Add a little sparkle to your day! GIVEAWAY (UK & IRELAND)



In these bleak times *cough* Trump *cough* we're all doing our best to cling onto the tiniest glimmers of joy. I think that's why everyone's obsessed with hygge or 'taking pleasure in making every day moments beautiful'. With this you don't need money, you don't need a Valencia filtered life, you just need your own ability to recognise what makes you happy.

I think this is one of the reasons parenthood is such a wonderful space to live in, because you become an expert at stealing joy. For example I love a bath, always have. The hot water feels like a hug and I like having the space to think. Sometimes someone will say to me, 'Ew, it's sitting in your own muck.' And I think, who cares when it feels so good? Although I've always looked forward to a nice soak, I've never appreciated it more than after I became a mother. My bath wasn't just a treat, it was a sanctuary. During the newborn days, when being a parent was a near all consuming experience, I guarded those 45 minutes like a tigress. I GOT REAL about bathing, took myself to Lush, downloaded awesome podcasts and it stopped being just a bath, it was like a teeny, tiny mini break.  

I discovered from this that it doesn't take that much effort to lift an experience from okay to Ohh! Yayy! For example if you follow me on Instagram you may know that I am not that hot mama bringing you school run style; I'm more yesterday's T shirt, sleep in my eyes vibe and most of the time I own that but sometimes it brings me down. Sometimes I'd like to sparkle a little and luckily Happiness boutique were here to help. They sent me a lovely statement necklace, gorgeous enough to lift any outfit and every morning.


I love that I can throw on my Jeans and T and still feel put together with a little bit of accessorising; it's just one of ways I plan to add some sparkle to my life this year and if you would like to do the same I've got another Happiness Boutique gem to give away. Enter below to win a sprinkle of glitter with this rose gold cuff bracelet and let me know how you create little bits of joy every day! 




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135 comments

  1. Ooooh gorgeous! Off to enter now!

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  2. So pretty; a lovely mixture of coloured stones.

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  3. I find joy in my day from thinking positive and smiling!

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  4. I find joy when my kids come home from school and tell me excitedly about Their days

    Kay Sherman

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  5. From my parents they always bring me joy & pride :)

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  6. My kids give me joy - they do fight and argue with each other but everyday I realise how lucky I am to have them - and life would certainly be a lot more boring if they weren't around!

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  7. From my children, and chocolate!!!!

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  8. My family and a glass of red in the evening!!

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  9. Ooh yay! I entered, I love Happiness Boutique and would love to win. I find joy in cat videos, watching comedy shows and declarations of love x

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  10. That looks beautiful! Definitely off to enter!

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  11. I find joy by looking in to my children's faces every day :)

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  12. I try to fit in some quiet me every day--like a short walk, or a relaxing bath, or 10 minutes reading quietly without interruption.

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  13. I love jewellery and this is a beautiful bracelet! Will have to enter

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  14. I find joy through cuddling my cat. I don't think she finds joy in it though!

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  15. i try and give someone a random compliment! wether it's a customer or friedn it's nice to see them genuinely smile!

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  16. by positive thinking, a good giggle with my daughter helps!

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  17. by getting out everyday cycling x

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  18. Great to read what makes you happy - I was thinking of writing about this myself. I like climbing into bed (after putting on my electric blanket) when it's cold outside. I feel warm, safe and VERY contented!

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  19. actually getting to see my husband

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  20. chillin with a brew and some chocolate after work

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  21. Talking to my best friend once our children are in bed and laughing about the stresses of the day

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  22. Taking the dog for a walk, we're lucky to have the most amazing woodland right on our doorstep, it always lifts my spirits

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  23. I find joy everyday in the happy healthy faces of my family. CHERYL HADFIELD

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  24. I find joy in having lunch with my sister

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  25. Stroking Heidi my cat.

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  26. A big old cuddle with my cat x

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  27. Cuddles and laughter from the kids

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  28. I find my joy when out walking my dog every day as it's a 'generally' peaceful time to stroll, unwind and just watch the rest of the world busying about instead of me. I catch my breath and occassionally get to bump in to a lot of like minded souls where discussions vary from the state of the world down to what wellies we are wearing ;)

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  29. I find my daily joy by looking at my family and feeling truly blessed.. & snuggles with my two basset hounds

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  30. I find my daily joy by looking at my family and feeling truly blessed.. & snuggles with my two basset hounds

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  31. Through my family, I love spending time with my Mum over a coffee

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  32. I always find joy in my son no matter how awful a day I am having :)

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  33. Gorgeous necklace. I agree with you it's great to take pleasure in the everyday moments. I love my bath and having time to relax and then the baby comes and joins me for a play before bedtime.

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  34. of course my family, my partner, my daughter, but I also love a bit of me time, a pamper shower, putting comfy Pj's on and having a read in bed when I am all pampered and there are clean sheets on! Bliss! it's even better if we have tidied up that day, there is something nice cooking in the slow cooker, and after an hour of reading, we all get back together again and watch a family film...it gives me such peace :)

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  35. Love the colours in this. Would be great for summer

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  36. so cute, my daughter adores rose gold

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  37. Reading books. Stroking my lovely puss cat Percy. Taking a walk in the countryside outside my door. The little things. :)

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  38. What a gorgeous bracelet. I find joy in my day in my children's smiles ;-)

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  39. Birds on the bird feeders this winter are giving me joy.

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  40. Reading with the kids - leanne w

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  41. my joy is when the kids r in bed and i have the remote back lol

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  42. Seeing my little boys laugh / smile :)

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  43. Waking up and treating it like Xmas Day

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  44. i find lots of joy spending time with my grandchildren daniel and sophia,love them both to bits

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  45. I find joy in a nice cuppa in the morning!

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  46. My six grandchildren bring so much joy and laughter to my days

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  47. Sometimes it can be difficult when it feels like everything is falling apart around you but - just shut your eyes and concentrate really hard for five minutes on the blessings in your life - your children, your partner, even looking forward to a tasty dinner or a hot cup of tea! It does help you to drive out negativity.

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  48. When my dogs are so happy to see me

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  49. I try and live in the moment and remember that, the past is called the past for a reason. If things do get me down, I find a long walk in the fresh air clears my head

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  50. Sex. Lots and lots of sex brings me joy.

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  51. looking at my daughters and thinking how proud I am

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  52. I find joy in my day by taking the time in the evening to reflect on my day and write down three things that made me happy that day, no matter how small they are.

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  53. Coffee every morning brings me lots of joy :)

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  54. One thing that brings me joy everyday is my crazy family even if we do have our hectic moments

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  55. I find joy in my daughter every day

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  56. I find joy in my daughter every day

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  57. I think of the most important good things in my life . my husband, children and grandchildren

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  58. I find joy in my children and hope of all the adventures we are going to have :)

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  59. I always look forward to seeing my nieces at the weekends.

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  60. I find joy in spending time with friends.

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  61. I find joy in my day by spending time with my family and friends.

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  62. For me its the walk home from school with my 4 year old

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  63. I enjoy diffusing essential oils to match my mood, have lavender on at mo to chill out this Friday evening..experimenting with different oil recipes gives me joy every day

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  64. I find joy in the day by spending it with a good book and cup of assam tea!

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  65. I find joy in the crazy, funny moments of daily life with my son and partner. They certainly give me that extra sparkle most days.

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  66. By smiling at the little things, like making somebody laugh or helping someobdy

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  67. I find joy from all the people that love me

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  68. Spending time with my pets (@PeanutHog)

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  69. Listening to grandsons jokes, some are terrible but they make me smile

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  70. By not letting things get to me!

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  71. A cup of tea and a warm blanket in front of the fire brings happiness to my day :-)

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  72. From my parents they always bring me joy & pride

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  73. If my children are happy, that brings me joy. My 30 minutes of 'me' time every morning that I practice yoga brings me joy also. :)

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  74. Always through my children, either them or a glass of Baileys!

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  75. a smile and laugh could be from my children or just a random smile from a stranger in the st

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  76. walking my dog sandy

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  77. I find joy in my day sticking on my boots and escaping to field with my horse. Just spending time with him and in the open air gives you a sense of calm.

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  78. I find joy in my day by tying to make people happy

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  79. In my song smile and the birds singing. Im thankful for every day x

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  80. During the day I love spending time with my little girl. Then when she's asleep I love getting into bed with a good book

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  81. from the simple things like spring flowers, pretty snow, anything really! It's taking the time to appreciate things xx

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  82. gardening gives me joy and happiness. love every aspect then sitting back to enjoy the views.

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  83. We have a house full of Basset Hounds

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  84. I find joy in the day by trying to remember to take time and stop and really 'see' my children - how little they are, how funny, how cute. It makes it all worth while and they're grown so quickly, need to appreciate it all while I can x

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  85. I find joy spending time with my dog.

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  86. I find joy in my dogs. Right now in seeing one of them healing every day from her operation xx

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  87. By being clean and organised and with some quality play time with my big black cat.

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  88. walking my two cavaliers brings me joy

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  89. I am on annual leave today. I'm at home listening to some very relaxing music. That's how I find my joy - with music!

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  90. I find joy every day counting my blessings and reminding myself to be grateful :P

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  91. I find joy in my day by seeing my lovely family and my 2 beautiful cats called Ginny and Percy! :)

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  92. I find joy in the little things every day - finding something good to be thankful and grateful for! x

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  93. Reminding myself how great the people around me are

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  94. Little things like smelling the flowers in my garden

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  95. i find joy in my day from watching my children who make me smile and by delving into my colouring book

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  96. By knowing I'm making a difference - plus my husband's sense of humour!
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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  97. when I go and visit my great-nephew and great-niece

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  98. being with my family + seeing their smiles brings me loads of joy!

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  99. Baking. Seems to be my therapy at the moment.

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  100. I find joy in my day by having a laugh with my daughters, making hearty meals and treats for us to share and reading a good book at the end of the day x

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