Saturday, 24 September 2016

Autimn girl • Toddler Outfit of the Day

I am all about Autumn right now and loving the cooler weather and I wanted to share a cute little outfit from Lilly today.

Last week I went into morrisons and got Lil's so cute little outfits to kit her out for these cooler months.

Both the top and leggings are from the Nutmeg range which has some lovely bits in and I could spend way to much there.

Top - Aged 4-5 - £2.50
This caught my eye the moment I entered the aisle, I love the colour and what it says too 'Mummy says I'm purrfect'

Legging - Aged 4-5 - £4
I think that these are my favourite ever leggings I have got for Lil's I absolutely love the floral print on rthe light background. Slight quibble, they are a little loose on the way but plenty of room to grow into.

Socks - Aldi 

Bow - eBay

I think that this will be a staple outfit this Autumn as I am a little bit in love with it.


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Marshmallow Cornflake bites • Recipe and Method

We have all really had a sweet tooth today and I knew I had marshmallows in, I was lucky to find this recipe for the ingredients we had in.

I found a recipe for some very gooey, sticky marshmallow cornflake bites.


300g Marshmallows
45g Butter
150g Cornflakes


1. Melt the butter with the marshmallows using a water bath (glass bowl over a boiling saucepan)
2. Mix together for about 3 minutes
3. Mix in the cornflakes until completely covered
4. Pour into a tin and flatten out, leave to set for 1-2 hours

This recipe is so easy to do and super yummy too.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

100 days till Christmas • My Baking Prep

It is 100 days till Christmas which means only one thing, it's time to get the recipe books out and start baking up a storm. 

The first thing is the Christmas Cake, my favorite. We start to get the ingredients together now and start the baking in October, this may sound super early to some BUT there is a bit to do after baking and before you can tuck in. 

Also in October we start on the mince meat recipe too, so that the mixture can rest for a few weeks. We do make this in huge batches so a batch can last us up to three years :) or mince pies all year round. They are the main bits to get done asap.

No we come to December.....the main bulk of the baking is done in this month.

We usually make many mince pies to get through, Lilly helps me with there, she rolls out the pastry and fills them with the homemade mince meat too. 

to follow on are the Melted snowman biscuitsCandy cane lollies and gingerbread. These are usually baked/made on the week leading up to Christmas so that we can get cosy with a Christmas film and tuck in to our sweet treats.

This is the best part of Christmas for me, baking with my little girl with all the spices and smells around us.

To get yourself organised you could always take a look at some Christmas cards by Paperless post. 

How do you prepare for Christmas?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Lilly Pops, You're Four

My Lilly,

I have found this so hard to write and I don't quite know why. It has been four years since you entered our world in such a dramatic way and I can't quite believe it.

I remember sitting there for the first 13 minutes of your life scared to the bottom of my heart, you had decided to come not breathing and needed help for a few minutes. Luckily you were fine and your Daddy got the first big cuddle.

You have made our lives so hectic and crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world, because that hectic life is full of playing and learning. Our little family, in my eyes is perfect.

I hope that you have had a truely wonderful day and that you know how much we love you. You make me smile sk many times in a day and I instantly feel better.

You're turning four today? It certainly doesn't seem possible that it has been so long since you were born, it goes so quickly. Every day you seem to change in some little way which only adds to your amazing personality.

A very Happy 4th Birthday to our princess.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Birthday party and hair cut • Summer Holiday Project 2016

I am finally back im the swing of things and getting back to my project.

Today Lilly had a birthday party to go to of one of her nursery friends. I dropped her off and went on my way, which was so strange to do. As some of ypu may know I have never really had any timw without lilly unless I have had appointments or she is at nursery so it was probably nice for her too.

While she was at the party I went to get a well needed haircut, it has been well over a year and my hair was so damaged, luckily I went straight in and was im the chair within 10 minutes, not a drastic change at all but healthier. It was nice to relax whilst Lil's was busy and am so happy I got it done then.

I picked her up when it was time to find my little girl had her face painted as a princess and she had a bag of sweeties and a Hello Kitty cupcake too. Apparently they played pass the parcel, music statues and had a good old feast by the sounds of it.

We have both had a lovely day, she hasn't stopped talking about it since she got home, which it the sweetest thing.


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Hellingly Festival of Transport • Summer Holiday Project 2016

I have finally got around to writing my post from the weekend. We went camping again but this time we were in a caravan which was so much nicer.

We arrived to the camping field on the Friday which was baking hot. We arrived at about 2pm and sorted out our caravan for the weekend. Sadly we couldn't do much playing outside the caravan as the field was an old wheat field and the stalks were quite sharp where it had been harvested. The rest of the Friday was set up really.

Saturday was another scorcher but we decided to head over to the show field to have a look at what was there. The field was literally packed which really suprised me.

The vehicles over there ranged from military to farming to vintage, so many things to see and I am so glad we could go a second day. 

Lil's absolutely loved all the vintage cars and military vehicles. She had so time with Nanny and Grandad whilst me and Liam where taking photos at the start. It was ridiculously hot but Lilly still loved her couple of hours there. We got her face painted, she asked for pink so the lady went through a few, Lil's picked flowers.

We took a look at the steam engines which we so beautiful, the smell was amazing but Lil's wasn't so sure as they were so big. We also looked around so absoloutly stunning hot rods, they were so tidy, something you only really see on telly.

Before heading back to the caravan we let Lilly go on a couple of the rides. Lilly was so happy as two of the rides she could pretend she was driving, on the second ride she picked a pink rolls royce which made me laugh, she does have expensive taste. Haha. The last ride me abd Nanny rode too, I got on the horse behind whilst Nanny and Lilly rode on the dragon carriage. My horse was called Jeniffer as was so high I almost couldn't get on it.

We headed back after then to have a cool down in the caravan and get some food. We had a lovely evening with the family and walked Buddy (Nanny's dog) a couple of times to use some of Lil's energy up. That night there was a live band so we headed over to the show field and Lil's had a boogie again.

We lasted a few more songs before she was saying she felt tired, the rides were lit up so grandad took her over to see if he could win her a prize, which he did (a little pink bunny) and as we were heading back me and her Daddy got her a light up crown.

The next day was a lot cooled so me and Liam took her over to the field again so we could finish having a look at the rest of the show. We found ths military and commercial vehicles at the back of the field, it's like walking back in time. 

The steam engines were all in the main arena and we sat and watched for a while, there was a least 25 engines in there and at the end of there display they all set there horns off in memorial of two friends that had passed, the noise was immense and the steam coming out of the engines looks so cool.

We rode a little train at the end and also treated Lil's to an icecream which was devoured in minutes. The festival of transport was amazing and would love to go again next year.

Back at the caravan we had an hour before they were starting the BBQ so me and Lilly played cars and puzzles and magic painting too. The BBQ was crazy, there were burgers, steaks, minted lamb chop kebabs and piri piri chicken on offer. The might was great, surrounded by friends and family. Lilly got treated to another icecream from Auntie Lisa which was lovely. 

The Monday was spent sorting out and packing the car up to come home, I was glad tk get home but again we had a lovely time that I didn't want it to end and the caravan was so comfy it made the experience so much nicer.