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 Hello lovelies, today I thought I'd share with you a gift guide for 8 year old boys! As you know I have two boys, one is 11 and the other is 8 and I don't know about you but I find it harder every year on what to get and never know what to get for their age range other than anything to do with gaming! Thats where Wicked Uncle comes in, it is an amazing website to find things for all ages! Especially if you have a family member or friend who wouldn't have the slightest idea what to get your children, you can point them in the right direction with Wicked Uncle as it's the most easiest run website and has sections for all ages and for girls/boys/all and categories. It made Christmas shopping that little bit more simpler.



I don't know about you but the years seem to be passing us by quicker and quicker each time they come around which make the months even faster! So I decided in my journal to write nine things every month I would like to do. I colour in the boxes once I've done it, is there anything more satisfying? 

So my nine things that I have this month are -

  • Do something crafty
  • Date night with Dan
  • One evening with Lawson
  • One evening with Oscar 
  • Try a new recipe 
  • Yoga
  • Do a YouTube dance video
  • Visit a friend
  • Pamper night

Some things on my list may seem small to you but sometimes life gets so busy that we forget or don't have the time to do those little tasks. I work and I don't stop with the pup and the kids after school pick up so making time for me and them on their own is a main priority I always want to maintain.

I absolutely love being creative so I always have this on my monthly make it happen list as well as spending one on one time with the boys and a date night with Dan. It's so important when you're in a relationship with kids that you make time for each other. It could just be going for lunch or an evening meal, the cinema or a little shopping trip. It doesn't have to be expensive, you could even go on a nice long walk together child free, that's free! It's just about having that quality time with each other. 

I tend to also add try a new recipe every month as I get sick of thinking what to have for tea most nights! Recently I have been absolutely loving Taming Twins blog for recipes, she has so many quick and easy ones and they're so yummy! I also always have visit a friend because I am so guilty at not seeing my friends, I just feel like I don't have the time to fit it all in, but even just meeting for a quick coffee is nice! I recently visited my friend Antonia at her house, she's recently had a gorgeous baby boy Reef and it was so lovely to see her gorgeous home and baba! I'm always a call or text away with any friend but definitely need to make sure I find time to actually see them in person. 

Yoga is something I really want to get back into, now I'm in my 30's my joints just aren't the same anymore, I want to feel a bit more flexible! It's so good for the mind too! As is exercise and dancing is my favourite so I'm going to make sure I have time to fit in a fun dance workout this month. 

What things would you have on your make it happen list?!




Hello lovelies, well we had January that lasted an eternity and you sneeze and February is over! 

We got up to lots of lovely things over February considering the month isn't that long though. We started the month of by having a gorgeous limited edition Lolo milkshake in Costa! It was by far the best milkshake I've ever had, I wish it was a drink that could stay forever, it would be perfect for the summer! We then went bowling, we did a wildlife watchers group event at the Wolsley centre, that was so lovely! We did a winter scavenger hunt, learned so much and made some gorgeous creations. We can't wait for Aprils as they're making rafts. 

We've been to parks, lots of dog walks, I've been teaching the kids about self care, ran them both a bath and put some orange juice in a plastic wine glass and did face masks, we talked a lot about childrens mental health too. Lawson had a girlfriend come over for tea, I did home made pizzas with them. Dan went to Austria with the lads! He had an amazing time. 

Me and Oakley met up with the gorgeous Talulah a chocolate cockerpoo! We made kindness stones and necklaces. We joined a kindness course! They did a fantastic event up the forest, the boys and me made dens, bird feeders, yoga outdoors, made wooden necklaces, planted seeds and even got to take a Hazel tree home with us to plant. The kids had their valentines disco. I went on a lovely dog walk with my grandad. I got my nails painted pretty whilst I had a week off for half term. We went to Jaspers for the first time which is a gorgeous bakery. We also visited Pillaton farm for the first time, the boys absolutely loved that. They had a huge jumping pillow, a lovely park and a great cafe that sold gorgeous coffee and pizzas and desserts. 

We went to Lichfield, we did Go Ape! Oscar was a lot braver than me and Lawson but I'm still super proud of us both that we took part. Oscar thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to go back! We visited Hawkstone Follies, the most stunning place for a nature walk just outside of Shrewsbury. We then went straight from there to Holyhead where Dan was working away. We stayed in his holiday home and absolutely loved it. We went back to Aber Falls which is breathtaking. We went to a National trust and lots of beach walks. It was truly the best half term ever! Then it was back to crap work and school! Roll on the next half term in five weeks! 

Book I'm reading this month - Call of the penguins Hazel Prior. I know I failed the one book a month but I have 4 chapters left so at least I'll have a new book by next months round up! I managed to read loads when we went to Wales because it's away from all the distractions at home. I've really enjoyed this book and don't want it to end! I would highly recommend this and the first book in her collection. 

 Music I've loved and listened to on Spotify - Coldplay and Dermet Kennedy. I also usually have heart radio on. 

Products I've loved this month - I've really fallen back in love with L'Oreal Infallible foundation, it always takes me back to my youth, even the smell transports me back to my mates house getting ready for a night on the town! But it gives you such a flawless base. Its a drugstore find so totally affordable too. 

Films I've Watched - Jack the reacher 3/5 Mrs Doubtfire 5/5 Titanic 5/5
I watched Jack the reacher because Dan had put it on and I just continued to watch it when he fell asleep, there was gripping parts but wasn't anything special. Mrs Doubtfire and Titanic because of Lawson! He's obsessed with Titanic at the moment and has watched it 6 times this year already! Mrs Doubtfire is just a classic I had to get him to watch and he loved it! Obviously. 

Tv shows I've watched - Happy Valley and Sort your life out.
I haven't really watched much TV at all this month! I love Stacey Solomons Sort your life out show, it's just everything I adore all in one programme. Then Happy Valley me and Dan was very late to the party with this one and binge watched all three series this month and wasn't disappointed until it ended anyway! I absolutely loved this show so much and I'm so gutted its over, Sarah is fantastic! 

What did you get up to in February? Hope you all had a lovely Half term. x