Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Life | #100HappyDays #8

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, or you read my first blog post, you'll know that I'm taking part in the #100HappyDays Challenge, to take a picture each and every day, for 100 days, of something that made me happy. It's a great way to notice the little things in life that make you happy, feel more positive or simply makes you smile!!


Read more about the challenge and see the photos I've taken so far here - 




Here are my 10 happy moments from Day 71 - Day 80...




Day 71 - Yummy milkshakes!!



Day 72 - THIS happened today! Leicester 5 - Man Utd 3.


Day 73 - The day Taylor met Princess Evelyn.


Day 74 - TrueSay!


Day 75 - Gorgeous gummy smiles from my baby boy!!



Day 76 - I could kiss this sleepy face all day!!!



Day 77 - My current view. #BloggingWithBaby


Day 78 - Picking out kitchens for our new house!! 


Day 79 - Friday morning snuggles.



Day 80 - Snuggles with the 2 most important people in my life!


Are you currently taking part in the #100HappyDays challenge? Feel free to leave me your Instagram links.

Don't forget to follow me at Instagram.com/Lianne84 to follow my challenge.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Baby | Sassy Bloom Baby Box review

Have you heard of SassyBloom?? Let me fill you in... 
I can't wait to tell you about it as I absolutely love it!
SassyBloom* is a monthly baby gift subscription box delivered to your door, with a minimum RRP value of £40. Inside the box is a mixture of baby products, tailored to your baby's age and stage of development, all hand picked especially for you and your little one.
When the lovely people at SassyBloom chose me to receive and review a box for Taylor, I was super excited for it to arrive.
Below are pictures and a video of Taylor and I opening up our box...

Let me show you what's inside...


MAM Oral Care Rabbit 
To clean and massage gums on the onset of teething.


Yoomi Easi-latch bottle
An award winning bottle with a naturally shaped teat for easy latch, anti colic vents and a button to warm the milk in 60 seconds - perfect for travelling.


Baby Gund Stripes and Spots Activity Toy 
Soft rattle that can be attached to a cot, car seat or pram.


Kaloo Sweet Life Rabbit Calin
Cute and extremely soft plush


Cuddledry Cuddlemitt
Silky soft mitt for gentle washing at bath time


Sew Lomax Bibs
2 cute bibs with plastic backs


I loved my first SassyBloom box and will definitely be purchasing more in the future to see what other fab goodies I can get!

SassyBloom offer 4 different subscriptions; a monthly box at £29.99 a month (minimum of £40 RRP), a 3 monthly boxes at £26.99 per box (minimum of £120 RRP), 6 monthly boxes at £24.65 per box (minimum of £240 RRP) and a years worth of boxes at £22.15 per box (minimum of £440 RRP) so they make fantastic gifts too!

See our video of us unwrapping our SassyBloom box...




Visit Sassybloom.com for more details.



Get £10 off your own SassyBloom box full of goodies tailored to your little ones age and stage of development using my referral code THEBRUNE
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

#StyleBaby Blog Hop : Oct 26th

Welcome to the #StyleBaby blog hop

Link up your baby fashion posts - OOTD's, wish lists, recent hauls, reviews, fave outfit posts, anything relating to kids fashion.




Thank you to those of you that linked up to last weeks blog hop!!

Please remember to comment on other posts, add the blog button or a text link to your post and spread the word about the blog hop - the more people that know about the blog hop, the more traffic your posts will get! ;)




THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: 




  •  Link up a blog post, based around kids fashion. It can be a simple picture of them in a favourite outfit, an OOTD post, a clothes wishlist, a clothing review, a haul of recent bits you've spoilt your little one with or any other post featuring clothing, as long as it includes where you can get the items of clothing from. 

  • It doesnt have to be 'baby clothes' featured, any age is fine... they'll always be our babies right? :) 

  • Be fair, the point of a link-up / blog hop is to visit other blogs. So please visit at least 2 other posts if possible. Extra points for visiting the HOST's. ;) 

  • To make the link-up / blog hop successful, we need to spread the word, so please use the hashtag #StyleBaby when posting your link on Twitter, so others can find your post. I'll RT random posts too. 

  • Individual blog posts only please. Although you may link up as many posts as you wish, as long as they are recent posts and fit in with the theme.

  • Make sure you add the blog button or a text link to your posts to show you've linked up.




That's it... Get linking!! 
I can't wait to see what gorgeous outfits your little ones have been wearing this week!!






If you link up your post, please add the button below or a text link back to the blog hop.
Thanks guys!

#StyleBaby Blog Hop




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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Baby | Taylor's OOTW

Taylor's weekend in outfits


Taylor wears...
Little Dude tshirt - TU @ Sainsbury's
Grey Bear trousers - TU @ Sainsbury's
Blue dribble bib - Next (£7.00 for 3)



Taylor wears...
Grey joggers - Next

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#StyleBaby Blog Hop : Oct 19th

Welcome to the #StyleBaby blog hop

Link up your baby fashion posts - OOTD's, wish lists, recent hauls, reviews, fave outfit posts, anything relating to kids fashion.




Thank you to those of you that linked up to last weeks blog hop!!
I shared a Day Out With My Boys, Wave To Mummy's Sanna dressed her daughter in a dress she made herself in Baby OOTD #7 while Jenna at Tiny Footsteps shared Jasmines OOTD #8, a beautiful bunny tunic. I loved Not Your Average's Emma's day out at the farm with her beautiful daughter in Millies OOTD #2.
Please remember to comment on other posts, add the blog button or a text link to your post and spread the word about the blog hop - the more people that know about the blog hop, the more traffic your posts will get! ;)




THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: 




  •  Link up a blog post, based around kids fashion. It can be a simple picture of them in a favourite outfit, an OOTD post, a clothes wishlist, a clothing review, a haul of recent bits you've spoilt your little one with or any other post featuring clothing, as long as it includes where you can get the items of clothing from. 

  • It doesnt have to be 'baby clothes' featured, any age is fine... they'll always be our babies right? :) 

  • Be fair, the point of a link-up / blog hop is to visit other blogs. So please visit at least 2 other posts if possible. Extra points for visiting the HOST's. ;) 

  • To make the link-up / blog hop successful, we need to spread the word, so please use the hashtag #StyleBaby when posting your link on Twitter, so others can find your post. I'll RT random posts too. 

  • Individual blog posts only please. Although you may link up as many posts as you wish, as long as they are recent posts and fit in with the theme.

  • Make sure you add the blog button or a text link to your posts to show you've linked up.




That's it... Get linking!! 
I can't wait to see what gorgeous outfits your little ones have been wearing this week!!





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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Tag | What's On My Phone

I've been tagged by the lovely Claire at Milk and Sandcastles to do the 'What's On My Phone' tag. So here goes...

Type of Phone:
I have a white iPhone 5. 
Last call made:
My last call was to James.
Last call received:
The last person to call me was also James. 
Last text message sent:
It was to my friend Rose. I'm not going to tell you what it said :)
Last text message received:
This was also from Rose.
Last notification: 
The last notification was a Facebook message from my sister in law [and Boss ;)], Maria. 
Most used app:
I use soooo many apps. The one I use the most is an app called First Year, it's an app where I can track all of Taylor's feeds, changes, sleeps etc. I love it, its been a god send lately as I'd just forget when he was last fed. It also charts everything so you can see a routine forming and work out averages of how much sleep he's having, how much formula he's having, when he last had medication etc. 

Last app used:
Whats App.
Last app downloaded:
The last app I downloaded was the Zoella app. I think its fab she has her own app! I catch up on her vids when I get some spare time.


Home Screen:
My home screen is the first picture taken of the 3 men in my life, when I was in hospital after I'd just had Taylor. 7 weeks ago. :)


I tag Rebecca @ Mrs Meldrum, Emma @ Not Your Average, Danny @ DannyUK & Charl @ Ginger Girl Says. 

What's On Your Phone guys??



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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Parenting | A Day In The Life of Taylor



I was inspired by a blogpost I read recently, of 24 hours of a young baby, they'd printed it out and popped it into their baby book. I thought it was a lovely idea and something that would be lovely to look back upon.


I love reading my pregnancy updates, I'm lucky to have it all on my blog to look back at and read how my pregnancy progressed, so I've decided that, along with Taylor's monthly updates, I'll try to do a 'Day In The Life Of...' post each month.


I already track his feeds, changes and sleeps on an app [as I'd forget else!! :)] so I'll just pop them into a blog post in more detail. 


Here goes...


A Day In The Life of Taylor James 
@ 1 Month Old


7:07: I wake up after a 9hr sleep, I slept through the night for the first time! Yay!! I'm not surprised after yesterday, I didn't sleep longer than 20 mins all day and I was soooo grumpy all day!!! I did sleep in Mummy's bed though, which she doesn't like doing, but I was a bit fussy and clingy all evening and wanted to stay close to Mummy. So while I slept through the night, Mummy didn't get much sleep at all!! :)
7:08: Mummy changed my wet nappy. I was getting a bit grumpy as I was hungry. [Not surprising after sleeping through with no feeds! :)]
7:26: I drink 5oz of formula.
7:30-8:30: We have family time in Mummy & Daddy's bed, with my brother too. Daddy has the day off today, yay! We were 'chatting' and playing. I gave lots of smiles and coo's. Bradley leaves to go to school at half past. Mummy takes photos of me to celebrate me sleeping through.




8:35: Mummy gets me dressed. I'm wearing navy trousers and a stripy tshirt with a doggy on the front.
8:45: I have Daddy time in bed while Mummy has a bath and gets ready. Lots of 'chatting', smiles and snuggles.
9:20: I fall asleep on Daddy in bed.
11:11: I wake up and Mummy changes my wet nappy.
11:30: I drink 4oz of formula.
11:40: Mummy changes my dirty nappy. I smile and coo at Mummy & Daddy, they talk to me in silly voices and it makes me laugh. Mummy puts some 'Snuffle Babe' nasal drops into my nose as I've been very snuffly. It makes me cry a little bit. But then I'm smiling again.
11:45: We go out in Daddy's car to go look at wallpaper for our new house. I fall asleep on and off in the car and pram.




14:18: I wake up when we get home and Mummy changes my wet nappy. 
14:37: I drink 4oz of formula.
14:43: I fall asleep in Mummy's arms for 5 minutes after my feed.
15:00: Daddy has taken his car to the garage and I have play time with Mummy - on my play mat, I get excited at all the toys hanging above my head. Mummy lays next to me and makes me smile and laugh. I have a little bit of tummy time.




15:20: Mummy sits me in my bouncy chair, I'm getting excited about the toys in front of me, and the colours and lights from Peppa Pig on the TV. Then I'm a little bit sick so Mummy has to change my top. I'm now wearing a blue top with a Fire Engine on.


15:37: Mummy changes my wet nappy.
16:00: I have Mummy cuddles and she rocks me, I fall sleep while she is watching TOWIE :)
16:40: Daddy is home and I wake up. We go out in the car to go and watch Bradley play football.
17:30: We get home and Daddy changes my dirty nappy.
17:56: Daddy gives me 5oz of formula.
18:00: I have snuggles and a bit of playing with Daddy whilst Mummy does the ironing. 
18:54: I get a little bit grumpy so Mummy rocks and cuddles me and I fall asleep. I'm put into my Moses basket whilst Mummy & Daddy have dinner.
19:26: I wake up a bit grumpy. I get tired and hungry about this time every day.
19:44: Mummy and Daddy bath me - it always calms me down, I love the warm water and splashing with my legs. I stare at Daddy while he holds me. Mummy washes me with Johnson's Top to Toe body wash tonight. 
19:55: Mummy takes me into the bedroom for quiet time. She puts me in my sleep suit, it has teddies on it. I'm a bit too grumpy for baby massage tonight so she feeds me straight away.
20:00: I drink 3oz of formula then I have a bit of wind and Im a little bit sick. We have snuggles for a while, I'm getting sleepy.
20:15: My brother Bradley comes in to say goodnight, I give him some smiles.


20:30: I drink another 1.5oz of formula.
20:41: I fall asleep in Mummy's arms and she puts me into my Moses basket.
00:46: I wake up hungry, Mummy changes my wet nappy.
01:05: I have 5oz of formula.
01:11: Mummy changes my dirty nappy.
01:20: I fall back to sleep, Mummy puts me in my Moses basket.
04:30: I wake up a little grizzly, I want my dummy for comfort but it keeps falling out my mouth and waking me up. Mummy lets me go in her bed after a while and I fall asleep snuggling Mummy.
08:00: I wake up for a new day! :)



Until next time...


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Sunday, 12 October 2014

#StyleBaby Blog Hop : Oct 12th

Welcome to the #StyleBaby blog hop

Link up your baby fashion posts - OOTD's, wish lists, recent hauls, reviews, fave outfit posts, anything relating to kids fashion.




Thank you to those of you that linked up to last weeks blog hop!!
I shared my River Island wish list for Bradley this season, Betty & The Bumps's daughter looked super cute in her mini fashion show, Sana at Wave To Mummy showed off her little ones new ra-ra skirt, Ellen's beautiful little boy smiled for the camera in his OOTD post on El and Baby A and I loved the hedgehog dress Aby at You Baby Me Mummy's princess was rocking last month!
To link your posts up this week head to the bottom of this page and click 'Add Your Link'. 
Please remember to comment on other posts, add the blog button or a text link to your post and spread the word about the blog hop - the more people that know about the blog hop, the more traffic your posts will get! ;)




THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: 




  •  Link up a blog post, based around kids fashion. It can be a simple picture of them in a favourite outfit, an OOTD post, a clothes wishlist, a clothing review, a haul of recent bits you've spoilt your little one with or any other post featuring clothing, as long as it includes where you can get the items of clothing from. 

  • It doesnt have to be 'baby clothes' featured, any age is fine... they'll always be our babies right? :) 

  • Be fair, the point of a link-up / blog hop is to visit other blogs. So please visit at least 2 other posts if possible. Extra points for visiting the HOST's. ;) 

  • To make the link-up / blog hop successful, we need to spread the word, so please use the hashtag #StyleBaby when posting your link on Twitter, so others can find your post. I'll RT random posts too. 

  • Individual blog posts only please. Although you may link up as many posts as you wish, as long as they are recent posts and fit in with the theme.

  • Make sure you add the blog button or a text link to your posts to show you've linked up.




That's it... Get linking!! 
I can't wait to see what gorgeous outfits your little ones have been wearing this week!!




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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Parenting | Day Out With My Boys : OOTD

James worked all weekend last weekend, so the boys and I popped into town for some lunch and Bradley wanted to trade in some computer games.
Bradley helped me pick out some clothes for Taylor and helped me get him ready to go out.
It was the first time I'd been out with both of them, and it was a really lovely day. I saw how loving and protective Bradley is towards his baby brother, and I realised just how grown up he is, how clever he is getting and we had some lovely, grown up conversations. :)
Bradley traded in some of his old games and chose a new one, then we went for a yummy fresh pizza in a new pizza bar, Stonebaked Pizza Co followed by milkshakes in our favourite milkshake shop Shakeaway - I had Fruit Salad Chews flavour while Bradley chose Haribo flavour with Parma Violets on top. They were yummy!!

Taylor all dressed up ready to go.


Bradley holding his little brother - how cute is this top!!?


I love how they interact... :)


Yummy pizza for lunch, freshly baked in front of our eyes in less than 5 minutes!


We spent SO long trying to decide which milkshake to have.


My beautiful boys.


Yummy milkshakes :)


A very proud big brother.


Taylor wears...
Mini Boys White Monkey Braces TShirt - River Island (£8.00)
Authentic Denim Jeans  - Next (£9.50)
Socks - Mothercare (£5.00 for 5)

Bradley wears...
White Short Sleeved TShirt - Next (£12.50 for 4)
Purple Hoody - River Island
Pull On Jeans - Next (£14.00)
Nike Air Jordan Hi-Top Trainers - JB Sports




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