Wednesday, 26 November 2014

V. I. BASH: Our NEW family Christmas traditions (part 1) - Elf on the Shelf

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After thinking about the things that mean Christmas is coming for me (read post here). I wanted to start some traditions that would symbolise Christmas is on its way for Miss M too. And, not just be about the amount of presents under the tree. 

I want her to get excited in the weeks running up to Christmas - because really isn't that the best bit?

So, here's part one of our the new traditions we're starting this year for her:


Elf on the Shelf


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Box set includes Elf and Book 


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

V. I. BABYMAMAS: ASOS Christmas Maternity & party dress *GIVEAWAY*

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Dressing for two this Christmas season? Don't want to splash out on a party dress that you might only wear once? Can't find anything modern and 'bump' flattering?

Then step forward ASOS Maternity. And, its cracking Christmas offerings.

Stylish and wearable - bumps have never looked so good. 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

V. I . BUSY BEES: Chic wooden market stalls for imaginative play - and lots of accessories too!

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You're never to young - or too old for that matter - to play shops.

While looking for ideas for Miss Marnie for Christmas I came across these gorgeous and oh-so-stylish wooden market stalls that I had to share them with you. (Miss M is getting the Howa one - shh!)

I mean who can resist a wooden toy - and, if it encourages role play all the better.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

V. I. BABYBRAIN: The 5 things that mean Christmas is coming for me...

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Christmas. It really is one of my favourite holidays. Although I think I prefer the build-up more than the 'Day' itself… 

But, no matter what I can't drop the 'C' word (apart from at work where Christmas starts in July!) until the following five thing appear…


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

V. I. BUYS: 9 Cool kids Advent Calendars … and not a chocolate in sight!

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Advent calendar don't have to be stuffed with chocolate to make kids happy - honestly. There is so many other cool ideas to help little ones count down the days until Christmas.

Not that I think there is anything wrong with those daily shaped chocolate bites hidden behind a layer of foil - I remember as a child having them and used to eat it on the way to school (after brushing my teeth - so wrong!).

And, of course they are inexpensive and often grabbed in a mad dash the night before the 1st of December from the supermarket…anyone?

But, if you're feeling more organised, want something that will last for years to come or just keeping them off the daily sugar-rush then take a look at these…

Monday, 17 November 2014

V. I. BUYS: Get ready for the Paddington Bear TAKE-OVER!

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In case you have been in darkest Peru yourself you couldn't have failed to notice a certain bear is popping up all over town.

The much-loved Paddington Bear is back (not that he really went away, maybe just went out of favour) with a little makeover and a debut movie to boot. 

From the classic books created by Michael Bond in 1956 - which have sold over 35million copies worldwide - its seems his popularity is set to soar again for a whole new generation.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

V. I. BRAND: Fifi Lapin - the coolest bunny in town collaborates with Petit Bateau

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Have you heard of Fifi Lapin? Well, she's one cool bunny.

Fifi Lapin (French for Rabbit) sits in the front row at every fashion show and via her amazing blog shows us what she's been wearing every day.

And, now Fifi has teamed up with her fellow French friends over at Petit Bateau and designed a range of exclusive T-shirts featuring designs from it's Autumn/Winter collection.