12 February 2014

Mummy Tag..

I love tags, i haven't done one in a while and i saw this one the other day so thought i would join in :).

1. Are you a stay at home mum, or a working mum?
I'd say both, I have my own business (with my sister) but we do it from home so i'm always home. Which is how i like it, i know everyone is different and alot of mums like to go out to work and that works for them. My mum was always at home when i was little and my dad went out to work, i loved her always been there so i always wanted to do the same luckly Jason has a great job so i could do that but now i have the boutique its nice to do it from home.

2. Would you have it any other way?
I love it how it is at the minute and would never want to change it. I wouldn't ever want someone else looking after my children.

3.Do you co-sleep?
No. I've always been to scared by it from everything you get told. I have let Emme fall to sleep in my bed cuddling if im watching a film but then when i go to sleep i put her back in her cot that is next to my bed (having a harder time putting her in her own room than i did with the boys)

4. What is your one must have item for your baby?
Emme had a blanket she carrys around with her and sleeps with, its's like a muslin cloth i used to use when i fed her when she was first born instead of a bib and because we had alot and i used them all the time she seems to have took to it as her comfort blanket now.So that is something that is our must at the minute she wouldn't be happy if it went. I think its so cute though. Cambell has always had a little dog teddy her loves and sleeps with too.

5.How many kids do you plan on having?
I think i would like one more, so 4. 

6.Date nights? How often do you have them?
Erm, We don't go out often at all really but we will sit down stairs and watch a film together on a night and there's a few tv show's  we watch together every week so we still get 'us' time.

7.Your Child's favourite show?
Her first favourite was the film Mistletones and she now really love Mary Poppins. She loves music!!

8.Name one thing you bought before your baby but never used.
Clothes there were newborn clothes that didn't get worn and we ad a bottle that warmed the milk up itself we didn't really get any use out of that as it was to heavy. I'm sure there was more with Jake but i cant really remember i think when you get to baby no3 you know what you will actually use and what things are just pointless.

9.Child favourite food?
Bananas and she really likes bread in soup at the minute.... and porridge.

10.How many cars soes your family have?
1 now we did have two but i sold mine last year. I'm hoping to get another one though.

11.weight gain.Before, during and after?
I only gained 1 stone when i was pregnant with Emme. I couldn't believe it with the boys i definitely put on more but i just didn't seem to with Emme. I lost that pretty much as soon as she was born as she was 9lb1oz.. Although i wasn't happy with my weight before i fell pregnant. I'm 3lb off my first goal at the minute but i would like to lost at least another stone.

12.Dream holiday with kids?
We love going to the Isle Of wight but my dreammmm holiday would be Disney Land as they would absolutely love it!

13. Dream holiday without the kids.
ohh some where super warm with white beaches and blue clear sea.

14.How has your life changed since having kids?
Quite a lot before i used to work in a clothes shop before i got pregnant and saw my friends alot more, but i love my life so much more now.

15. Finish the sentence 'It makes my heart melt when...'
They tell me they love me or when Emme just foes something cute, shes always doing things to make me melt! Also looking back at old videos ahhh ive been looking at ones from when Jake was little ekkk his voice was so cute! 

16.Where do you shop for your kids?
Next. I love there kids section so much.

17.Favourite make up and skin care product.
Mac Face and body foundation and soft and gentle skin finish. Skin care probably Liz Earle cleanser.

18.Huggies or Pampers?
Pampers always leaked so i founf huggies best for when they were small but we always used Little angels when they got bigger because they are the only ones i have tried that have never leaked! So much better than both pampers and huggies!

19.Have you always wanted kids?
Yes! Always! It is the best thing in the whole world.

20.Best part of being a mum?
Every single thing about it! I love it so much.

I tag everyone :)

Laura xx

9 February 2014

Who knows about you blog? Do you tell Friends/Family?

I know for some people blogging is something they do for themselves and don't really tell anyone about it. For the longest time no one knew about my blog apart from my partner (i knew he wouldn't read it). I'm not sure why i didn't tell people and to this day there is only  few people who i know in my 'real life' that know about it. I think partly because i want something for myself where i can go and talk about whatever i like, i also use my blog as sort of a dairy so i can look back at things I've done with my family and beauty products I've liked using. There has been so many time's I've wanted to buy something i have used before and couldn't remember what it was called its so good to just think ohh it was around then when i liked it and just look through my blog around that date. Different colour hair dyes have been a big one that i can remember looking for.

After i had been blogging a few years my sister Jessica really got into youtube and blogs and would talk about it all the time and wanted to start one herself but was a bit worried about it and would say 'ohh we should both do one and start together' at that time i hadn't planned on telling anyone about it so it felt like a big thing for me to tell her. As soon as i told her i already had one and had been doing it a while she got excited and was more confident about setting her own up. It's so good now to be have someone to talk about 'blogging' with and go to meet ups with. Jessica's blog is called PeachyNotes if you want to have a nosey. 

There are a few other people who know about it now but haven't seen it (that i know of). I do always wonder if other people i know have come across it but just haven't said anything or if any of my friends have their own blog but keep it to themselves. I always wonder when i go shopping when i see other girl looking at make up etc if they blog too.  Have you ever thought that?

I told my older sister who i do The Bow Boutique with last year just before it opened. The reason i though of doing this post is because i had told her about using the Lee Stafford hot shots toner and i was on the phone to her last night while she was looking at it on Google and she said 'ohh your blogs popped up' which got me thinking..... that could of been really awkward  if i hadn't already of told her and i just popped up when she was looking on google lol  (this was the post from 2011!!!) it was still a bit cringey her readying something i had wrote 3 years ago although i think im alot more relaxed about it know. It seems more of an everyday thing and so many people have their own blog now.

 Has anyone found out about your blog while searching for reviews?
Do your family and friends know about you blog?

Laura xx

7 February 2014

December 2013 Nonabox

The last few months i have been  receiving the monthly Nonabox. I loved the idea of this as its like a beauty box (glossybox) but in mummy/baby form.They match the products to suit you and your babies age. From pregnancy - two years For £25 a month you get different samples, from what i have had so far i think they are all full size samples. I think this December box is pretty good.
Inside my box i got,
Zinplex junior- I give all three of my children vitamins so i was happy to see this  (when we took Emme to her 12 month check they said because we don't get much sun we should get vitamin E until they are 5) Although the expiry date was less than a month away (feb2014)  So i didn't think that was very good, it must have been sat around for a good few years.
Ella's Kitchen- I was really happy to see these,  especially two packs. Emme really loved these as a little snack so i would repurchase them.
Me... By Emma Dodd- This is a really cute book with a nice story. Emme loves books and looking at the pictures.
Medela Nipple Cream- This wasn't much use to me as i don't breast feed but if i was pregnant or had a new born this would of been good to try.
Mamas belly rub and stretch mark oil- This is a good product to have in the box, im sure alot of us mum have the odd stretch mark from when we were pregnant. The ones i have don't really bother me at all so i have been slacking on applying oils. I am going to try and use this up and see if it helps at all.
Shorts- These remind me of the (i think 1920's)  shorts the men would wear to the beach. They are cute but not a style i would normally dress Emme in. 

Over all, i did like this box and looking forward to what is included in next months box.

4 February 2014

Looking Back ...

Sometimes its fun looking back through old pictures and seeing how much you've changed. The other night I called to see my sister and we decided to get the family photo albums out. Some pictures were a tad too embarrassing to post online, My sister had the dodgy full fringe growing up, she was a total tomboy and always wore her hair up. Mines was going through that stage in high school and basically gluing my hair back with gel and the two little bit dangling down the side.. we've all been there. 
Its strange how much we get on now thinking about how much we argued as children and its gets harder trying to find photos of us any older than these ones. It wasn't until I moved out that we started getting along better and she was constantly at my house and wanting to sleepover all the time. Now we normally speak, text or facetime each other everyday. I think we just liked to wind each other up and though it was funny...and to get each other in trouble....i always won ;) 
The pictures when we were little are (i think) from our holiday in Devon and the bottom are at some blog meet ups we've been to. Jessica also has her own blog PeachyNotes before that she has a different one called Jessicaleigh but she has a lot of trouble with the,passwords not working and not telling her do things properly so shes started fresh :) 
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