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! 🤣

#mummyphotoaday

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!

#mummyphotoaday

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

#mummyphotoaday

#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 
#mummyphotoaday

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 😂

#mummyphotoaday

#ad Prints are from @coulsonmacleod - so beautiful

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍 A...

Day 5 – Win giftset and Pinot Noir #12DaysofConstantChristmas

Welcome back to the 12 days of Constant Christmas, a collection of 24 hour competitions that take us through to Christmas Day. The final competition is always a longer competition and for a bigger prize, exciting I know! Today’s competition is for two fabulous prizes: Joyful Butterfly giftset from Green People and a bottle of I heart Pinot Noir

What do I win?

Today you can win two different prizes that are worth £25, they are perfect for Christmas gifts or special treats for yourself: 

Joyful Butterfly giftset from Green People

A sublime organic body wash and body lotion that envelops the skin in a mood-lifting Tangerine and Cypress aroma

This gift contains:

  • Mood-boosting body wash (100ml) with a fresh and uplifting citrus aroma
  • Organic body lotion (100ml) with nourishing Shea butter and Jojoba

A donation from each gift sold goes to Butterfly Conservation to protect British butterflies, moths and the environment.

I heart Pinot Noir

A lighter red wine that’s full of sweet plummy fruit flavours. If you’re looking for something a little less full-bodied then this is the wine for you. Its subtle hint of spice still adds that much needed warmth when the fluffy socks just won’t cut it.

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How do I win?

All you have to do is fill in the competition entry form below, it really is that easy. If you have any problems then please do get in touch.

Joyful butterfly giftset Green People & I heart Pinot Noir

This competition closes at midnight, winners will be announced above the next day. Good luck!

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63 Comments
  • Solange
    December 16, 2016

    JOYFUL – BODY WASH & BODY LOTION

  • Margaret GALLAGHER
    December 16, 2016

    Uplifting body care bundle

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 16, 2016

    I love their Daily Aloe Shampoo!

  • emma walters
    December 16, 2016

    the ENERGISE – MEN’S BODY SET looks fab for hubby x

  • Laura Banks
    December 16, 2016

    the energise mens body set

  • Susan Peart
    December 16, 2016

    Would love the REFRESH – SHOWER GEL

  • msedollyp
    December 16, 2016

    They all look amazing, would love to INdulge though overnight treat

  • Louise Comb
    December 16, 2016

    I love the sound of the bedtime skin feast

  • Fiona King
    December 16, 2016

    Bedtime skin fest

  • Lorraine Stone
    December 16, 2016

    Refresh showergel for me

  • Claire Willmer
    December 16, 2016

    the soothe facial trio set looks wonderful.

  • Bernadette Blundell
    December 16, 2016

    PRIME & DEFINE LIP COLLECTION

  • miriam krutska
    December 16, 2016

    AGE DEFY+ TRY ME GIFT BOX xxx Merry CHRISTMAS

  • Beky Austerberry
    December 16, 2016

    the 2 STEP STARTER kit looks and sounds fab

  • jo B
    December 16, 2016

    Quinoa Hair & Body Travel Pack SOUNDS GOOD TO ME

  • Jennifer Bruce
    December 16, 2016

    SOOTHE – FACIAL TRIO

  • sarah parker
    December 16, 2016

    AGE DEFY+ TRY ME GIFT BOX

  • christine shelley
    December 16, 2016

    love the SOOTHE – FACIAL TRIO

  • sharon martin
    December 16, 2016

    i like the JOYFUL – BODY WASH & BODY LOTION set

  • amy bondoc
    December 16, 2016

    the HAIR & BODY PACK sounds really lovely

  • anthony Harrington
    December 16, 2016

    the Refresh Shower Gel sounds lovely

  • caroline walliss
    December 16, 2016

    I love the Quinoa Hair & Body Travel Pack, thanks.x

  • Sarah Wilson
    December 16, 2016

    REVIVE – BODY WASH & BODY LOTION

  • Zoe C
    December 16, 2016

    The Hydrate Mens Skin Kit

  • jennifer thorpe
    December 16, 2016

    the skin glow trio

  • Susan Hoggett
    December 16, 2016

    the hair and body pack

  • Tania Atfield
    December 16, 2016

    ReFresh showEr gEl

  • Patricia Avery
    December 16, 2016

    Revive bodywash 🙂

  • Sarah Lewis
    December 16, 2016

    AGE DEFY+ TRY ME GIFT BOX

  • Christine Dodd
    December 16, 2016

    Soothe facial trio

  • Danielle Graves
    December 16, 2016

    the prime and define lip kit

  • Vivien Baird
    December 16, 2016

    AGE DEFY+ TRY ME GIFT BOX

  • Ray Becker
    December 16, 2016

    Revive bodywash

  • Julie Henderson
    December 16, 2016

    REVIVE – BODY WASH & BODY LOTION

  • Jessica Hutton
    December 16, 2016

    The revive bodywash xx

  • Laura Jeffs
    December 16, 2016

    I really like the INDULGE – NIGHT TREAT

  • Jamie C Millard
    December 16, 2016

    SOOTHE – FACIAL TRIO

  • clair downham
    December 16, 2016

    joyful body wash and lotion

  • Helen Tovell
    December 16, 2016

    Bed time skin feast

  • Kim Neville
    December 16, 2016

    BEDTIME SKIN FEAST

  • Terri Kelly
    December 16, 2016

    I’d love to try the men’s collection for y hubby

  • tishist
    December 16, 2016

    Revive bodywash

  • claire little
    December 16, 2016

    Uplifting body care bundle

  • Barbara Knight
    December 16, 2016

    The Refresh shower sounds great

  • Jo Carroll
    December 16, 2016

    AGE DEFY+ TRY ME GIFT BOX

  • Emma Ellams
    December 16, 2016

    THE NIGHT TREAT 🙂

  • Jim Milligan
    December 16, 2016

    Haven’t tried but the HYDRATE – MEN’S SKIN KIT sounds good

  • sam macaree
    December 16, 2016

    bedtime skin feast

  • Emma Lewis
    December 16, 2016

    prime and define lip collection looks lovely

  • Polly
    December 16, 2016

    BEDTIME SKIN FEAST

  • Emma
    December 16, 2016

    Sun care essentialS pack

  • Emma Eminoglu
    December 16, 2016

    Bedtime skin fest

  • Madeline conolly
    December 16, 2016

    the night treat

  • Hayley f
    December 16, 2016

    bedtime skin feast looks lovely x

  • jackie youel
    December 16, 2016

    would love to try Revive – Body Wash & Body Lotion

  • Lisa Parker
    December 16, 2016

    I love the Soothe – Facial Trio

  • Cath Joyce
    December 16, 2016

    The refresh shower gel

  • ADEINNE TONNER
    December 16, 2016

    I think the refresh shower gels sounds good

  • Natalie Crossan
    December 16, 2016

    the HAIR & BODY PACK sounds great x

  • Emma Rawlinson
    December 16, 2016

    The Nourish hand cream

  • Stephanie Tsang
    December 16, 2016

    REFRESH SHOWER GEL

  • Richard Tyler
    December 16, 2016

    HYDRATE – MEN’S SKIN KIT

  • Jenna Parrington
    December 16, 2016

    REVIVE – BODY WASH & BODY LOTION

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