DECLUTTERING & PLANNING FOR THE NEW YEAR

So today has been a bit of a ‘let’s declutter and get ready for 2020’ kind of day. I have managed to get all the Xmas stuff down and put away - although it looks completely bare!


ROBLOX FANS - CHECK THESE OUT!

It is no secret that Alessia is an absolute mad Roblox fan . She loves playing online with her friends from school , it’s one of her favourite things to do to unwind after a busy day of learning .


THAT POST CHRISTMAS CLEAR OUT WITH ANYCLEAN , THE CLEANING SERVICE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS

So Christmas has been done and although we have all really enjoyed the festive period and spent quality time with the family - the house does resemble what can only be described as a complete tip!.


CHRISTMAS DAY 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!. I hope you have had a lovely day and are feeling merry  this evening :). We’ve made the most out of today but have got two really poorly little ones .



CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET | FAMILY TRADITIONS

Christmas Eve! Only one more sleep and it’ll be Christmas Day. The girls are in bed and I am tackling the last minute wrapping- yes I am that person.


WINTER WONDERLAND 2019

Winter wonderland is a tradition we started 4 years ago. We go every year before Christmas and it really does start the magical Christmas time for us :)


CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & BAKING

Today has been all about baking and crafts. The Christmas holidays are in full swing and we love it!. I love when Alessia breaks up from school - no school runs or super early mornings - bliss!


WE FINALLY WENT TO SEE FROZEN 2

So this morning I booked us all in to see Frozen 2. Friday nights are normally our date night and we go out for dinner or go to the Cinema but I decided it was going to be family night and booked us in at the cinema.


EASY PEASY BISCUITS

One thing I have always done with the girls is bake . It’s so easy to do with them and if you set everything up before hand - it’s even better! :)


DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBER PLATE LAW?


We all know that having a number plate on your vehicle is a legal requirement don’t we? , but the law  is a little bit more specific than just having a number plate.


GINGERBREAD MAKING

One thing we absolutely love this time of year is gingerbread men . I’ll be honest , I love anything gingerbread , especially coffee :)




TREAT YOURSELF THIS CHRISTMAS

Now I don’t know about you , but this time of year I am so busy making sure everyone else is happy and gets what they want , that I completely forget about myself .


 Black cropped long sleeve jumper

OUR 5 FIVE FAVOURITE FESTIVE BOOKS THIS YEAR

We are definitely a house of book worms . We are always reading and I love the fact that the girls take after me and have such a love for books .


SLOW COOKER POTATO & LEEK SOUP

Slow cookers are perfect for soups . You literally pop all your ingredients in , and then blend it up when you are ready to dish it up.


PLAYGROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY

This morning it was Nila’s Christmas party at her playgroup , and honestly she was so excited for it - she couldn’t wait .


GET THE LOOK THIS CHRISTMAS WITH FEMME LUXE

Christmas is only a few weeks away and I know some of you will already have it covered!. If like me , you are still struggling to find the perfect Christmas dress for the big day or for the festive party season then look no more.

Red velvet  strappy square neck bodycon dress

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE BOOK WORMS :)

If you’ve followed me for a while then you will know we are all book worms and love a good book. I think reading is such a great way to relax and let loose after a busy day , not only for you but also for the little ones .


5 CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

When it comes to Christmas, we all have that gift that we would absolutely love and keep our fingers ( and toes ) crossed for it , don’t we?. What if though, there is nothing your loved ones or friends wanted and they had everything they needed?


CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

We all get stuck at some point don’t we when it comes to Christmas gifts and what to buy everyone . I thought I’d share with you some Christmas gift ideas for the whole family so you will find a little something for everyone In this Christmas gift guide :)


SALTED CARAMEL FESTIVE SWIRLS

Mince pies are my absolute favourite thing at this time of year . A cup of tea and a mince pie in the evening is what I am all about and we love making our own.


A REAL TREE FOR CHRISTMAS | PINE AND NEEDLES

This time of year is full of traditions isn’t it?. We get our favourite music in a playlist , the decorations from the attic and the traditional dancing Santa’s that we all love to hate from out the cupboard.


WIN A MAGICUBE SAFARI PARK

One of Nila’s favourite toys at the moment has got to be geomag’s magicubes. We were first introduced to them at blogon this year and honestly she has been hooked ever since she got her first little set.


OUR TREE IS UP !!

We’ve been so looking forward to getting our Christmas tree as we’ve had a real one again this year. I can honestly say having a real one does make the home feel more Christmassy, plus it smells amazing!.


RAW NATURAL’S CHRISTMAS PAMPER HAMPER

When it comes to beauty hampers and pampering , there are never any men’s products available, and every year I find myself trying to hunt down some little treats for Mezz for Christmas.


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN BIRMINGHAM

Scott and I rarely get the chance to get out without the three girls , and with Christmas just around the corner we had managed to sort out a day trip to Birmingham to get as much Christmas gifts bought as possible :)


BE MERRY THIS CHRISTMAS

When it comes to some members of the family - you really can’t beat a cheeky bottle of gin or a bottle of Prosecco with some chocolates can you? :)


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

It’s that time again where I share with you some Christmas gifts for the kiddies that will hopefully give you some inspiration and some help when it comes to shopping for your little ones.


WIN A SPIKE THE FINE MOTOR HEDGEHOG FROM LEARNING RESOURCES

When it comes to Christmas, we try and buy things that are not only fun for the girls but also practical. Not something we will be chucking away come the new year or putting up on the kitchen unit and never to be seen again.


ADVENT CALENDARS FOR THE FAMILY

When it comes to Christmas advent calendars - there are so many to choose from isn’t there?. The standard chocolate calendars have always been a favourite of mine from when I was a child but now the variety is endless.



MOON MAGICK

If you have followed me for a while now then you will know I love all things spiritual and anything to do with crystals or herbs then I am there :)


MY JOURNEY WITH DIETBON’S WEIGHT LOSS READY - MADE MEALS | REVIEW


If you are following us over Instagram then you will know we have just come back from an all inclusive holiday in Spain - plenty of pasta and croissants to last me a life time, so when dietbon got in touch and offered a weeks trial of their weight loss ready-made meals , I jumped at the  chance - literally.


IDEAS TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHILDREN’S BEDROOM

While some parents have tremendous fun decorating their kid’s room, some find it a struggle and don’t know where to start or how to please their little onesWhile it should be funand stimulating, we also want it to be calming, somewhere for our children to rewind and settle down at bedtime. So, what’s the best way to get the right balance?



HEARTY WINTER BEEF STEW

This time of year I love my slow cooker . I use it all year round but it definitely comes out a lot in winter. One thing I love to do is my hearty winters beef stew .


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, NANDOS TREAT & THE JOKER

Fridays are always mine and Kay’s day to go out shopping . We do sometimes look at the weather and think no way are we going out in that ! :) but it was dry today and we are so eager to start Christmas shopping.


DECORATING THE GIRLS BEDROOM

If you have been a follower for a while then you will know the younger two girls have now been out of their own rooms and are sharing..


AD - DO YOU KNOW THE LAWS AROUND NUMBER PLATES?

Having a number plate on your car is a legal requirement, and most people are aware of this, but the law is actually a little more specific than just having a number plate. This is where a lot of confusion can arise, and it helps to understand the law surrounding number plates entirely. There is a tendency to want to change the actual plate to match upgrades to the car, but before you order something, there are considerations.


GETTING MUSICAL WITH THE HALILIT TODDLER MUSIC ORCHESTRA

When it comes to music and singing Nila is there . She has loved music from the get go especially at playgroup- they have so many different instruments to play with , she is in her element.



WIN A DESIGN A FRIEND PRINCESS CHARLOTTE DOLL FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas season is definitely here and I don’t know about you but I am one of them people that does not plan or prep for it . Then the next thing you know , there is 2 weeks until Christmas and I am rushing round like a blue arse fly panicking!


SLOW COOKER HUNTERS CHICKEN PASTA BAKE

Im always on the lookout for new recipes for dinner time . Don’t get me wrong , we have our favourites but it’s nice to change the meal plan up isn’t it?.


OUR WEEK IN MALGRAT DE MAR SPAIN

We are back from our week in Spain and it’s good to be home . Even in a warm country - I still can’t wait to get home to my bed , is it just me ?


HALLOWEEN AT EUROPA SPLASH HOTEL IN SPAIN

The girls and I absolutely love celebrating Halloween, Samhain. It’s one of our favourite holidays we have and we go all out every year .


A DAY IN THE LIFE ON HOLIDAY - SPAIN

I thought I’d do a day in the life on holiday whilst we are in Spain for the week. I normally vlog our adventures for YouTube but a day in the life in photos is something different isn’t it :)


EXPERIMENTING WITH PEPPER MINT: THE MAGNIFICENT MARS EXPEDITION

Alessia loves anything creative . Whether it’s slime or experiment sets - she absolutely loves getting involved and making all sorts of different creations.


THE ADDAMS FAMILY & SPOOKY KRISPY KREMES

Since seeing the new Addam’s family film advertised , we’ve been so eager to watch it as we all love the original movies and I knew this one would be a hit! - especially with Nila.


PUMPKIN CARVING 2019

One of our favourite things to do for Halloween is pumpkin carving . We absolutely love it . You can’t beat a movie night with the lights off and your pumpkins glowing with tea lights in , it’s the best!.


HALLOWEEN SLIME

Now if you’ve been around here for a while then you’ll know that Alessia is crazy obsessed with slime . From buying it to making it - she absolutely loves the stuff!



PUMPKIN PATCH | WHEELOCK FARM 2019

One thing I wanted to do last year was take the girls to a pumpkin patch. We’ve never been before and we absolutely love halloween and thought it would be great to pick our own pumpkins and obviously support the farmers by doing so.


PIRATA & CAPITANO PLUSH FRIENDS FROM POSH PAWS | REVIEW

School mornings always starts with milkshake on channel five. It started with finding the show the little princess one morning, does anyone remember that cartoon?, anyway since then it has been our go to every morning :)


BANK ATTACK GAME REVIEW

We’ve been busy this weekend testing out the new game we’ve been kindly sent - Bank attack!. The girls love a good board game and this one is completely different to the ones we’ve tested out before .


LIVING ROOM MAKE OVER IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

One thing I do love about this house is the living room. It Isn’t the biggest but it’s the warmest room in the house , which is definitely a first .


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