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Getting Control of my Finances*

I have always been a little bit rubbish with money. My parents were rubbish with money and it seems it rubbed off on me. There was a point in my late teens where I had to resort to payday loans, to, y’know, eat and stuff, so my credit rating isn’t the best.  That said, I am determined to buy a …

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What is a Life Coach? and are they worth it?*

We have one life, it’s very precious, and it deserves our fullest attention – Lauren Iles.   When it comes to investing in myself in anyway, I’m a little stingy. I always find something that Ruben would like, or the house could use, and talk myself out of spending money on myself. So when Lauren Iles asked if I wanted …

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AD| Planning our dream home

We’ve been wanting to buy our own house for years now, and there always seems to be something in our way – right now, it’s Corona and the banks changing their lending to a max of 80%, leaving us to find a 20% deposit! That said, because we have been looking and lusting for so long, I feel pretty confident …

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Precious Keepsake Ideas for your Babies

Some of these products were gifted, but the words and opinions are all my own! I’m a sentimental person – even more so since having a baby. Just last week it was Ruben’s first hair cut and you better believe that I chose a salon specifically based on the fact that they provide you with a certificate and a lock …

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AD| My Favourite Easy Veggie Meal for the Whole Family

This is a sponsored post with the supermarket, Jacks. But all words and opinions are my own.  When it comes to deciding on weekly meals, I always try to find at least a few dishes that we can all have together – partially because it’s nice to all have the same thing, and it encourages Steven and I to eat …

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AD| Using SVGs for Crafting

This is a sponsored post but all words and opinions are mine. One thing you might not know about me, is that I love to craft. Whether that’s decoupaging anything that stays in one place for too long, trying out some Pinterest painting techniques, or upcycling odds and ends from around the house, to create a DIY Music wall. That’s …

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Life after Lockdown: A “When This is Over” Bucket list

The lovely Victoria from The Manifestation Collective mentioned writing a life after lockdown, When This is Over bucket list, and I thought it was a really lovely idea. I’ve been adding to it for a few days and I finally think I’m ready to share it. What will Life after Lockdown even be like?! I’m quite lucky on one hand, …

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AD| Things I’ve learnt about getting through lockdown*

The photos in this blogpost feature paid-for sponsored items, however all of the thoughts, opinions and words are my own.  I know that every blogger and their dog has posted a similar post to this, and it almost put me off doing it, but one reason I keep this blog, is fo ray own memories and reflections. I absolutely love …

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AD| #StandwithSmall – My Etsy Picks for Post-Lockdown

These items are affiliate links which means if you click through them and buy something, I get a few pennies back and it costs you nothing extra. Thanks, friends! As part of Etsy’s #StandwithSmall campaign, I wanted to celebrate the small businesses I love, so that when life goes back to normal (or at least something close!) we can all …