This week has felt really strange to me. I was busy but didn’t feel busy and yet felt like I could have done a lot more. I know it sounds as confusing as I felt it was going through it. I am looking to a weekend full of sunshine. I hope the forecast doesn’t lie and finally the rainy, dark days are behind us for a few days. I am in need of some major light and fun outdoors with my kids. I think they need it as much as I do too.
I got to catch up with a few friends during the week with a coffee here and a quick drop in to say hello there. Each one surprised me with belayed birthday presents. I felt so loved. It really is special when your birthday doesn’t really get celebrated huge being on Boxing Day to come back in the New Year and have surprises awaiting you, unexpectedly of course. I am loving this gorgeous home accessories my beautiful friend, Morgana got me for my birthday. It’s perfect for me. I eat, breathe and sleep my work and love every minute of it. Only problem is I have about ten places I want it to hang in my house. It’s move twice already.
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I am still trying to finish Small Great Things. It’s definitely a page turner and great book but I am also struggling to find time to finish it. I get five minutes here and there but I wish I had an hour to dive deep into the story. I recommend it though. Then I have The Grisha Trilogy to read through. I know I was asking many of you about the kindle v.s. a real book but then realized I have the kindle app on my ipad so don’t need to buy one. Does anyone use the kindle app on the ipad? Only thing I am worried about is the bright glaring screen on my ipad v.s. the dull screen on the kindle to protect my eyes. They are bad enough staring at the computer screen for work all day. Thoughts or advice???
Did you hear all about “Blue Monday?” Well, I got just the thing for you… 10 Ways to Beat January Winter Blues right here. Would love you to watch and let me know how you get through January blues in the comments please???
I have been watching Dexter on Netflix with hubster. He definitely likes it more than I do at the moment but everyone keeps telling me Season 3 it picks up and moves faster. I like drama and fast pace. It’s feeling a little slow at the moment like Breaking Bad did. Trying my hardest to get through Gilmore Girls I could watch it long in the night but I have been working late each night and not having any time to watch tv. I am almost to season two would you believe… so far behind I know. But I also don’t want to rush it. It remind me my family and home so much it almost makes me so happy and so sad in the same emotion while I watch it. If that’s possible.
I will let the kiddos take of the fashion section of this week’s round up because I am just so in love with them twinning in swimming. It’s so hard to find matching shorts to a swim suit for boys and girls. I don’t know why there isn’t more shorts in the same patterns, details or coordinating with swimsuits out there. I know there is high demand for it so someone needs to jump on that idea stat. These were so adorable from Mini Boden and I was so ecstatic when I noticed they did a swimsuit too. I have a few coordinating swimwear for them but loved that these matched perfectly and funny enough the kids went wild when they realized they matched too.
This week I finally took some time to get back in the kitchen. My waistline hasn’t be happy because I just can’t not lick the bowl when I am done baking nor test out the finished results too. I wanted to make a few Valentine’s Day treats to share with you all. First one, is some easy Valentine’s Day bark that I make each year with the kids. It’s quick and they love helping. Second one, is also a fun one for the kids to do, dipping marshmallow pops in sprinkles. I am also working on my first ever four layer Valentine’s Day cake and I am really hoping it looks as pretty as I envision. If I stay on task and get these recipes up for you all the next week or so I also want to share with you my Valentine’s Day blonde brownies. Here is a little sneak peak.
It’s the start of the new year and I want to give back to the readers of my blog. Most of you being parents, I have a special prize for you to WIN this week. It’s the Oxo Tot Perch Booster Seat With Straps, in their new Grey collection. It boosts big kids to dining table height.
“The Perch Booster Seat helps little ones 15 months+ reach the table. Backrest supports tots, and 3-point harness keeps them safe. Booster folds with the push of a button and straps are removable when your tot becomes a big kid (3+, up to 33 lbs). Cushion lifts out and is easy to wipe clean.”
Is your little one ready for the next step at the table? Enter below and share with your friends too. You might not have children yet or know someone that’s having a baby, enter to win it for them. It would make a fab present for a baby shower too. UK residents only! Extra entries available, each day.
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