Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Wow its Sunny!!

Making the most of the sun being out ive taken to the outdoors and started walking! 

I was sent a Step counter to review (4 days ago so hitting the 10000 is a big thing!) lol and i honestly couldnt be happier with it! (review coming soon after ive had more time to work with it)

With the weather being nice its so easy to pop Amelia in her buggy and just go! 

Can you believe this little munchkin is going to be 1 next month! 



Sunday, 19 April 2015

2 weddings and a new me!

This year sees both my god daughter (Abi) and my sister (Kelly) getting married - Abi in July, Kelly in October.

Now you see this poses a problem for me.....

.....Ive had 6 babies....

...Ive had 19 years of excuses.....

...I want to wear pretty dresses and twirl without wobbling...

...I have around 3 stone to lose which i hide quite well with funky angled photos and good lighting! 

I decided that I HAVE to do something...

... and you know what.... I AM!

For once I feel like im on the right path.

Im getting up at 6.30am to do exercise ...

...wahhhaaat - i didnt even know there was more than one 6.30 on the clock! ;) 


Im loving it! 

Im loving focusing on me!

Im watching my calories

Im loving that im making a better me!

Im going to be stronger, inside and out!

*excited to see where this path leads*


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Happy Birthday Evie!

How on earth have 5 years passed so quickly?

Too quickly!

My baby girl is 5!

Yes. Evie!

(cupcakes she took in to school for all her classmates and teachers)

Im sad but also proud that our little girl is a polite, emotional, loving, independent 5 year old!

Did i say independent?!  Sheesh!

Shes growing up way too quick, most little girls want a princess castle cake or their favourite cartoon character....Evie wanted a 'giant chocolate finger cake with chocolate covered strawberries and raspberries please mummy'.  

 Who am i to argue with that kind of request!


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Birthday and Firsts!

First of all March is Jakes birthday and this year he turned 12!  Cant believe that means it was 12 years ago when i started crafting as it was birth announcements i wanted to make!  Time has flown!

He saved his own money and put it together with money from his nana and aunts and bought himself an X box - heres hoping as hes paid for it himself he will be a little more cautious with this one since the last one got the ring of death due to abuse!

Then we have the firsts!

Amelias first easter - and easter egg!  Needless to say she loved it and now has a taste for chocolate! 

Since the weather has been lovely we have spent some of the holidays out and about what with the kids being on holiday too.  This was another first - Amelia on a swing - she took a little getting use to it but then loved it when she saw Evie giggling on hers! 

Back to school tomorrow and im starting 30 day shred!  Week one of the diet has gone well so fingers crossed for week 2!


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

M.I.A catchup!

 OK, so while i have been MIA we have been a busy little house!  

Money is always tight and I am part of a group of moms who sell on their baby items - why not when they fly through clothing like something not right! Saves the pennies and saves the environment too - plus i can pass them on and start on the next sizes up!

One lady said she had 2 bags of 9/12mth clothes and would like £10 so i nabbed them quickly! What i didnt expect was it to be 2 huge black bags full of Next, Monsoon, Debenhams etc dresses, cardigans, tops, pjs.....literally there were around 100 outfits! 

I started a project of taking pictures of Amelia every day in a different outfit as im sure she has enough to not have to wear the same thing each day through to her first birthday!  Ive been popping them on Instagram and although i have a little catch up to do we are still going strong and shes still in a different outfit everyday! lol  

Lots more to come too!  Plus i get to pass them all on when shes 1 and start again with another batch!

As well as lots of housey project too i have been developing recipes for book 2!  This is a teaser of the Tropical Rocky Road - a couple of tweaks and it will be perfect!  

Lookiing forward to getting a little time to spend on some more recipes - i have a ton of ideas and not enough time to execute them lately! 


Monday, 9 March 2015

Funny face!

This little girl has me laughing so much all the time - she really is a little tonic! 

Just look at that pout! 

...and now theres a tooth to show off too you can bet there will be lots more pictures! lol 

Meanwhile - this little one is growing up so fast! #almost5


Friday, 30 January 2015

Letts Wild About - Maths & English book review

We were asked to review Letts exciting new range of Math’s and English books published in a series called Letts Wild About.

The books are aimed at 9 to 11 year olds (Key Stage 2) and are a great way to improve math’s and English skills while exploring the wider world.  There are 9 books in total with 5 split between maths and english aimed at 9-11 year olds with a further 4 books split between 9-10 and 10-11 year olds.

Retailing at £4.99 each they are on par with a lot of childrens magazines yet so much more educational and FUN!  YES - FUN!!  Ethan loved the books and even asked if he could do more when he came home from school at night!

The book are not just 'sums and words' they are educational with little snippits of information about animals and the world around them.  Ethan loved the fact it that you could correct misspelled words and pick new ones to replace them with, also that it gave a point system where it said to try again etc which actually encouraged him to redo the questions until it was right.

Letts Wild About books are based on the new primary curriculum that was introduced in schools from September.
Parents can feel reassured and confident that these books will fully support what is being taught at school.

Discover more about Letts Wild About, including weird and wonderful animal facts and free activity sheets at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk

We were sent these books to review - all opinions are our own.