Well, how has your week been? It has been the usual mayhem round here. And one day of sunshine and actual heat thrown in there, just to confuse us all into thinking that it's time to paint our toes and retrieve the fake tan.
And then rain again. Love our weather.
Anyhow, today, as usual, I'm linked up with the lovely butwhymummywhy for Friday #littleloves. If you are a new reader (*if you are, hello! How are you?) get yourself over to hers for a cuppa, and to have a read at the other lovely blogs linking up.
So, this week the little things that we have:
Some great Blog love for you this week. First up is our lovely host herself...
butwhymummywhy - A letter to my mum - the words I wish I could say. Morgana has written such a touching tribute to her mum. Her words are honest, and really beautifully put. It is such a moving post, but I really admire her courage, and the gorgeous way she has described how she feels.
Hurrah for Gin - Parenting Propaganda. Such a hilarious post on Topsy and Tim's reinvention for the CBeebies generation. If you have children of a certain age, you will totally appreciate how Katie feels. I giggled and nodded my way through this one, and totally share her fascination with the 'new house'. They'll move some day folks, and I for one WILL be there to see it!
And we popped up in a few places on the inter web last week too! Seeing LATLW appear on other blogs and websites always makes me smile. For such a new little blog (with a writer who doubts herself about every five minutes!) I do take such encouragement from a little mention here and there.
Last week you could find us on BritMums, in both their Newbie Round Up and Monthly Interiors Edit (the Little Wood kitchen made a star appearance). We were also featured on the wonderful 3 children and It's Friday favourites. I adore Suzanne's blog, and when I got the tweet to say that we were mentioned, well, to say that I was delighted is an understatement. Thanks Suz!
Miranda - Oh, she was brilliant! Really hilarious, and despite missing half an hour due to a total traffic cock-up at the venue, Mr M and I still had a great night. I love that her humour is so innocent - the audience had both children and pensioners in it - and her happiness is infectious. I'm all for a bit of wry, sarcastic humour (I know, you'd never have guessed!) but sometimes a little bit of silliness is really the best medicine!
In other news, we've also been pretty hooked on The Blacklist. We've been watching this for a while now, but the storyline has taken a bit of a twist, and it's getting really good! Sort of cop drama, but with a double agent kind've feel - you are never quite sure who is good and who is bad!
Oh, and a Phil and Philomena update ( don't roll your eyes, I know you were waiting for it!) - Well, they both still appear to have avoided the foxes (I find myself concerned for their wellbeing, and check for them while I'm cleaning my teeth in the morning.)
The father-in-law informed me this week though that Philomena is, in fact, Paul.
Hey, you'll find no prejudice here - they look very happy together, and love is all you need folks. Love is all you need.
After reading a million beauty reviews on it, I finally bit the bullet and bought Benefit's new product Gimme Brow. And I can report that I have been really liking it! It comes in two colours (I opted for the medium to dark), and looks like a mini mascara. I did find it a tiny bit fiddly to use at first, but think I've got the hang of it now. And the formulation is great (as you would expect from Benefit). It fills out existing hair, and clings to skin too, so patch free coverage that lasts all day. I'm sold!
Lordy, check out those wrinkles! Even an Instagram filter can't disguise those bad boys!
Soda Focaccia - I did a little tutorial on this the other day (here, if you missed it). It really is the easiest recipe, and always seems to be a winner in our house. Eva did the honours this week, while I snapped the pictures. Her bread turned out delicious, and I love, love, love the photos of her making it!
A cushion fort! - because some days just require one.
More sidebar tweaks - I'm almost there with the blog design. This past week I have sorted my archive out (have a little click on the doodles and check it out!) I'm really pleased with how it's all looking, and considering that three months ago Mr M and I had no clue about this blogging world, I think we've done OK. Of course, the total perfectionist in me has ideas up her sleeve for other things too. I asked Mr M about them the other day though, and he paled a little and told me that he might need to do a University course in programming first. That's perhaps a little extreme. I'll maybe shelve those ones for now.
Looking forward to our mini-moon - I wrote about our weekend trip away here. So excited - I'll fill you in next week.
Mother's Day surprises - beautiful cards and handmade gifts from my little ones, which I will treasure always. They were so excited to give me them, bless them. And the Mr did well by choosing (after a minimal amount of hinting) the Michael Kors iPad sleeve that I had been lusting after. Aww, thanks kiddos!
A Beautiful Mess app - I've recently discovered this lovely photo editing app. I have read Emma and Elsie's blog for a while, and decided to give this a whirl. If you were wondering how I put the writing and doodles on my photos, well, this is it. Much easier than the whole Photoshop process, and prettier too!
And that's us for this lovely little week chickadees! I'm off to pack for our weekend trip. I'll see you Monday though for a catch up between loads of washing :) Have a great weekend!
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