Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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  • Budget bathroom quick fixes -   One of the most popular rooms in any family home is the bathroom, yet it is also the one that always seems to be the last place to get taken care of, especially in our home. When it does come to freshening it up, a complete remodel can be costly...
  • Earn a living and not miss out on your kids - Earning a living around looking after your kids has never been easier. It is many mums’ dream to earn a living whilst still enjoying time with their children as they grow up. Even being able to be there to do the school run can bring a lot of comfort for...
  • Balancing the family/work tug of war - Being a mum in business, not only do you have the usual battles of bed time, teeth brushing and eating your greens, you also have the battles with time, client demands and making sure your business is a success.   All of these stress can make it seem that you...

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Real food battles - Slowly Lived

Real food battles

Finding recipes that the whole family will eat is a challenge in itself, but finding a meal that incorporates my new ethos, real food, is proving difficult. This alone reinforces my decision, the food they love is full o...
Handmade Blue Cheese Burgers

Handmade Blue Cheese Burgers

Living in Leicestershire, blue cheese has obviously been a staple ingredient in my diet. Actually without Long Clawson Dairy’s Blue Stilton, I wouldn’t be here, but that’s a story for another day. Findi...
The truth about real food

The truth about real food

Since starting this blog and trying to live a more intentional and  conscious lifestyle, I have been researching the many ways in which the choices I make can impact not only on my life, but the lives of my family and e...
Sunshine dreaming

Sunshine Dreaming

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a bit fed up with all this wet and cold weather. I know living in the middle of the country we haven’t had as much bad weather as others but I have to admit, this...
Cheese and Spring Onion Scrambled Eggs ~ Slowly Lived

Winter light

    There is something about the light that filters through my kitchen window during these winter months, the way it dances along the table, illuminating the objects in its path, bathing them in a pure white gl...
The Green Fingers Plan ~ Slowly Lived

The green fingers plan

I look out of our kitchen window and just beyond the conservatory is our back garden and my heart sinks. There is so much potential to this space but over the past fifteen years that we’ve lived here, it has been o...

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chamomile facial cleansing gel

Chamomile Facial Cleansing Gel

Knowing what we put on our skin really is as important as knowing what we are putting into our bodies. With this in mind, I am on a continual learning journey to improve my family’s health both internally and exter...
Lavender Salt Scrub

Lavender Salt Scrub

Keeping our skin in great condition is very important, not only does what we eat have an impact upon the structure of our skin, but also the products we use. With the amount of choice we have available to us for every ar...
free range kids

Free range kids

I grew up in an era when, during the summer holidays, I’d say bye to my mum at 9 in the morning and probably not be home till tea time. We’d explore our local area, I grew up in a small town, but luckily on t...
Time out reads - reflection

Time Out Reads – Reflection

Reflection. If you read my post yesterday, you may know that I’m currently in a reflective mood. With half the year nearly through, looking back usually gives me some perspective of what I’ve achieved and wha...
Life Lately ~ Update on our Slowly Lived Journey ~ Slowly Lived

Life lately

Starting this blog last December, my aim was to document and discuss how we can all live a slower paced life. To share our triumphs and failures, things I’d found along the way as well as my own ideas, yet someh...
time out reads - declutter

Time Out Reads – Decluttering

It’s the weekend, a time to rest and regroup ready for the week ahead. In our house, the football season has finally concluded, 3rd place and another promotion was good going considering the ups and downs the team ...