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Lucy and Belle Review & Giveaway

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Lucy and Belle is a one stop shop for adorable gifts and accessories we stock international brands including Doudou et Compagnie and BeA Legami Preziosi. Started by a Mama after the birth of her beautiful twin daughters to fill a gap for luxury baby gifts and accessories at affordable prices.

Lucy and Belle recently sent me this gorgeous boxed Babygrow and Small Toy Set from Doudou et Compagnie. The babygrow is incredibly soft, and the tiny teddy so sweet – it’s packed away safe for little man’s arrival! The quality is fantastic, and it arrived so beautifully boxed that it would be a fantastic gift for a mama-to-be.

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They have a great range of products on their site, inclucing some gorgeous Mummy & Child Bracelets that I love.

Lucy and Belle are offering one lucky winner a £50 gift-voucher to buy whatever catches your eye on their website!

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Maternity Series – Week 31

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Nine weeks to go….. still feeling pretty good, getting a little more tired now though that’s mainly still because I’m not very good at going to bed early, and wake up once or twice in the night. I keep trying to get to bed earlier, but it’s usually gone 9pm by the time I’ve gotten all the girlies sorted, and then I really crave an hour or two of time to myself. Plus, I think I know that once Beastie is earthside, I’m going to loose these evenings to myself so I need to make the most of them now!

I’ve finished decorating his nursery – just need Papa to measure up and put a piece of carpet down {hint hint}. We have most things that we need for him, just one or two bits to pick up. I need to think about packing a ‘hospital bag’ – although I’m booked in for a homebirth, it’s still easy to have everything I need for labour and after together in one place. Means Papa can just grab it for me instead of searching for each thing, and if I do need to go into hospital, I have everything ready!

Beastie seems to favour having a foot sticking out of my belly button… the girls think it’s really funny! We’re getting impatient to meet him now, I’m definitely ready to be done being pregnant!

dear baby... week thirty one

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Not sure what the Kiki face is – a ‘I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning’ face perhaps ha!! How fast this year has flown by – week 42 already! A few more weeks and three will become four…..

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How house proud are you?

Are you houseproud?? Do you like you house to be ‘just so’ – or is it just simply somewhere to lay your head, and you’re not fussed what it looks like? I’m fairly houseproud, even as a teenager I loved to decorate my room, and keep it tidy-ish and a nice space to spend time in. I’m not obsessive… I’m certainly no fan of housework – I do what I have to do and no more. It’s something of a running joke in our house that housework doesn’t happen. The kithen gets cleaned after we’ve used it, pots washed and sides wiped… the floor in the living/dining area gets hoovered daily {messy kids and animals}, beds made each morning and a quick ‘put away’ at the end of the day. I like it to be clean, and not so messy I’d not want to invite an unexpected guest in ha!

Carpetright havbe recenlty launched ‘The House Proud Survey‘ – this survey asks a few questions to gauge how house proud you are as a person, from the answers you give you are then generated a house proud profile.

I took the survey and my result was ‘The Nester'{pretty apt for a pregnant lady no?!}, the older I get, the more I find myself tweaking the house to make it ‘just right’. I’ve just spent the last couple of days painting the bathroom, nothing beats a cosy, welcoming house!

If you go take this fun survey, you can enter into a prize draw to win a £250 Virgin Experience. You can enter the survey and find out more here – let me know what result you got!

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Caseapp Review & Giveaway

Working from home, I like to have my office looking good as well as being functional. I’m more likely to want to sit at my desk to work if it’s clean, tidy and full of pretty things. THe same goes for my laptop – Baya kindly donated a few sticker to brighten it up, and I must order a new set of keyboard stickers – I had rainbow ones on my old laptop!

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CaseApp kindly offered me a laptop skin and phone case of my choice a while ago. CaseApp is great because you can create customised cases/skins with your own artwork or a collage of photographs. They also have some pre-designed cases if you’re not feeling like making your own. I fell in love with this laptop skin as soon as I saw it, but decided to create a skin for my phone with a collage of family photos.

The site is easy to navigate, and creating your own case is really simple. Pick your photos, upload them, choose the collage layout you like best and huzzah – you’re done! Once I’d clicked order, it only took a couple of days for them to be waiting in my mailbox. My laptop is certainly much happier now it has a pretty skin!

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CaseApp are kindly offering up one winner the item of your choice from their site – you can pick a case or skin for your phone, or even a laptop or tablet skin if you’d rather! Open worldwide :)

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52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week Twenty-Four

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  1. A parcel full of goodies from the lovely people at Paperchase, won on an Instagram giveaway arrived this week!
  2. Feeling grateful for online shopping – I hate going to town, so I’ve been ordering gifts for a certain ‘C’ festival this week!
  3. A couple of nights where I’ve slept in my bed all night, and not ended up on the sofa with backache
  4. Finally finding the mojo to start painting the bathroom….
  5. Lots of lovely orders last night after I announced my shop is having a hiatus while I have a baby
  6. Morning baths – feels really decadent {even if it is the only way to stop my back aching so much some days!}
  7. Being *almost* finished in Beastie’s nursery, just need a carpet now! 
  8. Downton – I’m not a big TV watcher, but I do like Downton Abbey – it’s my weekly treat one night when G’s at work :)
  9. Home Ed Group today – it’s the only time I manage to sit and do nothing for a whole day! In need of a rest and a catch up with friends
  10. looking forward to tomorrow morning, when the kiddos all have groups and I’ll have two whole hours to myself = bliss.