Liked and loved – March 2017

Another month almost done, how is it almost April already?

I’m really enjoying writing these posts at the end of each month, taking some time to think about the good things that have been going on.  I’m quite looking forward to reading them all at the end of the year and being reminded of everything.

So, on to this month’s list; here are the things I’ve liked and loved in March.


Trips to the park.

It may not be the most exciting of activities, but after weeks and weeks of illness and rainy weather I’ve really loved taking Rhys and Nerys out to the local park this month.  They’ve whizzed around on their scooters, fed the ducks and swung way up high on the swings!

Sometimes those simple things really are the best aren’t they?

liked loved park


Using my new straighteners.

I was sent some Lee Stafford straighteners to review a few weeks ago, and I’m really loving using them.  I’ve gone a long time without really doing anything to my hair, other than dying it every other month.  But recently I’ve felt like making a bit more of an effort, so these straighteners have come in really handy.

There’s a full review of them here and at the bottom of that post you can enter to win some if you like the look of them!
liked loved lee stafford straighteners


Cutting my hair.

Sticking with the same theme, I really quite like my new hair cut!  After straightening my hair for the first time in months, I realised quite how dry and unhealthy the ends of my hair were.  So I chopped them off!

I took a good few inches off in the end, and really love how much healthier it feels.  Now I just need to get some heat protection spray to keep it healthy if I’m going to be straightening it regularly.

liked loved haircut


Working on my #ShowYouWereThere project.

This is the 3rd year I’ve set myself the challenge of getting in a photo every single day in March, and I think it’s something I’ll keep doing for years to come.  It is hard some days, but I absolutely love the end result.

This year though, is the first year that I’ve worked to spread the idea a bit more.  I’ve started an instagram community using #ShowYouWereThere, which is meant to encourage more parents to get in more photos.  And I’m thrilled that people are starting to join in!

I’m also starting a guest post series on the blog with the same theme.  I’ll be sharing people’s stories of their favourite photos of themselves, or the photo of a loved one that they’re really grateful/happy to have.  If you want some more information on taking part please do email me at

liked loved show you were there



Spending time on my photography business.

I’ve put so much time and energy into this blog over the last year that my photography business, Madeline Littlejohns Photography, has been rather neglected.  I moved my website over to wordpress from weebly a while ago but it still needs a lot of work.

But I’ve taken the little hiatus to really think about where I want to go with it.  What sort of photos do I want to take, what sort of clients do I want to work with.  And it’s been really quite exciting.  I’m still not quite there yet, but I’m much closer to what feels right for me.

I love seeing photos of newborns all posed and styled, but that’s just not what I’m personally after.

What I want to capture is people’s stories.  Those natural moments that occur between people who love each other.

liked loved madeline littlejohns photography

My tagline over there is ‘Your life.  Your love.  Your story’ and I’m still really happy with it.

I want to help people tell their stories through the photos I take.  Starting with families, and then I would really love to start working with creative small business owners, bloggers, crafters and the like.  It would be so much fun to work with them on headshots and behind the scenes photos for their websites.  I have big plans for it!


So there we have it.  

That was March.

And I’m feeling quite fired up for April now, lots to be getting on with!


A Cornish Mum
You Baby Me Mummy


  1. Annette, 3 Little Buttons 24/03/2017 / 11:00 pm

    Oooh I love this list. Your hair looks gorgeous by the way. It really suits you. I hadn’t realised that you had your own photography business, that’s super inspiring. #TheListLinky

    • This glorious life
      25/03/2017 / 1:57 pm

      Ahh thank you, it was quite a spur of the moment decision to lop it all off! I think that’s part of the problem with my photography business, I don’t shout about it anywhere near enough so not many people know about it! Lots of work to do to spread the word a bit more! x

  2. RACHEL BUSTIN 25/03/2017 / 8:19 pm

    Oh your photography business sounds fab, I hope you can find the time to carry on with it, your photos are always great! xx


  3. Stevie 28/03/2017 / 2:53 pm

    We seem to be a house with constant illness at the moment! Your hair looks lovely and I’m so pleased you’ve had a great month 🙂

    Thanks for joining in with #LikedandLoved again.

    Stevie x

  4. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 28/03/2017 / 9:21 pm

    We’ve had lots of trips to the park too, I love how much children love something so simple. Your hair looks lovely and well done for getting in the photos more x #likedandloved

  5. Helena 30/03/2017 / 7:34 pm

    Love the idea of getting in the photos with your loved ones. Good luck with the photography business. #LikedandLoved

  6. Astrid 31/03/2017 / 9:40 pm

    Thi ss such a lovely list of positives. I’m so glad that after illness and bad weather had you indoors, you were able to take a trip to the park. That photo series also sounds so cool. Once I learn to use an iPhone, I hope to also be able to take some pictures and participate on Instagam, though as a blind person that is a challenge.

    • This glorious life
      08/04/2017 / 11:41 am

      I can imagine that would be a challenge for you, but a really wonderful one to tackle, I would love to see your results when you get going with it. x

  7. Emma 03/04/2017 / 9:22 pm

    The park is the best, isn’t it! I love that I can entertain my kid for free and he’ll often nap after. Perfect!

    That’s a great hashtag to get in on. I’ve got a handful of photos of myself from my son’s first two years – I need to get over my insecurities.

    • This glorious life
      04/04/2017 / 5:19 pm

      We really do love the park! And I would love to see you get involved with #ShowYouWereThere, I really do think it’s so important for us to get in more photos, not just for ourselves but for our children. x

  8. Newcastle Family Life 04/04/2017 / 11:23 am

    We have had week’s of illness too, hopefully, we have both seen the back of it now. I love the tagline for your photography business xx #LikedandLoved

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