Vlogging, a New Job, Children’s Fashion and Once Upon a Time #littleloves

Vlogging, a New Job, Children’s Fashion and Once Upon a Time #littleloves

Joining in with But Why Mummy Why and  #littleloves again this week.  I love this linky and enjoy reading the other posts.


As always I suck at this section, although I do read a lot of blogs.  been filling in paperwork for my new job, wuhoo!!!  I had to do a DBS and medical forms, various things like that.  I really enjoyed reading (and watching) Lucy at Dear Beautiful’s 4 months pregnancy update.  What a great idea.  If you haven’t read it yet then click here.


I have been watching ‘Once upon a Time’ on Netflix.  I lost interest really in this last season but kind of stuck with it.  I’m pleased to say that the Season 3 Finale this week has finally brought some excitement back in, and I’m now looking forward to Season 4.  I like it when programmes mix it up a bit.  I loved Season 1, but then it became just ‘ok’.  It’s something the husband likes watching too though as anything with villains and powers is his cup of tea.

I also have been watching a lot of vlog videos and have started getting my camera out again and filming a lot more of the everyday moments with the children.  I made space on my iphone by finally moving all my photos and videos onto storage, so I have been able to capture the children a lot more in the natural moments.  Being inspired by the Let’s Talk Mommy interview with Lucy at Dear Beautiful, and watching many other videos by other vloggers, this is something that we will be doing a lot more here at dontcallmestepmummy.


I finally found my Prada sunglasses again, yay!! The husband wasn’t impressed that given I paid a lot for them about a year ago, they had disappeared.  Oops (must keep house tidier).  Luckily, Martina found them for me the other day and they have been able to make an appearance again.

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Eden is deliberately in Martina’s shadow as she doesn’t keep sunglasses on


I’m a huge Brooke Fraser fan, and this week her ‘Brutal Romantic’ album was finally released in the UK.  One of New Zealand’s finest, I love her voice, and she writes so beautifully.  This is a different sound for her, but it’s very catchy and great for the summer.


I haven’t been very crafty with the children this week, but I have been having fun editing videos of the children, as I’ve been experimenting with different software.  I’ve always used Adobe Premiere Pro as a former Media student.  However, after being recommended to try iMovie I had a go.  It was very frustrating trying to upload things from my camera and iPhone onto my iPad, but I guess if we invest in an iMac it would be a lot easier.  iMovie really does do so much for you that takes a lot more time on Premiere.  Ok you don’t have as much control over the niggly bits, but I’m not making feature films, I’m documenting our memories, and I can do this a lot more if it’s not going to take 9 hours each time.

I would put my video experiment here but I’m not happy with the sound quality, as I lost interest when I needed to download music that iMovie would allow me to use *ahem* can’t escape copyright as easily with iMovie.  Watch this space though as we will be having a lot more videos captured.  Which will be great for family members that can’t be with us all the time (Grandparents and my sister who works abroad most of the year).  Subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking here to watch the girls ‘please subscribe’ video.

and lastly

I have been spending a lot of time looking at children’s fashion this week. I wrote a post about it and have bought Judah and Eden some much needed clothes.  I am excited for them to arrive.  They have both grown recently and have literally grown out of their clothes.  You can read my thoughts about whether it’s important to have unique clothes for your children or not if you click here.

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35 thoughts on “Vlogging, a New Job, Children’s Fashion and Once Upon a Time #littleloves

    1. Thanks lovely. I’ve not been very busy at all this week, I’ve been terrible hiding away with the laptop and taking the odd walk with the children. There are so many really good bloggers at the moment talking about how to get started with blogging. Have a read of some of the articles. It’s a great community to get into xxx


  1. Lovely sunglasses – what a relief that they’ve been found!
    Letstalkmommy’s videos are fab aren’t they? I’m in admiration for anyone that does vlogs, I just can’t get my head around them. I’ll head over and check yours out.
    Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Oops I meant Season 4, I’ve just watched ‘the Operation Mongoose’ finale. I must’ve lost a season somewhere back when I was losing interest. I sometimes would have it on in the background whilst doing something else. I loved the end of Season 4 xx have a lovely weekend too x


    1. I know it was a terrible purchase really. Justified by myself because we had a bit of money last year as a one off. To be fair I wear them ALL the time (when I know where they are haha) and the hubby steals them sometimes when he’s driving too 😉 he does comment on how he can tell the quality difference… I don’t think that made up for how much I spent though 😘


    1. Thank you lovely 🙂 nothing to be ashamed of. There’s plenty I’ve not seen as I’m scared of most things haha. ie. I’ve still not seen ‘breaking bad’ ‘mad men’ things like that, my husband says I don’t watch anything that’s not Disney but then he cringes at ’24’ and I don’t. 🙂 xx


  2. Gorgeous glasses, and a gorgeous little girl too! 🙂 Vlogging scares the life out of me! We have made a few wee family films for Youtube, but nothing where I’ve had to speak to the camera yet. I’m not sure I’ll ever have the courage – the Northern Irish accent always sounds so bad on film!! 🙂 xx

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  3. I absolutely loved Once Upon A Time when it was on Channel 5 and I am gutted its not been renewed! May have to look into getting Netflix! Popping over from Little Love linky.. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  4. I really need to start watching Once Upon a Time again, I started and didn’t get halfway through the first season. Must try it again!
    Hopping over from #LittleLoves
    Enjoy your weekend xx

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  5. Wow, I need to get involved in this linky! Love Brooke Frasier for all of her Hillsong related stuff but have never really listened to her solo – I need to check that out! (And I can’t ever imagine myself vlogging either… way to self conscious!

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    1. Yes she’s a great lyricist xx she writes under Brooke Ligertwood now for Hillsong. You should listen to her earlier work, my absolute favourite is ‘the C.S Lewis song’ written based on all his quotes. It’s awesome! Thanks for stopping by x #littleloves


  6. I loved that video with Jenny and Lucy too! I’d love to film more of the children, although I really need to sort out my iphone- the storage is rubbish at the moment and I seem to be fitting less and less on it which is annoying. Glad you found your sunglasses too! I am queen at losing mine (the more expensive they are the more they seem to ‘disappear’!) 😉 xx

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    1. Haha it’s true!! I finally uploaded all mine onto the laptop and that onto the external hard drive. Freeing it up is great. I find I naturally capture more when I’m not worried about it saying I can’t take any more videos. 😉 thanks for stopping by xx


  7. Fab sunglasses and good for you starting to vlog, I really admire people that do it but I really don’t think it’s for me. I’d be so nervous and I hate how my voice sounds. Have a lovely weekend xx

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