Fashion Shoots, Boxtrolls and Shopkins

Well hey there,

It’s been a busy week this week and we have had a lot going on. I have started my Liver Shrinking Diet in preparation for my Gastric Bypass and I’ve done a lot of resting and sleeping while Sylvia has returned back to school following the holidays. I’ve been very nervous and excited and am really looking forward to what is in store in the coming weeks although it’s going to be hard work.

 

Read

This week I read a book called The Dangerous Book for Grandads. It was a really fab and reminded me of the things I used to do in my childhood. I’ve also been reading a lot of blog posts from Pinterest. I’m trying to learn some new things to help me improve my instagram as I’m struggling with it. Some things I pick up easy and others I just struggle to get it, so I need to read more and more until it sinks in.

the dangerous book for grandads

Watched

So this week we watched the Boxtrolls and I really enjoyed it. I’ve also decided to watch tv more often. Television can be for me a way to relax and since I started blogging, I kind of got out of balance and haven’t watched much so I wanted to do something enjoyable rather than just blog work. Blogging is fun but it’s also a job and I need down time. So I started watching a series called Cold Justice which is about unsolved murders and I’ve really enjoyed it.

Box Trolls

Wore

This week we had a Massive Fashion Shoot with Sylvia. I now have a weekly post called my Sunday Style and we have been taking all the photos for the coming months so that it’s done in one go. We had a fun time and Sylvia really enjoyed doing this. She can be very photogenic at times and was excited to get some new shopkins as payment for her hours work.

Fashion Shoot

Fashion Shoot

Heard

Sylvia has been playing on her new guitar which she got for Christmas and I’ve heard her playing it at night when she is supposed to be asleep. I’ve also been hearing my daughter say the funniest things. Apparently I’m her slave. Cough cough, I don’t think so. Sylvia has also come up with the funniest things. She wanted a beauty night and asked John to by cucumber, when he asked for for, she said “for beauty requirements of course”. We could not stop laughing. Sometimes my daughter is so adorable and other times she is cheeky. The one thing I love about her is her funny sense of humour. It’s great. We bought the cucumber and did the beauty session.

Beauty treatment

 

Made

Sylvia and I invented a new way to have fun incorporating her Shopkins toys. We play cards, games, connect four or any game she chooses and the winner gets to choose one Shopkin. We may play a few games over the week and once all the Shopkins are allocated we count them up to see who has won allround.

Shopkins

Shopkins

And Lastly

I am super duper happy because after submitting seven articles to “The Mighty”, one got published this week and then, to my amazement a second article was published on the same day. I wrote a post celebrating the fact one of my blogging goals for 2016 was completed all ready. I’m really pleased and quite happy that I persisted when I did feel like giving up after hearing nothing lots of times.

Angela x

50 Comments

  1. Sylvia makes a great model and that pink dress is gorgeous! You’re so right, we all need some downtime from blogging, especially when it’s a job too.

  2. Lots of luck with your gastric bypass.
    I love ur little girls dress she wore for her photoshoot.
    Kids say and do such funny things I have a feeling Blake will grow up to be very cheeky as he already is at one.

  3. Well done lovely you can do it when is your op isn’t it in Feb? Sylvia is such a cheeky little thing isn’t she? I like reading all about your adventures together.

  4. Your Daughter is absolutely gorgeous, she models well and the cucumber request made me laugh. Congrats on the mighty publishing your article.

  5. Love the photo of Sylvia she looks lovely the dress is so cute! Great idea for a regular feature. Well done on getting published 🙂 so fab to have hit one of your goals already (twice over!!). xx

  6. Ahh looks like its been active time of it lately! I feel you on needing something to relax to – blogging is great but it feels like work a lot too, I NEED tv to unwind! Thank god for Netflix!! I cant wait to see more of Sylvia’s fashion shoots, it looks like she was really having fun! xx

    1. I need tv to unwind as well. it’s the one thing i’ve started doing again since christmas and it is helping me feel like i’m at least having an hour of no work. thanks for stopping by!

  7. Oh you had a great week!! Your daughter is so cute. She reminds me a little but my daughter because she also likes dressing up all day!! Pretty dress and brilliant photo the one with the cucumbers!! LOL Good luck with your operation lovely!! Keep us updated! 🙂 xx

    1. Oh thanks. It has been good and most of these things were done in the time after school 🙂 You can get a lot done in the evenings. 🙂

  8. Wow what a week – well done for your blogging success. What a great way to start the year. Every time I read about Sylvia I thin about how she would get on with Sofia. She is also shopkin crazy. I like the idea of using them with other games. Good luck with the liver shrining diet. I didn’t even realise that you had to do this before gastric surgery.

    1. Thanks Sarah. Yes they probably would get on. I think making games with the shopkins really makes better use than just collecting them. thanks for wishing me good luck!

  9. We watched Boxtrolls recently and my boys loved it, which I was surprised by as I thought they’d be too old ha 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix and well done on being published by The Mighty

    Stevie x

  10. Sounds like a busy week! Sylvia is so cute and looks great in the pink dress. And congratulations for getting published, that’s wonderful news x

  11. Sylvia’s dress is lovely, what a great little model she is! Love the idea of paying her in Shopkins, I will have to give that a try with my two girls! Great idea with the games too, that’s another thing I’ll try with my two – thanks for sharing it!
    Have a good week xx

  12. How funny asking for the cucumber that’s brilliant. That fuscia dress is stunning and Sylvia makes a great model. I’ll get Isis (our eldest) to try and link up with My Sunday Style, it looks great. Congratulations on achieving your goal already. That is so amazing. Brilliant that you kept pursuing. Well done xxx Have a great week #littleloves

  13. Your little girl is adorable and very photogenic. I want to break into kid’s fashion too and one of my 2016 goals is to be a brand ambassador for a children wear brand. Any pointers is very welcome. 🙂 I will therefore be linking up with you on Sunday Style soon! 🙂 I haven’t seen Boxtroll yet, I think I should sit down with my kids and do the same. Thank you for sharing your week. #PicknMix

    1. Apology, I missed read – weekly post – I thought it said linky weekly post. I look forward to reading your next Sunday Style post soon! x

  14. We haven’t watched Boxtrolls, I’ll put it on our to watch list 🙂 I hope the diet is going well 🙂

    Gemma xx

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