A 3RD BLOGIVERSARY, A CUTE KOALA CALLED KEVIN AND A WEEK OF GIVEAWAYS #LITTLELOVES

A 3RD BLOGIVERSARY, A CUTE KOALA CALLED KEVIN AND A WEEK OF GIVEAWAYS #LITTLELOVES

Taking part in #LittleLoves every week, makes me realise just how fast weeks fly by! It doesn’t feel like yesterday that I wrote my last post for this series.

This week has been completely hectic in all the best ways. My blog turned 3 this week and I’ve been working around the clock to try and make my traditional week of giveaways happen. I feel so happy where I am with this blog at the moment and the direction it’s going in and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings for this little space.

A 3rd Blogiversary, A Cute Koala Called Kevin And A Week Of Giveaways #LittleLoves

This week has been all about working on my week of giveaways, updating Evie’s bookshelf, trying to choose a dress for Valentines and celebrating three whole years of Life Unexpected:

 

 

 

The Koala Who Could –

Ok, so if you’ve been following this series, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to read ‘The Power‘ and that I’ve not been getting on very well with it. I have to admit, I gave up. I just really wasn’t in the mind frame to keep reading something that was irritating me. BUT…I do want to finish it one day so I will pick it up again soon. My next Amazon order of books is currently wheeling it’s way too me and I have two more of my ‘24 Books To Read In 2018‘ on their way to me today.

3rd Blogiversary, A Cute Koala Called Kevin And A Week Of Giveaways

I’ve taken more pleasure in reading Evie’s books this week than my own. We updated her bookshelf too, put away the Christmas and Winter themed books (oops, left that a bit late) and replaced her shelf with her traditional ‘Spring Bookshelf‘ and also some new books that she chose at the bookshop. She picked up ‘The Highway Rat’, ‘Princess MirrorBelle’ and ‘The Koala Who Could’.

3rd Blogiversary, A Cute Koala Called Kevin And A Week Of Giveaways

The Koala Who Could has fast become one of my favourite kids books and I love reading it to Evie before bed. One of my other favourite kids books is by the same author and it’s called ‘The Lion Inside’. Both books highlight how you have to change a part of yourself even if it’s scary, in order to have a better life. This one is all about sweet little Kevin, who felt so comfortable and safe in his home, that he never said yes to doing anything fun with his friends, even though he wanted to. In the end something terrible happened and Kevin’s house collapsed. Kevin was literally thrown out of his comfort zone and he realised that life on the ground, wasn’t as scary as he first thought.

These books are so lovely for teaching children about throwing themselves into things, even if they’re scary! The Lion Inside is also an amazing read, a must for any 3-8 year old.

 

 

 

Now You See Me 1 & 2 – 

How have I never seen these films before? Now You See Me is about a group of magicians and illusionists who are thrown together to perform in front of millions so they can potentially join a greater, secret cause. In the first film they rob a bank, literally from where they are standing on the stage.



If you haven’t seen it before, go and watch it! It’s one of the first films that I’ve seen in a long time, where I couldn’t predict the end. I also love that they explain the illusions to you after they’re finished. It has a cast of very famous actors playing the leads, and both films are completely gripping to the very end.

 

 

 

 

It to 3 years? Does that count –

I have been so busy this week, we haven’t been crafty at all. But, I have been working really hard to put together a week of giveaways (I forgot how much time this takes) to say thank you to everyone who has read my blog. I am incredibly excited about this year, more so than any other year I’ve had yet. I have some really exciting brand collaborations coming up and I’ve also decided that it’s time to put my dreams of creating a planner into reality and I’ve started work on the design. I’m hoping to have it ready to release for the end of the year.

3rd Blogiversary, A Cute Koala Called Kevin And A Week Of Giveaways

I’ve been having one to ones with a Life Coach (the lovely Emily from My Petit Canard) and she has been seriously helping to unblock my mind frame and go forward and pursue my goals. I’m someone who is often stopped in my tracks by fear of failure and also procrastination. Just having the occasional session with her has improved my business no end and has helped me to see how I can structure my time and move forward.

 

 

 

Valentines Dresses – 

We have a month of celebrations ahead of us at the moment. Aitan just started his new job and also a new business alongside it. I have just celebrated three years and have started to create my first product and we’ve also started wedding planning as we’ve officially been engaged for six months now.

We happen to be child free on Valentines Day, so we’re making the most and are going out in full celebratory mode. But, I have no idea what to wear. I have three gorgeous dresses and I just can’t choose between them because they’re all so different. You can see more about them in my post ‘What Mama More – Help Me Choose My Valentines Dress‘ or in the vlog version below.

 

I would love to hear your opinion on which of the three dresses is your favourite! Excuse the champagne drinking in the video above. I always love a good excuse to celebrate!

Frugi –

Evie also got some new clothes this week. We’ve just teamed up with Frugi and were lucky enough to get to review a beautiful outfit from their new season collection.

3rd Blogiversary, A Cute Koala Called Kevin And A Week Of Giveaways

Evie chose a pink dress, a breton striped top and a cardigan with colourful buttons. She looks so adorable and I love the quality of their clothes. You can find out more about them in my Frugi post here.

 

 

 

 

 

Blogiversary Giveaways –

I have a whole week of giveaways planned and I want them to cover each section that I write about. On Thursday I relaunched my interview with a ‘Mum In Business’ series and the first giveaway goes side by side with that. The lovely Sally, who I interviewed, creates gorgeous, delicious hampers that have been designed especially for new Mums.

3rd Blogiversary, A Cute Koala Called Kevin And A Week Of Giveaways

You can enter to win one of her hampers in my post ‘Mum In Business Featuring: Mums Back‘. I also write about fashion, travel, Cornwall, parenting and life with a pre-schooler. You can expect giveaways for all of those sections throughout the week. Some things I’ll be giving away include toys, games and even a camera!

I am also still running a giveaway to win a Charlotte Tilbury ‘Scent Of A Dream’ perfume as part of my ‘Valentines Gift Guide’. You can check that out here!

Ultimate Valentines Gift Guide For Beautiful Women

I also wanted to run a giveaway for #LittleLoves this week and I’ve been umming and ahhing for ages about what it could be. I’ve decided to make it a book voucher because that seems to be everyones favourite section in this post. I also constantly get people telling me they want to read a little bit more.

Giveaway

So, for your chance to win a £20 Waterstones voucher, simply enter via the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To everyone who regularly reads my #LittleLoves posts and leaves me such lovely comments, thank you so much. You completely brighten up my week, so this is my little thank you to you!

Want to read more #LittleLoves and get some ‘positive’ inspiration? Here’s last weeks post: ‘Valentines Crafts, Bardot Tops And A Giveaway‘.

What items have you been loving this week? What have you got planned for the coming week? Let me know in the comments below.

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22 Comments

  1. February 10, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Ooh I’ve never considered a life coach but maybe I could benefit from one! I haven’t seen those films, they sounds good and congratulations on your 3rd blogsversary! x #littleloves

  2. ronkeadeyemi
    February 10, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Happy Blogaversary, well done on all your hard work. I can’t wait to see which dress you choose for Valentine’s Day.

  3. February 10, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Well you look blooming amazing in all 3 dresses. I think the last one has some serious wow factor. Congrats on 3yrs!

  4. February 11, 2018 / 1:58 am

    I’ve seen the ‘Koala that Could’ book a few times recently and ummed and aahhed over whether to pick it up, but i love the sound of it! I really love kids books that have messages in them and really important ones too! Also, happy 3rd birthday to your blog lovely! I love reading your blog, and keeping up with it and I cannot wait to see the content you put out this year and what you get upto! Thank you so much for the chance to win this voucher, its my little boys 2nd birthday in a couple of weeks and I have my eye on a couple of books for him!

    Claire xx

  5. February 11, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Congratulations on your third blogiversary, you’ve done so amazingly well. A life coach?! I’ve never considered one, but I bet it is beneficial. Loving the sound of that books, will keep an eye out – Parker’s bookshelves need a bit of a refresh. Thanks for the giveaway! Enjoy your week xx

  6. February 11, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Oooh that’s so exciting about the planner Chloe can’t wait to see what that’s going to look like. Happy 3rd anniversary to you! X

  7. February 11, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I love all of the dresses in your video! I bet working with a life coach is really beneficial! Happy 3rd anniversary 🙂

  8. February 11, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I can’t wait to see the planner! I reckon if you don’t like a book, you are allowed to give up 🙂 Happy blog anniversary!

  9. February 11, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I’ve had a couple of coaches/mentors and couldn’t recommend them enough, especially when you’re in a transition period in your life! Oh and I loved the 3rd dress on you – fab colour and perfect for this cold weather too!

  10. February 12, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Happy anniversary! I also tried the Power and could not finish it 🙁 🙂 however I did love the Secret xx

  11. February 12, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Congratulations on your 3rd blogiversary! I love the Now You See Me films – apparently there is a third one coming next year too!

  12. February 12, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Happy 3rd Birthday. I know a few people who have used life coaches with good experiences. Quite nice to get an outside perspective:)

  13. February 13, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Happy blogaversary! Here’s to another three years, and then more! 🙂 Super giveaway too, I love Waterstones!

  14. countryheartdeb
    February 13, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    Oh I love now you see me. Such great magic in them that it really makes you smile!

  15. February 13, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Congratulations on your third blogiversary! I love the Frugi dress on your little one.

  16. February 14, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for joining #LuckyLinky xx

  17. February 15, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Happy blogaversary!!

    We loved the Now You See Me first film but are still yet to see the second one. Lovely pics btw 🙂 #LittleLoves

  18. February 16, 2018 / 9:44 am

    The Koala who could is a big favourite in this house. Such a sweet story. We love Frugi clothes too! #littleloves

  19. February 16, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. Thats a real achievement. I have often thought about getting a life coach, have you written anymore about it as I would love to know more. Ive not watched either of those films so will have a look out for them. I hope your week of giveaways have gone well. Evie looks adorable in her new outfit x

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