Festive fun, Christmas decorations & another cosy knit #LittleLoves

Oh my goodness how cold has it been this week? I said it on Instagram and I’m going to say it here – winter has officially arrived. Despite the calendar saying not until December 21st I am calling it as November 27th. It is so chilly willy here, and it snowed on Saturday. It goes without saying that blankets are a necessary accessory these days and oh my goodness am I enjoying cosying up under one or three in the evenings. I just need a new candle and my evenings shall be complete.

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling all festive after this weekend, I didn’t expect to be so it has been a really nice surprise. We hadn’t planned on bringing a tree home on Saturday after visiting the farm but after picking out the one for our snug which is basically where we spend our evenings we simply couldn’t resist. And as the neighbours cannot see this room we thought we’d be under the radar, that was until I posted a picture on IG Stories (of course) and we were outed. Oops.

And so here are this week’s little loves, do you have a cuppa? And a blanket?…


I read an interesting post from Ginger Marketing on how Bloggers should approach companies or PR’s – I thought I’d share it with you as despite not agreeing with all the points Cheryl does share some really good tips on how to pitch and to remember to highlight your value add.


So many things to share with you here. The snow falling as we woke on Saturday morning, it continued to fall as we picked out our Christmas trees which was rather magical indeed. The documentary and interview around the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Ooh they’re so blooming cute and I do love a wedding. The movie Elf amongst others, although this one was quite appropriate given that we are off to see it on Friday evening at The Lowry. And lastly the final edit of a rather exciting video.


This week we have been listening to our Christmas playlist over on Spotify, in the car, at home and at the office. The countdown has begin little loves crew and I am not ashamed to admit it. Bring on the festivities.


There is only one thing I can share with you here this week – George and I have been featured in a Christmas advert with the lovely people over at Trentham Gardens. It all happened really quickly, with the first part shared on their Facebook page today (Thursday). Now for those of you that are regular readers will know that we spend many a day exploring the gardens, I freelance for their website and as locals who have enjoyed the gardens and village for more than 6 years it was so lovely when we started to work together in a professional capacity at the beginning of this year. And when they approached us to be apart of such a magical video I was really touched. And here it is…


The cosiest combination I have in my wardrobe, well actually I lie – I may have purchased another cosy knit this week from H&M and I am so excited to wear it. But for now this was my outfit on Sunday, a midi dress layered with tights and the knit I featured in last week’s post. And so, let me tell you about the new knit, I don’t think I have ever owned as many white jumpers as I do today. I have been admiring a cashmere jumper on Zara for a few weeks however it was a HUGE investment piece – and then I saw a new arrival on the H&M website which despite not being cashmere is so similar and a fraction of the price. I couldn’t resist.

And lastly…

We are off to meet the big fella on Saturday which George is really excited about, this Santa is the real deal you know – one we have visited each year and it always leaves us feeling so festive. And then we are finishing off the Christmas decorations. With two more trees to go and a house to fill with the smell of pine needles and mulled wine I am really looking forward to our little family tradition of popping on the festive songs and dancing around the Christmas tree.


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




  1. 1st December 2017 / 7:58 am

    Your post has made me feel SO festive and I’ve desperately tried to avoid Christmas until I’ve started my shopping. Thanks for linking Cheryl’s post, I always enjoy hearing different points of view and will be checking it out next. Hope you have a fantastic time at Elf! I love The Lowry ♥

    • Life As Our Little Family
      1st December 2017 / 10:27 am

      Oh yay thats good to hear, glad about that! We’ve never been to the Lowry for a concert so quite excited x

  2. 1st December 2017 / 9:16 am

    Oh so festive. It’s happy December and where Xmas is just around the corner. I am so excited this year not sure why but just feel very merry about the holidays. I love this time of year. Love that pink coat as you know it suits you perfectly and that white cardigan is beautiful. Enjoy Elf! #littleloves

    • Life As Our Little Family
      1st December 2017 / 10:26 am

      Thank you sweetie, I am in love with black, white and pink this year x

  3. 1st December 2017 / 11:49 am

    K-A, loving the festive post! Adore your little advert feature! So lovely! The white jumper looks so cosy! Hope you have a wonderful weekend lovely.. P.S LOVE the new blog look!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      1st December 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Aww thank you sweetie, I just thought why not it is Dec 1st! We had so much fun making it, a lot of work but really fun. And thank you I am so glad that you did x

  4. 1st December 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Christmas does seem to have arrived a little earlier this year it’s been hard to wait until Dec 1st to get the music on and start a few festive treats. It’s not been so cold down south and I’m jealous of those who had snow. I like the pastels and creams of your knitwear. Congratulations on your starring performance in the Christmas ad , what a lovely thing to keep and be reminded of George at this age forever. Enjoy your weekend it sounds like it’s going to be very special and festive.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd December 2017 / 7:31 am

      Oh really, its been so blooming cold here in the midlands. Although it does seem warmer this morning so maybe the cold snap has gone for now. have a lovely weekend x

  5. 2nd December 2017 / 8:38 am

    Everyone seems to be getting festive so early this year! We have to wait until after Ella’s birthday on the 7th. I LOVE the little advert for Trentham Gardens – it’s so well deserved lovely and you and George are naturals. Hope you have a fab weekend x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      4th December 2017 / 10:05 am

      Aww well we are always ready to go on Dec 1st, i like to make the most of the month as we drop the decs on December 27th as then move on to celebrating our wedding anniversary, NYE and my birthday.

  6. 4th December 2017 / 9:03 pm

    How lovely to choose your tree in the snow! We even got a bit of snow down on the south coast on Thursday, I couldn’t believe it was actually snowing – hadn’t seen any for a few years thanks to living abroad. That advert is brilliant. I couldn’t think of anyone better to advertise Trentham than you and your gorgeous George. You convinced me long ago I need to visit if I’m ever up your way. Hope you have a great week x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      5th December 2017 / 3:45 pm

      We were very lucky as it hasn’t done that ever before! I am so happy with the advert and its a great memory

  7. 6th December 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Gosh I couldn’t feel more festive now that I have read your post! I love your cream jumper – you absolutely can’t beat H&M for competitive high fashion purchases. I can’t believe that you had snow falling as you chose the christmas tree. How magical. xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th December 2017 / 10:24 am

      Aww yay I am so glad about that as I am feeling oh so festive but so many people seem to be grumpy. I know it really was magical picking out our tree as it snowed x

  8. 7th December 2017 / 1:11 pm

    What a beautifully festive post!!
    I adore the promo video for Trentham Gardens, what a natural George is in front of the camera. Such a little super star. xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th December 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Aww thanks Morgana! This week’s is equally festive 🙂

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