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Created by Magic Review and Giveaway!


Ever since I found out I was pregnant I have become borderline obsessed about decorating my daughter’s bedroom. The day that I found out I was having a girl I started hunting for those perfect pieces that would make her room just as beautiful as I knew that she was going to be. That hunt has never ended really; as she has grown and developed I am constantly on the lookout for things to add to her bedroom to reflect her developing personality. When Created by Magic offered me the chance tor review one of their products I was thrilled as their prints are absolutely stunning and they have a fantastic selection to choose from. Continue reading “Created by Magic Review and Giveaway!”

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Review

A few weeks ago we were invited to go along to one of the Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves that was taking place in Engine Rooms in Southampton. I’d never even heard of a family rave before and not being someone to turn down a chance to do something different, I gladly accepted the invitation to go along and review the rave. This particular event was Heroes and Villains themed fancy dress and I was apprehensive as to how dressed up most people would be. We went for a cop out costume, of Cops and Robbers (sorry I couldn’t resist!). Darcie wore a striped t shirt and I made her a criminal ID number that I stuck on her top and Dan and I wore black and had Police hats that we could choose to wear depending on the level of fancy dress we encountered once we got there! Continue reading “Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Review”

Mum Life · Other Good Stuff · Reviews

Apps For Mums

Navigating the world of pregnancy and parenthood is not an easy task, but imagine embarking on that journey without any of the modern technology that we have at our fingertips today! These days we can get advice, recommendations and answers to all of our weirdest pregnancy questions from many different places. Those late night Google searches of ‘can I eat grapes while I’m pregnant?’ and ‘will I squash the baby if I tie my shoelaces?’ can lead us to many different sources of advice. From reading advice and personal experiences from my favourite Mummy bloggers to getting medical advice from the NHS wesbite, I’ve tried it all, but the thing that I wanted to talk about today is Apps. Those wonderful little icons on our phones that are so small but that hold a wealth of information and advice for all of us clueless parents. Continue reading “Apps For Mums”

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Making The Most of Rainy Days

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I’ve never been one to let the weather dictate what I do and since becoming a stay at home mum, I’ve really made a point of not allowing the rain to keep us cooped up inside. I’ve often felt the term ‘stay at home mum’ is quite ridiculous because I don’t think many of us actually stay at home that much. The cabin fever can become only too real if you fall into the trap of staying in the house too much and I always think it’s much healthier for your body and your mind to get outside as much as possible. I have also found that now Darcie is really a toddler it has become much harder to keep her entertained at home than it is to bundle her up out the door and find something to really capture her attention. Continue reading “Making The Most of Rainy Days”

Days Out · Mum Life · Reviews

Winchester Harvest Festival

If you read my post 10 Autumnal Days Out In Hampshire 2017 you would have seen me mention Hampshire Harvest Festival that was held in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral this weekend. I don’t know if we’ll manage to go to all of the things on that list, but the Harvest Festival was one that I definitely wanted to tick off. So on Saturday afternoon we set off after lunch to have an afternoon wandering around the stalls. Continue reading “Winchester Harvest Festival”

Mum Life · Reviews

Chicco Oh La La Stroller Review

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We transitioned to the Chicco Oh La La Stroller when Darcie was around eleven months old. Our Mothercare three-in-one Xpedior pram had does us so well since she was born but as I was taking the bus more and more it felt like time for a much more lightweight and easier to fold down stroller. My mission for a new pram was basically to find something as light as possible, that I could fold up and down with one hand and that wasn’t going to eat too far into our mortgage fund. The Oh La La Stroller ticks all these boxes and I actually really love the design of it and the light grey colour. We got ours for £80 which is so affordable compared to a lot of other strollers that I  had my eye on and it weighs just 3.8kg which is the lightest we could find anywhere. Continue reading “Chicco Oh La La Stroller Review”

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The New Forest Fairy Festival

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Last Saturday we paid a visit to The New Forest Fairy Festival in Burley. We’d taken Darcie last year when she was four months old when she was too young to really appreciate what was going on but the excitement of having a baby girl to take to a fairy festival was too strong for me to resist! This year however she was able to enjoy the day a lot more. As she is now walking, she just loves having space to roam and explore and all the bright colours and music at the festival were an added bonus too. Continue reading “The New Forest Fairy Festival”

Mum Life · Reviews

Mum & Toddler Monthly Faves// July

I love reading other blogger’s round up posts of their monthly favourites so this is my first go at creating one of my own.
Darcie is at an age now where she has a new favourite thing almost daily but I have tried to just round up the best of the bunch otherwise we would be here all day, and I’m sure we’ve all got more productive things we could be getting on with! You might notice that I’ve called her a toddler properly for the first time on this blog so I think we all need to take a minute and have a little cry about that. Continue reading “Mum & Toddler Monthly Faves// July”

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Days Out for Under Ones // Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World

IMG_2453It can be very hard to find family days out when you have an under one year old. Lots of kid friendly places don’t really cater for the crawlers and the non movers, and I for one will spend ages trawling the internet for ideas and reviews of places we want to go before deciding if it’s worth it for us and whether or not there will actually be things for Darcie to join in with. She is now 14 months but we first started going to Paultons park when she was around 7 months and so I thought writing about our experiences could help someone with an under one who is deliberating about going. Continue reading “Days Out for Under Ones // Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World”

Food · Mum Life · Reviews

Cooking With Gousto 

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might have seen that last week I received a Gousto box which I was very excited about. I’ve known about Gousto for a while and always thought it sounds like a great idea so when the opportunity to try one of their boxes came up I leapt at the chance. Gousto sent me this box to try but this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own. Continue reading “Cooking With Gousto “