Friday, 22 May 2015

Weekend Baby Style #21

Greetings from Scotland! I am up, with Isla, visiting family and we're off up North to the Orkney Isles today. Can't wait to spend lots of time with the family and relax. We will also be vlogging the whole weekend but unfortunately Rob isn't with us. He couldn't get the time off work.

So onto this week's outfits.

Vest, Bowties & Candyfloss* | Shorts, Zara | Sandals, Gap | Headband, River 20 Four

This vest. It's super awesome. It's all about the fruit this SS15 and we think the banana print is up there with the top fruit picks for this season. I almost gave Isla a banana as a prop just so I could go | Banana, Tesco | but alas she was so well behaved this time so didn't need a distraction! We are super happy to be brand reps for Bowties & Candyfloss as we've loved all their bits and bobs for ages. They have such fab prints and If you're looking for some fun, unique bits for your little ones then definitely go check them out here. I think the vest goes pretty well with the Zara shorts as the neon pop gives the whole outfit a proper summery vibe. Loving the gap sandals of course too. Wish i could find me a pair of those bad boys!

Top, H&M | Leggings, Next | Cardi, H&M | Moccasins, Buffalo & Bear | Dribble Bib, Max & the Star

How fun is this top? It's one of those ones that I got ages ago but it disappeared into the Black hole that is Isla's dresser and has only come out to play once or twice. I love the cool Blue colour of it and the font is fab too. It's from the boys section of H&M. Oops! I thought I'd team it with a pair of plain Black leggings and her amazing moccs from Buffalo and Bear. These get so many compliments when we are out and about. They are such great quality. 

It sounds silly but one of my favourite things about this outfit is the dribble bib. I found Max & the Star on Instagram and love all the prints they do on their bibs. I bought a couple floral ones and then got in touch to see if they did any plain colours. It's so hard to find plain colours on dribble bibs. How lovely is this mint green colour? They are really great for keeping your little one's tops clean. The Max & Star ones have a kind of towelling material behind them which really helps to keep them dry. I love them!

The don't just do dribble bibs so check them out here (Just FYI, I wasn't sent these to review!).

One of our many faves from last week:

I am IN LOVE with this romper from Zara that Indie from Baby Sausages is wearing. How absolutely adorable is the denim wash, the detailing, the sleeves, the belt? It all goes literally perfectly. Lovely! 

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Beebies Baby Store Fashion*

When we first discovered Beebies we loved checking out all the different baby equipment and toys they featured but didn’t actually realise what fab clothing they also stock. Shame on us! There is a whole range of gorgeous little bits for your little ones. We are lucky enough to be able to say we are Beebies Baby Store Ambassadors and were sent a little package of goodies to have a look at.

First of all we need to talk about these moccasins (£19.95). I am ALL about the moccasins. Anyone who follows our Instagram will instantly see how far my obsession goes. I’m terrible! The fact that these little ones features foxes just adds to my delight. I am also obsessed with foxes. The quality of the Shoo Shoo moccasins is really high. The leather is super soft and will feel lovely on your child’s feet. Practical and super stylish.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The MADS 2015

Tots100 MAD Blog Awards

This is the first year I've felt confident enough to join in with the blogging community awards season! I still don't see my blog as anywhere near as good as all my favourites out there but I am working on it and I'm proud of what it has achieved so far.

I admire and respect so many other bloggers out there and have nominated some of my faves in the MADS 2015. The MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog Awards are the UK's biggest parenting awards. Last year there were over 300,000 nominations. How crazy is that!

How it works is that:
- Bloggers and their readers are invited to nominate, and share their favourite blogs across a range of categories
- Then five bloggers in each category with the most nominations, along with one blogger selected by the judging panel, will be shortlisted as finalists
- After that the public can vote for their winner in each category, apart from the Blog of the Year category
- The winners of the awards will be revealed at a  awards ceremony held in London in September, attended by finalists, judges and sponsors, along with some specially invited guests.

I would be the most grateful person in the world if anyone out there reading liked us enough to nominate. It's super quick to do and it would mean so much even to just be nominated.

Lots of love and thank you!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Why I Started Blogging

What feels like many moons ago I was newly pregnant and in need of some information and advice. None of my friends were pregnant at the time and I wasn’t living near family either. I randomly stumbled across a couple pregnancy blogs and was instantly hooked. I think the first ones I found were Lucie and the Bump and Hannah Maggs and I loved reading all their pregnancy updates and advice. It really helped me get through all the questions I had surrounding pregnancy and any ‘I wonder if this is normal’ moments.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Weekend Baby Style #20

Happy Friday you beautiful lot!

Last week we began to discuss changing the name of the linky, to incorporate kids of all ages, and you lovely people came up with some super cute suggestions. Thank you very much. I haven't had a spare minute or second in the day to sit down and have a good think about it so I am open to more suggestions this week.

Top, Gorgeous Little George* | Bottoms, Zara | Moccasins, Hux Baby | Headband, Blossom Wood Boutique*

(Somebody was not in the mood for photos!)

 How, how, how amazing is this top from independent brand, Gorgeous Little George, that is based in the NE of England? We spotted their ‘My Mummy is a Blogger’ tee on Instagram and fell in love immediately. I see a lot of these raglan printed tops in US and AUS shops but this is one of the first British ones I’ve come across. It made me super happy. Go check them out here. We are also lucky enough to be brand reps for them and have been sent this really fun top. I am obsessed with monochrome so this is literally perfect! I’ve teamed it with these fab drop crotch bottoms from Zara. Love a bit of Khaki.

Top, Zara | Bottoms, Zara | Cardi, Zara| Headband, Blossom Wood Boutique*

   Another fruity little number for you after last week’s fruit extravaganza. I spotted these bottoms in Zara the other week and loved the print and bright colours. They look super comfy and I love how well they go with this cheeky little bright top. I’m trying to inject a bit of summer colours into her wardrobe to entice the summer weather to start properly! We keep getting bursts of it down here on the South Coast.

One of our faves from last week.

I am in love with this Zara jacket and H&M shoes from Eat.Love.Live London. How fab is the print on the jacket. Such lovely spring colours!

Very much looking forward to seeing all your entries this week. Spread the word!

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[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_]
*We are reps for these brands but 100% absolutely love them and purchase bits from them in addition to what we receive to review

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Baby Routine: 1 Year Old

We usually include routine as part of the monthly updates but as this month's one was so mammoth, I thought I would separate it out so as not to overwhelm you!
I've split it into weekday and weekend routine because they are a bit different with Isla being at nursery full time during the week (part time parent!).
Weekday routine: 
Sometimes she wakes up between 5 and 6am for her 1st bottle and sometimes she doesn’t. 

Monday, 11 May 2015

12 Month Baby Update

(How could I forget 'You started Ballet'?! Oops)

12 months old. What a month this has been! I feel like I’ve lost my baby and I have a full blown toddler now instead. Super scary stuff.