Just when you think aden + anais couldn’t get any better, they go and launch a Disney collection! The special collection has been released to commemorate their 10th anniversary, and it’s all kinds of cute!!

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I have long been a fan of their iconic cotton muslin products; from swaddles to dribble bibs, and the selection of prints they now have has increased dramatically even in the time I’ve been a Mummy. The quality is brilliant, and they wash so well. In fact, the more you wash them the softer they get!

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Admittedly, I don’t need them for milky spillages any more, but they’re still perfect for snotty noses and teething dribble so we still make sure we always have one to hand. I love the original prints, with the simple classic designs, but some of my favourites are the newer style aden + anais prints like Vintage Circus and I’ve seen a peacock feather one which is soooo cool!

I really need to get George some more sleeping bags, as he’s growing out of all of his, so I will definitely be looking at some of the aden + anais ones as they are so soft against his skin and I swear he sleeps better when he’s in them!

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Last week aden + anais held a launch party for their new Disney collection, with all the exciting new designs on show. It’s so hard to choose my favourite new design! What I do know though, is I have got to get myself (me, not the boys!! ha) one of their bamboo Dream Blankets. They are ridiculously soft, I want to just snuggle up under one!

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The aden + anais signature muslins come in 3 iconic prints depicting three of the most popular stories: Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, and The Jungle Book. The designs are hand sketched too which is a really nice touch.

What’s your favourite Aden + Anais design?

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Now, it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!

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To celebrate this gorgeous new collection, I am giving away a 4 pack of aden + anais Disney swaddles to one lucky reader! It’s super easy to enter – just click below!

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Funky Giraffe bibs have got to be right up there on the new mum wish lists, along with the Aden + Anais muslins and Frugi clothing.

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I remember looking around a Baby Sensory class once (the first time around, y’know back when I actually had time to go to such groups) and seeing about 50% of the babies all wearing them, each with different designs. Easily recognisably as Funky Giraffe bibs. And rightly so; they are the best cotton bibs I have come across. They have a fleece backing which keeps dribble from soaking through (and man, is there a LOT of dribble) and the double poppers make them adjustable as your baby grows.

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Not to mention the designs. Oh the designs. The time spent deliberating which prints to go for – there are so many options for both boys and girls. They also do bamboo bibs – SO soft, square bibs, fancy bibs, personalised, the list goes on.

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They make the perfect gift too, if you’re stuck for something to buy for a baby shower or present, I guarantee these will go down a treat with any parent of young children.

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So now it’s competition time! I want to give you guys the chance to win SIX bibs – of your choice! With an additional winner who will win a 50% off discount code to use on whatever they wish on the Funky Giraffe site.

It’s super easy to enter; just click below! Good luck xx

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It’s the perfect time of year in the UK to take the family out Strawberry picking. The vibrant red fruits are at their juiciest and the boys love to be out in the open and running around freely in the fresh air.

We try to go every year, and now George is walking he loved it just as much as Henners. Toddling along enjoying the freedom and safety of the fields, giggling as we chased him around the lush green beds laden with succulent treats under every leaf.
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Where to go Strawberry Picking in Hampshire;

There had been a short break in the weeks of rain we’ve been suffering in the South so we decided to get out and head to our favourite spot in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire to go to strawberry picking with our close friends, and George’s Godparents, with their little boy too.
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West Green Fruits is just 15 mins outside of Basingstoke. It’s a family run business with a huge 20 acres of farmland boasting an extensive range of fruits to be picked including Strawberries, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Gooseberries, Black & Redcurrants, Blackberries as well as New Potatoes and some Summer vegetables. The staff are all really friendly and Henry loved having a little sit on the tractor at the entrance when we arrived.
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George confidently stomped his way around (in that tummy out, shoulders back “geezer” manner that all new walkers adopt!) for a good part of our visit, until he began to tire and began squishing all the rogue, discarded fruits each time he flopped down onto his bum. So we popped him in the carrier where he was happy to hitch a ride.
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Just checking this one passed the strict quality control measures Stuart had set in!
Henry guided his little brother through the fields hand in hand, showing him where all the best ones could be found (albeit then swiftly eating them himself!) It was just lovely to watch and it’s so nice seeing their bond grow each day.
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We came away with 3 full punnets of fresh fruit and 2 very full little tummies; smiling faces stained pink, happy with their day’s work.
It’s so important to teach the boys where their food come from, and going to a PYO doesn’t just teach them that, it also helps support local farmers and businesses.
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The Strawberries will be around for another few weeks and then the raspberries will be ready in all their glory. Why not take your family for a visit to your local farm?
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Sunshine, fresh fruit, and a free family day out; can’t get much better than that.

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to Marbella with the girls. Having all had a baby last year we all totally deserved a good break. Sadly we lost 2 of the girls from the group which was such a huge shame and they were greatly missed but they had to stay home. Our friend who now lives in Australia was also able to join us so it made for a fantastic reunion and we all had such an amazing time together.

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Ocean Club, La Sala, Luxury Yacht spotting, Puerto Banus, Orange Square, Old town; we did the lot and it was all stunning. We stayed at the Marriott Marbella Beach Resort in apartments which were fantastic and I think we all want to come back with the family!

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Over the past few years, the 30th Birthdays have come and gone as have a lot of the hen dos and as we have all been so busy making lots of beautiful babies we’ve never managed to do a proper weekend away somewhere hot, so it was amazing that we were all able to do this together. Leave the bubbas with their daddies and have some relaxing time away with the best of friends.

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I, of course, vlogged our girls weekend in Marbella, I just have to find the time to edit the 300 clips (Urgh!!) so keep your eyes peeled on my YouTube channel for the video of our weekend away! xx

 

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Ok, so it’s Father’s Day this weekend, nobody panic…I’ve just been lucky enough to go away with the girls for the weekend and now I’m home I have a last minute panic to find Father’s Day gifts for Stu! I thought I would put together a little gift guide for anyone else who has left it to the last minute!


I absolutely love Amara for their vast selection of luxury gifts and collections which are perfect for that special person in your life (or just yourself!) They have a fab selection of Father’s Day gifts too, from Beard grooming to Barista kits & luxury bath robes to classic watches. Why not step up your partner’s indoor shoe game with these luxury suede Ugg slippers.

Amara offer next day delivery if ordered by 3pm AND they offer Sunday delivery – it couldn’t be more perfect for that last minute panic purchase!!

Men’s Ascot Slippers* £90

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My lovely friend Lucie and I were invited to a Lush event a couple of weeks ago to take a look at their new Father’s Day gift selection and we were super impressed. The range is really varied, and includes some really handsome smelling fragrances and products. You may think of girlie Sunday night pamper sessions when you think of Lush, but they are so much more and I was pleasantly surprised at the choice for chaps. From shampoos to shaving, gift sets and of course their iconic bath bombs there is something for all the special Dad’s in your life, and they are so bright and vibrant your little ones will love picking them out for him.

Lush Gifts*, from £3.95

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These personalised Football themed prints are perfect for the football mad Dad in your life. I think they are really cute and any man who loves footie has probably dreamt about playing football with their child since before they were born!

Personalised Football Shirt Print £10

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Stuart has been a big fan of the Fitbit for a few years and he’s upgraded a few times to the latest version at the time. They leap in price from the Flex at £60 up to around £160 for the Blaze, all with varying features for different needs. Top of his wish list is the Surge, as below.

Don’t forget your Boots advantage points, ladies, then you can spend them on beauty goodies for yourself afterwards!

Fitbit, From £60

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Sometimes we just have men in our lives who are SO tricky to buy for; they have everything they need or they just don’t want anything. These quirky biscuits are just perfect for such a man. Plus it gets you out of cooking the full english in the morning, right?? Next day delivery available and last order for Sunday delivery is Friday…go go go…

Biscuiteers Biscuits, from £6

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I’d love to hear what you’re thinking of going with!