Previous Posts: February 2014

February Lovelies

Hey Lovelies,

So this is my last post of

it has definitely been a challenge to post all month but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. From next week we will be back to my regular schedule of Monday and Friday. Where possible I will attempt to post on a Wednesday.
Back to today’s post my favourites from the past month

1.  Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Extrait De Gloss in the shade Reflexion number 71. I tend not
to wear lip gloss that much but when I do this is what I opt for. Highly pigmented, not sticky and
lasts a good length of time. A good thing too at the price!
2. Bloguary – I have loved posting everyday this month!
3. We got these photo frames from Homebase as our new lounge is so much bigger than our old
home we needed larger frames to break up the wall.
4. Hotel Chocolate Trillionaire’s Shortbread Stop whatever it is you are doing now and get some of
these chocolates – they are divine!
5. Nathanael’s nursery   I love that Nate’s nursery is all completed, its so peaceful and relaxing.
6. Death In Paradise so pleased Kris Marshall is in this My Family was so good with him in it,
this is easy watching and the killer is always the one who couldn’t possibly have done it!
7. Nathanael’s Sign –  Go check out the post where I explain all about Nates sign and support my
friends business by purchasing one of their lovely handmade gifts at
http://www.whiterosecreations.co.uk
8. Clarins Hydra Quench Intensive Serum I have a sample size of this and it is perfect for my dry
skin.
9. Our new table – we ordered a table for the kitchen in December and it arrived this month we are
so pleased we have room for one and it will be great when we are weaning Nate.

 

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Busy Days

Hey Lovelies!

Today has been a productive and busy day! Luke has two days off work and is adding a few new additions to our utility room – I have far too many baking pans and tins!

We had a grocery order delivered. I am so pleased that Morrisons is now available to order online, I really like their quality of produce and I prefer many of their own branded items compared to named brands.

Plus when it is delivered with a welcome gift like this, whats not to like? Luke ate this as it was gingerbread and I am not a fan, no complaints from him though!

Besides a quick trip to Boots and a stop off at Sainsburys to buy Thor – The Dark World (I was heavily pregnant when it was on at the cinema so hadn’t seen it. Watched it tonight though Phwoar Thor!! – Although why couldn’t he save the world in the Caribbean – see where I am going with this hehe)

Thats pretty much been our day! Check back tomorrow for my favourite post of the month – My February Lovelies!

Lyrics

Hey Lovelies,

So you find me today, still sat on the couch (see yesterdays post) so I am passing the time by listening to some of music. Here is a small completion of my favourite lyrics! Points go to those who know the band/song without looking!

If I could feel you shine your perpetual light
David Crowder Band – Let Me Feel You Shine
I was made for more than this world could offer me,
My heart to hold true mystery
My voice was meant to fall on Holy Ears
Christy Nockels – Into The Glorious
Your love burns longer than the sun
The skies of thunder echo your wonder
Your praises can’t be over sung
Downhere – Let Me Rediscover You
You cover with arms that reach
And I’m amazed by your sweet grace
You set me free, You washed me clean
And I’m amazed by your sweet grace
Know Hope Collective – Spirit Speaks
Spirit of the living God
Would you fall afresh like rain on us
Burst the doors and flood the halls
Into forgotten rooms inside our hearts
And we will all be swept away
In the current of your love and grace
Living water flow to me
All I’m asking for is just a drink
Phil Wickham – Thirst
Arise and Shine
For your Light has come
And the Glory of the Lord rises upon you
Darkness falls like a towering wall
And the Glory of the Lord rises upon you
He has heard our cry
And has shined an everlasting light
Fellowship Church – Magnify
To finally let go of my plans
These earthly kingdoms built of sand
Jesus at your cross I stand with open hands
Matt Papa – Open Hands

Check back tomorrow I think I may have a similar day again!

So Life Happened

Hey Lovelies!

I was all prepared for my next installment of

when life happened!
Our day, and when I say our I mean Nate and I, was spent in a growth spurt/developmental leap. According to Wonder Weeks Nathanael is now experiencing the Leap of Events which can last for 5 weeks (guess its one huge event!)
We were stranded on the sofa and while I can type one handed His Highness was demanding my full attention. So apologies for lack of gripping post today, but sometimes life is just like this and we are all for reality on this blog not just a snapshot of a “perfect” life
Check back tomorrow to see whether I have managed to move from my feeding chair!

Jungle Gym Review

Hey Lovelies,

I know that when Luke and I were purchasing items for Nate’s
arrival, one of the items I felt overwhelmed by choice besides the pram, was a
play mat. I kid you not there are hundreds of baby gyms type options you can
choose from. The main consideration we had in mind while purchasing Nate’s was
that it had to be unisex and I wanted something that could be a play mat but
also had interactive toys overhead as well.
We chose the Fisher-Price Rain Forest Melodies and Lights
Deluxe Gym (what a mouthful!) This gym fits all of our criteria and Nate is
really getting the full use of all the options that it comes with.

As expected with it being described as a Rain Forest the mat
is brightly coloured, this is essential for your babies development I believe
at around eight weeks of age they begin to see primary colours and soon after
that they begin to see green, orange and any other deep colours. I saw a whole
host of mats that looked adorable in cream, beige and brown and although they
would work wonderfully with the colour scheme in my living room, they are not
going to help Nathanael’s development. When choosing a mat think bold and
bright.

The mat has attachments overhead where a selection of
animals can be hung; you get a monkey, butterflies, an elephant, a toucan and a
parrot. There is also a giraffe which is part of the cross over attachments
which holds a mirror. All of the animals except the giraffe can be taken off
the gym and be played with separately Nate really likes the elephant as it has
noisy beads encased in plastic, this is great to distract him during tummy
time.

Now as sounds for babies go I have heard worse! It has four
“musical” tunes or you can choose rain forest noises, this is usually the
option I go for. When the baby looks up there is 4 dials which light up in
turn, great to get your babies eye coordination developing.

With the Rain Forest Gym you can opt to just have the mat
itself, which is equally as colourful there are animals decorated like the
floor of a jungle, with different textures to grasp onto, or in Nates case
drool on!  There are hoops on the mat to
again attach the animals onto to catch the baby’s attention during tummy time.

 

The plus sides to this gym are all the options you can
create to keep the baby interested to have the overheads or to just have the
floor mat itself. I enjoy that you can take the toys off and use elsewhere, we
have even added extra toys as well.

The downside to the gym is its large surface area, as we
have moved, our lounge is quite big with enough room for me to lay down beside
Nate and play. I would say that this was more difficult in our old home and
could be a deciding factor for others when purchasing. You really want to pick
a mat that you can be in your baby’s eye line and if the mat is too big for
your home I would definitely chose something with less gadgets, nothing is more
interesting to your baby than you!
Let me know in the comments below if this was helpful to you
or if there are any more baby equipment that you would like a review on.

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