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  • InMama

    Things I’m Loving Lately {January}

    We’ve had a lovely quiet January but it definitely felt like it went on forever! So I’m quite glad to see the back of it and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what February will bring. We haven’t got many plans in place at the moment, but quite frankly I’m really enjoying this slower pace, so I’ve been trying to keep our diary’s as free as possible. Hopefully this will mean we’ll have plenty of time for some family adventures at the weekends and a few quiet days pottering around at home.

    Here’s a few of the things that I’ve been loving lately.

    Beauty

    Throughout January I have been loving wearing a nude lip paired with nude nails as let’s be honest, they just go with everything so you can’t go wrong. My go to nude lipsticks are of course my favourite Rimmel Kate Moss ones in shades 08 and 38.

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    On my nails I have been wearing the shade ‘cinnamon’ by perfect summer which is a shellac brand available here.


    I received some Lush goodies for my Birthday & Christmas and have really been enjoying using them. If you haven’t smelt ‘The Comforter’ scent from Lush then you are seriously missing out. It smells like pick a mix sweets and is my all time faaaaavourite Lush scent. My mother in law bought me a bottle of the shower gel for Christmas and not only does it smell absolutely incredible, its also hot pink which definitely brightens up shower time! I’m obsessed with it and will definitely repurchase when this one runs out. I also used a ‘Candy Mountain’ bubble bar for the first time which was equally lovely.

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    Fashion

    During January I haven’t been very adventurous fashion wise at all and my go to outfit has been some sort of oversized jumper and skinny jeans teamed with my new chocolate brown chelsea boots which I can’t get enough of. I normally wear a lot of dresses with tights but it’s just been too cold so I’ve just been playing it safe and opting for anything that will just keep me warm recently.

    Although saying that, I have been trying to gradually wear a few things a bit out of my comfort zone lately. Nothing too extravagant, just things I have seen on other people and really liked but never been brave enough to try myself. Firstly I’ve been trying to embrace black as it became apparent recently, that it’s not a colour I wear much of and i’m not entirely sure why. I fiiiinally wore these black dungarees that I bought a while back, but wasn’t confident enough to actually wear out the house. Since losing some more weight this month, they fit so much nicer and I think I’ll definitely get a lot of wear out of them now.

    I also wore my black Nike Roshe Runs for something other than working out for the first time ever. I see so many stylish Mama’s rocking trainers with various different outfits but I’ve always thought I would look ridiculous but I recently bit the bullet and wore them with my favourite ripped jeans for a casual Sunday outfit. Let me tell you, they were SO comfy that they’ll definitely make an appearance again, regardless of if I looked ridiculous 😉 I’m now eyeing up these too.

    Home

    For once not much exciting happened to our home in January. Our next project is going to be our spare bedroom, which I’m ashamed to admit, but for the last year has just been full of stuff I’m not quite sure what to do with. It’s the biggest bedroom so it seems like such a waste of space, so we’re going to give it a fresh lick of paint, upcycle some furniture we already have and set it up as a quest bedroom / office so that Josh can work from home when needed and I’ll have somewhere quiet to blog from. I think décor wise I’ll keep this room very simple & minimalistic with lots of white and maybe some yellow bedding.

    Food

    Since the start of the month I’ve been back to my healthy eating and fitness mission which I blogged about here. I’ve discovered a new love for stuffed peppers and have to stop myself from putting them on the menu every.single.week. I’ve been really enjoying cooking this month and trying out some new healthy recipes. We’ve also just bought The Body Coach’s Lean In 15 book and I can’t wait to start cooking some of his meals, they look incredible!

    We’ve enjoyed a few lovely meals out this month including not one, but two trips to Bills at Bluewater, what can I say, we just really like it there! I’m obsessed with the Olives at Bills, I’d go as far as saying that they miiight just be the best I’ve ever had.

    What have you been loving lately? I’m linking up with the lovely Emma at Life At The Little Wood, you can check out what she’s been loving here.

    Thanks for reading
    Harriet xo

     

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  • InFamily

    The Ordinary Moments ’16 #2 | Nine Birthdays Together

    On Tuesday it was my husbands 22nd birthday. It’s the 9th birthday of his we have spent together. I have written him 9 birthdays cards. Bought him 9 years worth of birthday gifts and watched him blow out his birthday candles 9 times over. Almost a decade of birthdays, a wedding, a dog, a daughter, two house moves, four cars, eight holidays later and I still love him fiercely. Soppy, but true.

    Having a January birthday inevitably means that we never really do anything too fancy as the madness of Christmas has normally only just come to an end. This year we decided to both take the day off work and spend the day together just the two us and have a ‘date day out’ for the first time probably since we became parents. We’ve had plenty of ‘date nights’ but we thought it would be a nice change to do something in the daytime instead.

    After breakfast in bed and present opening we dropped Bella off to my Mum and off we went. We had originally planned to go and see a film at the cinema which is something we haven’t done together in years! Josh does occasionally go with his brother to watch the typical guy films (snore) but I can’t even remember the last time I went. Unfortunately Bella dropped my iPhone in the morning and it needed some urgent attention from the guys at Apple. So we decided we’d go to Bluewater instead for some lunch, some sales shopping and a very expensive trip to the Apple store.

    Despite our day not going as planned it was still so lovely to spend some quality alone time together and just be a couple rather than being parents. It meant we were able to enjoy an adult conversation over a lovely lunch in Bills without being interrupted by a hangry toddler and then a leisurely wander around all the shops. Of course, we both absolutely adore our family days out with Bella too, and we both missed her and said how strange it felt to be child free, but I do think it’s important to take time out occasionally just as a couple. Sometimes our life can get be crazy busy that we don’t get out for a date night/ day as often as we’d like to, but when we do, we appreciate that alone time so much more. We didn’t do anything particularly special today but it was special all the same because it’s not something we get to do very often anymore.

    Happy Birthday Mr Lee! I’m so grateful to have you by my side. Here’s to the next 9 birthdays together and many many more after that. xoxoxo

    josh

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