Fav Gym Wear for Real Women

Howdy Y’all,

Happy Friday, yes another week bites the dust. I don’t know about where you live but it is still very warm here in Texas, I am lusting after Fall. We are still suffering   living through potty training hell, I make no apologies when I say this is the toughest challenge I have faced in parenting yet. I think we may be seeing glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel (here is hoping Little L does not read this because she will have other plans.) This weekend Mr L is working although we do have a date night planned for Saturday night, I think we will grab a movie and dinner, it will be relaxed (and that is how we like it.) There are so many movies to choose from however, I really want to see The Light Between Oceans I would go as far as to say that is the best book I have read in an age, plus it has Mr Fassbender in it which is a win win. I also want to see the Tom Hanks film Sully, although Mr L is less keen since we are taking a plane soon enough. I will report back on what we choose.

This week has been a week of firsts on the blog, on Wednesday I shared something I never want anyone else to experience,it was very tough to publish but I was overwhelmed by the kind words and messages I received all over social media and email. I am simply happy that it brought comfort to some, resonated with others and more felt it could be used to explain to others how they were feeling. It has been my proudest moment on the blog to date, so thank you. I shall have to be more open more often. Today’s video is another first I am talking about Gym Wear, please do not chuckle into your coffee cups. Since my recent miscarriage I have been trying to find ways to focus on keeping positive, I have found joining a gym, sweating a little really makes me feel better both mentally and physically. I mean those endorphins or dolphins (as Little L calls them) exist. I am never going to be a gym loving, fitness fanatic but I have started a small routine which is helping keep me on the straight and narrow and that is good. So please enjoy.

Happy Weekend

TLL x

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Howdy Y’all,

Long time no speak, sorry I have been out of action, but life has been action packed offline this summer. I did think this would be the case,  I don’t want you to think that the blog and you the reader are not important to me, YOU ARE. Actually some of the sadder events this summer have made me realize how important the blog is to me. It is a  creative outlet for me to share myself in another capacity other than wife and mother. It is safe to say that July was my mense horrendam. Just one sad or tough thing after another.  I am not one to let things get me down but sometimes you just get beat.

August was brighter and I was particularly enjoying spending the last quiet weeks with Little L before she started pre-school. So I find myself for the first time in three years with a little more time on my hands and plenty of dreams. One thing I know is that a mum can be very efficient with  limited time without their child, you would be amazed what we can achieve, but I have to be realistic that the dreams probably outweigh the few hours of freedom I find myself with. I do hope to channel some of this freedom in the blogs direction.

If you are familiar with The Lifestyle Lady you will notice some minor changes. The first is a new email subscription request, this will enable you to be notified when new blog posts arrive or I update the blog and also you will receive my newsletter which will contain exclusive content not seen on the blog, (WOW.) I have also been playing with the layout, I’m not totally happy yet so this maybe subject to change once again (but that is a women’s perogative right?!) Finally I list all the ways you can contact and follow me on social media.

Blogging: http://thelifestylelady.com/
Tweeting: @TheLifestyleLdy
Instagram: thelifestylelady
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLifestyleLady
Snapchat: LifestyleLady

 

So buckle up and enjoy the read, got some ideas or something you would like to see, drop me a line. I would love to hear from you.

Ta Ta for now

TLL x

Monday Links & Loves

Howdy Y’all,

Happy Monday, how was your weekend? Good I hope! Full of love, fun and memory making. I had a particularly adult weekend as I went out both Friday and Saturday night. I am quite sure it will take me all week to recover. I do love going out and spending quality time with Mr L and friends. It is only that Little L is unaware of our escapades the next morning when she comes bounding in at 6am.  The words mama and papa had a late night don’t apply to her. I recommend the toddler alarm clock it is very persistent and will get even the most stubborn highnies out of bed. Plus could someone please explain to me the psychic abilities children have? How do they know the particular night they choose to wake several times is when mama has chosen to have that extra cocktail and nightcap!

So this week I caved to peer pressure for the first time in my life. A few of my friends have been using and discussing stitch fix, I have always been reluctant to try this service, mainly because I am tall and I love clothes. I have my style but I have noticed more and more with an energetic toddler and more demands on my time, I have less and less time to follow trends and to find particular cute items to add to my closet. So in the name of “blogging research” (that is what I will tell Mr L) I have requested my first fix. I will report back. I notice that they are branching into maternity and petite so why not check them out.

On the clothing front Little L is becoming more and more the diva about what she wants to wear. Although she has an extensive closet for a two year old, if it is not a tutu or a Princess costume from Frozen you have no chance. Luckily tis the season for the tutu and good old Target has not disappointed. If you want a great gift idea for a two year old gal, tutu all the way.

While on the subject of Target I picked up these really cute colorful pens to write in my planner and calendar, because they have to be pretty am I right? These Bic Velocity are really comfortable to write with, don’t bleed and look so cute,I am sure they will be available in all stationers so check them out.

I am not sure whether I have shared with you before but I am not a tea drinker, which is near on treason for a Brit. Tea is in our DNA. I only started to drink coffee a few years ago. I had been reading for a while about this brand in the UK called Tea Pigs and when home at Christmas I thought I would pick up a box and give it a try, and I’m in love with the Camomile. I need to extend the repetoire, you can buy in the US through Amazon and other suppliers, so if you love herbal teas, give them a try you won’t be disappointed. It is an evening ritual for me now, it’s only missing a chocolate hobnob and my life would be complete.

It is the Academy Awards this evening, honestly I don’t get to follow film like I used to, I am not sure I have seen any of the main movie contenders (how life has changed!) I do love to watch them, mainly the arrivals, and the fabulous dresses, hair and makeup. I love the glamor of it all, I hope Leo does it this year, he has always “been the bridesmaid never the bride.” This could be his year 😉.

I made this meal last week, it was a complete hit, even with Little L. It’s a great week night meal, it requires one pot which means less mess and it is easy enough to prep and cook in sufficient time to all sit round the table together. We try and do this as much as possible, I think it’s so important. I love budget bytes as a site to use for dinner inspiration, go take a look.

Speaking of supper I must finish before Mr L and Little L start moaning about where supper is. Have a great week.

Ta ta for now,

TLL X