Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Playtime with Darcy


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

If you've read any of this blog before, you will know that I love me a list. Like seriously, I freaking LOVE writing a good list. 

With Spring in the air and Summer fast approaching I thought I would share a few of the things I like to do with Darcy round this time of year that I know she enjoys too. 



This is the first year we will get to enjoy our new decking in the sunshine (it was completed in Autumn last year after all the good weather had left us dagnamit) so we plan to - 

Race toy cars.
Play make believe in the wendyhouse.
Plant flowers or veggies in the flower box (that currently has only weeds and pinwheels).
Eat outside for every meal!
Try some new craft projects. 
Colouring (I want to order some adult doodle books to enjoy too).
Make good use of the trampoline.
Have friends over, big and little. 
Install a lot more outdoor lights so I can sit out at night. 
Have the paddling pool out. 
Pick flowers (if we manage to grow any!) and make posies for the neighbours. 
Hulahooping.
Sweet sweet evening cuddles in the beanbags with netflix on. Bliss. 

What makes you excited for this time of year?

Toodlepip!

xx

74 comments:

  1. A really honest Blogpost! Sometimes we tend to get carried away with Life - It's nice to step back and take a look at the little moments! :) XX.

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  2. Hi Louise my name is Emily and I am 13 years old. I just love love LOVE your videos and you are so pretty. I'm sure you and Darcy are having lots of fun !!!! Emily xxxx

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  3. Aww you have lots of really nice ideas. Im sure Darcy will love them! You will need to make sure you get a fire or a chiminea for the last though! lol xxxx

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  4. Whenever you post something about Darcy it makes me so excited for when I get the chance to be a Mum hopefully in a few years time! I love this so much!

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  5. who doesn't love a good list?! am i right?! this is so cute and so many good ideas! You should get one of the art therapy colouring books they are perfect for adults etc. I'll leave a little link here :-)

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    Emma xx

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful list. I really love making lists, too. Especially lists for things to do that I can check off. Sometimes, I make a list for housework and write down things that I've already completed, just so that I can tick them off. XD

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  7. It's the little things that are important, and I am definitely on board with the whole writing lists thing, as I'll use any excuse to whip out a pad and pen and get listing!

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  8. Being outside with little ones at this time of year is the best :) There's so much to show them in Spring. I like it being bright in the morning so you don't have to drag yourself from bed as much as winter. Counting the days until the Summer holidays too, we have family coming from Canada to Scotland for 3 weeks to do a full UK trip. Although I can see me abandoning them if you do a book tour, LOL X

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  9. Being outside during the evenings is one of my favourite things to do in summer, I'm not a fan of the heat but I love dusk and sunsets!

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  10. This is such a cute list! I'd like to spends a lot of time at the beach, going on picnics and walks ❤️

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  11. You never fail to make my day xx


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  12. That is honestly adorable! Such a good thing for Darcy to be part of as it shows her there are plenty of things she can be doing x
    Liberty:) - Fashionable Food

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  13. So sweet! Im positive Darcy is gonna love doing those things. What toddler wouldn't? x

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  14. This is soo sweet. Darcy(& you, I'm sure) will just love all of those.
    We purchased our home last year & most major works then so this year we aim to get the outside space in good shape. Lots of colour in the garden, painting fences etc, simple but I cannot wait to make the space ours.
    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

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  15. Hi lou, I'm a 21 year old girl/woman. Can you please adopt me, or at least invite me over for those garden activities. i'll bring my own paper and crayons! see you soon then

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  16. This post makes me really happy, it just all sounds so much fun and reminds me of summers when I was little :)
    I recently moved to London and I'm really excited to the parks and buy icecream! :D

    x Val Valerie Randomness

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  17. Cutest.Thing.Ever!
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  18. Sounds like a great list, love reading posts like this. http://doinglifemyway.com

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  19. I am so excited for Summer as it is just coming round the corner. All these ideas are perfect for Spring/Summer time. This year I am going to try and make the most out of my garden in the evenings as it is a perfect place to relax. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Beth x
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  20. I'm really enjoying your regular posting, Lou! I love hoola hopping.


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  21. I love writing lists as well, I don't think I could function without them! Looks like you've got some fun things planned to do with Darcy!

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  22. loving your posts lately Louise so sweet!

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  23. A wonderful list, Darcy is so cute

    Alisha x
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  24. The little things! What a fun list!

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  25. I love lists, makes my life so much easier x

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  26. Sounds like a fun time and I love a good list myself.

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  27. I'd quite like an adult's doodling book...Anyway, I too am looking forward to eating outside. Also a friend and I have decided that we should have more fun with bubble wands this year. I'm hoping to go to one of those outdoor cinema events. A friend is getting married and I flipping love weddings!

    Basically, I'd quite like to go outside. Preferably without a coat on.

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  28. I love a good list myself ;) Especially loved this list, such cute ideas!
    xx
    Filippa
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  29. Darcy will certainly enjoy the deck! We had one growing up and I enjoyed it as a kid to play, as a teen to lay out, and now as an adult to sit, chat, and drink with my parents! Enjoy!
    xoxo Mollie
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  30. Oh, the little things in life! This is a really cute list!

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  31. It seems like you will have a lot of fun this summer. :)

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  32. I LOVE making lists! Lovely post xx

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  33. Lovely list! I'm so looking forward to spending long lazy evenings in the garden with my loved ones. Especially that moment when it just gets too cold and too dark!

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  34. love this, it sounds great

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    Tyana
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  35. I love making lists! Such a cute post x

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  36. I am really enjoying spending more time with my friends and family and going in the garden for the second summer in my new house! Just want to add that I love you, your vlogs, your blogs, Darcy and pretty much everything else! Xx

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  37. That sounds super sweet, I can't wait for summer myself, I love sitting outside while the sun goes down with friends tucked up in a blanket :)
    Thankyou for the inspiration,
    Love B xxx

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  38. Aww these sound like lovely things, fingers crossed for nice weather : )

    Kathryn | Nimble Note

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  39. That sounds perfect! This time of year means that school is coming to an end, and while it will be stressful there is always that promise that summer vacation is coming up! Which means a lot less stress and more time to just lay on the deck! :)
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    Kenzie
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  40. Darcy is the cutest child and she is also so lucky to have a lovely caring mother like you. I love reading your posts and watching your videos it always puts a smile on my face! Thank you for just doing what you do please do not ever change and keep going it can only get better. :) x

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  41. Such a lovely list of things! Now the flowers are coming out and the evenings are getting longer I'm so excited for summer x

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  42. Absolutely love making lists haha so I feel you! Your posts with Darcy are super cute and making me really broody <3
    I love the lighter evenings and the good weather we're getting at the moment! I'm always smiling in the sunshine :)

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  43. I love wearing sunglasses and drinking ice cold lemonade! Also love when the sun comes out - for a change - and it's a nice day when I'm out with my friends!

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

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  44. I get so excited to wear dresses and spring makeup!
    xx,
    India
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  45. Louise you are such a wonderful women :)

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  46. jesus..just kidding, it's 2015, read a book! (other than the bible) The world has been around for 4.5 Billion years, Dinosaurs walked the earth for 65 million years, humans have only been around 200,000 years and the idea of Jesus is only 5000 years old. Ignorance truly is bliss i suppose, have fun with that!

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  47. I hope you two have a fun filled spring/summer!
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  48. that's what it's all about cherishing moments like that and making memories to hold for a life time, I love spending time doing outdoor activities with my little niece gardening is her favourite xxx

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  49. Picnics =]

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  50. reading bout everyone going into spring is making me miserable. We re just heading into winter over my side of he world, and although I do love a good raining day with blankets and soup it does hinder the wearing of pretty dresses. Enjoy your lovely out door activities, I'll be inside staying warm!
    - Sarah
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  51. This makes me want to work on my own list! Louise what are you doing to me!? haha

    -Crystal
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  52. Darcy makes me so broody! Crazy how grown up she is now :) Hope your well

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  53. Darcy is too cute! :) Such a lovely post!

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  54. Cute girl!!! I also have a daughter.

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  55. I must have written about 12 lists as well! Spring cleaning brain sort out and all that jazz! xx

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  56. I loved your blog for ages and I just recently started a one by myself so if you wouldn't mind, could you check it? Thank you xx rachelbellebeauty.blogspot.com.es

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  57. Darcy really is just so beautiful! Your plans for the summer sound really fun too. I love a good list :) <3

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  58. Darcy is so CUTE! And what makes me the most excited about this time of year is when the paddling pool is finally out and everyone is enjoying themselves :]

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  59. She's adorable!


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  61. Hi Louise! In this post you mentioned possibly getting some adult colouring books, and I really recommend 'Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom'. It contains loads of mosaic animals, often made up of leaves and flowers and it is so so beautiful. Plus, it's only £3.99 on Amazon!

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  62. Hi Louise! In this post you mentioned possibly getting some adult colouring books, and I really recommend 'Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom'. It contains loads of mosaic animals, often made up of leaves and flowers and it is so so beautiful. Plus, it's only £3.99 on Amazon!

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  63. It's currently Autumn where I am so I'm excited to wear warm sweaters! This is a very cute post and I love the list you've created on what you plan to do with Darcy :)

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  64. Ohmigosh !! You've got loads to do . I absolutely adore you 💞 its summer here and apart from swimming I can only think of blogging 😃. I put up things from what to when bored to hauls , beauty stuff . I guess I'd be on cloud 7 if you ever checked it out . Its torries99.blogspot.com

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  65. This is so cute, hopeully one day when I am older I will be as good a mummy as you. Darcy is so cute:)!

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  67. Darcy is so cute :)

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  68. honestly, reading about you and Darcy makes me wish I had someone to share things with like you do with her..

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  69. Reading this post makes me even MORE excited about becoming a mammy in TEN DAYS!! I cannot wait until she is older and we can go on girlie adventures together (in the back garden!) and have tea parties!

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