Pink Cardi’s, Jamie Oliver and Podcasts // #Littleloves

Woohoo, it’s Friday, I don’t know about you but for me this week has been long. With the nights coming sooner and being back to school after half term I am just feeling exhausted and ready for a weekend of kids parties.

Even though I have been crazy busy I have really been loving some new things and excited to share them all with you this week, so grab a cuppa and enjoy….


My friend Lucy from Tired From Whitstable shared this quote on her Instagram Stories this week, it really resonated with me and how I have been feeling this past month.

It reminded me how important it is for my soul to help people who are accepting so I have been trying a little harder to make myself smile.


YouTube is one of my favourite places in the world. So many different people and interests to watch and learn from.

This week I came across Mayim Balik’s Channel after seeing a clip on Facebook.

I urge you to head across when you have a spare few and enjoy some truly intellectual and inspiring videos.


It has been all about Jamie’s 5 Ingredients new book. Ashley and I treated ourselves to it a couple of weeks ago on a half price deal.

I knew from the watching the TV Show which recipes would be my first and I got to it this week. I have to say they didn’t turn out quite like Jamie’s but they were yummy!


I have been all about my Pink Cardi from Urban Outfitters now the weather has turned. I wasn’t sure how well it would go with my new (faded) Copper hair but I love it.

It is the cardi of dreams, it is cosy, stylish and I am glad I treated myself to it. Now to find some other clothes to get me through the colder months as I have none.

Joining in with #BloomingSleeves on Insta


Recently I heard a lot of chat around listening to Podcasts. Morgana had asked who people listened to and it reminded me of when I was back in my teens and how I spent a great deal of time enjoying them before YouTube has really taken over the world (yes I am that old).

Alison Perry started her Podcasts back in August and I had been meaning to listen to them for ages. This week whilst checking 900 plus invoices in my boring day job I flicked them on and 5 later I am addicted.

Alison is someone I admire anyway and have luckily met and had coffee with one morning.

I knew her podcasts would be good but what I was not prepared for was how they would really talk to me, dealing with so many subjects that as parents we deal with on a day to day but can feel so alone with and normalise them.

She has had some brilliant guests and some I have totally changed my perception on so I urge you to go have a listen, they are free after all.

And Lastly

I went into Laura Ashley for the first time in at least a year and wow I fell in love with so many pieces.

I am going to do a whole blog post on my top picks as I walked around but I had to share this chair which will take me longer to save for probably than it is in stock and I don’t want others to miss out on its beauty…


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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.