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Calm

Ellie Crosby

Calm

We all have times when we are frazzled, emotionally exhausted and in a total brain funk. This feeling is often is accompanied by our dear friends anxiety, frustration and a general feeling of “blah” joining the party too. Here are some ways that will help you back to the path of feeling your usual upbeat self again.  Stop rushing and slow your pace.   Do nothing. Some of the best advice my mum has given me is when faced with a big decision, a choice or path to take and you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Make no...


Progress is all part of the Process

Ellie Crosby

Progress is all part of the Process

Things I've learnt from five years in business I wish I knew at the start....   ❤️ •You can survive on three hours sleep - not well, but you'll live   🧡 • From the first message you can usually get the measure of someone and you should trust that instinct   💛 • “Contacts" and "networking" and business talk in general is utter tripe!! You make friends because they help you survive the rough times and they ‘get it’   💚 • You don't have to be perfect, or even that professional, but you should always be honest  ...


Name tags and lost rags

Ellie Crosby

Name tags and lost rags

  Just like the Parenting Olympics, the beginning of a new school year means mothers (and fathers, credit where it’s due) up and down the country are limbering up, getting fully prepared, for that all important first day back.  Basically, its the only day of the whole school year that I can guarantee I’ve got every single thing they may need to hand.  It’s all clean, ironed, labelled, bagged, polished and packed ready to see action.      Nature is very cruel and has made this mammoth operation of preparation coincide with looking after the little darlings.  If you’ve a...


Woodchip and Rainbows

Ellie Crosby

Tags #decorating, #doityourself, #ourhome, #rainbow, bedroom

Woodchip and Rainbows

  A  R a i n b o w  R o o m  F o r  T w o  It’s a tough brief to accommodate a tweenage girl and a 6 year old boy in the same bedroom. We decided a rainbow theme would keep everyone happy (particularly me, I immediately started planning what to make for the finishing touches.) I will have the smaller back bedroom and the children and all of their beloved plastic crap can move into the larger front bedroom.  When decorating, there are variables that you have to work around and cannot change - typically...