We’ve had such a busy week that this Little Loves post has practically written itself, there’s been so much I wanted to include so I apologise in advance for any rambling! What are you waiting for, grab a cuppa and enjoy my Little Loves, don’t forget you can read lots of other bloggers’ Little Loves by clicking on the linky at the end.
I started The Miniaturist this week and like The Muse I think it might take me a little while to get into but I am enjoying it so far. I just need to make more time to read it! Thursday nights are busy, with Rainbows, running, and N’s swim training. I ran myself a bath last Thursday evening, but had to wait for N to get home at half 8 before I could jump in. As she was home and in bed I made myself a gin, grabbed my book and enjoyed a soak. As I’m writing this (it’s Thursday) I’m keen to do the same again tonight.
I’ve read some lovely blog posts this week but this two have really stuck in my mind for different reasons.
Start Up Life 3 Months In – Capture By Lucy
I loved reading Lucy’s story of setting up her photo back drop business. I’ve followed Lucy’s blog from the start and met her a few times and I can tell you she is just as lovely and genuine as you’d expect her to be. You know me I’m a sucker for start up stories so it was a no brainer when it came to sharing it, you can read the full post here.
When marriage is hard work – Inside Out And Beyond
I don’t really blog about personal things anymore since leaving butwhymummywhy.com behind, it’s not because I want to pretend everything is perfect it’s more that I want to share things like start up stories, style posts, etc. A lot of family read this blog, and so gone are the days of blogging anonymously and sharing everything online. Of course there are things I’d love to write about to get it all out there but for now it’s just not appropriate. With that in mind I love posts like this one that Suzanne has written this week. It is so full of wisdom and grace and honestly without over sharing. I think that however long you’ve been married you’ll be able to relate to this post, and gain some wisdom from it. You can read the full post here.
Broadchurch is back! It was a difficult and emotional first episode wasn’t it? I’m keen to see how they develop it further. For something a little lighter I’ve been watching Riverdale on Netflix. I asked my followers on Instagram what they’re watching at the moment and this one was mentioned a lot. I’m a couple of episodes in and really enjoying it.
I’m so behind on my YouTube watching but I managed to catch that Hannah Michalak is pregnant! I love their vlogs and I’m super happy for them. Hannah had a miscarriage between Grayson and this pregnancy, so is tentative in this vlog, something I can definitely relate to as I lost a baby in between my girls, I can identify so much with her story.
Their pregnancy announcement video on their main channel is well worth a watch too, check out the song lyrics- A New Chapter
On Sunday morning I took part in the local pop up event BabyLoved, this is the second time I’ve had a stall and I really enjoyed it. Obviously I normally only get to speak to my customers via technology so it was nice to chat to people face to face. I loved seeing little girls hover at my stall looking pleadingly at their parents – sorry mums and dads! I’ll be blogging more about the event in the next few days.
In case you’ve been living under a rock this week you’ll be fully aware that it’s been WORLD BOOK DAY, a phrase that strikes fear in my heart! My girls’ school decided that this wasn’t hard enough for parents already and added in that it was Bible themed. Yep. Bible themed! Thankfully my eldest decided straight away that she wanted to be Esther and after a quick google image search she told me how she wanted to look. All I needed to do was nip into Hobbycraft for gold card and she took care of the rest. I was so impressed! She even won a prize for it.
With E, we went with the Garden of Eden! She wore floral clothes, floral hair accessories and took in a toy apple. Done.
I mentioned last week about my love for enamel pins and promised a blog post so here it is – Enamel pin badge trend I’d love to know what you think.
When my husband and I first met we were actually in a band together many, many year ago, we listened to so much music in our van. Each band member had different taste so we had many different mixtapes and then CDs when we got a better van! I’m not sure why but someone we all agreed on was John Mayer. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve listened to him loads around the house. I don’t know about you but when things aren’t great I focus on when and why they started, the good foundation, and I guess this is part of that. I’m just gutted that we missed out on tickets to his tour this year.
You can listen to more of his music here
I’m really looking forward to this weekend, it’s a slower one and full of friends, the best kind in my opinion. We’ve started a little family tradition of having a breakfast all together when N gets back from training on Saturday morning. It usually involves a whole lot of food and fun which I find a great start to the weekend.
Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram, as you can see I’ve gone with a bit of a floral theme!
If you’re on Instagram and want to join in, it’s so easy just use the hashtag #littleloves on any photo that shows something little that you love – so that can be pretty much anything! I then share my favourites from the week on here and on my Instagram every Friday.
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