The Link Between How We Think and Our Success

When I watched this TED video, it made me realise just how many people go about their lives doing things with no purpose. How people never question the things they do, say or believe. I like to know the reason behind everything I do. If I don’t know why, I question it and the answer I get has to make logical sense. One of the things I would hate, is for my children to grow up without this mindset.



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authenticitee speaks


These last two weeks have been a blur! My birthday was April 14th and the love has not stopped pouring in. Blogging University Writing 101 has been awesome and I’ve met some great people there.
I can truly say that I am BEYOND blown away by the appreciation, encouragement and recognition, my 4 month old blog has received! Still soaring from the Liebster Award I was nominated for a few days agoby the stunning Gina,I’vejustbeen nominated for not one buttwoVersatile Blog Awards in the last two days!

The first nomination came from the beautiful Sabrinaand thesecond from the beautiful Sherina! Their names are highlighted for a reason!
Iimplorethee, whenever you get a spare moment,pleasecheck out the three aforementioned blogs…you will not be disappointed!
That being said, it’s official!…

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Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been so lucky this past week to be nominated for two awards. I’ve posted for the Real Neat Blog Award already. This is for the Versatile Blogger Award which I have been kindly nominated by one of my loyal followers; Miss Cassiopeia. I can not thank you enough for this wonderful complement. It makes everything feel so much more worthwhile when I know that I am connecting with people who enjoy my blog.

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  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.


I understand that some of the nominees will have received this award before so there is no obligation to accept. If you are on my list then it means that I enjoy seeing you on my reader and are one of my most frequent reads. Thank you for making this experience so much fun and amazingly exciting for me. My best wishes to all of you! x


Of Whiskey and Words

The Learning, Earning and Fitness Mama

(Not So) Quiet Girl

Carlton KNE

Kaboodle Mum

The L.A Writer

Pretty Little Mama’s

Doodle Mum

Homemade Naturally

A Woman’s Woman

Hold Me, Don’t Hold Me


Silver Lining Mama

Popped Black Woman Blog

7 Things about moi

  1. I had my first child at 19.
  2. I clean my toilet every time I use it.
  3. I love spicy food.
  4. I am not really a maths geek but I have this thing when I have to calculate something; I want to do it in my head to see how fast and accurate I can be and try to avoid calculators.
  5. I tried home tutoring for a bit last year to earn a bit of a side income.
  6. I have my tea black, with no milk, ahh… the true taste of tea
  7. I practice the power of (serious) positive thinking everyday, even when I’m sad, angry etc… It really is a life changer.

 over to you!

‘Real Neat Blog Award’! I Would Like To Thank…


Ericka, author of Autenticitee has kindly nominated me for this amazing award. Yay! I feel absolutely fabulous and thank you so much E. Her blog is so versatile, I’m not going to spoil it, please have a look yourself. I must say I love it when she’s in one of her ‘love’ moods.

The Rules:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My Questions Answers

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

US and UK

2. What is your favourite sport?

I like watching Athletics and was a very good triple jumper in my very younger years 😉

3. What has been a special moment for you in 2014?

Giving birth to my son

4. What is your favourite quote?

There are many. I’m not one to remember quotes and keep them in my head. But one thing I always say is:

beliefs quote

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

Art class with Mr. Humphreys (with his Welsh accent and the ever growing art work on his wall dedicated to his wife)

6. Anything you wished to have learned earlier?

I wish I had learned to act less on ’emotion’ much earlier on life to allow me to be in control of situations

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

Acoustic Guitar, I could have gone on but started quite late and lost interest

My Nominations

I nominate the following for the Real Neat Blogger Award however I do know some of you may have already been nominated. I just have to and if you want, you can just repost your previous post for the award. Just to let you know, it’s not a must to accept the nomination.


Silver Lining Mama

Living The Dream

My  Mummy Likes

Butterfly Mind

I Didn’t Have My Glasses On

Be Like Water

Lily Pups Life

Over to you!


14 Ways Strong, Fearless Women Tackle The World And Its Challenges

These are so right. I don’t even know which one to comment on because they are equally as important to each other. This is so me. Have to reblog this

Self Love Beauty


All women want to be perceived as strong and fearless, but most aren’t just born with an innate sense of self-confidence or resilience.

No, strong women develop over time. They are ever-evolving, always striving to be the best version of themselves. Like diamonds, the best women are forged under pressure. They are tough on the outside, but radiate from the inside.

Aristotle once said,

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

To that end, here are 14 habits strong, fearless women share:

1. They own up to their mistakes.

Fearless women don’t blame others for their mistakes or try to skirt blame. They own up to their actions and work to remedy any missteps.

2. They learn from the past, instead of dwelling on it.

Nothing good ever comes from living in the past. Strong women don’t dwell on things they can’t change; they live…

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A Sign I’m Getting Wiser

This morning as i was getting ready, I looked closely at my face in the mirror. As I moved my eyes up, I noticed two little grey hairs on the front of my head. I was happy to see these two hairs. I’ve never been a woman who’s felt offended when asked my age and don’t understand what the big deal is. I love getting older and wiser and as long as I’ve learned from each year life gives me, I will shout it out to the world.

I AM 25!

May be when I get older my views will change but I doubt it.

A message to the two youngest parts of my head. “I will not dye you. I will take care of you and give you the same nourishment as the rest of me. Don’t you worry, welcome to my life 🙂

Surround Yourself with Good (MM)

I live by this! Love it!


”You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”-Jim Rohn

We have all heard this quote or a variation of it at some point of our life. Maybe it was in a class. Maybe it came from your mother when she questioned you about the friends you kept as a teenager. But it’s true. It’s not about stereotyping. It’s about the company you keep affecting your life and the decisions you make.

Think of five people you spend the most time with. Are they achievers? Creatives? Type A personalities? Intellectuals? Or are they procrastinators and just plain lazy. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that if you are content with your present condition. But if you want to make something out of yourself and succeed in life you have to make a change.

Now I know there is someone out there who is saying that…

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Laundry Room Nightmare!

For days now I’ve had a task that I’ve been putting off. After doing the washing, drying it and then emptying the dryer, I’ve ended up with a pile of clean laundry in the bedroom that just won’t shift.

Now I know I’m not on my own because I’ve just searched for the words ‘laundry pile’ on Google and there were a ton of images that could go on for years. I’ve also seen friends and family with the same problem. Continue reading