December is always my favourite month of the year, so I can’t wait to catch you up on what I’ve been up to this month!



I started the year publishing a sponsored post with L’occitane that you can read here and I was so so happy to work with another well-known brand that I adore. It makes me feel even prouder of my little space here on the web, and I can’t believe it hasn’t even been a full year yet since I revamped and started Natalie Leanne. Let me know if you’d like a blogging journey post from me? It would definitely be something I’m interested in writing about.



Because I won’t be seeing my sister on Christmas day, she came down the weekend before Christmas Eve for an early celebration! We went for dinner, saw family, opened some presents and watched the Strictly final with some apple crumble. It was the most perfect day and so so nice to see her.



This is the first year we have lived in our new home together, and it was SO fun buying a Christmas tree and decorations. I think we picked some really good ones that some up both of our personalities and vibe and I’ve loved coming home and putting the lights on whilst cosying up on the sofa. Bliss.



I honestly had the best Christmas this year. I’m not going to lie, I did think it was going to be quite stressful as I had a super busy day visiting different sides of the family, but it all worked out perfectly and I got plenty of time to sit back and chat with my loved ones.



We rang in the New Year with my sister and brother in law, in Aberdeen which was really fun. We actually saw the most amazing firework display, and it felt so wonderful to see it in with family and festive cheer. Definitely a great way to start 2018 I think.


Do you have a favourite moment of your month?

  • Happy new year Natalie 🙂 xx

  • Happy 2018! x

  • Aww I’m so glad you had a lovely Christmas and New Years with your family! Hope your 2018 is off to a great start! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Thanks so much Laura, hope you’re having an amazing 2018! xx

  • I’m so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas! xo

  • Oh what a wonderful December you’ve had! I hope you have an amazing 2018 Natalie!!

  • This is always such a lovely read – and it sounds like a wonderful December! Happy 2018 and I hope January is just as good xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Thanks for reading lovely, hope your Jan is going amazingly! xx

  • A lovely post! So glad you had a fab Christmas and New Year and hope you have the best 2018! x


  • Aw I loved reading this post, Natalie! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. I would definitely love to read a blogging journey post. It’s always great to reflect on how far you’ve come xx

    Lauren – itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • I’ll definitely do one! Thank you for reading lovely lady

  • Your Christmas sounds so fantastic, and congratulations on the L’Occitane post! I can’t wait to see what you get up to this year.

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

  • It sounds like you had a wonderful December – I hope your 2018 has started off just as well! I had a great Christmas too, completely switching off from the internet for a few weeks was just what I needed. Happy New Year! 🙂

    Becky xo

    • Wasn’t it a nice break? Hope your jan is going amazing lovely! xx

  • Zara

    Glad you had such a lovely Christmas! I loved getting to spend some time with my family after barely seeing them since I moved back from Germany! x

    • Aw that’s lovely! I hope your 2018 is going fab 🙂

  • oh i rememer when my boyfriend and i got the first tree together and it was such a special memory.


    • I hope you’re having a fab start to the year lovely!

  • Amy Eade

    I’m glad you had such a lovely Christmas and New Year! I can’t wait until next year when we’ll get our first tree 🙂
    Amy xx

    • It’s SO exciting! Do you think you’ll get a real one? xx

  • I was the same with Christmas. I was expecting it to be so stressful and as our first Christmas together, I had so much hope on it I was so scared it was going to be awful. In the end it was amazing, definitely one of my favourite days!

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com

    Latest blog post: Hello 2018