#Thinkb4uBuy: Shop sensibly by engaging brain before purse

Over the years I have definitely learnt the hard way about the pitfalls of impulse purchases. In my youth, and my naivety, I’d all too often get swept up in the excitement of buying something I’d been dreaming about, and fall foul to some nasty repercussions. I’d love to say I’m older and wiser, but the truth is that big kid in me still needs to slow down sometimes. Forget #parentingfails, this post is talking #purchasingfails. more “#Thinkb4uBuy: Shop sensibly by engaging brain before purse”

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A #halloween themed birthday party with @Tesco (every little helps)

We are throwing a Halloween themed second birthday party for Dangermouse this weekend. So here I am, in that ‘one week to go before the party’ zone and I’m quite frankly wondering what on earth I was thinking when this seemed a good idea.

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#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Mumbelievable

And so, it seems we are not ready to say goodbye to this series just yet – keep them coming guys!

Thanks so much to Ursula aka Mumbelievable for submitting her intro this week. I was lucky enough to meet Ursula at BML16 and we hit it off, and stayed in touch blogger-stylee. When I read her back story, her vision and her blog-goals I was totally inspired. This is a blog with a mission to make the lives of women better. It’s pretty incredible where she’s going with her goals, she is quite franky, Mumbelievable (Yes, you are Ursula ;-)).


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#coolmumclub Linky week 42

It’s Thursday…so you know what that means! The perfect excuse to boycot the laundry / dishes / work you’re supposed to be doing and come hang with the cool kids. Bloggers, come link! But the rest of you are most welcome to pass through, have a mooch, a read, a giggle and a think.

Next week is half term so as per usual we’ll be taking off our #coolmumclub hats in favour of CHILLAXING. Hope you all have a fab week too! Expect Pumpkin picking photo spam and second birthday preparations as you keep up with me and the rest of the gang on Instagram using the hashtag #coolmumclub. Don’t forget the month is coming to an end so the best bits post is imminent!

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Ollie & Leila Childrens bed linen review

There a few better simple pleasures in life, than new bedding. Fact. In the total selflessness that motherhood brings, I get a weird amount of satisfaction from making the girls up deliciously cosy fresh new beds for them to dive into, bathed, in clean PJs and smelling like soap.  more “Ollie & Leila Childrens bed linen review”

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[We’re all] Friends reunited

I imagined what it would be like when the big one started school – how it would be an opportunity to really get to focus on the Mouse and spend some quality time together. I imagined slow walks to the park with her, play dates with some other overlooked siblings, and lazy days at home painting, playing games and doing puzzles.

And maybe the odd bit of TV. more “[We’re all] Friends reunited”

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A spook-tacular #Halloween delivery from @Tesco

There is absolutely nothing unusual about seeing a Tesco delivery van outside our home. Since the littles arrived, the option to have our shopping carried to the fridge by a lovely Mr/Mrs Tesco (as opposed to reaching the checkout close to tears, hot and stressed out) has been our preferred method.

This week however, our Tesco delivery got the kids peeking out of the window in excitement, the neighbours curtains twitching and the passers by beeping their horns… more “A spook-tacular #Halloween delivery from @Tesco”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 41

Hello! Hope you all had a great week, enjoying the cosy knitwear, golden leafy walks and slow cooker dinners of Autumn. Last week the Link up was a total joy as always – although the numbers hit a steady plateau, it’s all about quality not quantity at #coolmumclub. Although somewhat daunted about doing the lion’s share of the reading sans Talya, it was just like catching up with a bunch of friends. Honestly, I loved not missing a single bit of all your blogs and might just try and do more than just the essential 50% I normally commit to.  #coolmumclub, always a pleasure – never a chore xx

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Bertie & Jack wall art review

There was a time when my idea of wall art was a mass produced canvas print from Next / Ikea / Dunelm Mill. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of all of the aforementioned stores for their household bits and bobs at affordable prices and on trend accessibility. However, my love for giant photos of misty lakes, sun peeping through Silver Birches, and strategically placed pebbles has diminished along with my ability to hold a drink and be awake past 9pm (often together).

Nowadays, I’m looking for something a little more unique, creative, personal and meaningful. Our wall art consists of local artists paintings, gallery walls of family photos and the odd squiggle by the kids. more “Bertie & Jack wall art review”

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The green eyed Mumster

Someone once told me not to feel bad about feeling envy, for it is a basic human emotion; caused simply by wanting something which another person has. more “The green eyed Mumster”

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