The Me and Mine Project {January 2017}


January has been a rather productive month for us in the Shilton household. We’ve had weekends of down time with very little plans but used the time wisely to crack on with much needed jobs around the house. We’ve welcomed the new school term and despite it not starting very well at all (tears, sickness and stress) it seems to be getting easier for us all, touch wood! 

Me and Mine January 2017

In January Mummy has

  • had her hair cut and coloured and feels a million times better about the state of her hair
  • topped the Tots100 charts with her blog and is delighted to be their blogger of the month too!
  • bought a new dress to slim into for her cousins wedding in July
  • enjoyed a couple of birthday parties; one for our cousins 30th and one for her Slimming World consultants 50th.
  • loved decluttering the kitchen, as part of this years ongoing house makeover

In January Daddy has

  • enjoyed going to the football with Olly
  • loved using his new gadget (tablet) that he had for Christmas
  • treated himself to a new Google Pixel phone (which has already broken so it’s a bit of a sore subject!)
  • loved the kitchen transformation and wonders why we didn’t get tiles put up five years ago!

In January Olly has

  • not enjoyed going back to pre-school
  • grown another couple of inches and is in desperate need of new clothes
  • learnt to read more phase 3 words
  • loved the sprinkling of snow we had one morning
  • loved to dance in the kitchen
  • enjoyed playing snap and pairs card games

I’ve not shared a lot of photographs on Instagram this month but I’ve still been taking some. Here’s our January 2017 from my iPhone camera roll.

January 2017 collage

We’ve had a fun January but cannot wait for February as it’s Olly’s birthday month where our gorgeous boy turns four. We have a weekend away planned, birthday parties and half term to look forward to. It’s going to be a blast!

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  • Reply Jenny 31/01/2017 at 1:55 pm

    Oh sounds like little man is thriving sad he didn’t want to return to preschool I know the feeling my littlest didn’t want to either. Loving the family snaps. Look forward to seeing them all this year. Happy month ahead. #meandmineproject

  • Reply Laura @ Little Ladies Big World 31/01/2017 at 6:42 pm

    It is so nice to get down to getting things done sometimes isnt it? I think January is perfect for this and we have done the same. x

  • Reply Colette 01/02/2017 at 8:22 pm

    We have done exactly the same – we’ve had so little on but we’ve worked our backsides off on getting loads done in the house and it feels great for it!

    • Reply Emma 02/02/2017 at 7:28 pm

      Such a good feeling isn’t it, getting stuff done! xx

  • Reply Steph at Mental Parentals 03/02/2017 at 5:25 am

    I’m sorry Olly isn’t enjoying pre-school :( it must be hard for you, hun. Love your new haircut – it really suits you! Glad you’ve had a productive month – mine has been all about returning to work, so not quite as productive here x #meandmineproject

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