It’s Friday, the weekend awaits us all. It’s been a funny week getting back into a routine after our sunny time in Spain. We had such a lovely time with our friends and soaking up the last bit of sunshine we can before winter hits us. The kids didn’t get to do much over half term so it was a little treat for them too. Last time, we all got so sick in Spain so we just had to go back and make up for it. Boy, did the kids have a good time this time. The weather was perfect. My friend’s two eldest kids are the same age as my two kids and the four of them played like four peas in a pod, the entire time while I kept stealing baby snuggles from their little brother. It was the perfect mini break away.
THIS WEEK I’M LOVING…
I absolutely love reading Katie from Hurrah For Gin’s blog posts. She always says out loud what most of us feel or think anyways. I read her recent post, Do We Really Need to Feel Bad For Looking at our Phones? While I always have this guilt about looking at my phone a lot around the kids, it’s part of my job and my life and I am not ashamed to say that. Half the time if I hadn’t had my phone out I wouldn’t have been able to whip open the camera feature and snap a funny, amazing, loving moment between my two tots. I love Katie’s perspective on it and her childhood love of beermats too.
For those that don’t know I run a blog hop every Wednesday for bloggers to link up any post, old or new, up to two each week. It’s open all week to all topics. Even if you don’t have time for blog hops and commenting it’s a great place to just stop by and read a variety of blogs all in one place. You don’t have to link up. I wanted to create a space where people could read blogs and get to know other bloggers that may be outside their own circle of friends and topics. If you do want to join in, it’s super easy to link up any post, and include a link back to me or the badge (which is changing soon stay tune) and comment on the host and two others. I don’t ever expect you to comment on all of them, just share the love around.
l have finished Pretty Little Liars which took forever as I didn’t realize how many episodes there were but it finished with answers which is satisfying. Mr P and I are now waiting seasons 4 & 5 of Suits and it’s just as good as it always is. We are waiting for Scandal to reappear on the screens soon too.
It was bikinis, dresses, and shorts than back to the wool coats, scarves and boots all in a week. Coming back from warm weather to blizzard like weather was a little shock to the system but a good excuse to test my new boots out and my new wool & leather sweater. I even treated myself big time in the duty free shop for some early Christmas must-haves. I don’t often splurge on makeup but I was in desperate need for a change in what I have been using and have been saving up for some really nice sunglasses too.
This week I have been making a lot of protein shakes getting back into my health and fitness before Christmas hits me, like it does every year. My friend in Spain got me absolutely hooked on these delicious green smoothies while we were there. I have made one everyday since we have been home. I love when something delicious is also good for me. Doesn’t happen very often. It’s full of spinach, coconut water, apples, almond butter, wheatgrass, flaxseed, and chai seeds too. I put a lot of ice in it and make it really cold and thick so yummy.
AND LASTLY … HOME DECOR
I have been putting the finishing touches in each room in the house. It’s close to being all finished. Who am I kidding? Is a home ever completely finished? Or am I the only one that likes to change things up and move things around, adding different styles and accessories here and there around my house? No, I didn’t think so. I am on a mission to find some new scatter cushions that will suit my new office and back room. It used to be full of black, white and lime green and I have over the last few months changed it to just white and black. I haven’t decided if I should add a new color to it or find some scattered cushions that have both white and black in them to pull it all together. I really do like to have one vibrant color in the mix. I like the thought of possibly pulling more grey tones into it as well. So many decisions and so many options to what I could do with it. I love this look below where the orange pops out from the white, grey and black. The scattered cushions add patterns and design to the neutral space.