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Friday Favourites: Humaira

Hello and welcome back to another Friday Favourite! Isn’t is strange how fast time is flying by?


Today’s post is all about the wonderful Humaira from 1 Week Mary. One day, she decided she wanted to take her love of trying out new things to a new level – every other week, she’d do something different and then write about it so she could develop her love for writing. In between these ‘1 Weekers’ as she calls them, Humaira also throws in a bit of beauty, fashion and lifestyle so there really is always something new to read!

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Between her comments, advice and tweets, she kept me going through the hard days of summer resits. She somehow seem to know exactly what to say and when, and always managed to get me to smile – regardless of how my day was going. She’s incredible at writing posts, too. They’re written so well and it’s clear that she is interested in each one she writes. With the perfect balance of humour, her posts provide a great place to come and read for a while, to forget any negativity, and restart my efforts with a new-found energy. I don’t know how she does it! With positivity shining through all her words, whether on Twitter or on her blog, Humaira helps lift those of us who have the pleasure of talking with her.


My favourite post of hers would definitely have to be I Wanted To Quit Blogging simply because it’s so brutally honest. Sometimes it’s easy for outsiders to forget the pressures of blogging, and all that comes along with it. They seem to think we just spout words onto the keyboard and they somehow form these magnificent posts that attract anyone and everyone. They think it’s “so cool” that some bloggers get paid to write certain posts, which can bring about the question “So why don’t you get paid?”.

When I first started blogging, I didn’t read anything online about ‘what a blogger should be like’. I didn’t read any (or at least I don’t think I did) posts on ‘how to be a blogger’ or ‘5 million things bloggers should do’ or ‘if you don’t do this you’re a fake blogger’ – okay, you get it – and all I did was freestyle. I wrote the way I wanted to (which is probably why my first couple of posts are so awkwaaaard), I wrote about whatever I wanted to, I took my pictures the way I wanted to and I posted whenever the heck I wanted to. I had no rules and I was taking everything as it came.

How many of us can relate with this? THIS is why I love reading her blog. Everything is relate-able and you certainly wont regret clicking follow on any of these links!


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Wow Thanks!

Good morning friends!


I woke up this morning to discover that Life With Ktkinnes has reached 69 followers! How did we manage that??


I’d like to thank each of you for taking the time to read, comment on and like the posts, a lot of the time they’re just me rambling away about different things. However, the fact that you still follow me and occasionally give me a like really lifts my mood and inspires me to write more.


The goal for 2016 was to get 70 followers – we’re almost there and it’s not even half way through March yet!


If you have any suggestions on what I should write about next, or anything in particular that has made you stop and think recently then please feel free to message me or comment.


I’m now live on twitter at kvburton657, but have once again removed myself from Facebook as Kt Kinnes. However I can be found on snapchat as katiekinnes. Add me or follow me and keep in the know about everything!


Since it is almost 11am, I should probably get on with some work or cleaning. It’s my kitchen week and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to clean somewhere! Hope your day is as exciting as mine!



Ktkinnes xxx

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Welcome, thanks and a little more

Good morning and welcome to my new followers – Kendall F. Person, belindacrane and axewane! I’ve always loved waking up to new followers. 

I realised today that, compared to last year, my posts have been quite calm and not exactly thought provoking so I began to think about this. 

Yesterday on my break from work, I decided to watch Supernanny USA. For anyone who is unaware, Supernanny is about a woman – Jo Frost – who goes into peoples’ homes (invited of course) to help them learn to control their misbehaving children and sometimes her help is needed to fix communication problems within a family. Definitely worth a watch if you can, it’s shown on DMAX on Sky channel 144.

This particular episode featured a 25 year old mum of 2 boys who was living at home with her parents and no sign of the boys’ dad. As usual, Jo got to work pretty fast and seemed to be able to reach the family but what struck her was the lack of gratitude the young mother showed towards her parents, who were essentially bringing up these two boys without any help. This angered Jo so much, she took the woman to a homeless shelter to try and let her see just how lucky she was. With this technique not being at all successful, the woman was given a blank desk calendar where she was to write something she was grateful for her parents doing. (Taking a quick break to apologise for my use of the English language, that sentence sounds clumsy.) She reduced her own mum to tears when this young grandmother realised that her daughter did appreciate the help and love showed to her. This is the part that got to me.

All the time, celebrities and non-celebs alike, celebrate and give thanks for their mums. We have Mother’s Day every year, which normally leads to a panic buy because what can you get for someone who not only has everything but is also kind of fussy! But it got me thinking, does my mum realise how much she actually means to me and my sister?

Rachel and Mum always argue. They’re too similar. It doesn’t help that Rachel is a daddy’s girl and so will always jump to his defence when our parents disagree. This leads to mum calling me her favourite and she phones me every day when I’m away at university. Don’t get me wrong, I love her, but what do I have to talk about every day? “Yes, today I went to my lectures, no they weren’t different to yesterday’s… Will probably watch a season of 24 in the next 2 days…” But I still would miss her if anything happened to her. The death of a close family friend on Father’s Day reminded us of seven years ago when Mum’s dad died. Both then and now, I don’t think it’s properly sunk in yet. When Papa died, it took me a few months to actually realise what had happened. While the rest of my family are religious, I confess myself on the atheist side of agnostic. This makes it difficult for me when someone dies. The funeral is full of well wishers saying “They’re with God now” or “They’re all partying in Heaven and looking down on us” but these really mean nothing to me. As a result, I tend to dislike funerals and have a strange mourning process. 

Wow that turned depressing really quickly, sorry! Just to finish, I’ll leave you with three suggestions

  1. Watch Supernanny, either the UK or USA version, and enjoy watching a different sort of reality TV
  2. Go to YouTube and listen to Taylor Swift’s Best Day whilst watching the official video – it’s made up of her home videos as she grew up
  3. Maybe read Elsewhere. It was a book I read years ago and plan on rereading over the summer. I’ll let you look into it but it’s basically about life after death.

So with that and a rumbling tummy, I shall go and get some breakfast. Only 4 more sleeps until Ibiza!
Thanks for reading 🙂 and remember to comment below, tweet me or email me! 🙂

Ktkinnes xxx