Happiness is... Sweater Weather!

I switched my wardrobe around this weekend* - which sounds a lot grander than it actually is & ultimately means that I'm delighted to be reunited with all my cosy jumpers for autumn 😃

When it comes to the seasons, I'm very much a "love the one your with" kinda gal; they all have wonderful things to offer.

But, as much as I always mourn the end of summer & much as I miss those long light evenings and pretty floaty frocks, I have to admit that deep down, Autumn is my true love & does have a little edge on the rest of the competition.

Say Hello to Tenner Tuesday!

So, Tenner Tuesday - what's that all about Leslieanne?!

Well, it's a fun new thing I'm introducing to the Leslieanne Made It shop that I hope you're going to love!

Essentially, every Tuesday, there will be 10 boxes available, for £10 each.
What's in the boxes? That's the fun part!

The contents will change every week, but they'll always be bargains.
The full details of what's inside won't be announced until the boxes go live each Tuesday, but my mailing list subscribers will get a sneak peek on the Friday before, so make sure you're on there!

How to Forgive Yourself for Making Mistakes

"Mistakes are proof you're trying!"

...hands up if you've seen that little gem a million times on Pinterest? - I'm not disagreeing with the sentiment, at all, in fact I'm trying daily to embrace it, but it's hard isn't it?

However much you try to remind yourself that mistakes are part of life, that everyone makes them, it doesn't make it any easier in the aftermath of actually making one - especially if it's a great big clanger!

But here's the thing: Mistakes do happen. You will make them. And that's okay.

What's important, is how you deal with them.

As someone who has spent more hours than she'd care to admit berating herself for blunders she's made over the years, here are my own ways of trying to stop the cycle of doom!

How To Be Your Own Biggest Fan!

When did you last take time to congratulate yourself on a job well done? To give yourself a tiny cheer; or celebrate a victory, however small?

If you're struggling to remember, ask yourself this instead: when did you last give yourself a hard time for not doing a good enough job, for messing up or falling short?

It's an easy trap to fall into isn't it? It';s so much easier to be self critical - most of us are guilty at some point of being our own worst critic when really:

* * * We should be our own loudest cheerleader! * * *

Because let's be honest, who else is going to do it for you? You need to believe in yourself before you can expect anyone else to!

So, with that in mind, here are some ideas to help start tipping the balance in your favour, to get you on your way to being your own biggest fan!

It's not just them - YOU'RE amazing too!

I think one of the silliest things about human beings is that often, we can see so much good in other people, but struggle to find it in ourselves.

It's no problem to tell a friend that their outfit is amazing, their hair looks great, they're smashing it with their new job... but how often do we give ourselves the same boost?

On social media, we scroll through the highlights of other people's lives and assume that they're just wonderful at everything they turn their hand to, usually without stopping to acknowledge our own talents - talents that someone else is probably in awe of in the same way!

So, this tiny reminder is for anyone who needs to hear it: It's not just them, YOU are amazing too. Maybe you just need to remember to give yourself some more credit from time to time!

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