K Elizabeth

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Mindful Art Activities

Art is becoming a huge part of my life, it's always been something I appreciate and I've always enjoyed creating art but it's never been something I've fully pursued. However, I'm now teaching art again at secondary level and I've fallen in love it with again. 

If you follow my Instagram stories you will have seen my doodles, brushing back up on my skills and I can't tell you how therapeutic it's been. I've always been creative, I think my blog and photography has been a great outlet for this. But spending hours sat at the computer has really drained me and having some time away from a screen has been incredible for my wellbeing.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Three Things You Should Do Before Mattress Shopping

When your mattress reaches the ripe of old age of eight to 10 years, it’s time to replace it with a new one. But, before you jump online or go to the mattress store, there are some things that you will need to do.

Today, we are going to learn some tips that will help you get prepared for your new mattress. Also, you will learn some buying suggestions that might help you make a more educated mattress purchase.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Why I won't play the numbers game anymore

Blogging is hard work anyone and everyone who has dipped their toe into the blogging work will know that blogging is hard. If you let it, it can be all consuming. You see, for many, blogging is a numbers game. A game that can lead you feeling deflated, comparing yourself to others and for some the need to feel like you need to buy followers (yes, this sadly happens). It's a game I just don't want to play anymore.


Friday, 6 October 2017

Autumnal Wishlist

As I sat in my classroom at work earlier in the week, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful sunshine streaming through the window. My class were silently working and outside I could hear the rustling of the trees in the wind and kept catching leaves falling in the corners of my eyes. In that moment I felt very content. It's this time of year that I love so much. Change. Last week I celebrated my birthday and I was fortunate enough to be given some vouchers and money - which I decided to spend on some new pro markers and of course a few bits of clothes. At this time of year, I always seem to update my wardrobe. I guess because it's a time of year that I don't feel guilty for treating myself and I've got a little disposable income. That, and I just completely adore Autumn fashion.

With that in mind, I kept aside my vouchers and have been having a browse at some gorgeous pieces. Now is a great time to stock on autumn and winter pieces as the midseason sales are now on - any excuse for a little shop/browse.

I first stopped by at Mint Velvet, recently I have been so drawn to their colour pallet and literally love so many pieces. You may remember back in an earlier post I had fallen in love with this bag, well it's now in the Mint Velvet sale! I then noticed a pair of their signature jeans, and my own Khaki ones now sadly have worn.

Next, I headed to faithful Joules as I am after a shirt, the lose but slightly structured kind. Although this one may look a little summery, it's actually much more muted in real life. I thought it would go beautifully with the Khaki Jeans.

Then I went over to Zara, as I was after a jacket that I could through on. I always end up buying a coat each year, they seem to be my guilty pleasure. My husband is often telling me I have way too many coats (he's totally right). But, I knew Zara always have lovely ones that are very resonable. This khaki faux leather one completely called to me... there seems to be a trend here with khaki!

Last but not least, I had a little google for some brown boots and was surprised to stumble across these ones from Ugg. Famous for iconic classic boot, this one took me by surprise. It was exactly what I was looking for. It is a little out of my price range though, so I'm popping it on my list for Santa.

Mummy B xoxox

*Post written via Love the Sales

Thursday, 5 October 2017

4 items that you should purchase as a new mum

As a new mum, you’ll soon be aware that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done and you’ll find yourself savouring the odd moment of relaxation here and there. But these moments don’t have to be so seldom, there have been some gadgets designed to save you time and energy:


Monday, 2 October 2017

Always do what you've always done

I'm currently sat in my living room, my acoustic autumn playlist from Spotify playing in the background and a house that is actually tidy (and fairly organised). I have almost caught up with outstanding collaborative posts, I'm on top of my work in my day job, I have painted my nails, fake tanned even and I have had the opportunity to indulge in some sketching.  I feel good.

I have had a lot more evenings like this lately and I've realised it's because I'm going about things in a completely different way. That saying "Always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got" feels like its ringing true.

My mindset has definitely improved since taking more control of my anxiety and it's now starting to have a rippling effect and things feel like they're going in a more positive direction. I recently joined What Katy Said's Facebook community Decluttering Motherhood, I've enjoyed her tips on organising your home and some of them are really working.  The one that got me was the whole idea of having a shiney sink. This idea is really easy to implement, you may be thinking I've gone a little bonkers but let me take a moment to explain. If you take the time before bed to clean your sink, in the morning you will be greeted with a beautiful sink and it will instantly make you feel good. No more, sighing at the chores ahead. This little habit seems to have a ripple effect and really spurs me on to keep on top of the house. One of my biggest causes of anxiety and a bad mood is mess - so this new habit is really helping.

I have moved away from YouTube and only now watch a few videos. I was finding I was falling into a world where I was constantly comparing and getting myself that I just couldn't seem to get into the whole YouTube thing with my own channel. It's not to say that I will never make a video again, but not spending my evenings watching vlogs, which unfortunately all seem to be the same these days has made me far more productive. Instead, I'm finding I'm reading more articles that resonate and inspire me more and have given me a new sense of direction.

I've put down my phone a lot more, instead, I'm drawing, writing and listening to music. Doing the things I love. Of course, I still love to have a good scroll on Instagram and Pinterest - but it's far less than in the past.

My changes have been small, little steps towards a more happier me. Why not try something different in your routine, shine your sink, do some doodles or turn the TV off and turn some music on. See what impact it has.

Mummy B xoxox

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