While on maternity leave I wrote my very first e-book! Using recipes from my old range of skincare products, a few new experiments and information from all the research I did into creating natural skincare I put it all into creating a wonderful, and gorgeous ebook, so that others can learn how to ditch the chemical filled cosmetics and go natural.
Guess what?? Nourish and Nurture is back!!
Nourish and Nurture began in 2015, out of a desire to have less chemicals in my life and my families. After making skin care products for myself, I decided to take it a step further and create products to sell, so that others could also use all natural chemical free products. Just days before I launched the business I found out I was pregnant with my second child. I went ahead with the launch but knew I would have to shut down for maternity leave once the baby was born.
I enjoyed the business and learned a lot and found a community and great customers, and so now that my maternity leave is over, I have decided to re launch the business. With a new line and bringing what I learned and my customers feedback into the re-launch, to create something even more wonderful.
I am starting off with a range of 3 face creams, and will later be adding some wonderful lip balms to the range.
Just like this recipe is a mash up, to create something fast and super delicious, that a busy mum can throw together (yes its a messy throw together thing), this post is also a messy throw together miss mash from a busy mum! Rather than two posts, I am giving you this cool recipe mixed in with a Charlie update!
Life with Mr. Terrible twos plus a little baby, is not exactly all fun and games. These early months have been a big adjustment, learning to juggle the two of them and deal with tantrums mid breastfeeding. My little boys are so beautiful and wonderful, but this stage of life can be a struggle. While I am mostly getting into the swing of things with two, and finding our rhythm and basic routine, last month we had several spanners in the works, that left me a little frazzled and at the end of my tether.
There has been a lot of talk and buzz on social media lately about Instagram, and the soon to be change from the feed being chronological, to some algorithm that apparently can read minds and shows what it thinks you will prefer first. The thing that makes me sad about this possible change, is that we will likely see the same posters and the super popular over and over and miss out on the unexpected surprise. I love social media, not just for sharing but for discovering. Making cool inspirational discoveries, that spark my creative mind.
My tiny human is growing fast! Now officially past the ‘newborn’ fourth trimester stage, this little bunny is now 3 months old. This month he has started grabbing things (mostly his shirt), sucking his thumb, learnt to roll over and has been happily giggling and babbling to us. He is one happy little man.
Henry has a lovely owl toddler backpack, that was given to him as a gift, and it has been MUCH loved, loved to the point that it’s eyes are falling apart and the zipper is broken. He loves that bag! He knows it is his and likes to cling to it when in an unfamiliar place. I had been thinking about looking at buying him a new bag soon, as it really is falling apart, but now that little Charlie is on the scene, the bag doesn’t get used as much, I usually put everything the boys need all in the nappy bag rather than taking both bags. So it only gets used if Dan takes him out for more than an hour that the bag gets taken.
I have been having a bit of fun with Easter styling this year, inspired by an Autumn Easter, lovely eggs and the natural beauty of the season. I had a go at making crochet nests from twine and wire bunny ears for a bit of fun. Hope you enjoy my little photos!
I have been experimenting with baking with Matcha, I made a raw chocolate and Matcha slice last week, you can see the recipe for that on instagram. This week I tried Matcha donuts, and they are yum! Some how baking with a donut tin, adds an extra bit of crunch (kind of like muffin tops) which makes them tastier in my opinion, I oil the tin with coconut oil before spooning the mix in, and I think this adds to the nice outer crunch and flavour.
The clouds are becoming grey and their is a cool in the breeze, the change is coming. Despite the extended summer this year, the season is finally beginning to turn, and as I went on a walk today I could feel and see the change beginning. Sometimes I will have people ask ‘Are you a summer or winter person?’ To be honest there is no season I have greater preference for than another. I love CHANGE. The changing seasons are a beautiful thing that I enjoy.