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Mini’s Arrival: Our Hospital Bag Essentials

July 16, 2016
Hospital Bag

We found ourselves staying in hospital for just under a week following Mini’s arrival and while I had packed my hospital bag with the view to us only being in for a couple of days, there were a number of items that served us well throughout our stay that I thought would be worth sharing with you. You may find that your hospital essentials differ slightly in design or taste but I think that overall, the items we found we…

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Our (not-quite-a) Baby Shower

May 30, 2016
baby shower

At the weekend we hosted an open day (also known as our “not quite a baby shower”) for friends to come and visit, catch up and generally have a nosey around the house/at what we’ve invested in for Mini. We’ve found that what type of pushchair we’ve bought, how the nursery is coming along etc comes up in conversation so rather than answer such questions ad hoc or worry about the fuss and conventions of a traditional baby shower, we…

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5 Things I’m Looking Forward to Postpartum

May 23, 2016
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Since I realised that some of the symptoms I’d been having were stress related rather than pregnancy related, I’ve found my pregnancy to be much more enjoyable and have relaxed into it. Saying that, there are a few things I’m looking forward to postpartum which I thought I’d share in a tongue-in-cheek post whilst we await the little man’s arrival. Getting up without having to catapult myself up Getting up from any position is increasingly a chore and I’m finding…

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☁️ Nursery Reveal

May 21, 2016

We began collecting ideas for our nursery at the start of the year and whilst some of the furniture and accessories changed slightly over time, there was one key feature of the room that I was adamant about: for the roof window to be extended with a feature wall of blue skies and crisp white clouds. To ensure that the room didn’t become overwhelmed by pattern, we chose to paint the remaining walls white and add further personality with silver…

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Pre Natal Skincare

April 25, 2016
pre natal skincare

From the early stages of my pregnancy I noticed a marked difference in the way my skin reacted to certain products. Foundation and BB creams have been a no-no since pretty much the start and some areas of my body become itchy and dry without the right products (arms, lower legs etc). To try and combat some of the dryness and generally feel okay about myself I’ve found a handful of products that have worked their magic. Because of this,…

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Mini Wishlist – French Inspired Edition

April 21, 2016

I recently received a mini catalogue in the post from a brand I’d never heard of before, Vertbaudet. I have no idea how they got my name or our address but their direct mail tactic worked as I ended up placing an order that day for a couple of items. Since my order, I’ve been lusting after a few other items for Mini and discovered that Vertbaudet is linked to La Redoute (where I’d seen some lovely homewares whilst reading…

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Mamas & Papas Parents to be Event, Leeds

April 19, 2016
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I recently visited the Trinity Leeds Mamas & Papas store for their Parents to be event which spanned across a couple of hours. The event aimed to introduce parents to be to items which would be relevant to them whilst offering a range of advice across areas such as: choosing the right car seat for you, first aid and diet. Staff greeted you at the entrance, directing parents to a desk of drinks and nibbles (cupcakes and mini quiches) and…

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