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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

It's OK To Say No!


In the past I've shared my fertility and health troubles, and I've recently shared a guest post about Fibromyalgia too. Many of you have contacted me and said it's helped to explain to your family and friends how you feel and why some days are harder than others.

With this in mind I wanted to share another post before the Christmas rush, hustle and bustle start. I feel this is an important one and it's for everyone, not just those of us with chronic pain, Fibro etc. 

Whether you work full-time, part-time, are a stay at home parent, a full time carer, step parent or child free, this is important.

As we take a step nearer to Christmas and the craziness that surrounds it I say this..........it's OK to say no. 


Patchy yellow wording 'NO' on a red background


Sunday, 28 October 2018

Our Homemade Halloween Costume


Regular readers will know that when it comes to costumes I often knock something up myself, especially for World Book Day.

For Halloween though, Joseph has had some awesome bought costumes that were a bargain find from one of his aunties. Picked up for a few pence he's been a cute spider and a scary skeleton! This time though I wanted to have an attempt at making him something.


A picture of cutting board with scissors, thread, tailors chalk, pins and a shirt and trousers laid out on it


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

My Favourite Halloween Bakes & Crafts


Over the past few years I've written and created lots of Halloween posts. With lots to make and bake, most are budget things to try at Halloween and as lots of you love them I thought I'd share my favourite ones here for you so you don't need to search around anymore!


Chalk board with Halloween written on it as its surrounded in pumpkins and candles

Monday, 22 October 2018

My Favourite Spooky TV Shows For Halloween


I love a bit of spooky viewing and as I've recently shared my favourite spooky movies I thought it was time to tell you about my favourite TV shows too! 


Glowing carved pumpkins


Saturday, 20 October 2018

Cinnamon & Sultana Cookies


Cookies. Chocolate chip, fudge, cherry, we love cookies. We probably love them enough to rival the Cookie Monster!!

When I bake cookies I'm always the best mummy and wife ever, and I also become very popular with family and friends. I decided I wanted to try a new recipe and I'm glad I did as these are yummy!

Cookies laid on a wire rack with some cookies to the side of the tray


Thursday, 18 October 2018

Halloween Spotters


Halloween and half term are just around the corner! So, if you're looking for something to do, this Halloween spotting activity is ideal!

Just like our Autumn, Spring and Summer spotting activities just keep an eye out for the things on the list and tick them as you go!

First.....

Pumpkins


A selection of pumpkins in different shapes, colours and sizes, with a child's hand in the shot taking one


Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Things I Want You to Know as a Fibromyalgia Sufferer


Many of you will know that I have Fibromyalgia. As a condition it can be hard to describe how it effects you and how it makes you feel.


The middle section of a woman in PJs, under a blanket with a hot water bottle


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Door Furniture Direct


I love a good furniture project and since discovering a local shop stocked a well known chalk paint last year, we've given quite a few pieces of furniture makeovers!

Cabinets, chairs and dressing tables have all had a coat of paint. This time around we've painted our bedside tables.


White bedside drawers with a glass knob and a box of tissues, rose plant and alarm clock sitting on top of it


Friday, 12 October 2018

Gruesome Eyeball Cakes


With Halloween fast approaching I thought it was time for a new bake

As usual it's an easy but effective bake.




Wednesday, 10 October 2018

CareCo Resistance Band



As a sufferer of Fibromyalgia strengthening my body is important to me. 

Exercise and better eating can help many of those struggling with Fibro, as can strengthening the joints and core. Things like yoga and exercising and stretching with a resistance band can be hard work to begin with but eventually make you strong.

I've had a few Fibro flares recently and I've been quite wobbly on my feet so I've been trying my best to make myself stronger.

To do this I've been using one of the CareCo Resistance Bands and following their 4 week plan.

A woman holding up a resistance band with CareCo written on it


Monday, 8 October 2018

October Giveaway!


We've said goodbye to September and as October gets into full swing it's time for another giveaway!!

Lots of you loved the last one so I've decided they are going to be a monthly occurrence! 

For this month's giveaway I thought we'd stick to the crafty items but as it's my birthday month it should obviously have a hint of Disney!

This month's giveaway is a Winnie the Pooh craft goody bag!


A Winnie the Pooh canvas bag and a selection of craft items, including tags, stickers and tape


Saturday, 6 October 2018

Brain Jelly


Halloween is on it's way! Whether your plan to go trick or treating or have a big party, this brain jelly is an ideal little treat for Halloween.


Jelly shaped like a brain contained cable sweets that look like brains

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Autumnal Activities


I don't know if it's the comedown of the long hot summer, or the excitement for Christmas but so many people seem to be excited about autumn.


Close up of autumn leaves on a tree


Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Halloween Haul


Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, with the other being Christmas! 

I like to feel the air cool, see the leaves fall and the nights draw in. I probably also like autumn as it brings my birthday month and because I love Halloween

Combine that with my love of bargain shopping and I bring you my first ever Halloween haul!!!

First, is this ghostly wreath.


A black tinsel wreath with white ghost figures on it