Celebrating a Huge Achievement with a Visit to Mr Cooper's House & Garden, Manchester

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I’ve never been great at celebrating myself.

Goal Setting, organisation, planning ahead. It all comes very naturally to me! But when I actually achieve the things I set out to, I’m quick to move onto the next best thing.

This month I’ve been shortlisted for a Blogosphere Award. Yep, little ol’ me, sharing my tips on motivation, starting a business and the stories of the incredible women I get to speak to! 

So when Mr Cooper's got in touch to ask if I’d like to enjoy an evening with them - I thought it was the perfect opportunity to actually celebrate something I’ve done. And what a perfect venue for a celebration. 

For a start, their gin selection is top notch. If you know me, you know a gin and tonic is my favourite way to relax! So trying my first ever Brockmans (yum!) whilst we browsed the menu was lovely. 

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Spying someone else’s sourdough from across the restaurant, we had to order one ourselves to start. Mini loaves baked fresh in the kitchen every morning, they were so good! Alongside their chicken wings with harissa and chickpea purée, it was the best light bite to start. 

For main, we both went for the spatchcock chicken - mine with the skin on fries, Adam’s with the mash. Boring to some, but we know what we love, and this wasn’t your average chicken and potatoes.

Since eating meat again, I’m learning more and more that quality trumps quantity any day. The quality of the meat was beautiful, and of course, perfectly cooked. 

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But we can’t skip over this part without talking about the mash...

I’m not being dramatic - this is the best mash we’ve ever tasted.

Like velvet on the spoon, perfectly seasoned and tasted as if it had just a bit too much butter mixed in, in the best way possible. We could have eaten a vat of it! 

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For dessert, I highly recommend the Mr Cooper’s Caramel Tart with mascarpone ice cream (not pictured, oops!). I always judge a restaurant from its dessert selection, and this did not disappoint. Don’t worry - if you’re a chocaholic, the Dark Chocolate Delice (pictured) was perfect too. 

I know I don’t discuss food a lot on the blog, but considering I’m a massive foodie and was really in the mood to celebrate, it was such a lovely evening and big thanks to Mr Cooper’s for inviting us! 

Have you visited Mr Cooper's? It's such a unique and lovely venue for a special occasion. 

Are My Goals Realistic? How To Tell if Your Goals are Achievable...

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Have I set goals that are too unrealistic?


I get asked this question all the time with clients, friends, workshop attendees. How do I know if I've set my sights too high? What's a realistic target to aim for? 

There's a few elements that go into it, and I'm sharing them in today's video! 

Many of us aren't setting goals in the right way, and even more of us are letting fear and doubt get in the way of setting those goals. 

So I hope this 5 minute watch is encouraging for you. I'd love to hear your feedback! 

Love & Good Vibes,
Kat x

Summer Capsule Wardrobe Pieces - Casual Holiday Items!

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Hello Out of Office! 


This week has me feeling the Summer vibes.

Not only are we enjoying a gorgeous sunny bank holiday in the UK - I'm also off to Turkey with Adam on Thursday for a week in the sunshine. 

Don't get me wrong, I've still got a fair few tasks to box off the to-do list. However, it doesn't feel as bad when you're sat in the sun with your laptop. 

To celebrate the sunshine, I wanted to share the capsule wardrobe I'm taking in my suitcase. I'm a bit rubbish with Summer fashion - but really happy with the items I've got to mix and match. As always, most of it's from H&M (my all time fave store) but not sponsored. If you're watching though guys, you know where I am. 😉

So that means I'll be a bit quieter around these parts for the next couple of weeks. Hope you don't miss me too much! 

Love & Good Vibes,
Kat x 

Baby Shower Brunch at Tea Hive, Chorlton

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Today’s post is something a little different - but an event I wanted to share nonetheless. 

I’m all about celebrating friendships and life, so it seemed apt to organise my lovely friend Holly’s baby shower over the past few months. It was my first time organising anything like that, and I was so nervous to make sure Holly and everyone else enjoyed themselves. Luckily, some of the other WeBlog girls teamed up with me, as I couldn't have done it without them!  

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We went for a casual brunch setup, which is perfect for a bunch of bloggers (avo on toast anyone?) and Tea Hive in Chorlton was the ideal venue. Cosy, mismatched chairs, a relaxed atmosphere and really pretty tea room interiors. Think Alice in Wonderland with a Mancunian twist, as loads of the decor is bee themed! 

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The morning was so lovely - yummy brunch food, catching up with everyone before Holly begins her maternity leave and having a laugh! I’m really glad we went with the ‘Who knows Mummy best?’ Game - it was really quick and easy to do but hilarious - I’m not competitive, but being Holly’s work wife, I was pretty determined so glad I won. 😉 

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Hey Little Cupcake gifted us their beautiful baby cupcakes - they taste as good as they look! Pretty pastel buttercream and glitter - what more do you need for a girly brunch?! Really love how they created a gender-neutral colour palette for us as well, seeing as baby’s sex is a surprise. 🙂 They went down such a treat.

We also treated Holly to a few goodies from Acorn and Pip, and a gorgeous Spring bouquet from Blossom in Chorlton. Oh, and chocolate and Prosecco - because mama’s gonna need those once baby number 2 has arrived! 

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Huge thanks to Georgie, Ellie, Danielle and all the WeBlog girls for helping organise everything - we pulled it off I think. 😄 

Have you had a celebration with friends recently? I’d love to hear about it and see pictures! 

Love & Good Vibes
Kat x

Stuck In a Rut? Watch This Video!

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Are you feeling stuck in a rut?

Today's video is for you! These are the steps I take when I'm going through a rough patch or just feeling a bit demotivated, sluggish and 'meh'. It can really get you down, but starting with these simple, practical tips always helps me! 

What do you do when you're stuck in a rut? 

Sending love & good vibes - especially if you're going through this at the moment!
Kat x