One lunch I have been loving this summer is my Sweet Potato and Beetroot salad which I've eaten almost every week. It's packed full of protein and flavours to keep you feeling satisfied and it tastes delicious.


It's fairly quick to make and I usually make it in advance (the night before). When I buy the ingredients I can usually make at least a couple of salads with them.


I don't have a dressing on mine but you could use simply olive oil or for more flavour try a honey mustard dressing with it.

What you need:
  • 1 Small Sweet Potato 
  • Feta Cheese
  • Ready Cooked Beetroot
  • Salad Leaves (I used a mixed rocket and lettuce bag)
  • Handful of Pine Nuts
The instructions are on the recipe card below which you can save to Pinterest by clicking in the top corner of the image.






Many of us drink coffee throughout the day to help sustain our energy levels, even if we know that it’s going to backfire later on in the evening. The effects of caffeine come with many helpful benefits, but also downsides that we should always keep in mind before chugging another cup.

But have you ever stopped to think about the coffee you drink, or do you just buy whatever’s cheapest or available? In this article, we’re going to go a little more in-depth about the coffee you drink and give you 5 reasons to care more about the type of coffee you drink.


1. The Caffeine Content

One of the first things to think about when you purchase coffee is the caffeine content. The caffeine you get from a frappuccino is going to be a lot different to the filter coffee you get at work or even the instant coffee you might drink occasionally. A quick check of the caffeine content in certain coffee drinks will give you an idea of how much you’re actually getting from stores and brands, but the general idea is to remember that every cup of coffee has a different amount of caffeine.

2. The Price Savings

People drink coffee for different reasons. Some people drink it just for the caffeine boost, others drink it as a treat because they love the complex taste and some are enthusiasts that enjoy making their own blends. By understanding the coffee on a deeper level, you can make some serious price savings by doing your research and buying the beans that best represent what you want out of the coffee.

3. The Origin

The origin of the coffee that you drink has a profound impact on the taste. If you’re not well-versed in coffee origins then this might be difficult to understand at first. For example, a single origin coffee mean that the beans only came from a single location whereas blends mix different types of beans to create a unique taste that is a trademark taste of the brand. Similarly, coffee from Ethiopia is known for its brighter and floral flavours whereas beans from Costa Rica are known for their brown-sugar sweetness and citrusy notes.

4. The Different Flavours

If you consider your coffee as a treat, then you can create some wonderful flavours by combining coffees from different regions with flavourings. They’re a fantastic choice for an after-dinner drink and you’ll get to explore some of the many different types of coffee-based drinks. This can include mocha drinks, latte, or even homemade frappuccino-style drinks with your own favourite flavours. 

5. The Knowledge

Coffee can be a fantastic topic to break the ice when you’re talking to friends and co-workers, but the knowledge is also great if you ever want to visit smaller coffee shops that know their stuff and have a wide range of excellent drinks for you to try. Whether it’s talking about the origin of the beans, the flavour profile or even just some random facts, the knowledge from coffee can have some unique uses.

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On my last trip to Disneyland Paris I Disneybounded as Forky from Toy Story 4. 


For those that don't know, Disneybounding is basically dressing as a Disney character but in normal clothes (adults aren't allowed to wear actual costumes). You put an outfit together which is inspired by a character. In the past I've been Mickey Mouse, Moana and many more. You can find pics over on my Disney Instagram account, kerrylouisenorrisdisney.

The Forky inspired outfit was fairly cheap to put together but it did require some creativeness.


My Forky ears were from Hannah Marie Magic who makes incredible ears. She has lots of designs on her website but she also does custom orders too. I wore them all day long, from early i the morning until late at night and they were super comfortable. 


I bought a plain t-shirt and maxi skirt from Boohoo. I then bought iron on patches and a sash from Amazon.


The tee needed to be plain as I had to make Forky's face out of the iron on patches to stick on. I cut the shapes out and simply ironed them on which only took about 15 minutes in total.


The skirt was a good buy as I knew i'd wear it again. When I Disneybound, I try my hardest to use clothes that are reusable as other wise it can all cost a fortune.


I had such fun at Disneyland Paris running around pretended to be Forky, especially in Toy Story Land in Walt Disney Studios.




If you want to get fit, you need to exercise. We all know this but it’s not quite that simple when you have a busy life. Most people don’t have the time to go to the gym for a few hours every day when they have work and family responsibilities to deal with. That’s why so many of us struggle to keep up with a fitness routine and often end up giving up on it completely. If you’re going to stick to your fitness program, you need to find ways to fit some exercise in even when you have a long list of other things to do. These are some of the best ways to fit exercise into a busy day. 




Turn Your Commute Into A Workout 


When you drive to work or take the bus, that’s a big chunk of time spent sitting down and not moving. But it’s a great opportunity to get some exercise in if you just try cycling or running instead. As long as you commute isn’t too long, this is a simple way to get a good amount of cardio exercise into your routine every single day. If your commute is quite long and you don’t have the time to run the entire way, you could still get off the bus a few stops early and jog the rest of the way. If you live in a big city, you might even find that it’s quicker to run or cycle to work because you can avoid the traffic. 


Home Workouts 


If you don’t have time to get to the gym but you have a spare half an hour at home, why not do a workout there instead? There are plenty of free workout videos online and a lot of them are designed for people that are short on time. Even if you’re just doing 15 minutes, it’s better than nothing and you should still see results. You can also use an online personal training service where you’ll get exercise and diet plans and feedback videos. You get all of the benefits of being in the gym but it’s a lot easier to fit it around your busy routine. If you’re serious about getting fit, you should invest in some home gym equipment as well, so you can boost the effectiveness of your home workouts. 


Make Socializing An Opportunity To Exercise 


Socializing often takes priority over exercising because if you only have a spare few hours and you have the choice between meeting a friend that you hardly get to see or going to the gym, you’re probably going to choose the friend. That’s fine because socializing is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but do you really have to choose one or the other? Why not just make socializing an opportunity to exercise instead? You could take a yoga class or go for a run together and then go out for a coffee or a drink afterwards. You still get to spend time together and do something fun but you’re both getting a bit of exercise in as well. 


These are all simple ways to fit exercise into a busy day so you can keep up with your fitness routine without getting in the way of other responsibilities.

*This is a collaborative post*
Welcome back to the Be in the Picture weekly roundup. Once again there were lots of wonderful pictures shared on instagram and I struggled to pick just a few favourites. I could have featured so many. If you missed the last roundup you can catch up with it here, Be in the Picture 10.


For those of you that haven't heard of #beinthepicture, it is an instagram hashtag that myself and Alana from Baby Holiday created. It is designed to encourage you to get in-front of the camera as opposed to behind it. I used to always be the one taking the pictures and I was never in them myself.

You can use the hashtag on any pictures that feature you, whether that be fashion, parenting, travel, with your partner etc. You name it, we want to see it.

This week I haven't chosen a theme. I've just picked some of the pictures that made me smile.










I'm challenging myself to something: BE PRESENT in the pictures. I was looking at photos of my kids to do an album and I sadly realised I'm not in them! Why, oh why, am I so critical of myself? I used to look at this photo and notice that my face was smashed, my arm looked too fat, my clothes were boring, my hair was dirty and I had no make up. Now I'm training myself to forget these things and look at the expression on my face and my child's. I was smelling his neck, giving him a kiss that would make him laugh. I was FEELING him and the immense love I have for him. And he? He was feeling loved. Why don't we remember that after we are gone our kids and grandkids will not care if we looked gorgeous, if we were fit, if the hair was done and the make up fresh, they will only care that they have this memories of us and they will see much they were loved.
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When I started skating in my teens I would go for months (sometimes years) without seeing another girl skater, it was such a rarity. It wasn’t easy learning on my own & also the occasional mean words being thrown at me when your a girl in a male dominated sport & the only girl in the skate park. Things were starting to change when I sustained a knee injury (which sidelined me for a decade) in 2007 & needed two lots of surgery. Fast forward 12yrs and wow what a change, more and more girls are skating, being seen, we even have ladies only nights once a week were there will easily be 20+ girls πŸ™ŒπŸΌ which is incredible. Social media has allowed so many to connect, meet up and support each other. I’m so glad I decided to pick my board up again after a such a long hiatus, it’s been so good for my mental and physical wellbeing. Also while I couldn’t be more excited about the ever growing movement we are still the majority, even more so when your over 30, so I like to think I’m doing a small part in bringing visibility to the older ladies in the skateparks who enjoy riding around on four wheels ✌🏻✌🏻along with some fantastic friends I’ve made over the past year #mamaskater #ladieswhoshred #getonyourboard #womendoskate #getoutdoors #feelfreefeed #girlskaters #cardiffmums #momskater
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One of my top tips for photographing your everyday family life is to make sure YOU get in some photos too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Set the camera up on a tripod (or balanced on a rock like we did for this picture) and use the timer or a remote to take some photos of you and your family together. Chat, joke, laugh, whatever. Just be with your family, and capture those moments in a photo.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #photographytips #familyphotographytips #meandmine #meandmineproject #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #mumsinthepicture #littleloves #capturingtheday #candidmoments #documentyourdays #capturingtheday #mytinymoments #momentsoverposes #motherslove #nothingisordinary #clickinmoms #mummyblogger #amomentinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #lionessmama #motherhoodalive #acupofmotherhood #beautyinmotherhood #humansofjoy #ukparentbloggers #igerswales #mumsnetparents #themeinmummy
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WEAR • THE • SWIMSUIT • don't worry about what you think you look like , or what other people think ! It's what your kids think ! All they are going to think is Mummy played with us in the pool and we had so much fun ! They will remember those summer memories not what swimsuit you were wearing or how you looked in it ! We had so much fun at @andrewshayes_holiday_park (review stay) last week and I have been looking back through all the pictures and videos thinking about the amazing memories we made and how my little ones will treasure them in years to come. So I'm urging you to get in that pool) the sea and have fun with them all summer long ♥️🌻 #freespiritedchildhood #myfamilyadventures, #Lifecloseup, #LittleFierceOne #happylittlebuttons, #WorldofLittles, #rememberingthesedays #littleandbrave #momentsoverposes, #thatsdarling #cherishthesemoments, #myhappycapture, #momswithcameras, #clickinmoms, #pixel_kids, #candidchildhood #our_everyday_moments, #littlestoriesofmylife #themagicineveryday, #whatevertheweatherkids #awanderfulchildhood #beinthepicture #perfectandproud #childhoodunplugged #capturingtheday #wildandfreechildren #showyouwerethere #motherhoodintheraw #beautifulmama #youarebeautiful
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Two adorable Bo Peeps stopping Forky from running to the trash. (Hopefully you’ve seen Toy Story 4 to understand this pic lol). Seeing the joy on my girls faces as they watched me pretend to be Forky around Disneyland Paris this weekend was awesome. They laughed and played as they pulled me from the bins or chased me whilst I was running around like an idiot. It’s an incredible feeling experiencing the magic of Disney through the eyes of a child. I just hope they’ll still think I’m cool when I’m still disneybounding in 10 years time lol. #disneyfamily #disneybounding #disneymemories #disneymagic #disneyblogger #disneybloggers #disneyboundinguk #whatiworeindisney #disneyday #disneystyle #dressedinmagic #styledbymagic #disneydreams #sharemydisney #igersdisney #disneylandparis #disneylove
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