November – Birthdays, Blogfest and Baggy Jumpers!

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Morning All!

And Happy November to you all. I love November – cosy socks, hot chocolate, mulled wine, fairy lights, my birthday, evenings on the sofa with blankie, an excuse to wear knee high suede boots, snuggly baggy sweaters; what’s not to love!

We’ve got LOTS going on this month. I love having lots to look forward to. First off, tomorrow is my birthday. The grand old age of 33! Yikes. So what have I learnt in the last year……

  • I have a LOT more patience and determination that I realised; I’ve survived a year of breastfeeding, lack of sleep (although God bless him  – he slept through the last few nights), and insane hormones. And I’ve got a happy little boy through all this – winning!
  • My friends rock; new, old, mummy, non-mummy, my friends have been amazing this year encouraging me every step of the way with being a Mum and with my blog! And that includes my amazing blogger friends too!
  • Worrying is like a rocking chair – it gets you nowhere! If I’d realised this when I was 23 I would have stressed a lot less in the last ten years! Worrying is pointless; it encourages stress and anxiety, something I DON’T need. So now I’ve learnt to shift my focus when I start worrying and always look at the bigger picture!
  • Keep Going! As you lovely regular readers will know, I’ve had times with my blog where I’ve thought I’m not getting anywhere, and it’s made me feel unmotivated. By focusing on what I want, what I enjoy about my blog, it’s made me realise why I love it and that’s why I’m still at it, going strong!
  • Be nice! I know I bleat on about this all the time, but it’s such a simple thing yet so so important! I am a huge believer in karma and since having Josh I’ve been even better at putting myself in other peoples shoes. By being kind, supportive, positive, you get that back at you.  Being a bitch is nasty; Smile, Be Gracious, Be Kind, Be Humble.

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My other big highlight for November is that I’m off to Blogfest! It will be the first ever blogging conference I’ve gone to and I can’t wait. Having said that I am also pretty nervous. I can’t wait to meet my fellow bloggers and hope I don’t disappoint anyone. And there are some truly inspiring people who will be there including two of my favourite bloggers in the world; Sarah from The Unmumsy Mum and Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter. I am so excited and I know that going and meeting these amazing writers is going to really inspire me.

The reason I am able to go is all thanks to the wonderful Sally from Meet other Mums. I am so grateful for their sponsorship and their belief in me and my blog, and this sponsorship enabling me to attend will push me to do even more with my blog.

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Meet other Mums is genius! I adore the concept; Sally created the website with the intention of enabling Mums to link up together and build a social community of like minded Mums, matching you up with Mums who are local to you, or that you have common interests with.  Sally words it beautifully on the website:

Motherhood is not a straightforward journey, there are often unexpected twists and turns along the way. MeetOtherMums is here to provide a supportive community for all women throughout their parenting journey, from the earliest stage of making the decision right through to adjusting to an empty nest and everything in between. If you are coping with infertility, about to be a first, second or third time mum, embarking on the adoption journey or dealing with depression or disability, we can help you meet other mums near and far who understand your journey first hand.

I can honestly say I’d be lost without my Mummy friends and to be able make friends via this fantastic website is a godsend.  Being a Mum can be such a lonely time in a way; you may feel isolated from your friends who don’t have babies yet, you may feel like you are the only one struggling (you’re not!) but to have something like Meet other Mums at your fingertips is such a rewarding outlet.  The website is free to join, easy peasy to use, and will help you find your #mumtribe – what you waiting for get signed up hereimg_2841

 

My final bit of excitement for November is, you’ve guessed – fashion!! As you already know I love the Autumn and Winter seasons for clothes and there are so many lovely cosy looking clothes for both me and Josh at the moment!

I love a good cosy jumper and cardigan especially slightly oversized ones that you can wrap round you and be extra snuggly.

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Its highly likely I’ll be off to New Look to purchase this gorgeous cosy cable knit cardigan

I also love a bit of slogan lounge wear and treated myself to this prosecco jumper last year!

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And of course given how chilly it is, it’s very important I wrap Josh up nice and warm!! I am loving a bit of Zara Baby at the moment; especially their cute winter hats. Thankfully Josh is now happy to have a hat on rather than immediately tearing it off his head so I can’t wait to treat him to this little set:

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How adorable!

And I’m sorry but how is anyone supposed to resist this for the festive season:

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OMG!!!!!!!!! Josh has to have this!

So this month has lots in store to look forward to and enjoy. Poor Sam – I may well be dragging him shopping. But it’s all about cosy afternoons, snuggled up, enjoying hot chocolate (or red wine) with the family.  I can’t wait to let you all know how Blogfest goes and what I get out of it. I think it will be an amazing experience for me, and I can’t wait to meet some of my lovely blogger friends.

Have a lovely November everyone.

Love

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  1. November 1, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Eeeee, I love this. Happy birthday babe! I love November to count down to Christmas and it’s my fave weather. And now my boy’s birthday too! Have an amazing time at Blog Fest you will have a great time and everyone will love you!!! And oh my god that Rudolph jumper – where is it from, Zara?? Xxx
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    • beautybabyandme
      November 1, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Ah thank you my beaut! I wish you were coming to blogfest!!! Yes it’s Zara – and it’s got to be bought for our boys 😘😘😘

  2. November 2, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Wow definitely an exciting month ahead! The Meet Other Mums site sounds like such a great idea – as a SAHM, I do feel pretty lonely at times. It makes such a difference when you have other mummy friends to talk to and encourage you. I LOVE your #MumTribe top! And that little reindeer jumper is super cute 🙂 #BloggerClubUK
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  3. November 3, 2016 / 5:03 am

    What an exciting month you’ve got planned hun. I love your mum tribe top! I hope you enjoy blog fest and have a wonderful birthday xx #bloggerclubuk

    • beautybabyandme
      November 5, 2016 / 7:44 am

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  4. November 3, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Yay! You’re going to Blogfest!! It’s my first conference too and I’m so excited I could pee! So pleased you’ll be there. I’ll come and find you (and apologies in advance as I probably won’t be able to contain my excitement and will end up bear hugging you or something equally as inappropriate!) It’ll be lovely to meet Sally and the other Meet Other Mums blog tribe too! I’m a big fan of her site. Happy birthday lovely and see you in 9 sleeps! Eek! xx #coolmumclub

    • beautybabyandme
      November 3, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      I sure am! Yay!!! It’ll be so good to meet you at long last! Ha ha don’t worry I love a hug! Woo hoo on the countdown now 😘😘😘

  5. November 3, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Whoop Whoop – big up the Blogfest massive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or something, can you tell I’m excited? Hope you had a lovely birthday and look forward to meeting you at Blogfest x #coolmumclub
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    • beautybabyandme
      November 3, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      Can’t wait to meet you chick ! Xxx

  6. November 3, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Okay having read this and the two comments above, I’m SO excited about hitting Blogfest to meet some of my all time fave bloggers! I’ll be hunting you down Fi 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub xx
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    • beautybabyandme
      November 3, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Yay!!!!! 😘😘😘

  7. November 4, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Happy Birthday. I’m sure you’ll have a great time at Blogfest. #BloggerClubUK

    • beautybabyandme
      November 8, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks chick I wish you were going xx

    • beautybabyandme
      November 8, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Ahh happy birthday hun xx

  8. November 7, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I’ve never been to Blogfest, I hope you have a wonderful time #MarvMondays

    • beautybabyandme
      November 8, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you honey xx

    • beautybabyandme
      November 8, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      Ha ha it’s got to be done! xx

  9. November 7, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Happy belated birthday to you 🙂 and enjoy blogfest! #MarvMondays

  10. November 8, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Hope you had a lovely birthday! I’m gutted I won’t be able to meet you at Blogfest 🙁 but I hope you have a lovely time and a great November! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

    • beautybabyandme
      November 8, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie I’m so sorry you won’t be there xx

  11. November 8, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday! I am off to Blogfest too! Although a little nervous and wondering if I can find some nice people to talk to lol!! Hopefully i will see you there 🙂 Thanks for joining us at #bloggerclubUK hope to see you again this week xx
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  12. November 8, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Happy birthday 🎉. Hope you have a fab time at Blogfest, I will be following from afar but it looks like it’s going to be fun. And I loooooove your ‘prosecco’ jumper. Where did you get it? If it’s still available it’s going on my Christmas list. #MarvMondays. X

    • beautybabyandme
      November 9, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      eBay honey! Xxx

  13. November 12, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Arghh my comment didn’t send because hubby turned the electricity off! Sounds like you’re in for a fab November! I live boots, leaves, jumpers and hot chocolate too,…
    Happy birthday when it comes and have an amazing time at blogfest! Meet you at the next conference! Xx
    #kcacols

    • beautybabyandme
      November 16, 2016 / 6:22 am

      Ah thank you so much chick xx

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