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.

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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!


Review : Lake Lovers, Holiday Cottages in The Lake District

We recently stayed at the picturesque Hart Head Barn*, a gorgeous three bedroom cottage hidden away in Ambleside in the Lake District. The cottage contained everything that you could want for a cosy weekend away from reality. If you aren't quite ready to escape reality they also provide wifi and TVs.

Hart Head Barn sign Ambleside Lake District


Giveaway : Slissie – The UK’s First Electronic Slimming Aid

I’ve teamed up with Slim Lizzie Ltd, makers of Slissie, the UK’s first electronic slimming aid and habit trainer that helps users cut out snacking and change their eating habits for good.

slissie electronic slimming aid starter pack


Slimming World Weekly Weigh in #17 - The Struggle

I'll be honest, I'm struggling, a lot. My motivation has gone. I gained half a pound this week, which actually surprised me because in all honesty I deserved to have gained more.

slimming world weekly weigh in blog post


Review : Indigo Herbs Relax and Unwind Well-being Gift Set

The Relax and Unwind Well-being gift set from Indigo Herbs is packed with herbal relaxing items designed to defuse pressure both inside and outside the body.

relax & unwind with indigo herbs cup of tea with herbal oils and candle


What My Baby Wore #16

Aria has been quite poorly this week hence the red eyes in the few photos that I managed to take of her. I've had a big sort of her clothes, bringing all of the 6-9 month clothing out. I found loads of pretty Summer dresses that due to being so small she didn't get to wear in the Summer, as a result it has been a long sleeve vest, dress and cardigan kinda week. 

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