Toddler Fashion Ideas – Blogtober 2018 – Day 11

When it comes to Alex’s clothes I don’t mind making sure he looks more put together than I do.  I’m not sure if that’s my chronic illnesses’ fault or just motherhood. Today for day 11 of blogtober I am sharing some toddler fashion ideas.  These are all items I have in my currently in my basket ready to purchase. I’m waiting until closer to his birthday to buy some of them. Next I like the range of clothes that Next offers.  They are good quality and are responsibly priced.  This black stripe hoody is perfect for Alex, I love the colour and pocket detail.  It’s a good item to have in his wardrobe as it can be used under a […]

Wishlist Wednesday – 40th Birthday Edition – Blogtober 2018 – Day 10

In case I haven’t mentioned it yet, next month I will be turning 40, FORTY!! Am a little scared about it? Yes but I’ve been told that it doesn’t hurt. For today’s Blogtober post I am going to be sharing my birthday wish-list. Chances are that I won’t be getting anything from this list but a girl can dream. Ravenclaw Everything Ok so I might be turning 40 but I love all things Harry Potter and when I saw Carrie Hope Fletcher talking about this on her instastories I had to check it out. This is such a cool gift idea. Ravenclaw Hogwarts Chest.  The chest can be bought on its own or you can purchase a gift trunk which […]

Autumn Self Care Routine – Blogtober 2018 – Day 9

Whether you’re a stay at home parent, working parent, student, working full time, part time or are unable to work, taking care of yourself is important, and something that many might neglect.  I know I do. Autumn and winter is it even more important that we take care of ourselves. The changes in weather and dark nights can be draining mentally and physically. Today for day 9 of Blogtober is my autumn self care routine. This autumn I’ve decided to put into a place a self care routine that is going to help me mentally and physically.  Baring in mind I’ve tried to implement something like this before, but never really committed to it, this time I am sharing with […]

Autumn Is My Favourite Season Because….. – Blogtober 2018 – Day 8

Of the four seasons, autumn is by far my favourite. For a number of reasons which is what today’s Blogtober post is about. I’m going to tell you why autumn is my favourite from a chronic illness standpoint, as well as my love for the seasons aesthetics. Autumn leaves photo from Pixabay As A Spoonie I personally with my fibromyalgia, find it easier to cope with the colder weather than I do with the warmer weather. If I’m too cold I can add an extra layer of clothing, but when I’m too hot, I am slightly more limited to what I can do to cool down.  Both the warm and cold affects my body differently.  if its really cold my […]

Roasted Sausage & Potato Supper – Mary Berry Recipe – Blogtober 2018 – Day 7

As the nights are getting that little bit colder. We go for recipes that are more comfort food.  Sadly I don’t cook as much as would like due to my illness but when I do have the energy to cook I go dos something like this Roasted Sausage and Potato Supper by the great Mary Berry. This is perfect for autumn nights, it’s a one pot dish that the whole family loves. The Recipe I found this particular recipe on Pinterest, however it can also be found  on the BBC Good Food website. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 Large onions, sliced into wedges 2 Red peppers, de-seeded and diced 2 Garlic cloves, chopped (I crush for ease) […]

Knitwear Wishlist – Blogtober 2018 – Day 6

One of the things that excites me for autumn is seeing the shops and online stores begin to sell more knitwear. From chunky cardigans to cosy looking jumpers. Today’s Blogtober post is me sharing my Wishlist of some of this seasons knitwear. I’m going to break it down by retailer detailing prices etc. I hope you can find some inspiration from my wishlist. ASOS There is two knitwear items in this year plus size range from ASOS that I’m loving. The first being this checked V neck sweater with tipping around the collar and hem of the jumper. I am a lover of all things check and this jumper is not exception. The yellow detailing gives just a hint of […]

Cosy Nights In – Blogtober 2018 – Day 5

We’ve never been the kind of couple who went on dates. Sure we would go to the movies and restaurants but we wouldn’t get dressed up and go out for a drink on the town. Staying in the house, being comfortable and cosy is what we preferred. Today’s post for Blogtober is going to be about my or our perfect cosy nights in. The perfect cosy night in would be child free. Not because of any saucy but our flat is so small that Alex’s room is off the living room which means we can’t watch tv with the surround sound on or laugh uncontrollably at a movie or comedy show. Stock photo from Pixabay Cosy nights are best for […]

My Autumn Bucket List – Blogtober 2018 – Day 4

New seasons bring the chance for new and exciting adventures. Day 4 of Blogtober is all about my autumn bucket list. I hope that writing them down and sharing them with the world I will he held accountable and actually tick some of them off before autumn ends and winter begins Visit a pumpkin patch Pumpkin patches are newish here in the UK. There is only a few near to where we live.  I hope that we can go to Cairnie Fruit Farm which is in Cupar.  I’ve read that the farm has a Maize Maze with fun activities including a straw bale fortress..  It sounds like fun for the whole family. Pumpkin Patch stock image from Pixabay Drink Pumpkin […]

Rainy Day Activities – Blogtober 2018 Day 3

Rainy autumn days and Scotland seem to go hand in hand. Trying to find activities that can keep a toddler occupied whilst mummy doesn’t loose her mind is something that I’ve had to really think about this year. Alex is of the age where he needs something to do. For day 3 of Blogtober I’ve compiled with a little help from Pinterest some rainy day activities we will be doing this autumn season. Have a Dance Party Put on some of tunes and dance like no one is watching.  Alex loves when mummy dances about.  I think he secretly finds my dancing hilarious but it keeps us both entertained and gives me a little exercise.  Play Games or Play With […]

Autumn Candles – Blogtober 2018 – Day 2

Autumn for me, means new candles and burning them so our home smells amazing and inviting.  With Alex being that little bit older, I am planning on burning candles more often, like I used to before hw was born.  Today in day 2 of the blogtober challenge I am sharing some of my favoutier candles that I would like to buy and what I already have.   Woodwick Theres something really magical about listening to a Woodwick candle burning.  The candle crackles like a log fire, filling the room with that homey feeling you can only get when there’s a fire roaring.   The scent that we have is called Evening Bonfire.  It smells like a chilly autumn night beside […]