Although you probably wouldn’t think it, to look at me because I always dress quite conservatively, I love a #pattern. Bold. Striking. Daring.

When we bought this house last year I knew I wanted bold flooring where possible and so far it’s going well. This is our beautiful flooring from @harveymaria - it’s a luxury vinyl tile that just looks amazing and feels nice to walk on too. This particular pattern is “Lattice Tarn” from the Dee Hardwicke range.

This room is the utility and sees a lot of traffic throughout the day. Muddy football boots... muddy paw prints... dog food... dirty laundry... the list goes on. But, it is so easy to wipe clean that it always looks brand new again.

I can’t wait to show it off properly and do a before and after reels of our utility room. I’ve also got some shots of how it was installed (professionally made I add).

It’s turned a room I didn’t care about into a room I love. I might just get an armchair for the utility room next, so I can sit and stare at it a little more!

#gifted. I was gifted this flooring from Harvey Maria. I’ve tagged @harveymaria so please do check out their other fantastic patterns.

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Anyone else feel like their bones are blocks of ice? Or is it just me. Yesterday was so mild, yet I still had my coat and bobble hat on. Today felt like I woke up in Antarctica.

I really feel the #cold and I’ve noticed that more so whilst I’ve been working from home. I think the difference in the office is that I walked around more. Walked for meetings, coffee and to speak to people. Nowadays I click to meetings and speaking to people... I wish I could click for coffee too 🙈. Lazy!!!

So, my plan is to do more walking throughout the day. Even if I walk around the house, picking up the 98,000 odd socks that get thrown around, in between meetings; should warm me up a bit.

Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

Despite my frozeness today I did enjoy seeing the frost this morning. It was just beautiful. The crispy autumn floor and mist across the field, it looked magical. And made me feel quite Christmassy!

Speaking of which... just over a month until Christmas 😱🎄🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄🤶🏻🎁 Whose ready?

I’ve not even started yet...🤭

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Isla has been busy this weekend... she had a queue of customers lining up for their hair appointments. She’s been busy since this lockdown started 🤭

On a more serious note, she really does love this set from @vippetsofficial . She spent ages combing their hair, styling and making them sparkle.

This set has an interactive sink, that pumps water out onto the dolls hair. It has a styling chair in the middle with a hidden drawer of accessories. And, the main surprise, the glitterizer (hair dryer dome) at the far end. You put your doll into the glitterizer and it spins around allowing the glitter to fall over the hair. (You use a special glue on the hair before hand).

This is the VIP Pets Hair Salon play set and we think it’s perfect for any child who loves playing with hair. A great Christmas gift! From @zuru.toys and @vippetsofficial 

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We went for a walk this afternoon, without the dogs, just us hooomans! It was strange not walking with the pattering of paws, however we did walk a lot quicker. Daddy took the dogs out this morning, they can’t manage more than 1 big walk a day now 🐾 

We walked a route that involves this rather huge hill, you can see all the surrounding villages on a clear day. That sunshine was just beautiful beaming down on us. It painted the #landscape a golden colour. Everything looked so beautiful.

We managed a 2 hour walk, well just shy of, considering the kiddies complained beforehand (and we agreed a half an hour walk) I was impressed. Once they’re out they have fun and enjoy it. The thought of it doesn’t appeal to them though.

That’s how I feel about the ironing! 🤣

Did anyone else get out in the Autumnal sunshine?

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I love this photo. Not only because of the beautiful blue skies and fluffy clouds. The sunshine sparkling on the top of the water. And, the #boats that look like their lining up in their best formation.

But, for the fact that the kiddies are hiding a huge chain that had one end going into the sand, where the kiddies were standing, and the other attached to a boat.

They pulled the chain with all their might. Much to the amusement of Daddy and I, the kids believed that every time they pulled: they were pulling the boats towards us.

They were in-fact doing nothing of the kind and it was the tide making the boats move. Which looked like they were moving towards us.

They spent a good half an hour trying to pull a boat in. Obviously it didn’t work.

It was so lovely to soak up the scene though. It’s such a beautiful view. I really love how it all fits together and the mountain hugging the edge of the water.

It would make for a very beautiful painting.

Have you ever been to Ilfracombe?

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With less than 5 weeks to Christmas Day.... yes 5!! I’m starting to get organised. I have my Christmas lists on the go, wrapping paper stocking up, crafts at the ready and my 2020 Christmas mug of choice (of course).

I think we’ll be putting the tree up soon, I want to wait but I’m not sure I can! It makes the house feel so cosy, with the dim twinkling lights and cute decorations.

I LOVE nutcrackers and I get an addition every year. This year it’s my mug. It is in the photo but you can’t see it too clearly. I’ll show him off don’t you worry!

I am also so excited to announce that my Christmas advent competitions will be back this year, from 1st December, I have prizes worth over hundreds of pounds to give away! Make sure you follow #12daysofconstantchristmas so you don’t miss out...

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May your days be filled with unplanned adventures, where the grass is green and the skies are painted with blue and white #stripes.

I do love a sky photo... 🌤 I’m hoping the sun comes out this weekend. I have a long weekend, after a longggg weekend! I’ve done more hours than I’m meant to this week, had back to back meetings and no time to think. So I’m looking forward to having a break for the next 3 days.

Walking.... familytime.... hopefully some Christmas cheer and lots of rest!

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My working from home style

My working from home style

I struggled with what to wear at the beginning of lockdown, all of a sudden my workwear started collecting dust in the wardrobe. Loungewear and comfortable tee's became the new work wear, no one really sees what you wear (if you turn the conference camera off). However, as lockdown continued and as my plan to work from home is long term, I want to break out of the loungewear a little. So here is my working from home style... Autumn edition. VIEW the POST

Essential Summer item: the Tesalate sand-free towel

Essential Summer item: the Tesalate sand-free towel

We love the beach, we love packing up the car and heading to our favourite beach for the day, as a family. It is the perfect way to unwind and we love the sea breeze in our face and sand in toes. What we do not like is the collection of sand in the car on the way home and then the house covered in sand too. The Tesalate sand-free towel stops this from happening and are super stylish too. VIEW the POST

Creating a Spa like routine at home during lockdown

With many other people during lockdown, I am counting down the days until I can book a Spa day with my friends and relax in peace and comfort. Until then, I am trying to create my Spa moments at home and finding time to relax as much as possible. As other home working and home-schooling parents, getting 5 minutes in the day is quite tricky, so I have been forcing myself to take time. 

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes for Mummy with Protest

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes for Mummy with Protest

Finding the right Spring Summer clothes, for me, I find quite hard. I am not very body confident, so I tend to go for loose clothes that feel comfortable. Obviously, I was planning a trip to Dubai too and reviewing the Protest bikini range, I found a lot of lovely bikinis that would have been perfect. So, now I am planning on wearing the clothes at home and they are perfect.  VIEW the POST

The perfect Winter coat and boots

The perfect Winter coat and boots

All of this cold weather has inspired long coats and knee high boots. I must keep warm, especially as I do a lot of walking. Walking helps to keep both my heart and mind healthy. Making sure I have a warm Winter coat and boots is an essential criteria to check off my Winter shopping lists. I really enjoyed shopping from Ideal World too, what a great idea to shop from your own home and see real life demonstrations of the items before you buy. VIEW the POST

Travelling with my favourite jewellery from Daisy London

Now I maybe biased, but this necklace from Daisy London is just gorgeous. It is called Isla shell. So as you can imagine it caught my attention. Does anyone else purchase jewellery with purpose? It has to mean something to me. This necklace is just perfect for our upcoming Spring holiday, which is what I chose it for.

A makeup tutorial with vegan EX1 cosmetics

A makeup tutorial with vegan EX1 cosmetics

Cosmetics that are: not testing on animals, use vegan ingredients and feel good on my skin are a must for me. See it as my mini checklist if you like. The thing I love about EX1 cosmetics is that they are reasonably priced for make up, which means affordable. I love that you can grab them from your local Superdrug too. This means they are very accessible. I love the fact I do not feel like I am wearing anything either. This is a guide to the EX1 cosmetics range and a perfect makeup style for Valentine's Day dates this weekend. VIEW the POST

Matching family pyjamas for Christmas

Matching family pyjamas for Christmas

I have always wanted to get matching family pyjamas for Christmas, I think they look fun and the kiddies really love it. When we all put our new Santa PJs on from the Shinesty Christmas pyjamas collection, the kiddies faces just lit up. They loved matching Mummy & Daddy. VIEW the POST

Making Christmas magical with Pandora

I am a huge Pandora fan and when I was asked if I wanted to review one of the new Winter Collection pieces I jumped at the chance. Pandora, to me, isn’t just about jewellery, its about the memories and feelings I get with every item. I love all the new ranges, Harry Potter Collection and the Christmas Collection. Such great gifts for Christmas.

My top tips for finding the right shapewear #fashion

My top tips for finding the right shapewear #fashion

Since having both the children it is fair to say my body has completely changed. I used to be a size 6, 8 at at stretch, before children and now I am a 10 or a 12 (depending on the clothes store). People don't believe me when I tell them but it's true and I guess I hide it well. Well I found the correct shapewear for the perfect outfits! VIEW the POST

My getting ready routine #beautify

My getting ready routine #beautify

I don't wear a lot of make up. Hardly any to be honest. I do not spend a long time getting ready either, in fact I probably spend about 10 minutes getting ready in the mornings or if I am going out. Here are my top tips on getting ready, quickly, but not compromising on looking nice! VIEW the POST

Looking after your hair with Quinoaplex

What is this quinoaplex I hear you ask? Well all is to be revealed. It is an innovative product from the USA that makes your hair healthier and has a rapid hair renewal formula too. Did you know your hair is about 85% protein? This protein is lost through colouring, sun, sea and over styling. Quinoaplex helps to naturally add the protein back into your hair.

The top 3 things to avoid after Botox treatment

The top 3 things to avoid after Botox treatment

It pretty much goes without saying that the aspect of Botox is certainly not something that should be taken lightly under any circumstances. After all, it is not a decision to be taken lightly or casually. It is a decision taken by a very select few people not only because it is too expensive, but there is also the fact that quite a few individuals are rather sceptical about the after-effects of Botox operations across the board. In fact, short of a few years back, hardly anyone outside of the rich community would even consider the idea of Botox since it was too expensive to afford back then. Now, however, it has gotten slightly more affordable and more people are thinking about the Botox option in general. VIEW the POST

Getting active with the family this Winter with Keen footwear

Getting active with the family this Winter with Keen footwear

As you know we like to get out and about as a family. We love walking and especially love getting fresh air together. Keen Footwear sent Isla and I some fabulous outdoor footwear, we love matching. VIEW the POST

The November Birchbox is a nutcracker!

The November Birchbox is a nutcracker!

What a beauty of a box we got this month from Birchbox! I am making quite a collection of boxes now and November is by far my favourite. I love Birchbox because it is a fabulous way of discovering new products that are perfect for your beauty regime. Think; make up and cute little samples of creams, masks and lip balm to make you feel a little happier with every box.  VIEW the POST

Making the most of the Autumn weather

Making the most of the Autumn weather

Getting out and about in Autumn is what this season is all about. Donning your favourite boots or wellies. The kind of footwear that you can put on with big fluffy socks and get wrapped up warm. Not forgetting the big fluffy bobble hat too. We are never short of an outdoor activity or two in Autumn, even the simple things are so much more fun. Here's what we've been up to:  VIEW the POST

Getting ready for Autumn with some handy fashion tips!

Autumn is going to be here very soon, you could say it is here with the weather doing it’s thing this week. The park floors are covered with brown crispy leaves already. So, what to wear? Do you wear your Summer wardrobe or your Autumn wardrobe? I am finding I am too hot in jumpers at the moment but chilly in vests. I had fun styling the kiddies in their Autumn wear last year and this year it’s my turn! Here are my Autumn fashion tips to help you get prepared… 

Keep your nails glam this Summer with Le Mini Macaron

Keep your nails glam this Summer with Le Mini Macaron

If you haven't see a Le Mini Macaron yet then you haven't lived! This is the MUST HAVE beauty gadget for any busy family. As much as I love going to a salon to get my nails prettied up, I cannot do this frequently due to time and cost. So when I found out about the Le Mini Macaron kits I just had to try it and I am so glad I did. It's a great way of getting salon glam nails at home.  VIEW the POST

How to treat your child’s acne

How to treat your child’s acne

It’s pretty likely that as a teenager, your son or daughter will develop acne. I know I have a good few years before this becomes an issue but it's always good to be prepared. It can be something that causes them a lot of stress and be upsetting for them.  I have put a list together of some things that you can do to help clear their skin and make it look a lot healthier should they get an acne breakout. VIEW the POST

Mummy’s wardrobe hack – the versatile midi dress 4 ways

I recently did a little Debenhams shopping haul and my favourite of the bunch was this rose print midi dress. It was in the sale too. Bargain! The first thing I thought is how I can wear it for different events in different weather. It’s really versatile. I am in no way a fashionista, I have no clue what’s hot and what’s not right now – this is just a Mummy wardrobe hack! Enjoy.

Summer hair – beat the frizz!

Summer hair – beat the frizz!

With summer just around the corner the last thing you need is dry and frazzled hair. A little preparation before you set off on holiday and a change in routine whilst on holiday may be all you need to protect your colour and prevent your hair resembling that of the scarecrow in The Wizard Of Oz! I always end up with a big frizz when the weather is humid.  VIEW the POST

Are sauna and steam rooms harsh on your skin – what you should know

Are sauna and steam rooms harsh on your skin – what you should know

Spring is technically just around the corner now, but for many states across the country, it’s hard to tell as winter storms are still happening and the temperatures haven’t done much in terms of warming up. It’s about this time of year that most of us are pretty much done with winter and are looking for ways to warm up and get rid of the chill that settled in back in November. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about giving that sauna or steam room a try at your local health club, spa, or even at a friend’s house, but you’ve been holding back in fear of what it may do to your skin. It’s normal to have very dry sensitive skin at this time of year, so aggravating it isn’t high on the to-do list. So, are sauna and steam rooms good for your skin? VIEW the POST

3 Ways to find excellent deals on children’s accessories

With Christmas right around the corner, most people have already started giving and buying gifts. Although the holidays are for the whole family to enjoy, it’s no secret that the kids look forward to the festivities the most. Toys are the most obvious and popular gifts given to children, but eventually, you’ll run out of toy ideas, and expanding their wardrobe (with children’s accessories) will undoubtedly come to mind.

How to get your family looking great

How to get your family looking great

If you enjoy looking after your family, it is likely that you take great pride in their appearance. This is the ideal way for you to show the world how well your loved ones are taken care of. However, the stresses and strains of daily life can sometimes get in the way of keeping up appearances. Therefore, it is extremely important that you plan ahead. Instead of aiming for perfection, your goal should be helping your loved ones to feel cool and confident in everything they do. Below are four ways that you can get your family looking great.VIEW the POST