Outdoors, painting and lipstick – #Littleloves

Neither Win or Ru are particularly outdoorsy. They’re always happy to be outside, but they’re not the type to be stood by the door dressed, with coat and boots on by 8am. There is something about being outside that relieves stress and rejuvenates, and I’ve really felt that this week between the three of us. The walk home from nursery, being at the park or just scooting around our cul de sac – it gives us space.
We wondered around Beningbrough Hall for a good few hours yesterday. We’d never been before and I really hope we’ll be back soon. I’m looking forward to half term next week – five full days together and I really want to make the most of them. I’m sure pumpkins will be involved somewhere.
Winter Living. I know this is cheating slightly, because it’s more looking than reading, but it’s so beautiful to look at.
Not the lightest of things – My Son the Jihadi. Totally heartbreaking, particularly when they show footage of him when he was a baby. We are all born such simple, innocent little people.
I few ladies from church came around to my house last night and we shared quotes, people, music and experiences that have inspired us, or made us who we are. It was a really lovely evening and wonderful to remember how beautifully unique we all are. I think it would be a nice thing to do with friends or family.
In case you have managed to avoid my Laura Ashley post (not likely) – here it is and I’m rather pleased with it. The boys have been running a bookcase ‘cafe’ most mornings for us. Ru just copies whatever Winston is doing and takes his duties rather seriously. I bought these matching onesies for Christmas, but when it came to bedtime I couldn’t resist getting them out. I just want to squash them both!
I’ve been doing some painting for an Oxfam charity project, which should be finished soon. Ru had a great time painting next to me, and I’ve discovered that cotton buds are pretty handy for one year old hands.
I’ve worn red lipstick three days this week. I usually just wear it for special occasions, but sometimes it feels good to step out of my comfort zone. I should do it more often. Other than that, a very boring week of flat shoes, jumpers, black jeans and my cosy camel coat.
IMAG3882Our stick, feather and leaf collection is thriving – just in case you were getting worried about it.
And lastly…
We’re having our 20 week scan on Monday and I can’t wait to find out whether we’re having a boy or a girl. We have three(ish) names for each.
Have a lovely weekend and remember the clocks are changing. I cannot for the life of me get this post to format correctly! I will try to fix it. 
littleloves2#Littleloves is a chance to remember all the things that made up your week. Linking up with Morgana.


  1. Kerry
    23rd October 2015 / 9:05 am

    Eep! 20 weeks already? Probably feels like an age for you though. Loving your outfits as always, that’s one chic little bump you have there. Love the photos of your boys outside too. Looks like you made the most of the very little sunshine we had this week xxx 😘

    • Esther
      25th October 2015 / 9:08 pm

      I forget I’m pregnant all the time, so it’s not dragging or flying by. I only remember when I bend down. I’m kind of nervous to find out, but I can’t cope waiting either! Thank you – the weather was so gorgeous on Thursday! x

  2. 23rd October 2015 / 10:21 am

    I love those onesies, they are adorable!! I really must try to get my two to dress in matching outfits one day. How exciting about your scan, hope baby makes it easy for you to see!

    • Esther
      25th October 2015 / 9:12 pm

      I thought I would hate matching, but I honestly think it is the cutest thing with a very limited timescale. Need to make the most of it! Me too! x

  3. Louisa
    23rd October 2015 / 12:53 pm

    How exciting to be having your 20 week scan.
    I saw your bookcase makeover, it’s fab. I have been looking for some large scrapbooking paper for a project and have no idea why I didn’t think to use wallpaper instead! Have a great week x

    • Esther
      25th October 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Thanks Louisa! Wallpaper is lovely and thick too, so you can whack loads of glue on without it going soggy! x

  4. 23rd October 2015 / 6:07 pm

    I loved your Laura Ashley post! You did such a great job, the unit looked amazing! So exciting about your 20 week scan too! xx

    • Esther
      25th October 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks Jess, so kind of you xx

  5. 23rd October 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I am so excited for your twenty week scan – I hope it all goes well! That bookcase cafe is gorgeous and I love their star suits! Have a wonderful weekend lovely x

    • Esther
      25th October 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Eeeep. Me too! Kind of nervous! I so want to know. Hope you had a fab weekend xx

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