Friday, 18 April 2014

Don't compare your behind the scenes life....

With other peoples highlight reel!

I'm really guilty of doing this I'm forever looking through instagram and blogs, getting sad at how everyone's kids room seem to be so perfect, how they are able to have little things on display in their living rooms and kids room without them being destroyed, how perfect and immaculate their houses are. I read this quote out to Andy 'Don't compare your behind the scenes life with other peoples show reel' and he had the great idea of making a blog post out of it and our behind the scenes.
It's a quote I really must remember when I'm getting down about how perfect everyone else's houses seem compared to mine
 Of course I and many others only upload the best bits and the tidy bits of the house, manage to get a photo without getting the stain on the carpet/rug in.
 I'm sure I'm not the only one that's guilty of having that ridiculously cluttered corner?
pen marks up my walls all around the house?
little mucky hand prints all down my back door windows?
the understair cupboard piled high with all sorts because out of sight out of mind?
a pen/paint stain on the sofa?
Kids bedrooms that are a wreck until you finally muster up the courage to go and tackle it?
A washing pile that's bigger than it should be? 
A tv cabinet that has pen marks and drink stains all over the top?

One thing we are guilty of here is if there's space on it we will fill it, I want a dining table but I know it will just become another place to throw crap onto! we have a fold away one but it's barely used because it always has some kind of crap on it, The dogs cage forever has something thrown on top of it. 

 one thing that is a regular in my house is that every wall but the girls bedroom that is wallpapered has that one little thin strip missing, My bedroom still has this strip missing ^ Because I refused to buy a whole roll at £1O or so for that one tiny strip? Luckily my wardrobe is HUGE and hides it perfectly, My living room has a strip missing again I'm not buying a whole roll for the tiniest strip but my door hides it, My landing has a strip missing but I have the wallpaper for it but also have a hubby that isn't in a rush to finish that little strip and a stairway with the tops unpainted because I can't reach it.

 Daisie felt her room needed these lovely black crayon marks all over the wallpapered wall.
These won't be covered/redecorated until we know for sure she's out of her Picasso stage.

On instagram I do tend to share the new art all over the walls, the state of the girls bedroom but I do get pictures of the girls in the tidiest bit of the house without the clutter.

 Looks pretty homely and near enough perfect right? ^^ 
It stayed that way for the night, the corner with the hoover is now cluttered with all of Andys bike stuff and notice the reflection in the tv of my old wallpaper still standing on the other wall? That's now gone but when my living room was at its most perfect to me it was still unfinished. 
One thing your guaranteed to find in my house is some kind of bike part 

So remember
'Don't compare your behind the scenes life with other peoples show reel'

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter bucket list - Bulb potting

Today we got to do some bulb potting with my mum in the pots we had decorated earlier on in the week :)
I'd have loved to have got pictures with my mum in them but she would have gone nutts at me.
I'm so excited to see and photograph the progress with the girls 
and hopefully keep them alive (I'm the worse gardener ever) 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My tattoos and their meanings

To be honest not many of my tattoos have much of a meaning so I will list the ones with meaning , I'm one of those people that likes a design so will have it done and deal with it later, I don't regret any of my tattoos I regret placements but not tattoos! I'm not keen on the size I had my leopard print down my arm but never mind there's not a lot I can do about it now
I wanted it back when I had it, I see it as I won't ever be on my death bed wishing I had something done while I had the chance why worry about later? live for what you want to do now, How will I look when I'm older? Pretty damn awesome ;) 
and I'm going to be more worried about getting to bingo on time rather than how pretty my legs look in my knee length pleated skirt.

Chest - My chest is a piece that's dedicated to my girls, The devil and angel swallow represent that children can be little angels but such little devils too! Not that Daisie is the naughty one and Issy's the good one like everyone seems to think.

Back - My back hasn't been done yet but the design is ready and waiting to go! It's a dream catcher that to look at would be a standard dream catcher but to me it has 5 different meaningful features in it. even down to the beads and feathers

Roman numerals on my hands - The roman numerals I have on each hand are the girls date of births

Fingers - Not all of them have a meaning but two have a meaning I have an A on my ring finger for Andy and I have a fishing hook on my little finger (Andy loves fishing and we used to go for the weekend every now and then) We plan to make it a family thing as soon as I can drive.

Candy cane heart on my hip - I have a candy cane heart on my hip that's black and white tho (being a Tim Burton fan and all that) It has the date of mine and Andys first Christmas together, Andy also has matching on his leg.

I have many other tattoos if you wish to see those please don't hesitate to ask :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Scuffity scuff

Today I went and grabbed the girls some new shoes before we headed to the park for the day,  because Issy's new sandals I bought from eBay her toes are hanging right off the ends and both girls are in serious need of some summer shoes.
Issy chose hers and was really chuffed with them
so when we got to subway she got changed into them, then we headed to Wilkinsons (a few feet away)
while I nipped in to get us some more plant pots to decorate 
she stayed outside and played a small bit of football with Andy. I wasn't even gone for 5 minutes 
and I came out to a tiny scuff and the front of her shoe gaping away at me!!
Playing football in them really wasn't daddy's wisest choice but I'd have hoped that 
they could handle a small bit of football considering they are being worn by a child?
Issy is a super scuffer but never have they scuffed so quickly they literally had just over 5 minutes of wear :(
I still have the receipt and will be taking them back tomorrow to swap for another pair that hopefully can manage more than 5 minutes of wear.
Andy has said he will glue them but £7 and 5 minutes of wear at the most
really isn't that impressive at all.

We never did make it to the park as Daisie really isn't well at the moment.

The furry friend tag

I was tagged by the lovely Heather over at prettylittleteacupp

What is your pets name?

What kind of pet are they and what breed?
Dog & she's a chiuhauha

How long have you had your pet?
Just under a year as she's only 1 herself

How did you get your pet?
I went to go and have a peek at my auntys new pups her one had, I fell in love and just had to have her (If I could have afforded them all I would have had them all)

How old are they?
She turned 1 in February

What are some quirky things about your pets personality?
The way she will hide her treats but never eat them, I'm forever finding stashes of everything she's collected! She's a serial humper the minute I straighten my legs out she thinks it's an invite to come and ride my leg/feet :/ Oh and if she comes across a screw she will bark at it and run around it for ages

What does your relationship with your pet mean to you?
 :| she's my very own little teddy that holds all of my secrets :)
 What are some of your favourtie past times with your pet?
Cuddles and watching her go crazy over a tiny bit of metal 

What are nicknames that you call your pet?

Favourtie toy?
Bear tends to claim anything fluffy if the dogs leave a teddy anywhere she will run away with it, I'm forever having to chase my knickers off her too -__-

I tag Sarah over at curvestheword
and anyone who would like to take part :)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Easter bucket list - Decorate plant pots

Today we got to tick another thing of our Easter to do list and got the paints out again to decorate some plant pots.
Such a cheap and fun thing to do my pots cost me £1.5O each for a 23cm pot from wilkinsons
I plan to go back and get a few in different sizes as the girls had so much fun painting them, Daisie is still to finish her's but we have plenty of time to add extras to it :)
I love how the girls were total opposites and Issy painted in brights while Daisie painted in pastels.
I plan on getting some more this size and doing hand print tulips on them but today 
I thought I'd let the girls go wild and do whatever they wished to do and it was a total hit Issy was asking could she finish Daisie's so next time I shall be grabbing extras.

What you will need
- plant pot
- paints
- paintbrush 
- some clothes you don't mind the kids getting messy in 

Have you been up to some super cheap crafts this Easter holiday?

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Argan oil shampoo25Oml

I grabbed this beauty from my local poundland
It's on eBay ranging from £2.79 + £2.9O P&P to £3.99 with FREE P&P 
They also have the conditioner on there which I'm intrigued about and would love to give ago
but I'll keep my eyes peeled for it in poundland first
They had some other argan oil bits in too but I only grabbed this for now.
I can't stand the feel of oily stuff!! so even this was a hit and miss for me but you can barely notice that it has any oil in, it just feels like a normal everyday shampoo.
I used it the other day and I don't know if it's the placebo effect because I've seen/heard the name argan oil pop up all over the place or because it is really good?
I used it along with my normal shampoo and conditioner using this as the second lot of shampoo after my original one first, The stuff I'm using is a new one I'm trying from wilkos
and it usually leaves my hair feeling a little bit rough 
but with the argan oil shampoo used in between my hair feels really smooth and looks shiny.
You only need a small little amount for it to lather up, my hair is mid length and I only needed two little squeezes for my hair 
I'm definitely stocking up if they have any left on my next visit

Have you tried any argan oil products?