The Greatest Showman, a new skincare regime and getting organised #littleloves

The Greatest Showman, a new skincare regime and getting organised #littleloves

After a weekend of just me and my girls , playing board games, going for walks on the beach and watching films we were set up for the week ahead. The first week of school and work for the New Year, and it’s gone surprisingly well!

Today is actually my youngest baby’s birthday, I say baby, but she’s actually seven, so hardly a baby anymore. It’s thanks to this not so little one that I started blogging so it’s crazy to think just how many years have gone by since I started.

Now onto those wonderful little things from this week, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.





3 Tips to Make Yourself Attractive to Brands – Shiny Thoughts ~ I found this blog post incredibly insightful and helpful. There’s a lot to take from it and action if you’re a blogger that wants to work with brands and monetise your blog. Lucy works for Boden as their social media content producer as well as running her own blog so she can write from both sides.

Read here


The Interestings ~ I was definitely more on the mark with my book a month idea, there is no way I’d ever manage a book a week! As you’ve probably guessed I’m still reading [amazon_textlink asin=’0099584093′ text=’The Interestings’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’butwhymummywhy-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’38eb2943-f6f7-11e7-a86f-ffb66c350a69′] I’ve not read as much as I’d have liked this week, but being the first week back at work and with all the after school activity drop offs and co-ordination I haven’t really had much time.



The Greatest Showman ~ I had a weekend with just my daughters last week so we made the most of it and went to the cinema to see this film. They absolutely LOVED it. Yes, it was cheesey in parts, it’s a musical though so you expect it to be a little hammy. It’s a lovely family film though so if musicals are your jam then definitely go and see it.



The BBC drama McMafia has me completely hooked. Exploring the murky world of international crime, we see its impact from the bottom to the top stratas of society. It’s uncomfortable viewing but impeccably scripted and acting and shines a light on issues such as human trafficking. If you like gripping and thought provoking dramas then give this one a try. The first three episodes are on catch up, with a new episode airing weekly on BBC One, Sunday night at 9pm.



Organised plans

With this being my first week back at work, so to speak, it’s been a week of reviewing last year and setting up plans for this year both personally and professionally. I wrote more about this on my Word For 2018 blog post earlier this week, but I want to start simplifying my life. I’m fed up of hustling but not achieving. With this in mind I’ve been a lot more organised with my daughter’s timetables and how that impacts us as a family. I’ve also been simplifying my work life, I’ll be sharing more on that in a blog post next week. For now though it means that I have cut my separate mailing list The Start Up Life and I’m merging it with my monthly Coffee Work Sleep Repeat mailer. With this blog becoming more of a resource for creatives and small indie business owners it make sense to merge them and not create twice as much work for myself!

If you’re not signed up to my monthly letter you can do so by clicking the pic below. You also have the option of just getting each blog post straight to your inbox.


Green People Skincare


I’m determined to start looking after my skin more though I’m fully aware that I intend to start doing that each year and it often falls by the wayside. Now I’m hurtling towards my mid-thirties I really cannot take my skin for granted! I’ve invested in some new Green People products that I’ve used in the past –

Firming Eye Serum

Vita Min Fix (24 hour anti-ageing moisturiser)

Ritually applying them in a set routine is so key, no more going to bed with a face of make up!

I’m keen on making sure what I use is organic and ethical as much as possible. My cleanser is from Lush, and I’ve used it for years and year – Angels On Bare Skin. 




Blogtacular Podcast – Episode 028 Lucy Nicholls ~ I mentioned Lucy and her blog earlier up in my Read section, and in this podcast she is being interviewed by Kat and they talk about the relationship between brands and bloggers.

Listen here



and lastly

We’re spending today and tomorrow celebrating our youngest girl. We’ve got plans to go bike shopping, swimming and have a games night with her favourite, ‘a picky tea’ (buffet style).

There’s also a HUGE sale over at my store, Little and Fierce and it’s a discount on everything, no code needed!

Have a fantastic weekend!


If you’re on Instagram and want to join in with the Little Loves community on there, 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’ll share my favourites on Stories each Friday.

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  1. January 12, 2018 / 8:04 am

    Happy birthday to your daughter!! Interested in the skincare items, my skin has been awful lately!! #littleloves

  2. January 12, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Happy 7th birthday to your daughter, I hope she has a lovely day celebrating. I kept looking at McMafia on catch up but wasn’t sure if I would like it, I might give the first episode a go this weekend. Thanks for pointing out the shiny thoughts blog post, one of my goals for the blog this year is to make it more attractive to brands as well as retaining my personality throughout. Have a lovely weekend x

  3. January 12, 2018 / 10:10 am

    I’m so desperate to see The Greatest Showman, the soundtrack is amazing. Thanks for sharing Lucy’s blog – definitely going to be reading her post and listening to the podcast. McMafia sounds like something I’d like, so one to add to my ‘things to watch’ list. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Have a lovely weekend xx

  4. January 12, 2018 / 11:01 am

    First time I have seen The greatest Showman trailer and now I really want to see it! I have McMafia on my planner to watch. Mr B is on a late shift tonight so will catch up with it then. Happy Birthday to E! Hope she has a wonderful day and you all enjoy celebrating! Girl after my now heart wanting a picky tea! Have a wonderful weekend

  5. January 12, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I could do with some firming eye cream right about now. hahaha Can’t beat a good musical they are all cheesy but that’s why I love them. Sounds like a great time with your girls so lovely to have that one on one with them. Thanks for hosting for another year of sharing. #littleloves

  6. January 12, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Gorgeous post Morgana, I could’t agree more about skincare – I’m the same with having a strict routine. I want to go and see that film, so glad you said it is a family one as we were thinking of going together. I hope you enjoy the birthday celebrations x

  7. January 12, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I’m loving your idea for a simpler lifestyle. We all are guilty of getting caught up in too many things which leads to us being drained and not achieving as much as we would have like to.

  8. January 12, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    I love gripping and thought provoking drama! Can’t wait to catch up on McMafia then! Good luck on getting into the great skincare routine habit. Since I’ve got my routine down, going to sleep with make-up on never happens anymore! Enjoy your weekend and your daughters! x

  9. January 12, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Hope your daughter has a wonderful Birthday. I love being more organised and I’ve recently got a new blog planner to help me out. #LittleLoves

  10. Stacey Spruels
    January 12, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    We loved the Greatest Showman and have seen it 3 times so far. Such a great film. I need to get more into Podcasts, I keep forgetting they are there. Hope your little one had an awesome birthday. Her face on your Insta stories was so sweet xx

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  11. January 12, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I too have started making plans for the year ahead and I have really enjoyed doing so. Holiday plans, plans to get a puppy and all kinds of DIY designs for around the house too.

  12. January 12, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Greatest Showman. I’d love to take my gran if I can find the time and money. I’ll check out those skincare products too. I feel like I really need a skincare routine now I’m 30!

  13. January 13, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Happy Birthday to your youngest! Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. Desperate to see the greatest showman and have been recommended Mcmafia too (there’s just so much to watch right now). I love green people products and I understand your want to start looking after your skin with lol the right products-I tend do well for a bit and then fall by the wayside! Have a lovely weekend xx

  14. Stacey - Mums blind love
    January 13, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I hope your having a lovely weekend celebrating your little girls birthday. Can’t beat being organised, usually means an excuse for a stationary haul.

  15. January 13, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    This was my first week of linking up and there is so much inspiration here I hope I manage to stick to it! Hope your daughter has a wonderful Birthday, look forward to hearing all about it. We have been watching Mcmafia too although I wasn’t so keen on the last episode! eek! Thank you for hosting xx

  16. January 13, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday. I’m hoping to go and see the Greatest Showman with my friend if she can get a babysitter, it looks brilliant. I’m off to read Lucy’s blog post, sounds exactly what I need to read. Have a lovely weekend x

  17. January 14, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    I really want to see The Greatest Showman! Heard so many good things x

  18. January 14, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I really think I need to see The Greatest Showman, I have only heard good things.

    Well done to getting through the first week back, I do think organisation is key to being clear in your mind. I am hoping to have a better year but not there quite yet xx

  19. January 14, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Yes to McMafia – we have been watching it too. It’s great to have good tv in January when you’re always in!
    I have seen The Greatest Showman everywhere on my various feeds. I still haven’t got round to watching La La Land so maybe in a few years eh?! I’m rubbish!

  20. January 15, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Happy birthday (no so) little one! The Greatest Showman looks great, but unfortunately my little ones are a little young for anything like that yet so I’ll eagerly wait for it to appear on Prime! #LittleLoves

  21. January 16, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday Morgana! Heard a lot of good things about The Greatest Showman so I’ll have to get round to seeing it 🙂 I think McMafia would be right up my street but I’m waiting till there are a few more episodes on iPlayer as I always hate waiting a week! xx

  22. January 16, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I totally buy into the simpler lifestyle idea, its what I need at the moment I think, less complication and more chilled time. I love the buzz and being busy but drama drives me bonkers. I am taking steps to prevent that though! Ooh I will have to listen to that podcast I loved blogtacular it was such a positive experience x

  23. January 18, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I do love a good cheesy musical so I might just have to watch The Greatest Showman.

    Hope the birthday weekend was fabulous! Xxx

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