Sarah Christie

💗Lifestyle blogger 💗Mum of teens 💗Love travel, food, shopping, coffee🍮 cake 🍰gin and wine🍸💗#Markwarnermum

http://extraordinarychaos.com/

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Thank goodness for coffee this morning! I really struggled to get up! I think a swim is in order to start the day before work. And that is exactly what I love about working from home.🏡💕

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Happy Monday, hope you all had a lovely weekend 💕I have a day planned writing posts and a little crafting. I am just loving exploring my @officialcricut_uk #cricutmaker , last week I made this super gorgeous paper cut. I seriously can’t believe I made it! I forgot how much I adore crafting, it makes me feel so calm. Today I am going to have a go at making a little tutorial to share how simple it is. Have a great Monday 💕

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Yay and happy Friday, I can’t believe half term is nearly over and Joe hasn’t stopped. He asked to go to a holiday sports club, I have to say I was surprised and a bit disappointed but he has had the best week. I think it has done him good. It also left me time to get a little work done, craft, swim and catch on a couple of yoga classes so a great week all round.

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Happy Valentines Day, I hope you have something lovely planned? Whether it’s a lovely meal or a little chill time. I have been chatting today about self care and getting back into those good habits. And feeling great starts with looking after yourself a little. Eating the right food, exercise and enjoying a little chill time. And if you can get that right looking after everyone else is the easy bit. #bootslittleboosts #ad

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Here’s a pretty bunch to brighten this snowy winters morning. What would we do without pretty flowers in the dark months? But hoorah for it being light at 5.15 pm last night. Roll on spring💕🌷

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Happy Monday, it’s like a winter wonderland here today which is such a pain. But it does look pretty😬 check out my stories for a little Lancashire snow. In other news I have a very exciting afternoon planned setting up my new @officialcricut maker! I have a few little projects for this beauty I can’t wait to get going.

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It’s been a crazy week and a particular highlight for me was heading to @bookings_for_you hq to watch the incredible Giovannini Family create the perfect Italian meal. @countryrelaislecapanne I am not going to lie it was like being in Italian food heaven. I can’t wait to head out to Tuscany now to enjoy more Italian Delights. But check out this dessert and it’s tasted every bit as good as it looked 💗And thanks Jo for being such a great host 💗💕

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Good morning and an exciting but busy couple of days ahead as I am heading somewhere down south for a cooking master class with @bookings_for_you although I have to say the sky is looking full of snow and a little scary! Just need to pack😬 then pick up the lovely @goingonanadventureblog first. Wish us luck ! It going to be a loooonnngggggg drive but on the bright side we have a lovely dinner waiting for us and a bit of an adventure tomorrow 💕

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Happy Monday 😀 and here’s to another exciting week filled with delicious food! And all the 💕💗😍 for this amazing afternoon tea I enjoyed at the @officialcricut_uk lunch a couple of weeks ago at @firmdale_hotels Haymarket Hotel. It was the perfect afternoon crafting in a stunning location with great company and delicious food 💗

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Happy Friday woohoo we made it and this one has been a loonnngggg one. All the hearts 💕💕 for my new mug that I made with my very own fair hands and a little help from my @officialcricut_uk I have a feeling I will be keeping this filled all morning! ☕️

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Happy February, and let’s hope for some lighter evenings and less ⛄️! I am chatting about kitchens over on the blog today, last week I visited the @magnetkitchensuk show room in Blackburn and spent a couple of hours swooning over gorgeous kitchens, space saving ideas and duck egg blue units. I may have even priced up the most fabulous island I have ever seen!

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I have been trying these babies out lately. Julep Cushion Complexion 5-in-1 skin perfecters come in 18 different shades so not only do they act like brighteners you can correct and contour with them. They are seriously amazing. I have 3 shades and have trying a little contouring and I have to say I am sold.check them out over at @qvcbeauty #ad

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Nothing makes me smile more than a big bunch of tulips 🌷 And just look at that colour 💕🌷it’s going to be a day of catching up here wish me luck I am going in!

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We have just closed the door to our @centerparcsuk lodge after a fantastic weekend. But we take with us another year of happy memories and adventures. This is a holiday that has grown with our family and has been different every time. Joe was only 12 weeks old on his first trip💕 now to get Joe back to school for 9am after a blooming fab weekend full of adventure, relaxation, and laughter x

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Good morning from @centerparcsuk and deep in the forest. Yesterday was a manic day, but so much fun. We cycled, Segway’d, Aqua jetted and rode the water slides. The day flew and we all had so much fun. Rounding it up with dinner and wine. The perfect day with family and friends. Today is going to be an altogether calmer day with a forrest walk, bit of shopping and an afternoon in the spa. Center Parcs with older children is such a different experience and we are loving every minute.

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Yay it’s Friday and we are off to @centerparcsuk after School, for a weekend of activities and long forest walks. Just what the doctor ordered after a stressful couple of weeks. In other news check out my fab chicken and vegetable garlic bake over on the @denbypottery blog later today. It tastes amazing is super quick to cook and healthy, I know sounds too good to be true doesn’t it ? 😀 My friend once shared this recipe with me as one of her favourites and it’s one of mine too. .
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I will be chatting a bit about saving energy in the home later on today. I have to say Chris and I have totally different views on this! But installing a #smartmeter has definitely made me more energy aware as it highlights how much energy you are using at any given time. Check out my post later today for my top energy saving hints and tips @britishgas #energy #ad #britishgassmartmeters .
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Yesterday I got to visit London for the day to attend an exciting lunch with Cricut. Anyone who reads my blog knows how giddy I get about my @officialcricut , but oh my there are even more excing things ahead💗More on that later but oh my it was another eventful journey home. My train from Leeds was cancelled Northern rail promised if we all got a train to Halifax there would be a bus waiting to get us safely home! Guess what no bus and no staff or help. Thankfully we managed to get a group of us together to spend a small fortune on a taxi home. Well I have never laughed so much ! If you are going to landed with strangers they were the best bunch to get stranded with ! After 6 hours I got home at midnight! Another great journey with Northern Rail ! 😬
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And hello Monday morning. Let’s do this! This week is going to be MANIC but with busy always comes fun 💕💗 Monday Escapes is live over at @tinboxtraveller if you have a travel related post to link up, or just pop over for a bit of travel inspiration. Have a great week and let’s hope for a little sunshine ☀️ .
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Morning are more snow ⛄️ here ! Fortunately not enough to stop us getting out to school, college and yoga. But more is forecast for later today. Grrrr ❄️, it makes you want to grab a coffee and snuggle in bed all day with a good book. Check out this gorgeous bedding from @argoshome can you believe it ? No I couldn’t either but their SS18 collection is just beautiful 💕 happy Friday and let’s hope the snow stays away! At least until my little family are all safely home, my shopping has been delivered and I have wine 🍾. Happy Friday ❄️💕
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I missed out on my little Manchester trip last night due to snow ❄️ ⛄️ arghhh but we live so far out of the weather is bad you can become cut off. Which is wonderful and a pain all at the same time. Today will be spent preparing a recipe post and doing behind the scenes jobs. Have a great day what ever you have planned. .
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I have been chatting about practical things like bra fittings over on the blog this week. Well I say practical I could also call it revolutionary 😀 I had no idea my sizing was so out and after my fitting session with @fantasie_lingerie the difference it has made is incredible. But may have motivated a few spending sprees. When something feels so great and gives you so much more confidence you just want to buy more of it. . .
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Well we didn’t get snow thank god! But it’s still threatening ! Let hope it stays away! Today I will be mostly planning, blogging and running errands. Ooh and check out my shiny new MacBook case not only is it super pretty but it’s a great protective shell for when I am out and about. There is a chance to win one over on my weekly round up! And you don’t have to choose pink but why wouldn’t you 💕💗

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This pic was taken in Liverpool quite some time ago. I love the industrial feel of the building against the blue sky. And am feeling like I need a hit of city life at the moment. And thankfully Wednesday night I will be getting my city hit when I head into Manchester with a friend for pre theatre dinner @harveynichols and then to watch Shrek at the @palaceandopera woohooo can’t wait 💕have you any exciting plans for the week?

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Yay happy Saturday and we have survived the week. I am so glad this one is over. Not the best start to 2018 but has made us make decisions that I knew in my heart had to be made. So every cloud and all that! But please, if you ever have doubts about your child’s education start digging and asking questions because in our experience the doubts were just the tip of the iceberg. Coming to this point after this week feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Happy weekend and trust your instincts, as parents we are usually bob on 💗x #pinkposy #florals #blooming_petals

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Today I am going to try to smile and get on with it. Wish me luck, I am hoping a long walk will clear my mind a bit. I mean this view can do nothing but make you smile. It is also a great thinking place! The perfect place to make plans and reflect.

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Today will be all about preparing. Finishing homework, getting uniform ready and preparing myself mentally for the week ahead. The difference with this week compared to the whole of Christmas is the dealings will be face to face with rational adults. Not an enemy on the internet, spreading rumours, hate and gossip. It is awful how an unsupervised 11 year old can cause so much upset. But this week there will be no internet to hide behind and this mama is ready ! I have felt powerless and ashamed I have been unable to do anything to help for 3 weeks! Tomorrow that changes there are laws in place to prevent kids going through this! And more needs to be done to stop it. You can protect your children by limiting their time on the internet, there are rules in our home to keep the boys safe. This has taken that out of our hands, well today I am taking that back through the correct channels.

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I will be needing this today! It’s been a fab Christmas and New year lots of amazing family time. We are so lucky as a family to have the family and friends around us that we do.💕 But now it’s back to business, New Year and new adventures. Oh and getting beach 🏖️ ready for my hols. No more mince pies for breakfast 🤣

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2017 was pretty spectacular for the Christies so much changed. Our beautiful boys both stepping into new adventures and are growing into lovely young men. We have had some wonderful trips and seen some amazing friends recover from illnesses that 2016 brought. 2018 promises to be just as crazy and exciting. Let’s hope it’s a good and healthy one. Have a great New Year’s Eve what ever you are up too you lovely lot 🍸💗🍾😘

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Wohhooo I think we are ready, presents wrapped and posted. Shopping ordered and dinner planned. I have been chatting about light festive lunches over on the blog, and looking forwards to chilled family days. But for today housework! I am so rock n roll

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