Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I’ve been thinking about what to do for our mums and have put together a few ideas if you’re looking for some inspiration. My mum has a March birthday so we have to be a bit more creative so that we aren’t repeating gifts for her.

If I have birthed you or you are married to me, I really hope you’re paying attention!

Mothers day

Personalised Collage Travel Mug – Truprint £14.99

I feel like a photo in a frame is such an obvious gift for me to give so I really love it when I find quirky photo gifts. I’ve made mugs with the kids mugs on before (see what I did there?). It’s such a great gift for a tea or coffee addict and I love that it features a few different photos. It makes it much easier to choose photos, especially if you have a couple of kids!

Agent Provocateur eau de parfumDebenhams from £36

This is my favourite perfume, incase you were wondering. I like the simple design of the bottle and it smells great! It has a classic, vintage, musky vibe to it but is still quite floral.

Paradise Bunch Button Front Dress – Cath Kidston £90

Yes, I know it’s expensive but it’s Cath! How pretty and summery is this?

Orla Kiely Scented Candle Fig Tree – John Lewis £24

This has a lovely citrus smell and is nice and strong but not overpowering and lasts for ages!

Acrylic Photo Block – Truprint from £9.99

Another alternative to “photo in a frame”. You can have smaller blocks and display as you would a frame or mount them to a wall. Acrylic prints are perfect for a bathroom, they can stand humidity and high temperature and you can backlight them if you wanted a really dramatic effect.

Hotchpotch Trainers – Boden £59

Girly trainers! I love these, being the sporty thing that I am…a nice alternative to Converse.

Camera Stud Earrings  – Accessorize £4

I think these are adorable and the price is great! I actually had a camera that looked like this.

A lie in

The perfect start to Mother’s Day!


Truprint would like to make a million mums smile by giving away 1 million personalised Mother’s Day cards. Get in quick because the last day to order is next Monday, 9th March. To claim your card simply use the code MUMINAMILLION at checkout.

Full T&Cs of the offer

  • Awards one free 7×5 folded card
  • Standard P&P charges apply (99p)
  • Ship to recipient not available
  • Complete with envelope
  • Code is one time use only
  • Strictly one code use per household



Lucy | Dear Beautiful


Maria | One Tiny Leap 


Natalie | Little Jam Pot Life


Xanthe | Xanthe Berkeley Film & Photography


Annie | Mammasaurus

Emily Beale Photography

Emily | Life & Pictures


Fritha | Tigerlilly Quinn

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Hayley | Shutterflies


Keri-Anne | Gingerlilly Tea

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Kirsty | My Two Mums


Lauren | Real Housewife of Suffolk County

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This week, the lovely Lauren from Real Housewife of Suffolk County and my blogging bestie is sharing the story behind her Living Arrows photo.

laurenlivingarrows8aI used my Canon 600D with the kit lens and edited using Picmonkey.

This photo was taken during our recent holiday to Cyprus. Harry was in a particularly good mood this day and was happy to let me take as many photos of him as I liked. This one was taken as he danced whilst we visited an old Amphitheatre.


This is the second year of Living Arrows for you, what does the project mean to you?
I adore this project and it’s the one project I’ve been able to stick to and to be really regimented with. The other reason I am so passionate about this project is that although we are given the brief and the concept behind it, we are able to interpret it to suit our lifestyles and our photography styles too.

Did you learn anything last year from it?
I learnt that putting pressure on yourself doesn’t give you the best photo and sometimes it’s best to just relax and see where your camera and your child take you. I also learnt that it’s ok to be inpired by others, and also to experiment with the set up of a photo, or the way a photo is edited. And lastly, that it’s ok to have a bad week as you can learn from your mistakes.

What kind of subjects interest you the most?
I wouldn’t say there is anything in particular that interests me more than anything else. At the moment I’m really going through an experimental phase and like trying a lot of new styles and subjects.

Do you plan your photos or have an idea in mind of what you want or do you take your camera out with you and see what you get?
Mine tend to be a mixture. Due to Charles being in full time school and Harry being at preschool I have to roughly plan when and where I will take the photos but from there it depends on light, background and so on as to whether or not we just play it by ear or set up the shot.

What or who inspires you?
I am obsessed with Childhood Unplugged who I discovered on Instagram this year. I’m also really excited by a blog I found recently called The Other Kate Berry, which is a site run by two women who share the same name yet live on opposite sides of the world. They upload a photo each daily and it is so interesting to see how similar their style is. Their photos blow me away.

Which posts stood out for you last week?


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