Like so many other people I have oodles of pins on various boards on my pinterest account, most are to just admire and dream about, others have been attempted and failed and then every so often I attempt one and boom…NAILED IT!

This happened this week – Tuesday to be precise. In our church we each have little voluntary positions we take on to help one another, it is a temporary assignment that can last for however long and then we are assigned somewhere else to help. I have done all sorts but at the moment I am assigned as a leader for the girls 12 – 18 and so teach some Sundays at church and then plan activities for them on a Tuesday evening too. Its hard work but a lot of fun too. This week we did home made face masks and it was a good laugh. It reminded me what fun it is to be a teenager again and it was insightful as to firstly how easy and cheap they were to make and secondly how good they felt.
InstagramCapture_ab61d331-b702-4ebc-b141-0145cc894962Here are the 2 we did:
1. For Acne/oily skin
1/2 Avacado
1 egg white

– Mash avacado and mix in egg white
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1/2 banana
1/4 cup of natural yogurt
1 tsp of honey
– mash banana and mix in other ingredients – apply – watch out for the odd drip!
WP_20150519_19_50_36_ProFun girly time and natural skincare products don’t have to cost the earth. If you are on a budget but enjoy some pampering check your fridge and cupboards – im sure something there will be usable for a mask. Its relaxing and so good to take time for yourself! It did me the world of good for a couple of hours to chat to a teenager and the other leader about teen stuff, laugh about making these and then chilling with them on.


Megs is the second child and so hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to have me to herself. As a tot we had Thursdays & Fridays together whilst E went to preschool and would have lunch out one day, swimming, shopping, peppa pig sessions or she would have a nap and I would clean/chill out (Get in) I don’t really feel bad about it or that we’ve missed anything, she’s never known anything other than having her brother (whom she adores) and seems most content with her little life, we have an excellent relationship (until I tell her off) and a great bond that has developed with ease. I definitely  feel I have her figured out now and she and Ethan both bring me great Joy, try me and enhance life.

Last Monday, out of character, she awoke suddenly at 3am screaming her head off. When you reach the stage where they are almost always sleeping through, the broken nights are certain to shock the system! She was emotional, hot and VERY clingy and as a result it meant that she wasn’t up for pre school that day, instead we took Ethan and then spent the day together.
Mummy and Megs

She fancied a walk, so we went around the local reservoir with my friends and then I asked if she wanted to go to lunch with them (she did), she was such a sleepy head the whole day, perking up occasionally after a dose of calpol. I still to this day don’t know what it was, but she didn’t eat barely anything all day, which is so NOT like her and instead opted for sleep and lots of cuddles.
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Whilst I felt bad that she wasn’t well, she didn’t let it stop her and I loved having the opportunity for a little a girly day and some one on one with the Megster! She spent the day in her onesie and soaked up all of the attention from my friends and loved the sympathy from everyone when we went to pick up E! I loved this day with her, casting aside anything ordinary like the laundry, cleaning, meal prep and made memories, stronger bonds and a new ordinary moment having some time with my little lady,