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Project Bridesmaid #1

So in just under 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 and happier person.

Slim Sip
Slim Sip

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Stop Unwanted Calls for Good

How much do sales calls, PPI claim calls and people trying to make you claim for non existent accident calls annoy you? Well they annoy me, a lot. The CPR Call Blocker has been designed to end this.

CPR Call Blocker V5000
CPR Call Blocker V5000

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Feeling Calm #11

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. 

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There was a chance he thought this machine produced Easter eggs

This week has been far better than last week, I have started working on myself a bit more, making time to meditate and to exercise and I’m looking forward to a weekend away so that helps, even if the evil that is Easter advertising has turned my child into an egg demanding monster!

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #11

Things to Know about Working from Home #2

Don’t apologise for being a parent

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

Having fun together
Just because I play with my son doesn’t mean I’m not professional 

As soon as people find out I am a mum, a mum who works to stay at home with her son, they all of a sudden seem to think I am incapable of doing a job, this often left me feeling I had to justify myself and do more, I’m sure this is the same for stay at home Dad’s too.  What I have come to find though is that apologising for being who I am doesn’t help and here’s why.  Continue reading Things to Know about Working from Home #2

In Love With Light – Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

Oh yes, Spring had sprung, everything is lighter and brighter and that makes everyone happier. Daylight is clearly an important thing.

With that in mind you can understand why I love Lumie so much.

Lumie Active 250 with Sun Ray Feature
Lumie Active 250 with Sun Ray Feature

We’re big fans of Lumie in our house, I use the Desk Lamp at my workspace and my husband has been using the Iris Bodyclock which also works as an aromatherapy diffuser, so when we were sent the Active 250 to review, with it’s radio and white noise functions it made sense to me that I nabbed the other half’s Iris which I had been lusting over and he used the Active 250. Continue reading In Love With Light – Lumie Bodyclock Active 250

Feeling Calm #10

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. 

I feel a bit of a fraud this week, writing a post about feeling calm when I have been far from it. I have been tired, irritable, overwhelmed and over stretched and this resulted in my completely loosing it with the little one yesterday which needless to say made feel super shitty. This week more so than most I have felt the burden of everything lay on me, my immediate support system is not the best and I need to admit this and reach out more.

My Cheeky Little Woodpecker
My Cheeky Little Woodpecker

I’ve been trying everything I can to help me maintain some semblance of calm, writing my journal, meditating when I get a chance, which isn’t as much as I’d like or need, walking and trying to go to bed at a good time, but ultimately returns to one thing, time. So I need to get a lot better at managing it, so I have time, time for me, 10 minutes a day shouldn’t be so hard to find, I just need to make sure I do it as it sure as hell isn’t going to be given to me.

Importantly there have been lovely things this week so here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #10

A Baker Ross Easter

We love being art of the Baker Ross Blogger Network and our latest delivery contained loads of fun Easter and Spring crafts, so I straight away thought Easter Egg hunt, all we needed was some sun!

A small selection of our Baker Ross goodies
A small selection of our Baker Ross goodies

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This Plus That Equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

This plus that equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week are a few things me and L do together to keep him happy, with minimum effort on my part, great for those days when you are just ridiculously tired.  

Having fun together
Having fun together

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Eating with Hello Fresh

So that they knew I would be having a lovely meal on Mother’s Day Hello Fresh sent me one of their lovely boxes packed full of everything I would need to make three delicious recipes.

My Hello Fresh Delivery
My Hello Fresh Delivery

I chose to have the vegetarian box as I wanted to be sure I would benefit from it, so one day I got a very heavy box delivered with everything, herbs, spices, vegetables, easy to follow recipes, everything I needed to create three amazing meals to feed four people. As it it turns out, it could feed four very hungry people!

Unpacking the layers of food!
Unpacking the layers of food!

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Things to Know About Working from Home #1

Preparing for meetings with a toddler in the house

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

This week I had a meeting with a potential new client, preparing for meetings is important but with a toddler in the house it can be tough!  Continue reading Things to Know About Working from Home #1