Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Babasac Review*

Every now and again a very clever little product comes along that makes your life as a parent that little bit easier and it leaves you wondering what you did without it.
One of these products, which popped into our lives recently, was the Babasac by Mama Designs. 
You might think ‘Oh it’s just a baby sleeping bag’. Oh no no, you would be wrong! It is a baby sleeping bag, but it’s a baby sleeping bag with a difference.

Monday, 13 April 2015

50 Things That Make Me Happy




1.       Isla – that was always going to have to be number one! She’s my little ninny of a sidekick and it’s hard to remember a time without her noisy, but lovely little self in our family

2.       My family - even though they live far away I still speak to them and miss them every day


3.       The husband…funnily enough - he isn’t just a partner, he’s a best friend too


4.       My friends – I’m lucky to have all sorts of friends from all sorts of places, scattered around the world and I love each and every one of them. Even if I don’t get to see them all regularly, I like to keep in touch and hear all about what they are up to. It makes me super happy to get an email or a Whatsapp filling me in on their goss. MISS YOU PEOPLE!


5.       My cats!

6.       Our family dog, Tilly, back home


7.       Going home – any trip back to Aberdeen fills me with a huge amount of excitement and happiness


8.       The Middle East – I love the place. Oman, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai are all faves. Growing up there means it has a special place in my heart. The smell of the heat and humidity as you get off the plane makes me really happy, oddly


9.       Holland – another country that is super special to me. Spent most of my secondary schooling there and loved it. Love the food, the cycling, the vibe, the culture, the on time trains…all sorts

Friday, 10 April 2015

Weekend Baby Style #16

I can't believe how fast this week has gone by! We are in the middle of finalising the plans for Isla's first birthday next week and I've been very busy at work so this week has vanished. Speaking of which, we will be taking a break from #weekendbabystyle next Friday. It's Isla's birthday on that day and then we are busy all weekend with family, who will be down visiting, and at her joint party on the Sunday.

Apologies for this but I don't want to not have enough time to comment on all your lovely posts!

Back to this week...

We are, as always, very excited to see all your fab kids' outfits. Spread the word and lets join up with as many lovely bloggers as we can. Remember it is open to all ages, not just babies.

Here are Isla's weekend's outfits for this weekend.


Tee, H&M | Harems, Zara | Moccasins, Hux Baby | Headband, Bows & Braces



I love this tee from H&M. It's really simple but I love the Mint colour of the heart. I kind of wish I had put a long sleeve vest under the tee but the weather has been pretty great this week so it's all good! These harems/jogging bottoms are so lovely and soft. The knee patches are super fun and make them look a bit more premium. 


Top, H&M | Leggings, Next | Hat, Bows and Braces | Moccasins, Fawn & Finch


  
Mustard is one of my favourite colours when it comes to baby clothes and I have just discovered it goes amazingly with stripes, another one of my favourite things. The flutter sleeves on this top are amazing and I now want to go buy all the flutter sleeve tops in H&M. Uhoh!

On another note...

It was suggested that we should nominate ourselves for the BiB in the Style category.

If you would like to nominate us, and we would love love love you to, click the badge in our side bar or below and fill out the form you lovely people you!


BritMums

Here's some pre-filled info for some of the questions to make life easier for you:

Blog Name: The Knott Bump & Us
Blog URL: http://www.knottbumpandus.com
Blogger's Twitter ID: @KnottBumpAndUs
Blogger's Email: theknottbumpandus@outlook.com

Thank you very much!!

Our special mentions, this week, are:

Eeeee how cute is Sophie from Play at Home Teacher's little pocket on her tee?! Her clever mummy sewed it on!


This outfit from Baby Holiday is AWESOME! Who wouldn't love to rock a Run DMC tee with a pair of Red bottoms??

So now it's your turn...

The rules are simple:
  • Grab the code below and pop it on your post
  • Link your post up below
  • Use the hashtag #weekendbabystyle on social media and mention @KnottBumpAndUs. We'll RT everyone that does
  • Visit and comment on other posts that have linked up. If you are first pop back later. Linkys are about sharing the love, they don't work if we don't all participate!
The Knott Bump & Us



[Hannah from First Time Mummy is taking a break from the blogging world for a little while, for personal reasons, so you are now stuck with me as your solo host on Weekend Baby Style for the foreseeable future! You can read about why she came to her decision hereYou can also still check out Hannah's blog for all her previous Weekend Baby Style posts and keep up with her and Austin on Instagram at @firsttimemummy_]

Monday, 6 April 2015

10 Things I Have Learnt in the 1st Year of Parenting

1.  I am the QUEEN of multitasking
I thought I was a good multi-tasker before Isla came a long but the old Sarah aint got nothing on the new Sarah. You need to be super, super organised to have a full time job, be a good mummy, be a blogger/vlogger and try and be a decent wife/friend/daughter/sister/cook/cleaner all at the same time. Unfortunately, becoming a parent has not increased the husband’s level of multi-tasking.
2. There's only so long you can blame the 'baby weight'

Sunday, 5 April 2015

BiBs 2015

Hello!

Hot off the back of the #weekendbabystyle linky this week, it was suggested to me to nominate ourselves for the style category in this years BiBs - Brilliance in Blogging Awards.

We realise we're a little late to the party here but would absolutely love any of your nominations! It only takes 2 mins to do and we would be super grateful.

We've nominated a few of our bloggy friends who thoroughly deserve recognition for their amazing blogs and can't wait to read about all the short listed blogs.

If you do want to nominate us, click the badge in our side bar or in the post and fill out the form you lovely people you!


BritMums

Here's some pre-filled info for some of the questions to make life easier for you:

Blog Name: The Knott Bump & Us
Blog URL: http://www.knottbumpandus.com
Blogger's Twitter ID: @KnottBumpAndUs
Blogger's Email: theknottbumpandus@outlook.com

Thank you very much!!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Weekend Baby Style #15

So it's the long awaited Easter weekend - woo for 4 days off work. I realise that a lot of us are busy travelling and visiting this weekend so bear with me if the linky is quieter than usual. We also need to do lots of commenting on each others blog posts so that we attract people to come back, and in turn, increase all our readerships, which would be just lovely!

We are, as always, very excited to see all your fab kids' outfits. Spread the word and lets join up with as many lovely bloggers as we can. Remember it is open to all ages, not just babies.

Here are Isla's weekend's outfits for this weekend.



Jumper, Gap | Leggings, Primark | Moccasins, Fawn & Finch | Headband, Blossom Wood Boutique | Bunny Toy, The White Company



Loving the Yellow leggings!


A bit of an Easter theme with this outfit. I'm not a big character person and half the 'Easter' clothes you see are a bit too colourful and in your face but I absolutely love this jumper! The little bunny was a gift from Granny for Easter.


Harems, Zara (boy's section) | Top, H&M | Bib, Funky Giraffe | Headband, Blossom Wood Boutique



The harems are awesome. There are always much better prints in the boys section than the girls, so I usually end up buying them. When i went in this time though, some of them, were a bit too boy-esque, if you know what I mean, so these were the only ones I bought!


Dress, Next| Leggings, Next | Cardi, H&M | Moccasins, Beebies Baby Store | Bow Headband, Blossom Wood Boutique



A rare sight. Isla in a dress! I love denim dresses and like the simplicity of this one. It's a really soft lovely denim so super comfortable for roaming around in. How cute are the moccs from Beebies Baby Store. Such a lovely colour and the leather is so soft. They fit like a dream on Isla's feet.


We love our Blossom Wood Boutique headbands and if you fancy 20% off a purchase from Blossom Wood Boutique, please use code THEKNOTTBUMPANDUS!



Our special mentions, this week, are:



This bow!! Utterly gorgeous from Pretty Ayah.



How happy does Ted, from The Dad Network, look in his cheeky outfit from last week?! I love the contrast of the Red with the Yellow - very nice!

The rules are simple:
  • Grab the code below and pop it on your post
  • Link your post up below
  • Use the hashtag #weekendbabystyle on social media and mention us @firsttimemummy_ and @KnottBumpAndUs. We'll try our very very best to RT everyone that does
  • Visit and comment on other posts that have linked up. If you are first pop back later. Linkys are about sharing the love, they don't work if we don't all participate!
The Knott Bump & Us

 
  [Hannah from First Time Mummy is taking a break from the blogging world for a little while, for personal reasons, so you are now stuck with me as your solo host on Weekend Baby Style for the foreseeable future! You can read about why she came to her decision hereYou can also still check out Hannah's blog for all her previous Weekend Baby Style posts and keep up with her and Austin on Instagram at @firsttimemummy_]

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Cocoa Brown Gentle Tan Review*

Who doesn’t love having a tan? It’s one of those things that can instantly boost your confidence and make you feel better about the way you look. I’ve always been guilty of trying to achieve the perfect ‘golden’ look. Sometimes to extreme spray tanning measures that resulted in me being able to blend in with mahogany furniture. That is, if I was ever around mahogany furniture!