Happy FriYAY! I am a little sad it’s my last weekend with my mother visiting. I am sure you have all been spammed by it over on twitter and instagram possibly even my facebook page. Sorry about that I have just been so excited to have her here with us. I can’t wait to go back on come July now.
We have been keeping busy with the kids and all their activities for school and nursery. It was a lot with Mother’s Day and Easter and let’s not forget the great World Book Day. I love these holidays and all that they bring but being so close together I haven’t ever made so many crafts and errands in my life. It’s been a new experience in the world of school days for me.
THIS I AM LOVING…
It’s been a big week for Let’s Talk Mommy. I think I have wrote the most blog posts in one week than I ever have done on top of the doing the most vlogs too. Have you ‘read’ us featured in Gurgle Magazine in this month’s edition? (below). It was a very exciting experience walking into WHSmiths and buying one and finding me in it along with so many amazing, inspiring bloggers. You can always ‘read’ us over at Little & Fierce sharing our Easter Marshmallow Pops Recipe or ‘read’ us on Laura Ashley sharing my Easter Styling for my home. It’s such an honor to be featured in these lovely places.
On the book front I have failed this week. I wanted to start A Spool of Blue Thread but haven’t had the time to even open it yet. Will let you know the verdict.
Have you had a chance to listen in on me interviewing my mother? Oh yes, I got her to brave my youtube channel for a little insight into what it’s like to have an expat daughter. She was so strong even answering some questioned that had me choked up but it shines light on the other side of moving abroad.
I am back watching Pretty Little Liars…the girls got a lot more glamorous if that was even at all possible. We are still working through Breaking Bad but it seems to be a very, very slow moving show. I am just waiting for Scandal to come on iTunes because I missed the first five episodes and can’t seem to find them anywhere yet to catch up. What have you been watching? Anything on Netflix you recommend?
It seems to be vibrant blue or black this week? I always seem to have a theme in my weekly roundups without even thinking about it. I have bought a few tops from Zara this week in Chester while my mom and I were peaking around the shops there. What a lovely place to visit. I also haven’t gone anywhere without my new Storksak bag. I am raving about it here, but it’s the ultimate bag for a mother. It’s both handbag and changing bag and I can fit so much into it’s unbelievable. It’s the mini organizer that comes instead that blows me away, making it easy to change out things. It’s constantly on my arm as you see below.
I also have been wearing a few new beauty products and ones that I can’t live without below. I have never been one to buy a lot of makeup but have been true to some of my favorite brands like MAC, DiorShow, etc. While being loyal I have added a few new products to my makeup bag like this True – All You Need Is Me cream. With sensitive skin I tend to find what works for me and become brand loyal.
I love DiorShow because it doesn’t clump and the brushes don’t make my eyes itch like a lot of other brand brushes do. MAC is another brand favorite with this shimmer and I do use this as eyeshadow sometimes too. My brushes I have to be careful of not using certain products that irritate but the bare mineral’s brushes are lovely. This True Organic’s ‘All You Need Is Me is the new favorite among my makeup bag so I thought I would highlight it a little more.
While this ultimate natural skin cream was originally creating for sore, cracked nipples during breastfeeding it quickly gain popularity for other skin complaints too. For me, it’s really is a lovely cream because it’s free from all the stuff that makes me break out, have rashes, and it heals those dry, cracked, sore places. I have always struggled with my lips and can’t use chapsticks or lip glosses without issues. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to finally find a balm that doesn’t make my lips blister and heals the cracked, peeling of them in winter. Especially right now when the weather and wind is torturous.
MM is also suffering from chapped cheeks from the wind and this literally cleared it up in two days. I was amazed as nothing else was working for us. It can be used on hair, nails, and variety of ailments, have a look. It’s one to definitely always have in your purse if not your makeup bag.
(Ingredients: Castor Oil, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Shea butter, Vitamin E and Blueberry seed Oil. Nothing else.)
As I mentioned above we made lovely Easter recipe of on Little & Fierce, do check it out. So easy and so yummy for the kids to make and eat. We also have made Easter bonnets for a school drawing and a paper church for the school charity fund and even decorated Easter eggs. Phew…for someone who doesn’t craft it’s been blazing here.
I have made this lovely minestrone soup this week that quickly became a new favorite soup and I am dying to share the recipe with you all when I get the time to write it out. Here is a sneak peak…
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