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Sunday, 31 July 2011

3 in 30...# I Just Ran Every Day For A Month :)

Can you believe it! 

I am so proud of myself!

I just ran everyday for a month!!

Last few day of my 3 in 30 challenge.

Silent Sunday...


Friday, 29 July 2011

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop....

The weekend already!? 

You know what that means then? 

Time for a blog hop!!

Hello and welcome to week two of  Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

the rules have not been set yet as it is new to me and maybe you?

Just link up your posts and visit some other blog to make new friends.

It would be good if you followed me on Google friends connect?

If you do follow me leave a message so I can follow back :)


Thursday, 28 July 2011

3 In 30 And Fitness Friday...

Here it is, my 3 In 30 And Fitness Friday post!!

Straight into it today:

1.) Run at least a mile a day:

  • Saturday          7 miles
  • Sunday            8 miles
  • Monday          2 miles
  • Tuesday          5 miles
  • Wednesday    7 miles
  • Thursday        4 miles

Exercise dvds:

  • 20 minutes Zumba
  • 20 minutes Zumba

When I set my 3 in 30 goals I forgot all 4 kids break up for summer so it has been hard finding time to run and  Zumba but hopfully come September I can make Zumba part of my exercise routine...

Lose some weight:

This goal may have to wait a while...NoT been to bad this week but then again not been to good either....


Zumba: 4 Weeks Review half way....

This month I'm reviewing the Zumba Fitness dvd kit and over the last 2 weeks I have been loving the Zumba's dance moves and I can really feel the movements toning up my stomach.The first week I spent reading the total-body transformation guide learning the basic and 20 minute express.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Fashion Wednesday...

What have you been wearing this week?

Anything fun?

Here is some of the outfits I have been wearing:

George from asda top, Primark leggings,Garage shoes....
On another note, how quick the week is going?

Wednesday has soon came around again...

Not much time for taking outfit pictures with all 4 kids off for the summer holidays but here is a few things I've been wearing anyway.

Matalan Review...

Matalan is one of my favourite shops.

I have purchased loads of shoes for myself over the years and lots of beautiful dresses for my daughter.

So you can imagine when they contacted me to see if I would do a review for them I jumped at the chance.

I have been waiting for my husband to have a day off work, so we could have a run up to Matalan. Yesterday was his day off so I told him to take a detour on the way to the park so I could have some retail therapy..hehe!!

Blog Hops...

Lots of blog hops coming along soon.

There is always something fun to find here.

If you have a blog hop please post your blog hops to the blog hop library page.

And don't forget my blog hops this week. Monday : Add all your creative post. Wednesday : Photo and story posts. Friday : any posts you like :)

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Matalan Autumn Winter 2011

Some beautiful clothes coming out soon in Matalan Autumn/Winter collection.

 I though I would share my favourite picks with you. 

Let me know if you see anything you like?

Ho cool is this dress!!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop....

Hi everyone and Welcome To The Weekend.

Great name for a blog hop isn't it!!

I'm trying a blog hop out and I would love for you to all join in ?

There are no such rules to this blog hop but as it is my blog and I will spend a lot of time on the blog hop, it would be lovely of you if you could please follow me on Google Friends Connect?

 If you follow me, leave me a message I will follow back.

Have a great weekend and I hope that we can find some friends and read some great blogs.

Also got a blog hop on Wednesday where you can link up your fashion posts..

The link is now closed.

Thank you for all your support in my blog hop.

Don't forget Creative Mondays, The Wednesday blog hop and Weekend blog hop is still on each week!


3 In 30 And Fitness Friday...

Friday again!! Time for a 3 in 30 post also with my fitness Friday post:

Remember my goals?

Here is how I have been getting on~


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Run Mummy Run...

Today I did a blog post match up with Not Another Mummy Blog?

I wrote a blog post about running, how it has changed me and how I went from a size 16 to the smallest I've been since the age of 11!! Now a size 10. Also what I think of running as a mum of 4.


Block Out Beckham And Ditch The Scales..

Today I am excited to announce my very first guest blogger.....


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The gallery:Vintage

This week at The Gallery the theme is vintage-something old you own.

After trying to think of something I remembered Alf and Alfreton my two little puppets I got a long long time ago.

I found them in a auction in a box full of rubbish hidden in the bottom.

This was about 25 years ago now but when I got the out the kids did not like them and told me to hurry up and put them away. Haha, I can understand why they do not like them, even if I do.

Business Mums Unite Conference....

I'm very excited to be attending my very first Business Mums Conference and Exhibition 2011.

The conference is held at the Albert Hall Conference Center, Nottingham on Wednesday 19th October 2011.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Strawberries And Banana Milkshake...

Do you love smoothies as much as I do?

Full of yummy fruit and milk?

Today I am sharing this strawberry and banana one! yummy!!

This make one big glass full or 2 small if you want to share!!


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fashion Wednesdays And Welcome To The Weekend....

This week I'm starting 2 new blog hops.

On Wednesday day it is a fashion blog post where you can link up your fashion posts.

Saturday it is "Welcome to The Weekend" blog hop.

Would love you to join in with me and my other readers to find some great blogs and make new friends.....


Fashion Wednesdays....

Starting soon.

A new blog hop.

One where you can link up any outfit pictures to show us what you have been wearing. 


Welcome To The Weekend Blog hop....

Do you know what a blog hop is?

Do you want to join us?

Simply add a link to your post that you would like to be read and stop by later to read and find some new blogs to read!!


Silent Sunday....


Friday, 15 July 2011

ZUMBA Fitness Dvd Kit 4 Weeks Review....

I tried A Zumba CLASS earlier this year and I was totally hooked. After my first class I went home and told my husband I loved it that much I want to be a Zumba teacher!!

He just raised an eyebrow and thought " It is another fad I am going through"

I went back again and again to the classes for around six weeks.. The problem was; it was not  just me who loved Zumba!!

3 In 30 And Fitness Friday...

My 3 In 30 challenge and a fitness Friday post anyone?

Here is how I've been getting on:

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Nottingham Canal...

Having fun in Nottingham, watching the canal boats go through the canal!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

What I'm Wearing...

Some outfits I have been wearing this week:

Dress above Ethel Austin....

The Gallery : Travel....

We love to travel and one of our favourite ways is by train. We spend lots of time in the holidays planning exciting journeys ....

Having fun on the trains....

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

My First Ever Video Review : SodaStream....

Over the weekend...

 I decided to do my first ever video blog review. To my surprise it took me over 10 hours and 200 takes to make. I decided to edit it bit by bit because my words would just not come out right.

Have you ever tried to film yourself?

Do your world come out as they should?

Or do you get mumbled up too?

I got up at 5a.m this morning to complete it. Still not to happy with it but it is my first and I hope to get better. That is if I ever make one again!? I hate seeing myself Arrrgg ..Lol!!


Monday, 11 July 2011

SodaStream World Without Bottles Jet Review....

I feel so lucky to have been sent a Limited Edition-World without Bottles Jet SodaStream to review. This SodaStream offer an alternative to plastic bottles and can consumption and comes in this earth friendly green colour with a Co2 canister and reusable carbonating bottle. How cool!?

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

3 In 30 And Fitness Friday...

My July Challenges.

How they are going so far!?


Thursday, 7 July 2011

GARNIER Ultralift Challenge Results.

Remember 14 days ago i was starting the Ultralift Challenge ? I was shocked that I had wrinkles as usually I don't really look for them.Here is my results ........


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

What I'm Wearing...

             After doing the 30 days clothing challenge  I could not wait to put my jeans on...


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

June In Photo's....

Here is my June in photo's . 

Been a fun month. 

How was June for you?


Monday, 4 July 2011

Diet & Fitness Mondays...

Diet and fitness Mondays have changed now to fitness Fridays. Sounds a like more exciting doesn't it!?

Well that's it...

I've finished my gym membership and it feels like a weight of my mind.

Its not that I will not miss it just the fact it takes up all my day going to the gym, changing into gym wear, changing into swimming and showering takes how long!? Just to go to a spinning class and a swim takes around 4 hours. I do love it but it is always time you need more of!!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

PPPPPolka Face....

When you find a dress you love and can not stop wearing it!! That!!

I love this red polka dot dress.

Then again I love polka dots full stop!!

Silent Sunday....


Saturday, 2 July 2011

Look What I've Won...

I just started to enter a few competitions on other peoples blogs. As I'm unlucky as I can not remember the last time I ever won anything so I decided to stop.

To my surprise I got a twitter message from @missmamo  saying I had won a Vimto hamper prize on her blog and could not believe my luck!!


Friday, 1 July 2011

3 In 30 And Fitness Friday...

This month I have join in with 3 in 30 challenge.

Have you heard of the 3 in 30 challenge before?

You pick 3 things you want to archive in 30 days. Easy eh!?
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