Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Winner winner chicken dinner

Drum roll please......

Congratulations to Ashleigh from Milk Teeth Mummy, you have won my give away!

Check your emails lovely and I shall package your goodies up and get them in the post to you as soon as possible!

Mel x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A little me time...

Last week I was supposed to have a few days Lifeguard training as I've recently become a Baby and Pre-School swimming teacher, however it ended up being cancelled but Finn was already booked into nursery for the today. I half enjoyed my day and half felt like my right arm had been chopped off. My lay in was bloody lovely though!

I did what any childless shopping lover would do and took myself off for a day of shopping. Aside from the bits and bobs I bought for my blog give away (here) I picked up a few pieces in Primark.

First up this scarf in a gorgeously wintery plum colour with skull print. I own this is beige and pink and adore it, this one is perfect for fall.

Not wanting to break out the winter coat just get but feeling the need to embrace the cooler weather, I picked up this gillet, sure it's more practical than fashionable but I like it!

Lastly I picked up the studded pumps that are all over the blogosphere at the moment, I love these so much, i'm hoping for some crisp days instead of rain so I can get some wear out of them!

Finn did well out of my shopping spree too, I picked him up these two shirts and some long sleeve vest. I love the denim shirt with the elbow patches.

He's growing up so fast now, I'm finding myself taking more and more photo of him so to not miss a thing.

Mel x

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A little thank you

Last week my little blog turned one. I can't quite believe it, I started it as a way to record some memories of Finn and to write about a few bits and pieces that I enjoyed, I didn't expect to get one follower, let alone you lovely lot!

So to say thank you for sticking by me when my posting goes awol every now and then and for listening to my ramblings I thought I'd do a small give away of my favourite things.
Firstly is a Emma Bridgewater notepad which combines my two loves, stationary and of course Emma Bridgewater. I am sucker for stationary, I could amble round Paperchase for hours and my favourite part of school was buying a new pencil case each year!
Secondly is a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lipbalm in Darling Cherie. I bloody love these and this is my most favourite shade of the collection.
Next we have a Sleek Blusher in Rose Gold. I absolutely adore this and wear it daily, it is such a pretty shade.
Then we have a little facemask and a Collection nail polish in the shade Milkshake which is a gorgeously muted nude.
Lastly the chocoholic in me cannot do a give away of my favourite things without chocolate, so I thought I'd throw in a Nutrageous bar, they're just amazing.
The give away is open from today until 18th Sept, just fill in the rafflecopter widget and leave me a comment with your email address or twitter name so I can contact you if you win. Good luck!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Hey cowboy

I'm totally and irrevocably in love with these studded ankle boots from Zara.

I'm trying to justify a pair of heels to myself in a northern winter, I fear they wouldn't get worn much, but they are just so gorgeous.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Joliebox - August

For some reason it seems like forever since I received my last Joliebox, so I was quite happy when it appeared at the door this morning. I'm pleased they're delivering with a courier now rather than royal mail, the tracking number provide prior to delivery is very helpful!

Dr Bronner's, Pure Castile Soap Pillows
these all in one soaps loved by the a-list cleans and revives from heat to toe
Phil Smith Be Gorgeous, Dry Clean Revitalising Dry Shampoo
this dry shampoo blitzes oily roots and leaves fair feeling fresh and clean
So Susan Cosmetics, Lip Cushion
a sheer gloss to tint and moisturise chapped lips
So Susan Cosmetics, Wide Awake Face Palette
a palette of skin enhancing colour tools to give you a summer glow
Joliebox, Leather Hair Styling Lace
a leather lace to create endless updo's

I'm quite happy with this months box, I'm sure I'll use everything in it, except maybe the leather lace as I wouldn't know what to do with it!
The Lip Cushion smells like strawberries, it's d'lish. Having a toddler, I'm a massive fan of dry shampoo so looking forward to trying a new one. I haven't heard if the soap pillows before but am keen to try them. Not so sure about the wide awake palette, it seems a little 'tween' make up, like it would come free with the Sugar magazine, but I'll give it a whirl!

Do you subscribe to JolieBox? Are you happy with this months selection?

Mel x

Monday, 20 August 2012

A Norwich Week

Finn and I had the bestest week in Norwich, we did so much in 10 days, I won't write about it all so I'll just include a little collage of our time down south.


Prairie Charms

I was recently contacted by the lovely Stephanie at Prairie Charms to take part in their recently launched 'Project Blogger' which offers 50% off their products. The discount still enables them to donate a minimum 10% to the charity they support, GOSH and their 'Kiss It Better' campaign.

After having a little look at their website I jumped at the chance. I chose two bracelets, one named "all imaginable futures" and the other "this day with never happen again" the fact that the bracelets had names really appealed to me and it gives them their own sense of character. To my joy they arrived beautiful packaged, I love buying myself things that arrive wrapped like presents!

One was a set of two, a gorgeous cream bead bracelet with a gold bow charm, the second a black bead bracelet with a feather charm. These look lovely together and really work well with any outfit.

The second, my favourite, is brown wooden bead bracelet with a lovely little elephant charm.

I love to wear these stacked up with a few other bracelets but they look equally as good worn on their own. I like the fact they are quite fashion forward.

I do think the postage charge is quite steep, overinflated postage is a huge bugbear of mine. I paid £2.99 2nd but could have paid £3.49 for 1st when the postage charge was actually 69p. That miffed me off slightly.

Prairie charms are currently offering free p&p and 35% off so its definitely worth a look on their website to see if anything tickles your fancy, I have my eye on the Florence ring.

Prairie Charms are also on Twitter so you can keep up with their latest news & offers.

Do you own anything from the Prairie Charms range?

Friday, 3 August 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Please excuse my absence over the next couple of weeks. I'm going home on Sunday and I bloody can't wait. I'm super duper excited to see all the beautiful people I've been missing for months and to see my family!

Traveling with a toddler isn't easy and I'll be driving back by myself. it's about 5 hours drive so I'm setting off at 7pm and driving through the night, if I'm lucky he'll sleep the whole way and go straight into his cot at the other end. Wish me luck.

Planning this trip has been like a military operation, I don't have time to breathe but that's the way I like it.

I'll post again when I'm back to the grim north! Eeeeeeeepp I'm excited, can you tell?!

Mel x