Sunday, 20 September 2015

Baby Boy Outfits: F+F clothing at Tesco

With Baby Williams being due TOMORROW I've been enjoying browsing baby clothes online for a while. He has been very lucky and received lots of gifts at the baby shower which has meant that his wardrobe already has lots of cute clothes inside. 
But it's still fun to sit and look at all the different outfits that are around for babies/kids!
I'm sure that for the first few weeks of his life he will be mostly just wearing his sleep suits, and I'm not the type of girl who would spend loads of money on a baby t-shirt. As you know, I love a bargain! This is why I've been so interested in the ranges of baby clothes available at the supermarkets. There is a lot of choice and the prices are great!
These are a few of my favourite items from Tesco's F+F clothing range at the moment. Baby W has a similar bear hat already, but other than that I just need/love everything that I found here...

How cute are the joggers...Hug it out top...Baseball bodysuit...?! Ah I just need them all for him! x

Monday, 14 September 2015

Home Style: A Lilac & Silver Update

I've recently freshened up my living room with some new curtains, a rug and accessories. For the first two years of living here, I filled the room with orange, wooden and gold accessories with thick cream curtains. The room felt lovely and cosy, but this summer it was time for a change. I decided to go with mauve/lilac and silver.

I have a couple of the items from this wishlist, but the table lamp is something I really need to buy! It's from Next and is really pretty. I also stocked up on a couple of the plain mirrored photo frames from Wilkinson's as shown in the photo. These are really cheap (I think only £2 for the 6x4 size) and look pretty with more detailed frames next to them. They keep the silver theme running nicely!

Most of the accessories I bought are named "mauve" in stores - I wanted to keep the purple shades quite light...

We picked up this rug in Dunelm and it's lovely and soft whilst also looking pretty and bringing a good chunk of colour into the room (again my carpet is just plain cream). 

I don't think it's quite as dark in real life as it looks here. It feels good under your feet though, and there are lots of colours to choose from :)
Find it here.
What colours do you use in your favourite room?

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Decorating a baby's Nursery

As soon as we found out that Baby W is a boy I started to think about how we should decorate his bedroom.

I knew that I wouldn't be having blue walls - my house has lots of plain walls/carpets and I use things like rugs, accessories and curtains to add some colour. This is because I get bored easily! I think if I used pretty wallpaper I would want to change it quite often.

We had his room painted in a creamy magnolia with the skirting boards and radiator spruced up with some good old white. We picked out a nice thick carpet in a beige-ish colour called "pancakes" to create a nice blank canvas to accessorise.

I found a complete bargain furniture set on It's an East Coast nursery set with a cot bed, wardrobe and changing unit/cupboard and was reduced down to around £270. I was also really lucky to discover a 30% off code, so even with the delivery cost I only paid about £200 for the lot. I love a bargain so this was perfect.

Here's the changing unit that came with the furniture set. I found the navy and white storage basket in the bathroom section at Tesco for just £5. It's handy for bits and pieces and fits in nicely with the rest of the room.

I had looked at lots of baby bedrooms on pinterest and decided against traditional baby blue. I wanted to go for navy and white :)

Bedding was next on the list and I found what I wanted on Mothercare's website. The range is called Whale Bay - I fell in love with it and so the nursery theme started there!


I've used navy and white accessories to complete his room. Baby W has some Whale Bay blankets, a door stop, changing mat, the cot spiral and teddy bear. You can find them all here. 

Mothercare sell wall stickers to match the theme, however at around £29 full price I found that these were a bit too expensive for me. I decided to hit Hobbycraft to make some basic whale and fish decorations of my own to use above Baby W's cot and changing mat. I'm keeping it simple but sticking with the under the sea/navy and dark blue theme! I will post them in a future post.

What do you think of the Whale Bay collection?
How would you decorate a child's room?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Baby Update!

Blogging has definitely taken a back seat throughout my pregnancy - I've just been so busy planning and sorting things out! From choosing a pushchair, car seat, clothes and nursery colours to working out how many first size sleep suits you need to buy, being pregnant takes up lots of your time!

I've been very lucky throughout, I haven't suffered with any sickness and time has flown by... there are now only two weeks until Baby W's due date and I am so excited to see his little face.

I cant believe how quickly it's gone!

Now that I am off work and my long list of baby things to sort out is pretty much done I am hoping to get back into blogging  at last :)


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Bargain Online Shopping - New Bag & Boots.

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I've posted - the excitement of having a baby on the way has taken over my life a little!

This week is my last week in work thanks to having a baby due in September and working in a school...summer holiday time! As a result I'm hoping to keep up with blogging a little more as I do miss it.

I just wanted to share two lovely bargains that I bought last night while online shopping. One of my handbags is about to give up due to the weight I've been carrying around. I can see one of the handles is starting to pull away from the bag! So I wanted to treat myself to a new black bag that wouldn't be too expensive. Every penny I can save counts these days.

Here's my new black bag. From Asos - just £21 instead of £35. Find it here.


I'm excited for it to arrive, it will go with lots of my outfits and the price tag makes is even more attractive :-)

...The next purchase was an accidental find when searching for bags on New Look's website (the sale section of course).

I found a pair of black boots that will be great to wear with leggings in the winter, reduced from £39.99 to just £15. I didn't tell my husband about them yet but at that price I couldn't leave them there! find them here.


Both of these will be great throughout the winter and I know it's only July, but why pay £40 for a pair of boots in October when I can get some now for just £15 :-)

I love to save a bit of money!

Do you buy out of season to save? x

Friday, 20 March 2015

Some happy baby news x

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I last blogged.

I've been a bit distracted as I had some happy news... me and my husband are expecting a baby this September :-) I'm currently 13 weeks pregnant.

I feel so lucky as I haven't been sick once. I really went off food and just looking in the fridge made me feel unwell, but no morning sickness at all! I'm also exhausted every evening and am asleep by 9.30 on work nights, but I've read that that should improve soon for a couple of months? Feel very lucky as these are my only symptoms so far!

The 12 week scan was such an amazing experience. Baby was wriggling and we could even see his/her fingers! I was like an emotional wreck.. oops! 

I'm currently looking for lots of #pbloggers to follow! I've found a couple but if you blog about parenting/pregnancy then please leave me your link :-)

I'm surprised I haven't been completely un-followed with my lack of posts recently so thank you for that!

Hope you are all well xx


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sims 4 Extras Part One

I've been a big Sims fan since I was about ten years old and still love it now! My sister and I have been playing the Sims 4 since it first came out and I'm very excited to hear that new things are on the way for this game.

A Game pack has just become available to purchase, and in April we will see the first Sims 4 expansion pack.

The game pack that is available now is called Outdoor Retreat. It's priced at £14.99 and is not quite an expansion pack, but brings new items and opportunities for your sims, along with new outfit choices for adults and children with a few new hairstyles also thrown in! There is also a new location called Granite Falls. It's where the camping takes place and looks really pretty :)   

I've watched a review on this game pack on youtube so have had a little preview of the new items and objects that are available. I think it's always nice to have some extra outfit choices, and there are a few new ladies' hairstyles that look really nice.

With outdoor retreat you can take your sims away from their busy everyday lives to go on a fun and exciting camping holiday. Sims can stay in a log cabin (some more luxurious than others) or a sweet tent. They will be able to relax, go fishing, play games, watch the stars together, enjoy a camp fire and lots more! This game pack also brings new objects that can be used at home, including cute log cabin style furniture.

I think that I will definitely end up purchasing this game pack to enhance my Sims 4 - there are lots of fun extras to improve the game, and I feel that £14.99 is a good price for what's included. The game definitely needs some extras by now - we've been playing for a while!

I will be watching the Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack reviews as soon as the game comes out in April before deciding whether to purchase that, too. I'm sure I will end up with both! 

Any other Sims fans out there? x