Post Comment Love 16th - 18th February

It's that time again - Friday means it's time for Post Comment Love. Link up your best or favourite post of the week and Stephanie and I will read, comment and share. I'm looking forward to reading!

This week has been all about BP making his Options choices and on Wednesday we went to school to discuss it. We've been talking about it at home for a while and were told they've been presented with choices and discussed it at school too. The interesting thing on Wednesday though was being able to discuss the kinds of things he'll be studying over the next two years. I was particularly interested in English and finding out he'll be covering Macbeth and An Inspector Calls made me want to go back to school just so I could do it too! We're hoping that he'll get to do his first choices but there is a chance he won't - all we can do is cross our fingers.

We had LP's parents evening this week too and he's doing well. There's a couple of things he needs to focus on a little more but it's not something we didn't already know so that's good. LP has been so excited all week about his parents evening - we were talking about it on the school run and he made me laugh because he said he couldn't wait to be told how awesome he was!

As for me, I've been getting more organised (that's something new!) and have decided there'll be a slight shift in the kinds of posts I'll be writing. As well as the parenting/lifestyle stuff I'm going to do the odd post about Walt Disney World too. There'll be posts on what we love, why we love it, and I have one coming up about how you can make your trip to Walt Disney World more magical. I've been creating some Disney inspired colouring sheets for kids, I'm still working on them but am really excited to share them when they're ready, here's a sneak peek!

And then there's getting ready for half term, there's not really a lot I can do to "be ready" but I think it's more about being mentally prepared for it. Arranging our days so that Hubby and I will still get work done but have enough fun stuff that the boys won't get bored. Hopefully it'll all work well!

What will you be up to this week?

Blogger Showcase Alissa from Story behind the Cloth

Who are you? 

Hello! My name is Alissa and i blog over at 

I enjoy exploring personal style in light of life stories and studying fashion in depth through fields such as anthropology and psychology, and i love genuine expression and seeing people shine with confidence–The love of these things is my main reason for starting Story Behind The Cloth.

I’ll also mention: i don’t capitalize “i”, except for emphasis, as a statement of equality — i’m no greater than you, him, her or them…so why should i capitalize “I” and not “You”?

Why did you start blogging?

I think blogs currently rule the Internet. It's almost impossible to not discover blogs (at least the ones who have made it big). So, i've been enjoying reading other people's blogs for quite a few years and it was natural to want to use blogging as a platform for my own writing.

What do you find most challenging?

Currently, my greatest challenge is marketing. It's hard figuring out how i can get myself out there in front of the people who will genuinely enjoy my content. Sometimes it's disheartening. I'm finally beginning to get over my last challenge of creating content more frequently and not overcomplicating my ideal projects.

What is your favourite topic to write about?

My favorite topic to write about would probably be fashion trend analysis. I still have yet to touch up and publish the posts i've written on that subject, and i still have a lot to learn. But, i find it fascinating getting to look into reasons for mass amounts of people wearing similar things all at one time...If analyzed well, it says a lot about society. I also enjoy costume analysis for the pure storytelling elements costuming can convey--i find it very meaningful and an easy introduction to how fashion can tell a story. I'm longing to write fashion-anthropology posts and feel that would be my favorite by far, but i'm waiting on that since i feel i have a lot to learn to be sure i don't misrepresent a culture in my writing.

Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?

I'm trying to balance an attitude of blogging for fun, without getting my hopes up for it becoming big, while also putting the effort towards growing it into something professional. I would love to be able to earn money from my blog and gain financial freedom. My ultimate goal would be to earn enough to be able to travel around the world, studying cultural and global fashion, interviewing people about their style, and writing about it all on my blog.

What is your favourite thing about blogging?

My favorite thing about blogging is having the opportunity to dive deep into a niche (fashion) that is often assumed to be shallow. I like inspiring people to think differently.

Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?

I haven't been able to attend a blogging conference yet...Would love to someday!

What are your 3 best posts?

I think my 3 best posts are: How to Analyze and Recreate a Character-Based Outfit (it desperately needs new pictures right now, though), 7 Mistakes That Kill Your Outfit, and How to Dress Like Ariel

Describe yourself in three words!

Myself in 3 words: Analytical. Imaginative. Passionate.

Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?

Tea and biscuits, or coffee and cake? Depends on my mood: Tea and biscuits = I want to relax and just be in the moment. Coffee and cake = I want to power through my work and feel accomplished. Most often, i'm a coffee and cake person.

What's your idea of a perfect night out?

My idea of a perfect night out: A little time in nature, enjoying the fresh and possibly frigid air and the scenery under the last light of the day (I work so much lately, i'm rarely out!), a good meal, a few drinks and lots of deep conversations, and some fun music to end the night with dancing and laughter.

Your perfect night in?

My idea of a perfect night in: A long list of checked off "to-dos", an intriguing book or either a kick-ass or silly anime, a cup of hot chocolate, a snuggly blanket and my snuggly boyfriend.

What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?

Most people would probably say that my best quality is taking the time to listen and truly understand (so long as i'm not currently tunnel-visioned in getting something done...If that's the case, it takes a few sentences for me to catch on that somebody is in the room and talking to me!).

Connect with Alissa:

Thanks so much to Alissa for answering our questions - do feel free to grab our 'featured' badge.

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  1. Corrrr I remember those days of choices for GCSE's and I studied the exact same books too :) Alongside To Kill A Mockingbird which became one of my favourite books! Time flies around so quickly, I will have to do that with Mini Me before I know it! Sim xx

    1. Haha, I don't think I studied To Kill A Mockingbird but I think that's on his list too. You're right, time does fly - I have no doubt it'll be LP's turn if I blink! ;)

  2. Oh I hope that he gets his first choices Hun! I’m so glad that LP has such confidence and hope he never loses that! Thank you for hosting 🌸 #POCOLO

    1. Aw thanks Catie, me too - on both counts. :)