Happy Days: Chilling Out, Compliments and Inspiring Reads - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Chilling Out, Compliments and Inspiring Reads

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, Sian and I love to read them!


This week was meant to be a week of rain, rain and more rain. But actually, besides Monday when we had the mother of all storms, it has been absolutely sweltering! Not going to lie, I have hated it. Being pregnant in the heat officially sucks – especially when you have to walk 2 miles each way, twice a day, to take a child to school …. pushing a buggy.

Ok, moaning over.. I may have enjoyed the sunshine a little. Ice cream and paddling pools may have helped the situation….

So what has made me happy this week?

– Time with LJ. Seeing as it has been sunny every day, we have been to the park just the two of us each of those days and it has been lovely. She is just the loveliest little girl and being able to dedicate time to her has made me one happy mama indeed.

– A chilled morning with my friend in a sort of soft play place. I think I have mentioned it before, it is like going round to someone’s house. Someone who owns every toy under the sun. And, you don’t have to tidy up afterwards – amazing!

Girls in the paddling pool June

– My girls. They have just been a joy this week and I am loving watching the two of them together.

– Tidying. I am in full nesting mode again and have renewed enthusiasm for sorting everything out. I have done a sort of round 2 of Konmari on the house, finding more and more junk to get rid of. Honestly, where does it all come from?

– Our Teepee. I have recently become an ambassador for MyWeeTeepee and it arrived midweek. LJ and I set it up while G was at school and I really wish I had filmed her reaction when she saw it – excited much?!

– Pizza. I was broken on Wednesday after a particularly hot day and my SPD playing up. So, I rang Mr F and told him I couldn’t make dinner. We ordered pizza instead and it was yummy!!

– Inspiring posts. This week I read a fantastic post from Hayley over at Sparkles and Stretchmarks and it made me cry – in a good way. I have been following Hayley’s journey for the last few months as she went from a mum of two, to a mum of three. Her post made me feel so excited for my little man’s arrival – go read it, it is just lovely.

– PR people. I have had several PRs comment on my photography and it has been so lovely to get that feedback. I am so glad that blogging has opened up this passion for me and I want to improve all the time. I also want to do some sort of course I think as after seeing how Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos has come on with her photography (to now being one of my favourite photographers  – hope you know that Sarah!!) I really want to take mine to the next level too. 🙂

Right I think that is it for this week! I hope you’ve had a fab week with plenty of sunshine and happy moments to treasure.

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura - dear bear and beany
    June 11, 2016 at 6:51 am

    It has been really hot! I feel for you both my girls are August babies and both pregnancies I struggled in the heat. I ended up buying a pool big enough for me too with my second pregnancy. Thanks for hosting X

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:16 am

      I am a wimp though and wouldn’t get in – my feet dipped in is enough haha!! xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    June 11, 2016 at 7:02 am

    What a fab week huni, it is always nice to get compliments 🙂 Thanks for hosting xxx

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

      So nice isn’t it? xx

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    June 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

    It’s hard being pregnant in the heat – both my girls are Autumn babies so I can definitely relate! Paddling pools and ice-cream do help quite a lot though! Love the photo of the girls enjoying time in theirs. Glad you have been enjoying time with LJ and that G loved her teepee. Decluttering is always good too! Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:14 am

      I had a whole tub of ben and jerrys the other night haha! x

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    Karen
    June 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

    It’s been an incredibly hot week and I’ve struggled with it, I was 8 months pregnant this time last year but I don’t remember the heat but I tried to do as little as possible. It’s great that you are getting to hang out with your girls like you are. I’m glad the blogging is going so well and I totally agree your photos are brilliant!

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:06 am

      It wasn’t so hot last year – I seem to have been pregnant every single heatwave summer over the last 5 years haha!! x

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    June 11, 2016 at 9:41 am

    The heat at work I hate but at home…can cope. It has been so hot!! I’m loving your photos too hun…especially of the girls. Glad they are enjoying each other and having fun! Bet that pizza was yummy! Thanks for hosting xx

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Pizza was super yummy – I can see takeaway will become more frequent in the next month or so lol x

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    Sarah Christie
    June 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Kate I am grinning form ear to ear thank you so much, what a lovely thing to say. I love your photography it is always beautiful. Its funny how it turns into a passion isn’t it? I still have so much to learn. I remember struggling with the heat when I was expecting Joe, its hard isn’t it? I cant wait till little man is here, I bet you are all getting os excited x

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

      You are so very welcome Sarah, honestly your photos are just stunning! x

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    One Messy Mama
    June 11, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Sounds like a lovely time! This is my first time linking up with #happydayslinky, thank you for hosting!

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Fab to have you joining us xx

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    Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    June 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Aw sounds like a lovely week… though i dont envy you being pregnant in the heat! Thanks for hosting xx

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

      I am probably the only one wishing for rain haha! x

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    Caroline
    June 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Such a lovely week, enjoy those moments with LJ. x

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Caroline xx

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    June 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    It sounds like a lovely week. I have written a fair bit recently about having a third baby and I couldn’t agree more with Hayley’s post- it really is so wonderful having a third. You are going to love it. x

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

      I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying your updates, whether by IG or on your blog. Especially as you have 2 girls pretty much the same age as mine- you are treading the path ahead of me and it is helping me prepare. xx

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    Hayley McLean
    June 12, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Ah Katy thank you so much for mentioning my post, that’s so lovely of you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and that it made you excited – you’re going to just love life with 3!! 🙂

    Your photography IS wonderful!! You deserve all of the compliments! 🙂

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 9:59 am

      You are so welcome hun, it really spoke to me at a time when I was still feeling fragile about it all xx

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    Kirsty Hijacked by Twins
    June 12, 2016 at 9:50 am

    What a lovely week. I think that whether you are expecting your second, third or fourth child, any child, you are going to have a mixture of feeling but most definitely excitement. Hope you have a lovely week xx

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      Katy
      June 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

      I’m definitely starting to feel excitement now, not long to go!! 🙂 x

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    susankmann
    June 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

    What a great week. Not long to go now. It is a mix bag of emotions I think when you are due a baby. Big hugs x x

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    Helena
    June 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Spending time with the family is a lovely thing to do. Sorry to hear that your spd levels have been playing up. I’d love to work with pr companies and brands like you are doing. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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    There's always time for tea
    June 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    The three of mine were summer babies, and it was hard work! Sounds like a lovely week! Thanks for hosting xx

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    Geraldine Wa
    June 12, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    This is a such a lovely link up. First time joining in. Thanks so much 🙂

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    the frenchie mummy
    June 13, 2016 at 9:47 am

    first time I take part, thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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    Carol Cameleon
    June 13, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Lots of lovely happiness for you Katy, even with a bump in the heat. You’ve done well to keep it together. And hey, pizza! yum! Thanks for hosting #happydays

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    June 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Sounds a lovely week. Pizza for tea sounds amazing it’s lovely to get comments on work your proud of. #happydayslinky xx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Weve had it for dinner again tonight haha x

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    Louise | Squished Blueberries
    June 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I hate being hot, especially when I’m pregnant. Even when I’ve only been 20 weeks pregnant and we’ve had a heat wave it’s made me have migraines and really wiped me out, so I really feel for you. I fail to cook dinner and we end up with a takeaway at least once a week, it happened today in fact! Haha. Your photos are really lovely, you deserve all the praise xx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Yep – just had pizza takeaway for dinner here again haha! xx

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    June 15, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Your photos are really lovely – I think that every time I see them. You can see the work you’ve put into your photography over time and your photos are stunning as a result. x

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you so much Rosie xx

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    June 17, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Let’s do a photography course togevvvvaaaaa! 😀 xx

    • Reply
      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      yes to this!!! x

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