I help inspirational women become the best version of themselves by creating a structured and balanced lifestyle. I love my live, but not so long ago, I felt like a complete failure.
In August 2012 I was in a difficult position. As a newly single mum, fresh out of a toxic and volatile 3.5 year relationship, I was about to move into a women’s refuge 100 miles away from the place I called home. I was overweight, exhausted and suffering with crippling anxiety. I was at rock bottom. I was thankful for the roof over my head, but I had to share a box room with my two year old for 10 long months, and at 23 found myself with a nightly curfew.
The structure of hostel living gave me the framework I needed to create a new path and lifestyle for myself. It was the first step to becoming the best version of myself.
I began to change my life. After a very long time of feeling like a failure, a bad mum and an unlovable human I was starting to gain clarity again. I was beating the obstacles I was facing because I was giving myself clear focus. I was trying to be better because I wanted to be better.
Now, I look back on those years and I know the hardships were worth it because they taught me to overcome every obstacle.
I now have a business that enables me to work from home. I am so grateful I can use my words and this blog to make money to support my family. I’ve worked with some amazing brands including CabinZero, BookBeat, LightsbyTena, Essity, Sensse, Britmums, Mumsnet, Bombay Sapphire, 365 Tickets, National Trust and Leighton Denny to name a few, celebrating women, talking about taboo health issues and sharing my story as a domestic abuse survivor. Starting my blog was finding the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. I now get to travel with my loving partner and daughter, I get to celebrate them and I am grateful for every opportunity my blog has brought my family.
I talk openly about health, confidence and other lifestyle topics as well as reviewing fun family products and services. I love to travel and I am now able to do this every year thanks to my blog. Because of this I am now on a mission to help other women become the very best version of themselves. If that’s you then please connect with me. You can be a part of the Candyfloss Dream Team Community where we celebrate every win, every climb and every accomplishment together. Sign up below and get access to our exclusive Facebook group for close connected support and plenty of helpful resources like free printables, planners, checklists and more exclusive content.
Kayleigh is the main contributor, creator and editor here at Candyfloss & Dreams. Candyfloss & Dreams began in March 2013 as a family lifestyle blog and over the years has evolved into a true lifestyle documentation. Kayleigh often writes about hard to handle health issues, confidence boosting tips, mental health awareness and surviving after a toxic and abusive relationship. Kayleigh loves to share her favourite destinations, money saving tips and tricks and of course life as a mum of one very energetic daughter. Before transforming Candyfloss & Dreams into a full time business adventure, Kayleigh has worked within auditing and compliance in the private sector. She loves getting into the nitty gritty of things and finding out how things are put together. Kayleigh’s favourite type of holiday is a good long cruise or a week away in a family holiday park. In her spare time Kayleigh loves to read, doodle and dance around with her daughter.