Review : Peripop Foxey Multi Use Baby Blanket

I personally love multi-use items, which is why I was keen to review the Peripop* from Oribel. This beautiful fox blanket has many uses, including storage which is always a winner. The Peripop blankets have a lot going for them, they are cute and practical.


Aria's First Christmas

My first Christmas as a parent was everything that I wanted and more. Aria was ten months old for Christmas (well, on Boxing Day to be precise) so she wasn't sure what was going on, but she managed to make it more magical than ever before. Our Christmas was far from Pinterest style, there was no glorious breakfast buffet with Bucks Fizz, we had a garden table and a normal table in the house so that we could all sit down for Christmas dinner and dishing up the dinner got very stressful, but it was our Christmas and it was more than we could have ever asked for.

pink glittery personalised baby's first christmas tree decoration


Baby's First Christmas : Festive Finger Food

This year, with a little bit of help from Organix, I decided to introduce the festive spirit into some of Aria's meals. These festive meals are ideal for pretty much any age range, from babies and toddlers right through to children and young at heart adults!

Santa pancake using strawberries and cream


Tŷ Hafan Precious Moments - Santa

Following on from my introductory post to Tŷ Hafan's Precious Moments campaign I am now ready to announce the final word of the week, which is S for Santa.

Santa at Blaenavon's Heritage Railway


Baby's First Christmas : What Mummy & Daddy Really Want For Christmas

I haven't asked for much this Christmas, as a first time parent I'm far more excited about Aria's gifts than my own. What I have asked for is all very grown up and practical, such as a new crockery set and money towards a hoover. As first time parents this Christmas there are several things that we really would like but probably won't get.

blog post header photo baby's first christmas what the parents really want


What My Baby Wore #20

I've bought some new clothes for Aria which means that I have cute new outfits to share, which is a nice change as she seems to be wearing all the same clothes lately. I bought a few Christmas bits and also some pieces that I couldn't resist in H&M, they have a massive baby clothing sale on at the moment so I bought plenty for the next size up too, all featured in this post.

#WhatMyBabyWore with a slice of my life wales baby fashion blog linky


Festive Favourites From M&S & Giveaway Winner Announcement

Not surprisingly my M&S giveaway has been very popular, I have received so many entries but unfortunately the prize can only go to one very lucky person. Carry on reading to find out if you are that lucky person, and to discover some festive favourites from M&S.

festive favourites with Marks & Spencer


H&M Launch Largest UK Store In cardiff

I was recently invited along to attend the launch of H&M's new store in Cardiff, with 25% off all products, a free embroidery service, mocktails and a performance from singer/songwriter Ella Eyre it promised to be a good evening.

H&M Cardiff launch event giant balloon


Serious Pig Say No To Crap Meat

Serious Pig is a leading crusade to inspire food brands to open up about ingredients. The Peckham-based Charcuterie business has launched a 'craft, not crap' campaign to stop brands misleading customers about unhealthy, mass-produced junk food and to get the country snacking on fresh, authentic products.

Serious Pig craft not crap snacks


Slimming World Weekly Weigh In & Food Diary #20

Last week I mentioned that I was relaxing my 'diet' between now and Christmas, while I am still going to eat healthy I am not going to count syns, worry about meal plans or say no to yummy treats. I have bought a FitBit and am attempting to do at least 10,000 steps everyday, which is something that I surprisingly managed quite a few times last week, I also tracked calories consumed versus calories burned on a few days and made sure this was under.

header picture for slimming world blog post


Baby's First Christmas : Stocking Fillers

I mentioned in my baby's first Christmas gift guide that we aren't buying much in the way of main presents for Aria this year, what I have managed to do is spend a small fortune on baby's first Christmas stocking fillers instead. I didn't intend to spend as much but I kept finding cute little things that were the perfect size for Aria's stocking.

baby's first christmas stocking fillers picture of stocking with baby's fist christmas 2015 teddy bear

Tŷ Hafan Precious Moments - Occasion

Following on from my introductory post to Tŷ Hafan's Precious Moments campaign I am now ready to announce the word of the week, which is O for Occasion.

post birth photo and wedding photo ty hafan precious moments occasion


Review : Nuby Santa Surprise Gift for 0-12 Months

When searching for stocking fillers for Aria I stumbled across the Nuby Santa Surprise lucky dip, you pay £15 and are guaranteed to receive at least £20 worth of items from the Nuby range. I love a surprise and a bargain so couldn't resist buying one, carry on reading to find out what we received in ours and what I thought of it.

nuby santa surprise lucky dip bundle blog review


What My Baby Wore #19

I've actually done quite well at taking photos of Aria's outfits this week, PJ days and all!  The weather this week has been awful and due to training in my new job I've worked two long days and then had the rest of the week off, so we haven't left the house much at all which has been lovely.

Carry on reading to see what Aria has been wearing, where I bought it, and, for those interested, scroll right to the end to link up your own baby outfit posts.

what my baby wore baby outfit linky


Giveaway : Win a £100 M&S Voucher To Celebrate Marks & Spencer Return to Newport

If you are local to Newport, South Wales you have probably heard the buzz around the new Friars Walk development, if you haven't, where have you been? The development has bought loads of big name brands back to Newport high street such as New Look, H&M, Next and Marks & Spencer to name but a few. I am thrilled to be able to offer one of my lucky readers a £100 M&S voucher to celebrate their return to Newport.

Marks & Spencer food hall Friars Walk Newport December 2015

A Night At The Movies

You really can't beat cosying up on the sofa with friends or family and enjoying a good film, no matter what your age, which is why when Gracewell offered to send me a DVD of my choice and some sweet treats I couldn't resist.

A night at the movies bundle Cinderella DVD, popcorn, retro sweets, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows on white table.


Slimming World Weekly Weigh In #19

With December comes a lot of food temptations, walking through town and spotting those little wooden huts selling all kinds of sweet and savoury treats makes 'dieting' rather difficult. I am going to hold my hands up and admit that I am struggling, like really struggling. 

Slimming World weigh in the struggle and motivation loss


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