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WILDE LIKE ME, LONDON TOWN, PUPPY PAMPERING | LITTLE LOVES 33/52

WILDE LIKE ME, LONDON TOWN, PUPPY PAMPERING | LITTLE LOVES 33/52

Its S A T U R D A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. { a day late for me as my week has been pretty full on!} We have made the most of […]

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

MONTHLY FAVOURITES | AUGUST

MONTHLY FAVOURITES | AUGUST

One of my favourite Vlogs to watch are monthly favourites. I love having the recommendation of something from others. I’ve actually taken up some of the recommended favourites from Vloggers, and they have fast become mine.

I have decided to do a monthly favourites post myself and just maybe {if I decide to add it} there will be a monthly favourites Vlog from non other than me! I have been toying with the idea of Vlogging for quite a while. Not all the time as I am pretty self conscious at how I come across. Just a monthly round up and possibly one other video. Without too much waffling about what could be, here is my favourite items this month.

First up, I have been loving make-up by Barry M. I am not make-up savvy at all and I really don’t know what I am doing most of the time. I literally put in on and hope for the best but I have been using a Barry M Primer, which I am really loving. It primes my skin before the foundation and I am really impressed with the way it goes on and feels. Its not oily and it leaves my skin feeling really smooth and ready for the foundation stage.

Which brings me to my next favourite which is of course a Barry M flawless foundation. I can never ever get foundation right and I always struggle with lines. When I think I have blended it in, I find that the colour just doesn’t sit well with my skin tone. I think I may of found the foundation that works for me and I am loving the feel of both products {the primer} on my skin. I’m liking that I don’t feel like I have a face clogged full of make-up and my skin feels light and not mucky from all the products.

Lastly from Barry M, I am really enjoying this nail varnish. I am a sucker for polish and although I don’t use it on my finger nails I always paint my toenails all year round. I’ve that horrible embarrassing habit of nail biting, so to stop that I use fake nails, which I can’t use on my toes for obvious reasons! My Barry M nail polish collection is quite large but out of all of them, this is my current favourite. The colour is Sprint Finish and it goes on really well. It is part of the speed dry range and it definitely dries quicker than a lot of my other polishes.

I purchased this lovely colour palette from Collection {Boots own range} and I adore the shades. I bought it a few months back and I am really enjoying experimenting with different, darker shades. This palette blends really well when mixed and its really not that heavy on the eye. I don’t buy expensive make-up as its just not something I think I could justify buying. This Collection range is definitely worth the money as does exactly what you expect it to do. 

And Lastly for beauty, I dye my hair. I have always dyed it from as long as I can remember. Unfortunately now the grey hairs have firmly set in I dye it a lot more than I ever have. Its taken me a long time to find a dye that I like and I feel comfortable using. Schwarzkopf is by far the best out there for me. The colours are bright and vibrant and for the best part of 8-10 weeks my hair looks really healthy and glossy. I do find it fades quite quickly and will fade to a red more than a purple. But I love the colour non-the less and would highly recommend using this brand if you wanted to dye your hair at home.

Moving onto clothing and shoes, I bought these gorgeous shoes in July from Office and I am normally a Solillas kind of girl. As soon as the sun comes out my boots get thrown to the back of the wardrobe and I wear them all through Summer and Autumn. I have been swayed though and I have lived in these sandals for weeks. They are really comfy and so on trend. I’ve seen a lot of different variations of them around. I’m kicking myself as I  wish I had purchased the Rose Gold glitter ones but I saw the Gold and grabbed them instantly. The Rose Gold were only available online.

I find they go with everything too, I bought a Denim Pinafore dress from Primark and I love wearing them together. I have wanted a pinafore dress for quite a while and I managed to pick one up for a bargain price. Again, I have been wearing it constantly when the weather has been kind to us. I should of got a full length image but I forgot!

Lastly clothing wise, I have been living in my flamingo print pyjama shorts. Anyone that know me knows I love a flamingo and when I saw them in Primark, I had to snap them up. I have to admit, the top that came with them is quite large as the sizing never matches up. I tend to wear them with a plain vest top. They are super comfy and definitely a favourite of mine this month.

I’ve indulged in one book this month. I have found it really hard to read throughout the summer if I am honest. Finding the time has been difficult and come bedtime I am so tired its the last thing I want to do. I have however, really really enjoyed The Couple Next Door. Its a thriller which I am currently really enjoying as a genre. Ever since I read The Girl On The Train, I have been heading towards the thriller market. This book has you guessing. You do find out early on what happens, but there are quite a few twists and turns to keep you guessing and its a really good read. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but thats just my opinion, I felt it ended rather abruptly! But thats not stopping me from recommending it to others to read!

When this is finished it will be classed as homeware, but for now its an unfinished project. But all the same I am really enjoying being sucked back into the world of crochet. I’ve been making a chevron blanket and I have taken quite a lengthly break from it. This month I picked it up and I am loving being able to find a quite space and hook away.

Lastly I am loving this reed diffuser from Bayliss and Harding. I was bought it for my birthday by a friend and it is by far the best one I have smelt. Its a limited edition Pink Prosecco and Cassis diffuser. Since we bought the dog I am forever buying them and having candles lit around the house. But this particular one currently sits on my bedside table. Its such a beautiful scent. I am on my last bottle, but I am going to have to try and purchase some more!

 

So there you have it, my favourites for August. I have added a video which I recorded. I am very nervous as its my first video I have done alongside the blog, and I think it shows. I’m hoping I get more confident as I go on. I won’t be a regular vlogger, but I thought I would step out of my comfort zone and see where it gets me!

WHAT SKIN CANCER LOOKS LIKE | MY MELANOMA JOURNEY

WHAT SKIN CANCER LOOKS LIKE | MY MELANOMA JOURNEY

I read an article the other day and it made my blood boil. It made me so cross I threw my phone out of my hand and took a few deep breaths. That article was about how British people were parading around on social media, […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

This week I am back with my monthly instalment of my love of blogs. I’ve been reading blogs for so long now its become second nature. I tend to catch up on all my favourite bloggers in bed. One of my favourite things to do […]

ATOMIC BLONDE, NEW ORDER, SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOPPING | LITTLE LOVES 32/52

ATOMIC BLONDE, NEW ORDER, SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOPPING | LITTLE LOVES 32/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

Its been a very busy week here. I have made the most of the glorious weather! Yes the sun has come back out to play and the weather has been beautiful this week. We have the week visiting friends, having play dates and generally getting out and about making the most of the weather.

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

Not much this week. I have not picked my book up. Its been sat on my bedside cabinet for a whole week untouched. I try and read before I go to bed but I have been so tired this week I have crawled into bed and fallen straight to sleep. Must try harder!

 

 

Mr B and I ended up having a rare night to ourselves last weekend and after dropping the kids of and my mum and her husbands Mr B suggested we make the most of our free time. We decided to take ourselves to the cinema. We’ve not been on our own in years, so it was nice to get out and watch a more grown up film! We were both unsure what to watch but both agreed on Atomic Blonde, I had no clue what it was about! I am so glad we did watch it as it was bloody brilliant. The reviews are fantastic and if you get a chance to see it then I would highly recommend! Charlize Theron is an excellent actress!

I also watched Katie’s {mummydaddyme} new vlog. It was a DITL on holiday. Katie said in a tweet  that it was one of her best videos that she had edited and I agree. I loved the drone captures. It was a really good DITL. If you have not seen it I have added it below.

The above film has an incredible soundtrack so I have been listening to that most days. The trailer music which is played throughout the film had me tapping my feet on the floor. Electronic at its best..

 

Nothing to shout about, a bit of a mixture. I feel like I overdressed for the season and I end up struggling in the heat. The mornings have been pretty chilly so I’ve putting jeans on, then by 11 its a scorcher and I am stuck getting hot!

 

We made some money by selling all of G and H’s old toys. We decided on doing a boot sale would be our best bet and surprisingly we did really well. All proceeds went to G and H as most of it was their stuff. We spent literally about 10 minutes flittering it away in the toyshop the next day!

This week we also made the attempt to get out and do all the school uniform shopping. I can safely say we managed it without too many arguments. Everything is sorted and all I have to do is the task of labelling it all. I normally al the person to leave it to the last minute. But I feel a lot more organised this year!

I have been making a conscious effort to walk the dog and interact with other dog walkers. Fleur loves the attention and I like to have some quiet time. I am not an overly confident person, but when someone talks to you about dogs and puppies, its quite easy to fall into the conversation. Its all I seem to do now!

 

We have a quiet few days which I am really looking forward to. We have plans for Sunday but today and tomorrow we have nothing set in the calendar so we are going to be taking it slow and enjoying the slower paced days.

I have started a weekly Mini-Series called For The Love Of, I know a few people have read it and said they like the idea of it being a linky!  If you would like to share with me what you have been enjoying, next weeks topic is Blogs, just pick three bloggers your loving this month and write a brief description about it. I am always looking for new blogs to read, so if you want to join in you can! The topics change weekly from Vlogs, Blogs, Instagram and TV.. If its your thing I would love to see you link up!

What ever your up to, have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR WALLS FOR PAINTING

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR WALLS FOR PAINTING

As you know we have had a huge renovation of our home. We are 3 years in and its finally becoming a home to us. We have done a fair amount of work decoration wise and I feel like I am a dab hand now […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week I am blogging about my love of Vlogs and what I have been watching this past month, so here is my top three TV Vloggers this month. You can join in by […]

SUMMER RETURNS, BARRY M, CROCHET | LITTLE LOVES 31/52

SUMMER RETURNS, BARRY M, CROCHET | LITTLE LOVES 31/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its slightly different this week {and for the next few} as Morgana is taking a well earned break. I have decided to continue with the posts as I really enjoy writing them up and reflecting on my week. Morgana will be back on the 25th August if you want to link back up with her.

Its been a very busy week here. I have made the most of the glorious weather! Yes the sun has come back out to play and the weather has been beautiful this week. We have spent most of the week out and about visiting friends and making trips to the coast. Picnics have been our go-to lunch and I am sorry to say goodbye to this week as its been so lovely.

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

Again I have slacked on reading this week. I go through moments where I can be glued to a book and then I can not pick one up in weeks. I have a huge pile I want to read and I just feel like I have no time at the moment. By the time bedtime rolls around I am so tired, all I want to do is sleep. I always tend to read a lot more when G and H are at school as I often take a book with me for the school pick-up!

 

Right, I have watched three completely mind blowing programmes this read *please read that with sarcasm* First up, Botched. I binged watched the series that is currently showing on TLC. This programme is quite addictive and I am always so interested to see the final result. Some are just horrendous botched work and most definitely need the work to fix it, but others are just all about being bigger and better, which quite frankly is never a good look!

Secondly, I watched a programme whilst cooking dinner this week and I fell into it, I personally wouldn’t recommend it as I find myself screaming at how self centred these people are {one in particular}. I came across it on ITVBe and its called Yummie Mummies. Its a reality TV programme about 4 Australian rich pregnant women. I watched the first episode to see how the other half live, I ended up watching all three episode available online and I am flabbergasted that people are actually like that!

Thirdly I watched Body Fixers. If you watched Tattoo Fixers then you will know the setup of the programme. Its basically people who have an issue with their bodies from being too pale, to wanting to tone down the drag look. Again, its trashy TV at its best. Not a patch on the original format Tattoo Fixers, but when you have nothing to watch whilst getting dinner ready, it passes the time!

 

We have had a lovely week, and both G and H have been really well behaved, Its not to say I have not heard a lot of bickering. G’s favourite thing at the moment is to wind H up. Which results in a few arguments and “She did this” or “He did that”. Sometimes I wish I could bury my head and not have to deal with the sibling arguments!

I managed to whip out the summer clothes again. The weather has been really up and down over the past few weeks and this week we had such a lovely spell of beautiful sunshine. I have mostly been in dresses. Its been so nice to not to have to wrap up.

One thing I love about summer is being able to get your feet out. After they have been wrapped up in socks all winter its good to get the summer air to them. I hate my feet with a passion, but I do love painting my toes. I am currently loving this Barry M nail varnish, colour Sprint Finish. Its a deep purple and goes on so smoothly.

 

Last weekend I picked something up I have not picked up in months {possible a year!} I go through moments where I will Crochet non-stop for weeks and then I have a break. Its been well overdue but I continued with my chevron blanket and I could not be happier about it. I miss taking the time out to have some me time and doing things that make me happy. Crochet definitely makes me happy.

Last week G and H spent the morning making Fairy Cakes. We had a day where we wasn’t particulay busy. I decided to get all the ingredients together and let them take control. It took some self control on my part to let them loose, but they came out really well and they were rather tasty! I have two eager bakers on my hands. Unfortunately no photos were taken as they really didn’t last long once out of the oven and decorated!

Like last week, we have a very busy week ahead of us. This weekend G and H are staying at my mums. Mr B and I are up early to do a boot sale. We have so many old toys that we need to get rid of. Any money made we agreed we would give to G and H. Monday we have set aside to get all the school uniform shop done. Not too sure how the kids will take to being dragged round the shops! BUT if they behave then they can spend there earnings from the boot sale. We have a few play dates and a day out at the beach. The weather is looking like its going to be lovely so we are definitely going to make the most of it!

On another note:

I have started a weekly Mini-Series called For The Love Of, I know a few people have read it and said they like the idea of it being a linky!  If you would like to share with me what you have been enjoying, next weeks topic is Vlogs, just pick three channels your loving this month and write a brief description about it. I am always looking for new Youtube channels to watch, so if you want to join in you can! The topics change weekly from Vlogs, Blogs, Instagram and TV.. If its your thing I would love to see you link up!

What ever your up to, have a wonderful weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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CREATING A LIGHT AIRY OFFICE WITH VELUX WINDOWS

CREATING A LIGHT AIRY OFFICE WITH VELUX WINDOWS

When we moved into our house, we had the perfect room for a small office. I say office, I mean man-room! I wanted a crafty, blogging room but Mr B has far too many toys he wanted on display. My dream of a space where […]