It’s The Little Things, To Mum, with Love

March 8, 2018

It's the Little Things, To Mum with Love

From breakfast in bed, to drawings from little fingers, to flowers blooming, to a good Sunday roast….Mother’s Day is almost upon us and for me its such a special day for so many reasons.

Now I am a Mum I appreciate my Mum more than ever, I see the many many times she so selflessly put everyone, their needs and wishes before herself (and still does).  She has been the shoulder to cry on, the hand to pick me back up again, and the worldly advice I needed (even when I thought I didn’t).  Now as I see things through different eyes, I know how extra special those tiny footprints around the house are, how a home can be filled with so much laughter and joy from someone so tiny, how a small achievement to a child is a huge achievement to a parent, and how you really don’t mind those little sticky fingerprints on the newly cleaned windows and doors.  Becoming a Mother is an incredibly special and fortunate gift, its one I never take for granted and Mother’s Day to me is about appreciating the memories from my own childhood through to my children’s.  It’s all about enjoying the moment…and all about those little things that really make it special.

Sometime’s I think Mums can be the hardest people to buy for.  Whenever I ask my Mum what she would like for her Birthday, Christmas or Mother’s Day she always replies with the same response ‘Don’t worry about me, I have everything I need with our beautiful family, please save your money’.  Its the most beautiful and thoughtful response which I thoroughly appreciate, but still I need to treat her to something.  For me its more the gesture and a small token of just how much she means to me and how eternally grateful I am for everything she does.  I know she would be happy with a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates because she just appreciates the thought, but its extra special to see her face light up when she opens something a bit more unexpected.  Whilst nothing can really beat spending quality time with your Mum as the best present of all, whether you live round the corner or across the miles from your Mum, Step-Mum or Mother-like Figure in your life, I have teamed up with one of my favourite brands The White Company to bring you some beautiful and simple delights as alternative ideas to the traditional flowers, plants or chocolates….it’s not always about what you give but how you give it.

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The White Company Bedding

The White Company Kitchen

The White Company Makeup Bag
The White Company Makeup Bag
The White Company Makeup Bag

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The White Company bathrobe

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Pebblegrain Leather Makeup Bag

Wooden Heart Board

White Dressing Robe

White Cushion (Cover)

Grey Cushion (Cover)

Spring Candle


Offer Code

The White Company have kindly offered my readers and followers 10% off orders between 25th February and 18th March 2018 using the Code PAPERDOLL10 at checkout – please see below for full details

Offer: Introductory 10% off orders plus free UK delivery over £50 (online & in-store)

Default code: PAPERDOLL10

Start date: 25th February 2018

End date: 18th March 2018

T&C’s: Offer is valid on full-priced items only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Standard free UK delivery is valid for online, telephone and store mail orders to the UK mainland only when you spend £50 or more. Offer excludes gift wrap, gift vouchers, all furniture, beds, mattresses, upholstery and made-to-order items. Offer is not valid in our clearance stores. Valid while stocks last. For full Terms & Conditions please To redeem this offer in store you must present this code or show it on your mobile device. Offer ends midnight 18th March 2018.



*this post is in collaboration with The White Company.  House of Paper Doll uses affiliate links in some blog posts, for further information please see my disclaimer.

9 responses to “It’s The Little Things, To Mum, with Love”

  1. Melissa Jay says:

    This is such a beautiful blog post, actually brought a little tear to my eye, thanks for writing and sharing. Love the gorgeous photos x

  2. Eleanor says:

    I’ve read your blog and followed for you a while and have to say I think this is my favourite one of yours yet. Its so well written and the photos are beautiful. I’m a Mama myself and what you say is so true about the little comforts and just taking some time. Also never thought of looking at the white company for accessories before, but I really like that makeup bag and that wooden heart board, will have a browse now. Keep up the great work you have a beautiful blog x

    • HouseofPaperDoll says:

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, so glad you can relate. Yes The White Company do some gorgeous accessories, definitely worth a look, especially with their sale (or my code) xx

  3. Claire Watson says:

    One of the most heart warming blog pieces I’ve read, absolutely LOVE the photos!!!!

    Side note I have been looking for a white hooded dressing gown for ages that wasn’t a ribbed material so Yes!!! Thanks for finding one for me x

  4. Denise says:

    Girl you is flying at the moment, lovin these White Company collabs, such a perfect match xxx

  5. Charlotte Kent says:

    Such a fitting, tasteful and touching blog post, really enjoyed reading this, beautiful photos too.
    I appreciate blogs so much more that take the time to incorporate products into a story, some bloggers are just about sell sell sell now and its becoming such a turn off.
    Agree with others that you and the white company work very well together x

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