It’s been an odd week and one that’s been tainted with sadness after the Westminster terrorist attack. I’ve felt unwell all week and now I’m on antibiotics, not ideal when you’ve got a to-do list as long as your arm and deadlines looming. Thankfully I had a busy weekend and a fun Monday otherwise I’d be struggling with this post.
Are you ready for more? 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’m ashamed to admit that I’ve not picked up a book this week, well unless you count the girls bedtime stories. This post from Hayley, is full of tips to help us find the time to read and I’ll definitely be using them.
We watched two films at the weekend. Friday was the husband’s pick and Saturday mine, and you can see from our choices just how different our taste in films really is. First up was Dr Strange. I cannot tell you how much I disliked this film, honestly that’s over an hour of my life I’m never getting back again. Sure the special effects were awesome but the script and plot or rather the lack of them, was truly dire. He definitely picked the wrong member of the family to watch it with, N would have been a much better choice, she loves the Marvel films. My choice for Saturday night was Captain Fantastic. I’ve been wanting to watch this for ages so when I spotted that it was available to rent I grabbed it straight away.
Viggo Mortensen’s character is a dad who raises his family in the forest, they live self sufficiently and the kids are educated by him and his wife. It is such a fascinating film, watching them live off the grid but then try and relate to the ‘outside world’.
I adored this film and it gave me so much to think about and talk about. If you loved Little Miss Sunshine then I think this is a must watch.
Another love from the past couple of weeks is a gem of a series on Amazon, Roadies. My hands down favourite film is Almost Famous, and it was no surprise to discover it’s creator, Cameron Crowe, was behind Roadies as well. It has a similar vibe, though this series is set in present day. It follows a band on a multi arena tour, but we get to know the roadies, the ones behind the scenes that make it all work. Both my husband and I loved watching this series and we were both gutted when we finished it. Sadly it’s been axed after just one season, so there will be no more. There is a stellar cast including Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, and Rafe Spall. You’ll discover new bands and enjoy cameos from old rockers. If rock music is your thing I definitely recommend giving this a try.
On Saturday we ‘made’ the trip into Manchester for a family day out. I’ll be putting together a proper blog post about it next week when I have a bit more time, but here are some photos from our day.
I’ve also been busy trying to finish off the painting in our hallway. The walls are done but all the woodwork needed doing and oh boy, it’s a big job! We’ve got a valuation booked for Friday (today!) so I wanted to get it all finished for then, fingers crossed it goes well.
On Monday I had loads of fun doing a little shoot for a highstreet store. I can’t share it yet, but look out for a post in a couple of weeks. I shared some behind the scenes shots on my Instagram Stories. Hannah and I had loads of fun, I can’t wait to show you more!
I’ve been all about comfy clothes for the rest of the week. When you’re poorly it’s the only way to roll. Though after spilling white spirit all over my comfy joggers I’ve just had to order a replacement pair from ASOS.
I did make more of an effort over the weekend and put a brand new lipstick from Green People to the test.
As you know I’m a bold colour fan when it comes to lipsticks, before this one arrived I didn’t even own any colour remotely close to nude. I adore Green People’s products so when I was asked to try their new Velvet Matte Lipstick in Damask Rose I was intrigued. It is an organic, cruelty-free dupe for some of the most popular high-street and high-end nudes.
I was pleasantly surprised! I’ve used it with their primer (a product I use regularly anyway) and it’s such a lovely everyday shade. I don’t always feel like a bold lip so this is lovely every day much more subtle alternative.
It is available for pre-order from Tuesday 28th March, here, and then will officially launch on the 4th April.
Plus, I’m happy to share with you a discount code for 15% discount off the lipstick – NUDEOBSESSION, and this runs until the end of April.
Now that I’ve finished Roadies *sob* I’m trying to keep that magic alive by listening to the Spotify Playlist.
This picture and quote has been widely shared across social media following the attack in London on Wednesday.
It is such a beautiful sentiment and one I shared with my children. On Thursday over breakfast I told them what had happened the day before. At six and nine I knew that it could come up in conversation with their friends and I wanted them to be prepared and not shocked or scared. I didn’t go into detail but instead focussed on how so people helped those in need, we then talked about how we could be good helpers to are friends and those we see that need a little kindness.
Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram, I love that they are getting lighter and brighter with spring on its way. This week I’m particularly drawn to soft pinks..
little_walchli_crew | midlifemummy | justsayingmum
heleddlavender | melfarnell | rachelandhercoffee
Iyla_and_co | heavendykhuizen | lifeasourlittlefamily
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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