Why hello FriYAY!!!!
I actually am so relieved it’s the weekend. Normally, our weekends are bursting with plans, social engagements, children’s parties, and running around with our heads cut off. However, this weekend the diary is blank. My bullet journal is yet to be written in on this weekend which feels slightly magical. I know that sounds sad but I can’t wait to just stay in my pjs as long as I want come Saturday morning. Crawl out and make pancakes and watch cartoons with the kids curled up in my lap or under the den we always make when we have no plans to go out.
It’s been a weird week, normal busy so nothing too stressful in the ways of the kids, house chores or hubby but work seems to be a bit weird this week. Feelings of failure and needing to do more, and figure out what the next step is – has been plaguing me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s the end of the year and I feel those thoughts of new year’s resolutions needing to be ready to put to action and I am not prepared or what. There is just the gut feeling I am not doing all that I should be doing right now. Do you ever feel this way with work as a blogger?
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
This week, I am reading The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes. I started it before the summer and only got a chapter in and left for America and forgot all about it. It’s the only book in the house at the moment that I haven’t read as I am in need of a huge book shop. I am looking at a few fancy series like the Grisha Trilogy and Red Queen & Glass Sword books by Victoria Aveyard. I clearly been watching too much Game of Thrones and these fantasy books are appealing to me at the moment. They also all came highly recommended if you like this kind of reading.
Have you heard “When Parenting Gets Hard” there isn’t always an answer or a time frame. It can come at anytime during your parenting experience and it can either sneak up on you like it did me or it can slowly show it’s evil side. I laid in bed this week wondering how complex it is to be a parent. If you laid down and start really analyzing it (I don’t recommend) and(probably over analyzing) it can be overwhelming. I shared my recent 10 days of horror experience of my sweet little girl’s evil side coming out. Catch it again here.
I watched the kids running through the Corn Maze this past weekend. I wasn’t sure if they would get into it or be totally freaked out in it, but I was pleasantly surprised they were having a blast. You can sneak a peak here at our Corn Maze Adventures.
I will let MM take the spotlight this week…she wore this beautiful denim dress from Next along side her fuchsia pink light up shoes from Clarks and her new Yellow Mini Boden duffel coat that I am just in love with. Sorry folks, my instagram is going to be full of this beauty both daughter and coat all winter long. Of course, after three years the infamous duck is still in hand.
While its not the clearest photo from my ig stories this week, I had to save it. MM came in while I was curling my hair one morning (strutting a halloween style necklace) and asked if I would curl her hair. She was in awe of her lots of curls after I was done. Sadly she has fine silk hair so it fell out two minutes later but it was a bonding experience and I look forward to playing and doing her hair more as she grows up.
I have been baking and making all sort of things this week. I don’t want to spoil another surprise for you all coming up next week but I have also been making a huge effort in my food photography class I am taking. We have been playing with food stories this week using colorful treats and mini meringues. Here are two example of my styling…so much to learn, so little time. What are your thoughts on my food styling and captures? Comment below…open to all suggestions. On to real food next week, stay tuned. For those that absolutely love instagram and food, I have a new account just for my food captures @letstalkfoodstyle using #letstalkfoodstyle hashtag. When I get done with this course and get more on my feet about my food styling and photography I will be starting a food styling linky here on Let’s Talk Mommy. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in joining in.
Of course, I can’t end the week without my beautiful instagram snappers on #lifecloseup this week. It has been full of Halloween and Autumn fun. I adore everyone’s captures and seeing a glimpse of life on zoom through all your eyes. Thank you ever so much for joining in and those that haven’t come share your photos with us. It’s a lovely community and a brilliant way to get to know so many new instagrammers.