Posts by KatieP

SECRETS: How I feel about my post pregnancy body

I’M going to say something rather shocking. Something that some beauty companies and marketeers as well as female-bashing media appear not to want any new mum to say. It’s pretty radical. Are you ready? Ok here goes… I love my post pregnancy body. Yep, you heard right. I don’t hate it. I’m not disgusted or horrified by it. I’m not insecure about it. And I don’t just like it. I love

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FRIDAY FIVE: Five things I’ve learnt about people when it comes to success

AT the grand ol’ age of 33, here’s what I’ve figured out about people so far when it comes to success. 1) People will often underestimate you… And that’s ok. Let them. For it is their mistake. Smile sweetly, safe in the knowledge that your brilliance will one day shock them to their core and rejoice in their surprise when it does. It isn’t what other people think that counts,

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LIFE: Pom poms, balloons & cake!

I HAD a little blogging break on Monday as we spent all weekend celebrating Elsie’s first birthday and what can I say, but I was absolutely shattered! Instead of being a busy blogger, I had a day off and spent my time tucking into lots of leftover birthday cake and playing with Elsie and her many new toys. I know you’ll forgive me. Elsie’s first birthday really was just so

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FRIDAY FIVE: A mini collection of my motherhood musings…

THIS time last year I was in labour so as you can imagine, I’m feeling ever so reflective today! As we make the final preparations for Elsie’s first birthday tomorrow, I’ve been thinking a lot about how far we’ve come as a family and how being pregnant now seems like such a long time ago. So with is in mind – and because I’ve still got lots of birthday stuff

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COMPETITION: The ‘shop with a personal stylist’ winner is…

Laura Raddings! Congratulations Laura! The lovely and talented stylist Emma Attack has chosen you as her winner, which means you will get to enjoy Emma’s expertise and insider tips on how to look your fabulous best, as you shop! I’ll be in touch to let you know how to arrange your shopping experience with Emma. Really hope you enjoy the experience and maxing out your credit card! ;-) Do come

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LESSONS FROM ELSIE: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

IN just a few days time, my little lady will celebrate her first birthday. And I honestly can’t believe it. Everyone tells you that time really does fly and that little ones grow up super fast, but I’ll let you into a secret, I never believed them. I never believed that was the case until well…now. Not in a million years did I expect the last 12 months to have

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STYLE: Quotes to dress by…

I love fashion and all manner of pretty things. However when it comes to looking good, I’m much more interested in personal style than dressing ‘on trend’ or ‘to be in Vogue.’ When you know your style, you also know who you are. You project an image that says I’m happy with myself. You’re also less self conscious, much more assured and a damn sight more confident too. Here are

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FRIDAY FIVE: Freelancing tips from yours truly…

I’VE been a very busy beaver this week giving my professional site a bit of a makeover. Quite astonishingly it’s coming up to three years since I quit my full time job and went freelance, so I decided it was definitely time for a bit of a revamp! I’m absolutely passionate about the joys of freelancing and fully supportive of anyone who has the courage to give it a try.

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