“This ‘ethical fashion’, this ‘sustainable fashion’ that complies to what fashion really is, that is borne out of fashion, skills, heritage, artistry and bravery IS fashion. It’s everything else that isn’t.” - Orsolo de Castro #fewerbetter#30wears#fashionrevolution#letsdothisthing
Babysitting my nieces entered a new (and magical) phase: books! The oldest one is currently really into telling stories. She is also passionate about finding new books in order to have them read to her (while the smallest one... well, she still just loves to chew them, ha!) Our fave last time: The crocodile who didn't like the water and Gastón. Any suggestions on cute children's book are welcome. 🙌🏻
This guy was seriously my hero last night. I finally caught the stomach bug that plagued the rest of the family earlier this week. Kraig held my head, rubbed my back, and handed me mouthwash, tissues and wet towels to wipe my face, all while feeding and taking care of Emma throughout the night. I don't know what I would do with out you! ❤️❤️
Week one of my bootay and ab program is complete 😁 so proud of my girls for rocking it
Today is my active recovery day so I'm having an early morning run because in a month I'll running another half marathon so #Nodaysoff .
"One of the most underrated elements of this planet is simply not giving up" Judah Smith
I am participating on a bunch of races to qualify for the NYC marathon 🙄🙈🙉🙊 which I'll be running in honor of my mom and her fight with Lupus. I started a fundraising page to help research efforts to help hundreds of people this disease affects including my mom. To help this cause please go to the link on my bio!
He's just the cutest! Morning snuggles this morning for mommy and then Baby Jax and Daddy will be spend the day together. ❤
This little boy has so many clothes, clothes that I bought him from the consignment sales before he was born, clothes we got the baby shower, clothes that has dad buys him because his dad buys him a lot of clothes haha, and clothes people have given us. He's got more outfits and I've ever had haha.
I also find myself putting him in the same little feeted pajamas, so I'm trying to get better about putting him in different little outfits when he needs to be changed during the day so he can wear all his clothes
Still dreaming of this Moroccan lentil dish I made after being inspired by my talented friend @dialaskitchen it was so easy to make and I video taped it all for YouTube this week, if you’re not already following...go subscribe. Last night was so much fun hanging with new and old friends. Joanna @nestingstory was nice enough to have a few of us ladies over and it was so needed, though I’m kind of paying for it today...more in stories. #recipe#foodblogger
Love love love my year of colour. Thanks @cassyedepoet for yours, it inspired me!
Totally digging the forest green. It’s defo my colour of the last 12 months. Just being outside, or bringing the outside in, has been soothing and healing. When you have chronic illness and get sofa bound this really helps. It may be a hike up a hill or standing in the garden for 5 minutes. Or maybe a few bulbs of spring on the mantle piece.
20 | 365: if you know E, you know she's obsessed with animals. And once you know that, this shoulder shrug & little wave totally makes sense. Probably one of my most favorite captures ever...it's so her, and I can still hear her tiny voice "hiiii kittyyyy" #leahaldous365_2018
We tried out the Mini’s new Active Pass this morning for the first time at @skyhighadventure. It was amazing! There were so many different activities to choose from and the climbing walls were brilliant - they had me itching to go and get harnessed up and give it a go! Like most people, the Mini is definitely calmer when she’s been active and had a good workout. The only problem now is she’s flicking between a climbing birthday party or a crafting one 🙈 #myactivekids#active#climbing#wallclimbing#skyhigh#parenting#myactivetribe
Considering doing a Q&A in my blog 🤔 What kind of questions would you guys like answered? #bloggermom On another note, today will be a long work day, but hoping it’s a good one 🤗 I’m still a little weird though because yesterday I was followed by a strange man and it really freaked me out. Why do men do this?! 🤦🏻♀️ #scary
I know I know, it’s just a @officiallittletikes car.... but it did make me think about her driving a real car one day and let’s just say mama is NEVER going to be ready for that. •
Having two babies so close comes with so many awesome quirks.... thinking about both of my babies starting to drive in the same year is NOT one of them. 😩 Surely by then self-driving cars will be popular or there will be a way to make myself invisible right? 😜🤷♀️ #momlife#babygirl#timeslowdown#dontgrowup#love#littletikes
So proud of your dedication to skiing and your independence!
It must be quite exciting to spend five full days on real (!) slopes with German speaking ski friends and teachers - but you always round it up effortlessly and with style... and a lot of tears, because obviously you 'want to stay and live in the mountains forever'.
(No clue where she gets it from.)
I have been buying lots of board games and non electronic devices for the kids for them to develop group play but also because we won’t have the same kind of access to power once we are off grid! They have really started to get into it and I love to watch them get competitive but also help each other out!
Sometimes, when you’re all simultaneously ill and the weather’s crap, there’s nowt for it but to hunker down, build a camp, make banana ice cream and let the iPad step in for a minute.
Downloaded the @hopstertv app on @cigarettesandcalpol’s recommend. It’s a nice mix of audio books, games and TV shows with no internet access so they can’t randomly get into sketchy Spider-Man vids on YouTube which Arch is a dab hand at. Here he’s intensely listening to Paddington and it’s holding his attention which is no mean feat👌🏻. Definitely worth checking out.
Just little things I want to remember about Ezra at 18 months. How he greets us all in the morning with a singsongy ‘Hi today’ and everything is ‘Oh wow’. How he calls me Dees instead of mummy and thinks it’s hilarious! How he adores animals, the other week an ad came on the TV for elephants and he was looking back at us like ‘Wow, did you just see what I saw, are they for real?’ How he struts around the house like he owns it, smoothing his hair like a T Bird! How he loves music, his favourite song at the minute being Coldplay, Something just like this, as he loves singing the de do do do bits, he also loves singing the ‘na, na, na, na’ bit of the Havana song! How his favourite food is now pesto pasta, loves all his vegetables but won’t touch meat (that’ll be another post looking for help🙈)How he adores all his sisters but seems to have developed an extra special bond with Holly! How his fav person is his Granda. How he says his name is Ezra but always in a Darth Vader voice 🙈😂. How if I’m stroking his back at night to help him get off to sleep and stop, he grabs my hand and places it right back on his back. Our wonderful and wilful little boy (who I can hardly ever capture pictures of)!
❄️ ‘S N O W! - No way!’ ❄️ It’s Josie’s first snow day and Evelyn is climbing the walls to get out and play. She’s so pleased we’ve had to go to Next first to pick up some clothes before the fun begins! 🙈 (Thanks to the amazingly talented @esmeandivy for Josie’s beautiful custom made bonnet and to the wonderful @mother_of_pearl_handmade for the beautiful neck ruffle which I’m so glad I managed to buy before they went!) Happy snowy Sunday everyone xxx
One of these things is in our Sale section and I can’t believe it hasn’t gone already...If we didn’t already have three, I would be keeping it myself 🙈🙊. P.S. Pom Makers are almost here, as is the Don Fisher, I’m hoping they both arrive this week 😁.
WEEKEND VIBES 💆
Today we are finally moving to France so we decided to spent our Saturday (after packing the car etc etc) treating us with a massage - so needed in this stressful moments!! After that and thanks to grandpa’s we enjoyed a date night eating delicious spanish “tapas”!!! Date nights and massages are a great combo!! How did you enjoyed your weekend???
Hoy finalmente nos mudamos a Francia, así que aprovechamos para darnos un lujito después de preparar todo. Un masaje 💆 y una cena gracias a los abuelos niñeros !! 🙌🙌
Que tal su finde??? .
There ain’t no hood, like Motherhood - but the last few days it’s really kicked me in the guts. Hard. Teething, separation anxiety, testing boundaries. The LOT. All at once. Times 2. Here’s hoping tomorrow brings calm. 🙏🏼
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Can you believe today this magnificent fairy princess who smells like fluffy kittens and sunshine has GRAZED MY NIPPLE! I repeat- has BROKEN THE SKIN ON MY NIPPLE with her new tooth AND POOPED THE SHOWER! I literally had to reach in to the plug hole and scoop human waste out with my BARE HANDS!
On a more positive note we took some photos of some super cute babies and their beautiful mama's and my ovaries are exploding! #sos#teethingistheworst#ripnipples
There’s something about greenery around the house that makes it fresh and clean, popped outside while my little one was resting and picked some foliage, amazing the difference. Feeling fresh ready for a great week. Washing almost folded.... almost!
S L E E P. There's been a lot of sleep in our household over the last few days, but not of the peaceful kind. It has been the sleep of the sick. Read all about our brush with Jude's first sickness (and soft play) up on the blog now! ☝🏻 (link in bio)
I went out, I went out, I had a girls night out, I sang, laughed, drank far too much and got home past 1am. Even though I was up at 5:42 with little Mouse; I had such a good time.... love to all these ladies and a major happy birthday to the beautiful @marieanneu ..... sparkle on lady!! girlsnight #mummywentdancing#mummygoingbacktobed#dancingshoes
Not a fan of a messy house but sometimes you have to let them just explore their world not sure what skill he's mastering maybe it's how high can I raise mums blood pressure and anxiety levels 😂 over the rain! Hurry up winter I'm over you! Do you have sensory activities Ryder can try?!