MUFFIN EATING, OFFICE MAKEOVERS AND BLOGGING #LITTLELOVES

MUFFIN EATING, OFFICE MAKEOVERS AND BLOGGING #LITTLELOVES

It’s been such a crazy week in our household. We were supposed to go and review a lovely little cottage this week in Padstow, only for all of us to be struck down one by one with the Norovirus, followed by a really horrible cold.

To say we’ve had many indoor days is an understatement and I don’t do indoor days, even if its raining, so I’ve been a pretty grumpy mama.

There is a linky called #LittleLoves that I’ve been wanting to join in with for a long time now. ‘Coffee Work Sleep Repeat‘ is one of my favourite blogs to read, especially her #LittleLoves series, so I’m really excited to finally be joining in today.

Here’s our #LittleLoves from this week:

If you don’t fancy reading my answers, I’ve also done a little Vlog instead. You can also get a sneak peak of my new office in the Vlog too.

Read…

I absolutely love reading and I don’t read enough anymore. I’m definitely thinking that the Dutch have it right with Hygge and I really must start seeing things like taking time out to read, as important.

This week I actually managed to finish a book, one positive thing from being poorly. The book is called Million Dollar Blog and its by Natasha Courtenay-Smith.

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It’s a book written for bloggers who want to take their blogs a little more seriously. If you actually want to earn good money from your own blog then this book is a must read. It is brilliant. There are so many pointers you can take from it and it’ll really motivate you to make opportunities for yourself and to find your direction. A must, must read!

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Watched…

Mr. Selfridge. I love binging on Netflix shows before I go to sleep. Its always my little hour to myself before bed. But, I am such a girl and I love watching things like Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Pretty Little Liars. I’ve caught up with all of those shows and for the first time my partner asked if we can ‘share a show’ so we started to watch Mr Selfridge.

I am hooked! I love period shows anyway but this one is amazing. The costumes the ladies wear are beautiful. I’m only a few episodes in and I’m not sure the direction the show is going to go in yet, but I wish I was a bit more like Harry Selfridge in the way he just grabs his dreams without having solid plans in place.

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Heard…

This week the funniest thing I heard was my little girl Evie talking to our cat. He keeps climbing in my car at the moment when I’m loading it and the other day he even ended up sleeping in there for a few hours because I didn’t know he had got in.

But, on one of the days this week when I was loading Evie in the car, he tried to get in and climbed onto the drivers seat. Evie started to laugh and I aked her what was funny. She said;

‘Nini is trying to drive. Doesn’t he know he can’t drive yet Mummy?’

When I asked her why not, because I wanted to check to see if she knew that animals couldn’t drive, she turned around and said

‘Because he’s not 17 yet Mummy!’

That’s toddler logic for you.

Made…

Muffins! But I didn’t manage to snap a picture because my hungry family demolished them all within the day! I love making spiced apple muffins and every time it gets cold and rainy, we light the fire and eat some delicious winter inspired cakes. I’ll be sharing the recipe soon, its completely foolproof and they come out big and yummy every single time.

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Wore…

I’ve been wearing my semi-new boots from New Look and my beautiful pink blouse from Topshop, a lot lately. I rarely wear colour in Winter. I am very much a wearer of black, white and grey and so many of my friends have commented on how much just a pop of colour suits me, so I’ve been looking for some more pretty tops this week too. Check out my ‘What Mama Wore‘ series for more inspiration.

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And Lastly…

My new office space is being made! I am so, so excited to have somewhere I can go to and work. I work from home and I find it so hard to focus sat on my sofa, or in bed, or in a coffee shop. Having this little room has made a huge difference to the way I work already and I’ve had so much fun decorating it.

So far we’ve got a rug and some curtains in and this week one of two floating shelves went up. They are so much more difficult than we thought to put up. If you’ve ever put floating shelves up and managed to get them straight then, my hat goes of to you.

I also got some little pot plants as well. I got some beautiful concrete pots for Christmas from Aitan and I wasn’t sure whether to put candles in them or plants. But I really love the colour injection that they bring to my space. I just can’t wait for it to be finished now and I’ll definitely do a little post on the finished product.

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Read the latest #Little Loves: ‘Rules Of Magic, A Makeover And So Many Clothes

What items have you been loving this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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31 Comments

  1. February 3, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of things about The Million Dollar Blog, and I think even if you didn’t want to make the big bucks from blogging, it is one of those books that you could come away with a lot of insight front.

    Ooo… I’ll have my eye out for the muffin recipe as it sounds delicious!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. February 3, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Muffins sound delicious. That book sounds inspiring. I love toddler logic too. Too cute. What a shame you didn’t make it to Padstow. It’s somewhere I’d love to visit.

  3. February 4, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I cannot wait to get baking again when our kitchen is done! I loved that book – I don’t think I learnt that much but it gave me a new found love of blogging and inspiration to write. A great book x

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      I’m going to be so jealous of your kitchen when its done. I bet you’re not going to leave it. x

  4. February 4, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read that book, wasn’t sure it’d say too much to me as I’ve been blogging for so long but I think I’m in need of a fresh take on things and a little inspiration at the moment and you’ve made it sound so good. You’ve just reminded me how much I used to love Mr Selfridge, might have to watch that on Netflix once I’m done with the Gilmore Girls again. Your office looks lovely, I definitely need to use mine more but I never seem to move far from the sofa when I’m working. Hope you’re having a great weekend x

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:23 pm

      If you’ve been blogging a while it doesn’t tell you anything new, but it does show you things in a new way, which is what I love about it. You’ve just reminded me that I must get back into Gilmore Girls. I haven’t watched the year one yet either. x

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:22 pm

      It’s absolutely brilliant. Really inspiring and motivating and shows you how to implement things in the easiest of ways. x

  5. February 4, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I saw the words “muffin eating” and had to stop by! I am looking forward to you sharing the recipe. Please tag me on Twitter @ordinaryhopes so that I don’t miss it. Apple cakes are my favourite and I am always keen to try new variations. #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      I’ll definitely be sure to tag you in it. It’s my ultimate favourite cake. The recipe should be up really soon, I just need to re-make them. x

  6. February 4, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    I think I am finally gonna have to read this Million Dollar Blog book

    #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      It is absolutely fab! Really inspiring and informative. x

  7. February 5, 2017 / 12:40 am

    Floating shelves are a nightmare to install correctly, but they look so good once they’re up there. A few years ago I decided that we would put some in our living room. It’s been many years now and we still only have the one. Lesson learned.

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      They do look so good when they’re up. We still haven’t brought ourselves to put the second up yet haha. We might end up doing the same as you. x

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      I think I’ve forgotten this on all mine this week too! Oops! x

  8. February 5, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I’m like you in that I don’t wear much colour. As I it here writing right now I’m wearing black and grey. Loving the toddler logic too. #littleloves

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Black, white and grey always look so good! Toddler logic never fails to make me giggle. x

  9. February 5, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    That book looks great, I’ll add it to my ever growing #LittleLoves reading list! That pink blouse is so pretty. Have a great week x

    #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      It’s brilliant! #Littleloves is the perfect place to find bookspiration. x

  10. February 6, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Hurray for new office space and lots of baking. Lovely your flat lays and outfit darling too. I must get that book everyone is raving about it. I need to up my game in so many ways don’t know how others do it. Loving that photo of little one with bowl on his head it’s brilliant. #littleloves

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny. I love, love, love my new office space. Definitely read the book, its really helpful and inspiring. x

  11. February 6, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I got that book for Christmas! I’m ashamed to say I haven’t started it yet though. Everything seems to be getting in the way at the moment, but its’ next on my to be read pile. xx

    #KCACOLS

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      I know how that feels Rachel. It’s so hard to find the time. It’s a great book though, really easy to read just a chapter at a time. x

  12. February 7, 2017 / 1:13 am

    One of my New Years resolutions is to read at least one book per month. Not much but considering I only read one last year it’s an improvement. The million dollar blog is on my to read list! #KCACOLS

  13. February 7, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Love Love Love everything about this Chloe (well, about from all the poorliness obvs!)
    Well done on vlogging! I’m vlogging my LittleLoves monthly in the hope I’ll get over my vlogging nerves.
    I really must get that book, I’ve heard so much about it.
    Your office space looks lovely, I really need to give mine a spruce up.
    Have a great week xx

  14. February 7, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Despite the illness you have had a lovely week. I really need to find more time to read, I really miss it.
    #KCACOLS

  15. February 8, 2017 / 2:38 am

    Oh wow, I’ve not heard of The Million Dollar Blog before, but now I totally want to have it in my hands this second – it sounds brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

  16. Nadine
    February 8, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I haven’t heard of that book before. I’m excited to have a new one to check out!! I love the things toddlers say. We read a book all about spiders and the very first fact was about how spiders have no bones. Now every time he sees a picture of a spider he yells “no bones”….. #kcacols

  17. February 10, 2017 / 9:01 am

    I think your office space looks gorgeous, so clean and chic! I usually write with my laptop on my knees curled up in bed! Not very professional or good for my back! I may have to invest in a shed 🙂 I have ordered that book though I think it may make me feel very unorganised! We had the norovirus last week too, my son just kept asking for me to make it better bless him! I didn’t know of the #littleloves tag so will have to check that out! Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS I hope you can join us next Sunday xx

  18. February 11, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Loving the toddler logic. I doubt he’ll be able to drive at seventeen mind. #kcacols

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