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Turning 30!

Turning 30! 1

Next month I am going to celebrate my 30th birthday. Yes you heard it right the big 3..0 is descending upon me. It has got me thinking about a lot of things.

The problem is I am not fearful of turning 30, I just don’t want to look 40! Whilst many women at this age are at the peak of their careers and enjoying nights out in the city, having date nights and lavish meals out, I on the other hand have opted for a different life.

It was never supposed to be that way. I had always envisioned the above, but you see, love has a lot to answer for and when I fell for my husband at the whipper snapper age of 18, I did not contemplate marriage by 22 and three children by 26. Life has a funny way of not being as planned as you had expected.

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Taking my Freya to NYC 0

I had the girls dream recently of a long weekend in New York. I hopped over the pond with my lovely friend Michelle and spent our 3 days shopping, checking our diners and cupcakes, and taking it all in. Mainly shoppong and eating though, to be fair… I adored New York and love to soak up the atmosphere of the city, but as I didnt have much room in my suitcase for glitzy clothes I had a trick up my sleeve….my lovely, foxy fashionista Nina set. Now, I can handle wearing trainers, jeans and comfy tourist clothes but a girl has to feel glam in NYC, right? Here is what I packed for New York. I took my Nina, my Deco in nude, my Crystal and my Lyla in pink. Which Freya sets would you take to browse the Big Apple?

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10 reasons to stay in loungewear during Winter 0

 

freya ingrid loungewear

So winter is still here, and hibernation isn’t over yet by any means. Are you feeling warm and snuggly, or fed up of the cold?  I have been spending a lot of time in my gift from Freya since it arrived at Christmas. I won’t tell you how much time exactly, but I do work from home so you get the idea… My Ingrid Loungewear set has seen me through a few evenings by the fire watching films, whole Sundays lounging (as much as is possible with young toddlers!) Christmas week and now into the prolonged Winter blues.

So, this Winter I suggest you snuggle up and do what loungewear is made for – lounging!

Here are my top 10 reasons to stay in loungewear until Spring has sprung…

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The Business Suit of Underwear!

The Business Suit of Underwear! 0

You know those days where you need to feel confident on the inside and the outside. The days where you need to make and impression and a good one, where everything you say counts and you need to ooze professionalism and power? These days include things like when you have an interview, or are completing the latest business deal or in my case an OFSTED inspection or when you are trying to convince the pre-school that actually you are in control of your three children and yes you really did mean for them to pull at the top of your top and let a boob fall out! (Whoops did I say that outloud?)

Well those days, where actually in fact deep within the core of it you are a quivering wreck, I have found you some salvation. That is the beautiful and highly classy underwear otherwise known as Lauren.

The Business suit of underwear

Confidence building!

 

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Snuggle up for winter

Snuggle up for winter 1

So I know that we are now in February but Happy New Year!

We had a wonderful but very manic Christmas in the Multiple Mummy household entertaining 16 people in total on Christmas day! You almost feel that after the mayhem of the Christmas break you need a holiday to recover. The nights seem to get longer and darker, the weather colder and wetter and the January blues creep in. Now in February we have snow! It is lovely to be out in it for short bursts and then fabulous to come home into the warmth a house and get all toasty again.

I  however love this time of year and winter is in fact my favourite season. I love the crisp frost in the mornings, I love the darkness creeping in at night when you can start to light the house aglow with lamps and candles and I am not adverse to a bit of welly boot puddle splashing (with three children it is a must!). Most of all though, I love the fact that it is the time of year where I can get all cosy and snuggle up for winter. Mulled wine, hot chocolate, blankets, chocolate and a DVD are my idea of a perfect night in 9oh how things have changed). I love the freedom to wear chunkier and baggier clothes so the extra pounds of food you should not be eating don’t notice quite so much (or that’s what I tell myself) and to be makeup free of an evening after a bubbling soak in the tub.

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