#PerfectAndProud Week 3 Round-Up

Three weeks ago myself and three blogger friends, the lovely Kimberly at Oddhogg, Sarah at Run, jump, scrap and Victoria at Mummy times two, started up a new Instagram community, #PerfectAndProud. The idea behind our hashtag came from the fact that far too many of us talk down our achievements, or shy away from sharing our successes, and we want to push that very British attitude to one side and encourage you to share the things that make you proud!

And it doesn’t have to be the perfect photo, there is no need for carefully stylised shots or professional photographs, although if that’s what makes you proud then go ahead and add that hashtag, because perfection can be whatever you want it to be. When my children are jumping in muddy puddles, rain drops dripping off their little noses, their hair bedraggled and their clothes caked in mud, that moment, to me, is perfect. And it also makes me proud.

And it turns out that there are so many of you who feel the same way, whose children, or whose talents, make you feel incredibly proud. Already, just three weeks in, we have had over one thousand photos added and each week it is becoming increasingly difficult to choose our favourites!

This week it is my turn to host the round-up and I wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who have linked up, we have loved seeing your photos. With the weather beginning to feel a little more like Spring we are so happy to see that so many of you have been getting out and about this week, and our favourites definitely reflect this!

Kimberly’s favourite this week was a fantastic shot from Rachel at_mama_do. Kim loved how Rachel has her hands so full with all of the children here, something which I can most definitely relate to! I know how hard it is to get a photo of all four of the children so much as looking at the camera, let alone smiling at it!

Sarah’s favourite was from Organised Jo, a gorgeous outdoor shot of the girls, with a stunning back drop. I love how you can almost hear the sound of their laughter!

Victoria’s favourite was from We’re going on an adventure, a photo which perfectly captures her daughters personality, who is totally rocking those sunglasses!

And lastly, my favourite was this beautiful capture from Caroline at Becoming a stay at home mum. I love everything about this photo – the bubbles, the stick, that gorgeous little yellow jacket, and the lighting is just perfect!

If you would like to share the moments that make you proud, simply add the hashtag #perfectandproud to your shots this week and be sure to follow Victoria, Sarah, Kimberly and myself on Instagram to see if you have been featured.

Thank you for linking, have a wonderful week.


Pink Pear Bear
Petite Pudding


  1. March 13, 2017 / 12:23 am

    This is such a great #!

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 9:17 am

      Thanks Heather! xx

  2. March 13, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Looks like you’ve had quite a busy week with everything you’ve been doing as a family! Hopefully with the weather turning nicer at the moment more days out can be had!!!

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Oh I hope so, I am more than ready for spring! xx

  3. March 13, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I love when other mummy’s especially those that blog come together to creat something magical x

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Lindsey, it’s always nice to start something with a group of Mums, I love our little hashtag! xx

  4. March 13, 2017 / 10:15 am

    What a fantastic idea! I’ll head over to Instagram and take a look at the photos too 🙂 #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Jo, we would love to have you join us! xx

  5. March 13, 2017 / 10:29 am

    This is great, I’m going to add it to my hashtag list, I’m always on the search for a good one. I love the choices you’ve all gone for.

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 10:34 am

      Thanks Jenny, we would love to have you! xx

  6. March 13, 2017 / 11:45 am

    We should always be proud of our kids – they are perfect to us! A lovely project you have here, I hope it blooms for you! x

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you Michelle. xxx

  7. March 13, 2017 / 11:53 am

    How have I missed this tag hon! I will be joining in with this in future – some lovely photos here xoxo

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Ahh thanks Talya, it will be lovely to have you! I’ve been a little “lax” promoting it, ha! xx

  8. March 13, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Great choices and lovely idea for a community, will be taking part in your new community! #bigpinklink #marvmondays

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Ahh yay! We will love to have you! xx

  9. March 13, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I like those pictures! They really show a happiness of childhood:) I will remember to check “perfectandproud” hashtag for more inspiring moments:)

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you! We would love to have you join us! xx

  10. Sophie
    March 13, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    What a brilliant idea and loving the photos! What special memories <3

    • Laura Dove
      March 13, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks Sophie! xx

  11. March 13, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I featured that one from organised Jo on my #CountryKidsFun round up too, a lovely outdoor post. Will try and use your tag too I’ve not seen this one before

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Ahh it’s a fab photo isn’t it? Will hopefully see you over on Instagram! xx

  12. Jo
    March 13, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    What a wonderful idea, and great photos! I agree, we can get too caught up in over-stylised photos!

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks Jo, we are loving all of the lovely photos! xx

  13. March 13, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Such lovely photos you have chosen. This is a lovely idea for a hashtag community.

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Thank you Mellissa! xx

  14. March 13, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Lovely photos. And I love that you’re about perfect moments as a subjective thing, rather than just aesthetic photographic perfection. I didn’t know about this community and definitely plan on joining in. Although my instagram game has been falling behind lately! Thanks for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT. I hope you come back next week.

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Ah thank you, we would love to have you join us! xx

  15. March 13, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    What a lovely community. My favourite has to be from the going on an adventure blog photo because it is a great photo!

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it? I love the sunglasses! xx

  16. March 13, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I really love seeing the photos from this new little community and managed to actually join it for the first time last week 🙂 Great featured pictures and fab round up, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you for joining us Emily, I’m loving all of the photos! xx

  17. March 14, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Love the idea behind the hashtag! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      March 14, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 15, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 15, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Ah yay! We would love to have you! xx

  18. March 14, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Beautiful photos – I’d missed this IG community – I need to remember it next time I’m over there 🙂 xx #eatsleepblogRT

    • Laura Dove
      March 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Ahh we would love to have you join us! xx

  19. March 14, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Thank you to you all for running this hashtag, I love seeing all the pics that are tagged. And thanks to Sarah for picking mine, it really humbles me when a photo of mine gets picked. #marvmondays

    • Laura Dove
      March 15, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Ahh it’s a gorgeous photo Jo, thank you so much for joining us! xx

  20. March 15, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Have added the hashtag to my list so I can take part

  21. March 15, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    This is an absolutely perfect idea! I rarely share things that I get up to with my little monkey as there always apears to be other mums doing it better but you know what, we have fun in our way and yes sometimes that means not getting out of our pj’s allll day!

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Ahh thank you. We would love to have you join us! xx

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