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We are always asked what we wanted to do as a child for when we grew up into an adult and went out into the scary world of working, some of us had a dream job, the one thing that since childhood knew what they wanted to do and made it their complete life goal to achieve that job.. My husband for an example has always wanted to work in the gaming industry, whether it was making a game or even writing about them and while hes come along way from his quiet beginnings he now owns and writes on his own gaming website with a group of other fantastic writers and video editors and is making waves in the gaming industry. (His site is B3 if you are curious) but I could never pin point what I’ve always wanted to do, I couldn’t find something that would be the one thing I would dream about doing and I find that a little sad, why couldn’t I pick something? I simply couldnt even find the answer to that.

My children have some pretty good dream jobs, Amelia said to me that she wanted to be a doctor, and not just any kind of doctor but a brain one and Kai has said that he wants to be a race driver, clearly his obsession with cars sparks that dream and I am more than willing to help them get that job as long as they both are aware of how much work goes into it all, which I feel has been the biggest issue with me finding something that I truly enjoy doing.

I guess that I sit here writing this blogs that perhaps my new dream job is what I am doing now, writing.. I am very worried that I will be floating through life not knowing still when I am much older..

I asked about with other wonderful bloggers to see what their dream was and if they had achieved it, or perhaps they have found something way out of their comfort zone and enjoy it more than they expected.

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 “I grew up aspiring to be an architect, then an interior designer, did a graphic design degree wanting to be an illustrator and then grew a love for photography through blogging. It’s always stayed within the creative industry so they’ve always stemmed from the creative spark I have but it’s crazy how your goals constantly change!” – Gemma 

“When I was a kid I really wanted to be either a teacher or a vet, now I’m a full time blogger and I don’t want to be anything else! It’s perfect for me. My daughter says she wants to be a blogger when she grows up too” – Louise

“I have always wanted to work in care, if that be midwifery or being a carer for the elderly i dont care!” – Rebecca 

I always really wanted to be a Mummy! However now I am one I’ve come to realise that I NEED to work alongside it just to feel a little more human so having my blog makes me feel like I’ve won the lottery as they’re two “dream jobs”” – Georgina 

“As a child I changed my mind a lot! From wanting to be a firefighter to a radio DJ! I think I never knew what I wanted to be right through to adulthood. Now, by chance, I’ve become a full time blogger and it’s absolutely my dream job to work for myself. I hope it continues”Victoria

“My mum said at one point I wanted to be a teacher or a policewoman, but I have a vivid memory of spending ages designing shoes! I was about 8 and used to take a little notebook to school to sketch my designs. I’m now a fashion designer!” – Alice

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and as for me, I said above that I just didn’t know what I wanted to do, according to my mother I wanted to be a dental nurse but the thought of dealing with other peoples smell mouths is now officially off putting for me, I am fully trained to work with children, but now that I have my own I cannot think about working with them and then coming hope and repeating it.

I know at one point in my life I will find something that speaks to me, but for now, I am very happy with being a mummy and a homemaker.. perhaps that is after all my dream job?

Until next time

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This weeks photo comes from my day over my mums house, Mr S needed to do some much needed catch up on some writing that hes been doing for his website and because the children can be such a handle and very noisy I asked my mum if we could come to her house for the day and let him get on with it.

and he did..

but I took my camera and snapped away lots of photos of the children and her garden/house

These are Cyclamens that sit in her conservatory, if you follow me on my instagram you would’ve seen this photo already but I love how clear and clean everything looks.

Today we are off to my aunts house for a meal, expect anything I take today to end up in next weeks photograph Sunday

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I know I know, I forgot to do February’s monthly favorites, I have a perfectly good reason for that and its purely because I was sick for most of that month and my mental health wasn’t exactly perfect either (when is it ever?) but this month I am feeling a lot better and I have things that I have used/watched that I can add to a favorutes list! so here goes.

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Beauty

I have always been a big fan of Maybelline products, its average price and have always been kind on my skin, so when I went to look for some new foundation I had to try this one, I have tried their Matte Mousse before but after being pregnant for the third time it caused my skin to become really dry so I wanted to switch to more of a liquid foundation and this Satin Liquid foundation was on a deal in my local tesco’s so I thought why not! it doesnt feel heavy and I like how it goes onto my skin along with the Brightening Creamy Concealer, both work really well with my awkward skin and are able to hide all those black circles produced by being woken up in all hours of the night.

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Fashion

The one thing I have worn near constantly during this month has been my pandora bracelet, I got a couple of new charms for mothers day and I decided to wear it a little bit more, I got it for my 23rd birthday and thanks to work I never really put it on much, but now that its gaining more charms I wanted to show it off a little more, not all of them are pandora brand because frankly they are super expensive for me but I found a good company on amazon that sell sterling silver charms at a good price (and sent them over to my husband)

I have also been loving these printed T shirts from Printsome, which host a whole range printed garments including children’s clothing, so if you are off out to a event as a group then these would be perfect!

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Baby

Last month Bugaboo announced the launch of their new pram called the Fox, and sadly discontinued the sale of the beautiful stunning Buffalo which has been my dream pram since I saw it but it was been something I was sure I would never call my own, I explained to my husband that it would be my last pram, and would be used for the next baby (yes I am mad) and how it was also being removed from sale on the Bugaboo website and he agreed to buy it for me and its amazing! I am actually in love with it!

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Randoms

Gaming –

This month I have played a few games, one has been Rainbow Six Siege who have done a month long mode with zombies and I have thoroughly enjoyed it, Played it with my good gaming friends and its been a blast just being stupid while playing a game mode, you take over one of the operatives from the main game and go through events to help a doctor or find the source of the virus that’s causing the outbreak, its been an enjoyable experience learning how to use different operatives and I have actually gained a little more respect for some of the support characters which has then helped me in the main game.

I have also been playing Minecraft with my husbands website lot, they set up a server and its been a lot of fun getting back into Minecraft and building things, its being made into a modded Minecraft server too so once its all set up I cant wait to get back onto it and do what I said I was going to do and make everyone else a breakfast burrito!

Tv –

Amazon prime has been my friend for the last month, it has had me addicted once more to the fabulous series called Scrubs! I have binge watched all of it up until season 8 and stopped there, I know I should watch season 9 but I remember hating it when I first saw it so I will end this months favorites with my favorite moment from Scrubs..

and there we have it! How fast did March go compared to January? this year is going by faster than I expected but I am excited for next month because its both my birthday month and Robin will be turning 2!

Heres to another fantastic month!

Until next time

 

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We all know that around this time of year, well if I am brutally honest just after Christmas, Easter is on everyone’s mind what with the shops getting stocked full of eggs that sadly go out of day before the actual Easter day, and while now that my two are a little older I am more comfortable with them having chocolate and sweets, but this year I thought it would be a fantastic little idea, that I have seen many other wonderful bloggers do as well, is create a basket full of things that are Easter related.

One slight issue, which you will see as you read along is that I picked up the baskets before I picked up anything else so it explains why not everything fits perfectly inside it.. my bad!

Yes I did get chocolate, and quite a bit which I am surprised by, I am usually extremely strict with what chocolate my children have and now with the added worries of choking on a mini egg I now want to be even more careful of what ones I get, but on a bright Monday morning I popped along to the most fanciest store in our town, Poundland, and got some treats, a ‘small’ collection of chocolate eggs that if you don’t wish to just hand them over are perfect for Easter egg hunts and some little models made out of chocolate that rattle, so I expect more chocolate is hidden inside, as well as some drawing pads, coloring books and some wonderful paint your own eggs to decorate with, which I feel saves me the trouble of blowing the contents out of an egg as well as some crayons, you can never go wrong with some cheap crayons!

I then thought it would be perfect if I also get some stupid headbands and while I was looking for those found these adorable little dancing puppets of a bunny and chick, I remember having a soldier version of these as a child and had loads of fun with them.

Up next I headed along to Tesco for the main event eggies, they have a good sale on at the moment with these smaller, children sized eggs and they are £1 each, which I think is perfect seeing as everything else I got came from Poundland! I also being the sneaky chocolate thief that I am grabbed myself a white chocolate egg to enjoy that evening, I like being an adult and not having to wait to eat Easter Eggs.

Once I got home it was time to assemble everything, this is when I realized that I didn’t have the right sized baskets for all the goodies I got for the children to enjoy, but after a little thinking I figured that it didn’t matter in the long run as everything will be ripped out of there once they see it all.

and here we have the final product..

.. I know it isn’t exactly the most ‘instagramable’ photo of them all and I didn’t do myself proud with what image I had in my head but I feel like Kai and Amelia will love them none the less, and Robin herself didnt get an egg as she is still a little young to have them just yet, she picked up herself (and didn’t let go) this cute little cat toy she found in Primark, so I guess that’s her Easter egg.

Are you making anything similar for Easter this year? If Kai and Amelia love it then I am excited to do it all over again next year, hopefully with a bit more creativity and a much larger basket!

Happy Easter and Zombie Jesus Day.

 

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Roughly a month ago I got the good idea to turn our unused storage room into something a little different, we live in a smallish two bedroom flat and there honestly isn’t enough room for all of us, the older two share a bedroom with each other along with their clothes and toys and honestly it can become a bit messy in there with both of them being children and not knowing how to clean up after themselves.

So after I sat on Pinterest I decided that this small box room which is more of a chuck everything into it room into their own playroom which itself ended up being a long and awkward job.

As you can see from this photo, its a mess, poorly painted by the previous tenant and full of our things we just didn’t have space for, but once I got it into my head that I wanted to do something it needed to be done, first things first was removing everything and seeing what needed to be thrown away, all important stuff which I had saved from when my children were babies had been placed into a box anyway so I popped that under the bed and sold my old Quinny buggy, Mr S brought a cupboard for our bedroom to place all his tools and other stuff that he had in there, you cannot see it but at the back of the room there was a desk that he had planned on using but it never happened and once that was all sorted the chest freezer that we got for our wedding was moved into the kitchen where it belonged!

After all that was clear it was time to start the painting which I love doing, and I am not being sarcastic, there is something very therapeutic about painting walls but I asked Mr S to paint around the ceiling because I was being a bit of a wuss and didn’t want to get onto the ladder.

The paint that I picked was from Wilkinson’s and is called Stardust which on the tin looked like this lovely light grey but because of the lighting we have in the play room it gave off a light purple look which if I am being honest, annoyed me greatly, but I continued and just hoped because it was wet and the walls I was painting it onto had purple paint underneath, that it would settle down and be the grey I hoped it would be, which thankfully has done that, so the next thing that was needed is carpet, for which we took a fun little trip to the remnants store!

Whats funny about this is when I was pregnant with Amelia I was addicted to the smell of new carpets, so walking in that store would’ve been a dream come true to me if we did this a few years ago, we found our perfect carpet, a nice neutral sandy colour which I will probably regret later because of the mess, cut it down and it fits in perfectly.

At this point in time, we unfortunately reached a point where we needed to change the light fittings because of the age of them but because Mr S didn’t understand electrics, we stopped for a bit and waited until someone could come around and help fix the new fitting, but while that was going on I decided to look into some styling for the room, and thanks to the wonderful Jenna on twitter for sharing her store Dorkface I got some of her prints which I thought would create a fun theme for the room.

We also have one of these amazing toy bags from Room to Grow, these are by far my favorite form of toy storage and with the little theme of grey, blue and red that we have picked for the play room their beautiful Blue Star Toy Basket* fits perfectly with the childrens pre-existing toy baskets, Room to Grow is a British children’s furniture retailer that host a while range of beautiful and stylish accessories perfect for any child’s bedroom or in our case the toy room and with the size of them it even replaces one of their grey baskets.

We still have so much more to do in the play room but I am honestly so proud of how far we have come with it, there is plenty more that needs to be added, like baskets for their draws as the ones I ordered with the draws were far to big for it so I need to get some different ones, but even without it, I think it looks fantastic and a much better place than just a storage cupboard.

What do you think? Have you ever made a big change in your home like a cupboard into a playroom?

Until next time

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