All the little things: March

March 27, 2017Hels

I can’t quite believe we’re already coming to the end of March already?! Although I’m excited because it means our family holiday to Portugal is fast approaching, but much less excited that it also means my maternity leave is coming to an end – how on earth am I going to survive without spending all my days with Dougie?! But I won’t focus on that.

March has been a pretty exhausting month, but a lovely one. While there were some occasions that were bigger than others, I often find it’s the little things that stick with me, so I thought I’d go back to doing my monthly snapshots of my favourite things each month. This is being written a few days early as we’re going away, but I’ve missed writing these, and I haven’t done them since Dougie was born!


I’ll be honest, this month hasn’t been a great one for reading. I’ve reread The Circle, but otherwise it’s been books such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Spot the Dog (a classic!) but I’m planning to put a load onto my Kindle for holiday – any suggestions welcome!

TV Show

Sam and I have binge watched Line of Duty – SUCH a good show. If you’ve not watched it, I suggest you do – Series 1 & 2 are on Netflix, Series 3 on iPlayer and Series 4 has just started on Sunday evenings!!! Also Once Upon a Time is back so that made me happy.


With Spring sort of finally sprung, I pulled out my favourite skirt which I couldn’t wear at all last year and I was so happy to fit back into it! I haven’t bought many new outfits recently as I’m still breastfeeding Dougie so my choices are fairly limited. I have however bought a lovely gingham off-shoulder top from Primark for holiday, I feel so summery when I wear it!


Ohhh too many. I’ve definitely become an obsessive mum-with-a-camera, but I don’t care, I love having a ridiculous amount of photos to look at. As nice as it is being able to scroll through my camera roll and share photos on my Instagram, I miss printing photos. Luckily, I discovered Printiki* and was able to print out some of my favourite photos to display around the house in cute polaroid form. Their site is really easy to use – as well as uploading images from your computer, you can link it with your social accounts to select photos for printing, and I ordered them on Tuesday and they came just in time for Mother’s Day, which was so lovely – super speedy delivery and the quality is excellent!


Thanks to the wonder of baby cinema, I’ve been able to go to the cinema quite a bit. This month Beauty and the Beast was far and away the best film I saw this month. I can see why not everyone would enjoy it, but I thought it was well done, and I really liked Emma Watson as Belle.


I seem to have bought an awful lot of cute little bits this month. My favourites are probably my Coconut Lane Macbook skin, it’s so beautiful, my GOSH lipstick (shade: Smoothie) and I got some adorable pins (avocado and coffee cup) from Shop Wild Violet. I haven’t bought many clothes for me this month but I bought Dougie his first pair of sunglasses and an adorable hat for holiday – they were excellent and extremely worthwhile purchases!


Skincare-wise, I invested in Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum, which is supposed to reduce my pores. I’m not sure how much of a difference I can see, but it makes my skin feel lovely and it smells incredible! Make-up, has to be my GOSH lipstick I mentioned above, I’ve worn it pretty much every day since I bought it.

(This photo is obviously to show off the GOSH lipstick, not to admire how adorable Dougie is…)


I’m training for the marathon at the moment and for me, each run I do is an achievement. I’m doing it to raise money for South Leicester Memory Cafes, and I’ve surpassed the amount I was hoping to raise, so I’m really pleased by that. Read about why I’m running here.

Memorable moment

Dougie moving into his own room, trying solid foods (SO messy!) and sleeping for EIGHT HOURS on more than one occasion! I never realised how excited I would be about that, but it’s amazing.


What have been your favourite things this month??



*Disclaimer: Printiki were kind enough to give me 30 beautiful prints


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