Friday, April 11, 2014

Love The Little Things, Week 15

It's been a while since I joined in with butwhymummywhy's Love the Little Things, so I thought I would join in this week.
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 I have been reading cook books a lot over the past couple of weeks. I am really liking the Hairy Dieters books and just downloaded the next one on to my kindle. I love their recipes and I am by no means a dieter! But they are really tasty and use healthier alternative ingredients. So far, I've made their paprika chicken, chicken jalfrezi and crispy chicken (you can see a bit of a chicken theme developing here, haha). Next to try is their Ham and chicken tangle pie. I've also been making an effort to try and read more new blogs. I am really loving:

Life At The Little Wood
Morethantoast
notafrumpymum

Watched

Not a lot this week. Although the step-daughter and I are still loving One Born Every Minute. She isn't with us on a Monday night, so I record it and save it for Tuesday when she stays with us. We watch it together with bags of nibbles!

Wore

Still loving my Hello Apparel Jumper from Southwood Stores. I also came across a little handmade gift store on Instagram and bought these gorgeous cermaic necklaces and the bird one matches perfectly with the jumper! The store is called Handmadelove if you want to pop along.



Heard

Not much time this week to listen to anything. Although I have downloaded this song! It's a bit cheesy, especially as was number one, but I really like it!


Made

As today is Charlie's last day with the childminder until after the Easter holidays, I made little gift bags for her and her children. I bought the cellophane bags from the pound shop of all places, but they are really cute. I filled them with bunny shaped marshmallows, Galaxy eggs and solid milk chocolate bunnies. I think they are a bit more personal than Easter eggs. I also added a cute little gift tag that I got from here, they have a range of different printables for various occasions.










As the weather has been so nice this week, it's been really good to get home after work and get out of the house. We went for a walk on the prom the other night. Charlie loves the beach and is always mesmorised by it. Although he always wants to eat the sand. He enjoyed a little rest on a bench with his Daddy here!



And lastly, I am loving the fact that today is the start of the Easter holidays for us. It means I have 16 whole days of spending quality time with my boy (and of course hubby too, as he is also off). Charlie and I are off on our own little holiday to my parents on Sunday. We are flying on our own! eek! A bit scared, but I am sure all will be fine.

If you want to join in, head over to butwhymummywhy and join the linky.

14 comments:

  1. What a great round up of #littleloves. I just was recommended morethantoast really need to pop over and have a read. Heard amazing things about her blog. Love the bench photo so cute. Your easter goody bags are amazing. I really need to up the domestic mother role soon. Especially when my kids start school. I want to be more creative and crafty just never know where to start. lol #littleloves

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    1. Haha, I am not very crafty at all! Ask my mother. So these were a good start. I am making Easter cards with the kids tomorrow, so not sure how that's going to go haha. Thanks for stopping by :) x

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  2. Oh yay for holiday time with the family. Always lovely when it comes along :) Hope you have a lovely time xxx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yeah I can't WAIT! Need a break so much. thank you xx

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  3. Oh, there's me on your blog! :) Thankyou so much for the little mention poppet! I love all of your #littleloves. The necklaces are so sweet - I'm a total sucker for a bird ! Enjoy your holidays, and your little break - hope the sun shines the whole time for you! Xxx

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    1. Aww no worries, I love your blog! It was so cheap (pardon the pun ha), £2! And £4 for the toadstool one. xx

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  4. Oh, bless your little cotton socks, thank you so much for the mention. It's always amazing to hear that somebody actual likes reading my blog, a lot of the time I feel like I'm waffling!
    Love those necklaces, I'm definitely going to head over and check them out. And love the Easter goodie bags. Have a lovely time visiting your parents, good luck with the flight xx

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    1. Haha, definitely not waffling! Flight went well going, but bit of a nightmare coming back. Screaming baby + grumpy old woman next to us = not a good combo! xx

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  5. I love your little Easter gift bags! I was going to do something similar for my nieces & nephews and Izzy's Post Pal but then the Thornton's Woman came into work with 3 for 2 eggs with names written on and that was much easier! x

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    1. Haha Thorntons defo much easier!! xx

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  6. I so love the photo of your husband and son> so cute together. Goodluck with flying and the trip!

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    1. Ah thank you! And thanks for the good luck, it went ok-ish! x

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  7. I love the Hairy Dieter's recipes too. The Spanish Chicken one is to die for!
    Those little Easter gift bags are so cute. Will definitely do something like that for my nieces and nephews next year. xx

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    1. Oooh not tried the Spanish chicken yet. That's on the list now! xx

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