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Bath Time!

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Ever since Darcie was first born, she has been a total water baby. I don’t know if it’s because she was born in the birth pool or if it’s simply because most babies just do love water. But either way, it has always been a great way of calming her down if she is upset or unwell and these days it fills that awkward gap between dinner and bedtime. Bath time usually lasts a good half an hour at least in our house; she plays with her toys, splashes water everywhere, drinks the bath water (gross, I know), plays with the bubbles and always says ‘teeth’ at the end to remind me that we need to brush her teeth. Continue reading “Bath Time!”

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Christmas Gift Guide For Toddlers

With Christmas looming I’ve put together this gift guide for toddlers to hopefully give some inspiration to any parents out there who are struggling for ideas. Let’s be honest you can go into any Early Learning Centre, Toys ‘r’ Us or Argos and be bombarded with choices and ideas of all the latest toys to buy your toddler, so I’ve focused on some more alternative ideas that you might not otherwise have thought of and to support some smaller or lesser known brands in the process.

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Christmas Gift Guide for Dads

I don’t know if I’ve ever met a single woman who doesn’t struggle to buy for the men in her life. For some reason men can be absolutely impossible to buy for and the ones in my life are no exception. I’ve put together this gift guide that contains some items that you might not have thought of before and also some trusty old faithfuls. I hope it helps anyone who might have  just realised that it is only three weeks until the big day and that they still have no presents bought for the men in the family. I know that feeling oh so well, so here are a few ideas for you: Continue reading “Christmas Gift Guide for Dads”

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Little Dreamers Nursery Decor // My Business Launch and GIVEAWAY

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It’s here!

The launch of my new business: Little Dreamers Nursery Decor. Well technically it launched a couple of months ago but now I’ve got the ball rolling I’m ready to share it fully with my blog. I am selling beautiful, handmade pieces for nurseries and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I’ve started out with dream catchers but I have plans for bunting, garlands and all sorts of other wonderful things to add as time goes by.  Continue reading “Little Dreamers Nursery Decor // My Business Launch and GIVEAWAY”

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Appy Kids Review and Giveaway!

We’ve always been a strictly water in the sippy cup kind of family. When Darcie was first weaning and started to have water throughout the day along with her milk, I couldn’t understand why anyone would introduce juice to their baby. Surely if they’ve never had anything other than water, they won’t want anything different? This theory worked for me up until Darcie was just over a year old. Within reason I will always share what I have with Darcie if she expresses an interest in wanting to try whatever it is I’ve got. Unless it is something really outrageously unhealthy, or alcohol, I will let her have a little taste. And so, she has slowly been introduced to some of the more unhealthy finer things in life. She loves cake and juice and can now say both of those words which mean it is frankly downright rude for me to pretend I don’t know what she wants. So, I spend around half the time feeling like a mean mummy and explaining to her that she can’t have cake at 7am, and the other half of the time giving in and letting her have exaclty what she wants. Continue reading “Appy Kids Review and Giveaway!”

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Magic Santa Letter Review and Discount Code!

I know that some people will groan when they see me use the Christmas word on my blog when we’re not even quite in December. However, once you’re a parent I really don’t think there’s such a thing as being too organised for Christmas and what I’ve got to share with you today is definitely going to help you out with getting everything ready for the big day. Continue reading “Magic Santa Letter Review and Discount Code!”

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Little Tikes Swim to Me Puppy Review

Anyone who knows my daughter in real life or who has read my blog for a long time will know that she is animal mad. There are times when I genuinely feel she prefers animals to humans and will happily spend her time watching cats from the window, chasing them when we go for walks and ‘woofing’ at every dog that we see. I would love more than anything to get her her very own pet but the timing doesn’t quite feel right at the moment. So I was very happy when we received a Little Tikes Swim to Me Puppy to review. I immediately knew that she would absolutely love the toy and we couldn’t wait to try him out. Continue reading “Little Tikes Swim to Me Puppy Review”

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Flip Out Southampton Review

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Flip Out to see if I would like to try out their trampoline park with Darcie and to write a review for them. Not being someone to turn down an opportunity to do something different, I of course said yes and so along we went on Friday 10th of November. We took two of our friends along with us because everything is better with friends, and we all had a really good time. When you first arrive at Flip Out you have to sign a waiver basically saying that you will take responsibility for yourself and your children and then there is a short health and safety video to watch. It really is very short so you don’t need to worry about keeping the kids still for very long at all. I think it’s good that they do all of this as it shows that they really care about your safety and enjoyment while using the equipment. We were a bit disappointed though as they don’t allow triple flips which was obviously the main reason we wanted to go (kidding!). You have to purchase non slip socks for jumping which are then yours to keep for any future times that you go, and there are lockers to leave any possessions that you don’t want to take onto the trampolines with you. Continue reading “Flip Out Southampton Review”

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Creating A Brand With LogoJoy

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I keep mentioning my new online venture on this blog and I do have a post in the works that will be a full introduction to the business and will also include an exciting giveaway. Although I have been trading for a few months already, It is all still very much a work in progress and one thing that I was still lacking was a logo to represent the brand. It was perfect timing when I was offered to try out LogoJoy’s online logo creator and I have ended up with a logo that I am very happy with for my new business. Continue reading “Creating A Brand With LogoJoy”

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Pumpkin Picking at Pickwell Farm


Ever since our lovely day out Strawberry picking in the summer I have been looking forward to going back to Pickwell Farm in the Autumn to pick some pumpkins. We headed off bright and early this morning, the sun was shining and as it is a weekday we hoped it wouldn’t be too busy. It wasn’t busy at all although I think that was partly due to the fact that we had actually missed peak pumpkin picking season. There wasn’t a great selection of pumpkins left but that didn’t really matter as I think main fun of going pumpkin picking is the experience not necessarily the pumpkin you come home with anyway. We had a great time and I got some photos that I am in love with so that’s the main thing anyway, right? Continue reading “Pumpkin Picking at Pickwell Farm”