Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.


Life Lately - June 2018

Well, long time no see once again. Life seems to keep finding a way to get in the way of blogging. I have umm-ed and ah-ed over wether to continue calling myself a blogger these days, but the fact is, I love it and its been such a huge part of the last 12 years.

So here is a little update to whats been going on with me...

1. We've been making some home improvements recently, we replaced our ancient old inherited sofa (which was far too big for the room) with a brand new mustard yellow two seater from DFS. Its made the room feel so much bigger, and made room for this cute little desk area. While we rent, we finally realised that house buying is a long way off for us so we might as well make this place feel more like home. I've become obsessed with interior inspo on instagram and I am toying with the idea of painting some walls. If you know any cute blogs or IG accounts focusing on making rental home cute... hit me up.

2. How nice has the weather been lately? I am living in these new Birkenstock sandals, after I literally wore a hole in my last pair, they lasted 5 years which is not bad. I also picked up these wannabe birkenstocks for Zoe from TKMaxx. I am toying with the idea of sharing some more fashion related content on here, thoughts?

3. We've had some health related news recently and as a family we have decided to implement some lifestyle changes. I am all about the body positivity and acceptance, but for me this change is not about the outside, its all about the inside and looking after ourselves. We bought ourselves Fitbit Charge HR fitness trackers and I practically dislocated my shoulder trying on sports bras, we're making small changes and focusing on health. Wish us luck. Is this something you'd like to see more of on the blog?

4. Little Zoe update for you; Zoe is at such an awesome age, she is 3.5 now and her little personality is really coming into its own. She has a weird sense of humour and loves to compliment people. Her favourite activities are swimming and going to the cinema. Her taste in music is growing outside of Disney soundtracks, she is particularly partial to Little Mix, Beyonce and Robyn. I am really enjoying this age, and while she can be grumpy or tired at times, she is alot eaiser to talk down or distract/bribe.

5. We went to Center Parcs! I am thinking of doing a longer post about our long weekend, but honestly it was so lovely, already planning another trip! This weekend I am travelling again, a little trip to Telford and Suffolk for a long weekend, watch out on Instagram to follow our adventure.

6. I am sure I have mentioned the group Punky Moms here before, its a facebook group and website, and we have launched a Newcastle Chapter for local meet ups. Its been amazing and its lovely to get a chance to meet lots of lovely local parents and kids. So, if you are looking to meet up with parents in your area, check out all the chapters (they are global) its the most wonderful group of people. Last week we met up for a chilled coffee and ended up spending 5 hours chatting!

So anyway, enough about me, how have you been??