The Sunday Edit: FOMO

The past week I have really noticed my FOMO (fear of missing out for anyone as clueless as I usually am) has peaked. My friends, some with children, most without, out and about in town, in Ibiza, dancing on tables or prancing around at festivals without a care in the world. When you’re at home on Saturday night yet again its so easy to feel you’re missing out. Don’t get me wrong I am happy with my choices, knowing my baby is tucked up sleeping soundly as I tuck into another boxset with my Netflix husband is one of the best feelings in the world. Especially when accompanied with a giant pizza and a plenty of good wine. Sometimes I just need to remind myself of just how lucky I am, and that I chose to be right here right now. And when I choose not to be those tables are just a babysitters call away from being danced on. But it’s not always simple, being able to enjoy the moment. Whether that moment is prancing around at a festival, skinny dipping in Ibiza, or in my pjs sat on the sofa finishing off the last of the Malteasers treat size bag (whoops). So this weeks Sunday inspo post is about the here and now. Living for the moment, whatever that moment is. And making the most of it. You don’t get it back. You can’t relive it. So make it worth living.

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The Sunday Edit: ‘Just Do It’

Growing up part of the ‘Just Do It’ generation hasn’t been a bad thing, its driven us to get what we want, to work, to have fun, to love, to party, to go for it. But rarely to just do nothing.

Anyone that follows me on Instagram may have seen I recently posted some daily affirmation cards I have received from the The Yes Mum and today’s card read ‘You don’t have to do it all’. Rather timely as I fell through the door having stayed away with friends this weekend. A three hour drive with a two year demanding this that and everything. Bags needing unpacking, house a mess from rushing off early Saturday morning, washing stacked up, a strange smell lingering from last weeks mouldy blooms, a blog post to write, new curtains to hang (black-out and praying they work for Vivienne and those 5am wake-ups)… I just wanted to leave the ‘adulting’ behind and crash on the sofa.

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The Sunday Edit: Style Inspo

After missing last week’s Sunday inspo edit (sorry) I wanted to make this weeks a double dosage of gorgeous style inspo. So having trawled Pinterest and stalked the most stylish ladies on Instagram here goes… I hope it helps inspire you for the week ahead.

Make the most of what you have. Enjoy what you have. Cherish what you have. And work hard for what you’re soon to have.

Be the best version of you, be happy, healthy, have fun (and shake ya bum)…

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The Sunday Edit: Home

I had a special girlfriend over for dinner last night, I cooked a garlic and thyme roast chicken with my favourite salad – crispy chorizo, chopped red onion, mixed tomatoes and gallons of cider vinegar. We chatted about babies and Instagram, husbands and shopping,  politics and Netflix… and how addicted we are to our phones. It was then we realised we hadn’t looked at our phones once that evening – and it was lovely. People do say ‘home is where the wifi connects automatically’ but I am far too guilty of being on my phone too much when I am home and not switching off and relaxing properly. So this weekends Sunday inspo post is focused on relaxation. Lets all try and switch off a bit this week, and remember what it was like to have a few moments to ourselves, screen free with just our thoughts for company.

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The Sunday Edit: Your Decision

Another weekend gone in a flash… a slightly blurred flash after yesterdays girly lunch continued into the evening and involved far too much tequila and at least one too many espresso martinis. So with a dull head I write my Sunday post and I am looking forward to a fresh week ahead.

I wanted to touch on ‘approval’ and the way it affects the way we live our lives. The way fear of being criticised or judged by friends, family and even strangers holds us back.

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The Sunday Edit: Not Just A Mum

Since having my daughter almost two years ago now, being a mum is something that’s often discussed with my other mum friends. Whether being a ‘just a mum’ is enough… and when actually it’s just not enough and you need more. Then there is why so many of us don’t want to admit to it.

There should be no guilt in wanting more yet we all feel it.  We all beat ourselves up for it. The endless cycle of guilt that starts from the moment your first is born and lasts a lifetime. Just because you are a mum it doesn’t mean you can’t still be glamorous and do the things you used to enjoy so much. Why shouldn’t you enjoy some me-time locked away in the bathroom with the latest glossy mag and a bath full of salts that were far too expensive than you like to admit….

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