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A to Z – P is for 5 Year Plan

5 year plan –

In five years time, I will be 36 years old.. I will be a mother to an almost teenager and probably a have another baby by then, here are my plans that I hope to achieve in these next five years..

  1. Go back to collage – I have been looking at doing a photography course for a while now, I love taking photos and I would honestly love to expand to a causal to something a little more.
  2. Get a job – I have been out of work for a while now, since I had my first child in 2010 and a part of me wants to get back into the job market and bring some money into our house and hopefully help towards..
  3. Owning our own home – we are council tenants, and its okay, its not great but I would love to one day, hopefully in the next five years to have our own home.
  4. Earn from my blog – when I started my blog, I never wanted to earn from it, it is and will probably continue being a hobby more than anything, but it is a little dream of many that one day have my blog earn me some pennies.
  5. Overcome my fears – there’s a huge difference with facing a fear and actually over coming it all, for example I went to Birmingham to meet some ladies but it required me to get onto a train, after doing that I realized I am afraid of the tracks and not the train itself and while my mother keeps trying to push a train again,I don’t want to get back on one any time soon.. I honestly would love one day to join Mr S in one of his events that he goes to for his site (and actually take photos for his social media as hes useless at that)

and that’s it, nothing great but I can see a few of them achievable, however the sheer thought of hopping back onto a train still makes my stomach drop..

One day eh?

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

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Glossybox October – Roundup -#blogtober

Glossybox has given us a treat this month, whether you are a proud unicorn or a mighty mermaid, you will love this months box, which is unfortunately now sold out but I thought I should still do my monthly roundup of what was in it.

I got, as you can see, Unicorn! I couldn’t resist placing my unipusheen in the photos, whats better than a unicorn than a fat grey cat unicorn?

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Mermaid v Unicorn Eye shadow Palette – when I saw this palette my heart skipped a little, I love the shades and I honestly cannot wait to play with them properly, at a pocket friendly price of £4 and can be found in your local Superdrug is this wonderful funky palette.

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Kawaii Enterprise Brush Cleansing Egg – when I opened this up, I honestly thought it was just another beauty blender, purely because of how it was packaged, but it isnt that at all, but a brush cleaner! I have been seeing all over my facebook of homemade cleaners with a bit of plastic and some hot glue so getting this, is a highlight! it fits nicely on your fingers and is perfect for smaller brushes.

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Bang Beauty Cream Color – How beautiful is this color? what is it? I hear you ask, it is in fact a multi use cream, you can use it anywhere and I have mainly worn it on my lips, and I love it, it reminds me of those little pots of lip balm I used to collect as a teen.

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Lord and Berry Brow Pencil – I have probably said this before but my eyebrows are terrible, they are fair and just not there so i’m always on the hunt for new eyebrow pencils or tricks, and I love this, the one I received was slightly darker to what I was used to but I love how easily it was applied! I can see this being an every day use thing!

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Sleek Makeup Creme to Powder Blush – The packaging of this is velvet, I think I was more impressed with the packaging than I was the product haha, I am a newbie with makeup so not only do i not own any blush (well I do now) but I also do not know how to use it, this shade is really pretty and its making me want to attempt to go from newbie to not so newb with my make up.

All these products are full size in this months box, usually its two full size and three samples but I love how Glossybox gave us such a fun treat for October and I cannot wait for the November box now!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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The Harry Potter Tag #blogtober

A while ago, I was tagged in a Harry Potter Tag by the wonderful Paige, you can find her at her book blog Books and Belle and like a complete idiot that I am, I forgot to actually get it done!

Now I wasn’t to sure if I should’ve done this in Blogtober or Blogmas (I am still not 100% sure if I want to blog every day in December..) but I decided to include it in Blogtober because it made a bit of sense… AND we are currently re-watching the movies, so basically I am in a Potter mood!

onto the questions!

  • What house are you in? – When I was little, and Harry Potter was new, I took one of those online quizzes, the ones that ask you pretty obvious questions to get the answer you want, and I got Slytherin, but now in the days of Pottermore, I took the test expecting the same answer, and the sorting hat placed me in… Hufflepuff… not that I am complaining.. I am actually proud!
  • What is your patronus? – My patronus is a Bloodhound, unexpected considering I am not a fan of dogs
  • What is your wand? – Hawthorn, Dragon heart sting, 14 1/2 inch
  • What would your boggart be? – Death, I have many fears but death is one of the main ones.
  • What position would you play in Quidditch? – I am rather good catching and throwing, I have inherited my dads cricket skills so probably a Keeper.
  • Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born? – Half blood
  • What job would you want after to have after graduating Hogwarts? – I am not to sure, If I hadn’t had children I would probably just blend myself in to the muggle world and work in retail, but of course if i had continued my studies I probably would’ve worked in a wizard preschool (if there is such a thing of course)
  • Which of the deathly hallows would you choose? – probably the cloak of invisibility, id love to be able to walk around my town without fear of people seeing me.
  • Favourite book? – Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Least favourite book? – Order of the Phoenix
  • Favourite film? – Prisoner of Azkaban!
  • Least favourite film? – Probably Philosophers Stone, I didn’t like how ‘plastic’ it felt, the castle didnt feel lived in compared to the other films
  • Favourite character? – Remus Lupin of course 🙂
  • Least favourite/most hated character? – I don’t think I have a least favorite, all the characters, good and bad, are brilliant!
  • Favourite teacher at Hogwarts? – Mcgonagall, shes just bad ass!!
  • Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts? – Slughorn, I don’t know why, I just didn’t like him.
  • Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series? – I like Gambon as Dumbledore, I know a lot of people joke about how bad he is but I like what he brought to the character.
  • If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save? – Remus Lupin, I understand why he had to die etc, but… he shouldn’t have died!!!! 😛

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and thats it..

I tag..

Laura 
Jess
Steph

Here are the questions for the people I have tagged!

  • What house are you in?
  • What is your patronus?
  • What is your wand?
  • What would your boggart be?
  • What position would you play in Quidditch?
  • Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?
  • What job would you want after to have after graduating Hogwarts?
  • Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?
  • Favourite book?
  • Least favourite book?
  • Favourite film?
  • Least favourite film?
  • Favourite character?
  • Least favourite/most hated character?
  • Favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
  • Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?
  • Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?
  • If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Craft fun – Hand paint spiders. #Blogtober.

Back with some more craft fun, this time its hand painted spiders! as you cant have Halloween without spiders!

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  • Paper or card
  • Black paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush

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Its pretty easy, draw on a spiders web in one corner of the card with the white pen, paint or ask your child to paint their hand and four fingers, make sure their fingers are spread out and stamp down onto the paper, repeat for the other side of the spider.

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Leaving to dry, stick on the googly eyes and cut them out and it should hopefully look a little like this!

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You can do similar with a witch or a ghost, just change the color of the paint.

A nice and easy craft for your children to do!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Photograph Sunday.

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I have gone halloween mad lately and I cannot help it! these funky things are from wilkos and they are amazing..

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I have however had to remove them because R has decided she likes to climb things now, I just love how they look sitting in my window, they will be back up there on the 31st of course to show the trick or treaters we are welcoming to them!

sweets galore!!

until next time

Mummy Cat

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12

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup #blogtober

This is by far my favorite of the soups out there, I cant remember exactly where I saw this recipe originally but it has been tweaked and made into something that I am going to share with you today.

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  • one large butternut
  • two or three sweet potatoes
  • onion
  • two cloves of garlic
  • two pints of stock, mine was chicken
  • salt and pepper

img_3253-5Cut and peel the butternut squash and sweet potato, I used pre cut veg as I got these from my local sainsburys and they were half off but if you get the full veg you’ll need to cut them up to about the size of a 50p but nice and thick, set them aside and chop up the onion and garlic cloves

Cook them off for a little bit, add in the squash and the sweet potato followed by the chicken stock and let simmer for about twenty minutes.

Once the twenty minutes are up, take off the heat and leave to cool before popping it into a blender.

I like mine a little thick and gloopy so I don’t add as much water in, grab some of your favorite bread and enjoy.

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Until next time.

Mummy Cat

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My Morning Routine #blogtober!

After reading the wonderful Becca from My Girls and Me do a morning routine, I couldn’t resist doing one myself.. so here is my morning routine..

Any time between 3am and 6am R wakes up, I either get really lucky and she just wants her dummy, or I get unlucky and she requires the full haul of the milk/nappy change fun, She either goes back to sleep or doesn’t.. it truly is a luck of the draw!

6:30am… my alarm goes off, depending on how the hours before alarm o’clock, i either get up and feel awesome…or I am a utter zombie, I can usually here K and A playing or arguing around this time, but they often play well together so.. as I said, depending on how things went, I either get up and get ready, or snuggle back into bed.. if I do that then..

7:12am.. Mr S’s alarm goes off.. time to get up!

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7:20/30am.. breakfast time for all, just before breakfast K and A get themselves ready for school, I will leave their clothes out when they go to bed so its easier for them to get dressed and they are often ready before breakfast, R is always still in her sleep suit during breakfast as it limits how much washing that needs doing later!
8:15.. Mr S takes the children to Breakfast club, yes two breakfasts!, well its more of a before school club really, I wish I knew of this when I had R as it would’ve made mornings a lot easier

8:30/40am .. I give R a bottle of milk and let her sit in her bed while I go have a nice bath, I have been obsessed with Imperial Leather ‘Cherry Bakewell’ bubble bath, it smells exactly like Cherry Bakewells! you can almost taste the pastry! go buy it!

8:50/9:00am .. GET DRESSED and get myself a cuppa tea! I pop some Cbeebies on for R and I set up my laptop and start doing my makeup.. I love being ready, even if I have no plans to leave the house, I am ready before half 9, getting my makeup and doing my hair makes me feel a little more human sometimes.. more so after an early start..

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Roughly around 10:00am.. R goes for her morning nap and I crack on with writing and housework until she wakes up which is usually just before lunch time!

and that’s my morning routine, pretty boring and basic but I love how chill it can be, the morning of the first day back at school was crazy, we go up late and we rushed about like headless chickens!!

Sometimes R doesn’t nap during the mornings but usually she does, its nice when she does as I can be busy without Tornado R destroying things!

Until next time.

Mummy Cat

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