hi there!  this is where i share random thoughts, tips on positivity + snippets of inspiration.  i pretty much share anything that inspires me to create a more simple, compassionate and holistic lifestyle for myself + my family.  i am somewhat new to the world of social media – i’ve dabbled in blogging on and off for a while now but i’m not sure i’ve got it down yet!  you can also find me on FB, Tumblr, Pinterest + Twitter but bear with me as i try and get the hang of things!  anyhoo thank you for stopping by

random bits + bobs ~

+ i am the author of Positive Mama-To-be (which you can purchase here on my blog or on Amazon).  

+ i am a photographer wannabe – my main muse’s being my gorgeous babies + yummy food

+ i’ve been noshing on a plant-based diet for 23 years (yikes i’m getting old).  i’m a cruelty-free foodie so expect lots of delish plant-based recipes

+ i would love to teach yoga someday, preferably prenatal yoga … i’ve found a teacher training course now i just need to get my butt into action!

+ i’m originally from England …  you can take the girl out of England but you can’t take England out of the girl.

+ i’m kind of embarrassed to say this but i’ve seen more of America than i have of little ol’ England.

+ i love roadtrips, i once travelled  from Los Angeles to Ohio in a prius with my hubby, my daughter (who was 3 1/2 at the time) and two kitties.  now we have a puppy and a 1 1/2 year old that we squeeze in the car too!  yep time for a bigger vehicle.  but if you’ve ever had a prius you will understand the delay in purchasing a new vehicle because they are uber eco-friendly and petrol is super cheap which is awesome when you travel a bunch.  (side note) i’ve noticed that in LA young hip people drive them whereas in the midwest it’s mainly old folk …

+ i just discovered the art of making raw chocolate, i’m learning the ropes right now so i will post recipes as i go (when my chocolate becomes post-able i will share) … (side note) – i chocolate.

+ i love animals, they teach us so much about unconditional love and being present.

+ i was once voted the most sexiest vegetarian along with my sis.  we wore lettuce bikinis and all that stuff

+ i tend to procrastinate so ideas for overcoming procrastination are extremely welcome

+ i love to start the day with a delicious green smoothie

+ i love the saying “a good mama has a dirty oven” it’s a great excuse – i use it often!

+ i’m obsessed with books.  the smell.  the look.  the adventures.  the mysteries.  the ability to travel to different worlds.  i can’t walk past a bookstore without going inside.

+ stereotype … i love tea.  hot tea.  not keen on the cold kind unless it’s Teavana’s blueberry bliss + strawberry lemonade + rock sugar.

a few of my fav quotes ~

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think we become.”  Buddha

“The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but “Can they suffer?”  Jeremy Bentham – referring to animals.

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