Linkies, Trolls and Children’s Clothing #LittleLoves

Another week down and it has been a busy week for us. Every day has seen something on the calendar – whether it’s an evening out, an appointment or a meeting. But, our extension work has also seen progress this week and the next couple of weeks should see everything start to come together – fingers crossed!

So here we go with the things we’ve been loving this week:


I have a huge pile of books sitting on my bedside, waiting for me to pick one up – but I just haven’t had a chance. Instead I have read so many Living Arrows, Ordinary Moments, Siblings and Little Loves posts and am loving that this year is the year of the linky for me. Who needs books…?

I also re-read a post a wrote about Making Your Parents Proud. I wasn’t going to post it, it was more of a mind dump really. But I’m glad I did, I always find blogging quite cathartic.

Linkies, Trolls and Children's Clothing #LittleLoves


Last weekend we went to see the Trolls movie at the cinema. It has to be one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. We all loved it, were smiling the whole way through and it has an awesome soundtrack. If you haven’t seen it, go and see it. You’ll be wishing for a little bit of Poppy in your life.

I have filled the Gilmore Girls shaped hole in my life with The Good Wife. I had no idea what to expect from it but it’s turned into everything I love in a TV show. I have always really enjoyed court room dramas and I love how each episode has it’s own law/court based story but then the main characters are in their own ongoing story that unfolds through the series. I am nearly at the end of the first season already and am hooked. It’s great viewing. Plus, it has Mr Big in it.


I have loved Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop That Feeling for months but, I thought it was Justin Beiber and so would never admit to liking it. But, every time it came on the radio I danced along and absolutely loved it. Since we saw Trolls the whole family have danced along – and it’s just the perfect song for the movie – happy and feel good.


We have been making so much Lego. LP absolutely loves the stuff and is quite happy with an instruction book and a pile of Lego pieces. But she’s equally happy with a box of bricks building whatever she can imagine. We’ve had Rapunzel’s tower, helicopters and even a tap this week. Her imagination knows no bounds.

Linkies, Trolls and Children's Clothing #LittleLoves


When I realised I was petite, and not just short, my best friend and I went on a shopping trip for a whole new wardrobe for me. I’d dropped 1-2 clothes sizes and needed new clothes. During this shopping trip we realised that I could fit into the teen ranges in most clothing shops and so this week I have mainly been wearing age 14 clothes. They are at least half the price of adult clothes and fit me a lot better too!

Linkies, Trolls and Children's Clothing #LittleLoves

Hubby and I also went out for a meal on Monday night, the first time we’d had a meal just the two of us since our holiday last summer. It was so nice to spend time together and actually focus on our conversations, as well as the lovely meal and I hope we can make it a regular thing. It’s only fitting that I wore a new dress for the occasion.

Linkies, Trolls and Children's Clothing #LittleLoves

and lastly…

I gave blood for the first time in eight years on Tuesday and hope to now keep going regularly. It’s funny how missing a donation or two when you’re pregnant can turn into literally years gone by. I don’t feel old enough to have missed eight whole years of donations. It feels like yesterday and it really does make me wonder where life is going as it zooms before my eyes!

Have a lovely weekend everyone, whatever you get up to.



  1. January 27, 2017 / 7:06 am

    We saw Trolls last week too and absolutely loved it, and it does make you want to be a more positive person. There has been a lot of singing along to Justin this week from both me and O, love that song so much.
    Love your outfits this week Donna, looking fab xx

  2. January 27, 2017 / 7:50 am

    You are petite perfection – I love your new clothes! x x

  3. January 27, 2017 / 7:58 am

    Well done for giving blood. It’s so rewarding isn’t it? I need to be able to fit into kids clothes! Think of the money you’ll save. I have small feet so can fit in kids trainers which is handy!!

  4. January 27, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    You looked lovely for your date night with hubby, it’s nice when you can have a whole conversation without stopping mid sentence every five minutes ! I’ve still a way to go with Gilmore Girls yet. I watched the first two seasons of The Good Wife but never went back for the rest, you will have to let me know what it’s like. Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves

  5. January 27, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    It seems loads of us saw Trolls at the weekend, but I totally agree it was brilliant! I know we’ll be getting the DVD asap! I wish I still fit in the kids section, it was so much cheaper haha. Have a lovely week πŸ™‚ xx

  6. January 27, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    PMG we loved trolls so much – I can’t wait for it to come out on DVD. I think it’s on at the cheap kids club at our local cinema over Feb half term so we might go and see it again πŸ˜€ #LittleLoves

  7. Halina Vie Choufleur
    January 27, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    YES *punches air* The Good Wife is AMAZING. SUCH a good show. I’m jealous that you get to watch it all as new…I wish I could go back and discover it all again. So jealous that you can fit into kids clothes – there are SO many nice ones around and the shops never make the same thing in adult sizes. Life definitely zooms off doesn’t it… Sigh. Hope you have an awesome weekend x

  8. January 27, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Love your dress, you look gorgeous! I loved Trolls and the Justin Timberlake song is so catchy – still my little one’s favourite after months of listening to it, not that I can blame him. Hope you have a great weekend x

  9. January 28, 2017 / 7:28 am

    You look gorgeous in both outfits, I love the pinafore style dress. How awesome that you fit in kids clothes – winner for the bank balance. I always buy kids trainers. I think Parker would love Trolls too. Enjoy your weekend xx

  10. January 28, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    I used to give blood regularly but that was pre-children and I haven’t done it for soooo long. Every time I read about it thought, I want to go back so I’m going to thanks to you! Love that pinafore on you and yes, I can find into teen ranges too – you have to pick the right store though! My girls loved Trolls and often play the sound track – I love Justin Timberlake’s song too! xx

  11. January 28, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Ooooo we are off to watch Trolls tomorrow morning, looking forward to it as you are the second person to mention how good it is on Little Loves. Hurrah for teen clothing Donna, I don’t think my big toe would fit in an age 14 lol. Have a good week, and hoping the extension comes on in leaps and bounds this week #littleloves x

  12. January 29, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Oh yes I am the same Donna it’s the year of the linkies for me too. After passing on my SWM with last year which I regret so badly I am jumping in and joining in with others. I do these ones too they are so fab. I miss living arrows I need to get back into that one. Siblings Me and Mine Ordinary Moments and LittleLoves are always great ones to count on too. Love the lego building my son is so obsessed with them right now. Loving your outfits girl you are rocking them casual and dressy beautiful. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. #littleloves

  13. January 30, 2017 / 10:08 am

    It seems like everyone’s been watching Trolls last week. I love it. The best part of this post, however, is that you’ve kept your love for ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ inside because you thought it was a Justin Bieber song. That actually made me laugh out loud. So funny πŸ˜€ #littleloves

  14. February 2, 2017 / 8:22 am

    You’ve lost so much weight, well done for sticking to it as that really is the hardest part. I love your pinafore. I haven’t managed to watch Gilmore Girls but I really do want to. Commenting on behalf of Morgana and myself x #littleloves

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