Up in the clouds and dreaming big. We're always encouraging the girls to dream big; Amelia wants to be an animal conservationist and Penny, well, Penny wants to be a horse. I wonder what degree she'll need for that? 😂 What do your kids dream of? #allthatisthree
May 28, 2017
Be cool. Be kind. As a mother of an almost 11-year-old who will soon be starting senior school (when did that happen?), the word 'bullying' is never far from my mind. Is my child being bullied? Are they too scared to speak out? Or worse still, are they the ones sending the hurtful messages? Social media to me, has always been a happy place, a safe place, a community that I enjoy being part of; however, for some, unfortunately this isn't the case. That's why I'm honoured to be part of the @war_agency's anti-cyber bullying campaign #becool . Being kind takes and costs nothing; kind people are cool, they're brave, and they're what I encourage my girls to be. So, if you're feeling the effects of cyber bullying or any bullying for that matter, speak out. If you know someone is being bullied, reach out. And if you're just about to send a message to someone that you wouldn't like to receive yourself, stop, delete, and instead, just be kind. Together, we can stop this, so let's do it. Let's be cool, let's be kind. #BECOOL #STOPBULLYING
May 27, 2017
Feeling like a lobster cooking in a pan. Anybody else had a teensy bit too much sun today? And on another note (a slightly less red and sore one), in just 6 days time (May 31st), I'll be releasing my 'Upping Your Insta-Game' e-Course. This course will focus on finding your Instagram style, perfecting it, and maintaining it, resulting in that beautifully cohesive feed that we all dream about so much. In addition to that, there'll also be a limited amount of places available on my follow-on mentoring programme - one-on-one advice that will help you to implement everything you've learnt during the course. If you want to know more, sign up to my email list on the blog to receive all updates.
May 25, 2017
Bare feet and bare-faced; fewer clothes, and less makeup - one of the many perks of summer. What do you love most about the summer? Once the weather gets warmer, I do start to steer away from applying any makeup to my skin. So, the @garnieruk Anti-Imperfection Protection Cream - with it’s anti-shine, anti-imperfection and 30 SPF - is the perfect substitute. Carefree and makeup free all summer long. More from me over at @GarnierUK #SunAndTheCity #ad #WeAreGarnier
May 24, 2017
Those squishy hands, that missing tooth, and the fact that she's now adamant that 'Penny Lane' by The Beatles was written for her; that's our Penny (middle name Jane, hence why she believes Penny Lane is *her* song). I hand knitted this blanket earlier this year, but thanks to @ohhio I've finally learnt how to chunky knit with needles - I'm feeling rather smug to be part of the knitter's gang now. I've written a blog post about how this chunky knit obsession came about, which also includes a tutorial video and a 10% discount code to use on any of their products. So, if you've been considering a chunky knit blanket or would like to make your own with their DIY kit, now is your chance. Link in bio!
May 22, 2017
After last week's 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' post, the pressure was on this week. Will we ever top that one? Probably not. But, we'll certainly give it a go. Milk in my tea, and just 'a spoonful of sugar' for the girls (seeing how many Mary Poppins puns can I fit into one caption 😂) #allthatisthree
May 21, 2017
This book was bought for Penny by her auntie a few weeks ago, and she's been hooked ever since. It tells the story of Maya Angelou and is part of the Little People, Big Dreams series - books about inspiring women. She's fascinated by the fact that this woman was real, that the story is true, and by the photographs that feature on the final page that show what Maya Angelou really looked like. I'm hoping it inspires her in some way, with a story like that, how could it not? Who inspired you when you were younger? • • • Penny's cool little one piece: @rags_to_raches
May 20, 2017
Having a mam who owns a hairdressing salon has a lot of perks - free hair colours, last minute blow drys, and being blissfully unaware of the price of a haircut - but not having to consider the cost of having a new hair colour each week isn't always a good thing. In the last year, my hair has been ginger, grey, purple, pink, blonde and now, for the first time since I was 14, it’s natural colour of brown. I’m finally letting it breathe a little. Are you a serial hair colour changer or have you found a colour you liked and stuck to it? It’s no surprise that my hair is dry and damaged from the excessive colouring (the bleaching sessions that it went through for me, just so that I could be grey were a particularly hard time for us), so lately I’ve been treating it to a few pamper days by using @garnieruk Ultimate Blends Nourisher Balm. And thanks to the intense care I’m giving it, my hair is finally beginning to forgive me for the years of torture. Now, it’s shiny and happy like all the rest. #UltimateBlends #WeAreGarnier #ad
May 19, 2017
First, it was going to be a cinemagraph, then a Boomerang, and finally I settled on a straightforward, no-fuss video. Boy Dom mowed the lawn today (we were creeping back into the 'scruffy neighbours' zone again), but along with the metre high grass went all of the daisies, too. When the lawnmower eats your daisies, you have no other choice but to paint your own.
May 18, 2017
Don't know if you'd noticed, but things have been a little crazy over here. After what you might call a viral image on Sunday, @instagram chose my #WHP entry to be featured on their account (cue lots of happy dancing, and squeals of excitement). It's only natural then to get stage/posting fright after the whirlwind that's occurred over the last 48 hours, right? So, here I go. For all of the new followers, seeing as though you've met three of the females of my family, I thought you should meet the fourth - meet Bugs the Rex Rabbit. Everybody else has already acquainted with her cuteness, so for you, I would just like to say a huge thank you. Hello and thank you to you all.
May 16, 2017