At the start of this year, Katy & I launched our new Instagram project, #MyHappyCapture. The aim of the project is to celebrate your happy moments, those that make you smile. We want to use the hashtag to build an Instagram community where you can share photos that encompass happiness. 

My Happy Capture: February Round-up

At the start of this year, Katy & I launched our new Instagram project, #MyHappyCapture. The aim of the project is to celebrate your happy moments, those that make you smile. We want to use the hashtag to build an Instagram community where you can share photos that encompass happiness. 

Having young children you can imagine how mucky the carpets in my home can get. Food, drinks, mud, paint, make-up... I'm forever wiping something up. Yet even when carpets look clean, there can still be dirt and germs lurking deep within the carpet fibres that vacuum cleaners just can't reach. Every few months I borrow my in-laws' carpet cleaner and give the carpets a deep clean. I'm always amazed, and slightly horrified, at how dirty the water is when it comes out. I was so excited when my very own carpet cleaner arrived: the VAX Dual Power Pro. Now I can deep clean or spot clean my carpets and floors whenever I want!

Review: VAX Dual Power Pro Carpet Cleaner

Having young children you can imagine how mucky the carpets in my home can get. Food, drinks, mud, paint, make-up... I'm forever wiping something up. Yet even when carpets look clean, there can still be dirt and germs lurking deep within the carpet fibres that vacuum cleaners just can't reach. Every few months I borrow my in-laws' carpet cleaner and give the carpets a deep clean. I'm always amazed, and slightly horrified, at how dirty the water is when it comes out. I was so excited when my very own carpet cleaner arrived: the VAX Dual Power Pro. Now I can deep clean or spot clean my carpets and floors whenever I want!

Last summer I had the pleasure of trying out several products from the Holistic Kitchen's gorgeous range which you can read all about here. Holistic Kitchen is the creation of Sallyanne, a massage therapist who drew on her knowledge and expertise to handcraft a range of household and skincare products made with natural, raw ingredients. Snooze Balm is Holistic Kitchen's best selling product and I was kindly sent some to try. 


Review: Holistic Kitchen Snooze Balm

Last summer I had the pleasure of trying out several products from the Holistic Kitchen's gorgeous range which you can read all about here. Holistic Kitchen is the creation of Sallyanne, a massage therapist who drew on her knowledge and expertise to handcraft a range of household and skincare products made with natural, raw ingredients. Snooze Balm is Holistic Kitchen's best selling product and I was kindly sent some to try. 


"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

As I write this I'm not in a particularly happy place; I received some upsetting news mid-week and I'm struggling. A lot. But we have had a lot of happy moments this week too and it's important not to let those memories get lost.

Happy Days: Yellow Wellies & Half Term Fun

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

As I write this I'm not in a particularly happy place; I received some upsetting news mid-week and I'm struggling. A lot. But we have had a lot of happy moments this week too and it's important not to let those memories get lost.

Little N's preschool is closed this week for half term, so instead of doing the school run yesterday we had a slow morning, followed by a trip to dentist for the boys' checkups and then we headed to February Frolics at Willows Activity Farm for the afternoon. 

Days Out: February Frolics at Willows Activity Farm

Little N's preschool is closed this week for half term, so instead of doing the school run yesterday we had a slow morning, followed by a trip to dentist for the boys' checkups and then we headed to February Frolics at Willows Activity Farm for the afternoon. 


Ever since Joules opened a store near me, the boys' wardrobes are fast becoming filled with their gorgeous clothing. I have been browsing the latest items from the Joules range as half term is upon us, so Little N will be out of his preschool uniform for the week. Here's a selection of my favourite boyswear from Joules, perfect for staying warm and comfortable whilst playing and exploring over half term. 

Mini Style: Joules Boyswear Half Term Inspo


Ever since Joules opened a store near me, the boys' wardrobes are fast becoming filled with their gorgeous clothing. I have been browsing the latest items from the Joules range as half term is upon us, so Little N will be out of his preschool uniform for the week. Here's a selection of my favourite boyswear from Joules, perfect for staying warm and comfortable whilst playing and exploring over half term. 
For Valentine's Day Expedia invited me to take part in their World On A Plate 'Love' Campaign, and asked me to cook up a meal idea based on one of their European holiday destinations. I chose France as my romantic destination inspiration, they are home to the language of love after all! Expedia sent me a hamper of goodies and a voucher to get me started, and I got thinking back to the things I used to love eating when I holidayed in the south of France.

A Romantic French Meal with Expedia's World On A Plate 'Love' Campaign

For Valentine's Day Expedia invited me to take part in their World On A Plate 'Love' Campaign, and asked me to cook up a meal idea based on one of their European holiday destinations. I chose France as my romantic destination inspiration, they are home to the language of love after all! Expedia sent me a hamper of goodies and a voucher to get me started, and I got thinking back to the things I used to love eating when I holidayed in the south of France.


This month's Bostik Blogger box had an Easter theme. Easter falls pretty early this year, on 27th March, and I've come up with a really simple and quick craft idea using pipe cleaners and pom poms that your toddler or preschooler will love. As I write this post I can hear Little N downstairs playing with his finger puppets and singing "Old MacDonald" - cuuuute! 

Easter Craft Idea: Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets


This month's Bostik Blogger box had an Easter theme. Easter falls pretty early this year, on 27th March, and I've come up with a really simple and quick craft idea using pipe cleaners and pom poms that your toddler or preschooler will love. As I write this post I can hear Little N downstairs playing with his finger puppets and singing "Old MacDonald" - cuuuute! 

Over the past year or so my blog has become super busy. I have a steady stream of work, which is great, but working from home when you have two small children presents some challenges! I don't want to be attached to my laptop while looking after my family so I try to do most things in the evenings or at the weekend. Last year Ian got me a tablet for my birthday. It makes it so much easier to organise my home life and work life.

5 Ways My Tablet Helps Me to Be A Better Blogger

Over the past year or so my blog has become super busy. I have a steady stream of work, which is great, but working from home when you have two small children presents some challenges! I don't want to be attached to my laptop while looking after my family so I try to do most things in the evenings or at the weekend. Last year Ian got me a tablet for my birthday. It makes it so much easier to organise my home life and work life.

"If you want to be happy, be."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

Happy Days: Frosty February

"If you want to be happy, be."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 
I absolutely love reading birth stories as every experience is so unique, and after sharing my own two very different birth experiences [emergency c-section and natural VBAC] I decided to ask other mums and dads to share their beautiful birth stories with me, too. If you’d like to share your birth story, send me an email or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook.

Like me, Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes also had two very different birth experiences. Here she shares the birth story of her second baby, while you can read the birth story of her first baby over on her blog.


Beautiful Births #15 - Claire's Story: A Tale of Two Births - Part Two

I absolutely love reading birth stories as every experience is so unique, and after sharing my own two very different birth experiences [emergency c-section and natural VBAC] I decided to ask other mums and dads to share their beautiful birth stories with me, too. If you’d like to share your birth story, send me an email or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook.

Like me, Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes also had two very different birth experiences. Here she shares the birth story of her second baby, while you can read the birth story of her first baby over on her blog.


This year I plan to really make the most of our garden. It's a decent size and was one of the reasons we chose to move to this house from our old apartment, but so far we haven't done much other than keep on top of the weeds and put a hanging basket by the front door, and we have been here for nearly 3 years! Oops.


My Child-Friendly Garden Ideas

This year I plan to really make the most of our garden. It's a decent size and was one of the reasons we chose to move to this house from our old apartment, but so far we haven't done much other than keep on top of the weeds and put a hanging basket by the front door, and we have been here for nearly 3 years! Oops.


From a Mother to Another, the charity initiative from JoJo Maman Bebe is back again. Between now and 5th March 2016 JoJo Maman Bebe will be collecting clothing to go to families in need in the UK, via the Trussell Trust's food banks, as well as to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. You can get a £5 voucher for every two or more outfits that you donate as well. Read on to find out how you can help.

JoJo Maman Bebe's 'From a Mother to Another' Campaign

From a Mother to Another, the charity initiative from JoJo Maman Bebe is back again. Between now and 5th March 2016 JoJo Maman Bebe will be collecting clothing to go to families in need in the UK, via the Trussell Trust's food banks, as well as to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. You can get a £5 voucher for every two or more outfits that you donate as well. Read on to find out how you can help.

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. 

I still haven't quite got my head around the fact that we are in 2016 already, let alone February! I've had a lovely week, albeit super busy, and it's been full of lots of little wonderful things that have all put a smile on my face:

Happy Days: Sundays, Sunshine & Smiles

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. 

I still haven't quite got my head around the fact that we are in 2016 already, let alone February! I've had a lovely week, albeit super busy, and it's been full of lots of little wonderful things that have all put a smile on my face:
A few months ago I stumbled across Lottie & Lysh on social media and instantly got major heart eyes over their gorgeous and unique children's clothing. They were looking for brand reps at the time so I entered my boys and, would you believe it, they were picked! Over the coming weeks I'll be showing you my favourite shots of the boys styling their Lottie & Lysh gear, starting with their coordinating monoskulls leggings.

Mini Style: Twinning in Lottie & Lysh Monoskulls

A few months ago I stumbled across Lottie & Lysh on social media and instantly got major heart eyes over their gorgeous and unique children's clothing. They were looking for brand reps at the time so I entered my boys and, would you believe it, they were picked! Over the coming weeks I'll be showing you my favourite shots of the boys styling their Lottie & Lysh gear, starting with their coordinating monoskulls leggings.

I absolutely love reading birth stories as every experience is so unique, and after sharing my own two very different birth experiences [emergency c-section and natural VBAC] I decided to ask other mums and dads to share their beautiful birth stories with me, too. If you’d like to share your birth story, send me an email or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook.

This week the lovely Jessica from Babi a Fi, is sharing her birth story. She is the only person she knows who didn't have a labour at all, as the doctors discovered her placenta had ruptured after she went in for her scheduled induction.

Beautiful Births #14: Jessica's Placental Abruption & Emergency C-Section

I absolutely love reading birth stories as every experience is so unique, and after sharing my own two very different birth experiences [emergency c-section and natural VBAC] I decided to ask other mums and dads to share their beautiful birth stories with me, too. If you’d like to share your birth story, send me an email or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook.

This week the lovely Jessica from Babi a Fi, is sharing her birth story. She is the only person she knows who didn't have a labour at all, as the doctors discovered her placenta had ruptured after she went in for her scheduled induction.

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