Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Laura

Today’s bride for the Behind the Bride series is Laura, from Autumn’s Mummy. Hi Laura, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thanks! We got married two and a half years ago, on 26th June 2015. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? My husband and I met during GCSE study leave in 2008 when we...

5 Things I Want my Daughter to Know

At the end of last week my daughter Carly turned five. She’s growing up into a bold and beautiful little girl, and I’m really proud of her. This world can be a scary place and growing up in it can be tough. These are five of the things I want Carly to know and remember as she grows up…. Never Dull Your Shine for Somebody Else I grew up with...

Finding my Inner Beauty

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m a very ‘girly’ girl. I love makeup and skincare. I enjoy dressing up and making myself look nice, but I’ve been feeling insecure lately, I’ve been comparing myself to others and I have felt rubbish about myself and my appearance because of this. I love the beauty industry, and this post isn’t about turning my back on it, but...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Emma

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Emma from Emma Reed. Hi Emma! First of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? Thank you. We were married 19th May 2012 Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We actually went to the same secondary school but didn’t know one another because he was in the year below me....

Christmas Gift Guide for The Girl Boss

Christmas is just five weeks away, and if you are anything like me you’ll be all shopped out, itching to get the tree up, and already thinking about those pigs in blankets and tubs of Christmas chocolates! If, however, you aren’t like me and haven’t yet started your Christmas gift shopping, here are some gift ideas for those girls who work from home (or y’know, women in general really). If...

Mummy Mondays – The Kingdom of Carly – Another Wonderbly Birthday!

Last Thursday my not so little girl turned five! She’s always felt like my baby, even when I went on to have Benjamin last year, so it has been strange adjusting to her starting school recently. In the past couple of months she’s really grown up and I was so proud when her teacher told me she was a pleasure to have in the class, and that Carly is really...

Foodie Friday – A Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

So last night Ed and I were invited down to our local Las Iguanas in Bournemouth to sample their festive menu, and I was so excited – South American food & Christmas are two of my favourite things! This year Las Iguanas is open throughout the entire festive season, including Christmas Day itself, meaning if you fancy something a little different from turkey this year, you can head on over...

Beauty – My Autumnal Bridal Makeup Look with Blushing Brides of Bournemouth

I posted yesterday about our UK wedding blessing and reception and how amazing our suppliers were. Today I wanted to focus this post on one in particular, my lovely friend Sally who runs Blushing Brides in Bournemouth. Sally did both my hair and makeup for the reception, and I wanted to share with you today the products she used to create my makeup look. Estee lauder smoothing Primer Estee Lauder...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Autumnal UK Wedding Blessing & Reception

You’ll know by now, because I haven’t stopped banging on about it, that Ed and I got married at the beginning of September in Santorini but we had always planned on having a reception back home as well as we weren’t able to invite many of our friends and family to the wedding itself. I am so glad we had a blessing in our local church as well as the...

Mummy Mondays – Gift Guide for Children Aged 5-8

With three kids, Christmas can be incredibly expensive. All three of our children also have birthdays in the months leading up to Christmas, so I need to be strict on budget when it comes to this time of year. Generally speaking, buying for children is easier than adults as they always have lots of ideas of what they want, but without sounding mean, sometimes what they want isn’t necessarily that...