Happy Days: Me Time, Mince Pies & Movies - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Me Time, Mince Pies & Movies

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 has been so long, I am so so happy that it is the weekend! We are all a bit under the weather and all ready for the Christmas holidays, especially Gracie who comes home in a terrible mood every day. Wills has started teething too so all in all I am in need of a holiday! Shame I won’t get one until they move out eh? Haha!

It all got a bit too much on Thursday when I burst into tears during my day in the life vlog filming. I am vlogging every day of December and that one will go live Sunday if you fancy watching me blub to camera! Recognising I needed a bit of ‘me time’, Mr F looked after all three of the kids while I went out for an hour on Friday. It is only the second time I have had to myself since Wills has been born and I really needed it.

What are the highlights of my week?

– Best friends. Lils adores her best friend P and on Thursday morning we went on a hunt to find her. So glad we did as her mum and I had a lovely mooch around a new shopping centre and I got a few more Christmas bits for family.

– Me time. Like I said, I had an hour or so to myself on Friday and I decided to go to Boots and buy myself some new makeup. So many ‘get this free if you spend £15’ deals at the moment I did quite well.

– Vlogmas. I am really loving the challenge of uploading daily. I definitely wouldn’t be able to do it long term but for a one-off it is really fun and I am loving being part of a mini vlogging community.

Catch up with my latest vlogs here…

– New bedding. Treated myself to a new duvet set. It is a brown/cream checked design so I feel like I live in a log cabin haha!

– Mince pies. I am addicted, literally can’t stop buying them and cannot stop eating them! Someone help me!!

– Hot chocolate. I found a Galaxy chocolate one that doesn’t have dairy in it. Woo hoo!

– Christmas 24. I am LOVING watching Christmas movies and thankfully Lils is loving it too. We are getting nothing else done but we are feeling festive!

My brain is buzzing as I write this as my friend is in labour! Always makes me so emotional when someone has a baby, brings it all back to me! You just can’t bottle that moment!

Have a great weekend! 

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14 Comments

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    Rachel @ Coffee, Cake, Kids
    December 10, 2016 at 6:35 am

    I think anyone that manages to do vlogmas is amazing. I cried 3 times and threatned to throw my laptop out the window editing a 1min video the other night. No wonder you needed some time to yourself!! I know exxactly what you mean about mince pies – they keep jumping into my mouth! #happydays

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    December 10, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Oh I ❤️ a new duvet. So glad you got some me time. Take care! Thank you for hosting ????

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    Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    December 10, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Glad you had some time hun,..it gets on top of you sometimes and your blog has been so busy too! Just caught up on some of the vlogs and love watching what you have been up to. Not long until Christmas. xx Thanks for hosting x

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    the frenchie mummy
    December 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Your little boy is growing so fast! A cutie!!!! I love going to Boots they have great deals especially for babies! Next time, I will do like you and will treat myself instead of buying stuff for Baba x #HappyDaysLinky

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    Alex @ That Butterfly Effect
    December 10, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Nothing beats a fresh new duvet cover (plus a toasty winter duvet of course!) – we had a gift card for John Lewis so I recently treated myself to a lovely new set and it’s so soft that I can’t wait to go to bed just so I can snuggle up under it! And I also get those teary days from time to time – sometimes we just need a bit of a breather from the daily grind!

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    Karen TwoTinyHands
    December 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    It’s not until you are out alone that you realise the need for free time! Not sure if have spent it in boots but sure that is okay! Lol! I love mince pies too, I’ve not had one yet because i always like to make them but I’ve not got round to it yet. Must do this this weekend!! Thanks for hosting

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    Jenni
    December 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    How exciting with your friend being in labour! Me time is a definite must some times. I think my parents thought they would relax once my brother and I moved out, they’ve just got rid of my brother and now me and Lucas turn up at silly o clock in the morning to have breakfast with them haha x #happydays

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    Susan Mann
    December 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Ahh yes, it’s so difficult to get some alone time. Glad you got some and enjoyed it. Oh I love mince pies too, specially the ones with icing on it. What gorgeous photo x

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    Becky
    December 11, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Love the idea of this linky will try to join in nin the new years

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    Amy Stainthorpe
    December 12, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Realising you need some ‘me time’ and actually grabbing some is so important. Sometimes I am stomping around the house with what feels like a grey cloud above me and all I need is to leave the house (not to do a job for the family or for work reasons) and have some time for myself. I need to schedule some in as I can feel that grey cloud creeping in with all the school activities there’s been to organise and keep track of over the past week. And absolutely YES to the mince pies. I’m also addicted to mulled wine. Winning combo! x

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    Kara
    December 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Wow so many little positives, yippee for me time xxx

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    Lianne harris
    December 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Oh gosh the first few months with no “me” time sucked! It really got to me not even having time for a bath and more so due to stitches only having limited time in there too! So glad daddy took the kids for you and make up I have found is the best thing ever since becoming a mum. Once I put some on I feel like the old me and I get a confidence boost. #happydayslinky

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    Carol Cameleon
    December 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Mince pies AND hot chocolate!! Mmmmm. My idea of bliss! Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    December 18, 2016 at 4:21 am

    So glad you got at least a little bit of time to yourself – hope you get some more over the holidays. We all need it. Hats off to you for doing Vlogmas – I haven’t even started doing any vlogging yet, although it’s something I would like to try. I can’t even imagine doing it every day though. I think some tears are more than allowed! Really fancy a mince pie now… xxx

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