I’m a huge fan of tattoos, especially quote tattoos. The trend is actually increasing, as more and more people decorate their bodies with something that means something to them.

As we step into June and the weather becomes warmer, bodies are bared and body art is revealed. If you’re a lover of tattoos, like me, you’ll love looking at other people’s designs.

Many people can take years to decide which design they would like, others design their own, and yes, there are the odd few who have had a drunken moment and ended up marking their skin, with, shall we say, not the most dashing of designs.

Just for laughs, you can see an article on buzz feed here, of 28 drunk tattoos.

So for the month of June, I decided to put some printables together that were inspired by tattoos, (don’t worry there are no drunken-inspired pictures that you definitely wouldn’t hang around your home).

You can see below the instant downloadable prints that are available on my shop. This is a package of 4 prints that come in 4 different sizes.

The star-inspired printable …

I love the star tattoo in this picture & how awesome is the love between the two women. There are other tattoos on the women, but it was the star that inspired me to create the printable ‘without the dark, we’d never see the stars’.

CREDIT: Image by Ben Kerckx from Pixabay

credit: Image by Kevin Fields from Pixabay

You can purchase the above prints in a package

of 4 prints in 4 different sizes

The winged tattoo …

I love this picture. To me, it speaks power and courage. Although the tattoos are intricate, and actually remind me of a dream catcher, it was the context behind the picture that got me thinking … and the quote, ‘take those broken wings & learn how to fly’ came to mind.

Credit: Image by 2234701 from Pixabay

You can purchase the above prints in a package

of 4 prints in 4 different sizes

Inspiring tattoos …

I love this simple but powerful message. I think this is a sexy elegant tattoo that can be shown at the owner’s will. Loving all things inspiring, it was this tattoo that inspired the printable, ‘believe in yourself’.

Credit: Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

You can purchase the above prints in a package

of 4 prints in 4 different sizes

How cute is this? Any tattoo that is family related, I love. I have both my daughters names on my foot. Personally, I think it signifies love. This got me thinking about family, and the quote, ‘Family, where love never ends’ felt perfect to place on a print that can be placed in anyone’s home.

credit: Image by Ritinha Corain Ritinha from Pixabay

Yes, there is such a thing as World Laughter Day. It is celebrated worldwide on the first Sunday of May every year. It was created by Dr. Madan Kataria in 1998 in Mumbai, India.

Dr.Madam Kataria founded the Yoga Laughter Movement. The idea to bring positivity, peace and unity across the globe, to connect with each other through laughter. Did you realise there are thousands of laughter clubs across 105 countries?

Credit: Slideshare

How awesome is this guy? Creating such an awesome day and spreading the love of laughter to so many people.

There’s so much sadness in the world, so to focus on laughter can bring so much joy to us. Laughing your way through problems can be the easiest way to overcome them. Joining others on their laughter mission could be just what you need. Yes, this can be easier said than done, but Dr. Madan Kataria has created tools you can use that will help.

In my research, of this awesome day, I found his online laughter university … I encourage you to take a look.

Imagine being surrounded by people who are happy. I understand that laughter or a smile doesn’t always mean happiness, but even faking it can make you feel better. Faking it until you feel it within. You will eventually feel that happiness and joy.

You can read my previous post on Laughter, participate in the therapeutic writing exercise and task. Find something to laugh about and spread this love to everyone.

This month I’ve added 10 downloadable funny and quirky quotes to my online shop. You can spread the joy throughout your home or workplace; a little reminder that laughter is so important.

The following prints come in a package for £9.99, which is less than £1 per print. You can print, frame for your home or as gifts for friends.

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So it’s spring and that seems to come along with a term called ‘cleaning’ …

Yes, the time of year for, apparently, de-cluttering … 

Here’s the thing with cleaning at any time of the year, I know it’s good for the soul, I know it feels amazing AFTER, but I’m one of those women who doesn’t actually enjoy the ‘actual cleaning’.

I love this quote by Nancy Mitford:

“I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting, we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened.”

Housework is one of those things I want the whole family to notice. I have friends who get such joy from cleaning … I wish I was like them … but I don’t think anything could ever make me LOVE cleaning! It’s something that HAS to be done.

Plus, when you have children it’s one of those things that never seems to end! I like to work on projects and tick them off my list knowing I’ve met a deadline. Cleaning doesn’t work like that when you have children …

You can spend a full day cleaning and the next day the house looks as if it’s been burgled. I’m a believer that life is precious and time is of the essence. However, all that aside, cleaning is kind of a must, unless you’re happy to wallow around in dust and dirt … 

On a serious note though, research shows that cleaning can make us happy! I’m going with the after-effect of cleaning can make us happy, because I do not clean my toilets and feel happiness.

But having a complete clear-out can be very soothing for the soul. That’s why spring cleaning has become a tradition. It’s a chance to clear out the winter clothes etc. It’s a time to get ready for brighter weather, clearer nights and longer days … it’s thought we become a lot more active when the sunnier weather arrives. 

So, I’ve admitted defeat and I have spring cleaned … I know … I was hoping the fairies would do it, but it didn’t happen, I got stuck in … lots of things went to the tip, lots of things went to charity and lots of things went in cupboards (because you just don’t know when they’ll be needed).

For those like me, who don’t find joy in the actual cleaning process, but LOVE the feeling after, I’ve put together a few tips for you …

  • THINK LONG-TERM

Think of cleaning as a job, a project … it will come to an end and you will feel empowered after. You will experience a kind of peace with yourself. Focus on this calming and peaceful feeling. Even if it lasts for a day!

  • PUT MUSIC OR AN AUDIOBOOK ON

This is a must for me; headphones in and listening to my latest book. I use audible from Amazon, which is fab. But if you’re a music lover, stick on your favourite tunes and dance your way around the dust.

  • ONE ROOM AT A TIME

I always think if you start from the top first and work your way down through the house. By eliminating rooms as you go, you’ll feel like you’re achieving something rather than flitting between different rooms and feeling like you’re not getting anywhere. Once you can close the door to one room, it will encourage you to keep going.

  • TAKE YOUR TIME

I love deadlines. I like things to be complete within a certain timeframe so I can move onto the next thing. That’s just the way I work, it helps me achieve important tasks. However, if you rush the cleaning process, you may not feel at peace when you finished. To do a thorough spring-clean could take a few days, a week or longer, (Try not to make the process too long, because you’ll be a full year in and back to spring cleaning again, plus the aim is to feel fresh and finished). However, life can’t stop because we are de-cluttering, so there will still be work commitments, school-runs, family duties etc. But don’t give up. Set yourself a realistic target and aim towards that.

  • REWARD YOURSELF

Ooohhhh …. my favourite tip! I’m a believer in rewarding my children for good behaviour, but I also believe this should extend to adults. If we’ve achieved a goal we should reward ourselves. It makes life lots more interesting. Your reward could be a glass of fizz or a new outfit (to fill up the space you’ve emptied in your clear-out!) Whatever you decide, indulge yourself … remember this reward as you work through each room.

Hopefully, the above tips will help. Admittedly it does feel lovely after the cleaning process is complete … until my girls decide to start on a creative project and the mess starts AGAIN!

This is the month to celebrate spring-time … so going with our printables theme this year, I’ve created some prints that will hopefully give you a spring in your step, or bring fun to your home.

You can see both sets of print packages below and as always purchase, download and print for your own home from my online shop.

PACKAGE ONE – FUN QUIRKY SPRING CLEANING QUOTES

ABOUT NOT CLEANING

PACKAGE TWO – BRING SOME FRESHNESS

INTO YOUR HOME WITH THESE

AWESOME SPRING QUOTES

YOU CAN FIND MORE FUN AND QUIRKY DOWNLOADABLE PRINTABLES

We celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March.

This historical day began in the early 1900s when it was a great time for radical changes. It all began when 15,000 women came together and marched through the streets of New York demanding better hours, better pay and voting rights

You’ll have read about the suffragette movement, and how founder Emmeline Pankhurst was jailed at least ten times for speaking out about women’s rights. This movement caused women to not only be jailed but killed.

Some will say we still have a way to go, and I haven’t written this post to get into any political debate. I have written it though to express gratitude to all women. Yes, all women.

I love this quote by Angela Anagnost-Repke (Writer)

Dear Daughter, I hope that you are happy for other women’s victories and not jealous, are never afraid to be alone, don’t care about the size of the ring on your finger, can inhale a cheeseburger on the first date and always pull another woman up when she’s down.’

There have been some amazing women who have given everything to push for equality. They have overcome dire challenges, they have fought, they have continued to pursue their dream and goals. Women who strive forward with such passion, conviction and belief in themselves. Such women have paved the way for other women.

It’s our duty as women, to encourage, support and celebrate other women.

On this note, this month’s downloadable printables include quotes from many amazing women.

On my online shop you can purchase a variety of quotes: 

20 printable quotes from empowering inspiring women

10 quotes from Audrey Hepburn

10 quotes from JK Rowling

10 quotes from Mother Teresa

10 quotes from Gabrielle Bernstein

There’s an overview below of the prints that are available from the above women. See if any of these packages would inspire you if they were in your home or office. Or even print and frame for a loved one, who may need support and encouragement.

20 printable quotes from empowering inspiring women

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ALL THE ABOVE FROM MY ONLINE SHOP

FOR LESS THAN £9.99 (ALL COME IN 4 DIFFERENT SIZES: 11×14, 8×10, 5×7, 4×6)

You can surround yourself with awesome quotes from empowering inspirational women, you can also pass to your female friends.

Spread the love.

10 quotes from Audrey Hepburn

10 quotes from JK Rowling

10 quotes from Mother Teresa

10 quotes from Gabrielle Bernstein

All of the above are available on my online shop, with any other printables, please feel free to check them out and any special offers.

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It’s February the month of love …

Personally, I think every single day should be about love!

Every single day should start with gratitude, appreciation and knowing that if you come from a place of love, not much negativity can touch you.

This isn’t about having ‘the love of your life’, this about love for yourself and for others.

I may now be going into a slight loving rant about ‘love is the only way to look at the world and how your perspective will change when you come from a place of love …’ but I’m sure if you read my posts, you’ll already know this.

In this month’s blog post, I thought it only fair to share the love with your loved ones. On the 14th February, people go all out to show their other half how much they mean to them, but sometimes the simplest, but most thoughtful, gifts can be the gem that catches their heart.

You can see the following designs on my online shop; purchase, download, print and frame.

10 PRINTS FOR ONLY £4.99 IN 2 DIFFERENT SIZES; 8X10 & 4X6 … YOU CAN USE THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Show your other half how much they set your soul on fire.

All the above are available on my online inspiring vibes shop.

You can get all 10 prints for ONLY £4.99 … in 2 different sizes!

SPREAD THE LOVE

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