30.11.13

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Daniel, my little prince, dressed up for nursery (they have been reading Rapunzel this week).
Joshua, my little snowman, loving the swings at the park.

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Inspired by the wonderful Jodi, from Che and Fidel

Lots of Love
Momma B
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700. Gift Guide for Men.

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New Look Snowflake Jumper Everyone loves a good Christmas jumper, and this one is pretty subtle as well as being one of my favourite colours!

Our Q and A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People* I bought this for Colin, and a little bit for me too, because I think it will be fun for us to do together, and look back on in years to come!

Fair isle socks, because everyone wears socks! I've bought these for the boys' godfathers, as just a little something.

Paisley Print Tie, another functional gift, as Colin wears ties every day for work.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)* This doesn't even need explaining, and I don't think I could even if I wanted to. Totally a boy thing.

Despicable Me 2 [DVD + UV Copy] [2013] * We really wanted to go and see this at the cinema, the adverts got us and we thought the first one was really funny! Needless to say, we didn't get to so this is the next best thing, right?!

*This is an affiliate link. If you buy through this link I will receive a small percentage.

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

28.11.13

699. Gift Guide for your BFF.

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H&M grey sweatpants I may have bought these for myself and they are seriously the most comfortable sweatpants ever, I have barely taken them off.

Tan Block Heel Ankle Boots I may have also bought these for myself. In Love.

Glitter Clutch **CURRENTLY 25% OFF EVERYTHING!!**

Bloom. The most beautifully written, heart wrenching story - and I'm only four chapters in!

H&M pink snood. This is 50% off right now, and SO cosy!

New Look Fair Isle Leggings, festive AND elasticated?! That's my Christmas Day outfit sorted!!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

27.11.13

698. Gift Guide. Christmas Eve Box.


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Elf t-shirt for Mama.

Elf [DVD] [2003]* A new Christmas DVD.

Elf onesie for baby.

Elf pyjamas for my big boy.

Popcorn, because duh. It always tastes better freshly popped!

Elf onesie for Daddy too!
*This is an affiliate link. If you buy through this link I will receive a small percentage.

The perfect family Christmas Eve! I've seen this idea on Pinterest and IG a few times, and just thought it was so sweet - new pyjamas, a film and munchies together to celebrate & really get everyone in the Christmas Spirit!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx


26.11.13

697. Gift Guide for a one-year-old.

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Marled GAP Sweater. I may have bought matching ones of these for the boys too! I can't wait to see them with a cute gingham shirt underneath, maybe a bow tie!

Usborne's Noisy Jungle Book Joshua LOVES noisy books, and will happily sit and push all the buttons, giggling, for quite a while! He's a little animal lover too,a o this was perfect!

ELC Lights and Sounds Fire Engine We have a whole bunch of these and they're great for small hands, they make cool noises and are cute too!

Toybox Musical Animal Train There are just too adorable, I want the whole set!

Usborne's Action Rhymes Book Another book, I just couldn't resist! Joshua's just learning the actions to some of our favourites, like Zoom Zoom and Twinkle Twinkle, so I thought we'd try some new ones!

IKEA Circus Tent, the boys love playing under our duvet as a tent, and in forts, so I knew I wanted to get them a little tent. As we practically live in a circus, this was perfect!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

25.11.13

696. Gift a Guide for a three-year-old.

My creation

Carousel Magnetic Board and Letters. We're doing a lot of work at home on letters and numbers, echoing the things he is doing at school. I thought this would be something different and fun to do!

Wide-striped GAP Sweater, I have bought one of these for each of the boys, matching sweaters FTW. They are such great quality, as GAP always is!

Usborne's Big Book of Dinosaurs I really had to resist not buying the boys a million books for Christmas, so I had to choose carefully. This one is great, I can't wait to learn about all the different types of dinosaurs with D!

Gruffalo And Friends Audio Boxed Set I am forever reading these books over and over again, so I thought he would love these, and I would get a break too!

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Power (Green)* Daniel loves playing games on our iPads but it does worry me a little how unrestricted it is, so I did a little research on children's 'tablets' and decided to go with this one. The power comes with rechargeable batteries, and the reviews were all pretty good!

Monsters University Inline Scooter The only thing Daniel has been asking for is "a scooter with two wheels" which, for his size wasn't all that easy to find. & who doesn't love Monsters Inc!

*This is an affiliate link. If you buy through this link I will receive a small percentage.

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx


24.11.13

695. Our Week [109]

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001. We crossed off a few more things on our Fall Bucket List (leaf jumping, forts, hot chocolates, leaf pictures) and made a Christmas Bucket List. If you check out my Christmas Time Pinterest Board, it's mainly just most of my pins!

002. I went shopping this week for a wedding dress, and may have found The One. I'm struggling to wrap my head around spending so much money on a dress, especially as we haven't saved much yet, but I do understand the importance. Now I've tried a few too, I think I'll be really disappointed if I have to settle for something less. This isn't how Bridezilla's start is it?!

003. I'm trying to convince Colin to put up our Christmas decorations next Saturday. He's playing golf on Sunday, and then the boys will be napping before we go to his parents', so even though "it's not December" I'll have to wait a whole week otherwise! I can't wait to bust out all this Christmas tunes, all the sparkly lights and merriness that comes with a lovely Christmas tree! I'm doing the boys a book/DVD advent too, which I'm obviously overexcited about!

004. I've got a week of gift guides planned this week! So if you're looking for presents for a one-year-old, three-year-old, the man in your life (be it a husband, brother or friend), and the woman in your life (I've bought myself a couple of bits on that list, and my BFF the others!) watch this space!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

23.11.13

694. 47/52.

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"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Daniel, a pretty accurate capture, always moving. Typical three year old.
Joshua, his new favourite thing is climbing up on D's stool and pretending to clean his teeth!

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Inspired by the wonderful Jodi, from Che and Fidel

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

20.11.13

694. Thomas Alan.

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My darling little Godson, only two days old. Those precious little fingers and toes, all wrinkly, those eyes squeezed shut tight, and that hair! Oh, that hair! I just might be the proudest Godmother ever, I love him more that I thought I could, as he isn't mine. He wasn't a big fan of my flash, but it was getting dark and I just couldn't resist, I already treasure these few pictures. He'll get used to it soon! I'm so, so proud of his wonderful parents, they are doing an amazing job already, their love for him is so obvious and just the sweetest. Thomas Alan, you have stolen all of our hearts!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

693. Afternoon delight. WW.

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Playing around with the manual settings on my camera. Still a lot to learn, but I'm having fun doing it!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

19.11.13

692. Jam Tarts.


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Jam tarts and Autumn go pretty well together, I think. I bought pre-made pastry, partly because I'm lazy and partly because Joshua only naps for 30 minutes tops in the morning! Daniel loves baking, and mixing and pouring, but can often get bored towards the end. He did ALL of this. I showed him how to cut out the shapes and lift them onto the pan, push them down and add the jam, but only on one and then he took charge! We did take turns though, on his insistence, which was adorable! Unfortunately, I did burn them a little (#momfail) I'm not sure whether we put too much jam in, or if the oven temperature was too high, or what really. They still taste good, as long as you don't eat the black bits!! Encouraging Daniel's independence with activities is so bittersweet, it's so hard to watch him grow up so quickly!

Lots of Love
Momma B
xxx

18.11.13

691. Our Week [108]

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001. We had so much fun with Daddy at home last week! We went swimming, out for dinner, he came and held my hand at the dentist (gosh, I love him!), and shopping. The boys loved having him here, and were so upset when he had to go back to work. They all adore each other and it's the sweetest thing to see!

002. I was so proud of Daniel for overcoming his fear of dogs when we went to see my gorgeous Godson. He went from completely petrified of poor Lucky (screaming, climbing all over me, I literally thought we were going to have to leave!) to playing tug of war with him! Joshua too, they must have slept well that night, including Lucky! My little Thomas is still pure perfection, little love!

003. I am so proud of myself - for the first time probably ever I am getting organised! I have more or less finished my Christmas shopping, I've ordered wrapping paper and Christmas cards, the Christmas pyjamas have been busted out, I have brought Christmas Eve pyjamas and outfits for Christmas Day, and I've been pinning Christmas crafts like a woman possessed. Colin's not letting me put any decorations up until December (Bah humbug!) but I'm planning extravagant things! 36 sleeps!!

004. Please tell y'all have heard of Dinovember by now? If not, go and check this out now! How brilliant! If only I knew where all our dinosaur figures were, though I'll definitely be joining in next year! There are some brilliant ideas on IG too, #dinovember!

005. I have grand plans of crossing everything off our Autumn Bucket List this week, so we can get cracking with Christmassy things next week! Today we built forts and yesterday I made soup, on a roll already! I have a couple of school tours planned, a couple of baby visits & a spot of wedding dress shopping on Wednesday! What are your plans for this week?






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Lots of Love
Momma B
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