Tigerlilly Quinn

Monday, 24 July 2017

People Tree x V&A Collaboration - What Mama Wore

People Tree x V&A Collaboration 
You may have seen from my instagram the other day me sharing a sneak peek of this shoot. A collaboration between People Tree and the V&A and I was chuffed to get my hands of a piece of what will surely be a sought after range! 

Me and my pal Lauren went on a stroll around one of my favourite areas of Bristol, Park Row and The Christmas Steps. I needed to pick up some flowers and a gift for Wilf's teacher as an end of year gift so we popped into Les Fleurs (which is just the loveliest little florist with the most helpful owner!). The next day Wilf proudly marched into school holding them all all the teachers who spotted him on way exclaimed about what a beautiful bouquet it was. It also doubled as a pretty good outfit prop, win win  ;)

Afterwards I picked up a candle from Osmology as a gift which could quickly become a bit of a habit, ALL the most gorgeous smelling candles. 

I'm wearing the Tulip Print gathered dress which feels so 1940's. The print also comes in a jumpsuit, ruffle skirt and frill top. It's a higher price point but I feel like they are those special items that you'll keep forever and pass down. One of those dresses that has a story and makes me people comment (and we had a lot of people comment that day!). At the moment I won't be able to wear it that much as I can't breastfeed in it of course but other than that I think it would be a pretty comfy dress for general mum life! It's so loose and comfortable but still feels like it keeps a tailored and flattering cut.

Don't forget you can get 15% off at People Tree full priced items with TLQ15 and 10% off sale items with TLQSALE10

What do you think of the collection? Are you a fan of the V&A and this floral design? 

Photography by Lauren Jayne Hall 

Snackspiration with Super Yummies

This is an advertorial post

Hey guys I wanted to pop over here and share a little teaser of a project I'm working on with Super Yummies! You may remember back in Autumn when we took these pictures on a nature walk armed with plenty of Super Yummies snacks to keep those little tummies going. I'm really thrilled to be working with this brand again as we use their products so much in our house.

I don't know about you but I honestly feel making sure I have snacks on me when we leave the house ensures I avoid so many meltdowns. My children clearly take after their mum and when they are hungry you can clearly tell that their mood changes too. Since Wilf has started school he always needs a snack straight away when we get through the door and Mabli loves to join him too. I think that it’s a really great way to sneak in some fruit and veg as well as things like these Super Yummies dairy pots to help with their calcium intake and Super Yummies breadsticks to help with fibre intake.

This week I'm going to be sharing a picture a day on Social Media with some 'snackspiration' using The Super Yummies range including the brand new dairy pots in Strawberry and Peach & Pear flavours (only at Morrisons) and the delicious Pumpkin & Rosemary and Tomato & Herb breadsticks. So don't forget to check out my Twitter, Facebook and of course Instagram to see what kinds of things I'm putting on my kiddos plates come 3 O Clock.

I'll also be back here with a follow up post which will show all five of the snack plates I made up. I really hope you enjoy them and they give you some inspiration. I'd love to hear what your kids like to eat too so please share your #snackspiration with me!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Wish List: Summer style for you & the kiddos

Back with another wish list post today, one for you and one for the kiddos!

For myself I've definitely got a thing for wide legged trousers and pretty blouses going on - perfect for cool and simple summer style!

1. I love this new to me ethical clothing brand, especially these trousers.

2. I've wanted this embroidered shirt for so long and saw it was in the sale. It's still a little pricey but for a handmade item I'm really tempted!

3. These have been in and out of my online basket so many times in the past few weeks, do I need 
pink cord trousers?? I think so...

4. Just love this spotty blouse from Boden!

It's all things bright, patterned and colourful when it comes to mini-style!

5. Mini Rodini never does disappoint, plus these leggings are on sale!

6. M&S killing it again with their kids section, especially in love with this dress.

7. I haven't shopped Cath Kidston for ages but they have such sweet kids bits in at the moment, like this amazing jacket!

8. Can't get over these sweet dungarees (wish they came in adult size!)

Let me know what you think of these pieces and if theres anything you're obsessing over at the moment?

*this post contains affiliate links 

Monday, 17 July 2017

Our Weekend in Pictures and going a bit slowly

Like most parents of school age children (I imagine) I'm counting down the days to the summer, six whole weeks ahead of us to be together and five of those with Tom starting his new role as stay at home dad.

I'm excited about our new pace of life and slightly daunted too. We're stepping into the unknown and doing things slightly against the conventional stereotype so we have little knowledge to draw upon. Whilst I do know quite a few creatives they are either the only freelancer in the family or if they are a couple they don't have children. We don't have any friends we know of who are doing the same so we're just seeing how things go!

Wilf has totally loved his first year of school, he has learnt so much in so many ways, both socially and academically. He now knows the love of reading a good book and is writing and drawing his own stories. He actually said what he wanted for his birthday this year (a good 5 months away) was a stapler so he could create more books and bind them together, ha!

Over the weekend we took a trip to one of the city farms here in Bristol and enjoyed the simple pleasure of smelling flowers, giving the lovely pigs a good scratch behind the ears (I LOVE pigs so much) and spending time together.

Mabli found a stray balloon and claimed it for her own

She also dressed herself this day, Wilf still shows no sign of being interested in what he's wearing and is happy for me to pick his outfit out for the day. I don't think this will last as long with her!

So looking forward to these two being together more over the summer

This picture cracks me up, Mabli was actually quite timid of the pigs and was looking the other way by the fence as this one crept up on her. She only realised he was there when he started snuffling her toes! She promptly jumped up and bust into tears (I took a picture first of course haha).

We've been thinking a lot about our family lifestyle, how this choice for a slower pace extends to Wilf and his school week. I'm massively conflicted because I actually love Wilf's school and think he is thriving there. He is in such a small class (due to the fact another local school became outstanding and most sent their kids there) so he's been with about 16 children all year. He's different to me in many ways and I think whilst I would have thrived on creativity his brain is more academic, he loves maths and is good at it, he reads and writes and craves knowledge and I think the transition to year one will be easy for him.

HOWEVER I just hate that its such a long week, by Thursday he is practically falling asleep in his dinner and I feel like we hardly ever see the best of him during the week as he's so exhausted by being so 'good' at school.

I wish they had a shorter day or shorter week as it is quite a lot when you're five (I think I would feel just as tired if I'm honest and I'm 31!). So whilst I'm fairly happy with the situation part of me if always wondering if there is an in-between option. Or if we will have to move to Scandinavia as their schooling models always appeal to me a lot!

I'd love to know what you thought or if you're experiencing the same with your school age children. Also i'm thinking of doing a video all about our decision for Tom to quit his job so if you have any questions do pop them below! x
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