Love The Little Things #4

Love the little things #4

Ahh, it’s the Friday post where I link up with But why mummy why for ‘Love the little things’. Lets all grab a tea & have a catch up: I can guarantee you I’ll only get a couple of sips of my warm beverage before ‘Zee’ mini monster decides there are far more pressing matters for me to contend with & divert my attention away…..

Instead of ticking things off my ‘to do list’ this week it appears to have grown in size, much to my dismay! I fully intended to be good and ‘knuckle down’, focus blah blah blah. It just didn’t happen. We had decorators here for 3 days (& haha NO. Stop it. This is not a euphemism) & I’m pretty sure they were intent on fumigating me! But on a good note, that does mean our garage conversion is looking more or less finished. & In a bid to complete some blogging tasks I headed over to my parents whilst bear was at nursery (he’s there 2 mornings a week), this ‘experience’ was a mixture of positive & negatives:
  • + Having lunch made for you: there’s nothing like a lunch your mum makes you, am I right?
  • The constant chat: you both can’t help having a little (childfree) natter. A lovely, wonderful bonding occasion, but alas I cannot multi task. Therefore I either (1) talk= no productivity, or (2) I find myself saying ‘I’m sorry mum, but I really need to get this done’= feel guilty & sad, as I do love my girlie time with ‘Ma.
  • Watched

Sesame street: Bears’ new obsession this week. Ironically the episode that’s on repeated  (thanks tiddlers tv,) is about bananas!! (Let’s be clear I’m not a Banana fanatic: ‘cool bananas’ is a phrase!).

On a positive note, bear is kinda in love with eating bananas now so that’s a #win! (Do you think I mentioned Bananas enough just now?!)

  • Read

I’m so happy that my blog is getting some attention & receiving lovely comments. Reading them really boosts my confidence, & it’s so nice getting to know other bloggers better: I feel like y’all are my new BFF’s (too much cheese there?). It’s really touching that people take the time & effort to visit ‘lil old me, but then also leave me a little message (again, sorry. Am I over doing the cheesiness here?). I just wish I had the ability to respond sooner. So a massive thank you!


I’ve also been doing the rounds of “britmumslive’ official linky reading. I’m going to work on mine over the weekend & I’ll ‘holla when it’s live so y’all can take a glance! (I’m going to try & make it quite unique, hopefully!).
BritMums Live! 2014


  •  Heard

The sesame street theme tune will not leave my head! I won’t inflict that upon your ears, but instead i found this. Now i’m madly slightly in love with Will.I.Am (he’s just way too kool for skool) & this Sesame street jam of his is just totally awesome! Never enough cheesiness on a Friday my friends!

  • Made

May I refer you back to my opening paragraph: painting & decorating occurrence within the cool bananas household? So whilst my Instagram feed is rapidly filling up with beautiful Easter bonnets & delightfully yummy looking treats from the bloggersphere (really putting my lack of Easter spirit to shame), not much ‘making’ has come to pass this week for me. But I have made a start to my new ‘blog’ series ‘Wellness in motion’ & published my first post on it! It’s not all about fitness & my snot coloured green juices (honestly!) so please check it out-I want to create a way for ‘health’ to be a positive, stylish & fun prospect to the masses (I may as well throw in world peace to my mission!).

gym, gym bunny, health, fitness, juice, green, green tea, cool bananas

& I think I made someone smile this week by serenading them with the sweet tones of the ‘black eyed peas’ over a twitter chat (*wink wink* you know who you are!)

  • Wore

I’ve been flirting with my new no.7 Beautifully matte foundation.

no 7, boots, foundation, make up,

For the last 10 years I’ve suffered with acne, & this has left me with some bothersome scarring. Urgh, acne is the bane of my life. Luckily, I’m under the care of the leading acne expert in the UK (prof Chu). I undergo a couple of different treatments every few months. The purpose of which are to (1) prevent acne flare-ups (2) treat the scars: a laser treatment (that’s almost entirely pain free) & a ‘dermaroller’ (that is excruciating). I’m not a huge make up fan & hate the cakey look, but some days I just need a little bit of encouragement & this foundation has been marvelous! The added bonus is I used my boots points & treated myself without spending any pennies! Ooh I do love a good deal! (mr cool bananas is ecstatic that he didn’t have to splash out, ahem, scrooge!)

acne, treatment, dermaroller, prof chu

I may regret sharing this picture…but this is just before the nasty dermaroller with aenesthetic cream on. Ooh sexy!

There is saying that: ‘all the fun stuff happens outside of your comfort zone’.

Comfort Zone


I’ve tried to embrace this, & I’ve pushed myself beyond where I’m cozy: I journeyed into London & attended a couple of ‘press launch’ type events. Whilst I felt like a bag of nerves & probably looked like a dear caught in headlights, I felt very chuffed for putting myself ‘out there’.  Have you done anything lately that’s scared you & pushed you past you’re usual safety barrier?

Hope you all have a sunny weekend!




  1. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:40 PM

    Hahahaha, bananas hey!! & you’re right: perhaps we ought to form a ‘bring sesame street back to the uk’ campaign! The episodes we watch are ancient! xx

  2. 18/04/2014 / 7:59 AM

    Love love everything in this post. I mean bananas, Sesame Street AND what more could I want?
    I wish we still got Sesame Street over here, I keep playing youtube bits to E but it’s just not the same is it?
    So pleased that you’ve linked up, really enjoy your blog xx

  3. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:20 AM

    What? I have not seen these… beware i shall be searching later!! xx

  4. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:09 AM

    It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure… right? xx

  5. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:07 AM

    Your blog is great-it’s easy on the eyes & i love that! I just wish i had more time in the day to complete the rounds of blog visits & comments for everyone. Xx

  6. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:06 AM

    Thanks for the comment H! xxxxx

  7. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:04 AM

    Awww, thanks. Im so lucky to have you bunch! & any excuse to get those points is a good one, right? xx

  8. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:03 AM

    ‘ch ch check it out….i drive those fellas crazy…’ Oh dear, i should get out more! x

  9. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:02 AM

    Thanks for the love Emma, you’re comments always make me smile. xx

  10. 14/04/2014 / 8:03 PM

    I so love those Sesame Street songs esp the one with Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars and that one from Will I am too! They keep my son entertained while I do things and they are not bad songs too!

  11. 13/04/2014 / 1:54 PM

    I love the Sesame Street theme tune! x

  12. Anna-Marie
    13/04/2014 / 7:21 AM

    I totally agree with you about boosting your confidence when people visit your blog and even take time to comment! I am always amazed that people pop over to mine 🙂

    Love your little things this week x

  13. 12/04/2014 / 12:37 PM

    A fab set of little loves, and like Potty Mouth above says you deserve lovely comments, you always give them so you are due lots back.

    I love my Boots card too, although at the moment it has a measley ¬£6 on it, better get shopping to build it up 😉 xx

  14. 11/04/2014 / 4:58 PM

    Tee hee oh serenading me with “my humps”, that’s the way to my heart 😉

    So glad you’re getting lovely comments, you deserve it xxx

  15. 11/04/2014 / 3:51 PM

    I always love your Little Things posts Katrina – you seem like the loveliest person! Go you, for doing the whole PR thing – well done poppet! It is definitely scary to step out of your comfort zone – I’m trying so hard to be brave and push myself to new things too! I can totally sympathise on the whole skin issue as well. I’ve battled with mine for many years too, and am on long-term medication to help with it. I admire you greatly for talking about it, and your Dermatologist sounds amazing! Have a lovely weekend chicky xxx

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