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!


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


#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 

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,...

iPad for WordPress: Blogsy App – imaging

Following on from my post regarding the iPad/iPhone WordPress app, I was told about the Blogsy app and that I should try it! The first major difference that I would like to point out before blabbering on is that this app is not free, it costs £2.99 from the app store – but worth it!

So this is what Mummy Constant thinks about the Blogsy app for use with my WordPress self hosted blog in regards to imaging. First impressions were that the app is very nicely laid out, a lot “prettier” than the WordPress app, when typing your posts, you see how the post will be displayed on the blog – as opposed to seeing just the text in an unformatted fashion. So you do not need to preview your posts before publishing, because what you see when you type and insert images, is what you get! This is a great feature, if you add an image, you see the image and you can align the images, resize the images and change the text wrap with a tap of a button. This is something that you do not get with the WordPress app yet,

There is a sidebar that you can add accounts from where you store your media (you need to set them up first, click on settings > system settings); you can see from mine that I have the web, camera roll, you tube, email, google and WordPress set up as this is where I usually grab my media from and it really is easy to add it to your post.

Adding an image: for this example I have just taken a screenshot of this post and I know this image will go to my camera roll. So all I need to do is tap on the camera roll icon to my right; it’s the round circle with a sunflower in it. As you can see from my sidebar its the second icon in the list.

Once you click on the camera roll icon you are greeted with an upload screen, you need to choose the image you want (from the library option) and drag it over to your blog icon on the left of the screen… then when you have finished choosing all of your images, you just tap the “tap to upload” button.

As you can see from my screenshot to the right, I have selected the library option and I used my finger to drag the image I wanted on to the envelope icon on the top left of the screen; this represents my blog. Then “tap to upload” and this uploads the image to WordPress and makes it available for you to use.

To drop the image into the post, all you need to do is click on the uploaded button and this shows you all the images that you have uploaded to WordPress. From here you can drag and drop the image into the post.

Mummy Constant top tip: when dragging an image into the post, I always Tap within the text where I want my image to drop first.

The image Settings: When you click on the image, Blogsy shows you what options are available to you; alternative text, alignment, location, size properties, link properties and a delete button. The main ones I focus on are alternative text, alignment and using the slider to change the size of the images. Alternative text is what google will see as your image and if people with impaired vision are using speech software, it is what the speech software will describe as your image. For example if I have an image of my bump at 39 weeks, I might put my alternative text as “pregnancy bump photograph taken at 39 weeks”. Alignment options are whether you want to have the image in the centre, or left/right of the text, this all depends on where you want the image! To change the size of the image you literally use the slider to make it smaller or larger.

That’s it! That’s how easy image formatting and inserting them into posts is in Blogsy, I was really impressed with how much control I have over the images and how much more efficient it is to be able to see the images in the post as i am writing. Very useful when your are writing a lot of posts all the time, as i do.

Now all that is left to do is upload the blog post… I hope it’s helpful!


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1 Comment
  • JC Gibbs
    May 7, 2012

    This is the first post I’m typing from my iPad and I’ve been thinking if I should try Blogsy for the 2 blogs I currently have on WordPress so I appreciate you posted this review, I feel more confident to get it now, hopefully it shall work just as well!


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