Posts by KatieP

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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LIFE: Advice from Craig…

THIS, dear readers is a first for me, as I’m about to post words from another being on this blog of mine. I’m incredibly proud and passionate about the content of my blog so this isn’t something I would ever normally do, but when I read this yesterday, I knew I had to share it with you all, because it’s just so damn brilliant. The ‘letter’ below comes from Craig Harper,

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Why you should write more letters

MODERN technology is fabulous, don’t get me wrong, but when it comes to connecting with another human being, a handwritten letter is where magic lies. Here are five good reasons, to put down your phone and pick up a pen. Today. * It’ll make somebody’s day Phone calls, skype chats, tweets and emails may all be quicker, but when it comes to communicating, a thoughtful handwritten letter trumps them all.

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LIFE: Learning to be still…

LAST week I wrote about taking some time out, to be still for a while. After feeling pretty stressed by a never ending to do list, I gave myself permission to chill out and guess what folks, it’s working! Even though this week has been a little challenging, I’m already feeling much more relaxed about stuff. It’s actually pretty hard learning to be still. Especially when you’re used to cramming as

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FRIDAY FIVE: Brilliant reads…

IN an attempt to ‘slow down’ a little, (see previous post) today’s Friday Five is not about me waffling on. Oh no! Instead it’s about me sharing some link love and recommending some pretty awesome reads by some pretty awesome people, that I’ve been lucky enough to come across recently. Grab yourself a cuppa, get comfortable and prepare to be entertained and quite possibly inspired. Happy reading! * For parents

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