Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Blog-Tember Challenge - The Perfect Day.

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Describe Your Ideal Day.. 

I'm a simple girl.. Little things make me happy. I've never been one that wants grand gestures or lots of material things. 

The perfect day for me would include.. 

The sun shining, a bright blue sky. A lazy morning drinking coffee with the kids playing and laughing. No time restraints. No to-do list in the back of my mind. A trip to the park. A picnic. A dance party in the kitchen. Pizza & Ice-cream.. An afternoon movie. Quilts & Blankets strewn across the sofa. A big bubble bath. Cuddles with the kids that smell of suncream. Holding hands. A game of twister. Giggles as children try to twist their limbs to find the yellow circle. Windows open. A breeze blowing through. Tucking tired but happy little ones into their beds. Reading a bed time story. Falling asleep with smiles on our faces. 

Whats would be your idea day? 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Day One - Blog-Tember Challenge.

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Introduce Yourself! 

Yay! Day one of the Blog-Tember Challenge. I'm excited to get this show on the road :) Today is all about introducing yourself. I'm never very good at these types of posts but I'll give it my best shot..

I'm Liane.
Mother. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Friend. 
Caffeine love. Chocolate addict. 
Tattoo lover. Avid reader. 

I love.. 
Sunshine. Laughter. Pink.
Reality shows. Celebrity magazines.
Writing. Blogging. Photography. 
Make-up & Music. 

I am.. 
Funny. Type A & far too serious. 
A survivor and not a victim. 
A believer. 
An optimist. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

I Was "That Mum.."

I was that Mum in the shop today. You know the one? One kid is whining because he really wants to go home, even though he's been moaning all week to go out, and you're going to be home in ten minutes anyway. The toddler is climbing out of her pram and just as you go to grab her she makes a run for it... You chase her up the aisle whilst shouting to your son to follow you and repeating for the tenth time that you're not buying him the sticker book that he so desperately needs..

Yep.. That was me. We finally got to the checkout and Emilie made a bee-line for the empty cashier chair next to our line. I coax her out of there for her to run off whilst I'm trying to pay for my items. I ask James to go and hold her hand, when she promptly falls to the fall in a tantrum.. (Did I mention how happy I was when two days ago she learnt to get out of her straps and climb out of the pram? - Please note sarcasm..) 

These past few days have been tough. Lots of rain has kept us cooped up in the house, meaning that the kids had lots of excess energy and I had a serious case of cabin fever developing. This morning I was determined that despite the rain we needed to get out of the house.. Which bring us to me being, "that Mum."

James goes back to school a week tomorrow and I want our last week of the Summer holidays to be better than the last few days. I need to remind myself that when the kids are acting out that they're not doing it to punish me. They're doing it because they're tired/bored/hungry/angry.. I need to remember that fun can be had even in the rain (hello puddle jumping..) I think the whole Happy Mum, Happy Kids is so true in cases like this. As I sat here earlier this evening I realised that my grumpiness this week is probably what my kids picked up on and they ran with it. If I change my mood then chances are they will change theirs.

Here's to the next week.. Hopefully sunnier and happier :)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Sunday Currently.

R E A D I N G - For the first time in ages I actually don't have a book on the go. I've been so busy that reading has taken a back seat. I need to find some new books soon though. Too long and I start getting restless.

W R I T I N G - Blog posts for the Blog-Tember challenge :) 

L I S T E N I N G - James is watching some cartoons whilst his Sister naps. 

T H I N K I N G - That I need to put my motivation to good use rather than getting overwhelmed by everything that I want/need to do. 

S M E L L I N G - I've just cooked Sausages with sliced potatoes, leeks and garlic. It smells amazing! 

H O P I N G - That all the things spinning around in my head come to fruition. 

W E A R I N G - My gym trousers.. It's Sunday and I'm not leaving the house.. 

L O V I N G - The rain storm that is currently outside. Emilie's personality that is shining through so much more everyday. 

W A N T I N G - A shower.. It's been so humid the past few days. 

N E E D I N G - To sleep later than 5.55am - (thanks to my early waking children). To have a day where I just forget my to-do list. 

F E E L I N G  - Happy but tired. Motivated. 

C L I C K I N G  - Through my blog reading list. 

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Blog-Tember Challenge.

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Bailey Jean from Brave Love Blog is once again hosting the Blog-Tember Challenge throughout the month of September and I cannot wait to take part again. Last year was so much fun and I am loving all of the prompts for this year. If you fancy having a go then head over to her blog to check out the prompts. You can post as much or as little as you want so theres no pressure :) 

Hopefully I'll see you there!

Thursday, 20 August 2015


This past weekend I turned thirty years old. For the past six month I've been terrified of this milestone, not wanting to get older and leave my trusty twenties behind. I've realised over the past few days though that maybe my thirties can be better than the previous decade.

Some life lessons I've acquired over the years..

... Never go to bed angry.

... Your children don't need loads of expensive toys and luxuries.. They need your time, love and attention.

... Marmite on it's own isn't good but with cheese it tastes A-MAZ-ING.

... You don't need to drink to have a good time.

... Dance parties in the kitchen will always cheer you up.

... Laughter really is the best medicine.

... As much as you tried to avoid it, as you get older you will see parts of your own Mum come through in your personality.

... Disney movies are great, no matter how old you are.

... You are never too old to learn something new.

... Watching Sex & The City with chocolate can fix most things.

... Do not google medical symptoms.. Just don't...

... Believe in yourself. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Bring it thirty.. Lets see what you've got..

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Favorites - Make Up.

I've always tended to stick to the same make-up. I find something that I like and never really venture out and try something new. Until now that is.. Over the past few weeks I've done a lot of research, watched a lot of YouTube videos and spent so much time staring at the make up shelves in Superdrug and Boots.. I have found some great new stuff though so it's all been worth it :)

My favourites...

Maybelline Lash Sensational 

This mascara is the best I have ever tried! It makes your lashes look longer and fuller and the best part? No clumps! I've always just picked up the cheapest mascara, not really giving it much thought but this was worth the extra £2.

Max Factor Bronzing Powder

I am naturally very pale so bronzing powder is a must for me. This one I love! I use a tiny but and it gives me a little bit of a glow.

Barry M Powder Brush

Truth time? I've never bothered with make up brushes. Every thing got applied to my face with my hands and fingers.. Classy right? :) I now have a full set of make up brushes but this powder brush by Barry M is by far my favourite. As well as looking great it applies my powder perfectly and takes the shine of my face in the middle of the day. 

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer & Highlighter

It's taken me ages to find a descent concealer.. I think I've done it though. It helps hide the dark patches under my eyes, tones down any redness on my face and hides any spots that I have. I also apply it to my eyelids as a primer for my eye shadow..

What's your favourite make-up item?