30.8.15

What My Baby Wore #5

Happy Bank Holiday Sunday! Despite not currently working I still get excited for Bank Holidays as it means that Spencer has time off work and that we can spend time together as a family. Today we are going to Aria's first ever party - look out for the outfit next week, it is a good one!

Talking of outfits, here is what she has been wearing the past week. As usual I have linked to the items where available and would love for you to leave your links in the linky at the end. 

pink baby clothes on washing line with text over #whatmybabywore with a slice of my life wales

29.8.15

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'

27.8.15

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

26.8.15

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



25.8.15

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

24.8.15

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.

review of sock ons for babies

23.8.15

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.

21.8.15

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

20.8.15

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


19.8.15

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.

17.8.15

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


16.8.15

What My Baby Wore #3

I've been a little down in the dumps this past week which has meant we've had a few lazy days with comfy clothes. Every baby deserves a lazy, comfy clothes day just like every adult deserves a PJ day right? Anyway, here are some of Aria's outfits from the past week, comfy clothes n'all. 

As usual I have linked to the clothes where available and would love for you to join in with the linky at the end!

Baby clothes hanging on the washing line with text over #WhatMyBabyWore


14.8.15

Is It Really Just About Pleasing Everyone Else?

I mean, I always expected to have to put the baby before myself, that goes without saying. But having to put every single person ever before myself, that I didn't expect, yet that is how I currently feel.

new family, mother, father & newborn baby girl

13.8.15

My Maternity Leave Uniform

I was looking forward to maternity leave for many reasons, one of the very small reasons was that I wouldn't have to wear my uniform every single day, I felt like I lived in my work uniform and was totally looking forward to being able to wear a variety of clothes all the time.

girl wearing patterned trousers and lace detail white vest top with title my maternity leave uniform

12.8.15

Slimming World Weekly Weigh in Results & Food Diary #3

I've had another fab week on the Slimming World plan, I'm really getting into it and am loving the support both from my group and on Instagram. Being on maternity leave is helping as I have the time to prepare delicious meals.  This week I managed to lose a further 2lbs bringing my total weight loss to 8.5lbs, I now have my first certificate and sticker for half a stone loss! 

Sliming world books scattered around with heading text slimming world weekly weigh in

11.8.15

My Baby Is My Security Blanket

Many years ago I had very little confidence to do things by myself. As with most insecure people I come across as confident, when in reality I was anything but. I used to hate doing anything alone, even down to going in the local shop by myself, always asking my husband to come in with me instead of just hovering outside in the car, we had many rows about it but I never wanted to go in alone, I felt like people were watching me, judging me and always worried I would hit something over, fall or do something stupid.

photo of mother kissing baby with text over saying my baby is my security blanket

10.8.15

Green & Pleasant English Beers

Like most thirty year olds I'm a huge fan of alcohol, my particular weakness is lager, I could seriously drink pint after pint, especially on a sunny day in the garden. When I heard about the independent Green & Pleasant beers brewed in England I couldn't wait to try them out. Their craft lager is the house lager of the Ritz's Rivoli bar, amongst other high esteemed places, so I knew it would be good.

green & pleasant beers in carry boxes
Green & Pleasant 12 Bottle Case £28.50*

9.8.15

What My Baby Wore #2

We've had a bit of a mixed bag with the weather this week, some boiling Summer days and other days that have had a real chill in the air which has meant digging cardigans and socks out some days (I love babies with bare feet!).

These are the outfits that Aria has been wearing this past week, please link up with any child related outfit posts below. As usual, I have linked to the product where it is still available to buy on-line.

Header image with baby clothes on washing line and text over #WhatMyBabyWore

7.8.15

Tag : The Blogger Interview

I was tagged by Stressed Mum to join in with The Blogger Interview. I have been enjoying taking part in tags lately and this one really jumped out at me, I've had a few new followers lately and this is a great way of them getting to know me a little better! 

my blogging area, Mac, canon camera lens lush things to blog about notebook
Notebook from Welsh Girl Problems

6.8.15

Baby Clothes Sale Purchases Summer 2015

Summer sales are everywhere at the moment, I'm no longer getting excited about picking up bargains for myself in the sale, instead I am choosing to buy all of the reduced baby clothes. Aria's 0-3 month clothing is getting a little snug on her (about time I guess!) so I used the sale as an opportunity to stock up on 3-6 month in readiness.

faded collage of baby girl clothing with baby girl clothing sale bargains written over

5.8.15

Slimming World Weekly Weigh In Results & Food Diary #2

In last week's weigh in post I mentioned that I wanted to lose 3lbs this week, bringing my total to half a stone. I know that I didn't eat enough speed food last week and had two days of going over on my syns so was a little worried about my weigh in, I needn't have been worried because I managed to lose 2.5lbs! I am a little annoyed at being so close to my half a stone loss but am determined to get it next week! Carry on reading to see what I ate through the week.

Slimming world books with heading text slimming world weekly weigh in

4.8.15

Review : Choc Chick Starter Kit

If you are looking for something a little bit different to do with the children in the Summer holidays then why not make your own healthy, organic chocolate with them? Even if you don't have children but just fancy a treat without the guilt, this is worth a try.

Choc Chick raw chocolate making starter kit, packaging and contents which are raw cacao powder, raw cacao butter, natural sweetener and sweet cases

3.8.15

DIY : White, Pink & Green Dining Set

I have been lusting after white, mint green & pastel pink dining table & chair sets for a very long time now. Instead of splashing the cash and buying one I decided to upcycle our existing set, we bought a plain wooden set from IKEA many years ago, it was a bargain at £50 but was very plain and just asking for some loving! 

Upcycled dining table & chairs, white table, pastel pink & mint green chairs

2.8.15

What My Baby Wore #1


I love sharing Aria's outfit posts and have noticed that several other bloggers regularly share their children's outfits too. When searching for a link up to submit Aria's outfit to I couldn't find one, so I have created my own! 

I am aiming to share Aria's outfits every Sunday, therefore the link up will start on a Sunday and run until the following Saturday night. So, what are you waiting for, link up and get sharing!


1.8.15

Angel's Face Baby Tutu

Angel's Face is the perfect shop if you are looking for dreamy, girly clothing. Their clothing sizes range from newborn to adult and even dolls size!

back of baby wearing big pink tutu being lifted into the air

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