Author Archives: Jen

This is where I can write about family, style, fashion and beauty. In fact this blog is a little bit of everything and anything. If you want to see what I say about Homes and Interiors though, hop over to Love Chic Living.

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

How to get a good nights sleep

We’ve all been there at some point: counting sheep, watching the clock, anticipating the alarm, and anything else that means we are not actually doing what we should be doing — sleeping. When a glass of warm milk before bed and an eye mask just aren’t doing the job, there are a few other ways to get that much-needed shut ... Read More »

Would you Convert your Attic Space?

Loft space

It’s been a long held dream of mine, that one day we can afford to develop our loft space into an extra bedroom. In our street of 3 bed, 100 year old Victorian semis, many people have decided to renovate the loft and create an extra room. They’ve gone about it in different ways, using different designs, but the result ... Read More »

The Perfect Way to Relaxation and Contentment

Coffee cagliari

How do you like to relax? You might be someone who likes to take yourself off for a run. Or maybe you love to get outside and tackle the gardening. Or perhaps you have a crazy streak and love to jump out of aeroplanes! We all find different ways to forget the strains and stresses of the day, and what ... Read More »

The Perfect Summer Garden

contemporary pond

My family are here visiting us as it’s the school holidays, and we spent a lovely afternoon in the sunshine yesterday, tidying up the garden, pulling weeds and mowing the lawn. I love and hate this time of year in equal measure, when it comes to the garden. Yes, everything is coming to life after the dull and dreary Winter, ... Read More »

The New #GirlsAreAmazing Campaign

Girl Talk T Shirts girlsamazinggirls

I have 2 girls, one of whom is heading towards her pre-teen years and I worry a lot about the impact of negative female media images on them both. We’ve worked hard with them in terms of self-esteem, particularly on Miss R who is 7, and I’m starting to think it might be working. However, the pre-teen magazing Girls Talk ... Read More »

Our Favourite Frozen Covers from YouTube


Are your children massive Frozen fans? If they’re anything like mine, they’ve been scouring the internet to feed their Frozen adiction whilst they wait for the arrival of the DVD. Miss R treated herself to the Frozen CD the other day, with some of her birthday money, and it’s been on repeat ever since. Her Dad is taking up residence ... Read More »

Style Statement: 3 Ways with a Nordic Sheepskin Rug

Sheepskin on sofa

The Nordic look is incredibly popular at the moment, and whilst it’s a look that works well in the Winter, it can be adapted to work brilliantly well in the Spring too. I’ve been showcasing my love of the Nordic or Scandi look over on the new eBay Collections through my Scandi Chic board and it’s been really well received. ... Read More »

A Mother’s Day Outfit from Vertbaudet

vertbaudet outfit

We’re getting together with my family this Mother’s Day, celebrating the day with a lunch at my Dad’s golf club. It’s lovely to be treated for both me and my Mum, and lovely for us all to spend the day together. Becky from Baby Budgeting is running a great little competition, in association with Verbaudet where us blogging mums can ... Read More »

How Do Your Children Sleep?

Sleeping baby

Sometimes my girls have trouble sleeping. Like all children they have to have their bedtime routines but even when those routines are firmly in place, they can still have difficulties either getting to sleep, or they might wake in the middle of the night unexpectedly. Don’t get me wrong it’s not a big problem but recently it had me reflecting ... Read More »

Dressing an Older Girl’s Room


Miss E is approaching 10 years old now, and I can’t quite believe that. She has her own style, her own likes and dislikes and she can be very vocal about them. We’re moving into the tween years where she’ll develop more of her own opinions and become much more of an individual. Part of me is proud and excited ... Read More »

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