This Monday morning calls for strong coffee!! Starting the day right with vegan peanut butter protein balls and my apple cider vinegar in water.
It’s been a really fun but really busy weekend so the pinkest blusher I have will make me look like I’ve had more sleep than I actually have. Enjoy your Monday!! #applecidervinegar#pinkblusher
Hello all, boy have I been busy… Working 3 jobs for a little while and going to uni was absolute mayhem but it was all worth it.
For the past four months ive been on placement at a Digital Agency in Belfast and to say I have loved it is an understatement. Getting to work with such professionals everyday is a dream. I have great news to share… this girl is now a Digital Marketing Executive at the age of 21! Before i have even graduated.
Im so proud of myself! Hard work pays off and when you want something let nothing or no one stad in your way!
In other news #NGKPhotography is growing bigger and bigger! Yesterday I booked my 2nd wedding. Im extatic! For someone to choose little me to capture prescious monents on the most important day of their lives really is an honour!
Just updating all my lovely followers on whats been going on with me lately. Hopefuly that explains why I gone a little quiet! 3 jobs is a lot of work!
Happy Monday all, smash the week and go get your goals! #DreamBigAlways <3
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Monday Mantra from the 'month of happy notes' I got in April's @inthemomentmag .
So here is your Monday Mantra . . . " thank you for being you!" I feel so lucky to have met so many genuine people through these squares and in 'real life' I love surrounding myself with people who are unique. So just Be You! .
Happy Monday lovelies!
The past while I’ve put myself under a lot of pressure, trying to fill my time doing “productive”, work related things.......be that sewing or blogging......and when I’m not doing that making sure I’m doing something “productive” around the house.
I’m saying “productive” in inverted commas because I’ve found that’s it’s actually been counter-productive these past few weeks, it’s drained me to the point where I’ve not been able to write anything because my brain is exhausted and I ran myself down to the point where I took a horrible chest infection that knocked me off my feet.
So on Friday when the girls were at their nanas, I had a spare hour and instead of worrying about what jobs needed done around the house I took my book out in the garden and actually relaxed. Saturday I painted a little (because I wanted to, not because it needed done) and enjoyed the day with my girls. Today we went for a walk in the forest, watched movies and read stories. Everything that’s needed to be done has been done and anything else can just wait 😊 it’s been a very liberating weekend for me with the realisation that first and foremost we have to look after ourselves, after that everything else will fall into place 💕😘 #mummytogirls#instamama#niblogger#mummyblogger#familytime#metime#lookingafterme#everythingelsecanwait#discoverunder1k
I say alot that a picture can paint a 1000 words and this is no diffrent..
1st we have a field full of beautiful daisy's , me on a good day nothing can go wrong and i can take on the world..i had this when i started my journey, i had a few good days and i said to everone i don't need there help..i came off my meds i stoped seeing the doctor and councillors! I thought i had this and i had my old life back..but,
2nd picture...2days on my own after i have told everyone i dont need them im ok ill be fine now and as you can guess that wasnt the case..i really lost count how many times i felt like this,it took me a long time to realize i cant do this on my own and yes the people who were there for me in the beginning didnt stay there for ever as i kept pushing them away and when i need someone sooner or later they wont there..i dont blame them for not being there in the end i blame myself.
New round of #FT50 starting tomorrow... determined to complete 4 classes per week for the full 6 weeks as it brings me right up to the day before our honeymoon 🙊 need that bikini bod you know 👙. Treated myself to gloves and pads as most nights we have a boxercise round... think it's my fav part 👊
Anyway last week I set myself the target to complete 4 training sessions and I did... this week I am focusing on getting my diet good again and being alot more strict with it. Only 1 treat at the weekend 😓 I'll thank myself in Tenerife 🎉
Lovely morning at the #nibloggerbrunch ☕️ thanks to @cathy_cmpr for organising and @castandcrewbfs for hosting! •
Shoutout to @finnebrogue_artisan @irwinsbakery @iconicbronze @naturalumber @scribedinstyle @wisterialondonltd and of course @morelliice for providing the goods😍 • As ever it was a fab opportunity to spend the morning with some fellow bloggers and get some tips from others in the community👏🏼
Start where you are.
Start with the information you have.
Start with the resources in front of you.
Start if you feel like shit.
Start if you don't know how.
Start if you've given up before.
Start if people don't believe in you.
Just drop the excuses.
There is never a good time.
Nothing will ever be perfect.
In the words of Maya Angelou -
"Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better"
Much love, from a very happy, inspired, grateful and one French martini down Karen xx 😚🍸🙌
I realise now that I had only been crushing on Croatia up until this point, today I fell madly in love. •
We spend the morning walking along the coast line and it was utterly breathtaking. Everywhere you looked was picture perfect. Susanna napped while hubby and I explored and then woke to find out that we were going on a glass bottom boat called Nemo. The excitement on her face was literally priceless. We had the whole boat to ourselves and after spotting lots of fish we climbed up on deck to enjoy those stunning views. The people here are SO friendly, the tour guide even let Susanna be Captain for a while, I think it made her whole life!! 🐠
Another fab #nibloggerbrunch this morning at @castandcrewbfs 🍳 there’s nothing I love more than eating, drinking coffee ☕️ and listening to bloggers talk about what inspires them and how we can all support each other with advice and tips. Thanks to #bosslady @cathy_cmpr for organising yet another perfect morning💝
You are my sunshine ~ these beautiful sunny days have given us so many opportunities to get our littles out into the fresh air. Is there really anything better than seeing your children experience nature in all its glory for the first time? Other than the mega nap or undisturbed night’s sleep that you ‘might’ be treated to afterwards of course! (Disclaimer - totally just jinxed myself now)
Beautiful weekend for the Dingle Distillery! What a picturesque part of Ireland ☀️ Absolutely love these glasses too - delighted to see an independent distillery have such an impact in the gin market 🍸 They say it is best served with large cubes of ice, a wedge of fresh orange and a sprinkling of juniper berries - that is exactly what we will be having with it 😍 @dingledistillery
The trouble with a yellow dress is that you wear it to an event and get a ton of photos......can’t really wear it for a while again now can I??! But I loved wearing it today to the #nibloggerbrunch organised by @cathy_cmpr in @castandcrewbfs - had a lovely morning meeting lots of new blogging friends and catching up with many I’ve met before. Swipe to see more including my hungry ice cream face 😳
Loads more on my stories...meanwhile a huge thanks to Cathy & her team and to the local brands who supported the event, @iconicbronze, @finnebrogue_artisan, @morelliice, @scribedinstyle & @naturalumber & to @wisterialondonltd too - we were completely spoiled #alifetostyle#tapfordetails#belfast#niblogger#yellow#whatimwearing#instastyle#sundayfun
📷 credit - Ydele at @ourlifeatthewhitehouse
Such a fantastic morning with local girls and guys at the #nibloggerbrunch in @castandcrewbfs hosted by the lovely @cathy_cmpr. .
It’s great catching up with fellow bloggers and local PRs. I always come feeling very inspired, buzzing and full of ideas. I always say if my blog finished tomorrow I would come away with a heart full and with some amazing friendships plus my blogging daughters ❤️you really can’t ask for more. .
We had so many treats today. Food was supplied by @irwinsbakery @finnebrogue_artisan and @morelliice. All completely amazing, well done and thankyou 💕
We also have amazing gift bags filled with items from @wisterialondonltd @irwinsbakery @finnebrogue_artisan @iconicbronze @scribedinstyle and @naturalumber .
If your a local blogger and haven’t been to one yet you really should, it’s so worth it. Thanks again for a fabulous morning and roll on the next one 💕
📸: @katiewilliamson5 .
💐 Happy Sunday 💐
I started mine at @cathy_cmpr #nibloggerbrunch in @castandcrewbfs this morning... another great event meeting all the other bloggers. And of course we were treated to so many goodies from @iconicbronze and @wisterialondonltd AND we got to sample some fabulous local produce by @irwinsbakery @morelliice @finnebrogue_artisan and @naturalumber
A great day to spend the morning. 🙌💖
I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear my new trousers from @primark and I teamed them with some older items I already had. Scroll to see more of my #ootd and Head to my stories and snap 👻 (elainedonaghy) to see more from BLOGGER EVENT 👭
I’m back home now and just enjoyed a coffee date at @ancreagan with my other half... now I’m ready for the sofa, some movies and chill for the rest of the day.
Did you get up to anything nice today
ladies on the Lough 🚤🚤🚤 A while back our carers group had a day out to Enniskillen.
We took a trip around on a boat with a fully equipped bar (I was very good and just had a coffee ☕️) I was amazed at the beautiful scenes and that this beauty was right on our doorstep.
After the boat trip we has a beautiful lunch in the Killyhevlin Hotel, the food and atmosphere was amazing (the dinner was so good I didn’t manage to get any pics, I couldn’t wait to tuck in 🙈) Would really recommend here even if just for a coffee the views are amazing
I had an absolute ball this morning at #nibloggerbrunch hosted by the divine @cathy_cmpr !!! Met even MORE new lovely people, got some fantastic advice and hints and tips, ate some delicious food, and got spoilt rotten by @castandcrewbfs @naturalumber @finnebrogue_artisan @irwinsbakery @morelliice @wisterialondonltd and @scribedinstyle @iconicbronze
Thank you soooo much to Cathy and all the suppliers for putting together a lovely event, and for letting me be a part of it 😊
great morning at my first ever #nibloggerbrunch hosted by the wonderful @cathy_cmpr ✨ feeling full of food and love after meeting and chatting to lots of lovely ni bloggers💖
big ups to the team at @castandcrewbfs for helping the morning run so smoothly and thank you to @wisterialondonltd @finnebrogue_artisan @iconicbronze @naturalumber @scribedinstyle and @morelliice for all the lovely goodies✨ and thank you to the beautiful @hannahchambers_ for the photo!
Roll on the next one 💖 #bershkastyle#niblogger