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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Keeping things Chilled

So lately I've been feeling really tired and like I have no energy what so ever. I'm already anaemic, but thought I should maybe do something do give myself a boost. Mother Dearest got her blender out of the cupboard, so I thought making some smoothies would add a bit more fruit to my diet and get me away from snacking on rubbish. Father then went out and brought a Nutri Ninja!

So far so good this month in the smoothie world

Day 1.Berry Vanilla Smoothie- Nice, but I think I may sieve it next time as it was very seedy.....
Day 2&3. Pear, apple and Banana Smoothie (as I made toooo much) - may try without the banana next time round as although there is only 1 it overpowers the taste
Day 4.Apricot Smoothie -I used tinned apricots, but it doesn't have much flavour...tastes a little like ice cream....maybe next time I should use fresh ones?

So far I don't feel much difference, but the month is young and it is only week one!

I have also been using my colour therapy book I got for Christmas.

I do enjoy me some colouring.

Do you have any smoothie recipes that you love ?

Watch this space

IBeCheraldine =]

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Fresh Starts

Hello fellow bloggers It's still me IBeCheraldine! Hope you all had a wonderful new year.

This year I made a vow to myself that I would make more time for both my family and my sewing. It has been going well so far actually! I've been spending more time in the evening with the family whether watching rubbish TV or throwing in a movie. I realise they are important people and spending time laughing and joking with them isn't so bad!

Sewing wise I've been working away like crazy making new items to list in my Etsy store Quilty Little Secrets I still have to take pictures, but the progress has been great! Going back to The Colour Scheme Project  I have given myself a kick up the backside and have started quilting them ready to be photographed and listed in the not too distant future (or when the weather gets nicer again....)

I realised quilting doesn't have to be complicated at all. When I stopped overthinking ideas came to me and it was easier than I thought. I still love sewing and will continue to keep up the momentum to make more items especially quilts.

So watch this space and also check out my Shop Blog for even more behind the scenes goodies..

IBeCheraldine =]

Monday, 30 November 2015


Do you ever feel a little lost sometimes? You're sat trying to remember what it was you were doing or maybe why you started something in the first place?

I started this blog years ago intending to have something to add perhaps everyday. Everyday became every week, then every month then in some cases not at all. Real life seemed to catch up big time and before I knew it the years had whizzed by and I had no idea what I'd been doing. This year was the holiday year. I wanted to travel this year. See what was further than my doorstep. I've been away with family. I've gone away with friends, but I've never really gone anywhere alone. I did feel like booking a random hotel and just escaping for a few days to clear my thoughts. Regroup remember why I started things.

My Etsy shop for example. That was finally opened at the start of the year. I didn't think I would get any sales but eventually they came in. Then nothing. I guess it's all about patience, waiting and waiting then perhaps a little more waiting. I did ponder for a long time before opening the shop thinking "Is this a good idea?" "Will anyone want to buy what I've made?" "Am I selling the right things" "Are my prices too high....too low?" I've tried many things looking through the forums, joining a few teams. Promoting isn't that big a help I've discovered. Maybe I'm giving up too easily, but after a few months of trying I think "What's the point?"

I wish I had more to say, more to add, but I don't nothing groundbreaking has happened and it's nearly the end of the year. Still here's to hoping

IBeCheraldine =?

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Quilty Little Secrets!

Check out my latest post on the Quilty little secrets blog. To see some behind the scenes products as well as some newly listed.

Watch this space

IBeCheraldine =]