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 😂

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#ad Prints are from @coulsonmacleod - so beautiful

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍 A...

#12DaysofConstantChristmas – Day 7

Today Learning Resources are giving one of my lucky readers the chance to win the Buy it right shopping game: A shopping board game that the whole family can enjoy!  It is a 2-4 player game, perfect for those rainy winter Sunday afternoons over Christmas.

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What do I win?

Learning Resources are giving away a copy of the fantastically fun shopping game: Buy it right! It is a great family game that gives young children a little awareness about money. RRP £17.95.

How do I win?

To win this fab game just in time for Christmas and make someone really happy, fill out the entry form below:

#12DaysofConstantChristmas – Day 7

This competition is 24 hours, it will close at 11:59pm Sunday 7th December 2014. Good luck.

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  • Rebecca Phillips
    December 7, 2014

    our own house! im sick of renting!

  • Rachel Butterworth
    December 7, 2014

    My own house.

  • justine meyer
    December 7, 2014

    It would be the same as what we have bought this year

  • Jessica Powell
    December 7, 2014

    Definitely a house!

  • Sarahann Tonner
    December 7, 2014

    I’d take my family to Florida, a no expense spared holiday!!!

  • lindsay chadburn
    December 7, 2014

    a house

  • Michelle M
    December 7, 2014

    Every single one of the items I’ve seen and thought that would be perfect for person but it’s out of my budget so I’ll have to find something else instead.

  • Michaela Turner
    December 7, 2014

    I’d take all our family to Lapland so we could enjoy the festivities there

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 7, 2014

    A big house in the countryside!

  • EMMA WALTERS
    December 7, 2014

    a big family getaway fo new year in a log cabin somewhere cold 🙂

  • kim neville
    December 7, 2014

    A nice place in Mauritius overlooking the sea

  • Jo welsh
    December 7, 2014

    Flights for my brother to come home for Christmas

  • Kay panayi
    December 7, 2014

    A huge house

  • Richard Randall
    December 7, 2014

    A private island.

  • Val Swift
    December 7, 2014

    A new house

  • Sarah Cadman
    December 7, 2014

    a house!

  • claire blaney
    December 7, 2014

    A car

  • Alexandra Dixon-Mersh
    December 7, 2014

    A house of our own

  • laura pyper
    December 7, 2014

    a new car that doesnt object to this winter weather as ours keeps refusing to start :/

  • Kim Styles
    December 7, 2014

    Get my children through university, an new home and enough room for an animal rescue centre

  • irene gilmour
    December 7, 2014

    my daughter her tickets to see 1d feel bad not being able to buy them

  • Louise bennett
    December 7, 2014

    House

  • Sharon Hingley
    December 7, 2014

    My dad his hip operation.

  • katrina walsh
    December 7, 2014

    The Castle at Disneyworld Orlando where I would live with my family

  • clair downham
    December 7, 2014

    a holiday to the bahamas

  • tamalyn roberts
    December 7, 2014

    a family round the world ticket

  • winnie
    December 7, 2014

    a new tv please

  • Jackie ONeill
    December 7, 2014

    a car would be top of my list x

  • Dawn Thompson
    December 7, 2014

    A house for my bro and sister

  • ollieamelia@hotmail.co.uk
    December 7, 2014

    A house!

  • gemma clark
    December 7, 2014

    a house!!

  • Isabel O'Brien
    December 7, 2014

    I would buy the dream house for each of my family members.

  • Erica Price
    December 7, 2014

    Holiday home

  • cward5544@gmail.com
    December 7, 2014

    A house

  • Ruth Harwood
    December 7, 2014

    A house – a big one!

  • liv b
    December 7, 2014

    I’d grant all my family members a wish so everyone gets something and everyone is happy 🙂

  • anthony harrington
    December 7, 2014

    a bigger home

  • aj
    December 7, 2014

    Everything on my son’s Christmas list!

  • Claire Woods
    December 7, 2014

    iphone6

  • Joanne Welsh
    December 7, 2014

    The house my mum and I live in. And a trip to NYC.

  • Cath Joyce
    December 7, 2014

    Flights for my best friend who lives in Canada so she could spend Christmas with us

  • Stephanie Tsang
    December 7, 2014

    I would buy a new family sized car and a PS4 for my husband as he really wants one.

  • Fiona B
    December 7, 2014

    A holiday to Bora Bora

  • Helen Garner
    December 7, 2014

    a new family car

  • Katie Robertson
    December 7, 2014

    Family trip to Disney!

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