you! I have been there and no how difficult it can be. But you will feel better and you will be so much stronger🥰. Yes I love so many of them 😂🙈xxx

        • Bexa
          Author
          December 4, 2018 / 9:45 pm

          Aww thank you lovely, that is so kind of you! He he, I knooow I love so many of the pins too, I’m trying hard to resist buying them all, ha ha!! <3 xxx

          • December 6, 2018 / 7:13 pm

            I have a pin post going up tomorrow, I only have a couple, but definitely will be a growing collection! I love them ❤️xxx

          • Bexa
            Author
            December 8, 2018 / 4:29 pm

            That’s exciting! I’m heading over to read your pin post now, yay! <3 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 4, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! Washi tape is awesome! <3 xx

  25. December 4, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    The Punky Pins are just adorable. I love the Planner Addict and Cats and Caffeine. I do not collect pins but these are tempting. I need my planner, my cat and my caffeine and I am usually a happy camper. https://debsdecorativelife@gmail.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 6, 2018 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much Deb! I’m glad you like the pins! <3 xx

  26. December 5, 2018 / 6:27 am

    We’re all human, and it’s totally natural to have to take a big step back from life and just let everything hit you. Hopefully, you’re feeling a lot better after everything, and I wish you a happy Christmas season, without any low points whatsoever!

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Macey, that is so sweet of you! I hope you have a great Christmas too! <3 xx

  27. December 5, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Aww, what an angel Lisa is. I love these! I saw the cats and caffeine one when I was working on some gift guides for Blogmas, and very nearly purchased it myself. I’ve bought things from Punky Pins before, and always thought they were really great quality. I’m not surprised you couldn’t resist adding to your collection.

    Sending you big hugs, Bexa, and hopes for a better December/New Year. xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 8, 2018 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Ruth! I was so lucky to get such a nice box from Lisa, Punky Pins are awesome! Big hugs to you too and hope you have a lovely festive season <3 xxx

  28. December 5, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    I absolutely love all of these pins! They’re so cute, especially the cats and caffeine one! I’m really into buying pins at the moment so posts like this are brilliant! Always gives me ideas of new shops to try. Thanks for sharing Bexa, love your photos too! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 8, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany! Pin collecting is so addictive! I am glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  29. December 7, 2018 / 8:21 am

    I just love all of these pins.

    keep posting

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 8, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much! <3 xx

  30. December 8, 2018 / 12:02 am

    Aw, that was very sweet of Lisa. I love reading your blog Bexa, your colourful photos and writing style always put a smile on my face. These are great pins for your collection – I think the journal is my favourite.

    • Bexa
      Author
      December 8, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Aww thank you so much for the lovely comment Kim, that is such a sweet thing to say, I am so happy you enjoy my blog! <3 xx

  31. December 12, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    We all need a colorful care package time to time !! These pins are super KAWAII 💕 Great post

    Hugs Hayley

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