Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Babybeau Ellie*

I wouldn't have used just one handbag in my pre-harry days so I why should I have just the 1 changing bag?! That's my motto anyway..
The most recent addition to my collection is this stunning berry beauty by Babybeau. The Ellie is everything I crave in a changing bag and more, she's spacious, stylish and crammed with all the added goodies you'd expect from such a high end bag


The Ellie is made of luxurious real cows leather, adorned with gold hardware and the berry shade I chose is perfect for my A/W wardrobe!
She can be worn 3 ways - hand held, over the shoulder or across the body using the handy adjustable strap. Until recently I never realised how handy a long adjustable strap was, when your bambino is more active you literally don't have enough hands and slinging this over your shoulder is a lifesaver in a hands-free-crisis!

The classic shopper tote design is a winner for me, it's roomy for both mum and baby and comes with a removable organiser which will be a necessity when I go back to work and hand Harry over to his nanny! This then leaves the bag all for me and my junk *hoorah!* However the bag isn't so big that its bulky and this stops me from filling it with uneccessary items (something i ALWAYS do)


Inside is a leatherette changing mat and a thermo bottle holder, how chic are the stripes!? Also included is a handy little pouch perfect for those loose little bits usually found at the pit of your bag or your car keys - no more awkward fumbles with child-on-hip at the front door! Oh and did I mention it's all water resistant, praise the Lord!

I really do think I'm onto a winner with my Babybeau changing bag, I feel me and Ellie are going to become BFFs in no time!!

If you too would like to match your changing bag to the season then you can get your hands on the Babybeau Ellie from John Lewis, Mamas and Papas or directly from Babybeau.. OH and its also available in black, navy and tan!
What changing bag do you use??

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Harry's Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

 
Its one of my favourite times of the year, and although I hate the cold I absolutely love dressing for it and dressing Harry is no exception!
I am so impressed with what's available this season for little boys, I feel like the highstreet shops have really started to step up their game and keep up with these quirky boutiques selling baby boy leggings galore!
Here are a few things Harry is I am lusting after picks and some things we have already bought our little one for the chillier days ahead of us..
 
Knitted Grey Leggings, £5.99 from H&M Kids - Firstly, these are girls leggings! I often find myself wandering through the lady baby section to find little gems like these that Harry can get away with wearing! These are totally unisex and look amazing on our little man, as well as being super warm!
 
Navy Turteneck, £3.99 from H&M Kids - There's something so French about these turtleneck bodies from H&M! I totally love them and have a couple for Harry's A/W wardrobe, they will look fab alone or with jumpers on top
 
Striped Waffle Knit Sweater, £8 from Tesco F&F - What an absolute bargain from Tesco! I love this stripey number and think it will look fab teamed with skinnies and a turtleneck!
 
Striped Basic Long Sleeved Tee, £3.99 from H&M Kids - You can't go wrong with Breton on yourselves or on your baby boy! Some people can't stand stripes as it seems everything for boys is adorned with them, but I cant get enough!!
 
Scarf, £7.99 from Zara Baby - I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and I'm desperate for the cold weather to kick in now so I can Instagram the hell out of Harry wearing it!! Totally cute, and they had all different colours!
 
Grey Zip Up Hoodie, £14.99 from Zara Baby - I needed a plain zip up to get Haribo through these nippier days before having to wear a full on coat and this one from Zara was perfect.  Its a lovely light grey with just a little mask applique on it, it goes with abslutly everything and has a hood for any sudden showers!
 
Grey Fur Lined Coat, £27.99 from Zara Baby - Mr H fell in love with this one and declared we had to have it for our winter toddler! It is admittedly gorgeous and lined with the softest fur I have ever felt! I have no doubt in my mind that H dog will be lovely and warm in this bad boy!
 
Chelsea Boots, £19.99 from Zara Baby - I feel like it would be really naughty to buy these and possibly a huge waste of money as they look totally unpracticle/uncomfortable for little toddling tootsies BUT they are bloody baby Chelsea boots - what could be cuter?????!
 
Striped Socks, £3.99 from H&M Kids - I've said it before and i'll say it again.. H&M do the best staying-on-socks hands down, these stripey ones will see us through the season
 
Grey Pom Pom Trousers, £15.99 from Zara Baby - Another purchase from the girls section but again these are completely unisex and your little man can totally get away with them! Harrys even worn his with the pom pom belt on and didn't look in the slightest bit feminine!
 
Bobblehat, £7.99 from Zara Baby - Its a bobble hat. For a baby. Cuteness overload
 
Jeans, £12 from Next - I deteste babies in jeans.  Before I found these from Next! They are so so soft and stretchy and aren't jean material at all! They look mega wicked on him and he can crawl about in them reallyyyyy easily so I am now a baby jean convert!
 
I would love to see what your little one will be wearing this A/W!
 

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Life Lately

 
Shirt - Barbour
 
 
I've been a bad blogger lately.. Unfortunately life has taken over and I have had to let it! My child is crawling all over the place and constantly needs entertaining/feeding/cleaning/cuddling etc etc... Being a parent literally takes over your world and when you aren't rolling around on the grass with them or wiping their sticky faces, then you are most likely taking a well deserved bath or catching up on telly! 
I met a girl a couple of weekends ago in Topshop, who excitedly ran up to me to tell me she watched my videos! It was really surreal and I didn't know what to say at all (sorry girl in topshop!!) but it made me realise that I love blogging and how great the blogger community is and how much I have been missing it - SO I'M BACK!!

I have so many new and exciting products and bits and pieces to blog about so I'm going to see aside some time to get right back into it ASAP!!

Also, I've had tons of questions about Harry and his hearing, when will he have his operation etc etc.. so I thought I would do a little vlog on my YouTube channel to answer those questions and maybe give you more of an insight into life with a deaf little one! We are so open about his hearing loss and it would be great to share some of the things we get up to with you - and you may also see why I don't get a lot of time to blog!!

Thanks for always being there and I'll be back real soon.. xx
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