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My Autumn Style Favourites
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My Autumn Style Favourites

I have mixed emotions about Autumn, I love the cosy evenings at home and the beginning of the build up to Christmas, but I also suffer mildly with SAD and find the shorter days and darker mornings can really lower my mood. One thing I do really love about Autumn is fashion. I love layering cosy outfits up for this time of year, before it gets too cold so you can still brave the bare legs some days, whilst also embracing a cosy knit. (more…)

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How I Pick Myself Up When I’m Feeling Low
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How I Pick Myself Up When I’m Feeling Low

Self confidence has been a battle for my whole life. I used to say that it’s only been since becoming a mother, but actually I’ve always struggled to feel confident in myself. When I was younger there was a big pressure to fit in with everyone else, to have the right clothes and go to the right places. I don’t think I ever quite grasped it, but I found a lot of confidence when I entered the working world. I liked earning my own money and providing for myself, I liked having the freedom to be who I wanted. I was finally away from the restrictions¬† and pressures of school, college or university. And then motherhood hit me like a ton of bricks. Suddenly the financial independence was gone, my clothes didn’t fit and I didn’t have the time or the energy to do any of the things that made me feel good in myself. (more…)

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Top Tips For Work From Home Mums

I love working from home. I will never stop feeling grateful for the fact that I can earn my living from the comfort of these four walls. It’s freeing and I feel incredibly lucky. But that doesn’t mean that it comes without it’s own struggles. When you are working from home, especially if you are self employed, you have to be able to motivate yourself, you have to learn to manage your time and you have to create boundaries that enable you to differentiate between work time and family time. I’ve been juggling this work from home life around the children for a few years now so I thought I would share some tips for anyone who might need them right now. (more…)

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Lockdown In Outfits With Femme Luxe
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Lockdown In Outfits With Femme Luxe

I feel like I can speak for a lot of the nation right now when I say that I am struggling with clothes. I’m never sure what to wear for life in lock down. If I stay in lounge-wear all day I feel unproductive and am much more likely to sit on the sofa eating biscuits, but equally I want to be comfortable! It’s been so lovely to collaborate with Femme Luxe over the last few weeks and I’ve picked up some pieces which have been perfect for this time but that I am also excited to wear once lock down is over. So here are a few of my current favourite things from Femme Luxe and how I’ll be wearing them both in and out of lock down: (more…)

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Baking With Tala | Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe
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Baking With Tala | Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe

Baking is one of mine and Darcie’s favourite things to do together, it always has been. As soon as she was able to hold a spoon I would get her involved with helping me to bake cakes. I’ve always loved baking myself and have so many fond memories of making rock cakes and lemon meringue pies with my Nana, and so it’s always been something that I’ve wanted to carry on doing with my own children. Ernie is less interested and so for now it has remained mine and Darcie’s quality time together. Darcie and I bake, she decorates, and then Dan and Ernie magically appear to eat – and everyone is happy! (more…)

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