Dorky selfies & Cake! – #LittleLoves

This week, it has to be said, has been one of the nicer weeks we’ve had. Ever since I had my revelation the other week things have been a lot more relaxed at Super Busy Mum headquarters and I have to say, I’m loving it. Yes the house is an actual mess {it would shock you!}, the laundry’s mounting up {does it ever actually end?}, the older children have been happy & Annabelle and I have been getting on so much better too. Which I have to say is a total relief and a complete joy.

Ever since we stopped potty training, Annabelle’s been happier, I’ve been more relaxed and we’ve really been enjoying each others company. I’m not ashamed to admit that for a few weeks I was starting to really resent my toddler, which I’m sure we’ve all felt at one stage or another. I’m just thankful those feelings are gone and I am really appreciating her being little and I hope she holds onto her little-ness for a while yet.

So without me rabbiting on for a life-time and then some…here is this weeks #littleloves.

Read

We’ve been on the hunt for a childminder, so I’ve been scrolling through the NICMA website getting in touch with some nearby, and after quite a few “We have no spaces left”, we found a winner! She’s a friend of a friend and we met up with her yesterday for a quick chat, to see what Annabelle thought of not only the minder, but the other children and how she felt in her home too. More on that next week to how she got on!

I’ve also been reading this…
IMG_20150604_210115[1]It is a review item, so I’m looking forward to finishing it and sharing it on the blog with you guys soon.

Watched

Grimm. It’s my new show! At first I thought it was just like one of those background shows? You know, you can have it on in the background as you continue your work sort of show. Well it was just that but lately heading to the end of Season 2 I find now I’m having to actually watch it. Its getting good! Do you watch it?
Season_4_Cast_PromoIs it just me, or is Monroe hot? Just me? {Guy in the brown jacket!} Its the beard, I’m sure of it, lol. 

Wore

I don’t have a full length mirror to share photos of what I wore, in fact I never take photos of ‘what I wore’ to actually share with you guys! I guess I’m just not that sort of person. But just for you gorgeous lot, here’s a wee snap shot of what I wore last night as I blogged my little Irish heart out! I’m no fashionista by any means, in fact I’m more the ‘fall-into-the-wardrobe-and-come-out-in-what-I’ve-fallen-into’ sort of gal.
20150604_205109[1]So I’m in stripes, as per usual. I think they’re my ‘Mummy clothes’, haha. Excuse the dorky selfie!!

Heard

Gosh, if I don’t have my phone, the toddler has my phone & my phone is generally where I would pop on spotify and enjoy some music as I clean. So when I do manage to hijack and re-claim my property from the tiny hands of my little techno-nerd I generally pop on some Angels & Airwaves.
Little lovesOr generally anything rock and/or metal. I;m loving Breaking Benjamin at the moment.

Made

I’ve been trying to get Annabelle into baking more. The older kids enjoy it {bar the teens of course!} however I don’t bake as much as I should do with my tot but I do hope to change that. However yesterday after meeting her childminder we rustled up a scrumptious lemon drizzle cake. I enjoy making cakes and if I’m honest they’re mostly always victoria sponges or a chocolate sponge, so it was really nice to make this as a change.
DSC_9742Here’s a glimpse! I’ll have the full recipe post live on the blog soon!

And lastly…

We’re off to visit the niece tomorrow {excited!} she’s four and off for one of her biggest operations to date since she was born. She’s a little CHD warrior you see. So we’re taking her lots of treats, getting loads of cuddles & selfies as she’ll be away for up to 6wks for her operation and recovery period. So we’re holding the fort back here while she goes off to Birmingham and kicks ass through this big operation. While the rest of us send as many good vibes as we can over to her! But she has Sophia too, her latest CHD teddy! {apparently she’s having a heart operation too!} How frikken adorable is that!!
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  1. 05/06/2015 / 7:25 AM

    Potty training will come eventually. I think it really is a case of them being ready and then they’ll just do it in a week or so. You sound much more chilled out now :)hope you have a lovely trip seeing your niece x

    • 05/06/2015 / 8:17 AM

      SO much more chilled out. So it was definitely the best decision! Thank you x

  2. 05/06/2015 / 8:47 AM

    Ooh that cake looks lush!! Lots of love and luck to your beautiful niece!! And congrats on the nomination too my lovely!!
    #BinkyLinky

    • 05/06/2015 / 9:13 AM

      Hi Lianne, thanks so much for the luck for my wee niece. Knowing her, she’ll ace it!! xx

  3. 05/06/2015 / 9:07 AM

    Oh dear… no.. that guy is not cute (IMO). Maybe in the show his personality makes him attractive, because I definitely think that can happen! Moving on… you are looking good missus ( I did slimming world for a week and put 2 pounds on eughhh) and the very very best of wishes to your gorgeous wee neice. She looks like an ass kicker #littleloves

    • 05/06/2015 / 9:14 AM

      Haha, not cute. But more…oddly attractive. I really don’t know why!! I think your right about his personality though, lol. I love him. Aww thank you! I’m really trying with SW this time. I’ve had enough of the wobbly bits now, lol. Thanks for the luck for my niece. Bit scary but she’ll be grand!! x

  4. Life at the Little Wood
    05/06/2015 / 10:45 AM

    You can’t beat a stripe Debs. You look beautiful! Oh bless your wee niece! She is just gorgeous! Sending lots of love and luck her way xx

    • 05/06/2015 / 11:19 AM

      I went from stripes yesterday Emma to subconsciously wearing stripes again today! Haha! Geg! Thanks for the wishes for my niece. In have every faith she will kick butt like the wee CHD warrior that she is. xx

  5. 05/06/2015 / 12:28 PM

    I’ve got Grimm to watch but not actually got round to it yet…….. I have hair envy right now, your hair looks lush 🙂

    Helen – #binkylinky

    • 05/06/2015 / 5:22 PM

      Aww thanks. I’ll let you into a little secret, it’s not been brushed in two days! lol 😉 Ssssh

  6. 05/06/2015 / 12:36 PM

    Ahh we walked out of the church after our wedding to Angels & Airwaves ‘The Adventure’, love it! Hope you have a fab time seeing your niece and it sounds like you’ve had a fab week. I hope next week is just as great 🙂 #littleloves

    • 05/06/2015 / 12:41 PM

      How lovely and that’s a great song too. Thanks so much! I can’t wait to see her and give her a big squish! x

  7. Kriss MacDonald
    05/06/2015 / 1:52 PM

    Hope all goes brilliantly well for your adorable niece!

  8. 05/06/2015 / 2:30 PM

    I hope your nieces operation goes well.
    Potty training can be so darn frustrating can’t it? I’m glad those days are over for me. I love Grimm. We have the entire latest series to binge watch this week. Nick is ace (although I can’t see what you see in Monroe 😉 ) x

    • 05/06/2015 / 5:24 PM

      Thanks Louisa 🙂 Potty training was SO frustrating. I think I lost a few years of my lifespan!! Haha Monroe is an odd one, I don’t know what I see either, but I like it, lol! #weirdo x

  9. 05/06/2015 / 3:59 PM

    That cake looks awesome. I wish your little niece all the luck in the world and all the good vibes for a speedy recovery. I’m glad you are feeling happier. #LittleLoves

    • 05/06/2015 / 5:24 PM

      It tastes amazing too!! Yummy – with a wee cup of tea too of course! 😉

  10. 05/06/2015 / 9:07 PM

    I’ve attempted to potty train my little one about 3 times now and he was an absolute nightmare and even now shows no interest in using the loo (he’s 3) but we started again this week and he seems to be grasping it better than before – fingers crossed we get there soon! That cake looks gorgeous! Hope your nieces op goes well x

  11. Alex Bump to Baby
    05/06/2015 / 9:37 PM

    We went through a bit of a horrible stage with Ethan a few months ago too, but he too seems to be being quite a lot nicer at the moment! It makes life so much easier!

    P.S. Your cake looks so tasty!!!

    Alex | http://www.bump-to-baby.com xx

    • 05/06/2015 / 10:15 PM

      Toddlers eh! They are funny little creatures. It’s a good job they’re cute! 😉 The cake tastes SO good too. I’m impressed with myself, lol x

  12. 06/06/2015 / 11:51 AM

    Mmm yummy cake 🙂 have a lovely time visiting your niece xx

  13. 06/06/2015 / 2:52 PM

    I love Monroe! So gentle looking but awesomely strong when he wants too! I love Grimm can you tell? =P

    #pocolo

  14. 06/06/2015 / 8:38 PM

    I could so do with that book; even after having four I still don’t have any of the answers where kids are concerned! That cake does look yummy! #MBPW

  15. 06/06/2015 / 10:20 PM

    Potty training my twins was so different for each of them. R got the hang it so quickly, whereas it took M quite a bit longer. I thought about putting her back into nappies at one point, but I didn’t and she eventually got the hang of it. Also agree, that cake looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  16. 07/06/2015 / 6:13 PM

    Great post and photos cake looks yummy thanks for linking to the BINKYLINKY

  17. 11/06/2015 / 10:04 AM

    Potty training can be so stressful, can’t it? We had a nightmare time of it with my eldest and it took about 2 years on and off for her to fully get it. Taking a break is a great idea, to take the pressure off.
    That cake looks amazing, lemon drizzle is my absolute fave.
    Hope you’ve had a good week xx

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