Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Caring For A Great African Snail

Well hello!!

Yes I know kind of a weird pet to have. They were selling them in my local pet shop for £5.00 with a starter kit. So I thought why not lol
Here is pete. He is just strating to wake up after I cleaned him out. 

First here is the substrate I use. It's called plantation and this is just compacted dirt. This was a pack of 4 blocks and it was £6.45. You do get singles but all my reptials use this, so it made sence to get the big pack. 

Since it's been hot recently and pete likes his cage damp. Mould had started to grow in his cage. Normally once a month is fine to clean him out. However since it's been hot I've had to clean him about 3 times a month due to mould. 
While I am cleaning all that dirt out his cage, I already have a block seeping in water to break it up. This can take ages if you need the full block. However I only need half. For a full block it can take up to an hour to fully break down. 

Once it's broke down I will use about half of it and just sprinkle it about his cage. He likes it quite deep so he can burry himself in it. 

Here he is all nice and clean. 

He gets fed once a day. All the old salad removed and new salad put in. He has a cutle shell for calcium to make his shell healthy, or you can put calcium dust on his food. 

Him and the full cage will also get sprayed with water until the soul is damp. If you don't keep him damp he seal himself off and go to sleep. Don't you wish you could do that?? I do!!

He also has a heat pad which I use during the winter. As again if he gets too cold he will seal himself up and sleep. 

Also twice a week he gets a bath in luke warm water. This helps him to poo once he's back in his cage, this is also when he drinks. He takes a lot of water in from the veg. But you can see him drinking the water when it's running on him. Make sure it's luke warm though. You don't want a cooked snail!!!

An that's all there is too him. Not much care at all. Holly doesn't get to handle him yet, as he can carry bugs that I don't want her exposed to yet but she loves to look at him through the cage! 

Hope you enjoyed. 
Speak soon lovelies 
L x

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Flower Girl Holly

Well hello! 

My uncle is due to be remarried in August and Holly is to be the flower girl!!! 
I am so excited!! Here is what she is wearing. 

The only problem we have is...will she walk lol. I'm am going to try have her belly full, napped and hopefully in a happy mood. Fingers crossed whe will go!! Plan B is to have my mum and the bottom and she might walk to her or run!! Plan c if all else fails I will walk down with her :) or carry her hahahahaha. Jeez I hope she's gonna be good lol. 

Here is a photo of her trying her dress on. 
It's a white dress with a pink tie in the middle. The bottom half is netting so it has little pink floweres that can move in it. 

Her shoes are a off white colour with little crystals on them. Very cute. 

So I will up date you all on the day. Fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed for us lol 

Speak soon lovelies 
L x 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Our Week In Photos 21st-27th July 14

Well hello

This week holly cleaned up her mess by going and getting baby wipes out lol then wiped the floor lol. She also ran round the car to show her grandad her new shoes. She actually lifted her dress and pointed at them! 

Monday - Holly now confidently eats what ever we are havinging. So here she is having a Burger King. 

Tuesday - my mum made this amazing hullumi cheese salad. 

Wednesday - we had fun in the garden. Making chaos lol

Thursday- someone got awful sleepy from playing outside all day. 

Friday - someone got their first real dolly. 

Saturday - someone enjoyed their NUTTELA lol

Sunday - someone got swimming stuff 

I hope you all had a great week and I will speak to you all later.

L x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Holly's 18 Month Update

Well hello

Holly is 18months today :)

I actually can't believe it. Feels like yesterday I was in the hospital with a tiny baby. 
Holly then. Her first ever photo. 
Holly now :) 

In our 18months. I have seen her crawl, walk, first words and much more. Everyday is a surprise with her. 

Today she made a mess on the floor and when I asked who done it, she went and got the baby wipes, pulled one out and started to wipe the floor!!

Yesterday I asked her to sniff the flower and she scrunched up her nose and sniffed!!

2 days ago she got her first proper dolly. An if asked to cuddle baby, she will run over and cuddle it. 

She can climb up onto the couch on her own and she can get off it on her own. She can climb the stairs and recently learnt to bump down them on her bum. She can give kisses when asked, she eats food that everyone else eats now and wave hello and goodbye!! 

The 18months of her life so far has been absolutely amazing. Even her first trip to A&E!! An I can't wait for the rest of her life to unfold in front of us. 

Speak soon lovelies 
L x

A Holly Next Haul

Well hello!

During the next sale I went online to get Holly some stuff. 

I went online as have any of you tried to get into next during a sale lol. No I value my life too much for that. Plus who would want to get up at 4am to shop at 5am!! No sorry I also need sleep lol. 

But here's what we got. 

I would put the prices up but I only had the tags and of course that wasn't the right price!! But I got all of this for £40 which I think was great :) she also already has some stuff which will match these so that's great!! 

Let me know if any of you have got anything from the next sale. 

Speak soon lovelies. 
L x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

A Missing Cat

Well Hello

I have been a bit distracted this week as one of my three cat has been missing. 
Harley went out Tuesday night and didn't come back till today. He has went away for a day at the most. But I was super worried. 

It has been really hot in Scotland the last couple of weeks. But yesterday it topped at 31c. 

I was super worried that he had went nosing in someone's hut and got shut in. He would have cooked in a hut in that heat. 

There has also been a lot of stuff happening to cats around my area recently. People poisoning them with antifreeze, stealing them for dog fights and them just totally disappearing altogether. So you could see why I was worried. 

However he appeared over the fence at 9am this morning!! Just like he had been wandering around. Honestly!! 

I am so glad he's back. Poor pickles has been lost without him as cheety wants nothing to do with her. But he's still grounded!! For at least a couple of days!! 

Speak soon lovelies
L x

Monday, 21 July 2014

Make Up Brushed And Beauty Blenders

Well Hello!! 

I've never been big on make up. Specially since I had Holly. I just didn't have time. 

However now that Holly is
Getting older, I do have some time when she naps. So I went out and got all these new brushes and blender things. 

When I used to put a full face of make up on it was just triangular sponges people used. Now we have all these fancy shaped ones lol. 

So the first thing I got was a Real Technics Beauty blender. 
I will be totally honest with you, after using this for a few weeks now. I do think that it applys your make up better than normal. I also think this is because you pat it on more than wipe it on with the other sponges. 

I use the flat end for applying my bb creams 

Then the pointed end for covering up spots with a concealer. 

These are the other brushes I got. I have no idea what their names lol. 

The main ones I use out of these are these 2
I use the little pointy one for applying eyeshadow to my crease then the fluffy one to blend out. 

I also occasionally use this one 

This I use for contouring my nose to look smaller lol

These purple and white ones are by UBU. I got these from Asda and I really like them. Even though they are relatively cheap. I haven't had any issues with hair falling out them yet. I do have a couple of expensive brushes from japan (can't remember the make ique maybe) anyway and I have lots of issues with the hair fall out those. 

So that's my make up brushes. If you are looking for some good quality relatively cheap ones. I suggest you look in Asda. 

Speak soon lovelies
L x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

BB Witch Cream Review

Well hello!!

I have had really clear skin recently and I give all credit to my BB cream. 
It is Witch, which if I remember correctly it was the first ever spot face wash I bought when I was younger. So when I seen they had a BB cream I bought it!! 

It is Witch so it has the spot fighting ingredient sacilic acid which works all day while it's on. 

As usual I am a pale shade of blue. Even in the heat and sun we are having in Scotland at the moment. So I use the light colour. 
There are darker colours out there you can use but it all just depends on your preference and skin tone. 

I feel it has a light to medium coverage. I normally use this the. Use a concealer for the bits I want to cover up. But it gives enough coverage to even out the skin tone. 

I recommend that you all check it out. Use it for a month and let me know what you think. 

Speak soon lovelies  
L x

10 Questions About Us

1. How old is Holly - she will be 18 months on the 27th of July. 

2. Have you always wanted kids - haha no! I hated kids growing up. I was very awkward with them and just didn't know what to do. How times have changed!! 

3. Does Holly have siblings - yes, she has a 4 year old step brother called Harry

4. Does Holly have any allergies - not that have appeared yet. 

5. Does Holly have her ears pierced? - no she can get them pierced when she asks. 

6. Breast fed or bottle fed? - I breast fed Holly for a while. But I struggled to make enough milk so she swapped to bottles. 

7. Did/does Holly have a dummy? - no holly doesn't have a dummy. She had a dummy for 3 weeks I think when she was first born. 

8. Have you ever dyed your hair? - yes lots but I always got back to natural blonde. 

9. Hopes for Holly? - I hope she does what ever she wants to do. If she wants to go to college and uni great. If she wants to go straight into a job great. As long as she is happy. 

 10. Will Holly have any siblings? - fingers crossed!! After my wedding, I would love to have a HUGE family!! 

If you have anything to ask let me know :) 

Speak soon lovelies <3
L x

Cheese Pasta With Broccoli Toddler Recipe

Well Hello!!

For a while, it was hard to get Holly to eat any sort of pasta. But recently I have been trying to add different flavours to get her back into eating it. 

So here is one of the recipes I have been making for her and it seems to be working. 

For quickness during the week I used a packet of cheese sauce by Colemans. 

It's just a powder cheese sauce which you add to your pan, then you add the 250ml of milk. But you need to add just a little at a time and continuously stir. If you add it all at once and don't stir, it will go lumpy. This all takes about 5mins. 

Once the sauce is cooked, cook the pasta just like normal. Boiling water, pasta cooked for about 7mins. 

I then steam my broccoli for about 7-10mins or just until tender. 

Chop into small pieces and add to my pasta. Then add my sauce, some cheese and voila!! 
It's an easy great recipe as adults can eat this as well. So it's great for all the family. 

Let me know if you try it out 

Speak soon lovelies. 
L x

Our Week In Photos 14th-20th of July14

Well Hello!!

Holly's personality is really coming out this week. At the end of this month she will be 18 months, and I think the terrible 2's maybe coming early!! 

When her juice bottle or crisp bowl is empty it will get thrown full pelt across the room. If you say no, she will shake her head at you to say no back and do it anyway!! Lol. Then when you bring her back to the room, she will lay on the floor crying. Yes the kicking and screaming on the floor has started!! 

Anyway, let's get into this week :)

Monday- Here is Holly in her harness. Let's just say she's still not too impressed with it lol

Tuesday- Just having some juice at grans. 

Wednesday- A squirrel was caught red pawed, eating my strawberries. 

Thursday- Holly got a magazine with a flute!! She can actually use it that's the scary thing! My ears are bleeding! 

Friday- She had a lovely short and strappy top all in one on. But it was cold!! So she has her rabbit jumper on :) 

Saturday- Had to put this up! How awesome is this cake?! I love it. Very summery. 

Sunday- Someone loved Nutella on toast hahahaha 

I hope you all had a great week. 

Speak soon lovelies
L x