The Magic of Beginnings…

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I’ve had lots of messages and emails the last few days so wanted you to hear it from me so you know it’s true!

After a fun filled year with Hochanda I have now left as a guest presenter on the channel. I had lots of fun there, worked with some great people and wish them every success going forward. A lot changes in a year! and for me, it’s the start of something new, watch this space…

Thank you you to everyone who watched and enjoyed my shows and the lovely messages I’ve had since sharing this over social media yesterday, watch this space for more updates soon!

Thank you for dropping by today

Sarah x

WHAT’S ON THE BOX? WITH SARAH

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This week I have some TV faves for you! I don’t often watch TV but, here’s what I’ve been loving recently:

Dragons Den (BBC2) – An old favourite, I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of this one! On BBC2 every Sunday, I pop it on in the background while I plan my week ahead. Watching all of the fantastic entrepreneurs usually fires up my inspiration levels for the week ahead! Having been a Creative Dragon on the panel at the recent CHA-UK event also gives me a new perspective on this one as I’ve had the pitches and seen the nerves right in front of me!

Two Broke Girls (E4) – Following two girls down on their luck and working at the same diner in a less swanky part of New York, I love this comedy series, every time I think its getting old, they switch it up and make it fresher and funnier than before! The latest season takes the girls to L.A. and shows more of Han, Earl and Oleg on their own, while the focus is on the two girls, those guys and their banter just crack me up!

and my film choice this week is Forgetting Sarah Marshall (ITV) I’ve watched this film before and for some reason thought I didn’t like it but B hadn’t watched it and wanted to see it so I watched with him. I’d totally forgotten that it was filmed in Hawaii which made it much more interesting now I’ve been there! and it’s also MUCH funnier than I remember, definitely a good easy watch.

I’d love to know your fave TV picks, leave me a note in the comments and if you watch any of these, let me know what you think!

Sarah x

What’s New at Hurley HQ?!

As you may have seen in our last What’s New at Hurley HQ?! we were discussing the pressures of August with so many jam packed social events. So here at Team Hurley we wanted to help you out and find you some amazing gifts for your social events. This weeks feature is going to be all about Weddings! Whether you’re the Bride to Be, Groomsman or a precious Flower Girl, there’s sure to something for all of you!

Confetti Bridal Collection

Confetti Keyrings

Our personalised Bridal Party confetti keyring’s are great gifts for multiple occasions. Use one of our confetti keyring’s to say a very special thank you to your Maid of Honour, or even ask your friend or loved one to be a Bridesmaid, or treat your Bride to Be to something special before your Big Day!

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We love, love our personalised confetti tops here at Team Hurley. They are perfect for those chilled or wild hen parties. Not to mention they’re great for the whole Bridal Party whilst you’re all getting ready on the morning of the big day!

Confetti Totes

Make sure you’re whole Bridal Party can carry their wedding essentials in complete style with our personalised confetti tote bags!

All of our confetti products are personalised with your choice of name, special message (with the keyring) and your choice of print colour. All a perfect wedding keepsake for your special day!

Moustache Groom Collection

Moustache Keyrings

Say thank you to those who helped make your special day perfect with our Moustache and Top Hat personalised keyring’s. Make sure your Groomsmen have a great memory from your wedding. Or treat your Groom to Be to something special with our personalised Groom keyring.

Moustache Mugs

Have that morning coffee in style! Prepare for your big day in style with our personalised Moustache and Top Hat mugs. Perfect for a little gift / keepsake to those who helped make your day special!

Each product from our Moustache Groom Collection is personalised with your choice of name.

All of the products shown are available here at SarahHurley.com

Team Hurley

xo

SARAH HURLEY BOOK CLUB: One Hot Summer

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Our latest pick for the Book Club is One Hot Summer by Kat French.

One Hot Summer is described as a sizzling romp with a great cast of characters!

Alice McBride’s husband Brad is super famous, totally gorgeous . . . and having an affair with his co-star. And now it’s splashed across all the newspapers. After kicking Brad out, Alice decides to rent out her beloved home for the summer. And the last person she expects to arrive at Borne Manor is country music star Robinson. Robinson has had his own share of heartache, and he’s come to Borne Manor to escape from it all. Neither are looking for romance, but the spark between them can’t be ignored…

Looks like a great Summer Read! Grab your copy and read along with us this month, we’d love to hear your thoughts as we share ours throughout the next four weeks, we can’t wait to start.

Release your inner book worm and get reading with me and Team Hurley!

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Thank you for dropping by today!

Sarah x

Mrs Hemingway:Book Club Update & Giveaway Winner!

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So we’ve finished our latest book club read Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood! So let us tell you what we thought…

Chloe

So I have finished the book and I have to say it is a nice book to read and was quite enjoyable but I didn’t love it and probably wouldn’t recommend it to a friend. I really did enjoy hearing all of the four wives stories and getting to know them individually, we discovered more sides of Ernest Hemingway through the revelations of each wife. I think Naomi Wood wrote the book really well and showed no favouritism to any particular wife in the way she wrote the novel.

I thought the imagery and each individual narrative was written really well, and as a reader I was able to sympathise with each wife despite any previous actions. But I just have to say I didn’t love this book and it didn’t massively excite me, although in the beginning I had such high hopes they kind of just fizzled out towards the end. I feel as though maybe this book just wasn’t the right fit for me as a reader!

Sarah

The book is very believable and engaging, very well written but I have to admit, for me, this book was a bit of a struggle. I’m not a fan of the historical genre as a whole (you’d never catch me watching Downton Abbey!) and I found it difficult to get through as I just wasn’t *that* interested. Having said that, it is very well written and I think had this been more my thing I would have enjoyed it. Overall, I’m glad I tried something out of my comfort zone and if I had to go out of my comfort zone, I’m glad it was with this book! The narrative of the wives was well written and believable and it was interesting to learn something more about Ernest Hemingway.

As we mentioned in the last post, we had a copy of this book to give away and we hope our lucky winner Claire Wolfe who left us a comment on Facebook will let us know her thoughts – congratulations Claire! Please send us your address so we can get your book out to you.

We would love to know what you thought of this book club pick! Drop us a comment below or get in touch via our social media.

Our next book club reading will be starting on Monday – drop by then to see our next pick!

Sarah & Team Hurley

xo

WHAT’S ON THE BOX? WITH SARAH

whats on the box with Team Hurley

This week I have some Netflix faves for you! I’ve been working all weekend and doing lots of late nights again this week so my Netflix has been on constantly in the office, here’s what I’ve been loving this week:

Spooks – this is an older (though not dated!) BBC programme about MI5 (UK secret service), as this was my previous career choice, this has always been super interesting for me and I’m now rewatching from the beginning for the third time. this just does not get old! The drama still has me on the edge of my seat and it’s just absolutely fascinating and gripping, if you haven’t watched this series already, it’s definitely one for a box set binge! and if you have seen it before, go for it again.

American Horror Story – Freak Show – I know this choice won’t be for everyone but I L-O-V-E American Horror Story, though it has to be said, this is my least favourite series so far. I’m about halfway through and I’m really not feeling it. I will keep watching but I think if this was a brand new series for me, I probably wouldn’t bother. Lets hope the new season gets back to the nerve jangling horror of the Asylum season!

and my film choice this week is the ever hilarious Stepbrothers! I’ve seen this film SO many times now (the first time I watched it, I actually woke B up laughing) and it still cracks me up. Will Ferrell never disappoints in the comedy stakes for me and the scene of the two of them whispering insults to each other like kids in bed still has me crying with laughter. If I’m ever feeling a bit blue and need a pick me up this is my go-to choice and it worked it’s magic again for me this weekend – love it!

I’d love to know your fave Netflix picks, leave me a note in the comments and if you watch any of these, let me know what you think!

Sarah x

Mrs Hemingway: BOOK CLUB UPDATE

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We are about halfway through our current pick, Mrs Hemingway (we hope you’re reading along with us!) so today we’re sharing our thoughts so far…

Chloe

I have to say so far I am really enjoying this book. At first I did find it a little slow and wasn’t really excited to keep reading on. However as the story progresses I find myself enjoying it more and more. I am intrigued to see what Ernest Hemingway will do next and just how fickle he really is. I am enjoying seeing each wife’s different point of view, being able to see how they handle being left for the next woman. In the case of Hadley and Fifi, I couldn’t help but feel real sympathy for Hadley as she had allowed her husbands mistress to be a part of their lives and even holiday with them, only for Fifi to eventually take Ernest. So when it comes round to Ernest inevitably moving on from Fifi, I couldn’t help but think ‘what did you expect?’.

I’m really enjoying reading each different wife’s perspective and gaining a greater insight into Ernest. I am excited to read on!

Sarah

I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction so I found this pretty tricky to get into at the beginning. The writing style however is very atmospheric and really pulls you in. I can see the author is trying to paint Ernest Hemingway in a sympathetic light but for me, it’s really REALLY hard to like someone who, while obviously charismatic enough to win the hearts of these women, is clearly incredibly shallow and selfish to behave as he does. I’m even finding it a little bit difficult to feel sympathy for the women who fall for him, their hearts clearly overtake all common sense. The multiple voices make the book interesting and bring the story to life and the sections make the stories easy to follow.

We’d love to hear what your thoughts are if you’re reading along!

Today we also have a copy of Mrs Hemingway to give away! To be entered into the draw please leave us a comment here on this post and / or on our Facebook post before midnight on Sunday 7th August and we’ll pick a winner next week. 

Thank you for dropping by today

Sarah & Team Hurley

xo

What’s New at Hurley HQ?

August is a month that is usually jam packed with weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and christenings! So this week at Hurley HQ we’re going to show you some of our favourite items from our Prince & Princess range, perfect for those birthdays and christenings!

Treat  your own little Prince to this fun and unique personalised jigsaw puzzle. Each puzzle is designed to your exact specifications to ensure that the image resembles your little Prince. All finished with a personalised message on the drawstring bag the puzzle is packaged inside.

Prince Jigsaw

 

Also included in our personalised Prince collection is an adorable personalised babygrow perfect for a newborn little Prince. A personalised Prince Moneybox, and a personalised Prince mug, perfect for hot chocolate on those rainy days!

Prince Trio

 

If you thought those were adorable you’re going to love our Princess collection. Treat your newborn Princess like the Princess she is with our personalised babygrow. Each babygrow is personalised to your exact specifications and is available from newborn to 2 years.

Princess Babygrow

The Princess collection is completed with our personalised moneybox for when you or your little Princess need to save for a rainy day, our personalised princess jigsaw puzzle and finally our princess personalised mug!

Princess Trio

All of our Prince and Princess products are available to buy here!

Team Hurley

xo

 

Introducing… Sarah Hurley Live!

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We are so excited to share some news today of something we’ve been planning – this November 10th will see Sarah Hurley officially launching her new event Sarah Hurley Live! here in the UK.

This one day event will be jam packed with creative business seminars, advice, networking with Sarah, Team Hurley and other creatives, creative make and takes / workshops and topped off with some shopping from our pop-ups (just in time for Christmas!) and, of course, Prosecco!

The one day event will be held on the 10th of November 2016 at Lopping Hall, High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2PX.

We’ll be sharing some more details soon but in the meantime, we’re giving you the opportunity to snap up an earlybird ticket! Earlybird tickets are now available for a discounted rate of £10 (will be £25), grab yours here!

We’re so looking forward to spending the day with you!

Sarah & Team Hurley

xo

DCWV TV Launch!

I’m so excited because tomorrow I’ll be launching one of my favourite crafty brands, DCWV, live on Hochanda TV. Here is a sneak peek of what’s in store…

I hope you can tune in (channel Sky 663, Freeview 39, Freest 817 or online) Show launch is 8pm Friday and then shows throughout the day Saturday at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm for the last chance!

Thank you for dropping by today!

Sarah x