Wednesday, 4 December 2013

What's in Holly's baby bag




Here is a post I have been promising for a while now. What's inside a 9 month old babies changing!! Well I got this one from Toys R Us and it's a nice pink hello kitty one. As a young working mum, starting out with my family. We can afford to get the designer ones!! I would love one!! But we have more important things to spend out money on than a changing bag. But I like this one. It was also on sale when I got it. Just £20!! So after all that!! Let's get started!!!

First thin is first!! Some hand sanitiser!! I got this one as a present from Bath and Body Works in America!! You can order them off the bath and body works website


I always have juice for Holly. This one is just a tommee tippee bottle with the handles you but separately. I am thinking about getting her onto spout cups now :)


Since it's December you need to have a warm hat. This one was also a present so I'm not sure of a price.


Can't have a changing bag without the nappys and wipes. These are Asda brand Little Angel nappies. I have a review in the. Coming soon.


Again toys are a necessity with Holly. I need to have them with me incase we are out somewhere and she gets bored!!


Holly's all time favourite crisps. She can stuff 3 of these in her mouth at once. These are great for if we are out having dinner somewhere and she starts to get fed up or bored.


2 types of nappy creams. The small tub is one I put butt cream into a small tub (I don't a review on that early this year), and the ever faithful metanium. The butt paste is good for everyday use. But when nappy rash flares. The metanium is best!


Spare change of clothes as you just never know!!


A spare bottle (this bottle is Assad own brand. I have a review coming on these as well) and milk formula! She won't need these for much longer as I'm starting to take her off formula milk now too


Here we have cough bottle tixilix, Calpol, teething gel, teething pegs (yet again another review), nappy sacks, snuffle baby for is she has a runny or blocked nose, spoon, sun cream (you can still get burnt in winter you know), inficol, shopping trolly token and extra sanitiser.


Last but not least!! Extra bibs.


I sometimes have Jammys and swillers in here too. That's only if we will be out late. There is normally food as well. But again that's a whole other post :)

Hope you enjoyed speak soon
L x

Night time snack




I know everyone like to watch their weight now a days. Specially us mums :) however I think when you have been busy at work all day, then running a household with a 9month old baby, a 26 year old (who I think really is 16 lol) and a 3 year old stepson. You just need a treat once everyone is in bed and it's me time. So this is my weakness. A buttery bagel with cheese and Parma ham :) It needs to be built just right.

First you need the butter


Then you need 3 slices of cheese with one slice of Parma ham


Da dadada!!!


My most fave bagel in the world :)
If you try it let me know what you thing :D <3

Speak soon
L x

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Mummy Manicure




This is such an easy time saving way to have nice nails!!
I like to keep my nails short as I don't like having them long with I'm trying to dress Holly in case I scratch her. So I clip them short. However this can cause problems when I want to paint them. But recently. I've been using shop bought foils. The ones in the picture above were Sally Hanson ones I bought in Sally's Salon Supplies. They are so easy and last for up to a week!! See below



This is a nail tip kit! Do U get two different ones in it. Pink tips and clear top coats plus instructions, manicure stick and a file.



In just the nail varnish kits u get the nail file pack and 2 kits of foils. U get different sizes in them so u can pick a size for each nail.


First u can pick off the top layer


Then the back layer. Place on the finger nail and press flat so there ante no air bubbles. The I use the manicure stick to break the rest of the strip away at the top of my nail. I leave them for 5mins then I file the top of my nail. End result



Lovely :) quick easy and easy to come off. If u want to remove them all you do it pick at the cubical end and peel away :)

Speak soon

L x

DIY Door Name




Hi!!

So here is Holly's bedroom door!! This was really easy to do :)

I went to my local Hobby Craft store and got the letters for £2 and I got the paper I used 3 for £2 plus a brush and I made my own glue. Here's how I done it




Firstly here is the material I needed. Letters, brush, paper and my glue. Now you can buy the glue from Hobby Craft. However I made my own as it was cheaper. To make the glue all u need is equal amounts of PVC glue and water. Here I used 30g of glue and 30g of water (ArtAttack paste for the mums out there :) also sorry the pic is upside down. I'm still away with my new work and I don't have my laptop :( )



Next I ripped up a sheet of both my papers into small pieces.



Put some glue on the brush and started to stick them on :)
End result



This was extremely easy to do and also cheap.
You can find all of this at your local hobby craft store :)

Speak soon

L x

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

New Job!!

Hi guys!!

I haven't done a blog in ages as I have been in the transition of changing jobs!!! One that's much closer to home, so I get more time
Now to spend with Holly!! Can't ask for much more. Here are some blogs I'm planning over the next week!!

1. Holly's 8month update
2. Away with work
3. What's in my baby bag
4. DIY door name
5. New daily routine

First up will be my Away with work blog as, I'm gonna be away with work lol the next 3 days!! I'm gonna miss Holly so much!! But these things need to be done! :)

Speak soon :)

L x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Diary by Holly 02.11.13




Hi!! Today I thought I would do a diary entry for everyone :) My name is Holly and I'm a very talented 8 month old baby who can type on mummy's phone ;)

Today I thought I would be nice and let mummy have a long lie. So I didn't shout on her till 9.30am this morning. So when we got up mummy gave me breakfast which was a summer fruit flavoured porridge, I are it all as it was so scrummy!! Then I played in my ball pit and had fun till mummy decided I had to get dressed :(

Today I wore this


This is true!! My dad does think I'm the bees knees :D Mummy got this from primark for me. I think it was £3


This was a present from my granny :) so I'm not sure how much it was or where it's from.


These are my polkadot tights from m&s which were £2.50


These are my frilly pants from Asda George! You get them in packs of threes for £3


This is my pink cardy my gran knitted me!! I love it as it's just so snugly warm!!

So after I got dressed my gran and grandad came to visit me. Mummy, gran and I then went shopping for present for Santa to deliver!! We then went for lunch at Frankie and Benny's, and I sat in a high chair for the first time being out and I was such a good girl


Then we went back to my grans house and I was showing her what a big girl I was by standing on my knees and hands


Mummy then made me go for a bath :( and she put suds on my hair :(


Once I was clean and sparkly. I got my Jammys on and I was a little wiggly worm all night


But now, I'm awful tiered and I would like some milk and to go to my bed as I have another busy day tomorrow. Dads with me tomorrow morning so I might get up super early for him ;)

Night night
Luv H x

Friday, 1 November 2013

Happy Halloween




Well hi there!! Lol this is Holly at her first Halloween party!! She's dressed in a wee Sully outfit :) I know she's not looking at the camera but that's baby's for you lol. I hope everyone has a great Halloween. Let me know in comments what us all dressed as :)

Speak soon <3

L x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Butt Paste Review




I have used other creams on Holly for nappy rash. She has been rather lucky though and she hasn't had it bad yet, even though she's teething. However I seen this in a haul on YouTube, and while my parents were on holiday in America, I got them to get a pot.

Packaging: I think the packaging looks a bit old fashioned compared to the packaging I'm used to here but it gets the point across and give the info you need clearly.

Aroma: it has a nice aroma about it. Subtle vanilla.

Texture: Its thick. Which I like. I feel if it's thick, it protects Holly's bum more and helps heal any nappy rash she already has.

I have tried all of the ones I can find on the uk market (I will be doing a few reviews on them too) however I like this one the most! I will definitely be repurchasing this. I believe you can get this from amazon.

Speak soon

L x

BlogPress App Review




This is my first time using BlogPress app to blog from, So I thought I would do a review on it 😊

I have tried to use this a few times before but couldn't work out how to put a picture on it. I had to look online and when I seen it, I realised how easy it actually was to do!!

It's easy to add pictures and it's easy to blog on. What more could I want?? Well I would quite like to be able to change my text font to different styles. However the app does what is says. It lets you blog on the move. Which now I have worked out how to add a picture. I definitely think it's worth while to have.

Speak soon

L x

Location:Work 😱 lol

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Is You Tube Really Worth It?

Is You Tube Really Worth It??

This is a subject that really annoys me. People put there lives out there on the Internet for the world to see and then moan when they get haters. Why do people think that no one will get hate??! I watch a lot of different people on You Tube and all of them moan about people hating on there comments. 

Everyone is entitled to there own opinion. Not everyone will like what they say or how they do things. Which brings me onto my next hate about You Tube. 

Why do people hate on comments that they don't like the videos or the people, then continue to watch them?! If you don't like them, don't watch them! lol its simple.

But is You Tube really worth it? Putting your life out there for people to hate on you? What do you think?

Speak Soon

L x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hollys Outfit Of The Day

How hard is it to get a child to sit still and get a picture of them when you want them lol!!

So Holly was coming out to lunch with me, my mum and a work friend today and this is the outfit we decided on :)

This was a present from her granny while she was on holiday. So I had to google the prices from www.guesskids.guess.eu and still couldn't find this outfit! but going from some of the other sets you get, I'm gonna say it was between £50 and £60. Now I understand not everyone can afford this and Holly does have cheaper outfits. But as I said it was a present.

Here are her little jeggings. Just a stretchy fake denim. These came with the Guess outfit.

Again the little top that came with it. I love the frills at the bottom and I'm not normally a big frilly person. I think its the pink and the blue mixing I like.

This is just a plain white sleeveless vest from Asda. I like the sleeveless ones best for going on under Holly's clothes, as I feel she gets too warm with the sleeve ones. You can get packs of 3 for £3 from www.asda.co.uk

Holly is coming up for her 8 month mark, and some clothes she fits into are 6- 9 months others are 9-12 months. Shes a bit inbetweeny just now. Mark and I are both tall. So that's why shes a little a head in her sizes. 

She also had on a burgundy hairband which came in a set of 1 body suit and 2 long sleeved tops from asda, and she had on pink filly socks which were also a present so I'm not sure what price they were. But you can get frilly socks from anywhere :)

Enjoy 

L x


Breast Feeding In Public

Published 20.10.13
I found breast feeding in public very intimidating and uncomfortable. I felt like people were either staring at me, or they were tutting as they were walking past. I got to the point where I would rather either just not go out or rush out in between feeds, and that's not healthy for anyone. Not you or your baby!

I don't know why older people inperticular seem to have an issue with breast feeding. Its the most natural thing in the world. Why waste all that milk you are producing when your baby could be taking it! Its not even as though I was showing any boob! I always had a feeding cover with me. We would sit in the back corner of restaurants or cafes to feed Holly and yet people would still have a problem with it.

However in most shopping areas now and in Mother care shops there are feeding rooms!! Once I found these rooms it made going out so much more enjoyable!! They have seats and bottle warmers and there plenty of room for buggies dads and of course you and your baby :D Its not just a feeding place though, I found that it was a very sociable place. Mums would sit and chat while feeding the babies and dads would stand and chat while waiting and there's no uncomfortable stares or tutting going on.

So if you are breast feeding, keep an eye out for these feeding rooms. An don't let people get you down when you are feeding in public!! Its them that has the problem not you!!

Speak Soon

L x


FAST FORWARD 28.03.17 and on my second child!!
I can firmly and happily say this time round breast feeding was NOT a problem. I don't have a problem with it, if you have a problem with it don't watch me feed! Why would you sit and watch me feed my child anyway?!


I only breast fed Charlotte for 6 weeks then swapped to bottles. But I had no issues in whipping that boob out to feed her. Don't get me wrong I still covered up or had a big jumper on. But It wasn't as bad and I didn't feel as bad as that first time.


Did it have something to do with me being 27 this time round rather than 24? Who knows. But it was a ton easier to breast feed in public with no. 2!!


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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cat Got A Tick

Unfortunately being an animal lover does come with its down falls. One of them being Ticks. Now none of my cats have ever had ticks. Its not something I have had a problem with until tonight. One of the cats at my parents house had a grey tick on his ear. They aren't hard to get rid of. But they aren't pleasant either.
Sorry I didn't get any photos. I just wanted the thing off my cat!!

Heres how to remove a tick:

  • Use a pair of pointed tweezers.
You get a better grip with these long pointed ones, rather than the blunt squared edge ones.

  • Get as close to the skin as possible and grip the tick
Try not to squeeze to hard as you don't want to inject any bacteria back into your pet

  • Pull the tick upwards in a slow steady motion
This can be quite uncomfortable foe your pet. So we had Jacksey wrapped in a towel while being scuffed to keep him still long enough to get it out.

Its best to get the full tick out in one go. However if you do break the tick in half and its head is still in the animal. If you feel where is used to be and there is still a lump, you could try to remove it like a splinter. However I recommend just keeping the area clean. Keep an eye on it that is doesn't get infected and the body will expel it in its own time.

After the tick has been removed
  • Wash the are with luke warm water and animal friendly soap.
I happend to have animal wound powder in my drawer. However savlon would work as well.
When checking you pets for ticks, Check round the mouth, nose, eyes and on or in the ears. Ticks prefer these areas as they have a richer blood flow. However they will also attache themselves to tummys, legs and bodies. So its best to check all over!!

Just another one of those things on the daily routine of a working mummy :D

Speak soon 

L x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Organix Tomatoey Red & Herby Green Paste Pot Review

I was recently out shopping and was having a look at the baby food section, and found these paste pots by Organix. You get 2 pots per pack and they are basically a concentrated sauce in a pot.


Inside you get a recipe for each pot which include an ingredient list, instructions, how much to serve info and a Jacks tip. I like how you get a recipe for each pot. Sometimes it can be hard to know what ingredients to use or even to come up with new recipes to make your baby. 


This time I chose to make Holly the Mushroom and Beef Bolognese recipe. Here are some of the ingredients I used.


I forgot to take pictures of cooking the pasta. So I will give you a rough run down of that just now. I got the baby star shaped pasta from Asda and I cooked it the same as any other pasta.
  • Filled a pot with cold water
  • Bring it to the boil
  • Add the pasta
  • Cook until its soft but with a slight bite.
This took about 3-5mins to cook this baby pasta.

So first I added oil to a pot and added my mince to brown. While it was browning ( I had help from Mark so it didn't stick to the pot) I cut up 80g of button mushroom and half of and onion. Once my mince was brown, I added in my chopped up ingredients and cooked this for a further 3-4mins until they were soft. As Holly is 7.5 months, I chopped the ingredients quite small.


I then added the red paste pot and cooked for a further 2min. I then added 1 tin of shopped tomatoes and simmered till the sauce started to thicken. This took about 5mins.


As this looked quite chunky still. I blended it down a bit first in my Tommee Tippee blender.


I added the pasta and put it in small food tubs to cool in the fridge. Once it was cooled, I froze the tubs to be used at a later date.

I was quite impressed with this product. It is a basic Bolognese recipe however it is all organic ingredients, it has trace amounts of sodium and only 0.1g of salt in 100g. Which for a recipe that I got 7 tubs out of, I though was great. This product is also gluten free, so great for celiacs and its suitable for vegetarians. You could use a gluten free pasta or some quorn mince instead of beef. Holly enjoyed every pot of this. So I will definitely be trying the Herby Green one and repurchasing!!

Organix website: www.organix.com

Get more recipes: www.organix.com/cook

I definitely recommend checking these out!!

Hope you enjoyed. Speak soon

L x