18.4.15

Malina Jewellery Review & Giveaway


Malina is the home of distinctive and high quality, hand-made jewellery. If you are looking for quirky jewellery this is the place for you! 



17.4.15

Follow Up Review : Fisher Price Newborn to Toddler Gym & Baby Seat/Swing

Baby doing Tummy Time on Fisher Price Newborn to Toddler Baby Gym

Before Aria's arrival I posted my initial thoughts on the Fisher Price Gym and the Fisher Price Baby Seat/Swing. Aria is now seven weeks old so we have had the chance to try them out, read on to find out our thoughts so far.

16.4.15

Day Out : Penderyn Whisky Tour

Penderyn Whisky Tour - Penderyn Whisky Barrels

If you're looking for a day out in Wales then why not take a tour of Penderyn Whisky Distillery? 

Spencer and I promised to take my dad for a tour as a Father's Day present, he loves Whisky so our gift was to take him on the tour and let him choose a bottle of whisky to take home, we thought it was a great gift for him and contained a little more thought than the usual bottle of whisky alone. 

15.4.15

Hello Fresh Box #1 - April 2015

Hello Fresh Meal Subscription box
Hello Fresh box packaging

Bounty bags are something that you receive throughout your pregnancy, one of mine included a £25 voucher towards a Hello Fresh box. I've heard rave reviews for Hello Fresh so couldn't wait to try it out myself.

If you haven't heard of Hello Fresh they are a meal subscription service. You choose from a selection of boxes, choose your delivery day and wait. They send you a box which contains recipe cards along with everything that you need to make each dish, most of the ingredients are ready measured out to make life that little bit easier.

I couldn't wait to get stuck in and start cooking, and of course, eating the delicious food!

14.4.15

Home : Simple Sofa Update with Cherry Blossom Cushion Covers

Cherry Blossom Scatter Black Cushion Covers

We wanted to update our tired looking sofa but couldn't afford a complete new sofa, so I settled on new cushion covers. Scatter back cushion covers were surprisingly difficult to get hold of, we tried Dunelm Mill, IKEA and even SCS where we originally bought our sofa. Places either didn't have the correct size, had horrible patterns or only sold the size with the cushion for a ridiculous price (around £60 per cushion in some places!). There may well be other more obvious places to look but I didn't know where so took to eBay, the place where you can buy absolutely anything.

12.4.15

Pregnancy & Beyond : The Things That No One Tells You About

Everyone tells you about what to expect during pregnancy, but not many people tell you about what to expect afterwards. What can you expect to happen to your body and mind after pregnancy?

post pregnancy what they don't tell you

11.4.15

White Chocolate Finger & Mini Egg Pastel Rainbow Cake / 2015 Easter Cake


Every single year I say I'm going to make an Easter cake, this year I finally did. It took me two days to make and cost us an absolute fortune (there were seven packs of Mini Eggs costing £1 each involved, plus all the other ingredients) but I am glad that I finally made it as I have been wanting to attempt a pastel rainbow cake for a while now.

10.4.15

The Battle of the Medela Breast Pumps - The Electric Swing vs The Manual Harmony

Electric Breastpump or Manual Breastpump

I was lucky enough to try both the electric Medela Swing pump* and the manual Medela Harmony pump*. A question that I have been asked by a lot of people is "is it worth spending the extra cash on the electric pump?", for me, the simple answer is yes. If you would like to know why then carry on reading.

9.4.15

Aria's Six Week Update

My little baby is six weeks old today, I can't quite believe it! The time is going so quickly.

26.3.15 4 weeks old || 9.4.15 6 weeks old

It has been two weeks since my last update, not a lot has changed but there are a few little things. 

She was weighed today at six weeks and is now 7 lbs 15 & 1/2 oz, that is a gain of 9 & 1/2 oz in the two weeks since her last weigh in and she is still following the line for 2nd centile. She is 50.5 cm in length and again following the line for the 2nd centile. Her head circumference is 37 cm and following the chart on the 25th centile. The Health Visitor assured me that her head being on a completely different centile to her weight and height is completely normal, she is a small baby but her brain is developing at a normal pace making her head larger. The Doctor may want to monitor this but it is just to tick the boxes rather than actually being concerned. 

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