#Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We aren’t all the same. Wouldn’t the world be a boring place if that was the case. Everyone has a viewpoint. Everyone has their own opinion.

However, I am a firm believer in “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. I think it’s really important to spread happiness, build confidence and support each other. Now my big cheesey smile isn’t like this everyday, sometimes I’m worn out and sometimes I’m feeling sad. But I’ve learnt how to offload, unwind and bring that smile back. It’s so important to be able to hit that reset button once in a while.

So, this week, try and do one of these things:
🤍 Make someone laugh, a big belly laugh
🤍 Tell someone they look amazing
🤍 Tell someone you love you are grateful for them

See how it makes you feel. To make someone else’s day. It’s euphoric. I will never forget the moment one of the Mums from the school run told me I completely picked them up out of a dark spot - just by telling them they looked amazing today as I walked past.

Take the time to appreciate. Honestly it’s THE best hobby!

On a little diverted note; I’m appreciating this coat and boots right now. So warm and comfy. Check out the details on my blog >>> #linkinbio

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#ad Coat & Boots from @idealworld.tv and they are @joebrowns 🙌🏻

#Beauty is in the eye...

This might seem a little random after the sentiments in my last post. But bear with me... cleaning & #diy can help me with my mental health.

I’m not sure why but when I’m anxious, need to think or cross I clean. Like the deep clean stuff, it’s almost as if I get adrenaline from somewhere to give me the strength to scrub things that I wouldn’t normally. Or tackle something I wouldn’t normally.

On Thursday, whilst anxiously waiting to find out what was wrong with my grandma, I was shaving millimetres off Isla’s bedroom door. It was hard work but I didn’t want to just sit about.

Today I’ve painted the radiator and woodwork in our dining room with Frenchic. I now have a white and bright radiator and grey door. It looks so much better. Again, it’s something I can do whilst being lost in my thoughts.

Does anyone else do this?

Whilst promoting cleaning and mindfulness, check out my blog for a competition to win some goodies from @astonishcleaners #astonishingresults 
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This might seem a little...

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what beauty shared this on her instagram before Christmas:  @carolineflack you’ve broken my heart.

She was funny. Caring. Kind. Absolutely beautiful and that smile lit up the world. Not perfect. But who is? No one.

I can’t comprehend how someone of such radiance and sparkle can end their life. But I only assume her mental health was suffering. She felt so trapped that was her only way out. A way of ending the pain that nobody could see.

Mental health is invisible; yet mental health is all consuming. Mental health is complicated; yet mental health can be helped with a simple cup of tea and chat.

Smile on the inside and on the out.

Make time for yourself.

Love yourself.

Make time for others.

Be kind.

Always. 
In a world where you can be anything, be kind  #bekind #ripcarolineflack

I’m sure I don’t need...

This is sheer appreciation. This man. My lobster 🦞. Who made me the scrummiest meal last night & dreamy Vegan brownies. Showered me with thoughtful gifts & my cute note (in my stories) I recieved in my lunch bag.

However, I was a complete emotional wreck yesterday as my Grandma was taken into hospital. She was distressed, confused and sounding a little slow. It was scary.

So the Valentine’s Day love went all to Grandma from my family; wishing & hoping they find out what’s wrong.

We’re currently waiting to find out if her BP has reduced. It was sky high. Hoping she’s better & I can bring her home today.

This photo was from last Summer when we went to @carluccios in Cambridge. I love it. Happy memories. I’m lucky to have these. Noahs a people watcher, he was distracted with the crowd. Incidentally Carluccio’s have the offer on again: kids eat for a £1... #appreciation #family #love #mummyphotoaday

This is sheer appreciation. This...

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍

A lot to be thankful for today. Love is a big word. I love these two quotes and perfect for today.

Yes it’s about celebrating your life with your lobster 🦞(mine is rather amazing) but it’s also about family.

Family is not just an important thing. It’s everything. So true.

I don’t know where I’d be without my lobster and my family... I hung these beauts in our bathroom and I love them. They make me smile everytime I clean my teeth! Which helps 😂

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#ad Prints are from @coulsonmacleod - so beautiful

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍 A...

I love this new story corner I’ve created for Isla, with a little help from @vertbaudetuk. It is a gorgeous space and I couldn’t wait for her to get home and see it. She was so happy!

I love the large floor cushion, I want an entire room kitted out with them so I can just chill in the middle. It would be so cosy. Or even just #half a room! 🤍

Isla loves reading and so I thought this little corner would be perfect for her. She loves it.

I started with the floor cushion, I hung the coat rack for her monkeys and dressing gown and then I hung the shelves. They are so cute. I finished it all off with the mirror. I love all the colours and shapes. It really finishes off her room.

Who else wants the futon cushion? 🙋🏼‍♀️ #mummyphotoaday #ad

I love this new story...

I love trying new makeup, especially the vegan variety! I’ve recently discovered the fab range from @ex1cosmetics - you can grab them at your local @superdrug. So easy to find when you run out.

I’ve done a bit of a makeup tutorial on the blog using the EX1 Cosmetic products. Please forgive me, my skin is awful at the moment. Since I’ve been exercising more my skin has been really spotty. The spots that hide under the skin too!

If you swipe left then you’ll see the fab products I used. Then check out my stories for the swipe up link to my blog post.

I’m no make up artist haha. I prefer natural tones, that give my face #warmth. These products are perfect for that, especially the pink blusher! I wanted to show you what the products do and how they can be used together. Perfect makeup for your Valentine’s Day date!

#mummyphotoaday #ad

I love trying new makeup,...

A place to relax. A place to hide. A place to #doodle. A place to confide.

This place is my haven. It’s my safe space to relax and unwind. It’s absurd that at 37 years old, I just can’t wait to get into bed. When hubby goes climbing on a Monday evening; I’m in bed at 8pm! Is that sad?

Because it makes me happy, the bed is super comfortable and it is the only room in the house that the kids do not destroy, it’s nice to cling on to it. Keep it that haven.

If I need 5 mins to compose myself, I’ll hide in here. The kids drive me up the wall sometimes and hiding in here can calm me down. A technique I’ve developed over the years so the kids do not see Mumma lose it!

Anyone else love their bed? Or bedroom as a whole? I’m sure I’m not the only one haha #mummyphotoaday

A place to relax. A...

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 11 – Lalaloopsy

Day 11 of the #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions with MummyConstant and Lalaloopsy and today’s lucky winner will receive a Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair worth £35. The incredible new Lalaloopsy™ Loopy Hair™ dolls have amazing hair made out of real yarn, which you can curl, twist, braid, brush and straighten into loads of different styles.Girls will have hours of fun getting creative with their Lalaloopsy™ Loopy Hair doll. There are four dolls available to collect in the range: Peanut Big Top™, who was sewn on 1st April from a clown’s costume. She is a silly prankster who’s a little bit clumsy and loves to make her friends laugh. Jewel Sparkles™, who was sewn on 13th March (National Jewel Day) from a real princess’ dress. She is very graceful, a little bit bossy, and loves to dance and wear sparkly clothes. Spot Splatter Splash™, who was sewn on 25th October (International Artist Day and also Picasso’s Birthday) from a painter’s overalls. She’s super creative and loves bright colours, big messes, and eating spaghetti. She has a pet zebra. Mittens Fluff ‘N’ Stuff™, who was sewn on 21st December (First Day of Winter) from an Eskimo’s scarf. She loves hot cocoa, snow fights, and snuggling by the fire. She has a pet polar bear.

 

How do I win?

To win the Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair worth £35 all you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Entry form below and hey presto. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. You have 24 hours to get your entries in…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition closes 7am Wednesday 18th December 2013. Winners will be announced in the Rafflecopter form above within 48 hours, winners will need to email sonia@mummyconstant.com with their address details.

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  • Charlotte Hoskins
    December 17, 2013

    Crumbs sugar Cookie for my little girl 🙂

  • kim neville
    December 17, 2013

    Princess Juniper

  • Hazel Christopher
    December 17, 2013

    I like “mittens fluff n stuff”

  • Daniela
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel sparkles, my daughter Aimee would love her 🙂

  • gemma clark
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel sparkles!

  • Kay panayi
    December 17, 2013

    Teddy honey pots

  • Tracy Hanley
    December 17, 2013

    My granddaughter would love Lalaloopsy Peanut Big Top

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 17, 2013

    Baby Pillow Featherbed!

  • Steven Appleton
    December 17, 2013

    Teddy Honey Pots

  • Alex C
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles ♥

  • Hayley Davies
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel sparkles

  • belinda porter
    December 17, 2013

    teddy Honey Pots

  • julie baxter
    December 17, 2013

    Teddy Honey Pots™ my daughter would love her

  • Jacqueline Roberts
    December 17, 2013

    Little Baa peep

  • Kelly Hooper
    December 17, 2013

    Mittens fluff and stuff

  • Mickie Bull
    December 17, 2013

    Teddy Honey Pots

  • Robby Price
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • Lynsey Buchanan
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes

  • Janine Atkin
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • Zoe G
    December 17, 2013

    I like Princess Nutmeg

  • Catherine Bell
    December 17, 2013

    The jewels sparkle doll

  • Val Hartley
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • Fiona B
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes

  • angela sandhu
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • Laura Pyper
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes

  • Laura Claridge
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes 🙂

  • Caroline Clarke
    December 17, 2013

    Princess Juniper

  • iain
    December 17, 2013

    jewel sparkles

  • Paul Williams
    December 17, 2013

    Teddy Honey Pots

  • Pam Francis Gregory
    December 17, 2013

    Princess Juniper

  • Jane English
    December 17, 2013

    it would have to be Jewl Sparkles for my Princess, like her Mum & Nanna she loves her bling!

  • Donna Bird
    December 17, 2013

    My daughter would love any of them 🙂

  • Allan Smith
    December 17, 2013

    Crumbs sugar Cookie

  • Lisa Sands
    December 17, 2013

    My daughter would love the jewel sparkle 🙂 xx or any of them! xx

  • Julie Whitehead
    December 17, 2013

    Goldie Luxe™ because she looks like a little Princess like my little girl.

  • justine meyer
    December 17, 2013

    princess juniper

  • jennie
    December 17, 2013

    We would love Mittens Fluff n Stuff Thank you s

  • WENDY MCDONALD (@wendymcd83)
    December 17, 2013

    Mittens Fluff n Stuff

  • Michelle C
    December 17, 2013

    Mittens Fluff’N’Stuff 🙂

  • Vicki G
    December 17, 2013

    Lalaloopsy Peanut Big Top

  • clair downham
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • hayley pemberton
    December 17, 2013

    I would love jewels sparkles for my little girl

  • Karen R
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E Stripes 🙂

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    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkle

  • BlueBearWood
    December 17, 2013

    Back
    Spot Splater Splash

  • BlueBearWood
    December 17, 2013

    Spot Splater Splash

  • donna clinton
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • Teresa Sheldon
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel sparkle is my little ones favorite

  • Cheryll H
    December 17, 2013

    My girls would love Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair™ – Jewel Sparkles 🙂

  • Leigh Larkin
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes

  • Rosalind Blight
    December 17, 2013

    jewel sparkles

  • Samantha R
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkle 🙂

  • Emma Ellison
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles

  • Rebecca Beesley
    December 17, 2013

    I like the jewel sparkles one

  • debbie skinner
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles is lovely

  • olivia kirby
    December 17, 2013

    Mittens Fluff ‘N’ Stuff

  • stephanie campbell
    December 17, 2013

    peanut big top! x

  • Lynsey Ward
    December 17, 2013

    Kat Jungle Roar

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    December 17, 2013

    Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair™ – Peanut Big Top

  • Deborah Bird
    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles 🙂

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    December 17, 2013

    Jewel Sparkles please

  • Melanie C
    December 17, 2013

    Peanut Big Top 🙂 x

  • Sarah Mcknight
    December 17, 2013

    Peggy Seven Seas

  • laura jayne bates
    December 17, 2013

    teddy honeypots please

  • irene gilmour
    December 17, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes

  • Robyn Logan Clarke
    December 18, 2013

    Mint E. Stripes™

  • Gillian Hutchison
    December 18, 2013

    Princess juniper

  • Gillian Hutchison
    December 18, 2013

    Spot splatter splash

  • Farhana
    December 18, 2013

    Lalaloopsy™ Babies Doll -Mittens Fluff ‘N’ Stuff

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    December 18, 2013

    Lalaloopsy Peanut Big Top

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    December 18, 2013

    Jewel sparkles

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    December 18, 2013

    Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair™ – Peanut Big Top™

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