Small Steps That Make January Easier

Hi everyone and firstly, well done on making it to the last week of January. We all know if can be a pretty tough month. But we did it! I will say though, even that it can be tricky to get back into routine after all the Christmas fun – there is something quite nice about it too. A fresh start, new plans & a brand new ‘go’ at making another year a great one. Right before I left Ireland, I stocked up on a few new things from Homesense to help me get stuck into 2019. Just in case you don’t know, Homesense is part of the TK Maxx family and if you’re a long term reader, you’ll know how much I love that kind of shopping. Mom & I went to the Homesense store in Cork and actually documented our whole shopping experience on our Instagram Stories but today, I wanted to share the amazing things I actually ended up getting.

I always think in January there are SO many pressures to get fit, eat clean & basically do everything all at once. It’s daunting. But honestly, you would be so surprised how a few small purchases make such a difference in you making that first small step to whatever your goal is. The good thing too about Homesense are the prices. Seriously – they are so so good. As long as I can remember, the thrill of the find (at a discount) has made me embarrassingly happy, LOL. Such a good feeling though, right? So the fact that the Homesense prices are up to 60% less than other places is insane. Same quality – MUCH better prices. So what did I get?

2019 Planner
Ok it’s a known fact at this stage how much I love a good planner. I’ve been trying out lots of new organization apps but I still always have to have a physical notebook too. The selection was so good in Homesense (as expected) and in the end I went for this pretty one. I always love to have a nice planner when I’m at meetings, etc. and this one is definitely a conversation starter. It’s stunning. I also love the fact that the pages are lined & plain. So I can add in my own format to it depending on how my week is looking. If you still haven’t found a planner you love for the year – definitely make a trip to Homesense. It’s the little things, right?

Bath Treats
If you were following along on my Instagram while I was back home in Ireland, you’ll know we recently renovated a new bathroom which now has the most stunning marble bath. So during my last week back at home (first week of January) I made the VERY most of it and treated myself to some new bath salts. Homesense had the most amazing selection! So if you too have a bath, go treat yourself. One of my big goals this year is to look after myself more. We all work hard and there’s a lot of stress in our daily lives so never underestimate the power of something as small as a bath.

Dog Accessories
Ok so this might be my favourite purchase – we got the most GLAM new lead for our dog, Vogue. I literally couldn’t believe the selection of items they had for pets. Too cute!! It also gave me the push to bring her for lots of walks during my trip home. I secretly think she loves it too ;)

Vanity Area
And then last but not least, my new pride & joy….this stunning marble & gold vanity area. I’ve already given you a sneak peek at this on Instagram and so many of you LOVED it too. Totally not surprised…you should have seen my face when I spotted it. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I truly believe that if you buy good quality furniture you love, you’ll have it forever. So even though this is back in my Kerry bedroom for now, I can totally see this in my future house. So if you are looking for specific furniture pieces, definitely keep an eye on the selection in Homesense. It’s a treasure hunt in the BEST possible way and there are so many unique finds just waiting. If you’re a home lover, you’re about to love Homesense. Trust me.

…& that’s a look at everything! A mixed selection of things but the exact items I needed to start the year off on a good note. My Mom also found the most amazing bathroom accessories so be sure to check out her Instagram post HERE to see them too. We had so much fun finding all these things and I already can’t wait for my next trip home to see what else I can find :)

If you visit the store (in Cork and Dublin) and find something amazing – be sure to let me know!! I always love seeing what you get too :)

Have a great week guys!

Erika x

*Big thank you to Homesense for partnering on this post.”


  1. Shloka

    30 January

    Having a bath is like my favourite way to unwind and get through january!


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