Shifting My Baby Weight | THE INDEPENDENT PHARMACY

Now I have had baby Nila and I am not planning on having anymore babies , I feel I am ready to kick start shifting this baby weight and get back on track to feeling and looking healthier.


Superb Soap Making | Nickelodeon Experimake

One thing i remember getting for Christmas one year as a child was a soap maker. I absolutely loved it and would spend ages making different shaped ones and opening up a 'shop' in my bedroom for my customers :)


The Best Invention Yet! | Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine

Having three daughters with quite a big age gap over the years, things have changed. Guide lines have altered and adjusted and there are so many new and different baby products on the market now, it's like being a child in a candy shop when it comes to shopping for your baby - there is so much to choose from!.



Working From Home - With A baby | Furniture At Work


When we decided to have another baby, i knew that my job as a community carer would not be the idealist job to continue with and had decided to make a go of working from home. So far,touch wood!, i have really enjoyed being able to still provide for my family and also get to witness them first moments with baby Nila.


Milk Monster Gadget | Review & Giveaway

If i can find something to make life a little easier , stress free and more prepared, then I am all up for trying it out .Having three daughters including our newest addition, baby Nila, routine now seems to be non existent, with so much to remember and keep an eye on. We are all trying to find a happy medium and get back on track.

We have been testing out the Milk monster  over the last couple of weeks and I have got to say i am super impressed with it.


Professional Logos Made Easy | LOGOJOY

when it comes to being creative , I must admit I am a complete perfectionist . I can spend absoulately ages working on a project or a simple task and if it isn't up to scratch in my eyes , then it's game over and I will totally give up .

When I discovered a love for writing and Unconventinal kira was born , I didn't know where to start in regards to a logo. I had never done one before and did not know where to look for help. It was only a few months ago that I actually become the owner of a logo,thanks to a friend of mine .


Budget Friendly Interior Design Tips for Your Home


We all want a beautiful home. We want to feel comfortable and love the space we spend so much time in. Whether it be by decorating with tub chairs, paintings, fancy accessories, blankets and more, we all want to save money whilst creating an ideal space.

Budgets are getting tighter across the nation. It’s time to snap up some bargains and get your dream home. Here are some of my tips :)



Upcycle Your Old Furniture
Upcycling is good for the environment, great for your bank balance and it’s fun! Get some inspiration from websites like Pinterest and let your creative side really come out. You’ll be surprised at how much an old shabby set of drawers can change in style once you give it a new lease of life.

Strip Back
Have a look around your home, is it full of old junk that you’re never going to use again? Do you REALLY need multiple kitchen appliances, or are you just being drawn in by the fancy advert on television? Try to ban yourself for excessive spending and you’ll save a fortune - we know it’s hard, but think how happy you’ll be with those extra pennies in your pocket.

Attack the Car Boot Sales
Who doesn’t love a good rummage through a decent car boot? Many people have car boots to get rid of the stuff they don’t use, or when they want to downsize. This doesn’t mean it’s junk, so don’t be put off. Who knows, you may even stumble across some hidden antiques worth a fortune!

Auction
Hunt down your nearest auction house that specialises in home furnishings to grab some great bargains.

Join Reward and Member Schemes
There are very few retailers who do not offer some kind of membership these days. These memberships usually allow customers to save points and claim discounts. If you sign up using your email address, the shops often notify members of upcoming sales (and sometimes give early access to sale items), meaning you can snatch up bargains at your favourite places before anyone else does.

Use Social Media
There are a few ways you can use social media to track down interior home goods. Use Facebook to search for sale or swap pages in your local area. These pages allow you to either buy something cheaply, or swap one of your unwanted items for something else.

You can also use Facebook Marketplace to search for items on sale in your area.

Pictures, Photographs and Paintings
If your budget is too tight to redecorate fully, buy some pictures to hang on your wall. You could even go out and snap a few pictures yourself. Take them into your nearest printing company and ask them to print it on a canvas suitable for hanging for you. This is a lot cheaper than buying a load of wall paper and seeing your own prints will make you feel good.

Ask Your Family and Friends
Ask your family and friends to keep you in mind the next time they want to clear out any of their furnishings. They’ll probably be happy that someone is willing to take something off them!

Budget Stores
Have a good look around your local budget stores for things like wallpaper and tools needed for decorating and interior design. You may be shocked at how well these stores are stocked. For furnishing you actively use often, stick to more well-known brands - it’s worth spending a little more on something better quality as it will last a lot longer.

Take time deciding what is worth splashing out on (saving you money in the long run) and what is OK to buy cheaply.

Lighting
You can spruce up any home whilst creating a calming ambience with some good lighting. Save money by buying a lamp with multiple light settings. You’ll be able to change the light to suit your mood and need, without breaking the bank.

Keep Clean
Sometimes all you really need to do to get your house looking in great condition again is to give it a good clean. Try and set an entire day to one side, have a clear out and spring clean your entire house. When you’ve done, sit back and admire your sparkly new home and all your hard work!

There are hundreds of ways for you to add your own style to your home, whilst saving money. However you choose to, keep it minimal and always choose wisely. This will save you money in the long run and you’ll feel the most comfortable in your home.


If you want some inspiration, have a look at Tub Chairs. They have some great stuff you can snap up and have your home looking cool and contemporary in no time at all!

If you have any tips or ticks i would love to hear them :)




*Written in collaboration with Sloane & Sons*

Gaining Some Independence for me | Buying A Car

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As some of you may already know as i have spoken about this topic in my weekly vlogs-i have taken the plunge and have found a driving instructor local to me and have booked some lessons. It has been long over due and very much needed. With being on maternity leave and being the sole carer for the children , i truly believe having your driving license is really an essential these days and especially when we hit the horrid winter.


Halloween Party Time [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

Last night the girls had their first Halloween party. To say they were excited was an understatement and they couldn't wait to decorate the house .We nipped to the Co-op in the morning to pick up last minute goodies - there was so many! And of course a small pumpkin to make some soup.


Monster Goodies | HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

Monster goodies are the perfect Halloween crafting activity and they make brilliant party bag fillers.SO simple to make and are super duper cheap!

The perfect spooky gift | HAMA HALLOWEEN

For as long as i can remember, Hama Beads have been always been a favourite when it comes to craft activities. I absolutely loved them when i was younger and actually passed down quite a lot of my collection to Kadiann. We have tons of them and there are so many different peg boards to chose from- they are endless amounts of fun.


No Need For A Babysitter | BOOMTOWN BINGO

Before we decided to have another child, i knew things would change. Kadiann being 14 and Alessia 8, we rarely needed a babysitter, if we ever went out the girls would end up having sleepovers at their friends house and life was a little easier and to be honest, care free.


Attic Bedroom Conversion | VELUX

Now Nila has made an entrance into the world, our three bedroom house is proving to be somewhat to small. Having recently moved and really liking the area, we do not want to move again .The bedrooms here,unfortunately, are not that big and even though everyone loves newborn baby cuddles, the girls are fighting over who has to share their bedroom soon with their baby sister.


I Am In Love | CABOODLE BACKPACK

If you have been with me since Nila was born then you will know how excited i was to try baby wearing. I tried it and i love it!. There is only one problem with baby wearing and that is the changing bag. Now even if i take a quick trip to the shops i still need the changing bag for the little bits; baby wipes, phone, purse-the essentials, it is a struggle to carry a bag and baby wear and if i am honest, i haven't used my wrap much because of this problem.


My Little Book Worms | Miffy

I have always been a lover of books, for as long as i can remember , books have always been in the family.I can remember my Nan reading and my mum always had her nose stuck in a book,then my crazy book obsession, almost looking like a library- it was inevitable that my girls were going to be little book worms.


Movie Night | SPARK

Sunday afternoon we made sure our chicken dinner was ready a little earlier,reading and homework completed and bath time all done ready for our Movie night.Nights like this are rare so we put the salt lamp on,snuggled up in bed and pressed play.


Being mum again[THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

Being a parent is amazing, having my girls fills me with so much love and happiness and i am so proud of all three of them but there are times when it gets tough,and i mean tough, and being mum,again,feels like a nightmare sometimes - and that is OK.


2-Stage Comfort Nest | Little Chick London Review & Giveaway


Since Nila has been born, she has hated being on her back due to Reflux, whether it is a nappy change,playing on her play mat or going to sleep- she absolutely hates being on her back and this has resulted in a lot of baby holding, settling on my chest to try and get her to
sleep then easing her into her crib.

All in all it had been somewhat of a nightmare for the first few weeks until we had our 2-stage comfort nest by Little Chick london.


Will Your Flight Be Cancelled?

One thing we look forward to when going on holiday is the travelling to our destination- the excitement and anticipation ,especially for the children is such a lovely thing to see.The games we play and what we can see on the way all makes the holiday that little be more special and essentially we are making memories. The last thing anyone wants before this is a delayed flight or a cancellation.


Rainy Day Crafts | VEEMCDEE

Today has been absolutely miserable. Summer is definitely over and we have nothing but dark mornings and rain.The rain has not stopped and it has been one of them days where the craft box has been out all day. 

Take Me Back To Turkey [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

Now summer is over it has got me thinking about places for our holiday next year and i have been reminiscing over our holiday to Turkey.We didn't get to go abroad last summer as i was pregnant and very poorly and this summer little Nila arrived and i felt she was far too young to go abroad so i am so excited for next years adventure!

BlogOnXmas-My First Blog Event [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

I have just got back from a brilliant weekend in Manchester, my first Blog event. As some of you will already know, if you follow me on Youtube,that i put my name down for the ticket waiting list for BlogOn, which is an event full of networking, talks,wine,goody bags, PR brands and cake!. I honestly didn't think i was going to get an email saying that a ticket had become available, so when i did i bought it straight away, an impulse buy you could say, as the next day i was a nervous wreck and wanting to get a refund.


The ultimate changing bag | Caboodle Fun & Funky Review

When you have a newborn, the obvious thing people opt for is a changing bag that will, essentially, fit all your little ones things in : nappies, wipes ,bottles, there is barely enough room for your purse and keys because it is jam packed and over flowing. If you have more than one child then it really is game over!

BLOG ON CHRISTMAS JUMPER 2017 LINKY

So a bit late, but as they say better late than never eh?. I am attending Blog on in Manchester this weekend, which is a blogging conference. My first time, like a virgin, hey!

 Petrified is putting it lightly in terms of how i am feeling, but i know this is going to be such an incredible opportunity for me to learn more about blogging and expand my knowledge, i am a firm believer in the saying - there is always more to learn.

 Even though i am so nervous, i am really looking forward to making some new friends and meeting some friends that i have spoken to for a long time in the blogging community.

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Not Just For Swaddling | ISWADDLE

Both our older girls loved being swaddled, especially Kadiann-wrap her up and she was out for the count all night. Unfortunately Nila hates it, considering she loves being in her Iswaddle wrap, she can not stand being swaddled. She fights tooth and nail until she has wriggled out of it like an escapologist!.



Back On Plan [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

So last week i finally did it, and re-joined Slimming World. If you are new here then you will not know, but before i got pregnant with Nila, i had lost almost 3 stone and got to my target with Slimming World, so i was eager to join after Nila was born but just did not have the confidence too.



Dr Brown's Steriliser | REVIEW

If you didn't know by now, we are big fans of the Dr brown's range and use the Dr Brown's bottles with Nila. They have helped her reflux and gas build up drastically and we actually sleep now,which is great!

OUR FIRST PICNIC OF THE YEAR [THE UNCONVENTIONAL DIARIES]

I can not believe this is the first picnic we have managed to have. Summer this year has been non existent. We made the most of last week and headed out ,picnic in tow, to the nature field by our home. I have found it very hard juggling a newborn and making sure the girls have quality time with me, so this day out we were all looking forward too.


Jungle Friends | GUND Review & Give away

The one thing you always get asked after having a baby is what do you need?, if like me the usual reply is nappies, a box of wipes, some sleep suits - I wouldn't of thought to say 'toys'. GUND have the most beautiful gifts, including their whole baby section.


HOW TO BLITZ NITS ( AND OTHER NASTIES

So as a mother of two girls with beautiful long hair, i am fully aware of all the nitty gritty's that come along with that,pun intended, one of them being Nits. Mumsnet have recently released a book - How to blitz nits (and other nasties ) . This book is packed full of advice and stories to help you along the                               way of parenting, and making you laugh and giggle at the same time.


jane Evolution Musical Rocker & Toddler chair | review

When it comes to baby chairs,there are so many different ones about.You have your classic baby bouncer,which i think everyone who has a teenager has used one of these ones, now there's a whole load more with tons of added features,rockers,swingers,the list is endless.



Challenge Accepted! | Wicked Uncle

Children can be very difficult when it comes to birthday and christmas presents, always falling in and out of love with characters and growing out of their 'favourite' doll ever, especially teenagers. Having a teenage daughter to buy for is a headache in itself,which usually ends in family giving her money,which normally gets spent on chocolate,.

All the emotions now my babies 2 months old [the unconventional diaries]

I know everyone says 'it only seems like yesterday', but honestly it only seems like a minute ago Nila was born. We are celebrating her being 8 weeks today,a whole 2 months old!. It has flown by quicker than lightning, please slow down baby girl.



Funsters & Slush Puppies [the unconventional diaries]

One place Alessia loves to go is soft play and i will honestly hold my hands up and say we rarely take her. The reason why? i have no clue. We use to always take Kadiann when she was younger, so i've vowed to take her at least once a month.


Iswaddle wrap | Baby wearing for the first time


As a mother of two already and never had experienced the whole baby wearing, I knew when Nila came along, I was definitely going to try it and couldn't wait to be honest.


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.

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.



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.


PUNK'D Oaty Bars | ORGANIX

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.


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.





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.


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.


Welcome To The World Baby Girl


  Nila Mae Hutt

On the 30th June 2017 at 12.37pm i gave birth at home to my last baby girl, weighing 8LB 13OZ . She is everything i could of ever wished for and me and we are all absolutely besotted with her.

We named her Nila, which actually means enchanting moon , we used our two other daughters names to recreate this name and didn't know the meaning was such a beautiful one.


Writing Slope For Children | Inxact Design


Writing has been one of Alessia's targets over the last two parents evenings. She loves writing and making stories but gets carried away in her story which results in her rushing and next thing you know, her writings all over the place.


Third Trimester | Baby Number 3


THE LAST HURDLE 

So we are so close to the finish line and i am so relieved. If you have been following my pregnancy journey then you will know there have been quite a few bumps in the road and i can honestly say this is the last munchkin this mama is having. Three girls is absolutely fine with me, sorry Scott! 
So where do i start!

Midwife In A Box Gift Set | The Natural Birthing Company


Pregnancy has its ups and downs, some of the downs for me this time have brought me to tears, really bad hot flushes, piles,yes i will hold my hands up and say that piles have been a nightmare third time round and quite frankly being a working mother of two plus pregnant is harder than you think!.


Dreamgenii Review & Give Away



As you are all probably aware, as i have moaned, i mean mentioned it a few times!, sleep throughout this pregnancy has practically been non existent. I went 2 months with sleeping in with the children and on the sofa to try any means of getting myself and bump comfy, failing ever time.




The Dreamgenii pregnancy support and feeding pillow has been amazing for me!. For how compact it is ,i really didn't think it would be as effective as it has been.




THE AWARD WINNING PREGNANCY PILLOW

Aids restful sleep
Supports your bump,back and knees
Helps you to lie on your left side, which is the best position for you and bump
Prevents you from rolling over onto your back
Encourages maximum blood flow between mother and baby whilst asleep
Helps you to achieve optimal foetal positioning
Doubles as a feeding support pillow
Is actually recommended by midwives

Also 1 in 4 women actually suffer with SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) and i am one of them sufferers, it got to the stage where i had to leave work early to go on maternity leave as the pain was that intense. I can gladly say that the Dremgenni has eased off the SPD by an incredible amount, even just taking 5 minutes to rest with the pillow helps.


There is so much to this little pillow, it is super soft and so simple top use. It is shaped as a number 7 so you can not go wrong with getting into position, unless your ready for your little human to come out and can barely see your toes! :)

Video review is up on our channel too if you fancy a watch, link is below :)
https://youtu.be/o-gKxE3I544



The lovely team at Dreamgenni are offering my lovely readers and subscribers a chance to win one of their gorgeous pillows. All you have to do is enter below and keep your fingers and toes crossed!


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