I can not believe 8 years ago I wrote my first (not very good) post here at Innocent Charms Chats, I had blogged a little at other sites before, but this was my first proper blog.

This past month I have argued with myself so much as to whether I am really Innocent Charms Chats anymore – I kept looking at new Domains, trying to decide to change my name. But then after some great friends really chatting to me I realised I am Innocent Charms Chats, it is just that Innocent Charms Chats is not very me anymore.

By that I mean the way it looks and it’s content. I have lost my way many times with blogging, there have been pauses in the past, where I have lost my way or life changed dramatically, but after a gap I always find my way back and the reason is I LOVE IT!

I truly do, it maybe cliché but I love my blog, it gives me so much pleasure, I love that if I want to walk away I can but she always lures me back. She has introduced me to some truly amazing and life altering people, she has supported me when Grayson was first shown to have problems, when Addison would cry all night and through so many happy times I have lost count.

So over the next couple of months you will see some big changes, a fresh new look with a vintage twist, fashion and interiors content (as I love both), more heartfelt posts because I can write what I want who cares about the stats and lastly some of my favourite brands will still be here in reviews, because I love working with them.

So please do support me through this transition as you have in the past, because I am sure you will like what comes out on the other side.

To thank your support to me I thought we would have a little giveaway to celebrate, cause who doesn’t love a little prize, being that I love independents and fashion I decided to support 2 of my favourite companies with the giveaway.

Kyna Boutique

So the 1st prize is a £20 gift voucher to spend at Kyna Boutique – Jenny is my partner in crime with #styleitkids – my Instagram fashion project – I think everyone should have the pleasure of shopping with Jenny at least once (but to be honest once you have you will continue to return).


Prize number 2 was kindly donated by the very beautiful Morgana of Little & Fierce. A new start-up company from 2014 specialising in awesome accessories for the little (and big) girls in your life. I bought Addy (and myself) some cute little stocking fillers last month and have just made a sale purchase too, so I am so thankful to Morgana in donating a £15 gift voucher to spend at her site, I warn you though you will want to spend easily double that.

All you have to do is fill in the rafflecopter below, the giveaway is open to UK Residents over the age of 18 only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just to tease you some pictures of the delights you could buy with your winning.



Love to you all and here is to year 9!!!

About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • msedollyp

    Your life, the good the bad,the happy and sad,its what makes you who you are x

  • Emily Beale

    Looking forward to seeing the changes xxx

  • maxine m partridge

    iv only just came across it. cant wait to have a proper look around 🙂

  • I cannot wait to see your new blog design and the new direction x

  • Sarah Pybus

    I enjoy the whole blog and cant wait to read more 🙂

  • kim neville

    I like reading it all and especially reviews

  • debbie smith

    hello i think you have a fab blog ive only recently found it but theres a lot to enjoy from what ive seen fab keep up the good work 🙂

  • kayleigh Bates

    This is my first visit but I’m going to have a poke around now 🙂 x

  • Cat Culmer

    I like reading about Graysons adventures

  • laura banks

    i like reading the reviews

  • Lisa J

    I’ve only just found your blog but will definitely be back. Looking forward to learning more

  • Victoria

    i like Grayson’s outings

  • Hannah jane miles

    congratulations on 8 years of blogging! Wow!!

  • Hannah Jane miles

    i love your fashion posts by the way, for kids and all about you!

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  • Happy 8th birthday xx

  • Happy 8th blog birthday! I love the wide range of blog posts you have on your blog and they are always interesting to read! x

  • I love seeing what the kids are wearing – I have a bit of a thing for toddler fashion at the moment!

  • Natalie Crossan

    love your reviews 😀 xx

  • I like reviews. And not caring about stats has to be a good thing xx

  • I love all of them Kara I just wish I had more time to read it! I always love to see posts about you and your fashion etc but love hearing about the kids too!! Keep up the amazing work and Happy 8 yrs!!! xx

  • Jo

    I love any children posts, always nice to hear, reviews, always have done, love the fashion posts as well.

  • katie skeoch

    I always like a review of new online stores!

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    I love to read reviews

  • Michaela Hannah

    I love your reviews, mostly the Joules scarf one, i’m a big scarf fan!

  • Karen Barrett

    Your everyday stories

  • Ashleigh Allan

    I like reading reviews about new companies/products that I haven’t heard about!

  • Kristy Brown

    I love the reviews – usually they are about things I have never heard of before!

  • Claire Nutman

    Graysons outings great reading x

  • Emily Hutchinson

    This is my first visit but I’m most looking forward to reading reviews as they’re always useful

  • Cecilia

    I love reviews, always check out what reat people have to say about products before investing, especially when it’s for the kiddies

  • Emily Shepperson

    I like your review posts. **Happy birthday**

  • I love seeing your fashion reviews and outfit posts they give me inspiration when shopping