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, going to the gym and limiting chemicals within the home and my beauty regime. That’s not to say I don’t like the odd gin, everything inmoderation I say!

It started out as just a challenge 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 spilling out my thoughts on here, I’ll be busy with my social media management business; Mint – Social Media Management,  pop over to my website for more information. I fine tuned my marketing and social media skills by retraining as an accredited social media manager with Digital Mums. Do get in touch if you’re looking for someone to manage your channels, an audit or some advice.

If you would like to discuss working with me on reviews, advertising or to feature on Ali in a Nutshell, please email [email protected]



  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?

  3. Gina Caro @ Gypsy Soul
    22nd November 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Yay for the Devon bloggers! I love reading posts about clean living, really enjoying following your journey 🙂

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