My Year In Review: 2017

My Year In Review – 2017 has been an eventful year. Lots has happened. Happy and sad. I have decided to go back through each month of 2017 and tell you a little bit of what’s happened throughout our year. I did this last year – you can read that post here.

My Year In Review 2017

 

From the words of my favourite film – Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start….

January

Ah January, this month was a huge decluttering time. We knew our house was going to go on the market very soon so it really was just clearing up after Christmas and getting the house photograph ready! At this point I had been back to work for a few months after maternity leave so was now in some kind of routine. I was getting well into blogging and posting most days. Although I did have one huge hiccup when I got hacked. It was a horrible time and made me so upset.

You can read my post here on  – What I learned from getting hacked and how to prevent it.

February

February was a special month. Baby girl turned 1 years old! Her first year had gone so fast. It’s amazing seeing her grow and develop into her own little character with a bright personality. We had her last Baby Sensory class on her 1st birthday which was lovely as they made it very special for her.

Next up in February was that our house was officially on the market. We had quite a few viewings to start off with, but it was from investors who wanted it for a knockdown price to rent out for the students and hospitals workers as we are very close by to the hospital. I was unimpressed with their offers.

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5 Ways to Add a Touch of Class to Your Family Garden

If there’s one thing a lot of family gardens are missing, it’s a touch of class. There are so many classy ways in which you can upgrade your garden and make better use of it. The 5 ideas we’re going to discuss below will all allow you to add something new and valuable to what your family garden has to offer you.

Ways to add a touch of class to your family garden

Read on now and read all about them before deciding which of them should be implemented in your garden.

  1. Create Simple and Classic Ways for the Kids to Have Fun

Your kids are going to need some form of entertainment because this is a family garden after all. It’s your task to create ways for your kids to be entertained and have fun in your garden that are both simple and classic. A tree swing or a simple treehouse or climbing frame could add the classy forms of fun your garden needs most of all right now.

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Project Mc2 Experiment Doll Review – Ember Evergreen

I’m a huge fan of learning, in fact I never stop. Since I left college I have completed various free and Open University courses to feed my learning craving. I’m hoping to pass this onto baby girl. I’m a huge believer of children feeding their minds of new facts, and new things. Especially when it comes down to S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) subjects. 

Project Mc2 Ember Evergreen experiment doll

On Netflix Project Mc2 is a TV show set in a fictional city called Maywood Glen, California, it revolves around the fields of STEAM, and the adventures of super smart McKeyla McAlister and her best friends, who work for a government organization called NOV8 (pronounced “innovate”), a highly secretive group of cool teenage female government operatives who are trying to protect the world.

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Top Tips For Cleaning Your Greenhouse

Winter is practically here now in most parts of the country, which means that many of us in the gardening community need to transfer our plants from the garden, to the greenhouse. But before you get your plants all cosy for the winter, it’s important to give your greenhouse a good clean to remove the summer plants that will now be dying off, and ensure no nasty pests or bugs can find a hiding place.

Top Tips on cleaning your greenhouse

Here are a few tips to follow to get you started.

  1. Take out your plants and equipment.

Choose a mild day and keep your plants covered, or even take them into the house to keep them safe while you’re cleaning. Remove all equipment, pots and other storage containers from the greenhouse, vowing to return only the things that are absolutely essential.

  1. Get your structural parts in tip top shape.

In order to maximise the short daylight hours we have in the winter, it’s important to make sure the panes inside and outside of your greenhouse are as clean as can be. Using specially designed cleaner helps to remove particularly difficult algae, mould, lichen and greenhouse sun shading, but be careful to avoid getting water on the leaves of your plants. Make sure to mend any broken glass to protect your plants from the cold, and clean down any metal or other structural parts.

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#LuckyLinky Week 39

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 39.

Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week.

This will be our last #LuckyLinky of 2017!

It’s been a fantastic year and thanks to every single blogger for joining us.

Thanks to all the compers who have visited our linky coming back week after week.

I hope you will all join us in 2018 for lots of exciting competitions!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

xx

#LuckyLinky Week 38

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

 

Rachel Bustin

 

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #2

How will I cope with a baby and a toddler?

I have many questions on how to cope with a baby and a toddler and here are a few to start with. Baby girl will be 2 years 2 months when baby number 2 arrives.

The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #2 - How will I cope with a baby and a toddler?

How will I manage?

You see Baby girl is a little live wire. She’s into everything, want’s to be everywhere and doesn’t nap during the day anymore.

I stopped breastfeeding her at 18 months old. So I’m wondering how will she react to me breastfeeding a baby. She is still very clingy to me. Loves to sit on me loves to snuggle up and always wants her mumeee. I don’t want her to feel pushed away. I still want the same closeness with her.

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