2020 | REFLECTING ON THE YEAR

 We are snuggled up in bed watching Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets , an hour before we welcome in the year 2021.



SNOW DAY | BUILDING OLAF

 We woke up this morning to so much snow!. It has definitely been cold enough for it to snow but we was not expecting it and the girls were so excited!.



FESTIVE FUN & BOXING DAY TREATS

 We’ve been loving this Christmas , it has definitely been a more relaxed and chilled out one and honestly , it has definitely been needed.



CHRISTMAS DAY 2020

 This year we really didn’t know what to expect and how we would feel today, but we have all had the best day, absolutely smashed it again and couldn’t of asked for a better Christmas Day 💜


APPLE TURNOVERS

 Apple turnovers are definitely one of our favourite treats to pick up at the bakery. Fresh cream , apples and pastry - delish!.


GINGERBREAD BAKING



 So we had all intentions on making a gingerbread house today , but after realising the set we had got was from scratch , we all , including the girls , decided to opt out of that! :)



WHAT IS THE BEST FLOORING FOR THE KITCHEN?

For the majority of us, the kitchen is the heart of our home and as a result we want it to be stylish as well as practical. 



AD / BUT FIRST,TEA | PIXELS T-SHIRT DESIGNS

 One thing I have been loving currently is putting on some comfy cosy joggers and picking out my favourite t-shirt, my complete go to outfit this month.



A BRIDES GUIDE TO FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS

 When planning your wedding , you will most definitely go through the stage of looking at so many dresses and really not knowing which one to go for or which one suits you .




AD / NEW YEAR HOUSE MOVE | WALL ART DESIGNS

I can’t actually believe we are in December already, the year has completely flown by and what a year it has been!.



AD / WHAT I AM CURRENTLY LOVING | FEMME LUXE

We can all agree that  December has been extremely cold and I will be the first to say I have had my heating on for most of it and have lived in all the comfy clothes and cosy pieces I could find.



LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY


We’ve got just over a week until Christmas and I know a lot of us are last minute buying or still a little indecisive of what to get the family . This last minute gift guide has something for everyone, so if you are on the hunt for beauty ,games , toys ,drinks or even food related presents , I’ve got you covered :)


GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH

 Crafts and messy play is always the first thing on Nila’s list of things she wants to do . We love crafting and creating little master pieces and spend every morning before school getting our hands messy.



SEEING SANTA AT GLEBE FARM

I was on the hunt this week to find a Santa to go and visit by the end of the month and I found him! , at Glebe farm!



AD / AMAZING IDEAS SINGLE MUMS CAN USE TO ACHIEVE GREATER FINANCIAL STABILITY

 Managing your finances can be tough at the best of times, but the world has brought so much uncertainty in the past few years, and this is important. Try to make sure you think about the best ways of being able to keep a handle on your finances, and to make better decisions that will help your money go further. Try to do as much as you can to make the most of this moving forward, and there are many factors that can help with this. 


AD / WHY A COMEDIAN IS THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 Live entertainment can be extremely important for your venue or event. Not only will they provide entertainment to your guests, but performers can greatly improve the atmosphere of a venue. While many people think that live music is synonymous with live entertainment, there are other options that you can go with when it comes to live entertainment. In fact, one of the best live entertainment options are comedians. What’s so great about comedians, and why should you look to hire a comedian for your venue? Here’s why a comedian is the best live entertainment. 



AD / WHAT I WORE THIS WEEK #1/ FEMME LUXE



 This week has definitely been a busy work week , and getting everything scheduled up for work and sort Christmas out has been go go go!

https://femmeluxe.co.uk/blue-ribbed-zip-up-long-sleeve-top-alma

AD / NEVER TO LATE TO BRING YOUR WEB PRESENCE UPTO DATE

  

Old websites are often a cause of embarrassment.

 

For those who like to network at events and talk about their business, there is something that usually gets said upon passing over a business card and them asking if your website is on it… “Yes but don’t look at that, it’s in need of major work to update it.”

 


AD / 3 WAYS TO CUT DOWN BELLY FAT


Belly fat is a problem that countless people have to deal with.  We love our bodies, but seeing some extra weight is bound to upset most people.  Instead of getting upset, or just accepting your fate, here are some of the top ways you can fight back against belly fat.  Of course, all of these options work best with dietary and exercise changes, but they help make improvements on their own!



AD / BEST TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN THE SOUTH

 Many people believe that the Northeast or the West Coast are the premier tourist destinations in the United States. However, the South can give both of those regions a run for their money.



CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & FESTIVE BAKES



Christmas shopping spree with Kay is one of our favourite things to do at this time of year.


FAILFIX EPIC COLOUR ‘N’ STYLE DOLLS | REVIEW


Fail fix dolls were introduced to us a while ago and the girls fell in love with them and ever since have asked for more .



WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SO IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN ?

It’s important for parents to teach their children from a young age about the hardships that other people go through so that they can empathise with others, start to appreciate what they have and learn to ‘give back’. 




LETTERS TO SANTA



 We have spent the morning writing out our letters to Santa ready for tonight.



A PARENTS’ GUIDE TO A LEVELS

 If your child is going to be choosing their A Levels soon, it is important to be as clued up as possible on the process so that you can offer as much support as possible. It’s an exciting time for young people because they are able to study subjects that are specific to their interests and are given more independence.

 


PRETEND & PLAY SCHOOL SET | LEARNING RESOURCES REVIEW


Starting pre-school is such a big thing for little ones. They are so use to being at home with you and then, they are off into that big wide world of nursery :)



HELPING YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR EXAMS

 Exam period is a stressful time for young people, but unfortunately its an inevitable part of their academic journey. 




THE CHRISTMAS TAG 2020

It’s finally December , bring on all the mince pies and Christmas songs because this house is feeling all kinds of festive - let’s be honest , we have since October :)



HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME IS TOO MUCH FOR MY CHILD?

 


Battles over screen time between parents and their children are common nowadays, as young people are spending worrying amounts of time playing on their smartphones and other digital devices. 


KINDER COOKIES

 We’ve been baking again this weekend ... I’m sure you are not surprised :) I’ve come up with this delicious kinder cookie recipe and they honestly taste AMAZING!!.



NANDOS TAKE OUT & ICELAND XMAS SHOPPING

Today has been such a productive day and I love when you get some of the do list done before the week ahead has even started! :)



CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR THE BOOK LOVERS

Books are a must have in our house for Christmas. A new book is always on our Christmas wish list , and they really are the best presents :)



AD / LITTLE UNICORN DISCOVERS THE DINOSAUR

 Reading and books in this house are so important and all of my girls are absolute book worms.




OUR FAMILY NETFLIX CHRISTMAS WATCH LIST

This year we have been so excited for some family Christmas films and series’s that have been announced for Netflix release this year.



AD / ALL THE COMFIES THIS WINTER | FEMME LUXE



Being self employed and working from home definitely has it perks. Coffee breaks when you want and you can wear what you want all day , every day, bliss! :)

Tie dye co ord set



CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2020


Present buying is in full swing and we really are feeling super festive and so excited for Christmas :)Today I bring you my Children’s gift guide for this Christmas. Full of some fantastic gifts that I know the kiddies are going to absolutely love this year!.



AD / FROM BROKEN TO BRAVE

 Reading is one of my loves and it has been since I was little . I read most genres , horrors especially as I love being scared , yes I am weird! :) 



CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & JINGLE JANGLE

 Weekends are definitely made for relaxing and doing as little as possible in my opinion :)


PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS | TIPS & TRICKS

 So with only just over a week left until the 1st of December , it has been operation prepare for Christmas in our house.



SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW | VONSHEF

Comfort food is definitely needed now the weather is a lot colder and my favourite go to’s are easy slow cooker meals.



AD / WHAT IS GOOD FABRIC FOR CURTAINS?

  

Looking for good Curtain fabrics  can be a hassle. For beginners, they just could not find the right curtain fabric to hang; there are just a lot of questions and things to take into consideration what kind of curtain fabrics are best for your homes. Still, curtain fabrics should possess both the looks and practical purpose.

 


AD / THREE WAYS TO ADD A BIT OF HYGGE TO YOUR HOME

 


 Now, as the dark nights roll in and the temperatures drop, do as the Danish and add a touch of magical Hygge to your home this winter. Despite the cold, dark, and long winters, the Danes are one of the world's happiest nations and adopt the Hygge philosophy into various aspects of their everyday lives. While there is no one exact way to define it, Hygge is best described as a mindset that's all about living a welcoming, warm, and cozy lifestyle while enjoying the small things in life.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES CHRISTMAS BOOK GIVEAWAY | WICKED UNCLE

 Horrible histories has been an absolute favourite in our house for SO many years . Kadiann is 17 now and we have been watching it since she was little , it’s fantastic!!



TOP 5 HOME EXTENSION IDEAS

Have you moved into a new home or do you think about upgrading? Now is a great time to add value to your home by renovating rooms or building an extension. 



CHRISTMAS TREE BROWNIES

 We are in full swing operation Christmas in this house , we’ve got the Xmas movies on every night and the songs playing , feeling so festive already!



AD SPIRITED | A CREATIVE WORKBOOK TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE ADVENTURE OF PARENTING | REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

 Pregnancy is the most incredible feeling in the world , and such a precious and privilege feeling and experience to go through , but it isn’t always plain sailing.



FAMILY STOCKING FILLER GIFT GUIDE



Stockings are probably one of my favourite things to wake up to , it’s the start of Christmas Day isn’t it?, everyone huddled together opening up their stockings :) I’ve rounded up a gift guide with something for everyone in the family, mums , dads , kids and even pets!



TWISTY GIRLS TRANSFORMING BRACELET DOLLS | REVIEW

When it comes to dolls and jewellery, Nila is obsessed. She is definitely at that stage where she is into all the bracelets and dressing up :)


AD EMOTIONAL FITNESS | A-Z FOR POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH


If you have followed me for a while then you will know i am an absolute advocate for mental health and keeping your mind as healthy as it can be.


CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDARS 2020

 one thing we all love and look forward to at Christmas is advent calendars .When December the 1st hits , the advent calendars come out and its something we all look forward to each day.




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