We had always planned to use a sling or wrap when Elian arrived as we love the idea of baby wearing. It always looked as if the baby was comfortable, safe and happy and mum and dad are able to carry on with their day to day with free hands. Wraps look a bit complicated to start with but once you have put it on a few times they are pretty simple to do, and your baby can sit comfortably and snug against your chest and be completely supported and safe.
We have been testing out the KangaWrap since Elian arrived and are loving it. Elian is a super clingy baby, he loves his cwtches and hates being put down (even when asleep!) which has been hard to adjust to in the first few weeks, trying to do normal everyday things and running the business is difficult when one handed and carrying a newborn, but the sling has made it possible. Continue reading →
One of my favourite things to do when I was pregnant was plan and decorate Elian’s Nursery (thats a sneak peek of it on the right!). It still isn’t quite finished because we’re making a big change to the house at the moment so 1 half his room is currently storage, but once that is sorted I get to make the final changes then I can reveal his room properly to you all. He doesn’t really need a room of his own yet, so I’m not worried about getting it sorted asap! But as we had been in the house for over a year when we found out we were pregnant it meant most of it was already decorated and I was missing the fun home decor planning I had when we moved in, so it got to start all over again with nursery decor ideas! Most of our house is neutral (white walls, oak floors) with pops of colour to let the furniture and soft furnishings stand out more, but I decided his room could be a bit more bold and fun! But I’m not going to talk about it today, lol, you’ll have to wait for a proper reveal in a few weeks when its properly finished.
So today I am handing the blog over to John Starr, a freelance writer, father, and DIY enthusiast living in Brighton. In addition to working on his latest project (be it work around the home or a new article), he enjoys spending time with his two children and today he is going to chat to you all about DIY nursery decor. Continue reading →
I’m know I’m biased but you’ve got to agree my little dude really is super cute! Elian is growing fast and time is flying by, he’s 9 weeks old already, and my little chunky monkey! I can no longer call him a newborn as he is most definitely a little baby boy now! And one of my favourite things to do every morning is sort out his outfit (my own outfits are boring at the mo, so getting my fashion fix by dressing the boy!!) Continue reading →
Well Elian wasn’t too impressed with his first few baths, there was quite a bit of crying and tears, but now he’s nearly 8 weeks old and is loving the time in the warm water, now there is splashing instead of tears! And personally I love this time, especially the towel drying and cwtches afterwards (thats the welsh term for big cuddles by the way! Welsh cwtches are the best!) Continue reading →
So our July Degustabox arrived a few days ago and I thought I would do something a little different and film an unboxing video instead of my usual post. I swear half the fun in getting a subscription box is opening it and finding the surprises instead, of course the other half of the fun with a Degustabox is eating everything in it! hehe! So check out the video to see what we received this month and see below for our review of the items we have now tested out! Continue reading →
Eek! So I totally made (and actually posted) my first YouTube video! I’ve wanted to start doing YouTube videos for so long but I hate the sound of my own voice on video as it doesn’t sound like me in my head (do you get that?) Anyway I had a few boxes delivered recently and decided an unboxing video would be a great place to start, nice and simple!
I’ve been umming and ahhing over whether to subscribe to Sassy Bloom since before Elian was born but decided to bite the bullet and get a years subscription so this is the unboxing of the first box! Please be gentle with me while I try and work out if videos are for me and aim to get a bit better at making them! hehe! Continue reading →
Surprisingly once you’ve had your baby your body doesn’t just spring back to it’s pre-baby size and shape, even though you would really like it to. So that means that most of your pre-baby wardrobe still doesn’t fit you, or at least thats my case. Almost none of my ‘old’ clothes fit me, and I really don’t want to keep wearing my very tiny maternity wardrobe all the time, but I need clothing that will fit over my deflated baby bump (and in some cases your larger boobs) and also in my case that aren’t tightly fitted across my c-section scar which still hasn’t completely healed. So as much as I love my fit and flare dresses most are too tight, or just not flattering on my tummy at the moment, meaning I’ve found a new love for tunic dresses, like this stunner from Yumi. Continue reading →
So we have come to the end of my current guest post series, and I’ll be back posting from next week. So to finish off this little series here is the final post from Rai from Blargle Fargle. Ive known Rai for almost 7 years now after we met at the first ever South Wales Bloggers meet, and I am very excited and honoured to be photographing her wedding later in the year. Thats why its fitting that she is here today to talk about things she loves to photograph. Continue reading →
Morning all! I’m still spending some quality time with my little bean so here to hold down the fort whilst I am gone is Beth from Twinderelmo. This time she is talking all about Kids TV characters…the characters she just can’t stand! hehe! I’m lucky enough not to have been subjected to most of these so far, but sadly I know its only matter of time! So over to Beth… Continue reading →
Today I am putting my blog in the very capable hands of Kacie from The Rare Welshbit. Kacie is all about fabulous food, places to eat and tasty recipes. So today she is here to tell you all about her top 5 restaurants in Cardiff. I feel pretty bad saying I have only been lucky enough to eat in one of these awesome places so far, but I will be making the effort to try out some of the others when I can. So if your looking for a great restaurant in Cardiff why not try out one of these great choices. Continue reading →