31.12.16

The (Not Big Or Fat) Quiz Of The Year


I've been tagged by Katie from Living Life Our Way to answer some questions about this year and my hopes for 2017.

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22.12.16

Christmas Decor: Children's Bedroom


I know Christmas is a matter of days away now, but I've been meaning to share Sophie's bedroom decor with you since I added a few festive touches to it at the beginning of the month!  
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21.12.16

Vileda Windomatic | Review


I try my best to keep on top of the housework, however there are certain jobs that just don't get done as often as they should and cleaning windows is one of them. So when we were recently asked if we wanted to review the Vileda Windomatic, of course I agreed and we couldn't wait for it to arrive so we could test it out.
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20.12.16

The Christmas Tag 2016


I was tagged by the lovely Emily over at Emily and Indiana to answer some Christmas related questions for 'The Christmas Tag', so here we go... 
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18.12.16

Two Years Blogging


I can't believe it's been two years today since I started this little blog of mine. In all honesty, I've never had a hobby that I've stuck to for very long, so I'm very proud of myself that I'm still here blogging two years later!
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My Sunday Photo #5


I love this photo of Sophie stood in front of the Christmas tree, wearing her brand new rainbow pyjamas!
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13.12.16

A Little Christmas Photoshoot


A couple of weeks ago, we went along to Sophie's Christmas photoshoot session which I had booked a few months ago now. Toby got the day off work, so we just spent the day at home until our appointment in the afternoon. We always go to our favourite local photographer, Heather Capture, who is based at Cedar Farm. She also took the photos for Sophie's first birthday cake smash, as well as our family photoshoot, which was two years ago now - and she's pretty amazing!
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10.12.16

Life Lately | December 2016


It's been a while since I've done a little update like this, but I just wanted to write down what's been happening recently, as life has been a bit crazy and stressful over the past few weeks...
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7.12.16

Our Family Christmas Traditions


We're finally in December, so I wanted to share a few of our family Christmas traditions with you. This time of year is so magical and I think these are all lovely ideas, which are perfect for creating lovely Christmas memories with your family each and every year. 
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5.12.16

Christmas Gift Ideas For Bloggers


If you're looking for gift ideas for a blogger, then look no further - as I have put together a list of my favourite items which would make the perfect gift!
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2.12.16

Sophie's Christmas Eve Basket 2016


I am so excited to be sharing this year's Christmas Eve Basket with you! I really enjoy putting different themed baskets together, but this one has got to be my favourite to do, as I absolutely love this time of year! If you're doing one of your own, but you're struggling for ideas on what to include, then I hope this post gives you some inspiration!
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30.11.16

Christmas Book Advent Calendar


This is the first year I have decided to do a book advent calendar for Sophie. I left it a bit too late last year, so over the past few months I have been buying Christmas themed books which I thought would be perfect to include in the advent this year. I'm really looking forward to starting this new tradition and we now have lots of new books to read in the run up to Christmas!
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28.11.16

The Biggest Pyjama Party Ever! #GetYourStripes


We are so excited to be involved in Matalan's #GetYourStripes campaign this year, which helps to raise funds for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Last week there was a huge pyjama party for the children at Alder Hey and we were very kindly sent some lovely goodies for us to join in, by hosting our own pyjama party at home!
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25.11.16

My Christmas Wishlist 2016

As Christmas is just around the corner, I wanted to share what's on my wishlist. I personally love reading what's on other people's wishlists (as I'm a bit nosy!)  - so I thought I would share what I'm lusting after for Christmas this year!
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20.11.16

My Sunday Photo #4


I'm a little bit late posting this, but I just had to share this gorgeous photo of Sophie at Cedar Farm earlier today.
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18.11.16

Sophie's Christmas Gifts 2016: Main Presents



Today I wanted to share the main gifts we have bought Sophie for Christmas this year, as she will have just turned three and a half by then and I personally enjoy reading this type of post for inspiration.
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17.11.16

Saving Money On Christmas Shopping With Groupon


Disclaimer - this is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own. 

Although Christmas is my favourite time of year, it can get very costly and money can be especially tight - not only in the run up to Christmas, but afterwards too. Which is why I love to save money where I can!
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16.11.16

30+ Elf On The Shelf Ideas

As Christmas is just around the corner, I have found some funny and creative Elf On The Shelf ideas and have put together a list of my favourites. I think they are perfect for making the festive season more fun and exciting for you and your family, so if you're looking for some inspiration, look no further!
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14.11.16

25 Christmas Crafts For Children


With only 6 weeks until Christmas, I thought I would share some of my favourite Christmas crafts for you and your children to do over the coming weeks, to get you feeling festive and to keep the children occupied!
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13.11.16

Sophie's Christmas Gifts 2016: Stocking Fillers

Today I'm sharing with you the stocking fillers we have picked up for Sophie, who will be turning three and a half just before Christmas. They are mainly the smaller and inexpensive items, which I thought would be perfect for her stocking.
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12.11.16

Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop | Review


Since becoming a parent three years ago, I'm always on the lookout for convenient household products that can make my life a lot easier, as time to clean is limited when Sophie is around. So when we were offered to try out the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop, I thought it would be perfect.
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10.11.16

50 Things To Do Over Christmas


As Christmas is just around the corner, I decided to put together a list of activities to do with family over the festive season. I have to say, Christmas is by far my favourite time of year, especially when you have children, as I think it's just so magical and fun! So I've included lots of fun activities to do in the run up to the big day!
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9.11.16

Baby Born Interactive Doll | Review


When I was a little girl, I absolutely loved playing with my dolls. In fact I would spend hours upon hours in my bedroom, feeding them, changing their nappy and their outfits and pushing them around in a little dolls pushchair I had and believe it or not - one of my favourite dolls as a child was my Baby Born. So you can imagine how excited I was to be given the opportunity to review the new Baby Born Interactive Doll, and for Sophie to have one of her very own.
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7.11.16

Top Toy Advent Calendars For Children


Can you believe it's just over three weeks until the beginning of December? That means it's almost time to bring out the advent calendars and I am so excited, as that means the countdown to Christmas is officially on! Each year I get a chocolate advent calendar for Sophie (and one for myself and Toby of course!). Although I love the idea of toy advent calendars, so I've rounded up some of my favourites!
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3.11.16

25+ Christmas Books For Children


I love to switch around Sophie's books throughout the year depending on the season or holiday and with Christmas just around the corner, I've been on the hunt for some new books to add to her collection this year. So I thought I would do a roundup of some of the best Christmas themed books for you to read with your children over the festive season.
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1.11.16

Top Festive Scented Candles


As we're now heading into Winter and Christmas isn't too far away, I thought I would share my top festive scented candles which are perfect for those warm & cosy evenings, snuggled on the sofa. 
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Halloween 2016

We didn't really celebrate Halloween last year, so this year I decided to make a bit more of an effort now that Sophie is a bit older and has more of an understanding about it. She spent the day at pre-school but she said she had a great time there and told me all about it when I picked her up.
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30.10.16

Girls Bedroom Update


Disclaimer - this is a sponsored post, however all opinions and images are my own.

You may have seen that we recently changed Sophie's bedroom around, as we decided to upgrade her cotbed and buy her a single bed. It seemed like a logical thing to do, now that she's coming up to three and a half years old. She absolutely loves her new bed and it's a lot more comfortable for her. 
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25.10.16

A Pre-School Update


Today I thought I would share a little update on how Sophie has been getting on, as it's been just over six months since she started nursery. Although it took a lot of thought at the time, I am so glad we made the decision for her to start when she did and we have noticed such a huge change in her.
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21.10.16

Storage Solutions Around Our Home


Since we moved into our new home last year, we have been slowly been updating it with new furniture. We always look for something that not only looks nice, but is practical too - which is essential when you have children (and a lot of clutter!). So I wanted to share some of our storage ideas around our home.
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14.10.16

Sophie's Halloween Basket 2016


I'm so excited to be sharing what's in Sophie's Halloween basket with you today! I didn't get round to making one last year and this year I have left it a little bit last minute - but it came together quite nicely and it's finally finished! So come and take a look at some of the things we have included, as it may just give you some inspiration if you're thinking of making one yourself.
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12.10.16

The Ordinary Moments #2 - A Little Autumn Walk


I don't know why, but recently we haven't really ventured out anywhere. We've spent a lot of time in the house and I think it was driving us both a little bit crazy. Especially Sophie. So along with my Mum (and the dog), we went for a little walk to one of our local parks.
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10.10.16

Halloween Books For Children


As Halloween is exactly three weeks away, I thought I would share my top children's Halloween books. Throughout the year, I like to order different themed books and in the run up to each holiday, Sophie and I will sit and read them together. I think it's a lovely way to spend time together and it also encourages reading skills, while making it fun and exciting too!
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7.10.16

October Wishlist


You may have noticed that I share regular wishlists on my blog of items that I've currently got my eye on (which is usually full of items for the home or for Sophie!). So now that we're in October, I thought I would write down everything on my wishlist this month and share it with you.
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5.10.16

Winter Home Decor Picks


As we'll soon be heading into Winter, I've put together a little wishlist of items which I would love to purchase to update our home over the coming season. 
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3.10.16

Top 9 Halloween Crafts For Children


As it's almost Halloween, I thought I would share some of my favourite crafts which are perfect to do at home with children, especially on a rainy day. I've been browsing Pinterest quite a lot recently as it's great for inspiration and I've found some brilliant ideas, which I'm definitely going to try with Sophie over the coming weeks!
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2.10.16

My Aims & Goals This Month


I thought I would set myself some personal aims and goals to try and complete throughout this month, which will hopefully improve my lifestyle and productivity.
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1.10.16

Instagram | September 2016



Can you believe that we're now in October? It literally doesn't seem like five minutes since I posted my last Instagram round-up, yet here we are! September was quite a busy, but exciting month for us, so I will explain more about each photo and what we've been up to recently!
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27.9.16

Top 9 Autumn Crafts For Children


As we're now in Autumn, I thought it would be fun to put together my favourite Autumn themed crafts. I think Sophie would love to do the majority of these, so we're definitely going to give them a go over the coming weeks!
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24.9.16

Christening Gift Ideas


If you're attending a Christening soon and you're looking for the perfect gift for the occasion, you may find this post helpful. I have put together a list of some unisex gift ideas which I think make an ideal gift.
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19.9.16

Life Lately | Postnatal Depression


It's been well over a year since I wrote a post about suffering with Postnatal Depression and I thought I would share how I've been getting on since then, as I don't think I've really mentioned it on my blog since.
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18.9.16

Unisex Children's Bedding


I've been on the hunt for some new bedding as I've recently ordered Sophie's new single bed and mattress, both of which should be arriving next week. To be honest, I usually struggle finding children's bedding that I like. So I thought I would put together a list of my favourite unisex bedding picks.
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16.9.16

#CaptureChristmasMagic


Anyone who knows me will probably know how much I love Christmas. It's by far my favourite time of year, I just love the festive season and the build up to it. Which is why I'm very excited to share an exciting new community with you today!
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13.9.16

Autumn Essentials


Now that Summer is officially over, I've been thinking more and more about Autumn and some of the essentials that I will need. Think cosy knits and woolly hats, to keep warm over the season. 
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10.9.16

A Walk Through Grizedale Forest


Yesterday, Sophie and I went through a walk through Grizedale Forest with a couple of our good friends. I took my camera with me and captured some photos of our little adventure, which I wanted to share with you.
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7.9.16

50 Things To Do In Autumn


With Autumn just around the corner, I wanted to give you a few ideas for activities you can do with family and friends throughout the season.
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5.9.16

5 Tips For Travelling With Children


We have made a couple of long distance car journeys over the past few months, including a visit to Northumberland and we have recently travelled up to Scotland for a two week break. So today I thought I would share a few tips for making long journeys with children a little bit easier!
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4.9.16

Next Girls A/W Wishlist


If you're a regular reader of my blog, you will know how much I love shopping at Next - especially for childrenswear, so I thought I would share some of my favourite items from their new girls' Autumn/Winter range.
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1.9.16

Little Dish Pots & Pies Toddler Meals | Review


We were recently chosen to try out the new Little Dish Pots & Pies range of toddler meals and we couldn't wait to test them out and share our thoughts with you! 
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Instagram | August 2016


It's slightly crazy to think Summer has been and gone and Autumn is just around the corner. I wanted to do another of my monthly roundup of my favourite photos, which I have shared on Instagram throughout the month. 
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