This is a new type of post for me – there is no way I could be ‘Beauty blogger’ as I am way too set in my ways. I always wear the same day to day makeup look – and vary it up ever so slightly when I go out. Some of the products below I have been using for a long time, and I’m sure there are newer products out there, but I’m definitely a creature of routine and habit.  I’ve been obsessed with makeup since I was old enough to buy ‘Shout’ Magazine with my pocket money! I…

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20 Things about me you didn’t know: 1. Dr Pepper is my favourite drink ever 2. I have an obsession with stripes when it comes to clothes – for myself and the kids 3. I had my gall bladder removed when I was 19 after it put me in intensive care for nearly two weeks 4. I love country music – particularly Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. 5. I love Christmas, my planning and buying starts in August, and i’m always so sad when it is over! 6. I drive a ‘mummy’ car – a 7 seater Renault Grand Scenic…

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It feels like I say this all the time at the moment, but this month has been a mixed bag again. I’m not sure if this is now because we are busier than ever as a family, the fact that it is getting colder, and all the germs that have come along with it, or just that three kids is hard – amazing, but hard! Half term was lovely to have them home but everyone had a cold, so it was a quiet one – which I think we all needed. We’ve had plenty of time out in the fresh…

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My parents still live in the same house that I grew up in, from the age of two and a half. They live in a tiny village in the Gloucestershire countryside – about 15 minutes from where we live now. I didn’t really appreciate how lucky I was to grow up there – surrounded by fields and animals. We still live in a country town, but its not the same as a village. Most Saturdays we go to Nanny and Grampy’s when Ell is playing football, and take the opportunity wherever possible to get the kids out for a walk.…

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I am so excited to announce that Somewhere After the Rainbow are going to be Brand Ambassadors for the wonderful Child’s Farm. Childs Farm are an award winning brand, established here in the U.K, which make baby and children’s toiletries. Their products are Padeatrician and Dermatologist approved and and suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin – which is the reason I started using them in the first place as Izzie has sensitive skin. They also smell amazing! You can find out more about Childs Farm on their website. They have kindly sent me some lovely products (most of which we have…

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Every year the kids put their request in for carving the pumpkin – it is Daddy’s specialty. Over the years we’ve had everything from Mickey Mouse, to black cats. This year was Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas!   We had my best friends daughters first birthday party on the Sunday, the day before Halloween – she is a Halloween baby, so the kids got to dress up two days in a row. It was a bit of a nightmare to get them all looking for a photo and this was the best I could get haha!    …

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