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?
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!