It’s Friday, and (almost!) half-term!!
I know you’re going to be busier than ever over the coming week, nonstopmamas, but we’ll be here with lots of fun and inspiration – starting with a few fun reads to enjoy this weekend!
* A couple of videos in the mix this week: first, this from Boden’s You Tube channel, showing how to wear this season’s tartan trend.
How cute is the detailing on the plaid mini, in the screen shot, above?!
I also love the idea of that tartan dress (pictured top of post) for Christmas day – there’s something just so nostalgic about it. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of a long, classic tartan dress that my mother made me for a school Christmas party which I never got to go to because I had earache (but I got the goodies from Santa afterwards!). I wore and loved it for years. Funny how we remember those things …
I LOVE how, in the video, it’s teamed with a super-slim glittery belt! (PS: I’ve just noticed, the Isla dress is now on sale, too!).
* I LOVE this piece by Joanna Goddard on her wonderful Cup of Jo blog giving the scoop on her ‘Beauty Uniform’. Some great make-up tip offs (going to have to try those Tarte bases and that Korres lip colour!
I forgot how much I love Korres – we need to get a nonstopmama interview up with its gorgeous, Greek-born founder, Lena Korres. I interviewed her for the Telegraph years ago, when Korres first came to the UK, and she’s as lovely as this beautiful, naturally-based range itself.
* On a serious but seriously motivational note, this statistic about the role of exercise in helping to reduce the risk of breast cancer caught my eye on Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity Facebook page this week. Raise your pulse, lower your risk - a great message!
More on autumn ways to squeeze a little pulse-raising activity into your busy day coming soon, nonstopmamas!
* Making it both easy and fun to go for healthier family cooking, nonstopmama can heartily recommend Jessica Seinfeld’s awesome Do It Delicious site. I’ve bookmarked the Brussel Sprout Chips and Lidia’s Marinara Sauce, as I’m already a fan of Jess’s classic marinara in her book, Can’t Cook Book (a post for another time!).
* Got any tricky pre-teen boys to buy for this Christmas? Check out this round-up by Tara at Sticky Fingers (I can see how these would go down well …).
* Lastly, something to make you laugh from one of our fave You Tube channels: this (all too real) video by The Holderness Family on attempting to make a Pinterest-worthy autumn wreath for your front door.
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