Since I missed a week of the fabulous linky “Love the little things for 2014” from Butwhymummywhy I am putting two in one this week. I hope you all don’t mind my double feature to catch up!
A dear friend of mine has lent me a collection of Lindsey Kelk’s I heart books. I have just started “I heart Hollywood” yesterday. I have set a goal for 2014 to read a book a week.. I love chic-lit, obviously as that’s my own book’s genre! But I also have a soft spot for mystery, crime, adventure, and sci-fi. I would love any recommendations, just comment below
This week we are also reading, “Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book”. Buba can’t get enough of it. I find myself dreaming about Charlie Cook. How weird is that?
The Ellen Degeneres show! When I lived in America I was a faithful viewer but since moving to the UK, I admit I haven’t kept up. Every so often, I jump on YouTube for an Ellen fix. Here is a great clip of accidents that happen LIVE on Ellen. If you never have seen her show before you must check it out. She has to be the funniest person I have ever watched.
Also this week, I have been watching various educational tutorials on YouTube. I guess you could say it’s a big YouTube week for me. From learning crafts, watching shows, and finding old fashion cartoons for the kids, I never thought YouTube would become so handy and useful.
As always, I have to share a little country music with you. It is always on in my house, making it feel a little more like back home. I used to be a big fan of “One Tree Hill” and recently one of the characters as turned from acting to country music. The country music world welcomes her with open arms!
Jana Kramer – A Good Time Comin’ On
I am always excited when there is a new country singer or new songs hit the billboard charts even more so when I can share all my favorites with the UK. To see my favorite songs this week click here.
I am working on the ‘family’s first trip’ digital photo album. I am working backwards, from present to past, as I am so far behind on my albums I don’t know where I left off. In an attempt to catch up, I am trying to do a few pages every night. I think as far back as 2012 is still waiting. Eeeek.
I have also put together a potty training chart for Buba. We have attempted pt in the past but it ended badly. So we left it for a few months, now as he nears 2 1/2 years old, I am finding the courage to try again soon. Books, potty,sweatpants, stickers and now an awesome new chart is ready! Hopefully Buba will be ready too, not sure I will be!
I am wearing my new cream Calvin Klein snood. It’s covered in bronze sequins, just my type of bling. It was a late birthday present from my best friend back home, and I have to say I haven’t had it off this week with the freezing temperatures outside.
I have also been wearing Bogeta Blackberry O.P.I. nail polish, solid for four months. (not the same coat – that would be impossible). With the new year and an empty bottle of nail polish, I have opted for the french look ,the last few weeks. It’s refreshing to be simple sometimes. I am sure I will go back to my one and only nail polish love but for now, it’s a clean, fresh look on my digits.
I am on a new journey, a photography journey. With the help of numerous YouTube videos, favorite photography bloggers, and lots of practice, I am attempting to take better snapshots of my family. I have long been obsessed with photography, and have been taking more than my fair share of pictures, my whole life but I am sick of bad, blurry, grainy shots. Missing out on those amazing moments that could only be recalled by memory, until now. This week I was learning about lighting and angles, here are my first attempts at applying what I have learned.
I feel 2014 is the year for challenging my brain and seeing how much I can possibly learn in one year. After having two kids, back to back, I felt my brain was going to mush. I thought with a new year and the kids a bit older, it’s time I get this brain back in working order!!
I hope you have enjoyed my double catch-up feature of “love the little things of 2014”. I am so honored to be linkying with Butwhymummywhy, she is a brilliant blogger and friend.