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Sharing A Wall

Us bloggers, we do love a good back drop. One of my favourites is and old cottage wall we pass on the school run. Or my dining table.

So when a gorgeous blogging chum shares her favourite wall with you, naturally you bribe your kids with ice cream to get that Instagram worthy shot of you and the kids.

These guys just get on. The girls admire each other’s shoes, the boys bond over climbing frames. They can go a few weeks of not seeing each other and they pick up where they left off. Effortlessly. More days like this over the summer months please!!

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Knock,Knock…. “Tingalingalingaling”

How ridiculously adorable is this little fairy door, from The Magic Door Store?!

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I first met Sarah, the brainchild behind The Magic Door Store at Bubble London. I was taken in by the style of the door, the colour, the refined details. I knew Edie would really buy into the story behind the door. It’s so whimsical, pushing her imagination and keeping that childhood innocence alive. Her big brother is pretty intrigued too! We’ve signed our fairy contract and the fairy dust is ready to go…

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…. Soon the Easter bunny will be using the door to leave some treats….

The quality, attention to detail and depth of the colour is so rich. It fastens to the wall easily using paint friendly adhesive strips. Now at home in the playroom its become quite the talking point with the kids playmates.

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I Can.Not.Wait to have fun with it, if you follow my IG you’ll know I love a bit of Dinovember, so to mark different events I’ll use the magic door as a focus point. Holidays. Seasons. Birthdays…. and just because.

Every now and again I’ll find these two crouching down, whispering together listening out for elves and fairies on the other side. A couple of days ago, Edie gasped “I heard tingalinginging!”…… Seriously. I just can’t even!!!

Head on over to The Magic Door Store to see the whole range, get ideas of how to dress yours, and pick a colour to suit your home for the elves and fairies, or they would make a fantastic gift, … The kids childhood memories will thank you for it.

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A huge thankyou to Sarah for our beautiful door.

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… I’m Still Here

It’s been a while, but I’m still here tapping away in the background, working on where this corner of the web takes me.

Since Autumn I’ve been contributing to the blog over at Babiekins magazine. A big fan of the magazine before this opportunity, I’m loving working alongside such awesome creative Mumma’s…so inspiring.

Be sure to follow Babiekins Instagram to keep up with what’s going on, each contributor is so talented, crafts, photography, style, travel, it’s all there. And some.

Thank you, you lovely lot!

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Love The Little Things Week // 40

READ //

This week I’ve had my brain fried with a phonics lesson. The boy has started reception this year and parents were invited to hear about how and why the children are taught phonics in the methods the school use.

It was very interesting but wow. My head was spinning afterwards reading through our handouts with Trigraph, Segmenting, Grapheme -ness.

WATCHED //

While the little one was at pre school Thursday morning, doing some blog planning with a coffee to my right, I watched This Is 40 … In the middle of the day. A whole film. Get me!. It was hilarious! One of my favourites. I’ve a total girl crush on Leslie Mann, so,SO funny!

WORE //

“Big clunky stompy boots” according to the top knotted tinker.

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HEARD //

The soundtrack to the eagerly awaited new Hunger Games film. LOVE this Trilogy. Love Lorde.

MADE //

Some business cards on Moo.com , get me!

AND LASTLY //

I’ve now officially declared it Autumn. I’ve had the wood burner swept and it’s now raging good guns. Bring on winter…

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Join in with this linky from the ever lovely But Why Mummy Why

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Living Arrows

It’s been a ridiculously long time since I joined in with Living Arrows through the ever fabulous I Heart Snapping Blog.

2 Linky’s in 1 weekend…you lucky bunch!

Anyhoo, here’s a snap I took when back from the school run and realised how the little dude had been playing before I whisked him out the door.

 

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I’m enjoying watching how much the boy has grown so far with his confidence, writing and conversation in the short time he’s been at school. The quiet house when the tinker is at pre school takes a little getting used to, but having the time to invest into blogging is appreciated and is bringing exciting times for me in the blog front.

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Love The Little Things // 39

A bit slow off the mark the last couple of weeks to join in, so am jumping in this week with my little loves through But Why Mummy Why ‘s fab blog.

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I’ve been re-reading some of my favourite issues of these magazines. Although already read from cover to cover, I still like to go through them from time to time and drink them in all over again. The styling is second to none.

 

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WATCHED //

Getting totally absorbed in the Saturday night trash tv. Tumble, Strictly and X Factor. I’m a total sucker for the lot.

 

WORE //

Earlier this week I got my haircut to a crop after a gruelling year or so of growing it, to then not liking it longer at all. Boring everyone within earshot of do I, don’t I. I did and have no regrets.

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HEARD //

Trawling through my iTunes compiling a playlist, to run to as I continue with my Team Challenge 10 journey. I came across some Death In Vegas albums I’d forgotten I’d had. As a result Dirge is on repeat. A lot.

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MADE //

Beef Bourginion, with mustard mash potato and a fruit crumble. Gordon Ramsey’s recipe kicks ass!

Screw this 25 degree nonsense. I’m in full autumn mode.

 

AND LASTLY //

If I see anymore friends Facebook status updates about Christmas Shopping, it’s likely to tip me over the edge! Enough of the ‘I’m super organised’ bragging please.

If you’re not frantically elbowing old dears to get to the stocking fillers area in john lewis the day before Christmas Eve, it’s just not Christmas for me.

 

Be sure to hop over to Morgana’s blog and link up you lovely lot.

 

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Dragging Myself ‘into the zone’

After yesterday’s running debacle I was adamant I.Was.Running.

I dragged my lovely friend along who encouraged me Rocky style from the comfort of her bike, kitted out in full ‘keen mum’ mode in my running gear I dropped off the little people and headed straight off.

I can’t lie, it wasn’t easy, it’s been a couple of weeks since I went for a run and I’m finding unless I go a couple of times a week it’s really tough for me to get going again.

I go to bootcamp at least once a week, and although I feel fit through doing circuits there, running I’m finding is a totally different ball game.

I need to build my stamina, endurance. Im making a plan.

#TeamChallenge10

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