Wedding Wednesday – UK Wedding Planning Timeline 

Having worked in the wedding industry for the past few years, I find it relatively easy to plan a wedding. Over the years I’ve gotten used to knowing my way around a ‘typical’ UK wedding, which means I’m finding it so strange now planning my own wedding abroad and being a little out of my depth.  Being a part of wedding planning pages on Facebook, I regularly see other brides...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 7 months 

It’s a total cliche, but every time I find myself bringing out the milestone cards as another month passes, I can’t quite believe how fast time is going. Benjamin turned 7 months just under 2 weeks ago and this month I feel he’s really advanced in his development.  Moving  No longer content with staying in one place, Benjamin now rolls everywhere. Ok, it’s not quite crawling, but he gets where...

Food & Fitness Friday – Date Night with Pizza Express at BH2 Leisure 

With three kids including seven month old Benjamin who has reached a very clingy stage of his development, it’s hard to remember we’re a couple as well as Mummy and daddy.  Once a month Ed and I try to find a night where we make the effort and go out without the kids. Fortunately my mum lives a few minutes away and is happy to babysit for us, which I...

Style – Getting out of My Mum Style Rut 

So, the powers that be aka the good old twitter poll, told me that you lovely lot would appreciate a new feature on the blog documenting my aim to wear less jeans and striped tees and more colourful, dare I say stylish, clothing.  I’m not exactly over the hill at 28 years old, but now I’m a mum of three I’ve kind of slipped into a depressing cycle of outfits...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Jo 

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Jo from Pickle and Poppet talking about her stunning wedding day.  First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you! We got married 10th October 2015. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? Sam is a couple of years younger than me. We originally met a few years before we...

My Girls Weekend – Why it’s Important to Maintain Friendships as a Mother 

Sometimes, during a particularly stressful week as a mum of three I forget that I’m still a fairly young woman. Having children young has made me old before my years, I had to grow up quickly, and sometimes it all gets a bit much.  I don’t have a lot of friends these days, over the years I’ve lost contact with a lot of people, but I’ve kept in contact with...

Making Memories with MyBabyLog – Review & Giveaway

I’ve never been the kind of person to find it easy to throw sentimental things away. When it comes to the children, especially when they’re babies, I find it even harder to part with the bits and pieces which you tend to accumulate from birth.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have received Mybabylog memory chests when I was pregnant with both Carly and Benjamin, and they are brilliant for storing...

Food & Fitness Friday – What I’ve Been Eating 

This week I took a poll on Twitter as to whether I should revert back to Foodie Friday and drop the fitness from the name, and the consensus seemed to be yes.  And despite this being yet another post focused entirely on food, I’m reluctant to leave fitness behind just yet as I feel I’ll be even less motivated without it. I must admit, it’s not been at the forefront...

Beauty – Boosting Radiance with Botanics

With the wedding only a few short months away I’ve been trying to get my hair, skin and nails into good condition so I can be the best version of me for those all important wedding photos.  Ever since having the children, and all those long sleepless nights, my complexion has been quite dull. I suffer from dark circles under my eyes, hardly helped by regularly burning the candle at...

Wedding Wednesday – Suit Shopping for a Destination Wedding 

After finding my wedding dress, and sorting the bridesmaid outfits, the next thing on the list was suit shopping. Ed and his best man headed into town with my only specification being lighter shades, to fit with our pastel colour scheme.  With a fairly moderate budget, the boys did good and managed to find a lovely suit in House of Fraser and short sleeved shirts in Marks and Spencer with...