Aria's Nine Month Update

On 26th November Aria turned nine months old. She is learning, changing and developing so much, she really amazes me. Watching her grow and change just blows me away. I can't believe that my baby has been outside for as long as she was inside now!

baby today i am nine months old milestone card

Personalised Gifts for Baby's First Christmas with Treat Republic

Personalised items have been massive over the last few years, and they don't seem to be going away anytime soon. I am a huge fan of them, I believe personalisation makes a gift or a keepsake extra special. This year I will be going personalised baby's first Christmas crazy! The personalisation will be seen in my decorations, my gifts and my cards.

baby's first christmas personalised gift and decorations guide


Tŷ Hafan Precious Moments - Inspiring

Following on from my Tŷ Hafan post last week where I explained all about what they do and their current social media campaign, Precious Moments, I am now ready to announce the word of the week, which is I for Inspiring.

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Christmas Outfits for Baby Girls

I'm seriously so excited about celebrating Christmas as a family of three this year, mush to Spencer's disapproval I have gone a little crazy and bought Aria some amazingly cute baby girl Christmas outfits, and of course headbands!

baby girl christmas outfit ideas and inspiration blog post

What My Baby Wore #18

One week soon I will get around to taking a whole week's worth of Aria's outfit photos, or at least more than two. For now I will continue to share the two that I have taken. I am annoyed that I didn't take a photo of her outfit on Monday because I really liked what she wore, I will have to make sure that she wears it again this week so that I can take a photo.

Don't forget to scroll right down to the bottom to link up any baby related outfit posts of your own.


Our IKEA Kitchen Makeover

Back last year our kitchen underwent a massive transformation, it was completely gutted, walls and ceilings were knocked down and we had a lovely new IKEA kitchen fitted. I had every intention of blogging about it when it was completed, but the pregnancy symptoms and illnesses caught up with me and I never got around to it, it has been over a year since we finished it so I figure it is about time I got around to sharing it.

ikea kitchen makeover


Gifts for Baby's First Christmas

We've decided not to go overboard on presents for Aria this year, she will be ten months old at Christmas so doesn't need much, won't understand what is going on and will probably prefer the wrapping paper anyway. Despite not going overboard we have still managed to spend quite a bit of money on two very special presents. 

baby's first christmas gift guide pink floral tepee fisher price beat bo and fairy lights


Slimming World Weekly Weigh In & Food Diary #18

Last week I mentioned that I was really struggling to motivate myself to stick to plan. Just admitting to that helped a lot and seemed to make me more focussed. I did still have a few days of naughtiness but overall I managed to stick to plan and as a result lost 1.5lbs.

As for the week ahead, I had my binge today as I always do on weigh day, I know this doesn't work for everyone but it does for me. I ordered Indian for tea tonight and ordered a bit more so that I can have the leftovers tomorrow, I'm at a funeral and don't think I'll want to cook afterwards. Other than that I am hoping to be on plan 100% for the rest of the week.

slimming world weekly weigh in and food diary header photo


Tŷ Hafan Precious Moments - Cwtch

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected as an Ambassador for Tŷ Hafan's Precious Moments campaign. Tŷ Hafan are a children's charity based in Wales. They look after life limited children, young people and their families, doing what they can to make the most of every precious moment.

black & white photo mother cwtching baby ty hafan precious moments campaign cwtch


What My Baby Wore #17

We've had another week with a poorly baby, she is really full up with a cough and cold, her chest is rattling and she is feeling super sorry for herself so again there aren't many photos this week. The first photo shows how sorry for herself she has been feeling, the second photo was a rare five happy minutes and I absolutely love it!