Another week has come and gone and while February went so slow March is making up for it by flying at the speed of light. I truly believe this is the start of this year going by in a flash with some many upcoming plans. My momma will be here so very soon which is huge. She hasn’t been here since MM was born so I truly can’t wait.
It’s been a busy week of laundry with two sick babies but there was still time to love a few things too. Here is my #littleloves.
Over the weekend I had so R&R time to read a real book. Yes, finally got my hands on one thanks to your beautiful host Morgana. I am half way through but it’s a witty and delightful read. Highly recommend it for chic lit lovers.
Breathing… or lack there of. I know that’s a cop out for this week but with croup it’s all about listening to their breathing. I can’t count the number of times I ran from both kids bedrooms this week with a drink of water, an inhaler, and calpol in my hand to make sure they were ok and breathing safely. We even had a trip to the emergency doctors for my son croup is asthma’s nemesis. It wasn’t something I expected to come home to from a long weekend with the girls. Talk about the guilt I felt on a high from my spa weekend to driving home on the last day like a mad woman worried about them being so ill without me there to cuddle and tell them it would be ok. We are hearing clearer breathing now and hopefully on the mend.
The funniest video I have made thus far in my vlogging short life but it happens to be with the best crew so that always helps. A little game of “Who Is Most Likely To…” Come learn all our corks, secrets, and admissions from Butwhymummy, DearBeautiful, Katie Ellison and myself.
I have long loved the t-bar type shoes for Missy Moo’s little feet. There is something so cute and adorable about them. She has had a few pairs in the past that have lasted her ages. I was ever so excited to team up with Charles Clinkard and test out these plus pink t-bar Startrite shoes.
I was impressed with the quality of the shoe, its padded soles for comfort, and the buckle was easy to open and close. I think though Missy Moo was the one that was truly impressed. She wouldn’t stop looking and pointing at her new shoes everywhere we went. “Shoes” she shouted in the Starbucks line. “Shoes” she shouted in the grocery store. I almost regretted testing them out on errand day. To say she loved them is an understatement.
She has worn them nonstop this week. They definitely have become her go to shoe for days out and errand running. I love the detail on the toe and it also allows her little feet to breath. She may be a princess but kids get sweaty feet let’s admit that and it makes them perfect for Spring / Summer time. She still has a little room to grow so they will be perfect for our upcoming trip to France and Spain.
I haven’t been in the kitchen much this week. It was more of a catch up and dealing with two little ones who had croup and very bad colds. I think I may have slept one night out of the entire week without getting up and going into one of them. It was tough. But I did get a chance to create these awesome Pop Book photobooks using a new app. I am not just raving about it as I already did that in my official review but I am lazy and don’t have time to sit and design photobooks and was so impressed with how fast I did these two books. I love the idea that I can print mini photo albums each month of my favorite instagram photos or iphone captures and at such a cheap price it’s worth it. Then I will have a whole collection at the end of the year both of the kids and my food styling to pour over. (pst.. click the review link to enter the giveaway.. five lucky winners).
I have talked about how blogging has changed my life and making friends online before but this past weekend really was something more for me than just that. I went on my very first girlie spa weekend away from the kids with three other ‘real life” blogger friends. Living as an expat in England hasn’t always been the easiest and since having babies it only made it that much harder being so far from family. After eight years I have made a handful of friends, but blogging has brought me a group of ladies that not only get the family life, the everyday life but get the blogging life too. That is rare. They get, understand, and experience all the same aspects of life that I do and we share so much in common between the four of us, it is the best feeling in the world being around them. We motivate each other. We inspire each other. We make each other laugh uncontrollably (just see video above). I have never felt that in a group of ladies. I truly can say this past weekend felt so great to let my hair down and have a break from work, the house, kids and people depending on me. I got to stay up late, eat bad (good) food, have a drink (or few) and do what I wanted, when I wanted. I can’t thank the girls enough for everything. I never thought starting my blog would go further than documenting my family memories! They have made being in England a whole different experience now. Friendships in life are so important. I say, “good friends are rare gems, treat them like one!”
Linking up with lovely Butwhymummywhy for #littleloves
*we were sent these startrite shoes but all opinions are my own.