Mama, blogger, redhead, tattoo loving, nail obsessive, wanderluster. [email protected]
Do you know what I love about working from home? Being *at* home. I don't care if it makes me boring or dull, there is no #FOMO here. Nope. Our house is full of stuff we love, full of people we love, why wouldn't I want to be here?! Plus, my sofa is comfy, cushions are squishy, wifi is fast and I've got free coffee. What's not to love! #lifedaily
Erm, bad nail addict alert! Just realised I didn't share my newest nails!? Who am I and what the hell have I done with myself?! Nude and silver. Almost tame for me. Don't worry though, already planning next weeks set. Need me some glitter on my hands! You should probably go follow @nailandbodyboutique_ though. They are amazing & I hear their social media girl is pretty good......
Gah. Always late to the party! @whathannahdidnext tagged me in 20 facts about me. Here we go....! ✨I met my husband when I was 16 & he was 21. That was 20 years ago this year!
✨We almost moved to Paris when I was pg with H but I was too hormonal & scared to do it! ✨My dog pulled me into a brick wall when I was younger so I now have a dented forehead & scar. ✨I took my driving test 3 times. On the final attempt I went automatic. ✨If there's a cocktail on the menu, I'll be ordering one. Or two. ✨I am terrified of any animal/creature with wings. ✨I can't pick a favourite colour. ✨Speaking of colour, my eyes change colour depending on the weather/my mood. ✨I was born with 2 extra fingers. One on each hand. ✨I know all the words to Grease, Dirty Dancing & Little Mermaid. ✨I can't swim in the sea if I see fish. ✨My girl crush is Drew Barrymore. ✨Because of SOA I want to join a biker gang. ✨I am ridiculously bad at maths. ✨If I hear music, any music, my feet start tapping and I'll sing along. Loudly. ✨You couldn't pay me to do public speaking. Ever. ✨When I was pg with H I craved chilli beef and ice cream. Together. ✨I talk in my sleep. ✨I will have mint jelly with every roast dinner. I don't care if it's meant for lamb, it's my fave!
✨I'm discovering I'm actually quite spiritual. -That was SO hard! I have no idea if everyone in the world has already been tagged, if you have, sorry! #20thingsaboutme
I like red lips and I cannot lie..... Lately, I've been trying to wear a bright lipstick every day, because I just can't do the whole eye make up thing, it doesn't suit me and it's so much easier to whack a lip colour on than it is to faff with eyeshadow//liner//blending//smudging. This morning I almost left the house with #ladydanger on but Charlie looked a little bit worried (judging my make up choices already!) even though he said I looked beautiful, he wasn't convincing. So I swapped it for my Instant Light from #clarins - bit less in your face for the school run. 💋
"After women, flowers are the most divine creations" Christian Dior speaks sense. Love the colour of these flowers and they smell incredible. If I won the lotto I would have fresh flowers in every room of the (massive) house every week. For now I'll make do with special friends and a lovely husband 💕#lifedaily
New Post is up! The boys are watching Brighton v Wigan right now (if we win we go to the premier league and I'm saying "we" and pretending like I know what I'm talking about) so I'm making the most of the silence and lack of arguments between the 14yo and the 8yo (little darlings no?) by catching up on some seriously late posts. First up is this Hydrating Beauty Balm from @mbotanicals // it is sooooo lovely on the skin, especially if it's dry and dehydrated like mine, plus it smells like an expensive perfume. Read all about it, you know you want to!
The husband is away tonight so I'm going to make the most of the evening. After dinner with one of my best mates, and joining in with the @wearethirtyplus twitter chat, I'm going to take over the entire bed, read these two books (possibly not all of both!) and make some serious notes. I might even stick Big Little Lies on in the background because I can binge watch without anyone moaning that it's boring BECAUSE IT'S NOT. Then I'll sleep in the middle of the bed, wearing a t-shirt that smells like my blokes aftershave (😍) and a face full of moisturising mask. Oh yes. Bring it on baby. #milliondollarblog#howtostyleyourbrand
This! This, this, this. Coffee shops, sunsets, road trips, aeroplanes, music and people. Always people. The special ones, the important ones. The ones who matter more than anything else in the world. They are what make the world go round, what bring meaning to the every day. 💕 #lifedaily
Hi! It's your monthly moon update here! This month (tonight to be exact) is the Pink Moon.
Last months it was all about the start of spring, this full moon is about taking an active role and making positive changes. It's about using your power to influence your life. Whether it's at work or at home. The pink moon phase (sadly the moon isn't going to be pink!) is the perfect time to have that difficult conversation, take the next step, make the changes you want to make, to be happier, it's time to let go of anything that has been making you sad and look to the future in a positive way!
The pink moon is named after the blooming flowers of moss pink, representing focusing on new and exciting things that could bloom up in your life this season. Now tell me, how someone could not love the moon and what it represents! 🌙🌙🌙 #lifedaily
Tonight we managed to sneak away for a few hours without the kids, because the biggest kid babysat the smallest kid. I suppose that's one benefit of having a teenager. Anyway. The husband and I had steak cooked to perfection, beef dripping chips, creamed spinach and the first #aperolspritz of the year! YES! Followed by chocolate fondant for me and the stinkiest cheese board for him. We even made it back before 10 in time for cuddles before bed (with the kids you dirty buggers) if you're near Tooting you have to visit @bordelaise.uk / the food is *amazing*. A post will be up soon, but for now, look at that steak...... #lifedaily
Blue skies! This is the kind of weather that makes people happy. And by people I mean me 👋 I've also been meaning to get a bloody photo of the blossom trees before they all stopped blossoming(?), so, that's good. Don't want to be a rubbish instagrammer! We went on a MASSIVE dog walk which included playing football, swinging from goal posts, running down hills and climbing trees. Them, obviously, not me. I just walked, talked and played music through one earphone so I could keep an ear on them and an eye on the dog. Bloody multi skilled I am. Also, you've GOT to listen to Surefire by John Legend. All the feels 💕 #lifedaily
It's so bloody hard to like yourself. I mean, really like yourself. There's always someone funnier, sexier, smarter, more confident, more together, more stylish, just, more. But when you remove the constant need for comparison & it's just you, with nothing to beat yourself up about, then you're kind of ok aren't you? There are enough people out there who don't want you to succeed, don't let *you* be one of them. #peaceout#feministasfuck