The Home Life Project {January 2017}

I took part in Claire’s brilliant Home Life Project last January and had every intention of taking part each month. Except I didn’t, and I really am kicking myself about that. Since then a lot has happened, most notably- we have a new member of the family! We are now a family of four after welcoming our gorgeous girl Elowen into the world back in November.

This year brings with it even more big changes for us (we don’t do things by halves). Our house is currently up for sale as we’re planning to move down South. Stephen will be working remotely for the company he currently works at. And I’ll be back living closer to family and friends – the support network I’ve been lacking for the last few years. Exciting times ahead!

With all this in mind, I am even more determined to take part in this project for the rest of the year. I want to capture our beautiful, ordinary and mundane moments in what will be our last few months in this house. The house we brought our first child home to and where I gave birth to our second. Equally, I’m excited to capture snippets of our lives as we settle into our new home. (Wherever that ends up being!)

Date photos were taken: Saturday 14th January 2017

Camera used: Canon G7X

Edited using: VSCO App

I wake up to find that Stephen is already downstairs with Jasmine. I feed Elowen and then enjoy some post-milk sleepy snuggles with my littlest lady. I’m soaking up that baby smell. I never thought I could love a photo where I have messy, greasy hair so much. But I really love this photo.

It’s not long before the peace is disturbed. Jasmine climbs into bed and hides under the covers. She is a bundle of energy this morning.

I went to have a shower. It got hijacked. Left her to it. (She’s ‘cleaning the window’ with Daddy’s shower gel!)

At 10am we have a potential buyer coming to view our house. We spare them the chaos and head out for a walk so they can view the house in peace. I really hope that come next month, when I take part in the next Home Life Project weekend, this will be a ‘Sold’ sign.

Elowen is dressed for the cold weather. And yes, she always looks this petrified.

It was super chilly outside but we enjoyed the glorious sunshine.

My Tribe. :)

Tummy time. Nailed it!

Clearly all that tummy time was tiring work. E falls asleep on the sofa and is sparko for several hours.

Smush! ❤❤❤

Stephen goes food shopping. Elowen is still asleep. Jasmine asks to play with her train set so we have a bit of mummy/daughter time.

Watching ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for the millionth time since Christmas.

Bedtime stories with Daddy. Jasmine’s clearly knackered as she lays there quietly listening to the story. (She normally talks over us!) The soft toy pile at the end of the cot seems to be growing bigger every day. I’m pretty sure I can see some of her baby sister’s toys in there. The scamp!


So there we have it, my first set of Home Life photos of the year! There’s plenty of room for improvement and I did the best I could with the rubbish lighting (let’s face it, this time of year sucks for indoor photography). I’m already looking forward to next month!

I’d love to know which photo is your favourite from this month’s bunch?

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  1. Avatar January 15, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    What a lovely project and a great year to do it, such exciting times!! Love the first photo of you and Elowen because that’s raw motherhood, but my favourite has got to be smushy, sleepy baby face – it would make me broody if I wasn’t only 10 days away from due date!! xxx

    • Jenna January 15, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      I wish I had kept up with it last year but I’m determined to make more of an effort in 2017! Elowen is SO smushy – is it too early for me to start feeling broody?! Haha. Eeeek, 10 days. I’m not sure I can wait that long, Jess! ;) xx

  2. Avatar January 16, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    WHat a lovely project – such a great way to capture your family memories x x

  3. Avatar January 17, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Aww such a lovely way to capture the every day moments xxx

  4. Avatar January 17, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Lovely to have you joining in again Jenna. You did really well getting yourself in the pictures, I struggle with this part a lot! I’m so pleased I have a record of the every day last year when Alice went from 2 months to 14 months because you blink and suddenly they are toddlers. I think my favourite photo this month is the tummy time photo, not because of the main subject (who is gorgeous naturally) but because of Daddy in the background on the phone!

  5. Avatar January 17, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Aww! What a lovely selection of photos :) and what a great idea for a photo project! xx

  6. Avatar January 17, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    such a lovely idea for a series / post. And Elowen’s pictures!! So adorable, I am feeling mega broody! x

  7. Avatar January 17, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    What absolutely gorgeous photos! Congratulations on your latest addition – she’s beautiful! I really hope there’s a ‘SOLD’ sign for you soon.

  8. Avatar January 18, 2017 / 5:37 am

    Oh you’re making me broody! Days doing nothing like that are the best.

  9. Avatar January 18, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I hope the house sells quickly for you. I adore the pic in the bath. It’s fab x

  10. Avatar January 19, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Oh lovely photos, this is a lovely project to take part in , and really makes you capture those normal moments.

  11. Avatar January 20, 2017 / 10:55 am

    This sounds like such a wonderful project to be a part of. I think the photo of Elowen sleeping on the sofa next to the dog is my absolute favourite! xx

  12. Avatar January 20, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Oh I love this! Beautiful photo’s, I am going to check out the project now sounds like something i’d love to join in with. I hope the house viewings are going well xx

  13. Avatar January 24, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Wow doing well at the tummy time. I have to admit I was terrible for it.

    • Jenna January 24, 2017 / 9:38 am

      I never did it much with Jasmine because she hated it but Elowen doesn’t mind it at all. x

  14. Avatar January 25, 2017 / 9:31 am

    So hard to pick just one photo! I love the one with you and your “greasy hair” the mummy and baby pics are always few and far between! Love your tribe xxxx

    • Jenna January 26, 2017 / 11:30 am

      I LOVE that photo so much. It’s one of those moments I never wanna forget. Morning baby snuggles are the best. :) xxx

  15. Avatar February 3, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    This is a lovely project, what a great way to see how ordinary home life changes over time. Lovely photos x

    • Jenna February 6, 2017 / 9:48 am

      Definitely, I can’t wait to see how family life changes over the next year. :) x

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