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Styling, Pancake love and being Present #littleloves

It’s been a busy week in our house, working from home with half-term looming is never an easy feat, I’m trying to stay calm and organised… trying…! Here are my little loves from this past week.

Read

This week I found the Wonderlass blog. Oh man oh man.  I have serious blog envy.  She is such an inspiration to me and this post on styling blog photo’s is super informative without any techie jargon.  She has a whole pinterest board for styling and staging too.  You’ll spend an hour over here, grab yourself a cuppa!

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Image Credit: wonderlass.com

Watched

Jericho. My mom has got us hooked on this so we’re watching it on catchup as we’re a couple of weeks behind. Set in the Yorkshire Dales in 1870 it shows how truly simple life was back then, but also terrifying in a way – disease, murders… no real laws or regulations as they were setting up this town. Also, I flipping love Jessica Raine.

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Wore

Excuse the crappy camera quality. I have no idea why it’s so bad! I finally fit into my denim high-waisted shorts after 2 years of shoving them to the back of my cupboard.  As it’s still bloody FREEZING I paired them up with some tights and ‘horse-riding’ boots. lol.

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Heard

Niamh introduced me to this song. I’m addicted, I literally listen to it 10 times a day. It’s a gorgeous chune, you’ve got to play it LOUD.

Made

Pancaaaaaaaaakkeeess!!!!!!!!!!! Nom!

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And Lastly

It’s been a busy busy week work-wise.  It’s fantastic of course, but staying focused is easier said than done.  I’ve really tried to curb my social media prowling, not so many YouTube video’s being watched or aimlessly scrolling through Twitter.  I installed an app on my phone which monitors how many hours you’ve spent on your phone during the day – it was an eye opener. 4 hours is just ridiculous, even if it does include a few calls.

Be there.:

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Have a lovely weekend all!

Kez x

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Camping, Curry and Making your Soul Happy – #littleloves

So, we spent the last week and a bit camping in Cornwall. We were so excited to pack up the car, set off to the campsite and envisaged long, summer days – bodyboarding on the beach and drinking cocktails as the sun went down.  The reality was something quite different.  It RAINED. NEARLY.EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

Not just a bit of rain, it actually stormed, thunder & lightning on 2 days and we woke up one morning with our clothes literally swimming around us in ankle deep water. Not cool.  We packed up a day early and literally couldn’t wait to get home to our dry, comfy beds. Holiday fail.  Anyway – post to follow on what we did actually get up to while dodging the torrential rain!

The #littleloves linky forced us to find some happiness from the week and I came up with these – Enjoy!

Read

Mercy – Jodi Picoult – available on Amazon*

I found a book stall at a local market which was selling all of their new books for just £2 each.  Bargain! I picked up this Jodi Picoult book ‘Mercy’ and finished it in just under 2 days.  The story follows the court case of a man who killed his wife at her request because she was dying of cancer. A ‘Mercy Killing’ – it was a brilliant read and I even choked back a few tears at how she describes the relationship of these 2 people.  A good read, literally couldn’t put it down!

Watched

Wi-Fi on the campsite was limited but we managed to stream Netflix and a few YouTube video’s including our faves – The Michalaks.  This couple deserve so many more subscribers – they make London life look so flipping cool and their edit’s are AMAZING! I’ve even got Dave hooked on watching their weekly vlog every Sunday.  Boom.

Wore

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Because of the glorious weather we just lived in our hoodies all week. I wish I was typing bikini’s right now.. but hoodies it is.  At least we paired our sunglasses with them so it looked semi-hot.

Heard

I know, I know – I must have been living under a rock.  This song was released in February and I’ve only just added it to my playlist.  I love it.  I’m pretty much loving a lot of Meghan Trainor at the moment.

Made 

Bit of a cheat.. I didn’t actually make this.  Niamh did.  She whipped this up one night over our little gas stove in the rain and she vlogged it too – Video Below 🙂 IMG_5143

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Holidays always give you time to sort of reflect on life don’t they – the hustle and bustle of every day all sort of rolls into one and is what we call ‘Life’.  It can be exhausting.  I find this time of year stupidly overwhelming – running a business with 3 kids home in the summer holidays is no walk in the park.

Especially as the girls are older now, they aren’t entertained by things like softplay, park trips or half an hour smushing playdough into everything.  Their needs change and in turn, so do mine.  It all takes a little adjusting, a little tweaking and most days I feel like I’m never doing anything right.

Tonight I sat on my bed and forced myself to finish this blog post without getting up to do anything else.  I’ve been interrupted countless times but I’ve still refused to get up.  I’m not going anywhere until it’s written, tagged, categorised and scheduled for ButWhyMummyWhy’s linky in the morning.  I love to write, to take photo’s, to reflect on things we’ve done – I need to do this for me, it makes my soul smile.

Hope you’ve had a great week lovelies,

Kerry x

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Floral jumpsuits, Cocktails on the deck & Mountain views – #littleloves

This week has been filled with food, food and more food. We’re eating more healthily and cutting out carbs – I’m not the best cook and defo not creative so I’ve taken to reading loads of recipe books and following recipes for dinners this week. It seems to have worked so far! Anyhoo – on with my #littleloves for this week:

Read

For someone who loves to read I seem to fail miserably at this category every week. I spend all day reading online for work, so much so that my head is constantly spinning – yet I can never pick one thing that seems cool enough for this category.  I did however hop over to an old blog I used to read when I lived in Cape-Town – Kelly-Anne’s blog. Kelly-Anne started blogging as a child and is now around 18 years old, she runs a little online craft shop and makes the most beautiful things. She also bakes, sews, you name it – that girl can do it! She wrote a beautiful post on visiting her grandmother in the mountains and the scenery was just breathtaking. It made me miss home SO much! I wish I was brave enough to live somewhere this secluded.

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{Source – Kelly-Anne’s blog}

Watched

I watched Shan get all stroppy playing pool with us in the pub. HA! We don’t go there too often (it’s the pub we used to own) but now and then we head down there for a visit and Shan insists on CHEATING us at pool. It’s fun to watch. Lol.

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Wore

On Friday I headed out with 20 girls to celebrate some birthdays. It was a fab night and I stepped outside my comfort zone and wore this floral jumpsuit from New Look. Yip – NO black here guys, miracle. It was so comfy and a size smaller than usual so I was over the moon. I forgot to take a full selfie shot so this is the best I could come up with in the car. Haha.

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It looks like this on, I wore mine with flat gold sparkly sandals but you could absolutely dress it up with heels/wedges too.

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{New Look}

Heard

 

My friend posted this song on Facebook and it’s STUCK in my brain all week – Thanks Kerri! It’s country / cheese fest / poppy and I love it! Whack it on full blast and dance around the living room. Go on.

Made

As I mentioned I’ve been trying to whip up some yummy healthy meals this week – my Instagram feed is literally filled with food.  This salad was from the Essentials magazine – butternut, sweet potato, pomegranate seeds, rocket and baby leaf salad, feta and a nutty yoghurt dressing. Seriously YUM.

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And Lastly

 

Our pallet decking is coming on so well – we’ve been working our bums off to get it ready for the summer. I still can’t believe we did all this for FREE! Dave whipped up our benches this week, now to paint and decorate them with cushions and lights and all the pretty things… We’re so close to it being done – I can’t wait to lounge on it  in the sunshine with a cocktail!

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So those were my #littleloves for this week – what were yours? Link up to Butwhymummywhy’s shmexy linky by clicking the badge below.  Happy Friday dudes!

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Love the Little Things – Hozier, Slippers & Bad Girls!

A few of my favourites – #littleloves from around the web this week!

Read

Gondwana Game Reserve
{Credit: Drizzle and Dip}

 

Gondwana Game Reserve
{Credit: Drizzle and Dip}

This post on the Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route in South Africa by Drizzle & Dip made me SUPER homesick. It’s my old stomping ground from when we ran our tour company and we actually used to take our guests quad biking on a neighbouring farm. If you watch the video on their website it really captures the true essence of Africa. Aaaaahhhh – too amazing!

Watched

My friend took me to see this production of Bad Girls at a local theatre on Thursday – it was AMAZING! One of the main characters was a teacher in our school, so we were shocked to the core when she started thrusting up against a police officer in one of the opening scenes – lol! She insists it’s all an act.. yeah yeah. 🙂

Wore

I’ve literally been living in these slippers I got at the Next outlet. #JeansAndSlippersSundays dudes.

 

Heard

I stumbled across this song by accident. I was searching for music to add to my Work playlist and this came up in the top 100 songs in the world at the moment – the whole album is so flipping good! Definitely downloading this.

Made

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I really haven’t made much at all recently. However these amazing ribbons arrived into our stock at work and I LOVE them. Make Amazing Things dudes. Make Amazing Things.

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My darling girls performed in their first dance show – themed ‘Halloween’, it was so good and I was so flipping proud of them. Here they are performing Highway to Hell .. ha! I was filming it off the dvd on the laptop so the quality isn’t great but you get the jist.

 

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What have you loved this week?

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Little Loves: Wore, Read, Watched, Loved!

Read

I haven’t read a book since the summer…. September is a crazy hectic month with the kids starting school, picking up more work and generally trying to get back into routine. However I read this fantastic article by Richard Branson on Why Virgin are letting their staff take as much Holiday as they want, when they want…. revolutionising the workplace here people!

Watched

Glue. Wow Wow Wow. This is an 8-part HECTIC drama series, which opens with the body of a teenage traveller, found dead underneath the wheels of a tractor – revealing the dirty secrets of Berkshire’s horse stables and farms. Think drugged up teenagers, nudity & a thrilling police investigation. It’s pretty hectic but a Must-Watch!

Wore

Ok I haven’t actually worn this YET. It’s an Apricot dress I bought in the Debenhams sale last week, I tried it on and it fit like a freaking glove. Super happy as I want to wear it on the posh night on the mini-cruise we’re going on next weekend. I just need to glam it up a little, JoJo Rugby Widow suggested a new belt, purse and shoes to match – God I love that woman. Pure genius, I’m CRAP with styling outfits!

Heard

I heard this by Nicki Minaj on my daughters playlist the other day. I don’t normally like old NicMin but this song has a nice melody to it and now I love it!

Made

Apart from ‘making’ a mess (man why am I so MESSY?!) I haven’t made much. BUT I’ve been hoop inspired on Pinterest and plan to make something from this board over the weekend.

And Lastly

I filmed the Secret Diary of a Youtuber Tag 🙂 check it out here! 

I’m linking this post up to the sexy ButWhyMummyWhy’s #littleloves post this week – hop over and check this sexy mama out, and also to Mama Kat’s 31 days of Blogging prompts – Day 2: Something I read!

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