Welcome to #mamamondays. Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day
It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to make Mondays – and the rest of the week if need be – just a little more bearable.
I really hope that #mamamondays is inspiring you to make the most of this fresh start we get every week…
I’m going to confess I love a
bit of Supermarket shopping. No – not the food kind (that’s what online shopping is best for) but the
fashion kind. I get a bit of a high from finding something to wear – amongst the ‘buy
one get one free’ and special offers.
Coming out of the supermarket
with a fashion item is no longer regarded as ‘cheap thrill’ or a basket
filler.One such supermarket that has
my full fashion attention is Sainsbury’s. Over the last year or so I
have picked up a few gems from a leopard print coat, a classic Breton, a red
boho blouse and some rose gold loafers.
One collection that just gets better and better is the range by stylist Gok Wan for Tu. And, can you believe his range at Sainsbury’s is celebrating its 23rd collection? The summer collection features vibrant colours, simple separates and lots of tropical print – and Sainsbury’s asked me to choose 3 keys pieces to style up.
Here’s a few ideas on how to wear my favourite pieces for day and night…
Double Layer Shell Top £22 and Black Crepe Culottes £25 both Gok for Tu at Sainsbury’s
Geo Print Jumpsuit £35
I have always been fascinated about understanding dreams. In fact a friend once brought me a dream dictionary so I could look up the meaning of these nighttime stories.
Often what you think it means is not the case – it’s more often than not a deep-rooted feeling – be that good or bad. And, then there are the times dreaming is just that – dreaming. Those blissful happy places that you don’t ever want to wake up from.
I think in Miss Marnie’s case it has defo been the latter – as she hasn’t really had too many nightmares as yet. I have asked her a few times what she has dreamt. I’ve tried to explain it by asking what she was thinking about when she was asleep. Half the time she doesn’t understand what I am saying and sometimes she comes out with something that just has to be from her imagination.
When Room to Grow (a one-stop shop for kids bedroom furniture) – asked if we would like to have one of her dreams illustrated through it’s project Where Dreams Begin – I spent a few days asking what Miss M what she had been dreaming about.
Room to Grow – who believe a children’s imagination if a wonderful thing that should be nurtured as seen in its themed beds and bedding – then commissioned children’s illustrator Hannah McCaffery to interpret those dreams in an original A4 Artwork.
Miss M mentions tea parties and her favourite toys like monkey, Mog the cat and Peter Rabbit a lot so I figured this must be coming from her fantasy world. And, here is the finished piece….
If there is one thing Miss Marnie is not short of it shoes. Like mother like daughter.
Although, I’ve had a massive clear out of both of our shoe collections and finally donated (the still wearable), thrown (the unrepairable, sentimental or wrecked) and selling (the unworn) pairs.
So, when Bobux asked if we wanted to try some of its new summer sandals – I should have said no but I couldn’t resist these silver sandals for Miss M.
As this New Zealand brand is the originator of the soft-sole pram shoe over 25 years ago – so they know a thing or 2 about kids feet. Bobux shoes are designed for babies and pre-schoolers to mimic the feeling of going barefoot, are podiatry endorsed and above all kids love to wear them.
Which was proved to me – as I haven’t been able to get these POP sandals of Miss M since they arrived!
POP Sandals (silver, fuchsia, electric, apple and red) £39 Bobux