Friday, 18 August 2017

my little worry child | magical worry plaque

Alessia has always been an emotional child, the quieter one out of my two eldest daughters.She seems to take the world on her little soldiers, i believe she is definitely an old soul and i often find her writing about the worries she has and things that are playing on her mind.

We sit and discuss things that are bothering her and sometimes they might be little things that have happened at school that we can laugh and giggle them away, but then there are others that really affect her and seem to keep her up at night.

We have been using The Magical Fairy Worry Plaque by the Irish Fairy Door Company for the past couple of months. The worry plaque works by your little one placing their hand on it and thinking of their worry, the plaque will glow red whilst they are doing this. When the fairies have heard their worries the plaque will then go green which means all their worries have now gone to the fairies.

Alessia has been mesmerised by this plaque,we have Incorporated it into our bedtime routine so she can get rid of anything that has been playing on her mind before bed. It does come with attachments to hang on the wall but she prefers teddy to look after it.

 Retailing at £19.99 i think it is very reasonable priced for what it aims to do. There are also some lovely free video affirmations on the website which make it a little bit personal and special.
 A lovely gift for your little worrier.

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let the faires take your worries away

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

mum-made | review & giveaway

One thing  i love,especially now being a mummy is crafting. I absolutely love an afternoon of getting the crafts out with the girls and making memories to cherish. The girls get lost in their pieces of art and come up with some lovely trinkets,but sometimes you need that alone time to wind down and relax and treat yourself. This is where mum-made comes in.

 Mum-made is the first craft box designed exclusively for mothers. Each kit enables you to create unique and stunning keepsakes to decorate your nursery or home with and create memories along the way.

Each box includes all the materials required to create a beautiful ,long lasting keepsake for your little one.There are a few projects to choose from, cot mobile, baby name garland, memory frames or a night light.Also included is a makers guide,featuring instructions, doodle pages and craft tips so you have everything you need all in one beautiful box

I have really enjoyed  making this night light, it is beautiful and baby Nila is mesmerised by by the lights. It really has been a lovely treat of an evening. sitting down with a cup of tea and losing myself in the project. It has been very therapeutic and would highly recommend for any mums or mums to be that want to treat their selves to something a bit different, or to anyone thinking of gift ideas, this would be the perfect gift to any new mum.

The team at mum-made are also kindly giving us the opportunity to give one of these away. All you have to do to enter is click the link below and follow the requirements.
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Monday, 14 August 2017

West port Lake [The unconventional diaries]

Saturday we woke up to glorious weather, something the UK hasn't seem much of this summer. So we decided to take the girls out for the day to get some fresh air and burn off some of that energy being cooped up indoors .We don't get much quality time as a family lately and this is something we are trying to work on.

West port lake is actually one of our favourite places to go for a walk, its not far from us and the girls usually take their scooters and see how many laps they can do.The view is absolutely stunning and it really is a breath of fresh air.

There are two trails to choose from, a shorter one and a long one, we always take the long one, although Alessia gets a bit reluctant half way round,especially if the swans decided to attack,which they have done on numerous occasions, i am sure they can smell us coming!

There are so  many different types of birds at this lake. Myself and Kadiann always seem to spot a different kind every time we go, this time it was a funny looking fella with a completely white beak. 

We fed the ducks popcorn and they can't get enough of it, if you watch our weekly Vlogs, you will see them all in action!

There is also a park, which was absolutely packed!, and normally an ice cream van, typical it wasn't here on this occasion, but not to worry, we did end up nipping into Asda for some on the way home .

 The girls were so ready for bed when we got home, even baby Nila was exhausted. A success for mama and a nice cup of tea to celebrate!

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Friday, 11 August 2017


I always worry that the children are hungry when being at school, so snack time after morning break puts me at ease. The school has a bowl with a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables but you can also bring in your own snack.This is something the girls love to do and enjoy going through the snack box each morning before school run.

I stock the box up mainly with cereal and granola bars, trying to pick the better and healthiest options when choosing. 

Organix has come up with an oaty bar aimed at older children called PUNK'D and the girls were lucky enough to try them. Made with only organic goodness and no junk, I popped them in the snack box and kept my fingers crossed.

They come in two different flavours, cocoa and orange crash and strawberry and vanilla smash. I think they are the perfect size for portion control when it comes to a child's treat.

They are an absolute hit with the girls,especially Alessia. There favourite flavour is the cocoa and orange. A big thumbs up from us Organix!

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*We were sent this product in exchange for an honest review* 


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dr Browns Bottles | Review

Having a newborn baby is the most magical feeling in the world, the newborn cuddles, the wind giggles and the holding onto your finger will melt your heart, but it is also very hard work. The sleepless nights, night feeds, poo explosions and crying for no reason are challenging, add colic onto that list and it will all seem like one hell of a nightmare.

We use the Dr Brown Bottles for Nila and they have been a god send. She was struggling with terrible colic and trapped wind and we had tried everything! Infacol, Dentinox,Gaviscon and cooled boiled water,nothing worked,some actually made it worse!

We decided to give the Dr Browns Bottles a try. They are specially patented with a two-piece internal vent system that helps reduce colic, spit-up,burping and gas by eliminating negative pressure and air bubbles.

We have been using them now for the past 3 weeks and we have not looked back. We have no colic at all, completely gone and winding seems to be a lot easier, with help to these bottles.

They come apart very easy, with the added vent they are still very easy to clean and they come with an extra cleaner to fit in them tiny places. They also fit into the sterilise perfectly, without having to miss any parts out.

If your little one is struggling with colic or trapped wind and you just cant seem to shift it then i would highly recommend giving these bottles a try, they worked for us and they might work for you too!

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*We were sent these bottles in exchange for an honest review*


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Little chick london bedside crib | review

Moving house is one of the most stressful things in life. Having to move with very little notice and no choice in the property is even more stressful and has resulted in us moving into a much smaller property than we hoped for.Add a newborn baby into the equation and you definitely haven't got enough room to swing a cat! With this being said, we have tried to make the most of the little space we have and have found the perfect solution for our small space problem.

The Little Chick London Bedside Crib has been a life saver and is super practical!  It is slightly larger than a moses basket , but no where near as a big as a cot. There are clasps either side which means it can fold away for storage, so can be tucked up during the day to give you more space in the bedroom and then brought back out later in the evening.The crib sides are made of breathable sandwich mesh fabric which promotes airflow and temperature control,which puts my mind at ease when trying to sleep myself.

Little chick London also have a twinkle light bedtime soother which can be purchased separately, Nila adores this,where ever she goes, it follows, and we find ourselves strapping it to everything to get 5 minutes peace, the joys of having a newborn!

Retailing at £99.99 for the crib and £34.99 for the mattress, i think it is a very reasonable price for a crib that is sturdy, fold-able and very good quality.It comes in two colours,white and grey. we absolutely love ours!

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*We were sent this product in exchange for an honest review* 


Monday, 24 July 2017

Nila's First Family Day Out| Hybrid Stroller

Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining, it was a glorious day so we decided to take baby Nila out for the afternoon and finally test drive the Hybrid stroller.

We took a stroll through the local flower park and soaked up some vitamin D.

The hybrid is a lovely stroller to push, the suspension on the wheels are fantastic! it literally feels like your going over clouds when it comes to the rocky roads and bumps, Nila didn't feel a thing and was a happy little bunny.

The extended hood/sun canopy is a perfect little addition to this stroller, it kept every little bit of sun off of my little one's face and kept her shaded which is a definite must now summer is here,finally.

We went off for some lunch as well at a local family friendly pub that we hadn't been before, i was slightly worried the stroller was a bit too big to fit into the place but i had nothing to worry about, pubs are a lot bigger inside then they look on the outside!

Nila had a feed and went to sleep to let this mama have her lunch. The carrycot mattress is super soft and so cosy, she settled for her nap straight away with no problem at all.

We had a lovely day out and i love my hybrid stroller,and so does the little owner! All my little worries about taking it out have gone and it lives up to all its expectations and transformer buggy :)

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