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Moving Pictures #5 {Home Movie Linky}

Welcome back to Moving Pictures! Moving pictures is a place to share your family films and home or holiday movies each month.  They don’t need to be professional or polished, just a movie you’ve taken or created that you’d like to share.  Don’t worry if you’ve got too many to choose from, you can add […] Read more…

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How to collaborate with other bloggers

I love blogging and one of the things I love the most is collaborating with other bloggers. Most of the time we work on our own and so it can be wonderful to work with others. Collaborations can take many forms, so I thought I would give you my thoughts on collaborations and hopefully mention […] Read more…

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Point + Shoot 1st September

Welcome to Point + Shoot, which is a great photography based linky that I run with my dear friend Em over at Snowing Indoors. So what is Point + Shoot?  The concept is really simple, you’re sharing your weekend with the rest of the blogging community.  It can be one picture or a whole bunch, it […] Read more…

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It’s time to link up with the ‘Living Arrows’ (Shutterflies).  The aim is to take a picture that captures the beauty and magic of childhood in our eyes.  I am also linking with Snowing Indoors and my Point & Shoot linky. “You are the bows from your children as living arrows are sent forth’ Kahlil Gibran.” 35/52 […] Read more…

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Do You Need To Let Go?

Do you need to let go?….  I know I do.  I sometimes wonder at what point in my life I think I morphed into superwoman?  I obviously haven’t turned into a superhero, yet I feel a tremendous pressure to give everything 100%, to be perfect in every aspect of my life and be everything to everyone […] Read more…

Gratitude

Gratitude List #64

I love the process of writing a weekly gratitude list, as it ensures I consciously take in the small, but lovely things that happen every day.  Then, they are immortalized here on the page, so I will always remember. This week I have loved; Laughing like a drain with my SIL when we got lost […] Read more…

The List

The List #51

Welcome to ‘The List‘, which is a great linky that I co-host with amaze-balls Hannah from Mums’ Days.  The idea is simple, just link up any post that is in list/bullet point format, easy! (a few bullet points in a post is fine too!). I use mine to record my weekly highlights, but yours could be […] Read more…

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How to sleep like a boss

Sleep when you become a parent is a precious commodity.  Let’s face it, we all want more of it, don’t we?  If it is not our little cherubs keeping us awake, the stress of our fast paced modern lives can mean it is difficult to switch off.  Here are some tips that could help you drift […] Read more…

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10 things you didn’t know about me

I was tagged a couple of weeks ago by the gorgeous Mim over at Mamamin.com in the 10 things you didn’t know about me tag.  So here goes; 1. What’s your name and where’d you come from? (paying homage to the late, great Cilla) Hi Cilla Mim, I’m Aby and I come from Cheshire (audience whoop?!) 2. […] Read more…

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Zazzle Haul & £50 Giveaway

I love products that are a little out of the ordinary.  I also love it when I find an online store that offers lots of choice, as well as giving you access to smaller more independent sellers; which is why I was thrilled to find Zazzle.  Packed with lovely products and great design, their things have […] Read more…

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I Got 99 Problems…Or Have I?

No I haven’t gone all ‘down with the kids’ and I don’t often listen to Jay-Z bleating on about his ‘issues’.  No, I have been tagged by my wonderful friend Em over at Snowing Indoors in her fun tag to find out how many problems we REALLY have. So here goes; I am not slim. Ice […] Read more…

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How To Make Your Klout Score Soar

So, let’s start with the basics.  What is your Klout score?  Your Klout score is a measure of your social media influence.  If you are on any one of the main social networks, then you might not know it, but you will have a Klout score.  Klout collects 400 signals from eight different networks to update […] Read more…

Point Shoot

Point + Shoot 21st July

Welcome to Point + Shoot, which is a great photography based linky that I run with my dear friend Em over at Snowing Indoors. So what is Point + Shoot?  The concept is really simple, you’re sharing your weekend with the rest of the blogging community.  It can be one picture or a whole bunch, it […] Read more…

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Living Arrows 34

It’s time to link up with the ‘Living Arrows’ (Shutterflies).  The aim is to take a picture that captures the beauty and magic of childhood in our eyes.  I am also linking with Snowing Indoors and my Point & Shoot linky. “You are the bows from your children as living arrows are sent forth’ Kahlil Gibran.” 34/52 […] Read more…

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Baby’s Princess Passion

Baby has decided that she loves all things ‘Princess’, any slightly full skirt or dress immediately becomes a ‘princess’ dress and I think she would glue her toy tiara to her head given half a chance. So when she woke up one morning to find a Little People Disney Princess Musical Dancing Palace in the living room […] Read more…

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Gratitude List #63

I love the process of writing a weekly gratitude list, as it ensures I consciously take in the small, but lovely things that happen every day.  Then, they are immortalized here on the page, so I will always remember. This week I have loved; Listening Baby sing ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ when in the […] Read more…

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Grow Your Own With Kids

I think there is something lovely about growing produce with children.  It’s wonderful for them to plant something and see it grow, developing into something that they can eat.  I have aspirations about growing veggies in the garden, but realistically I would probably forget they were out there and kill them off; Charley Dimmock I am not! […] Read more…

The List

The List #50

Welcome to ‘The List‘, which is a great linky that I co-host with amazing Hannah from Mum’s Days.  The idea is simple, just link up any post that is in list/bullet point format, easy! (a few bullet points in a post is fine too!). I use mine to record my weekly highlights, but yours could be […] Read more…

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Our Higgidy Picnic

There is something about summer picnics that is quintessentially British.  We LOVE them, don’t we?!  Whether it is a carpet picnic when it’s raining or basking in the sun surrounded by goodies, picnics are always such fun. When thinking about tasty treats for your picnic anything goes, but picnic food needn’t be boring. No limp Quiche and […] Read more…

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Baby Hosts A Tea Party

Baby loves nothing more than a tea party, so I was thrilled to come across the Argos Tea Party competition hosted by the lovely Life of Mum.  Our challenge being to host a super-duper toy’s tea party; so we got to work. Our first job was to think of our theme.  As luck would have it, […] Read more…

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