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My Little Bits Of Life #4

on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.

It's been a while since I shared some little snippets of our life as captured by my iPhone.  Life has been so busy and hectic but as usual my phone camera has come along for the ride, I must admit to being really lazy with my big camera and not taking it out as much as I should, I therefore love the fact that I always have my phone on me.

I am still obsessed with instagram as ever.  It's the first form of social media I will look at in the morning, but I have to limit myself and not look too much or I would never get anything done.  I love getting a glimpse into other peoples lives through their photos and I follow some truly gorgeous accounts.  

Anyway here is some of our adventures and ordinary life through the eyes of my iPhone...

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1.  It was Mr E's birthday a few weeks ago and I set myself a challenge of making him a chocolate fudge cake as a surprise.  Bizarrely considering I am pretty usless in the kitchen, it tasted absolutely delicious and we finished it in one evening when we had a little party for him at my Mum's house- all my family were shocked to say the least!

2.  I love these little Hunter wellies of Mads- they are her spare pair that live at Grandma's house but I think I may need to steal them and take them back to ours.  Love the yellow!

3.  If you follow me on instagram you will know I have a relatively new obsession with taking photos of my girls outfits against our scabby garage door. (exotic location- not!) I know I will love looking back in years to come at what we used to dress them in.  This particularly day we had a 'cat theme' as we had just got our kittens!

4.  My Mum and I went shopping a few weeks ago and we couldn't resist buying these Matching PJ's from Jools Oliver's Little Bird collection at Mothercare- we are their biggest fans and the print on these PJ's are just adorable.

5.  I bought this stripy jumper the other day and I absolutely love it, love the heart detailing on the sleeve.  I really am enjoying wearing Autumn clothes this year.

6.  My big girl and I went on a date day to London for a screening of Frozen put on by The White Company, we made a day out of it and met up with one of my closest friends for lunch, and she came with us too.  I love spending time with Mads, we laughed all day long.

7.  I adore this photo of one of our usual garage snaps- I think it's the fact Mads is posing so much that makes it so funny.  She is obsessed with this top from Zara saying 'Still Living With My Parents'- I love it too actually.

8.  I am really lucky in that both my girls still nap but Mads normally has a shorter one than LL, so when she gets up she knows it's 'quiet time' and we snuggle until her sister wakes up.  Since we got the kittens they have taken to coming on our laps too- it's really rather sweet.

9.  I had been after a pair of Brogues for ages, so I couldn't resist when I found these in Primark of all places.  And only £12.  Bargain.

10.  Yet another Little Bird outfit, I bought this dress for LL months ago but she is only just wearing it now.  I love the colour and I could gobble her up when she wears it.  Just so cute.

10.  I do try and dress the girls in similar colours or styles if we go out for the day- I love these little grey jumpers they are wearing.  I wish they did LL's cloud jumper in my size and I am loving their winter boots!

12.  Likewise sometimes Mummy gets in on the action and dresses in a similar colour too. (Daddy doesn't and also wants to disown us when we do this!) ;) I am loving mustard this season, yellow is my favourite colour by far

13.  I am still in shock over winning a Mad Blog Award and my category 'Best Baby Blog' was sponsored by Mothercare.  A few days ago they sent me my prize- a whooping £500 worth of vouchers.  And as an extra gesture they had seen from my instagram how we are Little Bird's biggest fans, so they sent me a couple of outfits for the girls as a surprise.  Such a sweet thing to do and I was over the moon to receive the package in the post.  That's Christmas presents sorted, plus outfits for the next year! 

 

If you are on instagram do come and say hello, I'm @mummydaddyme - it's my favourite form of social media by far.

 

PS. Mothercare haven't asked us to write about them, I was just over the moon with the fact they had obviously seen what big Little Bird fans we are that I wanted to mention them and say thanks for sending the girls an outfit, and of course for my wonderful prize.  All other clothes and outfits have been bought with my hard earned pennies. (or maybe Mr E's- ssssh don't tell him!)

 

My Little Bits Of Life #3

on Wednesday, 27 August 2014.

I've been a bit lazy when it comes to my big camera recently.  I am still taking it out and about if we go on weekends away or on day's out with Mr E, but if I go out on my own with the girls, I just can't be bothered with the hassle of bringing it along- it's heavy and then I find I worry about dropping it or leaving it somewhere.  Therefore the trusty camera in my pocket, my iPhone has been out in full force while we are out and about enjoying the Summer.

Here are a few little snippets of our life recently, I have so many I shall do another post really soon...

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1.  LL and I had a morning date shopping together while Mads and Daddy did the garden- it was so nice to spend the morning together and she fell asleep in her buggy while I ate my lunch- bonus!

2.  Mads has got really into styling and choosing her own clothes recently and we have been enjoying doing it together, I loved this little outfit, how cute are her little harem pants!

3.  Mads woke early one morning and for a second I was grumpy, then we snuggled together and I realised that these moments won't last forever.  I relished that half an hour just the two of us cuddling.

4.  A little ice cream treat never goes amiss.

5.  Just look at this girl- what a cool dude in her sunglasses, I love her little poppy dress.

6.  If I leave my purse unattended, within a second LL has emptied it of all it's contents.  It drives me mad.  Here I caught her in the act!

7.  There have been some beautiful sunsets around our way recently.  

8.  I've said it before and I'll say it again- nothing beats a little person in dungaress.  Just.Too.Cute.

9.  When Mads leaves the house each day, she is guaranteed to find something she just has to take with her.  In this instance it was a bag full of her 'treasures' and a toy dog.  All the essentials.

10.  It's a little blurry but I love this photo I took of my girl's at bedtime one evening.  They really do love each other so much, even if they are beginning to fight like cat and dog.  It's amazing to watch them together.

11.  We have lost count of the amount of unplanned picnics we have had this Summer, this was one of them.  I rang Mr E and told him to meet us after work and we would eat outside.  We love them!

12.  Another one of my posing girl, anyone would think she loved the camera but in actual fact she isn't keen at all.  She lets me take one photo and then tells me that is enough, and she tolerates the iPhone more than my DSLR.  I love her pose in this one.

13.  Summer explorations- you can't beat that golden afternoon light when it pokes through the trees.

14.  And lastly on my way home from a run one evening I spotted the sky and just had to take a photo.  What a gorgeous sunset.

 

If you are on instagram do come and say hello, my username is @mummydaddyme - it's by far my favourite form of social media.

 

 

My Little Bits Of Life #2

on Tuesday, 17 June 2014.

My iPhone has been out in force recently capturing little snippets of our day to day life.  While my first love with always be my DSLR it is big and heavy and so when we are just out here and there it is great that we can still capture photos and memories.

Here is the latest going's on from the camera in my pocket...

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From left to right...

1.  A little 'bear' bum.  These little joggers were Mads and I loved them then and I still love them now.  So cute!

2.  Daddy snapped a photo of us three girlies before work one day.  

3. Sunshiny sun selfies with my littlest lady.  This weather has meant we have been spending lots of time having picnics and going to the park.  Simple but lovely.

4.  We thought we would try out a different supermarket one weekend (we totally live a crazy life that's for sure) and these girls were so cuddly I just had to take a photo of them in their 'matching but not matching' cardies.

5.  We hired bikes a couple of weeks ago and had a great morning out together and the view was just beautiful.

6.  My biggest girl looking super cute in her sun hat.  I am loving dressing them in their summer clothes.

7.  We went to get LL's first shoes with my grandparents and they treated us to the.most.awesome.cake.ever at this gorgeous little tea room.

8.  I am loving wearing yellow at the moment, although when I wore this outfit the other day Mads observed that I looked like a bumblebee!

9.  Mads and I got new shoes- her mini Birkinstocks are cuter than mine though!

10.  Nothing cuter than a baby in a matching romper and bonnet.  Especially when it's polka dot.

11.  Even my phone is ready for summer- love this happy colour phone case.

12.  Sisters sharing a picnic blanket.  The way they are with each other is the best thing about being a parent to two.

13.  Mads totally rocking her pink tied waist blouse and little heart denim shorts.  She has started picking her own outfits now.

14.  Mr E took part in his first dualathon- a 10k run, 38k bike, 5k run. The girls and I went to watch him and were so very proud of him.

15.  We went for an impromptu BBQ at our friends house one Saturday- it was a bit of a gold day with my 'K' bag and gold shoes.

16. Yet another gorgeous outfit from Little Miss M- this time she was rocking her stripy jumpsuit and some strawberry sandals.

17.  We recently got asked if we would like to try Netflix and I am already obsessed.  My list is so long of things I want to watch, currently we are working through Breaking Bad and I am also reaquainting myself with Gossip Girl.

18.  Happy feet in bargain Primark sandals.  

19.  Mads always leaves the house with the 'essentials'- her Hungry Caterpillar toy and a Lightning McQueen phone!

20.  We went on an amazing weekend to a treehouse in Wales, this girl was in her element and thought it was such an adventure.

21. Yet more yellow.  Working from home means I don't need to dress up but I have decided to make more of an effort to feel nicer and wear pretty things, even if it's just for the nursery run. 

22.  And finally Mr E went to Germany for a few days and bought me back these chocolates- they are so yummy and nice and colourful too!

 

My Little Bits of Life #1

on Wednesday, 14 May 2014.

If you have been reading this blog a while, you may remember that ages ago I started recording little moments from my iPhone.  I don't know why but I just stopped doing it mainly because I was busy doing other things and forgot.  However I have decided to bring back 'My Little Bits of Life' - just little snippets from my phone.  I record everyday memories with the Ordinary Moments, my 'big camera' memories with 'Miscellanous Memories' and so therefore it makes sense to record those little bits and pieces on my iPhone that otherwise would get forgotten somewhere in a folder on my computer.

I am incredibly nosey and I love to see little details of other people's lives, Instagram is by far my favourite form of social media.  It's the first thing I open in the morning (after my eyes!) and I follow some amazingly creative, beautiful and inspiring accounts. I really do adore it. 

Some of these photos have been on my instagram account, but either way they have all been taken with my iPhone.  I adore my DSLR the most but you can't beat the camera that you have on you 99% of the time!

Here are some little bits of life recently...

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From left to right...

1.  LL and I had a lovely day a few weeks ago attending the Next Bloggers Event.  90% of the girls clothes are from Next, we love them, so it was great to see the new range.  And hang out with people like Sonia and Becky over lunch.

2.  I am obsessed with colour at the moment.  I can't get enough of updating my home with bright things.  Like my new doormat I bought.  My muddy feet have never felt so cheerful.

3.  LL never wants to wake up from her afternoon nap.  I constantly have to wake her up from her nap to which causes immense grumpiness.  Until she has a biscuit.  Then all is forgiven!

4.  I bought this little rabbit for Mads for Easter but then I realised he goes perfectly with my new living room so I accidentally 'forgot' to put it in her Easter basket.

5. We went to a garden party at my Mum's neighbours house. It was a lovely afternoon with my family and the cupcakes were amazing.

6. Wedding 'selfies' with one of my best friends from uni and his date.  These two made me laugh all day long and Mads loved having their undivided attention.

7.  When the sun stays out longer than two minutes, we love to have a picnic.  We had our first one of the Spring last weekend.  There is nothing better than kicking off your shoes and feeling the grass between your toes.

8.  Strawberries are compulsory at Springtime.  I am terrible for not eating breakfast but on a Tuesday and Thursday morning when the girls are at nursery I love to eat strawberries with natural yoghurt.  Delicious and healthy.

9. I had a child free weekend at Blogtacular last weekend.  The conference was amazing, full of creative and inspiring people, including some of my favourite bloggers and fellow Living Arrows peeps- Fritha, Carie, Xanthe, Lucy, Emily and Hayley.

10.  My fellow I Heart Snapping girls and I enjoying a brief spell of London sunshine.

11.  You can't beat a toilet selfie.  Here I am with Jess and Lucy.

12.  On the Saturday night I went to Shake Shack with Lucy, Kara, Hayley and Emily.  The burgers and crinkly chips were delicious, and the milkshakes wer the best thing ever.  You can't beat a thick and creamy vanilla milkshake- yum!

 

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