One New Year’s Resolution – That’s it!

This year I have decided to have just one resolution. Yes, one. But, that doesn’t mean it will be easy. In fact, as many mothers (well parents actually) will know, this is probably one of the toughest things to do once you have a child and even harder when you have children. My New Year’s Resolution is to look after myself.

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I have been ridiculously bad at looking after myself for the last five years since I had Annabelle and then Heath. I don’t eat well, drink enough fluids (don’t even get me started on my water intake) and I look terrible for it. I have blemishes, acne scars, massive under eye circles and generally really bad skin. So my mission for 2017 is to slowly build up good habits into my daily routine.

Since November, I have slowly begun to invest in new clothes, makeup and skincare. I am trying to get in to a good cleansing and moisturising routine. But the area that is going to need the most work is my diet. At the moment there is far too much sugar in between meals and not from fruit.

I have been working on a diary of the changes I am making and will upload these over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. For this post, I just thought I would let you know what to expect and the main reason for the resolution.

Basically, I feel that if I improve myself, how I look and what I consume, this will in turn benefit my children in the long run. They will have a mother who is healthier, looks better, feels better and sets a good example. I want them to see me eating nutritionally beneficial food, snacks and drinks.

Up until recently, I have always felt guilty for spending money on myself. That’s a lie actually, I still do feel guilty but I’m trying to retrain my brain! If I went to the shops and saw a jumper that I liked, I would talk myself out of buying it by saying I could buy the kids ‘x’ number of their jumpers for the same price. I’d buy cheaper makeup and skincare products when my fancy stuff ran out or the kids smooshed it.

The positive side to this is that I have found some real bargains by shopping around and some high street products that work just as well if not better than the expensive ones but I’ll break it all down in the future posts. There will be before and afters, reviews and routines. So don’t forget to let me know what you think. What is your New Year’s Resolution and do you have more than one? Bx


Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all a healthy, happy 2016 filled with love. I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to this year because I have a feeling it will be a good one. To be honest it can only get better. Last year was tough. Really tough. Our family lost a beautiful soul at the tender age of 27 after a very brief battle with cancer. I still can’t process it right now so I will have to leave the subject there but before I do I will say that he will be forever missed.


OK, so I am not a big believer in resolutions. Actually, I can’t think of anyone I know who is but I feel as though I should set myself some ‘rules’ to guide the year. The first is something I am borrowing because it is the source of my inspiration (thank you C.S.). So my first guideline is to Love Thyself. I need to focus on this the most this year. I need to look after my body by eating well and to take care of my soul.

Secondly, it is to Be Kind which really just follows on from the first guideline. I should be kinder to myself especially as I am guilty of focusing on my negatives and what I feel are my flaws. I need to concentrate on building myself up and boosting my self esteem. I also want to spend my energy encouraging others. To build up their confidence. To help them to follow their dreams.

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This year I would like to encourage others to Look for Happiness outside of material possessions. I have avoided a lot of social media recently as I have been frustrated by the number of people defining their worth by the things they own. Don’t get me wrong, I love handbags, clothes and gadgets as much as the next person. I really do but I just feel as though so many people are placing emphasis on this. The reason I started blogging was because I was inspired by a celebrity lifestyle blog. It was rich with experience and emotion. That website has change beyond recognition and so I aspire to focus on making mine about how it used to be. The good days, the quiet moments and to some extent, the struggles.

Finally, I would like to be more charitable in 2016. I think this will be the hardest goal to achieve but I will try to contribute as much time as possible to charities, such as Macmillan.

What are your hopes for this year? Looking forward to spending the next 12 months with you and hearing how you are achieving your dreams. Bx