A Bit More Of Me #LittleLoves

I’ve been meaning to join in with But Why Mummy Why’s Little Loves for so long but this morning finally felt like the right time as I’m up extra early due to Mr C going off to spend the day at a car track.

I feel like I don’t really share an awful lot about me on the blog these days, lots about the things I do but not so much about the things I like which is why I thought it would be fun to join in. I used to share so much on my blog in the early days, a lot of it I would never dream of writing now such as what contraception to choose and the gruesome details of childbirth (cringe!) and although I won’t be getting that personal I think it’s nice to know a bit more about the person behind the blog.

So something I read…

Erm… I can’t actually remember one thing I’ve read which isn’t very good! I have such a massive pile of craft books so I must make more effort to look at them in the evenings.

Something I watched…

Well I definitely won’t struggle with this one! I honestly love watching telly, I considered getting rid of it altogether a few weeks ago though as I know if I didn’t have one I would be so much more productive in the evenings. Come 8pm it starts calling out to me and I can no longer focus on what I’m doing but on the other hand it helps me to switch off from everything and just zone out which is much needed after a long day with children!

I’m currently loving all the repeats of Friends on Comedy Central, it’s been years since I watched them all but they never fail to make me laugh. I actually find I have quotes from the show going round my head at random points during the day, please tell me someone else does this?!

I am also loving The Voice, it makes me all emotional, I love the way all the judges get on so well and I really want to be friends with Will.I.Am! Geez I am going to come across like a right loser aren’t I?!

Others favourites this week include First Dates which is a show where single people go to a restaurant full of other people on first dates. It’s so funny to see when people don’t like each other at all and equally nice to see when people have that spark and decide to go on another date.

Oh and Better Call Saul has started to get really good, although I haven’t watched the latest one. Last weeks was all about Mike who obviously featured in Breaking Bad, it was interesting to see it all from a different angle. I thought it looked really cheesy from the trailer and the first few episodes are a bit slow but I really like it, it has the same feel as Breaking Bad.


Last weekend one of Cherry’s friends had a treasure hunt party in some local woods, it was such a great idea and I much preferred it to being in a hall full of screaming kids! We did all need to wear our wellies and lots of warm clothes though as it was FREEZING!



I’ve become a little bit obsessed with James Bay lately, his voice is stunning and I also have a thing for men with long hair! This song is my favourite.


I’ve been on a bit of a health kick this week and decided to stop eating refined sugars and cut right down on dairy. Thanks to Deliciously Ella this hasn’t been quite as bad as you might imagine. I made these coconut and cacao balls which are SO good. I have noticed such positive effects from changing my diet and really hope it’s a change I can keep up forever as I don’t want to go back to living off sugary snacks again. I have so much more energy and can actually focus properly instead of feeling dizzy and confused all the time. And although the first few days were awful as I was craving sugar and wanting to cry at not being able to eat it, I have stopped wanting it, for now at least. The test will be when I’m pre-mentrual!

coconut and cacao balls

I also made this play money over on my craft blog out of metal washers so it feels like real money. You can read the post and watch my first proper video tutorial here!



  1. Carolin

    20 March

    I love these posts, but somehow I never get around to sharing much about me either. Must make a mental note to join in with Little Loves x

    • I’d been planning to join in for about a year before I got around to it! x

  2. Jenny

    20 March

    Oh Jess this is so lovely. It’s great to see you joining in with #littleloves. I look forward to getting to know more about you and reading your weeks of lovely things. Great creations and you always are miss fashionable. Love it. #littleloves

  3. Triona McKee

    20 March

    I must try those coconut balls they look so good! Love your wellies.looking forward to reading more about you! Lovely blog xxxx have a great weekend!

    • They are amazing! Only problem is they cost quite a lot to make, I need to stop eating so many! x

  4. Molly

    20 March

    Love your jacket – I need a really warm coat like that for days out by the sea or tramping over Dartmoor! And such a great idea for the play money too. I might have to try that one myself. Lovely post, so nice to be able to get an insight into the things you love. x

    • Thanks! It’s so warn, found it in a vintage shop in France and it’s so heavy I can barely pick it up! x

  5. Life at the Little Wood

    20 March

    I absolutely love the idea of a forest treasure hunt party. Amazing! 🙂 And the Cacao and coconut treats look so delicious – I’m obsessed with Bounty bars so think i’d really love these! Xx

  6. Sam

    20 March

    Ooh I’ve been wanting to try out those paleo coconut ball thingys for ages as I’ve read so many posts where people rave about how good they are and I do eat way too much sugar. I love your wellies too 🙂 And I know what you mean about The Voice – I like to watch it on my own as I get to react more honestly then (ie laughing & crying!). I’ve got my money on Emmanuel but my favourites never win. Have a great weekend and nice to see you on #littleloves X

  7. Loving your TV choices! If it makes you feel better, most moments in my life are compared to Friends episodes. ‘It’s like that Friends where…’ is something I say way too much!

  8. Polly

    20 March

    ha!! I always have random Friends quotes on my head… G gibes me funny looks when I quote them 😉

  9. What a great idea for a children’s party. I bet they had so much fun. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Deliously Ella and those snacks sound really yummy.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

  10. Mel @mydaysni

    20 March

    I absolutely adore the idea of a treasure hunt. My eldest wants an all class Birthday party and if only I could be sure of the weather I would do this. It appeals so much more than crazy monkey’s fun factory bleughhh! I need some of your sugar motivation, though if those little chocolate balls are allowed then maybe I could survive?

  11. I only found your blog recently so I love that you are joining in with #littleloves so I can find out more about you. It’s only my second week joining in too. I still love Friends, and no matter how many times I have seen them, they still make me laugh so much, They are just so easy to watch. I love the idea for that birthday party! xx

    • My OH keeps moaning because I have it on for about 2 hrs every night, I can see him trying not to laugh though, he just needs to accept it’s the funniest show ever! It always makes me feel happy xx

  12. A lovely little loves round up! Funny that you mention “First Dates” and “Better Call Saul”… both were mentioned to me tonight by a friend! Maybe I ought to check them out! Love that washer money… so cute!

  13. Lori

    21 March

    A treasure hunt in the woods sounds like loads of fun and I am totally loving that coat!! I’ve been trying to give up tv for exercise which is proving interesting lol. x

  14. Christina

    21 March

    Just love your blog. I am truly inspired by your blogs. I hope in 4 year time to have produced blog that is as beautiful as yours. Have a good rest of the weekend.

  15. Donna

    21 March

    I love your party, what a fantastic idea! I also love the idea of the treasure hunt party, so different! First Dates is my favourite show on TV at the moment, great viewing – it makes me laugh so hard! x

  16. Vicky

    22 March

    I saw that First Dates programme advertised and then missed it – definitely one for catch up, it looked so funny! Love your jacket, it looks so warm!

  17. Alice

    22 March

    Those coins are such a great idea, better than the plastic varieties. Friends repeats are just the best, it’s such a great show 🙂 hope you’ve had a lovely weekend xx

  18. LauraCYMFT

    22 March

    What a great post! Nice to hear more about you! I love watching Friends on Comedy Central and the kids are loving it too. Of course, some of it I think is still a bit inappropriate for them but on the whole, it’s a great show. It’s definitely going to be one of those series that will live on forever.

  19. Your coconut balls looks lovely and what a fab idea to make play money, much better than a bit of cardboard. xx

  20. Katie Albury

    23 March

    Such a lovely list…I can see how my blog will become more child focused one day so it’s good to recap on what the mumma’s are loving. James Bay is amazeballs…Let it Go is my fave xx

  21. I love that you mentioned the test will be when you’re premenstrual. I am great at eating refined sugar free for a few weeks but I cannot break a three and a half week barrier and I know that is why! It only clicked recently. I’m determined to power through it one day! Love your sheepskin jacket xx

  22. So so happy you’ve joined in Jess! I too love First Dates, I’m so nosey and this kind of programme really taps into that I think. You’ve inspired me to try and some healthy snacks so I raided our local health food store for ingredients ready to give some recipes a go at the weekend.
    Hope you’re having a good week lovely xx

  23. Yes I saw that! There are definitely good replacements, although I’m still using maple syrup despite them saying on the programme it’s just as bad. I don’t think it is! It does all cost rather a lot though! x

  24. Love the play money, my girls are a little obsessed with shops! must make these… Wellies are lush! I need to get some! The girls laugh because I dont actually own a pair! Love your photos, always so pretty! x

  25. Steph

    3 April

    Ha! Love your tv love 😉 First Dates is bloody brilliant, isn’t it?! Last weeks episode, with the model and that hilarious woman, was so funny! I very nearly bought the deliciously Ella book last week – do you think it’s necessary, or are you just using her website? Xx

  26. Jude

    12 May

    Loving your play money, super cute! I normally make paper money as it’s easier. It’s amazing how much they love playing with it isn’t it? Worrying sign for future! Ekkk! Great #littleloves

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