Footprints In My Heart – Capturing A Moment In
I always think men have it quite easy when it comes to buying gifts for women. Most women, mums and grandmothers especially are sentimental when it comes to their children or grandchildren. We’re not that complicated are we? So why do men seem to find it difficult choosing us gifts?
When it comes to birthdays and christmas I always like to put some thought into presents, I love personalised gifts and gifts that have meaning. Call me fussy but if it doesn’t have meaning or purpose then don’t bother. For Father’s Day I have twice bought my OH a wooden keyring, on them are the dates of birth of our children and a short statement saying ‘The day you became my daddy’. I think they’re really sweet and well, I’m still waiting for mine…! I think it has been said before that people often give the type gifts they also like to receive. It’s a matter of taste I guess.
The end of the holidays are drawing closer and what a lovely way to spend one of our last days off. We weren’t at the beach though! We were at @ness_gardens meeting up with the lovely @memeandharri talking blogging whilst the kids played. We were that busy chatting and chasing kids that I didn’t take any photos! Bad blogger! Thanks for a lovely day, even if we did get stuck in the middle of a thunderstorm 😂💦⛈ … #talkingmums #ChasingNature, #outdoorsandhappy, #ukexplore, #whatevertheweatherkids, #lovelifeoutside, #outdoorsandfree, #thenaturewriters
Don’t get me wrong I have received some gorgeous gifts from my significant other including some beautiful earrings and dazzling Pandora charms. He has treated me to lovely spa days and one gift was a bird of prey experience which was fabulous. But one thing still missing is a little something with our children’s presence of some sort on it. You know, a fingerprint, a footprint or there name. There is something really special about capturing a moment in time. Time as we know it passes extremely quickly and our children are grown up in the flicker of a flame.
I don’t know about you but there is something that can’t be put into words about those moments you caress their little feet, sing this little piggy and tickle the sole of their feet waiting for them to inevitably curl their tiny toes up. Those moments you hold their hand and they take yours, their skin so soft and not wanting to let go. Those tiny hands so pure, so innocent and full of future stories to write. Those tiny feet with so many steps yet to take.
Another picture from a day at the #beach This week I have the pleasure of guest co-hosting #ForTheLoveofBLOG with the lovely @thepramshed and @bringingupgeorgia so please pop over and link up your fabulous posts! My link up this week is ‘My 5 Favourite Things’, I was tagged by the brilliant @bridiebythesea and started by @themumzilla What are your 5 Favourite Things? 💕 #favouritethingsinlife #top5 #birkenstocks #kitchenaid @birkenstock #ukparentbloggers
I was so happy to come across ESP Keepsakes. ESP Keepsakes are a new business based in the UK. The founder Lizzie understands these treasured moments and loves making these pieces.
The process was so simple. Lizzie sent me a kit, with which we made footprint prints, one from Pops and one from Pud. We posted them on and what came back was simply beautiful. As you can see from the pictures, Pud’s print is obvious as it looks quite flat footed and Pops being older has the arch developed. I wear it with pride and with love. My children, their footprints forever in my heart.
This just arrived in the post and I love it! I love personalised gifts and always get them for my OH and friends but I’m still waiting for someone to get me one! Well I got myself one from @espkeepsakes We made prints and sent them on to ESP keepsakes then this what came back. ❤️Two little footprints forever in my heart ❤️ #giftideas #personalisedgiftsarethebest #personalisedjewellery #footprints #talkingmums #presentideas #ad #lovingthis #mummyloves #mumblog #handmadejewelry #handmadeinuk
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*Please note I was gifted this gorgeous piece of jewellery for the purpose of this review. All views are my own.