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Christmas Gift Guide | Women

So here we are, the grand finale of Little Snippets’ Gift Guide Week and I’ve saved the best till last. One for us girls! These are always my favourite gift guides to read as the person I struggle for idea with the most is myself. You know when someone asks you what you want for Christmas and you haven’t got the foggiest because you can’t remember the last time you were encouraged to think about yourself for a change? Yeah, that. I know I’m not the only one to have that problem, so here are some things that I think would be lovely to find underneath the Christmas tree this year. I hope you can find some inspiration here.

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The Positive Power Of Social Media

I didn’t have any intention of writing this post when I woke up this morning. It hasn’t been on my to do list or sitting in my drafts for months just waiting to be written. And I’ll be honest, today I haven’t been feeling positive about social media, I’ve allowed myself to pay attention to people who aren’t using it to help others, but are instead just out for their own personal gain. People using dodgy tactics to gain followers and exploiting situations for likes. I’m so sick of seeing it, but more than that, I am sick of letting it be something that even takes up space in my brain. So, instead of deleting Instagram and sitting here moaning about those people (I’m done, I swear!) I decided to write a post about the other people. The good ones. The ones who inspire me daily and who I genuinely believe have good intentions to help others and to spread positivity. I can’t change what people are doing in the world of social media but I can choose who I pay attention to, so here are some total babes who make me happy. If you don’t know about any of them already, then you’re gonna need to get to know!  Continue reading “The Positive Power Of Social Media”

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Autumn & Winter Bucket List

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Apologies to anyone who is still mourning the end of summer, but I for one am very happy that Autumn has arrived. I actually always used to be such a summer lover, but since having children I much prefer the cooler months. There is no sun cream to reapply every half an hour, no worrying about dehydration and no hot sticky babies that just want to be cuddled. Well, of course the babies are still around but they are less hot and sticky which is a very good thing! I love the age that Darcie is at now as it means that this Christmas will really be the first one that she can properly understand and enjoy. So I really want to make the most of the build up and all the autumnal, festive activities and outings we can do in the mean time. Continue reading “Autumn & Winter Bucket List”

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Thinking Ahead | How To Cope With Chickenpox

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Chickenpox is generally something you only face once as a parent and so I definitely think it’s good to be prepared for when your house is struck with the dreaded virus. When ViraSoothe offered to send me a chickenpox survival kit, I knew it would be a handy thing to have ready for when the inevitable happens. It’s also a great opportunity for me to share ideas with you all of how to cope when the time comes and what you could put in your own chickenpox survival kit. Continue reading “Thinking Ahead | How To Cope With Chickenpox”

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Darcie’s Second Birthday Party

Today marks one month since Darcie’s second birthday, which means that it also marks one month of me not managing to get this post written. I’m going to go ahead and blame pregnancy for my major procrastination there! (The particularly savvy among you will now realise that actually it is one month and four days now, since she turned two – I think that says it all!) Darcie’s birthday conveniently fell on a Saturday so it was easy enough for us to decide to hold her party on the same day. For her first birthday we just invited family but this year it was really nice to have some of her little friends come along too. Continue reading “Darcie’s Second Birthday Party”

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How ‘Date Night’ Changes Once You Are A Parent

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I think we all know how important date nights are once you have children. Gone are the days of being able to swan off for romantic weekends away and spontaneous meals out whenever you please. Your time together now is more precious then ever. Your whole life has changed, and date nights are no exception! You can put on your favourite dress and your partner can spritz his favourite men’s perfume, but things still won’t be the same as they used to be. Here is how date night changes once you are a parent:

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Adding Character To The Children’s Bedrooms With Posterlounge & A Giveaway

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You may have noticed there has been quite a theme with some of my posts recently, I’m determinedly making our house a home one room at a time. Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones and just an extreme form of ‘nesting’ but recently I’m just loving making little changes and improvements to the house to really make it somewhere that I love to be. One of my favourite ways to add character and personality to a room is by introducing prints and wall art to the space. Our whole house is painted white which I love as it is very airy and bright but I also love colour and pattern so I’ve been using wall art to introduce this all around the house. Continue reading “Adding Character To The Children’s Bedrooms With Posterlounge & A Giveaway”

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A Family Weekend | Fun Fair Rides & Strawberry Picking

As much as I am excited to meet our baby boy very soon, I am also really enjoying these last few weeks as a family of three. Although life will change for the better, there is no denying that it will change and that for a while Ernie’s needs will take priority over fun days out with Darcie. I’m making the most of this time and loving thinking of little things for us to do to spend quality time together before our newest member arrives. This weekend there was a fun fair set up locally to us which we went to on Saturday afternoon and then on Sunday we went strawberry picking at Pickwell Farm. These were both little outings that Darcie absolutely loved and made for a lovely family weekend together. Continue reading “A Family Weekend | Fun Fair Rides & Strawberry Picking”

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Taking Time Out at Carey’s Manor SenSpa

If you surveyed a bunch of mums and asked them what they would like most in the world right now, I can guarantee you that the majority of them would wistfully say a Spa Day and then laugh to themselves because, you know, how often do us mums actually get to treat ourselves to that extent? I’ve been longing for a Spa Day since before my daughter was born, nearly two whole years ago, but I’ve never actually managed to find the time to give myself that break and take a day to relax. When Carey’s Manor offered myself and a friend the chance to review the facilities and have a ‘Mums Day Off’, we of course jumped at the chance! After a lot of back and forth we eventually managed to find a day we could both do, when the children would be looked after and we could head off to the Spa and give ourselves the relaxing day that we both needed!

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