#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,...

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...

Nappy Week: Huggies Little Swimmers

Huggies sent Isla and Noah some Little Swimmers for when we were on holiday and to see us through the summer months. They are fabulous nappies for in the water and playing in the garden with our paddling pool.

They feel a bit tougher than normal nappies and you can see that they will be protective against the water. They work by not swelling when in contact with the water, so leaving babies and children free to play and have fun. They also have the classic Huggies fabulous patterns and pictures on them – I'm a massive Winnie the Pooh fan! And guess what? They do extra small sizes for babies, so Isla could enjoy a swim too!

There are lots of benefits of taking your babies and children swimming: Baby swimming is a fun and rewarding experience that helps build the bond between you and your baby as it centres on trust. The first year of a baby's life is crucial in terms of their development, as it is in this period that their brain grows most rapidly. Regular exercise plays a vital role in this, with every movement they make helping to strengthen their brain for new learning. Baby swimming is completely natural; having spent months surrounded by fluid in the womb, babies have a real affinity with water. Making bath times fun is a great way of getting your baby used to water and building his confidence for baby swimming. Gently splash water over his body or lay him on his back and move him gently through the water, with lots of eye contact and smiles.

It is a common myth that your baby has to be a certain age before they can go swimming. The Department of Health states you can take your baby swimming at any age, so there's no need to wait until your baby has completed their course of early immunisations.

Which I didn't realise until Isla was born, we booked our sunny holiday abroad and I wanted to make sure Isla was ok to swim as she'd not had any jabs (being 8 weeks old when we flew out there). So it was great to know that we could take Isla in the pool on holiday as it was pretty hot!

The nappies are extremely useful and they fit like her normal disposable nappies, so you put them on the same and treat them the same – only difference is they can go in water without swelling up.


MummyConstant's Nappy Summary

Fit: both Isla and Noah's Little Swimmers fit perfectly like their normal nappies. They fit snugly around the legs but not too tight or uncomfortable and they do not leave marks.

Style: I love the Huggies Little Swimmers, I wouldn't use any other swimming nappies. They look really cute on and they have the Huggies theme of Winnie the Pooh, which I love!

Ease: they are really easy to put on: Islas were like a normal nappy, with 2 sticky tabs to hold it together and Noah's were like pants that you pull up. Islas took no time at all to put on, as it was the same as normal, but Noah's took a minute more as he's not used to pants & neither was mummy! But that wouldn't deter me from using them at all.

For more information, competitions and the fab Huggies Club, go to the Little Swimmers website: http://www.littleswimmers.co.uk/home. You can like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HuggiesclubUK and follow them on Twitter too http://twitter.com/#!/Huggies_UK.


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  • Myrene
    March 5, 2016

    Thanks Nicci for the fun interview hey you know .it’s such an houonr to be called Your McGyver!!!! I LOVE THAT! It’s great to have an art friend living so close. I appreciate you participating in my blog tour.If anyone is reading this Nicci’s home is truly gorgeous ..as you can see she does have some lovely colours happening everything is in perfect condition. It’s the kind of home you can just move right into.Nicci i know it’s sad to be selling your first home ..i just know that your next place will be full of colour whimsy and art. You’ll be just as inspired and little Duran will have a yard to romp in with his new little friends!Love, Violette

  • SÃ¥ koselig det hørtes ut, Ã¥ være med mannen pÃ¥ jobb. Jeg leste alt sammen, tittet pÃ¥ bildene og følte nesten at jeg ogsÃ¥ var med dere. 😉 Mannen min jobber i rusomsorgen, og der er jeg titt og ofte. SÃ¥ jeg er med mannen pÃ¥ jobb jeg ogsÃ¥.HÃ¥per alt gÃ¥r bra med venninnen din.Klem fra meg.

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