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Fashion and lifestyle from a mum of 4 from Nottinghamshire.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

London Marathon Countdown : 1 Day To Go...


It's on!!

I have decided to do the London marathon and here is some pictures of us picking up my number.




My youngest 2 writing me a good luck message on the the boost message wall.



Top left-

Look who I bumped into at the Expo collecting my marathon number. Hugh Jones first British winner of the London marathon in 82. Legend. ..

Top Right-

Eventually got a photo with Stephen Kiprotich current World and Olympic marathon champion. After everyone kept passing me their phones for me to take pictures for them.

Bottom-

Watching an interview with Stephen, wow he only has a cup pf tea, banana, some bread and a bottle of water before his race!! Mind you he will be having lunch when I'm half way around.


A girl can dream, right!?!

But i know this one can do anything he dreams of..


On Sunday I will be running just over 26 miles, my family are all guessing, if I complete it and how long.

I'm hoping for 4 hours and 59 minutes..

Want to guess?


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

What I Wore : Into The Green


Yeah the fog has gone, the rain has stopped and the sun is shining :)

About time too!!

With a mad busy week planned, and lots of outside adventures to do, it is lovely to see the sunshine out. Over the next few days I have a big decision to make. To do or not to do London marathon? Being injured, ill or injured over the last few months I still have only 1 14 miles run under my belt.

So do I run the marathon with my phone, enjoy it, walk, run, eat, drink, run take pictures and selfie or defer it till next year?

On well we will see.. watch this space...




What I wore~

Dress ~ New Look
Tights ~ Primark


Off now to explore somewhere fun with the children...

What are your plans for today?

Linking up with some - fun blog hops here

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Stars Are Coming Out Tonight : Up-cycled!!


Another up cycle project ... love these and I am so proud of designing them, haha! 

Who in the world has a pair of jeans like this eh?

 Original idea I made up along the way. 

My son gave me a pair of jeans, I picked him these up from Jack and Jones a few years ago in the sale, The colour was just not for him so he never wore them. 

He told me to put them in the charity bag but a brand new pair of jeans that had never been wore, was just a waste... Yes!?

With my son being over 6 foot tall, the were to long for me. I love the colour, so I thought they would look good as 3/4 jeans.

Cutting them down I came up with an idea, that lead to another...

Then the star jeans were created...

Monday, 31 March 2014

31/03 Creative Mondays Blog Hop And Features...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays blog hop...

What has got you creative this week?

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week..


This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

Flapper Costume Refashion | DIY Dress Up Clothes
Sews N Bows
Auteur Ariel
Fudge with chocolate eggs
More Than Mummies

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Do You Still Have Dreams?


Happy Mother's day to all the mums out there, hope your all having a lovely day...

It's great being a mum and getting spoilt once a year by you kids :)

My children brought me lots of yummy chocolates, a swimming cap and goggles (for after I've eaten my choc's?) to help me learn to swim better instead of only doing breast stroke and hurting my neck..


My son is home from university for a month and I had forgotten how much he eats!! feeding 5 of us is a big shop twice a week but 6!! haha no stop shopping and filling the fridge back up...

I know he is on a mission to help me get fit, help encourage me with my running, swimming, fitness and watching my biscuit and cake obsession, who knows I could be fitter in a month!?!

Yesterday we had a lovely lazy Saturday. The little 2 did not fancy going to far away as it was lovely and warm. So off to the park we went. Taking about what the had been dreaming about my 10 year old son asked me " mum do you still have dreams?" "How old am" I replied? "I'm not to old to dream!!"

Then he asked "But what do you dream about"

Trying to think em, "our old house when you were small, my old house when I was growing up," em "I can't quite think off hand"..

Then he replied " is it posing, selfies and blogging idea?

Haha you have to laugh, err maybe son, but I can't remember??!!"



What I Wore~

Sunglasses ~ Primark
Jacket ~ Matalan 
T-shirt ~ Primark
Jeans ~ Firetrap
Jellies ~ Primark
Breaclet ~ c/o cutey 


So here is me, posing, selfies and blogging...


Thursday, 27 March 2014

I Want To Ride My Bicycle...



I really do not feel like running at the minute. Since tiring myself out with a 14 miles run a week and half ago, I've not ran. This marathon I am training up for is really playing with my mind. Only 2 weeks on Sunday until the big day. I will be glad when it is over!!

Today my husband took me out on a bike ride, I had forgot how good it is going out on the bikes. We had a fun ride to Newstead Abbey and took some lovely picture. Wow it was lovely and warm, so it was a big shock when we came home and seen the snow falling!! luckily it only stayed 5 minutes...




Outfit~

Shirt ~ Primark
Skirt~La Redoute
Tights~ Primark
Boots ~ Up-cycled here

Any ideas how to get my running mojo back?

Hows the weather been for you today?

Linking up with Thursdays fashion hops Blog hops...

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Clap Along If You know What Happiness Is To You...


"It might seem crazy what I'm about to say"
"Sunshine she's here, you can take away"


Question~

What do you do when your feeling tired and unwell, it is raining, your carrying your daughters shopping bags through a busy part of London, after your son has been ages looking and buying goodies from the Arsenal shop and all your husband is doing is winding you up taking picture???


Answer~

Sing and dance in the street to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams and embarrass them all!!!




Sure did the trick...

Notice the mini me photographer in the background?

This photo makes me LOL every time I see it...


Outfit~

Scarf ~ Primark
Rain mac c/o ~ Boden
Jeans ~ Firetrap
Canva pumps ~ Lonsdale
Bag ~ M & M's



What makes you happy today?


Monday, 24 March 2014

Mother’s Day Treats With Boden...








I love polka dots, my daughter loves polka dots. We all love polka dots!!...

 Anytime we see anything with polka dots on it, we shout each other to come and see!! You could say we are both polka dot mad!! With that in mind I was delighted to be asked if my daughter and myself would like to pick a treat for Mothers day from Boden.

After looking through some Mothers Day ideas, I noticed this polka dot coat for my daughter. I knew she would love it. The jacket is beautiful, warm and very cosy. It comes in 3 great colours~ strawberry split, bright green and harbour blue spot.  My daughter picked the strawberry split one straight away. We chose the 11-12 years size. It fits beautifully. (I would say it is true fit to size as this is the size I usually go for.)

Priced at (Was £34.00 to £38.00 ) on sale now (24/03/2014) at  £27.20 to £30.40

I picked a lovely Rainy day-Mac, perfect for the April showers. The famous Rainy Day Mac is updated with new spots, and they also sell it in solid colours and a sensational multi-print. These are all shower resistant too which is great. Especially with all the rain we have had the last few months. The rainy day mac is a very flattering style, a beautiful fit, which is true to size, and very high quality.

Price (Was £119.00 ) now on sale at £107.10 (24/03/2014).

We had a fun morning posing in front of the camera and my 10 year old taking our pictures. When we pose together it always involves lots of hearts being made and lots of kisses being blown... A perfect day in my book!!

Can't wait for mothers day now, I want lots of love, kisses, and to be taken out in style with my beautiful new jacket on... Possibly something else from the Boden line would be most welcome as well (hint hint) in case my hubby or children are reading!!



About this post- 

Me and my daughter got to choose something for a mothers day treat. We picked these beautiful jackets. All thoughts on the jackets are my honest opinion and I was not paid for this review...


Creative Mondays Blog Hop And Features...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays blog hop...

What has got you creative this week?

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week..

This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

Pennys Treasures
Flower Suckers So cute and so much fun to give!  Click over to the blog to see how to make your own with Cricut
The Crafty Blog Stalker

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Pettiecoat Lane Market...







What I wore~

T-shirt ~ Pettiecoat lane
Jacket ~ Primark
Skirt ~ George at Asda
Tights ~ Primark
Shoes ~ Jonathan James


Don't you just love a good market?

Bargains galore?

Fashion at unbelievable low prices?

It has been years since I visited a Sunday market. I use to love them but got so carried away buying things I did not really need, want or use, just because the prices were so low. On Sunday a few weeks back when we went to London we stumbled up on Pettiecoat lane market. A nice market with loads of bargains. 
Trying not to look at anything as we had to carry them all around London , I still could not help buying something. I brought 6 amazing summer dresses all priced up around £25.00 for £1.00 each. They are new, priced up, just seconds. A ll they needed was a strap sewing back on!! Even I can manage that. Can you imagine how may I would have purchased if we did not have miles to walk as we were sight seeing?

Lucky my husband had a bag on his back ...

We past a stall full of scarf's £1.00 each so i had a few of these too...

London t-shirts anyone? £2.00 each

And a fabulous little stall full of fridge magnets and soverniers £1.00 each.

Can not wait to visit again!!

Still need to find Portobello market now, never visited this one yet!!

Do you love a good Market?

Friday, 21 March 2014

Week in Instagram...


Wow how quickly has this week gone?

Time just flies by!!



Yeah weekends, good food, wine, treats, weekend t.v and film nights....


Hubby was off work on Saturday, so we got to go shopping. 

Meadowhall was pack but I was not coming home without new shoes!!

Got to wear my beautiful new scarf c/o School Gate Style


Upcycled!!

Old boots new style...

Looked great with my Primark dress...


Hubby brought home pick and mixes, yummy was on offer at Tesco.

Now I'm sure here is a trick to get more sweets in a tub?

Any ideas anyone? Hehe...


Sunday we went to Nottingham.

Beautiful day and I even had to wear my sunglasses.

Yeah for summer...

Top~ Republic

Scarf~Petticoat lane market

Jeans~ Citizens Of Humanity Selfridges

Shoes~ Converse


We got taken out for Breakfast..

Breakfast always tastes better when someone has made it.

Yeah not a gazillion pots to wash either!!


Enjoying the sunshine selfie...


My new converses I brought at Meadowhall...


More up-cycling, another one to add to my 'to do list tutorials'!!

Hows your week been?

Full of sunshine, butterflies and good food like mine I hope ...

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