Those squishy hands, that missing tooth, and the fact that she's now adamant that 'Penny Lane' by The Beatles was written for her; that's our Penny (middle name Jane, hence why she believes Penny Lane is *her* song). I hand knitted this blanket earlier this year, but thanks to @ohhio I've finally learnt how to chunky knit with needles - I'm feeling rather smug to be part of the knitter's gang now. I've written a blog post about how this chunky knit obsession came about, which also includes a tutorial video and a 10% discount code to use on any of their products. So, if you've been considering a chunky knit blanket or would like to make your own with their DIY kit, now is your chance. Link in bio!
After last week's 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' post, the pressure was on this week. Will we ever top that one? Probably not. But, we'll certainly give it a go. Milk in my tea, and just 'a spoonful of sugar' for the girls (seeing how many Mary Poppins puns can I fit into one caption 😂) #allthatisthree
This book was bought for Penny by her auntie a few weeks ago, and she's been hooked ever since. It tells the story of Maya Angelou and is part of the Little People, Big Dreams series - books about inspiring women. She's fascinated by the fact that this woman was real, that the story is true, and by the photographs that feature on the final page that show what Maya Angelou really looked like. I'm hoping it inspires her in some way, with a story like that, how could it not? Who inspired you when you were younger? • • • Penny's cool little one piece: @rags_to_raches
Having a mam who owns a hairdressing salon has a lot of perks - free hair colours, last minute blow drys, and being blissfully unaware of the price of a haircut - but not having to consider the cost of having a new hair colour each week isn't always a good thing. In the last year, my hair has been ginger, grey, purple, pink, blonde and now, for the first time since I was 14, it’s natural colour of brown. I’m finally letting it breathe a little. Are you a serial hair colour changer or have you found a colour you liked and stuck to it? It’s no surprise that my hair is dry and damaged from the excessive colouring (the bleaching sessions that it went through for me, just so that I could be grey were a particularly hard time for us), so lately I’ve been treating it to a few pamper days by using @garnieruk Ultimate Blends Nourisher Balm. And thanks to the intense care I’m giving it, my hair is finally beginning to forgive me for the years of torture. Now, it’s shiny and happy like all the rest. #UltimateBlends #WeAreGarnier #ad
First, it was going to be a cinemagraph, then a Boomerang, and finally I settled on a straightforward, no-fuss video. Boy Dom mowed the lawn today (we were creeping back into the 'scruffy neighbours' zone again), but along with the metre high grass went all of the daisies, too. When the lawnmower eats your daisies, you have no other choice but to paint your own.
Don't know if you'd noticed, but things have been a little crazy over here. After what you might call a viral image on Sunday, @instagram chose my #WHP entry to be featured on their account (cue lots of happy dancing, and squeals of excitement). It's only natural then to get stage/posting fright after the whirlwind that's occurred over the last 48 hours, right? So, here I go. For all of the new followers, seeing as though you've met three of the females of my family, I thought you should meet the fourth - meet Bugs the Rex Rabbit. Everybody else has already acquainted with her cuteness, so for you, I would just like to say a huge thank you. Hello and thank you to you all.
There were three in the bed and the little one said.... 'is it croissant time yet?' #allthatisthree If my bed and my two little bed invaders are there, it's home #WHPhomesweethome
Three-year-olds can be quite the food critics - this cucumber tastes funny, this food looks different, I liked it yesterday, but not today - and while Amelia will eat anything that is put in front of her, I’m sure Penny enjoys sending her complaints to the head chef (usually me). Now, thanks to @saykallo, we've found a meal that keeps everyone happy. The girls choose their own toppings, they help to make them, and I can relax in the knowing that what they're eating has fewer, more premium, natural ingredients. A no fuss, simple meal - smiles all around. And that is why, I’m extremely excited to announce that I will be working with @saykallo and will be part of the Kallo collective for the rest of the year. They’re a brand that shares my philosophy and desire to keep things simple - because life tastes better when it’s simple. #keepitkallo
I never used to like flowers; I'd never buy them and just didn't understand what all the fuss was about. Just another way Instagram has warped my mind, I guess 😉 There's a new, tell-all post over on my blog tonight talking about how I reach out to brands and what I've learnt in the last year by doing so. If you're tempted to do the same or want already have but want more information, then head on over. Link in bio
We're such a croissant loving family. I'm pretty sure that Penny's (and probably my) diet is 96% pastry. So, when @thewhitecompany asked me how I was escaping to the summer this year, I immediately thought of food and al fresco dining. There's nothing better than to use the lazy weekend mornings to get out into the garden and enjoy a breakfast banquet, in the sun (I'm sure the neighbours love to hear us there bright and early, too 😉). #EscapeToTheSummer Summer #MyWhiteCo • • • Pyjamas, Aubrey Outdoor Mattress, Mango Wood Serving Platter, Picnic Blanket, Rattan Dining Basket, and Pembridge Stripe Napkins all c/o @thewhitecompany #sp
Raiding your Mam's wardrobe - what's not to love? 😉 Hope you're all having a very hatty Sunday #allthatisthree
The holiday mode button is still firmly switched on and I'm determined to keep it that way for as long as possible. So far, I've managed to avoid doing any cooking, cleaning, or washing, and instead I'm just enjoying my Saturday. Hope you're all doing the same. Happy Saturday indeed 😁👍🏻