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10 Ways to Help those with ADHD

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Vitamins for Perimenopause

Perimenopause – what vitamins are working for me!

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ADHD AND MENOPAUSE

ADHD and Menopause

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Boys Bedroom Ideas

Come in No.2 your time is up!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Fred’s Room So this year it’s all about Freddie and his room.  He has patiently waited whilst both Samuel and Henry had their rooms redesigned, and now finally it is his turn! Actually out of all the boys, Fred is the tidiest.  He’s a complete soap dodger, but keeps a tidy room (well apart […]

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Chocolate Biscotti

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As soon as Henry saw this recipe for Chocolate Biscotti, he decided we needed to bake for Christmas; and I have to say they were delicious!  So why not give everyone a taste of Italy with these delicious biscuits – perfect for baking with the kids, then dunking in hot chocolate! Prep: 20 mins  […]

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Coding for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My boys have always been into computers and games, minecraft was a given along with school favourites such as Scratch.  So when I was approached by KidloLand to check out their new Coding for Kids app, I jumped at the chance.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Coding for Kids Samuel has just turned 6 so was the perfect age to try […]

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Christmas is a coming – Gift Ideas

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]‘Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling’ Edna Ferber[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]So I’ve finally started my Christmas shopping.  Little bit late to the game but better late than never eh!  So what am I buying this year… Well here are my best picks from my list:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Mummy So the first purchase is a completely selfish purchase.  I’m […]

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Time to get s**t done

Time to get s**t done – For one week only!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So I have one week till the new job, one week till my baby turns 6 (when the frig did that happen!) and one week till I turn my house from hell hole to organised style, ready to get the Christmas shizzle up!  Time to get s**t done.  There are 2 out of 3 things […]

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Easy Sausage Casserole

Quick and Easy Sausage Casserole

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Easy Sausage Casserole  Finding meals and recipes that are suitable for hungry teens, fussy kids, and parents who want everyone to eat healthily is an everyday challenge.  Nobody wants to be cooking three separate meals every night, but how you cater to everyone’s individual tastes and needs can be tricky.  This easy sausage […]

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Forgetful Kids

What To Do With Forgetful Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I began writing about forgetful kids earlier in the day on my lunch break, but actually couldn’t bring myself to type it.  Not for any other reason than I really didn’t want to write about my boy, my H and how scatty he is.  I began to question why I’d want to do that to […]

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Samuels Gallery Wall Update

How I updated Samuel’s wall for less than £10

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Those of you who know me, know just how impatient I am.  It’s a couple of weeks till payday, and to finish Henry’s room a shopping trip is required.  So I’m getting styling withdrawal symptoms, and Samuels Gallery Wall Update is just what was needed.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image media=”55780″ media_width_percent=”100″][vc_column_text] Samuels Gallery Wall Update So this is how […]

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Baking with Henry – Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So I have to say my first poll on Instagram was an absolute failure! LOL You guys all voting for us to bake all 5 cakes and then either invite you round or post to you wasn’t entirely helpful! Ha Ha so in the end I gave Henry the vote and he choose Chocolate Cornflake […]

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Kids Baking Recipes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Kids Baking Recipes [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]So my eldest has developed a real passion for cooking.  Whether it’s helping with the Sunday roast or cutting the veg for the weeknight salad, he’ll do what he can.  However sweet treats are always a particular favourite.  So here are our top 5 favourite kids baking recipes, perfect for […]

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Paint your own personalised Letter Canvas

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Paint Your Own Personalised Letter Canvas Looking for a beautiful but simple way to personalise your child’s room? Or maybe you’d like to make a gift for someone’s birthday?  These personalised letter canvas are so simple to make and cost only £5![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] What you will need Box Canvas (15cm x 15cm) – […]

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About Me

Time to change things up a little!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll know that for the last couple of months I’ve been through a bit of a change.  I was made redundant from my day job of almost 9 years and it really threw me for six.  It’s so hard not to take it personally and let it […]

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Simple Creamy Bacon Pasta

Simple Creamy Bacon Pasta

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Family-Friendly Cooking – Quick and Easy If your kids are anything like mine, then pasta is always a winner, especially at this time of year.  My boys love nothing more than a big bowl of pasta.  They love mac n cheese, but this simple creamy bacon pasta sauce is really delicious for a […]

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Let’s Play!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’ve never really been a board game family. I admit a slight obsession with collecting Monopoly’s means I’ve spent a lot of years hiding said board games and telling the boys they cannot touch, this may not have helped?! However several road trip holidays later (who can forget the one we left behind) and we […]

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Top 5 DIY Halloween Crafts

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]It’s almost that time, Halloween is almost upon us.  Fancy involving the kids in some crafts this year and having some truly unique decorations, then here are my Top 5 DIY Halloween Decorations I’ve found online this year! BOO Bottles! [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]So everyone has some bottles laying about.  Whether it’s some bang on trend ‘milk […]

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Update your Kids Room on a Budget

Update your kids room on a budget…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Update your kids room on a budget… Fancy giving your kids room a bit of an update, or maybe they are asking for a change?  It’s half term for a lot of people and money at this time of year is that little bit tighter.  Summer holidays are well and truly gone and Christmas […]

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Decorating your kids bedroom?! Colour Trends for 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So if you are looking to update your kids room in the next few months and fancy being bang on trend.  Then check out the Colour trends forecast for 2018 from Pantone and get creative… Colour Trends for 2018   Muted Tones [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image media=”55414″ media_width_percent=”100″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] PANTONE 17-1514 Ash Rose Sophisticated yet earthy Ash Rose […]

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Personalised Name Garland

Make your own Nursery Name Garland 

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So being a little crafty myself I absolutely love to make things for my boys and their rooms. It’s such a lovely feeling when you see your kids faces when you add something new and they know that you made for them.  However I also know that sometimes it’s not always that easy. Sometimes you […]

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gallery wall

Start With a Blank Canvas

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever fancied creating a gallery wall in your home somewhere?! Does the thought terrify you? Or maybe you have a wall beginning to be covered, but you’re not sure where to begin.  Well here is my guide to creating an awesome gallery wall.   Where?  Halls are always a popular room (does a hall actually count as a […]

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Top Ten Uses for muslin cloth

Baby, Baby, Baby

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Working on my latest production addition to the collections got me thinking.  Muslin cloth has been around for so long and with such humble beginnings, it’s amazing just how many uses it now has for baby.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] So here are my Top 10 Uses for Muslin Cloth [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]1. Burp Cloth We all forget a […]

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Awesome Tees for Super Kids!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sometimes a collaboration is so perfect and works so well, you wonder why you didn’t do it earlier! So you all know how much I love Superhero & Comic Book Style (and if you don’t go check it out!), and I’m always looking for anything superhero to add to my collection.  I have always loved […]

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Holiday Essentials for kids

Holiday Essentials for Kids

It’s that time of year again and I find myself turning into a little OCD packing monster LOL.  Packing for 3 boys as well as myself and years of flying has made me slightly ‘organised’ about the whole thing.  I need to ensure I don’t forget the holiday essentials for kids.  We have now switched […]

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gorilla glue

For The Toughest Jobs on Planet Earth

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’m working on a couple of bespoke orders at the moment which require a lot of patience (I’d forgotten just how much), as well as a lot of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and glue! Now I’ve always used Super Glue, I’ll even admit to using cheap own brands too (although never works as well so […]

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How Felicity Finds

Change is afoot…

So this week has been very much a week of change and to be honest it’s not been the best.  However I’m a great believer of change needing to happen no matter how painful.  Otherwise we end up stagnating and forgetting what made us tick, what made us happy, what made us smile… The day […]

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For the love of Typography

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Over the past few years (particularly due to my love affair with Instagram) I have developed an absolute passion, nye on obsession with typography in it’s many forms, but specifically artwork and soft furnishings.  I have dabbled in it myself with my ‘Word Games’ collection, based on one of my favourite childhood games Scrabble […]

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kids bedding

It’s time for something new!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve been a little quiet this week, what with the day job being a little full on at mo, half term coming up and a couple of new products to introduce!  Oh and a fabulous lunch event at the Hotel Du Vin organised by Avocado Events, with Digital Influencer, the awesomely witty and honest Harriet […]

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Fred’s desk makeover (for under £35)

Fred was already feeling a little left out (he’ll be last to get his room makeover), so when I could no longer ignore his desk getting a little overrun, I knew it was only fair to give him a mini makeover! Out of the 3 boys he is pretty good at keeping his room tidy, but […]

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fourcheekymonkeys

My Top 5 Kids Interiors Accounts

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]I literally could spend most of the day switching between Instagram and Pinterest as they are both such great places to find inspiration and tips on kids interiors and decor.  The below 5 accounts are my absolute faves, and would really recommend for inspiration and even more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]1. Four Cheeky Monkeys – Children’s Interiors and Lifestyle Four […]

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How Felicity Finds She Is Not Alone

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58951″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Post-Natal Depression [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]It’s been a while since I’ve written anything personal on here, in fact, it may have been #passportgate.  When I managed to forget to renew H’s passport and we had to leave him at home with the grandparents? […]

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Green is the new Black

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]‘Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.’ Pedro Calderon de la Barca [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Greenery was chosen as THE Pantone colour for 2017, and botanical in THE trend in interiors right now; so move over Monochrome, here’s how to introduce this massive trend into a nursery or child’s […]

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pirate ship kids bed

Where dreams are made…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]So after researching my last blog, I was approached by Dreamcraft Furniture in Sheffield as they had read my blog and were having an open day that next Saturday so wondered if I fancied popping along… Mmmm let me think… Handmade Kids beds…  Local Family Owned Business… Pirate themed photo booth… Oh go on […]

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princess palace bed

My Top 10 Beds for kids

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]You know me, I love to champion kids rooms, I really don’t want them forgotten about.  We spend so much time on decorating our social spaces and bedrooms tend to get left behind.  When my eldest two were born, kids rooms used to be all about the coordinating bedding, wallpaper borders and possibly curtains […]

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How felicity finds 3 craws sat upon a wa’

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]3 craws sat upon a wa’, sat upon a wa’, sat upon a wa’, on a cold and frosty morning!  A traditional scots song that suddenly came to mind (my mum used to sing to me) when I began to write this post on wall hangings! Wall hangings are such a massive trend right now, and […]

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What to do with an Anime Room

Okay so I must admit when Hen told me he wanted an Anime themed room I was v excited, to the point where i kinda lost it a little and just went Anime mad… However reality then set in when I began to think of furniture, fixtures and general colour scheme etc.  Also Hen is […]

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Toy Storage Sack

3 ways with storage sacks…

One of the hottest trends around at the minute for storage is the Toy Storage Sack; not only do they look pretty damn cool and can be personalised / printed / hand-painted with pretty much anything you can think of; and they are certainly not just for the realms of kids anymore… But with me, it’s […]

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A light at the end of the tunnel!

Sick of not being able to pictures for the past few months due to ‘day job’ working hours and lack of decent lighting, I’ve gone all out and spent a small fortune (£30!) on some new lighting and set up a mini studio in the attic!  Like a lot of small businesses out there i […]

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Felicity is turning Japanese

So Samuel’s room is pretty much done, few bits to add which i will of course share with you as they develop, but the next big project is Henry’s room… Now we swapped Henry & Samuel’s rooms when we redecorated, so it was lovely with Samuel’s as we started from a blank canvas, no furniture, […]

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What Felicity wants for Christmas…

Dear Santa, So i’m sat at home with a poorly little man fast asleep on the sofa, having to take time off work to look after him.  It brings it home just how hard juggling family life, a day job and my own business actually is at times like this.  Now while it isn’t easy […]

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How Felicity Finds it’s a blooming good week…

It’s been a pretty good week! Not only has Samuel’s room now got shelves (i get to spend the weekend titivating it all now, hoping for lots of happy post tomorrow and Saturday) and i got a very exciting email (more of that another time #ssshhh); but the awesome Mother Pukka (girl crush moment ☺️ #parentingtheshitoutoflife) […]

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How Felicity Finds the time to decorate…

Finally feel like i am getting somewhere with the shop on my website (for now please visit my Etsy Shop to purchase) and am slowly adding my products, but just as i think things are falling into place I now have a PHP memory issue with my site which means i cannot access the customise […]

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How Felicity finds Instagram…

Social Media is a funny old thing for small businesses, on one hand it’s a marvelous way to get your brand out there and interact directly with your customers for free; but on the other hand it opens you up to all sorts of interaction, from Spam, to unhappy customers (gone are the days of […]

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How Felicity Left One Behind…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”58959″ media_width_percent=”80″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Separation Anxiety [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space empty_h=”1″][vc_column_text] How I Left One Behind Gosh, I can’t believe how quickly the holidays have passed! Although our six weeks of school holidays were very helpfully broken up by 2 weeks in the middle with a very exciting […]

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How Felicity packs for 3 boys and a driving holiday!

Yep you heard me right we are going on holiday – to Austria – and we are driving!!!! With 3 boys it’s gonna be a tight squeeze especially with everything they want to take and making sure we have enough for 2 weeks. Now don’t get me wrong I can’t wait to get to Austria, Tschaggun […]

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How Felicity plans ahead in 3 easy steps…

Well that’s the plan, but as we know the reality (especially with kids involved) isn’t always as straightforward! The boys break up next Tuesday and the plan is to: Move our eldest up to the playroom (also poses as spare room with a bed and bathroom) in the attic whilst the decorating takes place.  Samuel […]

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Who said it was Pay Day?

and so it starts… The first of many purchases have been made towards Samuel’s room.  Actually this is one i’m really excited about as there were a limited amount released and I managed to buy a pair.  I’m so excited as Tiny Jax haven’t even officially launched yet, owned by the awesome @carterandus and available exclusively from […]

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How Felicity realises Samuel needs a big boy room…

Considering i’m pretty creative you’d be surprised to hear that my kids rooms aren’t that creative!  Some canvases and that’s about it, sssshhhh don’t tell anyone! However the more and more i delve into the world of interior design and expand my creative offerings then I really feel sorry for my boys as I’ve been […]

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How Felicity Rocks Half Term!

It’s been a mad week, half term for the kids last week but i still had to work a couple of days at the day job, then it was a case of balancing orders with entertaining the kids.  I managed to get the majority of my orders finished by the end of last week (my […]

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How Felicity finally got to say thanks!

I can’t remember if I have shared previously or not but my eldest boy Henry was born premature. At 34 weeks I developed pre-eclampsia and was taken into hospital, I remember feeling just not quite right on the Sunday evening and thought I beat check with the doc on the Monday morning, the next thing […]

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How Felicity was helped out of a dark day…

So it’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK and I’ve been listening to Radio 2 this week, each afternoon Jeremy Vine has been talking to someone with a different mental health illness each day, it’s been very insightful and great to hear it being talked about openly and honestly in the mainstream. Funnily enough […]

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How Felicity Finds A Love of Colour

So how many of you are scared of colour? Are you planning on decorating your nursery? Does the thought of adding any colour fill you with fear?! What colour do I add? Can I add more than one? Should I only paint one wall? How do I tie in with the rest of the room? […]

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How Felicity Finds 3 very different uses for Stationery…

It’s National Stationery Week and today is World Stationery Day, which reminded me of a previous blog post.  What better way to celebrate than to look at how to use Stationery in some very different ways to decorate your home. What! I hear you cry. But seriously there are some fab uses from everyday stationery. Clip […]

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How Felicity Deals With The Loss

So I’d done really well today, I’d suddenly got some inspiration and despite having a post already started on draft I felt the need to write a whole new post.  I was inspired by some pins i’d found earlier in the week and just how fab the use of bold and striking colour can be […]

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How Felicity Finds 3 reasons to be cheerful

It’s been a good week this week.  I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone a couple of times, doing things I’d normally shy away from; As mentioned in my last post I’ve booked the Baby & Toddler Show in Manchester Oct 7-9.  I am really excited but also pretty scared! I’ve done loads of trade […]

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How Felicity Finds Some Personal Strength

I had an interesting conversation with my sister whilst she was down last week regarding self-confidence and how we carry ourselves.  It’s funny how sometimes the most outwardly confident people are in fact inwardly the shyest; take me, I come across as pretty confident, I dress how I like (quirky, eccentric are a few words […]

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How Felicity Finds Positivity, 1 Step At A Time

How is everyone doing? For me it’s been Easter school holidays, which always proves difficult in terms of time, but it does mean some time off with the kids (not as much as i’d like) and some awesome family time with my sister and nephew. The kids go back in a week but i now […]

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How Felicity Finds Her Voice!

Since i started blogging i’ve always been a little hit and miss with my content, do i blog about what i do and how i do it, or do i blog about running a small business and being a mummy.  There are so many blogs out there, so what makes me different, why would you […]

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Working with WordPress!

Okay so who’s bright idea was it?! Who decided to move over to wordpress, it’ll be easy?! Who decided it would be a good idea to start their website from scratch again?! I need to have a serious word with myself LOL.  It wasn’t easy (domain name issues, re-pointing servers, email issues, working out how to use wordpress […]

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How Felicity Finds Managing Time…

Over the past two months I’ve spent a lot of time building my business, developing my brand identity and networking to increase my visibility, it’s worked and this is where in lies the problem (I don’t deny it’s a good problem!)…

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How Felicity Finds it as Easy As 1 2 3?

So my first blog post on my new site! Lots has gone on since I opened back up my Etsy Shop and started producing my canvases full time again.  It’s been too long, but my littlest was too little for me to be able to give it my full attention and I didn’t want to […]

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