Life Lately

I thought I’d take time to reflect on my life lately and how much it’s changed in the last 6 months.

I had a baby

The obvious one! In September I had my first baby; a daughter called Freya and I absolutely love being a Mum. I didn’t really see myself as the maternal type and everyone at work joked that I had no sympathy bones but I think I’ve changed a lot whilst still retaining my character.

I became an Ambassador for Origins

This was super exciting as it started happening before I had Freya and by the time she arrived, I was arranging my first training sessions. Skincare has always been my first love when it comes to my blogging and when this opportunity came along, I was up for the task.

I planned my first event

As part of my role as an ambassador, I will be running 4 events during the year. So far I’ve successfully planned and ran one before Christmas, and now I’m in the midst of putting my guest list together for the next one in February.

I made mum friends

This might sound like something small, but its one that I’m incredibly proud of. I was really worried about making friends but I have found a wonderful bunch of ladies that I know I can talk to about all my mum worries.

“Googling Stuff”

This is one my husband would laugh at as I never understood it before. Now that I have some spare time when Freya is napping during the day, I find myself coming across things like wholesale T-shirt printing. It’s amazing what you can learn about when browsing the web but it’s far better than googling baby stuff which can sometimes lead you down a black hole.

Laura x

*This is a collaborative post*

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It’s a New Year

If you’d have shown me a picture of my life today, this time last year; I would never have believed you.

2017 was a year of incredible things including:

Buying ourselves our dream cars.

Getting married after 9 years together.

Finding out I was pregnant, finding out it was a girl and then in September; giving birth to our daughter Freya Penelope Ella Moore.

Being chosen as an Origins Ambassador for the York store.

Our families always joke that we never do things far apart and always seem to have a lot going on at once. In 2016 we got engaged, went on holiday, bought our first home and both got promotions to name a few.

So when it comes to 2018, we are both hoping it will be a little calmer than the previous couple of years have been. Here are a few of the things we are looking forward to.

I will be continuing as an Origins Ambassador and arranging a few more events with the York store so keep your eyes peeled as there is one coming in February.

Our first family holiday abroad and hopefully a UK break as well.

A family wedding in 4 weeks time.

Freya’s first birthday in September! (she’s only just over 3 months so we have a while to go thankfully)

I don’t know what else this year has in store for us other than my maternity leave ending later in the year and returning to work. I hope there are surprises and lots of laughter as we watch our little one turn into a toddler. When it comes to myself, I intend to shift 5-7 lbs of weight that I still haven’t managed to get rid of since having Freya. I also plan on using some Christmas money to reinvent my style a little as I feel like I’ve outgrown my old wardrobe and without a doubt have outgrown my skinny jeans.

Here’s to a wonderful year full of health and happiness.

Laura x

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A new level of comfort

Earlier this year I discovered the world of half + half mattresses. That’s right you heard me correct.

A half + half mattress is essentially where one half is on style of firmness and the other half, a completely different style. I knew these existed but initially thought they would be extremely expensive before discovering Tweak Mattress.

Since buying my first home, I’ve discovered just how important it is to have a good mattress and when the opportunity to review a mattress from Tweak fell into my lap, I wholeheartedly jumped at the chance.

Here’s a quote directly from the website:

“Your journey to a
better night’s sleep”

“We are all individual in our sleep habits but often we compromise on our comfort needs to satisfy our partner. What if you could each find your perfect level of comfort? We set out to design and manufacture the ultimate mattress with a half-and-half comfort layer. The result is Tweak. A bespoke, tailor-made mattress redesigned for couples.”

All Tweak mattresses are made in the UK with a 10-year warranty and are made up of 1800 individual pocket springs.

Once well aware of the facts, I placed my order and selected a mattress with half firm and half soft cushioning. I also got given a medium firm insert to swap in if I decided the firmness wasn’t quite right on one side.

My opinion after having using this mattress for a couple of months now is how comfortable the mattress is on both sides. I haven’t been disappointed in comfort or the fact that I don’t seem to overheat when sleeping on it. A problem I have had on other mattresses and is a genuine issue for people.

The mattresses range from a double to a super king and cost wise they start at £840 and go all the way up to £990. Tweak offer 0% finance on their mattresses with free delivery which is another unique selling point for a web based shop. The fact that they let you try the mattress out for 100 nights before making your mind up fully, is also a great win as it gives you time to make up your mind fully.

I’m really impressed with this company and their product and would definitely recommend them to friends or family in fact I already have.

If you’re on the lookout for a new mattress with a little something different then have a look on their site and see if it takes your fancy.

Laura x 

*This mattress was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, all content and photos are my own as always*

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