Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is Gabrielle Greenall. When I first saw one of her posts, I actually felt a little intimidated. My mind was like how does this person belong to the same group of people as me? It was obviously more about my insecurity than anything she had done, but […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Gabrielle Greenall
I was supposed to get married in October 2020, but like many other couples we had to postpone due to the pandemic. We had all the big things taken care of.. but, just in case you didn’t know, weddings are a lot of work! As it’s been over a year since our plans had to […]Read More Wedding prep and pampering.
So back in April I decided to try a natural deodorant, and wrote about it here. If you didn’t read it, I was basically covering off that I had wanted to try a natural deodorant for some time but was nervous about this as I am naturally a sweaty (yep you heard me) and anxious […]Read More Salt of the Earth
I spent most of my day looking at online abuse and racism and reporting as much as possible. I feel angry, sad and disappointed in my fellow human beings that this shit is tolerated, let alone gotten away with over something they want to call the beautiful game?! There is a screenshot of a point […]Read More Being human right now is exhausting.
Just for fun I decided to count how many pins I had to take out of my hair before bed after my wedding hair trial the other day. Then I thought it’d be interesting to see how it looked every ten pins so I took pictures. Here’s before I started, holding up pretty well! Then […]Read More The undoing.
When you’re young you have such firm ideas of how life should go. What age makes you a grown up, what it is that grown ups do.. houses, kids, marriages, jobs. I was so convinced that by my mid 20’s I would be a mother. All my life I’ve been great with kids, the go […]Read More Am I lost?
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is Ruby Red Vintage! This account was one I saw every now and then in my.. intro? to joyous dressing. At the time I was feeling a little overwhelmed with things so I’d stopped following people for a bit. It didn’t take long for me to think […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Ruby Red Vintage
I’m not sure if I’ve really mentioned this other than in my PTSD specific posts, but I have been signed off work since the end of January/beginning of Feb. I’m a little hazy on the specific date but it was around that time. I’d been struggling mentally for a while, and though I was already […]Read More Return to work
I didn’t do any affirmations for two or three weeks, it felt like too much pressure, but I think it was because I had had a relapse of some of my more intense PTSD symptoms so I just had to give myself the time and space needed to cope, and deal with those. ‘I am […]Read More Affirmations
‘An urge. A desire. Passion. These feelings fueled us to want to try more plant based products. Everyday more new products were available and we wanted to try them all but that seemed impossible. As caring and compassionate people we wanted to share our quest with you. The Plant Planet Box was born, a plant […]Read More What’s in the box?! – The Plant Planet Box Review
I started following Jess (jessontheplussize aka Jess Millichamp) on insta towards the end of 2020. I’d only had my new profile for the blog a couple months and I was trying to only follow accounts that would make me happy. Boy was I right about Jess! You know when you have one of those friends […]Read More Congratulations to Jessontheplussize!
I have suffered with depression, anxiety and ptsd for a long time. I try to be honest about my mental health but even when I wasn’t as forthcoming, I really enjoyed doing what I could to help other people with their struggles, whether it was just being a shoulder to cry on, buying their favourite […]Read More Doing an Instagram giveaway – mental health inspired.
I discovered KelZo Jewellery in February of this year, doing what a lot of people were doing during lockdown life.. online shopping! The company, like many others, originated during lockdown 2020. They started making small batches of statement studs and other bits and bobs, and eventually decided to open the shop. Here is a pic […]Read More What’s in the box?! – KelZo Jewellery Review
June is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. In the UK it is believed that 1 in 3 people will have experienced a traumatic event in their life. PTSD can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic event – an event which provoked fear, helplessness, or horror in response to the threat […]Read More PTSD Awareness Month
A few weeks ago I posted about the Joyous Dressing movement, and the wonderful lady who started it. I enjoyed learning more about it and am grateful for so many of the wonderful people it has introduced me to so I decided to write a ‘spotlight series’. This means I can highlight some of those […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – The mature bohemian