Sunday, August 9

Motivational Monday

hey loves 

crochet was one of my loves before i lost myself in depression, house work and just life in general so i wanna showcase crochet items that i lust over and dream of making and hope to one day try to make and to kick off i am head over heals for these hair bands by tiny tangerines.

they are just darling and the yarn colours she choses are beautiful 

love lots 

Friday, July 17

its a brand new day!

hay Ive missed you all,

so much has happened i don't know where to start so i am sure we will catch up along the way through regular posts and happy banter.
i now have a son last time we spoke i was rather pregnant his name is Isaac and he is a happy little 16 month old chap that enjoys every moment with me and his sister. Taylor loves being a big sister and wants Isaac to go everywhere she does.

my blond haired blue eyed little guy

Isaac and Taylor on holiday enjoying the park

Taylor is a bubbly cuddly and simply delightful little girl she turned 4 last month and has come on leaps and bounds since starting nursery last September shes become her own little person with friends and everything haha 

i really cant wait to keep you all upto date 

much love 

Monday, December 30

meal planning monday

Monday - beef stew and dumplings
Tuesday - leftovers in a pie 
Wednesday- toad in the hole 
Thursday - left over sausages used in cases roll
Friday- chicken basil and tom pasta
Saturday  - Shepard's pie
Sunday - leftovers with extra veg 

Simple week of easy cheep meals in our home that are still filling and packed full of veg. I'll post photos during the week I think 


Sunday, November 17

OOTD 20 weeks pregnant

Hay lovies 
Excited to show off some of my new clothes I've been treated to seeing as my normal clothes are already getting too tight 

Coat- thrifted £9.99 originally George asda 
Jumper- £21.99  newlook maternity 
Jeans -19.99 newlook maternity 
Boots - 99p thrifted 

Love these boots so easy on my feet and go with everything

Loving being pregnant also this jumper is super soft i love the lace on it too 

Nails - purple rain by rimmel salon pro Kate moss 

Thanks for stopping by 

Thursday, August 8

anything will do.........

Hay buddies 

Any one with a toddler knows keeping one such creature entertained for longer than 10 mins is next to impossible ether that or it cost rather a lot of money on days out to the zoo and such like so I have been trying not always being successful but trying none the less to keep my toddler entertained for part of the day with out it costing me money. I'm going to share with you the ones that worked the best in the hope that if some one is stuck on what to do with there child they will find this a big help.

Today's play activity was easy and cost me nothing we had an old TV box just sitting there never being used or needed so I flattened it out and grabs a marker pen and drew a road and a little pond and a super cute little picnic area for her Dolly's along with some other things 

Ok ok i know its nothing spectacular but it does not have to be your toddler will just see it as a fun new toy at least mine did 

Then i took some of her toys she already has like her car tower we got handed yo us by our lovely friend sarah. Her wooden animals from a barn set we got her along with the barn. Her Melissa and Doug farm jigsaw peaces and placed them all around the roads then made a wall down one side with her megga blocks. 

Then i let her play for as long as she wanted she loved it driving her cars around and playing with the duck in the "pond" and making towers with the blocks most of these toys she just does not play with add the box with a few really bad drawings on it and she played for over an hour maybe this could work for you. Let me know if you try at all.

Thanks for reading 

Sunday, July 14

Brown Sugar Scrub Tutorial

Hay lovies 
Right now in the UK we are having some amazing hot weather so if your all like me you have been out enjoying it. We have been at the beach allot, out at the park, riding our bikes and much more. The only down side for me is my skin was getting dry and dull from all the sun cream I've been apply and my lips were needing a bit of a burst of life. So I wandered the net and found lots of sugar scrubs to buy in the shops costing anywhere between £5 and £10 depending where you buy. I can so you how to make a pot for just £2. At least that's how much it cost me to make. 

You will need 

Brown sugar
Coconut oil
And an empty pot and a spoon 

First start by filling your jar with brown sugar i only make this in a small tub that way i use it up faster but it will keep in an air tight container out of direct sun light for up to 3 months 

Once filled you want to add your coconut oil (once melted i do this by just standing the bottle in some hot water for a few seconds) i found it very expensive to buy coconut oil but i found this one 100% pure coconut oil for just £1.49 for 200ml at my local Indian food shop so worth shopping around for it.

I like to add around 3tbs but you just keep adding until its the consistency you like i like mine rather dry so it exfoliates better but the choice is yours 

And your done perfect to make as gifts for friends and family too scrub your body with this then rinse off well and you will be silky smooth its even ok for you lips because its made with all edible.

Now all that's left to do is enjoy 
Thanks for reading guys and dolls 

Friday, July 12

water and foam sensory play

Hay lovies 
Taylor loves water if she had the choice park or bath she would pick bath any day of the week (OK well maybe not every time but she really does love water)
I've been working on more sensory play with her. I want to teach her and let her experiment  with new textures smells and sights.

This week we set up a water box on her aqua draw mat 

We had a bucket spade rake and sea creature shapes that we got for just £1 from the pound shop also some glass beads they cost 89p and some paint brushes she has from an art set 

Taylor ohhh'ed and squeaked  when she caught eye of what we were doing she poured and scooped and raked and filled learning new  words as well as the new texture of all the water on the plastic and glass pebbles 

Once she started losing interest (that took a whole hour) we pulled out the shaving gel moved the box of water to one side and covered the aqua draw mat with it. 

Taylor really enjoyed this drawing in the foam and trying to stand up and slipping over had both her and me and mark cracking up she also took a liking to painting her self with it too after daddy showed her how fun it was 

Picking up the glass pebbles was more tricky now they are covered in foam this took more concentration now but every time one slips out of her hand she let out a delightful giggle 

Words like slippy,shiny, tickle,brush,draw,wobble and mess were just some of the ones Taylor learnt while playing with shaving foam 

Over all this was really fun easy to clean up i just popped the aqua draw mat in the bath and showered it off and its as good as new. We had a blast and it was amazing watching Taylor learn so much in just two hours. let me know if you do things like this with you're children id love to see others ideas 
Thanks for reading guys and dolls