Category: weekly news update

September 12, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

OUR SPACE!

I'm very new to the group but it helps just to know that there is a community there that understands

where my head can be sometimes!

It helps me because I don't get out much and don't have anyone I love seeing all your crafts.

I've been blown away by how much this group has helped me with my own struggles.
The radio show that I start tomorrow would not be possible without the confidence boost I've received from everyone here
Thank you all so much for everything and Karleigh you've literally got no idea how much you've helped and inspired me

to me it's not a run of the mill support group, it's a group of friends, some may say but you've never met.....doesn't matter I feel an affinity with most of the people here.

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I love the intimacy of the group. This hasn't changed with growing numbers. I know I am free from judgement here and have started sharing my own struggles for the first time in my life. This group has changed my family and life enormously and I can't imagine being without it and it's community.

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I'm new to the group and love reading your posts and seeing your makes.
I just wanted to say that I have had a really good morning today.

have started journaling after being inspired by this group well it's more like writing my thoughts down, but I am feeling that it has helped me with my depression and is easing my anxiety slightly
This group has the friendliest and most supportive members of any group I've been part of! Thank you to all the admins who make this group work!

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Keep sharing the good the bad and the stuff in between we love it,  l I wish I could put everything on here but i'd be here a while!

Also a massive Thank you to my beautiful amazing admin girls who with out this group wouldn't even run

Positive hugs

   Karleigh

    xxxx

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July 14, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

Happy Friday,

So these last few weeks I have slacked on doing a news letter, due to the fact I have been super busy, and to be honest overwhelmed by everything I have to do, it's made me feel so bad feeling like I haven't been around for everyone to welcome new members or listen to your story's but I have a fantastic admin team, and I have seen this group development into almost one big friendship group better then I could have ever imaged, everyone is sharing and giving support, which is so amazing, everyone looking out for each other. I always say to you that one of the most important things is to look after yourself take care of you but I suppose I have forgotten to listen to my own words lately, skipping meals, not taking a break not talking as much as I should, but looking at this group and how amazing your all doing is giving me a kick up the bum and I need you all as much as you need this group, I may have put this together but it wouldn't work if it was just me in it, it would be a very lonely group!

Love Karleigh xx

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Suppoter of the week

click the pic to support Sarah. x

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK,

Ok so I'm setting us all a challenge I want you to write a list of  self care.

10 things you can do for you to help you stay well things you enjoy, and I want you to complete at least 5 things on that list (all would be amazing but don't push yourself) and if you like please share your photo evidence of you completing each task.

So here's is mine.

  1. Take a hot bubble bath.
  2. Lay in
  3. take the dog for a walk
  4. watch a funny film with hubby
  5. play a game with the kids
  6. Do some paper crafting
  7. Turn off your phone for a evening
  8. journal
  9. listen to music and dance
  10. buy and eat fruit!

Ok guys, normally I would stick here some good news to inspire us all, but I noticed a lot of people sharing things that where hard, upsetting and just off loading on us this week and that's ok because this is good news it means your talking it means your letting it out and acknowledging it for what it is, and no matter how bad it gets you have been brave shown courage and strength in this hard time, I congratulate you on your achievements give yourself a good pat on the back you deserver it. 

You all know who you are 😉

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Well done to,

All our giveaway winners, and thank you to everyone that gave you are amazing.

Leenana for the success of your fabric planners (I love mine 🙂 )

Sarah for the success of your flowers some happy customers 🙂

one member had some news about her sons wedding (I love a good wedding)

Letitia on your 3ld lost (YAY)

I also loved  seeing Rosemarys dog with his game of bones coat.

Clare's tinkerhubby pic lol

Kerry's bakes always look so good I need to eat them all thank you for sharing sweet.

and Emma and her daughter's selfies made me smile 🙂 xx

 

A few Fav's of Ours

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June 23, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

Hey guys and girls big happy Friday,

So this week I have been low yep feeling like poo, but its still important to be here with you, and to remember that self care listen to music, talk to the group, take a break, speak to friends, and as hard as it might be to do those things you have to push find that tiny little ball of light inside you that hasn't gone out yet and push through it. Please have a cry, loss your S**t, scream and shout, but let it out.

It wont last for ever together we are strong, together HFH will fight the battle of mental health, together we find friendship and love, and together we share. 

Karleigh xx 

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I loved seeing everyone's P.J's this week.

Thank you for your pictures. 

Check out our supporter of the week

Our lovely Lizz.

I LOVE THIS 

Been a struggle over the last few weeks... the first thing I normally do when I get worse is shutdown, slowly not seeing anyone, not using social media, not leaving the house.

This morning I went to remove the notifications of Facebook from my phone but actually decided to look at them. I had a read of this beautiful group and the newsletter which inspired me.

I need to be better for me and my boy, and I'm hoping to use mindfulness and teaching myself new habits to help me fulfil each day.

Started 'crafting' again, and am loving it!

Love you guys

 Thank you for this lovely comment x

I was super impressed with Leeana this week sorting out all her stuff and cleaning/ moving stuff getting ready for her new craft room I know how stressful this can be and you just want to cry sometimes but when its done it feels great and she inspired me to have a move about too.

A huge well done to Janette for braving the hairdressers this week your hair looks wicked.

Ingrid had an amazing review on her make well done hun.

I loved watching Kelsey's live video thank you so much for sharing with us I want to have a go on that hot wheels track. 

we watched the ducks with Carole and imaged cutting the grass at Emma's house!

also a big well done to the amazing Gemma who is on our admin team she is not only a kick ass super mum but she did really well in her craft fair on Sunday well done gem.

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****HFH UPDATES*****

Unfortunately  The auction has been canalled sorry if this has effected anyone. 

Changes in the next weeks are coming to the website!!!! 

             The gallery will now be posted once a month, details coming soon.

Michelle Mills has taken over admin on the Networking group! 

Molly is still here she currently doing her A Levels good luck Molly xxxx

WE HAVE A NEW TEAM MEMBER!

please welcome Sarah E Davidson, we are so happy that Sarah has joined us to help she will be doing the live chat tonight as I'm not feeling myself please support her by watching xx 

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HFH TEAM FAV'S OF THE WEEK

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June 16, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

Hello it's Friday all ready?,
What a busy week, I have seen some amazing projects yet again shared this week 
Thank you everyone for your amazing support of others, we are really learning that social media can be a poistive for our mental health . So many of you have joined our networking group which is amazing, and I love to hear you positive news but also I love that you share that you are not ok that you are having a hard time, it means your talking and getting it off your chest and there is always someone to listen, ITS OK TO NOT BE OK!  we announced our fundraising for mind auction more info below. Lots of people have been asking me about planners this week here is a link to a blog/video I did a while back, Planning for beginners also this week I did a blog about embracing others in business check it out if you fancy a read Blog,  Don't forget to keep sharing you guys, No live chat today.

Again thank you for your sharing and support
Karleigh x 

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I have seen a few animal made this week 

I loved Gemma's mask's she made with the boys.

Korrie's beautiful birds

Emma's themed song set and,

I used a dear in my planner this week as no owl stickers at the moment 🙁

New challenge upload later today x

I loved Tamsin's happy positive comment this week,

Had to share this positivity with people who would hopefully understand and wanted to also say if you're struggling today just pick one thing that lifts you and concentrate on that (mine was different flowers in our garden, depending on which month we were in). and she got a full nights sleep. well done hun. 

Also big well done to Sarah for having another positive week,

well done Jacqueline for trying out new crafts and sharing,

The phone photos post was great some funny and lovely pictures 

and a big well done to Vanessa L.'s little man for learning to ride his bike YAY!! 

ALSO A BIG HELLO TO ALL NEW MEMBERS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING WITH US I HOPE YOU ENJOY BEING PART OF OUR GROUP XX

 

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I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the colour of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.

What have you been up to this week?

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UPDATES, 

Michelle Mills is now main admin for the networking group.

Our admin girl Lizz is on the radio website & Facebook well done lizz a big achievement!

The penpal system is back next week 🙂 

The Auction, 

Hey Ladies and Gentlemen!
The HFH admin team have finally sorted all the details for the Charity auction night we are going to be holding on the 15th July 20177 @7pm. To help us get started we are just sharing this post to say...
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE.. who would like to donate a bundle of left over crafty stationary or bits and bobs of a value of £2.

We also welcome people who wish to donate a prize from their small business for the value of £2

...

please message a HFH admin if your happy to help with this, to find out more information.

Karleigh Riches, Emma Vickers, Lizz Mears, Gemma Nelson, Molly Rackham, Michelle Mills

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We are raising money for mind

Find out more about Mind by clicking the image!

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Last week in live chat I spoke about having a WRAP (wellness recovery action plan) plan if you don't know what it is I have provided a link below I will also be doing a more detailed blog on this it has really helped me to recognise my own triggers and how I would like to deal with them, you can write your own with the guideline provided in the link, and let me know what you think. this has made a massive Differences to my life. Please watch the video is very good for info. 

What is a Wrap

PDF Templet for a WRAP 

         A group in your local area

HFH TEAM FAV'S OF THE WEEK!

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I LOVE THS,

I think I've been lurking long enough and should probably introduce myself to those who don't already know me.

I'm not sure if it was Carolyn or Michelle who added me to the group but thank you! This group is a great idea and it is so nice to have a safe place to talk to others who may be in a similar position either with mental health or struggling with their craft... at the moment I'm having a rough time with both.

I'm originally from East Kilbride in Scotland, but moved to Stoke on Trent in 2003 with 'the ex' and now live in Newcastle Under Lyme with my fantastic partner. I'm 36 years old (37 in December) and health-wise it has always been rough.

I don't have any children, my first son was stillborn and I suffered three subsequent miscarriages but we do have our 'baby' - our longcoat Chihuahua puppy who will be sixteen weeks old tomorrow.

I have suffered with anxiety and depression since my mid-teens due to school bullies, the when I was 17/18 was in a very violent relationship which has left very long lasting mental health effects. I have had pain, etc for as long as I can remember and finally got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a few years ago. I have to rely on a pretty big cocktail of strong prescription drugs to get through each day between mental and physical health.

I have always been very crafty as my paternal Gran was into all sorts (painting, sewing, crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, cardmaking to name a few) and always encouraged me too. In 2010 I set up my business where I create and sell handmade greetings cards, keepsake cards and candles alongside a range of handpainted wooden items too.

In October 2016, after watching lots of YouTube videos of various people I decided to get back into scrapbooking and this has now become my saviour as it's something for me and I don't need to impress anyone with my layouts. I also enjoy dabbling in mixed media but I'm in the very early stages of learning about that - though my craft stash may say differently lol.

So you may say my life is pretty much run around crafting between my business and scrapbooking - I have attached a collage photo of some of my 'work' and scrapbook layouts... hope you like!!

Love Laura,

Thank you so much for sharing with us Laura.x

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June 9, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

Hello and Happy Friday you lovely lot,

As the weeks go on I'm starting to see so many more of you open up to each other and seek supporter from each other and you are also giving back support to others this is beyond amazing and I love that so many are feeling comfortable enough to do this. Many of you have received your Pen pal happy mail which is great and I'm so happy with the response we have had with this and Lizz has done amazing in setting it all up! I have also seen a lot of you joining the networking group which is just great this is for members of our community who have business to share there pages, giveaways, blogs, links etc. but also to provide support in those hard times, we have regular posts where you can share tip, advice or just ask for help so please join if you have a business. Also this week we had a lovely supporter of the week blog from Designs by Barbi I encourage you to read it as she is very inspirational, and check out her page! we will be networking her links through the week. 

Thank you everyone for your amazing support of others. 

Karleigh x 

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we had some lovely focus phrase this week. I'm hoping you all kept to them.

Some of yours where,

Progress not Perfection

Chase the dream and not the competition

Rome wasn't built in a day

One thing at a time

I'm not as green as I'm cabbage looking.

Make sure you keep an eye out for the new challenge uploaded later today this weeks challenge has been put together by the lovely Gemma from the HFH team.

WHAT'S HAPPENED THIS WEEK?

I AM STONG 

Because I know my weaknesses 

I AM BEAUTIFUL 

Because I am aware of my flaws 

I AM FEARLESS 

Because I learnt to recognise, illusion from real 

I AM WISE 

Because I have learnt from my mistakes 

I AM A LOVER

Because I have felt Hate

AND....

I CAN LAUGH 

Because I have known sadness. 

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A MASSIVE WELL DONE TO ALL OF YOU FOR OPING UP THIS WEEK SUCH COURAGE! 

Sarah big yay for getting the bus and going out,  

Morgana well done for sharing your beautiful picture of yourself and being brave enough to speak out to us.

and a really big shout out to our gents for interacting so much on the group it so nice to see. 

even a few HFH team member deserve a shout out today well done Michelle on getting some beautiful feedback this week its always a boost to get positive feedback and big well done to Lizz who got a call back from a radio station about becoming a blogger/vlogger.

Finally Last but not least A BIG SHOUT OUT TO US 682 MEMBERS WHAT A MASSIVE achievement this is for me and for you go mental health awareness!

Updates, 

Well I have some very exciting news to announce in the live chat this evening please make sure you watch. we will also be taking through lots of different things I have seen you talking about on the group, please comment during the live chat and I will try to answer as many questions as possible. 

We have had lots of newbies HI please make sure to follow the rules X

There is a link for the networking group in the rules

 

HFH TEAM FAV'S OF THE WEEK

WELL DONE TO YOU ALL SUPER TALENTED! KEEP SHARING 

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I LOVE THIS.,

Thought I would share how I feel this morning: the mirror isn't always tender and it's not always easy to accept my flaws. Bad skin, broken foot for the past month making me unable to do anything, (which is hard for the anorexic I used to be) , money problems because of the low sick pay..

BUT I smiled at myself in the mirror and decided that I simply had to make the best of this day, as I should with each and every one of them.

Going to do some scrapbooking today to keep my mind if things.. 

I am going to focus on seeing the beautiful and forget the less beautiful.

 
 
I THINK THIS PERSON SHOWED REAL COURAGE WITH THIS POST, AND I LOVE THE FACT THEY TURN IT ROUND INTO A POSITIVE. 
 
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June 5, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

June already???

What a busy week we have had

Hello,

Well I don't know about you but this has been one busy past week for me, the kids where on half term and I always find it a struggle but we made it through with smile's. The group on Facebook has been so busy everyone has been sharing and supporting each other, and I feel like everyone is getting to know everyone so much better (also getting to know I can be slightly crazy sometimes) which is just so positive we now have 580 members which is such a great thing. We started our Pen Pal system which so many of you joined, this is something that will be running monthly and I have left HFH team member Lizz in charge of. We also had our social Saturday post on the group which will be shared every first Saturday of the month and we our spreading HFH love all over the web.

Thank you everyone for all your sharing and support

positive hugs Karleigh. x 

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Last weeks self care challenge was to show us your place of peace a place you can relax and feel comfortable we really did have so many amazing pictures thank you I hope they got you out and about. x

This weeks Challenge!

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WHATS HAPPENED THIS WEEK!!

New Person

A new person landed

A pleasure it was to meet

Quiet serene inner complete

so easy to be around

So natural to dwell and be

Wondrous feeling finally found

Realisation suddenly seen

This glorious person is me!

One of my favourites C/O Tracy Davies

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Well I found the fun mask feature on live chat, and you all watched me injure myself during my spin the chair craze on live chat what more could you want!

WE HAVE SOME MAN YAY,  Kelsey introduced himself and his family to us and his great makes so creative and Ray got us all talking on the group and also should us his new craft storage I'm so jealous thanks guys. Also well done rosemary for moving your Merlin who I'm so glad  is now settled. Michelle finished a project it's only taken her 2 years lol well done Michelle love that feeling! Sacha shared with us all that she have received her letter from my pen pal and it gave her a great pick me up! YAY and Sarah has made super progress this week well done Sarah.

I'm sorry if I missed anyone keep sharing I love seeing all your pictures and great news.

 

UPDATES,

make sure to check out the supporter of the week blog by clicking the picture on the left rosemary story is very touching!

Fridays Challenge

This weeks Challenge will be announced on Friday and Gemma from the HFH team has taken off my hands this week.

LIVE CHAT,

Is at 7pm on Friday please pm if you want me to talk about anything of have any questions.

REMEMBER ITS OK TO NOT BE OK!

you can always talk on the page, please do!

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HFH TEAM FAVOURITES OF THE WEEK

THIS GETS HARDER EVERY WEEK!

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I LOVE THIS

KELSEY,

Yay, a group where I can express myself and be understood by similar minded people 😁 Thank you kindly for the speedy approval. Let me introduce myself a little and my projects I undertake to cope with my various mental health problems.
Yesterday was a particularly trying day mentally for me as I met my 13 year old daughter for the first time! I'm 36 now so I was 23 at the time, a one night stand ended with 13 years of silence from this lady...until a couple of weeks ago. Long story short, it's definitely my daughter and she is absolutely amazing in every way. Point is, the encounter stressed me mentally afterwards for that day and the next. Even my medication didn't seem to help steady me out. I was swapping personality's constantly I was told, I lost some time again at various points ( I hate that, freaks me out). Anyway I concluded my best option was lots of creative tasks.
So I created a broken play house into a working one for the love of my life, my son Xander. Also made a bass kick drum out of a mop bucket for me to play while I play guitar. And made a belt of bells for the snare sound on the other foot.
I then created a game for me and my boy to play, though I haven't taken a picture of it yet. With my son and Wonderfully amazing lady Linda I managed to come back to planet earth lol. I love them both so much!!!😁😍. My rocks!!!
So there is a little about me. Cheers for listening..

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May 25, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

WOW What a week?

HAPPY FRIDAY,

Well what a massive week for HFH we have grown even more over this week to almost 300, you might have seen me crying over this woops, I'm so overwhelmed and grateful for everyone's support, this has helped me just as much as it has helped any of you, I'm loving seeing all the positivity, friendship's growing and sharing going on in the community and even though its been a hard week for all of us with recent events I think being here for each other and talking is super great.  it's such a massive task I have taken on here but I wouldn't have it any other way you are all truly talented people and I could never of imaged how much my idea would help others. Don't forget to check the blog post from uglybugplans

  Sending big fat hug's

    and Smiles  

Karleigh xxx

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This week's challenge was a to take time out for you, and remember everyday to do some self care, and well I'm proud of how many of you joined in washing your hair, going for a walk, sitting in the sun, having a warm cuppa, eating yummy cake and best of all crafting. We even got some pictures which was great. We will have a little reflection on this on the live chat today and I will be giving you a new challenge to.  

Thank you everyone  x

WHAT'S HAPPENED THIS WEEK & YOUR GOOD NEWS

Struggling
You may see me struggling I see me as having done well...With all the recent happenings Having dealt with each in turn Life throws the balls regardless The depth of the curve up to me
Have walked the road impeccably whilst assuming nought at all Holding always impersonally arrows through the dark
Doing my best without a doubt
Amused at myself, a sure and honest friend
This isn't the end of anything dear
But a beginning begun again !!

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So many of you are sharing I cant keep up, we had a beautiful poem this week, thank you. We watched Carole and her dog Molly dance, which was so funny. I cried all of the place again on live chat and shared my sale product of the week., lots of potatoes. Well done Becky for getting your frazzled book, Michelle started work and hasn't shouted at anyone yet well done! Gemma shared her little man's drawing, Sarah asked for advice on a new craft YAY!! and as always Jeanette's granddaughters continue to make us smile. We shared what we are grateful for and we shared are thoughts and prayers for Manchester. Please share your funny stories, good news and even videos.

Well done guys xx

UPDATES,

This weeks chat is based around our business supporters and any information about how to become one etc.

The crafty gallery will be uploaded today and will open again on Monday please beware you can upload as many photos as you like to the page but for them to be on the website they have to go in the gallery post comments.

Giveaway finishes at 6.30pm today and winners will be announced on live chat.

This weeks challenge will be announced in the live chat.

Please continue to self care.

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EXCITING NEWS,

WE HAVING A GIVE AWAY....... please find the give away post on the Facebook group.

Barbi is giving away a custom phone case

Uglybug plans craft club kit

TheWoodwitch wooden sign

Unicorn Print from Bless it Forward

Moonstruck Goddess Mindfulness colouring book 

Make sure you enter in time!

HFH TEAM FAVOURITES OF THE WEEK

It was so hard to pick this week, I wish we could pick everyone,

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Allie's Inspirational story,

Hi guys, I'm Allie

I've suffered from severe asthma from the age of 13, been classed as one of the most severe asthmatics in the south West too. I take a lot of medicine for the condition and these come with many side effects that restrict what I can do in life, my loss of feeling in my right hand is one of these side effects. However, I studied for a degree in glass and graduated as a BA(hons) in glass in 2014 as I really enjoyed the material and working with it. During my degree I had numerous hospital admissions and these became so boring I had to find things to keep me occupied so I turned to my making skills, but now it's become an essential part of my life having things to do as I'm in hospital every six-eight weeks for a week or two at a time. So I kind of turn my hand to a lot of things, but making tiaras, book folding and my decorative trees are the main things I choose as it doesn't take up too much space. Depression is a very prominent issue in my life, I am lucky enough to have friends and family I can turn to who are a massive support to me and I know I'm lucky for this as many don't have anyone to talk to. Making is one of the ways I zone out on everything and disappear from the stress, my escape from it all for a while. If it wasn't for my making I think I'd go stir crazy so there will always be something on the go to keep me busy! If it wasn't for depression of my hand deadness amongst other illnesses, I wouldn't need crafting in my life, so I'd like to thank my depression, it's made me who I am and far more enriched!!!

Thank you Allie This show's us that everything happens for a reason and mental health is NOT a bad thing to be ashamed of what an amazing and inspiring women Allie is.

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WELL DONE!!!

A big shout out and well done to Sarah, who this week made it to the shops not once but twice I'm super proud of your achievement Sarah and you should be so proud of your self, you always bring brightness to our group thank you x

A big shout out and well done to Becky, who had a productive day this week and managed to get a lot of house work done, and remembering to take it steady. I'm Proud of you Becky and know how hard it can be to be productive sometimes. Thank you for sharing.

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May 19, 2017 themixandmatchplanner

IT'S BEEN A MASSIVE WEEK FOR HFH

Happy Friday,

It's been such a busy week here at HFH HQ we went from 27 group members to 135 in the Facebook group and Instagram is growing too. The business supporters are flocking in like crazy! It's just amazing I'm so overwhelmed, by the amazing comments and messages I have received . Thank you so much for your continued support and I hope that I can get to know each and everyone of you better as we grow.

Sending you all my biggest smiles.

Karleigh x

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This weeks challenge was to say Hello and give us a wave and WOW did we get a lot of hello's and waves, people introduced them self's and even gave us a little info about them. I'm so please that you achieved this I really know how hard it can be just to say hello sometimes, and we even got a wave from Vicky's unborn grandchild how lucky are we.

Thank you everyone.

 Next weeks challenge will be announced in the live chat  

Your good news and achievements of this week,

It's very important to recognises our achievements in life, and to celebrate our steps, we take no matter how small they might be, and give each other a pat on the back.

There was one lady ( I wont mention her name but I think she knows this is for her ) this week who reached out to the group with a status about having a rough time.

This was extremely brave of her and such a great step for her to take I'm very proud of her for taking this step and I was extremely proud of the group for your response to her.

Hobbies for Happiness is a positive place but its also a place to confined in others in similar situations.

so a massive well done to this lady.

Remember

IT'S OK TO

NOT BE OK.

Also this week,

Elena, asked for opinions on a few new craft projects she's put together. I think this is a really brave thing to ask people, well done Elena.

Dawn set up her Etsy shop congratulations.

         Neil, got his first ever order from New Jersey well done Neil. Amazing work.

We shared our pet's, our self care, we found out we have crafter names mine was Dotty Rabbit, I really wanted paper queen though, we watch Sherri spin her paint organiser around and around and around. Jenette introduced us to her granddaughter she's the cutest little thing bless her. We had some lovely quotes from Jo, Emma and Michelle. We found out from Cal, Michelle and Helen that you really can make life long friends on social media, I'm so happy that they are here to share that. Last but not least Michelle invited 27 people to the group this week and I'm so grateful she well done Michelle your a star. x

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Crafty Supporter update.

To all my new business supporters I'm slowly working my way through getting you up on the site. Remember if you want to become a supporter information is in the files on the Facebook group. Thank you for your ongoing support.  

EXCITING NEWS

MEET THE NEW HOBBIES FOR HAPPINESS TEAM!

I'm so happy to introduce to my team of lovely ladies who have come on board to help our community grow and flourish. 

next week I will add a meet the team page so you can get to know them a little better.

Please feel free to chat to the girls at any time.

I don't know how I would cope with out them.

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MOLLY

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MICHELLE

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EMMA

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LIZZ

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GEMMA

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TEAMS FAVOURITES OF THE WEEK

Sues happy pot made us all smile,

Michelle dreamcatcher is so beautiful

and Rosemary is so super talented with her wood art. 

 

WILL YOU BE NEXT WEEK?

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I FELT THIS COMMENT WAS VERY SPEACIAL AND SHOULD BE SHARED IT IS THE REASON STARTED HOBBIES FOR HAPPINESS THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT, SMILES AND LOVE. XX

I am new here too, but I have picked up that hobbies for happiness, is a place to share positive and encouraging post yes, BUT it is also a safe and friendly place where you can also share the not so positive posts on how you are feeling, how your are struggling and were you are at, and hopefully then the people who read them can offer you support and encouragement on your post.

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