June Loves

June Loves

I love reading these types of posts on other blogs so I thought I would start a little series myself. So here is the first – June Loves. A little list of my favourite things in June.

What I’ve been reading…

I’ve been reading this great book  called Pressing Pause. It is one of those books that you pick up and read daily – I usually read it before I go to bed. It is a Christian book, but more than that, it guides you to find a more peaceful life. There are daily motivational topics, sometimes with a little challenge and it has really helped me to focus on the important things lately.

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I’ve also taken the time to read some fiction books. This month I have been reading…

The Wilding by Maria McCann.

the wilding

This book is based in 1692 and follows the story of a cider maker whose life is thrown out of it’s peaceful normality following the death of his uncle. I won’t give the story away but it is a really good read and I always find historically based novels fascinating.

In complete contrast I also read While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green.

while my eyes were closed

This was a much easier read, and the ending was somewhat predictable, although there was an interesting twist near the end that I didn’t see coming. It follows the story of a mother who loses her child while they are playing hide and seek. It is definitely a tear jerker and I cried my way through it. It made me hug my children a lot tighter too.

What I’ve been eating…

I’ve been really enjoying making these mocha protein shakes in the morning…

mocha protein breakfast shake

I’ve also been loving avocado on toast for lunch…

avocado on toast

And these little Robinson’s squash bottles have been helping me drink more water.


My Health and Beauty favourites this month…

I’ve been loving my Jamberry accent nail wraps. They last for ages and I like that I can change the colour of my varnish and keep the wrap the same. I’m tempted to go for a whole set for the summer though as they last so well.


I’ve been using this new razor from Friction Free Shaving. I must confess I was one of those people who would be using my disposable razor until it was disgusting and rusted. I used my husband’s nice razor when I really couldn’t use mine any more and I was amazed at how smooth it was. My new ‘Samantha’ razor from Friction Free Razors is exactly the same. It has five blades and glides along. I don’t know how I did without it! The best bit is that from only £3 a month, 4 new blades can be delivered to the door. So I have no excuses for using a blunt, rusty razor again.

friction free shaving

For my home…

I’m loving my new bathroom of course!


I’m also loving having fresh flowers again. They are so beautiful and really make a home look loved I think!



What the kids are loving…

The kids have been so busy this month. They have been loving performing in their ballet show.



Visiting Lee Abbey with our friends


Dressing up for 80’s day at school..


And having their bedroom’s finished so they can have friends over to play again.



Wow this post is huge and has so many photos well done if you made it all the way through! Looking back there have been so many great moments to June and lots of things that I have loved! It is nice to look back with gratitude on those nice things and take a moment to really appreciate them.

To that end I’ve decided to open a monthly linky. For any bloggers who write monthly posts like these, be it favourites, or sharing the month’s Instagram posts, anything that has a monthly theme really. Just add the badge to your post, link up below and check out some of the other link ups to share the love and increase your readership! I promise to comment and share every post that links up! The link will be open until the end of the month and another open on the 1st of July so plenty of time to get those posts linked up!

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  1. July 6, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Oh wow. What fantastic photos. I am in love with those bedrooms, how lucky are they! Gorgeous

  2. July 6, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    lovely range of photos and favourites – love having fresh flowers in the home too. I’ve used Jamberry wraps before and think they’re great!

  3. July 6, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Busy month! My husband is addicted to avocados and has to have one every day! He usually adds an egg when he has them on toast x

  4. July 6, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    What a great round up of things, I love the pressing pause book I need to look into that more I think 🙂 x

  5. Jessica McDonnell
    July 6, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Such fantastic photos. Your girls look lovely in their ballet dresses and I love the thought of having fresh flowers in the house.

  6. July 6, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Gosh, we love so many of the same things! Smoothies, avocado on toast, peonies, subway tiles in the bathroom! I don’t drink squash because they put so many artificial sweeteners in them, but I did recently find an Australian version of this called Stur which is sweetened with natural stevia and does the same thing as the little Robinson’s pods. I think the Pressing Pause book sounds beautiful, like something that would really appeal to me. Thanks for sharing all these happy images and moments in your life.

  7. July 6, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    The design o the nail wrap is gorgeous! So pretty for the summer! I haven’t tried nail wraps in a very long time! I should give them a go again!

  8. July 6, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Oh my god I love avocado toast so much, especially when it has a fried egg in it as well delicious!

  9. July 6, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    The press pause book sounds really interesting, and the shakes you made look really yummy x

  10. July 7, 2016 / 12:18 am

    Your photos are lovely. Your little ones are very cute in their outfits.

  11. July 7, 2016 / 1:44 am

    I like your book picks! I wouldn’t mind trying avocado on toast for the first time.

  12. July 7, 2016 / 3:37 am

    Would love to read The Wilding by Maria McCann too. I adore your bathroom and the kids’ bedrooms are just adorable. Lots to love from last month. 🙂

  13. July 7, 2016 / 9:10 am

    That ‘Pressing Pause’ book looks delightful – just what I’ve been looking for.

  14. July 7, 2016 / 11:30 am

    What a fabulous post! I love the sound of the books you have been reading, and I am an absolute fiend for avocado! Your daughters are both so pretty, and I wish my daughter’s bedroom was so tidy!!!!

  15. July 7, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I love avocado on toast and now I really want some! Your girls are so pretty and those dresses are adorable x

  16. July 7, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Your girls are gorgeous! Sounds like a good month, I’m so jealous of your beautiful bathroom haha!

  17. July 7, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Oh that bath! I want one of those in my life!

  18. nicol
    July 7, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    yes to avocado on toast! i want to try and make it for breakfast before i go to work but can never get up early enough 🙁 i do eat it for lunch though nom

  19. July 7, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Oh fab, I’ve decided to do a monthly roundup so I will start linking up next month x

  20. July 8, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    You really can’t beat avocado toast! One of my favourites, especially with a bit of crumbled feta 🙂

  21. July 9, 2016 / 12:34 am

    I’m loving the kids’ bedrooms. Love the white wood floor.

  22. July 9, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Pressing Pause sounds like the sort of book I need in my life right now. I’ve always been skeptical about books like this but I have actually been finding them helpful.

  23. July 10, 2016 / 1:41 am

    I love avo on toast with plenty of lime, chilli and salt. SO yummy xxx

  24. July 10, 2016 / 10:29 am

    The girls bedrooms look fantastic, I love the colours. Your pictures are beautitful

  25. July 11, 2016 / 10:19 am

    What a lovely idea! I’ve been trying to do these sorts of posts but have never managed to get round to it. One day! I’m in love with your bathroom and it’s tiles (how sad is that haha). Gorgeous photos 🙂 x

  26. July 11, 2016 / 10:31 am

    The bedroom looks amazing, I can not wait to have some avocado now that I am back home.

  27. July 11, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Not a huge reader, I prefer to read blogs when I get a chance. Like this one 😉

    Love the girls’ rooms, ther colours are fab! So bright and airy.

    I’ll try link up next month with some July Loves 🙂

  28. July 11, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    The wife is obsessed with Avocado on toast, usually with a poached egg, yet I find it weird and it looks weird.

  29. July 13, 2016 / 9:10 am

    I say this EVERY time I see this type of post but I really need to do one myself. I also need to read more books.

  30. July 13, 2016 / 11:38 am

    The girls bedrooms are adorable. We’re moving house soon so I can’t wait to start fresh again and design the kids bedrooms.

  31. July 18, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    you just cannot beat Avocado toast can you? Lovely post and book recommendations! x

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