HappyDays #48

Hi folks,

Welcome to the Happy Days Linky – a place to link up your latest happy-themed blog posts and get that warm fuzzy feeling by reading other people’s. My co-host is the lovely Katy, be sure to pop over to her blog and say ‘hello’.

*HAPPY DAYS LINKY NEWS*

After thinking long and hard about it, I have decided that after this week, I am no longer going to be co-hosting this linky. Katy and I started our little ‘Happy Days’ project over a year ago and some of the posts that I have written over that time have been my favourite to write and I will treasure them forever. I’ve enjoyed getting to know new bloggers who have linked up with us and a lot of those blogs have become my firm favourites. That said, there are weeks when I want to be able to have a break from blogging completely and I’d also like to change up my blog content now and again, too. But being a mum to a toddler, my time is limited and something had to give and so I decided it was perhaps time step away from running a linky.

I hope you will all still visit my blog and I’ll certainly continue to follow and support you all. Katy is going to continue running this linky so of course, you will still have a place to link up your happy blog posts each week! :)

Now, without further ado, here’s what has been making me happy this week:

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  • Last weekend we visited Undley Pumpkin Patch and had an absolute blast. I had been looking forward to going back ever since we went for the first time last year.
  • 3 of my best friends told me they’d be coming up from Bristol to visit me this weekend. I absolutely cannot wait to see them and enjoy a girls night out together.
  • Watching the Bake Off final! Was anybody else a sobbing mess? Well done Nadiya, what a thoroughly deserving winner and inspirational lady. I have a feeling she’ll be on our screens a lot more in the future.
  • Bringing Jasmine’s ‘artwork’ home from nursery. I know parents joke about the amount of ‘crap’ their kids bring home from nursery/school but this is all novel to me and I’m super proud of my girl.
  • After living in this house for over two years we’ve finally started decorating our least favourite room – the kitchen! I’m never going to love our kitchen but I’m looking forward to making it ours.
  • I’ve also had fun planning an ‘office area’ for the spare room. No more blogging on the sofa!

Now it’s over to you to share some happy!

How it works?

Grab the badge and stick it on the end of your happy-themed blog post, link it up with us using the inlinkz tool below. Comment on both of the host’s posts and as many others as you can. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Don’t forget to tweet us your link @_tinyfootsteps and @WhatKatySaidUK using #HappyDaysLinky and we’ll retweet them for you.

Tinyfootsteps


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HappyDays #47

Hello Happy-dayers!

Welcome to the Happy Days Linky – a place to link up your latest happy-themed blog posts and get that warm fuzzy feeling by reading other people’s. My co-host is the lovely Katy, be sure to pop over to her blog and say ‘hello’.

Yay, it’s October – possibly my favourite month of the year. I feel like it’s the month that Autumn really kicks into gear and I love everything about it! I’m excited for Autumn walks, visiting our local pumpkin patch and dressing Jasmine up for Halloween. Anyway,  I’m getting sidetracked!

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Here’s what has been making me happy this week:

  • Meeting up with my friend Gina for a cake and a catch up whilst our babies were at nursery. We hadn’t seen each other all summer so it was lovely to have a chilled out morning together.
  • Getting more of my Lomo photos developed. I LOVE the one above of Stephen and Jasmine. I’ll be sharing a few of the photos here on the blog soon.
  • Having my first hot chocolate of the season. Marshmallows. Check! Cream. Check! Chocolate sprinkles. Check! :)
  • This gorgeous, sunny weather we’ve been having. It’s meant we’ve been able to get out of the house and go to the park loads which always makes for a happier week.
  • We had a trip to Felixstowe at the weekend – always love to be by the seaside.
  • Slipping into clean bedsheets – bliss!

Now it’s over to you to share some happy!

How it works?

Grab the badge and stick it on the end of your happy-themed blog post, link it up with us using the inlinkz tool below. Comment on both of the host’s posts and as many others as you can. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Don’t forget to tweet us your link @_tinyfootsteps and @WhatKatySaidUK using #HappyDaysLinky and we’ll retweet them for you.

Tinyfootsteps


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HappyDays #46

Hello Happy-dayers!

Welcome to the Happy Days Linky – a place to link up your latest happy-themed blog posts and get that warm fuzzy feeling by reading other people’s. My co-host is the lovely Katy, be sure to pop over to her blog and say ‘hello’.

Now, I have to warn you guys not to get too close as we’re still nursing colds. *sneezes* Snotty noses all round! However, we’ve had some lovely, sunny (surprisingly warm) days this week and we’ve tried to make the best of them.

Here’s what has been making me happy this week:

  • We visited Claire Castle Country park for the first time at the weekend. We wore Heidi out and Jasmine enjoyed running around the Motte. You can see more photos from our visit Here.
  • I needed a 0.5lb loss at Slimming World this week to stay within my target weight range and continue having free membership. I managed to knock 1.5lbs off so very chuffed with that!
  • I did it, I went back to Dancejoy on Wednesday! It was a fairly small turnout which is both good and bad in equal measure. It’s hard to ‘blend in’ with less people but I suppose there’s less reason to feel self-conscious. As usual after 10 minutes or so, I was dancing without a care in the world. I’m already looking forward to next one in a couple of week’s time.
  • Jasmine started nursery properly this week. She did really well and I feel so, so proud of her. All my worries about her starting nursery have eased and I feel even more confident that we made the right decision.
  • Discovering Giant Custard Creams (from Tesco). Thank me later. #LifeChanging
  • Now it’s over to you to share some happy!

    How it works?

    Grab the badge and stick it on the end of your happy-themed blog post, link it up with us using the inlinkz tool below. Comment on both of the host’s posts and as many others as you can. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

    Don’t forget to tweet us your link @_tinyfootsteps and @WhatKatySaidUK using #HappyDaysLinky and we’ll retweet them for you.

    Tinyfootsteps


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HappyDays #45

Hello Happy-dayers!

Welcome to this week’s Happy Days Linky – a place to link up your latest happy-themed blog posts and get that warm fuzzy feeling by reading other people’s. My co-host is the lovely Katy, be sure to pop over to her blog and say ‘hello’.

I’m back with you this week after taking a bit of bloggy break and having some quality family time on holiday in Norfolk. :) Unfortunately, this week we’ve all got colds and so we’re feeling pretty sorry for ourselves. Jasmine’s been waking up several times a night and we’re all feeling a bit knackered and rough around the edges. So what better time to write my happy list?!

Here’s what has been making me happy over the last couple of weeks:

  • We had such a fab holiday in Norfolk. We stayed in a little cottage in Holt which was the perfect base for exploring lots of the local beaches and seaside towns.
  • Getting a letter and CD (remember those?) in the post from my best friend, Jeni. You just cannot beat good old fashioned snail mail, can you?
  • I also received a pretty toad diary from the lovely Katie from Life On Vista Street – I’ve been using it loads this week and I feel so much more organised already!
  • I booked my Early Bird ticket for Mumsnet’s Blogfest in November. I really enjoyed it last year, although I was very overwhelmed as it was my first ever blogging conference. I’m hoping I’ll feel a bit more relaxed this time and enjoy it even more. Who else is going? :)
  •  Jasmine had two settling in sessions at nursery this week and she did really well. According to her key worker she ‘just got on with it’. That’s my girl! :)
  • After not attending my Slimming World group for most of the summer (it’s just too hectic with a toddler in toe) I went back yesterday. I am 0.5lb over my target weight but I’m sure I can get rid of that by next week.
  • And, on that note, I made Slimming World drop pancakes for Jasmine and I this morning (from the latest SW magazine) and they were so yummy. :)
  • You may remember that time I went dancing with strangers. Well, the DanceJoy folks are finally coming back to my town so I can start going dancing weekly again. I couldn’t make it this week but I’m hoping to go next Wednesday – I can’t wait to get my groove on!

Now it’s over to you to share some happy!

How it works?

Grab the badge and stick it on the end of your happy-themed blog post, link it up with us using the inlinkz tool below. Comment on both of the host’s posts and as many others as you can. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Don’t forget to tweet us your link @_tinyfootsteps and @WhatKatySaidUK using #HappyDaysLinky and we’ll retweet them for you.

Tinyfootsteps

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HappyDays #44

Hello Happy-dayers!

Welcome to this week’s Happy Days Linky – a place to link up your latest happy-themed blog posts and get that warm fuzzy feeling by reading other people’s. My co-host is the wonderful Katy so be sure to pop over to her blog and say ‘hello’.

Please note: I’m taking a break from hosting this linky next weekend so be sure to head over to Katy’s blog and share your happy posts with her. I’ll be back on the 19th September!

Here’s what has been making me happy this week:

  • Stephen took Jasmine out for the afternoon last Saturday so that I could go clothes shopping by myself. I can’t remember the last time I got to do that. I couldn’t find any clothes I liked but I did buy some new hair straighteners and a pull along toy for Jasmine so all was not lost!
  • Stephen and I had our second monthly date night. We went out for a 3 course meal and cocktails. I was ridiculously full afterwards!
  • Keeping Jasmine entertained on (yet more) rainy days with colouful straws. Such a simple activity but she loves it!

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  • Making banana and dark chocolate muffins using A Mummy Too’s recipe.
  • I’ve just started reading Paper Towns by John Green and I’m really enjoying it so far. It reminds me of my teenage years. :)
  • We bought tickets for the Big Onion food festival which is on this weekend. Let’s hope the weather is good.

I’ve just realised I talk about food a lot in my Happy Days posts. What can I say? Food makes me happy! ;)

Now it’s over to you to share some happy!

How it works?

Grab the badge and stick it on the end of your happy-themed blog post, link it up with us using the inlinkz tool below. Comment on both of the host’s posts and as many others as you can. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Don’t forget to tweet us your link @_tinyfootsteps and @WhatKatySaidUK using #HappyDaysLinky and we’ll retweet them for you.

Tinyfootsteps



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