Lily Mae




Archer Leo

Happy Mothers day 2017

Just a quick one from me this morning. I'm simply popping on to wish all my fellow parent bloggers a happy Mothers day! We talk a lot about judgemental parents and how they need to stop, but actually, the most judgemental of our own parenting is always ourselves. We need to be kinder to ourselves and each other, we're doing great. May you enjoy spending the day with your little people and have lie ins, and chocolate in abundance.

I also wanted to say Happy mothers day to those mothers who are without their babies today. This day is as much for you too so please don't let anyone make you feel otherwise. I'm sending love to you all.

Mothers day gift guide - Blogging Edition

Did you catch my mothers day gift guide posted earlier on in the week? Well I'm back with a new and improved blogging edition!

Before I started blogging stationary was one of those things I didn't even blink at. I just wasn't interested. However since starting my blog back in 2012 I've become really rather obsessed with all things stationary. To the point where we'll go to Asda for a food shop and I'll spend 90% of my time down the stationary aisle and have to be dragged out, haha. I could look at it for hours. Is it just me?

Here are my top picks of the most useful and quirky stationary around at the moment. All of which are perfect for a mothers day gift!

Little Loves - First shoes, Trashy tv & Oscar Wilde

At last it's Friday! I say at last, it's actually been a very speedy week which has seen us through mortgage appointments, red nose day at nursery, an unusual amount of temper tantrums for the oldest, and a lot of heavy rain..
It's makes this post I wrote about spring last week a bit silly now. 

As of today Arch is officially poorly. Or at least I think he is, he has a temperature and is feeling all sorts of sorry for himself. And why shouldn't he, being poorly is no fun! Talking of no fun, that's exactly what our weekend is probably going to be unless he makes a miraculous recovery over night. Fingers crossed...

Archer at 14 months

This kid! He's a menace. A 14 month old menace! I've slowed down on Archers updates since he turned one, mainly because things aren't changing quite so rapidly. So I'll probably update every couple of months from now on instead. With that being said, a lot has changed since his 12 month update. The main thing being that he's seriously in to everything and it's been taking its toll on my sanity a little of late. But he's also picking things up at such a speed and and its so cool to watch.

First and foremost I have to mention his climbing. Jeez this boy is SUCH a climber. We never had the whole climbing thing with Lily (which by god am I grateful for in hindsight) but Arch seems genuinely convinced that the whole world is his playground. Or more specifically, the whole word is his climbing apparatus. His and his alone.

Weekend Watch - Enjoying the mundane

I'll be honest - Weekends like the one that's just been are usually the weekends that I don't bother to write up. The days that I skip out the weekend watch post. & that's normally because there's just not all that much to write home about. But today I want to write about the mundane, because honestly I'm so damn lucky to get to have these days as my mundane days and I want to remind myself of that more often. Also, these weekend are the days that I want to look back and remember just as much as the doing something new kind of weekends. Days of lazing around in my pyjamas with my little people - simultaneously feeling like I have cabin fever, but also not being arsed enough to actually get up, dressed and do something about it. These days happen a lot. But they're still something to be celebrated as much as the exciting ones, and definitely something to be documented. Because I'll look back on these lazy day's with such fondness, I know I will. 

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Guide

Us mothers - we're simple souls really aren't we? You might be reading this and thinking hey, speak for yourself (!) but I am quite easy to please when it comes to buying gifts if I do say so myself. & to be honest, very stereo-typically girly in a lot of my likes. From candles and phone cases to jewellery and succulents I'll be sharing my top picks over on the blog through out the week. Men if your struggling for some last minute buys before the weekend arrives - look no further ;)

It's the little things - Playing in the garden, at long last

More often than not it's the little things that mean the most to us. That's why The little things linky run by Jodie over at Dear little Daisy and Lauren over at Dilan and Me is so great because it focuses on just that, the little things.

Yesterday was a prime example of something that will seem insignificant to many but actually meant so much.
It was actually the first time we had the french doors open and played out in the garden since last summer. A signifier right here in black and white, or a burst of colour should I say, that what has been the longest winter is finally finally at its end.

Spring is here.

What my kid wore Wednesday #1 - Monochrome mix

Okay first of all - WOW how hard is it to take a flat lay of clothes!? Is it just me? I just spent twenty minutes trying and then promptly gave up. I think I need someone to give me tips! But until that day comes, or until I can figure out how to get my children's clothes all in one frame (seriously?? how?!)  I guess I'm just going to have to do my outfits post flat-lay less so bear with..!

I'm joining in with This Mama Life and The Ordinary Mum for their new What my kid wore Wednesday linky as I'm big into kids fashion these days. It's the only bit of indulgence I let myself have since I never really spend on myself anymore. Not only do I quite literally never have the luxury of time to go shopping by myself I also would much rather my kids look good than me, haha. I'm sure many of you can relate.

Chlobo bracelet review

I'm a big fan of jewellery and always have been. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings. There's not much I don't wear! In fact I'm one of those people that feel weirdly naked without a piece of jewellery on..
I was recently gifted a bracelet from the UK based designer jewellery company Chlobo and asked to choose from their latest range.
Looking through their charm bracelets I actually found it incredibly difficult to choose as there was such a versatile range with many that appealed. I eventually decided on the sun & moon charm and since it arrived I've barely taken it off.

The bracelet itself is very dainty and easy to slip on and off.