Posts by KatieP

GETTING STARTED IN THE GARDEN – TIPS FOR THOSE WITHOUT GREEN FINGERS (LIKE ME!)

I’m not joking to say I’m thrilled to be bringing this post to you today. Why? Because if you’re anything like me, you will love gorgeous gardens but have no real idea of where to start with one. When we moved into our home about two years, our garden was a jungle. Truly a jungle. A jungle which hadn’t received much love for many a year. Thankfully, with a little

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MOTHERHOOD – THE BIGGEST ENDURANCE TEST WE WILL EVER FACE?

  Over three years ago I ‘signed up’ to the greatest test of my life. An endurance test of mammoth proportions. A test that would challenge my body and my mind. A test that would shake me to my core. A test that would make me question everything I thought I knew. What test am I talking about? This one. The test of motherhood. This morning as I sit here,

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WIN a gorgeous set of colouring books – for adults!

IT’S all the rage you know… Colouring books for adults. And if you’re now looking agog and thinking “what on earth!”, well folks, all I can say is, don’t mock it until you’ve tried them. I first came across adult colouring books just before Christmas time after I did a little search for one on Amazon. I’d been doing lots of ‘colouring in’ with Elsie and was quite astonished at

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Today I’m blue but I still stand, wearing red

TODAY I was going to write about style. That was my big plan. But then the General Election happened and I’m sat here finding myself unable to do it. To write about something seemingly so trivial at a time when what is happening to this country is so much more important. And so apologies to those who would rather I wrote about pretty things today, but today I am about

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How to find your blog soul mate

THERE are millions of blogs out there, including this one. Millions of people sharing their thoughts and lives on a regular basis, for you to enjoy. But how do you find ‘the one’? The blog that speaks to you. The blog that makes you hang onto every word. Your blog soul mate. How the devil do you track them down and introduce them to your busy, hectic life? On this

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WIBBLE, WOBBLE. DOUBT – IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US

YESTERDAY I got the wobbles. It was a wibbly, wobbly kind of day. Not in the physical sense of course (I am NOT a jelly) but in the emotional, spiritual sense. I’ve not had one of these feeling-out-of-sorts kind of days for a while. A long while in fact. So it came as quite a bit of a shock. What the hell is going on here, I thought?!  Doubt. That’s

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FEATURED POST: Style Tips to Help Make you Look Slimmer

Do you still look frumpy and large, even though you already have a slim figure? Well, take a look at what you are wearing first. Of course, it’s really important that you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly in order to tone your body. But most of the time, you can still look bulky if you’re wearing the wrong types of clothes. Having curves make you look hot! But

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The best beauty products I’ve discovered over the past year (or so)

AH beauty products. They often promise so much yet deliver so little. However these little ‘beauties’ below are ones that you can rely on. Products that are the cream of an overflowing crop. Little belters that will most certainly help you feel and look amazing. In my humble opinion of course. Some of them have been sent to me by brands (I’m a fortunate woman that’s for sure) but most

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