Ideal Homes, Singing Princes and Floppy Hats #LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnJune 12, 2015

This week we were back to normal with school and nursery and work (boo hiss) with the exception of the weather.  The last few days have been so wonderful here, I’ve even managed to get a little bit of colour from sitting out in the garden whilst Eli plays.  Typically though it’s meant to rain tomorrow.  James is working so I’d planned a day out for us; let’s hope the weather forecast turns out to be wrong.


Yesterday I managed to sit and flick through Good Housekeeping and Ideal Homes whilst Eli occupied himself in the paddling pool and the sandpit.  Ideal Homes is one of my favourite magazines; I love seeing how other people have decorated their houses and the interior choices they make.  I always think I should have been an estate agent in another life as I could happily look around other people’s houses all day long.


We watched Into The Woods for the first time yesterday.  We had no idea what to expect and I’d heard mixed reviews but I quite enjoyed it; not sure I can say the same for James.  My favourite song was ‘Agony’; I thought it was amusing and didn’t take itself too seriously.


It’s hats again this week!  With the arrival of the good weather, I finally had a chance to wear my new floppy sun hat.  I have wanted one of these hats for ages but never had the confidence to buy one and wear it.  I don’t have the right kind of head for hats so always feel a little bit awkward.  Okay, so it’s first outing was in my back garden where no-one could see me but I’m hopeful when we go to France I won’t feel like a complete noodle.


I heard this song for the first time this week whilst I was driving back from swimming.  It’s one of those songs which I can’t really pinpoint why I like it so much…I just do.


We got creative this week and made some paper plate animals.  It’s unusual for Eli to have the sticking power to do something, let it dry and then come back and finish it off so I was quite impressed that of the 5 animals we started, we managed to finish 3 of them.  

And Lastly…

I am super excited to have been gifted a ticket to BritMums.  I ummed and ahhed about whether I was going to go or not but now I am and I can’t wait.  It will be so nice to say hello to familiar faces and maybe meet some new people as well.  I just need to get over my natural shyness in the next week and a bit!  If you are going to be there please do come and say hello.

I hope you have all had an amazing week.



  • MumReinvented

    June 14, 2015 at 18:50

    Love that plate, might try it with my little one. I couldn't decide whether I liked Into the Woods or not, it was funny but the singing got a little too much even for a musicals fan like me in the end. Ooh lucky you with your Brit Mums ticket, I bet you'll have a great time. Have a good weekend x

  • Louisa

    June 14, 2015 at 18:50

    I love the frog plate. It's super. Peanut came home with a snail plate yesterday, they are so versatile for crafting aren't they? Your hat looks lovely. I hope you get to wear it in France x

  • Alice

    June 14, 2015 at 18:50

    Those animal plates are is all the being outside! Your dog (I want to say Pepper?) joining in the selfie is brilliant 🙂 hope you have a good weekend and manage to have your day out xx

  • Elaine Betteridge

    June 14, 2015 at 18:50

    love those painted animal plates! I'm always a bit scared of doing painting but now this nice weather has appeared I think I might have to get the paints and paper outside…less mess 😉 #littleloves

  • But why mummy why?

    June 18, 2015 at 21:02

    I absolutely LOVE that James Bay, it's truly beautiful isn't it?
    As you know my girls are obsessed with Into the Woods, even I know all the words to every song by now – whether I want to or not, haha! xx

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