It’s Friday! I rather think I should be jumping for joy and celebrating the weekend but sadly I just don’t care this week. I got the blues. It’s not really a weekend to me ever anyways. I still have my two crazy toddlers with me, making a mess and climbing all over me. I still have cooking, cleaning and house work to do. Weekends don’t really differ except the fact Mr P is around. While I am grateful for another set of hands lately I have been feeling blue. I blame hayfever but I can’t quite pin point my blues. I have never suffering from hayfever until now. It’s crippling. I think my lack of exercise hasn’t help. It just shows you that exercise really does boost your energy and feelings. I need to get back into it with my healthy eating too.
So I am focusing on the positives today and trying to look forward to a nice weekend with the kids. And pull myself out of this funk!
I vouched this year I would get back to reading more “real” books. One of my favorite things to do is go to the bookstore and spend hours browsing the books for a good read. Unfortunately, I no longer get this pleasure of searching for the best book to read with two toddlers in tow. Lately, I have had to order my books online and whip them up while grocery shopping. Let’s just say my luck has been awful. So the other day I wanted to break this stream of crappy book buying. The last four books I have read have been just ok. Ok even some of them down right not my kind of book and I didn’t finish it. I have never not finished in book before. This week I braved the bookstore with my children,thinking if I buy them each a book they could entertain themselves while I browsed like the good old days. Oh, silly me!!! They both were fighting and screaming within minutes and changing their minds on their own choices every other second. This caused me to grab this book below from the recommended list and run for the tills. What a mistake! I read about 20 pages and the amount of f bombs, c words, and slang was atrocious. It sounds like a good story line, a lady growing up rough and reinvented herself and going on to be very successful. I don’t know where I should just skip a few chapters or toughen up and finish it??? Verdict still out!
Have you heard? We have huge news here at Let’s Talk Mommy. No, I am not pregnant sorry. I am ever so excited, grateful, honored, shocked and amazed that I have been SHORTLISTED for the Bibs 2015 Video award. I never thought my videos ever were watched, let alone being recognized for them. I still can’t believe it. I am up against so many amazing established video bloggers too. What an honor! Just making it this far is a great feeling and I have to thank all my readers for voting for LTM. If you have a spare moment I would love your help once more in getting me to the finals.
I had the pleasure to interview the lovely Dear Beautiful for my April’s Bloggers Insight interview. She was so lovely to interview and really made me feel comfortable. It’s probably the first video I finally felt at ease in front of the camera. I guess that comes with practice and doing more interviews. Lucy is full of knowledge and so lovely of her to share it with all of us. Thank you Lucy!
As we approach our next holiday to Spain and prepare for our two months in America I have been scoping out the online shops as much as possible for great summer wear and clothes for our trips. It’s been forever since I had a big shopping spree for myself for summer. The last four summers I have either been pregnant, breastfeeding, pregnant again, and breastfeeding again and therefore my wardrobe hasn’t been the most stylish but more what was easy and comfortable. I got this dress below at Asos and I love a good bargain. I use fashion discount codes for my online shopping to get the best deal. If you are a huge online shopper like me, it’s worth it to always check out voucher sites for discount codes like Fashion Bean. It really has all the popular online retailers listed.
This week we are eating a lot more salads and spinach and cutting out some carbs. Most of our dinners full packed full of carbs and sauces in jars. On our mission to eating cleaner and healthier we have been trying different things out. We love our beef tacos and though why not make it into a salad and cut the tortilla out. We added some radishes to give it a kick too. Here’s my Beef & Radish Summer Salad recipe.
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Potty Mouthed Mummy says
Oh that dress is gorgeous and you look amazing! That book is on my reading list (which is pages long at this point ha ha). Well done on the BIBS, exciting times!! xx
Thanks Sian you are too kind. It’s a good fit to hide my tum tum. lol The book I haven’t decided to finish and truck through it or not. I am never good with a book that cusses 24/7 but heard its worth it so I will try. Thanks I am still shocked on the video category! lol
Jenny, that dress is gorgeous, and you look amazing in it! I have not picked up a bit in months and I am eager to divulge in a really good book., like you say, its hard to spend hours in the bookstore with 2 children in tow! Lovely round up this week.. Have a wonderful weekend xx
Thanks hunny. I long for those lazy cafe and bookstore days for sure again. Hahaha
Sarah christie says
Ah Jenny sorry you are having a bad week, hay fever is awful, my eyes have beed streaming on and off for 2 weeks. Your dress is beautiful it looks great. And congratulations on the BiBs it is so well deserved you are amazing xxx
Thanks Sarah you are too sweet to me hunny. Never had it before but hayfever is crippling. My eyes are on fire and feels like my head is going to explode. Grrr pollen. Lol
Life at the Little Wood says
Oh Jenny i totally get the feeling blue!! I think it’s the weird weather coupled with not feeling just right too (i have been having terrible hayfever as well!) So excited for your BiBs shortlisting. You are a perfect candidate for it! Keeping everything crossed that you are in the finals (I’m certain you will be!) Xxx
Oh you are too kind to me hunny you the truly are. I hope it’s just the hayfever although I have never had it before and now it’s absolutely crippling me.
My Two Mums says
Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling blue. I had a period for that for a few weeks and am thankfully seeing the light again now. I hope you see the light again soon. Best of luck with the Bibs, we hope you make the final 🙂
Oh thanks hunny for your lovely comments. I hope so too. Can’t really pinpoint it. I hate it because I am used a really bubbly person and I don’t like to feel the opposite way. Have had a lot on. Just need to slow down and enjoy the little moments.
Life With Munchers says
Exciting times! I’ll have my fingers crossed for your bibs! Sorry that you’re feeling a bit blah. With exciting trips coming up, hopefully you’ll pick up. I used to take spatone to give me a boost when I was run down…it does help. Hope you have a great weekend xx
Hi Jenny, I really hope you feel a bit better soon. There has been something going around at our house too and it just makes you feel miserable. The dress is gorgeous, I love ASOS for great deals. Also, congratulations on the Bibs shortlisting….fingers crossed! 🙂 xx
Mel @mydaysni says
Congratulations on The Bibs! You work really hard on your blog/vlog and deserve it! You also look fab in that dress! What a shame about the book, it looks good, but I guess looks certainly aren’t everything! Have a great week!
Charlotte @ Educating Elsa says
That salad looks yummy, even though I don’t eat beef! I love tacos so I might try making that salad but with turkey mince instead.
You look amazing in that dress! It’s lovely.
Have a great weekend xxx
Esther @ Inside Out and About says
Jenny! Really, really well done on your nomination! You must have been totally thrilled! I”m SO happy for you! Thank you for the online shopping tip. I had no idea about the discount codes. That salad looks scrummy! Have a lovely weekend and I hope you feel a little better xx
If I could whistle I would at that outfit – you look incredible! So glamorous! The interview was lovely too, I’ll never get into video but great to hear all about behind the scenes. Have a great weekend lovely x
Maria Noell says
Oh no lovely! I hear you… dragging two little ones around- especially to the book shop (Ah I miss that place!) is tough work. I hope you have a lovely, positive weekend with your family and p.s. that dress looks amazing 🙂
x Maria x
Thanks Maria. It’s very comfortable too if you would believe. I know what was I thinking going to the bookstore with two tots but that’s my life have to take them everywhere. So I am trucking through the book see if it turns around. lol Never know might be a good one.
gemma @ gemslittletreasures says
Wow you look stunning In That dress! What a buy! And the salad looks rather scrummy!
Sorry you’ve been feeling down in the dumps and I’m hoping you feel a bit better soon x have a good weekend x
Thanks Gemma so lovely of you to say. I love a good buy! lol I have already got my money out of it wearing it a few big dos lately.
Jenny you look AMAZING in that dress! It’s gorgeous. Sorry you’re feeling down this week, I know what you mean though about the weekend being the same as the other 5 days of your week, it’s the same here. I got hay fever as an adult too! It’s really horrible and now I know what everyone else always complained about!
Hope you have a good weekend – make sure you sneak off for some time away from the kids and relax for a bit x
Thank you so much lovely. Yes I always thought a little itchiness isn’t that bad, oh my I am SOOO wrong. Have a great weekend yourself.
Congratulations on the nomination- and the fantastic dress! I hope things come together for you and you find a little time for you… and I hope the page-turner finds its way to you soon. x
Thank you Debbie, it’s such an honor just to be shortlisted. So happy! I think that’s the key I don’t take much me time and I can get overwhelmed and take too much on easily.
Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations says
I’d be so with you on that book Jenny… Somehow reading those words is so much more horrible even than hearing them!! So pleased for you on your shortlisting. Very much deserved! Sorry to hear you’re feeling a bit low. Sometimes I get weeks like that and there’s no explanation for it! We’re funny old creatures! Lovely #littleloves roundup!xx
Thank you so very much. I am really happy to even get shortlisted no matter what happens now. I am the same Claire sometimes it’s no specific thing just tired and run down and blue sometimes. Then am absolutely fine. lol We really are funny creatures. Love that. Thanks.
Carol Cameleon says
It’s dire when you pick up a book and just don’t ‘get it’! I’ve had the opposite problem… I’m reading a fab book at the mo. (‘Elizabeth is Missing’ – I forget the author…) but I’m oh so busy with blogging and general life that I’ve been lucky to snatch 5 mins here and there… Perserverence I suppose!
Oh I never can put a good book down. It’s like candy to me. I will stay up all night just to finish it and then you know it was all worth it and a great read. That’s usually how I read and this one I just can’t get pulled into it.
Morgana @ butwhymummywhy says
You look gorgeous in that outfit, it really suits you.
Sorry you’ve not had much luck with books, I’d lend you some of mine but as I love Caitln Moran I fear we have very different taste in books!
Looking forward to seeing you at the weekend xx
Thank you hunny. I am so looking forward to tomorrow night. We will have a great time. I do think we like different style books for sure. Hahaha my own book probably won’t be your thing but don’t let me forget to give you your copy tomorrow. 🙂
Michelle Evans says
Oh no, dear! I understand… It’s exhausting dragging two small children around, especially to the bookstore (Oh, how I miss that place!). I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family, and p.s. that dress is stunning.