Increasing Productivity with the Effici Planner

Working from home around a two year old, I sometimes struggle to motivate myself and actually get work done on time. I have so many creative ideas and it can be difficult to put them into action. I had been searching for awhile for something to help me be more organised when the lovely people behind Effici got in touch and offered to send across their productivity planner for me...

Fighting My Fears – Speaking in Public

Last Monday, I did something I was terrified to do. I put on my very own talk about monetising your blog and I spoke in public to a room full of people. On the day I was really nervous and my anxiety was through the roof, but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, drew upon all the skills I have learnt in my CBT sessions, and I did...

Netflix Shows You Need to Watch

Sometimes I don’t know what I would do in the evenings if I didn’t have Netflix. We have a smart tv downstairs, which has catch up tv, but we don’t have live TV, relying instead on Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions for our TV fix. Lately, I have been loving some of the shows and Netflix original films we have been watching and I wanted to share those we have...

Planning a Trip to Disneyland for a 30th Birthday

Ok, so as you probably know, I am turning 30 in just a couple of months at the beginning of May. I had been torn when it came to making a decision on how to celebrate this milestone birthday, as I had so many things I would like to do, but it simply wasn’t feasible to do some of them (Santorini, for example, was not only out of budget, but...

My Experience of the Mirena Coil – Two Years On

I have previously written about my experience of having the Mirena coil, both shortly after having it fitted, and a second post a year on to reflect on how I felt about it after everything settled down. I decided to write a further update as I now feel that my periods have returned to normal following the use of the norethisterone tablet to delay my period over our wedding in...

Getting Hands On Over Half Term with Strictly Briks

Half term is always a bit tricky with the three children. Finding activities to keep them all occupied, without it costing the earth, can be challenging. This February half term we were very lucky with the weather and managed to get out and about a lot and went on lots of lovely walks by the seaside and in the New Forest, but when we were back at home, I had...

My 5 Favourite Apps on iPhone

I am the first to admit that I am a little reliant on my phone. Working on social media accounts, I am quite often found phone in hand. These are 5 of my current favourite apps on my iPhone. Instagram Love it or hate it, Instagram seems to be the most used social media platform currently and I upload daily alongside several stories. I find it the easiest app to...

Combatting a Flaky Itchy Scalp

Suffering from eczema, I am no stranger to dry skin but was perplexed to discover my scalp was feeling very dry and scaly over Christmas. My eczema is often aggravated by stress and, during the festivities I was feeling incredibly anxious, meaning both my skin and head were feeling super sore and sensitive. I was actually prescribed a medicated shampoo for contact dermatitis, which I really couldn’t get on with...

Buzzing into Spring with So Divine

Look away now mum, I’m talking sex toys again (hashtag sorry, not sorry – I believe it’s important to break down the taboo around sex). Saying that, I am aware this kind of content isn’t for everybody so, if it’s likely to offend, look away now. I have previously featured So Divine in my Valentine’s Gift Guides and I love everything about the brand. They have a fantastic range of...