Teething Essentials

Teething, it is a horrible time, seeing your baby in so much pain and not being able to do a lot for them. There are various products available that claim to ease the pain, we have put a few to the test now and have narrowed it down to just a few essentials. We use toys during the day and will sometimes resort to medication at night.

baby teething items scattered on table with text over 'teething essentials'


Aria's Six Month Update

Yesterday Aria turned six months, how has it been half a year already? On the flip side of it going so fast I also struggle to remember a time without her in our lives.

baby chewing six month milestone card


Slimming World Weekly Weigh In Results & Food Diary #5

I was very nervous about weighing this week. I have been feeling constantly full and bloated and I blame it on having a few naughty days, I had a takeaway twice, I am proud of myself for sticking to healthy options and making Slimming World chips to go with it, but I couldn't resist a slice of hubby's dirty pizza. I also went out for a naughty meal with friends on Sunday. My body hasn't been thanking me.

Due to the above I was very surprised to step onto the scales and discover that I had lost 1lbs, while not a massive loss I am very happy with that, that brings me to a total of 11.5lbs in just 5 weeks!

Slimming World Weekly Weigh in & food diary title picture books scattered around with heading text over


The Baby Blogger Top

I usually save Aria's outfit posts for a Sunday when I post the #WhatMyBabyWore linky, but I am seriously so excited about this top that I just had to show it off straight away. I shared a picture of it on Twitter before purchasing and a lot of people fell in love and proceeded to order their very own. 

baby sitting on sofa wearing pink corduroy trousers and a grey blogger top from Next


Review : Sock Ons - The Solution To Baby Socks That Won't Stay On

I'm sure that most parents are familiar with the struggle that is attempting to keep socks on a wriggly baby. You put socks on them, they kick and wiggle and the socks fall off, strangers in the street judge you and tell you that your babies feet are probably cold without socks on, you feel like punching them.

You'll be relieved to know that there is a solution for this problem, in the form of Sock Ons.

pink and white baby sock ons


What My Baby Wore #4

We went shopping last week which means that Aria has been rocking some fab new clothing, I get way more excited about new clothes for Aria then I do for myself, I walked straight past the women's clothing in every shop bar the Matalan Clearance shop, I'll only spend money on myself if it's cheap!

Whilst in River Island I spotted that they sell a baby top that is almost identical to a top that I wear all the time from New Look, I couldn't resist buying it for Aria and dressing us in our matching clothes!

baby clothes on washing line faded with text over #WhatMyBabyWore

As usual I have linked to the items where available and would love for you to add your posts to the linky at the end.


Personalised The Snowman And The Snowdog Book

I know, I'm mentioning the C word in August, before you close this post because it is ages away, think about it, this is due. There are only 18 weeks until Christmas and Christmas cards are now in the shops, the Christmas countdown can officially begin, as can the shopping!

Personalised The Snowman and the Snowdog book starring Aria Sylvie Cornelius


Recipe : Low Syn Slimming World Cheesy Chicken Nuggets

Since re-joining Slimming World I have really been experimenting with my food, I love to come up with ways to turn something relatively high syn into a low syn, or preferably free, version, without compromising on taste. My latest experiment was to make low syn cheesy chicken nuggets, we really enjoyed them so it is only fair that I share the recipe.

Cheesy chicken nuggets on tray with text over Slimming World Cheesy Chicken Nugget Recipe 3 syns per serving


Slimming World Weekly Weigh In Results & Food Diary #4

Week four of Slimming World is here and I am pleased to say I am still enjoying it, I've had a few treats but haven't had any major slip ups as it is relatively easy to stick to. I believe that the frozen range that is now available helps me stick to plan, it is so handy to have it in the freezer for those days where you just can't be-bothered.

Slimming World books scattered on table with text over slimming world weekly weigh in

Last week my consultant mentioned that I wasn't eating enough speed food, I have made more of an effort to eat it this week, including when I really haven't wanted it. I even added veg to my curry & rice which isn't like me at all! I have had a few meals where I just didn't fancy it, such as chicken nuggets, chips & beans, in my opinion veg would ruin that meal!

I lost another 2lbs this week bringing me to a total loss of 10.5lbs which I am pretty pleased with. I have set a target of 2lbs for next week, but I would love 3.5lbs which would bring me up to a stone!

Carry on reading to find out what I've been eating to achieve my 2lbs weight loss.


Chicago Town Pizzas - New Releases

A little while back Chicago Town* contacted me asking if I would like to trial some of their new range, Spencer and I are huge fans of Chicago Town pizzas, they are perfect to keep in the freezer in readiness to microwave on lazy days. 

Chicago town pizza boxes scattered on table with text over saying pizza party with chicago town