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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Auntie Anne's | Coventry West Orchards

To me, Pretzels are a very American thing, they have soft pretzel stands all over the place and they have always intrigued me. I love the crunchy little crisp like pretzels we have but I've never had one of the soft pretzels that when baked fresh just take over your mind by the smell. It's better than the smell of freshly baked bread let me tell you.
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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Your Kids Might Need Your Help At School!*

How do you think your kids are getting on at school at the minute? Some children really do flourish, and going to school is one of the best experiences for them. But for others, the story is nowhere near the same. For a variety of different reasons, your children might need help through the school process. From both the academic side, and the fun side they that should be able to love and enjoy. As they get to the stage of going into highschool, you might notice that things get a little more difficult, but it’s nothing that you won’t be able to help them through. To make sure they have the best experience, follow this guide as to how you can help your kids at school.


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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Flawless Eyeliner By Loretta | Review*



The new fine tip flawless eyeliner by Loretta is one to add to your staples. The fine tip gives you a perfect cat flick. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect eyeliner and I was lucky enough to try this one. In your morning routine you do your make up, have breakfast and go to work. Your make up is flawless but by the time you leave the office you have panda eyes and smudged eyeliner. This eyeliner doesn't budge and will keep your make up looking flawless for the whole day!

This eyeliner is available on Loretta's website for under £20. It comes in black, brown, green and purple. So you can have brown and black for everyday use and green or purple for a night out or a special occasion to make yourself stand out.

I am so pleased with it, it last all day and doesn't wear on the inner eyelid which is always a problem for me. With the super fine tip it's so easier to apply than other products I've tried in the past. The pigmentation on it is so good and I'm very tempted to pick up the purple one to add to my collection.

Have you tried this eyeliner? Let me know what your favourite one is in the comments below.


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Monday, 2 July 2018

5 great UK summer holiday ideas for young families with children*



With the weather warming up and summer fast approaching, it’s time to pack your bags and enjoy a getaway. If you’re yet to book your break and need ideas, check out this top five list!

//01 Seek out the thrills at Blackpool

It’s one of the most traditional seaside destinations in the United Kingdom, and it remains as popular as it was back in the 60s and 70s. The beauty of Blackpool is its variety; whether you want to spend a day relaxing on the beach or you want to take in the thrills at its Pleasure Beach with new ICON rollercoaster, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And for families with small children, there’s Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE, where older children can swim with sharks and have fun in a once-in-a-lifetime diving experience.
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The Sun Is Also A Star | Book Review


For the last year I’ve been trying so hard to get back into reading, I’ve picked a few books up, borrowed some off family but none have caught my attention. I want that book where you escape reality and live through the characters, start reading and then before you know it you’re 100 pages in because you are just so infused in the story.

Finally I’ve found a book that’s done that for me and I finished it in 6 days which is amazing for me having a full time job and a baby. So ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ by Nicola Yoon saved my reading drought and reignited my passion for getting lost in a good book. 

It’s about a boy and a girl and also the universe. There are side characters and the way it is written tells you so much more about what’s happening in depth. This captivating story is told by several amazing voices of each characters that come into the book. You can see through their own eyes why they do the things they do and what drives them through this rollercoaster of a day.
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Taking A Break


I recently went on holiday, something I haven't done for a very long time. I've never been out of the UK and the last two holidays I had were weekends away. Those two are the only ones I've had in probably 10 years. I've never been one of those people who go abroad every year but thats not by choice. Money has always been tight and things always get in the way. We only went to Cornwall this time for a week but it was amazing. It really made me realise you do need to go away every so often getting out of the city and not living the normal life you lead. Do something different and exciting, maybe something you wouldn’t ordinarily be able to do. If you don’t live by the sea like myself, go swimming in it, go on a boat ride. The possibilities are endless.

It is so calming to be by the sea for me, watching the boats and imagine the freedom you would have living like that, you can just get in your boat and go off, out in to the big blue, not a care in the world. If I'm not at work, I'm thinking about housework, blogging, socialising, being a good mum and my brain just doesn't stop. Obviously things like being a mum I am 24/7 and its the most amazing thing I've ever done. This holiday I did think about blogging, but not to the extend where I was worrying if I didn't have any content or didn't get a post up. I just enjoyed my time with my family and experiencing new things.


One of my goals in life for a long time has been to travel more and just see the world. Whether thats a week on a sunny beach in another country or a quaint little village in England I just want to see what’s out there, I want Scott and I to show Lily the world too.  Off the back of this holiday I’ve now organised a holiday already for next year to go to Weymouth for a few days. It has really shown me how important it is to put yourself first and take time out from your normal routine. Not to mention it makes for great blog photos! 

Have you been on holiday recently? Or are you desperate to go somewhere soon? Let me know in the comments below. 


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Monday, 18 June 2018

Three Things I Want To Do This Year


I am the kind of person that always likes to do new things and try new things. I'm a very curious person and like to know all sorts of things. I think thats why Lily is such a curious baby. There are a few things I would like to do and try this year. I think there is always something new to learn.

There is a lot I want to do each year and I don't get to do it all. We are half way through the year so I have set 3 goals for the rest of the year which should be manageable and achievable.

//01 Clay Pigeon Shooting

I've wanted to do this for a while. I don't like guns in a violent sense but this is a harmless way and helps hand/eye coordination. I've seen it on Made in Chelsea before and it did look fun. The only thing that would put me off is how loud it is, you seem to need ear muffs to play so hopefully that will block out the noise. I think I might be doing this soon so fingers crossed I can get this ticked off my list.
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