This year I am again taking part in the Blogtober link up. The first prompt is About Me, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to tell you all a little bit more about myself.

Personal Life

I am Rebecca (or Becky, Bec, Becks, Becca, depending who you talk to) and I’m 32 (how the bloody hell did that happen?!) I live in Lincolnshire, not far from where I grew up. Although I moved away for a few years (I say ‘away’ – I moved less than an hour away!) – we moved back after we had Little. It’s true when they say it takes a village to raise a child. I have the best ‘village’ around me and cannot be more grateful for having my family close by.

Big and I met at University. It’s all a very unromantic story to be honest. He’s from Northern Ireland, but little old me persuaded him to stay in England. His Mum loves me for that!

We got married on a beautiful October day a few years a go and had Little, through IVF, 19 months a go. She is a very strong willed and feisty little thing. I should have known what her personality would be like when she decided to make her entrance in to the world 11 weeks early!

Professional Life

I am a part time teacher, although anyone who knows the profession knows that a teacher’s job is pretty full on!

Blogging is a hobby for me, although I know it is a career for many people. Honestly, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in developing that. For now though, I am happy to share my world with people as a hobby. I hope that one day I can look back with Little and share it all with her too.

I have recently ventured into the wonderful world of vlogging too. I’m not doing it regularly, but I’m enjoying learning new skills. I have been very lucky to meet some wonderful people through this hobby of mine. The online world gets slated at times but I love the connections you can make.

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I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about the person behind the blog. Let me know if you want to find out more and sign up to email alerts if you want to read more from me this Blogtober!

 

Little Big Love

Becky xx

 

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I recently shared a picture on Instagram of a flat lay I’d created and I found myself getting a few comments and messages about it. This post is a bit of a different topic for me but I thought I’d go through the steps of creating a flat lay for people who wanted to play around with making their own.

1. Collect a few things that you’d like to photograph.


I always have the main reason for the photo, in this case it’s the diary, and then choose a few other props to include to. At the minute I’m enjoying using flowers and plants (fake of course because I can’t keep real ones alive!) in my photos.

 

2. Lay out your background.


I tend to use wallpaper samples as a) they are free and b) you can easily pick and choose depending on the theme. This one is from B&Q and is the Fine Decor White Driftwood Wallpaper. Just roll it out and ensure it’s smooth then you’re ready to start putting together your flat lay.

 

3. Play around with your picture.


Move around your pictures contents until you’re happy with the way it looks. I always like to try it a few different ways as I’m really indecisive!

 

4. Crop your picture.


Crop out the background so your focus is the objects and you can’t see any of the background. I just use the cropping tool in my photo gallery on my phone. Play around until you’re happy.

 

5. Use an editing app to brighten your picture.


My favourite editing app of the moment is ColorStory. You can choose two good brightening filters – POP and LITE BRIGHT. You might want a different colour effect so the filter is really down to personal choice.

 

Once you’ve done all of that you should have a pretty flat lay that you can use for your Instagram, Blog or whatever project you’re working on.

 

 

Does anyone else love a good flat lay? Let me know your top tips if you do.

Little Big Love

Becky xx

Part 1 was an IVF post – have a read here if you’re interested in the process. This time I’m cooking actual eggs 😂

While Ivy sleeps in the day I have two modes. 

Mode 1) Run around like an absolute mad woman getting jobs done. 

Mode 2) Sit on the sofa too knackered to do anything except scroll through Instagram and half watch crappy day time TV. 

I’m not going to lie, usually mode 2 wins out but today I decided mode 1 was for me! So, while she had a nap, I cooked up some egg muffins to snack on during the day. 


I used: 

{ 7 eggs / 3 large spoons of cottage cheese / baby plum tomatoes / ham / salt and pepper }

These are so easy to make as you just chuck everything in a bowl and mix them up. You then pour the mixture in silicone muffin trays (I used two trays of 6) and put in an oven at 180• for 15-20 minutes. Job done! 

They are so moorish I don’t know how long they’ll last 🙈

Let me know what you would add in them and how yours turned out if you give them a go.

Becky xx