Posts by KatieP

SECRETS: My three favourite summer cocktails…

WHEN it comes to enjoying a tipple or two, a fancy cocktail is always my drink of choice. Decadent, elegant and packed with punch, cocktails are no longer passé and are totally ‘in vogue’. Forget the paper umbrellas, naff glasses and gawdy colours, these days cocktails are a sophisticated affair. They’re also a whole lotta fun! As summer is well and truly upon us, I thought I’d share with you my

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FRIDAY FIVE: What NOT to do when you’re a new mum…(from a new mum, 11 months on)

MOTHERHOOD is a bundle of shoulds. You should be doing this. Your baby should be doing that. After being a mum for a whopping 11 months now (I can’t quite believe my little girl turns one in a few weeks!) I can safely say that I have never heard or been on the receiving end of so many shoulds. So whilst I wouldn’t dream of telling you what you should

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LIFE: What’s your favourite holiday song?

THERE’S nothing like a holiday to recharge your batteries and make you appreciate the awesomeness that is life. And in my opinion, no holiday would be complete without some brilliant holiday songs. For me, whether I’m taking a well deserved break at home or abroad, I know that my favourite songs just enhance my feel-good holiday mood even further. And if I’m holidaying in the UK with my family (which

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SASS: How to discover your unique style

TO have ultimate sass and be at your very best, you need to OWN your style. Your clothes and appearance should always speak positive volumes about who you are, demonstrating your personality, confidence, flair and self respect. But what do you do when you don’t know what your style is? When you’re stuck in a clothing rut? When you’ve lost confidence after putting on weight or having a baby? When

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SECRETS: How to make the easiest bunting…EVER

IF you’re in need of some fabulous bunting for a wedding, party or baby’s nursery, then listen up folks because this is THE post for you. Here’s how to make the easiest bunting in the world. And I promise you, there is absolutely no needle and thread in sight. Ready? You will need: Fabric – ideally at least three different designs. For my bunting I used five. Pinking shears –

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FRIDAY FIVE: What I’ve loved this week…

IT’S always good to share some appreciation, so with this in mind, here is what I have loved, enjoyed & savoured this week. Happy Friday everyone x The Happiest Home Blog Whenever I come across amazing blogs, I’m always awe struck by the depth of talent that is out there! And this brilliant blog has definitely become a new favourite of mine after stumbling across it this week. After having

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LIFE: Girls night – staying in or going out?

I’m always eager for any excuse to wear heels – even if it isn’t really much of an excuse! So when I meet up with the girls, you can be absolutely certain that I’m going to be sporting a pair of heels – the most fabulous ones I can dig out from my wardrobe. And when I do meet up with my lovely ladies, one thing is certain. As long

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SASS: My thoughts on what makes YOU beautiful…

FORGET the fakery, forget the pursuit of perfection, when it comes to lasting ‘beauty’, it’s your uniqueness that stands you apart from others. That makes YOU special. That makes YOU beautiful. Forget what the media and advertising executives want you to believe, real beauty is so much more than skin deep. Example? Have you ever been bowled over by a visually stunning person in real life only to see their

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