Friday, 1 November 2013


Most days i speak to my sister on the phone. And nine times out of 10 one of us will be having a big long moan about something. Men, kids, housework, illnesses, people, public transport, the taste of greggs pasties.. Yup, you name it, one of us has probably had a good ole moan about it.

Last week sometime, after a particular lenghthy phone call where we had both spent the whole time moaning about a whole long list of things, i stopped and pointed out what we had just done. We burst out laughing. Surely life isn't as bad as what we were making it out to be. Of course not, we both agreed. We had just got into the habit of discussing all the negative stuff of the day instead of the good.

So i declared that for the whole month of November we were not aloud to moan. At. All. And we shall call it nomoanvember. Every single day we will look for only the good.

Can you go a whole month without moaning? Have a try and document something good every day in November whether its out loud to a friend, on twitterinstagram, or facebook. In a journal or in your project life album. Use the #NOmoanVEMBER so we can all see what we are not moaning about.

Happy NOmoanVEMBER peeps
nikki xo

Monday, 23 September 2013

Mondays moodboard

This weeks mood board is inspired by a last burst of warm sunny days, mixed with a definite hint that autumn is on the way..

greens turn to yellows..snuggly crocheted blankets..warm soups and stews..autumn harvests
I will be creating my mood boards in a beautiful large cracked leather journal i picked up from paperchase. I am a sucker for stationary and can be found spending a good hour in that shop..

Whats on your mood board this week?

peace, love and lots of giggles
nikki xo

Friday, 9 August 2013

Summer to-do list

A while back, me and my two older babes sat down and made a list of the things we would like to do this summer.
Some of these things we have already done, but i have a fun filled week planned next week where we are going to get through a whole heap from our list which is as follows..

  • movie in the garden 
  • make an obstacle course
  • let the older babes make dinner (yikes)
  • write letters to family and friends
  • make friendship bracelets
  • go to farmers markets
  • go to the library and learn something new together
  • make a time capsule
  • go on a pic-nic
  • out-door art
  • make a tipi
  • make bats out of paper plates and sticks and play "tennis" using a balloon so the lil babes can play
  • make lemonade
  • make strawberry jam
  • sort out toys to donate to a charity
  • plant flowers/herbs
  • go camping
  • go on a bike ride
  • listen to lots of music- less tv!!
  • do a whole day of what each of the older two choose
  • go to a family festival
  • buy inexpensive presents to give
  • go to the electric cinema
  • go to a beach we have never been to before
  • visit a city we have never been to before
  • make our own ice-cream
  • stay up late and stargaze
  • bake cookies
  • have a paper airplane race
  • invite cousins for a sleepover
  • oragami
  • visit the nature centre
  • play crazy golf
  • go on a walk and take a picture beginning with each of the alphabet
  • go to the sea life centre 
  • write poems  
i am tired just writing that list! Hopefully the weather will hold out so we can get through it but we have plenty of indoor things to do incase it doesn't.

How have your summer holidays gone so far? Whats on your to-do list?

peace, love and lots of giggles
nikki xo

Monday, 29 July 2013

Bloglovin and google+

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Hey peeps, happy Monday to you all.
Just a quicky to let you know that i have joined bloglovin and to say i think i have finally figured out google+  (i think!)
I really feel like i am starting afresh in the blog world, which is to be expected after such a long break which i am happy to do. I have taken Elsie and Elises blog design e-course and hope to give my blog a lil makeover when i have read through it (and understood it..) Unless of course you are a super blog designer yourself and would like to do it all for me...
I am feeling very inspired lately. I think the summer holidays always do that. So expect to see me popping up everywhere and if there is any new networking oppurtunites  that you think a not new, new blogger would benefit from then your tips would be muchly appreciated.

Peace, love and lots of giggles
nikki xo

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A mothers love is forever

Dear peeps, i am just letting you know i haven't disappeared again and abandoned my lil ole blog. Today i would have celebrated one of my baby angels birthdays. My daughter would have been 15 today. Sometimes the sense of loss i feel for both my babies hits me so hard that i just go into my own lil world and hide away for a while. They may not be here physically with me, but i love them with all my heart. I miss them more than any words could ever explain.And i always will.

When i came across this earlier today though, it made me stop and think how lucky i ended up. I went on to have four beautiful babes, that's not bad going considering i thought i would never become a mama. And of course, you only have to switch on the news to hear of all the suffering in the world, so yes, somewhere someone is no doubt having a much worse time than me. So i count my blessings as i say goodnight to my rascals tonight. I am one lucky mama.

Peace, love and lots of giggles
nikki xo
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