Blog Love #2

Ever since I started blogging, its become second nature to read my favourite blogs, check twitter and to see how they have enjoyed their days on Instagram.  The list grows weekly and I feel I am beginning to know these blogs as people rather than something I am just reading from my computer screen. My blog is nowhere in league with some of my most favourites, but its something I love doing and as long as I keep enjoying it, I will carry on with it.

I have a “blogs I heart” page dedicated to my most favourite but I have decided to do a little feature that showcases them and their blog. The reason being, because my list is endless and I just don’t want to keep adding to it without explanation!  Now I am sorry if this totally embarrasses you, apologies in advance!

This week I am featuring Carie from Space For The Butterflies.

I started reading Carie’s blog when I linked up to her blog hop “What We’re Reading”. I quickly fell in love with Carie’s writing. Her blog is well and truly beautifully written.

Carie blogs about family life with 3 gorgeous children.. Kitty, Elma and most recently the very cute Little Pip. I honestly thought Carie had the perfect family until just over six months ago she posted a picture on Instagram saying she was pregnant with number 3 {if anything is going to get me broody its this!} I read her weekly accounts of updates and It was a delight to follow her through it.. Carrie then went suddenly quiet so I just knew something was brewing and yep… A day later Pip arrived.. And her family is just perfect! Its adorable seeing her girls with their baby brother!

Carrie writes about the daily things, such as lunches out with her girls {before pip of course, but most recently she wrote a post about the family going out as a 5!}, The milestone post about Kitty and Elma {and soon to be Pip no doubt!} Its lovely to read and it gives you a sense of knowing her family just that little bit more..

she takes the most gorgeous photos and links them up with a blog hops such as “Siblings” “Living Arrows” “The Ordinary Moments” and “This Moment” Her children are very photogenic, which is always a good thing! Her photo’s always make me smile and gets me to step back and say wow..

As well as family life, Carie manages to fit in the odd Crochet/knitting into her busy schedule! Most recently creating some gorgeous knits for Little Pip. I am a huge fan of her Ravelry site, she has an amazing collection of socks which she has made! Pretty impressive and slightly jealous that she wears such gorgeous socks!  I managed to get a few tips out of her regarding a very ripply ripple blanket.. I honestly do not know how she fits it all in!

The way Carie writes is really beautiful, its something I only wish I could do, its so eloquently done, whether Carie knows it or not, her blog is truly beautiful in more ways than one…

Carie is up there in my favourite blogs I like to read, and if you have not had a read of Space For Butterflies then you really should, you will fall into it just like I have

Here is a link if you want to go and check out Carie and her amazing blog!

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Next week I will be featuring my second blog love so do pop by and check out who will be featuring!

Conker Picking {The Ordinary Moments}

Every year, we head to our favourite spot and conker pick. The village where we used to live is still a huge part of our lives.. It houses Moo’s school and all her friends live there. It also has a little park which we still go to occasionally.

The husband had an eye appointment at the hospital last week, and as the hospital {half of it} is in the village, we decided to take Moo and H to the park whilst he was busy at the eye clinic.

The park is home to a huge oak tree and every year we go and visit this tree and pick conkers. Its rather early for conkers to drop but we managed to find a small haul and when daddy returned we had a pile of baby conkers.. Autumn is approaching and its a season I absolutely love..

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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Love The Little Things #37

Happy Friday peeps… Another week has passed and its time for another little catch up with all the lovely bloggers that link up with Morgana and their #littleloves

This week has been a blur, its been the first full week of the school run, as much as I love our house I am gutted we do not live within walking distance and I find myself stressing out about parking spaces and being late! H also started play school again, luckily the school and play school are in the same village so in that sense its easy, but I really do not like the driving! Its give and take though I guess!

So with out too much waffling, here a few other things I have been loving..

Read

I have been reading lots this week! Blogs, books, and free newspapers which get popped through my letterbox {it never used to happen!} I have had a total of 15 hours all to myself this week so its allowed me to read! Its been good!!

Watched

MIC which is based it NYC.. I have to be honest, I was not impressed with this series, its rather repetitive.. I am so disappointed in Stevie! What a dog.. and i am fed up of seeing Louise and Alik eating each others faces! enough said!!

I also tuned into the final episode of “In The Club” I managed to watch it whilst waiting for a doctors appointment.. I really enjoyed this series and I am a huge fan of Kay Mellor {The Syndicate is back next year!! yippee}

Scott and Bailey is back too! I love this series and I am so glad its back! Suranne Jones is an amazing actress..

I am so behind on Ray {sorry Morgana! I will catch up soon I promise!!}

Heard

I am totally in love with this song.. Thanks Morgana and Jenny {butwhymummywhy and Letstalkmommy} They have given me the nashville bug and I am eagerly awaiting the next season! But for now I am getting my fix by listening to the cast on Spotify..

Wore

The sun came back out to play this week and the sunnies came out too! Its been so miserable the last few week and Monday and Tuesdays were the best days of the week! peaking at 26°.. I spent it in the garden of course!

Made

I up-cycled a chair {still in progress as the weather has turned!} The previous owners left a cast iron table and single chair, and I took to it like a pro.. I have painted the cast iron legs back to black and I just need to paint the slats.. I am pretty impressed with it! Cannot wait to sit outside with a cuppa and chill in peace!

‘And lastly..’

This week has been a pretty emotional week, for no reason, Ive just felt rather down.. I am hoping its just the back to school blues! It feels strange having 3 hours to myself everyday and I miss the company..

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely butwhymummywhy? for this linky, if you want to join in just click here and read all about how to!

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Blog Love #1

Ever since I started blogging, its become second nature to read my favourite blogs, check twitter and to see how they have enjoyed their days on Instagram.  The list grows weekly and I feel I am beginning to know these blogs as people rather than something I am just reading from my computer screen. My blog is nowhere in league with some of my most favourites, but its something I love doing and as long as I keep enjoying it, I will carry on with it.

I have a “blogs I heart” page dedicated to my most favourite but I have decided to do a little feature that showcases them and their blog. The reason being, because my list is endless and I just don’t want to keep adding to it without explanation!  Now I am sorry if this totally embarrasses you, apologies in advance!

So this week is the lovely Katie over at mummydaddyme

Katie is such a successful blogger and the reason I have chosen her is because, I absolutely LOVE reading about her little family. Lately she has been posting the most gorgeous videos of days out, glamping holidays and also posts about her fitness regime and running, which are so inspiring!

I started reading Katie’s blog when she was pregnant with LL. I started by reading her pregnancy diary, I was hooked from then on in. I’ve watched {or read} all about LL’s milestones. Ive seen Mads {her eldest,} grow from a toddler to a gorgeous little girl.

Just when I though Katie’s blog couldn’t get any better, she uploads a video of Mads 1st interview. I giggled all the way through and it really made me smile. The innocence really comes across in the video. Since then, Katie has made lots more, of days out, birthdays and holidays. They are so well put together and a joy to watch.

Its not just the videos and words that I love about mummydaddymemakesthree. Last year, Katie came up with the  link up The Ordinary Moments and its here that I have found so many more blogs to read, its this link up thats made my list grow. It is also the reason I take more pictures of my children.

Katie’s blog is not just about her family, it covers fitness, home decor, the odd baking post {which always look yummy!} and photography. The majority is family orientated but its lovely to see other parts of Katie, the fitness posts are amazing and even prompted me to get fit! {which I have slacked on!}

Katie is an inspiration and if you have not popped over and seen what she gets up to with her family then you must.

here are a few links if you want to check out Katie and her amazing blog and youtube channel!

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Next week I will be featuring my second blog love so do pop by and check out who will be featuring!

How Does Your Garden Grow? #1

Most of you know we have just moved from a flat and now have a lovely 3 bedroom house with a garden!! I still keep pinching myself that it finally happened!

Gardening is not my forte.. Its been a while since I had a garden and even then I was not in charge of it..

Now we have that oh so lovely outdoor space, I am in love with it, I want to be out there all the time. I have made it a “thing” to have a cup of tea on the little table that was left everyday and although its not a garden as such yet, it soon will be.

Our first job was the garden.. It sloped from the back to the back of the house and it was full of concrete, and high bricked beds. I have no idea about plants, when to plant them and how to care for them {just add water I guess!} This is where the in-laws come in, they have the most gorgeous garden I could only wish for!

So far, we have gutted the whole thing, smashed the concrete up and levelled it all over.. We have had a delivery of a shed, which I lovingly painted yesterday and tomorrow we get a delivery for a wooden climbing frame for the children. We have also received our new paving slabs. It all seems to be coming together.. as of yet we only have two plants we saved, a Fuchsia and another plant {which I have no idea what it is!} I am hoping to fill it with lots of gorgeous plants and really make it into something we have dreamed of…

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Was gutted we couldn’t save this.. Such a pretty flower…

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Before

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During demolition

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After

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The shed… I want it for myself, but apparently its to house garden equipment! Sucks…

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The nameless bush…

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Pretty fuchsias

I am linking up with manneskjur for how does your garden grow..

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Hand Holding {The Ordinary Moments}

As long as they want too, I will always have my hand ready.

H is always asking to hold my hand. Ever since he came out of the pram. Moo has always been Miss independent, but lately she has also been asking. I secretly love it. To feel their tiny hand in mine.

I will always be there to hold their hand, no matter how big, or small…..

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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Love The Little Things #36

Happy Friday peeps… Another week has passed and its time for another little catch up with all the lovely bloggers that link up with Morgana and their #littleloves

I am so late in linking up {well only a day, but still I don’t think I have ever not linked up on a Friday before!}

Its been such a busy week, Moo is back at school and because she started on Thursday my week has been completely thrown! I woke up yesterday thinking it was Wednesday! 

So with out too much waffling, here a few other things I have been loving..

Read

Moo was back to school Thursday and the amount of newsletters that have come home within the last 2 days are astonishing! Her book bag was full on Thursday of dates for the diary and things to sign! It begins again!! 

Watched

The most important thing I watched this week was Moo enter Year 1… I am so shocked at how quickly her reception year went. The night before we compared photo’s of her first day at reception and to how she looked now in her uniform.. Sends a shiver down my spine at how fast its all going… 

But I did watch a few things on TV this week… 

GBBO as usual of course! Also I love a good makeover programme, so and I am so pleased Grand Designs is back! It lets me dream a little of what I would do if I had that kind of money! 

I am also half way through Educating The East End.. I was gripped with Educating Yorkshire and I really hope that its just not a one of school.. I fear that the school which is in the east end, knew what was coming and may play up a little more than they would?! Who knows, I hope I am proven wrong!  

Heard

I am so ashamed to say, I have been bopping away to this… Its rather catchy and I have to admit I love her hair!

Wore

It feels strange saying this, but after spending the week in slobbish clothes due to being in the garden and just getting down right dirty in the mud, its was nice to dress in normal jeans and came for the school run! 

I have to admit, the school run attire stresses me out! Everyone is so prim and proper, and then there is me, standing looking like a complete slob most of the day! I need to loose a few pounds and I may start to feel better about myself and how I look! 

Made

This week we hit the garden hard, and if you follow me on instagram you will have seen a huge transformation! Its coming along really well. We have a climbing frame {its called a Jungle Hut, which houses a wooden house, slide and swing} on Monday and we will be busy for another few weeks out there. Its all in aid of making the garden into something we have dreamed of for years! 

‘And lastly..’

Birthday party season is among us in Moo’s class! She has been back 2 days and already we have 5 invites! Little Miss popular is rather excited about them all! 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely butwhymummywhy? for this linky, if you want to join in just click here and read all about how to!

 

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Phone Invasion {The Ordinary Moments}

Every now and then I will sort my phone photos out. I have to admit, its my main source of a camera. I wish I took my big camera out more often but phones are so much more accessible.

Every now and then I will get a little surprise on my phone. That surprise being Moo. I will get 100’s of funny face photos, and several videos of her pulling silly faces. I actually love flicking through them. Its a nice little reminder of her being a child. I never delete the photos {unless they are blurry} they stay in a file on my computer and its added to weekly!

Its all part of the phone invasion, but its an invasion I particularly love…

she is slightly obsessed with taking a good ole selfie!

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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