The Little Pretty Party Dress from Frugi

We LOVE being part of the Frugi Family! The clothes are just beautiful and the company is pretty awesome too.

With their 1% for the planet policy, Frugi have now raised over £130,000, part of a collective $100 million worldwide. There are 1200 companies across 48 countries taking part to raise money for the safe-keeping of our world (you can find out more here) and I think it’s a pretty awesome thing to do. So every year Frugi donates 1% of it’s annual turnover to three environmental charities, which this year are The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and The Woodland Trust.

With this in mind, and the fact that all the clothes in the Frugi range are organic, original and lovingly crafted, we jumped at the chance to continue as part of the Frugi family. Can you blame us?

Frugi Family Logo 2015

This time it was Bella’s turn to try something from the new range, and we chose the Little Pretty Party dress in Natural Woodland design- it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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Her and me

It’s not as if I don’t know what I’m doing. Surely, with 4 children I should have some idea about what makes a baby tick. And most days I do. But other days…

Other days are different.

She is different.

Her and me is different.

her and me ~

It can take up to two hours to settle her for sleep at night. And just thirty minutes for her to decide that she has had enough time on her own. She wants the warmth of me once more. And most days this is fine. But some days, the intensity of her and me consumes me. Continue reading

A bedtime story: The Owlet Story cot-bed from Cosatto

The bedtime story in our house is a well read book. Long nights, little sleep and musical beds. I try not to stress about sleep, but every now and then it does catch up with me! Elsie is not a great sleeper, and seems to suffer a little separation anxiety through the night, so it was with trepidation that we set up her beautiful Owlet Story cot-bed in preparation for room sharing with her big sister Bella. How would this work, we wonder? This is the story of the Owlet Story cot-bed from Cosatto.

A bedtime story: The Owlet Story cot-bed from Cosatto~

The bed

The Owlet Story cot-bed is a beautiful piece of furniture. It’s stunning. I love the soft mint green and the beautiful owl design. It’s feminine but not pink and girly. The muted colours are perfect for creating a soft and welcoming sleep environment, and I love the fact that the green works so well with our existing colour scheme too. It has a firm, flat mattress, under bed storage space and a cot top changing table too. Continue reading

Babybeau Isabelle: a review

I was recently asked to review the Babybeau Isabelle changing bag, and literally jumped at the chance! I have a thing for changing bags that are glamorous and unlike traditional changing bags, and I fell in love with the Isabelle as soon as it arrived.

The Babybeau Isabelle~

The bag

The Isabelle is a canvas changing bag from the stylish Babybeau range, and it’s described online as a leather and canvas tote weekend bag too, which sums it up perfectly. It does not look like a changing bag, inside or outside, and yet it works so well as both.

The Babybeau Isabelle~

The outside is simple- black canvas with brown leather detailng and gold hardware that gives it a stylish and luxurious feel. The bag is perfect to take you from the hospital, to days out with nappies, to longer days out with pots and pouches of food, and finally on to that big bag you need to carry when you have kids. Yes, fill it with toy cars, princess dolls and squashy dinosaurs- when the bag is zipped up nobody will ever know! Continue reading