My Breastfeeding Essentials

If you've read my breastfeeding first impressions post you will know that I tried breastfeeding for a little while and struggled with it. In that short period of time I stumbled across a few items that made my life a lot easier. While everyone's essentials are sure to be different I'm hoping that my list may help a few soon to be feeding mother's prepare.

my breastfeeding essentials. Pictured black nursing bra, medela swing, chocolate digestives and a cup of coffee


What I Wore : Wedding Day Guest

Yesterday I attended the Wedding of one of my best friend's, as we were there for the day and night I wanted something that looked nice but was also comfortable and hid my post-pregnancy tummy.

outfit post Hell Bunny Turquoise Lacey 1950’s Vintage Dress and pastel flower hairband


An Open Letter to Pregnant Women Everywhere

Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Your life is about to change forever, in a very good way.

open letter to pregnant women - pregnant woman at Cardiff Bay photo edited to resemble a postcard


M&S Inventors Wanted

Looking for something to entertain your children during the Summer Holidays? Are they creative thinkers? If so the M&S Inventors Wanted competition could be just the thing to occupy them, for a little while at least.

Giveaway : Breastvest

While breastfeeding isn't something to be ashamed of some mothers (myself included when I was doing it!) are very paranoid about feeding in public. One of the many worries is that you may expose your postnatal tummy when breastfeeding, this is where breastvest comes in, they literally have you covered!

Breastvest promotional picture woman sitting on stool breastfeeding her baby with a stripy top and a breastvest underneath


Review : Character.com

Minions, Peppa Pig, Minecraft, Frozen and many more, kids love them and love anything to do with them. Character.com is home to clothes, PJs, bags, everything really, in pretty much every character possible.   

Boy & girl wearing matching minions pyjamas with thumbs up


Hello Fresh Box #6 - July 2016

You may remember seeing my final Hello Fresh post a little while back, we could no longer afford the boxes so cancelled our subscription. A few weeks ago they contacted me with an offer for £15 off a box, it would have been rude not to take them up on it! 

Hello Fresh Pan-Fried Salmon with Dill Creme Fraiche and New Potatoes
Pan-Fried Salmon with Dill Creme Fraiche and New Potatoes. 578 Kcal, 21g fat.


Home : Updated Nursery Tour

Not finding out the sex of our baby meant that we had to decorate the Nursery in gender neutral colours, we opted for grey & yellow, which you can see here. Now that Aria has arrived I have gone a little crazy adding A LOT of pink into the room, we now have a beautiful yellow, grey & pink nursery.

grey yellow and pink themed nursery with 0-10 pink bunting and grey and yellow paper balls hanging from ceiling


1940s Weekend at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, home to traditional steam trains, is fast becoming a popular tourist attraction. With free parking, train rides and a cafe it makes for a great family day out, especially when they hold one of their popular events.

1940s weekend at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway


Afternoon Tea Masterclass at The Celtic Manor

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, is fast becoming a foodies heaven. As well as serving delicious food across all of their restaurants they also give you the option to go along and learn how to make the meals at their live cookery demonstrations.

Afternoon tea masterclass at the Celtic Manor resort Newport