Ah it’s #loveyourpetday - what a great way to see each others furbabies. Well these are mine:

Photo 1 = Rambo the Jack Russell & Snoopy the Cockerspaniel. As many of you know, Snoopy is blind and partially deaf which is challenging. However, he is such a happy pooch and loves a snuggle. I think Rambo has lost a little hearing too as he’s getting old. He will be 13 on April 3rd! It’s gone by so quickly.

Photo 2 = Rocky. He’s my Tom cat fluffbag and I like to call him Rockstar! He was my engagement present from Hubby. He’s the best cat. He snuggles with me every night, under the covers, he’s very set in a routine.

It’s funny how furbabies get their own little #pattern to make it through the day. All the pets sit by the bed at night for a treat. And I think Rambo is very cat like and Rocky is very dog like too. They definitely have those characteristics.

Rambo is 12, Rocky is 11 and Snoopy is 10. Noah is 9... then we broke the pattern as Isla is 7 🤣 (it wasn’t intentional). #mummyphotoaday #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram

Ah it’s #loveyourpetday - what...

Sometimes I like to have fun with images. I don’t do it very often but it is amazing what you can do with a photo using filters.

The first image is the edited version, I’ve added a #bokeh filter on it. I’ve used @pixlr for this. It adds an orangey colouring to the photo and enhances the sun rays.

The original, swipe left, is still good and has its own bokeh and sun rays shining on it. But is less orangey and doesn’t seem as bright. It’s still a good photo though.

I took this with my iPhone. Sometimes when I need a quiet moment, one where I can play with the filters and change the feel of a photo it helps me to unwind. Gives my brain 5 minutes to regain itself and then I’m ready to crack on with whatever it was!

Which one do you prefer? Just out of curiosity - there’s no right or wrong answer! 🤣

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Sometimes I like to have...

I had a busy Sunday painting the dining room with @frenchicpaint. I think it’s fair to say I’m obsessed. I painted the radiator and skirting boards with Dazzle Me. It’s super bright white. I painted the door with City Slicker. It looks so much better than the dark wood it was before.

If you swipe left you can see the before photos. The radiator was a beige colour before. It’s amazing how much brighter the room looks, it’s easy to #transform a room with an hour or 2 of painting.

I styled up the dining room with this beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers (a very kind gift from a friend) and these items from @pricescandlesuk. They eliminate pet odours which is great as sometimes I worry my house smells “dog”. After an impromptu afternoon off work, looking after Isla who hurt her neck at dance club, I cleaned and cleaned. The house smells nice and clean now. The household candle and reed diffuser have added a nice citrus and thyme scent to the room.

It’s amazing what you can do to change the feel of a room with simple steps!

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I had a busy Sunday...

#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 😂

#mummyphotoaday

#ad Prints are from @coulsonmacleod - so beautiful

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍 A...

#12DaysofConstantChristmas – Day 12

Today is the start of the grand finale competition for my #12DaysofConstantChristmas advent, the prize is a fantastic changing bag from Kipling and also a gift voucher from Wayfair.co.uk. A lovely bag to go shopping with, a generous gift voucher to buy that new piece of furniture you have been after – in the January sales no less.

£100 GIFT CARD

What do I win?

The lucky winner will win a Kipling changing bag worth £120 and a £100 gift voucher to spend with Wayfair.co.uk. A whopping prize value of £220, what a great Christmas present!

How do I win?

To win the Kipling changing bag and the £100 gift voucher for Wayfair.co.uk simply fill out the entry form below:

#12DaysofConstantChristmas – Day 12

This competition is closes at 11:59pm on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December 2014. Good luck. The winner will be announced on Christmas Day 2014.

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  • Rebecca Phillips
    December 12, 2014

    a gorgeous solid wood dining table and chairs

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 12, 2014

    A large dining room table that could sit 8 people!

  • Lynn Heath
    December 12, 2014

    A new king sized bed

  • Tracey Peach
    December 12, 2014

    A room full of shelving holding glass tanks with dwarf hamsters in them!

  • Laura Bobby
    December 12, 2014

    A new sofa

  • kim neville
    December 12, 2014

    A nice big leather sofa with extending legs

  • elaine dale
    December 12, 2014

    a big corner settee

  • Stephanie Boulton
    December 12, 2014

    A sleigh bed

  • Jackie ONeill
    December 12, 2014

    a bed with a built in tv

  • Holly S
    December 12, 2014

    More bookcases – we’ve never had enough!

  • Justine Hughes
    December 12, 2014

    A new sofa.

  • Alison MacDonald
    December 12, 2014

    A new cabinet unit for our living room as the one we have is ancient 🙂

  • Olivia B
    December 12, 2014

    A really nice cot for bump as we are about to make a start on the nursery!

  • Alana Walker
    December 12, 2014

    A leather corner sofa.x

  • Maxine Owen
    December 12, 2014

    A new bed

  • Samantha R
    December 12, 2014

    I will be buying a new crib and cot in the newyear for our baby due in April

  • katrina. walsh
    December 12, 2014

    A display cabinet for my snow globe collection. I think im the only person in the world who still likes them!

  • gemma brown
    December 12, 2014

    would really love a corner sofa

  • jodie crossley
    December 12, 2014

    would love some new sofasx

  • Caroline Clarke
    December 12, 2014

    A large leather corner sofa with lounge-function on each end and with vibrating seats.

  • Ruth Harwood
    December 12, 2014

    Chest of Drawers xx

  • Megan Bayford
    December 12, 2014

    A NEW SOLID OAK DINING TABLE

  • Paul Wilson
    December 12, 2014

    I new dining table set.

  • Danielle Graves
    December 12, 2014

    A new bed, we’ve said we want one like a hospital bed where you can raise it so you are propped up

  • Paul T
    December 12, 2014

    A new bed

  • Sarah C
    December 12, 2014

    A king size bed.

  • Isabel O'Brien
    December 12, 2014

    I would buy a new bed, the best money could buy so I can sleep in a really comfy bed.

  • Julie Booth
    December 12, 2014

    some new sofas

  • Alexandra Dixon-Mersh
    December 12, 2014

    I’d buy a beautiful shabby chic dresser display unit for all my old pieces of china that have been passed down to me

  • Stephanie Whitehouse
    December 12, 2014

    A top quality bed frame and mattress

  • Alison Barker
    December 12, 2014

    A leather sofa

  • Danielle allen
    December 12, 2014

    Changing table for my baby bumps nursery

  • Sue McCarthy
    December 12, 2014

    A new bathroom suite – I have always hated mine since I bought my house 20 years ago!

  • tracy sinclair
    December 12, 2014

    I would buy a nice big leather cream corner sofa x

  • Edward Guerreiro
    December 12, 2014

    A really expensive ‘Statement’ coffee table.

  • Karen R
    December 12, 2014

    I’d love a new 3 piece suite 🙂

  • Kay panayi
    December 12, 2014

    A new sofa

  • Val Pownall
    December 12, 2014

    A couple of really nice, big, cosy sofas to replace my rather battered old ones.

  • Janine Phillips
    December 12, 2014

    a two seater swivel ofa x

  • Sheila Reeves
    December 12, 2014

    A new dining table & chairs

  • Cath Joyce
    December 12, 2014

    A nest of tables for the lounge

  • Angela Sandhu
    December 12, 2014

    Coffee table

  • Amelia Avossa
    December 12, 2014

    A baby Nursery set! ive always wanted one with my boys.. the Cot with matching wardrobe and draws and even a baby changing station… One can dream lol

  • Fiona K
    December 12, 2014

    I would buy a TV Bed

  • Eva Vida
    December 12, 2014

    A bed 🙂

  • Jo welsh
    December 12, 2014

    Oak wardrobes

  • Michaela B
    December 12, 2014

    a sofa or a bed, both have been broken for a few years now!

  • gemma clark
    December 12, 2014

    a new sofa, ours has seen better days!!

  • Sam Furniss
    December 12, 2014

    A chaise lounge, I’ve alwats wanted one!

  • Jessica Howliston
    December 12, 2014

    I would buy a massive toy box! My childrens toys are taking over our house lol! x

  • Rachael Jess
    December 12, 2014

    A new sofa for sure 🙂

  • Victoria
    December 12, 2014

    nice new sofa 😀

  • Helen Garner
    December 12, 2014

    A new sofa – ours has seen better days

  • Megan Adams
    December 12, 2014

    A new dining table and chairs.

  • Fiona B
    December 12, 2014

    An outdoor garden sofa

  • Rebecca Allen
    December 12, 2014

    a really large oak dining table to always have our famiy meals around

  • Michelle m
    December 12, 2014

    A Dining table as its on my need list.

  • Jackie Chapman
    December 12, 2014

    I’d love a new bed!

  • Bee hunt
    December 12, 2014

    What lovely prizes to win 🙂

  • Hannah Whitling
    December 12, 2014

    A bigger top of the range bed with the most comfortable mattress there is

  • nicci jane cowdell-murray
    December 12, 2014

    im hoping to get a dining table soon

  • Carolin
    December 12, 2014

    New sofas 🙂

  • kellyjo walters
    December 13, 2014

    New dining table a 12 seater solid wood

  • Sarah Pybus
    December 13, 2014

    I need a new dining table 🙂

  • Sarah Garaway
    December 13, 2014

    a Lovely new oak sideboard

  • sarah rees
    December 13, 2014

    some wardrobes I think

  • Sharon Hingley
    December 13, 2014

    A new writing desk with lots of drawers and cubby holes.

  • tamalyn roberts
    December 13, 2014

    a new sofa

  • Alison Joyce
    December 13, 2014

    A solid oak side board and coffee table

  • Liz Ferguson
    December 14, 2014

    An extra wide and long corner sofa in italian leather

  • Lynn Mitchell
    December 14, 2014

    a new bed

  • Fiona Martin
    December 14, 2014

    Some luxury new sofas

  • Lynsey Buchanan
    December 14, 2014

    Itilian Leather Corner Suite

  • Jayne Townson
    December 14, 2014

    A new dining table and chairs.

  • MichelleD
    December 14, 2014

    I’d love a dressing able!

  • tiggerific1973
    December 15, 2014

    A nice new bed, memory foam if possible 🙂

  • Carrie Wilson
    December 15, 2014

    A new corner sofa

  • Victoria Mylittlel
    December 15, 2014

    bi wardrobe to fit all the clothes

  • CAT E Culmer
    December 16, 2014

    A fab cabin bed for my little boy

  • Natalie Crossan
    December 16, 2014

    A new bed 🙂 xx

  • debbie smith
    December 16, 2014

    a new sofa as mine is need of sum tlc !! 🙂

  • clair downham
    December 17, 2014

    a new setee thankyou

  • fran140@live.co.uk
    December 17, 2014

    New wardrobe for my son

  • Viv C
    December 17, 2014

    A toddler bed for my daughter

  • lucy higgins
    December 18, 2014

    a dresser for my dining room

  • Karen Knox
    December 19, 2014

    A nice big sofa!

  • Em S
    December 19, 2014

    A new super king size bed

  • tishist
    December 21, 2014

    A new sofa

  • Leanne Lunn
    December 21, 2014

    A lovely comfy reclining sofa

  • Linda Hobbis
    December 21, 2014

    A new sofa with a corner piece big enough for me, the hubby and the kids; I’d also love an old fashioned dressing table and mirror.

  • Anne Dalzell
    December 21, 2014

    A king size bed for us and a toddler bed for my little boy

  • Sarah Saunders
    December 22, 2014

    Solid wood..maybe oak dining room table and chairs xx

  • Julie Ward
    December 22, 2014

    A fitted space saver wardrobe

  • hannah staveley
    December 23, 2014

    A huge corner sofa

  • kate deakin
    December 23, 2014

    I’d get new wardrobes – mine are falling apart.

  • Claire Davies
    December 24, 2014

    A new dining room table and chairs. 🙂

  • Amanda Norwood
    December 24, 2014

    New dining room table and chairs

  • Victoria Thurgood
    December 24, 2014

    a new bed

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