Life lately

Life lately - and update on life

There is so much going on in our little world right now that I thought I’d condense it all into a post and do a little update as to what we’re up to with our life. September and early October is proving SO hectic for us and exciting too!

Family…

The most exciting thing right now in our life is that our babies (or not so babies) turn 4 this week, which has come around so fast. They’re growing into amazing little people and Hubby and I are so proud of them. We’ve had a lot of upheaval in our life over the last 12 months…we’ve moved house and they’ve started preschool and all of which they’ve taken to so well. 4 years old seems so grown up though and wow, life is getting easier as a result. I find myself less tired because they are capable of so much more nowadays and can play alone much more. They also ask me lots of questions now – like “Where do babies come from?” and “What is electricity” which is SO cute, however my brain often hurts at the end of the day!

Life lately and update on family life Our life lately - family life and what we're up to

We haven’t gone crazy on buying presents for them because they have a lot of things already and will probably receive a lot too. Harry likes lego and cars and Lottie likes playing babies and crafts. We have a party planned this weekend for them with their friends so I’m very excited for that! Lots of planning still to do though and I’m feeling a bit stressed at getting it all done. I seem to have millions of ‘things to remember’ flying around in my head at the moment. But we will get there and we will have a superb day. Plenty of cake!

Work…

I picked up a new social media management contract recently and so I’ve been busy setting that up and delivering content. It is ideal as it’s local and I’m excited to be on board. I have a few other contracts (writing content for websites) that are still ongoing alongside my own blog so work is CRAZY right now!

Blog-wise I have been asked to take part in some amazing collaborations with brands lately which is fab and I love it so much. I get contacted directly a lot more these days, but because there’s just me writing & creating I can find it hard to fit it all in! I do work hard during the week when the twins are at preschool and also fit it into some evenings too. I love it all though, and especially working freelance and for myself; even though finding the balance between work and home can be a little tough I wouldn’t change it at all.

Style…

I’m getting far more confident nowadays with my style and am finding myself really happy again with clothes. I wrote a post recently on how my body confidence has improved recently; I believe this is why it’s making me want to shop and experiment with style more. I’m excited to get a new Autumn/Winter wardrobe and feel good about wearing it.

Here are a few things I’ve been wearing lately…

Life and style lately - what I'm wearing

skirt & t-shirt New Look, pumps Next

Life and style lately

pumps Next, jeans Sainsburys, coat Next (old), bag Laura Ashley, t-shirt Next (old)

What I have been wearing lately - life & style

t-shirt Next, jeans Sainsburys

Holiday…

A few days after the twins party we’re flying off to Kos, Lakitira resort with Mark Warner for a week. Our last holiday to Greece in early June (which was our first ever trip abroad as a family of 4) was so lovely and we are excited to get away once more. This time around I feel as though I am more savvy to travelling with young twins and feel as though I know what to expect from our family holiday. We are so thrilled to spend a whole week together with Daddy, away from the rain and away from work!

So, plenty of packing, organising and shopping still to do but with a BIG birthday celebration to enjoy first!

Love, Jess x

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20 Comments

  1. September 26, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Wowee you are busy! Massive well done on the social media contract and all the other work! Huge happy birthday to the twins! I hope they have a wonderful birthday and party! And finally you look ruddy gorgeous! I am loving all of your style stuff and keep seeing you in gorgeous clothes! At 11 days post partum, I’m in a bit of a clothes crisis right now but I know I mustn’t be hard on myself as it’s not a good time for any woman’s body! Hope in time I can get inspiration from you though- once all the pain has gone away!!! Have an amazing holiday lovely xxx

    • September 26, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      And happy birthday to your little man too! FOUR! Feels so big doesn’t it? Now you don’t be daft, you’ve just had a baby and don’t need to worry about fashion for ages! It’s taken me four years 😉 xxxx
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  2. September 26, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Ahh happiest 4th birthday to Harry & Lottie, it’s so exciting but I can completely appreciate how it feels that time must by flying. Love your clothes too, it’s good to find a happy place with fashion Xx
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  3. September 26, 2016 / 11:34 am

    That’s such great news about your new Social Media role, Jess! How exciting! 😀

    And a big happy birthday to Harry & Lottie! 4 is such a great age!

    Hope you have a fantastic holiday. Xxx
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  4. September 26, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Happy Birthday to Harry and Lottie. It does go by so quickly but it so nice to have September babies. it means they start school a tiny bit later than the rest and you get to keep them a bit longer. E just turned one and we got him hardly anything as have a million toys in our house.
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  5. September 26, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Wow, you’ve got so much going on! Happy Birthday to Harry & Lottie, I hope you have/had a lovely day celebrating, and ate lots of cake at their party. I’m very jealous of your second holiday, have the best time xx
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  6. September 26, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Congratulations on your new contract lovely you are doing amazing!! Such a busy time for you – I’m so jealous of your holiday coming up. My three year old is forever asking questions it’s so sweet but exhausting!! X
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  7. September 27, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Jess I am just catching up on your blog, your amazing blog. It’s so perfect and beautiful in everything you put on here. I am in awe of your style, writing, photography, business. I have been trying to set up freelance for a long time and getting contracts and working for clients isn’t easy when I don’t have the resume to fall behind it. I need a leaf out of your book. You look amazing in all your style photos I wish I knew how to stand, pose and take better fashion photos. Your ig feed is dreamy! Keep up all the amazing work you are a super star already and taking the online world by storm here. I love it. You go girl

  8. September 27, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    All sounds lovely Jess. Well done on all your work, you work so hard and deserve it. Hope the twins have a fab birthday & enjoy your holiday! Tor xx

    • September 27, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks very much!! Looking forward to a lovely party this weekend xx

    • October 13, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks lovely we are having such a lovely few weeks! xx
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