Tigerlilly Quinn

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas decoration shopping with Nectar - Advertorial

In my second post partnering with Nectar (see my fashion post here) I wanted to show you all what I picked up for the home over Christmas shopping via their app. I decided to get all these bits from one shop as I love their range so much.

Obviously this isn't our main tree but I thought it would be nice to have one in the kids room for them to decorate themselves (helps when I'm a bit of a control freak and find it hard to leave them to it on the main one ;)). We basically had a Sunday where we all didn't get out our PJ's, most of us have some kind of cold, Tom made mulled cider and we ate soup. If that's sounding a bit too perfect I assure you the house is a total mess as we still have building work going on and I still haven't started on the Christmas shopping (!)

I actually bought these before the Black Friday sale and now they are even cheaper so worth having a look if you fancy it. I bought the following :

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Two Christmas looks (day and night) with Nectar - Advertorial

Generally as a rule of thumb, the outfits I fall head over heels in love with are also the ones that make Tom say 'what have you come as? I don't get it'. It's become a joke because those items are usually the ones that people tend to ask me about so Tom is now prone to saying 'I don't like it but that probably means its good'. I have to admit I'm no wallflower when it comes to choosing clothes although the school run has et me reaching for jeans and a few times (shh don't tell anyone) even jogging bottoms ;) my brain just doesn't know what goes with what that early in the morning!

I'm working with Nectar on this advertorial this post to show you two Christmas looks, one is a day time look and the other a nighttime look. I'll be shopping only at online stores that are associated with Nectar so that I can collect points on the way!

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Me and Mine November 2016

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday! It was my birthday and frankly I almost forgot it was even my birthday. I got really spoilt by my little crew with a unicorn skirt from Wilf, a yellow cardigan from Mabli and a cactus jug from Tom.

One thing I'm very thankful for is not being 9 months pregnant this birthday like I was last year for my 30th! (gosh I just looked back on those pics and I was big!!)

I hate to start this post as I seem to start ALL my Me and Mine posts but gosh this month has been a busy one. It's mainly involved a bunch of disruption, we are having building work on our home and everything is very up and down. We chose this time to wallpaper our bedroom and then whilst we were at it re-carpet. So everything from our bedroom was shoved into Wilfs tiny one, and it's yet to really sort itself out again. Add to that building me an office off the back of our kitchen and it's all a bit of a mess, very dusty, very disruptive and quite stressful! It will be worth it of course but I am really looking forward to getting a bit of order into our lives in December..that is until we rip out our bathroom after Christmas..haha what are we like??

I'm a little worried about how often our Me and Mine's end up in our bed (good job we have a super king!). I love this goofy bunch though, and although its often last minute and not very thought out I love to look back on them at the end of the year. This year will always be a special one for us as it's the first full year of Mabli being with us and our family being complete. It's been a tough year in many ways, mainly because babies are handwork and tiring and add another kiddo and starting school and house renovations and working too hard and well..life! It's been exhausting at times, I'm working towards a calmer 2017 please.

One thing I've been LOVING this month is listening to Wilf read whole books! Wow, we are both blown away with how much he has soaked up since starting school. I love that he's made such firm friends and is so excited to go every day, it's only been a couple of months but he's not once shown anything but love for being a school boy now. On the other hand I have been missing him more and more, October half term was so so nice to have both my kiddos back with me everyday and I do feel a loss of him not being around during the week as much. Roll on Christmas holidays!

Mabli is now SO CLOSE to walking, as in she can do three steps, which I'm not counting as an actual walk yet..I did think she'd be on the move before her birthday in a few days but I think it might be a few weeks yet. She is babbling away a lot though and I think she is understanding a lot more of what we day, picking up on words like our names or goodbye and bits like that. I've loved having a little baby again but I'm also quite excited for this next chapter with a toddler and all the fun that will bring.

Tom and I went out for our first couples night out this month too, we went to see Regina Spektor who we were both blown away by and it was really nice to do something 'just us' even if it was just a few hours. It's given me a taster for getting a bit of our couple life back and I know that it will come eventually as the kids get a bit older and it's easier to leave them for longer. I guess thats the benefit of second children, you know it gets easier, that most things are phases and if you can wait it out you'll probably get though the trickier times.

Anyway, I'm rambling a bit now! Don't forget to check out the other ladies posts and link up if you have a 'me and mine' pic this month xx

Don't forgot to visit the other Me and Mine hosts Lucy, Katie, JennyAlex and Lucy. I can't wait to see all your posts!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A Capsule Wardrobe with Miele

Some of my favourite posts to do over here are fashion collaborations. As a little girl I used to make 'paper people' and create changeable wardrobes for each girl I drew (with paper tabs that you could fold over to keep in place). My parents at the time were quite anti 'Barbie' or similar toys so creating my own girls and their outfits was my way of combating that, I suppose it actually meant I was forced to be more creative and imaginative. I always wanted to do 'something' to do with fashion when I grew up and until I first started taping away at this little blog of mine I didn't quite know how I could make that work.

I was really thrilled then when Miele got in touch and asked if I'd like to collaborate on a winter capsule wardrobe post with them. They sent over their fantastic M1 Washer and T1 dryer and set me a task of a 'luxury collection' that I would then use the machines to wash and dry. What's amazing about these machines is that they can wash and dry the items of clothing that are usually relegated to the bottom of the laundry basket. The wooden jumpers, cashmere, mohair or silks, these are the items that usually get worn once and then spend 3 months in the basket before seeing the light of day again. No more!

I've been so impressed by thee machines, previous 'dry clean only' items (hello coats that never ever usually get cleaned) are now able to fit the spacious drum. To test it out I created a wardrobe that featured a lot of delicate items and as so pleased to be able to pop them in the machine after I was done with them with no worry about how they may turn out afterwards!

So here's what I chose :
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