style · Tips and advice · Uncategorized

What The Heck Do You Wear In Your 30s? Fall/winter 2020 Update

A fresh take on navigating women's fashion in your 30s.

Beauty · Tips and advice

The Quest For The Perfect Eyeliner: Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Review

Forget the quest for the holy grail or the golden fleece, the most epic crusade in the world is the search for the perfect cat eye¬†.Okay, so maybe that's a little dramatic but I feel like I have been on a never ending pursuit of inky black perfection that transforms me into a perfectly put… Continue reading The Quest For The Perfect Eyeliner: Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick Review

christmas · Tips and advice · Travel tips · UK trips · Uncategorized

A Day Trip To London With A Baby and Dino-Mad Toddler

On December 14th 2018 we braved the transatlantic red eye with the girls to go and visit my family and friends back in the UK. It was Aria's first flight and to say we were a little nervous was an understatement. Back in October in the deep trenches of her colic when we booked the… Continue reading A Day Trip To London With A Baby and Dino-Mad Toddler

Expat life · mum life · parenting · Tips and advice · Travel tips · Uncategorized

Little frequent flyers. Activities and advice for surviving long haul flights with toddlers.

There is nothing more humbling than a screaming child at 37,000 feet. As you "shh" them desperately through gritted teeth and offer them everything from stickers to your kidney if they just cooperate all you can think of is "why the fresh heck did I put myself through this?" Pretty much anyone who has ever… Continue reading Little frequent flyers. Activities and advice for surviving long haul flights with toddlers.

mum life · parenting · Tips and advice · Uncategorized

Tips and Advice For Surviving The Colic Storm From A Mum Who’s Been There

"It's just colic sorry", my doctor said to me with a casual shrug as I sat in his office with red rimmed eyes, wearing leggings that I had worn for more days than I care to mention and unkempt hair bouncing my crying baby around. "But she won't stop screaming, please diagnose her with something… Continue reading Tips and Advice For Surviving The Colic Storm From A Mum Who’s Been There

Farmhouse decor · Home · Tips and advice

Create a personalized Santa Gift Sack (like the ones you see on Etsy) On A Budget.

Easy craft tutorials are my jam Full disclosure I SUCK at sewing and anything to do with textiles. I honestly CANNOT cut a straight line (it bodes well for rustic look crafts but not for things that I would actually want to see the light of day). I'm sure there are hacks and tips on… Continue reading Create a personalized Santa Gift Sack (like the ones you see on Etsy) On A Budget.

mum life · parenting · Tips and advice

Reasons Why It’s OK To Take Time To Yourself As A Mum

I hear "MUMMMMMYY" echoing through the house just as I sit down to spend a quiet few minutes checking the backlog of messages from my friends back home (my lifeline to my old life in the UK). I do the best I can to plaster on my mum smile, leave what I was doing and… Continue reading Reasons Why It’s OK To Take Time To Yourself As A Mum

Money · Tips and advice

So you want to be a farmer? Things you really need to know from a farmer’s wife before moving to the country.

The sun rising above a dew covered field, the sound of cows mooing and roosters crowing, your children sitting around a scrubbed pine table. Sounds idyllic doesn't it? This is the image most people have in their mind when they think of the farmer's life. In reality it isn't all fresh eggs and tractor rides… Continue reading So you want to be a farmer? Things you really need to know from a farmer’s wife before moving to the country.