Wednesday, 25 March 2015


How can it have been over a month since I have sat down to write? Time just seems to get away from me. Hours turn into days, days turn into weeks and then weeks turn into months. It's felt that way since having kids!

I'm guessing that a bullet form catch up is the best way to go..

1// I forget how much better I feel when I actually make the time to go to the gym. It motivates me and I feel generally happier. I started going again last week and I'm mixing up working out at the gym with some home routines and so far so good.. Although my poor muscles may tell a different story.

2// Emilie is talking up a storm! In the past week words are just exploding from her. She also repeating everything that is said to her.. Meaning that we really have to watch what we say around her!

3// I cannot tell you how excited I am for the clocks to go forward! We've had a few sporadic days of amazing sunshine and the effect it has on my mood is crazy. Also it's so much easier to wake up with a little in the mornings when it's already light outside.

4// My new tattoo. My mothers day present :)

It was the most painful one out of all of my tattoo's and the only one that made me want to cry but it was totally worth it.

5// My babies are growing up far too fast for my liking..

James turned six last month and in four months Emilie will be two.. That blows my mind...

6// Tomorrow is epilepsy awareness day, I will be wearing purple to show my support for James and all those other suffers out there :)

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

FAB-ruary - Things I'm Excited About.

Day Three - What are you excited about? 

1 - James turning six in just 2 weeks time! He has no idea that we are going to watch a football match on his birthday. We're not going to tell him until the morning and I cannot wait to see the look on his face!

2 - I have a couple of knitting projects in mind which I'm crazy excited about and I'm hoping that I can start a little Etsy shop up in the near future. 

3 - I'm excited to carry on not smoking. This time I think I've finally cracked it and have no desire to go back to my comer habit. 

4 - I'm excited about throwing myself back into blogging. I think my January break really helped me. Sometimes I think it's good to take a step back once in a while and re-evaluate things. 

5 -  I cannot wait to get out into the snow! We had quite a bit last night so I'm going to wrap Emilie up in a minute and we're going to go and check it out! 

What are you excited about? 

Sunday, 1 February 2015


The lovely Helen over at I Will Bloom is holding a month long blogging challenge for the month of February aimed at helping you to 'find the fab!' I love this idea especially after my past month of self improvement. If you want to join in then head over to her blog and check out the prompts on this post. 

Today's prompt is "Your favourite inspirational quote and why?"

I love quotes. Whenever I have days where I feel down or unmotivated then I will randomly google 'inspirational quotes' and I always find something that cheers me up. My favourite quote has to be this one from Albert Einstein. 

I first found this quote a couple of years ago whilst I was reading The Secret and I've never forgotten it. I constantly let my imagination run away with me and I am also constantly reminding myself that that's ok. There's nothing wrong with having an imagination....

Mr Einstein says so himself.. :)

Friday, 30 January 2015

Emilie - Eighteen Months.

Eighteen months! I can't quite believe that Emilie is a year and a half old already. It seem over the past month or so that she has lost so many of her baby qualities and is such a little toddler now. She still has her milk before bed in a bottle, sat with me on my lap, but that is the only thing now that reminds me that just a few short months ago she was a baby. 

Daily, new words are coming from her. She has started to repeat a lot of what you say which is lots of fun! I think that, coupled with the fact that she finally started walking is helping with her temperamental nature. The past few weeks she has been so much happier in herself. Something which I never thought that I would say after sixteen months of near constant screaming. 

We had snow last night for the first time in since March/April 2013 so this morning was Emilie's first experience with the fun white stuff. I'm not sure who was more excited, me or her. I was kind of hoping that James would get a snow day from school but there just wasn't enough snow to make the schools close! 

I am loving this age.. It was my favourite with James too. Maybe because we seem to have fussy high needs babies? I'd be kind of happy to press pause right about now though.. It feels that from about now onwards time just goes faster and faster.

Happy EIGHTEEN months Boo Boo!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Catch Up!

It's been nearly a month since I've sat down here to write.. It was an intentional hiatus.. I've always been the type of person that if I can't commit to something 100% then I give up and decide not to do anything instead. Not my best personality trait but there it is.. So I didn't have time to commit 100% to my blog so instead I decided to just not write anything.. The only problem with that though is that I need to write. So here I am. My month long break over and I feel ready to throw myself back into my little space..

What's been going on around these parts?

James lost his first tooth! How in the world is he old enough for that to happen? It was wobbly for a few weeks and then one day, out it fell, just as he was about to drink a big glass of milk so I'm quite grateful that he didn't swallow it! He now has his new tooth poking through and another wobbly one. 

I have finally quit smoking! Yay! I'm on eighteen days and counting. I have my little vaporiser and although I've had tough moments, overall it's been a lot easier than I was imagining. 

I've started juicing fruit and vegetables, mainly to try and get some more nutrients into me, but also for the health benefits. I plan to do a whole post on this so I won't say too much but if you're on the fence about juicing then try a melon, apple, pineapple & strawberry juice for breakfast ;) You won't be sorry! 

{A new haircut.. I'm seeing a theme appearing.. 
This month has been a month of self improvement..} 

And that's about it.. My first post-hiatus update... It's good to be back :) 

Friday, 2 January 2015

30 for 30 - Reading Challenge.

I have always loved to read. As a kid I never worried about being sent to my room as a punishment because that's where my books were! That was until my Mum cottoned on and then banned me from reading as a punishment... :)

I have two problems though.. Firstly, I like to re-read books. Some of mine I have read countless time and I never get bored of them. Also, now that I have two children, finding the time to actually pick up a book is hard. Once they are in bed there are so many other jobs that I need to be doing that weeks go past sometimes before I even think about reading.

I've set myself a challenge though and because of my approaching birthday I've named it 30 for 30.. I'm going to read 30 new books this year. I am not allowed to count books that I've already read before..

I have my first 3 books lined up and yesterday I started.. "The Woman Who Stole My Life" by Marian Keyes.

So two and a half books a month? I'm sure I can do this!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

I always get antsy around the New Year. I see it as a new beginning. A clean slate. I want to do new things, learn new subjects, tackle new projects, create new things. The trouble is that I have no idea what those new things are. Therefore I end up, antsy. 

I finally decided on my word for the year yesterday.

I am a big scaredy cat. I fear a lot of things and I get scared to try new things. I like being in my comfort zone and I avoid anything outside of that. I don't like things that put me on edge or push me out of my self imposed boundaries. Whilst I was trying to think of all the new things that this time of year makes me want to try I realised that I won't be able to do anything if I'm always fighting them. If I am always scared.  

So this year, I will be brave. 

This year I turn 30 years old. I want to stop worrying about every little thing, all the tiny details that more often than not, I don't have control of anyway. I want to be adventurous. I want to embrace challenges and changes rather than resist them. I want to feel all the good things that this year has to offer but I also want to pay attention to the not-so-good parts. Both the good and bad have things that we can learn from them. 

As I turn 30 I want to be brave. 

“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.” 
C. JoyBell C. 

Happy new year!