Posted on June 5, 2015

Moving, Reviews and Wedding Planning #littleloves

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Its been a busy week with my hours increasing again at work (thank god, it was getting hairy there for a while!) and I’m loving it. But then who wouldn’t enjoy working in social media, writing copy and editing the odd blog post for a living? I’m so lucky I can do a job I love from home that fits around the kids and in a field I wouldn’t have even considered if it hadn’t been for pressing publish on this blog back in 2009.

On the home front school for the teen is over for summer in just two weeks time, a prospect she’s thrilled about – me not so much. Moody teen under my feet for 12 weeks, no thanks! The little one is loving nursery and after a few months of being very shy at drop off, despite previously absolutely loving every moment, he’s back to walking in with a huge smile on his face which is great to see. There’s a possibility yet another international move may be on the cards for us in the next few months, although we’ll know more by the end of the month. Exciting yet stressful all at once, pretty much sums that up!

Anyway on to my #littleloves for the week:

Read

Still on Game of Thrones, but almost 80% of the way through now and I’ve well and truly caught up with the tv programme, infact I may have overtaken bits of it slightly. I’ve just started reading No One Wants to be Miss Haversham too. It’s a bit easier going than Game of Thrones and more my normal ‘chick lit’ style.

This week the little one has been reviewing his very own Pirate Potty Book which has gone down really well, especially as we’ve just started potty training. My 13 year old is also lucky enough to be reviewing one of the Dork Diaries books. She loves the books in this series and they’ve been a real favourite with her since the first one came out a few years ago.

books

Blogwise I meant to get myself over to Hannah’s Mum’s Days Fit Club launch on Facebook on Wednesday but completely forgot. After losing 11lb in a week a few weeks ago I was all set to tackle my weight for good and I’ll definitely be keeping up with future posts in the Fit Club series.

I love this compilation post from Strange & Charmed linking to productivity, business and self improvement posts and will be having a god old read of all the posts Alexis linked to.

A great one from Elle & Co on Lauren’s 8 biggest business struggles and how she overcame them. A great post on its own and if you blog personally or for business this is a fab blog to follow and absolutely full of tips.

Proud in my Bikini from Vicky at Honest Mum is a great post about being confident in our own skin. It’s funny when I saw the pic that led to this post being written I tweeted Vicky to say I was weirdly kind of glad that underneath all her gorgeous clothes she was actually ‘normal’ just like the rest of us. I think I was imagining rock hard abs and not a stretch mark in sight!

Watched

Of course I watched Game of Thrones last week – not that you’ll be surprised as it regularly features in my #littleloves post each week, but oh my god it just keeps on getting better and better. It was an ‘on the edge of your seat’ kind of episode this week that’s for sure!

I’ve also been having a bit of a Don’t Tell the Bride marathon over the last week. I’m in the middle of a wedding planning course so I could pretend it’s for research, but really I’m just a sucker for a wedding.

My nightly Netflix indulgence has returned to Hart of Dixie, which I absolutely love. It’s so easy to watch, totally addictive and is such a feel good show you can’t help but love it. Plus the two male lead characters are GORGEOUS – which helps!

Wore

No gorgeous new buys for me unfortunately, but the little one has been sent some cute tops from House of Fraser to review, which he’s rather impressed with. Getting him to stay still while I take a photo of him in the tops is another matter entirely! Kids eh!House of Fraser Boys

Heard

One of my old favourites.

Made

No making as such but I did make an effort to get cracking with the first big assignment on my wedding planning course. I’ve had to design a questionnaire to help pinpoint what prospective clients want from their wedding and put together a ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ themed wedding. I’m still halfway through the mood board/storytelling stage but I’m getting there and hoping to finish and submit it by the end of the week.

And Lastly………

What with the possibility of yet another move I’ve been in the mood for a bit of a clear out. I’ve gone through wardrobes and drawers and I’m about to tackle the garage/basement which has a huge amount of stuff in it. Hopefully I can make a bit of money out of some of our unwanted items or donate them to a charity shop. It’s amazing how a bit of a clear out can make you feel that much lighter – if only I could say I was a little lighter weight wise!

What have you been up to this week?

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15 Comments

  • Reply Notmyyearoff June 5, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I love hart of Dixie but have only see the first series. I had no idea it was on Netflix, must check!!
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      I watch it on US Netflix – it’s up to series 3 on there. I’m sure I’ve seen it on UK Netflix though. http://www.cw.tv has the 4th (and last – sob) season which will hopefully be on Netflix soon 😉

  • Reply Louisa June 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I’m loving Game of Thrones but am surprised that they are differing from the books quite so much now. I’m hoping for a surprise appearance of Lady Stoneheart to leave us all open mouthed at the season finale.
    It sounds like you have some exciting times ahead with work and a potential move. Have a great weekend x
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      They really are aren’t they! I didn’t realise the show would differ from the books that much but some stuff from the books crops up out of order and other bits aren’t there at all! I think I’ve seen pics of Lady Stoneheart actually so we may well be seeing her soon 😉 x

  • Reply Triona June 5, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    How lovely you get to work from home! I think it’s so important to love your job. Love the kids new clothes! Wow wedding banning course – sounds fab! Enjoy the clear out and have a great week xxxxx
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      I would dread returning to an office these days, although it is nice to have the odd trip in just to get out into the real world. My usual ‘meetings’ involve content planning with a colleague in a nice cafe followed by lunch though so I can hardly complain! x

  • Reply Esther @ Inside Out & About June 5, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I’m so glad that work has picked up for you – what a relief! So pleased for you. I love nothing more than sorting out, throwing out and organising my wardrobe. It is good for the soul. I’m excited to hear if you’re going to move – sounds amazing!!!! I would love to live abroad for a bit but it won’t happen with my hubs’ line of work! Boo xxx
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Ha ha that’s what I thought until my other half moved into a different field and we’ve lived in 2 different countries in the last 5 years. There’s another two on the table at the mo, but it’s a wait and see kind of thing at the moment. Have a great weekend x

  • Reply Kara June 6, 2015 at 6:43 am

    I would love to work in social media, way more fun and interesting than my crappy job.

    I have never watched anything GOT, it just doesn’t appeal to me.

    Love House of Fraser and looks like you have some fab picks x
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Ha ha yeah getting paid for tweeting and playing on facebook all day is rather nice 😉 It never appealed to me either, I’m not into fantasy stuff usually but I love it now – as you can probably tell 😉 x

  • Reply Alice June 6, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Moving, exciting yet stressful as you say… Well done for getting started with your assignment, hope it goes well 🙂 have a lovely weekend xx

    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Alice, you too x

  • Reply Stacie June 6, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    A wedding planning course?! That sounds fantastic, hope you’re enjoying it. I’ve tried to read GoT a few times and just couldn’t do it, watched one episode and decided it wasn’t for me. My husband on the other hand loves it!
    Enjoy your weekend xx
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  • Reply Morgana @ butwhymummywhy June 11, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Oh my, how good is Game of Thrones at the moment?! I’m going to be devastated when it ends next week! xxx
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented June 11, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Me too! And to think I didn’t even watch it before series 4 started!

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