Little Girls' Woodland Wonderland

It is 8 weeks til our next baby's arrival, and with the Christmas madness now over, I knew it was time to take the bull by the horns and begin "Project Ava's Room"... In other words, we need to move her out of the nursery and into all-out girls room and have her settled well before little bro or sis arrives. Budget? £140, Theme? Girly woodland Wonderland... Check out the madness and mayhem as the room unfolds... http://clarinascontemplations.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0...more

From "No-Go" to "Play Zone"...

 When Ava first started crawling, and I announced it on Facebook, one of my Uni friends made the following comment that kind of stuck with me......more

Homemade Herb Garden

This whole green-fingered thing is new for me. I've NEVER been good at looking after plants... they've tended to die within weeks of being in my care; I just forget to water them - oops! This past year, I've made a real effort to actually keep my garden alive... and its finally paying off...I was having fun with my camera last night, capturing some of the colours, and keeping a record of how nice it looks at the moment... just in case my forgetfulness sets in again and its lost forever... I'm DETERMINED not to let that happen this year......more

Making the most of the summer...

I love the summer with it's golden glow, the scent of freshly cut grass, the sound of buzzing bees and chirping birds... I love warm evenings with a light breeze, sitting in the garden with a citronella candle and a good book. I love the time off work, the long days, the light evenings......more

Summer nights...

Looking for ideas for those gorgeous summer evenings?Just click hereEvery Friday, I post my favourite creative finds from Pinterest! Happy crafting!Claire x...more

Get Good Summer Launch...

Summer is a wonderful opportunity to set yourself some goals! Get thinking about some achievable goals you might want to aim for this summer! And watch this space... here Claire...more

Racing through life!

I've been thinking a lot recently about the high-charged, fast-paced society we're bringing our kids up in... we run them from one event to another; mother and toddler group, to weigh-in, to NCT group, to postnatal group... and that's just our babies! Feeling overwhelmed by the speed of life? (and worrying if your kids are keeping up!) Read more here... ...more

Thankful

Today I am having a thankful day.I have a lot of reasons to be thankful.This past week, I have been reading the biography of Stephanie Nielson, a 30-year-old, mother of 5 who, in 2008, was involved in a horrific plane crash, leaving her with 80% burns. I am thankful to God for her because he has used her, this past week, to remind me to appreciate the little things....more