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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The Perfect Christmas Gift: An Extra Bright Star & Giveaway

There is always a member of the family who you have no idea what to get them for Christmas. I have a solution for your problem. Give them the perfect Christmas gift – A star! It’s a wonderful idea. A star in their very own name.

You may remember earlier in the year when I was given a star for baby girl. The make fantastic and thoughtful gifts for any age.

We were gifted an Extra Bright Star gift set from Star Name Registry. They will also enter your named star when purchased into the star name registry within 24 hours and no star is never named twice in their star name registry so it will be totally unique!

This time I have named the star for my nephew, he loves space so this is the perfect Christmas gift for him. You can also choose which constellation you wish the star to be from.

The Perfect Christmas Gift - An extra bright star

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Making The Most Of A Small Garden

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a garden, and with the rate the towns are expanding, most new houses come with an extremely small garden. But that doesn’t mean that you can make the most of it. Small gardens can be as lovely as a large one, plus it has the added benefit of not needing as much maintenance.

To get the most out of your little garden, you do need to spend a little time designing it in a way that creates and utilises the space you have, while also giving it the illusion of even more space.

Making the most of a small garden

Levels

Levels are your best friends when it comes to designing your small garden. Use plants of different heights, including climbing plants, to create the illusion of depth and height. Low lounge chairs are great to put you at a level to enjoy more of the space and to immerse yourself into the paradise you have painstakingly created. Hang potted plants along the fences, or implementing trellises will introduce more depth, and, by covering the physical edge of your garden, you’ll make it seem bigger than it is.

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Attipas Toddler Shoes Review and Giveaway

Baby girl’s feet are growing so fast. She is going through toddler shoes extremely quickly at the moment. Although I’m saving them now for baby number 2 to get lots more wear out of them. When we were asked by Attipas to try out their infant and toddler shoes we were a little bit excited. Due to the funky bright colours and designs the shoes come in I thought they were perfect to brighten up a dull Winter’s day.

Attipas Toddler shoes Review

I’m a bit of a science buff and love reading all about the history of things and finding out how they came to be. Attipas has a load of fascinating facts about their products even down to their name.

Meaning of Attipas –  Atti (Korean for “my precious friend”) pas (french for “walk”)

Attipas then translates to “my precious friend’s steps” how adorable is that?

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#LuckyLinky Week 38

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 38.

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

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#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!


Tips on how to get your home ready for Christmas

How are you getting your home ready for Christmas?

Don’t deny it — you want an Instagrammable home for Christmas — and we do, too. This time of year proves to be the perfect opportunity to show off your perfectly decorated home to all of your followers, and create the ultimate Christmassy feed that will look aesthetically pleasing on your profile at the same time. But for those with a home that’s just not up to scratch this Christmas, we’ve teamed up with Oldrids & Downtown, provider of bedroom furniture, to give you a guide on how you can change your interior design and make it more magical for the festive season!

How to make your home ready for Christmas

The living room

This is arguably the most important room in the home when it comes to Christmas time. In here, you will be propping up your Christmas tree and flooding your sofa with seasonal cushions and throws. But there are some top tips and tricks you need to know to make your home more visually pleasing for the festive season.

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