How to Get Yourself Motivated This Month

Getting yourself motivated can be quite a difficult task and many people struggle to get anything done due to a lack of motivation. The good news is that getting motivated doesn’t have to be hard and we have come up with some steps that you can follow to help get yourself motivated this month for whatever you want to get to. Keep reading to find out more!

Set Your Goals

One great way to motivate yourself is to actually sit down and plan what you want to achieve. You won’t be able to know if you have managed to achieve your goals unless you set them in the first place. Make sure not to set too many goals as you might struggle to get yourself motivated when you are overwhelmed by everything you need to get done. Set a clear goal and you’ll get motivated soon enough.

How to stay motivated - goal setting

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What tech products do you need to start using in your garden?

There are lots of new and innovative devices coming out all the time for the avid gardener — but which would benefit you the most?

To find out which new tech product you need, check out this tech guide by Suttons — leading providers of hanging baskets — as we look at the top must-have pieces of technology for gardeners in 2018…   

The best gardening apps

You probably already know how many apps there are available in 2018 — but do you know which are best for gardeners?

gardening app for avid gardeners

  • GrowIt! — connects you with local gardeners. You can also upload photos of your own plants to share your gardening knowledge with others.
  • Garden Compass — allows you to upload photos, ask questions to horticultural experts and create a personalised garden-care calendar.

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Half Term With Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It

It’s half term! Why not have some fun with Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It?

Everyday we use single use plastic items such as plastic bottles, straws, coffee stirrers, plastic bags and food containers. These are items that are only used once then thrown away. These pose a threat to the sea and ocean life. It’s not only an issue that affects adults but kids too. Living in Cornwall with many beaches around, I see plastic bottles and tops many a time washed up on the beaches.

plastic pollution on the beach

This is why Sky has launched a 12-episode series, Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It, which introduces kids to the issues surrounding plastics and discusses the problems they pose for our oceans and sea life.

Each episode suggests tips and life hacks for kids to dive in and reduce their use of single use plastics in a fun, interactive way. Ideal for activities this half term to keep them busy and beyond.

Ways to reduce single use plastics can include things like using a reusable bag instead of plastic bags. Use a reusable water bottle and paper straws. Ideas like these will help reduce the need of single use plastics and our reliance on them.

Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It

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Baby Diaries #2 – Baby Dottie’s 1 Month Update

Here we are at baby dottie’s 1 month update. It’s hard to believe she’s been with us over a month now, yes I’m a little late with this update! It feels like she’s always been with us.

Baby dottie only lost 5% of her birth weight in those first few days. Unlike baby girl who lost over  10%. I put this down to myself being more experienced with breastfeeding this time around plus my milk came in quicker. We never got her red book until she was nearly 2 weeks old, bloody health visitors!

baby diaries #2 - 1 month update

When the health visitor came around to do her checks she was such a busy body. Baby girl got on her nerves a bit as she wouldn’t stay quiet while she did baby dottie’s hearing test! What do you expect from a 2 year old? View Post

Top Hair Trends for Summer 2018

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

As we approach Summer, it’s time to look at the top hair trends for Summer 2018. Bold experimental looks and colours are all in. With throwback looks of the 70’s and 90’s. Middle partings and oversized braids are going to be huge this year.

Hair Styles

Sleek and structured updos are big on the catwalk. They show off the face, team it with a stunning dress and you are sorted for a night out.

Short bob styles with the ends curled in are big news for the easy to maintain look. In fact if you have a problem with a receding hairline and not feeling the most confident you can opt for lace front wigs which can make you feel amazing about your hair. You wouldn’t know it but the woman in the photo below is wearing one.

bob- top hair trends of Summer 2018

Photo credit: Divatress.

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Go To Sleep! and Sarah’s Shadow Blog Tour

Today it’s my turn to be on the blog tour for these two great books, Go To Sleep! and Sarah’s Shadow.

Go To Sleep! and Sarah's Shadow Blog Tour

Go To Sleep!

Go To Sleep! and Sarah's Shadow Blog Tour

Book Description

Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that something is wrong … The award-winning bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love!

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