#40before40 Three Years in the Making

In October 2017 I turned 37. It came as a little bit of a shock as I still think I’m in my 20’s. I’m not even sure I feel like an appropriate adult the majority of the time but somehow I’ve found myself a parent of 3 children, a small business owner and navigating my way through life with Daddy Moo (who I’ve spent nearly half my life with now!).  This paragraph has me aging by the second! Anyway it got me thinking about doing something just for myself. Sometimes we get so distracted by life and “stuff” that we…

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DIY Home Office Storage

There is nothing I love more than turning something lost and redundant into something useful again. It’s incredibly satisfying. When I entered Hillary’s Craft Competition I had mentally planned to use the metre of gorgeous Daisy Pistachio fabric to make some cushion covers for my office chair or maybe a padded seat. I complain enough about the wooden monstrosity I might as well make it beautiful. However I had a flash of inspiration (code for an easier idea!) instead opting to turn a plain old cardboard box (which I was going to pop in the recycling bin) into somewhere to…

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4 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Wellbeing

Wellness is something I have been thinking a lot more about lately. I realised that I quite quickly have fallen into a rut, I’m running on that hamster wheel dictated by the going ons around me. You know, that imposed routine of school, after school activities and designated working hours I feel a lot like I don’t have time for myself.  I even find myself saying “I don’t have the time”. In reality I have time I don’t always use it effectively.  The Summer Holidays have been the perfect opportunity to think about what I want to add into my…

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Sleep Stealers and How to Combat Them

Health and well being is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately as well as living my best life …. it’s so easy to get stuck on that hamster wheel and forget to catch our breath.  I have a fairly good diet, am pretty active and have started making a bit more time for myself but what about sleep? When looking at health and well being sleep is surely top of the list? Sleep is vital for fighting illness, repairing and replenishing our bodies and minds, sleep also helps to boost memory and keeps us alert. Working from home…

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