Saturday, 14 February 2015

A great post week and exciting times

As the title of this post suggests, and if you follow me on Instagram you also may already know this, but it was a great week of post for me and Joseph... And Ruari! I swear our postman thinks I'm a complete slob. The amount of times I've answered in my PJs at 11am or with Joseph strapped to me is embarrassing (the latter, less so).


1. We found out that the plans we submitted to convert our bungalow into a two-storey house were approved. Building works might be happening as early as May this year subject to us being able to being able to remortgage... Eeek! I've written a little bit about our home in the past, here. After our holiday we'll be saving up and planning the details, and I'll be glued to Pinterest for inspiration. I already have some ideas of what I want it to be like, but they're not cheap!


2. Sarah, co-founder of Buddy & Bear, kindly sent me one of her personalised prints. I have a crazed mild obsession for clouds and the fact that they are 'in' for kids at the moment is killing me. (On a side note, ASOS have a cloud clutch bag for sale and it made it into by basket, but I had to remind myself how old I was before I checked out, so I didn't get it in the end.) Anyway, I have declared my love for Buddy & Bear on the blog before, but I really do. Although this was given as a gift, I have parted monies for B&B goods in the past and would've happily paid for this, in fact I insist on paying for my next purchase! Sarah and I are actually planning a little giveaway when I get back from my holiday (we're going to India for a family wedding), so keep your eyes peeled for updates in early March. Oh, and you can read the Mummy Time post Sarah did pre-Buddy & Bear but post-Sammy, here!


3. I bought this amazing watermelon necklace from a talented lady called Lucie Ellen on Etsy. I have a mild obsession for watermelons, too. I actually own a watermelon clutch bag, but I bought it when I was in my mid-twenties rather than late so I think it's acceptable to still use it... Age is but a number an' all that... Maybe I'll buy that cloud bag afterall! I digress, again, Lucie offers free delivery and it was speedy - I ordered on Wednesday and it was here by Friday and, most importantly, in time for India.


4. When the folk over at Bambino Mio asked whether we'd be interested in giving their all-in-one cloth nappies a go, in the end, I just couldn't say no as they're something I've always wanted to try (I've been tempted to blog about my crunchy aspirations in the past). We discussed my reservations - mainly that I'd feel like a hypocrite for using a tumble dryer (our home is prone to damp so can't use the radiators) when the point of them is being kind to the environment, but Joreen at BM reminded me that I'd still be helping reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, even if I only used them part-time. I'll be blogging about how we got on with them once we've given them a good test-run upon our return from India. One of the challenges I've been set is to see how they cope overnight and night time leaks were another one of my reservations. I'm also intrigued to see how Joseph's skin reacts as he's a bit prone to nappy rash.

5. When I came across the cloud clutch bag I was actually hunting for a dress to wear to the wedding we're going to (last minute, I know, but buying a summery dress in winter is a nightmare so was leaving it as late as possible). I found the dress which isn't actually summery at all, and it's currently being taken up at the tailors as I am short and it's a maxi-dress. I plan to wear Joseph in our Solly Baby Wrap for the wedding which is yellow so I wanted something to co-ordinate with it so it's navy blue. I'm hoping neither of us will get too hot but I've borrowed a stroller from my friend to sit him in instead if need be. Which reminds me, I need to get Joseph a little fan.


6. Lastly, I bought this card for Valentine's Day for Ruari from another former Mummy-Timer, Lyndsay who now has a shop called Hamish and the Hen which sells her calligraphy-d goods. I love it and Ruari loved it too. You can read Lyndsay's Mummy Time post here.

Have you got any interesting post lately?! And, do you have any travel tips for Joseph and I?! I'm looking for a good insect repellent and ways to keep him cool at the moment.

Hope you've had a good Valentine's day... we went to Ikea and shopped around for last-minute holiday bits n' bobs. This evening Ruari watched the rugby whilst I blogged... but we ate donuts together so that was our shred of romance!
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  1. That's such exciting news about your house plans! Can't to see the process slowly unveiled! I love that wall print, I've found some really lovely ones for A's room and can't wait to get them up and framed. I would have loved to have given cloth nappies a go, a bit late now as were soon to be toilet training! All the prints, patterns and designs are so fab. Can't wait to hear about how your travelling goes, very exciting but very scary at the same time. Love reading your weekly round ups! xx

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    1. Thanks Alice! Will be sure to keep the blog posted about the holiday and the building plans! So many sweet prints around at the moment - it'd be easy to cover a wall! Thank you for reading and I'm glad you like the posts! xx

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  2. Congratulations on the bungalow. Look forward to hearing about the plans and developments. Interested to hear about how you get on with the nappies too. Thanks for sharing this and for linking up #bigfatlinky

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    1. Thank you! will definitely keep y'all posted on the nappy front! thank you for reading! x

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  3. Oh what a beautiful dress! Thanks so much for featuring our print, sweetie. Really pleased you like it. And i am sooo excited to see your house develop - it sounds like a dream! xx

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    1. Thank you! I hope I don't cook in the heat, haha! You're welcome, I really do love it. And will keep IG posted on house developments I'm sure! I love the hexagonal tiles you have in your bathroom - I'm sure I spotted them in a pic of yours one time. xx

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  4. No interesting post for me... but I do want to trawl around and do some online browsing/purchasing now so I have some parcels to wait for at least! That watermelon necklace is cute, you are never too old for watermelons *over to Etsy I go..*

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  5. SO glad your house plans were approved, that must be a relief! SO many lovely things in this post. You would love Baby's room as she has cloud wallpaper! http://wp.me/p4j9O0-2B5 Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

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  6. I love that good egg card, I say that all the time! I also LOVE clouds so I'm a little bit obsessed with that print. Gorgeous stuff. Sounds like you had a good week.

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Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. It really means a lot! Nicki x

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