Happy 2017 one and all, and in a somewhat belated round up, welcome to Happy Little Buttons December!
I hope you’ve all had fabulous Christmases and saw in the New Year in style. Can you believe we’re in 2017 already?!
I’m not sure about you, but I always find this time of year a bit bleak. Yes it’s a New Year, and there’s so much hope ahead, but when the Christmas lights have been packed away and you’ve eaten your own body weight in chocolate and mince pies, there doesn’t seem much to look forward to. When I thought about my December round up, therefore, I fully expected this month’s #HappyLittleButtons post to be full of Christmassy pics, but actually the ones that I’ve been drawn towards have all been outdoorsy, so perhaps it’s my subconscious calling for Spring already?!
I love the Christmas lights in Annette’s post here. I wish they could stay up all year round (and actually, in my conservatory, they do!).
From Dawn, I’ve picked this fun post from Hazelwood Castle. I love the sense of adventure and excitement in Dawn’s two Tots here as they wait for Christmas day!
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Happy New Year all!! Apologies for being a little bit off the radar of late, but we've been enjoying some family time at the excellent @landalnl's Hof Van Saksen resort in The Netherlands. It was incredibly beautiful, as this sunset photo shows. We all know how much Mrs Lighty loves a pretty sky, but I think this one's going to take some beating!! #hofvansaksen #landalgreenparks #nofilter #sunset #lake #reflection #prettysky #skyporn #shadows #landscape #landscape_capture #travel #thenetherlands #holland #happylittlebuttons #ohprettycity #moretoexploreoutdoors #capturingtheday #mblogger #pblogger #ukparentbloggers #pinklinker #coolmumclub #allthingsspliced
My own #HappyLittleButtons post is not one that features Baby Lighty, or anyone for that matter, and although it was posted on Instagram on 2nd January, I’m including it because it was actually taken on 29th December, so *technically* still falls within the December round up. It’s this sunset post from our wonderful stay in Holland at the Hof Van Saksen resort. I do love a pretty sky, and I think this is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever managed to capture.
From within our wonderful community, I’ve picked four which have made me feel raring to get outdoors and explore, even if the weather’s cool and crisp.
These four are:
This one from Juggling Skates. The grass is always greener – or the moat bluer! – on the other side, especially if you’re dreaming of being the tallest one day!
This one from Coffee and Bubbles. I love the sense of community here, singing carols on the green, lantern in hand. I have to admit though that it was a close call between this and one of Hattie’s other photos, purely because her little one’s expressions when he was less than a Happy Little Button made me laugh so much!!
This one from Two Tiny Hands, just because I love a spot of sleepy babywearing!!
And finally this one by Sprog on the Tyne. How wonderful to be playing on the beach, wrapped up against the elements! It’d definitely something I’d love to do with Baby Lighty one day!
And that’s it for another month. I’d like to thank everyone that’s joined in the #HappyLittleButtons community so far. as we start 2017, we have over 3000 wonderful images linked from a whole range of bloggers. Annette from 3 Little Buttons, Dawn from Rhyming with Wine and I really do love all of your images and are so grateful for the support you’ve shown us. You’ve also given me a new lease of Instagram life, and I like to hope that I’m getting better at both the photography aspect of blogging and the promotional side of it! Hopefully I’ll learn more still in 2017, so here’s to many more Happy Little Buttons!
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