Take us back to the 90's: Movie edition!

Childhood for us was an absolute blast. We often laugh about being rather sheltered growing up and how we were the Queens of innocence. Our parents encouraged our imagination and all we needed was our Superman capes and a back garden to be happy. Naturally, we grew up with our crushes and showing a little interest in boys, but in all honestly, we were much more interested in who out of the four of us got to play with Thunderbird 2. That's just how we rolled. Having recently watched one of our die hard favourite movies from when we were younger, we thought we would share with you our childhood movie must watches, that made a huge impact on our lives. :)

3 Ninjas.

This would be the movie that we recently just watched and let me tell you, we could recite it word for word. It was seriously just as awesome watching it at 28 years old, as it was at 10. As for when we were kids, I feel obsessed would be an understatement when it comes to this one. You couldn't stop us talking about Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum and you know for sure we were jumping off couches, sneaking around the house and pretending we were ninjas. Do you remember the scene where the boys are hanging out in their bedroom and the red buzzer goes off informing them their Mum is coming? Yes? so they all rush to switch the lights off and get in to bed? Still with me? Then Colt jumps from the mini trampoline onto the top bunk? Got it? Well our most favourite thing to do was imitate this by jumping from my single bed onto Kelly's top bunk...therefore we were ninja's...and so very cool! :p Everything about this movie is pure awesomeness. The kids were kids, it dealt with bully's, getting upset with your parents, spending time with your Grandparents and learning how to look after yourself. Granted I'm not condoning kids trying to beat up kidnappers and such, well actually if you can 'MERTILIZE 'em' it would probably be a good thing knowing how to keep yourself safe. It just had it all. Oh and of course the line 'Rocky loves Emily.' has never left us and to this day, for whatever reason and whenever is feels right we will happily sing it to each other or ourselves. Oh, last thing, we also had huge crushes on Colt!!! Didn't everyone???

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

What to say, what to say?? The Power Rangers ROCKED!! I was the yellow ranger, Lucy was the pink ranger and our brother started off as Jason the red ranger until Tommy, the green ranger, came along and was just that bit cooler. Our little sister was a bit too young to join in and fully understand our love for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers at this point, but she did on occasion sit and watch it with us. We were fanatical. When this movie came out, we were actually in New York and begged our parents to take us to see it. We were beyond excited! Similar to The 3 Ninja's, the rangers had us play fighting, running around our back garden, wishing we could back flip and fight off bad guys. It was just fun, you had your classic good guys and your dastardly bad guys, as well as creepy and silly characters! It's changed a lot over the years but we still say our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, circa 1995, were the best! :) 

Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" was probably our absolute favourite show growing up. It's hard to fully commit to that statement because pinterest will show me clips of shows I'd forgotten about and I will be like "Oh my goodness, that was our favourite ever..." you know how it goes! In saying that though, Sabrina really was the best! To me, the movie has a completely different feel to the actual show and every time I watch it, the outfits, the makeup and the whole look of it just takes me back to a very specific time. The movie had an almost spooky sense to it that I can't quite fully explain but it was just so strange and wonderful. If you know what I mean please leave a comment so I don't seem crazy! :p Our love of Sabrina didn't just involve watching the movie and shows though...come on now, this is us we are talking about! We dreamed that our hoover (vacuum) could magically fly. When we moved house the drawings we did of our new bedrooms included portals to the other realm hidden behind closets, naturally. We can't say Friday without thinking of Fridga, thank you Salem. And any time someone says fire, "Muhfire" (spelt how you say it) immediately pops into our heads, again thank you Salem. We loved Melissa Joan Hart and still do, it makes us so happy seeing her successful with new ventures, as well as TV shows like Melissa and Joey. She is awesome, definitely someone who brings back lots of wonderful memories!

To Grandmothers house we go, Double Trouble, Boil and Bubble and It takes two!

Of course we have Mary Kate and Ashley movies in this list! We watched absolutely everything they did. Every straight to TV movie, every TV show, we loved them all. However, three of our favourites, and the ones we watched the most, are the ones stated above. We would often watch these movies and decide who was who out of the both of us, like which roles we would play. We also liked to act out the scene where they bump into each other in the woods in 'It takes two." We learnt the lines word for word and even imitated the accents they did in the movie! Oh and a BIG thing from said movie is when Mary Kate's character is asked to play the piano and gives a little speech. She say's a line about her soon to be step mum whom she "Absolutely adores!!" Even at 28, there are times when we can't say the word 'Absolutely' without saying it the same way she does! Hands up if you do this too!!! Mary Kate and Ashley were huge influences on us growing up and we still have tons of admiration for them both. We are also quite proud of the fact that we can always, no matter what, tell them apart. They don't actually look that alike but it irks us when magazines get them wrong!  

So that's it for our list of must see childhood classics, there are probably tons more but these just stand out to us the most. We love that back then these kids movies were all about being kids, being silly, adventurous and being outside and using your imagination. They make us smile and feel happy and content with our childhood, we wouldn't have had it any other way! :)

Let us know some of your favourites and any that you think we missed! 

Love Lucy and Kelly

Top 5: Fitness inspirations.

I've always admired bodybuilders, fitness models and athletes and for the past few months I feel it's become my obsession to achieve my body goals. Now, you have to understand that I am all about loving your body, being happy in your own skin and that people are beautiful all different shapes and sizes. I encourage you to love yourself and do you! :) Recently though, I have felt very inspired to challenge and push myself like never before. For me, I love working out and I dream of being a leaner, stronger version of myself, so I've thrown doubts and negative thoughts out the window and am determined at 28 years old to work on my focus, my mind, my will power and self control! :) Here I have a list of my top 5 inspirations who are keeping me motivated! :)

Carly Rowena
I absolutely adore Carly. She is one of my favourite people to watch on YouTube. Her bubbly, sweet personality always makes me smile. My favourite thing about Carly is the fact that she focuses on balance. She doesn't tell you not to have treats or that you can never eat certain foods again, she's all about eating well and healthy while sticking to great workouts. She is incredibly motivating and just lovely and I feel she has such a way of lifting others up and making every goal seem reachable. She has easy to follow recipes and exercise routines and just makes the whole gym life and healthy eating so much more fun. :) 

Chris Knott
This guy is honest, caring, kind and truly sees the best in everyone. He wants everyone to succeed and will be there every step of the way. He motivates me every single day through his words of wisdom and actions. Chris is constantly striving to learn and gain knowledge in the world of fitness and I couldn't be more proud. His training tips and advice have helped me so much over the past few years and I love that he's all about having fun, teaching people a happy balance and encouraging others to be the best them that they can be. :) In addition, his posts and pictures always carry an element of humor in them, I simply love the way he writes, it definitely helps to keep you inspired.

Nikki Blacketter
I came across Nikki a few weeks ago and I adore her. She comes across so incredibly down to earth and sweet that I love watching her videos and listening to her advice. She is so cute, fun and real when she speaks and it makes me feel like I can achieve anything. Also, I love that she often shows you the hard parts and the struggle when she's working out. She doesn't always breeze through gym sessions without looks of pain, acting like it's the easiest thing in the world, and I feel like that is so encouraging to others. It has really helped motivate me to get past the burn and keep going. I think she's wonderful and just awesome! :)

Ashley Nocera
I recently came across Ashley and I adore her positive, encouraging personality. Ashley is an extremely sweet, kind hearted and happy person and her video's always make me smile and lift me up. I love the way she wants to empower others to do what makes them happy, live the life they want and be confident in their own skin. She truly kicks ass and she also happens to be Italian! Yay! :) 

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)
He's THE ROCK!!!!! Really do I need to say anymore?!!! :p I love this man! I love his personality, his heart, his work ethic, his focus, his smile, his attitude, just every single thing about him. I look at him and I immediately want to be a better person. I want to wake up each day and make a difference. He truly is an inspiration and a role model.

Do you have people in the fitness world that you admire? I hope you check out the people mentioned above and that they are able to inspire you to achieve whatever goals you have set for yourself too! :)

Happy Monday!
Love Lucy xx

Happy Easter everyone!!

With our Italian grandparents, Easter has always been a big deal for us. Like every other holiday, we spend it together around the table. Our Nanna will sprinkle us with holy water and say a blessing before we eat. Then after a delicious meal we will have a traditional Italian Colomba (Dove) cake, as well as homemade Pastiera, which we have made since we can remember. Nanna also used to make us crosses out of palm leaves from Church, she hasn't done that for a while now, but we still have ours from a few years ago by our beds. Obviously the last few years have been slightly different with us being away, but we still stay true to our traditions. Here's a little look at Easter 2016! :)

When we were little, we spent an Easter in Italy with our family. Everywhere we looked, we saw these amazing Easter Eggs. Although very different to our traditional British Easter Eggs, we love them just the same. We found this one at an awesome Italian market here in Clearwater and needless to say we were extremely excited and squealed with glee! Italian chocolate is amazing! 

Like we mentioned above, we still have the palms Nanna made us a few years back, they stay by our bedsides near our pictures of Padre Pio. This picture our Grandad gave us when we moved away and we treasure it. Our Grandparents are very religious and it always makes them happy to know we care about what they teach and share with us. It's also a comfort to us to turn to this when we are missing them so much to know that they are thinking about us.

Yay, Yay, Yay!! This is our second attempt at making traditional Pastiera Napoletana without our Grandad and little sister. Last year we weren't as successful but this year it came out great! We got the barley and flour from the same Italian market as our Easter egg and can definitely tell what a difference using authentic Italian ingredients makes! The only thing missing is the half bottle of Sambuca that Nanna likes to put in hers! :p We can't express how much looking at this and eating it fills our hearts with happiness. 

Ok, so as we are working on a more healthy balanced lifestyle lately, we thought we would try and make a less guilty Easter treat. We had been scouring Pinterest and found these Avocado brownies and thought we would give them a go. Now, we're not going to lie, it's definitely a taste we are going to have to get used to. The avocado kind of gives it a slightly bitter aftertaste, however, they did turn out moist, soft and not all bad. We are looking forward to trying out more gluten free, paleo recipes and even some that are just slightly healthier in future. :) If you like avocado and are looking for another desert option, we would definitely say try them out!

There you have it, some of the yummy things we will be eating this weekend, as well as a little insight into our family traditions. :) Hope you all have a wonderful Easter and get to spend it with your loved ones!

Love Lucy and Kelly xx

Interview with author Rebecca Pugh!

I believe I first discovered Rebecca Pugh last year, while I was having my usual morning Twitter catch up before work. I clicked on a link that took me to her blog and after reading a little about her, I saved the page so I could visit it again later that day. I instantly loved that Rebecca was both a Disney enthusiast as well as an avid bookworm and when I found out that her first book "Return to Bluebell hill" was going to be released soon,

Makeup Monday: Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea!

When I saw all the Instagram pictures of Tarte Cosmetics new makeup line, I knew it was going to be something that I lusted after for a while and added to my wish list. The packaging completely suckered me in, all the blues, purples and golds, I thought yes please. I was also really interested in the concept of the products being water based and extremely hydrating and fresh. Lucky for me, I was gifted a bunch of Sephora gift cards for Christmas, thank you to my awesome family, so I eagerly awaited the release date so I could visit the store and purchase some goodies. In need of a new foundation and concealer, I knew those were the two products I wanted to pick up first. Then I noticed that they had a 500 point reward for Beauty Insiders, so in purchasing a little treat for Kelly, I went ahead and used some of my points that had been stacking up online.

The packaging seriously is stunning, just look at it. I love the top how it blends from gold to purple. I'm in two minds about this foundation though. I've only tried it twice, so I know I'm going to have to give it a fair chance and use it a bunch before I make a true conclusion, but as it stands right now, the positives are that it feels so lightweight on the skin, it doesn't make me oily and it does look rather beautiful and natural. The negatives are that the little droplet only produces a small amount, so I feel like I'm having to keep adding more product as I go a long. If you want really full coverage I feel you will be using a lot. I will say though that the lady gave me 'fair light neutral' which I believe is too light for me, I know I should trust the experts, but I think this might be why I can't make my mind up yet. I think I'm going to exchange it for 'light neutral', as the little bit I tested (see below) seemed to match me much better. It is priced at $39 for 1fl oz. 

I LOVE this concealer. For me it has great coverage, barely creases and feels lovely and hydrating under my eyes. I was quite fond of the Urban Decay concealer until recently, finding that it creased a lot and was too light for me. I have this Tarte one in the shade 'light medium' and it is perfect. I think it has to be my favourite concealer I have tried yet. This is priced at $26 for 0.34 fl oz. 

500 point rewards.
In this adorable reward box I got a mini 'Lights, camera, splashes' mascara, mini cleansing gel, mini marine boosting mist, a lipstick in shade 'beach bum' and a few shades of the foundation to try. I've never chosen a 500 points reward before, so I was super excited to get the cute box with all the pretty samples inside. For 500 points, I do wish they were a little bigger but I was still very happy that I got to try some of the products out. I was ready for a new mascara and have heard so many great things about this one, so I really can't wait to try it. The lipstick shade is stunning, it's very much that dark mauve, kind of nude shade. I love the cleansing gel and have used it to wash my face the past two nights, it smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling super fresh and soft. The mist I feel I will have to try as a primer. I did try it over my foundation, but as I get a tad oily in my t zone, I felt it just made me look shiny. It does get points for smelling wonderful though, very lemony, which I love. I'm so pleased that I got to try a few foundation shades, with living in Clearwater now, I think my skin is starting to tan and as I mentioned earlier the lady at Sephora put 'fair light neutral' on me and said it was perfect but I was a little unsure. When trying 'light neutral' I felt it matched my skin tone better and actually gave me coverage instead of just sitting on my face and making me look a little pale.

Overall I have to say that this is a gorgeous collection. I'm looking forward to trying the foundation more and hope to be able to try their 'Hydrating boost drink' as if its anything like the cleanser I think I will love it! :)

Have you tried anything from Rainforest of the sea? What are you loving most?

Have a beautiful day.
Love Lucy xx

10 things being a Pro Wrestler has taught me about life!

After a nine year professional wrestling career and seventeen years being a wrestling fan, it's safe to say that the sports entertainment industry has taught me a thing or two about life. Today I pass on these lessons to you! :)

5 Things I've learnt about the Beach!

So it's been 2 weeks since we moved to sunny Clearwater, Florida. We are just a few minutes away from both St Pete and Clearwater beach, as well as even closer to a little causeway just off the highway. Whilst both job hunting and settling into our new apartments, we have had quite a few afternoons where we have just gotten in the car and drove to the beach.

Monday Motivation: Working on myself!

Growing up I was always very shy and anxious when it came to trying new things, going to new places and doing something that I had never done before. I'm naturally an over thinker and about 50 million thoughts would go through my head before doing any of those things mentioned above. It would be like a battle going on in my brain, all the positive things vs. all the negative things, how things could go awesome vs. how things could go terribly wrong. Looking back I'm proud of myself with how far I got in wrestling, as though I had many of those thoughts daily, somehow I pushed through and achieved many a dream I had in my head. I feel the love that I had for what I was doing, no matter how nervous and scared I was, always managed to win, and for that I am grateful, but it's not the destination and achievements that is most important, it's the journey along the way.

Recently having gone through a huge life change, (leaving our lovely jobs in Louisville, spending two months in England to then return to the USA to move States, and completely turning our routine upside down) and having to somewhat start a fresh, my brain is back to doing somersaults. Of course I've always known that this is just who I am, but this past week I really found myself getting extremely down about it. One big reason this has come to light is because of job hunting, yes job hunting. It is absolutely terrible trying to find a job when all your brain wants to do is tell you the things you wouldn't be any good at. Getting the confidence to ring up or walk in to a place is simply terrifying when you think your dressed wrong or don't look the part. Even when it comes to working on this blog or my book, I have moments of utter "I suck at everything" and ladies and gentlemen at 28 years of age I realize it has to stop.

Now when I set goals for myself, deep down in the back of my mind and in my heart, I absolutely know that I'm going to achieve them, because I want to. I think the passion I have when I have a dream will always shine through and be there to help me. But, in writing this today, and sharing this with those of you who may deal with this too, I wanted to be able to work on how we can mentally change our frame of mind to not have to go through all these upsetting and anxious thoughts. We believe in ourselves, we know we are going to make it, but how can we make our mind get rid of the negatives that wants to creep in along the way?

My husband introduced me to this. When I am having moments where my brain just wants to churn out a million obstacles, he will get me to pause, lay down, put some calming music on and breathe. At first I would lie there, thoughts swimming around like crazy, but over time I've learnt to escape to a happy place while breathing. I'm still working on it but feel a lot better for it.

Surrounding yourself with positivity!
In my office I have a picture of Macho Man and a poster of Chuck, I like to look at them when I get writers block or start to get down on myself. They inspire me and simply put a smile on my face. I also love to read quotes and occasionally just allow myself to go on a Pinterest spree and search for them. It might sound silly but when you find a quote that resonates with you it can really motivate you and lift your spirits. I also like that by simply coming across a quote you like, you know someone out there has felt, or is feeling, the same and you don't feel so alone.
Put your positive pants on!
If I'm having bad day, overthinking leaving the house or worried about meeting someone, I sometimes find it helpful to wear an item of clothing that I truly feel 100% me in. If I'm trying to dress a certain way because I'm worried I don't look 28,  I end up saying sack it and throwing caution to the wind and wearing my favourite Thor tshirt. Of course if it is a job interview and you have to wear something a little out of your comfort zone, try wearing a necklace, a bracelet, earrings or even a watch that you love, that comforts you and gives you a little confidence boost!

This is a big one and one that my husband try's his best to help me with from day to day. The minute the words "But.." or "What if..." leave my mouth, he says "Stop." Most of the time I will try to go on... "I'm just saying..." and again he will say "No, stop." The 'buts' and 'what if's' usually come with a negative and I am working my hardest to get rid of them, to not even let those thoughts see the light of day, because you know what? They don't help anything, nothing good comes from them.

I know there is always going to be the odd down day, the odd moment of doubt, but I am working my absolute hardest to not let the doubt ruin the beauty of trying something new and being the person I want to be. I hope this post helps if you, like me, struggle with being confident minded sometimes. If you have ways that help you in this situation, I would absolutely love to hear how you cope and deal with it! :)

Have a wonderful and kick ass day!
Love Lucy xx

Where were you in 62?

We're always going to have those movies that become instant classics. Movies that are passed down through generations, movies that if you are one of the rare people that haven't seen them,will get funny looks from the people who have. Movies like, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Dirty Dancing, The Godfather, The Breakfast Club and Grease are some that come to mind. Even if you haven't seen some of those, you have most likely heard of them. One particular cult classic that is one of my favourites, is George Lucas's second film, American Graffiti.

Philosophy Wishlist!

About a year and half to two years ago I was watching one of Jaclyn Hill's videos when she talked about a body cream from philosophy.com by the name of 'Fresh Cream', I was on the hunt for a moisturizing body lotion that I would like the smell of and that would really do it's job in making my skin feel soft and smooth and 100% moisturized, so I thought I would run a long to Sephora and check out what all the fuss was about. After simply picking up the tester from the shelf, opening the lid and smelling it, I was hooked. My goodness, did it smell amazing. I could not wait to go home and lather myself in it. I want to say it has been about a year and a half now and I have gone through 3 bottles of this stuff. It is divine. Every single time I put it on it always surprises me and makes me obsess over it all over again. Literally, every day, I'm like "Oh my goodness, I just want to eat it, how good does this smell?" :p It has to be my favourite moisturizer ever. Needless to say when I found that they did it in a spray fragrance I got super excited. My husband has bought me a bottle of the fragrance the past two Christmas's and I'm obsessed to say the least. It is perfect, if like me, you love that sweet candy scent that is fresh, elegant and not at all sickly and over the top, as you can often find. With Philosophy quickly becoming one of my favourite brands, I thought today I would share my Philosophy Wish List with you. If you haven't tried the 'Fresh Cream' fragrance and lotion you absolutely must, but if you have purchased some of the things on my wish list before, I'd love to know your thoughts and recommendations too! :)
fresh cream hand wash & fresh cream hand lotion,fresh cream hand care

This set looks amazing. I already love the body lotion but wasn't aware that they did a hand cream too. Hand creams are a must for me, I like to keep them on my bedside table so I remember to put them on at night. Dry hands are no fun and if it's anything like the body lotion and I get to wake up to smooth, fresh moisturized hands...add to cart!! :p

body spritz,fresh cream
This I would carry around in my gym bag for those moments when I'm feeling rather sweaty and in need of a freshen up. The scent instantly makes you feel feminine. It's also great if you don't want to splurge on the fragrance right away.  

shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath,fresh cream
Oh my gosh, I would never get out of the bath!!! :p Seriously!! I have been wanting to purchase this for ages but just haven't got round to it. I think this would be lovely for bubble baths and relaxing, whilst filling the bathroom with the most delicious scent. 

 Have you tried any of these products? Let us know in the comments below! :)
Have a beautiful day!
Love Lucy

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Office space, happy place!

The past few weeks have been rather hectic as we arrived back to the States, after two months spent in the UK with our wonderful family. The first stop was Virginia to say hi to family and pick up our cars. That was followed by a 9 hour drive to Louisville to collect our belongings and say hi and bye to all our friends, before driving 16 hours to Clearwater Florida to begin our next chapter. We have been here a week now and are starting to get in to the swing of things and settle in nicely. One of the things we were most eager to get organized when we arrived at our new apartments was setting up our desk spaces. Once they were up and in place and we had somewhere to write, a little bit of contentment set in and we felt a bit better and less homesick. Our desks are pretty much one of our favourite spots in our homes and we love setting them up to be a place where our imaginations can run free. Here's an inside look...
Lucy's happy place! :) 

I've toned it down a little since our last apartment, not necessarily on purpose, it was simply the way things came together. I wanted my space to be more crisp and fresh, with a bit less clutter and distractions. My desk came from Ikea and my bookshelf came from Target. This space is mostly for my writing, but this time I have the added extra of a makeup mirror and a place where I can keep all my makeup, so I don't have to run in between rooms when i'm getting ready! :) 

Let's just talk about how awesome my new wall art is!!! It's so unbelievably awesome and I adore it. Chris surprised me for my birthday with this Rob Schamberger print of Macho Man and Mrs Elizabeth and I couldn't have been more giddy. It fits perfectly in between my James Long original and my Chuck poster and is all the motivation I need when I sit down to work...ooohhhh yeeaahh! 

In keeping it clean and simple, I just have a cute Starbucks white and gold mug that I use for my pens, a small gold tealight holder, I love candles, my Rapunzel pencil case to keep little bits and bobs in, makeup brush holders and of course a million notebooks. :) 

Kelly's Happy Place!

It was a bit trickier taking pictures of my desk area, as the light is obviously right in front of me. I was excited when we moved in because this seemed like the perfect little alcove to dream and be creative. I love sun shining through the windows so it makes me happy being able to sit, focus and look outside. Like Lucy, I only added a few pictures on the wall and tried, tried  to condense what was actually on my desk. I did a little! :p

This picture makes me so giddy. I just love my little Funko Pop models. Cap I got last year and Ron, Lucy got me for my birthday. They are just the cutest things and two of my favourite characters, so I feel very inspired and motivated having them on my desk. I also have a very cute Kate Spade coaster from Lucy as well as a 50's style American fridge pencil case full of gel pens. 90's child!! :) The princess place mat is for when I use my computer, I don't want to scratch my desk! Oh and of course I have a gazillion notebooks too.

Back in my old apartment, I had a built in bookshelf upon which I had one whole shelf dedicated to all things Italian. Alas this apartment didn't have one so I cut down on all my Italian things and placed a few on my desk for motivation. The pot coaster is of the Amalfi coast and I got it from Nanna and Grandad's porch! :p My bottle of Baci chocolate notes basically just shows how much Baci I have consumed and my little Italian Easter egg reminds me of an Easter spent in Italy. :)

We hope you enjoyed this peak into our new apartments and the places where we love to sit and write this blog. Do you have a favourite spot in your home? We'd love to read about it in the comments below! 

Have an awesome Monday.
Love Lucy and Kelly xx

Wrestling Part Two: A league of their own!

We look back on our wrestling careers often and fondly. We love reminiscing about all the awesome stuff that we got to do and like to stop and say thank you for the amazing opportunities we had. Some experiences, like the one we are about to share with you today, still seem pretty unbelievable and we have a hard time believing we really, actually got to do it. This is one of our favourite stories, extracted from our book, that we love to share and that gives us incredibly goofy grins. Oh and before we begin, to everyone running the show/behind the scenes at A League of Their Own, you are all awesome, we had an absolute blast, it was an experience of a lifetime for us and we are forever grateful. Ooh and if you ever need wrestlers again...we're available!!! :p 

5 ways to not have a bad day!

Day's where you just feel down, unmotivated, sad, tearful, overwhelmed, scared, insecure and just plain meh, we've all had them and know that no matter how hard we try, we're always going to have them. But on these "down days" as I like to call them, is it possible to get out of our funk? Can we really switch gears and change our mind set? If so, How? I'm not an expert but here is a little list of 5 things that work for me that i hope will work for you too. These are all just things from experience that I have tried on those "meh days" and even though I have a long way to go to remember these things at all times, I do feel like it's progress from shutting the door and wallowing in my black cloud completely.

1) Listen to music.

Music is a great release. Whether it be listening to sad songs and getting those tears out or happy songs that get you dancing, it helps you to forget your worries for a few minutes and let the emotions flow. Our aim is happiness on these days though, so forget your sad songs, put on some happy music and smile and dance like no one is watching. It truly is amazing how the body reacts in such delight and positivity when one switches on The Overtones and shakes their tail feather.

2) Watch a program that makes you laugh.

One day when I was having a "meh day" I came home from work to find that my husband had put dinner on the table and had got Chuck ready to watch on Netflix. He was going out that night and I had been stressing all day at work feeling like I had other things I needed to do, like cleaning and laundry. However, since Chuck was already on the TV when I walked through the door, I settled in on the couch and decided a few episodes couldn't hurt. Well that was it, as soon as I started laughing at Jeffster's antics and Zachary Levi's facial expressions my worries ebbed away and my mood was instantly lifted. Sometimes it's OK to step away from the 'to do list' that might seem never ending and take a moment for yourself and if that involves watching Chuck, it's a must! :p I was incredibly grateful to my husband that day for being so thoughtful.

3) Force a smile.

I am extremely awesome at being stubborn and when I feel sad for no reason and my husband tries to snap me out of it, I seem to get more stubborn. I do this even if he is offering something nice like a walk or to go out somewhere or to cuddle. It's like my brain is telling me "no you have to be miserable and stay miserable for no reason" but really I know that it could just be as simple as saying yes and forgetting about my bad mood in order for me to feel happier. It really can be as easy as having a 'fake it till you make it' kind of attitude. It's not always easy but try your best to put on a smile, take a deep breath and get that mind frame back on the right track.

4) Read a book.

Between the pages of a book is my favourite place to be. Even when I'm "not in the mood" I find that as soon as I start reading I get so immersed in my fiction world that I forget what I was "meh" about in the first place. Sometimes distracting yourself from worries and problems can be a good thing. You either realize that there was no need to worry in the first place or taking that step away from it for a minute can give your brain time to think of a solution.

 5) Don't let one thing you are sad about become 50 things.

Another thing I am terrible at. Most of the time if one things ticks me off or sets off me feeling sad, it very soon becomes everything that is making me sad, mad or angry. This doesn't help at all, it only makes things worse. If  you focus on the one thing and think of solutions to help solve it, you can prevent yourself from having a breakdown over things you weren't really mad about at all. Focus on one thing at a time and get over each hurdle step by step. If you try and do to many things at once, it can often bring you down and make you feel overwhelmed and that's not what we want our brain to feel. We want to be positive, strong and keep our 'we can take on the world' mantra going as much as we can.

Hope you all have a happy day!
Love Kelly