HappyDays #40

HappyDays #40

Hello Happy-Dayers!

So, you’ll never guess what just happened? I opened up my laptop to type this post, I have Absolute 90’s radio playing in the background (because that’s how I roll!) and what song should come on? R.E.M’s Shiny Happy People! I think it must be dedicated to us? It has to be. We are shiny happy people, afterall.

All together now…

I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week and I can’t wait to read your happy-themed blog posts. Don’t forget I co-host this linky with the shiny, happy Katy. Be sure to pop over to her blog and say ‘hello’ if you haven’t already.

I’m pleased to say that I’ve picked myself up after a being a bit down in the dumps last week and it’s been business as usual here at Tinyfootsteps HQ!

My Peter Pan Syndrome strikes again.

Here’s what’s been making me happy this week…

  • Stephen and I had a date night last Saturday which was so lovely. We went out for a meal at Pizza Express (I scoffed my face with a Sloppy Guiseppe) and then we went to the cinema to watch Inside Out. We both loved the film but it made me all kinds of emotional because it made me think of Jasmine lots. She definitely has a ‘Goofball Island’ in that noggin’ of hers. :)
  • I’ve been invited to a very cool event in London which is happening later this month. It’s really nice to have something to look forward to.
  • The start of the new series of The Great British Bake Off. It’s my favourite thing on TV and I look forward to it every year.
  • I’ve had yet another blog makeover, there’s still a few things I need to tweak but I really like the changes so far. Any feedback is welcome! :)
  • Jasmine’s now at the point where she can walk a fair distance so we have been out for lots of walks this week. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a tad stressful at times but then a little old lady will come over and say “Gosh, isn’t she doing well?” and I say “Yep!” and feel like the world’s proudest mum.

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.

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HappyDays #39

HappyDays #39

Helloooo, fellow Happy-Dayers!

Boy oh boy, am I glad it’s the weekend.

Stephen and I are off for a date night tonight, it’s our first one since… well, I can’t remember when we last had one but it was a blummin’ long time ago!  All I know is, it’s much needed after what has felt like the longest. week. ever.

It’s really, really hard to entertain a toddler when it’s pouring with rain outside and you’re stuck indoors all day. Luckily, the sun did appear for a little while yesterday (Friday) so we managed to get out into the garden for a while.

I’ve had a pretty crummy week this week so instead of my usual happy list, I’m going to send you over to have a read of my answers to the ‘The Happiness Tag‘. Pondering my answers to those 8 little questions really did cheer me up so I would highly recommend giving it a go yourself. It has helped to remind me of the little things that I enjoy doing and has highlighted the fact that I should probably make more time to do them.

The Happiness Tag

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.

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HappyDays #38

HappyDays #38

Happy weekend, Happy-Dayers!

I hope everybody is enjoying the summer holidays so far, despite the less than summery weather (where’s the sunshine gone?!) This linky is a place to share your happy blog posts – that’s anything you think might raise a smile. :) Don’t forget that I co-host with the lovely Katy so be sure to pop over to her post and say ‘hello’ if you haven’t already.

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What’s been making me happy this week?

  • Heidi’s finally had a trip to the groomers and look so much smarter. Just in time for the Suffolk Dog Day this weekend! Let’s hope the rain holds off so that we can go to it.

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  • Reading a whole book during Jasmine’s nap time and feeling inspired by it.
  • I did some baking for the first time in ages this week, using my favourite biscuit recipe. They taste like Hobnobs… only better! ;)
  • A delivery of Minions goodies from Asda George. Amongst other things, I chose some new PJs, a lunch box for Jasmine and funky beach towel.

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  • On Thursday I took Jasmine to a Sing and Sign party. It’s the first ‘social’ thing we’ve done in ages. She was so tired afterwards she fell asleep in the buggy on the way home. That NEVER happens anymore!

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  • Meeting up with hubby for a picnic in the park during his lunch break.
  • A complete stranger telling me that she liked my dress. It was my new denim dress that I was little bit unsure about. Perhaps I can pull it off after all?!

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.

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HappyDays #37

HappyDays #37

Happy weekend, Happy-Dayers!

I hope you’ve all had a brilliant week and that you have lots of happy posts to link up with us this week. Don’t forget that I co-host with the lovely Katy so be sure to pop over to her post and say ‘hello’ if you haven’t already.

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This week my shout out goes to…

Life as Mum

Beth shared some beautiful photos from a play date and nature walk – it was lovely to see the kids so happy just playing around with sticks and stones. I always think nature brings out the best in children.

What’s been making me happy this week…

  • We’ve booked a cottage holiday in Norfolk – after having such a lovely time in Cromer a couple of weekends ago I am so excited to go back again later in the year. If anyone has any recommendations of places to visit in North Norfolk please let me know! :)
  • After receiving such positive support and encouragement on this post I wrote about my anxiety of leaving the house, I have managed to go out every day this week. I’m feeling much happier about things, I just hope I can keep it up. It’s worth putting my fears aside for this smile…

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  • I finally hit my Slimming World target this week! I am so chuffed as the last few weeks have been a bit of a slog.
  • I bought myself some new summer clothes to celebrate dropping a dress size. (Now you know why the sunshine disappeared. Sorry about that!)
  • I used one of Jasmine’s nap time to do something productive – I decluttered my dressing table and now I have a lovely space in the house just for me. :) You can read a post about it here.

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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.

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HappyDays #36

HappyDays #36

Hello, fellow Happy-Dayers!

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! My co-host, Katy, is back with us this week after returning from her Eurocamp holiday. I’m not jealous at all. What do you mean I’m turning green?! Don’t forget to pop over to her blog and see what she’s been up to!

This linky is a place to share your happy blog posts and give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling by reading everybody else’s. Anything ‘happy-themed’ is welcome!

I’ve made a new Happy Days linky badge so make sure you grab the code for it at the bottom of this post. It’s much prettier than the old one! ;)

My shout this week goes to…

Treasure Every Moment 

Helen shared some beautiful photos from her holiday in St Ives – they’ve made my itchy feet even itchier! I also had a sudden hankering for nachos after reading it, too! ;)

So what’s been making me happy this week?

  • Last weekend we ventured to the Norfolk coast for the first time and visited Cromer Beach. The weather was absolutely glorious. Jasmine paddled in the sea and was euphoric, I’ve never seen her so happy.
  • IMG_20150704_222326 (1)I lost 1.5lbs at Slimming World this week, I just have the same to go again and then I’ll be a target member!!
  • We took Jasmine to Clarks to get her very first pair of proper shoes!

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  • I had some more of my Lomo photos developed – I love looking through them and remembering the things we’ve done. You can see some of my favourites here.
  • Dancing to reggae in the kitchen and Jasmine joining in from her high chair. (Video here)
  • An afternoon trip to the park – it’s the first time I’ve taken Jasmine to our local park since she started walking properly. I basically spent the whole time chasing after her…

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  • I’ve been getting bored of having the same meals for dinner each week so I sat down and wrote a list of new recipes I’d like to try. I’m so excited to try them as I love cooking new things.

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 and we’ll retweet them for you.

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