Posts by KatieP

FRIDAY FIVE: Simple ways to make a stranger’s day…

THE world would be a much lovelier place if we all did something nice for each other, every now and then, don’t you think? So why not make a little effort today and make a stranger’s day by surprising them with a thoughtful gesture. Stuck for ideas? Fret not my pretties! Here are five easy peasy ways to cheer up someone you don’t even know. * Smile ‘A smile costs nothing

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FRIDAY FIVE: Things to do with your shoes (besides actually wearing them)

A FEW years ago on eBay I purchased this fabulous pair of vintage Russell & Bromley disco-tastic heels. They are one of the most divine pair of shoes I have ever seen in my life (and make no mistake I’ve seen a few), but there is a problem. Yes folks, unfortunately they are just a teeny bit too small for my size six feet. I’ve tried all manner of ways

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LIFE: My love for #postcircle

WHEN it comes to communicating, handwritten letters are where magic lies. You can keep your texts, emails and tweets. In my opinion, if you really want to make someone’s day, a surprise in the post is the best way to make someone smile. Unfortunately ‘happy post’ is a bit of a rarity these days. Our letterboxes that years ago brought all kinds of fabulous correspondence into people’s lives, are now

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FRIDAY FIVE: Things I’ve LOVED this week…

IT’S always good to show some gratitude and celebrate the fabulousness which is all around us. So taking a little time to reflect on what I’ve loved this week, here is today’s Friday Five! * Cocktails and chatter with an inspiring pal On Wednesday night I spent a few wonderful hours catching up with a lovely friend over a cocktail – a cosmopolitan, my absolute favourite. The evening reminded me

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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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