Tag: blogtober17

2017 – Our Year in Review!

2017 our year in review

 

What a fantastic idea for Blogtober17 – A year in review. This year has been jam packed for us. Some highs and some lows. I really can’t believe were almost at the end of October already though. Honestly, where has this year gone?! I hope time begins to slow down, it’s beginning to scare me somewhat. So what has this year dealt us? Read on to find out.

 

January

January was quite a hard month for me personally. I had been diagnosed with Gestation Diabetes a few days before Xmas. During January I was trying to get my head around altering my diet to help manage it. During weeks 32 – 36 Gestational Diabetes ramps up a notch, due to hormones and growth spurts. It was during January I hit this mark. I was quite stressed this month. Struggling with food and not knowing how GD would affect my birth choice for a VBAC.… Read More

Blogtober Day 21 – Unusual Crushes!

blogtober17 Day 21 unusual crushes

 

As some of you are aware I have been taking part in Blogtober17 all of October. A post a day to a predetermined topic. I have tried really hard to fit them in with what I was planning to talk about, have talked about or closely linking the topic into the whole parenting niche thing. Well, day 21 has stumped me with unusual crushes. My poor tired little head can’t think so I am just going to post away today, you can call it getting to know ‘me‘ better!

 

My top 5 Unusals Crushes

 

 

 

Name: Taylor Hanson

Unusual Because: He had long blonde hair, most people thought he was a girl!

I can imagine a lot of you, especially the younger lot are thinking who? But let me tell you, when I was 13, I was in Love with this boy.  I seriously thought he was the one and we woulget married and have a hundred kids.… Read More

Children’s Halloween Basket: What’s in Ours?

Children's themed Halloween Basket

 

So I have a little secret I have been keeping from Finlay! I have been putting together a little Halloween Basket for him! This links nicely into Blogtober17 topic of secrets I hope?! I first came across these baskets many years ago from Oh So Amelia. I was so impressed but at the time Finlay was still very little and I didn’t think he would get much out of them back then. Fast forward a few years and Now Finlay is four and half I thought it would be an ideal time to throw one together! With a couple of baby bits thrown in. Plus if you have been visiting my blog over the last few weeks you may have seen I have gone Halloween stir crazy, as I love it, so it was perfect to post up for my Blogoween series!

 

As suggested by Kerry from Oh so Amelia, I went searching on EBAY for my basket and I managed to get hold of one for about £4.… Read More

Yankee Halloween Candle Review!

Yankee Halloween Candle Review Witches brew & Forbidden Apple

 

When I saw that Yankee Candles had released a Halloween range of Candles I began to smile. That smile turned to laughter and before knew I was cackling like a witch high on eye of newt! Why? Well, I am a huge fan of Yankee candles! They are my all time favourite scents and I just couldn’t hold in my excitement. Yankee, wonderful sniffy scented candles and Halloween! Two of my favourite things together. Imagine my delight when I found out I was being sent some of the range to review. I hopped on my broomstick and did a few loops for joy!

 

So for those of you not in the know. Why are Yankee Candles so great? The simple answer is they last for a very long time and they smell divine, before, during and long after burning. I find many scented candles, just don’t do what they say on the tin.… Read More

Could Your Excessively Shy Child have Social Phobia?

Could excessive shyness in your child be Social Phobia?

 

I am still behind with Blogtober17, we have a bug in house, first Finlay, yesterday Emmie and yesterday I woke with it. I am going to power through though. To help me I am going to combine the two topics of Old Photos and Phobias. I have spoken briefly about suffering with anxiety and I even touched upon having anxiety as a child. Well, when I was looking through my old photos I came across the one above. It’s our family holiday when I was about 4. I don’t remember much of it but everyone looks pretty happy apart from me. And I remembered, the sheer terror I was feeling. You can just make it out in my frown, my wide eyes and holding tightly onto my own hands. I was petrified. There were so many people in this room (I think it may have been a Haven Entertainment evening).… Read More

Making Memories with Wind in the Willows

making memories, reading with Wind in the willows

 

I’m still playing catch up with Blogtober17, hopefully that will be sorted today. Today, or yesterdays topic was ‘Novel’. As with most of the topics I have tried to keep them in balance with the type of content I would normally publish on my blog. So today I have asked Chris if he would like to write a small piece for this topic, to which he happily obliged. I asked Chris because he has such fond memories of reading with his mum when he was small. The Wind in the Willows has an extra special place in his heart and he has begun creating new memories of Wind in the Willows with Finlay.

So, here it is. Enjoy…

 

making memories, reading with Wind in the willows

 

If the qutote above sounds familiar, you are probably lucky enough to be one of the last generations to have enjoyed an almost technology-free childhood, before the “International Super Highway”, touch screen tablets and smart phones became honorary members of our family units – So rudely uninvited, in retrospect.… Read More

11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

11 not so scary Halloween films for Kids

 

A few days ago I suggested 11 Horror Comedies for those who have a more faint disposition. Today the focus is on Children. Finlay loves to take part anything thats goin on and Halloween is no exception. To be honest I think Horror is in his blood, Chris loves it and always did as a child. Finlay seems to be the same, nothing really scares him. However, don’t think I let him watch any old horror, there are boundaries as much as he pleads. So today, bearing in mind the Blogtober17 topic (well yesterdays) is Movies, I bring you 11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

 

11 Not so scary Halloween Film for Kids

 

Coraline (2009)

A young girl, finds a secret door while exploring her new home. She finds in there an alternate world that closely mirrors her own. In this idealised reality things are great until the paralle family try to keep her there forever.… Read More

9 Baby Products I Love For Little Girls!

9 of the best baby products for girls

 

Still a day behind with Blogtober17, I was hoping to get back on track this evening but Finlay has gone down with the puking bug from hell. Our house stinks, in fact I’m pretty sure everything stinks. We have been through two bed covers, one bath and one shower in the space of a few hours. Poor sausage!

Anyway, to lighten the mood and rid the stink, lets talk above love. The topic for Blogtober Day 12. There’s loads of things I could talk about here, but I have seen so many adorable baby items recently. I just had to share some of the most recent baby items I am loving right now!

 

9 Baby products for little girls

 

1.Next, Turquoise Jersey Dress, £8 – £9

I spotted this dress just after I went into the next sale last month. Actually I brought a unicorn one for a bargain £4 in the sale.… Read More

Mum’s Recommended: 5 of the Best Toy Kitchens

 

Mum's Recommended 5 of the best toy kitchens

 

Running late with this one! Here I have Blogtober17 day 11, which was yesterdays, oops! The topic is Kitchens!

My spin on todays topic is all about role play, toy Kitchens to be precise! I always wanted a toy kitchen when I was little, I never got one! So I knew I wanted to get one for my child. Even though Fins a boy, I didn’t want him to miss out on such a great toy just because he wasn’t the right gender. Luckily, when I began shopping for a kitchen for him, manufacturers had recognised this. As a result a lot more gender neutral designs were on offer. However, it was a minefield. So many to choose from. So I decided to do a round up of some of the best lovedtoy kitchens with the help from a few of my blogging buddies!

 

 

Mum's recommended 5 of the best toy kitchens

 

1.George Home Delux Kitchen, £40.00

This is actually the kitchen we own.… Read More

11 Horror Comedy Movies: Halloween fun for the Fainthearted

11 Horror comedy Movies for Halloween

 

Halloween is the perfect time to sit back and scare yourself half to death with a good old Horror Movie. However, not everybody likes to be scared. Not everyone enjoys a Horror Movie. Then what do you do? Miss out? Because Horror is pretty much everywhere for the next few weeks. Lucky for you, there is the Horror Com Genre of film. Basically, it’s what it says on the packet, Comedy Horrors! These films take all the best bit’s of Horrors but instead of trying to scare the poop out of you, they swap the screams for laughs. I thought this fitted in nicely with Blogtober17 Day 10 – Jokes. It’s also not a completely obscure post as it sits nicely within my Blogoween Halloween Series too!

 

So today I bring you 11 of the best Horror Com movies for the more fainthearted Halloween fan:

 

11 Horror Comedy movies for Halloween

 

 

Hocus Pocus, (1993)

A trio of Witch’s are resurrected on Halloween Night and its down to two teenagers a young girl and an imortal cat to save the day!… Read More