Lazy days, Spring flowers & Parents evening #LittleLoves

Once again I find myself wondering where the week has gone. Like most, last weekend whizzed by in a flash – no sooner had it arrived that it was over. I wonder when 5 day weekends and 2 day working weeks will be a thing? We had such a lovely weekend, one filled with lazy starts, buying spring flowers, enjoying a gorgeous family meal and lets not forget those 5 hours I had to myself when the boys went to the football game on Sunday.

This week I am thankful for my boys, for the support they show me when I leave the house before they wake in a morning and how they don’t hold it against me when I’m late home. I am so thankful for all the support and love George’s teachers have shown him since he started Year 1. Our gorgeous boy had the most amazing parents evening which left us both gushing with pride but also so thankful for their love of him too. A little extra money made it’s way into his money box on Wednesday night. George is so excited to have two wobbly teeth, he’s so desperate for them to fall out, we are not! I am willing them to stay in just a little bit longer.

And so here are this week’s little loves…


I have been dipping in and of this month’s Red Mag for most of the week, reading articles and swooning over the fashion pages. I hadn’t realised until Thursday lunch that a photo I shared over on Instagram back in December was picked up, see below – I may have squealed in the office.

But what have I been reading? Mostly the fashion pages, I just love the colours and fabric combinations which are hitting the shops. Mustard, blues and checks – perfect. And lastly a little article on Sarah Jessica Parker, she has been a fashion icon of mine for years, her family values and working mum mentality has continued to inspire me and don’t get me started on her style. I will love this woman always and forever.


We watched the last episodes in this series of Silent Witness and oh my goodness what a tough couple of episodes. Lets just say I won’t be rushing to book a holiday to Mexico any time soon. Mr H and I watched Bad Moms on Friday, a great mix of laugh out loud and hide behind a blanket moments. We also watched The Girl on the Train, to be honest I’m not quite sure what I made of it, certainly not one of my favourites.


A couple of songs have been played on repeat this week. Firstly I have really loved listening to Izzy Bizu’s latest song Talking to You. And then there was Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. I think this song of Ed’s (we’re on first name terms) is so different to his usual sound, it is definitely a favourite on the Spotify playlist.


A hot bath filled with bubbles. I won’t lie there have been no treat foods to share with you this week as I have reverted to my clean eating regime in a bid to get trim for a wedding we have in May. You know when lots of the guests are going to be 10 years younger than you and therefore in there 20’s, add to that no children and therefore no tired eyes and certainly no signs of having a little one. I am determined to feel comfortable and most of all feel confident.


I guess you would call this outfit my mum uniform, its just super comfy and perfect for getting up and down and well, just being a mum. I have also been wearing my new hair do, a little grey/violet toner and a cut and blow dry. if only I could afford to have a blow dry each Saturday morning, wouldn’t that be nice. Our gorgeous boy has been wearing his new big boy hair cut, his choosing and completely styled by him but oh my goodness he looks so much older.

And lastly…

I am so excited to be meeting up with a gorgeous blogger friend this weekend, our littles are going to enjoy a play date whilst we catch up and take lots of photos I am sure! Three years ago when I first carved out this little online space of mine, it never crossed my mind that one day I would have made a few friends along the way.

And lastly lastly – we are so lucky to be working with the National Trust this year and so we are off on a little adventure on Sunday to explore a property we have never visited before. Do you have a favourite NT site?

I have added this post to Morgana’s #LittleLoves over on her blog Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat.



  1. 3rd February 2017 / 8:15 am

    Ah, how lovely about your Instagram photo being shared! Hot bubble baths are such a calming way to end a day. I can imagine how proud you were after parents evening.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. 3rd February 2017 / 8:56 am

    How adorable does Lil G look!! All the hearts! He is such a cutie! love the dungarees! I still want a pair! Love your hair colour, looks gorgoues.. have a wonderful weekend lovely! xxx

  3. 3rd February 2017 / 9:28 am

    Always such beautiful photos over on your blog KA, it’s a pleasure to look and read. Lil G has done amazingly at school and what a handsome fella! I had a tweet featured in Red Magazine not so long ago and my friend even went into Tesco, took out the magazine and photographed herself with it! So funny. I squealed with delight too so can understand your euphoria. The dungarees look fab on you and I’m loving your hair. Have a gorgeous weekend. xx

  4. 3rd February 2017 / 10:03 am

    Glad you finally got that bath you had been dreaming of! George does look so grown up-i am dreading the day LB wants to cut his hair shorter. I keep trying to keep it as long as possible. As soon as I saw Ed Sheeran I had to put it on Spotify to have a listen-ive had such a rubbish stretch with music recently and am trying to listen more. I have the Girl on the Train on my list of films-im part way through the book I have been seriously struggling even though so many people said it was so good. Have a great weekend-i love the National Trust properties near us but don’t have membership anymore. x

  5. 3rd February 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Well done G. I’m a big fan of Sarah Jessica Parker too. My 3 year old is always singing along to taking to you. Enjoy your weekend. We are finally going t9 trentham gardens tomorrow #littleloves

  6. 4th February 2017 / 12:31 pm

    How cool to have your IG pic featured in Red Mag! Love your hair and George’s too, he looks so cute! Good luck with the clean eating, you always look amazing, so with or without it you’ll still be the hottest mama at the wedding! Always lovely to hear such positive things about our little ones during parents evenings isn’t it. Rather jealous you’ll be working with the National Trust, that would be my dream gig, I’m history obsessed and love wandering around their gardens too. Hope you have a fab weekend x

  7. 4th February 2017 / 12:48 pm

    What a busy week! I might watch The Girl on the Train this weekend, although I didn’t love the book I still want to see what all the fuss is about. I always love your photos, they are so vibrant. Fantastic that you got one featured in the magazine, what a lovely surprise. Enjoy your weekend xx

  8. 4th February 2017 / 10:25 pm

    I love Red magazine, I haven’t bought it in an age though.George really is looking very grown up now! Loving your hair. I know what you mean, I would love to have mine done every week too.

  9. 4th February 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Oh that’s so cool that your picture was featured 🙂 As for National Trust favourites – Upton House and Charlecote in Warwickshire and Coleton Fishacre in Devon – they’re all houses I adore 🙂

  10. 5th February 2017 / 6:37 pm

    It’s such a great feeling when something we’ve created has been noticed by someone we admire. I love your photography too especially the photo among the photos and the flowers. #littleloves

    • Life As Our Little Family
      6th February 2017 / 8:43 am

      You’re so right Helena, and thank you so much for your kind words on my photos. x

  11. 5th February 2017 / 9:26 pm

    HUGE Happy Blog Birthday it’s such an amazing, crazy, fun, filled journey to share here online. I started around the same time as you too. I don’t know where I would be without it now even if sometimes I tear my hair out for it too. hahaha Gorgeous outfits as always. Loving the spring flowers and family photo wall. It’s beautiful. #littleloves

    • Life As Our Little Family
      6th February 2017 / 8:43 am

      Oh it is isn’t it, a great journey to be apart of. Aww thank you honey I do love a good outfit. The photo wall is one of my favourite places in the house x

  12. 6th February 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Whoop, 3 years! Well done lovely. Your blog became one of my favourites very soon after you started and I’m so pleased you’re still going and it’s been so successful for you.
    George is growing so fast isn’t it? He seems like such a happy little boy, and it’s wonderful that he’s doing so well at school too xx

    • 6th February 2017 / 2:42 pm

      That should of course say ‘George is growing so fast, isn’t HE’ not it. Oops! xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th February 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Aww thank you thats a lovely thing to say, its been such a great three years but certainly doesn’t feel that long. Oh he is, its so bittersweet seeing him grow up so fast. x

  13. 8th February 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Oh SJP is one of my favourites she is just so stylish! We are big national trust fans in our house making the most of our weekends exploring! #littleloves

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th February 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Mine too! You can’t beat an NT site, although I have found that some are more for children than others

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