Jul
7
2016

Guest Post from Blargle Fargle – Top 5 Things I Love to Photograph

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things to photograph

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

Jul
5
2016

Guest Post from Twinderelmo – Top 5 Kids TV Characters I Just Can’t Stand!

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Kids TV Characters

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

Jul
3
2016

Guest post from The Rare Welshbit – Top 5 Restaurants in Cardiff

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top 5 restaurants in cardiff 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

Jul
1
2016

Guest Post from Dear Bear and Beany – Top 5 Party Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Party Games for Toddlers and preschoolers

Today I’d like you all to say a big hello to Laura from Dear Bear and Beany as she will be taking over the blog for today to chat to you all about her Top 5 Party Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers. I’m nowhere near needing these ideas myself yet seeing as little man is now just 2 weeks old, but Laura has some great ideas to keep children entertained at parties, so if your disbarring at how to keep a bunch of kids happy at a 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday party check out these options! Continue reading

Jun
29
2016

Guest Post from Llio Angharad – Top 5 Welsh Businesses

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welsh businesses Today I am lucky enough to have another awesome guest blogger taking over the blog for me while I spend some quality time with little man and Jon. I very pleased to say she is also a fellow Welsh Blogger! I’d like to introduce you all to Llio Angharad who is going to tell you all about her Top 5 Welsh Businesses and why she is championing them! Continue reading

Jun
27
2016

Guest Post from Babi a Fi – Top 5 Preschool TV Shows

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preschool TV ShowsWell as you may or may not have seen our little bean finally made his appearance on the 19th June (check out his brief introduction post here if you’d like to see his handsome squidgy face!) so in preparation for his arrival I lined up a few lovely bloggers to guest post for us for a few days to give me and Jon some down time and some time to bond with the little dude. Don’t worry I will still be posting baby updates for you all to see as well, although if you want to keep up to date with us then check out our instagram page as they is most likely where I’ll be posting little snap shots of the man over the next few days/weeks. 

As with all our official blogger guest posts we gave them just 1 prompt ‘Your Top 5…’ which means they are free to tell us about their Top 5 anything, thats what makes our guest posts so much fun, they cover a huge range of topics and can be pretty cool and pretty random! hehe!

So today to kick us off I have a post from Jessica at Babi a Fi who has written a post all about her Top 5 Preschool TV Shows, and if I am totally honest I love her picks!!! Some of these are a flash back to my childhood which is brilliant and I’m hoping this little one can be swayed more towards some of these shows. So over to Jessica… Continue reading

Jun
26
2016

Our little bean finally arrived – Introducing Elian

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Newborn birth announcement - Introducing ElianJust in case you don’t follow us on Twitter, Insta or Facebook (and you really should! The links are over on the right!) we just thought we should let you all know that our little bean finally made an appearance at 2:17am on the 19th of June, weighing 8lbs 6oz, just in time for Fathers Day! So this is to introduce you all to the newest member of the Two Hearts (I suppose we should call us Three Hearts now!) household…this is Elian!

I’ll write up his birth story at a later date when I have had time to process it all, but I will say my home water birth didn’t exactly go to plan and after a rather difficult 27 hours our little man made his entrance by emergency c-section instead. He is now a week old and we are both happily settling in at home and doing great. So while I rest, recover and spend some real quality time with our little dude I have some awesome guest bloggers taking over the blog for a week or 2 but I will be back to regular posting soon with lots of great baby/parenting related posts as well as our usual lifestyle posts.

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages and congratulations, and for the gifts we have received from brands and fellow bloggers, we truly appreciate everything!

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Jun
17
2016

Tips for Keeping your Joints Healthy Everyday

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keeping your joints healthy Even before my pregnancy I had issues with my joints. I have a long term injury with my left ankle due to an accident in my early teens and have RSI in my wrists due to the the amount of time I have spent on the computer over the last few years, add to that a hereditary weakened back condition and my bones are a bit fragile over all. So finding ways to try and keep my bones a little bit healthier everyday is quite important. Continue reading

Jun
16
2016

Lidl Cien Lipstick Review

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Cien Lipstick ReviewOk so make-up isn’t usually a subject I cover a lot of on here, but what most of you probably don’t know about me is I love lipstick! It has to be the easiest piece of make-up there is, just whack it on and you have an instantly look and you can go! I wear very little other makeup on a day to day basis, but will often put on just a quick swipe of mascara and a nice bold lipstick! I don’t usually do pinks or nude as they can look too pale on my already pale skin, but I love a good red!

When I noticed that my local Lidl had some stock of their Cien makeup range I thought I would check it out and grab a few of their lip products. At just £1.99 each or 2 for £3 they are a bargain, but it also means I didn’t have the highest hopes for them being that high a quality, but worth a go. Our store only 1 lipstick I liked, but they had 3 lip pencils which liked interesting so I bought them all! I actually love lip pencils as often find you can get a much neater and nicer line with them. So here is a little Lidl Cien Lipstick review for your all, just incase your local store happens to stock them at some point too. Continue reading

Jun
15
2016

Nursery Inspiration – Navy, Grey and Orange Nursery Inspiration

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Navy and Grey and Orange Nursery Inspiration

Even before we knew if we were having a girl or a boy I had started planning the perfect nursery in my head – bold monochrome with hints of gold for a girl or navy blue and grey with a star motif for a boy.  When we found out bean was a little boy that meant I could start properly planning his nursery and I knew I wanted to stick with my original plan and luckily Jon agreed. We aren’t baby blue type of people and I knew we wouldn’t want anything too childish, I would rather a room that he could grow with and one that would last him till he was older, plus of course it would have to be stylish and work with our general home decor too.  Continue reading