We would love to know more about your be kind movement and what the inspiration behind it was?
The be kind movement started when I realised that sometimes we humans need a reminder to just be kind in our every day lives. We get so busy doing “life” that sometimes we forget to just be nice to others.
Simple kind acts like buying a random a coffee, giving someone a compliment, sending flowers, giving someone your parking ticket, just calling someone and having a positive chat to make sure they are doing ok. It wasn’t started for people to promote their kind acts, however word of mouth was really helpful in spreading the word as a reminder to be kind. Some people disagreed with advertising their kind acts on social media as they saw that they were only doing it to make themselves feel good. It wasn’t a selfless act. But my theory is that, even if by being kind you feel good doing it, then whats the harm in that?
If you’ve potentially changed someones day for the better and also boosted your self confidence then that’s two more happier people in the word. If everyone did one kind act a day, then just imagine how that happiness and kindness would flow out naturally into the world.
What does your average day look like?
Each day is so different. You’d think being a stay at home mum I’d have all this spare time to piss fart around doing what ever, when ever. But because I work from home, I really struggle to fit everything in ahaha.
My day revolves around Alaska and her sleep time and I try to work around her. After all, she’s my main priority and everything comes second. I work while she’s asleep and I try and get out of the house most days to let Alaska run off her energy.
Your gorgeous girl Alaska has just turned one, how do you make sure you spend enough quality time with her but still make time for your business? What tips do you have for balancing it all?
Balancing life is super hard. I only post short videos of my day but theres always more going on that what the world is shown.
I allocate one day a week to work with my admin assistant. We both work on our laptops while our daughters run wild around us. I also try to work at night so I can focus on my tasks but I do try and make this my “me time” as well. As Ben works away, I’m a parent 24/7 without anyone else to tag team with.
In todays fast paced lifestyle, winding down and getting a good nights sleep is much harder. Do you have a bedtime ritual or anything you swear by to ensure you get the rest you need?
I’m a pretty good sleeper so it doesn’t take much for me to fall asleep at night. But I swear by showering just before bed, fresh sheets always feel like luxury and I always spray a Lavender spray on my pillow and in the room which I think helps to calm me and reduce any stress I may have before I sleep.
Would you say your home has a style? If so, how would you describe it and what items/products couldn't you live without?
I used to be obsessed with staying on trend, buying everything that was a specific style and trying to fit into a certain box. But as I’ve gotten older, I really just buy things that make me smile and my style has changed and evolved into something completely different.
Our bedroom is now a mixture of French provincial and eclectic with wood and natural tones. With my white French linen and bamboo sheets I feel like I’m in my own personal hotel. I recently needed a revamp because I felt like it wasn’t representing the true me. I really am at peace in this space now and love being in here.
Ultimate date night with hubby?
Dinner and movies. So cheesy but now we are parents, eating alone and going to the cinema is just a thing of the past! Most of the time we just talk about Alaska and look through photos but it’s really rejuvenating to just have a night off.
What’s coming up for MKL?
I’m pregnant with baby #2 so everything MKL will be our new baby journey.
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