Happy Little Buttons – February 2017

Lovely Buttoners, welcome to our February round up of Happy Little Buttons!

I feel like I say this every month, but what a month this has been for the Happy Little Buttons crew of myself, Dawn from Rhyming with Wine and Annette from 3 Little Buttons! It would seem that 2017 is going to zoom by just as fast, if not faster, than 2016 did, and it’s already the end of February. This month we’ve had a bit more snow, a bit more sun, Storm Doris, the day of all the romance and (and I can’t quite believe I’m typing this but…) we’ve hit 5,000 tagged posts on Instagram! Pass the virtual cake and Prosecco please!

Happy Little Buttons - February 2017

5,000 images tagged with #HappyLittleButtons, yippee!!

It feels amazing that so many of you have embraced our little Instagram community, and that we now have over 5,000 images tagged with #happylittlebuttons. It makes Annette, Dawn and I very happy little buttons indeed!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you who has joined in, we are absolutely loving this little community that we’re creating!

And while we’re on the subject of love, what better theme is there for February’s round up than the big L itself?! (And no, I’m not referring to Mr Lighty!!) For Mrs Lighty, of course, this means my two loves: the boy and the Mr. And when there’s bacon sarnies thrown in, what more can I ask for?!

From Annette I’ve gone for one of her little doodles. As she recently said of her new Inspire Me guest post series, “it’s 3 Little Buttons, there’s got to be a doodle!”. I love this one of Valentine’s Day pre-babies. I think we can all remember those heady days of romance with a wistful glint of ‘what once was’ in our eyes!

#valentines day BEFORE kids ?? (New Post over on the Buttons blog)

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And from Dawn, I’ve chosen the below gorgeous shot of her with her beautiful boy. Baby Lighty has taught me that boys love their mamas, and I can see that Mstr. Tot is no exception to this. Even if he doesn’t love the snow!

There’s always so much love in the community itself, of course. Happy Little Buttons was born to share your happys, and love makes the world go round, right? I know I say this pretty much every month but I’ve found it sooooo difficult to choose. I could’ve had 3 or 4 round ups this month to demonstrate my love theme, so thank you to everyone that tagged their lovely love Instas with #HappyLittleButtons. I have, however, narrowed it down to these four:

Happy Little Buttons - February 2017.

Happy Little Buttons – February 2017.


Brother – sister love from Mummy in a Tutu. One of the bloggers that joined us pretty much from the very start of our Happy Little Buttons journey, I love seeing the bond between these two!

Mummy – Daughter love from Run, Jump, Scrap. What a gorgeous shot of Sarah and Gremlin (her blogging nickname for her beautiful daughter, not mine!!). I love the way that Sarah is looking down at her daughter, it’s such a candid shot but one which says so much!

Boy – kittycat love from Tucker and Henry. What a gorgeous little boy! Look at that beautiful smile, it just shines with how much he loves his furry friend! Also, can I just say how much I love Lauren’s blog name, Slugs, Snails and Parenting Fails as it’s basically the counterpart to my Sugar and Spice and All Things Spliced?!

And finally, girl – penguin love from Five Little Doves! I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am a huge fan of Laura’s photography, and this shot shows exactly why. Just look at how she’s managed to capture this moment between her Eva and the penguin! It’s just gorgeous. And ok, so it’s maybe not traditional love, but who doesn’t love a penguin?!

So to round up this month’s love post, can I just say again how much we love, love, love seeing all of your beautiful photos? Please keep them coming, I can’t wait to see what adventures you get up to in March! Here’s to the next 5,000!

*By taking part and tagging your photos with the #happylittlebuttons hashtag, you agree to allow us to use your photos in the featured images round ups and share your social media usernames.

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6 thoughts on “Happy Little Buttons – February 2017”

    1. Haha, aww I love it. So cute. Can’t believe he didn’t like the snow though! Thanks so much for stopping by as always! xxx

  1. Another brilliant #HappyLittleButtons round-up post Nic. I love all your picks and how cute is baby Lighty making eggs and bacon with daddy! Thank you for featuring my doodle. Hahah, you are right, when it comes to a 3 Little Buttons guest post, of course there are going to be doodles involved 🙂 Thanks for being such a good sport.

    Lovely to have you over on the #DreamTeam xx

    1. Ah I love your doodles! I remember RT’ing some of them on Twitter when you first started out! Thanks so much for hosting #DreamTeam as always! xxx

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