Victoria Sully: A mama on a mission to be healthier and wealthier. Join me on my journey!
Welcome to Lylia Rose, home to my unexpected UK Lifestyle Blog. Read how I became a professional lifestyle blogger accidentally and where the name Lylia Rose came from.
My name is Victoria and I live in the suburbs of Gloucester in the UK. I can escape into the countryside just a few minutes walk from our home or drive ten minutes to be in the heart of the city. It's a great location to bring up children and we've been busily doing up our home for the three years we've lived here. I live with my husband Ben, our young children Bella and Reuben and four chickens. I'm a full time blogger, home money maker & mum. I'm also a pretty rubbish wife and homemaker as I spend most of my day blogging, which I absolutely love. If you love natural beauty, healthy living, you're a parent, work from home or love blogging, then I'm sure you'll find something you love in my blog!
I love making extra cash from home around my parenting duties. It's even turned into a full time job for me. In this section I share all the ways I've tried to make money as well as lots of other money related topics such as saving money on your everyday shopping.
I'm passionate about only using natural products on my skin, not only for my own health and safety, but for the benefit of the environment. After all, where do you suppose all our cosmetics and toiletries end up once they are washed off our skin?
I'm also very passionate about healthy living. To me healthy living is the whole package. It's eating the most nutritious foods, being active every day, reducing stress and living in a healthy eco friendly environment. I'm currently dairy, meat, sugar and alcohol free. It's a topic I can talk about for hours and I top up my knowledge by watching lectures, documentaries and reading articles every single day. It's probably the topic I am most obsessed about and bore my husband to death about! Check out my new healthy blog which is dedicated to the topic and my opinion on it all.
Part of healthy living to me, is being eco friendly. There's no point in eating organic food if you're then smearing toxic chemicals all over your skin or breathing them in. Eco friendliness stretches far beyond simply recycling and reusing. It's everything we choose to use. It's the choices we make every day. I've only started thinking about the consequences of my life on the environment over the past year or so, but it's a topic I wish to learn more about and I'll share the ways we are trying to be more sustainable.
We moved into our first purchased home together in May 2014. Since then it's been a labour of love to totally transform every room. We went for an old house which totally needed some love and major updating! I love all things home and garden as it's right on point with us doing up our own first home.
This is a place for me to share anything I want lifestyle related or family related. I post a monthly family roundup once a month which is like an online scrapbook for me and the kids to look through. It's a great way to record all the highlights and memories. It's also a great way for you to see the person behind the blog and what normal family life is like for us. I also share anything kid related in this section. With two young children we do a lot of kid related activities!
In my blogging section I share lots of tips and advice from a seasoned blogger. I also share a monthly income and stats report so you can see exactly how much I earn from blogging each month, as well as my other home money making ventures.
Who doesn't love a giveaway? I try to run at least one giveaway per week. They are very popular. It's a great way to give back to my readers and give you a chance to win some amazing prizes, inculding the lovely items I stock in my own boutique.
Travel has taken a bit of a back seat whilst we purchased our first home which is using all our spare cash, as well as getting married and having two babies! Now things are progressing and the children are getting older we finally have some travel plans. In this section I always share reviews of days out, places I'd love to visit and anything related to family travel.
Being a small business owner and self employed myself, I love to read and learn about small business marketing, social media and their benefits to businesses and bloggers like myself. I love to share my knowledge and anything new I learn that fascinates me.
An inspirational series which runs every Friday at 12pm sharing guest posts from other bloggers with tips and tricks to make money from home, even as a busy parent. I also regularly interview those mums and folk who already make money from home learning what they do, what keeps them motivated and inspired as well as the pros and cons to each method. If you're thinking of making an income from home, I highly recommend a read through this series for some serious inspiration!
Online Scarf Boutique:
Did you know Lylia Rose originally started as a fashion shop and before that it was a handmade card shop on Etsy? If you fancy a spot of shopping, do pop to my online scarf boutique which stocks highly affordable fashion printed scarves for her with free 2nd class UK delivery.