Friday, April 17, 2015

Your Youtube #21

Last week was a huge week for this linky and I am so happy to see so many people joining in. In fact there were so many I'm still watching them as I type!

This week I'm sharing Katy Gibson's Day In The Life video because, wow! How much can one mum get done in a day?!


Over to the linky - as usual please share up to two videos, like and comment on them and subscribe to any new channels. Let's grow our channels together!


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Home Decor: Planning My Kitchen

Since we moved into our house just over two years ago we have been working our way through each room, filling in those magnolia walls and adding our own stamp. So far we've tackle the front room and Miss H's bedroom and have gradually been adding bits here and there to the others.

One room I am really excited to bring to life is our kitchen. Originally I was going for a teal colour scheme but with yellow becoming popular recently, I decided that it was perfect for creating a beautiful sunny kitchen and with some pops here and there it wouldn't be too intense.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Learning How To Be An Allergenic with Hotpoint & AO.Com

Last week we ventured across the border to my home county of Yorkshire. We were invited by ao.com to attend an event held on behalf of National Allergy Week in Halifax.



Friday, April 10, 2015

Kids Lookbook March 15

For a couple of months over on my Youtube channel I have been putting together lookbooks of my favourite picks from the children's wardrobes. March's video featured some lovely pieces we have been reviewing so I thought I would share them with a post today.


Your Youtube #20

Welcome back to Your Youtube week twenty! After a lovely Easter break we are back and ready to hit the vlogging up! I hope you've got lots of great videos to share, so we'll head straight on over to the linky.


Link up no more than two videos and please try and comment on at least two. The great thing about this linky is how many vloggers I have now found through it and how great the community is. I hope everyone who links up feels the same.

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If you like this linky and feel I deserve it, I would love to be nominated in the Video category of the BIB's 2015 - voting closes on Sunday!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CFS Guilt

It's Easter weekend, the sun has made a small appearance and we are having a lovely weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. Even Miss H, who hasn't been very well the last two days, has seen a park and run off contentedly. Daddy is supervising, as J has a tendency to throw himself onto or off anything he shouldn't. And I'm sat down, on a folded buggy due to lack of benches, missing it all.

All around me parents play with their children, pushing them on swings or helping them master the climbing frame and whether in imagining it or not, I feel them staring at me. 

Look at her, she's young, she's relatively fit. Why is she sat there staring at her phone whilst the dad does all the work? How lazy! How uninterested in her kids! How selfish!

And there it is again, that old friend of mine, guilt. It comes in many forms and for many reason but it's there daily, and sometimes constantly. Especially when I hear the children begging me to play with them and get off the sofa. I try my best but after five minutes of playing 'ninjago' with J (a very vigorous activity where you spin and knock into each other) or an assault course with them both, and I am ready for bed. Making food for them in tiring enough and yesterday my hand ached after pushing H on the swing for five minutes. Seriously. Is this all there is?

I try and remain positive but there are days when I wonder if this will be it forever now. Constantly missing out. Constantly saying 'one day' 'one minute' 'one second' - will those moments ever come? Or will I be constantly uncomfortably and guiltily sat on the sidelines?



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Me & Mine March

It's the end of March and already a quarter of the way through the year - how fast does time fly?! Only six weeks until our little guy is three and four short weeks to our family holiday to Greece, which was are all so excited for! So here's this month's update:



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Things To Do This Easter In The North West


For most of us the school holidays loom up ahead as a never-ending period when the children who are normally entertained and tired out at school are now sat at home under our noses, causing chaos and complaining that they are bored. Whilst my children are still in nursery and so won't be at home an different to normal, I am still keen to take advantage of what is on in the area over the Easter break and enjoy some time together out of the house.


Monday, March 30, 2015

My Top Holiday Destinations

I have been really fortunate to have visited cities all over the world in my life. My parents were able to take my sister and I to many countries when we were children and since being with Mr H we have saved hard to see places we have always wanted to. Today I thought I would compile a list of my top destinations I have been fortunate enough to visit and maybe give you some inspiration.



Friday, March 27, 2015

Your Youtube #19

Hello and welcome back to Your Youtube! It's been a quiet couple of weeks for the linky but to be honest it's been quiet for my vlogging too, so I'm not surprised. I hope everyone is still enjoying their vlogging and being part of the Youtube community.


This week's featured video is from Family Adventure Project who has shared this brilliantly bonkers video as part of World Poetry Day 2015 - I absolutely love it!



So back to the link up. Do make sure you are watching others videos and commenting as that is how we all grow and help each other out. So onto you - share away!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Bargains For Your Skin

Winter can be harsh on the complexion leaving it in need of some TLC by Spring. I know my skin has definitely taken a bashing with the mix of cold weather, central heating and probably not enough time dedicated to looking after it. ChemistDirect.co.uk understands that taking care of your skin can sometimes feel a little un-kind on your purse strings, so they are hosting a rare discount for the month of March on two top skincare ranges - Vichy and La Roche-Posay.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Eco and Budget-Friendly Ideas For Your Home

For the last few years you can say as a family we've lived quite frivolously. We've not had to count our pennies, we've taken days out when we wanted and the children have been lucky to have plenty of toys and clothes spilling out of their rooms. However whilst we are still very fortunate,we have realised how much money we have been wasting and have decided to take stock and try and reign some of it in.

This has started by balancing the books, so to speak, setting ourselves a budget and sticking to it. Every week I go through our online bank statements and add them into a spreadsheet which forecasts our money for the next year, should we stick to our spendings. It is really satisfying to check in each week and see how well we are doing, it makes all the scrimping worth it.


Monday, March 23, 2015

A Goodbye

I talk a lot about all the members of our family on this blog, that is apart from one. He has been a part of our family for seven years now and travelled across America with us, he is hyperactive, crazy and so lovable and has four little legs. Our crazy Jack Russell, Jasper.



Bluestone Wales: Free Range Fun Part 2

Back in January we enjoyed a lovely four night break at Bluestone Park Resort in Wales and I wrote up my review of the site and our experiences. Now I thought I would share our overall thoughts on the resort and my top tips for your stay.

We visited Bluestone with our friends and their three children, all under two years old. Along with our own two and four year old, it was certainly a busy house, but as we are all in the same boat it didn't phase us. As I said above, we stayed for four nights and it was definitely a much-needed break for all of us.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Styling My Mum With Kaleidoscope #GlamYourMum

To celebrate mums for Mother's Day, Kaleidoscope invited me to join their #GlamYourMum campaign and choose an outfit for my mum. Considering everything that has been going on in our family lately, it was really fantastic to have an opportunity to give something back to my mum, who helps us out so much.



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