“February is the border between Winter and Spring” Terri Guillemets.

I saw this quote recently, on someone’s insta square, and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it. But I love it.

It’s such a transformative month and I get all excited seeing the new buds sprouting above the surface. New beginnings.

With each new Spring comes new beginnings. New blooms in the garden, new colours and new weather.

I’m looking forward to many more walks in the Wintery Sun & filling my lungs with fresh air.

What do you love about February?

#mummyphotoaday ~ new beginnings

#newbeginnings #symbolic #springiscoming #winter #wintersun #winterwalk #familywalk #mindfulness #mindful #blueskies #suninwinter #winterlandscape #chillywalks #beautyinnature #naturelovers #walkwalkwalk #walkingformentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #freshstart #gardenbuds #gardenlove #familytime
Today marks a month since we lost our little Rambo. We’re still trying to heal but, as all the advice said, it is getting a little lighter to carry the grief each day.

Isla still isn’t sleeping very well and when it gets towards the end of the evening, we’re all a little out of sorts. Simply, we miss him so much.

I’m going to brave it and write a blog dedication to my little best bud, I haven’t felt brave enough yet. He was such a lovely dog, also a bit weird & funny, it will be nice to share his stories.

I love this photo of the 3 of them snuggling. This was just before Christmas. This is quite often what view I would have behind my desk… my little snugglers!

Do you take loads of photos of your pets snuggled in different ways? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ heal

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The Winter Sun has been so beautiful over the last few days.  I think today we’re going to see a change to cloudy skies.

I love this photo. The low sun and the kids having a little adventure. I spend a lot of my time watching them interact. I guess that’s a big part of parenthood. Learning and growing.

Have you been making the most of the weather?

#mummyphotoaday ~ parenthood 

#wintersun #winterwalk #wintery #wintervibes #sunset #wintersunset #lowsun #wintertime #familywalk #parenthood #observing #kidsactivities #imaginationiseverything #timeout #mindfulness #familyadventures #familylifestyle #healthylifestyle #freshair #dogwalk
A little corner of my office… I spend most of my week here so it’s nice to pretty it up sometimes. I even managed to blur out the water marks on the windows (they need a good clean).

My tax return has been submitted and my assignment has too! Quite a day for submissions and I’m relieved. I’m in the last year of uni and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had to complete it. I am focussed on finishing, which is giving me the mindset to get it done.

What did you do today that your relieved about? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ corner

Items from @frompaperchase are part of a previous collab 

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Daddy = “Kids please don’t try and walk on the ice”….
Kids = ☝🏻

They kept edging towards the pond, “I just want to break the ice”. They did make me laugh. And yes, they ignored the instructions. But they did only tap the ice with their toes.

It made for a little adventure this afternoon. I love this Winter sun!

Do your kids love standing on frozen puddles?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventure

#wintersun #winter #sun #pond #icypond #icywater #winteryourlife #winterfun #sundaywalk #sundaywalking #familywalk #sundayafternoon #freshair #freshwalk #wintervibes #waterside #explore #adventure #winterexploration ❄️🥶

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Making the most out of your Filofax

Making the most out of your Filofax

One of the things I love about my Filofax is that it is re-useable. I have had this raspberry Filofax from Pen Heaven for years now and I love that I get to use it again and again... this year I have even added some accessories to it. I like having a space to doodle, write my reminders and it is handy too as it fits in my handbag. I sit in a coffee shop each week, whilst Isla is at Gymfinity and I doodle away. VIEW the POST

The brand new Cricut Joy machine #AddALittle Family

The brand new Cricut Joy machine #AddALittle Family

I love getting creative and ever since I have been introduced to Cricut I have never looked back. Being able to cut different materials, draw on designs and even iron on designs is just amazing. I have made a lot of projects over the years. Today the all new Cricut Joy machine was released and it is so cute. Cricut tasked me with my own word, so I can #AddALittle "something" to my projects. My word is FAMILY. I love it. I have lots of plans to make lots of fab things to #AddALittle Family to my projects. VIEW the POST

Personalising our Halloween with Cricut

Personalising our Halloween with Cricut

It suddenly occurred to me that I should share my fun Halloween makes this year as it might inspire some of you that have Cricut Maker machines. Or if you are good at freehand then you could do it without the tech. We have had fun making our new home fit for Halloween this year, it's nice finding new homes for our Autumnal goodies. We have also been personalising our Halloween goodies too. VIEW the POST

#HariboShareTheScare Making our very own Halloween outfits

#HariboShareTheScare Making our very own Halloween outfits

Who says you have to go out and buy new costumes each year? I was asked to #HariboShareTheScare with my readers this year, by Haribo, what better way to share the scare than to give my readers some fun tips on how to upcycle old clothes for Halloween costumes. I love being creative and making things, I try to make the time to do this every year. Here are my top ideas on how to make use of what you have already…  VIEW the POST

My iron-on project with Cricut Easypress 2 #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. I couldn’t wait to try the new Cricut Easypress 2, I had heard a lot about the product but never had the chance to try it. It is amazing. It’s perfect for iron-on projects and crafting up something specular. It’s a lot safer to use too. I based my design on the heart shirt found in the Cricut Design Space if you want to try your own.

Cricut Maker review and some new features #ad

Cricut Maker review and some new features #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. var ts=document.getElementById('ti-pixel-tracker'); var axel = Math.random() + ""; var num = axel * 1000000000000000000; var ti=document.createElement("img"); ti.style.display="none"; ti.src="https://tracking.tapinfluence.com/trk/KyzmR/0QOYW/p.png?p=CTv4s" + String.fromCharCode(38) + "i=HgGLc" + String.fromCharCode(38) + "ord="+ num + String.fromCharCode(38) + "s=" + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer); ts.parentNode.replaceChild(ti,ts); JSON.stringify({"program_id":"421bc480-1e9a-11e9-973d-0a9d66b43152","post_id":"6c3f7bc8-1f56-11e9-a41b-06344b32889a"}); I loved my old Cricut machine, the Cricut Explore Air, it was was fantastic. I didn't think it could get better - but it has. The new Cricut Maker is absolutely brilliant. They have taken the best bits, improved them and made the rest of it better too. VIEW the POST

A crafty afternoon celebrating Easter with Num Noms #NumNomsEaster

A crafty afternoon celebrating Easter with Num Noms #NumNomsEaster

Isla loves her Num Noms, she really wants to collect the entire set. We didn't realise there was new nail varnishes to collect in Series 4, Polish-it Noms. We had a fun craft afternoon after our Num Noms Easter hunt. The girls had a lot of fun searching for the collectibles all over the house. Then had some quiet time crafting in our playroom.  VIEW the POST

How to choose a fabric for your sewing project?

Designing and crafting is something very destressing and therapeutic for your mind. Crafting something which you can later use for your own self is even more rewarding and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Sewing is one of those crafting techniques that requires skill and practice. It is rewarding in the sense that it reduces your dependence on a seamer and you can sew anything that is in your mind. While the ability to sew opens doors of creativity and options for you, it also involves a lot of research and technique. The most basic yet the trickiest part of sewing is to choose the right kind of fabrics for your sewing projects.

Make your own Christmas baubles in 5 easy steps #Cricut

Make your own Christmas baubles in 5 easy steps #Cricut

This year we decided to do Secret Santa with my family, its a great idea when there are new babies coming in the family and house deposits to save up for. But it always leaves me feeling like I need to get a little something. I feel bad not giving people something as they spoil our children. So I decided to make everyone their own personalised bauble using my Cricut machine. This is my step by step instructions on how to make your very own Christmas baubles:  VIEW the POST

BEAR Claws Trick or Treat Halloween activity box

BEAR Claws Trick or Treat Halloween activity box

BEAR Nibbles sent us a fabulous Trick or Treat Halloween activity box for both Noah and Isla to enjoy. They both had a different activity that contained  different flavours of BEAR Claws. They even had limited edition trick-or-treat  glow in the dark stickers inside the Claws boxes. Perfectly spooky for this time of year! VIEW the POST

Romantic craft ideas for a red hot Christmas

Christmas and crafting are synonymous with one another. You could say that the two go together like a needle and thread. But when it comes to crafting around the holidays, where has all of the romance gone? Here is how you can use your creative gene and crafting skills to add a little bit of romance to your home around the holidays, adding spice to more than just your chai latte this holiday season.

Springtime crafting with Baker Ross

Springtime crafting with Baker Ross

We love getting our Baker Ross craft boxes, especially this time of year as you get the pretty flowers and the Mothers Day goodies. The Spring craft box is always a good one to get stuck into on the rainy days, or the days where it's just a little too cloudy for going outside. We had so much fun making, I love seeing that concentration on her face. VIEW the POST

Making Cricut inspired gifts and wrap for Christmas

Making Cricut inspired gifts and wrap for Christmas

I have been sent a fabulous Cricut Explore Air machine and I can honestly say I do not know what I would have done without it. I have been busy making gift tags, cards and even T-shirts for the children. It's so easy to use and set up, you could spend hours making different items for yourself or for other people.  VIEW the POST

Christmas crafts for the little ones from Baker Ross

As you may have read we went away to West Yorkshire the other weekend with a group of friends. It was a fabulous weekend break full of outdoor fun and indoor fun too. What’s better than crafting with the little ones, listening to the log fire cracking in the background and drinking a nice warm cuppa. The children spent a good couple of hours decorating their Christmas tree ornaments and colouring in their window decorations. They loved it.  

Children’s autumn crafts for rainy days #BRCraftClub

Children’s autumn crafts for rainy days #BRCraftClub

Autumn is my favourite season, mainly because you get a great mixture of indoor and outdoors. When it's not raining, we wrap up warm and go outside - collecting leaves or twigs. If it's raining then we tend to stay inside and do arts and crafts (sticking and glueing as Isla calls it) and when we have these days, Baker Ross comes to the rescue.  VIEW the POST

How to make a candy stripe friendship bracelet

How to make a candy stripe friendship bracelet

I was asked to get creative for International Friendship Day (July 30 2016) and of course the first thing I thought of was yarn! My favourite type of creative material. When I was younger I used to love making friendship bracelets and I just know this is something little Isla will love doing too. I thought I would make little Isla a friendship bracelet to show her what is involved. I selected some lovely colours from Deramores and found some friendship bracelet guides on YouTube. VIEW the POST

Making our own little Gnomes with Cath Kidston

Over Easter, Cath Kidston stores across the UK invited customers to participate in Gnome painting workshops. To celebrate Easter and to also celebrate the new Gnome Cath Kidston print, which is really cute and perfect for green fingered folk! We were sent a craft pack with our very own Gnomes to paint and sparkle, also some beautiful aprons – including the Gnome print apron. 

Everyone loves easter crafting #CraftyConstants

Everyone loves easter crafting #CraftyConstants

As many of you know, we love crafting and messy play and we had the opportunity to do both when Baker Ross sent us some of their fun Easter crafts to try out. I love the Easter goodies, eggs and cute bunnies and chicks, it's great seeing the children be so creative with the goodies too.  VIEW the POST

My Mothers Day make with Cath Kidston #CkcelebrateHer

My Mothers Day make with Cath Kidston #CkcelebrateHer

What's better than a bunch of flowers, breakfast in bed or a box of chocolates? Hand-made goodies of course! Cath Kidston sent me a very special parcel full of my favourite things: craft goodies. Along with a set of instructions to make a lovely rosette for Mothers Day to celebrate Mothers #CkcelebrateHer. You can follow the instructions on the Cath Kidston blog if you want to make your own one.  VIEW the POST

Granny’s Classic Throw from Red Heart

Granny’s Classic Throw from Red Heart

As some of you may know I have recently got into Crochet and I love it, I love the fact you can get very creative with just a hook and some yarn! I am now a Make it Coats ambassador, which is amazing for me: I get to learn new patterns and stitches with a purpose. Well even more purpose than just wanting to do it in the first place. My first assignment is this rather bright and colourful granny square blanket. VIEW the POST

Granny's Classic Throw from Red Heart

Granny's Classic Throw from Red Heart

As some of you may know I have recently got into Crochet and I love it, I love the fact you can get very creative with just a hook and some yarn! I am now a Make it Coats ambassador, which is amazing for me: I get to learn new patterns and stitches with a purpose. Well even more purpose than just wanting to do it in the first place. My first assignment is this rather bright and colourful granny square blanket. VIEW the POST

Easy Easter crafts for the holidays #WorksEaster

Easy Easter crafts for the holidays #WorksEaster

 Today we have been busy getting our craft on with a huge selection of Easter crafting goodies from The Works, including a super bonnet and chicks and sticker packs to create the best Easter bonnet we could. My little ones are still quite little but I was impressed with their creative flair on the bonnet, it looked like a big nest on the top. VIEW the POST