Keep it simple

beautiful quote

Do you ver feel like both your mind and your home is cluttered? I also try and find a good balance between being sentimental (which happens when you have kids) while also not keeping anything we don't need or doesn't have a purpose. I do sometimes wish I could leave it all, I am a pretty unmaterialistic type of person but to be extremely minimal I do think is a real art.

minimalist living
Super simple bedroom (image)
simple minimalist living
All you need - books, clock, radio (image)
chic wardrobe
Wow wish my wardrobe was so simple (image)

Creating healthy lunch boxes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

lunch box ideas

Healthy eating an creating well balanced and healthy lunch boxes and picnics for our weekly outdoor adventures is very important to us as a family. I think it's something you need to start early on with a means to go on. Of course we celebrate homemade treats but we always try and keep things fairly simple and natural, so we were really interested to try and and learn more about the new Capri Sun Fruit crush drinks which is free from any added sugar or sweetener - something that is important to us and basically it's fruit juice mixed with spring water and is one of your 5 a day. We still keep fruit juices to a fair minimum but when we are going out to one of our homeschooling groups or longer outdoor adventures they are nice and refreshing for the little man.

kids lunchbox
What we normally packing our lunch boxes on any given day

We also have a yummy wholemeal sandwich - this one is packed with home-made egg mayonnaise which Mr A is loving at the moment, alongside a lovely crisp apple, some grapes and a few rice cakes - although these can change - we always pack fruit and usually some grated cheese or hummus with oat cakes or perhaps a nice homemade muffin or some baked veggie crisps, all of which provide an excellent source of energy for an active and growing toddler

free range toddler

As we are out and about most days, packing lunch is an important part of our daily routine, we cannot rely on eating out - first of all this would be very expensive and usually the options are not very healthy and even though Mr A doesn't go to school we have action packed days filled with visiting friends, groups or learning and exploring outdoors, all of which doesn't stop for lunch so having a packed lunch is essential. The good thing about the Capri Sun juices is that once they are done the sachet rolls down really small if you can't find a bin so your not having to carry around an empty bottle, also it's also ready and easy to use for when you are on the go.

tesco drinks aisle

We found all three flavours - Apple & Pear, Apple & Blackcurrant and Tropical in our local Tesco's downy he squash aisle. What is good is the box they come in is recyclable and it's not to see an option that doesn't contain added sweeteners or sugars which seems the norm in kids drinks. We still turn to water as our main way to hydrate but on a hot summer's day or simply when we have been out and about all day it's a really nice and refreshing option for kids (and adults). What are your tips for a healthy lunch box? I was really enjoyed being apart of the #CapriSunSchool #CollectiveBias campaign.

Colourful Monday

Positive quotes
Feeling the positive vibes (image)

So it's Monday and for most people that's not the best day of the week for others it's the start of a week that could be full of opportunities - I try to view it with the second option insight. Today however I am struggling with a cold, wrapped up on the sofa looking outside at the blue sky and trying to zen myself into a happy healthy place. I refuse to let this get my down and I am looking forward to an action filled week (from tomorrow). I have been thinking a lot about how I really want to bring more colour into our home and life and thought I would share a little bit of positive colour inspiration with you.....

DIY stair prints
How beautiful are these stairs? (image)
Scandinavian design
Love all the pops of colour paired with the white floors and wall (image)

colourful rug
The power of block colours and an awesome rug (image)

pastel colours
Love everything thats going on in this picture (image)
So I hope everyone has a wonderful and colourful monday and remember stay positive as you simply don't know what the week holds


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