Which mum are you? A gift guide for the modern mother who likes…GIN #part 1

When you become a mum there are a few things that get your through the day and night –  and they can become your lifeline too. Playing on those ‘mum clichés’ I have complied a series of Christmas gift guides that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks centred around these little treats – but with a difference

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14 last-minute modern wedding gift ideas for Mr. & Mrs.

This year is probably the first year we haven’t had a weeding to attend. I guess I’m saving myself the expense of a hen night, new outfit and an overnight hotel stay – but one of my favourite parts is choosing the gift.  Any excuse to go shopping for gifts (my favourite form of shopping, if I’m honest)… So, consider this my gift to you. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift to give the soon-to-be-married (or, even an anniversary…

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Welcome to #mamasmondays …. Joules raincoats, Kitchen Trotter & Olympus PEN

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to make…

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What a NEW MUM really wants…& it’s not gifts for the baby!

Seems everyone around me is having a baby soon or just had one at the moment.  Which means coming up with present ideas is constant. As tempting as it is to buy a cute baby hamper and hand it to the new mum – I think we’re missing the point. As much as a new mum loves receiving baby gifts – as it saves time and money going out to get these things themselves. I think the real secret is…

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The simple Christmas gift guide for busy mums under pressure! Part 2 *KIDS*

Image: Jones Design Company Part 2 of my edited Christmas shopping guide. I say edited because rather than just choose lots of lovely pieces – which is so easy to do. I have narrowed my choices with a simple gift giving philosophy: WANT, NEED, WEAR and READ. A 4-gift giving rule that hopefully means minimal stress, less money and a whole lot more grateful recipients. The rules are you give: Something they WANT Something they NEED Something to WEAR Something to READ It may…

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