#LittleLoves featuring Films and Foundation!

I missed #LittleLoves last week! Honestly, half term was such a blur, I genuinely can hardly remember what I got up to!  However, here are the best bits of the last two weeks – all the things I loved the most!


I finished Gone Girl. It definitely challenged my expectations of where I thought the storyline was going. I do favour chicklit for it’s easy going nature, but I tend to skim read. I had to pay attention to keep up with this book, but it was worth it! The ending didn’t quite sit well with my sense of moral justice, but I guess the thing to remember is it is only fiction!


I heard this song called Anaconda by Nicki Minaj. I’m not saying that I like it, but it did make me laugh, more out of ludicrosity. If I had a daughter I wouldn’t let her listen to this until she was at least married! All I can say is, ‘Oh my gosh!’


So this is perhaps where I realise what I have been doing with my time! Actually, it may sound like a lot of films, but I don’t really watch any other television, so it’s not too bad for two weeks! I am going to have to do a list though!

Paddington: Our first ever family trip to the cinema! The film was really good, and I was so proud of my boys. Lewis was mesmerised and Aaron lasted right up until 5 minutes before it ended! Pretty impressive for an 18 month old!

Gone Girl: The book was so good I bought the dvd for Mr C and I to watch. I think it freaked him out a little that I liked it! He may have slept with one eye open that night!

Silver Linings Playbook: I had never heard of this film before watching it on t.v. It was a really interesting portrayal of two people with mental health issues and how they helped each other to manage through their respective heartbreaks. Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.


I made my own little version of washi tape. I was really pleased with how it turned out. You can read the tutorial here.

Make your own washi tape


Some new foundation, the same one I was wearing previously, however I discovered that Boots can colour match lipstick to your colour matched foundation, (which I recommend). I didn’t buy any, on this occasion, but I think I might!

 Boots No 7 foundation

And Lastly:

I got a new Denby kettle, which I love, although I use it as a teapot. I might just do a post on how we make tea in this part of the world, just so I can take some more pictures of it! Watch this space…

Denby blue whistling kettle 

And don’t forget you can click on the picture below to find out what some fabulous lifestyle bloggers have been loving!




  • That kettle is simply gorgeous, love the colour. I;m making my way through Gone Girl but since I’ve seen the film my voracity in reading it has definitely slowed. The endings are apparently different so I want to finish it to see which I prefer. xx

  • The homemade washi tape looks fab, go you mama! I’m not creative in the slightest! Silver Linings Playbook is actually one of my favourite films, i think the stigma surrounding mental health is portrayed brilliantly. xxx #LittleLoves

  • Jude says:

    Love your DIY washi tape! How clever! Must get on board with the Gone Girl thang as well. I’ve tried to start that book a few times but just can’t get into it. Thanks for sharing your #littleloves

  • lifeatthelittlewood says:

    Oh my goodness I love your teapot/kettle so much Mel! Very lovely indeed! 🙂 I’m dying to read/watch Gone Girl. We have it on our Lovefilm list so its a race against time to read it before it arrives in the post! 🙂 xx

  • I know I’m starting backwards but serious love for that kettle/teapot! It’s fab! I really want to watch Gone Girl, there is no point in saying I’ll read the book because I never get yo read anymore – far too exhausted! Love the wasabi tape, must have a look at your tutorial! Have a great week xxx

  • Not A Frumpy Mum says:

    I love your kettle, we need a new one so may have to invest in one like yours, it would go perfectly in our kitchen. I really need to watch Gone Girl everyone has been talking about it!
    Have a lovely week xx

  • I love the washi tape idea. So simple but brilliant idea. I read a comparison of the book and movie for Gone Girl so knew a lot about it and then read book. I think it would shock my husband but hope to watch it sometime. Have a good weekend!

  • Mummy Hearts You says:

    I have sever kettle envy!! Gorgeous!! Silver linings playbook is such a great film isn’t it? I loved it when I saw it xx

  • Nat Jones says:

    I’ve got Gone Girl to read but like you i usually like an easy read more to unwind than anything. I’m definitely going to check out the Washi Tape tutorial!

    Have a good weekend xx

  • Love your kettle! When we got married we got a singing kettle in red – a LeCreuset one! I still love it 🙂 We went to see Paddington over half term too – my 3 all loved it! Such a cute wee, innocent film. Have a lovely weekend x

  • anotherbun1 says:

    I have kettle envy too!! Such a lovely colour! My 2 year old loved Paddington (so did I) and it’s such a nice treat to take them x

  • I really enjoyed reading Gone Girl (haven’t seen the film yet) but I heard someone really slagging off the ending afterwards and then I kind of wasn’t sure how I’d really felt about the ending. Really great page turner though! I loved Silver Linings Playbook as well (although I really don’t know what the word ‘playbook’ is doing in there?) I adore you teapot/kettle!! So pretty. Have a great weekend Mel Xx #littleloves

  • Ok, is it weird to admit I have kettle (and cooker) envy? It’s such a beautiful colour and so shiny!
    I watched about a minute of the video but had to turn it off! My poor eyeballs were in shock 😉
    Have a great week xx

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