Wardrobe Wishlist – Blogtober 2018 – Day 17

Hello and welcome to day 17 of blogtober.  The finish line is in sight.  Today’s prompt is wardrobe wishlist.  If you are anything like me you’ll have clothes in the basket of multiple shops, waiting till you divide to buy them or debating whether you can afford them or whether they will suit you.  Here is what I’ve currently got on my wardrobe wishlist.  Simply Be This tartan dress by Violeta for Mango looks gorgeous.  Check/tartan design that I love and never seems to go out of style.  It would look great with thick tights and and chunky boots.  The contrasting removable belt makes that little bit more edgier.   Tartan Dress – £59.99 Cord seems to be a love […]

Kids Costume Ideas – Blogtober 2018 – Day 16

We (as in my husband) aren’t in to the whole dressing up at halloween mumbojumbo.  Trick or treating or guising as we call it in Scotland isn’t that big a deal. We have a spocktacular event at the end of the month then a Halloween disco on the same day. I asked alex what he wanted to dress up as. He said woody from toy story but then changed his mind to a spider that we saw in Home Bargain. I have found a few other great costume ideas that I wanted to share with you for today’s Blogtober post. Dragon This cute dragon costume from H&M is perfect for that last night minute party invite.  H&M isn’t somewhere I […]

Autumn Decor Ideas – Blogtober 2018 – Day 15

Changing up household decorations for each season, isn’t something that I’ve done in the past. I don’t think it’s as big a deal here in the uk than it is in America. Plus we don’t have lots of storage space to keep seasonal decorations. For today’s post I am going to pretend our house is bigger and that I can have autumn decor, this is my autumn decor Wishlist. If you’ve been around since the start of Blogtober you know that I love candles. When I saw this gingerbread scented pumpkin shaped candle from Next I knew that I would buy it.  Pumpkin Shaped Candle  I’m don’t know if foxes are autumn decor, they seem to be everywhere at the […]

Goals For Year End – Blogtober 2018 – Day 14

Not only is christmas creeping ever so closer, but so is the near year.  With only a few short months left to tackle the goals I set myself at the start of the year.  I want to share goals that I have set myself to achieve by year end. http://nicolajogston.com/2018-goals-plans-personal-blog/ Learn To Use My Sewing Machine I inherited a sewing machine when my mother in law sadly passed away several years ago.  I’ve only ever taken it out of the bag once maybe twice. I have lots of ideas of things that I would make.  I am going to watch youtube videos on how to thread the machine etc. I’ll probably need help with a magnifying glass or david to […]

Family Night Picks – Blogtober 2018 – Day 13

I’ve mentioned before that I want to start having designated nights for family time.  We do spend a lot of time together but its usually me doing one thing and alex and david playing or vice versa.  I want to make it so that one night a month or maybe every other week, we spend the whole time together doing something that we will all enjoy and have fond memories of, at a later time.   A good old movie night. There’s something magical about snuggling with your loved ones on the sofa to watch a movie. Or snuggling in mummy and daddy’s bed. Chatting and watching the movie. Enjoying snacks and being together. Building Towers See who can make […]

Blogtober 2018 – Day 12 – Change Of Plan – Portmahomack Photo Diary

Hello and welcome to day 12 of Blogtober. Sadly there has been a change of plan for today’s post. Instead of not post anything I’ve decided to share some photos from our holiday in Portmahomack, Scotland The view from our bedroom window Alba making herself at home Grey skies  It might be grey but it’s stunning.  Nothing like a wood burning fire on chilly afternoons Panoramic shot at Culloden Moor Playing hide and seek with Alex  Did someone say beach?  Sunset  Thank you for stopping by. Let me know if you’ve ever visited Portmahomack or the surrounding area. Please check the others taking part in Blogtober and show them some love. Ali – https://notebooksandglasses.com/ Natalie – https://thespooniemummy.com/ Sarah – http://www.sarahplainandyall.com/ […]

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 […]