I Just Love It are a personalised gift site and literally have something to suit everyone. They very kindly sent a few products when Johnny was born and I’m absolutely in love! It took so long for me to chose these pieces for his nursery but I’m made up with them both.
As I said, I Just Love It sell personalised gifts but other items too so I went for one personalised and one not. Johnny’s nursery has a strong safari animal theme to it so I chose this cute elephant frame* personalised for him. The frame has his name, weight and date of birth which are all the important details about his birth. We just received our newborn shoot photos back so I need to get one printed for this gorgeous frame! This is the perfect welcoming gift or even christening gift. The frame is made from a really good quality wood and just stands up without the need of a stand at the back.
I’ve always wanted a rocking horse* for when Johnny is older but they’ve all seemed really expensive. However, this one from IJLI is so reasonable at less than £60 and is made from a lovely cord material. It was really easy to attach the rocker, even for me! The horse is finished with a brown sadle and matching bridle. Johnny is a little young for this at the moment so it will just be a gorgeous decoration in his nursery for now but there’s no doubt he will love rocking on this. I’m a real paranoid mummy as I’m sure most of us are but this is so sturdy and well-built I’d be completely fine with leaving him on it once he’s older.
As I said, I love these two items from IJLI and there was so much I could I have chosen. If you’re looking for a gift for a special occasion, you will definitely find the perfect one from IJLI.
Have you spotted any gorgeous gifts from I Just Love It?
Ta Ta for now,
*This post contains PR samples but I was not paid for the post and all opinions are my own
My diet was meant to start at the beginning of February yet I seem to be eating more now than when I was pregnant. As I’m breastfeeding, I do need more calories but I don’t really have an excuse for all the chocolate and cakes I’ve eaten over the weekend. I’ve been looking for some healthy meal ideas and lighter alternatives to the usual rubbish I’ve been eating.
I was recently sent a few products from Thai Taste including a red Thai curry kit*, rice noodles*, tamarind paste* and sriracha sauce*. I love Thai food and anything spicy so I’ve loved trying these out. Over the weekend we used the Thai kit and it was gorgeous! The kit includes the red Thai paste, coconut milk and a sachet of herbs. The kit contains the exact amount you need so there’s no waste or left overs. We added prawns, green beans, fish sauce, red chillies (the hotter the better!) and the Thai Taste rice noodles for an easy and delicious meal.
As I’m still breastfeeding, I need to be careful with how much alcohol I consume. The odd glass is fine but also alcohol is really calorific so the Scavi & Ray non alcoholic prosecco* is a great alternative at the moment. Also, I don’t think I could cope with a hangover and a newborn baby so I don’t feel guilty about drinking this whole bottle in one night. I just wish I’d known about this brand whilst pregnant! It’s very light as is prosecco and having drank many glass of prosecco, I can confirm they taste and smell almost exactly the same. I’ll definitely be picking up another bottle of this for Mothers Day celebrations. This is also a lovely gift for any pregnant friends you may have, it looks like a real bottle of wine – cork and pop too!
Do you have any healthy food recipes?
Ta Ta for now,
*This post contains PR samples
Now my huge baby bump has slightly deflated (there’s still some left) I’ve been scouring the online shops for some post baby wardrobe inspiration. I literally feel like I’ve lived in the same clothes for the past 9 months and my wardrobe needs an update! Summer was the worst, seeing all the pretty dresses in the shops and I was stuck in my frumpy maternity wear so this year I’m determined to treat myself to some pretty pieces once I’ve lost the rest of my baby weight.
I firstly spotted the white version of this bell sleeve shirt which is lovely too but the blue version is a bit more ‘me’. You can’t really see from the image how gorgeous these jeans are! They have a darker panel down the side and are a little cropped. These are perfect for spring and will literally go with anything. As the jeans are cropped, I think these white heels from Next would look perfect with them! I’m a huge fan of Next at the moment and I don’t currently own any white shoes but for some reason I’m just lusting after these.
I used to have a (p)leather jacket from Miss Selfridge years ago and I wore it all the time until it ripped! I bought another from ASOS but I just don’t love it as much as the Miss Selfridge one so I want to treat myself to this one soon. Last summer saw the trend of the off the shoulder look like this shirt from New Look and now I want to get involved! This ones a bargain at £22.99 and I just hope it looks as nice in real life as on their site. I love pleated skirts that you can just pop on with a nice vest and sandals in the summer. They are really comfy and can be dressed up or down to achieve an effortless look.
This frilly top from H&M really stood out to me and I think it’ll look gorgeous with the jeans and shoes. I’m not sure if the colour will wash me out a little so I’d need to wait until I have a tan in the Summer. Finally, I love this black dress from H&M. It looks really comfy and is something I could probably wear now without losing much more weight. My only issue is as I’m breastfeeding it’d make it difficult with any dress to do it in public!
Have you spotted anything you like?
Ta Ta for now,
*I found all these products via LovetheSales.com which is a great sight for finding the best bargains! All picks and opinions are my own!
I was contacted just before Johnny was born to see if we’d like to review the Summer Original SwaddleMe and as I’d heard great reviews about swaddling in general, I thought it’d be worth a go! I’d read on Eilidh’s blog (which you need to check out by the way!) that she’d also been using Velcro swaddles to help her baby, Oliver, to sleep and they worked amazing! We were told at the hospital, swaddling wasn’t recommended anymore as it can cause hip issues but after speaking to Eilidh she thankfully told me these swaddles were fine as they still have enough room to move their little legs!
As I mentioned in my Snoozy Bear review, Johnny hates being put down to sleep but thanks to that and these pods, we’re both sleeping so much better now! Our current routine when we go to bed is a nappy change, I then swaddle him and put him in his Chicco Next2Me. I then lean over his bed to breastfeed and he goes straight to sleep! We used to do the exact same before using the Swaddles and he’d wake up himself up as he’s always flinging his arms and legs about. These have made such a difference, they’re worth every penny.
I went for the stretchy safari set* which includes a plain mint green one, a safari animal one and a patterned one. The multi packs are great incase we have an accident in the night, I don’t have to rush around washing and drying it for the next night. They’re also great for keeping Johnny still when he’s feeding and keeping his hands out the way. If your baby wakes up when you put them down, give these swaddles a go. They also look super cute in them, like a little cocoon!
Have you tried any Summer Swaddles?
Ta Ta for now,
*This post contains PR samples