Sunday, 19 October 2014

Rolling round the Haybales with the kiddo's - #CountryKids

We're lucky to live just below one of the White Horse parks in the UK. We venture up here pretty often to visit the horses, watch the paragliders or even Geocache.

One evening last week it was pretty warm so we decided to walk off our dinner and venture up the hill to the haybales. In our onesies. As you do.










Besties :)
The kids will be mortified that I've put them on the blog in their pj's..haha! It was a fun hour spent watching the sun set and playing in the fields. Good stuff ya' know? Good stuff.

Linking this up to #CountryKids - check out more fresh air fun by clicking the badge below!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Love the Little Things - All about 'dat Bass

I've been sailing on the seas to Belgium - we had SUCH a fab time, blog post and video on that coming soon. In the meantime I'm linking up with ButWhyMummyWhy's blog hop - 'Love the Little Things' so without further ado these are a few of my favourite things :) 
Read
Mini frame collage of Q of 21 things to ask your kids
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I want to do a YouTube interview with one of my kids and ask them these questions in a more grown up kinda way. In fact I'm going to do it.

Watched


Apart from still being hooked on Our Girl, I haven't watched anything as I've been away. However I got this YouTube video up this week showing our CRAZEEE morning routine and when I watched it back I totally understood why I'm stressed out by 9am every day. NEED to get organised. Ha! 

Wore

Black tie night on the cruise meant we could dress up for the first time in ages! I wore this dress from Apricot - such a cool pic of my Dad, brother, sister and I :) 

Heard

Loads of music.. booze cruise it was indeed. This was belted out one too many times. Embrace the fat people. Embrace the fat.


Made

Printers tray with Liberty fabric by binkeeshop on Etsy

Absolutely NOTHING made this week - BUT I do want to make this Printers Tray with Liberty fabric... love love love. 

and lastly..

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Spending time with my family this week was so awesome and we realised we just don't do it enough! We laughed, ate, drank, slept, laughed, ate, drank, slept and had such a cool time - Don't put off your happy life :) I'm totes printing this.

Check out more #littleloves over on ButWhyMummyWhy's blog by clicking the link below:

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Have a fab weekend dudes! 

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sunday Faves: Fall Fashion, Globes & YouTubers


1. The 30-Day Creative Business Cleanse: This looks awesome for WAHM's! Time for a Spring-Clean (In Autumn) and a new energy and way of doing things - seriously, check this out...

The 30-day Creative Business Cleanse - by Regina [for bloggers // creative businesses // and you]
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2. Gorgeous Autumn Outfit

Seriously, I LOVE this! Except I'd swap the sandals for boots as it's F-F-Freezing here!

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Vinyl lettering, spray paint & an old globe... yes please! 

See The World with Me - Cool Chalkboard Paint Ideas, http://hative.com/cool-chalkboard-paint-ideas/,
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4. It's that C-Word time approaching soon... 15 Fridays or something ridonkulous??!! So I've been mooching around for some gift inspiration and this looks pretty cool -

16 DIY Homemade Gifts to Make for you or for gifts for the holidays! [ PropFunds.com ] #gifts #funds #saving
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5. YouTube has become something of an addiction in my house.. we watch way more YouTube than TV for sure - here's my favourite YouTuber this week - BellaNoochi, she's FAB and has a great blog too!  



What have been your favourites this week? Share them in the comments so I can hop over and check them out!

Sweet Sunday dudes!

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Mom Time: Licking myself in the bedroom...

When you're a mom you get very little time alone. You'll never pee alone again that's for sure. My kids LOVE to tell me their entire day as soon as I pick up my phone to call someone... Which is how this text exchange happened... 



Yes. From now on you'll find me licking myself in the bedroom so I can chat to my friend in peace. It's all normal this parenting malarkey. :)

Linking up to mamakat's blogging prompts : Day 4: Share a recent text exchange.... Check out more here! 

Happy Saturday dudes! 

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Friday, 3 October 2014

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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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Top 5 Autumn / Fall Trends

I'm a summer girl through and through. I don't do cold. I don't do driving on ice, or walking in snow or any of that jazz. I literally spend the whole of winter counting down the days until spring.
I find Autumn depressing because I'm dreading winter approaching, BUT I have managed to scrape up 5 things about Autumn that I do enjoy :)

1. Carnival


I find the whole concept of carnival totally mad. But FUN mad. The participants get so hyped up about it and dress themselves and their floats up to the nines. It's a good night out with the kids - we usually stand on the high street near the pub so we can keep topping up our wine and we make sure we're wrapped up super well as it's usually freezing and this night always marks the start of winter for us...even though it's in October. Ha!

2. Walks


There's something about walking in Autumn. We have some of our best walks in the woods in this season. The leaves falling everywhere, the slight nip in the air, the hot chocolate beckoning us afterwards, the conkers.. it's a pretty firm fave of ours.

3. The Cake


This is the BEST time of year to indulge in a bit of cake. This Cape Brandy Tart is absolutely delicious and is a South African twist on the English version of Tipsy Tart. Served warm with a big dollop of cream... Yes please! I posted the recipe on my blog HERE

4. Drinks

Hot Chocolate Floats. Whoever posted this recipe is now officially my hero. Hot. Chocolate. Floats. There are no words... 

The coffee shops do a fab job of introducing the colder months with their lip-smacking hot drinks and I'm often tempted in as I walk past, just for a little treat. I found this 'Hot Chocolate Float' I could totally make at home HERE, Oh-em-Gee... how GOOD does this look?

5. Fire

Charming fireplace, wallpaper & furnishings make this a delightfully cozy, comfortable room. I love the dark pink (almost red) floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and the way they coordinate so well with the wallpaper.
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There's NOTHING quite like cosying up by the fire watching soppy films or chatting with your family and friends. It screams love and awesomeness and it's one of my favourite things to do as the nights start closing in.

Now I've written all of that I'm quite excited about this season to be honest. It really doesn't seem that bad <<<<<< please remind me of these words when I'm moaning my head off in January about the cold. Thanks.

What are your favourite things to do in Autumn/Fall?

I'm linking up to Mama Kat's 31 days of blogging prompts - check out this sexy mama by clicking the badge below.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

EFF you Brain Tumours - This time last year

What was happening this time last year? THIS. And it sucked. It still sucks... 

*Update* Dad was operated on just before Christmas and spent double the time in theatre than we expected, 6.5 hours in total.  When he came round he was unable to move his entire right hand side but had managed to retain his full memory and speech - hallelujah! They had managed to remove most of the tumour and suggested radiotherapy to remove the rest. After 3 weeks in hospital, blood clots to his legs and lungs and sheer determination he hobbled out of the hospital, forcing himself to walk again. 

This past year has been insane for him... After an intense shot of radiation in April which was a pretty horrific procedure, he still has limited movement on the right side and has been given a stick to help him walk which he HATES. He says he feels like the Pope hobbling around with that thing.. :) He has now been diagnosed with an enlarged heart too and will go for his next MRI on Friday. We're crossing everything possible, hoping that his scan comes back showing this bastard tumour has stayed the same size. 

Last week he asked my brother, sister and I if we'd like to go on a cruise to have some Dad/Kid time, we leave next Saturday for 3 nights and I'm SO excited we have this opportunity to spend time together - I honestly didn't think it would be possible this time last year.

My Dad is the bravest, coolest, strongest, most stubborn guy I know and I'm so proud that he is my Dad :)


What were you up to this time last year?

31 October Writing Prompts
Linking up to Mama Kat {Photo Credit}

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