I adore the Autumn sunshine, it paints everything such a beautiful shade. A hint of gold sparkles across the land. Then in the mornings it sparkles with the crisp drops of frost.

The weather has been amazing over the past week. I truly love this time of year where we can put on our big bobble hats and walk amongst nature’s beauty.

It’s #mindfulness at its best. Not only are you taking in the moment but you’re at one with it. However; at this precise moment the rest of my gang were having Berry fights right behind me. Launching berries at eachother seemed the most logical thing to do on our afternoon walk! 🤣

I’m practicing the mantra “Amongst the chaos there is calm”.

I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the past couple of days, not feeling quite right and super tired. So I’ve been snoozing a lot & resting my eyes. Sometimes you just have to stop and watch the sunset...

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I adore the Autumn sunshine,...

🍂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I hope you’re day has been filled with gratitude and loved ones. Ok, ironic that the tiers were announced today and upset the nation... however, I’m trying to stay optimistic. How do you feel?⁣
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I had a nice 2 hour walk with my furbabies this morning, which was just lovely. It’s nice to soak up the beautiful frosty mornings.⁣
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My friend surprised me with this homemade pumpkin pie this afternoon. It’s quite possibly the most thoughtful thing. I’ve never tried it and I was asking about thanksgiving. The traditions in the US sound a lot of fun.⁣
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One thing that did make us laugh: in the US they have a tradition called “𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬”. Which is basically a 5k race in the morning of thanksgiving. Burn off the calories before the big feast. I had to explain to my friend what “the trots” meant in the UK. Oh how we laughed. I’ve dared her to wear her turkey trots tee next year and see how people stare!⁣
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To anyone that doesn’t know, 𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬 mean diarrhoea in the UK. I’m now wondering if this derived from the turkey trots... I’ll have to investigate.⁣
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𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐢𝐞 was a hit with everyone. Isla absolutely adored it and I cannot believe we’ve never tried it before. It will definitely be on the Constant menu again...⁣
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I hope everyone has had something to be thankful for today. Despite the pandemic & the horrors that’s bringing. I think we should all be proud of how we’ve dealt with this year... every single one of us.⁣
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Happy #Thanksgiving 🍂⁣
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🍂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I...

🎄 You’ve heard of a Spring clean... well this is my 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧. I give everything a thorough clean before I put the tree up!⁣
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I thought I’d have some fun with my new @vaxcleanhome too. VAX have brought out the new range: 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝟒, 𝐆𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐞 and 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐆𝐨. They all share the same battery too which is rather clever.⁣
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This is my 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝟒. I love her. She cleans the floors better than any corded vacuum I’ve ever used and I can clean all the carpets in the house and still have battery life at the end. I usually have to empty her twice in that time too.⁣
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It picks up all the pet hair without a hitch and the lights at the front enable me to see in darker areas. If you’re looking for the perfect companion to keep your home clean this Christmas: get a Blade4!⁣
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Check out my stories to find a link to 𝐕𝐀𝐗 and I’d love to see your 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦 reels 🤣

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🎄 You’ve heard of a...

On the eve of thanksgiving it’s definitely got my thinking about what I’m #grateful for. These 5 are at the top of my list, of course so is my cat, I absolutely love my familam.

My babies have done me proud this year. They’ve shown resilience, compassion, kindness and above all patience. Someone said to me today that because I am all of those things: I will embed this into my kids foundations. I’d never thought about this before.

It made me feel proud. Of myself and Hubby. We’re raising these somewhat feral tiny humans into well grounded and thoughtful people.

They embrace everything that is thrown at them and for that I will always be grateful.

What are you feeling grateful for at the moment?

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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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Although you probably wouldn’t think...

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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Isla has been busy this...

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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Celebrate #SKIPPY4July with America’s SKIPPY® Peanut Butter

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To celebrate Independence Day in the UK, I couldn't think of a better way than to celebrate with the USA’s famous SKIPPY®Peanut Butter. We made an American themed lunch and incorporated it into our homeschooling. We have some good friends from America and we love discussing the different holidays celebrated in the USA and UK. We made our very own #SKIPPY4July. VIEW the POST

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I am a huge fan of waffles but we've never had them at home before, as we didn't have a waffle maker - but now we have this fabulous VonShef rotating one, we will never look back. Breakfast at the weekends are now complete with waffles for all the family. Delicious. Here are our favourite waffle ideas from bank holiday weekend. VIEW the POST

Making Mum the perfect Gin cocktail for Mother’s Day #recipe

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I love this VonShef Boston Cocktail set, it's stylish in the brushed gold look and it comes with a recipe book that has some delicious cocktails in it. As Gin is my favourite tipple, I chose the Cucumber Cooler cocktail recipe and it is delicious. It's the perfect drink to rustle up on Mother's Day. VIEW the POST

Making the best vegan gravy over the Christmas period

Making the best vegan gravy over the Christmas period

Daddy has mastered the vegan gravy recipe by Jamie Oliver and this year he made a big batch up just before Christmas so that we could freeze it. It is the yummiest gravy I have ever tasted that I am confident even meat eaters would find it delicious. It's a win win as everyone can eat it. VIEW the POST

Vegan gravy for Christmas dinner

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#Recipe – Peanut butter cupcakes with a surprise

SKIPPY® sent us two tubs of their yummy Peanut Butter: Extra Crunchy and Creamy. We love Peanut Butter cupcakes, funnily enough I can’t eat it out of the jar (unlike my husband). It is delicious in cupcakes and muffins. So, Hubby has been making Super Chunky toast, whilst I have been busy baking. This is my fun recipe with a surprise centre! Can you guess what is inside?

Peanut butter and surprise jam centre cupcakes

Peanut butter and surprise jam centre cupcakes

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Kebab sticks and vegetable burger

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The indoor BBQ – Autumnal vegetarian burger #TurnOnYourCreativity #GrilledByBreville

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As many of you know I am not very creative in the kitchen. If you said to me can you cook "cottage pie", I would be able to do it. If you said to me "can you cook dinner tonight", I would panic. I wouldn't be able to think about what recipe to choose, what goes well with each other. That's where HelloFresh comes in and their extensive range of recipes.  VIEW the POST

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Creating that Autumnal theme in the kitchen with Wayfair #Recipes

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#Recipe – Rye hot cross bun loaf

#Recipe – Rye hot cross bun loaf

Did you know that the government recommends we eat 30g of fibre a day? One way to do this easily is to up the intake of Whole Grain. I am a big fan of overindulging at breakfast time, when I do eat breakfast that is. When I came across this hot cross bun loaf, I just couldn't resist it. It's a great family friendly breakfast recipe too. It is really yummy with margarine at breakfast, or a nice dollop of Jam. Don't forget the cup of tea too! VIEW the POST

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A Spring time vegetarian stew #CookinginStyle

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I was asked by belling.co.uk to think of a recipe that reflects my own unique cooking style. I love cooking recipes where it can be thrown into a stew pot or wok and left to simmer over hours, developing a tasty sauce that is perfect for dipping a tiger loaf into. So it didn't take me long to think about my new favourite vegetarian stew recipe, which you can put a Spring twist on too now that the weather is warming up a little.  VIEW the POST

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A wholesome breakfast that is oater this world!

A wholesome breakfast that is oater this world!

This is an advertorial post with Quaker Oats. Quaker Oats recently sent us some fabulous oats, some of which had been all the way to space and back. We love porridge for breakfast, you can do a lot with it too. Like adding fruit or baking the oats to make breakfast flapjacks. One thing I love doing at the moment is making overnight oats, they are so easy to make and they taste gorgeous straight from the fridge. Perfect for the dash to work or before the school run. VIEW the POST