I can't believe that I completely forgot to publish a Welsh bloggers post last week, I really do need to get myself organised and get these things scheduled in advance! Anyway, this week I have remembered and it is the turn of Sharon from After The Playground. Sharon's blog is aimed at mother's of older children/teens/young adults who are ready to face the next stage of life. She covers a range of topics including family life, health, fashion and beauty.
*Disclaimer : I receive a Degustabox each month in exchange for an honest review*
Yesterday, at exactly 20 months old, Aria had a check up with the Health Visitor. I called in to clinic about two months ago to let them know that Aria still wasn't walking, this appointment was as a result of that. We now think that she has hip problems, quite possibly Hip Dysplasia.
*Disclosure : all items of clothing from JD Williams were gifted in exchange for an honest feature - all thoughts are my own*
I've always liked wearing comfy clothes, way before I became a mam my main priority was comfort, I'm a firm believer that comfort is key to a nice outfit. Now that I am a mam this has become even more important. Despite wanting to look nice I also need an outfit that doesn't restrict.
*Sponsored Guest Post*
The lovely people at WOW Toys have provided me with an advent calendar to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. Their toy advent calendars come in a choice of three - the Farmyard Advent Calendar, the Town Advent Calendar and the Wonderland Advent Calendar. Each of which contains a fantastic 24 toys hiding behind individual doors to be opened each day in the run up to Christmas Day.
It is Monday again which can only mean one thing, it's time to introduce you to another fabulous Welsh blogger! This week is all about Nicola who blogs over at Mummy Wales. Nicola was born and bred in North Wales, but now resides in South East England. She blogs about things that make her laugh, both in the mummy and the outside world, you will also find occasional rants and lovey posts.
Today I've got a guest post for you, written by Jodie who blogs over at This Mum Business. Jodie covers a wide variety of subjects on her blog, including parenting, business and life as a mum raising a little girl with a Growth Hormone Deficiency.
*Disclosure - We received a complimentary meal at Strada in exchange for coverage - all thoughts are my own*
We were recently invited along to Strada in Cardiff Bay for a family meal for an introduction to their fresh meals, which includes homemade foods and local produce. Strada is an Italian restaurant and serves a wide range of foods including pizzas, pastas, burgers and more.
The next up in my 'Meet the Welsh Bloggers' series has fast become a good friend of mine, despite the fact that I've not yet met her! Jo of First Time Valley Mam is in my close support network of local blogging mam's and she is fantastic. Jo writes about her life raising her autistic son in the South Wales Valleys.
*Disclosure - all items of clothing from me&i were sent to us in exchange for coverage - all thoughts are my own*
Ever since Aria was born she has been dressed in a lot of pink, pretty pink dresses for a pretty little girl. Now that she is that little bit older I have decided to ditch the pink. Well, I won't be completely ditching the pink, I'm not really into all that feminist girls shouldn't wear pink and boys shouldn't wear blue stuff, but I do want Aria's personality to shine through her outfits, she is more than just a pretty little girl in pretty pink dresses.
I've seen a lot of gorgeous homeware pieces pop up lately and I haven't been able to resist purchasing a few bits here and there. A lot of shops really seem to have uppped their homeware game lately, even shops that I wouldn't usually consider visiting for homeware such as New Look are stocking gorgeous little pieces at the moment.
*Disclosure - This post is sponsored by JORD watches, as always, all opinions are my own*
If you're looking for a unique watch look no further than JORD, they stock a wide range of beautiful wooden women's watches and men's watches. So beautiful that when they contacted me asking if I would like to collaborate with them I jumped at the chance.
*Disclosure : This post is an entry for BritMums #MamiaDaysOut Linky Challenge, sponsored by Aldi Mamia*
We were recently invited to take part in the #MamiaDaysOut challenge with Aldi, for the challenge we simply had to enjoy a day out using Mamia products, which was super easy for us as we swear by Aldi Mamia, we have always used their nappies & wipes and we always have a stock of their baby food and snacks in the cupboard.
The second post in my new series, Meet The Welsh Bloggers, features Tamsin from Chasing Esme. I love reading Tamsin's blog as her beautiful daughter, Esme, is a similar age to Aria so I can totally relate to her. Tamsin is also going through the same painful process as me at the moment, growing out a short hair do.
*Disclosure - We received the Riverford box in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own*
Regular readers will know that I love a good subscription box, especially when they contain food, which is why when we were asked if we would like to review a Riverford Organic Food box* of our choice we jumped at the chance. We chose to receive the three meal 'quick' box for two people. Riverford then sent us the ingredients and recipes to make the three meals displayed on their website.
My blog mojo finally seems to have returned, even this week while battling a Winter cold and flu I have managed to post EVERY SINGLE DAY! Can I get a round of applause please? While September wasn't a great month income wise I certainly made up for it with review items, I received some fantastic goodies and am looking forward to sharing them with you soon. The sponsored posts seem to be picking up again and I am really hoping for some good income months going forward, especially in the run up to Christmas.