23.1.18

Life Lately



Is it just me or has anyone else totally lacked all motivation? I feel like I'm walking through glue sometimes! I just can't get it together to get anything done and then sometimes I'll have bursts of feeling creative or wanting to take photographs and once I've edited them I feel like the act of just uploading them and scattering some words around is far more than my brain can manage, ha!

Anyway, I have a burst of energy (thank you once daily cup of coffee caffeine buzz) so I'm sitting down to catch you all up on some 'life lately'. These pictures were actually taken a couple of weeks ago, thats how behind I am!


So whats new? As a family we've been doing 'Veganuary' and we are 95% sticking to it. I decided to not be super strict about it and if I'm traveling or at a restaurant where there either isn't a vegan option or the vegan option is really boring I'll go veggie. The kids are perfectly happy being plant based at home (they are actually eating there dinner much more than usual!) but at school Wilf is still having the veggie option for lunch.


This was me and this kids making Vegan chocolate cake, a recipe I've actually made a lot before but I totally burnt it this time whoops! We cut off the top and sort of crushed it up a bit, added some Oatly cream and it came out perfect haha


The past couple of weeks have all been about taking it slow, I'm relishing this time with my two together as I can see Wilf losing his 'baby-ness' and turning more and more into being a little boy. Phases in their life that I enjoy equally but at the same time my favourite time is definitely now... wait don't I say that every few months? ;)


Lately I've been working really hard on my values, I know that I'm a homebody. I love travel but I need downtime and if I go to a work event I need a day out afterwards to not talk to anyone. So I'm trying to make sure that I'm balancing working away with plenty of time after to recharge and regather. I know that my home and being with my family as much as I can is what I need to recharge. 

Slow home-days baking and painting and eating and generally staying cosy is literally my dream life. I don't mind the grey skies and cold as long as I know there is a family movie waiting for us to watch under the blanket just as soon as we get in. January isn't all bad! 

Hope you are all finding a way to enjoy the start of the year despite the rain, promise it won't be too long before I check in again this time! x

21 comments:

Lori Taylor Arnold said...

I was feeling like that 100% but have suddenly found some mojo! I've just popped up a post about things that are getting me enthusiastic again if that helps x

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

Just seen your comment Lori, will go check it out! x

Rhian Westbury said...

Well done you guys for doing veganary, it's good that you aren't being too hard on yourself, sometimes it can't be helped. Love your photos x

Melanie Williams said...

Love these piccys and it is a massive deal that you are managing to do Veganuary!! x

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Wel done on doing Vegnary - it sounds like you are all doing amazingly and hey I think doing it your way is a-ok!

Bethany Sibley said...

Since reading about veganuary I’ve learnt so much, like your post, I never knew you could do vegan chocolate cake, but it does all sound delish.

Charli Russon said...

I think January is such a long, slow, grey month! Well done on veganuary though - there are some really great chocolate cake recipes for it and what better way to get some family time together than baking?

C x

Starlight and Stories said...

What utterly beautiful photographs, I totally get wanting to make the most of each moment. They really do grow up far too fast x

Mellissa Williams said...

I totally know what you mean about lacking motivation - I have been feeling it too. What lovely photos, they look like they had so much fun making the cake

Elizabeth said...

I've really been struggling with a lack of motivation this month. It's the cold, and the dark, and the post Christmas period..... loving all your gorgeous photos though!

Christy said...

I always struggle with motivation in January, even though with new years resolutions it's supposed to be the most motivating month, but I've never been any good with those. Beautiful photos in this update.

Dear Mummy Blog said...

My mummy has been forced to find her mojo this month as she's gone back to full time working since her hospital stay and doesn't have the time to slow down at the moment. She has days when she just wants to hibernate, especially in January. She's just trying to plod through it until Feb. Love the family photos x

Hannah Latoya Bond said...

Well done for sticking to Veganuary. I think its important not to take it too seriously, i mean none of us are perfect. I think you have done great

Kirsty Ralph said...

It sounds like a really lovely and relaxing lifestyle to have. Those photos of your children baking are stunning. I'm making the most of being at home with my 10 month old as I'm going to have to do back to work soon.

Linda Hobbis said...

We did consider Veganuary but in the end it was too tricky to do battle with the kids. Ieuan is a nightmare when it comes to eating veg. Well done to you guys for sticking to it.

Jemma Celery and Cupcakes said...

These photos are just wonderful, such precious moments. Well done for sticking to Vegauary but I think it's great that you haven't put too much pressure on yourself either :)

Beautykinguk said...

I am just wondering whether or not January is ever going to end, it is such a long month! So not much motivation this end from me either.

thepostcardtraveller.com said...

Sometimes we can all feel deflated, its how we pick ourselves back up that counts. You are doing what you can to keep your sanity, which is never easy, even with a young family.

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John M

Five Little Doves said...

Ive been lacking motivation throughout January, I think it takes a long time to get back into it after Christmas! Well done on doing veganuaryj!

Dannii Martin said...

It’s great seeing our kids grow up, but when they start losing those baby qualities it can be sad too.

angela milnes said...

I love all the pictures and It's so great to see your kids grow up, I missed being a stay at home mom.

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