My 2017 Year in Review

The other day I had one of those lovely little videos pop up on Facebook, the ones where they put together a selection of your best moments from the previous year and it reminded me to put this post together. 2017 has been a fairly eventful year for our little family. I gained a niece and a nephew early on in the year, had a couple of lovely holidays, and of course got married! The year seems to have gone by much faster than...

Mummy Mondays – Keeping my Family Warm This Winter with AO

Although I’m nearing the big 3-0 and I have three children, I sometimes struggle to remember that I’m an actual adult. It feels like just yesterday that I was a carefree teen. I can safely say that this month I definitely felt like I had made the transition into a ‘proper’ adult though, when I took a delivery from AO for an indoor heater. When I was kindly offered the...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Christmas

As I may have mentioned *ahem*, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I have made lots of fun festive plans for this month to fully immerse myself in the Christmas spirit…. Here are the 5 things I am most looking forward to this Christmas.. Christmas Baking I love baking but I never really make time for it. Christmas is the perfect excuse to get creative in the...

Creating my Perfect Christmas Party Makeup Look with MeMeMe Cosmetics

Last week I was invited down to Beales department store, in Bournemouth, where MeMeMe Cosmetics had recently opened up a stand, for their blogger event. I will be honest, before the event I hadn’t really heard of the brand before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I headed over before my review visit to The Stable. The event was very casual, with those invited able to attend anytime...

Mummy Mondays – A Wonderbly Christmas

I can’t believe its been almost a year since we did our very first review with Wonderbly for their fantastic Lost my Name book. Since then, the blog has come on leaps and bounds and I have reviewed several other titles including The Birthday Thief, The Incredible Intergalatic Journey Home and most recently Kingdom of You. Today I wanted to share with you one of Wonderbly’s newest creations, My Golden...

Foodie Friday – Sampling the Seasonal Menu at The Stable Bournemouth

It’s December everyone! I don’t know about you but this year has gone crazy fast for me. I’m really proud of myself this year and have been super organised in order to be able to really relax and enjoy the lead up to Christmas. One of my favourite parts of December is meeting up with friends who I haven’t seen as much as I’d have liked in the year, and...

My Monthly Plans – December

It’s December – wooo! I’m not gonna lie, december is by far my favourite month of the entire year. I am a big Christmas fan, and I love all the excitement this month brings, especially now I have children. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping and wrapping last weekend, which is a first for me, so now I’m all ready for a month full of festive fun and time...

Style – Finding the Perfect Christmas Party Outfit – A Gift from Quiz Clothing

Today marks the end of November, and I for one am very excited about the month ahead! December is generally filled with Christmas parties, festive drinks and the chance to let your hair down and get dressed up to celebrate arguably the most wonderful time of the year! I have really enjoyed putting together my style posts recently, so when I was approached by Quiz Clothing, asking if I would...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Zoe

This week’s Behind the Bride is with the lovely Zoe aka Lycra Widow, who celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary recently. Hi Zoe! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day?  We were married on the 26th October 2013. I still can’t quite believe it’s been 4 years. It still feels like yesterday! Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you...

Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Gift for Mums this Christmas with Times To Treasure

With Christmas now under a month away (eek), thoughts are definitely centred around the perfect gift for those close to you. The most beautiful gift I’ve ever received before was a necklace with the footprints of my eldest two children. I was devastated when I lost it a couple of years ago after a house move so when the lovely Grainne from Times to Treasure in Poole said she would...