I have been a little missing in action with my weekly roundups. I have a million and one excuses for it too. Kids have been sick, I have been sick, the house seems to need tidying and cleaning more than usual, our family calendar has been packed of social events, parties, traveling, sports, school events, doctors appointments to the point I feel like a taxi mom, and the honest truth I am finding it hard to focus, stay motivated, and keep driving myself to be better.
I can’t quite pin point if it’s the nice weather making it hard to sit at my desk and be creative. Or if it’s the changing of some of my social media and less readers engaging as much as they used to that has been in the slumps. After blogging for almost three years now and seeing my own patterns and patterns of other bloggers it seems the run into summer and actual summer time it seems to slow down a lot, go more quiet and harder to drive people to my space and my social media. I hope it’s because they are too busy playing with their families and in the sunshine. The funny thing is I have so much to write about at the moment, I am just struggling for time. I have over 15 drafts ready to be created and published and I find myself trying to make 30 minutes here or there for it and something ALWAYS comes up and it gets pushed down the “to do” list again. Do you ever feel like you are in a sea of to do’s and just don’t know where to start. Normally I am really organized so hopefully I pull myself back together and get back to doing what I love so much and that’s blogging.
I have just started reading Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes. I think it’s the perfect easy read for me right now while my head is currently in the clouds. Reading is always great for the little escape and following someone else’s thoughts but sometimes when your head is full of other stuff reading a deep book isn’t always a good idea. Those are the times you end up reading the same page 10 times before giving up because you can’t concentrate. So far it’s a funny, and informative on the beauty side of things that I can really relate to it.
Have you heard the good news??? I am a little late to share the news but I am so excited to be a finalist in the 2016 Mad Blog Awards for Lifestyle and School Days categories. What an honor and I can’t thank so many of you for supporting me, encouraging me and teaching me along the way. If you haven’t already don’t forget to vote before it’s too late. Would love your support for lifestyle as it truly fits my blog style and topics but any support is always welcome. 🙂
The one thing I have been doing is keeping up with my vlogging, here is the latest of our family adventures and there will be my monthly #littleloves roundup next week. I hope you will swing by and give it a thumbs up and let me know what you think. I am striving to improve my filming and editing so any tips please send them my way.
You would think I have a lot more than one capture for my fashion section this week beings I have been missing for a few weeks. I am all about spilling the truth today I haven’t taken any in the last few weeks. I have been either in winter boots and coats which I am so sick of wearing that I don’t bother or it’s so nice and sunny I am out in it and forget to share. This little number is my absolute new favorite dress. I found it on ebay for £10 plus shipping and it’s thick enough to keep me warm from that wind we get so much but sleeveless to catch the sun. It’s like wearing a comfortable long tank top. Why can’t we live in summer dresses every day?
I am truly in love with making homemade breads at the minute. They taste so much better than store bought without all the added “crap” and more fresh. This week I create the best “sweet bread” I have ever made. Its a whole new world of making breads when it comes to sweet bread because it doesn’t taste like cake and the sweet flavors added to the fluffy, bread texture is a great combination. My first attempt at Dark Chocolate Coconut Sweet Bread came out deserving five golden stars. Recipe is up on my blog tomorrow in time to celebrate Real Bread Week but here is a sneak peak.
It is with sadness but excitement that Share With Me will be moving to a new home on June 1st. It’s been an amazing linky to love, cherish and get to know people through. I have enjoyed reading all the amazing blogs for the past three years and the support I have received through it has been amazing. I hope you all will still stop by and have a read when the reins are passed but also keep linking up with the new hostess, Mummy Fever, as she takes on the role of host. Please help support her and keep Share With Me blog hop alive. I would hate to see it stop with me.
Linking up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat for #LittleLoves