#HideTheBags Supporting small businesses this Christmas

It’s all too convenient these days to pick up your Christmas shopping from the giants – the mega toy stores, the supermarkets during your grocery shop and the online retailers offering sales and bulk delivery services.  more “#HideTheBags Supporting small businesses this Christmas”

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10 Christmas gift ideas for girls 2017 #HideTheBags

As a Mum to two girls, this post is for anyone seeking a little bit of gifting inspiration for the little girls in their life – grandchildren, nieces, goddaughters, step -daughters, or even your own little fierce ones if you are lacking in inspiration.  more “10 Christmas gift ideas for girls 2017 #HideTheBags”

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#HideTheBags; Autumn Supermarket Sweep

There is something about the change of season which makes your soul sing and your ability to resist a bargain go down the drain.Jumpers, jeans, boots. Dresses with tights, mustard tones and a new pair of kicks…I didn’t stand a chance on the weekly food shop really did I? The folk who introduced Mum clobber to the supermarket aisles really was onto a winner, and I have to say, this last month I’ve been unable to resist. more “#HideTheBags; Autumn Supermarket Sweep”

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#HideTheBags…Statement Converse; What’s your flavour?

When it comes to Mum Wardrobe essentials, a sturdy pair of pumps is a staple, and therefore a valid reason to partake in a spot of shoe shopping as required. more “#HideTheBags…Statement Converse; What’s your flavour?”

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#HideTheBags; Surf T Shirts by SALTROCK

Defining your style isn’t really a clear cut task is it? Like most women, my fashion sense presents in varying personas depending on the occasion, the weather and my mood, but can generally be categorised into the following brackets. more “#HideTheBags; Surf T Shirts by SALTROCK”

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#HideTheBags; Summer staples with @JDWFashion

It’s official, it’s the last half term before the end of the school year, I’ve broken out a new bottle of sun cream, and yogurt has been replaced by ice cream as an after dinner standard. SUMMER has arrived.  more “#HideTheBags; Summer staples with @JDWFashion”

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#HideTheBags for less with voucherism

Whilst I’ve confessed publicly that 2017 is going to see a new me; one who cuts back on impulsive shopping and less off the excessive materialism, there’s nothing like a change of season for a little bit of a splurge. more “#HideTheBags for less with voucherism”

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#HideTheBags; Happy valentines day to me

Self love. It’s a big thing right now isn’t it? We’ve all read about positive body image, mindfulness, celebrating ourselves as Mothers, and as Women. Learning to love yourself, it’s the greatest love of all. So, if this is true what better time to love yourself than Valentine’s day. more “#HideTheBags; Happy valentines day to me”

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5 amazing (and free) Christmas gifts to remember

As a one income family, this time of year can be a bit of a stretch. But that’s nothing new – it was a stretch when we had an extra salary coming in, a stretch before we had kids (somehow) and even a stretch before we really knew the flipping meaning of ‘a stretch’.

It’s got me thinking though about those ‘gesture’ gifts, and whether people would really like a pair of socks, a novelty bit of tat – or something much more thoughtful. more “5 amazing (and free) Christmas gifts to remember”

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#HideTheBags: Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for fellas

It’s the same every single Christmas. Kids gifts are sorted in one 10 minute session online, and Mums, sisters, aunties I could shop for all day long. But when it comes to the men in my life (by that, please be assured I have only one MAN but three ‘Dads’, several brothers, uncles and brother in laws) I struggle every single time. more “#HideTheBags: Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for fellas”

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