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8 Reasons I’m Thankful For My Chronic Condition

8 Reasons I’m Thankful For My Chronic Condition

I realise this title seems completely backward. Until lately, I’ve spent nearly every day of my life since being diagnosed cursing my chronic condition.  Cursing the pain my IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension) gave me. Wondering why me? and wishing it selfishly could have happened to […]

Snapchat For Business – How to Utilise New Snapchat Tools for Attraction Marketing

Snapchat For Business – How to Utilise New Snapchat Tools for Attraction Marketing

For the most part, like everyone else, I use Snapchat for the funky filters. I am in no way a pro at Snapchat but having recently delved into the Network Marketing world and started my online business,  I’m constantly looking for new ways to boost […]

April Poundland Haul

April Poundland Haul

Welcome to my first ever haul post, inspired by Emma Drew who just recently did a Poundland Haul Video, I just had to go and figured I’d share my goodies with you. I only got a few bits but I couldn’t help but share!


I started with a few beauty bits, thes Bammy M nail vernish’s were such a find. Not only do they make a nice treat but also fab birthday treats thrown into a nice little hamper. The recent hot wether we’ve been having has been drying my lips so I picked up this Soft Rose Nivea lip balm to care for my lips and give me a nice bit of colour. Finally I picked this Garnier Mineral Deodorant, for a ยฃ1 it’s the smaller size then you’ll usualy find in Boots or Superdrug but it will fit nicely in Logan’s changing bag for on the go freshness.

As reccomended I picked up a couple of Zoflora, they smell AMAZING! And you can use them for just about anything. Along the times of keeping things clean, I picked up this adorable apron. I absolutely love the “Dishy like Daddy” quote.

Finally I picked up a box of these yogurt breaks, they are delishious and a really handy on the go snack for any busy mummy. A pack of these and a piece of fruit will keep you going during a busy morning.

Let me know your thoughts on my first haul post! And wether I should do more.

Watch Your Child Develop with Wonder Weeks

Watch Your Child Develop with Wonder Weeks

  I was reminded of this wonderful app recently by a friend, which was originally recommended by my health visitor when Logan was just a few months old and my god am I glad she did. There were times when I couldn’t figure out for […]

Self-Care For The Chronically Ill

Self-Care For The Chronically Ill

I would just like to start by saying how honored I am to be collaborating with ‘My Survival Collective’, it’s a brilliant blog to support others with chronically illnesses & I hope this post does it justice! I write a lot about loving yourself & […]

Must Have Blogging Apps (Apple Friendly)

Must Have Blogging Apps (Apple Friendly)

Whether you love writing on the go or you’re a busy mummy like myself, I LOVE being able to write and style my blog on the go with my iPad (most of these are android friendly too) and I feel it’s only right that I share my favorite apps with you. You never know when a post idea might pop into your head.

 

1. WordPress/ Blogger Apps

The first clear choice being the WordPress and/or blogger apps depending on who you host your blog with. I use WordPress myself and love being able to jump in a job down a posts idea without any hassle. I also love being able to see my stats summed up nicely for me, knowing what I need to work on at the touch of a button is so helpful. Finally, I love being able to upload posts straight from Ipad. I haven’t had a phone since Christmas so I’m relying quite heavily on my Ipad for photo’s which aren’t always that easy to get up on the PC. 

 

 

2. Canva

Canva is my go to app for putting together images for my blog and social, with simple drag and drop features and preset image sizes for various situations make it easy to design stunning images for both my blog and social media. 

 

3. Buffer/ HootSuite

I love organising my social media with buffer (HootSuit is similar and preferred by some) It’s quick action button straight from my browser allows me share not only own content quickly but anything else I think my readers would enjoy. While I find the IPad version more difficult to use than the PC version it’s still a relatively simple process. 

 

 

4. Mailchimp

Mailchimp allows me to create and edit email campaign for those who sign up. Compare to the website its functions are slightly limited but enough to be able to send out simple email campaigns and view statistics from ones previously sent.

These are just a few of the apps I use to help me keep on top of my blog. Do you have any favourites that I haven’t mentioned?

 

     

My April Todo List – Blog Goals This Month

My April Todo List – Blog Goals This Month

Feeling totally inspired by a few bloggers I found recently, this post, in particular, being inspired by Too Cute For Life’s April Goals Post. I’ve decided to start sharing my goals and getting serious about tasks I really need/ want to get done. Judging by others […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Active During a Flare

7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Active During a Flare

Living life with a chronic condition often means being forced to have rest days, even a pro’s at spoon management have random pain days that will only worsen if you push through. I’m the worst at pushing myself too far, trying to get as much […]

A Day in Pictures: #TheBloggersMarket

A Day in Pictures: #TheBloggersMarket

A day spent amongst the incredibly eclectic #TheBloggersMarket, finding some super bargains and meeting some very talented people.

Getting Better is Scary To

Getting Better is Scary To

No one ever wants to be in pain, to get better and live a healthy life one day would be a dream come true but I’ve also found myself feeling anxious on days I’m doing ok. Here’s why. It took me the best part of […]