Friday, 31 January 2014

January Favourites

January saw a lot of change for us. Not only did we welcome in 2014, but we also welcomed 2 brand new members to the family!

If you know anything about me, it's that I absolutely blooming love babies!
On January 9th 2014, I became an Auntie for the 10th(!!) time!
Gorgeous girl Alice Sarah was born, sharing her birthday with our Nephew Harry - How cool is that?!

More Babies!
This time, it's not of the human variety..
On January 14th 2014 we welcomed a 10 week old French Bulldog x Jack Russell puppy into our family!
His name is Marvin and he is the cutest little thing! It's our very first dog, as a family. He already has 2 feline brothers in Jackson and Dave, our cats, who are, shall we say, less than enamored with their new doggy friend!

Time Off:
The hubby and I managed to get a couple of days from work to spend together, which let me tell you, does not happen very often!
One day, we decided that we would not cook, so we ate breakfast, Lunch and Dinner out. We are now bankrupt. The End. :)
On a serious note, it was honestly fantastic to have a little bit of time away from the constant cleaning, cooking and puppy-pee-clean-up just to spend together. We still did all of the school runs and we still had our little dude in the afternoons (he only does half days at nursery) but we did manage a night at the cinema, thanks to my sister - Love you Vikki!

Bathroom Essentials:
My Mother, and Father-in-Law bought me a gorgeous box set of Bayliss and Harding Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit Indulgent Bath Treats Set. They smell pretty freaking amazing! It came with the following items

I especially love the Bath Soak Crystals and the Body Scrub, which exfoliate beautifully and leave your skin smelling divine.

Grey's Anatomy:
Season 10 Finally arrived here in the UK and I was so darn ready for it!
Oh how I have missed my weekly dose of this medicine. Tissues at the ready..

I just love me a trip to Starbucks. In fact, I currently seem to be more than a little obsessed with their Caramel Frappuccino's. My big girls love Starbucks too, Ashley enjoys their hot chocolate and Lauryn is like her Mumma and enjoys the Caramel Frappuccino (Lauryn's is minus the coffee, of course!)

Baby Lips:
I do like a slick of lip balm and if it's slightly tinted a red/pink colour, all the better. It's like your natural lip colour, enhanced. This month I am all out for Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms. I now have 3, and am truly hooked. Moisturised lips for up to 8 hours? Yes please..

What have your January 2014 favourites been?
Do you have any products that you think I should try?
Leave them in the comments below :)

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Mr Hendrix - Book Review

Mr. Hendrix is a real life Pomeranian Puppy who shares his adventures in illustrated form with the reader.
Lovingly written by A.J. Foxx, and beautifully illustrated by Eva Sassin, these books are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Hendrix and his two stuffed chums, Kitty the french cat, and Sid the draft excluder snake have fun together while owner Zoe is out.

Everything comes to life in these books, including the soft furnishing and the television, making them a real imagination igniting read for your children.

Both my younger two children  (aged 6 and 4) and I also loved the activity pages in the back of both books, allowing the fun with Mr. Hendrix to continue a little bit longer.

My household are definitely fans, and can't wait to find out what Mr. Hendrix and friends get up to in their upcoming adventures.

Find out more about the adorable Mr. Hendrix on his website by clicking here.