LOST IN THE WOODS, OFFICE MAKEOVER AND LOTS OF LACE #LITTLELOVES

LOST IN THE WOODS, OFFICE MAKEOVER AND LOTS OF LACE #LITTLELOVES

Has anyone else felt like this last week has really gone slow? I feel like last Friday was forever ago. Luckily its been a very busy but pretty darn good week!

Before I get on with this post, I just really want to say thank you to everyone who commented on my #LittleLoves post last week. I had some really beautiful comments and I’m always really grateful to read them. A lot of you commented on my enthusiasm and excitement for this year and I’m chuffed to say it hasn’t waned yet. In fact, I feel even more on track now because my beautiful ‘CEO Of My Own Life Planner‘ (more about that later) arrived this week and our home office is pretty much complete, so we have gorgeous new bright space to work in.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of Lace

I mentioned last week about my ‘new habits’ that I’ve been trying to throw myself into. I’ve still been doing my daily ‘5 Minute Morning Wake-Up Workout. The crazy thing is, I not only feel so much better for it, but I’m starting to notice a difference in my strength and stamina.

One habit I also promised to commit to, was joining in with #LittleLoves every week. I truly adore this feature. It’s such a lovely way to round up the week and to help encourage me to read more and to be more creative. I hope you love reading this post as much as I love pulling it together. Now, enough waffling. Here’s my #LittleLoves for this week:

LOST IN THE WOODS, OFFICE MAKEOVER AND LOTS OF LACE #LittleLoves

This week has been all about trying to get our new office space finished, finding some new books to read and falling in love with some very beautiful lace tops.

 

 

 

Night Circus – One of my big goals for this year is to read a lot more. When I was little you’d always find me curled up with a book. When I was 10 we had a reading challenge at school and I read nearly 500 books in one year! Nowadays I always seem to feel so guilty about reading. Last year I read about three books. I always use the excuse that I have so much to do, so reading seems to always take a backseat. Reading has always been something for ‘me’ and ‘me time’ is really rare now I’m a mum.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of Lace

This year I have challenged myself to get the balance a little bit better and to take back some ‘me time’. I’m on a mission to read one book every fortnight and I’m trying to shut down my laptop an hour earlier so I can read a book before bed.

I finished ‘Rules Of Magic‘ last week and I’ve just picked up this book called the ‘Night Circus‘. I’m a few pages in and I’m already completely mesmerised by this world. The book is so indescribably unique. I’ve not read enough of it yet to put into words what is happening. But, I can honestly say I’ve never read a book quite like it. I promise next week I’ll have a better, less vague description. But, for now just trust me, it is so good.

 

 

 

Jumanji – We went to the cinema again this week! We barely went at all last year and now we’ve been twice in a fortnight, which is so lovely. I really wanted to see the new Jumanji, and a little group of us spontaneously got together for pizza and a movie night. I really, really loved this film. I wasn’t too impressed with the ending but oh my goodness, it was HILARIOUS!

 

I am a huge fan of the first film and was a little bit worried I’d spend the whole film comparing the two. But luckily it’s completely different in every way and just so funny throughout.

This time Jumanji is based in the jungle, when a group of teenagers get sucked into the game. The only thing is, when they arrive in Jumanji they’re no longer in their bodies, but the bodies of the characters in the game. Watching ‘The Rock’, aka Dwayne Johnson, play a teenage boy and Jack Black play a teenage girl, is hilarious.

 

 

 

Lost In The Woods – I am so bad at this section. I’m not very good at finding music to listen to (oh the irony because I used to be so obsessed with music that I did a degree in Music Industry Management and Live Events).

This week I’ve been listening to an indie folk playlist called ‘Lost In The Woods’. I’ve had this on in the background in the evenings while I’ve been working on my blog. It’s a really relaxing playlist and some of the songs are incredibly beautiful.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of Lace

Aside from this playlist, I feel like I’ve hit a wall with music. I would really love some suggestions of new artists to listen to. Who do you love to listen to? Do you have a favourite playlist? I’d love for you to post some suggestions for me below. I’ll give them all a listen and will write about them next week!

 

 

 

Over Our Office – For so long now we’ve been talking about making over our office space. It’s finally ALMOST done. I’m going to write up an ‘office reveal’ post this week because I’m so in love with what we’ve done with it so far. I’ve not yet finished buying pictures for the walls, stationary and accessories, but the majority of it is finished. All the furniture is in and I feel so lucky to get to use this space everyday for work.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of Lace

I feel a lot more productive having a separate space to work in. I also find that it’s really helping me to find that home/life balance a little bit more. I wrote a post last year about survival tips for work at home mums. One of my main tips was for work at home mums to find a space to work in that isn’t the sofa, dining room table or bed. I can honestly vouch for the fact that life is so much better now I have done this. Keep your eyes peeled for our office post coming this week!

 

 

 

Lace Tops – Another one of my missions for this year is to find ‘my style’. I’ve always loved clothes and shopping, but I can honestly say I’ve never been particularly stylish. I’ve tried to follow trends, I’ve tried to fit in with the crowd, but this year I’ve decided to challenge myself to find MY STYLE. 

Last week I started a new weekly feature called ‘What Mama Wore‘, in an attempt to turn this plain jane into a more flamboyant peacock. I want to start wearing clothes that make me feel beautiful, comfortable, stylish and happy.

Last weeks post featured a really casual look where I teamed a gorgeous, super soft pink jumper (you can read about it here) with my favourite new ankle boots and some classic Joni jeans.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of LaceTomorrows post is going to feature one of my new beautiful lace tops. I found three of these on a store called ‘Easy Clothes‘. I bought two in black, one is velvet and one cotton, and a third in white. They team so beautifully with jeans and I love that they can easily be dressed up or down.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of LaceEasy Clothes is based in Belgium but they deliver to the UK too. Their clothes are absolutely gorgeous and really, really inexpensive! Most of their items have a big focus on lace. You can get lace style jumpers, cardigans, tops, bodysuits and jackets! They also have lots of other beautiful pieces too that don’t involve lace. I have my eye on a pink suede jacket next!

 

 

 

 

CEO Of My Life Planner My planner arrived this week and to say I am in love with it is an understatement. I have a feeling this planner is going to completely overhaul my life! I’m so tempted to write a separate post all about it.

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of LaceThe most amazing thing for me, is that it encourages you to find the balance in life, something I’ve been desperately trying to do for so long now. Instead of traditional everyday layouts, the daily layout of this diary has been designed to encourage you to spread your time equally between four sections: health, family, work and YOU. Yes, you! When was the last time you scheduled in something for you?

Lost In The Woods, An Office Makeover and Lots Of LaceI’ve been really enjoying filling in that little box this week. What’s even better is that the day is also split into hourly slots so you can schedule in everything you want to do that day, between 5am and 11pm. This has really helped me to see where I’ve been spending my time and has been encouraging me to stop procrastinating and to instead use every hour as perfectly as I can.

It also means I can see when I’m maybe spending only 1 hour with my family and 12 hours working, or when my day is taken up with no time for me. If you haven’t got a planner yet, I urge you to get this one. If anything is going to keep me on track this year and to help me find to find the balance in life, its this planner.

Want to read more #LittleLoves and get some ‘positive’ inspiration? Here’s last weeks post: ‘Rules Of Magic, A Makeover And So Many Clothes‘.

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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23 Comments

  1. January 12, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    Love the look of that planner. I tried reading the night circus before but couldn’t get into it I’ll have to try again. #LittleLoves

  2. January 12, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Your planner looks brilliant. I have opted for 2 this year. A blog one and one for home. Work I use digital planning. I will be doing posts about these soon. I read the Night Circus and loved it but as I am not a big reader I did struggle a bit, with going back and forth to different eras. I love anything with a circus and have been obsessed with The Greatest Showman and I adore Water For Elephants xx

    Stacey | http://simplystacey.co.uk

  3. January 12, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I loved The Night Circus, it is such a beautifully written book. I actually use it to deliver a lesson in Performing Arts now, it’s fantastic. That planner looks great, I just don’t know how I’d fit everything in! Looking forward to seeing your office makeover. Enjoy your weekend xx

  4. January 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    That planner looks awesome. I’d definitely be interested in a separate full review post 🙂

  5. January 13, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    I am loving the lace tops, I am also on a little bit of a mission to try and figure what my style is. I use to know prior to having kids but its taken a back seat since. I don’t read at all. Although I don’t think I could do two a month but one very two months is a good starter for me! Love the look of the planner. Cant wait to read your full post x #LittleLoves

  6. January 13, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Ooh I love a good planner, this looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to see your complete office space, I’m hoping this year we can create a space for me to work. I’m sure it would make me more productive x

  7. January 14, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Your office is super pretty! I wish we had one but need a playroom more!
    Charlie has just watched the original Jumanji and wants to see the new one. We both love WWE so the rock being in it is a big plus for us both!

    #littleloves

  8. January 14, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I do love reading your little loves. Off to check out this planner need a good one for the new year. This ticks all those boxes to keep organized. Sounds like you have great plans and off to a good start this year too. I like the sound of what mama wore feature. I share outfits on my blog this past year trying to feel prettier and better about myself. I have been sharing some maternity hauls but can’t quite get to take photos of what I wear on my while pregnant. I look forward to fashion tips and fun ideas to wear from you as I love LOVE these two lace tops. I would have worn before pregnant for sure!!!!! Might have to buy some just to motivate me to lose baby weight quickly. Love your style. Hope you had a great weekend. #littleloves

  9. January 15, 2018 / 7:29 am

    I love a planner and would love to have an office. One day. I have set my goals and have got some organising done both work related and house stuff 🙂

  10. January 15, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Some lovely items here. That planner looks uber useful compared to others that I’ve seen for around a similar price.

  11. January 15, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Love the of your planner Chloe and the office is looking gorge – what a fab way to start off the new year! x

  12. January 16, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Argh – I need to make more time for reading. I’ve been given so many books as presents over the last years which I haven’t read. Right, you’ve inspired me. Need to get it sorted 🙂

  13. January 16, 2018 / 11:13 am

    That planner sounds amazing, I think i need a one. Your photos are beautiful Chloe x

  14. January 16, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I loved the original Jumanji and my kids have watched it several times recently. Cannot wait to see the new one

  15. January 16, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    Love the look of that planner 🙂 I can not wait to see Jumanji. I did not think I would be keen until my Husband shown me the trailer.

  16. January 16, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Oh those lace tips are so pretty. I had a look at the website too…too many lovely things on there!

  17. January 16, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    I love the look of that planner; I am something of a planner addict, so I know how exciting it is to find a good one! I’m trying to read more this year too, but it is SO hard trying to find that time – as mums I think we automatically put ‘us’ time on the back burner! I’d love to hear more about The Night Circus, it sounds intriguing!

  18. January 17, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I really enjoy reading your Little Loves Chloe.
    Just clicked over to where you got your gorgeous vest tops and sadly they’re all sold out. Gutting as I’ve been on the look out for lacey tops like those. The hunt continues!
    I hate to admit it but I still haven’t tried out the mini morning workouts. I really need to though, here’s to next week!! 😉
    xx

    • January 22, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Aww thank you so much. Ohh if you like the vest tops, they won’t be sold out! Every time I’ve bought things from Easy Clothes they say ‘sold out’ on the website but they always come back in. It gives you the option to put your e-mail address in by the box that says ‘sold out’, so you can be alerted when they come back into stock. I follow them on Instagram and they restock every week or so. Definitely worth doing if you love them! Haha it’s so hard to get into the routine of mini morning workouts. I hope you manage it this week. 🙂 x

  19. January 17, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I’m really unsure about Jumanji. I really liked the original and remember it fondly, so we will have to see!

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