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The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Just before Christmas I was contacted by the wonderful people at Crafter’s Companion, a leading papercraft company who create and sell some amazing products that get us crafty types all excited. They wanted to know if I would like to review the recently launched Colorista Range from Spectrum Noir.

Colorista from Spectrum Noir
My delivery

I love colouring in, it’s something that is quite easy to fit in around everything else and something I can even do with L. I can set him up with his own colouring book and crayons whilst I enjoy my own. So of course I said yes. Continue reading The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Feeling Calm #46

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. 

Apart from a dreadful migraine this week has been good. Busy, crazy, fairly stressful but good. If I’m honest things feel a bit more normal now, more calm, I don’t want to jinx it or anything, but I might just be finding my groove.

So here they are, my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Treats

This plus that equals…. my favourite treats

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. So this week, after Blue Monday and all I was thinking about my favourite treats, little things that make me happy.

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Feeling Calm #45

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. 

This is an exciting ‘Feeling Calm’ for me, not only is it my first one back after a well earned break, a month long step back from blogging break, but it is also almost an entire year since I started my Calm journey.

Due to the break I have just compiled my top ten moments since my last update, next week will see normal service resume and I’ll be back to weekly catch ups.

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Heated Slippers from Primrose

The air has definitely changed our way recently. Proper chilly. So I was delighted to be sent a pair of heated slippers from Primrose to review.

I find that if my feet are cold then it takes ages for the rest of me to warm up and I feel properly chilled. I hate that feeling.

My heated slippers
My heated slippers

In fact as I sit here editing this I find myself on the sofa with a hot chocolate, in my snuggest jammies with my heated slippers on. I’m in heaven. Far more comfortable when I started writing this, freezing cold in the car and wishing I had my slippers. 

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Feeling Calm #35

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. 

So in a complete shift from recent weeks I have interviewed for and accepted a job at my local supermarket. I know, I know. I want to stay at home. The thought of returning to employed life was making sob. But just at this current moment I cannot do it anymore. I need some stability and some money!

It’s been a rough few months but I feel OK about this decision. I’ll be working selling phones, so at least something I know about. It’s also only contracted for a few hours a week, so I can pick up more if I choose or not if I’m busy blogging and parenting. Should that be the other way round. Probably! I’m being way more focused about my blog. Less so about the social media work. Hopefully I’ll find a balance that works for me.

So with everything that is going on I have loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, it’s very therapeutic. So here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #35

Feeling Calm #34

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 just don’t seem to be able to get a break at the moment. As soon as I think things are looking up, I get knocked back down again. Last week I felt great in my decision to focus on my Social Media Management work, now I’m back to square one with no clients and no money. Feeling incredibly foolish and selfish for turning down a perfectly good job offer.

Smelling flowers bressingham
I asked him to smell the flowers, picturing a gorgeous shot in my head, this is what he does. Bressingham

My head is all over the place and I’m just not sure I’ve got it in me to carry on with this. I’m still really focusing on my blog at the moment, which is great and bringing me a lot of satisfaction. It doesn’t make money though and I do need money. I just don’t know what my next move will be. I Just Don’t Know.

I know I could do with a bit more support at home. L is great but offering me drink from his bottle and lots of hugs whilst super cute, isn’t quite what I need. Husb tries but as he doesn’t have a positive bone in his body, honestly he doesn’t, so he isn’t exactly what I need either. Thank god for friends.

Me and one of the statues at Holt Country Park
Me and one of the statues at Holt Country Park

Despite this I’ve loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, because they’ve been flipping awesome, so here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #34

This Plus That Equals…. How I Stay Positive

This plus that equals…. How I Stay Positive

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about what I do to stay positive. This isn’t something that comes naturally to me, but it is something I have actively been working on this year. Despite finding it difficult at times I believe it is worth while and I feel so much happier for it, so I thought I’d share my tips with you.

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Feeling Calm #33

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’m feeling so much better this week. I decided to turn down the job I had been offered and spend some time focusing on what I really want, which is to work from home. Whether it comes good or not, who knows, but at least I’ll have tried.

Soothing Wall Fountains
Soothing Wall Fountains, I would love to have one of these

I’ve been so up and down emotionally these last few weeks I’ve really had to go back to basics with my meditation and my calm, mindfulness practices. The gratitude journal has been a blessing but I’ll admit I’d let the meditation slip a bit recently. So I’ve been making a conscious effort to do every day and it really does help me so much. I’ve been looking at things that could help me with this, nice cushions, music, I even found some amazing wall fountains from Soothing Walls, you can have inside. I shall have to dream about those for a little while though, just until I talk Husb around and sort out the work situation. I just think the sound of running water would be the most calming thing ever.

Husb has been off work this last week and is still off until Friday, so we’ve been cramming in loads of day trips and fun things with L. It’s been great going out and about and thanks to our Spree Book nearly everything has been half price. If you are in Norfolk (or any of the other places that have them) I would definitely recommend a Spree Book, literally filled with offers. I’ve been buying them for years now.

I’ve loved picking my top 10 moments from the past 7 days, they’ve been so good, so here they are; Continue reading Feeling Calm #33

Feeling Calm #32

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’m still really struggling this week. My emotions have been all over the place. Plenty of hiding so I can sob into a pillow and trying not to let L see it. I got the job I interviewed for, I’m just waiting for the formal offer. Trouble is I don’t want it. I really, really, really don’t want to to be an employee again. Honestly I thought that I would have enough time to pick up more clients before I got a sniff at any of the jobs I was applying for. I was only doing it to show willing. That backfired.

Now I know I’ll be spread too thinly to make anything really work. I’ve been loving blogging, mummying and running all the social accounts and building that up when I’ve had a moment. Now I’ll be working, mummying, trying to blog and working with my current client to do a great job for them but I won’t have time to give anything all the attention it needs and I know in my heart of hearts that if my new client goes that will be it for my Self Employed venture.

Hooray Beer
Hooray Beer – Turtle Bay

I’m devastated. This week more than ever writing has been my solace. The thing keeping me grounded and whilst my journal has been way more ‘ranty’ than usual, it’s still filled with my happy moments. As you can imagine, picking ten has been very therapeutic for me.

So here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days; Continue reading Feeling Calm #32