Vlogmas week 2 round-up

It’s been another busy week of filming for vlogmas in The Hippy Christian household. Click my 3 min vid embedded at the bottom of this post to see what I have been up to.

Check out the highlight reel from week one Week 1 Vlogmas

We have been present shopping, partying and had my mum and her husband down to visit last weekend which was in fact a pretty momentous occasion. It was the first time my mum has met the baby and we had a really nice weekend together. My mum has actually only been married for 3 months so it was nice getting to know her other half a bit better too. It was actually quite an emotional weekend (in a good way) and Beg absolutely loved seeing Grandma as well. I just love the bit of footage where Beg is dancing and my mum is holding the baby.

We went to a party organised by our lovely baby singing group and had a lovely time. Lisa who runs it is so great with the kids and she did the whole party by herself; it was perfect for the babbas. She has been a great supporter of my blog so you will see she says “If you’re vlogging me get me on a good side.” Which just made me laugh but also brought it home that what I’m doing is actually a thing and that people have actually been watching my vlogmas vids! So that was *awesome*! Thanks Lisa! 😉

Rich had a few days annual leave from work and so we got the majority of our Christmas present shopping for the kids done. The baby has about 20% the amount our daughter has but he won’t know will he? He’ll want to play with all the wrapping paper!

The 15th was a baby clothes haul so I haven’t included that in the highlights reel-it was a bit boring. Then the 16th was the first day I hadn’t got a video out. I had nothing prepared and I was wracking my brain thinking of talking to camera about something but what with the 15th being boring I knew I was reaching and so I left it clear. So does that mean I’ve failed the vlogmas challenge? I’m afraid I think it does, but stay tuned as I’m not quitting yet. I ain’t that easy… I gave birth twice I’m hardcore.

Plans for next week include a collaboration with my Blogging Bestie Ceri and of course her daughter Myah both of MyahzineTV fame! Ceri has also been a massive supporter of the blog from the get go giving me encouragement and tips along the way. I’m excited to be doing vlogmas with her and chatting on the vlogmas facebook page with her and we have a couple of fun videos planned with the girls which I think they will have fun filming.

What I’ve learned in week 2:

  1. Landscape filming definitely works better! (thanks Ceri!)
  2. Getting used to doing thumbnails and adding descriptions to my vids.
  3. There’s an overlay feature on my video editing timeline!
  4. Can upload straight to YouTube from my phone.

My favourite highlights of week 2:

  1. Hearing Rich making the baby laugh out of shot
  2. Baby smiling on mum’s lap
  3. Lisa asking to get her good side
  4. The way Beg says “he’s my friend” about Patch the bunny at the end.

Click the vid below for a condensed version of my YouTube channel -you lucky thing! I can’t believe Christmas is next week!


Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. 4th January 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I def need to get into vlogging. ive done a tiny bit bit more just for reviews. do you use a specific app and how do you set the camera up to be on you?! your daughter is super cute on the video : ) #KCACOLS

    • The Hippy Christian Mum
      4th January 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Oh thank you I think she is cute too! I bought a video editing package called Movavi, it cost around £50. A lot of people use the free iMovie app and like it. My camera is on a tripod I bought cheap off Amazon, and I also film on my phone and now on a GoPro too which I can mount onto a lot of things. I also got a gorilla grip mini tripod for Christmas so am looking forward to trying some new angles with that. Thanks for stopping by to comment, good luck with vlogging! 🙂

  2. 4th January 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Aww there’s no better feeling than seeing a baby all happy in grandmas arms!! Such a warm fuzzy feeling hope you all had a nice Christmas #KCACOLS

    • The Hippy Christian Mum
      4th January 2017 / 7:37 pm

      It was the first time she’d met him, it was lovely seeing them together although my daughter was more pleased she spent the whole evening cwtched up to Grandma. 🙂

  3. 4th January 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I didn’t realise you could upload straight from your phone! I plan to start blogging this month – I just need to pluck up the courage!

    • thehippychristianmum
      5th January 2017 / 2:17 pm

      Do it! It’s really easy! 🙂

  4. 5th January 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Well done on the blogging I think I need to get some tips from you as my first attempt wasn’t great. Not sure I will be doing it again so soon #kcacols

    • thehippychristianmum
      6th January 2017 / 12:11 am

      Thank you. I will have to come and check out your channel. I bet it wasn’t as bad as you think, I just tell myself no-one will really see it anyway! Lol but then I am always surprised when friend’s say they have watched!

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