You and Me in the Morning

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Weaning – Yummy Fruity Oat Cakes Recipe

Weaning – Yummy Fruity Oat Cakes Recipe

This weekend I’ve been busy in the kitchen making some delicious snacks and meals for Florence that we can just grab and go on busy days. One of the tasty recipes I made was these fruity Oat Cakes which are perfect for breakfasts and on […]

Florence’s 7 & a half month update

Florence’s 7 & a half month update

So, little girl, you’re officially 7 1/2 months old and as usual I’m late with your little update. The last month has been one of the busiest since you were born and I feel like we’re only just starting to slow back down after the […]

Cuddledry Cuddleroar Towel Review

Cuddledry Cuddleroar Towel Review

Florence definitely takes after me in her love for bath time. She has always been a water baby and I’d go as far to say that it is probably her favourite time of day. The only thing we sometimes find tricky about bathtime is when it ends and so we have invested in some products which make this window of time as comfortable and stress free as possible for both us and Florence. One of the brands that help us do this is Cuddledry.

I’ve raved about Cuddledry before, praising the innovation of their Apron Towel and its ability to make those post newborn bath times stress free and full of cuddles and now  have sent us another of their iconic bathtime products – the Cuddleroar Toddler Towel.cuddleroar towel 4

With a super cute dinosaur design, the Cuddleroar towel is a vibrant green colour and has contrasting dark green ‘spikes’ along the spine and is complete with an integrated hood, which fastens at the chest, making it an adorable first introduction to dress up and imaginative play. While Florence is still quite young to understand this concept, she does make a very adorable dinosaur & even roars back when you do it to her.cuddleroar towel 2

cuddleroar towel 5Just like their Apron Towels, the Cuddleroar towel is made from a luxuriously soft & fluffy blend of bamboo fibre & cotton toweling which is extra absorbent to help  get your little one warm & dry quicker as well as being gentler on their sensitive skin. Unlike other baby & toddler towels we have, this unbelievable softness lasts wash after wash.cuddleroar towel 3

Its unquestionable quality is matched with the towel’s generous size which assures me that while typically more expensive than others you may find on the High Street (£34.99), it is brilliant value for money. All of their toddler towels are designed to last until your little one is 3 years old when they can move up to the next size and range of designs.cuddleroar towel 6

Speaking of designs, their toddler towels are available in an array of adorable characters so if dinosaurs aren’t really your thing (I think you’re crazy, but still…) you can choose from a cow, giraffe or deer which are all equally as sweet.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of the other products that make our lives with a seven month old easier, so keep your eyes peeled if you too have a baby on the move or who is weaning!

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2017 IN PICTURES | THE YEAR MY DREAMS CAME TRUE

2017 IN PICTURES | THE YEAR MY DREAMS CAME TRUE

JANUARY After seeing in the new year with our friends and celebrating by sleeping in on New Years day, I started the year quite poorly, passing out and having to take time off from work to get myself and my then bump back to health. But […]

Florence’s First Christmas Gifts

Florence’s First Christmas Gifts

I’ve already shared the contents of Florence’s First Christmas Stocking so I thought I would share some of the other things we’ve… ahem… Santa… has bought her for Christmas this year. We’ve quite a big family and it’s likely Florence is going to be showered […]

Christmas Crafts | Festive Sugar Scrubs

Christmas Crafts | Festive Sugar Scrubs

There’s nothing quite like a sending and receiving a homemade gift at Christmas. There’s something so special about knowing you’ve worked to create something special for a loved one.  Today I wanted to show you one of the homemade Christmas gifts that I made for some friends and family a few years ago.

I was inspired to make these Festive Sugar Scrubs on Pinterest and they were originally posted over on A Pumpkin and a Princess.  I’ve adapted the recipe a little bit so they are perfect for each individual recipient, but here’s how I made them.

What you will need:

300g brown sugar, 400ml of sweet Almond Oil, 400g Shea Butter Soap Base, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 2 tsp vanilla extract & a Ginger Bread Man Mold.

Step One:

Melt the Soap Base over a Bain Marie, stirring occasionally. Once part melted, add the Sweet Almond Oil to the bowl and leave to melt until the mixture is liquid.

Step Two:

While they are melting together, take a jug and add mix in your brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger.

Step Three:

Remove your Soap / Oil combo from the heat and allow to cool for one minute.

Step Four:

Add the micture to the sugar & spices and stir. While still runny pour evenly between your six molds and leave to cool for a further twenty minutes. Once cool pop them in your freezer for about an hour before removing and wrapping them in cellophane ready to give as gifts.

Handy Tip: DO NOT be concerned that the mixture is not thick enough and over stir in step four. Give it a quick mix in and then pour straight away otherwise you will end up with really stodgy ‘dough’ which you can’t pour into the mold. Take it from someone who learned the hard way ;)

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Are you making gifts this Christmas? I am still on the hunt for inspiration so pop your links / ideas below. Check out my other Christmas Crafts over on pinterest.

 

*This post was originally published on 4th December 2015.

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Our Christmas Traditions old & new

Our Christmas Traditions old & new

One of the many things I love about Christmas is that so many of our family traditions centre around this time of year. I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas’s as I grew up and I know my Mum worked so hard to make […]

A Christmas Wishlist fit for a Movie Star

A Christmas Wishlist fit for a Movie Star

It’s that time of year where we are all colating wishlists for Santa, and while my real life Christmas list has become all about clocks, hoovers & other very boring Mum requests it’s still fun to fantasise about all of those things money (lots of […]