The Truth About Child Free Time And Loneliness

As we don’t really have family close by that we are close to, Erin has never really had a babysitter or been away from me or John since she was born. This means that Erin has been with me every day for the majority of her life and I had no child free time. While I didn’t go back to the full time job I had when I became pregnant, I did go to work in a supermarket part time for 3 evenings a week when Erin was 9 months old. It really wasn’t for me though and I quit

How To Keep Your Blog Organised In The New Year

Wow, it’s now 2018 and this year will be my first full year being self-employed. Technically, I was self-employed for all of 2017 but I also worked in a supermarket until the end of the summer. Working from home full time is quite a lot of pressure as I have to earn a certain amount each month to keep up. Keeping on top of everything is a hell of a lot of work so here are some ways to keep your blog organised in the New Year. Technology It would be lovely to stay that working from home means being

2018 Blogging Goals

Last year I made a list of blog goals which I am happy to say, I smashed. 2018 is a completely different year though and things have changed quite a lot since last year. In August I decided to take the leap and go self-employed. Hitting targets and reaching my goals means a lot more to me now and while there are not consequences as such, it does matter if I don’t put the time in to try to achieve new things. Erin is starting nursery next week and will be going 2 days each week in January and then

Overcoming Camera Shyness

A camera shy blogger isn’t something you hear of too often, especially when this is what they do for a living. For the longest time I have been really camera shy. I hate having my picture taken which is probably due to self-confidence issues. The majority of the photos you see on here or on social media are either of Erin on her own or with John or other family members. It’s quite rare for there to be pictures of me. Last month I realised something though. If I want to move forward as a blogger, for my business, I

A New Blogging Tool: The Peg Board

I love to find a new accessory for blogging and back in September at Blog On I fell in love with  Box 51’s Peg Board, which comes from Paladone. I have a light board already and I love having options for when I create pictures for blog posts and social media and this little delight is perfect for this! This peg board costs only £11.99 and comes with the board and 2 sets of numbers, letters and some symbols. The peg board generally is super easy to set up as all you need to do is choose what you want it

Staying Connected With The Varta Slim Power Bank 6000

John and I love to get away and this year we have been on a fair few weekends away and a holiday. Neither of us drive though so we always have to use public transport. Not all trains have plug sockets so sometimes we’re stuck for 4+ hours without a way to charge our phones and tablets. When John and I go away together we end up with 2 phones, a camera, tablet and a laptop depending on how long we go for. A power bank is a must have in our family! Varta are a big name in batteries,

The Blogger’s Daughter

As a blogger, I have my camera out a lot. In fact, I have it to hand most of the time and I never leave the house without either having my Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II or my phone. Erin has grown up around a camera and I guess she’s just grown up getting used to pictures being taken of her. That’s really no different to any normal family wanting to document their child growing up. The difference is Erin’s photos are all over the internet. Erin is just coming up to being 2 and she’s just starting to realise

Light Up Your Home With Ginger Snap

Not all that long ago light boxes became a bit of a crazy. I managed to get myself one in a sale last Christmas but honestly, it’s awful and super simple. We were recently asked to review a new light box from Ginger Snap along with one of their cool letter packs! We were sent one of Ginger Snap’s A4 Grey Wood Lightboxes (£30) along with a coloured letter pack. I didn’t actually know which lightbox I was being sent and I was so happy when I opened my box. You may have noticed a bit of a grey theme