#LittleLoves {12th June}

This morning as some of you maybe coming by to have a read I shall be at the hairdressers doing one of my favourite “Me Time” activities, getting my hair done. It won’t be a massive change like last time but there are some changes.

I am so excited as tomorrow morning I am off to London for the 2nd Blogtacular, I LOVED last years, I came away feeling inspired, creative and happy, so this year my Christmas money went on buying the ticket I did not want to miss out.

But what have I been up to this past week…


So many amazing blog posts, I set myself a little informal goal about 2 months ago to comment on blogs more, I am now on an average day commenting on 5/6 posts, it isn’t masses but it only takes an hour out of my day, usually in the early hours.

I think commenting on blogs has started to die a little so it is important to me as it is a great feeling to receive comments, I have been introduced to more and more blogs this past year and my Bloglovin feed is always full of something to read.

I love this post from Kirsty of My Two Mums on LGBT role models, she puts her point across so well and it is well worth a read.

Tara of Sticky Fingers shared a truly emotional post about her Mum being diagnosed with Cancer and the effects it has on everyone including the person caring for her Mum, a subject very close to my heart.


On Saturday I spoke of the Happiness Mr Innocent Charmer has reminded me of these past weeks, watching him play with our children in soft play for over 2 hours last week was the cutest.

No matter the size of the slide he did it.


I have been making a conscious effort to try to listen to more music. I love music but with Grayson’s sensory issues we had to stop playing music at home quite a few years ago, but slowly we are introducing it.

This week whilst I had an ironing session instead of catching up with YouTube I listened, mainly to the Nashville Soundtrack as I have very little else on my phone (must sort that).

Black Roses is one of my favourite songs, the words of empowerment really speak to me at the moment.


My blog more like me and up to date. If you come by regularly you will notice that my new logo and theme are live, the logo has been an idea in my head for well over a year, it is not perfect but I am a little of a perfectionist so I am not sure it ever would be.

I am loving that my blog is starting to represent me a little more, it will take time but I am on the right path.


I tried out a new lip colour this week to work, at least I don’t see anyone I am bothered about there.

orange lipstick

I have always been very much a pink lipstick person, every shade from pale to hot. So this Orange-y nude is a real change for me, I am still not sure but it went well with the flowers on my dress and made a change.

And Lastly…

I can not believe the next 2 weekends I am off to London, I am so excited to attend both blogging conferences for different reasons. This weekend Ashley is coming up to London with me, he is actually attending an Event tomorrow to which I am excited about, but I am so pleased we get some very much-needed us time.

innocent charms chats


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.

  • Potty Mouthed Mum

    Loving the new blog look, is gorgeous. I love that lip colour, you seem to suit all shades. I keep meaning to wear more lipstick but always get a bit scared! Silly I know. Have a wonderful time at Blogtacular! xxx

  • I love your blog header. It is very pretty and fresh. I rarely wear lipstick, my girls have ruined most of mine! The shade you wore is lovely. Where is you necklace from, it’s super x

  • Needed ‘us time’ is lovely isn’t it? we loved this when we had a date in London back in March. Love your necklace, and I think thats one of the best feelings is watching the one you love be the best fun with his children, I love to watch my kids playing with their Daddy too, heart melt.. see you tomorrow xx

  • Donna Wishart

    I can’t wait to meet you at Britmums! Loving the new look blog – it’s definitely more together and suits you perfectly. I love the lip colour too, understated and pretty. have a wonderful weekend and enjoy Blogtacular! x

  • MumReinvented

    Hope you have a great day at Blogtacular. That lipstick really suits you. I’m trying to comment on blogs more too. This linky helps a lot actually as I make sure I comment on every blog post. When I started blogging in 2009 I always seemed to have time to comment on posts, these days not so much. Have a lovely weekend x

  • Thank you so much for the mention. I LOVE your new blog look. It’s great.

  • Your logo’s awesome 🙂 those two on the slide is so sweet! Hope you have a fun weekend in London xx

  • Your new blog look is fab 🙂 Lovely to see you on Sat and will see you next weekend too 🙂 x

  • Love the new blog Kara, looks great! 🙂 I too am trying to comment a bit more on other blogs- I feel people just aren’t really commenting anymore and that makes me a bit sad, like the community is not as strong or interested as it was 🙁 let’s all share the love a bit more! Looking forward to meeting you hopefully at britmums on Friday! x

  • I love that lipstick on you, such a great colour.
    Adore the new blog look, it’s way more ‘you’ xxx