Little Loves #1

Little Loves #1

Happy New Year if I hadn’t said it already! The children are back to school, I’m back to working/spinning various plates, and to be honest although I miss them when they’re not at home, a bit of routine once more has been good for us all. I have a million and one things to do this month, plus we heard last night that the building work that was supposed to be going ahead with our kitchen/dining room around March time has now been brought forward to the 23rd of this month *scared face* This means we are suddenly all systems go and last night my brain was filled with thoughts on kitchen designs, budgets and the logistics of living in building work whilst pregnant and with 2 other young children. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end though!

Aside from all this, I really want to continue to have time and (some) head space for myself once more this year, as I think it’s so important for general well being to take time for just for ‘you’ when you’re a busy parent. Here’s what I have been enjoying this past week: 

Read

I’ve just started reading a Christmas present of mine, ‘The Girls’ which I’m looking forward to getting stuck into after seeing some good reviews. I say every year that I want to read more but it really is hard to squeeze in some reading time without falling asleep in bed- was so much easier when I used to commute pre-children! Adam also got me a subscription to Red Magazine that I was delighted with, although this definitely means I am a full-fledged 30-something as it wasn’t that long ago that I thought it was a magazine for ‘older’ women- aaargh! 

Watched

Adam and I went out for dinner last Friday night and then went to the cinema and watched ‘Fantastic Beasts’ which was actually brilliant- I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn’t sure if it was something that I would like, but I really did!

Made

Lately we’ve been building lots of the kids Christmas toys- lego, their chocolate lolly maker, and this weekend we’re going to crack open the much-awaited Mr Frosty ice cream maker!

Wore

I’ve been loving my new Fig perfume from the Body Shop, that my sister-in-law got me for Christmas, it smells so lovely and will be a perfect scent to carry me through to spring/summer. Adam bought me a watch by Olivia Burton for Christmas which I was over the moon about as I haven’t had a non-sporty watch since I was a younger teenager, so I’ve been enjoying wearing this, although I wear it on my right wrist which is apparently weird as I’m not left-handed?! On my face I love my Mac satin Pink Noveau lipstick- it really ‘pops’ and brightens up my face, which since I’m quite pale means I can sometimes look a bit washed out without a bit of colour. 

Heard

Call me scrooge, but I’m SO glad not to listen to ‘Rockin around the Christmas Tree’ for the millionth time (kids favourite). I love Christmas tunes but like I said, normal service has now resumed and I’m back to listening to lots of BBC 6 Music whilst I work- Regina Spektor, Jamie T, British Sea Power and The Postal Service have been notable listens this week.

and finally….

I’m not usually one to follow an Instagram fad (apart from my living room rug, I LOVE that rug!), but I was having a look on the ‘Yes Mum’ website to buy some cards before Christmas for a friend of mine who’s just had a baby, and came across these fabulous ‘Yes Mum Mini’ cards, and decided to snap up a set each for the children to put in their stockings. I love the age appropriate positive messages and affirmations, and I’ve taken to sticking one on the wall near their bunk beds when I’ve felt it’s been needed as they can both now read, or talking about the odd one with each of them if they’ve been challenging/felt sad or worried about anything. I think they’re such a great idea, and anything that encourage positive vibes and good self-esteem in little ones gets my vote!

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17 Comments

  1. January 6, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Happy New Year! I took my eldest and my niece to see Fantastic Beasts just before the New Year… We loved it!

    • Becky
      Author
      January 7, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Glad you loved it too- I was surprised by how much I did enjoy it!

  2. Naomi
    January 6, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    That lipstick looks fabulous! We saw Fantastic Beasts just before Christmas and I absolutely loved it. Looks like you had some lovely Christmas presents too xx

    • Becky
      Author
      January 7, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks Naomi, so nice to have a different bright lipstick for a change! x

  3. January 6, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Love those Yes Mum Mini Cards, what a lovely idea. I’ve never tried a perfume from The Body Shop, one to look out for! Enjoy your weekend xx #LittleLoves

    • Becky
      Author
      January 7, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Thanks Stacie, I’d read great reviews about this perfume and hadn’t thought of The Body Shop before either! x

  4. January 6, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of The Girls I’ve heard great things about the book. Those affirmations are brilliant, a friend gave me some similar mindfulness cards for children and they have been helpful. Fig perfume sounds lovely, may have a little try next time I’m in the Body Shop.

    • Becky
      Author
      January 7, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you, definitely try the perfume, it’s so lovely!

  5. January 7, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Love the idea of the yes mum mini cards. I’ve seen that perfume on blogs before and keep meaning to go in the body shop and smell it. We’ve been trying out all my kids new toys this week too.

    • Becky
      Author
      January 7, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Ooh that’s interesting that you’ve seen good reviews on other blogs- I hadn’t thought of The Body Shop for perfume before but other people had obviously clocked on to this one!

  6. Nicola
    January 7, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Those mini cards are such a good idea. Love your watch too, and agree with you on the fig scent… it’s lovely! #littleloves

    • Becky
      Author
      January 7, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Thanks Nicola, I was so pleased with the watch as I hadn’t had a nice one for donkeys years! x

  7. Halina Vie Choufleur
    January 7, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about that book, really want to try it out myself this year. Hope you find it a good read! And that Body Shop perfume is divine, isn’t it? I wore it all summer and it’s definitely great for the warmer months, but just as good for right now too! Hope you have a fab weekend x #LittleLoves

  8. January 7, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I haven’t worn a watch for years but when I did I always wore it on my right wrist (not left handed either) and was told it was weird too! Love the yesmum cards, I could do with a pack for my stroppy 5 year old! xx

  9. January 8, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    I haven’t heard of Yes Mum – off to take a look at their site, love those cards! I’m pretty glad that Christmas is over now – I love it, like REALLY love it but I am so glad to move on as soon as January comes x

  10. January 8, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Ah these cards are so cute! I often write an affirming message like that on my daughter’s mirror. Wish these were around when they were younger though. It’s very hard to get younger ones to talk about feelings/emotions and this would be a great conversation starter. I too love your rug! I’m pretty over the Christmas music now too. Got to find myself something new to listen to. I had a subscription to RED for ages but found I wasn’t always reading it so now just buy it for a treat every now and again. And yes, I know I’m in an ‘older woman’! xx

  11. January 10, 2017 / 9:58 am

    I love the Yes Mum cards. I’ve got the Boss ones and I keep meaning to get the mini ones for my girls. It’s so good reading some positive affirmations in the morning.
    I’m going to check out that perfume when I’m next near a Body Shop, it sounds lovely and I’m always on the look out for new perfumes.
    Have a lovely week xx

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