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Showing posts from April, 2019

Flower Crowns with Crafts and Giggles

When I was invited to try a flower crown making workshop with Crafts and Giggles, I was really excited. I find crafting really therapeutic, but very much lack any discernible ability. Flower crowns really appeal to my vintage style, but they are never luxurious from the high street. I couldn't wait to have access to high-quality materials and instruction from a crafting expert.

Crafts and Giggles offers a wide range of crafting parties and events, across the UK and Ireland, such as glass painting, bunting making and even pastie making for hen parties. Their attention to detail, crafting knowledge and ability to put crafters of all abilities at ease, makes them the perfect go-to for hen parties, children's parties and even corporate events. Our group certainly contained nervous crafters and Katie handled us with ease. She was warm, encouraging and we all left truly proud of what we had made (so proud we all shot off around Poole for impromptu IG photoshoots).

We were offered re…

Mummy's Milkies Breastfeeding Clothing

I cannot tell you how many times I have searched for the perfect breastfeeding dress, only to be faced with reams of maternity shapes, ruching and unflattering materials. Post-partum I wanted to embrace my figure, not swamp it with room for a bump I no longer had. The high-street just had nothing to offer and with an important speaking engagement on the horizon, I asked the IG community for their recommendations.

Mummy's Milkies came to the rescue with a beautiful, bright and figure-hugging dress that embraced my shape, but allowed me to breastfeed with ease. Breastfeeding access is via the waist-height flap, but is discreet enough to not be an obvious 'breastfeeding dress'. The dress also has pockets, which is a big win for me. The fabric is soft, non-clingy and sympathetic to my lumps and bumps. The cut is just impeccable and really showcases an hourglass figure perfectly. I would recommend sizing one down for a more snug fit as the cut is designed to be a little loose.


Kickboxing with Unit 95

The link between positive mental health and exercise is talked about more and more in mainstream media. Yet women are much less likely to try new forms of regular exercise, often citing confidence and embarrassment as the reasons for not joining a new class or activity. Women as a general rule choose exercise such as running or swimming for fitness, but also to give space to clear negative influences and the stress of the day. However I can't help thinking we are missing a trick here, by ruling out high-impact combat sports such as kickboxing and boxing.

This Girl Can found that women fear judgement on how they look during exercise, how good at the activity they are and how much they sweat as reasons behind their reluctance to join exercise classes or pick up a new activity. In combat sport classes, there is a totally different vibe to traditional exercise classes. You train as an individual, but are very much part of a team. Male or female it is expected that you will support eac…