tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23556543551132092312013-12-11T08:59:36.477ZYummy Mummy In TrainingSarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.comBlogger558125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-62958183264373247832013-12-10T18:02:00.000Z2013-12-10T18:02:14.577ZBritain's Best blanket Fort Competition<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-braDDXaqfJA/UqdWL2I7ROI/AAAAAAAAHqQ/5DojMG2ThN0/s1600/BBBF1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="227" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-braDDXaqfJA/UqdWL2I7ROI/AAAAAAAAHqQ/5DojMG2ThN0/s640/BBBF1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />&nbsp;Thomas and I have never made a den before so when I heard of <a href="http://www.thefurnituremarket.co.uk/Britains-Best-Blanket-Fort-Competition.asp#BBBF" target="_blank">Britains Best Blanket Fort Competition</a> I thought this would be the perfect excuse to make Thomas his very first den and so we got to work mummy did all of the manual labour whilst Thomas project managed and supervised the building work.<br /><br />I just used the kitchen table as the frame and draped some fluffy blankets over the sides to make it a bit more cosy<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6TFjrjSBEpc/UqdOngzSFRI/AAAAAAAAHoA/cHcPUE02XJA/s640/blogger-image--1740753651.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6TFjrjSBEpc/UqdOngzSFRI/AAAAAAAAHoA/cHcPUE02XJA/s640/blogger-image--1740753651.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"></div>I draped two of his daddy's Christmas jumpers over the chairs to make them look nice and festive and draped some fairy lights over them. I also put a spare duvet cover over the floor to make it a bit nicer than sitting on the cold laminate floor.<br /><br />Thomas also took some of his teddies in to his den so he would have a little company and mummy could read his story to all of them. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SZASutwbzKY/UqdO1lLpxLI/AAAAAAAAHoY/AsLkyn6-v1A/s640/blogger-image-855268976.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SZASutwbzKY/UqdO1lLpxLI/AAAAAAAAHoY/AsLkyn6-v1A/s640/blogger-image-855268976.jpg" /></a></div><br />Thomas loves sitting in his little den and getting cosy I think it might be difficult trying to get him to go to boring bed tonight!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XIuPmEIuw1s/UqdO5kA_XfI/AAAAAAAAHog/MD1r-4uegeM/s640/blogger-image-618017341.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XIuPmEIuw1s/UqdO5kA_XfI/AAAAAAAAHog/MD1r-4uegeM/s640/blogger-image-618017341.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-77150244040379358912013-12-09T17:14:00.000Z2013-12-09T17:14:00.077ZSugarhill Boutique Ellie Knit Dress*One thing that every girl should have in her wardrobe for the winter is a soft knit dress. This year I have started to wear dresses a lot more but it was getting a bit too cold for my normal style of dress which is a short sleeve skater skirt. So as soon as I saw this dress I fell in love with it, the style, the colour, the details everything. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.beau-boutique.co.uk/dresses/sugarhill-boutique-ellie-knit-dress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This beautiful knit dress</a> comes to just above the knee making it the perfect length for day wear and it is in a lovely burgundy colour which is my ultimate winter colour. The dress is quite a light knit for me as I don't like really chunky knit dresses or jumpers as I tend to overheat and feel like I am going to pass out but this dress keeps me just nice. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rdTJ2jVbEuM/UqNSFyzg7qI/AAAAAAAAHnc/lsTfnYqIGi0/s1600/DSC_0460.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rdTJ2jVbEuM/UqNSFyzg7qI/AAAAAAAAHnc/lsTfnYqIGi0/s640/DSC_0460.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />I adore the peter pan style collar, i've never actually owned anything with this style of collar before and I love the really girly look it gives. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qMF4gFDyTrI/UqNR1j9dQzI/AAAAAAAAHnE/mVRbbvt6DUM/s1600/DSC_0453.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qMF4gFDyTrI/UqNR1j9dQzI/AAAAAAAAHnE/mVRbbvt6DUM/s640/DSC_0453.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />For a simple knit dress I love all of the cute details like the peter pan collar and then the triangle cut out on the back it just makes the dress a little more special.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--4CuTEcLnac/UqNR3sIq6FI/AAAAAAAAHnM/xsG-E1R9CR8/s1600/DSC_0458.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--4CuTEcLnac/UqNR3sIq6FI/AAAAAAAAHnM/xsG-E1R9CR8/s640/DSC_0458.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />My favourite part of the whole dress is the bow detail on the sleeves I love them! They just make the dress look ultra girly. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zimx1o1fN-w/UqNWWW-hReI/AAAAAAAAHno/KqGN_F0djVs/s1600/DSC_0464.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zimx1o1fN-w/UqNWWW-hReI/AAAAAAAAHno/KqGN_F0djVs/s640/DSC_0464.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />I know I will be getting lots of wear out of this dress over the winter as I think it will fast become my go to outfit. Keep your eyes peeled as I shall be featuring it in an outfit of the day post very soon. Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-86734873861750018022013-12-07T12:32:00.003Z2013-12-10T17:32:55.865ZMy Dream Kitchen*Do you ever lose yourself in day dreams, dreaming about what you would do if you won the lottery I'm still dreaming of my ultimate dream house of all the wonderful gadgets I would have and the beautifully decorated rooms.<br /><br />The one room that would really excite me would be the kitchen it would be filled with fabulous gadgets and everything to make cooking and house work easier such as a built in <a href="http://www.electrolux.co.uk/Products/Laundry/Built-in" target="_blank">washer dryer</a> so I could just switch it on before I go out and come home to washed and dried clothes no bother. I'd have one of those big American style <a href="http://www.electrolux.co.uk/Products/Cooling/" target="_blank">fridge freezer</a> with the ice cube maker on the front.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PsGtf4PESEg/UqMSv1JdY_I/AAAAAAAAHmw/uTFSFCGMcUg/s1600/Perfect+kitchen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PsGtf4PESEg/UqMSv1JdY_I/AAAAAAAAHmw/uTFSFCGMcUg/s400/Perfect+kitchen.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br />I imagine my ideal kitchen to be a lovely big farm house style kitchen with the big sunken sink and the little island in the middle of the room and I would have a lovely mix of pretty crockery and cute tea towels, vases of flowers dotted around it would be perfect.<br /><br />I would also have a big table as the main feature of the room as the kitchen table should be the heart of a house a place where the family should spend time together everyday to talk about their days. Also a place to get messy with the children and do lots of crafts. I'm sad to say it's very rare that we are able to sit around our table as we don't have many family meal times as David is nearly always at work but I try to eat at the table with Thomas as much as I can.<br /><br />What would your dream kitchen be like? <br /><br />*PR collabSarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-46584830823232413932013-12-05T19:43:00.000Z2013-12-05T19:43:00.195ZInfasense *Thomas inherited his Daddy's legs he is never going to be the tallest little boy and even though he is 18 months he still doesn't fit in to half of his 12-18 month jeans they are still much too long and the 9-12 jeans are starting to look a bit too short so trying to find sleepsuits that fit him was near enough impossible the 9-12 are too short so I can't let him wear them as I don't want them to pull round his neck. Then 12-18months are too long and so they can trip him up.<br /><br />When I came across Infasense they seemed like the perfect solution we received a sleepsuit from their Justfit range was created after they had the same trouble where sleepsuits were just too long and were causing frustration, trips and tumbles and a clever mummy came up with the idea to use adjustable Velcro straps around the wrists and ankles so that you can keep your toddler feet where they should be.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gZS7z1sCek4/Up4xNKuTbhI/AAAAAAAAHlU/3BctkO2LfRY/s1600/DSC_0427.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gZS7z1sCek4/Up4xNKuTbhI/AAAAAAAAHlU/3BctkO2LfRY/s400/DSC_0427.JPG" width="266" /></a></div><br /><br />As I just mentioned there are also straps around the wrists to stop little handies from getting lost which is something that Thomas HATES it when his hands get lost in sleeves it really bothers him so these sleepsuits are perfect for him.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vz1E-6zete8/Up4zmQmfz_I/AAAAAAAAHlk/493C4DZcdn4/s1600/safegk-is-275.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vz1E-6zete8/Up4zmQmfz_I/AAAAAAAAHlk/493C4DZcdn4/s400/safegk-is-275.png" width="280" /></a></div><br /><br />Now you may be thinking that the idea of straps could be quite restrictive but these really aren't they are still super comfy and aren't tight which was something I did wonder about because after all you still want your little one to be comfy.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nhoHzNFKzg4/Up4ycAOnLHI/AAAAAAAAHlc/Lw2a4NmMZfw/s1600/DSC_0435.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="425" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nhoHzNFKzg4/Up4ycAOnLHI/AAAAAAAAHlc/Lw2a4NmMZfw/s640/DSC_0435.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />These sleepsuits come in packs of two for £18.99 which is brilliant value for money because these could last you for ages. Thomas has the size 18-24months which is too long for him but because of the straps he can still wear it comfortably now and I know he will be able to wear these for many months to come as they are super quality too. If you have a little shorty like me then I would definitely go and check this site out <a href="http://www.infasense.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.infasense.com</a>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-78890806266498099972013-12-05T10:30:00.000Z2013-12-05T10:30:03.039ZA Beautiful Book For Christmas*People love getting really creative, one-of-a-kind books for Christmas. Books that elicit a “where did you find this?” response. As the leading indie- and self-publishing platform, Blurb has an entire <a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore" target="_blank">online bookstore</a> full of unique books by an incredible array of undiscovered, self-published authors, artists, and photographers. And while these books probably aren’t in your recipient’s bookshelf, many of them should be.<br /><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">So, if you’re thinking of giving unique gifts this year, consider these titles. Each costs around £40 or less:</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/3138409-cookie-cravings" target="_blank">Cookie Cravings</a> by Maria Lichty and Heidi Larsen</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">We all have cookie cravings. Popular food blogger Maria Lichter decided to put them into something deliciously original: A baking book featuring 30 recipes you won’t find anywhere else.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/2971212-dog-by-my-side" target="_blank">Dog by My Side</a> by Adam Schnitzer</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">This charming collection of original, vintage photos shows us that as long as there have been cameras, we’ve wanted to photograph our canine best friends. As a special bonus, there’s a glossary of the early photographic methods used in the original images.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/3720539-around-the-world-with-a-toy-camera-standard" target="_blank">Around the World with a Toy Camera</a> by Giorgio Giussani</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Perfect for the photography or graffiti-art fan on your list. This book is an explosion of gritty color that explores the wonders of street art and analog photography. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/3919506-food-stories?pid=Featured" target="_blank">Food Stories</a> by Elena Scott&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">A short, wonderfully illustrated collection of recipes (and food stories) that will inspire you to pick up the knife and spatula—or just pen and paper.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/4729693-things-i-love" target="_blank">Things I Love</a> by Carol Nehls and Jessica Rose</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Illustrated and written<span style="font-family: Symbol;">¾</span>many years apart<span style="font-family: Symbol;">¾</span>by a mother and daughter, this sweet rhyming story told by a fox is pure joy for all ages.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/1823029-patent-pending?pid=Featured" target="_blank">Patent Pending</a> by Jordan Natyshen</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Chicken goggles, air-conditioned rocking chairs, monkey jockeys for greyhounds… humankind has invented and sought to patent some amazing and crazy things. Illustrator Jordan Natyshen illustrates some of the strangest in this history of odd inventions.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4466771-tiny-horses-are-everywhere?pid=Featured" target="_blank">Tiny Horses are Everywhere</a> by Thea Lux</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The perfect stocking-stuffer for fans of off-beat humor, this undeniably nutty book is based on a Tumblr blog and combines simple photo collages of small horses in human environments with incredibly funny captions.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4371021-rouleaux?pid=Featured" target="_blank">Rouleaux</a> by Anastassia Elias</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">What can you do with an empty roll of toilet paper? If you’re French artist Anastassia Elias, you create tiny dioramas inside of the discarded tubes. Inspired by art and movies, these pieces are beautifully crafted, fun, and unbelievably detailed.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/2961939-low-fidelity?pid=Featured" target="_blank">Low Fidelity</a><a href="http://www.blogger.com/null" name="1428fc4ee8a70031__GoBack"></a> by Bobby Grossman</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">If you, or someone you love, listened to New York punk and new wave in the 70s, chances are your favorite artist can be found in this book. Bobby Grossman photographed Iggy Pop, David Byrne, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol and many more. This book is a time capsule of—and a love letter to—a legendary time, place, and sound</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">*In association with Blurb </div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-49641417209791984842013-12-03T17:00:00.000Z2013-12-03T17:00:00.913ZParragon Book Buddies*This month Thomas was lucky enough to receive these two board books as part of the Parragon Book buddies scheme. As you know Thomas and I love these puppet books they make story time even more fun so we were excited to have more to add to our collection.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qJw0yTeI3kQ/UoOtezmquoI/AAAAAAAAHdE/gmDv7fId8ZA/s1600/DSC_0218.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qJw0yTeI3kQ/UoOtezmquoI/AAAAAAAAHdE/gmDv7fId8ZA/s640/DSC_0218.JPG" height="426" width="640" /></a></div><br />These little books are just the right size for little toddler hands to hold and Thomas has started to put his fingers in to the puppets although he likes it more when mummy does it as I tickle him with them.<br />These books are nursery rhyme books but they are only the first part of the nursery rhyme so it perhaps would have been nicer to be a bit longer.<br /><br />I love the illustrations and they are fab for toddlers to sit and look through in fact Thomas keeps one of these in his cot and most mornings when I go in to him he is sitting in his cot looking through his book and playing with the puppet.<br /><br />The lovely little books would make great stocking fillers this Christmas or just for a little treat Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-23092379064434199362013-12-03T12:07:00.001Z2013-12-04T20:54:15.263ZCreating family fun on a Central European adventure*<div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Road trips are a great way to explore large stretches of mainland Europe. Taking in a few countries at a time, you can sample different cultures and cuisines, see all different amazing sights and come back home feeling like you’ve accomplished something huge. However, is it any different when you have the kids with you, no matter where you’re going?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pzwk0r3NF-A/Up2nsv-k3vI/AAAAAAAAHk4/PNnI-0RsDZI/s1600/IMG_2517.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pzwk0r3NF-A/Up2nsv-k3vI/AAAAAAAAHk4/PNnI-0RsDZI/s320/IMG_2517.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><br /></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">If you’re </span><a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/10-tips-preparing-road-trip-219200.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">planning a family road trip</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">, you might wonder what you can do to keep the kids entertained without it coming at your expense. It’s all about choosing the right route for your trip – one that has plenty of attractions and sights along the way, not to mention amazing roads.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Down along the Danube</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">A good route the whole family can enjoy takes in three of </span><a href="http://www.fodors.com/news/perfect-week-in-prague-vienna-budapest-for-fall-and-the-holidays-7248.html" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Europe’s most aesthetically pleasing capital cities</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> – Vienna in Austria, Prague in the Czech Republic and Budapest in Hungary. All three are close to the river Danube, one of Europe’s longest.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The route begins in Prague, which has plenty to offer for visitors young and old. You can start your week-long Central European trip by dining at the Choco Café, a family-friendly restaurant near the Old Town Square serving hot chocolate as well as lunchtime staples like Panini. The Holiday Market in Startomestske Namesti in the medieval district is a good place to spend the afternoon.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Exploring the rest of the square is something else you can do over the rest of the day. On day two, you might like to visit St Vitus’s Cathedral, one of the largest in the region and other landmarks like the Old Royal Palace. Golden Lane is another place you might like to walk down – the houses are like something out of a fairy-tale!</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Viennese delight</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: left;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">After leaving Prague on the third day, you can visit Vienna. On arrival, you should try and visit a restaurant which serves Wiener schnitzel, the national dish of Austria in the evening – a breaded meat cutlet. &nbsp;Day five should consist of visits to Viennese landmarks including the Belvedere Palace, the Museums Quartier and, in the evening, a trip to the Christmas Market!</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: center;"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ur1WsI8_NZ4/Up-WS-r7d8I/AAAAAAAAHl8/tHvUDxbC2RA/s1600/image03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ur1WsI8_NZ4/Up-WS-r7d8I/AAAAAAAAHl8/tHvUDxbC2RA/s320/image03.jpg" width="320" /></a></span></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Many of Vienna’s greatest experiences are only accessible by car, the majority of roads throughout are well-treated both in urban and rural environments. &nbsp;</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">"It's a fact that driving around Vienna is very popular as many of the roads offer some of the best views in the whole of Europe. It would be wise avoiding using the vehicles horn in Vienna or near hospitals as you may easily receive a fine. It is illegal to overtake school buses when the yellow lights on the vehicle are flashing. Also know warning triangle, first-aid kit and reflective vest must be kept in the car at all times. They are considered essentials and there are chances to receive a fine" according to </span><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-callaghan/20/6a/330" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Mike Callaghan</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"> a spokesperson and Head of </span><a href="http://www.arguscarhire.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: blue; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Argus Car Hire</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: center;"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AVw5MS_yiR8/Up-Wa9pfdpI/AAAAAAAAHmE/1MTPeO9bsuE/s1600/image01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AVw5MS_yiR8/Up-Wa9pfdpI/AAAAAAAAHmE/1MTPeO9bsuE/s320/image01.jpg" width="320" /></a></span></div><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">On Day six of your trip, the final stop is Budapest, a city which is two halves – Buda and Pest. It’s reachable by train in just two and a half hours and, on arrival, there are so many places to start. A trip up Castle Hill via funicular will offer panoramic views of St Matthias Cathedral, the Hungarian National Gallery and, of course, views of the Danube!</span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: center;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span><img height="200" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/lANfOANscxNFdwLciMUVLl4Pxtr7-7ZJV2uCjIlNOD05XogLhDimfA9M_LZSVicTBs5OY9enc-taAp3lFfwypUbr1GPSsu7qCaZokKjddw89kUQnKxseAdMDVQBLUoc7738" width="320" /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></div><div dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-bottom: 10pt; margin-top: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">The final day in Budapest is an ideal opportunity to see how they celebrate Christmas there. The Christmas Fair in Vorosmarty square is great for a bargain and bite to eat, while a swim in the Szechenyi Baths will be a perfect end to a perfect week.</span></div><span style="font-size: x-small;">*Guest post collab</span><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; color: black; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"></span>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-87748416382977039042013-12-02T13:54:00.000Z2013-12-02T13:54:00.437ZMy Current Make Up StorageI have been thinking of doing this post for a while now, even though I love my dressing table I'm not entirely happy with how my make up is organised inside everything just looks messy.<br /><br />The dressing table is from Ikea and it is their Malm dressing table and it was £90 which I think is a complete bargain it has a glass top which makes it look really expensive and like with all of the Malm range it is really good quality for the price.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-T3R7Imy7Vrc/UpZaKf3lgPI/AAAAAAAAHjE/7rAArS_Y8kI/s1600/DSC_0332.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-T3R7Imy7Vrc/UpZaKf3lgPI/AAAAAAAAHjE/7rAArS_Y8kI/s640/DSC_0332.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />On the top of my dressing table I have some pretty looking trinkets which I think I have mentioned before on my blog when I did my room tour post but in the trinket box I keep my cotton wool pads and then in the little cup I keep little jewellery bits and bobs.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GpC47JQ3_go/UpZadfvMKzI/AAAAAAAAHjQ/QQcNreqxfqc/s1600/DSC_0326.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GpC47JQ3_go/UpZadfvMKzI/AAAAAAAAHjQ/QQcNreqxfqc/s640/DSC_0326.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />On the opposite side of my table is where I keep my brushes and palettes I can't remember where I got the holders from which is helpful I know but I got them quite a while ago now so I doubt you could find them which is a shame because I really like them and I need another brush holder as this one is over flowing a little now.<br /><br />In case you want a little run down of my palettes I have they are as follows. The large one at the back is a cheap blush one that I got from Ebay quite a while ago it was from China and contains 28 blushes and was under £10 I hardly use it anymore but it's always nice to have just in case. Next to that I have the new Neutral Barry M eyeshadow palette which I reviewed <a href="http://www.yummymummyintraining.co.uk/2013/11/barry-m-eye-shadow-palette-review.html" target="_blank">here</a><br />I then have 4 Sleek palettes Storm, Sunset, The Original and Oh so Special. Then I have MUA heaven and earth palette. Finally there is the Naked palette which in a couple of weeks will be joined by number 3. Can you spot a bit of a trend here? Mostly neutral palettes I want to start experimenting more with more daring colours.<br /><br />I own mostly Real Technique brushes I love them! For the price the quality is brilliant I would definitely recommend them to anybody and I am wanting to get more as I am missing a few brushes from my collection.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yR4fvZfsxyQ/UpZacPLGOQI/AAAAAAAAHjM/EQY3vzHdF2I/s1600/DSC_0327.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yR4fvZfsxyQ/UpZacPLGOQI/AAAAAAAAHjM/EQY3vzHdF2I/s640/DSC_0327.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />I also keep my beautiful Michael Kors watch, glasses and my perfume of choice in easy reach for when I am getting ready in a morning with my deodorant tucked away because let's face it they aren't very pretty.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdQleNpevfo/UpZa0okW0CI/AAAAAAAAHjc/MzGiUdK4m7k/s1600/DSC_0329.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdQleNpevfo/UpZa0okW0CI/AAAAAAAAHjc/MzGiUdK4m7k/s640/DSC_0329.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />So here is where my problem starts I store all of my make up in the dressing table drawer in cutlery trays and glossyboxes but it just looks so untidy and cramped as I am slowly out growing the drawer. In a perfect world I would love the Ikea Alex or the tall Malm drawers so I can spread out but I just can't justify that.&nbsp;<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BsVA7AhWF2o/UpZa-26ibHI/AAAAAAAAHjk/qGnwHyHTOSQ/s1600/DSC_0333.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BsVA7AhWF2o/UpZa-26ibHI/AAAAAAAAHjk/qGnwHyHTOSQ/s640/DSC_0333.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />What do you think? Do you have any ideas on what I can do to make my make up drawer look a bit neater and more organised?Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-79128516659708875062013-12-01T23:05:00.000Z2013-12-01T23:11:20.128ZBlogmas Day 1 SelfieThis year I am going to be tryings to complete Blogmas which is blogging everyday over Christmas. I will be following daily photo prompts which I found on Instagram so today is "selfie"&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>I've been so excited to do the tree I was originally going to do it this coming Friday as I have a day off work and I wanted to surprise Thomas but I just couldn't wait so I have done it tonight whilst he is asleep so I can still switch all the lights on in the morning as when we get up it's still dark so he will still get the full Christmassy effect with the lights turned on.</div><div><br></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eyFfALY5V6Q/UpvCFfub6SI/AAAAAAAAHkk/97dEUB5MhOo/s640/blogger-image-189012507.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eyFfALY5V6Q/UpvCFfub6SI/AAAAAAAAHkk/97dEUB5MhOo/s640/blogger-image-189012507.jpg"></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><br></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;">When do you normally put your decorations up?&nbsp;</div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-80923539013597863582013-12-01T15:30:00.000Z2013-12-01T15:30:02.407ZMy Perfect Cosy Night In*There is nothing that I enjoy more this time of year than cosy nights in, I love it when it's dark and chilly outside and you can switch the heating on, light some beautiful smelling candles, get in your comfiest pjs and snuggle up under a fleecy throw.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bXNAwe78LVo/Uo6A5G3iI0I/AAAAAAAAHg0/K0r47EIFul8/s1600/Cosy+night+in+.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bXNAwe78LVo/Uo6A5G3iI0I/AAAAAAAAHg0/K0r47EIFul8/s640/Cosy+night+in+.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">So here is my perfect night in&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">A glass of my favourite ever wine, it's the only wine I can drink more than a glass of.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Some snuggly <a href="http://www.figleaves.com/uk/christmas/nightwear/21979/" target="_blank">winter PJ's</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I absolutely love fluffy slipper boots perfect for keeping your tootsies toasty on chilly nights.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">My chocolate of choice would definitely be Dairy Milk with Daim I bloomin' love it!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I love nothing more than sitting in candle light this time of year. A lovely festive scent is pefect for getting you in the Christmassy mood.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">All of this settled under a blanket nice and comfy to watch a good film.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">*Pr collab</span></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-15798358521642694082013-11-30T20:06:00.000Z2013-11-30T20:06:00.326ZElla's Kitchen My Little Big Meals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>Throughout the whole of Thomas's weaning journey he had always been a bit fan of Ella's Kitchen products and so was I it was the main brand I would turn to as I always found there foods to be the most attractive. We tried foods from other brands and there was something about them that I didn't like much they didn't smell great and looked even worse but with products from Ella's Kitchen I never felt like that I always felt like Thomas was getting good quality food.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yMZJjltpysI/UnGTzTkIj3I/AAAAAAAAHUo/EokSgHXAuAk/s1600/DSC_0009.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yMZJjltpysI/UnGTzTkIj3I/AAAAAAAAHUo/EokSgHXAuAk/s640/DSC_0009.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />Ella's Kitchen have recent bought out a new range of products for toddlers who want proper chunky meals and they are bursting with goodness of at least 5 fruit and veg inside each of the dishes. There are 6 tasty new meals in the range.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Full of beans pork stew</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Full of colour chicken Paella</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Stacked and packed veggie mousaka</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Chunky bolognese bake</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Beefy beef stew</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Creamy coconutty chicken curry&nbsp;</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Each one of the pots looks and smells delicious not the generic baby food smell I have also tasted them myself and they actually taste nice. Even though we don't buy these very often now for Thomas as he mainly eats what we do they are still always handy to have a couple in the cupboard if we need a quick meal or if David and I are having something that isn't suitable for Thomas we can give him one of these and know that he is having a good meal.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><i> </i></div><div style="text-align: left;">The size of these pots are also perfect for a toddlers tummy Thomas always manages to eat pretty much all of it and he isn't left feeling hungry afterwards.</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vjpIKaR57vk/UnGTCnEdtAI/AAAAAAAAHUQ/Yc-56OQ3SQg/s1600/DSC_0015.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vjpIKaR57vk/UnGTCnEdtAI/AAAAAAAAHUQ/Yc-56OQ3SQg/s640/DSC_0015.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">As you can see Thomas loved tucking in to his beef stew and it was</div><div style="text-align: center;">nearly as nice as the one mummy makes.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Are you fans of Ella's Kitchen?</div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-17769379428536256032013-11-29T09:00:00.000Z2013-11-29T09:00:05.744ZChad Valley Train Table Review*Thomas loves playing with cars and trains he loves pushing them around but he has never had a track before so I knew he would be over the moon with this train table as it is a train track and a road with cars so he has the best of both worlds.<br /><br />The train table comes in flat pack form with pretty easy to follow instructions and I managed to build this on my own and it didn't really take me that long to be honest. Although it seemed like some of the holes for the screws weren't properly matched up and I'm pretty sure that wasn't just me doing it wrong. For me the most time consuming thing was setting the 90 piece track and scenery up. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h19mLEzfOuk/UpTE_m1yfQI/AAAAAAAAHhk/_KbDEIe5aNw/s1600/DSC_0389.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h19mLEzfOuk/UpTE_m1yfQI/AAAAAAAAHhk/_KbDEIe5aNw/s640/DSC_0389.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wDV4BUwdX3s/UpTFhALqreI/AAAAAAAAHhs/ARmRhA3JgAI/s1600/DSC_0397.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wDV4BUwdX3s/UpTFhALqreI/AAAAAAAAHhs/ARmRhA3JgAI/s640/DSC_0397.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ypHM_W5Ja1k/UpTFmMTcm4I/AAAAAAAAHh0/t2bzvW9HfR4/s1600/DSC_0398.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ypHM_W5Ja1k/UpTFmMTcm4I/AAAAAAAAHh0/t2bzvW9HfR4/s640/DSC_0398.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6L-oZ2xFViM/UpTFmgtZh0I/AAAAAAAAHh4/h20S1YPaaYs/s1600/DSC_0400.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6L-oZ2xFViM/UpTFmgtZh0I/AAAAAAAAHh4/h20S1YPaaYs/s640/DSC_0400.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />I love that the table is so brightly coloured and it looks fab for toddlers and makes it more interesting for them to play with. The table is just the right size too it it tall enough for toddlers to be able to stand up and play with it but also when your child gets taller they will be able to sit down and still play with it.<br /><br />When you have the table out for your child to play with it, it isn't too big that it takes over the room and gets in the way so you wont get sick of seeing it.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wH_32BKqJGo/UpTLQncJUMI/AAAAAAAAHiY/SrnZ20wp4bU/s1600/DSC_0409.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wH_32BKqJGo/UpTLQncJUMI/AAAAAAAAHiY/SrnZ20wp4bU/s640/DSC_0409.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IyRKfLY8yRw/UpTLQ6k1wOI/AAAAAAAAHic/TnyQohrs5sE/s1600/DSC_0411.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IyRKfLY8yRw/UpTLQ6k1wOI/AAAAAAAAHic/TnyQohrs5sE/s640/DSC_0411.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />As you can see Thomas loves playing with his train track and will stand there for ages pushing his train along the track and making all the noises to go with the train and cars. I'm really impressed with this toy for the price which is around the £40 mark it is brilliant you can get similar tables for a lot more but this one is fab all of the pieces feel really good quality. Sometimes when Thomas gets frustrated he can quite a bit heavy handed which I was worried about when playing with this but everything is really good quality wood so I think they will last for a long time.<br /><br />If you are thinking of getting one of these tables I would definitely say get it, you wont regret it and your son or daughter will love it just like Thomas does. I really think this is a must have present if you have a little train fanatic what do you think? This was our dream toy this year but I can't believe it didn't make it on to the dream toys 2013 list which you can find <a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/dream-toys.htm" target="_blank">here </a>if you are needing a bit of present inspiration to see what the most popular toys are this year.Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-49794617859424167082013-11-28T09:00:00.000Z2013-11-29T10:38:13.940ZMaternity Outfits Don't Need To Be Boring*When you are pregnant it is easy to get stuck in a bit of a style rut whether it is because you don't want to glam up and draw attention to your blooming body or you simply don't know how to accessorize around a bump. The <a href="http://www.tiffanyrose.com/blog/posts/2013/10/31/belle-of-the-ball-melissa-george.html" target="_blank">beautiful Melissa George</a> has recently been snapped in a gorgeous <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2480082/Pregnant-Melissa-George-enjoys-evening-charity-ball-French-boyfriend-Jean-David-Blanc.html" target="_blank">coffee brown maxi dress</a> but she didn't really accessorize at all. So I thought I would share what accessories I would have chosen to wear with that dress.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tFXs7VA5fhc/UpPn1FowrwI/AAAAAAAAHhE/VOENkBFbuH4/s1600/Tiffany+Rose+Maternity.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tFXs7VA5fhc/UpPn1FowrwI/AAAAAAAAHhE/VOENkBFbuH4/s400/Tiffany+Rose+Maternity.jpg" height="400" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">First things first I would use a sash around the top of the bump</div><div style="text-align: center;">to break the dress up a bit and give it a bit more detail.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">As the dress is quite plain you get to have fun with your jewellery&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">You could experiment with yellow gold, white gold or silver and any of these would look</div><div style="text-align: center;">lovely against the colour of the dress.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">As Melissa has her hair styled so that you can see her ears I think I would choose&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">more of a statement earring what do you think?</div><div style="text-align: center;">I love the chandelier drop style and think these would look fab with this style dress.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The low neckline of this style of dress means that a statement necklace is a must for me&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">you will guide attention to that area and if you have a longer necklace it will then draw&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">the focus towards your bump that you are no doubt proud to show off.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">What do you think, are accessories a must for you?</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">*PR Collab</span></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-52910666199684538142013-11-27T17:30:00.000Z2013-11-27T17:30:01.247ZWhere Did My Newborn Go?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E1ZoGi-cwsE/Uoklx0c-j-I/AAAAAAAAHeg/OCg-5hP4w3Y/s1600/IMG_0226.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E1ZoGi-cwsE/Uoklx0c-j-I/AAAAAAAAHeg/OCg-5hP4w3Y/s320/IMG_0226.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br />Just lately it seems like there are newborns everywhere a couple of Twitter friends have recently given birth to beautiful little babies and it got me thinking about my newborn. Just short of 18 months ago I gave birth to a beautiful little boy as with all expectant mothers I knew I would love this tiny human unconditionally but I just didn't realise how strong and powerful that love would be and I don't think you can ever begin to understand how huge the love is until you become a parent.<br /><br />I miss those first weeks of newborn-ness so much, I miss the new-ness, I miss the tiny-ness I miss that magical time in our lives. I even miss the night feeds, I know I have said that before but I do. I loved and cherished that special quiet time we shared together Thomas would be restful and enjoy the boobie or the bottle and I would just gaze at him in silence. At the time I use to be eagerly awaiting the time when he would sleep through, I didn't know just how special those times would be and how much I would miss them.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KyvtPx_EEHk/UokqeYcNFLI/AAAAAAAAHes/TLdrBOQiRHI/s1600/IMG_0278.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KyvtPx_EEHk/UokqeYcNFLI/AAAAAAAAHes/TLdrBOQiRHI/s320/IMG_0278.JPG" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Have you ever seen such a satisfied little face?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Completely sozzled on mummy milk</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">17 and a half months on and the newborn has grown in to a toddler a tantrum throwing cheeky little toddler.&nbsp; I couldn't love him more, with every single day I love him more and more. I love the little boy that he is growing in to I love watching his personality grow, everyday he does something new and everyday he does something that has me in stitches it's like he knows how to make you laugh.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Thomas is also very good at cheering you up I only ever lay down on the settee when I'm not very well and he must know that, whether he senses it or just the miserable look on my face tells him that something isn't right with mummy but he will come and rest his head on the settee next to me or he will give me a kiss. Once I was watching something sad on the tele and I started to tear up and he offered me his dummy which obviously sent me over the edge he just amazes me. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Thomas is not only my son but he is already my little friend and I just hope that we will always have our close bond and so many more wonderfully funny times together.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IFW1lfkNDyE/Uok8eLtFFDI/AAAAAAAAHe8/z7qgqzsTo0A/s1600/b91861a24e4211e383fb12563aa987f1_6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IFW1lfkNDyE/Uok8eLtFFDI/AAAAAAAAHe8/z7qgqzsTo0A/s320/b91861a24e4211e383fb12563aa987f1_6.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /><br />Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-21080835542365480292013-11-27T11:00:00.000Z2013-11-27T11:00:05.311ZWin a copy of David Walliams's Slightly Annoying ElephantToday I am bringing you another competition one lucky winner will receive a copy of David Walliams's new book The Slightly Annoying Elephant. Earlier in the month a reviewed a copy which you can find <a href="http://www.yummymummyintraining.co.uk/2013/11/the-slightly-annoying-elephant.html" target="_blank">Here</a> and I am very pleased to be able to give one away.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9dTQcTPNWns/UpXKe7KkSaI/AAAAAAAAHi0/jjWglk95Ef8/s1600/DSC_0069.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9dTQcTPNWns/UpXKe7KkSaI/AAAAAAAAHi0/jjWglk95Ef8/s640/DSC_0069.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><a class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/64a22d9/" id="rc-64a22d9" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a><script src="//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js"></script>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com48tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-68198901298173818192013-11-26T16:37:00.000Z2013-11-26T16:37:00.647ZAt Long Last The Michael Kors MK5128 After nearly 2 years of pining for a Michael Kors Rose Gold watch I finally own on. I have loved these watched since they first became a popular thing amongst the blogging community but not being one to jump on the hype straight away it took me a long time before I finally decided that I needed one in my life, or on my wrist.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v9oi98RPfxk/Uozfn1Ns5SI/AAAAAAAAHf0/SLI-PpOM1jU/s1600/DSC_0304.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v9oi98RPfxk/Uozfn1Ns5SI/AAAAAAAAHf0/SLI-PpOM1jU/s640/DSC_0304.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />As this is quite a heft purchase for me I made sure that I did my research in to all of the different styles of watch from Michael Kors. I even tried a few different ones on as I know they are quite a chunky watch and I only have small wrists.<br /><br />I finally made the decision to get the MK5128 in rose gold and I adore it. I love the chunkiness of the watch its quite a masculine size but the rose gold makes it super feminine. I had to have 4 links taken out of the strap but now it fits my wrist perfectly and doesn't look out of place on a small wrist.&nbsp; <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_5XOGdb5qEA/Uozfw_ekrqI/AAAAAAAAHf8/Q1NL3faQwF4/s1600/DSC_0303.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_5XOGdb5qEA/Uozfw_ekrqI/AAAAAAAAHf8/Q1NL3faQwF4/s640/DSC_0303.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />This is probably one of my most expensive purchases but I adore it already and I am so glad that I finally have it. I have already had quite a few comments on my watch in particularly in the colour as I guess rose gold is still quite a unique colour if you aren't in the blogging world.Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-60639091015991612182013-11-25T13:06:00.000Z2013-11-26T00:34:57.335ZTips For Throwing A Party*<div class="MsoNormal">Throwing a party can be quite nerve racking experience and there is always a worry in case something goes wrong or people don’t turn up. So I have compiled some tips for throwing the perfect party and some tips I have followed myself when I have thrown parties in the past. If you are thinking about throwing a party this Christmas period you may want to follow these tips.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>Pick a date and give lots of notice<br /></b>There is no point planning a party and not giving people enough notice to book time off work<br />or to find a baby sitter.<o:p></o:p></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>Pick a theme<br /></b>If you are planning a themed party especially a fancy dress party then you will need to let<br />you guests know in advance so they have got enough time to plan their outfits.<br />There is a <a href="http://www.fancydressball.co.uk/PartyPlanner/">useful app</a>from <a href="http://www.fancydressball.co.uk/">www.fancydressball.co.uk</a> for this where you can invite your guests to join and they can pick which outfit they are thinking about wearing and then people can make sure they wont pick the same outfits.<o:p></o:p></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>Choose your decorations<br /></b>You want your party to look good so decorations are a must, you don’t need to spend<br />lots of money to make your venue look good.<a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/275722/handmade-party-favors/@center/905082/party-themes-and-ideas" target="_blank"> Homemade decorations </a>can look<br />brilliant. If you have creative friends rope them in to help.<o:p></o:p></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>Choose your food.<br /></b>Food is a pretty important part to any party and you need to make sure that you have food<br />that will please everybody. If you have children coming make sure that there are child friendly<br />choices. If you like spicy food then remember that not everybody likes spice.<br />Also it may be worth trying to find out if any of your guest have special dietary requirements.<br /><br /><br /><br /><o:p></o:p></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xowt3thR6Vw/UpPsgU_hdXI/AAAAAAAAHhQ/BuTadshD1f8/s1600/DSC_0023.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xowt3thR6Vw/UpPsgU_hdXI/AAAAAAAAHhQ/BuTadshD1f8/s400/DSC_0023.JPG" width="400" /></a></div>Gotta love a bit of party food</div><br /><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><b>Plan your music<br /></b>These days you can’t just pick a CD and put it on you need to carefully plan your music fits well with your guests. If you like a bit of drum and bass your gran might not. If you have lots of children attending then you will need to make sure that there is no swearing in the music.<o:p></o:p></div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">*Pr Collab</span></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-55497763003986597912013-11-24T19:00:00.000Z2013-11-24T19:00:40.245ZPresent Pressure At Christmas<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rBr_Ro3OnYI/UouUFM8GNzI/AAAAAAAAHfQ/EpYwxYfwzS8/s1600/large.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rBr_Ro3OnYI/UouUFM8GNzI/AAAAAAAAHfQ/EpYwxYfwzS8/s320/large.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: x-small;">Pic Source www.weheartit.com</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div>As parents we put enough pressure on ourselves all year round to be the best parent that we can be but at Christmas the pressure steps up a gear. It's as if parents go in to some sort of competition against each other to see who can out do each other with presents.<br /><br />It got me thinking does social media and blogging make us put even more pressure on ourselves by trying to keep up with each other. I have been guilty of uploading photos of Thomas's presents last Christmas and what he had for his birthday not to brag because we get him a modest amount of presents we don't go over the top because I don't see the point as he doesn't even understand what is going on yet. There have been times though when I have seen others upload photos of huge piles of presents and I have thought to myself have we got him enough?<br /><br />This is only my second Christmas as a parent and I think my dad's views on Christmas has worn off on me already. My dad has always said buying children lots of presents takes away what Christmas is all about. It makes me so sad when children <u>expect </u>to have piles of presents as if it is some kind of right, I have seen children like this being so ungrateful it makes me want to take all their gifts away. I would hate for Thomas to grow up like this. <br /><br />We have so many people asking us what they can get Thomas for Christmas and the truth is he doesn't really want or need much. You are soon in danger of buying him things that are aimed for older ages and then next year we will be in the same position of not knowing what to get him. I have told many people if they want to get him a present then put something in his savings, something that he will need a lot more later on in life and that is what I am doing. I have bought him a few presents but not many at all and I haven't spent a lot but I will put the rest of the money that I would have spent on him in to his savings account because I know he will need that money a hell of a lot more when he comes to buy his first house than he needs some naff toy just because I felt he needed more things to unwrap Christmas morning.<br /><br />I have already seen tweets off parents who feel guilty because they haven't got their child much so here is what I say.<br /><br />Will your child have parents that love them? Will they have a nice warm home on Christmas day? Will they have a full belly? Will you give them lots of cuddles and kisses? Will you share a happy day full of smiles and laughter? That is all they need presents are just a nice extra but that shouldn't be the main focus of Christmas.<br /><br />Even if you aren't religious Christmas should be more about spending time with your families not worrying in case you haven't got somebody enough presents that will sap the fun right out of the day straight away. Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-18889948776710907382013-11-22T16:45:00.000Z2013-11-22T16:45:00.891ZL'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3dihn4KO8J4/UiMzUsBd0tI/AAAAAAAAG9w/iu2iv0xIu0o/s1600/DSC_0460.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3dihn4KO8J4/UiMzUsBd0tI/AAAAAAAAG9w/iu2iv0xIu0o/s640/DSC_0460.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />If you've not heard about this product in the beauty blogging world then I don't really know where you have been, this has been one of the most hyped up products in a long time. I was never going to pick it up at full price just because it was hyped up but when Superdrug had a special offer on L'oreal skincare products a while back they were actually 2 for £5 on selected products and this was one of them even though it was actually more that £5 on its own... yeah I didn't understand the maths on that one either so I got this and some make up wipes.<br /><br />I have been using this for a while now and I don't see what the big fuss is, I didn't think it took my make up off any better than any other similar product. I didn't like the fact it left a sort of sticky film over my face and the packaging more specifically how the product comes out is awful I have heard a lot of people complain about it but it sprays out everywhere but your cotton pad meaning you end up wasting a lot of product which is definitely a waste.<br /><br />All in all not a brilliant product and definitely not one worth the hype around it. Have you tried this? What did you think of it?Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-82855986779804345092013-11-22T09:30:00.000Z2013-11-22T10:53:02.446ZHow Soon Do You Book Your Holidays?*<div class="MsoNormal">David and I have only actually been on one holiday that we booked ourselves before we had Thomas and that was to Turkey a few months after we met and it was a bit of a spur of the moment decision that we decided to book a holiday and get away for a week it was back in those lovely days when I still lived at home and had lots of disposable income and David was living with a friend so didn’t have many bills so I think we had booked and paid for a holiday within about 2 months. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Fast forward a few years and now we live together and we have Thomas and with me only working part time our holidays have to be booked quite far in advance so that we have enough time to save up enough money. I already started thinking about next year’s holiday just after we got back off holiday this year and started putting a bit of money aside each month. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">David really wants to take Thomas to Butlins at some point as he use to go there twice a year every year with his parents and I think it would be nice for him to share that and I would also like to go there myself as I have never been before. I have been looking at <a href="http://www.butlins.com/where-to-stay-dine-and-play/where-to-play/february.aspx" target="_blank">February half term breaks in 2014</a> and trying to get something sorted as I would like to have 2 holidays one earlier in the year and then one later on in the year only a week each but I think having 2 holidays like that breaks up the year nicely so you still have something else to look forward to later on in the year. Plus I think a 2 week holiday with Thomas would be a bit too much. <o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Do you book your holidays far in advance? I know we will have to now but I suppose it will get us use to having to plan our holidays around Thomas’s school holidays when he gets to that age.<o:p></o:p></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_mX00tkgkBo/Uo4sk7nzXaI/AAAAAAAAHgk/MI_v0FFcNyk/s1600/Butlin%27s-logo-1+(2).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_mX00tkgkBo/Uo4sk7nzXaI/AAAAAAAAHgk/MI_v0FFcNyk/s1600/Butlin's-logo-1+(2).jpg" height="91" width="200" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-15541712146467018082013-11-21T17:30:00.000Z2013-11-21T17:30:02.560ZFab Frocks for the festivities Like many mums since having a baby I'm not completely happy with my body and when it comes to this time of year and you are thinking about outfits for the upcoming Christmas parties I am filled with dread when it comes to scouring shops looking for a dress that will fit and flatter your body when the only dresses I seem to be able to find are skin tight body cons that cling to every lump, bumb and wobble bit. There doesn't seem to be that happy medium available that isn't skin tight but doesn't look like something your nan would wear.<br /><br />Whilst I have been looking for my perfect dress for this years Chrismas party I thought I would share some beauties that I have found that will look gorgeous and really flatter your body shape.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WSB5JB5hHhs/UoTfysXNkAI/AAAAAAAAHds/k_rUt8HTId4/s1600/ASOS+PICs.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WSB5JB5hHhs/UoTfysXNkAI/AAAAAAAAHds/k_rUt8HTId4/s400/ASOS+PICs.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;These two lovely dresses are from ASOS and both under £50&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I love skater style dresses as they cut in at your waist and then flare out and skim over your tummy and hips. So you can feel comfy all night even after a meal.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zsQPqSr2AHg/UoUaYDHjrMI/AAAAAAAAHd8/H58zgQpLwII/s1600/New+Look+.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zsQPqSr2AHg/UoUaYDHjrMI/AAAAAAAAHd8/H58zgQpLwII/s400/New+Look+.jpg" width="400" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The dresses above are all from New Look and all for under £30&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">All 3 are again loose fitting over your tummy and hip area so they don't</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">cling to any bits you really don't want to.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tIFxHWGENdY/UoXz5XtaeII/AAAAAAAAHeM/oX_Bnxcz12U/s1600/Miss+selfridge.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="310" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tIFxHWGENdY/UoXz5XtaeII/AAAAAAAAHeM/oX_Bnxcz12U/s400/Miss+selfridge.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>&nbsp;These two dresses are from Miss Selfridge and these two dresses are<br />both fab for covering a wobbly tummy and are slightly longer<br />The blue dress is brill if you want to cover bigger arms but<br />with the arms being made from a chiffon material so still looks brill for a party.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;">I wish I could have all of these dresses they are all my type of dresses they cover my worst part my tummy but I wouldn't have to feel or look frumpy in them. I think I will go for the dark red dress from ASOS with a pair of heels from New Look that are a similar colour. </div></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-39810181642278853652013-11-20T11:45:00.000Z2013-11-22T19:57:27.675ZGive Personal This Christmas*<div class="MsoNormal">If you have a digital camera—whether it’s your smart phone or your DSLR—chances are you have a lot of wonderful photos of the people you love. And there’s a pretty big chance that if you do, those photos haven’t seen the light of day since you first took them, posted them to Facebook, or picked that new wallpaper for your smart phone or computer.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F4gkQtc68xo/UoygrvceDeI/AAAAAAAAHfg/Z4uR2L94_-8/s1600/mail.google.com.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F4gkQtc68xo/UoygrvceDeI/AAAAAAAAHfg/Z4uR2L94_-8/s320/mail.google.com.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Now, imagine those photos in a book, given as a gift. Wouldn’t you look like the best most thoughtful person ever? Yeah, you pretty much would. And with <a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/online-photo-books" target="_blank"><span class="il">Blurb</span>’s easy, custom books</a>, you can make a photo gift book that’s both personal and extremely polished.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">You can use your Facebook photos, Instagram photos, or photos on your computer. You can design your own book, or have it automagically created with <span class="il">Blurb</span>’s Designer Collection templates. <a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/instant-photo-books" target="_blank">All these tools</a> are designed to run right in your web browser, letting you make a book in as little as ten minutes, and they start at just £12.99.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">A real book. One you can hold, share, and pass on. Plus it’s so easily customised that you can create different versions for different people. Just swap in a few new photos, change the text, and re-order. Looking to make something a little bigger, like a family history book? Yeah, <a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/gifts" target="_blank"><span class="il">Blurb</span> has ways to do that too</a>. </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Of course, this is a custom gift, so you don’t want to be last minute about it. Even though you can order up until <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_936541504" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">December 19</span></span>, ordering early is always better (and a bit cheaper too).<a href="http://www.blogger.com/null" name="1425c5f2ab56b539__GoBack"></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div>So, <a href="http://www.blurb.co.uk/online-photo-books" target="_blank">get started</a> on making a beautiful gift book now.<br /><br />*<span style="font-size: x-small;">Guest post content provide by Blurb</span> Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-56867894850303390892013-11-19T16:32:00.000Z2013-11-19T16:32:00.238ZLippie Loves - Kate Moss For RimmelJust lately I have been developing a real love for lipsticks I have been experimenting more with different shades from different brands you may have read a recent post where <a href="http://www.yummymummyintraining.co.uk/2013/11/can-i-pull-off-red-lip.html" target="_blank">I tried red lipstick</a> for the first time.<br /><br />Well I recently bought 2 lipsticks from the Kate Moss collection for Rimmel and I have fallen in love with them.&nbsp; <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mkVkmWJpSDQ/UoN5G-Tya8I/AAAAAAAAHcE/KLsyiW8pGY0/s1600/DSC_0252.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mkVkmWJpSDQ/UoN5G-Tya8I/AAAAAAAAHcE/KLsyiW8pGY0/s640/DSC_0252.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UcXM0dSi5Xo/UoN5Ja7vAHI/AAAAAAAAHcU/qCG_ALSFnes/s1600/DSC_0254.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UcXM0dSi5Xo/UoN5Ja7vAHI/AAAAAAAAHcU/qCG_ALSFnes/s640/DSC_0254.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x5RCSO8YSYU/UoN5HDszg-I/AAAAAAAAHcI/m2UXQddVrvE/s1600/DSC_0257.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x5RCSO8YSYU/UoN5HDszg-I/AAAAAAAAHcI/m2UXQddVrvE/s640/DSC_0257.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />They are beautiful shades perfect for this time of year for those of us who want to attempt a more Autumnal lip but are scared of really dark and full on colours. I really like how these look on my lips and the texture is really nice not drying in the slightest which is something that I hate with some lipsticks they can make dry lips look and feel so much worse than what they are.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jz78gJU11-0/UoOo0VrpVwI/AAAAAAAAHck/As3za0rZJWI/s1600/DSC_0260.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jz78gJU11-0/UoOo0VrpVwI/AAAAAAAAHck/As3za0rZJWI/s640/DSC_0260.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br />Here is a quick swatch for you, apologies that is isn't on my lips but my face isn't up to much today. As you can see perfect colours for this time of year.<br /><br />I really want to try more from the Kate Moss but I can't really find any of the shades I like actually in stock in local stores which is probably a good thing for my bank balance.Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-58224964418187637312013-11-19T08:00:00.000Z2013-11-22T10:52:34.715ZGet Fit For Christmas *I have recently joined a gym and started back on Slimming World in order to try and look my best in time for Christmas. I started this year with the goal of loosing my baby weight and I near enough did it but ever since I stopped going Slimming World earlier in the year I have been eating rubbish food like it's going out of fashion and I was slowly putting weight back on and I knew I had to do something now before it got out of hand and I didn't want to be starting 2014 with the same goals that I started this year with or else I would feel like all my efforts this year had been for nothing.<br /><br />As I said I made the decision to join the gym, I have been a member of a gym before and I always start out with good intentions and then end up quitting but this time I want to keep up with it so I am trying to to let it get boring and I don't want to stick to a strict schedule as I know that is how I get bored.<br /><br />I thought I would share with you my mini goals in case you are wanting to shift a couple of pounds before Christmas.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Start watching what you eat</b></div><div style="text-align: center;">You don't particularly need to start dieting but cutting down on the rubbish you eat</div><div style="text-align: center;">and filling up on fruit and veg will definitely help you to start feeling better</div><div style="text-align: center;">in yourself and less bloated.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Get active</b></div><div style="text-align: center;">You don't have to join a gym to start doing more exercise every little helps</div><div style="text-align: center;">go for a walk around the block or take the stairs instead of a lift anything.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Use supplements&nbsp;</b><br />Using supplements such as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.multipower.com/uk/finder/categories/proteinshakes" target="_blank">protein shakes </a>can help with your work outs as they can help with<br />weight loss, toning and muscle gain. You can get them from many places these days and online from sites such as <a href="http://www.multipower.com/uk/" target="_blank">www.multipower.com</a><br /><br /><b>Visualise your goals</b><br />I really think it helps me to have some sort of goal that I want to achieve when I lost weight before<br />my goal was to fit back in my pre-pregnancy jeans and my goal<br />this time is to look good and feel comfortable in a nice dress<br />for the Christmas party this year. I don't want to look like a frumpy old mum.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">*Sponsored post</span></div></div>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2355654355113209231.post-17468792296853957932013-11-18T14:00:00.000Z2013-11-18T14:00:02.891ZBritmums Live 2014 Sponsor<span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><a href="http://www.britmumslive.com/">BritMums Live</a> is the largest event for Lifestyle parent bloggers and it has come from <a href="http://www.britmums.com/">BritMums</a> <span class="vevent"><span class="description">which is the UK's largest parent blogger community, made up of more than 4,200 influential bloggers with &nbsp;8,000+ blogs. BritMums Live</span></span> gives bloggers the opportunity to get to know each other, build relationships with brands and most importantly you can learn ways to develop your blogging skills.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">When I attended Britmums 2013 it was one of the best and most helpful things I have ever done and I do believe it helped a lot and that is why I would love to attend again next year. </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">The reason for this post is that I am looking to see if any brands would like to work with me and sponsor me to attend the event. Do you have a baby friendly brand that you would like help promoting at the event?</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">I am looking for a sponsor for the ticket and towards travel and overnight accommodation.<br />&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;In return for the sponsorship I will happily promote your brand at the event in the following ways</span></span><br /><ul><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">For Britmums I will be getting a t-shirt printed with my blog name on and will display you company logo.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">I will happily hand out business cards for your brand during the event.&nbsp;</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">You will also be mentioned as my sponsor for the event on personal business cards for my blog</span></span> </li><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Your badge/advert will appear on my blog for the whole of 2014</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">I will write a blog post introducing you as my sponsor for <a href="http://www.britmumslive.com/">BritMums Live</a> and will also talk about your brand</span></span> </li><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;I will be happy to review any of your products on my blog over the coming year.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Your brand will be mentioned in tweets what I talk about BritMums Live both before and during the event.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></li></ul><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">&nbsp;Unfortunately I can not hand out any samples or marketing materials of your brands on the premises of the BritMums Live event.</span></span>Sarah YMIThttps://plus.google.com/103663532465112465025noreply@blogger.com0