My 2019 New Years resolution – be kinder to myself!

A brand new shiny year is upon us – which is hard to believe in itself! But we all know that there will be a wave of new year’s resolutions, perhaps you even had a few for yourself. With the turn of a new year, people are always looking to lose weight {myself included}, eat better, exercise more, quit smoking or drinking maybe? And all of those are all well & good in their own right. However, my 2019 resolution isn’t focused on any of those things. Not a single one. In fact, my 2019 wish and aim, is to…

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Our chaotic, yet perfect Christmas | 2018

Wow, Christmas was a whirlwind, wasn’t it? Was anyone else impressively organised, right up until that final week? Which, let me tell you felt like some sort of downhill spiral of last-minute panic stations! Filled with moments of sheer madness, running around making sure nothing was forgotten. But there has to be stage within the festive madness where you need to think to yourself – enough is enough! More so, by the ‘eve-eve‘ {which is a thing!} if you haven’t bought it, stuffed it or wrapped it – then forget about it!  The one day that we all build up…

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January Calendar Template | Free Printable

I have been blogging now for coming up to six years – which is madness! But after all of this time, I think – I think – I have finally found my true calling where blogging is concerned. Creating free printables.  Around 4 years ago, when we started doing Elf on the Shelf, I decided to make some Elf on the Shelf free printables. This has resulted in my blog going absolutely bananas from around mid-November, right through to almost Christmas day. Parents all over the world looking for Elf mischief ideas, Nice list certificates and even fun Christmas scavenger…

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Our hopes for Christmas eve & our Christmas morning routine

In just five more sleeps, it will be Christmas day! Can you believe it? Because I can’t! I think it is absolutely bonkers at how fast December has gone by but it’s also pretty exciting too. The Husband and I have worked tirelessly to try and make everything ‘just-so’ before Christmas eve as we would like a quiet one. Having a quiet Christmas eve is something very unknown to us – I’m sure you can relate! So this year we aiming for a nice & relaxed day before the Christmas madness.  I’ve collaborated with Happybeds in their Christmas campaign to…

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Girls’ Party Dresses: Your 2019 Guide

I’ve mentioned in a previous article that I was never really one to dress my daughters to the nine in fancy dresses outside of very special occasions. But as they got older and slowly started making their own fashion decisions, dresses naturally came forth in our household. Although not my personal choice, I still find this to be such a wonderful thing about motherhood — and just like that, dresses organically became a part of their wardrobes. Naturally, as the year is drawing to an end, I could not stop myself from looking at what 2019 might have in store…

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Fallen victim to a winter bug? Recover quicker with these 5 tips!

While it’s true that it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the worst time of year for coughs, colds, flu, sickness bugs and ear infections. These things spread like wildfire, even more so if you have young children in the house. If you fall foul of a winter bug, then it can really take a long time to recover and have things return to normal. So, if you’re feeling ill read on and find out how you can recover quicker from your Winter illness. Cancel your plans. Cancel everything. You might have a lunch date. Or schedule…

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Tips to Design Your Perfect Home, No Matter Your Style

Designing a home can be a very scary task, for many people. You may fancy yourself a person of taste, but when it comes to articulating why something looks good to you, or what pieces will realize your vision, you’re at a loss. That’s okay – most of us are. I’m not going to lie and say that interior design is easy. There’s a reason why people go to college to learn about it, and why most homeowners prefer to hire a professional designer before they slap on a new coat of paint or buy an entire furniture collection. It’s…

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8 time saving tips for busy Mums

When you’re a mum, life can be hectic – on top of taking care of the little ones, there are expectations you need to keep your home in order, cook, and run the errands. Outdated, misogynistic, sometimes religious gender roles are slowly changing. Dads are starting to pick up the slack in some households, yet many mums are still carrying more than their fair share of the workload. For working mums, the stress levels are often at a whole new level. You have to deal with meetings, email, phone calls, reports… When the workday is done, all you want is…

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Five years since we lost you…

As I sit here, having just watched the gorgeous Christmas advert – Love is a gift – I am stunned. Not only stunned at the absolute beauty of that video but because it will be five years, today actually, that I lost my Mum. Five years and it feels like yesterday.  I have never really been able to wrap my head around my Mum dying, I’m unsure I ever will. With her living abroad since my early twenties, I was always used to her not being there, you know? She was never down the road to pop in for a…

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