Wednesday

Favourites// August


Favourite moments from August::

That evening that Sebastian came home from work with his backpack full of biscuits and chocolate for me (we're talking custard creams, bourbon biscuits and rich tea fingers and a big bar of dairy milk- ALL of my favourites!). I had had a tough day (during a pretty tough time myself) with a clingly grizzly bébé who refused sleep for most of it. He knows how to cheer a girl up!

That weekend that Jenny visited and we discovered the beautiful pink chapel where pastel dreams come true. After spending probably too long standing in front of the candy coloured building, we also had tea and cake, explored the gardens and fed the greedy goats.
That morning that Olive napped long enough for me to tidy the living room and put away some things that are too SMALL for her. How can she have outgrown things other than clothes already!?! Oh my. Also, Olive's high chair has a tray attachment that I have removed so she can sit at the table with us and it is all kinds of emotional. The tiny milestones are just as hard to accept as the big ones. Proud Mama but just wish I could freeze time and enjoy it more.
That day (every day!) that Olive's outfit was way better than mine. I constantly have major wardrobe envy on a weekly basis. Even her bed sheets are desirable. Just look at those loose trousers! Mama size please?!! I am totally ok with twinning.
That Wednesday my friend popped over for a catch up and gave gifts of freshly picked Lavender from her garden. My living room smells glorious, Lavender is my most favourite.
That extra day of the bank holiday weekend where we had some lovely quality family time. I love days spent together out exploring, eating delicious food surrounded by the sea. My favourite kind of weekend. I love my little family so much.

What are your favourite moments from August?

Sunday

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A portrait every week for a year

Olive Mae, 8 months (35 weeks):: This happy girl turned 8 months and has been lots of fun this week. Even though the heat has indeed been difficult to cope with at times, we've found it tough to sleep but we've also found it easy to sleep. But it's all very tiring. Bless her.

This picture is one of my favourites. Yesterday we ate breakfast together nice and early and the morning sun was pouring through the window. Olive kept glancing at her shadow on the wall, she is the sweetest little girl. Speaking of sweet, she has also been giving me lots of kisses which is my most favourite thing... oh and sleepy cuddles. Life- made.

Tuesday

Who's sitting in my sidebar// August

Okay, I know I say this alot. ALOT. But really how is August nearly over? This means Summer is coming to an end, my nephew starts sixth form (when did he grow up exactly?), and more importantly... Christmas starts to creep into the stores. Yup... I said that C word. You know what, on second thoughts, I am totally okay with that. Roll on Autumn.
Anyway... Let's saviour the last few moments of warm sun, school free traffic and a jug of Pimms and take a look at the lovely ladies in my sidebar this month.

Anna: polkadots, glittery eye shadow, daydreamer.

Anna was a regular sponsor of TTDER last year and I'm pretty sure every time I go to catch up on her posts she has given her blog a little revamp. Which makes me realise I haven't actually done an awful lot to mine for a few years- maybe I should spruce it up.
If you haven't come across Anna's blog before, here is where you'll find a blog that talks about a bit of everything. I have to say her post about Coconut Oil has opened my eyes to the sweet smelling pot of goodness. I used this alot on Olive when she was tiny, to moisturise her dry skin, soften her cradle cap and even in her bath but why have I not been using this on me?! My hair! My skin! Love it.
If you like a varied blog, go check Anna's out. There are also a lot of SEO and marketing tips.
Favourite posts: 10 Amazing things you can do with coconut oil (-because, well read it and be amazed. It's so easy to forget about the natural products out there when we're surrounded by chemical infused lotions in the shops).  & Why I love raining days (-because this post makes me yearn for just that. I miss the cooler days and the pyjama wearing bedtimes. I am no Summer time fan we all know this but the rain, there really is something about it. I agree with so many of Anna's points in this post!).

Mama et Moi
Gorgeous products for both Mama & child.

This lovely online boutique sells products for both Mother and child. You will find a range of childrenswear from baby to 10 years. The little outfits are so beautiful and I have my eye on quite a few products. They also sell my favourite brand Little Butterfly London (see previous ode here) as well as other fun bath accessories (hands up who doesn't need a rubber duck?!). You can also get your hands on an array of teething supplies including Sophie La Girafe and stylish Mama necklace for the little one to gnaw on- I definitely need one of these {insert heart eyes emoji}.
There really is a wonderful selection of things that every Mama needs for her growing bump and little one. They are also offering a generous 20% off to my lovely readers using code 'TTDER' at checkout for a limited time. Go and take a peek.
Favourite items: Bluebell cardigan (-because just look at it! I love the pointelle look but in this shade of colour too- It is most definitely on my wishlist to team with a blouse for little Olive this A/W!) & Lara & Ollie teething necklace (-because it's stylish AND useful. Plus I miss wearing jewellery and these look like great fun to wear with a simple tee!).


I hope you have enjoyed browsing their blogs/websites as much as I do.
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*As you all probably know Passionfruit Ads is saying their goodbyes and shutting shop in December so I shall be re-looking at changing the set up/payment process over the next few months.