Special Days and Birthdays

Birthdays and special days which are landmarks in our young children’s lives.

10 Tips to Survive Christmas
10 Tips to Survive Christmas

The weeks of preparation are finally behind us, and Christmas is here! I’m sure lots of people love Christmas, but for many it can be a time of stress, worry and exhaustion! For my final post before the big day, I thought I’d share some very simple tips to help you survive Christmas… Here goes…   10 Tips to Survive…

Little Silver Leaf
Little Silver Leaf

Well, the Christmas shopping is well underway! Presents are being bought (and hidden!) and cards are being written. We’re writing lots of lists to make sure we don’t forget anything – or anyone! I love this time of year, especially shopping for something special for family and friends. I’m a stationery addict, and this extends to Christmas cards and gift…

Christmas Colour with Kali Stileman
Christmas Colour with Kali Stileman

With Christmas fast approaching (yes, I’m finally blogging about Christmas!), my thoughts are turning to Christmas cards. This year I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous range of Christmas cards by Kali Stileman! I have long been a fan of Kali’s work, I love her bold and fun use of colour, and her distinctive style which sets her apart from…

Brown Paper Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas
Brown Paper Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

I do love buying presents for other people! I know it can sound a bit corny, but there really is a lot of pleasure to be gained by finding the right present for the right person. For me, part of the fun is also wrapping the present so that it looks really beautiful when handed over…   I think sometimes…

The Square Card Company
The Square Card Company

As many of you will already know, I’m a huge fan of all things stationery and design related! I’m never happier than when I’m shopping for gift wrap or birthday and occasion cards, I can literally spend hours choosing and browsing through designs! At the same time, as a busy Mum I do opt for favourite designers and companies (to speed…

A Narnia Inspired Bloom and Wild Christmas
A Narnia Inspired Bloom and Wild Christmas

Today I’m lucky enough to be writing about several of my favourite things – Christmas, C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – and flowers! My lovely friends over at Bloom & Wild sent me one of their new Christmas bouquets – The Lucy, a beautiful collection of flowers with a sophisticated touch of winter sparkle. A Narnia Inspired Bloom…

Hello Autumn
Hello Autumn

I do love a change of season, it always feels like a fresh start! The change from summer to autumn is always one of my favourite times of the year, especially if we have a long warm and sunny autumn… Hello Autumn The light is lovely at this time of year, perfect for photography! The colours are changing rapidly and…

Magic and Mystery of The Tooth Fairy
Magic and Mystery of The Tooth Fairy

Following on from my earlier post on the infamous Tooth Fairy, I can now confirm that she has made a couple of appearances in our house, with at least another three imminent! I think it’s going to be a very busy autumn for her! Magic and Mystery of The Tooth Fairy Our routine is pretty much organised now… We have…

Perfect Parties With Rigby & Mac!

Winning any kind of competition is an almost unheard of experience for me, so you can imagine my excitement when I won a competition launched on one of my favourite blogs, Emily Quinton’s Makelight! I have long admired Emily and her wonderful sense of style, and she has always provided enormous inspiration to me, both photographically (via her courses) and as…

Treat Bags From Talking Tables
Treat Bags From Talking Tables

With Easter just around the corner I’ve been making up some gift bags for my children, family and friends. I recently discovered the wonderful Talking Tables website, packed with lots of gorgeous design-led party items including some lovely paper treat bags in different colours and patterns!I love the yellow chevron yellow bag (great for spring and Easter!) and the striped pale blue,…

Easter Decoration Ideas
Easter Decoration Ideas

I was recently sent some really pretty paper chain strips from The Party Pirate which I want to use with my children to make decorations, and they got me thinking about the recent boom in Easter decorations! Easter Decoration Ideas I really love the Easter wreaths which have appeared over the past few years, a beautiful way to welcome guests…

Tooth Fairy Gift Ideas

It won’t be long before The Tooth Fairy makes her first visit to our house, and I have a feeling it will be a momentous visit! It’s quite a landmark event in a child’s life and thanks to ‘Peppa Pig’ I already have two children who are more than clued up for her visit! I’ve been sourcing creative ideas for…