• A new year sparks excitement for me. I usually set myself a few (too many) …
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  • How to Break Up With Your Phone {when you use …

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n case you haven’t guessed, I am a huge advocate of social media; it encourages connection, is a source of amusement and information, allows you to nurture friendships and can alleviate loneliness when needed. On a bad day however, I’ve noticed that social media (and my phone in general) can have some very negative side-effects: irritability, anxiety, stress, unhealthy comparison,…

    Wisteria Heaven, Embracing the Sunshine and THAT Wedding #LittleLoves

    [dropcap]H[/dropcap]onestly, the month of May has whizzed by so fast. We’ve celebrated an 18th birthday, nursed a broken finger (same person), survived the start of GCSEs and soaked up every drop of sunshine. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the amazing weather we’ve been having. Please tell me this is not the beginning and end of our summer! It’s been…

    At Home With : Elena Cid {Loved By Elena}

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the things I love about my ‘At Home With…’ series is that every house we get to nosey around is unique and the interior gives a real flavour of who the owner is. This month’s home is owned by Elena who writes a popular lifestyle blog, Loved by Elena, and it is completely different from any of the…

    Adding Bold Colours to a Neutral Living Room

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap] always knew there was a good reason why I gave my blog a generic title like Inside, Outside and Beyond – I can write about mental health one week and brightly coloured cushions the next! Our living room/lounge/sitting room, has always been on the cusp of looking un-homely. With wooden floors, grey walls, pale grey leather sofas and white wooden…

    Parenting a Child with Mental Illness

    Warning: some readers may find the content of this post uncomfortable or triggering. My eldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. That sentence needs a paragraph all of its own, partly because I do not feel old enough to have an adult child in the home (does any parent?) but mostly because there have been times over the last three years when…

    5 Favourite Finds // April 2018 (& Giveaway)

    The last time I wrote a post like this was almost a year ago. I’m not sure why I stopped doing them but suspect it might have something to do with my ongoing distraction issues. I love watching ‘Monthly Favourites’ type videos on You Tube (Brummy Mummy of 2, Katie Ellison and The Anna Edit being some of my most…

    A Gripping New Read, Preparing for Summer and Some Exciting …

    [dropcap]A[/dropcap]pril, you’ve been an interesting month – weeks of torrential rain, then a sneaky bit of sunshine to trick us into thinking summer has come early. I can’t begin to explain how this has messed with my wardrobe planning! Anyway, enough of that; I think I start every Little Loves post with banal chatter about the weather. Have you come…

    Review of the SkinBase Microdermabrasion Facial

    I like to think that I am pretty okay with the extra grey hairs and fine(ish) lines that seemed to appear overnight once I hit 40. Back to reality, they are often the first thing I see when I look in the mirror and not in a good way. I swing between trying to keep myself looking as youthful as possible…

    At Home With: Jess Soothill

    I used to be a massive fan of home and interiors magazines. I would buy them simply to swoon over the pictures and gather ideas for my own home projects. These days I turn to social media for the swooning and last year I started my very own home series where I interview someone about their home and share some…