My Likes and Loves: January 2018

Every month I join Stevie with her linky Likes and Loves and this month is no exception. This is a wonderful way in which to look back on the month and appreciate all the wonderful things that have happened during it.

My Likes and Loves: January 2018

Going Slow

My Likes and Loves: January 2018

This month we have done a fair bit of hibernating so when hubby had the week off recently we were determined to get out and about geocaching again and blow off the cobwebs. Sadly the weather was against us and with the girls having streaming colds (my eldest cried herself to sleep with painful ears) it was deemed necessary to stay close to home. So we've done a fair bit of window shopping and been to the park a number of times instead.  

Spending Time Together

There is certainly joy to be had in spending time together but with hubby having a bit of holiday it is also more possible for us all to get out and about as we are down to one car. We don't live in town so we are cooped up quite a bit of the time with few activities to do. So when we have access we can go to another toddler group in the area or go to places we've not been to for a while. 

Me Time

My Likes and Loves: January 2018

Of course it also enables me to have some me time and get out and about sans enfants knowing they are in the capable hands of their Dad. It's not easy having children round your feet when you are trying to shop whether you have a list to go by or not so being able to take my time and browse the shelves is sheer bliss. I've been noticing that the Valentines and Easter ranges are popping up in stores in the area amongst the January sales stuff. Do you get the feeling everything seems to be on fast forward when it comes to shops and festivities?!

Home Decor


During our shopping trips I've picked up the odd piece of Decor for the home. I'm not great with keeping flowers and house plants alive so I've been thrilled to come across some decent faux flowers. The bright pink really does brighten up the room while the tea lights are often lit with faux candles and give the impression they are warming the room. Opting for white ones instead of red or pink means that they can be used throughout the year. I also bought a piece of bunting which is a little bit 
big for the space intended but again can e used annually. 

A House Project

My Likes and Loves: January 2018

Finally but perhaps the most dramatic change in the house this month has been the conversion of one room into two. This will give the girls their own room each and more independence. A place to retreat to if their sister is driving them crazy and a space to get some peace. 

So that's it for this months likes and loves. Why not turn that January blues frown upside down and look back on this month and see what good things have come out of it.

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  1. Awesome that the girls will now have their own rooms! #bigpinklink

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  2. Love your sweet heart banner. Hope the girls are better! #MMBC

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  3. What a lovely post of all the wonderful things you’ve done & accomplished this looooooong month of January. Sorry to hear your girls have had colds. My husband and I are currently fighting the end of one and my daughter is now sporting a runny nose :(. It’s horrible isn’t it! Hope you can all get out more soon. Good luck with the renovation. #bigpinklink

    Jemma x

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  4. Ahh! What a lovely month, well apart from the colds and ear aches.
    Good luck with the girls new bedrooms. What a great idea x #MMBC

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  5. January is the best month for DIY, I love the picture of the fireplace, it looks very pretty but homely too.

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  6. It sounds like you have had a lot going on and some lovely things as well as not so lovely, your poor daughter, ear infections are so painful. Feel better little poppet! #mg

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  7. I always used to say that I wish that I could hibernate during the winter, wake up for Christmas, then go back to sleep until spring #mg@_karendennis

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  8. I love your geocaching adventures. Sounds like another great month. Thank you for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures

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  9. Lovely post. You seem to have achieved quite a bit considering the weather and the colds. #globalblogging

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  10. Lovely January goals. I never get the house projects underway! #bigpinklink

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  11. Looks like you've had quite a productive month, with room conversion and all. And you're dead right about the shops being too far ahead, I mean Easter, now?! We've only just done Christmas, give us a break 😄 x
    #FamilyFun

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  12. Ooo new rooms! I'd love to have space to do this in our house, not big enough though. We picked up a multicache on Sunday, I've not cached in months. Hopefully do many more soon as I think Robert will start to get it now he's a bit bigger! Yes yes yes to me time, I'm achieving this some how! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  13. Oh wow, that's a great change to your house! I was nodding along through this - I love the chance to slow down, time together and me time. It sounds like a great month x

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  14. It sounds like a lovely month, I hope your girls are getting over the colds and feeling better. You can't beat a bit of 'me' time x

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  15. Look forward to seeing the new rooms once they're all done. I bet the girls can't wait!

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  16. It has been lovely to go slow in January and spend quality time together hasn't it? That's one good thing to come out of a dreary month. Hope the room split goes well! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xx

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  17. Whatever the weather kids just love playing outside. Your photos back that up. Good luck with the DIY project. #BloggerClubUK

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  18. Also popped over from #fortheloveofBLOG

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  19. Sounds like you've had lots going on, we really need to go geocaching #myFamilyAdventures

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  20. Hi Helena, it sounds like January was quite a nice month for you. Getting time to yourself and as a family are both lovely things to do. It's much nicer not living in town, I find that when I do wander around town I do genuinely enjoy it, I'm sure if I lived there it wouldn't be the same.

    xx

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  21. I really want to try geocaching! Sounds like fun - and I like your faux flowers, I need to find some good ones. Thanks for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

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  22. What a lovely month you have Helena and a very productive one too. I bet your girls love the bedroom conversion, what a fab way to make the most of your space.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. I hope you can join me on Monday x

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  23. We have already eaten one box of creme eggs so I'm glad they were in the shops straight after Christmas! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  24. Although slower pace, January sounds like it has been a great month for you & your family. Here's to a fabulous February #MyFamilyAdventure

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  25. Sounds like you've had a lovely January, glad you managed to get out and about despite the weather and lovely that you had plenty of time together. But I am very pleased you found time for yourself too :) Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

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  26. Poor darling with sore ears it is so painful isn't it! I love having slower pace, it is great to do things but I hate being over scheduled. Hope you have a wonderful February xx Thank you for joining #mg linky

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    1. Thank you for joining me also for #ablogginggoodtime

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  27. That will be lovely for the girls to have their own space, I bet they can't wait! I'm sure it's a lot of upheaval, but it will all be worth it. And yes to shopping on your own - I find it one of the most blissful experiences! It doesn't even have to be exciting shopping, just a trip around Tesco is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  28. Like you we've done a fair bit of hibernating this month as the weather has been so rubbish! It's awful being stuck indoors but we've made the most of it. Great news about the house renovations, and I hope you're getting excited about decorating the rooms. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  29. That's a big changing coming for the girls, I bet they will love to have their own room. I find as soon as one festive period ends, the shops are full of the next one. There is never a break. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  30. We've been hibernating quite a lot this month too! I think January is definitely the time for it. The changes in the house sound very exciting though :) #LikedandLoved

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  31. Separate rooms with children is definitely the way to go if you can, my two get on so much better these days since they have separate rooms and some space away from each other.

    Thanks for joining in with #LikedandLoved again!

    Stevie x

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