Wednesday, 24 August 2016

LIFE: Hope

Hope is a funny thing really...its dictionary definition is 'a feeling of expectation or desire for a particular thing to happen' or 'a feeling of trust'. When there is hope there is a glimmer of light, but when it seems that all hope has gone you are suddenly plunged into a dark, empty, lonely place. Bad things happen in life, that's life, and those bad things help us appreciate the good things.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

RECIPE: Vegetable and Mozzarella Gnocchi Bake

This meal is a firm favourite in our house, it's packed with vegetables yet tastes so indulgent. This is the perfect recipe for using up that random collection of vegetables left in the fridge at the end of a week. You can swap and change the vegetables used depending on what you and your family like, just adapt the cooking times as necessary. Isabella enjoys this meal too, I just chop up the gnocchi a bit for her.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

BABY: Supporting growing and exploring with SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk

Growing and exploring the world aroundusis all part of growing up, with so many things to learn and see. Watching Isabella growis such a wonderful journey to witness and support, with so many changes happening daily. Like most babies, she's always loved being outside as there are so many new things to see and explore. We have therefore always made a conscious effort to spend family days out, go on walks, visit local parks and play in the garden.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

TODDLER STYLE: A week of outfits #55

The weather this week has been so nice - we've had lots of afternoons playing in the garden (hence outfit 3), picnics in the park and a quick sale shopping trip. Whoops. I did pick up some bargains from Mothercare though - just in case you're in need of a shopping fix. Also this week I decided to set up a new Instagram account - treasureeverym - which is open for everyone to enjoy! My other Instagram account I still use (and share different photos), but that one will remain private because it has photos of Isabella's face etc. Things I don't necessarily want to share with the world. I'd love it if you checked out my new account and followed if you want to follow our lives and see what we get up to :)

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Friday, 19 August 2016

KITCHEN: Riverford Organics Vegetarian Recipe Box

It's no secret that I love food and cooking, they're my passion in life and have been from such a young age. Now that I'm a parent I enjoy cooking for Isabella too, but time for food shopping and cooking is limited. As a family we have always had home cooked meals, despite having to cook up to three separate meals each time. I'm a vegetarian, my husband isn't and Isabella has to have a low salt/sugar diet. That might sound like a nightmare for some of you, but it's our normal so doesn't bother us at all. So when an email from Riverford Organics popped into my inbox a few weeks ago I was so excited! They are probably best known for their organic fruit and vegetable boxes you can have delivered to your home, however they've branched out and are now doing recipe boxes too.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

4 THINGS: I wish we had bought earlier

If there is every an event in your life that requires you to buy a lot of 'stuff' it's having a baby! There are endless checklists online, parents are often more than willing to share their 'must haves' and there's just no avoiding buying a lot of the essentials. I absolutely loved shopping for all thing mini, both before Isabella was born and after. Those 3am night feeds were the perfect time for a spot of online shopping! After a few months of new orders arriving almost daily (of course I needed to stock up on endless craft supplies for my 2 month old!) we decided to take a step back and think carefully about whether or not we needed each item. However, there have been a few things I really wish we had bought earlier. There use would have made life easier, we would have got more use out of them and therefore making the more expensive purchases worthwhile.
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