Tigerlilly Quinn

Friday, 31 July 2015

Send it Now - my donation to the PDSA #gooddelivery

As many of you know I'm a big fan of vintage, colour and kitsch. When Tom and I first moved into our house from our tiny flat it was so exciting to be finally able to pick up items to make it our home. This turquoise porcelain cat was one of the first items I found in the local vintage shop.

The PDSA are working with SenditNow to collect items that have a special meaning for people from a small handful of bloggers and vloggers. I'm so happy to be part of this campaign and it seems fitting that I've chosen a cat to donate to an pet charity as well!

How it works is each of us will choose and item to add to the 'box of good' and when it is full it will be auctioned off to raise money for the PDSA.

I've packed up my donation to the box and will be sending it on to Love From Mummy to see what she is going to add! What would you put into the box of good?

If you want to follow along and see what other bloggers are putting in the box then check out the #gooddelivery hashtag

in association with Send It Now

Me and Mine - July

July has whooshed by in a flash! (I know I probably say that about every month!) We've had a busy month getting stuck into work projects and a bit of travel which I'm trying to fit in during this second trimester period before I get too bumpy and tired.

Saying that I'm already sometimes finding it a struggle to bend down and and get up again! I certainly have less energy than I did at this point the first time around but I suppose that's always going to be the case with another child to look after.

We took this quick snap at Larmer Tree festival earlier in the month and although it's not a perfect photo I love that it will remind us of this mini adventure we had as a family of three. Wilf had a blast and although it was hard work at some points I'm so glad we did it before the baby arrives as I doubt we'll do anything like that for a couple of years now.

I'm really aware of how fast the year is going and feeling conscious that I need to soak up these last days of us as a family like this before the new baby is thrown into the mix. Although I'm so excited for that time to arrive too it's bitter sweet watching Wilf during these last few months, although I just know he'll make the best big brother!

This month I'm sending you over to the lovely Lucy, another pregnant mama and a glowing one at that! It's always really nice to share pregnancy experiences with friends going through it at the same time so it's lovely to have Lucy to gush about all things baby!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

M&S back to school - inventors hub

Whilst myself and my friends were chatting all things kiddo and eating far too many cookies we sent our children up to Wilf's room armed with plenty of paper and and some pencil crayons to come up with some ideas of what they would design as a 'cool school uniform'.

All the four year olds decided upon princess themed uniforms and there was some argument at first about who's uniform Elsa or Anna would wear when they went to school ;)

(a princess - witch uniform for magic school - from Wilf)

I love that he chose to draw a princess as well like his friends, and that he drew a girl instead of himself! It reminds me how innocent and unaware or gender stereotypes he still is!

Darcy (6) said she loved swimming so much that her ideal school uniform would be a swim suit so she can splash and have fun with her friends all day long and Cherry (4) chose to draw a dress with love hearts although she did mention that she would have chosen it to be pink if she's had that colour at the time.

My two favourites, I love the fascinator in this regal like uniform from Talitha and this water proof outfit from the eight year old in the group. Perfect for those underwater schools! ;)

'Harry likes the idea of classes involving exploring the caves under the sea so he would get kitted out with an underwater suit'

I'm working with Marks and Spencer to create this post, they would love for you to check out their inventors hub page for your kiddos to design their own. I can't wait to see what they come up with, children's imaginations are great! I love these videos from school children on their inventions, the mood skirt might be my favourite yet!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Glamping in Style with HomeSense

1, Floral tiffin - £12.99
2, Cut out lantern - £9.99
3, Grey and pink aztec throw - £24.99
4, Yellow print floor cushion - £49.99
5, Hazelnut coffee - £3.49

So after our recent glamping adventure in our bell tent I decided that if I'm ever going to go camping, it has to be like that! As a homeware addict I am in love with this collection from HomeSense that I think would be perfect for a stylish glamping adventure!

My favourite item has to be the floral tiffin, I love the idea of cooking up a rustic feast and eating it around the campfire (although in the UK you'll be more likely to be hiding from the rain in your tent ;)) The yellow floor cushion has to be my second favourite item, and such a great price for something you can use in your own home when you're not away.

I love that you never know what you are going to find when you pop into HomeSense, it gives me the same buzz that thrift store shopping does, and you who doesn't love a bargain?

Would you go glamping? Which is your favourite piece from the collection above?

in collaboration with HomeSense 
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