Room Planning: A Monochrome Baby Boys Room

W hilst I was in a mild panic to get Ollie’s room finished before he was born, we haven’t really touched it since he arrived and at the moment its a bit of a dumping ground for Ettie’s old toys and baby paraphernalia that doesn’t have its own tidy place in the house. Because he’s quite happy in the Snuzpod attached to our bed, its been quite nice to give ourselves a break from renovating, enjoy the progress we’ve made so far and take a step away from DIY. However this morning when I was taking photos of Ollie to mark his three month ‘coming of age,’ I suddenly realised that time is slowly ticking by and its going to be time to move him from the comfort of the cosy  Snuzpod and…

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Room Tour: A Modern Pink Scandi Inspired Girls Room

D esigning Ettie’s room been my favourite part of our renovation journey to date. Creating a beautiful yet stylish little girls room is something I’ve always wanted to do and when we moved in here I was given a completely blank canvas which was perfect. When designing her room I wanted to create a space that would grow with her. She was 10 months old when we first moved in and so past the newborn nursery stage. Because of that I wanted to create a space that was perfect for a little girl, somewhere we could play together, but also that she could enjoy with friends when she grows a little older. Since posting Ettie’s Room Progress, a couple of months ago, we’ve already made a few changes to the decor…

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The Mummy Juggle #9 | Gemma, Yorkshire Mum of 4

Hello and welcome back to The Mummy Juggle,  a series designed with Mums in mind to share stories and inspiration about how to cope with the day-to-day struggle of juggling work and family life.  A struggle I’ve affectionately named ‘The Mummy Juggle.’ The Mummy Juggle: ‘The non-stop juggling act of being a mother, holding down a job, running a home and generally being an all round superwoman!’ I’m four months into my maternity leave with Ollie now [4 MONTHS!!] But that doesn’t stop me constantly thinking about how I am going to juggle things when its time to go back to work and that’s only with two children. This month we hear from Gemma who at age 20, on maternity leave with her second child realised working full time and paying…

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Our spooky trip to the woods {Halloween 2018}

I  don’t know what’s happened to me since becoming a Mum, but I’ve suddenly become obsessed with the passing of time… the general feeling being that it flies by far to quickly and if I don’t document every single moment, then I’ll somehow forget just how perfect these early years of motherhood are! With that in mind, I think its safe to say that I’m a pretty compulsive photo taker!! I can’t really think of an occasion when I haven’t had a camera in my hand and I can’t see that changing in the future. Photography is such a passion of mine. I just love how you can re-capture the memories of a day by looking back through photographs and I think that’s why I’ve filled so many hard drives…

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Small Brand Spotlight | Freya Lillie

It’s been a while since I run this feature but I’m determined to bring it back as I absolutely love promoting small brands and sharing the best of my finds with you. There’s something pretty magical about buying and item that has been lovingly created by someone else, knowing its relatively unique and there aren’t hundreds of others out there donning the shelves of a department store. I also have to give a HUGE apology to Michelle as she contributed to this post months ago but her words got lost in my inbox as I fell into the depths of pregnancy and baby brain. So without further adieu I bring you the lovely Freya Lillie… I was lucky enough to discover Freya Lillie when Ettie was around 9 months old. She…

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A facial a day keeps the doctor away….

Ok so perhaps not every day but ‘a facial every 4-6 weeks as recommended, keeps the doctor away‘ really wasn’t as punchy a title!! Last Saturday I was invited to sample a bespoke facial treatment with Juliet at the Skin Studio in Hove and I’m not exaggerating when I say I think it’s one of the best facials I’ve ever had! Having had Ollie only two months ago, taking time out for me isn’t really something that’s been high on my agenda, but with sleepless night and breastfeeding all taking their toll on my skin, a lovely relaxing facial was absolutely something I needed and I walked out of her salon feeling energised and refreshed. Juliet started her career working in a skin treatment centre in Australia learning how to…

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Taf Toys Musical Newborn Cosy Gym | Review

Over the next few months I’ll be working with Taf Toys to bring you honest reviews of a couple of their products. Ordinarily toy reviews aren’t my thing because I’m quite fussy about the toys I let into the house (they do take up all the space after all!) But after having a quick look over their website I knew instantly that me and ‘Taf’ were going to get along just fine!   A far cry from the usual neon colours you find in most toys, Taf Toys use a lovely pastel colour palette of yellow, turquoise and grey which is not only unisex (great for handing down between siblings!), but also suits my decor perfectly – and you don’t need sunglasses to look at them! With the market so full of…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Fashion

I shared an Instagram story yesterday pointing people in the direction of my Shop My Style page because I’d recently updated it with my favourite breastfeeding friendly outfit choices. When I checked my inbox later that evening, it was full of messages from people saying they really struggled to find stylish outfits they could feed in, and that they found my list useful. Its probably my most popular IG story in that it received the most engagement and it wasn’t even all 15 seconds long!  Now I’m no fashion blogger and would never pretend to be, but I do like spending money and I’m on first name terms with my ASOS delivery driver so hopefully that gives me some credentials to write the following post… its also my second time feeding…

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