Category Archives: Do Good & Be Inspired

7 inspiring things that happened this week

1. I’ve been nominated for the “Encouraging Thunder” blog award! Thank you so much to Encouraging Life for this lovely award. You know how sometimes you’re feeling slightly down about your blog, doubting yourself, not feeling inspired? Well I sometimes feel like that anyway – I sure was feeling it this week and then I got this award, which has made me feel inspired again 🙂

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2. Our house purchase fell through this week. I know, that doesn’t sound inspiring! But instead of crumbling, we’ve managed to approach it with a zen-like calm (mostly), taking comfort from the knowledge that it wasn’t meant to be – to quote my favourite saying, “What’s for you will not go by you”. Our dream house is out there somewhere… Continue reading 7 inspiring things that happened this week

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I’ve Been Nominated for The Creative Blogger Award!

I love blog awards! I hadn’t had one for a little while so I’m extremely grateful to the lovely Amanda Says. I’ve been following Amanda for a while now and she’s a very supportive blogger so please do check out her blog. Her posts are always unusual and quirky – she’s a woman after my own heart!

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Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 10 bloggers and add their links
  4. Notify the bloggers you included
  5. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy to everyone to know what to do!

Five facts about me:

  1. I’m an ecologist in my day job, and I specialise in bats. I’m off to do a great crested newt survey this evening!
  2. I have a mushroom phobia – bleeeugh, hate them!
  3. I once stood (with a beekeeper) in the middle of a swarm of 20,000 bees. I’m allergic to bees.
  4. I got my Master’s degree at Edinburgh University, where in order to graduate, you have to be hit on the head with John Knox’s pants!
  5. I play ukulele, guitar and harmonica, and I love to sing.

I nominate the following awesome bloggers:

  1. Violet and Eloise
  2. Milkshake Kingdom
  3. Lucky Otter’s Haven
  4. Jack Collier 7
  5. Little Awkward Fox
  6. Stereotypically Able
  7. Ravishing Roses
  8. Vacation Mode
  9. A Vibrant Day

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#VIEWSNOTSHOES!

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This post is about politics and women. It’s a more serious post than my usual art/fashion/travel/inspirational posts, but hopefully just as uplifting and positive. This post is aimed at UK readers, but also to women all over the world when it comes to making your views heard (see links at foot of page) – and to all men, too, because I firmly believe that men will benefit equally from having a balanced government. Say goodbye to any of the tired old feminist stereotypes and have a think about what you want, and what you believe (I am a project manager and senior team member in my company. I frequently work on all-male contractor sites. With gel nails and mascara. I sometimes wear 4 inch heels, and sometimes Converse. I am an ordinary woman not defined by any one stereotype. I’m so tired of facing sexism and I want my voice to be heard). Continue reading #VIEWSNOTSHOES!

I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award!

Thank you so much to Orbb’s Fashion for the nomination, awesome, so grateful! (and sorry it took me a while to do this post). Please check out her lovely fashion blog, which features themed picks across a range of clothing stores, often focussing on affordable ranges for those of us who might be a bit skint! My current favourite is Youthful Exuberance – loving the blue suede boots and heart shaped pastel sunglasses!

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Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Just wanted to share this yummy and healthy recipe with you, thanks to Sincerely Aimee – wish I could eat this right now after a long day at work!

Behind The Blog…. featuring Jo from Eclectic Feel

Today I am very proud and excited to be featured on “behind the blog” over on Confetti and Curves. For those of you who haven’t come across Karen and her blog before, she is literally one of the most amazing, supportive and inspirational bloggers out there. Thanks Karen! Jo x

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Hey Beauty Buddies,

I hope you’re all settled snugly with your usual hot toddy in hand ready for another fun filled Behind The Blog? If not get that kettle flicked and curl up in your comfiest chair for a quick meet & greet of yet another awesome blogger!

As always, if you’re new to Confetti & Curves (friendly wave) and not entirely sure what this virtual shenanigans is all about *click here* to bring yourself up to speed – you may even find yourself getting involved. Why the heck not?!

So today we have the deliciously diverse Jo from her mighty blog Eclectic Feel joining us. If you haven’t already stopped by her sizeable slice of the interweb then get yourself over pronto peeps, she really is a blogging gem.

Jo is the proud parent of one of the most varied blogs I’ve stumbled across since launching Confetti & Curves… when I say there’s…

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Low Carb Dark Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes For A Worthy Cause!

Hello, just wanted to share this healthy and inspiring recipe with you via fit to serve, one of my favourite blogs. Chocolate and kindness – what could be better!

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This past Saturday Fittoserve and fit2eat our boutique low carb bakery helped support Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics by being a sponsor at their annual 5k fundraiser for moms walk/run “Love Never Fails. Fit2Eat setup a booth and we sold our low carb treats with all the proceeds going to this wonderful organization. Our son and husband ran the 5K while I manned the booth.

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Since 2007 Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinics have been providing “life saving help in a life changing way” to women and couples with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Our family has been blessed to support this organization since its inception and we have seen thousands of lives touched by their loving work.  At Heartbeat of Miami all of their services are always free and confidential.

Their annual run/walk brought hundreds of people to show their support. It was so incredible…

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Colour me Friday: Red Nose Day

Yippee! It’s Red Nose Day! For any non-UK readers who haven’t heard of it before, it’s an awesome day of fun to raise money for Comic Relief. the money raised is spent to transform the lives of millions of people, both at home in the UK and across Africa, and is much beloved by us Brits. Comic Relief alternates every other year with Sport Relief, which raises money for the same good causes, but with less custard pies and more hard graft. Basically, it doesn’t matter what you do, just do something funny for money! If you can’t do, watch Comic Relief all of Friday evening on the BBC, and give some money! Continue reading Colour me Friday: Red Nose Day

Liebster and Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award Mash-up!

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster and Sisterhood of the World bloggers awards! Thank you so much to Gem Livia and Sarahanne14 for the nominations, so grateful! Please check out their gorgeous blogs, especially Gem’s post on The Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty (great idea, think I’m going to take up her challenge and do a post on this myself)  and Sarah’s beautiful Valentine’s Day Nails. Continue reading Liebster and Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award Mash-up!

My Two Month Blogiversary

Two Months! I remember sitting down two months ago and thinking how amazing it would be to get maybe five followers (and begging my nearest and dearest to be my first followers – did anyone else do this or just me?). Here’s five things I’ve learned from my two months as a blogger, hope you can relate: 🙂 Continue reading My Two Month Blogiversary