A Little Bit Lately 20

A Little Bit Lately #20

November 3, 2015

A Little Bit Lately 20

Please read my first A Little Bit Lately post to find out what these are all about, although I’m sure you get the idea. These have been inspired by Sometimes Sweet’s Currently posts so check her out if you like it!


Oh no, I’ve already started reading gift catalogues and gift guides, way too early right? I’m trying my best to keep the C word firmly in December but when November comes round it seems to be everywhere. Also, I’m someone who likes to be organised and do my shopping early, I hate having to rush round looking for things late on. I’ve also been reading a Goth Girl book one of my friends gave me as a lovely thoughtful gift when Lucas was starting school. You may not have heard of them as they are, in fact, children’s books but they are by Chris Riddell so they have the most amazing illustrations. The one I have is ‘The Fete Worse Than Death’ which is perfect for me as it has a bake-off and is a fantastic little read, for grown ups as well as the young folk.


I’ve had to really think about what I am watching at the moment, then I remembered, I started to watch Gossip Girl…again and it has taken over! Sometimes you just want something easy to watch, it is such an escape, I can’t help but love it. Me and my husband also escaped, out for dinner and a movie, a few weeks ago. His birthday is in October and it was also our five year wedding anniversary, it is always a good excuse for a night off.  There were a few things we could have seen but we went for Legend in the end and it was so good! There seems to be a lot of films coming out in the next couple of months we want to watch so would love to get to see a couple more, it was wonderful to get out as a couple!

Listening To

We had a few car journeys over half term which usually means a chance to listen to music but I rather stupidly forgot to put my CD case in the car, even when we were travelling child-free to Birmingham for a wedding! I had even threatened to make him one of my infamous road trip mix CD’s but in the end didn’t have time. This meant I was limited to what my husband had in but luckily he had been bought The Third Three Years by Frank Turner for his birthday so we listened to that…a lot, it’s a good job I love it.


I was sent a cute little skincare gift set from Green People from their new limited edition gift collection. I am never disappointed with anything from Green People, they have a great children’s range which is perfect for my boys’ who all have sensitive skin and their Vita Min Fix moisturiser is one of my skincare staples. The facial collection contains a face scrub, cleanser and moisturiser and they all smell amazing! I get quite dry skin over winter and I have found the cleanser perfect for refreshing my skin in the morning. I’m quite fussy over skincare now, I like to find products that work for me and love that when I use a Green People product I know it doesn’t contain any nasty ingredients, it always feels like it is kind to my skin. The gift sets are a lovely way to try out some new products and see if you fall in love with anything, like I have with the cleanser!



Thinking About

I am mostly thinking about wrapping up warm, doesn’t it seem like as soon as we turned the corner into November the temperature dropped!? I’ve been hunting around the house for our winter woollies but actually I quite like this time of year when it means days in, staying cosy. As much as I moan about the Great British weather I couldn’t imagine leaving somewhere with no real seasons. It doesn’t seem that long ago I was writing about eating our evening meals outdoors in the sun and now I am looking forward to nights on the sofa with the fairy lights on and comfort food. I love getting in from a cold walk and getting a hot drink, putting pyjamas on and snuggling under blankets. If only my children agreed and would snuggle up with me, about ten minutes is the most I can get out of them.

Some bits of life lately over on my Instagram.

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  • Donna

    Your instagram photos are just gorgeous, such a happy autumnal life at the moment. I have also been reading gift guides! I’m so excited for Christmas x

    November 3, 2015 at 10:27 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Haha, there is no escaping it this time of year is there?! I do love it but I like a bit longer until I go mad 🙂 xx

      November 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm Reply
  • Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock

    It really has gone cold just in these last few days – wintery cold! I don’t mind it as long as I’m properly dressed for it!
    I love your minion pumpkin 🙂

    November 3, 2015 at 11:15 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      My mum printed off a template for us, the boys LOVED it, it was worth all the hard work xx

      November 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm Reply
  • Mary @TheHeartyLife

    I love to be organised early too Hayley. I actually like stuff to be bought earlier on so that December can be about baking, festive trips and doing stuff for others with out the stress of my own stuff hanging over head!

    Gutted you forgot your music, I love a good kid free sing a long haha Lovely pics of your lovely fam as always x

    November 4, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That’s such a good point Mary, if it’s all done by December you can really enjoy all the fun stuff! I’m going to remember that while I’m busily shopping over the next few weeks 🙂 xx

      November 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    Ah, I love snuggling with mine, too and I can usually get the boy to do it, but my girl? No chance! I’m getting sucked in to the gift guides, too – feels like Christmas will be here in no time! Gorgeous photos x

    November 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Doesn’t it? It will come round quickly I’m sure! I’m trying to train my boys to be more snuggly, the twins are pretty good…depends what we are watching! xx

      November 4, 2015 at 10:20 pm Reply

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