Things I have Liked/Loved this Month – August

I’m a little sad that it’s time for my ten things I have liked and loved post for August, as this means it won’t be long until the boys have to go back to school. I love having them home, and by some miracle they’ve only fallen out once all holidays!

It’s been a very busy month, and at times my blog has been a teeny bit neglected, but my children haven’t and that’s right in my eyes! It’s been a brilliant month, and here as usual are ten things I have liked and loved during it.

1.  Springfields – this is one of the boys favourite places to go for a day out  and I am so pleased it’s been bought by lovely new owners. It was starting to get a bit run down, but now it’s definitely on the up!

Springfields

2. Having the boys home – I have loved having them home and we have been on so many brilliant days out including to Springfields, Flambards and Paradise Park. It will feel so odd when they go back to school now, and even more so because Fin will be starting secondary school eek!

3. The Cinema – we love going to the cinema, and I have taken the boys three times over the Summer holidays. We watched the Minion Movie, Fantastic Four and Pixels, our favourite was definitely Pixels it’s so funny. We went each time on sunny days (there were a few!), so that we pretty much had the cinema to ourselves which was great.

4. My email – my inbox has been going crazy lately with some fantastic opportunities for my own blog, and also the opportunity to write for a few other websites. I have to admit I do get a little excited by email, even if sometimes it is disappointing spam!

6. My New Busy B Diary – I’ve been lucky enough to review a 2016 diary from Busy B recently, and I’m a little in love with it. Am I the only one who gets a bit over excited about a new blank diary and the possibilities of what could be going in there over the next year?! I would be lost without a diary, as with the boys’ school term dates, parties, after school activities and all my own dates to remember, my head would be in a spin otherwise!

Busy B Diary

7. Featuring on Wayfair – I would like to say that I was being featured on Wayfair, but although I wrote the piece and took a chunk of the credit, the project and work was definitely Simon’s! I did write this in the piece though, and once the project is live on the Wayfair website, there will be a ‘featured on Wayfair’ badge in my sidebar that when you click on it, it will take you straight to the post. Here’s a sneak preview of the storage chair that my clever boyfriend made though.

Wayfair DIY Storage Chair

8. Valuelights and magazine.co.uk – they sound like an odd mix to go together, but I am now a blogger for both. I will be writing some pieces for the magazine.co.uk blog, and I am already in the midst of writing my first ValueLights review for my own blog. I was very flattered to be chosen by both, and intend to work hard for both.

9. Guest posting for Twinkl – I had a lot of fun with this and created a Maths Bingo game for it, which the boys really enjoyed, and I enjoyed doing something a bit different.

10. Having more quality time – whilst the boys have been off school, I have purposefully done most of my blog work in the evenings and spent a lot more quality time with them. I think they were beginning to think that the laptop was an extension of me, and I wanted to make the Summer holidays fun and special for them. Hopefully I succeeded!

How has your month been? We’re going to try to make the most of the rest of this month, regardless of the very soggy weather down here.

Stevie x

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26 Comments

  1. 25 August 2015 / 12:45 pm

    August has definitely been a good one for you and A Cornish Mum. You are doing great hun and much deserved too!

    Love the look of Springfields – looks gorgeous!

    xx #TenThings

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:30 pm

      Aw thanks Lisa, it started off really badly with everyone ill so much and a few other horrible things I’m not planning to focus on, but definitely got better as it went on ;)

      Stevie xx

  2. 25 August 2015 / 1:01 pm

    August has been a fab month for you! I’m so glad to hear that Pixels is good – I really want to see it as I love Adam Sandler films (yes even Jack & Jill!) and Peter Dinklage is awesome! :) #TenThings

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:31 pm

      My favourite with him in is 50 First Dates :)

      Stevie x

  3. 25 August 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Sure sounds like you have given the boys a great holiday Hun despite the weather it’s been a good one here too. That chair is fab! Well done on the blogging front sounds like despite the holidays you’ve had some good work :-) x

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:38 pm

      We have definitely had a good but busy one :) and I love the chair, Si did a great job :)

      Stevie x

  4. 25 August 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Aww that planner is lush and well done for featuring on Wayfair :-)

    #tenthings

  5. 25 August 2015 / 3:33 pm

    That’s some really exciting opportunities coming up for you. Guessing you’ll have appreciated so much time with the boys having fun over the summer as sounds like you’re about to get really busy (in a good way!)

    Love that diary too. I know exactly what you mean about it being new though, I’m always like that too. Doesn’t even have to be a diary, just give me any type of crispy new notepad and I’m desperate to write something in it, hehe.

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:43 pm

      I’m exactly the same with notebooks Penny, I sometimes buy one that’s too special for blog scribble notes and then have to think up a use for it ;) I’m definitely pretty busy at the moment, but it’s the way I like it, I can’t stand being bored!

      Stevie x

  6. Gemma @ Confessions of a nagging mother
    25 August 2015 / 4:18 pm

    You look like you’ve had a busy and fun filled month, despite the rubbish weather! Hope you enjoy the last week of the summer holidays :)

    Gemma xx

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:51 pm

      Thanks hon, I stil can’t believe how quickly it’s gone!!

      Stevie xx

  7. 25 August 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Wow,love the chair!You’ve really got some good stuff going on haven’t you!Well done,you deserve it xx #tenthings

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:54 pm

      He’s annoyingly good at everything ha but it comes in handy ;) aw thank you lovely x My email has been fab lately :)

      Stevie xx

  8. 25 August 2015 / 9:29 pm

    The Chair is awesome! Do you make sofas?? Glad to hear weather is soggy there too, because it’s rotten here in Ireland! x

    • 25 August 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Ha, I’m sure he could ;) It’s actually pouring it down yet again as I write this!

      Stevie x

  9. 25 August 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Wow Stevie, you sound super busy with the blog and like you have some fab opportunities, you lucky thing! I know what you hear about the school holidays, I love having my boy home and having some time off myself to be with him. I will be so sad when the normal routine resumes!! X

    • 26 August 2015 / 10:24 am

      I still can’t believe mine go back next week it’s gone too quickly by far! However my bank can believe they’ve been off for so long eek!

      Stevie xx

  10. 26 August 2015 / 12:04 am

    That diary is so cute! Congrats on the writing opportunities too – it sounds like you’re going to be kept busy, even once school is back in. ;) xx

    • 26 August 2015 / 10:25 am

      Luckily I love being busy, it’s being bored that I can’t cope with ;)

      Stevie x

  11. 26 August 2015 / 7:07 pm

    They most definitely are, one week my email can be a bit quiet whereas other weeks I can hardly keep up with it! Flambards is lovely so definitely worth a visit :)

    Stevie x

  12. 27 August 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Springfields park looks lovely! Having some quality time of your own sounds nice too :) Would love to see you link this up to #GratitudeGoals :)

  13. 31 August 2015 / 11:00 am

    Yay to fantastic opportuities…go you!! Soooo deserved, love having a read of your blog xxx #tenthings xx

    • 31 August 2015 / 12:19 pm

      Ha thank you lovely ;) *blushes*

      Stevie xxx

  14. 11 September 2015 / 12:36 pm

    It sounds as if you have had a really lovely month with some exciting blog work going on. I love your new diary so much. I am a sucker with anything that has birds on. I keep meaning to get a diary just for blogging so I might have to treat myself x

    • 11 September 2015 / 2:45 pm

      We definitely did, I always love August and having the boys at home with me! Definitely looking forward to Christmas now though…the colder weather today as me in a wintery mood! ;)

      Stevie x