Posts by KatieP

LESSONS FROM ELSIE: If you don’t ask, you don’t get

THE other day I was looking after Elsie, doing my best as always to make sure she is happy and comfortable, when a question popped into my head. When do we start to become afraid of asking for our needs to be met? From the mind-blowing minute she came into the world, Elsie has always been a brilliant communicator, helping me to easily figure out what it is that she

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FRIDAY FIVE: Inspiring affirmations to repeat, repeat, repeat!…

A FEW weeks ago I ordered this rather wonderful little book ‘Start Your Day With Katie: 365 Affirmations for a Year of Positive Thinking‘ by the awe-inspiring and beautiful Katie Piper. It’s a book that you’re supposed to dip into every day for a daily affirmation, but I find it so comforting and uplifting, that I have been known to not being able to put it down! Many of the

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FEATURED POST: Dress your babe with style!

*FEATURED POST* YOUR babe may be little but it doesn’t mean you can’t dress him or her with style! Thankfully, today’s baby and toddler clothing is just as chic as the outfits that us trendsetting mums are sporting. Babies are no longer confined to wearing bright colours or t-shirts adorned with popular children’s cartoon characters because of the incredible clothing designers and retailers out there who are creating unique, stylish baby

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SASS tips: How to become bolder

A WHILE ago I wrote a piece on why it was time for us ladies to get sassy! If you missed it you can catch it here. The post really seemed to ‘speak’ to many of you so I thought it was about time we got the ball rolling with some sass tips! (And a competition! See bottom of post for info.) First up, are some tips on being bold

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STYLE: Ooh la la! Shoes to make you swoon…

I’VE come across some beautiful, sigh-inducing shoes in my time, but my oh my, the footwear brand I’m going to share with you now really is something else. After working previously as an editor for the footwear publication Out On A Limb, I like to think I know quite a bit about incredible footwear and let me tell you folks, the Spring Summer 2013 collection from Aperlai is exactly that,

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FRIDAY FIVE: Simple steps to a less stressful life

THOSE of you lovely folk who visit my blog often, will know that over the last few weeks I’ve been on a bit of a mission to make my life a little less stressful. In a nutshell, I basically realised that, like many other women, I am often my own worst enemy when it comes to pressure and stress. I’m always expecting and demanding ridiculously high standards of myself, trying

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STYLE: Best beauty advice EVER…

I WAS visiting the fantastic new beauty website by talented writer Sali Hughes last week when I came across Sali’s interview with makeup maestro Bobbi Brown. I’m a huge fan of Bobbi Brown makeup but an even bigger fan of her ethos, which is that women should use makeup to ENHANCE their natural and unique beauty, not as a mask to try and hide any flaws. The full interview is well

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FRIDAY FIVE: Gorgeous statement necklaces…

IT’S all been rather serious on the blog of late, so here’s a little fashion frivolity for today’s Friday Five. Truth be told, when it comes to jewellery I’ve always been a large earring kind of girl at heart. But now with beautiful little Elsie around, I’ve had to ditch the Pat Butcher style earrings for a while, in order to hang on to my ears! Instead of wearing earrings,

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