Nappykind Boutique Baby Legwarmers Giveaway!

It’s really taken a turn into Autumn this week don’t you think?! We’ve been digging out some of the warmer clothing and winter woolens and I have started to pick up Joss’ crochet scarf again in the hope I’ll have it ready for her to wear when it gets really cold! Legwarmers are a must under trousers on the colder darker nights too, especially as we’re still doing our early evening walk and noticing the leaves are starting to turn.

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Following my post earlier this week reviewing Nappykind Boutique’s baby legwarmers they have kindly offered three lucky blog readers a pair of babylegs each. You can see more of the funky designs on offer at Nappykind Boutique on their website at http://www.nappykindboutique.co.uk/

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To enter the giveaway do the following to obtain entries:

1.Follow Nappykind Boutique on twitter for one entry
2. For a second entry like their Facebook page
3. For a third entry leave a comment below to tell me what you would use the leg warmers for (eg to wear in a sling, protecting knees when crawling, arm warmers etc) and say whether you’d like leg warmers for a girl/boy/or unisex (leave your FB and Twitter name so I can check if you want extra entries too)

Entries close at Midnight on 30th September and winners will be informed via the blog on 1st October (and by email)

Open to UK only

Winners will be selected via Random.org and Nappykind Boutique are responsible for delivering the prize

What’s the story?

What's the story?

Paris 2011, on honeymoon, I have long been a lover of French Macarons and we set out to find one of the many Laduree shops in Paris. We actually saw four in our time there, each one more luxurious than the last, all pastel colours, rose fragrances and pretty boutiques, it was pure Paris to me! I was restrained and bought just a small box, my favourite is the salt caramel, mouthwatering, I thoroughly recommend the Earl Grey too though, and the strawberry, and the coffee, the pistachio and the…

Ok, ok, I want ALL the sweets!

Small Steps Amazing Acheivements

This one is not so much of an achievement! Joss really knows her own mind and has started to use the word ‘no’ quite a lot, I like it as it shows she can communicate better what she does and does not like, but as you can see she’s also started exploring the world and does not always explore where we want her to. As Mr B took this photo I was engaged in a discussion with Joss about whether this was a good idea, she said ‘no’ but what she meant was definitely ‘yes!’

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Who can resist this cheeky face though?! Three teeth now and loving life!

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Ethans Escapades

What’s the Story?

A bit different this week, I’ve decided to tell the story behind yesterday’s Silent Sunday with a few more photos. We have a lovely family home that we’ve lovingly put together over the past six years, some old, some new, some gifted and some handmade. Our favourite thing seems to be lighting, and I love the light that our Moroccan candle lamp gives off. It was a joint first wedding anniversary gift to each other and we carry it from room to room when relaxing.

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We have a few other nice pieces that we’ve gathered over the years, I thought I’d do some home ware blog features so here’s a run down of our lighting first:

Joss’ simple IKEA shade with felt mobile I made when she was a tiny baby

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Her bunny lamp…hop hop

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My bargain lighthouse

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Another IKEA find

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And an oldie but goodie from now closed down The Pier, we loved that shop!

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On Perfectionism

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Saw this on Action for Happiness’ FB page this morning, it just made sense to me, juggling toddler, house, work and study has been a challenge this week! If you’re interested to read about their ten steps to happiness and support their campaign visit http://www.actionforhappiness.org

Taking care of toddler teeth!

Taking care of toddler teeth!

A small first step but an interesting one. Joss has started to know that some things happen at certain times of day. Last night Joss finished her supper and said what I thought was cheese, but Alex noticed she was pointing at her toothbrush, she was saying teeth, and decided to do her own! After 2 weeks of trying to get her to let me brush them and being met with no,no,no she managed a fairly decent clean on her own!

I rubbed a smidge of toothpaste on her teeth and gums and off she went!

(Please excuse this ropey photo, it was taken in a hurry!)

Ethans Escapades

Banana pancakes in a hurry

What a day! I took a walk with Joss and Tobydog this morning, we got caught up with blackberrying and disaster struck, somewhere between leaving home and the brambles little car car got lost!

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Joss was consoled by little bear for a short while but was hungry and grouchy…

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We mad for home and I set about lunch, as you can see we’d reached meltdown :-( so I gave her some cheese and set to work making the fastest batch of pancakes ever.

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A mashed banana beaten into a large egg, a cup of milk and a rough probably three quartets of a cup of flour I had no idea whether the guessed quantities would work but relatively fluffy pancakes emerged!

They were needed so badly she ate them in the pram!

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And the best thing about today, look what turned up in the pram cosytoes, car car!

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What’s the story?

What's the story?

Joss had a health visit this week and we looked back at her red baby book together, I laughed at the entry from week 2, ‘very alert’.

I remember when the Health Visitor came out Jossy was wide awake and had been for some time, looking around at a big black and white picture in our living room. “It says in the book newborns sleep 15-18 hours a day, why is mine always awake?” The Health Visitor just laughed and said some are more alert than others, this is classic Jossy, always on the go, too busy to eat. I love this photo because it captures her inquisitive nature, face to face with an octopus at Sealife Centre whilst Daddy gives an encouraging kiss, she couldn’t take her eyes off the colourful fish and weird and wonderful sea creatures, it captures ‘our Joss’ so well!