Friday, 21 December 2018

The Best Sale Pieces from Mango You Need In Your Wardrobe Right Now

Lately, I've been seeing some key pieces in Mango that have really caught my eye and to be honest with you I've seen lots of gorgeous pieces that I'd love to share with you more often.  I'm thinking of doing an Edit of all my favourites from my most loved brands and stores, so make sure to look out for that in the New Year.


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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Learning French with Hello Languages by B Small

Some time at the beginning of this year, K asked me if I could teach her French!  My answer was that I had no idea how!  I had never learnt French at school (I learnt German) so there was no way I could help her with pronunciation and anything really.  It was a whole new world to me and there was no way I could possibly do it.


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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Interview : Grace Cooke, Illustrator of The Histronauts Series by B Small Publishing

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you'll know that I've had the opportunity to work with some amazing book publishers since we started homeschooling.  So when I had the chance to interview Grace Cooke, the illustrator of The Histronauts Series by B Small Publishing, I jumped at the chance.  It's not often you get an opportunity like that knocking at your door and since we love these books in our homeschool, how could I say no!

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

How to Dress Down A Fancy Dress for a Not So Fancy Day

How often do you feel like you've wasted yet more money on a fancy dress that you're only going to wear once?  Many times, I hear you say.  Well, you know what, you can actually wear your fancy dress on a not so fancy day.  There's a few simple things you can do to make it less fancy and perfect for everyday and the great thing is you don't even need to buy any more clothes.  You can wear clothing you already own which means you're able to get more wear out of the clothing you already have, re style it and create a whole new look.


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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Black Friday & Cyber Week Sales

Yesterday, I bought a rug that I'd been eyeing up for almost a year and it felt soooo good!  I finally got my hands on it and I have the Black Friday sales to blame for it.  But I'm not complaining because let's be honest, who doesn't love a bargain?  Which is why in this post I'm going to share all the best bargains to be had from all your favourite stores.

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Parrot Street Book Club Review

Since we started our homeschool journey our collection of books has been growing and we now have a dedicated space for all of them.  A little nook in the corner of the room, just under the stairs where our shelves are filling up nicely.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

How To Start your own Business

Starting your own business can be a very overwhelming and a daunting experience, and sometimes you might have a great idea but you just don't know where to begin.  So in this post I'm going to share some tips and and valuable advice that I have learnt from my own experiences.


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Friday, 19 October 2018

My favourite homeware pieces from the La Redoute 50% Off Sale

There's just something about interiors I love and how the right pieces can totally transform any space.  We've been busy renovating our home for the past year or so......yes, it really has been that long.  Too long if you ask me!  Whilst I impatiently wait for everything to be complete, I've been busy bookmarking everything on La Redoute so that I can buy them before it's too late.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Living with Type 1 Diabetes

I was 11.  The first thing I remember asking my mum as we were waiting in the car outside the pharmacy, was if I was going to die.  I thought diabetes was one of those illnesses that killed you within a few weeks, or months if you were lucky.  I was only 11 and everything else about diabetes, being diabetic and living with it didn't matter.  I just needed to know if I was going to die or not because the thought of dying was a lot more frightening than anything else.


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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Can't believe I'm doing this!

I can't believe I'm doing this!  You're probably wondering what I'm talking about so let me explain.  Well, you all know I homeschool K and during this time I've been sharing pretty much everything we do on my Instagram stories.


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Friday, 5 October 2018

TOPSHOP | Top Trending Jumpers you need this year

So I know I wrote the Ultimate Guide To Coats just a few days ago, which means it's only right that I talk about jumpers too.  Since the weather's getting colder, jumper season is well and truly here.  I picked out my top 5 trending jumpers you need this year and Topshop have a great selection that'll look great with anything.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Coats

The time has finally arrived to put away all our summer looks and bring out the coat.  Yes, you heard that right.  Tis the season for the humble coat.  We've had a surprisingly hot Summer and although I miss it, I'm also glad to be transitioning my wardrobe ready for the colder months ahead.  And if I'm completely honest, I'm still wearing my summer dresses and so the first thing I need, is a nice cover up and that's usually a coat.



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Friday, 14 September 2018

Modest Autumn Capsule Wardrobe

So, here's a post I've been meaning to write up for a long time but the thought of putting together a capsule wardrobe felt like a huge challenge.  Firstly, I wasn't too sure where to start, so it wasn't until I asked for a few ideas on Instagram that someone suggested I do a Modest Capsule Wardrobe that it was just the push I needed to eventually give it a go.  And I'm very pleased with the result.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Old English Company Competition | Win a Set of Enamel Pins

I'm so excited to tell you about this amazing competition because I do love a pin or two myself.  If you ask K, she'll tell you that I often browse the Internet or scroll through Instagram double tapping all the cool pins on there.


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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Girls Trip To London (Part 7)

Right then, it was time to get our train tickets to Walsall and with the Easter hols things weren't going the way they usually did.  We bought our tickets from Birmingham to Walsall, managed to get on the train only for M.B, A and Z.B to start getting cold feet.  They thought we were on the wrong train so were about leave until we showed them that we were on the right one and there was no need to worry.

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Girls Trip To London (Part 6)

As we continued to chat until the early hours of the morning, Sumiyyah was most probably tucked up in her bed at home.  We missed her already but we'd be seeing her the following day so that was something to look forward to.


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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Girl's Trip To London (Part 5)

They certainly made it in one piece alright and A.B had even made a new friend!  She was too busy chatting away to notice us while Z.B's face flushed over with a sense of relief at the sight of us heading towards them.  She hugged me so tightly I almost stopped breathing!  I wondered whether she would ever let me go.  Much to my relief, she did.


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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Girl's Trip To London (Part 4)

How could I forget, we still had to pick up our luggage from Euston Station!  We left it there so we didn't have to lug it around with us all day.  At £12.50 per bag it wasn't cheap but it was either carry our bags and M.B's and watch her walk around hands free or join her and walk around hands free too.  We obviously chose the latter!


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Monday, 16 April 2018

Girl's Trip To London (Part 3)

Did I mention that the weather wasn't on our side either and everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.  But we were determined to make it work and we made sure it did.  Even with everything against us we still had an amazing time and through the rain and just the one umbrella between the 4 of us (don't ask) we made our way to none other than Dishoom.


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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Girl's Trip to London with Virgin Trains (Part 2)

I turned to the girls in the back of the car and told them to pray because we needed all the prayers we could get at this moment.  I could see that F.B was already on it by the speed at which her lips were moving!  Google maps was telling us we would reach our destination with 2 minutes left before the train would be leaving.  Now that's cutting it fine.  Way too fine!



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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Girl's Trip to London with Virgin Trains (Part 1)

Would you believe me if I told you this was my first ever girls trip away?  Yup, it was and I enjoyed every second of it.  We, as in my sister in laws and I, have been planning this trip for way too long.  We always say we should plan something, let's go somewhere together.  And it just never happens.  Everyone's always got something on and we're never free at the same time.  Not this time though or so we thought!


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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Appy Kids Co Review & Giveaway

When it comes to what the kids eat and drink, I've always been very careful.  For me it's important for them to learn to take care of themselves, not just from the outside but from the inside too.  That's why I try not to let them go crazy on the sweet stuff and instead we choose to keep our fruit basket stocked up with their favourite naturally sweet fruits.


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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

And Other Stories Wishlist

Since I haven't done a wishlist post in a while, I thought it was time for another one on the blog.  Usually you'll find a Zara Wishlist or two on here but this time I thought I'd do an And Other Stories Wishlist because there are few pieces I'm loving from there and I think you will too.


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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Stem Activity Books Review | B Small Publishing

If you read my previous reviews on the books sent to me by B Small Publishing, you'll know that I'm a big fan of their books and these are no exception.  The Stem Activity Books cover a range of topics that ensure young children learn in a fun and creative way.


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Monday, 29 January 2018

How To Style The Sock Style Sandal

We've had the socks and shoes trend, the sock boot trend and now the sock style sandal.  So I thought it was the perfect time to show you how to style the sock sandals that I've fallen head over heels in love with from Zara.

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