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 

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.

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 😂


#ad Prints are from @coulsonmacleod - so beautiful

Happy Valentine’s Day 🤍 A...

I love this new story corner I’ve created for Isla, with a little help from @vertbaudetuk. It is a gorgeous space and I couldn’t wait for her to get home and see it. She was so happy!

I love the large floor cushion, I want an entire room kitted out with them so I can just chill in the middle. It would be so cosy. Or even just #half a room! 🤍

Isla loves reading and so I thought this little corner would be perfect for her. She loves it.

I started with the floor cushion, I hung the coat rack for her monkeys and dressing gown and then I hung the shelves. They are so cute. I finished it all off with the mirror. I love all the colours and shapes. It really finishes off her room.

Who else wants the futon cushion? 🙋🏼‍♀️ #mummyphotoaday #ad

I love this new story...

I love trying new makeup, especially the vegan variety! I’ve recently discovered the fab range from @ex1cosmetics - you can grab them at your local @superdrug. So easy to find when you run out.

I’ve done a bit of a makeup tutorial on the blog using the EX1 Cosmetic products. Please forgive me, my skin is awful at the moment. Since I’ve been exercising more my skin has been really spotty. The spots that hide under the skin too!

If you swipe left then you’ll see the fab products I used. Then check out my stories for the swipe up link to my blog post.

I’m no make up artist haha. I prefer natural tones, that give my face #warmth. These products are perfect for that, especially the pink blusher! I wanted to show you what the products do and how they can be used together. Perfect makeup for your Valentine’s Day date!

#mummyphotoaday #ad

I love trying new makeup,...

A place to relax. A place to hide. A place to #doodle. A place to confide.

This place is my haven. It’s my safe space to relax and unwind. It’s absurd that at 37 years old, I just can’t wait to get into bed. When hubby goes climbing on a Monday evening; I’m in bed at 8pm! Is that sad?

Because it makes me happy, the bed is super comfortable and it is the only room in the house that the kids do not destroy, it’s nice to cling on to it. Keep it that haven.

If I need 5 mins to compose myself, I’ll hide in here. The kids drive me up the wall sometimes and hiding in here can calm me down. A technique I’ve developed over the years so the kids do not see Mumma lose it!

Anyone else love their bed? Or bedroom as a whole? I’m sure I’m not the only one haha #mummyphotoaday

A place to relax. A...

When you have a #favourite day with some great memories. Happy memories. It’s so nice to reflect back on it and reminisce.

This Winter Sun family day out at Norfolk still makes me feel happy when I think about it. These gorgeous smiles say it all.

However, you wouldn’t of thought this earlier before school. They had the most angry faces, shouting and being quite mean to each other. I’m hoping it’s just tiredness from the weekend. They’ve definitely come home happier than when they left!

It’s nice to look at photos that make you happy. Especially when you’re not feeling that happy, in that moment.


When you have a #favourite...

Day 9 – Win BeArty print and iPad cover #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: fine art paper print from BeArty and a beautifully shiny iPad case from Filofax. 

What do I win?

You can win a Saffiano Wrap Tablet Case in Gold, worth £37.98, it is a beautiful case and very Christmassy, a great gift idea for someone on Sunday. It features a 360° rotatable tablet holder for multiple viewing positions and includes its very own A5 notepad. How amazing?! 


You can also choose your very own “Fine Art Paper” up to the value of £40 from BeArty. There are so many wonderful prints to choose from, my favourite is the fantasy found image, its a really lovely setting. 

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.

Day 9 #12DaysofConstantChristmas

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


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  • Solange
    December 20, 2016

    Winter Games

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 20, 2016

    I would choose this chihuahua print!

  • emma walters
    December 20, 2016

    i would love the baby bunny print

  • CHarlie bruntOn
    December 20, 2016

    there are so many that i love but i would choose the ‘Hello, universe’ print!

  • msedollyp
    December 20, 2016

    cool head warm heart

  • Claire Nutman
    December 20, 2016

  • caroline walliss
    December 20, 2016

    I love the Sleepy Wolf Cub On A Pillow Of Snow, thanks.x

  • Suzanne
    December 20, 2016

    I love the Inka Llama from the ‘Beautiful Creatures’ collection.

  • sarah parker
    December 20, 2016

    Sleepy Wolf Cub On A Pillow Of Snow

  • jennifer thorpe
    December 20, 2016

    I would choose ‘dog and kid’

  • Jessica Hutton
    December 20, 2016

    I would choose the dog and kid xx

  • Jamie Millard
    December 20, 2016

    the chihuahua

  • Kelly Glen
    December 20, 2016

    The Snail wo be my CHOICE

  • Sarah Lee
    December 20, 2016

    The Fairy Has A Tea Bath print

  • Sarah mackay
    December 20, 2016

    Donald and mickey

  • Lorraine Johnson
    December 20, 2016

    Golden Gate Bridge

  • Fiona Mallard
    December 20, 2016

    I would choose Sleepy Wolf Cub On A Pillow Of Snow

  • Jackie oneill
    December 20, 2016

    I would pick ‘hot dog’

  • ray becker
    December 20, 2016

    dog and kid

  • Carole E
    December 20, 2016

    I would pick the wolf cub lying in the snow. So cute.

  • amy bondoc
    December 20, 2016

    i would choose the alice in wonderland print

  • hannah
    December 20, 2016

    I love the Russian Market image – beautiful

  • Israr Baig
    December 20, 2016

    Sleep Tight Baby Bear

  • Sarah Wilson
    December 20, 2016

    Maybe Birdie.

  • Vivien Baird
    December 20, 2016

    Cowgirl Whispers

  • Caroline Willoughby
    December 20, 2016

    “Sleepy Little Owl…Close Your Eyes”
    by Laurie Shanholtzer , Fine Art Paper

  • joanna S
    December 20, 2016

    KRAZY KOALA! Who couldn’t love & smile at it 🙂

  • Penny Crumpton
    December 20, 2016

    Hello universe please 🙂

  • Anni Ezmerelda Large
    December 20, 2016

    I would choose ‘Sleepy Wolf Cub On A Pillow Of Snow.’ It would look perfect in my boys room. 🙂

    December 20, 2016

    Probably ayrton senna 🙂

  • Rich Tyler
    December 20, 2016

    Golden Gate Bridge

  • Kim Neville
    December 20, 2016

    Velociraptors for my son

  • clair downham
    December 20, 2016

    little defender from the sports section

  • Jane
    December 20, 2016

    Love anything space-Y so Galactic Vinyl for me

  • Teresa Lee
    December 20, 2016

    I’d choose the Jelly Fish print by Elif Ciftcioglu

  • Jo McPherson
    December 20, 2016

    I love ‘dancing together’

  • simon tutthill
    December 20, 2016

    the maybe birdie looks great

  • Bob Clark
    December 20, 2016

    Golden Gate Bridge

    December 20, 2016

    I would love girl and fLOWERS PLEASE

  • Natalie Crossan
    December 20, 2016

    I’D CHoose the baby bunny print x

  • helenRmad
    December 20, 2016

    Mr Owl

  • Jodie A Harvey
    December 20, 2016

    fantasy found is lovely

  • Stephanie Tsang
    December 20, 2016

    I would choose the two rabbits print.

  • Caroline H
    December 20, 2016

    I rather love the happy rain print

Monday 19 December 2016
Day 9 – Win BeArty print and iPad cover #12DaysofConstantChristmas

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