Love Actually, Red Lipstick & Christmas Cake #LittleLoves

Friday, November 25, 2016

The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy as we have been beyond busy. I have started a temporary second job in order to make a little bit more money in time for my holiday to Vegas in January, so right now we are juggling 4 jobs between us, looking after Zach, and I'm still just about keeping up with my blog. The time we do have together though has been the absolute best, and we are totally in the festive spirit already.


(I do want to warn you now before you go any further that this post is approximately 95% filled with things related to Christmas, and yes, I know it is only November, but I am just so excited already!)

READ


I have actually read an entire book, but that's because it only took me 15 minutes. I've seen this book, Milk and Honey, all over social media, and I was super intrigued as to what all the fuss was about, so I placed a sneaky little order a few weeks ago. It is a book of poetry, and although I couldn't really relate to what the author had been through, I felt that the writing was so raw and honest that it didn't matter. I did enjoy it, but I think it is over hyped, and I'm not sure if I'd recommend buying it.

WATCHED


We spent all weekend doing festive activities, so it only felt right that we watched our first Christmas film of the year. We chose Love Actually, and I had forgotten just how good it is! This year I am adding lots of films to our Christmas collection as there are just so many I've never seen before which is crazy considering how much I am into all things Christmas. Let me know what your favourite Christmas film is in the comments!

(Also, to those of you who are also watching The Missing, I can't wait for the finale next week!!)

(Another little note to add that I went to see Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them and somehow TOTALLY FORGOT to mention it - It was amazing and definitely worth seeing!!)

MADE

On 'Stir up Sunday' I made my Christmas cake, and I am so happy with how it turned out. I had been soaking the fruit for three days, and it made our house smell absolutely delicious, and then once I'd made the cake mix I ended up eating so much of it straight from the bowl because it just tasted so good!


I also put together our Christmas Bucket List for this year. I'm so excited about embracing all things festive, and I really think that Christmas is a million times more magical when you are a parent. Our list is pretty long, but I think we'll probably manage to do most, if not all of it, and I am so ready to start the countdown to the big day.


While we're on the subject of Christmas I also just wanted to quickly mention the recipe that I have shared this week which is for mincemeat cinnamon rolls. They are an absolutely delicious festive adaptation of one of my favourite treats, and the recipe itself is so simple!

WORE


Continuing on the festive theme, this week I have been wearing red lips. Although I always get lipstick all over my face, or end up with that horrible outline after eating, I absolutely love to wear a red lip at this time of year. I don't have any photos because I for once I haven't taken lots of ridiculous pouty selfies, but I thought I'd share a photo of just how gorgeous my favourite MAC red is!

HEARD


Oh gosh, this is yet another Christmas related thing, but this week I have been listening to the Christmas radio playlist on Apple Music and I am totally loving it. My all time favourite Christmas song has to be Fairytale of New York, but I have been loving listening to Perfect Christmas by S Club 7 this week as it takes me straight back to my childhood!

AND LASTLY...

This week I headed to a local blogger meet up and had the loveliest time. I hadn't met any of them before, and although there were a couple of other mums it was a total mix of people which was really nice, and I will definitely be going along to more of the local events. In fact, one of the bloggers I met is running a wreath making workshop next weekend which I have signed up for, and I just can't wait!


18 comments

  1. You've been killing it with the photos and blog posts this week lady *strong arm emoji* Honestly no idea how you do it all! Love the look of that poetry book, will have to check it out. And keep the Christmas stuff coming! You're getting me in the mood :) Have a fab weekend x #LittleLoves

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    1. Thank you my love!! I have been really enjoying it this week, and working my butt off haha!! I will keep on going with the Christmas bits don't you worry! xx

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  2. Love this festive filled round up Chantal! You are doing so well fitting everything in!
    PS I've totally been listening to Christmas playlists too! xx

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  3. I love you Little Loves this week! The mince pie cinnamon rolls look amazing! Love actually is one of my favourite Christmas films.. Makes you feel all christmassy! The Missing this week was so good wasn't it? cannot wait for next weeks finale!

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    1. They're so so yummy!! Eeek I am so excited about the finale but will be sad it's over! xx

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  4. Eeek CHRIIIIISTMASSSS!! I definitely agree it's much more magical when you're a parent, and I'm SO excited this year too. Glad you had fun at your blogger event :) xx

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  5. I don't know where you're finding all the time!?!

    I'm super excited for Christmas also, and whilst we haven't got the decs out or the Christmas movies on, we're making steps towards it. I'm so excited to put the tree up in a couple of weekends!

    It's great to hear that the blogger event went well! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I don't know either to be honest!! Thank you, I hope you have a lovely weekend too xx

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  6. I made our Christmas cake this week too. Love the look of those cinnamon rolls. I love watching love actually. I never find time to watch films at the moment though unless they are disney with my eldest.

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    1. Making your own is just the best isn't it?! xx

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  7. Eeeek so happy to read a post from someone as much in the Christmas spirit as me. Christmas is just my favourite. I also watched Love Actually on Sunday, because it was 5 weeks to Christmas on Sunday and that's when the film starts. We also bought our tree at the weekend. Elf is my favourite Christmas film. I don't actually like Christmas cake though! Wow KT sounds like you're so busy, I'm glad you're finding the time to feel Christmassy too! Have a good week x #LittleLoves

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    1. I am so in the Christmas spirit that I am also in charge of everything Christmassy at work!! xx

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  8. Woah, sounds like you've been super busy. I'm going to be honest and say that Love Actually isn't one of my favourites, although I do love Hugh Grant & Martine McCutcheon in it. You've been on it with your blog lately! Love it xx

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    1. Eeeek I can't believe it's not one of your favourites! Although I think you will be pleased to hear that I have ordered Miracle on 34th St xx

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  9. This is just the most Christmassy little loves ever! Love it! You've made me crave cinnamon buns too now. Hope you've had a great weekend x

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