Makeovers, New Fashion & Finding The Blog Love #LittleLoves

Happy Friday, it’s been a bit of a crazy week here kicked off with me doing the daftest thing I’ve probably ever done. On Saturday night we took the boys for an Indian and I somehow managed to leave my car keys in the ignition with lights on and radio blaring for a full two hours whilst we ate our meal.  I’m a very lucky lady that my car was still there and that we had friends on hand to jump start my flat battery so we could all get home safely.


I’ve been reading O’s reading book that he gets sent home from school. He gets a new one each week and we curl up on the couch to read it together. It’s lovely to see him do enthusiastic about school.

Oh my days, did you see Emmerdale last night? I won’t say what happened incase you’re planning to watch it over the weekend but what a shocker!


A few changes to my blog layout. Actually I’ve gone for a whole new theme and I love it.  Much simpler and just what I was looking for.  Yay to finding the blog love again.


I did mention last week that I had bought something that was a little out of my comfort zone and it featured this week in a bit of a fashion post.  My new fur gilet. Apart from wearing it on Saturday to take a few pics I haven’t actually worn it properly yet as its been too warm but I can’t wait for it to get cooler so it can have its first proper outing.



I did wear one of my denim dresses to Blog On on Sunday.  I bought this not long after having G and at the time I couldn’t do it up so I was so excited to be able to wear it this week.  It was perhaps a little on the tight side (Thank goodness for hold me in pants) but I love it and can’t wait to wear it more.  I wore it with pumps on Sunday to make it more of a casual outfit but it looks lovely with a pair of wedge sandals too.


I heard some great speakers at Blog On and it was just what I needed to re-ignite my blog spark.  The talks I went to were great but what was also just as good (if not better) was having the opportunityto sit and talk all things blogging with other bloggers.  Let’s be honest, other people don’t always get it and I had a lovely day chatting with Hayley (Hayley From Home), Rachel (The Ordinary Lovely) and Tas (Not My Year Off).  Last week I was all for packing it in but chatting with those wonderful ladies has really helped me to re focus and think about the direction I want my blog to go in.  I’m actually excited about it for the first time in a long time.
And Lastly…

A year ago today we found out we were expecting G (I’ve written a post about it here) and what a year it has been.  If you’ve been a long term reader of Not A Frumpy Mum you’love know it took us a long time to conceive our second child and the last year has gone so quickly it’s a little frightening.  G is the most amazing little boy and has completed our little family in so many ways.  My Littlest Little Love!




  1. Morgana (@coffeeworksleep)
    September 30, 2016 / 9:35 am

    So pleased that you’re not packing it all in! I love your new theme, sometimes a bit of change, some inspiration and a good chat with fellow bloggers is the remedy we need.
    The denim dress looks fab, the shape is gorgeous on you.
    I’ll never forget reading your post announcing your pregnancy, I was SO happy for you. And just look at him now, what a cutie xx
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    • October 1, 2016 / 10:52 am

      It was the chatting to other bloggers that really helped and inspired me. I’m actually excited to be blogging again, the new look has helped too.
      The dress is a lovely shape isn’t it? It was a lot looser on the model online but I think it looks better more fitted (that’s what I’m telling myself anyway)
      I went back and re-read my announcing my pregnancy post yesterday and it still makes me cry now, feel very lucky to have G, our little chunky nugget. xx
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  2. September 30, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Ah I’m so glad you didn’t pack it all in! I was the same about my blog to be honest – a huge mix of things made me want to stop. So instead, I started a new one and I really hope it’s going to be the kick up the bum that I needed. Gorgeous denim dress, you’re looking fab! x x
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    • October 1, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Thank you lovely. I considered starting a new one but didn’t fancy starting all over again. I do think they’ll be a bit of a change in direction though and that’s quite exciting for me.
      Fab to see you joining in with Little Loves. xx
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  3. Kerry
    October 1, 2016 / 10:37 am

    The blog looks great! Ah bless you with the car, totally something I could do. I don’t watch Emmerdale, but I did see the episode you were talking about, talk about moody! So sad. Love the dress xxx

  4. October 1, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Loving the new blog design – it really makes a difference when you give it a little refresh doesn’t it? Glad you had a good time at BlogOn, gutted I couldn’t go – maybe next time. Enjoy your weekend! xx

    • October 3, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you, it makes such a big difference, and has given me so much enthusiasm for blogging again. You should come to the next BlogOn, everyone is so lovely and the one just gone was my favourite so far. xx
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  5. October 1, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    That gilet is lovely! It looks so snugly and perfect for the autumn.

    I’ve just read your post about getting preganant. I am so glad that things worked out for you. He’s a little cutie!

  6. October 2, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Love the new design and I am so glad you kept with it! Love your blog and would of been sorry to see you go if you decided to! I heard about Emmerdale, I watched it years ago when the young girl started her addiction and even that was traumatic viewing so I can’t imagine what it was like this week. I have to admit, Emmerdale really doesn’t get the praise it deserves!

    • October 3, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you lovely, I’m glad I’m sticking with it to. I think I’d miss it too much to give up now. I love Emmerdale, it’s my favourite soap, the only one I keep up to date with! xx
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  7. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    October 2, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    That dress was no way on the tight side!!! You looked brilliant. So glad that you’re feeling a bit better about your blog. I love it. You have such a nice way with words and a great style. I’d be sad if you didn’t post any more xxx
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    • October 3, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you Rachel (although I did have hold me in pants on underneath). Thanks for all your advice and listening to my blog ramblings. Speaking to you has given me a lot more confidence to do a lot more of what I like with my blog and not what I feel I should be posting. I’m actually excited about my blog for the first time in quite a while which is a nice feeling. xx
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  8. October 26, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Hello Jo, it is such a pretty blog. You are looking so cool in this denim dress. I personally love all the dresses that are made of denim material. It’s really a fantastic blog.

  9. grace
    June 29, 2017 / 9:55 am

    i looove the denim dress…looks good on you:)

  10. Janice
    April 26, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Yes, I agree! That denim skirt rocks and look great on you. Keep wearing it!

  11. May 30, 2018 / 7:45 am

    I enjoy reading your blog and I regret not being able to find you sooner. G is such a sweetheart! Now, let me scroll your previous posts and read more about G and of course your fashion!

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