About Me

Curious about the lady behind the blog?

In a nutshell, I’m a 40 something, single mum of 3 boys living on the Devon coast with my  pre schooler and 2 Teenagers. I’m a positive thinker and recently began a switching to a healthier, clean living lifestyle; Giving up meat, reducing my sugar intake and limiting chemicals within the home and my beauty regime. Just to see if I could. And I can.

I began blogging after a suggestion from my inspirational and equally crazy friend who thought I should be sharing my thrifty, family-friendly tips with the world. It turned out that I wasn’t as thrifty as we both thought, so Ali Chapman – lifestyle blog, aka Mum in a Nutshell, evolved into a lifestyle blog with snippets of family life.

Ali, aka, Mum in a Nutshell and her boys.

When I’m not writing or playing around at being an amateur photographer, I have a social media management business; Mint – Social Media Management,  pop over to my website for more information.

If you would like to discuss working with me on reviews, advertising or to feature on Ali in a Nutshell, please email ali@muminanutshell.com



  1. Mrs Puddleducky
    26th March 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I’ve found another Devon lass! Glad I found your blog 🙂

  2. Amber Crow
    9th May 2015 / 10:05 am


    Does your blog review products or do sponsored posts? If so how much
    do you charge?

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