Vlog : A Day In The Life - A Clingy Toddler

This week's day in the life video was quite a disastrous day, okay that is a slight exaggeration but it wasn't a good day! It was hammering down with rain so we stayed inside all day. Aria was very clingy and whinging about everything. She said no to absolutely everything, including her yoghurt while she was eating it!

a day in the life vlog, follow our day with life with a toddler and a kitten


MuscleFood Family Hamper - Unboxing & Review*

*Disclaimer : I received the MuscleFood Family Hamper in exchange for an honest review*

A little while ago the guys over at MuscleFood got in touch to ask me if I would like to review their eighty piece family hamper. I'd ordered from MuscleFood before, back when I was doing Slimming World, and I really liked their food, the meat is always good quality and fresh, so of course I said yes.

blog review and unboxing video MuscleFood 80 piece family meat hamper

Is This Our Unintentional Forever Home?*

*Sponsored Post*

Our house has been on the market for over a year now, and this has got me wondering - is this our unintentional forever home? Are we stuck in this small, terraced house until we are grey and old? Everyone tells you when you start out you should buy a cheap starter house, get your foot on the property ladder they say - I'm not really sure that this is sound advice, re-selling is hard! If we really are stuck here forever we have a lot of work to do, this house is not fit for the elderly!

Is this our unintentional forever home? - Blog post about adapting your home to suit mobility issues with walk in bathrooms and showers from Premier Bathrooms.


Meet The Welsh Bloggers - The CSI Girls

This week's featured Welsh blogger is Mia, Mia blogs over at The CSI Girls with her best friend Laura. They blog about a wide variety of things, but mainly beauty and lifestyle. Their make-up tutorials are insane, honestly, their Instagram at Halloween time was phenomenal.

meet the Welsh Bloggers - The CSI Girls - beauty and lifestyle blogger friends based in Cardiff, South Wales

Keeping Your Home Beautiful*

*Sponsored Guest Post*

Your Beautiful Home

Beauty is an asset. There is no doubt about that. The fact that billions are spent every year on beauty treatments proves this beyond a doubt. So a person spends a lot of time and care on creating the perfect outer beauty for business or pleasure. Then, they glance around their home and suddenly all the work and expense of personal beauty seems to lose value. Your home should be part of your beauty regime. It speaks volumes of a person who is ultra meticulous about personal beauty and neglects the beauty a home should have.

simple tips to keeping your home beautiful - regularly de clutter and repaint and more


UK Degustabox November 2016 - Unboxing Vlog - Christmas Edition*

*Disclaimer : I receive a Degustabox each month in exchange for an honest review*

I've received this month's Degustabox box and of course I have filmed an unboxing video! This month is the Christmas themed box so I had high expectations for posh chocolates, tasty treats and, of course, booze! Watch my video to find out if I was left happy or sad, and carry on reading for a discount code off your first Degustabox and to find out exactly how much the content of my box was worth.

Degustabox UK Unboxing November 2016 - The Christmas Box - unboxing video and blog review


Vlog : A Day In The Life - Never Work with Children & Animals

You may have noticed that I have been trying my hand at YouTube for a little while now. I've been slowly building myself up by filming unboxing videos and chatty videos to get myself used to the camera. My main aim was to gain enough confidence to start filming day in the life videos - and I have finally done it!

Vlog - a day in the life video - toddler and kittens - mummy daughter day - never work with children and animals

Family Fun In Newcastle*

*Sponsored Guest Post*

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in an economic and cultural sense, is the capital of Northeast England. The industrial city of Newcastle stands on the River Tyne, with its centre possessing many remarkable Victorian destinations, large shopping centres, and a lot of fascinating museums and entertainment facilities that you can share with the entire family. Keep in mind that some locations are pretty far from each other, but once you’ve arranged your car hire in Newcastle, the possibilities for sightseeing and activities with your family are versatile and wide-ranging.


A Family Meal at Cafe Rouge, Cardiff*

*Disclosure - We received a complimentary meal at Cafe Rouge in exchange for blog coverage - all thoughts are my own*

We were recently invited along to Cafe Rouge in Cardiff to sample their Autumn/Winter menu. Cafe Rouge is conveniently located in St David's shopping centre, we are huge fans of St David's as it boasts a variety of shops, restaurants and cheap parking. You can get all of your shopping done and eat some good food without having to go outside which is almost always a plus with the wet Welsh weather!

blog review of cafe Rouge in Cardiff dining as a family with a toddler Autumn/Winter 2016 menu


Meet The Welsh Bloggers - Wonderfully Bookish

This week's featured Welsh blogger is Charlotte of Wonderfully Bookish. Identical twin, Charlotte, loves to read and shares her passion for all things bookish on her lovely blog. Charlotte likes to read anything from dark mystery thrillers to chick-lit, within reason!

Meet The Welsh Bloggers blog series interviewing Welsh bloggers - This week is Charlotte of Wonderfully Bookish - a book review blog


#Blogfest16 - Vlog, Round-up & Goody Bag Haul

Last weekend I travelled to London to attend Blogfest, a blogging conference organised by Mumsnet. With promises of celebs such as Louise Pentland, the Saccone-Jolys, Davina McCall and an epic goody bag it sounded like we were in for a right treat and I couldn't wait.

#Blogfest16 - blogging conference with interviews from Louise Pentland of Sprinkle of Glitter, SacconeJolys and Davina McCall - round up, vlog and goody bag haul


How to Look After Your Sexual Health*

*Collaborative Post*

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, looking after your sexual health is essential. It only takes one slip up to get into big trouble. The good news is, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from problems like sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies. Here are a few of the most important.


The Unintentionally Rude Blogger

I hate rude people. Those of you who know me in real life will know this. I'm always picking up on rudeness from others and very often correcting them, which is why being an unintentionally rude blogger is hard for me, and one of many reasons why I'm leaving my job to pursue my blogging career.

The unintentionally rude blogger - I'm a blogger who doesn't reply to comments - I'm not being rude, I just don't have the time .


Unboxing & Giveaway : Just Us Box - Pillows & Poetry*

*Disclaimer : I received the Just Us Box in exchange for an honest blog post*

You may recall a little while ago I reviewed the Stargazing edition of the Just Us Box, well today I'm sharing the contents of the Pillows & Poetry themed box that I was sent a while ago, and I have an exciting giveaway! That is right, you have the chance to win a Just Us Box of your own!

Just Us Box Date Subscription Box UK - Pillows & Poetry Themed - Unboxing Video & a competition to win your own JustUsBox - Giveaway


Similac Growing Up Milk Review*

*I have been sponsored by Similac to try Similac Follow On Milk/Growing Up Milk and write about it on my blog. All opinions are my own*

Now that Aria is fully weaned I still want to ensure that she is getting the best that she can, both when it comes to meals and drinks, which is why we decided to try Similac Growing Up Milk. Similac is a palm-oil free range of formula milks which provide key nutrients to support your child's growth and development.

Review Similar Growing Up Milk - Formula aimed at ages 1-3 years - palm oil free blend


Kitten Kollege Yearbook*

Hopefully by now you've met our new kitten, Earl Grey, well Earl is quite naughty so when WHISKAS® got in touch and mentioned sending him to Kitten Kollege I just had to get involved! You see Kitty is an older, more sensible cat, she has fully graduated Kitten Kollege and is a real role model, she earned her cap and gown along with a load of respect and biscuits a long time ago.

whiskas kitten kollege campaign - cat with dictionary and thesaurus wearing graduation cap with certificate


The Family Christmas Gift Guide

*Items marked with an * were either gifted to me for the purpose of this post or have sponsored this post*

It's November, which in blog land means CHRISTMAS! I have been working on this Christmas gift guide for a little while now and am super excited to finally be able to share it. The guide includes gifts for everyone, so the little ones and the big ones, something for the whole family. If you're looking for Christmas treats for mam & dad and fun for the children, then look no further.

the family christmas gift guide - a gift guide including gifts for the whole family - children's christmas toys - adults Christmas treats


Finding Me Time When Dealing With An Ill Toddler*

*Written in Collaboration with Lottoland*

Dealing with a toddler can be difficult and all consuming at the best of times, add tonsillitis and Hand, Foot & Mouth into the equation and it is really bloody hard. This was my life last week. Poor Aria really wasn't well, I took the week off work as she couldn't go to nursery. I stayed in and looked after her all week, I'm not claiming that I deserve an award or anything, I'm her mam, that's what we do, I'm just saying that it was bloody hard and I needed to find an escape.

finding me time when dealing with an ill toddler - when looking after a housebound clingy toddler it is tough and you need a break - I escape reality with Lottoland


Introducing Earl Grey - Our New Rescue Kitten

On 15th September we introduced a fluffy new family member into our household, it really is about time that I formally introduce him over here. We weren't planning on getting another kitten so soon after loosing our cat, Bob, but then Blue Cross shared the most adorable kitten pictures on facebook in a plea for people to come forward and rescue them. How could we resist?

Introducing Earl Grey - a blog post introducing our new rescue kitten from Blue Cross. Grey kitten with a white moustache and white paws.


Blogging Income & Stats October 2016

I don't like to blow my own trumpet but I had a really good blogging month in October. I'm feeling really positive about blogging at the moment, and despite struggling towards the end of the month as Aria had tonsillitis followed by hand, foot & mouth I feel that I achieved a lot. So, here goes, here are my stats, income and review items received in October.

blogging income and stats report detailing all income, review items and statistics including page views and social followings