The Less-Refined Mind

Good Reads

Good Reads #7

It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts because I’ve changed the linky to a monthly one. During the intervening time I’ve also had some exciting news – I’m the new BritMums Round-up Editor! What this essentially means is that I’ve been reading posts I may not otherwise have seen. However, despite  ...

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Blogging

Blog Like a Boss: The Blog Admin You Need to Nail

Last week I shared my top tips for newbies. Hopefully you’ll have found those useful and be pleased to know I’m back with more – this time focusing on blog admin you need to nail. I split that original post in two because I’ve crammed a ton of information into each of them and don’t want to overwhelm you! With that in mind, I’m going to  ...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #35

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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Blogging

Beginner Tips for the Newbie Blogger

So, you’re new to blogging? Here’s my top piece of advice: STOP! Turn and run now before you get in too deep! I jest, of course – blogging has saved my sanity if not my life, and from the spark of the initial idea to the end result, I’m completely in love with the entire process; which of course none of us ever actually reach… If  ...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #34

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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Giveaways, Parenting

Bobux Giveaway Worth £48

Pixie is becoming quite particular about what she will (gladly at least) and will not wear. Obviously I have the last say, but it’s becoming more difficult by the day if I want to avoid having a battle on my hands. Even as I outwardly cringe in case anyone thinks it’s me who believes pink and red and green are a legitimate  ...

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Blogging

Blogger Etiquette

I’m a bit of a cynic; I brand my blog on the fact. And though much of that is actually tongue in cheek (it’s bound up with my sense of humour), I can’t deny I have high expectations of the people around me. I’m extraordinarily principled and hold my values dear, so it’s true: I do expect a lot of others – and myself  ...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #33

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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Giveaways, Reviews

Marygreen Manor Review and Giveaway!

I’ve said before that one of my favourite things about blogging is that I’m able to help support some very worthy campaigns; and while that is true, I can’t deny that there’s also a less noble aspect that I also love… Hubby and I recently had a rare opportunity for a proper date – by which I mean Pixie was  ...

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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday #32

It’s that time again already – almost the weekend! Which for the majority of my readers means it’s very nearly time to not have a day off, and not have a lay in. *Smiles wryly* It’s also the time of the week I take a moment to muse on my fortuity and count my blessings (here’s why if you missed week #1). Here are a few more reasons I have been  ...

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