Why the ‘This Girl Can’ Campaign CAN work!

Awesome article about the #ThisGirlCan campaign! The perceptions of women doing sport and fitness is important to me because I weight train.

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Tough Mudder - This Girl Can

This morning, I watched the teaser video for the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign being launched by Sport England as part of efforts to increase exercise participation levels amongst women. The advert will be released in full on prime time TV tonight, but you’ll find a link to the teaser at the bottom of this entry.

‘This Girl Can’ has the potential to have a hugely positive effect on participation, because it is trying to tackle the biggest obstacle for many women: themselves. Sport has always had a huge impact on my lifestyle, my time, and my self-image, but it’s obvious (even to someone who loves it) that getting girls active is now a major issue. ‘This Girl Can’ is trying to reduce the ‘fear of judgement’ that seems to be the main factor discouraging women from participating in sport. In my role as a hockey coach, I’ve seen clear differences…

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Pinterest Picks: Kraft Cards

I haven’t had much time to finish any crafty projects recently. I’m currently in the middle of sewing a birthday present but along with that, studying, and a lot of Ikea flatpack I haven’t had a lot of time for anything else! I thought I would do a round up of some finds on Pinterest instead. This week: Kraft cards. I don’t know what it is about Kraft paper but it is definitely what I use most frequently as a card base. However, I often find it difficult to find new ways to use it so hopefully this will spark some inspiration for you as well!

I love the simplicity of this card: just a hint of Kraft revealed by the sweet bird silhouette and only a few additional embellishments.

Anything combining books and a warm cup of coffee is fine by me! I would never have thought of making a mini book and I certainly need to invest in some eyelets.

This card is just beautiful! I’m never brave enough to stop and always feel like I need to add more details but this card is balanced perfectly.

I adore the bright colours against the Kraft background. Using white for the stamp outlines looks amazing; I’ll have to try this soon!

Sophie x

Clean as a Whistle

Today’s post has been inspired by Pinterest. I can assure you that there will be a lot more Pinterest-related posts; I am addicted.

I always find that I can never keep on top of cleaning. Doing a weekly clean is a daunting task and usually gets put off, especially when there is studying (and crafting) to be done.

There are lots of cleaning tips on Pinterest, such as the best way to clean certain areas of your house and homemade cleaning products. I’ve started putting together my own board to keep track of all the amazing ideas.

I came across lots of different cleaning schedules that people have made and wondered why I hadn’t thought of doing that before! It breaks down the task of cleaning the house into manageable daily chunks. I was inspired in particular by this schedule:

I amended it slightly to suit my needs and came up with my own:

Screenshot 2014-09-22 at 16.08.54The new cleaning routine started today and I have to say that this feels do-able. Now I just need to stick to it!

Sophie x