26 September 2016

8 Months Bolder

Over the past month I have watched my little baby gain so much independence and confidence in the world around her. It’s like she has suddenly blossomed into this more excitable, on-the-move, inquisitive little adventurer. With September being my last full month of maternity leave, returning to work in October, I’ve made sure to do the last few things I wanted us to do as a family before the summer finally finished.

20 September 2016

Plastic Free with Lush Shampoo Bars

Lush Shampoo Bars Review
It's been a while since I was loyal to any particular hair products, but in-between trialling new products for review, there's one brand that keeps me coming back for more. There are some beauty products which when formulated as a solid product, don't really hit the spot. One type of solid product I can't get enough off is the impressive range of Lush Shampoo Bars. I am completely converted; you need to add these to your must-try list.

18 September 2016

The Perfect Sunday Brunch

La Belle Assiette Halima Ferreira Review

Sundays are my favourite, even more so now we have Willow. For me Sundays have always been about relaxing, enjoying the last few hours of the weekend and taking every opportunity I can to pamper and unwind. Before having Willow, that would have involved long luxurious baths, targeted face masques and a mini at-home manicure. Now? Our Sundays consist of watching movies from my childhood, reading Willow's favourite books and enjoying lots of delicious food together as a family.

17 September 2016

British Flowers from Beards & Daisies

Beards & Daisies The Letterbox Florist Review
Beards & Daisies, a unique and stand-out name for an online flower delivery service offering Letterbox Flowers and Hand-tied Bouquets, it's no surprise they've been gaining popularity in the online world. As someone who adores having flowers in the home and finds online delivery services a great way to brighten up your space with bold colours and beautiful flower combinations, I was excited to give Beards & Daisies a try. 

More than just review one of their beautiful bouquets, I wanted to delve behind the brand whose name is catching everyone's attention by sharing a little bit more about this glorious brand. 

15 September 2016

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Review

Urban Decay have limited edition eyeshadow palettes down to a fine art and the XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette is no exception. If you're a fan of Urban Decay shadows, love the shade selections of their palettes and can't get enough of the intense colour pay-off and fab longevity, this might be a palette worth adding to your lust list.

7 September 2016

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

If you're anything like me then you'll be getting cosy on your sofa every Wednesday at 8pm for the foreseeable future, as The Great British Bake Off takes spotlight on our screens. I love sitting down to watch each week's episode, seeing the creations they make throughout the show as well as learning a few tricks myself. I've always wanted to be this magnificent baker who can whip up posh cakes and treats with ease, but realistically my skills are better spent cooking and baking is something I am still trying to perfect.

Tonight's episode will follow the contestants as they compete through bread week, and with no time to whip up some crusty rolls or marvellous loafs, I decided to opt for something a lot easier, one of my all time favourite desserts. So if you're a fan of bread and butter pudding like me or simply want something to make that uses ingredients most of us have in our cupboards and fridge, this super simple recipe will have you tucking in in no time!

6 September 2016

Making Chocolate with Chocolate Alchemy

Chocolate Alchemy Loughborough Review

Chocolate. Everyone's weakness. Whether you you enjoy a piece after a long day or have that treat bar after a busy week, chocolate is easily one of the tastiest little luxuries in life. 

You may have noticed over the past few months that I've been showcasing some pretty special venues in my local town, Loughborough. An otherwise quiet town which doesn't look like anything special when you're driving through, it offers more than it's fair share of delicious restaurants and special little spots to stop for a break during a day of shopping. One of those places is Chocolate Alchemy, a luxury artisan chocolatier which creates all of the delicious products on site, with a downstairs cafe offering hot and cold drinks as well as tasty bakes, cakes and chocolate.

5 September 2016

Mama-Made Monday's | Sophie & Co.

Sophie & Co. Handmade Children's Wear
It's time for another Mama-Made Monday's feature and this week I am shining the spotlight on Sophie & Co.. Having followed this hard working mama on social media throughout my pregnancy and now as a mother myself, seeing her beautiful creations come to life has been wonderful to watch. 

4 September 2016

Family Fun at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo Review
The summer is almost over and with my partner working so hard, we haven't had the chance for many family days out. Sure we have a stroll in town and go for meals together with Willow who loves grabbing a cheeky slice of toast off of our plates, but we wanted to make sure we got the chance to have a proper family day out before the summer was over and Twycross Zoo was the perfect choice!

3 September 2016

Luxury Changing Bags from Lucy and Belle

Swarovski Elements Changing Bag Review

Since having Willow my many handbags have been left neglected in the back of the wardrobe. When out and about it just isn't realistic for me to have more than one bag and I often find all I need for myself is my purse, my phone and my keys, all of which can easily be popped inside a changing bag. 

I do miss having a handbag with me though, and so when I came across the gorgeous collection of luxury changing bags available over at Lucy and Belle, I was instantly drawn in by the gorgeous colour choices and beautiful designs which give you the option of having a changing bag and handbag all in one.
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