Making A Few Changes


Yesterday Jonathan & I had a big discussion about a few things that have been playing on my mind lately and we ended up reaching a decision about the direction of my YouTube channel that I feel the need to share with you guys. Over the last ten years I've been making videos, uploading blog posts and creating online content and although I do love it and feel passionate about that part of my job, there have also been many changes in my personal life along the way which have a direct impact on how often I post or what I put out there. The major change being that I am now a mama of four little ones and I put that first, before anything else in my life. That will always take highest priority no matter what and although I have always tried my hardest to keep a good balance between career and being a mum, at the moment I feel like the balance is just off and I think I've stretched myself too thin. :( 

The baby/toddler and younger years of our children's lives are some of the most special and important...and I don't want to waste them being stressed out because I'm spending any ounce of free time that I have in front of a computer screen, editing, uploading or filming. I think lately I have got myself into a bit of a perfectionistic mess where I'm working harder than ever before and as a result, I'm not enjoying any of the time that I have with my children because I'm constantly worrying about the endless to-do lists of tasks I need to get done. It was a struggle to even admit this because part of me doesn't want to let go of everything I'm doing but I know that something's got to give. And I don't want my children to remember me as "stressed Mummy" or "cross Mummy"! 

So I've decided that my YouTube channel will be on a bit of a break for the moment. I know some people won't be happy with it (I still get those few commenters that ask "what do you actually DO all day?!" hahaha!) but I assure you that I'm not going anywhere. In fact, the energy that I have been putting into my channel will now go more onto our family channel, my Instagram (which I post on daily anyway!) and here on my blog :) I just don't think that posting three times a week on YouTube is possible for me right now and although I stuck to my goal of doing just that for the month of January, if I'm completely honest it almost killed me.

I really believe that life is constantly changing and made up of different seasons. Some of the things we do work well for that particular season...and when they don't it's important to re-assess and change it up to ensure that balance is restored again. There is no point in being unhappy...life is too short for that! So no matter what you're going through, if something isn't working for you don't be afraid to make a change. It can feel uncomfortable and even scary but if it means you feel happier or like a weight has been lifted and that you can breathe again.

I hope you will understand my decision and I thank all of you who have already reached out on Instastories with your support. I honestly appreciate it so much, I am so thankful to have each & every one of you in my life and it's not something I ever take for granted! <3

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Jumper - The White Company (old)
Jeans - Ted Baker (super old)
Boots - Whistles

Jewellery

14K Gold 5 Letter Necklace - Maya Brenner (gifted)
Perlée Signature Gold Bracelet - Van Cleef & Arpels
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's

Makeup

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (gifted)

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We're Not Perfect


I feel like yesterday's video was a bit of a couples' therapy session! I don't think either of us expected it to go that deep but I'm really glad it happened and you guys got to see some raw & real emotions. Through everything that has happened, four children and six dogs later Jonathan still remains my best friend and I could not do any of what I do without him. Raising a family is hard work, building a business is too...but it's important to make time for the person you set out to do all of it with in the first place because you are the foundation of everything. That's how I feel about Jonathan...and I hope to always be able to prioritise our relationship because without it we have nothing! 

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Jumper - Joules (gifted)
Trousers - Selected Femme (out of stock...and super old!)
Boots - Yves Saint Laurent (out of stock)

Jewellery

14K Gold 5 Letter Necklace - Maya Brenner (gifted)
Perlée Signature Gold Bracelet - Van Cleef & Arpels
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's

Makeup

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (gifted)

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I Need A Break


Apologies again for the late blog post! But here is my outfit from yesterday's video. And unfortunately, most of it is very old! But maybe it'll give you some inspiration nonetheless :) I've also worn this before, a few years ago...I forgot how much I loved this shirt & jumper combo. 

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Shirt - Michael Kors (old, similar style here)
Jumper - By Malene Birger (old)
Boots - Valentino (out of stock) 

Jewellery

14K Gold 5 Letter Necklace - Maya Brenner (gifted)
Perlée Signature Gold Bracelet - Van Cleef & Arpels
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's

Makeup

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (gifted)

Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Using an affiliate link means that I receive a % of the revenue made from purchasing products through this link. This doesn't affect you as the consumer or the price of the product.

Daily Baby Routine! | 5 Month Old


One of my most popular video requests is to show more of my routines...daily routine, skincare routine, makeup routine, night/morning routine and baby routines! So I've decided to start sharing a bit more of those. Today I'm sharing Andrea's baby routine, or a day in his life from when he gets up in the morning to when he goes to sleep at night. The only thing I left out was his dream feed at 9pm because I do that in the pitch dark! So there was no way I could film. Of course please also keep in mind that not every single day is the same and things do crop up or vary depending on the day but in general this is what his routine looks like at 5 months old. 

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Jumper - Wildfox (sold out)
Boots - Joules (gifted)

Jewellery

14K Gold 5 Letter Necklace - Maya Brenner (gifted)
Perlée Signature Gold Bracelet - Van Cleef & Arpels
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's

Makeup

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (gifted)

Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Using an affiliate link means that I receive a % of the revenue made from purchasing products through this link. This doesn't affect you as the consumer or the price of the product.

7 Minute Workout Routine!


These pictures were taken in the freezing cold...but because today's video is a my updated workout routine, I don't have a traditional outfit to show you guys. Instead, here is my workout look courtesy of Lululemon. My workouts are simple, short and require no equipment. You can do them at home (I normally do them early in the morning when everyone else is asleep in my underwear, lol!) and they only take 7 minutes! Although I repeat the workout twice more...so my routine is about 20 minutes. But this is still doable, even if you're a busy mum or have a hectic schedule. If this workout is not for you, I encourage you to check out Lucy's channel for more incredibly effective HIIT workouts. She has loads of them on there and they're all free! 


Oh and here's what I looked like right as I was taking off my coat...LOL!! 

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Top - Lululemon
Leggings - Lululemon
Trainers - Nike

Makeup


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What I Ate Wednesday {16.1.19}


As we get used to our new home, I've been playing around with different backdrops for my blog pictures. This was my first time taking photos outside the front which started out as an effort to avoid the rain as this was a particularly wet & gloomy day! But because of our outside lights and the colours we painted our front door & posts (they used to all be a dark brown) I actually really like how this looks! We also changed the tiles and had the entire front of the house re-pointed (basically cleaned up the red brick and brought it back to its former glory). It's an Edwardian house so there is still plenty of work to be done! But we are getting there...slowly, haha! 

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Boots - Free People (out of stock)

Jewellery

14K Gold 5 Letter Necklace - Maya Brenner
Perlée Signature Gold Bracelet - Van Cleef & Arpels
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's

Makeup


Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Using an affiliate link means that I receive a % of the revenue made from purchasing products through this link. This doesn't affect you as the consumer or the price of the product.
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