Monday, 16 January 2017

TODDLER CRAFT: Play Food for Pennies

Play food can be expensive, but is often enjoyed for many hours by toddlers and children alike. If you're looking at buying some play food then why not try this quick DIY craft activity first? Your children can get involved in making them and they are ready to play with within a few hours. Salt dough is widely used over the festive period for Christmas decorations or capturing little ones hand/footprints. However, salt dough is a brilliantly cheap way of making items for children to play with too. A bag of plain flour is around 40p and table salt is only 29p (prices from ASDA), therefore you can make salt dough play food for pennies!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

PREGNANCY #2: 19 Week Update

This week has been all about the movements, causing me both so much worry and so much delight. At the start of the week the kicks weren't as apparent, perhaps because I was so busy at work so didn't have the time to concentrate on monitoring it. By Tuesday I was really starting to worry and decided to share my worry with my husband. Just as I said it the baby kicked a good strong kick and hasn't stopped since! I think it has been doing a fair bit of growing this week as I can really feel the kicks and now have that uncomfortable feeling under my ribs when leaning over. I spend most of my time forgetting I'm pregnant, so when I suddenly feel a kick/movement it really makes me jump. That is until I remember that there's a baby growing!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

TIPS AND TRICKS: January Sale Shopping for Children

If you've read my blog for a while then you'll know I'm a big fan of sale shopping, especially for my daughter. Who doesn't want to save 50%+ off RRP? I fill Isabella's wardrobe with sale purchases every year, which means I only have to properly shop for her twice a year - summer and winter.

Monday, 9 January 2017

PREGNANCY #2: 18 Week Update

This week has flown by, as we were back to the nursery/work routine. It's been exhausting getting up at 5.50am again, but Isabella has loved being back at nursery and seeing her friends. In all honesty a lot of this week I've forgotten I'm even pregnant, which seems to be a reoccurring theme in this pregnancy. Is that a second/third/fourth pregnancy thing? I just don't have much time to concentrate on 'being pregnant'! When I was pregnant with Isabella I would obsessively check all of the pregnancy apps I had downloaded, yet this time I'll probably check them once or twice a week.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

PREGNANCY #2: Early Symptoms

(Our early scan at 8 weeks)
I wrote this blog post back when I had first found out I was pregnant. Back when I had no idea what was to come.

A few days ago I found out some both exciting and terrifying news...we're pregnant with our second baby! Exciting because we're having another little bundle of joy, yet terrifying because life with two children must be challenging at times. This baby is very much planned and wanted, so when that faint second line appeared we were both so excited.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

HAUL: Toddler January Sale Shopping

The sales have well and truly begun, both online and in-store, in fact many sales are beginning to increase in reduction value now. Every year I start buying Isabella's wardrobe for the next year, so most of these purchases were in 2-3 years. There are even some pieces for our baby due in June, the clothes are so teeny tiny! Other than Next I did all of this sale shopping online over Christmas Eve to the day after Boxing Day. Now putting together the pieces into this post I've realised that I haven't really got Isabella any Christmassy clothes for next year, so I'll be keeping an eye of for further reduced items over the next few weeks.

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