One Proud Mumma!

Soppy blog alert! I have two daughters age 2 and 5. They drive me mad.. but they never fail to make me smile, laugh, and feel that proud mummy glow, every single day. They have both moved into new bedrooms this week. This is always a little bit of a daunting task and I prepared myself for a few unsettled nights and many trips up and down the stairs. They were brilliant. They both settled by 6:30 (oh yes, they go bed to bed that early)! Both sleeping through the night no problem. I’m soo proud of them! The benefits to this room change have been great for all of us, mainly because now there is a bathroom between them so they can’t shout through the walls at each other! Making bedtimes a little easier. Also we have plonked the oldest down the other end of the house… as far away as possible from our bedroom. In the morning this is a huge bonus as they both will go and play in that room, keeping the volume at our end of the house to a minium. Hooray for those extra 5 minutes where I can pretend I have woken up on my own and not by being yelled at, or frightened half to death by that little face that appears in a dark room, nose to nose with you. They are truly beautiful girls and I still look at them and wonder how I got so lucky, they are funny, clever, caring little people and I feel soo blessed. Ahhhh. Ok soppy post over, give it an hour I will probably be tearing my hair out…

Have a great day mummas… you did good. X

Feline Mascara Review

Hello. Just a quick post to say how fab I think this mascara is. It’s the Feline million volume by L’Oréal Paris. It is from the high street, this is the second time I have purchased this and it never fails to stun me! I am a qualified makeup artist and have tried many mascaras over the years, both professionally and personally. This one is under £10 and you can pick it up anywhere. It really is amazing. The feline curve of the brush adds the most brilliant flick to the outer ends of your lashes. It’s thick but not clumpy. It just works! So go buy and try. Would love to hear what you think…

Wishing your lashes all the best. Lisa x

January slump.

To me parenting and being the woman of the house, is something close to flying a million miles an hour, with a huge grin plastered on your face… and a hoover attached to you ankle. Biscuit crumbs in your hair, sticky finger prints on your tshirt. A handbag full with nappies and a weird smell you can’t find the origins of. All whilst trying to look and feel slightly sexy for yourself and your other half. Then trying to work out the answers to questions and conundrums you never even thought possible. All while feeling socially awkward as you spend all day with a toddler, and trying not to excuse yourself to other adults by using the word wee wee! Bringing humans into the world is nothing short of a marathon rolacoaster that you can never get off. Although it’s fun and there’s always highs, they chuck some huge twist and turns in there when you least expect it. Also from what I have heard from my amazing mum, is that you never stop worrying… and it cheerfully just gets worse. 

It most definately does not look like this…

Really! Breastfeeding whilst doing yoga.. also her bed looks suspiciously neat to me, for a woman who has a newborn! 

I have just experienced one of those twist of the rolacoaster, my other half broke his hand reasontly. So all of a sudden you have another person to help dress, wash and shave. (Not that shave my children but you get the idea!)  You have to fit that all in around the other many… many jobs around the home and childcare that you do from day to day. This time I did not have 9 months to prepare for this, but luckily it’s only temporary. It has made me reconsider jumping strait into having another little one too soon, but at the same time has completely motivated me. All of a sudden I found that extra engery I used to have. Those reserve tanks kicked in and I was running around like a trooper. It’s a great feeling to know you would be ok to have another person to look after, when you are ready. For now I am going to get out of my January slump and get my butt moving. I have found my reserve tanks and I am not letting them go unused. It’s kick butt time, starting with some circuits outdoors on dartmoor… eek!

Find your inner Mr. Motivater.  He/She is still in there somewhere. Good luck and go for it! X

It's a Man's World

Im going to let you in on some of my findings over the last few years and maybe even help you too! You know that old saying “If you can’t beat them join them”. Genius… Men seem to have this god given right that means that it’s OK for them to put their pants on the floor instead of in the wash basket. Or leaving the toilet seat up because they have a Penis and everyone must know about it. So this is how I get through my life without shoving dirty pants in his pillowcase or super glueing the bloody seat down.

I now put my pants on the floor also! This may sound a little bit mad but trust me ladies if you are bending down everyday to pick up pants, you WILL feel much better about it if you are collecting your own aswell. Somehow this seems to make all the diffrence! It is now a much happier part of day… 

Ahh the toilet seat, this I’m afraid will only work if you have children that also use the loo. It’s called guilt. Tell them that their child will fall down into the toilet in a sleepy state, in the middle of the night if they dont stop doing this. And… that he will be the one getting up and going to their rescue when it happens. Ta Da!

New to the list, for snoring. A nasal spray before bed, this seems to be getting me a good solid 6hrs before I have to shift him on to his side and be groaned at. Get a good one like Sudafed… magic. Before this i had considered decorating the spare room for one of us (him) to go into in the middle of the night, think i will actually keep my options open on this one.

Attach things to walls terribly, I am officially not aloud to do any DIY. Infact my chap actually hid the screwdrivers from me to avoid any mishaps. I would love to say this was deliberate but the fact is I am just not good at it, and also impatient. I can just about manage flat pack furniture but he will go over it and tighten all the screws up. This on the other hand now works in my favour and things get done very quickly around here! I even received a shiny new glue gun for Christmas for my crafty things and i suspect to avoid me using hammers and nails. Oh and if any of my friends are reading this and you’re ever around mine, please do not touch the bookcase!

Play load music out of your tablet. If he has a good ear and your tablet or phone sounds as crap as mine, the terrible sound will annoy him so much you may get new speakers in the kitchen.

Classic… Don’t YOU really deserve a takeaway, what a long week YOU have had. Ha ha no cooking for me!

Pets.. now I need some help on this one. Iv have tried everything and I mean everything. I have ensured he has been at his absolute happiest when i have mentioned it! I have included how good it would be for the kids. So far I may be able to get a German Shepard (his dog of choice) in a year or so if I get a book and study about the breed. All very responsible I know, but i feel this is a little unfair considering how well I maintain the children and they my friends, most definately, did not come with a frigging book.. so any tips on this would be appreciated. Yes I realise I have just compared my children to a dog but they are mine and I am aloud!

Have a lovely day. x

Happy New Year

So that was a hugely tiring big spend of a month. I do love it, having kids and a man that cooks is all very perfect but it’s all really all huge effort and build up for just one day. I love my family and we had a great few days, but the day after boxing day me and my partner looked at each other and said Oh My God, I’m knackered! Anyway Happy new Year. I was in bed by 10, don’t judge me I have small people, but here it goes… Positivity. Im giving my blog another shot and a slight face lift. I have hacked away at all my email addresses and various twitter accounts to just me… @LisaEvansDNP no more makeup page then a mummys page then a bla bla bla. I am one person and if you don’t like reading my stuff then (in the nicest possible way) don’t… 😊

To come… a Makeup review I am very excited about.

Also my opinion on Arial Yoga.. if I can ever get a bloody space to go and try it. 

I hope your year to come is full of greatness. X