Friday, 30 March 2012

I need a little happy today

I'm going to be honest.
I'm feeling a little blue and not myself today.
I have come off my anti depressants (a week or so ago) and am experiencing some side effects. I hope they are withdrawal symptoms? My doctors are hopeless and can't seem to help. Anyone else been on them and experienced this? I did come off them really slowly. I would love to know how long this feeling will last. If you can help me i would be really grateful if you would leave me a comment or email me. Thanks.

In the mean time i am taking this little girls advice:

Sometimes we forget.


Making me smile - Taken from my pinterest boards

Todays lovely things:

1) My wonderful husband.
2) Pilates - our friday group is completely different to Mondays - they are so funny!! Laughter helps the soul.
3) Cheering myself up with some springy plants for the garden.


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The boys

At the handmade and vintage fair on Saturday, i made the decision to not look around so i wasn't tempted to buy anything. My Mum came back and said 'i've seen something i think you'll like over at a stall selling signs'. She said to me that if i walked over there and liked the same thing she was thinking of, she would get it for me. The stall had gorgeous signs, but this one (lucky for me, the one that she was thinking of) stood right out!!! Isn't it great?  i've never seen this quote written about boys before:

I am so thankful to have my two boys. Believe me, there have been a few horrible obstacles before, during and after having having them.
I have always wanted two boys, below are my 'first' two little boys. John and James (Not my boys names). I would of course been happy if i had a little girl. But ever since i was little, boys have been my preference - not quite sure why. Maybe because i remember girls being cruel and bitchy at school? Also a family friend had two boys and i always loved how their family was, so close and lovely.

When i set up this blog, LissyLou and the 2 little boys, i wondered if i should give it that name, as if i carried on blogging for a few years, they wouldn't stay little. But i decided to stick with it, as they will always be 'my little boys' even when they are taller than me!! This last year i have changed my header to just LissyLou as now both boys are at school, i don't blog about them quite so much.

Let me tell you a bit about the two 'not quite so little' boys:

The littlest aged 4:

Loves Toy Story/ Huggle buddies/ and lots of cushions on his bed - he's a snuggler!!

Since he was very young, he started taking Humphrey and Jack to bed with him. Luckily, for me, he love Humphreys Corner!!!

When he comes home from school, he takes the stickers off his jumper and puts them on his desk:

He loves music. He loves to make a noise with all his intruments. Both boys are very much into music, probably because me and their dad are. We were not the sort to listen to kids music in the car when they were younger, the boys have had to listen to our music. The youngest loves Bruno Mars, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Rizzle Kicks and the eldest is into Green Day, Tinie Tempah, Cher Lloyd, Rizzle kicks, and Dizee Rascal.

Back to the littlest: He loves to bake cakes and he loves to eat!!!!! He still likes to play with his cooking things in the playhouse and take our orders!!

His favourite colour is orange. I couldn't resist this tee. Orange and food!!! perfect!!

More about the youngest: He is really tall, he towers over the much older children in his class. (Being an August baby he is one of the youngest). He is seriously nuts!! He loves to dance and joke around. He loves the company of our male mates and his uncles. He loves olives and apple juice. He is pretty good but compared to our eldest he seems like a terror. He loves to watch Peppa Pig, Ben and Holly, Mr Bean, Fireman Sam and Tom and Jerry. He loves going to school but would rather play than learn.

The eldest aged 9:

 Loves to read. He reads all sorts. He loves to learn and is one of the cleverest in his class, pretty good seeing as he is also an August child.

This last year or two, he has really formed a love for Football. This comes really from his Pop and Uncles. 

He loves Moshi Monsters:

He has a serious passion for cars. Honestly he lives, sleeps and breathes cars!!!!
He is constantly looking out the window, loves to watch Top Gear, reads about them, plays with 100's of Hot Wheels, races on computer games etc etc.
His dream job would be to be The Stig or a Top Gear Presenter.

 His favourite food is fried egg and chips:

He would attend clubs everynight if he could. He loves cub scouts, fencing, gardening and golf at the moment but has also tried his hand at dance, gymnastics and football. He is not scared to try anything!!

He has a fish called Tom (there used to be a Jerry too). This fish is nearly 5 years old. The fish were bought as tester pets really. 'If you can look after a fish, you can maybe have another pet'. Well, this fish would be dead if it wasn't for me!!!! other pets in our household!!! They have to make do with visiting the family dog at their Nan and Pops house.

Both boys are vegetarian. I am a veggie. I did start feeding the eldest chicken and fish when he was one but then just couldn't do it. If i find something disgusting i just can't give it to my kids. Both boys as they are getting older can make their own minds up. I do tell them where meat comes from and they are both Viva! activists. The eldest has even been in a book! I think my oldest boy will always be a veggie. 
These are their favourite gelatine free sweets: (Did anyone see how chewy sweets like Haribo are made? on supersize v superskinny last week. Yuk!!! I don't know how anyone can let their kids eat them, veggie or not!!!

More about the eldest:
He is really chatty and has always been confident chatting to other kids and adults. He is thoughtful and will do things like go into see his Great Nan without being asked and just chat and chat to her. He is not a fast runner bless him!! (just like his parents) but is good at quieter sports like golf, fishing, archery and fencing. He is really pale like his mum and dad and burns really easily. He loves to play cards with his family. He can be pretty stubborn at times and has just started the tween strops up to his bedroom if he doesn't get his way! He gives the best cuddles ever!!!! He is not worried about kissing people, he sees his uncles, pop and dad kiss and hug each other hello and goodbye. The only person he doesn't like to kiss at the school gate is his 'annoying little brother'.


Todays lovely things:

1) My man is off work ill, but i have to say it was nice to sit next to him on the sofa with a cuppa this morning.
2) Washing on the line.
3) Putting on a pair of new very cute duck print socks.

March photo challenge update

Green: Came into my bedroom to find this dinosaur on the bed - perfect i thought, for my green picture!

Corner of my home: The dining room -  Fake orchid covering up the real one until it grows, lovely daffs, my favourite candlestick, 50 reasons why i love you handmade playing cards.

Funny - little one singing Grand old Duke of York to people at the bus stop opposite!

Before and After:

Delicious: Breakfast!!

Kitchen sink: I didn't even have to stage this! luckily my sink had a couple of pretties on it.

Moon: Taken from a Nursery ryhme book i had as a child.

Animal: Bonnie the dog.

 Key: This key is in my printer tray. It was given to me my my late Nan and Grandad to wish me luck in my exams when i was in my early teens.

My name: Well my blog name (A nickname i remember a family friend calling me) This is on the lovely notebook that Sharon (The craftytrundler) made me.

Trash: Ready to go in the recycling bin.


Lovely things:

1) Watching 18 and counting - my new favourite family.
2) Trying on a dress and finding it now fits!!!
3) Working really hard at Pilates.

Monday, 26 March 2012

A lovely fair

Saturday was the vintage and handmade fair at Leigh on sea. This is my favourite fair as its pretty big. I did resist the urge to look around myself this time though.

I did pretty well although not as well as the first time i went.

This was the stall next to me. I love this gorgeous teacups with flowers in them. I almost got a lily in the valley teacup, but i did resist. I was there to make money, not spend it. Maybe next time!!

I didn't take any pictures as it was busy constantly.
Me and my Mum were pleased to be sitting behind a lovely Mother and Daughter (i must take pics of their lovely stalls next time.) They sell some great pieces of jewellery etc and lots of lovely buttons!!!!!

I have to say i'm quite glad the fair is over now as i really want to set up my website and start making new things - i have lists and lists of things i want to make!!

New post at a year of 30.


Lovely things:

1) Sunshine!!
2) A busy but fabulous weekend.
3) Getting to bed really early last night and waking up all refreshed today.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

For the love of buttons

I have loved buttons ever since i can remember. I used to sit at our dining table with my mums tin of buttons, just looking at all the different types and making patterns with them on the table.

When did you first start loving buttons? I'd love to know.


Todays lovely things:

1) Cream tea with a friend for lunch.
2) Worrying about a freckle on my back but getting the all clear.
3) Wearing a spring vest and cardi to walk around the high street - it was lovely today.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mothers day weekend:

 I made some of my favourite cupcakes for family:

This really is fantastic if you don't eat eggs:

I am amazed at how excited i got over edible glitter!!

On Saturday we headed to Brighton for Vegfest and to visit my favourite restaurant.

A bit of rain doesn't dampen our day!!

Loved the name of this beer!!!

Mmmmm pomegranate cosmos:

 This is the best vegan chocolate torte ever!!!

Time to head home:

Sunday was really lovely. I had a lay in and then a cup of tea, chocs, biscuits and presents brought to me:

I was really spoilt, it was like my birthday!!
The boys had bought me some bubble fizzers from school, and the hubbie had got me the Kirstie Allsopp sewing basket and baking set, completely off his own back, i have never even seen them before so i was pretty impressed!!

I came downstairs to this: ( Can't believe he managed to find my teapot and cosie!!)

A great veggie breakfast:

I had a lovely undisturbed hot bath and then we had a lovely meal here in the evening with family.

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

New post at my other blog


Lovely things:

1) Catching up with a friend and her gorgeous baby.
2) Watching Homeland whilst cuddling on the sofa with my man.
3) Eskimo and butterfly kisses from my boys.