Posts by KatieP

FRIDAY FIVE: How to cope when motherhood feels tough

THE other night was one of those tough parenting nights. I was poorly, my little girl was poorly and so both of us got very little sleep. As I lay there in the early hours trying to settle Elsie and encourage her back to the land of nod, I had a lightbulb moment. For I realised that whilst many people will happily provide parenting advice (which is often unwanted) on

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GIVEAWAY!: Win two beautiful pairs of handmade earrings from Bijoux Twenty Two

LADIES, I love you all. You make my blogging world go round. And so as I celebrate my blog turning two years of age, I’ve decided to do a very special giveaway to thank you all for your support and give one of you the chance to win not one, but TWO stunning pairs of handmade earrings from the incredibly talented Bijoux Twenty Two! These earrings are BEAUTIFUL! I was

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POUT OF APPROVAL: My review of not 1, but 2 amazing massages @ Instinctive Health, Sheffield

ON FRIDAY, I was a little naughty as I decided to forego my usual busy blogging morning for a morning of total and utter pampering heaven instead. It did mean not having a Friday Five post for you all (I wrote a one off Saturday Six post instead) but I hope and am pretty sure you’ll forgive me.¬†After all, who doesn’t deserve some relaxation from time to time right?! When

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SATURDAY SIX: Six reasons to buy and wear vintage fashion

LONG before vintage was cool, I was a massive fan of vintage clothing and accessories. When I was a teenager my Mum gave me a diamante bracelet that a young man had given to her as a gift when she herself was in her late teens. I wore it often in my early clubbing days and even though it’s still missing a few stones here and there, I still wear

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LIFE: Pouting In Heels turns 2! (And I missed it!)

YOU know your life is incredibly busy when you miss a milestone. Which is exactly what has happened to me folks, as alas, I have missed out on my little ol’ blog turning 2! I only realised this yesterday when I thought to myself, I’ll just double check when I published my first post. *palm to head* Anyway, for some reason, I had it in my brain that it was

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LIFE: An interview where I talk freelancing, motherhood and blogging

SINCE entering the world of freelancing over three and a half years ago, I have lost track of the number of emails I have received from people asking me for my advice about making the big leap. I’ve written about my freelancing journey pretty extensively in the past (you can catch all of my freelancing posts and tips on my professional site here) and am always happy to talk about

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FRIDAY FIVE: Five things I know about love…

OK, so you didn’t really expect me not to cover ‘love’ today did you? I mean really, how can I not?! Love is what makes the world go round and creates lots of beautiful babies after all. At 34 years of age, I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a love guru. No, no, no. But like most of us, I’ve loved, been loved and had my heart absolutely

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LIFE: Ladies, when it comes to other women, do you empower or compete?

LAST night I was scrolling down my Instagram feed when I came across this phrase. I loved it immediately because of it’s simplicity and it’s brilliance. I mean, it’s just so true isn’t it? As a woman in her thirties, I like to think that when it comes to supporting, encouraging and inspiring my fellow sisters I’ve got things covered. Indeed, really I guess that this is what my blog

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