Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Chicco Next2Me Crib Review

When I was pregnant with Barney I knew I wanted to buy a cosleeper crib. After looking around at the various options we went for the Chicco Next2Me Crib. Barney is now 9 months old and has been out of the crib for around 2 months so I thought I would fianlly write a review of it.

Chicco next2me crib review, bedding, mamas and papas blanket, newborn , next to me

Why a co sleeper crib? 

We wanted a cosleeper crib because I like to keep my babies close. When Barney was born, Alex still spent several nights a week in our bed for at least part of the night. We wanted to make sure Barney had a safe space of his own to sleep in. Funnily enough once Barney arrived Alex started coming into our bed less and less of his own accord!


The crib is very simple to put up. It comes flat packed in several parts but there are clear instructions. There are also downloadable instructions available online if you should lose them. You can use the crib like a normal crib with the side up or you can attach the crib with the provided straps as a cosleeper and have the mesh side down. There are several height levels to suit different beds. Whichever you choose read the instructions to ensure you have it safely assembled, I can't stress this enough.

Chicco next to me crib, bedding review, next2me


When lookimg at bedding for the Chicco Next2Me Crib, make sure you check the sizing.  The crib is not standard size and while you can buy some sheets that fit, they tend to be a bit boring. I bought some nice fabrics and my mother in law made us some sheets to fit. They were amazing! When in use we used either a sheet and a sleeping bag or a sheet and blankets. It is really important to keep the rest of the crib empty as per the safe sleep guidelines.

In use

The crib is easy and convenient. Barney slept in his crib every night from the day we got out of hospital, newborns like to be close and the crib allows for that. At home we always kept the side down and attached to our bed. Having had a c section it made nightime much easier for me during my slow recovery. Barney was right there next to me, no bending to lift him. If you are breastfeeding I imagine it would be even more convenient.
As I mentioned above, I like to keep my babies close and it is lovely to have them in touching distance. I spent many a night hand in hand with Barney. And it was lovely waking up to his gummy smiles right next to me.

The main reason we picked the Chicco Next2Me Crib over it's main competitor was bigger size. Having had a long baby in the past I wanted to know that we would be able to use the crib for at least 6 months. Barney is following the 91st centile lines in and was in the crib until 7 months and he still had room. We knew it was time to put the crib down when Barney was becoming much more mobile and needed a little more space to roll around at night. I admit it was a sad day when we swapped it for the cot.

Chicco next to me crib, baby asleep, review

Chicco next to me crib, review


As well as being easy to put up, the crib is very simple to put down and fits into the storage bag provided. This means it is easy to take when travelling.  You can't help but worry when travelling with a young baby about how they will sleep somewhere different. Travel cots can be a huge space for a baby used to a smaller sleep space. We have taken the Chicco Next2Me Crib away with us several times and Barney has slept absolutely fine as he would at home.

Would I recommend the Chicco Next2Me Crib?

Yes! This has been one the best products we have had for any of our babies and I included it in my guide of best new baby buys. I wish it had been around when the older two were born. After several months of use our crib is as good as new still.

Chicco next to me crib review, Co sleeping crib

Friday, 23 December 2016

The Christmas Tag

Only 2 days until the big man visits! I have been tagged in The Christmas Tag by the lovely Emily at Emily and Indiana. So here goes!

What's your favourite Christmas movie? 

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Things I am looking forward too this Christmas

So the holiday season is here and everyone is gearing up for a busy couple of weeks. There are a few things I am looking forward to this Christmas and I thought I would share them with you today.

Taking a break from blogging I love blogging but over the last few months I have found myself feeling like I just don't have time to get everything done. I am having a blogging break over Christmas (I do have a few posts scheduled in) and am looking forward to it. Hopefully I will come back with a fresh head once Christmas is over as I want to make a few changes.

Time as a family Phil has 2 weeks off work and I am really looking forward to having a block of time as a family. I am definitely looking forward to having an extra pair of hands with the boys! I also hope to take the chance to have some one to one time with each of the boys.

Time to myself As well as time together I am also hoping for some time to myself. It is rare that I get this and when I do I usually end up cleaning or blogging instead of relaxing.

Reading I have been a bit rubbish with reading since Barney arrived. I started a 2016 reading challenge, it went really well until he was born and since then i have onk5y read a couple of books. To be honest there is always something else to do. I am hoping to start on my to read pile over the break.

Indulgence I think we all associate Christmas with food and I am no different. As well as the food I am looking forward to enjoying a few drinks over the festive period too.

What are you looking forward too over Christmas?

Monday, 19 December 2016

Ella's Kitchen Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner

Christmas dinner is probably the most anticipated meal of the year. And now if you have a baby of weaning age celebrating their first Christmas they can join in too. Ella's Kitchen Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner is an organic, potato and vegetable dinner suitable for babies aged 7 months +

Ella's kitchen Jingle belly Christmas dinner

Ella's Kitchen have teamed up with Save the Children and 30p from the sale of each Ella's Kitchen Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner pouch will be donated to Save the Children's award winning Families and Schools Together programme. The programme works in the UK promoting the importance of family meal time and the positive impact this has on development. This is something I feel is very important and we try to eat as a family as much as possible. I believe it helps create good eating habits and a time to sit and talk as a family.

Ella's kitchen Jingle belly Christmas dinner

Barney was sent a Jingle Belly pouch to try and he gobbled it up. Inside the pouch is turkey, potatoes, broccoli, parsnips, carrots, cranberries and sprouts plus much more. So nearly everything you would find on a standard Christmas dinner. All of the ingredients are 100% organic. At 8 months old Barney prefers to feed himself so I let him have the pouch to eat from. He certainly seemed to enjoy the taste! I popped a little bit into a bowl so you can see the consistency which is like a thick smooth paste. This is perfect if you are following traditional puree weaning and your baby is still learning to chew. It's fun festive packaging means it makes a cute stocking filler too.

Ella's kitchen Jingle belly Christmas dinner

Ella's Kitchen Jingle Belly Christmas Dinner is available now at Asda, Boots and Tesco priced at £1.39 . For each sale 30p will be donated to Save the Children. 

**PR Sample. All opinions given are my own.

Our Weekly Meal Plan. Christmas Edition!

Christmas week is here! We have some very excited children in this household! The boys are literally full of the joys this year, 

We did well last week,  we actually ate everything planned. The carbonara was lovely, I always worry it will end up like scrambled eggs!
I am posting two weeks worth of food as I am taking a blogging break (plus I don't want to blog a meal plan on Boxing Day!). I do love Christmas food and am so excited for Christmas dinner, I have ordered a turkey crown from the butchers and pigs in blankets too. Plus of course there are the chocolates and yule log and nibbles.

Monday Leek and Potato Soup 
Tuesday My birthday, not sure what we are doing or eating yet
Wednesday Cottage Pie
Thursday Macaroni cheese with bacon and garlic bread 
Friday Dinner at in laws 
Christmas Eve Freezer dinner
Christmas Day Baked Brie with garlic bread to start, Roast Turkey and all of the trimmings and Chocolate Gateaux

Boxing Day Buffet style dinner 
Tuesday Turkey curry and rice
Wednesday Slow cooked gammon with pineapple, sweet potaro wedges and veg -got
Thursday Cheesy gammon pasta 
Friday Homemade turkey burgers with sweet potato fries and veg
New Years Eve Buffet style dinner
New Years Day Undecided as yet

Have a very merry Christmas. Please link up your meal plans to this week's link so I can see what you are eating over Christmas. 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Pom Pom and Glitter Christmas Trees

Craft pom poms are one of those items that I have tonnes of in my crafty stash. I rarely seem to use them. A few days ago I had a sudden thought that they would make perfect baubles so for one our advent activities we made pom pom and glitter Christmas trees. I have a massive soft spot for glitter and as soon as it is bonfire night ours make an appearance. It then stays right the way through to Chinese New Year. I know it makes a mess BUT children do love it and it does look awesome! Of course you can use glitter glues or skip the glitter altogether if you prefer.

Craft pom poms and glitter

This craft is really simple for children of all abilities so is great if you have children of different ages. It is really just for fun but can also encourage counting and colour recognition. You could even encourage pattern making with the pom poms. Sebastian (6) was precise with his tree and I love how he made a line of pom poms across the bottom. Alex (4) was much more haphazard and we had fun counting the pom poms as he stuck them down. 

You just need some green craft paper or card cut into a Christmas tree shape, some craft pom poms, PVA glue and glitter (or glitter glues).

Pom pom and glitter Christmas trees, kids crafts

Pom pom and glitter Christmas trees, kids crafts

All the children need to do is decorate the tree with the pom poms. The craft pom poms require a good layer of glue to stay stuck down so make sure the children are generous with it. It your children are like mine this wont be a problem.

Once happy with the pom poms sprinkle over a layer of glitter so that it sticks to the excess glue. Alternatively use glitter glue to make it sparkle. 

Leave to dry (this may take a while!).  You are left with pretty pom pom and glitter Christmas trees to display or give to grandparents.
Pom pom and glitter Christmas trees, kids crafts

Friday, 16 December 2016

Barney at 8 months old

As per usual I am running late with my update post. Barney turned 8 months old at the end of November. It feels like he has changed quite a lot in the last month, it always amazes me how quickly they develop and learn and I love to sit and watch him working things out, I absolutely adore babies and always have they are just amazing little things.

We had a pre 1 year, check this week, this was something my older two never had, I was curious to see what was involved plus I wanted to get him weighed so popped along! The check was fine just is he doing this that or the other, making sure I know what to feed him, how to look after teeth etc. I can't say it was overly useful but I did get him weighed and he is now weighing in at 23lb.

This month has seen a big improvement when it comes to sleep. After several months of waking in the night for feeds he has started to sleep though again. He goes to bed at 7ish and sleeps until around 6am, sometimes he will go back off for another hour or two, sometimes he is wide awake and ready to get up. He still sleeps in our room, his cot is next to our bed and despite having an empty room waiting for him, i really like having him close. I think perhaps after Christmas we might think about moving him.
The longer night sleep means he has dropped a bottle and is now having 4 a day at around 6am,  10am, 3pm and 7pm alongside 3 meals a day. He is still enjoying food, he favours feeding himself and that is mostly what we do. He loves cucumber sticks, meatballs, grated cheese, pasta, natural yogurt and any berries. He hasn't really refused any foods yet! I really hope that I am going to have another good eater on my hands.

He is now pretty sturdy at sitting up when he feels like it but he much prefers to be rolling around, he spends 1st a bit of time on all fours rocking and can move backwards but he hasn't mastered crawling yet. He reminds me of Seb as a baby who also rolled everywhere until he was 10 months,  Barney also shows a preference for his left hand already which Seb did as a baby, I will be interested to see if he is also left handed in a few years time. He loves kicking, and would happily kick the doors, table, sofa etc for hours if I let him. I think he enjoys the noise and is learning cause and effect. We went to soft play last week and he loved the baby area, rolling all over and watching others, he also enjoys the swings at the park now.

He absolutely loves his brothers, they really entertain him and he just loves rolling over to them when they are playing and grabbing at their toys (they aren't so keen on this when he knocks their buildings down). He likes them to be nearby, if they leave the room he shouts at them and the biggest smiles and laughs are saved for them. Luckily he is adored right back and he is lavished with attention and love. It is funny how even at such a young age the bond is there already.

He is very chatty, we get lots of sounds from him now and even the odd mamama which is lovely. He is a bit wary of people and for the first time as a mum I am dealing with a baby who has a little separation anxiety. It has taken me a bit by suprise as Seb and Alex were always very happy to go to anyone for cuddles, Barney is much happier with myself or Phil. Time will help with that and we have no need to be separated from him anyway.


  • Pulling daddy's beard 
  • Poking people's eyes 
  • Playing with my colander and plastic spoons
  • Eating stray pieces of paper that the boys have left around
  • Being in the carrier
  • Long splashy baths 


  • Being changed or getting dressed, it is like wrestling an angry octopus! 
  • The hoover

Thursday, 15 December 2016

What I would like for Christmas

For a change I thought I would do a little post for me. about i would like for Christmas. It's a double whammy for me as I also have my birthday in Christmas week which sucks a bit. To be honest I don't particularly want or need much, I would rather spend the money on a night away in the new year but these sorts of posts are always fun to make, and I do love to windows shop.

What I would like for Christmas

1. Definitely a blogger cliché these days but I still don't have a light box and I would love one in my living room looking all pretty and stylish. The boys would love it too. This one from The Works is amazing value for money.

2. Books are always on my wishlist. It is nice to have a seasonal book to read over the holidays and Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop sounds perfect.

3. Everyone loves Snow Fairy, me included. This year Lush have released some extra products with the same Snow Fairy scent. I have my eye on the body conditioner,  it sounds lovely and is richer and more moisturising than a normal shower gel which my skin needs at this time of year.

4. To go in my mug i need some yummy hot chocolate. Whittard White Hot Chocolate is my current hot chocolate of choice, I can't get enough of it!

5. I love cute mugs for my tea and hot chocolate consumption and there are so many fab ones to choose from. Cath Kidston is always a guaranteed winner, I am also loving these Orla Keihly mugs from John Lewis.

6. You can't go wrong with a selection box at Christmas,  the more chocolate the better and Cadbury is always a good shout.

7. I tend to stick to the same make up these days (when I wear it) and I haven't treated myself to anything new for ages. MAC is still one of my favourite brands and Ruby Woo lipstick has been on my wishlist forever.

8. I love pretty underwear and I spotted this Isabella bralet in Marks and Spencer. It is so pretty and girly. I think it is a great price too.

What would you like for Christmas this year?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

What Home Education Looked Like in November

I haven't blogged much about our home education much recently so I thought I would do a round up post showing what home education looked like in November in this house. Of course we already well into December!
I am finding the further into home ed we get, the more unschooly we become. It is working really well for us all right now. I think having a baby who is now on the move and napping less means being very flexible is important. This post is a mish mash of what we got upto.

West Yorkshire fire engine

We started the month celebrating bonfire night,  making fireworks crafts, learning about the gunpowder plot with these fab twinkl printables and going to our first ever display at a fire station as a family. There were so many questions! The boys enjoyed the display although Alex was a little nervous of the huge bonfire at first as we were quite close to it
We had pumpkins left from Halloween and made pumpkin soup from one, had a good look(and feel) inside and planted a couple of seeds which have grown. Last month we learnt about life cycles of pumpkins so I am hoping to keep them alive over the winter to show the boys the life cycle in real life.

Wearing 3d glasses

We have been enjoying the Into Film Festival which has run throughout the month of November. We have seen The Secret Life of Pets, The BFG, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Good Dinosaur. The Secret Life of Pets was 3D and it was the first time the boys had seen a 3D film, needless to say they loved it particularly Seb. The films have some nice themes of friendship in them to bring away. We made dreamcatchers(post to come) to go along with The BFG and some dinosaur colouring and and baking after seeing The Good Dinosaur.

Paper plate poppies

I talked to the boys about remembrance day and what it is about. We made paper plate poppies and went to see our local parade. I was really proud of them understanding the reason for the silence and taking part in it,

Jumping in puddles

The weather has been all over the place this month, we have enjoyed lots of outside time at the park, farm and country park, as well as time at soft play and playdates. We even squeezed in the Room on the Broom trail. There has been plenty of splashing in puddles and enjoying the sunshine on days where it has appeared.

Space work

We are loosely following a Space topic, which we dip in and out of. The boys have learnt the planets, a little about them and we made a mobile of the solar system with card, paints and glitter which they both loved.

Seb caught the end of an episode of How it's made this month and since then him and Alex have been asking how everything is made. I have utilised YouTube to help with their questions and so far we have learnt how so many things are made from lightbulbs to coins to chicken nuggets. We have also watched some bits of Planet Earth 2 which is just fantastic.

Both boys are very into drawing at the moment, there are lots of maps and mazes being created. Alex is becoming more interested in letters and numbers, his counting is coming on, he loves My First Bananagrams and we have started an alphabet book. Seb who has never been much of a writer sat and wrote a whole page of writing by himself, using full stops and with very little help, it has really made me realise that he will do these things when he is ready and that I was right to leave him until he had something he wanted to write instead of trying to force it. Seb has also been really keen on multiplication this month,  he has a CD which he loves and he knows his 2,5 and 10 times tables plus parts of others.

Reading to barney

We read together daily with books from our own collection and the library. Some favourites this month have been How to Catch a Star, Vintage Postman Pat books¡ Mr Men books, Paddington books and Elmer has been requested a lot. Seb has been dipping in and out of Roald Dahl when he reads in bed at night, he has also been avidly reading through Life which goes along with a BBC series from a few years ago about life on earth. Seb reads a lot of Alex and Barney too.

Vintage carousel

The end of the month saw Seb turning 6. A huge benefit to home education is doing exactly what you want on your birthday. Seb requested a visit to Leeds German Market and the Lego shop so that is exactly what we did and it was a lovely day. We got him the Lego train set he has asked for and he built the whole thing himself, I think Phil was a bit miffed that he didn't get to help!

I honestly didn't realise we had done so much and I haven't even touched on all the learning happening through play and simply living life. December is always a fun month for us and I can't wait to share with you in a few weeks.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

Things are starting to look very festive in this house and yesterday we made some Chocolate Christmas pudding cakes.  I was inspired to make these after seeing Sarah had made some over on Instagram as part of her advent calender. We already had the sprinkles in the baking cupboard so i was pleased to find a cute use for them.

I must confess I don't actually like real Christmas pudding but these super easy chocolate christmas pudding cakes are so cute and they would be fab for kids Christmas parties. You could even make a full size cake for those who aren't keen on the real deal. The recipe made 8 cakes, but of course it is easily adapted to make more if needed. It is so simple that it is a perfect child friendly recipe.

Chocolate Christmas pudding cakes

Kids baking, chocolate Christmas pudding cakes

For the cakes

100g butter, room temperature
100g castor sugar
30g cocoa
70g self raising flour
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 180°. Prepare a fairy cake tin. Cream together the butter and sugar. add the eggs, self raising flour and cocoa and combine to make a smooth batter. Spoon directly into your cake tin or cases. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Once cool remove from the cake tin and remove cake cases if used. Slice off the top of the cake to leave a flat surface and turn the cakes upside down to get the Christmas pudding shape.

For the topping

40g white chocolate
Holly and berry sprinkles (I got these from Asda)

Melt the white chocolate and spoon over the upside down cakes, add some holly leaves and berry sprinkles. Leave for the chocolate to set.

These chocolate Christmas Pudding cakes are best enjoyed while watching a Christmas film with the tree lights on. 🎄

Monday, 12 December 2016

Our weekly meal plan 12/12

Happy Monday! It's beginning to look ALOT like Christmas, our tree is up and I am burning festive smelling candles. Last week we ate all of our meals, our Gousto box was a big hit and while it is too expensive to justify it regularly we may use then every now and again as a treat.

This week I am hoping to clear some space in my freezer it is ready to burst right now. I am really looking forward to lasagne tonight, I haven't made one in ages and it always means empty plates.

Our weekly meal plan

Monday Lasagne

Tuesday Fish fingers, potato waffles and sweetcorn

Wednesday Homemade turkey burgers with chips,  onion rings, and veg

Thursday Ultimate spaghetti carbonara

Friday Sausages with slow cooked loaded potatoes

Saturday BBQ Chicken Pasta

Sunday Fishcakes with new potatoes

If you like to meal plan why not link up below.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

November Degustabox Review and Discount

The November Degustabox arrived a couple of weeks ago and today I am bringing you my review and a huge discount code! The November Degustabox is the last box before Christmas, so there was a bit of sparkle included in the box. 

November Degustabox 2016

For those who might not be familiar with Degustabox, it is a monthly foodie subscription box. Each month they deliver a lovely box stuffed full of food and drinks from both new and familiar brands. The lovely team at Degustabox are offering you a massive £7 off your first box, all you need to do is sign up and enter the code 0TDCQ at the checkout. This would make a fab Christmas gift for the foodie in your life. 

Of course you want to know what was inside the November Degustabox, read on!

November Degustabox glitter jelly

Hartley's Glitter Jelly I was so excited to spot this in our box. We do love jelly and the added glitter made it all the more fun. The boys loved the nixed berry jelly as it was blue which is a total novelty to them. This is fun for Christmas and birthdays!

November Degustabox butterkist

Butterkist Popcorn Popcorn is definitely having a moment and Butterkist have some amazing flavours. The choc mallow flavour popcorn is delicious, perfect for sharing while watching a film. The Sweet Cinema Stype Popcorn was an afternoon treat for the boys while watching get a film, the snack bag is the perfect size for snacking. 

November Degustabox Pipers crisps

Pipers Crisps Pipers endeavour to make Britain's tastiest crisps and these Wild Thyme and Rosemary were lovely and a nice change from the usual crisp flavours.  

November Degustabox ahmad tea

Ahmad Tea Dessert Teas As a tea lover I am really interested in the latest concept in the tea world. These dessert teas are inspired by six dessert inspired flavours. We received Pear and Cinnamon Strudel tea to try and it was a lovely warming tea, really nice for this ti email of year, I love the sound of the Strawberry Velvet Cake flavour and Morrocan Orange Slice too. 

November Degustabox Christian Potter Hollandaise

Christian Potier Hollandiase Single Serve pouches of Hollandaise,  Pepper or Bearnaise sauce elaborated by a French chef with no preservatives or artificial flavours. The seems aren't a product that we would use so I have passed them on to someone who will enjoy them. 

Appy Kids Co The boys were super excited to see The Gruffalo Golden Apple Juice drinks in the box! This apple juice was lovely and crisp and of course the loveable Gruffalo on the front makes it attractive to little ones. Plus is has 50% less sugar and calories. 

November Degustabox Ryvita cracked black pepper crackers

Ryvita  Crackers and Thins  I find Ryvita products are great for a quick easy lunch or for snacking on. The Cracked Black Pepper Crackers went down really well with Phil, they would be perfect along with a cheeseboard at Chrsitmasa. The Caramelised Onion Flatbread Thins are yummy and would be amazing with some baked Camembert(drool!). 

Michel et Augustin These two chefs aim to put some colour and pep intof groceries using simple natural ingredients. These cookies are SO nice! Four cookie squares made from butter shortbread, dark chocolate gan ache and a pinch for sea salt make for a delicious treat. 

Jules Destrooper These delcious Butter Crisps remind me of hot chocolates in Belgium cafes when I was a little girl. I had no idea that these lucky waffles are traditionally baked at new year. They are definitely the perfect accompaniment to a hot drink mid afternoon.

November degustabox brodericks

Brockerick's Crunchy Slam-Dunk Peanut Crunch This award winning treat is made from whole roasted peanuts, crunchy rice crispier,  Belgium chocolate topped with a layer of peanut butter and a marbled top of white and milk chocolate. Sound amazing? It really is! This is so lovely,  go buy one! 

November degustabox the good cider of San Sebastian

The Good Cider of San Sebastian  Harvested from apple trees in Spain. We have tried The Good Cider of San Sebastian in Degustabox before and enjoyed them and the Wild Berries and Strawberry Lime flavours included in this box are delcious drunk ice cold 

November Degustabox j2o glitterberry

J2O Glitterberry A grape and cherry spiced drink with sparkly edible glitter! This is a fun drink great for parties 

So that was the November Degustabox,  you can also take a look at what we received in previous boxes for an idea of what to expect when you subscribe. You can also say hi to Degustabox on 
Facebook , Twitter or Instagram

 **I received this box for the purpose of this post, all oponions are my own**

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Five things under £5 December 2016

Hello!! I am back joining in with Rainbeaubelles lovely five things under £5 linky after managing to miss last month (by the time I realised it was nearly the end of November. Here are my Five things under £5 December 2016, can't wait to see what everyone else has been buying!

I have actually been buying so many little bargains recently that I could easily do this post several times over with different items.

I always seem to include a candle in these posts but this amazing Gingerbread candle had to be included. I picked up this huge jar candle for just £2.99 in Home Bargains and the scent throw is amazing, it makes the house smell like baking gingerbread. I need to go get another one.

Home bargains gingerbread candle

These days i don't often have the need for a clutch bag, I have far too much to carry around with me but I couldn't resist this £5 bargain in Primark. It is glittery but instead of being sparkly in your face glitter that gets everywhere it is more of a matt glitter. I just need a chance to use it now.

Primark glitter clutch bag

I have been buying load sof Chrsitmas decorations this month, Our tree decorations are a very traditional green, red and gold. But when i saw this rainbow swirl bauble in John Lewis I grabbed it (along get with some others), I absolutely love John Lewis Christmas decorations and now we have one in Leeds I can go whenever I fancy.

John lewis rainbow swirl bauble

This year i have gone a bit ott and i am going to be the mum who dresses her baby in all the festive clothes. Barney has hand me downs from his brothers plus i keep seeing really cute bits and picking them up. This little printed vest was only £2 from Tesco, and you can never have too many long sleeved vests at this time of year.
Santa print vest Tesco

My final buy this month is some vintage children's books. There is a fab charity shop not too far from us which always seems to be getting vintage books in and I have a bit of a thing for them. We have quite a collection from charity shops plus books from mine and Phils childhoods. These books were 25p each, I picked up a few different ones.

Vintage ladybird books

Why not pop over to Rainbeaubelle and check out what everyone else has been buying this month?

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