Moving house is such a joy. Said no one ever! Especially. It with a 4 month old baby in tow!

We had definitely outgrown our last house and needed a change so we decided to bite the bullet and out the house on the market. It sold pretty quickly and we had been looking at this one for a while so were so pleased when our offer was accepted.

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We’ve started to put our own stamp on it, though there is still lots to do!

 

I bought some lovely prints from a great etsy shop called MortlockOnslow and have been trying to decide where to hang them.

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Ivy’s room is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to share some more as we get more work done.

Give me a comment below if you have any good Instagram/etsy shops to recommend for beautiful homeware.

Becky xx

As I mentioned in my pram post, there is so much choice when it comes to baby things! However, with us not finding out the sex of the baby it does narrow it down a little. 

When choosing our pram we saw some gorgeous nursery furniture sets in Mamas and Papas, but some of them were a little expensive!  

Images from Mamas and Papas website

 

You can really go crazy when it comes to buying for baby, but we are on a budget and need to rein it in a little. It doesn’t help that the hubby has expensive tastes – it’s a good job I am sensible! 

When searching online, I’ve found some really lovely sets. Another one we liked was the Mamas and Papas Rocco at Argos. Which was great value at about £349 but has now gone back up to £799!!  

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I’ve also found some lovely bits at Mothercare, which has some great deals at the moment . I love this chair but unfortunately it definitely wouldn’t fit in the room we have earmarked.  

   

I also like this set from IKEA.  

Image from IKEA website    

Colour wise we are going grey (as we have paint left over from decorating our living room!) And I have seen some nice bedding and curtain sets that would look great for either boy or girl (although I’m still convinced there is a boy in there!)

Images from Mamas and Papas website/taken myself at Next Lincoln. 

So many decisions to make that I want to get right for our little bean. 

What have been your best nursery buys? Any must haves, especially for a small room?

Becky xx

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I love a good sale! 

When it comes to clothing sales (unless it is Next – my favourite of all the sales) I sometimes spend ages looking, put loads in my basket, then change my mind, but this time I decided I would actually click the payment button! 

I actually went with 3 really boring purchases but the pregnant lady in me got really excited when they arrived today! 

My favourite purchase was some black, under bump maternity jeans. I wish I had got them in more colours now as they are so comfy!   

An oh-so-practical elastic waistband under my not so bumpy bump

I also ordered some under bump leggings but they are so long they are all wrinkly! 

   
 

Sticking with the black theme, I ordered a bump band in the hope I can keep wearing some of my normal tops, without showing skin when they get too short. I did think when I got it I could just wear long vests instead of this weird boob tube contraption (that doesn’t actually cover the boobs!) but it was only £3.50 and I love a bargain! 

  

So, like I said, the most boring sale purchases ever! I might just have to go in search of some more exciting things to buy now! 

Becky xx

Hello to all the new followers I seem to have accumulated over the last 2 days. If I’d have realised blogging about Lush stuff would cause such a frenzy I’d have included more along the way! 😊

For those who are new to the blog, get used to a lot of random posts. Yes some beauty will pop up, but at the moment a lot of baby related posts will also fit in the mix as it is pretty important in my life at the moment! Hope you enjoy a bit of my life and the randomness that lives inside my head! 

As its sale time and we are now officially half way through the pregnancy, me and hubby thought we would go and look at some prams! It’s such a big purchase that we want to get right, but honestly had no idea where to start. I’d love it if someone could just tell us which one to get! 

After looking in the Internet, talking to friends and stalking pram pushers in the high street to read the brand in the side of prams I liked, we had a few ideas on some we’d like to look at. 

We took a little trip to Toys R Us, Mamas and Papas and Mothercare, thinking Mamas and Papas would be a quick pit stop as weren’t bowled over by there products for the prices they charge! But we fell I love with one from their range 😍

The Armadillo Flip XT travel system. Amazing! We felt that at £720 for the bundle it was a good value sale offer for the spec. But we are total newbies so might be completely wrong! 

       
 
  
It seems so much more stylish (less alien spaceship type than some!) and better quality than others. Although I like the real, I think the navy looks a bit more classic and is hubby’s favourite too. I had originally thought I wanted a Silver Cross but the one we tried looked and felt very cheap. 

   

 
The ideal would be an Uppababy Vista and although we haven’t tried it, it seems perfect! But it stretches the budget a little too far 😬

So what to buy? We are leaning towards putting out deposit down at Mamas and Papas at the weekend unless something else pops up between now and then. 

Any recommends on great travel systems that are value for money but have great style as well? 

Anything we should definitely avoid? 

Becky xx

That is the question! This time of year there are so many sales, my favourites have to be Next and Emma Bridgewater, and I can’t help but spend! But is it always right to buy…?

Early pregnancy is so exciting. There is a little one growing in there and all you want to do is look at baby things (and freak out about how it’s going to come out!!), but then the little voice inside brings you back to reality. There are so many things that can happen in pregnancy, when is the right time to start buying things? I can’t resist a sale, but a baby related sale is even cuter!

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We had decided to wait until after our 20 week scan but I can’t help but look! I have seen so many nice things for baby to wear, play with and sleep/ride around in! But today scrolling through baby related things online, I decided that buying things isn’t going to change anything! Waiting 2 weeks to buy things isn’t going to change the outcome of our 20 weeks scan! So, I ended up buying a few things that we’ll need – hats and baby grows – and if I can resist I’ll wait until after 4th Jan… 😁

In non baby related sale news, the Emma Bridgewater sale starts tomorrow. My bank account may take a serious hit! Sooooo much that I want, but how much can I get away with without the hubby noticing? 😂

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For others who are expecting or are already mummies, how much did others buy there little bump? And when did you start?

For those who are spendaholics like me – what are you favourite sales to splash the cash on?

As always comment below and let me know.

Becky xx