Monday, 3 December 2018

41 Things I Learnt By The Age Of 41

1. The world is full of a lot of d*ckheads.

2. So when you find someone who isn't one? Cherish them.

3. Friendship is now quality over quantity.

4. A laugh with three good friends, is better than a night out with 27 that aren't that interested in you.

5. Family are everything. Even when they drive you mad. Which they will. Quite often.

6. Being a Mother is the best thing that will ever happen to you.

7. Being a Mother is the hardest thing that will ever happen to you.

8. Never trust anyone who says motherhood is easy. They are lying. Nobs.


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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

A Little Christmas Home Tour

One of my favourite seasons of the year is winter. I'm not a huge fan of summer and running around after the kids sweating in a swimming costume. I'm more suited to snuggling under a huge couch blanket and watching something on Netflix with the kids. It seems each year I get more and more excited about Christmas and if I had my way I would start decorating the second we put the pumpkins away. Online homeware store Cox & Cox appreciated my love of getting ready for the festive season (unlike my husband) and asked me to work with them on an AD. Using some of their beautiful bits and pieces to decorate my home. So I lit a candle, shoved on Mariah Carey and got to work.

Christmas Decorating, Cox & Cox

Christmas Decorating, Cox & Cox

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Monday, 26 November 2018

Plus Sized Christmas Party Dress Look Book!

Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to think about events that you have coming up. It might be that you have a few work dos to attend. Or you are planning something super fancy for New Years Eve. For me, as well as celebrating all the festivities, I will also be spending a few days celebrating my ten year wedding anniversary so I wanted something extra special to wear. As a size 18 lady in her 40's it sometimes can be quite hard to find styles I feel confident in that still look good. So when clothing website JD Williams got in touch with me to work on an AD together I was a bit worried I wouldn't find anything I liked. Thankfully...I was wrong.


JD Williams, plus sized party dress

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Monday, 19 November 2018

What Happened When We Let The Kids Do Our Weekly Shop!

One of my favourite games to play when I was little was shops and it's something that my two also adore. There always tends to be a little scrap over who is going to be the shopkeeper and who is going to be the customer. So I was over the moon when Little Tikes got in touch with us to review their Shop 'N Learn Smart Checkout. As it meant we didn't need a shopkeeper so no more rows for me to break up. HOORAY! They also asked the children to do a fun challenge alongside all the playing and my five year old declared it to be the "best thing he has ever done". Choosing our weekly shop. I mean what could go wrong?

Little Tikes, Little Tikes Shop 'N Learn Smart Check Out, Review

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Friday, 16 November 2018

12 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Child Self

1. Sleep when you can. Lie in, go to bed early, have naps. Sometimes spend the whole day in bed. Sleeping. And if you think "oh I better get up now!". Don't. Sleep. And then sleep some more.

2. Rather than seeing going to a supermarket as a boring chore. Treat every visit like an adventure. Peruse the clothes, run your fingers through the DVDs. Stand at the magazine racks and breathe in the fact that no one is screaming for a Peppa Pig £5.99 issue that is worth 50p. If that.

3. If friends ask you for an impromptu drink? Go. If someone asks you go to go the cinema? On a Sunday afternoon? Make sure you attend. And eat every piece of pick n mix with glee #nosharing.

Sleep when you can

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