Life is full of them, don’t you think. If this past week has taught me anything it’s definitely that there are so many unexpected things in life that come our way. Sometimes they come in full numbers too. Or it definitely was like that this week. I also have been working hard on where my future is in the blogging world and where I want to take it now. I have a few blog plans up my sleeve that I am working hard at getting up and running before I share them but I promise you, it will be a “tasty” surprise. (hint).
Other than that it’s been a crazy busy week with the kids, school/nursery pick ups/drop offs, soccer/gymnastics classes, swimming lessons, music and playdates. I am trying to fit it all in and not get that overwhelmed feeling or stressed out tone of voice. So far, since I got back from America I have kept that cool, calm, and collected attitude about life. I feel so much better for it. I really hope it stays with me and I can continue to have more patience with the kids and husband, and let the house go dirty a little more, and just live life fuller and happier.
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I have been reading this love Happy Thoughts book, my best friend bought me back home. It’s full of lovely sayings and things that make me happy. I love it because I can pull them out and use them as postcards if I wanted too. Or pin them to my mirror or desk wall board to remind me to be happy.
Is it bad that I still haven’t finished the final chapter of “Pretty Is”? It’s not because I haven’t had the time either, it’s has turned a little boring to be honest. I know that sounds awful because it’s about two girls being abducted. Awful, I know. But they are happy to be gone and they just read and play in a cottage all day. Very weird storyline in my opinion. Other than that I have been enjoying blogs as much as possible and catching up on my commenting. If you know of any great blogs to recommend or books please comment below. I would love to have a new list for both to read come this winter.
Have you “heard” it’s Grandparents Day coming up on October 2nd. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the love and support Grandparents across the globe share with our littles ones and us. They continue to be apart of our lives long after we leave home and take off that amazing role as the kids’ grandparents. Some Grandparents play a vital role in the upbringing of their Grandchildren as well. I have so many fond memories of my own Grandparents while growing up. I love watching my own parents bond with my kids when they are together.
I can imagine it’s a great feeling to become a Grandparent. To look around and know you created the pyramid of extended relatives that fill up that room. Flowers are always my go to present of appreciation and love to those close to me so I was ever so excited to team up with Serenata Flowers to give one lucky reader the chance to WIN a beautiful Rio bouquet of flowers for Grandparents Day. Surprise your Grandparents or even better your kids’ Grandparents with a bouquet of flowers this year.
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I am still binge watching Vampire Diaries and every time I mention that to someone they look at me like I have two heads. That look that says, you watch that kind of style. While I loved Twilight to the core, I didn’t think I would like vampire diaries. Well, two seasons in and I just want to lie on my sofa with the duvet and binge watch every episode. Then panic that it’s over and wish I would have watched them slower. Typical, when you find a show you like that much you waste it by going through it as fast as possible but it’s almost impossible not to.
A bit grainy, my apologies they are from my ig stories. I forgot to snap ones up on my camera this week but either way it’s the ladies of the house showing off this week. I have pulled out some heels I haven’t seen in about 8 years…but love to wear with jeans while MM is strutting her new yellow boots. (Yes, moms they come in big enough sizes for us too). MM is at that stage where she wants to dress herself, pick out her own clothes, and go shopping. She is a true diva in the making I know I will have my hands full in the future with this one. She is in between sizes where everything looks too big for her but the next size down just is too tight. While I have embraced jeans again and loving the rolled up long sleeve arm style.
I am trying to be a heathier version of myself this year so I have been eating a lot differently which makes a life of a food blogger/stylish very hard. I will admit I haven’t been in the kitchen as much as I would like nor have I been making new recipes up as much as I normally do. Well folks, I am back and I am cooking and baking slightly different to fit my lifestyle better but I still have so many amazing recipes I want to share with you coming up. This week, I made a delicious Coconut Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate Seeds. It’s the perfect indulgence on the weekends in place of ice cream or other unhealthy treats. You still feel like you are getting something really tasty and delicious too. Check it out let me know what your favorite toppings on Greek Yogurt are too?
It’s been another beautiful week over on my hashtag community on instagram. These are this week’s favorite features, do pop over and check them out their feeds are absolutely stunning. I love that not just parents join in but foodies, interiors, travel, fashion and beauty ig snappers too. Everyone is welcome with their zoomed in captures of life. Keep sharing with me, I enjoy getting to know new instagrammers and the community is so supportive of each other and engage with one another. I love it. Thanks for all your instagram support everyone! Keep snapping!
Linking up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat for #littleloves