Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Emma-Louise

This week’s Behind the Bride is with… me! I thought it would be fun to answer the questions I usually ask other brides, now I have had a few months to reflect on our own wedding day! When was the big day? Our wedding was on 2nd September 2017, in sunny Santorini! I can’t believe it will be six months since our wedding on Friday, it has flown by! Tell...

What I’ve Been Reading this Month – February

I didn’t manage quite as many books this month, but I have had quite a hectic one, starting freelance work, and working harder than ever on my blog after registering as a self-employed! I did fit in some reading in the bath and before bedtime, and I really got into both books I did read, which were completely different to each other! The Sister – Louise Jensen I started reading...

Mummy Mondays – Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just under two weeks away, if you’re here in the UK, and I am really looking forward to not just spoiling my own mum, but being totally spoilt myself too. Sometimes it can be blooming tough being a mum, and I am very much looking forwardto having a day dedicated to celebrating mothers. I’ve put together a gift guide filled with ideas for old mums, new mums,...

5 Things I’m Doing to be More Healthy

With just six weeks to go until we fly out to Mexico for our honeymoon, I have been making a conscious effort to try and be more healthy, having lapsed over the past couple of months. I don’t want to lose a lot of weight, but it would be nice to get a bit more in shape and to feel confident whilst spending the majority of our week away in...

Beauty – My Go To Girly Scents 

It probably comes as no surprise that I am a self-confessed girly girl. I love the colour pink, I like anything that sparkles, shimmers or shines, and when it comes to fragrances, the more feminine the better! I love perfume, and have done for as long as I can remember. I have memories of my mum spritzing on her favourite scent back when I was a child, and as soon...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Jemma

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Jemma from Mayflower Blogs. Hi Jemma. First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? My wedding was on the 1st of August 2009. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We met at school aged 7.  We attended the next four years of school together, then parted to go to...

Creating a Work Environment which Works for Me

This month marked an important milestone for me. I started freelance work for a company, and registered as self employed. The shift from stay at home mum, to working from home hasn’t been too momentous, as I had already set up an area of my house as an office to work on my blog. Although my freelance work is largely social media, and can be done anywhere, I do try...

Mummy Mondays – Why I’m Encouraging my 7 Year Old to Take my Photos

You may have seen, because I do keep banging on about it, that my eldest son has, for a few months now, been taking my style post photos. What started as a desperate move after Ed didn’t get home from work in time, has grown into something more as Cameron seems to have a real talent for taking photos. Using my Olympus Pen E-PL8, Cameron mainly points and shoots, but...

5 Tips for Starting a Bullet Journal

I tried, and failed, to make a bullet journal a couple of years ago. One of the main hurdles I faced was that I went into things all guns blazing and didn’t take time to plan it out first. You don’t need to be an amazing artist to create a bullet journal, but it is a good idea to know what you want from your journal, and to prepare your...

Beauty – First Favourites of 2018

Having received quite a few beauty gifts over Christmas, I’ve had lots of new products to try out over the past six weeks or so. I thought it would be good to do a little round up post of the ones I’ve been loving. There’s a real mix of makeup, fragrance, and skincare. Lancome La vie est Belle This has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I bought...