August was the most joyful month… There was no routine, I had lots of time with Bella and we could just kick back and relax a lot more than normal.
There are so many things that I loved about the month, that I thought I’d share with you.
High Street Store: Bella and I absolutely love Primark. It’s a place of joy where you can lose yourself in the vast array of things it has to offer. They have amazing homeware, lovely clothes, glorious shoes, an endless amount of Disney products and everything else we both love and appreciate. It’s all so affordable, which means you can come out with a great big bag of stuff without feeling too guilty. I’m holding my hands up in the air and admitting I used to be a Primark snob. But no longer, it’s without a doubt my new favourite high street store.
Independent Business: For me the small business I am loving at the moment is Chambers & Beau. I’m honestly totally in love with all of their products. Each piece of jewellery is handcrafted and is totally gorgeous. I’m in total awe of how amazing the designs are and literally want everything! I did ask for a particular piece for my 40th birthday, but unfortunately it never arrived. Men huh! Never listen… He he… Seriously though, it’ll definitely be going straight back on my Christmas list! Please do check them out, as I’m certain you’ll love them as much as I do!
Product: Without a doubt it has to be my new “the world is your oyster mug” from T K Maxx. I spotted this solitary mug and knew it had to be mine. It had an amazing motivation quote and was pink and gold – it is everything and I’m loving drinking my morning cuppa from it. For just £6, it was a snip too!
Blog: My favourite blog this month has to be the amazing Hayley at Sparkles & Stretchmarks. I’ve been following the blog for so long now and love the honest and truthful accounts of Motherhood. This month has seen her roar like a lion on behalf of her son and I’m so proud of that! Please do go over and follow her, I’ll leave a link below.
Vlog: My favourite vlogger this month has to be the beautiful Mrs Meldrum. Rebecca has just given birth to her third baby girl, beautiful Poppy. Having had a stressful pregnancy and birth story, Rebecca reminds me that positivity is EVERYTHING. She always thinks of the best case scenario and is just a massive glass half full person – in fact I think Rebecca’s glass is brimming with positivity. She creates gorgeous vlogs and has an adorable family. I think she’s truly inspirational and love watching her.
TV Show: I’m not a massive television fan. There’s normally only around one or two programmes on at a time that I’ll ever bother to watch. But for now, it has to Great British Bake Off! It’s back and I’m not going to lie, I miss Mary Berry, Mel and Sue and it’s just not the same without them. But it still just works and I completely love the format. The comradery of the contestants is always amazing and it’s such a good family show which brings a massive smile to my face!
Food: So this is a tough one, as I love my food… But this month, I’ve mastered the perfect poached eggs on toast… I’m loving it! I’ve been poaching the eggs in simmering water for three minutes and they are perfection! Runny on the inside and cooked perfectly on the outside. Sprinkled with salt and pepper, server on buttery brown toast – yum!
Bella’s Favourite: So, Bella’s favourite thing this month has been her fidget spinner bubble bar from Lush. Two of her favourite things made into one product – win, win! It smells devine and has lasted a good few baths too. Each time she’s used it there have been tons of bubbles and it’s definitely been her hit of the month! Bella loves a good soak and anything Lush very much, so she’s been a very happy tween!
I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading these. I’d love to know what you’ve been enjoying lately too. I’m super nosy and always like to hear what other people love and enjoy checking them out for myself. So, do share!