The Adventures We Had In 2019

AD | Contains some gifted trips and days out I love nothing more than a day out, weekend away or a holiday. Although money has been tight for the past few years I have tried to make sure that we budget and save to ensure that Erin gets these experiences. I never did nearly as much when I was a child and I want Erin to have adventures and to discover new places. We were very lucky to have some great experiences in 2019. January Like a lot of people we had a very quiet January. With Christmas and Erin’s

What We’d Like To Do Around The House In 2020

Our house isn’t in the best condition. In fact, it’s in pretty bad condition although definitely not as bad as it could be I guess. We bought our house in 2014 and we haven’t really been able to do much to it. We started off well, having a new garden fence and turf as well as having 2 bedrooms re-plastered with new skirting boards and doors. When I found out I was pregnant with Erin everything stopped. We ran out of money so we have had absolutely nothing else done since I think 2015. We have unfortunately been in a

Saying Goodbye To Naps

From the day she was born Erin has always been a great sleeper. Back when we used to go to baby classes, such as Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga, it became a joke that Erin wouldn’t last through a whole class. It took right until Erin was 1, and in one of her last classes, to get to the end of Baby Sensory. I remember the whole class clapping because it had never happened before. I think we’ve been really lucky when it came to Erin and napping. Up until the age of 2 she napped pretty much every day

5 Tips For Renting With Pets

AD | Collaborative post We might have bought our very first house 5 years ago now but before then both John and I have rented in various different places. There are so many different things to look for when choosing a rented property, especially if you have pets, so I thought I would share some of my tips! Start looking early One of the biggest problems with trying to rent with pets is that a lot of landlords or agencies just wont accept tenants with pets. There is a large rental market but if you are restricting your options then

A Taste Of Freedom After 4 Years At The White Horse, Crostwick

When Erin was born my family either lived in London or Grimsby (where I’m originally from). We did have John’s family quite close by but unfortunately circumstances have meant that we don’t speak to some of them now and others we have only recently mended our relationship with. This has meant that since Erin was born John and I have managed to have 1 meal out together in 4 years. I know a lot of you will think that’s absolutely crazy but that’s just how it has been. You may have read a while back that my sister was living

Looking Back At Our Wedding With Motif

AD | Gifted item With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it got me thinking back to our wedding. This year we’ll be celebrating our 7th anniversary and it honestly feels like it wasn’t that long ago. I used to have photos printed out all the time but now that we have Erin and a living room overtaken by toys, photo albums just take up a lot of room. But, I want to remember the special memories and I want Erin to be able to see the pictures too. So, when I was asked to put together a photobook from

Lingerie For The Fuller Bust From Tutti Rouge

AD | Gifted items Being a larger lady and someone with a bigger bust means bra shopping can be a nightmare. A lot of shops don’t stock the size I need and traipsing around for hours trying to find something just isn’t fun. The options either seem to be really boring or for people a lot older than me. Trying to find something stylish but that also fits seemed to be nearly impossible. A website that was introduced to me at the end of last year was Tutti Rouge, a company who offers bras for the fuller bust! I was

Home Tasks To Do This Year

AD | Collaborative post I love the start of a new year! There is something so refreshing about it. Everyone has new goals and aspirations and it just seems like because of that, things are happier, healthier, and more lively. I could not be more excited to celebrate the beginning of a (hopefully) great year, but there is also a lot to be done over the next few weeks to prepare your home for the cool weather because with a new year, typically comes cooler weather. It’s funny because we are already in the heat of the cool weather season,