Adding Some Personal Touches to Our Home with Desenio

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know how much I love expressing myself with a good quote and, after reading a self help book about making the most of your time every morning, I have really gotten into the power of positive thinking, and how motivating words can be. When Desenio got in touch about a collaboration, I headed over to their site and was delighted to find...

Mummy Mondays – Finding Healthier Snacks for My Family

I try to provide healthy balanced meals for the children, but when it comes to snacks I struggle a little as the older two are so fussy. Rather than relying on a bag of crisps or cake bar, I have been trying to find some healthier alternatives, and when I was offered to sample some of the items from Pip & Nut, Kind and Doisy & Dam, I knew it...

Mummy Mondays – Our First Family Cruise with MSC

Back in October last year, I went along to my very first big blogging event – Blog Camp On Board, with Trips100. The event was held on one of MSC’s newer cruise ships, the Preziosa, and the whole day was so much fun! After the event, we were invited to write about our experience in a blog post, to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win...

5 Things I Do as a Social Media Manager

As well as working on my blog, I also earn money working freelance as a social media manager. Sometimes I get asked what this involves, as it mostly looks like I’m just attached to my iPhone 24/7. I thought I’d share some of the things I have been doing over the past few months working on social media for a local PR company. Run Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Accounts Probably...

Beauty – The Makeup & Skincare I Packed for Our Cruise

In case you somehow missed it, I am currently away on my last day of my very first cruise. Being a cruise newbie, I had no idea what to pack in general, and headed onto the internet to get some tips on what to pack for a cruise as a family. When it came to packing my makeup and skincare though, I decided I wanted just my staple products with...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Terri

For this week’s Behind the Bride, I chatted with Terri from The Strawberry Fountain. Hi Terri, thanks for taking part in Behind the Bride! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you. It was 17th April 2011, 7 years ago now although it doesn’t seem that long at all. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet?...

Mummy Mondays – Summer Holiday Plans

The kids broke up from school a week and a half ago, and the 6 week summer break began. Fortunately, with Ed being a teacher now and working freelance myself, we are able to spend the holidays with the kids. This is what we’ve got planned for the summer… Camp Bestival By the time you read this, we will have already returned from Camp Bestival, but I wanted to include...

5 Things I Want to Achieve By 2019

I always put together resolutions at the start of the year. I feel like it grounds me, and reminds me of what I would like to achieve. I know that most people forget about their resolutions as the months go by, I know I did, but you don’t need to wait until the next new year to complete the goals you set for the year. With just under six months...

Style – Finding My Own Personal Style

Have you ever wondered why I call this series of my blog ‘style’ rather than ‘fashion’? It’s because, although I actually quite enjoy sharing with you my latest additions to my wardrobe, and having impromptu photoshoots in our back garden, I don’t feel like I know enough about fashion to actually be able to refer to myself as a ‘fashion blogger’. For me, anybody can have style, but fashion is...