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Time for Mum tagged with 'AllAboutYou'

if you’re anything like me, you find it difficult to even find time to have a wash, there’s always something more pressing. Here I’m hoping to encourage myself and you to put yourself first a bit more!


18 Nov, 2014

It’s time for All About You – what have you been up to this week? I’ve been here, there and everywhere which tends to leave me feeling a bit frazzled and unsure of myself! So this week I’m linking up my post on 10 tips to get focused – I’m quite honest about my flaws in it and how I basically manage myself to make sure I get the most out of opportunities that are coming my way. It was therapeutic I can tell you!

Last week’s AllAboutYou was another belter. But I have managed the tricky task and come up with my 3 featured blogs… I thoroughly enjoyed (probably not the right word but it speaks volumes about this wonderful writer!) To Infinity and IVF’s post on Top Tip for IVF, so funny and open. I wanted to reach out and give Caroline a big hug after reading her post about Making the Most of the Baby Days – this time is still so clear in my memory! And I loved Angie’s post on the over-sized scarf…I bloody love a massive scarf, but they don’t love me, so this was a real insight and she looks so fabulous as always! (more…)

All About… Juice

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21 Oct, 2014

I don’t about you but I’m already slipping into hibernation mode! Reuben has stopped sleeping through and it’s killing us…this combined with not seeing enough sunshine and eating too much comfort food, washed down with a bit (or a lot) of red wine, and apathy has hit my life. It’s times like this that I’m glad I wrote this post about weightloss after pregnancy 1 year and 5 months ago. It’s a note to myself about Juice and how good it feels when I do look after myself. I highly recommend it (if I do say so myself!) if you’re starting to feel the slump like me!

It's all about you time and this week it's time to juice and get out of that autumn hibernation mode! http://mumsdays.com/all-about-juice/

I’m doing a 3 day juice as we speak (in preparation for the Blogger Awards on Wednesday, which I’m a finalist for!) and I’m looking to my lovely #AllAboutYou co-host, Zaz, for her inspirational weekly Yoga tips. Such a great way to exercise while juicing so you can cleanse the body and the mind! (more…)

07 Oct, 2014

My wonderful friend, Zaz from Mama and More, has asked if I would like to co-host #AllAboutYou again. As one of my favourite linkies, of course I said yes! This week I’ve linked up 2 posts. The first is a wonderful guest post from Betty and the Bumps, How to get a hair plan. The good news is I’ve already been thinking about my short and medium-term goals and even treated my hair to a DIY coconut oil hair mask last night! The second is a mini-declaration of lurve for chilli (chili?), and I’ve also shared a basil and chilli oil recipe. Delicious-ness!

All About You Linky! This week I heart Chilli - come and link up your posts about you: http://mumsdays.com/all-about-you-chilli/

Will you marry my salad?

AllAboutYou – taking part

So, what have you been up to this week? What are you loving/hating/thinking/doing/making/wearing? We love reading about your passions, your thoughts, your views, your style, your projects, anything about you in fact.

You can link up to 3 posts, and ideally please visit a couple of other linkers too to share some comment love.

Mama and More

If it’s your passion, we want you to link up a post about it.

Party rules –

  1. Please link posts specific to the theme of this party – this is your space to link up posts all about YOU, whether it’s style, fitness, food, concerts or sky-diving!  You can link up to 3 posts.
  2. Please link the URL of your specific AllAboutYou post, and please feature the badge or mention the linky, and we will tweet out and comment on every linked post that does!
  3. Please comment on at least two other posts within the AllAboutYou link party – don’t just link-dump!

Feel free to tweet or share about the link party so that more people come along and join too (tweet @mumsdays and @mama_andmore for RTs!), although this is by no means obligatory!

In short, you link and we’ll show it love.  But the community bit is up to all of us – so do spread some comment love!

All About You community links:


05 Aug, 2014

being normal…or not! AllAboutYou

I saw this picture about being normal on the Urban Realist account a few weeks ago and it made me larf!

It also made me think that having a blog, and doing well at it, requires you not to be normal. In fact, you need to be as unique as you possibly can be!

And, that’s why it’s been such an honour to have hosted AllAboutYou for the last 3 weeks. You lot couldn’t be less normal so thank you! (That’s a compliment!)

AllAboutYou – taking part

So, what have you been up to this week? What are you loving/hating/thinking/doing/making/wearing? We love reading about your passions, your thoughts, your views, your style, your projects, anything about you in fact.

Last week’s AllAboutYou was another belter and apologies again for taking so long to get around you all!

I loved Katie’s post about the night she dined with Manolo Blahnik (& Vogue)…it totally took me back to doing exciting things in my 20s!

You know when you just want to be someone else…that happened when I read Tara’s post! I love the outfit but even more so I love how she describes it.

I also really enjoyed (maybe not the right word, related to?) Sarah’s post about loss and finding the right path for herself. Moving and inspiring.

Over to you! You can link up to 3 posts, and ideally please visit a couple of other linkers too to share some comment love.

Mama and More

If it’s your passion, we want you to link up a post about it.

Party rules –

  1. Please link posts specific to the theme of this party – this is your space to link up posts all about YOU, whether it’s style, fitness, food, concerts or sky-diving!  You can link up to 3 posts.
  2. Please link the URL of your specific AllAboutYou post, and please feature the badge or mention the linky, because it’s a nice thing to do!  We tweet out and comment on every linked post that does!
  3. Please comment on at least two other posts within the AllAboutYou link party – don’t just link-dump!

Feel free to tweet or share about the link party so that more people come along and join too, although this is by no means obligatory!

In short, you link and we’ll pin it.  But the community bit is up to all of us – so do spread some comment love!

All About You community links:

29 Jul, 2014

In pursuit of happiness - what makes you happy? All About You http://mumsdays.com/happiness/

Image courtesy of SparkleMix

It’s AllAboutYou time again and i’ve been thinking about happiness. I came across a wonderful pineterst board the other day by one of my most favourite pinners, Meg Fitzpatric, called, Board of Happiness…I highly recommend a look, it’s full of lovely ideas!

I’d say I’m pretty happy at the moment, lots of time on the beach with my family and being really busy with my blog but it’s a bit of a juggling act! I think I feel happier of late because I’ve actually made myself a timetable! I’m a proper scatter brain and I’ve learnt that I love being told what to do so now I know what I’m meant to be doing when and seeing it all laid out like that means I can check everyone or thing (like those pesky dishes!) is being catered for!

What I don’t think I spend enough time doing though is thinking about what really makes me happy and making sure I do it. It’s so easy to get stuck in the day-to-day that you forget the end game but if you don’t work on that every day, you’ll never reach your goal! For example, I never make time for reading a good book. Not a book that will ‘improve’ me in someway, I mean a good old fashioned novel that I read for the sheer pleasure of it. I’ve got a whole reading list still to get through by the end of the year!

So, I can’t wait for our holiday in just over 2 weeks time – we have the best part of 2 weeks away and I plan to completely (almost) unplug, be with my family, recharge, read a few page turners, and write… not because I have to but because I want to…I recon that could make me very happy!

What plans have you got over the summer that will make you happy?

AllAboutYou – taking part

So, what have you been up to this week? What are you loving/hating/thinking/doing/making/wearing? We love reading about your passions, your thoughts, your views, your style, your projects, anything about you in fact.

I really enjoyed hosting last weeks AllAboutYou! There were so many (emphasis on the many!) great articles and apologies for taking so long to get around you all!

I thought Angie’s post over on Reasons to Dress was hilarious but has also inspired me to try and be a bit more ‘put together’ when I’m heading out the door, even if it isn’t to the airport!

This is the coolest city review and now I REALLY want to go to Marseille (but maybe with The Real McQ so I don’t get lost!).

While Mama in heels was considering if summer was her new favourite season I was busy enjoying my new favourite dress – I just love this outfit!

Over to you! You can link up to 3 posts, and ideally please visit a couple of other linkers too to share some comment love.

Mama and More

If it’s your passion, we want you to link up a post about it.

Party rules –

  1. Please link posts specific to the theme of this party – this is your space to link up posts all about YOU, whether it’s style, fitness, food, concerts or sky-diving!  You can link up to 3 posts.
  2. Please link the URL of your specific AllAboutYou post, and please feature the badge or mention the linky, because it’s a nice thing to do!  We tweet out and comment on every linked post that does!
  3. Please comment on at least two other posts within the AllAboutYou link party – don’t just link-dump!

Feel free to tweet or share about the link party so that more people come along and join too, although this is by no means obligatory!

In short, you link and we’ll pin it.  But the community bit is up to all of us – so do spread some comment love!

All About You community links:

Link it up!

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