Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 17

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A big welcome to our 17th week of #SharingtheBlogLove and our weekly Blogger Showcase!

If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. It was another great week last week – lots of new linkers joining us, and so many great posts for us to choose from.

 

A Cup Full of Glitter

When I think back to my childhood, it’s the little things that I remember the most. When my dad pitched the tent in the garden outside and we slept in there for the night. Or how my mum would try to create activities around every seasonal event. So I loved Carly’s post, A Halloween Movie Night in a Basket – it’s such a simple idea, but one that I’m sure kids everywhere would love. Just fill a basket with lots of Halloween themed treats, films, books, popcorn, and you’re set for a great night in.

 

The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy

As a perfectionist, I totally related to Chloe’s post, Who Wants Perfection? And I think, perfectionist or not, we all feel that way about being a parent – we want to do the best job we can. But I honestly don’t believe that perfection is something that a parent can achieve – it’s a 24/7 job, there are no breaks or holidays, there are bound to be times when your standards slip. When you don’t make them a home cooked meal. When they’re not dressed like a catalogue model. When you lose your temper and snap.  And so much of becoming a parent is about making your peace with that, and realising that as long as your child is happy and loved, that’s what counts.

 

Little Milk Days

I love how being part of the blogging world has inspired me to embrace traditions that I’ve seen on other blogs. I saw so many pumpkin patch photos last October that I was determined to get to one this year, and we absolutely loved it. Lisa’s post, Pumpkin Picking, captures everything that is so wonderful about heading to a pumpkin patch to pick your own – there’s something so special about seeing those orange spheres dotted across the horizon, and I love the joy of choosing your own perfect specimen.

 

Let them be small

I love a subscription box, and this post from Sarah, The Power of Imagination, introduced The Happy Book Club – a book subscription service based on a different theme each month. I love that the box included not only two books, but also a range of crafting materials to use. I loved how Sarah’s children were totally drawn into the imagination theme, using the materials in completely unexpected ways that I don’t think I’d ever have come up with! I think Max is just on the cusp of being ready for this kind of thing, and I’d love to start a subscription to keep us occupied on those rainy winter days!

 

Did you catch any of these last week? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!

17 Comments
  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    October 20, 2016

    Its great that we keep having new people link up and discovering new blogs to read. Great choices x

  • Laura Dove
    October 20, 2016

    I really do love this linky! Every week I discover new blogs to read and love, thank you so much! Off for a read! #sharingthebloglove

  • Sarah Stockley
    October 20, 2016

    I’m off for a read now! This really is a great linky ladies. Sarah #SharingTheBlogLove

  • RachelSwirl
    October 20, 2016

    I will have to check out these blogs x

  • Halina
    October 20, 2016

    I’m so glad I had the time to check out this linky today…I love it! I don’t normally join in on many, but this one is lovely. Thanks for taking the time to do this x

  • Burnished Chaos
    October 20, 2016

    That Halloween box sounds fabulous and I love the perfectionist post, why do we do it to ourselves?
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Chloé Weir
    October 20, 2016

    Thanks so much for choosing me as part of your showcase! #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Peachy
    October 20, 2016

    I just read “Who Wants Perfection?” and I can really relate to that. Very well written post. #SharingtheBlogLove

  • Tooting Mama
    October 20, 2016

    Great choice love the perfection article! #sharingthebloglove

  • Yvonne
    October 21, 2016

    Off to have a read at the ones I didnt catch last week 🙂 x

  • Claire
    October 21, 2016

    Thank you for hosting this linky! I love the pumpkin post, I didn’t even realise you could pick your own! #sharingthebloglove

  • Emma Tustian
    October 21, 2016

    A lovely set of posts chosen. Thans for hosting

  • Organised Jo
    October 21, 2016

    Thanks for running the linky, I love finding all these great new blogs to read through your choices. #Sharingthebloglove

  • Sarah D
    October 22, 2016

    thank you so much for featuring my little blog xx

  • Carol Family Makes
    October 22, 2016

    Oh I adore the Halloween basket – I’m definitely making one for next weekend! Thanks for highlighting this post. #SharingTheBlogLove

  • Emma
    October 23, 2016

    Love reading the showcase entries each week. Thanks for running the linky #sharingthebloglove

  • Mum's The Word
    October 25, 2016

    I’ll be sharing Amelia Halloween basket soon 🙂 I love making up little baskets! #SharingTheBlogLove

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