Tag: BLOGGING

what i’m watching | june edition

what i’m watching | june edition

Ok, so I have been so very slack on this for the past few months. I wanted to post last month, but I just didn’t have the time, so I am going to do a bumper edition of what I have been watching.  I really […]

simple ways to help your children choose a career path

simple ways to help your children choose a career path

Children have imagination and love exploring various subjects. At a young age of infancy, a child wants to be many things. It is the responsibility of parents to gauge the ability, skill, and talent of children over a period of time and encourage them to […]

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

Hello! Its been so long since I actually sat down and typed a proper blog post. I could say I am not entirely sure why, but the truth is, life has just got in the way. In January I promised myself that I would work hard on the blog, and I did. I worked to get it to how I wanted and then I hit a brick wall. I started work – albeit one day a week. The training just seemed to suck all the energy out of me. The last thing I wanted to do of an evening was open up the laptop after sitting at a computer all day.

I’ve been humming and ahhing about what this space actually means to me now and I was struggling to get the motivation to open up WordPress and type. I was lost for any kind of enthusiasm and ideas. So I stopped. I stopped altogether and I felt like I had lost a part of my life. Its a weird thing blogging. I share quite a bit and enjoy so many good things about it. Last weekend I sat talking to my mum and her husband  and I just felt sad I had given up so easily. I’d taken a rather longer break than anticipated.

There is so much I want to do going forward. I see bloggers meeting up all the time and I wish I had a little group to meet up with, because bloggers get one another. They understand these little hiccups and support one another. I have plans to grow my blog and social accounts. I need to push myself going forward and not really worry about what others are doing, how well they are doing or even comparing my blog to others. Everyone is different, everyone blogs in their own way.

I have a few things coming up on the blog. Things I enjoy sharing. Posts I am excited about. Regular monthly posts that I will be sharing which consist of Monthly Favourites, What I’m Reading, What I’m Watching. I will also continue to join in with two linkys that I have loved joining in with Little Loves and Snapshots and Scenes. In between all this I am hoping to share some days in the life, posts about our adventures and not forgetting my skin cancer journey, because that still plays a huge part in my life at the moment.

Last year I started a linky and I am changing it up slightly. I’ll be posting a weekly post called Sunday Favourites.  I will be sharing 3 things I have loved that week, whether it be a blog post, Instagram account, vlog or anything that I feel worthy of a share. I would love to open it as a linky, but we will see how that goes!

I’m taking baby steps back into the world of blogging. I’ve really missed it. Its so therapeutic to get your thoughts out onto a blank screen. I need to just plan my time better with blogging and life. Lets see how it all pans out!

 

THE ENAMEL PIN TREND {COMPETITION}

THE ENAMEL PIN TREND {COMPETITION}

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but pin badges have been gaining popularity recently and I’ve been seeing them everywhere. Over the last year or so, there has been a growing trend for enamel pin badges. You only have to take a quick glance at […]

A YEAR OF BLOGGING

A YEAR OF BLOGGING

I actually cannot believe that in a few hours we will be celebrating a new year. 2017 has been so wonderful and I am quite sad to say goodbye. Its also another year I’ve been blogging, and its been an ideal time to reflect on […]

CREATING A LIGHT AIRY OFFICE WITH VELUX WINDOWS

CREATING A LIGHT AIRY OFFICE WITH VELUX WINDOWS

When we moved into our house, we had the perfect room for a small office. I say office, I mean man-room! I wanted a crafty, blogging room but Mr B has far too many toys he wanted on display. My dream of a space where I could blog and hide myself away soon evaporated and a man room was built. Its a tiny space, and was originally used as a laundry room. Its an ideal size for somewhere to hide away and work.

When we converted it into an office we had to change a few things. There was a door leading out to the garden which we wanted bricked up, so we put in a large window looking out to the garden. We had to box in quite a few pipes and move in a larger radiator. The only thing we didn’t change which makes the room really bright and airy was our VELUX roof window. Its one of my favourite things about Mr B’s man room and it brings in so much light.

I still dream of an airy space where I can escape too and I still lust over all things that I would put in that space if I were to ever have it. If ever I was going to get my own space I would definitely add, if I could a VELUX roof window. It brings definition to the room and it also brings in the much needed light.

First I would make sure I had a really comfortable desk and office chair. I currently sit in the kitchen at our dining table and I really struggle sometimes with my back. Its not the most ideal situations but I manage well with it. Secondly I would decorate it in my taste! Mr B has his memorabilia of comic book hero’s and quite a few figures from his favourite TV shows. I on the other hand would have clean lines, white walls, copper and rose gold accessories and lots of lovely prints.

I’ve compiled a wish list of things I think I would need to make my office, my space. I have lots of ideas over on Pinterest, but at the moment these are the things that really stand out and they are items I am really loving.

 

TRUST ME, MRS MELDRUM, DINNER FAILS | LITTLE LOVE 30/52

TRUST ME, MRS MELDRUM, DINNER FAILS | LITTLE LOVE 30/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its slightly different this week {and for the next few} as Morgana is taking a well earned break. I have decided to continue […]

TOP 50 FAMILY AND PARENTING BLOG | BEST FOR KIDS

TOP 50 FAMILY AND PARENTING BLOG | BEST FOR KIDS

When I started blogging, I wasn’t expecting it to be something I ever carried on with. I went into it half heartedly and even though I am not a prolific blogger I feel like I blog along nicely, so to speak. I’ve never blogged for the […]

MY TOP POSTS OF 2016

MY TOP POSTS OF 2016

2016 was a fairly good year for my blogging antics. I should of blogged more {I said I would} but it didn’t quite happen as often as I wanted. I blogged enough though and this year I intend to throw myself into mummyheartsyou whole heartedly.

The new year makes me think back as to what I actually blogged about last year. Here are some of my top posts of 2016..

1 Him & Me Mr B and I celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary in 2016 and I just rambled about how much I love him, how much he does for me and the children and how lucky was that he chose me. 

2 The Reveal – Crochet Ripple Blanket It took me 15 months to complete my first ever big blanket. I had previously made a baby blanket but this ripple was extra special, it was all mine and I am still very much mad about it as I was when I finally got round to the big reveal.

3 The Fear Of Failing I was having a little parenting wobble when I blogged this. I was struggling as a parent and thought I was pretty crap at this mummy lark. It soon became clear that I wasn’t the only one who feels pretty useless as a parent sometimes.

4 My Life In Limbo This blog has been a huge outlet for my melanoma journey, so when I heard news that I would need yet more surgery after my first follow up appointment, it only felt natural to blog. My life is still very much in limbo, and everything is still up in the air, but I am looking at the positives, its the best thing to do in situations like this

5 The Enemy Another post about my Skin Cancer journey. The summer of 2016 felt like I was battling with the sun. Constantly protecting myself from the enemy. It was hard, it was not a friend and it won’t be for a very long time.

6 Its Not Always Picture I popped up a post about how blogging and social media can tell a very different story. I never want to paint a perfect picture on this blog, I want to share the good, the bad and the ugly.

7 The Learning Curve That Is Parenthood I blogged about how I am still learning daily about parenting. I struggle and I am not afraid to say it. Its hard and my children push me, I wont lie, its the hardest job I have ever had to do.

8 I Am The 1 In 2 Again I was blogging about my Melanoma journey. I sometimes struggle so much to get my head round it and I find the best medicine is to just type. I am sure more posts will go up like this in 2017

9 That Sibling bond My children may argue alot, they may bicker alot but they do love each other very much and the summer of 2016 they grew closer together and had each others backs. It was so lovely to see their relationship grow.

 

THE YEAR THAT WAS 2016

THE YEAR THAT WAS 2016

I was debating whether to actually write a round up post. Its a bit of a tedious one to write could potentially be a bit long winded and I could get wayward and trail off of to something completely different! But I decided to do […]