Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Super cute night lights

Super cute night lights

How cute are these little guys?
Each of these little cuties can be found on eBay ranging from £3.95 up to £4.95 bargain right!! 
each one is battery operated so no wires for your little ones to get tangled in or plugs to play with, they make the perfect finishing touch to every little ones bedroom :)
I have a few on my list for the girls but I need to make sure I don't go over board and have it look cluttered

Monday, 28 October 2013

Autumn bucket list - Ghostly garland



You'll need
- Toilet roll tubes
- PVA glue
- Toilet roll
- Googly eyes or black paint


 

 This is the perfect crafty fun for the run up to Halloween :) I thought the name fit perfectly too
I haven't come across this on pinterest yet but I won't take any credit for it just in case this idea is floating around on the internet somewhere. 
I grabbed some smart price toilet paper to make them out of and saved every empty toilet roll tubes we had, the left over toilet roll will be used turning some daddy's into mummy's at the Halloween party on Thursday :)
Daisie wasn't to interested after awhile but Issy loved getting stuck in and me being a big kid LOVED doing them.

 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

autumn bucket list - halloween tea light holder



You'll need
- A jar
- Orange or Green paint
- Black card or paint
- Grey card/paint (Mine was meant to be Frankenstein but I ran out of time)
- A tea light

This one made myself because I'm such a big kid, It never came out how I planned but I'm still pretty pleased with it next time I'll make sure I'm not impatient and actually get everything in I planned to use :)

Friday, 25 October 2013

autumn bucket list - pizza making







Another thing checked off our autum bucket list :) 
In total the girls and daddy made 6 pizzas, They tucked into the first 3 while the other 3 were cooking. 
No one else likes mushrooms but me so hardly any mushrooms were used :( booo...
Pizza making is so much fun,cheap & easy to do, we'll definitely be making it a regular thing :)
I usually get our pizza bases from the pizza counter in asda but while waiting in the que the woman mentioned you can get a box of 4 smaller ones so I grabbed 2 boxes of those rather than the smallest base they done which is still pretty big.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Wilko's Christmas Decoration wishlist

Wilko's Xmas Dec wishlist
I popped into Wilkinson's today to grab some more buckets for the girls Halloween party, while there I fell in love with so many christmas tree decorations I went online to find them but hardly any of the ones I loved were on there but I found so many I loved while browsing too :) Here's a few of the ones I'd love to get, The basket of bottles I'm likely to use all year round, there's so many cute decorations. I'll be buying all the ones I loved in store ASAP I'll add a haul post when I do :)


You can find each of these items and many more - here at http://www.wilko.com/page/christmas-shop

Do you have a different colour scheme every year or stick to whatever you have in?
Have you picked out any new decorations this year?

TJF's giveaway winner

Not long ago thejollyfashionista held her first giveaway and I was the lucky winner :)
I received my package yesterday and I love it all




I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to the lovely Emma for doing the giveaway, if you haven't already pop by her blog and check it out you won't be disappointed, a little skint from all her fabulous fashion finds maybe! 
You can find Emma's blog by clicking here 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

super bargain buy - o.p.i nail lacquer

Today I popped into the 99p store to get some more Halloween bits for the girls Halloween party, while there in there it started raining really hard so i went round to an isle to look for an umbrella but they only had the kind i'm scared of lol. While down that isle i came across loads of O.P.I shatter nail laquer in numerous colours I don't know if these are fakes or ones that are meant to be thrown, The bar code on the bottom has a pen line through it, I've never purchased O.P.I nail polish before so I wouldn't know if they were fake without researching online for abit but either way for 99p could I really go wrong? either way it's a bonus :)




Friday, 18 October 2013

Common white girl - TAG

I was tagged by the gorgeous Heather at - butterflieshavesouls


1. Favorite Starbucks drink?
I've never had a Starbucks (shameful i know) but I'm not a hot drink dinkers
2. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
                      It all depends on if I'm wearing make-up with make-up around 3O minutes without 15 minutes or so.
3. How many selfies do you take on a daily basis?
I don't really take many unless it's a good make-up day but it's quite rare I wear make-up now days 
 
 4. How many IG followers and pics do you have?
I have 538 photos & 277 followers
5. Do you ever say “LOL” or “OMG” out loud?
OMG sometimes crosses my lips
6. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once?
Of course
7. Are you racist?
 nope
8. How many tweets do you have?
3,116
9. Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr?
 Instagram
10. What do you spend most of your time doing?
House work,Blogging,Ebaying,Eyeing up loads of stuff online I can't have and of course being a mumma
11. Who are your favorite YouTubers?
  I'm not much of a youtuber tbh
12. How often do you do your nails?
Usually I'd go to have my nails done every month but I don't have my acrylics on atm so I just paint them once they've finally chipped so much I can't bare it
13. Are you a shopaholic?
Oh yes!
14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls?
  A fair few times
15. Do you own a lot of clothes?
Yeah not that I actually wear half of them I chuck out a black sack full every month and I still have loads :/
16. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it?
If it's presented nicely usually it would be a cafe or resturant dinner 
 
17. Do you wear makeup everyday?
No I'd love to tho but some days I just really don't have the time and it seems pointless considering I'm not going anywhere
18. What are your average grades in school?
I have none, I left early when  I was pregnant and Issy was a baby when I was meant to sit my GCSE's I asked to go back when she was older and sit them with the year below me but they refused
19. How do you usually style your hair?
Lately it's just been a thrown together messy bun, if it's not that it will be straight and down
20. Do you always look presentable?

I look okay not my greatest or most stylish but not a total slob although I feel it

I tag Stacie - lifewithatoddlerandbump
&
Christie - christiemcleod

Thursday, 17 October 2013

How I chose my girls names

Isabella-Rose

Issy was originally being called Trinity until I found out she was a girl then I suddenly hated the name, I always wanted something different the list for her was pretty big, After growing a sudden hate for my chosen name it was back to the list although her name was never on the list, She eventually got her name after combining my dad's mum's name and her dad's dad's mum names into one, Her dad's nan being Isabella and my nan being Rose. I don't know why but I've always spelt her name as Issy and never Izzy it wasn't until recently I noticed it wouldn't always be pronounced the same but I just can't seem to change my ways.

Daisie Yvonne

Although Daisie doesn't have a hyphenated name like Issy does I'll always make the fact her middle name is Yvonne where I can. 
Andy's nan took ill earlier on in my pregnancy and we went to visit her in hospital it was only then that Andy found out what her real name was she always liked to be called Margret but her tag on her mug had Daisie Margret on it so it was then we decided if Daisie was a girl we would call her Daisy but I would make the name different by spelling it with an 'IE' I also wanted to spell it with a Z but after searching on google and only getting porn links I decided against it, On my early sexing scan at 16 weeks we had a call to say Andy's nan had passed away :( 
Further on when I had reached around 2O weeks, I was going to the midwife then heading to my nans but that morning I had a text she was in hospital an by that afternoon I was rushing up there to see her, That afternoon I was saying my last goodbye :'( 
So Yvonne was added to Daisie's name, I'm so thankful that before I had to say my goodbyes she touched my bump and we let her know Daisie would be called Daisie Yvonne :')

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

H&M wishlist

H&M wishlist



As I have the H&M app on my phone I'm forever adding things to my basket to buy as soon as I can afford them, I LOVE H&M for the girls,house & me there's so much stylish stuff for amazing prices.



Monday, 14 October 2013

Bucket list - Making a autumn tealight holder

You'll need
- A jar
- Plenty of leaves
- PVA glue
- Gold glitter paint (optional) 
any extras you wish to add


After seeing a autumn tea light holder on pinterest I think it was I couldn't wait to give it a go with the girls. 
It's the perfect little thing to do this autumn it doesn't take up a huge amount of time and there's hardly any mess unless you wish to add some colour of course, I recommend to use the leaves shortly after you hunted them down, I grabbed some and left them for a few days but they ended being so dried out that they wouldn't stick to the jar at all, So today I grabbed some more on the way home from the school run and they stuck a whole lot better :)  Not only are these perfect for the autumn around the house (the idea is once a tea light is in the jar it will glow all the lovely autumn colours of the leaves) I grab as many colours & shapes of leaves as i can to add some variety. They also make the perfect hand made gifts for nanny/grandmas, aunties/uncles, grandads etc

Our Autumn bucket list

This post inspiration came from Sarah over at mumx3x you can read Sarah's autumn family bucket list  here


 Go puddle splashing
 Make an autumn tea light holder 
 Carve a pumpkin
 Decorate pine cones & leaves
 Make leaf art 
Halloween party
 Movie nights
 Make a leaf bunting
 Go leaf crunching 
 Go on a leaf and pine cone hunt
 Make a firework picture
 Attend a firework display
Make a Halloween tea light holder 
Make pizzas
Make a ghostly garland 
    Visit santas grotto
Make a Christmas tea light holder (yes I'm addicted)

                                                             

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Things I love about winter



1 - Knitted jumpers/cardigans
2 - HOT bubble baths
3 - Snuggling on the sofa while it's chilly outside
4 - Being able to wear wooly hats,scarves/snoods & mittens/gloves
5 - Fluffy socks
6 - All the family movies that come on the tele
7 - The wintery/Christmas scents that come out in air fresheners and candles
8 - Getting in from being out in the cold snuggling with a blanket & a hot chocolate
9 - Actually snuggling in your bed covers
1O - Snuggling with the girls & Andy with a film and candles on (I know you can have candles on in the summer but it's so much better in the winter)
11 - The scrummy dinners
12 - The all over cosy feeling of being in the warm when it's so cold outside

I'll be updating this as I think of more :) 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Make-up Tag

  Pinched from the lovely Heather over at butterflieshavesouls

1. Do you apply your foundation with a brush, sponge, or fingers?
 Brush

2. Do you apply your eyeshadow from light to dark? or dark to light?
 I don't wear eyeshadow

3. Do you prime your eyes?
 No but I do put on an all over face primer

4. Concealer first, or after foundation?
  First and a little after if it's needed

5. Go for manicures, or manicure yourself?
 Go for them I always have acrylics if I have my nails done

6. Exfoliate lips, face or both?
 Face although I plan to invest in a LUSH lip scrub
  
7. On average, how long does it take you to do your makeup?
 Around 15 minutes but it all depends on if I have to chase the girls round the house to get bits back

 8. Do you wear makeup everyday and everywhere?
 No but I'd love to 

 9. What release are you most excited about? (Makeup)
 Can't say I am tbh

10. What’s your weakness? Shoes, purses, clothes, jewelry, eyeshadow, lipstick or other?
 Oh that's not fair how can I choose just one :( 

 11. Do you whiten your teeth?
 I use a toothpaste with whitening stuff in but I'd love to have them whitened properly

 12. Wax eyebrows, or pluck?
 Wax by someone else pluck if I'm doing them

13. What do you use to contour?
I don't but I want to start

 14. False lashes, or natural?
Natural false ones always end up as eyebrows on me

15. Favorite makeup brand?
Can't say I have one, I tend to go with whats on offer but a brand that doesn't test on animals will always be a winner

16. Liquid eyeliner, pencil or gel?
Pencil, I want to try a gel instead of using my eyeshadow

 17. Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?
Lipstick or chapstick depending on how I'm feeling I can't stand lipgloss

18. Pigments, pressed or cream eyeshadow?
Pressed

19. If you had to wear only one thing, excluding foundation; what would it be?
Mascara

20. Favorite color?
All depends on my mood but I'm loving nudes ATM

21. Favorite color combination?
Can't say I have one

22. Natural? or Dramatic? (Eye Makeup)
Natural

23. Do you care more for quality or name brand?
Quality

24. Do you enjoy using face masks? If so which ones?
I love the little sachet ones you can get from most stores 

25. What is your current addiction? (example: lipsticks, eyeshadows, earrings..)
 Lipsticks and I've gone crazy for statement necklaces



I'd love to see Christie over at christiemcleod's answer's to this :)

  


 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Colour me playhouse




I've seen these little houses all over instragram, So when I spotted them in my local Aldi I just had to get one for the girls, I was torn between putting it away for Christmas or letting them have it now as you can tell I was far to excited and gave it to them now :) They still haven't finished colouring it in a little while after starting it, the house fell silent for an hour and a half I had a peek in the house and both girls were glued to the tele. All tho it's made from cardboard it has kept my girls super quiet. I got abit carried away and coloured some of it in but I had to stop or Daisie wouldn't have any left to do on her side it's just so much fun. It may end up in the bin soon with it being cardboard and my girls being like bulls in china shops or if bear will actually go in it will become her little house. This has to be the best £7.99 I've ever spent.

 Please excuse the bad quality photos I  grabbed them from my instagram



Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Disney cakes & sweets magazine subscription




Yep! I just couldn't help but jump on the Disney cakes & sweets bandwagon :)
Although me and the girls haven't had a chance to test out any of the bits or recipes yet as our cooker was recently condemned :( We so can't wait to try out some of the recipes the girls are super excited over all the little biscuit cutters and moulds, We now have up to magazine issue number 7. Because I subscribed to the magazine online we get some free gifts so far we have got the binder & the mickey mouse tea towels we are due to receive a mickey mouse waffle maker, Icing nozzles & a cake turntable if you opt for the premium subscription you will also get an exclusive colour kit.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Christmas has landed at LUSH

Me and the girls became LUSH addicts this year, so it goes without saying I'm SUPER excited to grab some Christmas bits as soon as I can :) The girls get sooo excited over the simple think pink bath bomb so I can't wait to get them the little snowmen,father Christmas and the famous magic wand. Of course I want to get them all but I'm going to add some pictures of the many ones I'd love to get my hands on :)









I'll be doing my order online soon :) you can get all of these over at the LUSH website here

CCAM - Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation



At my 21 week scan with Daisie, we found out she had a lung condition called CCAM. Yep I bet your thinking exactly what I was thinking 'What the hell is CCAM' Finding out my baby could possibly have to be whisked away before I even get the chance to hold her for an operation to remove the mass from her lung totally shattered my world and left me in a daze for weeks.

I suppose I best explain a little about what CCAM is so you have an inkling of what I'm talking about. CCAM is a congenital disorder of the lung similar to bronchopulmonary sequestration. In CCAM, usually an entire lobe of the lung is replaced by a non-working cystic piece of abnormal lung tissue. This abnormal tissue will never function as normal lung tissue. The underlying cause for CCAM is unknown. It occurs in approximately 1 in every 3O,OOO pregnancies.



It really frustrates me that there is no awareness and not even a booklet to read when you find out your baby has CCAM, I know the numbers are very slim in the above write up but kings college in London has a CCAM clinic every thursday and the waiting room was always FULL with delays of an hour every time we had an appointment there which was every 4 weeks from 21 weeks. I'd love for there to be more awareness on CCAM although the numbers are small when your sitting in a full hospital waiting room the numbers really don't seem that small.

Daisie was due her second CT scan when she turned two to see where we stand with the surgery front. We are still waiting for the letter tho I will be chasing them up if we don't hear from them soon. From her first CT scan she had at a week old they didn't feel surgery would be necessary but what scares me is all the way through my pregnancy they couldn't repeat enough how they like to take it out because they don't know what happens when it's left in. So of course it really concerns me as to why now they are considering leaving it in.


you can find out more about CCAM in more detail here

Saturday, 5 October 2013

7 Rules of life



I came across this on Facebook and I just had to save it to my laptop because it's just so true! I'd love to have these rules printed and put somewhere around my house just to read and remind myself,
I'm often getting myself worked up over thinking to much and it really is okay not to know the answers all the time, what others think really is none of our business people can think what they like without it affecting you.
I always try to remember that no matter how much of a rough time I'm going through there is someone out there going through a lot more then I am.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Our relationship tag




I was tagged by the lovely Heather over at butterflieshavesouls

1- How old is your partner? He's 33
2- When is the monthsary? - The 3rd of every month
3- Do you guys fight/Are you happy with him? - We are forever play fighting & bickering at each other but always in a joke way that everyone thinks we are being serious, we always end up in stitches at each other trying to be angry at one another, I absolutely adore the guy I've never been happier even if he can be like having a son and gets right on tits sometimes but I wouldn't have him any other way, he was an annoying little sod when I met him & even when I was in labour if he stopped I'd be really concerned.
4- Do you live together, with your parent's, do they know? - We have our own little home together, I tried hiding him from my parent's but it was always so awkward having some random guy under a cover in my living room ;) back to being serious my parents knew him before I did, my mum knew from day one how much I fancied him.
5- Where do you live/from? We live in kent
6- How long have you been together? - 4 years
7- What do people say about you guys? - Alot of people say how much of a great couple we make :)
8- Are you planning on having any children together? - We have a daughter together and He has brought my eldest daughter up since she was a year and a half, we have plans for 2 more

I Tag

Christie over at - christiemcleod
Stacie over at - lifewithatoddlerandbump
Tara over at - misunderstoodmummy


I look forward to reading your posts!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hello October!






I've never been soooo excited for Halloween before now that my girls are older and can enjoy it :) This year we are having a little Halloween party for the girls. So i've been hunting online like a mad woman for fun little treats I can make up food wise for the party as well super fun games. I came across an amazing website called ourbestbites there's so many cute & simple ideas loads I'd never even thought of doing. They cover all sorts of ideas/recipes such a great website.  Here's a few I plan to make up for the girls party.


Use chocolate pudding for your mud and put some crushed oreos on top for dirt. Hide those gummy worms in there for eeek factor!


slice hotdogs and drop them into boiling water for just a minute or two and they’ll curl a bit. Dunk them in some bbq sauce and you have slimy worms :

 Cut crescent roll dough into thin strips and wrap around hot dogs. Bake according to crescent package directions and use ketchup or mustard for eyes. I cut my hot dogs in half to make them bite-sized.

You’ll need marichino cherries for this one. Make sure you buy ones with stems. Drain them and dry them well with paper towels. Dip in almond bark, or chocolate bark. When they are semi dry, attach a chocolate chip for a nose, slivered almonds for ears, and little candies or sprinkles for eyes

DISCLAIMER: I take no credit for these ideas all credit goes to ourbestbites

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

H&M lip pen - REVIEW

I recently bough a H&M Lip pen while shopping online, I purchased it in the colour beige for £2.99
It also comes in two other colours being red & pink.






It goes on great there's no need to push to hard to get it to go on like alot of lip pens but it doesn't give you much colour but that could be because the colour I chose, After the pen falling out numerous times I actually decided to look in the tube and my one has snapped quite far down :(
It's often left in the lid leaving me with an empty tube and having slices taken out of it where it's getting bashed about in the lid, Which of course if I'm not expecting (it doesn't always fall out) it leaves it sitting in my lap.
For £2.99 I'd have hoped that the lip pen would have been abit more stronger then it is, I may give repairing it a try :)



BARGAIN BUY!!



After looking in the kids section of Asda for some winter boots for the girls I spotted these beauties, I fell in love and was over the moon they went up to a six but noticing the price tag of £15 which is a total bargain but I'm never up for spending that sort of money on one item for myself. I'm quite the tight bum when it comes to buying myself things and Andy has to pretty much force me!! After going back to stare at them everyday Andy urged me to buy them so I did. I'm going to be buying Issy a pair next week as she said this morning she likes my boots :') I showed her a pair similar I fell in love with for her before and she screwed her nose up at me and said no :(

These are the most comfortable boots ever!! and for £15 you really can't go wrong if these were in the adults section I'd imagine there would be another £1O on top of that £15 so I'll be a regular down the kids shoe isle of asda from now on :)