Welcome to #mamamondays… Junior Magazine, Wisley Gardens & Instagram

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 is 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…

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Mother’s Day style with I Love Gorgeous… and how to extend those special pieces

A few weeks back Miss Marnie and I were invited into the beautiful I Love Gorgeous store to choose an outfit for Mother’s Day (you can read the post HERE). We had a bit of a task on our hands as the rails were jammed with things I could vision Miss M wearing  – and the colour themed rails made it a joy to shop too. But, choose we did. And, I have to say I am pretty pleased with…

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How to extend your kids clothes from Summer into Autumn

The weather has finally turned and I don’t know about you but I feel a little sad at the thought of packing up Miss Marnie’s summer clothes. As kids clothes aren’t like adults are they? – they don’t get to come out next year for another airing. Any way I can prolong her wearing some of my fave buys the better – so I thought why not try and get even more cost-per-wear and take her best summer pieces into…

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Why I love Little Bird by Jools Oliver – & what I want to see next

I have been a big fan of Little Bird by Jools Oliver since I saw the debut collection at the Mothercare press A/W show back in July 2012.  I think one, because I was pregnant at the time (Miss M arrived in that September) and two, because it seemed to sum up everything I loved about babies and children clothing. In fact the little 1970’s winceyette fawn motif nightdress that inspired Jools (it was from Mothercare and had been worn by all her…

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The Flamingo Kid! Cool ‘pink bird’ buys for kids and the home

The first time I ever saw a flamingo I was 14 and it was my first holiday to America – and I have loved them ever since. Both in real life and any form of home, fashion and yes any other kitsch paraphernalia! So, I’m a little more excited than I should be that this summer these pretty pink birds are everywhere! Miss Marnie is already sporting the trend with this fab little blouse from theMini Club range at Boots. And, am…

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