19.9.18

Our new bedroom with the Eve Sleep bundle


We've finally moved house! There were definitely days where I felt this moment would happen but five months later and we are here. I can't wait to show you around properly. I'm also going to do a post on how we found the selling/buying process and any tips we have for moving if that would be interesting to you guys.

I'm working with Eve Sleep in this post who kindly sent us their 'Welcome Home' Eve Sleep Bundle when they heard we were moving. The bundle includes a mattress, duvet, two memory foam pillows, and a mattress protector. Something like this would be so perfect if you were moving from furnished to unfurnished, however, I also think moving house is the perfect time to 'start afresh'. We ended up having such a great clear out when we left our old place, I love the idea of starting from scratch with some great quality items.


We are lucky in that our new place doesn't actually need any structural work so it's basically just cosmetic changes and making the place our own. We had some awful red velvet fleck wallpaper in our bedroom so that was the first thing that got ripped out ha! I'm still tempted to paint all the walls in our new room a dark blue colour but I've started with just doing the fireplace and see how we go from there.

I love that the Eve Sleep mattresses come rolled up and vacuumed packed as it made it so easy to get up the stairs and straight onto the bed. With the rest of the items in the bundle, we were able to make the bed up perfectly and ready for a good nights sleep.


I was so excited to dress the rest of the room. We don't have as much space for clothes in this one as we gave the kids the bigger main bedroom to share. Tom popped this rail up for some of my most colourful clothes which I think helps serve as decoration as well as being functional.

I knew I wanted to add some plants in there so we picked up a couple of hanging ones and then some little ones to pop on this picture rail. I can't wait to add to the collection, pretty sure I'm going to become a plant lady to be honest ;)


After the room was all dressed the real test was to try out how comfy the Eve Sleep mattress actually is. I was actually a little uncertain at first as to how firm the mattress would be as I usually like a softer feel. However, it was actually perfectly soft whilst still keeping the firmness of being able to move around comfortably. We've literally all slept on it now (as the kids often pop up in the middle of the night) and I can confirm it's been given a thumbs up all round.



I actually made a little video if you fancy watching me put the room together and our first impressions of the bundle. I love that its so easy to order and be at your door as soon as you've moved in, making it one less thing to worry about in the whole move process.



Thanks to Eve Sleep for collaborating with us on this post!

17.9.18

Thanks for sticking around

I have so many posts lined in my head, for those moments when we are not living out of boxes or so tired int he evening I can't open up my laptop. I feel like I'm emerging out of the summer holidays and all that came with it with some renewed motivation and inspiration for this here blog of mine.


So thank you in advance for being patient, sticking with me in the slower months (remember when I used to daily blog?! Anyone been around here long enough for that?). I don't know that that will ever return but I definitely want to try to get to twice a week at least!

In the meantime, I thought I'd leave you with a little video I took on the day we moved in. I feel a bit emotional watching it back, it took me a while to edit and pop it onto YouTube as I couldn't find the battery for my camera but we're getting there!

4.9.18

Just as delicious



Breakfast is without a doubt one of my favourite meals of the day and I'm always really conscious of making time for it in the hustle and bustle of the morning. As a mum I also want to ensure my kids are getting a good meal before school or heading out to whatever activity we are running off to.


This year Coco Pops has improved their recipe, with 30% less sugar!* We were sent a pack to try out and with two big Coco Pop fans in our house (and let's face it me and Tom too actually) I was excited to try it. Our box arrived full of balloons and the kids were so excited to tuck in!

I have to admit that I was surprised to hear it has less than sugar now than toast and jam (which I often eat and give to the kids) or even a glass of juice or yogurt. 
Over the past three years, Kelloggs have removed 50% of sugar in their cereals. Something that can only be a positive thing as we become more aware of what we are putting in our bodies. Coco Pops now has half the sugar it had in 2016 and double the vitamin D. It also boasts 30% less sugar* than other chocolate flavour rice cereals.






The most important thing is we think it tastes just as delicious. What's more Wilf literally wolfed it down and you really can't get kids to eat something if they don't love it right?




Now Coco Pops are firmly a breakfast item of choice at our kitchen table and I can feel good about it too!
Have you tried the new 30% less sugar recipe? *
*30% less sugar on average than other chocolate flavoured toasted rice cereals. IRI UK 2018. For verification see www.cocopops.com


In Partnership with Coco Pops

3.9.18

10 things I love Monday

I ended up buying these jeans over the weekend in kind of an emergency (I had packed only the jeans I was wearing for our weekend between moving house and they were too small!) Anyway they were in the window in Monki and they are the perfect high waisted 70's style jeans and I love them

1, high waisted jeans 
2, Sometimes all you need is a simple baseball T right? 
3, I've wanted this T for a while and finally decided to go for it whilst it's in stock!
4, loving the sleeves on this one


5, Hello perfect Autumn jacket 

6, This coat! This coat! 
7, is it even a round up without a jumpsuit?
8, this New Look trouser suit 
9, Green 'mom jeans' 



10, I don't actually wear earings but if I did it would be these ones

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1.9.18

Life Lately


I'm so overdue a long catch up with you guys! Honestly it feels like I'm trying to keep my head above water being a good friend / wife / blogger / mum and sometimes when things are moving at 100 miles an hour the blog is the thing taking a back seat a little at the moment. I do love this space though and I'm feeling positive that when the new school term kicks in and life has returned to some kind of normality then I'll be over here much much more.


Anyway a little of life lately

Last week I took a break in packing up our house to see my old friend Adele. She is one of my longest standing blogger friendships and such a positive, calming person to be around. Having moved to Cornwall a year and a half ago we hadn't seen each other in real life for so long. We spent the whole day at Windmill City Farm and it was such a brilliant reminder to keep nurturing those connections. I've felt a little bogged down by some of the insincerity I've seen in online 'friendships' where people seems to be more frenemies then friends but I'm always grateful to this space for connecting me with some of the best people I know. If gentle parenting and homeschooling is your bag then check out here blog here.


Last month we visited Warwick Castle and paid to stay over and glamp. I honestly didn't think it would be as good as it was but we all got a lot out of it (Wilf especially). If you go I would really recommend staying over as all the things you have to pay extra for in the day (like knight school or archery) is free in the evening for everyone staying over. As a special treat we decided to go all out and book the kings tent and it was so comfy with a four poster bed. Pretty much the only way I'd camp now haha


I also had no idea how cute a little town Warwick was, really made me want to explore more the UK and the cute little towns all over the country we've not been too.

What else happened last month? I needed to go to London for a meeting and as we hadn't gone to the big city for a while as a family we decided to all go. We stayed in an Airbnb in Hackney which was part of the Airbnb 'for families' range. It was so beautiful and had a great selection of kids toys (always a bonus). I'd defo recommend it BUT also need to point out that when the kids were playing in the garden at one point one of the neighbours in the the flat above threw pennies at the kids. We didn't see exactly who it was so I'm *hoping* it was kids. The idea that adults would do that is a bit disturbing to think about to be honest. So yer, it was a lovely Airbnb, great location and really set up for families BUT I'm sure how thrilled the neighbours are about the place being let out..

(Also want to make a point that it was about 10am and the kids were being pretty quiet and not disturbing anyone)


We also popped into Eastern Curve garden which was SO good. If you are in the area with kids you should defo check it out. It has a cafe and bar and loads of kids play toys so we killed a good few hours there.


So thats it for now! I'll be back shortly with a moving home blog ah! xx
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