29 Mar 2015

About me // the vlog edition

I did it. I took steps into the vlogging world. And man oh man was that nerve wracking. And weird talking to myself.

So if you ever wanted to find out about me who I am and what I sound like. (Which again is very odd experience listening to your voice back!) here I am.

Have a good Sunday!

Also here's my channel. If you fancy seeing what else I get up to. 

26 Mar 2015

We love // the 17 month year old edition

If you anything like me you go through fads and loves of things in phases. And these change based on the child, person, season. And right now we are loving these things when it comes to our smallest one.

1. Tilda Rice packs // These are a staple on our weekly shopping. Perfect size for the kids. Quick (40 sec in the microwave or you can stir fry with them) full of veggies and they have a good shelf like. Plus the kids love them. 
2. Heinz Fruit Pouches // The last part of 2014 we spent doing some trialling of Heinz baby food products. N was not so keen on the jars - but oh my he loves these pouches. I now always keep one in his bag for those "food emergencies" plus these are great dessert option for the littlest one. 

3 Heinz Biscotti // Another one of the favourites from our trailing of goodies. These biscuits are yummy! and the perfect size and shape for little one to grasp in his hands. 

4 Mam Air Soothers // N is a dummy baby, and I know we will have a fight on our hands when we say enough is enough. However until then we love the MAM soothers - especially the Air ones. They have gaps in allowing Air flow - N will pick these ones over the others if he sees both.

5 Little Angels Nappies // we are quite relaxed in our nappy shopping in this house - i.e.. what's a good deal. But we do find the Asda ones great value, absorbent, soft for baby and all round thumbs up from us.

6 Tesco Baby Wipes // Again we are not particularly brand loyal with these but I do like these one. They are strong, not chemical in scent and are wet enough to carry out a good clean up!! 

7 Puft Crisps // These new crisps from Hula Hoops are good. All 4 of us in the house agree these are yummy. Plus they are low syn so work well with the slimming world diet I am following. 

8 H&M Pull on Jeans // My all time favourite bottoms for the boy. These are baggy enough so not restricting for little legs, pull on stretchy top so comfy and easy to get on and off, wash great and a fantastic price. All mums of boys need these in the there baby's wardrobe.

9 Mickey Mouse // N has discovered the loveable Mouse recently. We have a large one (bigger than him) that M got for Christmas one year. He likes to carry him around and if he sees a picture of Mickey he starts waving, then gives the item with his picture on (book, magazine, drinking cup) a cuddle and says aaahhhh. 

Thats what the little boy is loving (and us by extension of course, not too sure what his choice of nappies would actually be!)

24 Mar 2015

Review // Penwizard books : the little boy who lost his name

Well this is a very bit awesome. We got delivery of this fantastic book from Penwizard for review. Their website has a some lovely books that can be personalised for your child. Makes a great unique gift and adds that special touch to the child your giving the gift too. 

This book and concept is beautiful. The artwork is swoonworthy. The story is unique to your child. This is so very clever and my lucky big boy is now a proud owner of his own book. He was so excited to sit down and read it.

We snuggled right down and began to read. As each page passed and the next letter was found M was getting more and more excited. And at the reveal His smile was priceless!! When his dad got home from work he was so excited to tell him that the book had his name in it. So special. I would very much recommend this book to others (the quality is outstanding, for something which is personalised) that I am already planning this book as birthday/Christmas gifts during the year.

**please note I was give a voucher to pick a book via Penwizard website. I picked this book off my own accord. 

23 Mar 2015

#projectmylife // week 12

Playing about with things. Finding my blogging mojo. Finding something which works for me. It's always difficult. I don't see myself as a writer, and far too nervous of offending people to write commentary on the news and not creative enough to create beautifulness with a unique twist. I do like writing here. Sharing here. So let's see how this settles in. 

We had some rough nights. Well I did. One morning before a full day at work N was awake at 4.30. And the next night was awake for 3 hours in the night. This led to me feeling tired, drained, poorly and frustrated. But I tried really hard to face positivity. I had two happy boys dropping off at nursery / school. Both are happy where they are. Enjoy where they do and are growing and learning. The places we have picked to send our boys is helping nurture them. Lucky us. 
M was full of smiles last week. We had lots of cuddles. We baked cookies together and made an Easter hat. He may be my big boy and is a very active little man. He still loves a cuddle with his mummy. 
This little one is such a cheeky thing. And loves to eat. And dress up. He's a real daddy's boy so I love the time we have cuddles. He is such a little character and his communication skills are improving! 

All in all it was hard tiring week and my feeling sick has lasted all weekend. Nothing serious but I am feeling unwell and has meant I've not really had much time to do many "Leanne" things. But rest assured my project lists is ever growing. 

Let's have a good week now shall we!