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The Happy Me Project meets @life_with_ivycoco

Meet Kerri @life_with_ivycoco

I was first drawn to this babe by you, my amazing followers who had sniffed her out as one of Instagram’s ‘givers’ when it comes to Instagram stories. I’m a sucker for a silly soul and this bird is certainly that. On the front of it she doesn’t take herself too seriously, says it how it is and lives freely. But don’t underestimate her for one minute. She is a successful business woman, championing other small businesses and always supporting others where she can. I had the pleasure of meeting Kerri last week, and I can report she is as genuine off Insta as she is on. What you see, is what you get. Her gorgeous daughter Ivy is her best pal, and you can see what an incredible relationship they have within moments of following them. I feel like if we lived closer, she might possibly trump me on the wanky fancy dress antics and costumes. If nothing else, she’d make a fantastic addition to my fancy dress pals!

Here is her happy….

Life In A Snapshot

Went travelling to Aus at 18. Got married at 23 in Cuba. Qualified as a make up artist. Had Ivy Coco at 25. Got bored on mat leave and started making and selling dummy clips. Learnt how to make clothes. Opened ‘Miss Cocos Closet’, rebranded to ‘Coco and Indie’ in 2017.

 

What makes you the happiest?

Ivy she is my best mate she has a magic about her

Who is your happy person

Cliche but Ivy. Sitting on the bus home from nursery is my fave time of the day she’s normally really happy and we laugh so much. No distractions.

 

How do you reset on a bad day? 

If Ivy is off from nursery I would go out with her go for lunch and go and get cake. If she’s at nursery I go for a nap and play Candy Crush. I know that sounds stupid but it’s just my escape and de-stresses me. Just switch of from the world and be present.

When it is time to stop and take check? 

When work makes me snappy and I get bit stressed I don’t believe that you can have balance and have it all. Something has to give for something else. If I find I’m not being patient I have a word with myself.

How do you nourish your mind and body? What does ‘nourishment’ mean to you?

Oh god knows. I’m shit with this stuff. I don’t take much time out for me. The bath probably watching a series and having my phone out of reach.

Reflecting on the hardest time in your own 

life, what practical steps did you take to get you back on a happier pathway?    

When Ivy turned 1 I went through a really tough time mentally. The shop had taken off and I was trying to manage life and a new business. I’m not from where I live and only had a few friends here that I worked with. They pretty much cut me off. It was a really hard time. I felt really alone. But when one door closes another one opens and I came to a point of embracing myself and who I am. To get a ‘no fucks’ kind of attitude and to not seek approval and acceptance from people that have zero effect on your life. I have no bad feelings of grudges and I’m truly a happier and better person than I have ever been.

 

What is ‘happiness’ defined by you? 

Accepting you for you. Something I have found this past year. Your family are what’s important and can make you happy but I think it’s only you that can fully unlock it that sounds so cheesy but I do believe it’s in you not someone or something else.

 

Mantra you live by 

NO FUCKS GIVENNNNNN BOIII

Mate, I had to! If ever there was a photo to accompany your life mantra this would be it!

Quickfire 

Favourite place in the world– DUBAI specifically the Cheesecake Factory 

Instagrammer who makes you feel good–  @kelly_thebeesknees obvssss and @chloelovestoshop, @elsielarson

If you could have any super power? Put red lipstick on people by pointing at them. It’s a mood lifter 

Biggest addiction? Shoes, cake and sweets ffs I wish it was working out 

Biggest strength? Work ethic 

Biggest weakness? Patience 

Nicknames? KEZZA 

Guilty pleasure? Real housewives and bullets more people need bullets it’s the best way to de stress

To check out Kerri’s clothing range click here

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