T really enjoyed this episode, particularly Monty's suggestion of using a Yeti to move the piano!!
I love how Kazoops really sparks T's imagination and encourages him to daydream and play make believe. T loves how Monty has a pet pig and would like his own Jimmy Jones, although he might just have to make do with the cat 😉
This post is a couple of days later than I had planned, I hope you still enjoy it.
In my bid to find happiness and positivity in everyday things I thought I'd start thinking about my favourite things, this could contain any favourites, home, beauty, blogging, clothes etc
The Blacklist, still loving it! Raymond Reddington is one of the best characters ever created in my opinion.
Cleaning videos on you tube 😂 yes really I'm obsessed with cleaning at the moment so I'm watching videos for shortcuts and tips. My favourites have been from:
There's only one thing I've been listening to this month and that's Ed Sheerans Divide album, it's absolutely amazing so I guess it's no wonder he is taking over the charts! I'm also really pleased to have discovered Amazon music so we're both busy transferring our music onto there and creating playlists to free up space on our devices!
Too much rubbish! In January and February I was really disciplined with my eating but when I decided to go vegan for March I think mentally I rebelled and everything went off the rails again! The good thing about this is that I feel absolutely awful so it has helped to prove that what I was doing before really works!
Zoflora!!! As I said I'm obsessed with cleaning right now and I've discovered zoflora, oh my goodness it smells so good. And it's so nice to have a beautiful smell hit you when you come home or wake up!
I'm still using my Calm app daily and find it really helps me switch off to go to sleep now. If I was up in the night I listen to a guided meditation and that really does help.
Ive gone back to actually reading some blogs again!!! And it feels good to get back so seeing things on my feed that I really want to see and not because I feel obliged because they are friends or because I've joined a linky etc. I've created separate feeds in my bloglovin account so I can follow a feed for a particular subject I'm interested in. I like a lot of things, but I don't like seeing all those things jumbled up in amongst those things that I feel I should be reading rather than those which I want to read! This has helped me remain focused whilst reading and not just scroll mindlessly which I had a BAD habit of doing before.
- Flavoured oils, omg they transform everything! Salads, quinoa, pasta, cous cous etc I'm using ones from Aldi, they are usually £1.49 but are on offer at £1 at the moment (so I stocked up!)
- Zoflora, if you want your house to smell amazing, use this!! I leave some in the sink whilst I'm at work and over night so when you walk in, it's lovely and fresh.
- Moringa oil, I'm using this as a moisturiser before bed, it's completely natural and has anti-ageing properties it's made my skin feel amazing and is helping keep those wrinkles at bay! Look out for a full review next week.
- The Calm app, I really can't recommend this enough, if you're someone with a lot of plates spinning and feeling overwhelmed this is the app for you, it helps you to focus and relax and generally helps your anxiety and wellbeing, it's not cheap but for me it's so worth it.
- Making your bed when you get up, we always do this and it honestly does make a difference! For me it mentally puts an end to sleep and bedtime and helps me to start my day with a more relaxed mind.
- Using essential oils in my diffuser, I love how changing your senses can affect your mood, I find diffusing rose oil before bed so relaxing.
This month my absolute favourite Instagrammers are people I follow from my Home account :
I've been on my @onehillcrestroad account most this month and am loving my feed so much, separating out my interests by using different accounts really was the best thing I've done for my personal Instagram use, it's lovely not thinking about followers or engagement, just being me! Not so great blogging wise but hey-ho!
At the moment I'm really enjoying just doing my own thing again, not following 'blogging or strategic' advice, just using social media for me, or god forbid not on social media at all, I was really enjoying cooking new healthier family meals (but I stopped last week and need to get back on it 😉) I have been meal prepping our lunches and that has been a godsend! We've managed to eat quite well at lunchtime because of doing that one thing! I'm also loving having a clean and tidy home and everything in its place before bed, it's so great for the mind not be in chaos and disorder.
We have also decided to change our home to how we want it rather than how it was when we moved in. This is going to take a bit of work and effort but we'll get there this year for sure.
I've not felt my best this month, Thomas has been ill, too many birthday meals out and falling off healthy eating have taken its toll. I've also been drinking too much this month. Because of this my anxiety levels have been really high, I've struggled with sleep and restless legs, which I've never really had a problem with in the past. I have exercised more though so that's been great, in April I'd like to aim for 3 times a week. I need to get back to eating well and generally improving my wellbeing.
This was supposed to be a short post just detailing some of my favourite things this month but it's turned out rather long! I hope you've liked it, if you'd like this to be a regular feature, let me know xx
What were your favourite things in March?
First let me tell you about an awesome competition that Wild! Science are currently running, it's absolutely terrific and such a great opportunity for young scientists, here are the details, find out how to apply here.
- Buy a Wild! Science Kit and send a receipt copy with your online application
- Design and create an awesome new Wild! Science Kit
- Write and illustrate a basic instruction book to show other kids how to use your awesome Wild! Science Kit.
Last week T was very poorly, however, he was missing school and really wanted to 'do' something, luckily we had been sent this fabulous Lava Lamp & Glitter Tube Factory from Wild! Science, which I thought we could try out as an educational and fun activity whilst he was missing school.
The set came with almost everything needed to create both a lava lamp and a glitter tube, all we need to add was water and oil and T added even more glitter!
T donned his gloves and set to work making his lava lamps! We first made the glitter tube which is simply made from a bottle of glycerine and adding the special glitter.
T measured out all the relevant chemicals carefully and did a great job. Here he was making the tablets to drop into the lava lamp to make a fizzy chemical reaction between the acid and base, this produces bubbles of carbon dioxide gas which break through the glitter and oil creating a spectacular effect that looks just like an underwater volcano!
We added lots of more glitter but each piece of the enclosed glitter is a tiny mirror that reflects light and with lots of tiny mirrors, the light is scattered in all directions to create a sparkling effect, ours we're *really* sparkly and shiny!
Wild! Science kits are aimed at ages 8+, T is 5 and had no problem at all making these items with help from me to read the instructions. The Wild! Science kits are £14.99
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post for Wild! Science.