#SharingtheBlogLove #14

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A big welcome to week 14 of #SharingtheBlogLove!  I love running this linky with my lovely friend Laura at Dear Bear and Beany, and once again we were so pleased that so many of you joined us last week - lots of new linkers among our regular favourites. Once again there's been lots of commenting going on too, so I really hope that you're all feeling the love. We've had a very autumnal week so far! We took Max conker hunting for the first time, and he loved it! Prising them out of their shells and seeing their glossy brown gorgeousness makes me so happy. Max loved running through the fallen leaves too. I love being able to introduce him to all ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 14

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A big welcome to our 14th week of #SharingtheBlogLove and our weekly Blogger Showcase! It's really starting to feel like we're in the swing of things now - I'm more on top of commenting on your posts and getting things ready for the weekly posts in a more comfortable amount of time. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. We love that each week we can choose a few favourites for you all to read, comment and show a bit of extra love!   This Mum Business Let's Talk Playing Out was a really thought provoking read from Jodie. I remember as a child we would spend our entire summer holidays 'playing out' in the street ...

A sneaky peek at my makeup organisation

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I've always been a bit of a makeup addict and an organiser, so there's nothing that combines these two passions better than makeup organisation! I recently revamped my dressing table which gave me the push I needed to really look at better ways to store my makeup. Until just recently, I used a big makeup artist's trunk which sat on the floor - not the most ideal solution - and meant that most of the makeup that I used on a day to day basis would just end up strewn across my dressing table.   Storage Storage is key for good organisation. My main objective was to find little homes for all of my bits and pieces, but to still be able to ...

Living Arrows 39/52

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran   I've been determined to embrace autumn, so this week we headed to Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. Although the autumn colours weren't in full swing just yet, we had a great time wandering through the trees. I loved when Max picked up a leaf and gave it to me - my very first leaf present! I'm so pleased I managed to take a quick snap on my phone to capture the moment.  

5 Happy Things #23

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The end of summer always puts me on a bit of a downer. I love autumn, but I have to admit that it takes a while every year for me to come round to accepting the fact the summer is truly over before I can start to embrace autumn. I'm really keen to do lots of lovely autumnal activities this year though - it really is such a lovely colourful season with so much to love about it, and we started off well with our trip last weekend.     01. We had a quiet morning on Sunday with no plans, and we ended up going to RHS Wisley. One of the things I love about Wisley is that it's so vast that ...

The Best Instagram Hashtags for Parent Bloggers

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So it's no secret that I'm a huge lover of Instagram. Despite my initial hesitation, it's grown to be my 'happy place', and rarely a day goes by that I don't upload a photo of what we're up to. When I started out, I was hesitant to use hashtags, and didn't really understand them, but I've come to realise how important they are to getting your photos seen and liked by as many people as possible, and connect with other users who share the same interests as you. There are so many instagram hashtags for parent bloggers that it can be a bit overwhelming, so I wanted to share the ones that have really worked for me to grow my ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #13

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A big welcome to week 13 of #SharingtheBlogLove!  I love running this linky with my lovely friend Laura at Dear Bear and Beany, and once again we were so pleased that so many of you joined us last week. I love that we're managing to have new people join us each week so that we can keep introducing you to new blogs. And it's amazing to see how generous so many of you are with your commenting as I go through all the posts - so much sharing the blog love going on! We've had a week of illness over here - nothing serious, but Max and I have both had a bit of a bug, so we've been staying in, building ...

Sharing the Blog love – Showcase 13

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A big welcome to our 13th week of #SharingtheBlogLove and our weekly Blogger Showcase! Unlucky for some, but hopefully very lucky for this week's featured bloggers! If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. We love that each week we can choose a few favourites for you all to read, comment and show a bit of extra love!   3 Little Ladies & Me I discovered 3 Little Ladies and Me through Instagram a little while back and I'm so glad I did! I love hearing about Taryn's tales of life with her 3 girls, and her post last week, 5 Things I've Learnt from the First Week of School, really brought it home what an exhausting, ...

Legoland Windsor for Under 2’s

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We first visited Legoland Windsor with my son when he was just over a year old, and I remember being concerned as to whether there was actually enough there to really make it good value. Most age suggestions seem to indicate between 4-10 as being the optimum ages to get the most out of the day. Under 3's go free at Legoland, but obviously there is a big cost as a family as you're still paying the entry fee for the adults, so you want there to be enough there for it to be worthwhile. Even on our first visit, I was so impressed with the amount of things for under 2's to enjoy, so I wanted to put together a ...

Living Arrows 38/52

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran   It seems like ages ago now, but when the nice weather was with us last week we headed to the paddling pool at Stoke Park in Guildford. Max was so excited and kept saying 'papal pool' the whole way! But then when we arrived it was so busy that he didn't want to go in. I was on the verge of leaving and heading back home, when I decided that we were going to give it a go, so I put his swimming gear on and we just sat on the edge of the pool. Within 10 minutes he was in and splashing away and ...