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My Promise to Them

My Promise to Them

You might have seen that earlier this mont I posted about the promises I’m making to myself when it comes to self care this year. If not, you can see that here. Today though, I wanted to talk about a promise I am making to […]

Flower Plot Tuff Spot Play

Flower Plot Tuff Spot Play

We had a morning of cancelled plans and grumpy babies this morning so by lunchtime we were all going a little stir crazy. We had to wait in for a parcel so couldn’t head out anywhere so I took some inspiration from my Play Hooray […]

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 […]

Easter Toddler Crafts: Decorating Chicks

Easter Toddler Crafts: Decorating Chicks

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve really rediscovered my passion for baby & toddler play & planning activities to do with the children. So much so, I’ve planned a whole month of spring related activities from tuff spots to days out to keep Florrie […]

3 Promises I’m Making to Myself for 2019

3 Promises I’m Making to Myself for 2019

I didn’t make any New Years resolutions this year. Nor did I set myself any goals. 2019 started off quite uncertain for us and to be completely honest I didn’t want to set myself up to fail. However, self care seems to be the buzz word of the moment wherever we go so,  now that the chaos is calming I’ve decided I need to do a few things for me. I need to find a little bit of my independence again and dedicate some time to looking after me so I’ve made some promises to myself that will hopefully give me just that.

Firstly, I really want to pass my driving test this year. It’ll open up a whole new world and so I am determined to get  on the road so I am going to book myself a course of lessons and get myself driving.  This has been on my list of yearly goals ever since I turned 17. I’ve failed twice and ran out of money each time so couldn’t retake straight away. I’ve got to re do my theory test as it’s been over five years since I passed that, but I feel like I need to be on the road more now than ever. Getting out with two littles is a task in itself, let alone when it involves public transport and a toddler who despises being stuck in the pushchair! And besides that, I just really crave the freedom of being able to go out without having to worry about train times or relying on someone else to drive me there.

If the end of last year taught me anything it’s that anything can happen at any time, and sometimes you just need a bit of backup. I need to start earning some money to help contribute to our house pot plus giving us a little cushioning and flexibility to plan days out and treat ourselves from time to time, so I’m going to apply for some part time / evening work and try to earn a little more through the blog too. As well as the money, I think having an extra thing to focus on / work towards will be good for my brain.

Lastly, I’m going to make a commitment to look after my appearance a lot more. I know, I know, I’ve only just had William but I am really keen to get back to feeling a little more like me… or at least be able to find clothes that sit & fit right. As well as dropping a dress size or two, I am also very aware that I need to start making healthier food choices to start feeling healthier in myself  too. I am going to be returning to Slimming World this week and have already placed a Slimming World friendly grocery order to give myself a bit of a kick start. I’m also going to try and commit to getting my nails or eyelashes done once a month and try to make sure I get up each morning and put some make up on as I always find that if I feel like I look good, I get an instant mood lift.

So there they are, the three promises I’m making to myself for the rest of 2019. If you see me slacking, remind me of this post will you?

JUST SO YOU KNOW…

*The image used in this post was taken at a Gifted photo shoot with Red Shoe Makeovers. Red Shoe’s message is all about feeling empowered and taking the time to look after yourself mentally, in whichever way works for you. Head over to their facebook page to find out more.

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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 […]

William’s 3 & 4 week update

William’s 3 & 4 week update

Despite my best intentions, I didn’t get around to finishing or publishing your three week update last week so instead, I’ve combined both your 3 & 4 week update in todays post. You’re four weeks old. A whole month old. It feels like you’ve been […]