Personalised Birthday Stationery from Orange Paper Duck | V. I. BIRTHDAY

I love stationery. End of. I use any excuse to send a hand written note or card (so nice to receive in a world of short texts and tweets don’t you think?) – so, Miss Marnie’s first birthday was no exception. Sticking with my Rainbow Tea Party theme (more here and here) I set about finding the perfect invitations and thank you cards. I ordered them from Orange Paper Duck on Etsy – and they were a big hit. The invites are made to order… View Post

My favourite organic and reversible baby blanket by Toby Tiger | V. I. BUYS

I’ve a bit of an obsession with baby blankets. Miss Marnie has more than she’ll ever need. But, one I have been using over and over is my Toby Tiger 100% Organic Cotton one. In a stripe and floral reversible design – it’s so soft, washes up a treat (now I’m sounding like a mum) and is the perfect size for throwing in your bag, under the pushchair or using with the carseat. Toby Tiger

The coolest baby juice bar & homemade lemonade for kids | V. I. BAKE

Re-using jam jars for cocktails is my kind of recycling – and pretty chic for parties too.  I didn’t see why the same process couldn’t be applied for children parties. Using Miss Marnie’s empty baby food jars (with soft drinks of course!) as idea I of course saw on Pinterest. I couldn’t wait to try it for her first birthday. I even had a vintage style drinks tray to complete the look. They would also make a great idea for a baby showers (you… View Post

Fisherman’s Friend – The ONLY raincoat any cool kid should have | V. I. BUYS

Don’t let all this rain ruin your little ones style with this classic and eternally cool fisherman’s raincoat! This JoJo Maman Bebe Coat comes in yellow, red, navy and new for this season fuchsia. They all come with a striped jersey lining too (my fave!) I have my eye on the bright yellow one for Miss Marnie. Gap do a similar one (in-store only) called a ‘Rain Slicker’ – isn’t that the coolest name for a wet weather coat? £35 (6mths – 5 yrs.)… View Post

Smooth as a babies bum…my top 3 nappy rash creams for little behinds | V. I. BEAUTY

Having tried a few different bottom balms to soothe Miss M’s nappy rash these are my top 3 bottom balms – that actually work! Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment £5.99  – My everyday cream – this smells divine and leaves babies bums lovely and soft Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment from £2.99 – This kicks nappy rashes’ ass literally in one use! (By the way, this is brilliant on tattoos too – Mr VIB used it after he got his first one… View Post