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

Jun
14
2016

Skippy Peanut Butter and Strawberry Tart Recipe

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Peanut butter and strawberry tart recipe

I love Peanut Butter (the smooth kind!) so when Skippy offered to send me a few pots of their peanut butter to test out I jumped at the chance. Skippy Peanut Butter is a popular brand in the US but is about to start shipping into the UK so we should start seeing it in our supermarkets soon.peanut butter and strawberry tart recipe Continue reading

Jun
13
2016

5 Perfect Pairs Of Shoes For When Your Pregnant

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shoes for when your pregnant Feeling comfortable when your pregnant can be hard, especially when the weather starts heating up like it has done over the past few weeks. Finding comfortable shoes for when your pregnant can be difficult, between the sweating, the itching and for a lot of women the swelling, getting shoes that fit is a challenge, let alone ones that are comfortable and easy to get on and off (reaching your feet may be a challenge in itself towards the end of your pregnancy!) So here are a few ideas for perfect shoes for when your pregnant. Continue reading

Jun
12
2016

Ways to have a Happier Week at the Office

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Steve Jobs Quote - Happier Work WeekAs most of you know me and Jon run our own business so have a home office (well a huge desk unit across the back of our living room to be precise), which can sometimes make work even harder, you have to be so self motivated to actually do work at home rather than going into an office. If your not feeling like working it is far to easy to procrastinate at home, watch some TV, potter around doing chores or just randomly surf the internet when you haven’t got anyone checking your browser or blocking ‘non-work related’ sites. Finding ways to keep ourselves motivated and wanting to work is quite important and we are always on the look out for new ideas to help make working from home a bit easier. Continue reading

Jun
11
2016

May Degustabox Review and a Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

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degustabox reviewIt’s Degustabox time again!! yay!!!! Literally my favourite time of the month, I so look forward to the text telling me my box will be delivered the next day, and cannot wait to cut open the box when it arrives just to see what tasty treats are inside and what new stuff we get to try! hehe! Is that just a bit sad?

Anyway here is our review of the May Degustabox and at the bottom you will find a really simple Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe which is perfect for summer time BBQ’s and when you want a tasty meal with minimal effort (OK it takes 8 hours, but you only have to put it in at the start and shred it at the end! Simple!!) Continue reading