Our Sundays are usually a slow lived affair. It quite often involves extended pyjama wearing, a roast dinner and copious amounts of washing ready for the week ahead. Having the kids at home for the Easter holidays and my husband on holiday too has felt like one long weekend. I don’t know when we last spent so much time together. It’s been rather lovely.
Yesterday was a pretty lazy one, even by our standards! We spent the morning at home and just pottered around the house catching up with bits and pieces. In the afternoon the boys went off to the cinema while I took Sunshine to her friend’s ballerina party where she got her face painted and bubbles in her party bag. Best day ever when you’re four.
  • Donna - Love this. Your dishwasher contents is just so colourful – it’s like H chose everything AND B is just looking so grown up! xReplyCancel

  • Kerri-Ann Hargreaves - Aww firstly I love your new blog. So pretty. Love all your captures, that chair and the photo in the mirror. Beautiful captures. Your little girl looks so pretty. #homelifeproject xReplyCancel

  • Kara Campion Spencer - Such amazing photos, I espeically love the one in the car mirror, I need to start thnking more outside the box. xxReplyCancel

  • Clare Mansell - So pleased you have joined us this month Hayley. So many inspiring captures, but I particularly love the rear view mirror shot. Also my first time on the blog since you redesign – it’s fab!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Ladybughome - Beautiful photos. Love the mixture of colour and black&white photos. Love your logo. #HomeLifeProjectReplyCancel


I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoyed eating too much chocolate! We had a lovely time – we went to a National Trust egg trail on Good Friday and then did a little egg hunt in the garden for the kids on Sunday. Our garden is currently in a shocking state thanks to the trampoline and hen keeping combo. We have no plants (shameful given that I studied floristry and horticulture!) so it didn’t take very long at all for them to find their eggs and then we ended up hiding them again to make it last a little longer! It was a lovely chilled out day with family and some good food. My husband is a really great cook so every time I make something half decent I’m quite obnoxious about it. We had slow roasted lamb with anchovies, garlic and rosemary and I made the Creme Egg cheesecake from Taming Twins blog. It was SO good, I highly recommend it!

  • My Two Mums - Kirsty - Love your dude’s trousers!ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - He’s picking out his own clothes now and these are his absolute favourite! He wants to wear them all the time.ReplyCancel

  • Donna - Sounds like a lovely relaxed Easter! You cannot beat an Easter egg hunt in the garden xReplyCancel

    • Hayley - Shame there’s no flowers! I’ll have to sort that for next year.ReplyCancel

I wanted to share a few favourite images from a recent shoot I did with Ann’s Bridal Room. Ann has a beautiful shop in Leighton Buzzard and some of the dresses in there made me wish I was getting married so I could have a trying on session! I *may* have tried on some head pieces and veils while we were there looking at dresses for the shoot…had to be done! We weren’t planning on the addition of a little bridesmaid but this girly loves any excuse to dress up and really wanted to join in. The apple doesn’t fall far from the mother tree where that one’s concerned.  I love that Natalie (my second shooter, “big sister”, partner in crime, stylist, art director, wedding show co-ordinator, etc) was able to rustle up a dress for her at the drop of a hat. And high five us for also wrangling 5 kids between us while I took photos. Multi-tasking at it’s finest!