Monday, 20 October 2014

Weekly Round Up #2

I totally meant to post this yesterday but I got a little carried away with the celebrations for my brother's 21st birthday!

We're back home in Scotland at the moment and it's been go go go since we got here. In a good way though. It's fab to be back and the more people around for Isla, the better I say!


We had Isla's swimming lesson in the morning and it was only my friend and I who were there for the lesson so it was proper VIP treatment for the babies. Afterwards we went into one of the town centres near us for a coffee (and cake) and a mooch around the shops. I ended up buying Isla some headbands from Next and a Grobag from TK Maxx because they were half price compared to the usual prices, happy days

Someone was being a spewy louis at night so looked like this for most of the evening...

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Silent Sunday #8

Silent Sunday


Friday, 17 October 2014

Foodie Friday: What We Ate

Just a little round up of what we've been eating recently. Mainly thanks to the lovely Laura over at Liparazzi and all her amazing healthy recipes. Check them out if you haven't done so yet!

Top: Left to Right
Sweet Potato Turkey Cottage Pie
Cajun Creamy Chicken Wholegrain Spagetti
Chicken Alfredo with Wholegrain Spaghetti...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Maternity Leave Bucket List

I'm in a bit of an awkward situation because the job I had previously and which I am currently on maternity leave with is in London. And we live in Portsmouth now. It's just that little bit too far to commute too unfortunately which I'm gutted about.

So after Christmas, when my Statutory Maternity Pay stops, I'll be looking for a new job. Scary stuff! And what's even more scary, is how close that now is.

With this in mind I thought it would be fun to come up with a Maternity Leave Bucket List, for my last 3 months of maternity leave...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: Isla's OOTD!

What a pose on the left!!

Jumper, Primark
Leggings, Debenhams
Socks, George at Asda

I haven't gotten Isla that many items from Primark until recently. Check out our recent haul from last weekend at the bottom of the post!

This jumper is super cute. I love the stripy sleeves that clash a little with the heart pattern on the front of the jumper. The bunny is pretty fun too! It's lovely and soft. Hopefully it'll wash well.

I love all of Isla's headbands from What's in Lilly's closet. Need to get some more, they're such fab prices.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Funky Giraffe Bib Review*

I absolutely love the little handkerchief style dribble bibs you can get for babies and I absolutely love anything personalised so the new bibs at Funky Giraffe are right up my street!

We were invited to design a bib online using Funky Giraffe's user friendly design system on their website. You can choose from a range of colours, fonts and pictures. They have suggestions or you can design your own from scratch for a fully personalised experience.

It was honestly so easy to do and we ended up choosing the following options:

When the bib arrived it looked exactly like the one we had designed online! The dusky Pink is gorgeous, the letter I is so cute and matches back to the colour of the bib perfectly. I love the font we chose too...

Monday, 13 October 2014

Pampers & Unicef '1 Pack + 1 Vaccine' Campaign - Isla's Firsts

Pampers are one of the biggest parenting/baby brand names around and UNICEF is one of the biggest children's charity names out there. So when they team up to help eliminate newborn tetanus through their 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign, you know they mean business!

I've been using Pampers nappies since the day Isla was born. They are such a well trusted and recommended brand, that I didn't even consider any others and we have no complaints so far!

The campaign has been on the go since 2006 and has had a huge impact on babies lives all around the world. Since it started, the '1 pack = 1 vaccine' campaign has managed to fund an amazing 300 million vaccines and eliminate the disease in 15 different countries, 5 more since the campaign last year. What an absolutely incredible achievement...