• Bullyland Chubby Unicorns review

    There is no escaping that Unicorns are everyone’s fave mythical creature at the moment – including mine! I love anything related to Pegasus or Unicorns and so when I was given the chance to review some Bullyland Chubby Unicorns I knew I had to have them! I was sent four Unicorns including Chubby Fairy Princess unicorn who is SO sassy and the cute and I just love having her in my bedroom next to my makeup to make me feel like a queen. Surprisingly Freddie also thinks they are super cute and he is very much a boys boy, he wants to take them to nursery to show one of his friends as she…

  • Getting the family car right

    I have always, always driven small cars. Even as a community nurse I can stuff fit all my nursing equipment and do my rounds. I work in a very rural area and it’s easy to nip here and there in my little pap pap. I think I have been quite blasé though, thinking that I would always be ok with this. Now our family is bigger, I definitely feel the need to get the family car right. This isn’t just for the extra space but more so the feel of being safer and more protected. I have been using my husband’s car a lot more and where I used to…

  • Saving money on a new matress to finish our room

    We have recently transformed our bedroom with a mini makeover. What we did was really very minimal, jsut realy a lick  of paint, accessories and soft funishings but it has had a massive impact on making our room a haven that we actually love being in with decor that we love. The finishing touches for us to sort out are a new mattress and at some point give our wardrobes a bit of a makeover as even though I love them they are little dated. Wardrobes aren’t so essential other than to hold clothes, they dont really have any impact on us. The mattress is a different story. I have always had what you…

  • Bambo Nature Eco friendly Nappies review

    With both boys I have pretty much stuck with what works works and not ventured much futher. Especially with nappies I have stuck to this mantra as there is nothing worse than a soggy baby and soggy baby clothes. I know that this sounds awful but I have always, always been told that eco friendly nappies they don’t work as well and that they are false economy. I was approached by Bambo Nature to give their eco nappies a trial and give an honest report back on how I found using them, warts and all. About Bambo Eco Nappies Bambo Eco nappies have been made with the environment and your baby…

  • Get Nourished Coffee review

    Even before I had children, my morning routine always contained one staple – coffee. Now I have the two boys my mornings are a little more rushed and contain a lot more coffee. It’s a little grasp at a chunk of me time where I can replenish some enegery and take a little breather before the craziness of the day starts – even if it means that most days my coffee is cold! Get Nourished contacted me to see if they could help. Get Nourished When Get Nourished contacted me I was excitied to try their new product – high protein (as much as in a steak!) iced coffees! Lets face…

  • Advice from me, to me..

    I can hardly believe I’ve been a mum of two for almost a year now. In lots of ways it’s been a learning curve – difficulties with reflux and a milk allergy early on. On the other hand I have realised how much it pays not to sweat the small stuff. I have definitely sat back and enjoyed not being as stressed as much with Dexter, I mean, I didn’t feel I was with Freddie but looking back, I was. If I could offer some pearls of wisdom for that first time mom me, here would be my five top “don’t stress” tips. Fed is best. Before I had Freddie…

  • Finishing touches

    Parents bedroom mini makeover – a space for us

    After two and a half years in our house, we decided that our bedroom definitely needed some love! Until  our makeover it had a large dark purple feature wall and nothing really matching. Our stamp wasn’t on it and it never seemed like ‘ours’. We decided to change the feature wall colour, add some focal points and just generally have more soft furnishings to make it our own little haven and somewhere we can relax, as well as enjoying the space we created. We also were lucky enough to be gifted some wonderful items for review to help make our room be a place we adore. Bedroom feature wall The…

  • Ten things we can’t help but say as a Mum

    Today is Mother’s Day, so enjoy your hot cup of tea, eat chocolates and wallow in the bath. Steering away from the mushy stuff, there’s one thing that identifies me as a Mum. I always say the same exasperated phrases when I’m at my wits end. Currently my Mum phrase is “HOW MANY MORE TIMES” which of course is uncountable, like the act being carried out itself. What’s your mum phrase? I asked some other bloggers what they spout out when pushed to the edge of reason and sh*ts about to get very real but that also makes them die inside when they say it.. Kate – Ever after with kids  “You’ll…

  • Five early pregnancy symptoms that I experienced

    Pregnancy is long for me, as with both my pregnancies I knew pretty much immediately that I was pregnant. That’s one long wait whilst cooking a baby! Apart from the obvious little blue line or “1-2 weeks”  with both boys I had some other tell tale signs hat I was expecting before a test would show positive. I always wondered just how people “knew” when they fell pregnant because they had “a feeling in their water” as my mom would say. Here is what I experienced Sore boobs Not just sore boobs, it was bloody excruciating. It felt so obvious and like they were literally going to snap off! Going…

  • A little change

    So, I’ve had a change and have gone self hosted and just done a mini blog freshen up. Not sure if I’m going to stay with it yet, there’s so many options to explore and faff about with isn’t there! I’m glad I took the plunge even if there were a few teething issues and moments where I was going to slam my head up the nearest wall! In other news, it’s sunday, we have had a baking session of chocolate brownies and there’s a nice plump chicken ready to roast for later. The snow is still around outside so we are all feeling cosy and in hibernation mode. hope…