Sunday, 18 September 2016

Confessions of a planner addict: Autumn set up

Originally my post was going to be ong the lines of ' I don't like changing my planner or set up once the year has started' but that made me sound a bit odd. I had had some pages from a home catalogue hanging around for a while, so last night, with both girls down for bed uncharacteristically early, I got my laminator out and made new dividers. I love how decadent they look!
The baby animal bookmarks were a prize from my pretty week and look adorable!
So it's not a massive change in set up, I'm still in the same organiser, but it's a big change for me!

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Big girl!!

Today was madam's first day at school! I say day, but they like to ease them in so really it was two hours.
She was so excited. Her 'session' didn't start until 1pm, but from 630 this morning she was asking to go (that enthusiasm won't last).
As they all do, Ella looked adorable and too grown up in her uniform, complete with large blue bruise on her forehead from a fall yesterday. We walked into her class and she was straight off to the painting with barely a glance in my direction!
Afterwards, we went and had Costa as a 'first day' treat.

They grow so quickly!!

Monday, 22 August 2016

The Stationery Geekette book box

At the beginning of the month I won a box from a new, UK based, subscription box, The Stationery Geekette on etsy. Boxes are £15 plus postage and include a book and at least three other items sourced from independent sellers. Subscribers are allocated a 'house' with a list of photo challenges and points awarded. Today my box arrived.

Naughty Royal Mail had apparently had a fight with my box but never mind. All items were still there.

The book was Alice by Christina Henry and will be coming with me to work tonight. I also received a book mark, pen, postcard, snitch charm and stickers which will be going in my planner.

I can't wait to read the book and look forward to seeing what's lined up next for the box club!

Edited to add, have just finished the book and absolutely loved it! A dark twist on the traditional story.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Planner planning

Love these stickers from AdorkableStickers stickers on etsy. These are Big Bang Theory and Firefly themed. I also have Muppets to use at a later date.

The images are designed by Lacey Simpson and she stocks other themes such as Pokémon, Wicked and Harry Potter, all drawn in her own unique style.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Back to the grindstone

It's happened. I have returned to the world of work! My poor brain was going fuzzy and I woke up singing songs from musical toys!
This return to work has been more stressful than the first as Rosalind still wakes twice a night which is an extra thing for Marcus to contend with. Luckily she happy take bottles and so far, goes to bed better for him than me!
Another change is that having returned to roller derby, I'm not sure it's for me right now, at least I the team's current format. If they start a rec league then maybe. I just don't have the time with two little ones right now!!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Planner kits

If you love your planners, no doubt you will, at some point, have looked online for decorative stickers and charms to personalise it.
There are so many planner kits out there to suit all tastes and budgets. I've found three UK based kits for you, one of which I've tried, the others I have looked at.
1. UglyBugDoes. This has a bit of an 'alternative' feel to it. Previous have included Day of the Dead and Superheroes. (Photo credit threelittlebuhos on IG)
2. Little rainbow moon this kit is very arty. If you like your art journals then this is for you.
3. Mrs Brimbles this is a more mainstream kit and includes, stickers, post its, pens, charms as well as other fun items.

Have a look for a planner kit, I'm sure there's one out there for you!

Edited to add, link for little rainbow moon is incorrect.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Canal trip

E has been asking for ages to go on 'the boat at the shop with the peppa pig Jelly' (canal next to waitrose). As the weekend just gone was the airshow at Fairford, and we couldn't afford that, we decided to splash a few pennies and take her on the boat.
It's a renovated canal run entirely as a charity and staffed by volunteers. Wiltshire and Berkshire canal trust
It was a lovely, peaceful trip. Taking just under an hour. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Shes got it!

Tassles blowing, stabilisers rocking and she's off.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Experimental baking

I love a bit of experimental baking. And it's even better when the results smell and taste good!

I'd been looking for a baked oats recipe suitable for baby hands and which didn't contain a lot of sugar, when I stumbled across this recipe for baby led weaning oat bars.

I made a few tweaks but used the basic recipe. And they taste yum.