Category: Family Life

What’s in Florence’s Easter Basket?

What’s in Florence’s Easter Basket?

With Easter a mere two weeks away, I’ve been gradually putting together some activities to do in the lead up to the big weekend as well as gifts for the children to have on Easter Sunday. As I know that family & friends will likely […]

DIY Easter Bunny Treat Bag Tutorial

DIY Easter Bunny Treat Bag Tutorial

So you guys seemed to love my DIY reindeer food sack  tutorial at Christmas so much, so I thought I’d try and recreate something similar for Easter. These little Bunny treat bags are just the cutest and add a lovely extra touch to your Easter […]

DIY SENSORY EASTER EGGS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS {GIFTED SAMPLES USED}

DIY SENSORY EASTER EGGS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS {GIFTED SAMPLES USED}

Over the last week or so, I’ve been busy behind the scenes making bits and bobs for the littles’ Easter gifts. Today I wanted to share with you these unbelievably simple DIY sensory Easter eggs that I’ve added to William’s Easter basket ready to play with over the Easter weekend.

I was sent a pack of fillable eggs, among other bits & bobs, for the children to use in their play in the lead up to Easter. While Florence has had no end of fun using them in sensory tuff spots, small world play, treasure hunts and she even ate her breakfast out of them a couple of times (more on that here) , William is way too young to make use of them on his own. Instead, I’ve used them to make a selection of sensory eggs to play with him with when he’s on his play mat or during tummy time.

I took some of the eggs and decided to add both sound & smell elements to them. The eggs have little holes in the bottom so I figured when they’re shaken or even just laid next to the baby the scents will come through.  I picked some herbs from the garden (mint, rosemary & lemon mint) and popped them as they were into each of the eggs, along with a tea spoon of rice in one, a couple of bits of pasta in another and some coins in the third.

To make sure the contents don’t spill out everywhere, I’ve used some contrasting washi tape around the middle to secure them.

Florence (just shy of 2 years old) will probably make use of these and they’ll be something she can play with her baby brother with too. 

See what else I’ve put in William’s Easter basket here.

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Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Easter

Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Easter

I can’t believe how quickly William’s first Easter has come around. While he is clearly too young to know what on earth is going on, let alone take advantage of the chocolate fest Easter brings, I still wanted to make him up his own little […]

3 Toddler Approved Easter Meal Ideas {GIFTED}

3 Toddler Approved Easter Meal Ideas {GIFTED}

Ever feel like you just keep serving up the same meals for your little one week after week? Recently I’ve noticed Florence had started to become quite fussy at meal times and I began to wonder if she was just a bit bored of what […]

What Florence Wore #3

What Florence Wore #3

Anyone else have serious wardrobe envy when it comes to their toddler’s clothes? I find myself seriously wishing I could pull off the contents of Florence’s wardrobe quite often? I absolutely LOVE the outfit that she wore to her cousins party this weekend.

I’m all about bright colours when it comes to the children’s wardrobes at the moment so I couldn’t resist this little F+F denim pinafore dress when I popped into Tesco last week. I mean, just take a look at those rainbow straps! It also has a rainbow on the pocket and multi coloured stars on the front. It did come with a long sleeved grey top, but it’s one of those dressed she could wear with any colour underneath so I chose to pair it with a little yellow t-shirt and matching cardigan from Primark instead. 

She started the day wearing a pair of rainbow tights from Peacocks & then some cream tights but in true toddler style they were covered in stains and squash and all sorts so they ended up coming off. Thankfully it was warm enough for her to be bare legged though.

And then there was the star of the show, the shoes! Everyone at the party commented on her beautiful new Livie & Luca Petals.

I am hoping to make these little kids fashion posts a bit of a regular thing here, maybe taking it in turns each week between Florence and William, so with any luck I will be back next week with another gorgeous outfit.

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My Mum, My Sister & Me |Celebrating Mother’s Day with Max Spielmann {AD – Gifted}

My Mum, My Sister & Me |Celebrating Mother’s Day with Max Spielmann {AD – Gifted}

With a week to go until Mother’s Day, I’m teaming up with Max Spielmann to share my favourite memory with my mum. It’s really difficult to think of just one. At first I thought about the big events, the holidays, the days out etc but […]

5 weeks post partum – an honest account of my feelings & symptoms after birth

5 weeks post partum – an honest account of my feelings & symptoms after birth

I’ve been giving this post a lot of thought over the last few weeks and while some parts might be a bit TMI I wanted to share my experiences in the weeks following William’s birth as some things came as a bit of a surprise […]