What to do with your wedding dress

Whilst moving I found my wedding dress hidden under my bed in amongst Christmas decorations, bedding and memory boxes from Alice’s newborn stage. I’m not really sure why I had held onto it since my divorce but I wasn’t quite ready to let go as I felt like I was discarding a small part of Alice’s history, especially as she was there on the day in bump form! I have fond memories of trying my Mum’s wedding dress on as a kid and I guess I had kept it with this in mind. Now I’m moving in with my other…

View Post

Going Reusable Part 2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you that have been following you’ll know I’m taking small steps to becoming more environmentally friendly and going reusable in the products I use regularly. I recently converted to cloth sanitary pads (you can read about them here) and was so impressed I’ve now added reusable cloth make up wipes to my collection. I found out about them when I was doing my sanitary pad research and after having a good look around I opted for these wipes from Cheeky Wipes. I chose these ones as they are made from gorgeously soft…

View Post

Our first week with Alexa

A week ago we welcomed a new member of the household, Alexa (or Balexa as Alice likes to call her). Explaining the concept to Alice was quite funny, I was met with many questions like ‘who’s Balexa?’ ‘Is she a robot?’ Followed by a lovely song she made up ‘Balexa, Balexa play some music’. A high point for me was Alice playing the guess the animal game, a skill game where you have to think of an animal and Alexa asks questions until she can guess what you’re thinking. Alice answered each question confidently with a yes or no although…

View Post

Anniversary Birchbox Review

I received my second ever Birchbox this week and it just happened to coincide with their 5th Anniversary- Happy Birthday Birchbox 🎂🎁🎉 To celebrate, this month’s items were sent in a special edition tin. I assumed it would be about the same size as the usual Birchbox so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually bigger than I expected, so I’ve already started thinking about what else I can use it for. Here’s what I received this month and my thoughts… Whittard Teabags First up are these 3 individual teabags from Whittards, perfect for a little treat!…

View Post

Ombré Upcycle

I’m a bit of a self confessed DIY Queen, to the point where we went to a garden party recently and I ended up building the flat pack BBQ- a story for another day! When I’m not building BBQ’s I dabble in a bit of up-cycling here and there when I’m inspired, and as we’re currently moving in with my partner the perfect opportunity presented itself recently. We have been making the second bedroom a new haven for Alice, which inevitably meant lots of pink- her choice! The drawers he had already were a beautiful design and practical size but…

View Post