THE WEEKLY NOTES #22 feeling overwhelmed, #mtachat update & wedding plans


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This week has been a crazy one. For the best part of the week I’ve felt really overwhelmed and here is why.


Originally we were just going to skip the engagement party thing all together…. Well that’s not true we weren’t sure if we going to have one or not. Long story short we decided we would and then there was really only one weekend free until April and, anyone who has a boyfriend or family member who plays football will know, it’s almost impossible to fit an engagement party into the footy season. Now the date is set around a month away and although it’s going to be a low key type of thing it’s still really got me overwhelmed. Deciding on what food, drinks to have and how to decorate our backyard is stressful. It doesn’t help most of my close friends are either away for the summer or don’t live locally to me. Isaac is being a trooper and helping where he can. Officeworks completely F-ED our invites, meaning we had to reorder paper, and the customer service was absolutely shocking making it me feel like it was MY fault when really it was theirs. I asked for 5×7 and they printed them out at A4 then despite being friendly I had managers being rude when I asked for help. That along with an increase in work here on the website, trying to find a wedding venue and the general life junk that happens it hasn’t been a fun week. It’s all gonna be fine and I know that but I can’t help but feel like there is alot to do (the fact I’m PMSing doesn’t help either).


I text my friend and said ‘fuck this is hard when you work for yourself part of the week’ because where do you draw the line? When do you allow yourself time off? How much work is okay? I’m working with some really cool brands in the next few weeks and when I’m working on campaigns it gives me a little anxiety. When I write my usual content that isn’t collaborating with a brand I don’t need anyone’s approval. I write, upload and it’s done. It’s scary writing when you receive a brief, pitch an idea and then hold your breath hoping they like it. On the flip it’s good because I push myself creatively… I guess it’s something I’ll get used to as MTA grows right?


I also decided to start clearing out my make up this week. I have kept alot of press samples for features however it’s starting to overwhelm me so I’ve decided to only keep products I love and donate the rest. I can always re-buy products if I need them from the website! I am considering starting an Instagram for the products I want to get rid of and for press samples only ask for you to cover postage and sell them items I’ve bought myself. Would you guys be interested in that? Let me know because it’s I’ve started with base products and I do have a fair loot of stuff.


Okay so I didn’t mean for this post to be so whinge-y but hey it happens right? I know it’s all going to be fine so I don’t need a pity party but I thought I’d keep it real this week. Oh and the Twitter chat I mentioned last week I’ll be starting on Wednesday 3rd. As you can probably tell from above I’ve had a bit on my plate this week and I want to give that all the love and attention it deserves.


How has your past week been?

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I'm a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.

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  1. 1

    It’s a pretty hectic time for you! I know it’s hard not to get caught up in things, hopefully you will be able to let go some of stress. Eventually I was like ‘stuff this, whatever happens happens’. I don’t think I even had an engagement party lol. I think there’s no harm in trying to sell off your not needed products. I would be interested in seeing what you have =). Hopefully this week will be a bit better for you =)

    xo Kat @ Katness

    • 2

      We weren’t decided for a few weeks but then we decided to go ahead with it because it’s such a great chance to get everyone together and we’re not sure when we’ll have the wedding next year.

      I think I will eventually do an Instagram page. It’s good to know you’re interested :)

      Thanks so much Kat! This week is busy again too but I’m feeling a little more sassy so I’m sure it’ll be a good one xo

  2. 3

    As someone who recently went through some similar anxiety with planning our engagement party and wedding, I totally get you that some days it can be overwhelming! My blog is nowhere near as big as MTA and somedays it stresses me out just to get a post up, so I can see where you’re coming from when you’re dealing with specific brand campaigns as well. You always have such great content on the website because you keep it real and tell people how it is, so make sure you don’t lose that! We love your content and the way you do things so you don’t have to change anything or second guess yourself! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    Also would be keen on the instagram sell page! I’m sure there would be lots of awesome goodies on there! xx

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

    • 4

      It means so much hearing that you understand Sar!

      I definitely won’t lose that… Isaac and I talk through every brand deal I do. I would be (almost) able to be working on the website full time if I said yes to every campaign deal that came my way so I’m excited to be working with the brands I am working with. It’s the approval I’m not used too. It’s strange to have to pitch an idea and sometimes they don’t love it.. I’ve become so accustomed to working solo :)

      So far I have about 15 foundations I’ve culled! Need to go through and sort out the press samples from the purchases first. I’ll end up doing it after the engagement party I reckon ;P

  3. 5

    Oh gosh! That sucks, I’m sure planning such an exciting event is stressful enough and then for Officeworks to eff it up – ergh! So sorry to hear that. Hope everything gets sorted soon! But hey, you’re about to have an incredible party, with all of your loved ones, and it’ll surely be one of the best days in your life, so It’ll be incredibly rewarding for you :)

    && a blog / instagram sale = YES PLEASE! Would love to absolutely buy a few sneaky things from you! x

    Katina |

    • 6

      It’s all sorted now so now it’s just a case off people turning up :P

      I’m in the process off getting the sale together! Yay x

  4. 7

    Vent away! Life can be stressful AF and bottling it up is not healthy… I think we all learn that the hard way. It’s hard when friends don’t live close too and can’t really be there… going through a similar (but completely different) situation myself.
    That is MAJOR stuff up by Office Works and I am super surprised they didn’t do more to help rectify the situation! I hope everything from now on goes to plan.. and if it doesn’t, you’re amazing and will get through it! LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress so if nothing else goes well, you will look incredible! <3

    • 8

      They were pretty rubbish with customer service but it’s all good now. Haha yes I’m in love with my outfit! It’s still on lay-by…. Can’t wait to pick it up :D

  5. 9

    Love how real you keep your posts Sarah. It definitely sounds like you’ve got a lot on your plate and I completely understand street feelings, it sucks when you feel like everything is just becoming too overwhelming. I hate feeling like that!

  6. 11

    What a stressful week! You’d never know from the great posts you always have on the blog. Hope things start calming down soon, and I am certain that everything will fall into place :)

    Kate |

  7. 13

    Hang in there – it’s stressful now but I’m sure that the engagement party will be well worth the effort, just remember how much fun you’ll have and hopefully everything will just fall into place! haha

  8. 15

    As a full time complainer myself there is no such thing as a too whinge-y post in my opinion – vent away girl, vent away! I’ve said this to you so many times, but I never know how you manage to juggle everything, it is seriously so amazing how you do it all, so break is definitely well deserved! I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say that we LOVE how you are still able to maintain the quality of what you post on MTA despite what is happening in RL. And that seriously sucks that whole Officeworks thing!!! I hope everything works out well in the end (which I am sure it will!) so hang in there girl, the struggle will be all worth it, plus we are all here for you if you need to continue to vent/whinge/complain! xxx

    Chantalle | cece & grace

    • 16

      Haha thanks so much Chantalle!!!! Everything is sorted and there is only a few things left to do closer on the day :) x

  9. 17

    Hang in there Sarah, I know your pain/stress I am still getting everything sorted for my wedding in April and am starting to feel it now haha you will get everything sorted and then you will have a great day/night for your party. Make sure you try to take out some time for yourself so you don’t have to think about everything, I know easy said then done but I am sure it will help you feel a bit better and take some pressure off of yourself you are doing a great job with everything.

    Nicole xx |

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