#capturingtheday is a hashtag community run by Double the Monkey Business and Life is Knutts.  Original post here.

We met a huge milestone this week, over 1,000 tags on #capturingtheday.  I was pretty speechless when I noticed that, which as the hubby will tell you doesn’t happen very often!

We are now onto week 6 and #capturingtheday is stronger than ever on Instagram and we are seeing new people tag us every week which is incredibly exciting.

To join in keep tagging us.  Everyone is welcome.  Every kind of photo is welcome from kiddies, to your latest stab at the Great British Bake Off, we want to see anything that you feel captures your day.

Week 6 – My Favourites

I defy anyone to look at that top left photo and not have their mouth watering!  This looks incredible.  I love the recipes from the Culinary Jumble, which you may have noticed if you follow me on Facebook.

This simple photo of a mum holding up her baby really struck a cord with me this week.  A gorgeous photo where you can feel the motherly.  The comment alongside this photo sees the other side of parenthood, sleep training.  It took me right back to those days and I can totally relate to the struggles this mum is facing.

I love a roadtrip and the bottom right photo make me yearn for a holiday!  The view in this picture makes me want explore on the open road.  I am off to pack my bags….

Lastly, this little girl is absolutely adorable.  I adore The Mummy Stylist’s feed, Honey Nut is just gorgeous. As I said to Gemma this morning, it almost makes me broody.  Then I get brought back to earth by my two who remind me I have more than enough on my plate!

A slice of chocolate and toffee cake sits on a glass plate. A woman in a white dress and long hair holds her little baby up high, smiling. a view from the passenger seat sees clouds, roads, fields and mountains with the rear view mirror up above. A little baby girl sleeps peacefully on a spotted blanket.

From top left (clockwise):

  1. The Culinary Jumble: Blog & Instagram
  2. Lavendervibes: BlogInstagram
  3. After the Playground: Blog & Instagram
  4. The Mummy Stylist: Blog & Instagram

Week 6 – Gemma’s favourites

Pop over to Gemma’s blog to find out more about her week.

Four photos for week 6: 2 children and a mum are on a beach with their blog name - have kids will travel UK - marked out on the sand. A little boy in a yellow tshirt laughs as he plays with a blue car. A little girl with a bear hat bends down to look at shadows on a beach. A little girl races through tall green corn.


From top left (clockwise):

  1. Have Kids Will Travel: Instagram
  2. BattleMum: BlogInstagram
  3. White Camillias: BlogInstagram
  4. Squished Blueberries: Blog & Instagram

Thanks so much to everyone that tagged us.  It was very hard to pick the favourites of the week.


For those that follow Gemma’s feed, you have noticed she has been busy prepping her parent’s 60th for a few weeks now.  We have seen her do a stellar job on decorations and this is the icing on the cake – sorry I couldn’t resist!

I think she has done an amazing job, much better than anything I could achieve that is for sure.

Sending birthday wishes and hope the gin hangover is not too bad!

How to join in

If you are discovering this hashtag for the first time, it is easy to take part.

We want to see a selection of photos, regardless of the topic! So tag #capturingtheday – we want to see variety!

We didn’t want a hashtag that just represented one niche because we want to see them all!  You don’t have to be a blogger to take part, everyone is welcome!

It is so easy to join, next time you post a photo tag us using: #capturingtheday.

Our Promise

Every Sunday we will do a blog post and every week we will feature our eight favourite photos – four each.

These featured images will also appear on our Instagram account with a tag back to your account.

So what are you waiting for?  Join us as we are #capturingtheday.  

Help us spread the word! We want everyone to join in!

I hope you all have a great week, we can’t wait to see what you have for us this week.




We are on week 6, with over 1,000 tags on Instagram.  Tag #capturingtheday on Instagram to join in and be in with a chance to be featured.


  1. October 16, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Congratulations on the 1000 tag milestone. This is a lovely roundup. I always try and join in when I can x

  2. October 16, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    What a lovely blog post. Such a nice idea to do a round up and share like this!

  3. October 16, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Great round up. I love the look of the first and last cake, oh wow. They look so yummy! I love my cake, can you tell? 🙂

  4. October 17, 2016 / 7:49 am

    I love this weekly round up Yvonne. Everyone always shares the most beautiful photos and it’s lovely to connect with all of them on IG. The booze filled cake Gemma made looks so yummy, right up my ally that one 😉 and the little girl that’s sleeping, awwwww man. I’ll admit that makes me broody too, but I’m waaayyyy to old to have more kids. Oh well, I’ll just have to wait to become a Grandmommy

  5. October 17, 2016 / 9:50 am

    That cake is stunning! Love the edible gold decoration. Great link up this, I will try and mind to join in!
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  6. October 17, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I always forget about this hashtag yet I always read your posts on it haha I need to remember to use this, all the photos look stunning! It’s amazing how many tags you’ve gotten!

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  7. October 17, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Some truly beautiful selections here! What a nice idea to capture the day and capture those all important memories.

  8. October 19, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Yay, congrats on the milestone. Such a great tag. But, please no more delicious dessert pics – making me dribble onto my keyboard!
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  9. October 22, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I love the idea of this community and have just saved the hashtag to my list of favourites in my phone 🙂 Ill definitely be tagging some of my pictures and joining in 🙂 Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

  10. October 23, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    What a fun linky. I’ll try to remember the hashtag Thanks for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

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