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 

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.

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 😂


#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...

When you have a #favourite day with some great memories. Happy memories. It’s so nice to reflect back on it and reminisce.

This Winter Sun family day out at Norfolk still makes me feel happy when I think about it. These gorgeous smiles say it all.

However, you wouldn’t of thought this earlier before school. They had the most angry faces, shouting and being quite mean to each other. I’m hoping it’s just tiredness from the weekend. They’ve definitely come home happier than when they left!

It’s nice to look at photos that make you happy. Especially when you’re not feeling that happy, in that moment.


When you have a #favourite...

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 5 – Badge It!

Day 5 of the #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions with MummyConstant and Bandai are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Badge It! . Now you can make your very own metal badges. Choose an image of your favourite pop star, pet, friend or anything cool and use it to make your own badge. The Badge It! starter set contains the classic Badge It! badge maker and materials to make 15 x 3 cm diameter round badges….

How do I win?

To win the Badge It! worth £20 from Bandai 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 Thursday 12th December 2013. Winners will be announced in the Rafflecopter form above within 48 hours, winners will need to email with their address details.



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  • Chrissy Faery
    December 11, 2013

    Ones with images of our pets on, no doubt! 🙂 x

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 11, 2013

    Christmas Badges for the family!

  • clair downham
    December 11, 2013

    my daughter would make anything chrismassy or sparkly

  • julie baxter
    December 11, 2013

    my daughter loves peppa pig so she would make them or anything with hearts and thats pink shes so girlie 🙂

  • laura stewart
    December 11, 2013

    moshi monters

  • Laura Pritchard
    December 11, 2013

    Thomas the Tank Engine & Peppa Pig!

  • Jane English
    December 11, 2013

    Probably one with Thomas Tank Engine & his Friends on, or the original Thunderbirds (or Underbirds as my Grandson calls them)

    We’d have a brilliant time with this.

  • gemma clark
    December 11, 2013

    something blue and sparkly!

  • Zoe G
    December 11, 2013

    It would be photos, I can imagine it now all my precious photos been attempted to been cut, will hide them if I win, and choose a few out for my kids

  • Jolice mcgee
    December 11, 2013

    my son would make super hero or power ranger badges xx

  • abigail edkins
    December 11, 2013

    It would be something to do with moshi monsters no doubt

  • Lynsey Buchanan
    December 11, 2013

    Animal Pages

  • sarah rees
    December 11, 2013

    ones for family, moshis and power ranger names for themselves. think they’d love it

  • Julie Davies
    December 11, 2013

    Definitely 1Direction ones

  • Janine Atkin
    December 11, 2013

    funny face badges

  • Kay panayi
    December 11, 2013

    One direction prob

  • claire woods
    December 11, 2013


  • Laura Pyper
    December 11, 2013

    ones with rainbows

  • iain
    December 11, 2013

    animal badges

  • irene gilmour
    December 11, 2013

    jls or 1d

  • liz ferguson
    December 11, 2013

    moshi monsters, probably!

  • Tracy Hanley
    December 11, 2013

    peppa pig badges

  • Lisa Sands
    December 11, 2013

    Anything pink and girly! 🙂 x

  • Rebecca Beesley
    December 11, 2013

    something moshi no doubt!

  • Greig Spencer
    December 11, 2013

    name badges lol

  • sherri mse fordham
    December 11, 2013

    something sponge Bob

  • Katie Robertson
    December 11, 2013

    My daughter would be making hearts, and my son anything involving superheros!

  • Emma Lewis
    December 11, 2013

    Thomas the tank engine.

  • Karen Lloyd
    December 11, 2013

    The Octonauts characters

  • justine meyer
    December 11, 2013

    My daughter would probably do them with her cat Jessie on them

  • Ashleigh
    December 11, 2013

    something with one direction probably!

  • jenny owen
    December 11, 2013

    my kids would put something like “your a star” or “good job” something that says they have been good lol

  • Kirsteen Mackay
    December 11, 2013

    Dinosaurs, Ben 10, Skylanders or Minecraft images!

  • debbie skinner
    December 11, 2013

    Animal ones if possible xx

  • louise bennett
    December 11, 2013

    hello kitty

  • joelena
    December 12, 2013

    Would love one of these!

Tuesday 10th December 2013 “Daddy” (344/365)

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