Liked and Loved for December 2016

 

Hard to believe that not only is December almost over, but that it is also almost a whole new year. I can not wait to see what 2017 brings. For now though, here is my monthly liked and loved post. This time for December 2016.

 

The Wardrobes Being Finished!

 

Si has retained his DIY genius title and has built for our bedroom the most beautiful solid wood inbuilt wardrobes. Once we have finished decorating our bedroom I will show you properly how it all looks, but for now here is a sneaky peak.

 

New wood Wardrobes

 

Trelissick at Christmas

 

I went for lunch with one of my sisters at the National Trust’s Trelissick this month. It was my first visit there, but definitely not my last. What a stunningly beautiful place, plus they really know how to do Christmas decorations!

 

Trelissick Christmas Trees - Cornwall

 

My Blog

 

Okay so I always like and love this one! This month though it has hit me just how many opportunities my blog has given me. My life has changed so much in the almost two years since I started my blog. When I started it, I had no idea that people got paid in any way for blogging, or that blogging could lead to other ways to earn money.

 

This month I have been watching my youngest swim with his school, whilst sat in the swimming pool cafe drinking hot chocolate and working at the same time. I work hard, but I also feel very lucky that I can work anywhere and not miss out on anything with them.

 

Notebook and pen - working anywhere

 

Lovely Brands

 

I have worked with so many wonderful brands and PRs in the last two years. I’ve even had Christmas cards off of a few and it is so lovely to feel appreciated like that. One of my favourite brands to work with Lily Charmed, sent me a lovely card and Christmas tree chocolates this month. I love their jewellery and they really are so wonderful to work with.

 

Surprise post - Christmas

 

Christmas

 

The most obvious one of all to add, but I had to really. I love Christmas, all the excitement of the build up and then seeing the boys’ faces as they open their presents. Special family time and a ridiculous amount of good food – diet starts again in January!

 

It has also been so nice to have lots of family time and just relax. Though I could have lived without my ten year old beating me at Trivial Pursuit. In my defence, we do play the version where there are a different set of adult and children’s questions. I would have definitely won if I had the children’s questions … honestly.

 

What was great about your December?

 

Stevie x

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. 26 December 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a fab month, I love the wardrobes! And I’m still laughing at you getting beaten at trivial pursuit by a ten year old. Not sure I buy that story about the different sets of questions ;)
    Nat.x

    • 2 January 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Honestly it’s the family version ;) next time I’m going for the children’s questions!

      Stevie x

  2. 26 December 2016 / 7:38 pm

    What a lovely month. You’ve done amazingly with your blog and everything that comes your way is well deserved lovely. I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas, it’s definitely one of my favourite times of the year x

    • 2 January 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Aw thank you so much Laura, you’re so lovely :) Happy New Year

      Stevie xx

  3. 27 December 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Our December was a pretty lovely month. I will definitely be liking and loving more next year – and documenting it too! x

    • 2 January 2017 / 3:07 pm

      I need to start remembering to write the posts during the month as each good thing happens so I don’t forget any :)

      Stevie xx

  4. 29 December 2016 / 12:44 am

    I too love your blog, you must be so proud you’ve done an amazing job!

  5. 29 December 2016 / 8:36 pm

    What a lovely post full of postivitiy. I love the wardrobe and the finish to it X #likedandloved

  6. 1 January 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Fab stuff Stevie! LOVE the handles of your wardrobe. Very stylish. I also love the Christmas trees at Trelissick.I love the smell of real Christmas trees. Sounds like you had a great Christmas as well. I think the highlight of December for me was Christmas. #LikedandLoved

    • 2 January 2017 / 3:16 pm

      I so want a real Christmas tree in our garden when it’s finally finished :) Thanks lovely, Happy New Year!

      Stevie x

  7. 2 January 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Your new wardrobes look fab! I wish my other half could create something like that. So you should be proud of your blog, it is so lovely and you have done amazingly well and worked so hard on it that you deserve every success, I hope 2017 is just as amazing a blog year as this for you xx

    • 2 January 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks lovely, Si is pretty much a DIY genius thankfully as it has saved us a fortune over the years. And thank you so much for your kind words, they really do mean a lot :) I hope you have an epic 2017 sweet!

      Stevie xx

  8. 4 January 2017 / 8:42 am

    I’m in utter awe how much your blog has sky rocketed. It’s so amazing to see and very much deserved. Well done handy man genius Si with his skills. Look forward to seeing the finished article. Christmas was ace! Just not the podgy aftermath

    • 4 January 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thanks hon :) and he is pretty amazing, our house is still in slight chaos though ;)

      Stevie x

  9. 10 January 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Sounds like a lovely month, I can’t wait to see the finished wardrobes. How awesome! It’s so wonderful the lovely things that blogging can bring, and the freedom to work and spend time with your children. =)

    • 10 January 2017 / 12:59 pm

      It really is, it’s a crazy world really but I love it. Thanks lovely

      Stevie x