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Just One Of Those Days

4th August 2016

You know the kind that makes you wish for bedtime before even 9am has arrived? It started with a morning poo explosion from the Woodster. Unfortunately the Sleepyhead was his latest casualty. Anyone who owns a Sleepyhead knows the absolute battle that is removing and cleaning the non-tumble-dryable cover. Woody’s extreme reliance on his Sleepyhead spelled out a day minus napping. Woohoo! Shortly after the poo explosion followed projectile vomit straight down the front of my dress, which at the…

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#6weeksofsummer – P.Y.O Manor Garden Flowers

31st July 2016

Today we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful walled garden of Manor Garden and picked our very own bunches of home grown British flowers. Situated on the banks of the River Tees, a set of sturdy wooden doors hides the most beautiful garden boasting rows and rows of amazing smelling blooms just waiting to be picked, a sensory garden and the cutest retro caravan. Armed with a pair of snips we wandered the rows of carefully tended to blooms…

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Happy Birthday, Baby Girl

15th July 2016

To my birthday girl, I have just kissed you goodnight as a three year old for the very last time. We have read the same book you insist we read every night despite the huge pile of books you keep next to your bed. When you wake tomorrow you will be four; you have been so eagerly awaiting this day for weeks. No longer a toddler but a fully fledged child. I must admit I have to blink back the…

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House Update: Our Kitchen & Living Room

7th July 2016

We did it! I’m so happy that finally, after six long months of dust, stress, cracked walls, living out of boxes, indecision, tears and two kitchen fitters, our new family kitchen/living room is, dare I say it, done! Not to mention the little life event of having a baby in the midst of it all. After all the initial building and structural work was over and the massive ‘which kitchen do we choose’ decision was made, I’ve totally loved, with…

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Give It Six Weeks

3rd June 2016

I just had one of those baths, you know the kind you sink into and it soothes every part of your over tired, post-baby wobbly Mumbod and it occurred to me that this is the first relaxing evening bath I’ve had since Woody entered the world just over six weeks ago. Both babies were sleeping and I found a moment for myself and for the first time since he was born I gave myself a little pat on the back…

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Inspiration Pregnancy

A Letter To My Baby Girl

12th April 2016

To my baby girl, Nora Jane. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl. Who would she look like? What will we name her? How could I love her as much as I love the dog?! Look at us now, almost four years down the line and we have you, Nora Noodle. Our opinionated, super beautiful, crazy, princess-loving babe. My absolute favourite little thing in the whole wide world. But soon, you…

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Yes or No: Matching Sibling Outfits

13th February 2016

My sister and I were always dressed in matching outfits as kids. Usually Sweater Shop jumpers (what happened to the Sweater Shop?), double denim or some amazing floral Laura Ashley dresses. Wasn’t the 90’s the coolest?! I know some people think it’s totally gross and unacceptable but I’ve always imagined dressing my kids in matching outfits. When we found out baby number two was a boy, a tiny spanner was thrown in the works. I got my thinking cap (slash internet…

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House Renovation: Kitchen Inspo

22nd January 2016

When we bought our house four years ago it had been fully renovated by its current owners and although on the surface everything appeared shiny and new (beware!) it turned out to be the real life house that Jack built. My all time fave house disaster was when a piece of coving spontaneously fell from the ceiling and smashed the telly… Luckily for us, we had always had big plans for our traditional three bed 1920’s semi and what better time to carry…

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Inspiration Lifestyle Pregnancy

Nursery Inspo: Baby Boy

19th January 2016

When we found out we were expecting a boy my initial intent of using Nora’s cute floral nursery wares went firmly out of the window. As a person who tried to stay away from the whole baby blue/cream/typical baby boy themes I turned my attentions to Pinterest and came up with my perfect nursery theme – monochrome with a dash of mustard. I’m so excited to see the finished product! So far we’ve only got as far as painting the room white which looks so clean and…

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What We Got For Christmas

16th January 2016

Christmas was awesome this year, we were all totally spoiled. I thought I’d do a little round up and flat lay of some of our favourite pieces. Who knows, it might come in handy for ideas next year! A few of my favourite gifts; The amazing  Chris (Simpson’s Artist) Book full of hilarious positive and inspirational drawings by the man himself. If you don’t already, you must follow him on Facebook, his posts are guaranteed to brighten your day. Ste got me…

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