Thursday, 23 November 2017

Xmas Gift Guide for Children - 0 to 5


 
I always find children hard to buy for, especially younger ones who aren't too sure on what they want. Also, you never know what they already have which makes things even more harder! I've narrowed down a few gift ideas for children aged zero to five to help you out this Christmas.
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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Woodland Style with me&i- Review



If you know me, then you will know that I am a huge fan of "fast fashion" and wouldn't bat an eyelid at spending £50 on several items from Primark over one good quality peace. This is doing nothing for my bank balance as I get sucked in each time high street stores have new stock and end up having to replace items quickly as the quality is never the best.
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Xmas Gift Guide for Men

I don't know if it is just my husband, but he is horrific to buy for. Everything he needs or wants he just buys for himself, so when it comes to Christmas there is nothing for me to get him. Every time I ask him what he wants, his response is "nothing" which isn't very helpful at all.
If your husband, father, brother or any man in your life is the same, then I hope you get some inspiration from this guide!

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Xmas Gift Guide for Mums and Mums to Be

Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night have passed, we can finally start thinking of the dreaded C word! There's nothing worse than buying Christmas gifts last minute or having no idea what to get for your loved ones. 
With this in mind, I have compiled some Gift Guides which I hope will help a few of you. The first is for any Mums or Mums to Be in your life; a few of these would actually work for any lady!
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Facebook Birth Groups

When I found out that I was pregnant with Aoife, I downloaded a pregnancy app where I could chat to other women who were due in the same month that I was.
This led to a secret Facebook group being created to ensure that everyone was who they said they were. We had everyone you could think of; the nervous first time mums to those who were on their eighth child.
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Friday, 3 November 2017

JewelleryBox Review and Giveaway

I was recently contacted by JewelleryBox, an online jewellery retailer, to see if I wanted to test out a few pieces from their range. I'm a big jewellery person, but with two little ones I rarely treat myself to any new sparkles.
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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Inspired Wallpaper Review


If I could have any job in the world it would be as an interior designer; there is nothing better than shopping for new homeware bits or to browse Pinterest for inspiration. When we bought our house back in February I couldn't wait to redecorate and put our own stamp on it. 
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Turtle Bay Swansea Review


When it comes to eating out, I'm pretty easy to please and much prefer a pub lunch over a tiny à la carte meal. However, I am also a creature of habit and don't like to stray too far from certain eateries or foods that I know I like. With that in mind, I was slightly apprehensive when we were invited to review the menu at Turtle Bay which has just recently opened in Swansea. The furthest I tend to go with trying dishes from another country is ordering a Chinese takeaway, so I was slightly nervous with trying out Caribbean cuisine.
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Thursday, 26 October 2017

What's in a Name?

When I first found out I was pregnant in 2014, I already knew what I would call the baby had it been a girl. I've never had any favourite boys names but I always fell in love quite easily with girls names, particularly the one I had in mind for my eldest.
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Sarah Debnam Birth Photography Review

 "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still" - Dorothea Lange
I am a firm believer in that photographs can speak a thousand words and capture a persons raw emotion. Our home has photo frames and albums scattered everywhere, filled with photographs of our memories as a couple and then as a family.
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Monday, 23 October 2017

The Perfect Parent Brigade

From the moment you are born, you are set out to be judged; from when you are a newborn and people ask your parents if you are a "good" baby to your choice of hairstyle in high school.
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Water Confidence

When I was younger I was a real little water baby; I was obsessed with swimming and the best part of a holiday for me was the swimming pool.
As I got older, my love of swimming lingered, however I sadly pushed it aside due to body confidence issues. It is one of those things that I truly regret and I vowed to make sure that my children were never scared of the water.
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Part Time Prejudice


Before Aoife was born, I worked full time in a twenty four hour contact centre for an airline. My shifts would range from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week. I enjoyed my job and had a tight knit team of whom I had developed friendships with over the three and a half years that I had been working there for.
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

My 10 Happy Things.


I am all about happiness; be it in your job, relationship, well being etc. Happiness definitely does make the world go round and makes life a lot easier.
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Benugo at John Lewis


If any of you know me in real life, then you will know that I tend to stay inside of my own little comfort zone when it comes to trying out foods. I know what I like and I will stick to it regardless.
With this in mind, I decided to throw caution to the wind and accept an invitation to a recent blogger event at Benugo Cafe located in John Lewis in Cardiff. The event was to taste their new Spring menu!
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Knorr Blimey... That's Tasty!


Everyone who knows me will tell you that I am no Nigella Lawson or Lisa Faulkner; you certainly won't catch me whipping up an a la carte menu anytime soon!
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Girls Compete; Women Empower


Take yourself back to the 90's: The Spice Girls (my most favourite band ever) were bursting into the spotlight and "girl power" became a worldwide phenomenon.

More recently, everyone seems to have become a feminist, demanding that women are treated equal to men (which I am all for) and vocally expressing their support for other women.
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Monday, 6 February 2017

The Silence Of A Loss


Loss: noun
The feeling of grief after losing someone or something of value.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Think Before You Type.


Everyone has seen those cryptic Facebook statuses which apparently are to help raise awareness for different diseases and conditions; from telling everyone your current bra colour or stating a number linked to your relationship status. I have always wondered what these actually achieve? Surely a donation to a charity would help more than a Facebook post which actually doesn't link to the condition that it claims to be raising awareness for?
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Monday, 21 November 2016

Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?


"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what."
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