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Project Bridesmaid #6

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #6

Jeweltailor’s Children’s Jewellery Making Starter Kit – Review

Jeweltailor’s Butterfly Limited Edition Children’s Complete Jewellery Making Starter Kit

The lovely limited edition kit
The lovely limited edition kit

This wonderful jewellery making kit from Jeweltailor is everything you’ll need and more to keep the kids occupied for hours upon end.
Delivered in a lovely gift box, inside you’ll find over 1,000 beads all neatly contained and organised within a gorgeous butterfly ‘no spill’ bead box, alongside a 5m length of bright multi coloured cord, a real of elastic and a guide containing some great child friendly jewellery making ideas. Continue reading Jeweltailor’s Children’s Jewellery Making Starter Kit – Review

Feeling Calm #15

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Towards the end half of last week I was still feeling quite anxious, but I’ve picked myself up and am now back to me. The weather is good, the sun is shining and I’m feeling great. I’ve still found it therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from the past 7 days and here they are;

Lots of puddles to jump in
Lots of puddles to jump in

Continue reading Feeling Calm #15

Fun with Maped Helix for National Stationery Week

Historical stationery brand Maped Helix  are one of National Stationery Week’s official sponsors for 2016.

You’ll all know Helix for the renowned Oxford maths sets, compasses and educational stationery. Since they merged with  French brand Maped, they have developed a number of ranges filled with colour, excitement and fun for all ages!

#StationeryAddict
#StationeryAddict

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Shop the Aldi Baby Specialbuys Tomorrow

My plans for tomorrow aren’t big, see a friend, have a gossip then pop to Aldi to stock up on baby wipes and maybe get the boy a treat or two because it’s that fabulous baby & toddler Specialbuys time again.

With everything from toys and trikes to baby leggings and blackboards, Aldi’s Specialbuys Baby range is sure to have something to keep the little ones comfy, cared for and kitted out this spring, in stores and online from the 21st April, available while stocks last. Continue reading Shop the Aldi Baby Specialbuys Tomorrow

This Plus That Equals…. #9

This plus that equals…. why I’m not cut out for exercising.

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week I thought I’d share the reasons me and exercise do not mix well, obviously I know it’s good for me, so I’m making an effort to do more of it, quite specifically cycling, but I do really think that it’s got it in for me. Continue reading This Plus That Equals…. #9

Project Bridesmaid #5

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #5

Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

Duerr’s jam have a fantastic range if jams, marmalade and sauces and I have been experimenting with the Grapefruit Marmalade as it is just a bit different from the norm.

Baking with Duerr's
Baking with Duerr’s

Of course breakfast is the obvious choice, spread thick on toast it a wonderfully zingy way to start the day but for something a bit different why not try my Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake. It’s easy, super tasty and works every time! Continue reading Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake