Big Pink Link #44 – WOW’s

So, my Big Pink Link hosting has come to an end.

*Ahhhhhhh – says the crowd*

I have had a lovely time helping the fabulous Pinklink ladies out and I am grateful to them all for trusting me to not cock everything up!

My final part of hosting is to mention the WOW’s for this week so, without further ado, here they are:

My first WOW is Prabs from Absolutely Prabulous. It’s a post for bloggers, and aspiring ones, and I loved it. We all question why we are doing it at some point and Prabs, as always, has managed to sum up exactly how we feel as well as share the love by mentioning some amazing bloggers. ‘Tis the season of kindness, joy and love and Prabs has this in abundance.x

My second WOW is by the gorgeous Jemma over at Sleepless nights and Ginger Highlights. I had the pleasure of meeting her at BlogFest a few weeks ago and she was just the loveliest person…and she had immaculate hair and makeup. I was in awe! Her post about the stress of having to go to the work Christmas Party, and how it can fill a mum with dread, had me giggling and nodding in agreement. The fear of having a sniff of drink and making a tit of yourself in front of everyone, the panic you feel having to find an outfit, we can all relate to it. Brilliantly written and extremely timely. Well done Jem!x


Hannah from The Diary of an Ordinary Mum has chosen her two WOW’s too. She said:

I absolutely loved this Christmas to do list from Sinead, over at Shinny and the Brood. I’m an absolute loon when it comes to Christmas but even I get a little stressed with it at times, this is a perfectly hilarious post about how to get through Christmas without going completely insane.

This is such a simple but absolutely gorgeous Christmas craft from Claire at A life in practice. These baubles look really stunning but easy enough that even I and the girls could attempt them- plus it doesn’t look too messy, major win in my opinion.


Help yourselves to a featured post badge you super folks and take a bow!

Pink Pear Bear

 Head on over to the blogs of The Diary of an Ordinary Mum and Pink Pear Bear to join in this week’s #bigpinklink!

Thanks again for having me ladies! You are all wonderful!




#capturingtheday – Week 1 Roundup

Well, here we are. It’s the end of our first week for our new Instagram community linkup called, #capturingtheday which means it’s time for our first roundup!

How exciting!

Thank you so much to all those who joined in. By the end of our first week, we had over 100 photos to choose from so our first fear of nobody joining in was laid to rest at least!

Phew.

We had so many wonderful photos this week capturing everything from back to school, first day of school, trips out, younger siblings having their first solo day whilst their older siblings were at school and so much more. It’s been magical to see how everyone has settled into their new routines and to hear about how everyone has got on. I chose these photos because, for me, they captured the normal ‘every day’ moments beautifully.


So, without further ado, here are my 4 featured images for this week for #capturingtheday

A bare foot walk along the beach, siblings reunited (with ice creams too!) after the biggest one’s first day of school, the old childhood favourite activity of tree climbing and a walk through the first leaves of autumn…

a little girl playing in the leaves, a little girl climbing a tree, sisters eating ice cream and a little girl walking on the beach next to the cliffs

Top left: All about a Mini Norris

(Visit their blog: All about a Mini Norris)

Top right: Little Hearts Big Love

(Visit their blog Little Hearts Big Love)

Bottom left: Dear Bear and Beany

(Visit their blog Dear Bear and Beany)

Bottom right: Burnished Chaos

(Vists their blog Burnished Chaos)


Yvonne over at Double the Monkey Business has chosen 4 stunners as well. We were so lucky to have so many wonderful photos to choose from!

Four pictures capturing everyday life. Pic 1: A girl looks out of a watchtower as the sunset. Pic 2: A girls in a pretty dress takes a photo of flowers. Pic 3: a little boys is ready to school with a monster backpack. Pic 4: Two little girls hold hand as they want down a path. All tagged on #capturingtheday

Top left: Jenn Noya

Top right: Winnettes

Bottom left: Life with Baby Kicks

Bottom right: Little Hearts, Big Love

You can see Yvonne’s full roundup post here.


Congratulations to all of you and thanks again to everyone who linked up.

Do spread the word and join in again this week!

All photos are welcome. Baking, crafts, days out, sunsets, tantrums, well earned nights out for the parents, whatever it is you’ve captured during the week.


 To finish, here is my favourite photo by my partner in crime for #capturingtheday, Yvonne over at Double the Monkey Business

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I loved this photo of Yvonne watching her children at football training.

It sums up how many parents spend their afternoons and weekends, stood on the sidelines of various sports facilities (in all weathers!) whilst their children train and have fun.

Well done parents, you all rock.

You can find Yvonne on Instagram, here.

You can read her blog, here.


See you all next week for our week 2 roundup!

Gem.x

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