Seriously Sassy Toddler Styling with me&i

*Disclosure - all items of clothing from me&i were sent to us in exchange for coverage - all thoughts are my own*

When your toddler is as sassy as mine they need to have a seriously kick arse wardrobe to match their unique personality, which is where me&i comes into play (and mummy's styling skills, obviously). We were thrilled when they got in touch asking if we would like them to send us more clothing following our decision to ditch the pink and add some serious personality into the toddler wardrobe.

seriously sassy toddler styling with me&i - perfectly fun and playful toddler clothing from me&i for unique toddler style

How to do all your Christmas Shopping Online

*Collaborative Guest Post*

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the streets and shops are packed with people all fighting for that last bargain left on the shelf, and people become almost crazed with the stress of having to buy presents and food for all. If this sounds like you, and you still haven’t managed to make it to the shops, then don’t panic. Here’s a guide to how you can have a totally online Christmas, providing you stick to a few simple steps…

how to get all of your Christmas shopping completed without leaving the house

My Toddler's First Steps - At 22 Months

You may recall me mentioning that Aria still wasn't walking at twenty months and was undergoing tests for suspected hip problems, possibly hip dysplasia. Fast forward two months and we have had A LOT of progress! First and most important things first, the X-Ray came back clear, Aria does not have hip dysplasia - huge sigh of relief. Secondly the Physio thinks that she has hyper-mobility which is causing confidence and stability issues and therefore slowing her down. Thirdly, and quite amazingly, Aria is now walking, at almost twenty two months she decided to take the plunge and go for it - and now there is no stopping her!

after fears of hip dysplasia and with hypermobility my toddler took her first steps at twenty two months. This blog post explains the diagnosis and shares a video of her first steps.


Giveaway : Win £15 to Spend at Morse Toad

*Disclosure : I received credit to spend at Morse Toad in exchange for this promotion*

Welcome to the fourth and final day of my festive giveaways - it's a good one! Today I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win £15 to spend at Morse Toad. Morse Toad specialise in chocolate messages, "a card good enough to eat".

free competition to win a £15 voucher code to spend at Morse Toad - personalised chocolate card gifting website


Giveaway : Win A Customised Gadget Case from CaseApp

*Disclosure : I received products in exchange for coverage*

I have collaborated with CaseApp several times now and hopefully will continue to do so as they really are fab quality. Every time I upgrade my phone I head to them for a custom iPhone case. I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6s which was in desperate need of some protection and, of course, prettiness, so I was quite relieved when CaseApp offered me two cases to review, along with a giveaway for one of my readers and a fantastic 20% off for all of my readers - pretty cool right?

giveaway to win a customised gadget case or cover from Case app - easy to enter competition via rafflecopter form


Giveaway : Win A Nuby Bathtime Bundle

Welcome to day two of my Christmas giveaways. Today one lucky has the chance to win a bathtime bundle from Nuby UK. The bundle can be personalised by gender - if you wish! As always, entry is simple, free and easy via the Rafflecopter form below.

enter here for the chance to win a bathtime bundle set for your toddler from Nuby UK - entry is quick, free and easy via a simple rafflecopter form


Giveaway : Win a Newborn Bundle from Nuby

As it is Christmas next week (seriously, how?) I thought it would be nice to run a week of giveaways - well, almost a week, four days worth to be precise. I'm kicking my fabulous festive giveaways off with a lovely newborn bundle kit from fab baby and toddler brand, Nuby.

competition to win a newborn starter kit bundle pack from Nuby including bottles, bottle brush, bib and soothers - easy free entry via a rafflecopter form

Family Fun at Christmas with The Christmas Bingo Card

*Disclosure : This is a sponsored post*

Today the realisation hit that it is Christmas NEXT WEEK! Straight to Amazon I went, I seriously love Prime. Stocking fillers and remainder of presents sorted I started to think about Christmas Day itself, we're hosting Christmas again this year and obviously it has to be full of fun and laughter. I love a good game, but, I'm not the best at general knowledge so a game that requires very little thinking and is suitable for most ages ticks all the boxes for me.

Christmas Bingo card free to download


Meet The Welsh Bloggers - The Rare Welsh Bit

This week's featured Welsh blogger is Kacie of The Rare Welsh Bit. Kacie is based in Cardiff and writes a food and travel blog. I've met Kacie at a few local foodie events and she really is lovely. Random fact, I really like her blog name, I love the play on the popular Welsh dish, Welsh Rarebit (posh cheese on toast).
meet the welsh bloggers - a series of interviews with welsh bloggers - The Rare Welsh Bit - a food and travel blog based in South Wales


Six Ways to Fill Up Your Penny Jar This Christmas

*Disclosure : This is a collaborative guest post*

I know we say it every year, but it’s barely believable that Christmas is less than three weeks away. It’s unfathomable as to where the time goes, and this year feels like it’s just motored along. Yet we’re firmly within the grips of the month of advent now, and it’s a pretty exciting time. Exciting, and expensive, I suppose.

six ways to fill your penny jar this christmas - tips to save money at christmas


Daddy Styling with Jacamo

*Disclosure : We received the clothing in exchange for an honest review*

Poor old Spencer doesn't get a mention on my blog very often so when Jacamo got in touch asking if I would like to review some male clothing I said yes, it makes a nice change to feature Spencer and cater for the males that are reading, if there are any - and also provide ideas for the ladies who may want to gift the males in their lives.

daddy styling with Jacamo - he wears black adidas zip up hoody with jeans and hat


All I Want For Christmas is... Aluminium Bifolds & Windows?

*Sponsored Post*

Well, actually, I'd prefer a mac *insert crying laughing face here, because I'm that funny*, but, in all seriousness, wouldn't aluminium bifolds be lovely? I'll be working from home in January and absolutely love the idea of a light, bright office with loads of natural light, so could really use some bifolds from local firm, The Monmouthshire Window Company.

Aluminium bifold doors from Welsh firm The Monmouthshire Window Company


We Met Santa in Hamleys, Cardiff

*Disclosure : We were invited to Hamleys free of charge in exchange for honest feedback*

Aria is a very lucky girl as she was invited along to a party with Santa and his elves at Hamleys in Cardiff. Hamleys are hosting Christmas parties in selected stores right up until 24 December. The parties are aimed at 2-8 year olds and promise to be packed full of fun with games, activities, snacks, time with Santa and a gift to take home.

Review of Hamleys Santa Christmas parties in Cardiff store


Blogging Income & Stats November 2016

November has been insane. I have been super stressed, working A LOT and just generally not getting much done around the house. Apologies if I've ignored you, I've missed so many notifications as everything is just super busy (that's a whole vlog which is actually coming soon!). Which is why it is a huge relief to see how much it has paid off. For the first time EVER I have made over £1,000 in cash alone through blogging!

blog & income stats report - find out how I made over £1000 cash in a month of blogging

Finding A Local Photographer with Bidvine*

*Sponsored Post*

There are so many adverts, facebook pages and recommendations from friends nowadays it actually makes the task of finding the perfect photographer quite overwhelming and very confusing. Searching through hundreds of pages on Google can be frustrating, sometimes you just want someone to come to you with a few options and prices, which is where Bidvine comes in handy.

easily find a local photographer with Bidvine, an app that matches customers to local services - just register your interest and wait for the quotes to arrive