We are đ—șđ—¶đ˜€đ˜€đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž this one
 Isla’s gone on her first residential with school and she’s not home until Weds evening. It’s very quiet without her in the house.⁣
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Amazing how much đ—Čđ—»đ—Č𝗿𝗮𝘆 she brings to the place and you can really feel it missing when she’s not here.⁣
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I know she’s having a fab time, they’ve đ˜€đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜Šđ˜„, 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘱𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘳𝘩𝘮 (under supervision of course).⁣
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I can’t wait to hear all about their đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 when our little lady returns home.⁣
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Have your kiddies been on a school residential yet?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—±đ—źđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ—Č𝗿

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â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č 𝗼𝗿đ—Č đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€ đ˜đ—Œ đ—źđ—»đ˜† đ—œđ—č𝗼𝗰đ—Č đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—” đ—Žđ—Œđ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ đ˜‰đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘚đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭𝘮. ⁣
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I love this quote. And it’s something I’ve been thinking about over the last couple of months. I đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„ a bit of đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š back in my life.⁣
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I’ve been putting off things and felt too depleted to even consider exercise recently. But I know in order to fix myself, đ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆 and đ—œđ—”đ˜†đ˜€đ—¶đ—°đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆, I need to get back on track and take no shortcuts.⁣
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I want to đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—Č in breathtaking landscapes, do fun đ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 and I want to pick up đ—żđ˜‚đ—»đ—»đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž again. I’ll have lots of happy memories of my pups whilst I’m doing them, which will be my motivation.⁣
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I’m going to start by trying to go for a 𝘄𝗼đ—č𝗾 at least once a day. For the past few weeks I’ve barely done 2000 steps in a day & I know I need to get back out there.⁣
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𝗛đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€â€Š đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ 𝗼 đ—±đ—Čđ˜€đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» đ˜đ—”đ—źđ˜â€™đ˜€ đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—”đ˜„đ—”đ—¶đ—čđ—Č⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ walk

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#bethankfuleveryday #inspireothers #positivity #happinessisaninsidejob #focused #positivemindset #happinessisachoice #thinkpositive #focusonthegood #mindsetiseverything #changestartswithyou #inspiration #changeisgood #youcandoanything #change #me #changetheworld #staytruetoyourself #changemaker #quotes #motivation #photography #changeiscoming #goodvibes #changeyourself #focusonyourgoals #changemakers  #mummyfitness #mentalhealth
A bit late to the party, but happy đ— đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗼𝘆 to all the wonderful Mums I know. Mums of humans & Mums of furbabies
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𝗙𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 is so important. It gets you through the tough times, brings the happy times and makes you feel safe.⁣
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We are all still struggling after losing both of our furbabies
 but đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­ & we’re doing it đ˜đ—Œđ—Žđ—Čđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿.⁣
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This photo makes me smile. The last time we went to the beach together, to give Snoopy some sea air through his ears.⁣
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𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆. My memories. I am so đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜ș to have this lot & have my sacred memories of the furbabies.⁣
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đ——đ—¶đ—± đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—”đ—źđ˜ƒđ—Č 𝗼 đ—»đ—¶đ—°đ—Č 𝘄đ—Čđ—Č𝗾đ—Čđ—»đ—±?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ Mother’s Day

#family #mothersday #mothersday2023 #motheringsunday #uktradition #mums #mumma #mothers #familytime #familyfirst #beachday #beachvibes #winterbeachdays #wellsnextthesea #norfolk #visitnorfolk #furbabies #dogslife #puppys #doggies #loveislove #memories #reminiscing #missmydogs #grievingdogs #grievingprocess
QuornÂźïž challenged me to make a quick, delicious & meat free meal. đ—€đ˜‚đ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ—șđ—Č𝗼đ—č𝘀 are perfect for lunchtimes whilst working from home. They are also perfect for family lunchtimes on a Saturday as we have little time after clubs.⁣
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I used some đ—€đ˜‚đ—Œđ—żđ—» đ—–đ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—œđ˜† 𝗡𝘂𝗮𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 to make a quick and tasty meal (since recording this I now use the 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 which is even quicker than the conventional oven).⁣
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Being vegetarian is definitely made easier with Quorn products. They are tasty, usually quick to cook & versatile. Isla & Noah love these nuggets too, they prefer them to meat. A family bag of Crispy Nuggets lasts a long time, so they are 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 𝘃𝗼đ—č𝘂đ—Č.⁣
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My lunch is a Quorn Crispy Nugget roll. So easy
 so tasty & perfect for a quick family meal too.⁣
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Quorn have an 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š on their website now: Quorn Crispy Nuggets take 𝟭𝟬 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ—Č𝘀 to cook đŸ™đŸ» I will put the link to the guide in my stories. ⁣
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What do you cook for a quick lunchtime treat? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”âŁ
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Music: Back to 1987⁣
Musician: EnjoyMusic⁣
Site: https://enjoymusic.ai⁣
Happy International Women’s Day
 I’m lucky enough to have grown up with independent & strong women all around me. It’s where I get my resilience & determination from.

It’s something that I want to ensure Isla has too: to be resilient is to have patience and strength. To keep a smile, even if deep down it’s painful. Determination is to have focus and passion. To keep going even if the end is not quite in sight.

I can see a lot of this in her already
 she is far more confident than I ever was at 10 and she knows her own mind. Which I love.

Now I need to make sure she has self confidence, self awareness and self love. So she can endure all that life throws at her and she can listen to her body & mind to guide her. 

I love that I’m still learning things about myself on this motherhood journey: some of those things I’m learning from Isla.

I’m very proud of my baby girl đŸ„°

#mummyphotoaday ~ listen 

#mummyanddaughter #daughter #listen #love #parenthood #motherhood #internationalwomensday #womensday #nationalwomensday #sunsetphotos #sunsetsilhouette #iwd2023 #iwd #strongwomen #celebratewomen #familylife #daughterlove #daughterappreciation #gratitude

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3 ways to savvy storage in your home office

3 ways to savvy storage in your home office

Working from home is amazing, but it is now down to me to ensure I get the right storage and stationery. I don't want just any old thing in my home office though, I want savvy storage with style! I love making this space my own, and I want it to be somewhere that inspires me to work as I am a very creative person. The progress of this room is exciting and it's finally beginning to feel finished. VIEW the POST

Creating an amazing and functional office from home

Creating an amazing and functional office from home

I have loved doing our house up, transforming it from the day we moved in and turning it into our family home. When the Pandemic hit we needed to adapt our house to suit our new needs; working from home and so we built 2 new offices. An office from home has slightly different requirements than a corporate office, but we needed to make sure we utilised the existing floorplan. Here is what we did and some before and after photos on making the spaces. VIEW the POST

Our affordable office conversion – before and after

So, back in January of this year we were told that an extension to add a new bedroom to the house would be tens of thousands of pounds. It was only when our mortgage advisor said “Why don’t you do a garage conversion it’s a lot of cheaper?” that we considered renovating our garage. So, this is our before and after for an affordable office conversion for Hubby to work from home.

How to update your cloakroom on a DIY budget

How to update your cloakroom on a DIY budget

Yes I know a cloakroom is a polite way of saying the toilet room. When we moved into our first home, we knew there would be a lot of work to do as it had been occupied by an elderly couple and the interior was possibly over 30 years old. We did a lot of work in the bedrooms and main living spaces initially, our cloakroom was not so much a priority. So, I managed to update it and this is what I did to redecorate our cloakroom on a DIY budget. VIEW the POST

Noah’s amazing boy bedroom makeover – before and after

Noah’s amazing boy bedroom makeover – before and after

It has been over 2 years since we moved in to our first family home and we finally got round to adding a splash of colour to the walls. We started in Noah's room and I thought I would give him a boy bedroom makeover. He loves his blues and greens, football and LEGO. So I tried to think of all these things whilst I styled his room. I still cannot believe what his room looked like when we first moved in, see the photos below for the before and afters! He loves it though and it's nice for him to have his space, even if it is a little on the small side. VIEW the POST

Finding the most suitable flooring for family life

We just love our new utility room floor; it is the most stylish pattern and I just love walking into the room. It’s funny how a new floor can make you smile so much. Choosing suitable flooring for family life can be tricky as it has to be durable and easy to clean. That’s why we chose this design from Harvey Maria, Lattice Tarn LVT designed by Dee Hardwicke. 

Keeping a World Map log of our family travel

Keeping a World Map log of our family travel

When Hubby and I got married, I said I would travel the world with him and that we would do it with the kiddies too. Hubby took a year out and travelled before we got together and I wanted to explore it, we just had jobs and then kids. It got harder to do. We are still on a mission to do this, it's just a lifelong event. We keep a log of our adventures on our World Map. It's such an inspiring canvas to have on the wall. VIEW the POST

Adding luxury touches to our bed

Adding luxury touches to our bed

During lockdown our anxieties have been heightened, our need for a safe place has never been more vital. The need for a comfortable place to sleep, or just take 5, has become really important to us. I have focussed on sleeping better to help my immune system stay strong but also to help me not feel too overwhelmed with everything going on. So I found some luxury touches to add to our bed, to make it the perfect relaxation space. VIEW the POST

Decorating our house with happy memories from Colorland #stayathome

Coming back to pictures and memories can definitely help everyone survive this lockdown and keep positive. I recently discovered Colorland and they have really helped to brighten up my home and seeing these wonderful memories every day, is certainly bringing a smile to my face. Colorland have also offered my readers a special discount too! So, we have added some finishing touches to our home, to get us through lockdown with a smile on our faces.

Making our family home – adding the finishing touches

Making our family home – adding the finishing touches

You may have seen our Master Bedroom reveal recently, well it needed some finishing touches to make it complete and that's exactly what we did. I love our bedroom, it's amazing how different it looks from a year ago when we moved in. You can see the before and after photos in the original post. VIEW the POST

Creating a story corner with Vertbaudet

Creating a story corner with Vertbaudet

We were super lucky to work with Vertbaudet and create a wonderful story corner in Isla's bedroom. It was a little upgrade to her bedroom makeover that we finished last April. Isla loves reading, she reads to all of her soft toys and even reads Daddy a bedtime story in the evenings. It was a natural upgrade in her bedroom and I think it looks gorgeous... and cosy. VIEW the POST

Making our family home – Kitchen makeover

Making our family home – Kitchen makeover

As you know we moved into our family home on January 10 of this year, 2019, we have done a lot of work to the house and more recently we have up-cycled the kitchen cupboards. What a difference it has made? I wanted to go through the steps we have made in the kitchen makeover to make it what it is today: a journey through the 8 months! I think we have transformed the kitchen with very little budget and it's a great family space. VIEW the POST

A rug can make all the difference

A rug can make all the difference

It's amazing how much difference a bright, fresh rug can make to a room. We haven't really done much to our living room yet, we have been focussing on other rooms, so when we were offered the chance to review a rug from Land of Rugs, we jumped at the chance. VIEW the POST

Making our family home – Isla’s bedroom makeover

As you know we moved into our new home back in January and it has been a very busy time making our family home. We finally, thankfully, managed to get the children’s bedrooms carpeted over bank holiday weekend and this kicked off a trail of events. Once the carpet was complete, we could build Isla’s new furniture and make her bedroom just right. I absolutely love her bedroom; it would have been a dream bedroom for me growing up. Isla is 7 tomorrow and what a perfect time to finish off her beautiful space. 

Styling up our diner for under ÂŁ600 with Wayfair

Styling up our diner for under ÂŁ600 with Wayfair

We have been doing a lot around the house since we moved in, we are really making it our family home. When Wayfair said they wanted to help us to style up a room, for under ÂŁ600, I loved the idea of a challenge and instantly thought about the diner in our kitchen as it had been neglected. Here are my before and after pictures with the diner and what we have done. VIEW the POST

Our playroom tour

Our playroom tour

You may remember in February 2017 we had a flood in the playroom and it took nearly a year to get it back again. Since Spring we have been making it a useable playroom again and we just love it. Video tour is below too. VIEW the POST

Into the woods this Christmas with Wayfair

I do love a challenge. Wayfair tasked me to transform a part of my home with an “into the woods” theme, ready for Christmas. It’s amazing how a small amount of items can completely transform a space. I decided to focus on the hallway and dining area as we will be hosting for a lot of guests this Christmas. Somewhere to hang coats has always been an issue and I do love a pretty dining table. I hope you enjoy the tour of my new hallway and dining area…