Friday, 25 September 2015

Little Loves

Oh how, how, HOW is it Friday again already??! It's been madness and mayhem around here with pick-up times changing for Ava... This week concludes the transition period, and as of next week, my biggest little girl will be full time in school!

Oh help!

Anyway... Our little week in a nutshell!

Read



Lots of lovely blog posts! I've read very little else to be honest! I loved Suzanne's top tips for parents of school starters called Now you're a school Mum. A worthwhile read for anyone who wants to know how to get the playground etiquette right! I've also been soaking up the wisdom of the lovely Sarah over at Clover Lane... As a mother of 6, and twenty years into parenting, her Toddler Tips series has been like gold dust! I highly recommend. I've also been loving the fact that I'm clearly not the only blogger out there who enjoys all things autumn... Rachel's post Autumn in the Home had me practically swooning! How cute is her leaf bunting??!


The one book I have dipped into, is my lovely friend Lisa's new publication "Easy on the Eyes". If you're after some eye make-up inspiration, this is the book for you! Lisa lays everything out simply and step by step so that even I began to think I could try some of her ideas out! A fab book! You can buy Lisa's book here. It is so ridiculously exciting!


Watched

Downton! Enough said!!!



Heard

This little guy...


He is cooing and chatting and giggling all the time! Honestly, I think we have a real chatterbox on our hands! I just love this age - chunky thighs, baby rolls and cute giggles!

Wore

I've been loving this illuminous nail polish that my friend Shona got me for my birthday! It's just fun and vibrant and a little bit wacky! I've been making the most of it as I think it's time now to tone down for some more muted autumnal colours!


Also hairstyles... As always! But there's an exciting new development. I finally wrote the post some of you had been asking for! If you want to snazz up your little ladies hairstyles but feel like you're utterly useless, then this is the post for you! Seriously, I have always been utterly hopeless with hair, but it's been so much fun trying some new hairstyles out on my little ladies... And YouTube tutorials are just the best! Check out the post ten lovely little girl hairstyles here!



Made

This one feels a bit wrong, but we have started planning for a Christmas Craft evening that our church hosts every year. This year, I'm going to be running a Rag Wreath workshop, so of course I had to go home and try it out! I am SO pleased with this one, and it was so quick and easy, that I'm going to throw an autumnal one together too... Tutorial coming your way!



And lastly...
I have love getting in the autumnal mood this week. On Tuesday afternoon, I whipped out my autumn decorations in preparation for the official start of autumn on Wednesday. I just love these autumn colours and smells... I'm a sucker for scented candles, and during the autumn and winter I just go crazy for them! Do any of you decorate for the season?


This weekend is a busy one for us... It's Dave's birthday tomorrow, and we're looking forward to hosting a houseful for that, and perhaps a sneaky takeaway in the evening...

I can't wait!

What are you all up to this weekend?


19 comments:

  1. Love reading! Enjoy the weekend!😀

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    1. Thank you Magni... We will, I'm sure!

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  2. I stopped watching Downton a while back, kind of regret it! I adore all the wonderful things you can do with hair!

    He's so cute! That's the best sort of sounds to listen to. Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Ah yes... I think there was a series in the middle somewhere that I didn't live as much and almost gave up... So glad I didn't though!

      He is rather cute, I think I'm possibly biased though!

      Happy weekend!

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  3. Ive got to check out the hairstyling post! I am useless and Moo will not let me do anything to her as I mess up ALL the time! Lovely round up of littleloves this week! Have a wonderful weekend x

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    1. Oh! Enjoy! Let me know if you have any success!

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  4. What a cute little baby! and love the hair styles on your little girl. My daughter has curls that feel like they will never be lomg enough to do anything with! Thank you for the blog recommendations. Some are new to me but that toddler one looks perfect as my 2 year old is going through a testing phase. Love the autumn decorating ideas from you and your blog recommendations. I don't know if it is having a two year old or just a new bigger house but for the first time I'd like to do something autumnal in our home. I've also started the christmas crafting with an advent calendar, best to start early I say!

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    1. Curls are tricky... I won't pretend is have a clue what to do with them! Lol. The Clover Lane blog is fab... Happy perusing!x

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  5. I love your Christmas wreath. I'd like to see your autumn one. I'm starting to decorate for autumn, we're going foraging for acorns this weekend. A pumpkin scented candle sounds just delicious. I hope your OH has a lovely birthday weekend and you enjoy your takeaway x

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  6. Ooh are you going to be selling those rag wreaths in your shop Claire? They are FAB but I know I'd be hopeless at actually making one. Love the photo of Jonas, he has such a cheeky look in his eyes. Have a great week xx

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  7. Lovely hairstyles and what a gorgeous baby! That book looks really good too. I've been watching YouTube tutorials to get a few ideas recently. Will have to check out your hair tutorials now :-) #LittleLoves love Noah & the Girls

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  8. I just have to check out all those hair styles, I've said before how rubbish I am with hair so this is just what I need!
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  9. I'm saving your hairstyles post for a morning when I have Kitty with me to sit and play hair - it's going to be so much fun. And I'm very tempted by the eyes book after having some amazing makeup done at the MADs :)

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  10. Sweet, sweet, sweet picture of your little boy!!! and what gorgeous hairstyles...if I ever have a girl! ;) I've been thinking about Christmas crafts too - it's not to early and I love your rag wreath. It's fabulous! xx

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  11. Sweet, sweet, sweet picture of your little boy!!! and what gorgeous hairstyles...if I ever have a girl! ;) I've been thinking about Christmas crafts too - it's not to early and I love your rag wreath. It's fabulous! xx

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  12. The girls hair pics are amazing, some days I have a nightmare just trying to sot my little boys hair sticking up in every direction. I love Autumn scented candles more than anything, the smells are just amazing. xxx

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  13. Some lovely hairstyles there. when I was little I wished for a sister with long hair so that I could spend ages plaiting and braiding it in ways I couldn't manage with my own. Now as an adult I still harbour a secret wish for a daughter with long hair that I could style like this. since it's not going to happen, perhaps I need to get one of those Girl's World heads or something!

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  14. How have you not eaten that wee face?? Gorgeous! Love that wreath... I've been stariting to think about our advent adventure this year so I'm looking forward to the tutorial x

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  15. Lovely post Claire and thank you so much for sharing mine. Those hairstyles are the cutest, how ever to you find the time?! And I'm most impressed that you're still painting your nails, even with a new baby in tow :) x

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