Papergang Gemma Correll self-care box
Mental Health, stationery

Stationery porn: Gemma Correll Papergang box #3

I had to cancel my Papergang subscription a while back because we don't really have much in the way of a disposable income these days. But when I saw that there was a new Gemma Correll box on the way, I knew I had to sign up again. I did the ol' 'put-it-on-the-credit-card-and-worry-about-it-later' thang (not… Continue reading Stationery porn: Gemma Correll Papergang box #3

SherbetBox Club - self-care review
Lifestyle, Mental Health, stationery

Stationery as self-care with SherbetBox [review + giveaway]

Last year I reviewed the SherbetBox* stationery subscription and became an instant fan. Illustrator and fellow stationery nerd, Claire Keay, is a genius at putting together beautiful stationery packages designed around a new theme each month. This month's theme is self-care, something I'm a big fan of, and I loved seeing two of my biggest… Continue reading Stationery as self-care with SherbetBox [review + giveaway]

Self-Care Sunday
Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

This time last week I set myself a few goals in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week. I'm very much of the mind that this is something we need to be conscious of every week but it was a good starting point when it comes to addressing my stress levels. Goal #1: Not blog every… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week [the results]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is Stress: Are we coping? I think a fair few of us would struggle to admit that, actually, we're not coping all that well. Two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes and stress is a key… Continue reading Tackling stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

Lifestyle, Mental Health

The ultimate self-care package [Self-Care Sunday #50]

A few weeks ago I won a beautiful box of goodies from Scent Circus, just in time for Mothers Day. It really is the ultimate self-care package. Although Scent Circus specialises in beautiful wax melts, the prize included a box of Pukka tea and a bar of chocolate. All very photogenic, doncha think? I'm a… Continue reading The ultimate self-care package [Self-Care Sunday #50]

Happy Journal February 2018
Mental Health

February gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #46)

For this week's Self-Care Sunday post I'm taking a look back through my Happy Journal. I thought about just sharing my monthly gratitude entry but then I thought I'd continue my review series with a look at a few other entries. February's prompts focused very much on relationships and self-love, something which I found didn't… Continue reading February gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #46)

Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs
Mental Health

Rediscovering the joy of baths [Self-Care Sunday #45]

When people talk about acts of self-care, long, luxurious baths come up quite often. I've never really been a fan as I quite often find it to be a waste of time, particularly now that I'm a parent and time to myself doesn't come around that often. Now I'm a total convert. Taking half an… Continue reading Rediscovering the joy of baths [Self-Care Sunday #45]

Teen Breathe List Journal review
Mental Health, stationery

List making as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #44)

I've mentioned before how much I love Breathe magazine, and it's sister publication, Teen Breathe, and I was so pleased to see the release of Teen Breathe's List Journal*. I'm an avid list maker, especially when it comes to 'to do' lists, but I'm also learning to apply list-making to other areas of my life.… Continue reading List making as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #44)

January 2018 gratitude (Happy Journal)
Mental Health

January gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #43)

It's so easy, when you've got a packed schedule or when you're having a stressful week at work, to focus on the negatives. This week I've been focusing on the mum guilt because it took Jenson being sent home from nursery twice for me to take him to the doctors and find out that he… Continue reading January gratitude (Self-Care Sunday #43)

Baking with Jenson - Rice Krispie cakes
Mental Health

Baking as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #42)

Before I had Jenson I used to bake every now and then - mainly because I was stressed and/or procrastinating. I've wanted to try baking with Jenson for a while but I'm a bit anal about doing things a certain way and it sounded a bit too stressful for my liking. But with more and… Continue reading Baking as self-care (Self-Care Sunday #42)