Make it: Nursery Mobile DIY

I wanted a mobile to hang in Beastie’s nursery, but something a little different… not cutesy, or particularly ‘babyish’ if that makes any sense. Inspired by dream catcher’s, whimsy and with a dash of boho, I put together this easy mobile last week. You can adapt the colours to suit, and I think it would look fab anywhere in the house not just in a nursery. SUPPLIES NEEDED: * Ribbon in a variety of widths/textures. I used around 15m in total * Wire hangers {I bought these on eBay} * Feathers * Leather HOW TO MAKE: 1// Fix two hangers together, I twisted one hook around so that they both sat flush together, then used hot glue and ribbon to join them together – by the hooks and also on the bottom of the hangers where they overlap. 2// Cut your ribbon into varying lengths, then loop/tie them onto the bottom of the hangers. Mix the colours up as you go around the hangers, until it’s as full as you like. 3// Cut feather shapes out of leather {I drew a template freehand, but you can find printable ones if you google it}. Punch a hole at the top of…

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Keeping the magic of Santa alive

I remember being little and being SO excited come Christmas Eve to think that Santa was on his way! December was always such a magical time, not just excitement about the gifts I hoped he was going to leave but the whole build up was special. I can remember Christmas Eve’s – leaving out the mince pie, whiskey and carrots, waiting to here his bells ringing that he was on his way and then rushing up to bed. I’ve always tried to recreate that magic and excitement for my girls. My biggest two are at that point where they’re not entirely sure they believe anymore… though Lola really, really wants too. So when we were offered to review the Letters from Santa service that the Lapland Mailroom offer, I knew it was perfect to help us keep the magic alive for another year. Lapland Mailroom offer a few different packages – a simple but beautiful letter from Santa, a package with a letter and activity pack and a special ‘Baby’s 1st Christmas’ set. There are also a few different letter templates you can choose from – meaning if you’re ordering for more than one child, they can each have a…

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Maternity Series – Week 33

Can someone slow down these weeks please?! Thirty-three down, only seven or so to go….. I’ve been feeling better this past week, the headaches have cleared, my back isn’t hurting too much and I’ve been sleeping pretty well. Still…. I’m beginning to feel the need to slow down, my energy has definitely dipped and everything I do seems to take me twice as long! Baby is sat really low down now, I’m pretty sure I have a proper pregnant waddle going on when I walk! He’s really active still, mainly come the evening when I finally get a chance to sit down. Then he goes crazy, he seems to like having a foot sticking out by my belly button most of all! I’m pretty sure the last few weeks will fly by, I’ve not much left that *has* to be done before he arrives, a few decorating jobs, finishing off Christmas and that’s about it! You can read last weeks update here and all previous updates here.

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Vegan eating

Burrito Bowls // Butternut Squash Pasta // Mexican Quinoa // Honey-Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Pototoes For the past couple of months, we’ve been making a concious effort to reduce the amount of dairy we were eating. We don’t use cows milk and use a vegan spread – we have ever since Lola was around 5, and suffering from eczema. We cut out dairy to see if it helped her skin. Slowly, though, cheese crept back into our diets, and we ate far too much! I do love cheese, but Papa doesn’t like cows milk, simply because it comes from an animal, and as I don’t eat meat, I find that cheese becomes my main food far too much. It’s all too easy to throw a handful on top of whatever meal you’ve cooked. Take away the easy cheese sandwich for lunch and at first the thought was a little daunting, but after 8 weeks it’s become second nature to not eat cheese and not automatically sprinkle it on top of my pasta and soup. I’ve been enjoying the flavours of the meals when they’re not masked under cheese, and experimenting with different things to eat. While I dont’ think of…

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