Photos. After your jewellery is finished it gets photographed before being packaged up. I love this part of the process, sometimes however it just doesn’t go to plan, I use natural day light, which in England isn’t always the brightest of things 🌤
What set up do you have for your photos?
This post could be about so many people, but I’ll make it about the woman in the first photo...
Mama Essen is my Toi market mama, she sells second hand clothes, a couple of weeks ago, when Toi market burned down, she lost all her stock and she had to start all over again... that’s what I want you to have in mind as you read on.
Last week I learned of a teen mom who had given birth to twins and she has another older child, some people have it rough out here. So she was admitted because the babies came early and we very underweight. So my immediate thought it, she needs clothes as blankets, something’s for the baby...
So I call up Mama Essen because I don’t know where else I can get clothes for Premies and without skipping a beat, she tells me to go over to her stall.
She gave me two huge bags of clothes for the twin girls and offered to send more in 3 months, and she did not accept a single cent, despite having lost everything a few weeks ago.
To the friends who heard the story and sent over stuff for the new babies, thank you so much. A new mom’s life has been made easier by your love. Blessings overflow.
The friends who sent diapers, clothes, shoes, bottles some even rallied their friends to give, thank you and a lot more who are still saying the stuff is on the way, and those who offered to buy food and pay her rent, words fail me.
If you ever need clothes, please go see Mama Essen, apart for having an awesome collection of clothes she will entertain you with stories and buy you lunch perhaps...
Her number is 0720868343
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THE GREAT GET TOGETHER
Strolling past the pretty flowers to get to the Great Get Together event last Sunday at the @queenelizabetholympicpark...Oh
and this is how long my hair is now. I would cut it short but hubby would be so upset if I did! 😂
Zara let's take a nice picture..........
😂😂 Beautiful lol
Not jealous at all of all the Glasto pics in the slightest at all 😆✋🏻 Ok maybe a little... 🤣 But I can’t help but feel so #happy
seeing this today! A post I wrote last year, 3 months pp, after seeing a timehop from a few years previous of when I felt the best I’ve EVER felt at Glasto! For anyone who’s ever been, you’re surrounded by people literally feeling & being their best carefree selves!! Which can be hugely liberating but for me a little intimidating when I’m not quite there myself.
But I’m so so happy to say that although I’m not there ‘size’ wise yet, I’m soooo much closer to this person mentally already! I care far less what people think & am definitely doing MORE of what I love, having more fun & being ME regardless of how I look.
GO ME!!! & go anyone else embracing their true self at Glasto this year have the BEST TIME 🤩♥️👏🏻
Delicious and yummy lunch for today made from scrumptious @JerseyRoyals
potatoes. These potatoes have flaky skin and nutty flavour which makes them really unique because they are crafted and carefully grown on the island of Jersey.
They are seasonally produced and only available from May to June. Make sure you try #JerseyRoyals
and cook a delicious recipe from it.
Available to buy from all major UK Supermarkets, go get them and cook with them 🙌🏼
❤️ Готовила эти фотографии еще ко дню рождения, но вовремя руки не дошли выложить 🥰
Мы тут с Лешей последние два дня занимались уборкой 🤪 Разгружали все шкафы и мыли внутри. Самое трудное, это выгрузить всю кухню. Зато я довольна 👏🏻 И благодаря позитивному настрою мы довольно быстро управились! 🎉
А вообще я тут задумалась, что надо бы Лёшу отдать на творческую секцию. Со спортом у нас все отлично, бассейн, гимнастика, лыжи и катание на велосипеде. Есть идея с еще одной спортивной секцией, но боюсь перегрузить, поэтому пока думаю 🤫 Хотя Леша у меня очень любит ездить на занятия и дома сидеть совсем не любит ☺️
Умственное развитие, благодаря нашим занятиям по рабочим тетрадям и букварю тоже на хорошем уровне, а вот рисование и разукрашивание идет тяжело. Уже не знаю, как и чем мотивировать 😫 Поэтому ищу что-то интересное 🌸
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Thank you to everyone who came along to the @beautiful_new_beginning
community coffee morning.
It’s incredible getting to know all of you & having a cuppa tea with you all to our the world to rights!
See you on the 10th July 9am - 11am
End of term is almost upon us. Who else loves school holidays? For us it’s a time to reconnect & reset. What do you love most about holidays?
Ecco svelato cosa ho finito di realizzare questa mattina 😄 disegnato ormai un mese fa, ho finalmente trovato il tempo per portarlo su stoffa!
Una "mamma pochette" ultra capiente, come potete vedere dalle foto, cambio completo, fasciatoio, salviette, pannolini e cremine! Tutto in un'unica busta senza avere 100 bustine perse per la borsa.
La pattina davanti, nasconde il foro creato per le salviette ed è personalizzabile con il ricamo del nome👶
Ha una taschina interna per poter riporre le cose più piccole, ciuccio, creme e così via.
La tasca davanti è pensata per riporre le salviette, ma quando il pacco non è pieno, ci stanno anche i pannolini così la busta è libera per portare anche merende e acqua al parco! Infine è alta, in modo da poter riporre i pannolini anche in verticale😋
Beh, che ne pensate???? #pochettemama #portapannolini
#portacambio #pochette #fattoamanoperbambini
Sometimes when things cause you a little stress or anxiety, it’s essential to focus on on a positive outcome of the experience. Can you tell that I’ve spent the morning with the Wookiee’s psychologist 🤔 discussing perfectionism CBT? Something that is important for us all to consider, it’s not the outcome that truly matters, but to focus what on the positive feelings we gain from the experience. •
So today (along a less deep and meaningful existential path) - applying this to the rabbit hole that is Instagram which I often feel snatches a disproportionate chunk of my time, I need to say how much I’ve loved to discover new brands (not to mention the friends) and products that I might not have known about, if I weren’t scrolling and posting. Some firm favourites discovered via gifts such as my @saramillerlondon
earrings @emmahardieskincare #cleansingbalm
BFF cream to name a few. So on this (humid as hell) #humpday
, tell me about a favourite item you have discovered on here.
courtesy of parent psych session and a bag of #crunchycaramel @mmschocolate
giving me a (reflective) sugar rush
AD because this posts contains tags and references to gifted items.
👑 CUT BACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA 👑
Hi Kickass Queens!
This may sound strange that I’m writing about cutting back on social media considering Fit Life with Kirsty is completely social media based however your health is way more important than me getting likes on my posts.
Social media can be a great way to stay connected etc but it can also have a super negative impact on your life. It only takes 1 negative comment for our minds to spiral out of control and bring us into a bad headspace. It also only takes 1 persons photo for us to wish we had that lifestyle and start to feel low about our current lifestyles.
Spending too much time on social media really isn’t good for you, I really recommend limiting your time on it each day, maybe set up to 10 minutes aside each day to check your social media then let that be the only time you do it. This will be tough for many of us! However I’ve decided to do the same, I’m only going to check my personal social media once a day and see the changes it makes to how I feel in myself.
Another thing I also highly recommend is to unfollow any people that have a negative impact on you through social media as this isn’t good for your mindset and you simply don’t need to see it! Surround yourself with positive and uplifting people who inspire and motivate you so when you do have your 10 minutes on social media you are surrounded by support and happiness.
So who’s up for giving it a go and cutting down on social media time?
Just make sure you spare 1 min in your 10 mins to check this group out for more posts 😉
Mon petit pensif...
Regardant la piscine...
Mais il n'a pas hésité à y aller!
On ne se plaignait pas trop de la chaleur mais depuis hier aprem ça cogne...
Alors aujourd'hui c'est piscine! .
Mes 2 loulous ont reçus il n'y a pas longtemps un ensemble anti-UV @mayoparasol
donc ils ont essayé tous les 2!
Ils sont à croquer mes 2 surfeurs! J'adore les couleurs!
Bien sûr on met aussi de la crème solaire!
Et vous vous faites quoi pour rafraichir les enfants? Piscine? Lac? Ombre?
Hydratez vous bien! .
#ilfaitchaud #combiantiuv #mayoparasol #bilbokid #soleil #piscine #instamum #viedemaman #blogfamille #blogdemaman #bebe2016
You can’t pour from an empty cup! .
Self care isn’t selfish it’s a necessity 💕
❥ PERSONALISED | PYJAMAS •
Personalised pyjamas available in various colours for just £15.00.
Lunch never tastes this good when I’m working from home! It is so easy to become isolated from the world when you are a self-employed mum who works from home. Prior to having my babies I worked in a very busy office, so every now and again I like to pack up my MacBook and set up office in a coffee shop. Just to be surrounded by people is so good for my mental health. And as an added bonus, I get to eat this!!! Although I may have to do a few extra minutes on the spin bike tonight!!! 🤣🤣🤣
❥ PERSONALISED | VEST •
Personalised vests available in many designs and colours from just £8.00.
Immunisations have historically been a breeze for us (minus my tears the first time round 😂). Rory isn’t the kind of kid to sook for long and has always taken to the boob right after any drama for comfort. Until today. Six month immunisations (a few weeks late thanks to sickness) and a flu jab hit this little guy HARD. There were tears, hysterics, refusal of anything and everything - even the boob. Finally, with the support of the sweet nurse, he returned to calm. I said to the nurse I was shaken at how badly he took it and she explained about his development and how his perceptions have all changed now. I knew most of it but I still went into the appointment expecting it to be like the last. So, knowing it was a big deal for my little babe, I set him up in the car slowly and sat with him for a bit before we drove home with my phone propped for him to watch his favourite show with his dummy and @lulladoll_australia
(named Luca). Once we got home we spent some time having snacks and water on the couch, then moved to his room for a nap. Which is when disaster hit again. Tears, hysterics. I was at a loss. So I brought out the phone again and put his show back on. It took a bit but with the help of my embrace, the dummy and the show, he relaxed so much so he fell asleep. So, this mama sat there and it’s a full bladder for over an hour to let him sleep it off. And you know what? He woke up a million bucks! Giggles, smiles and even some crawling practice!
Some of you may judge for the fact I utilised TV so much today but you know what? Did it make my baby happy? YES! Did it prevent me from breaking? YES! We don’t use it all the time and we always do other activities (as you can see through my feed) but it’s days like today I am so grateful to have this technology to support us when we need it most.
Now, this mama is heading into an early night because it has been one hell of an emotionally challenging day! 😅
So I've decided to do the blogging thing again!
It would be ace if you could check out my website.
You'll have to bare with me whilst I get started properly, super excited that I've attempted to design a website though 😁
Link is in my bio :P
Join us for Practice and Play this week: Today 3-5pm (£5- non-members) and Friday 5:15-6:15pm (£8-non-members) 🤸🏻♂️🐒
My Darlings 1st birthday party 🎈💕🔮