With our youngest daughter heading towards her third birthday you’d think the days of buying pushchairs was far behind us.
It’s official, it’s the last half term before the end of the school year, I’ve broken out a new bottle of sun cream, and yogurt has been replaced by ice cream as an after dinner standard. SUMMER has arrived. more “#HideTheBags; Summer staples with @JDWFashion”
Self love. It’s a big thing right now isn’t it? We’ve all read about positive body image, mindfulness, celebrating ourselves as Mothers, and as Women. Learning to love yourself, it’s the greatest love of all. So, if this is true what better time to love yourself than Valentine’s day. more “#HideTheBags; Happy valentines day to me”
It’s the same every single Christmas. Kids gifts are sorted in one 10 minute session online, and Mums, sisters, aunties I could shop for all day long. But when it comes to the men in my life (by that, please be assured I have only one MAN but three ‘Dads’, several brothers, uncles and brother in laws) I struggle every single time. more “#HideTheBags: Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for fellas”
The best thing about the end of summer sales is definitely grabbing some bargains to pop away in the wardrobe, ready to fulfill their summer destiny when the weather picks up next year. You might just get some Indian Summer days to give them a little outing, but the reality is the jeans & boots season is fast approaching. I mean, who can resist a major bargain – this time of year is just way too tempting for a recovering shopper like me. more “#HideTheBags: Summer Sale jumpsuit wishlist”
I wasn’t consciously setting out this past month to revamp my make-up bag. It just kind of happened. Ooops. With a combination of Birthday gifts, a little spending money and vouchers in cards, plus the irresistible lure of Duty free shopping on holiday, and some not-to-be-missed bargains I can of course forgive myself for falling off the #HideTheBags wagon. more “#HideTheBags: Summer beauty product splurge”
There hasn’t been much bag hiding going on so far this year. The indulgence and spending of Christmas, and a busy few months have meant I have had to learn a bit of self-constraint when it comes to naughty impulse buys. more “#Hidethebags: House of Fraser Spring wish list”
Okay, okay…so it’s not quite Christmas but we are DEFINITELY now in December and that means all you Mums and Dads are probably busy scouring the shops and the web for those special gifts to make the big day magical. Some of you won’t have started, and some of you will smugly be admiring your parcels already wrapped, stockings stuffed. Either way, there will definitely be a lot of hiding of bags going on in homes everywhere.
more “Hide The Bags #5: It’s Christmas!”
I know you might be thinking that I was supposed to be on a budget (Ker-chinging in the changes: Mum on a Budget) since being made redundant. But you know what comes with being made redundant after 14 years service? A very happy payday. And I do need an outfit for Dangermouses christening…and a new coat (since Mr G spotted the 60-odd year old market trader off of Eastenders has the same one as me, which is falling apart).
So, I decided to do a spot of shopping that for once, did not involve Primarni or a food shopping trip turned clothing section accident.
more “Hide the bags #4: Zara haul”