Saturday, 23 August 2014

Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit

When preparing for a new baby it's great to start early and stock up. I found that looking for the perfect feeding equipment was hard work. I will be mix feeding (between breast and bottle) and so want to get organised with buying everything so we don't have to worry when the bundle arrives. 

That's when I found the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit which is currently in the Asda Baby & Toddler Event. It comes complete with everything you will need for bottle feeding, plus extras to help out with night feeds and feeding on the go too. 

When I was pregnant the last 2 times, I found that buying everything I needed for feeding became very expensive once I realised how many extra items you needed apart from the bottles. The Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit is currently on sale at Asda for the amazing price of £65 which fantastic considering everything you get. 

The set includes:
  • Electric steam steriliser
  • Travel steriliser
  • Electric bottle and food warmer
  • 150ml bottles x 3 with soft flow teats (Birth+)
  • 260ml bottles x 5 with soft flow teats (Birth+)
  • Medium flow teats x 2 (3 to 6 Months)
  • Fast flow teats x 2 (6+ Months)
  • Milk storage lids x 4
  • Milk powder dispensers x 6 (Birth+)
  • Insulated bottle bags x 2
  • Bottle and teat brush x 1
  • Pure Soother x 1, Birth to 3 months
  • 1 x Teat tongs

As you can see, a lot for your money. 

The electric steriliser is great for hygienically cleaning all of the bottles whilst the travel steriliser will fit in one bottle and can be used in a microwave or as a cold water steriliser if you are out and about. 

I used to hate having to find my way downstairs whilst holding a newborn and warming a bottle to the correct temperature so I know that the electric warm will come in handy. Small and compact, perfect to store in the babies bedroom to quickly heat a bottle up for a night feed. It can even heat baby food up also so will come in handy for weaning too. 

I love the Tommee Tippee bottles because they have a wide neck which makes making up the bottles super easy. They are designed to flex and stretch to mimic the natural look and feel of mum's breast making bottle feeding and mix feeding easier. 

Baby Boy number 3
The Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Starter Kit is on offer in the Asda Baby & Toddler event from today online and from Monday instore. Be sure to check out the rest of the event too as there are some massive savings to be had. 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

UK Breakaways Competition

There are many places in the UK that I love, mainly in Yorkshire as I love my county and stay in it most of the time.

Leeds is my hometown and has lots of places to visit, to eat, shop, have fun. And you can even scout the area for history at Temple Newsam and the Royal Armouries. 

I love York too. The Cathedral on the hillside is stunning, York Maze is an amazing day out and the Railway Museum is great to learn about historic trains and the industry. 

Loads of historic places that I have visited all along Yorkshire. Kirkstall Abbey is absolutely lovely and has a wealth of history behind it. Scarborough Castle is stunning and various other places I have been to too. 

There many more that I have never visited but would love to. 

I would love to visit Stonehenge though one day. See the amazing sights and the power that surrounds the area. Learn about the history and all the mythology too. 

But my favourite place of all is Scarborough. In fact, I love it so much that we are there at the moment. Spending some lovely family time together. 

Where is your favourite place? If you write about your favourite town, you could be entered into the UK Breakaways competition. Just write a post before the 31st August and tweet it to them to be entered. 

So what are you waiting for, get entering now. 

Friday, 15 August 2014

My Maternity Clothes Wishlist

Now that my bump is starting to grow bigger, my clothing is getting a little tight and so it's time to start thinking about maternity clothing. Normal clothes now press on my stomach and make me feel uncomfortable so I have been trying to find the best clothing for myself, to my style and in my price bracket. 

I'm not one to spend a fortune on maternity wear. I mean, what's the point as you're only wearing it for a few months and then it's not needed any more, so I don't see the point in spending more than what is needed. I love clothes shopping in supermarkets and George has a lovely range of maternity clothes that are not only stylish but are affordable too. 

A good bra is a must in pregnancy. I find that under-wired ones push on me and the bump (yes your bump will really push that high) and so I find the sports type bras are comfier and extra supportive too. 

Since the weather is nice at the moment, I would only really buy one pair of maternity jeans as I much prefer wearing dresses, but these would just be in case it gets cold when the Autumn and winter hits. Maternity jeans are perfect for wearing whilst you're feeling uncomfortable because instead of having a zip or buttoned fastening, they have a stretchy waist which covers the hole of your bump. No more waist band digging in. 

There are a plethora of tops to choose from. I find that if you pick quite a few tops and ten just a couple of bottoms, you can mix and match to make different outfit combinations. Most maternity tops are flared rather than hugging the bump so can even be work after pregnancy to hide your tummy afterwards.  

I do love the huge range of maternity wear available at the moment, giving you style and comfort and showing off your lovely bump. I can't wait to start my collection. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

My Dream Bathroom

Over the past year or so, we have totally redone the whole house, fixed it up and redecorated all the rooms, well, apart from the bathroom that is. We have never got round to redoing it because, to be honest, I know that a total overhaul (which is in need) would cost us a small fortune. 

Now though, since every other room is done, I have started thinking about how I would like it to look once finished and am trying to search for everything I like before going ahead with the task at hand. 

I'm not really in to plain styles, the usual magnolia and white. I like colour, I like depth, I like passion. Therefore, I think it would probably go dark, like dark tiles, deep colours and lighting dotted about to give it a nice relaxing feel when I am enjoying some peace on my own (doesn't happen that often!) but also some practical elements like a towel radiator to keep the boys towels toasty warm. 

A gorgeous roll top bath would be my idea of true style. Right at the centre of the room to stand out. 

Can you imagine dipping in to one of them, full to the top with hot, soapy bubbles, glass of wine in hand (okay maybe not for me at the moment) and a few candles dotted around. Pure luxury. And what types of candles? Well, that would be a candelabra or two, some gorgeous scented candles on them ready to be burned and letting out just the right amount of light. 

I would love one of those huge shower heads by Mira that totally covers the whole body with warm water, imagining that I'm at a luxury spa whilst in the comfort of my own home. And what's more, the whole room would look like my at home spa. Just calling to me to come and relax once I've finished sorting the kids out. 

Now I know that something like this, with candles etc, wouldn't be really practical whilst we have young children (and another on the way) but that is why this is called my dream bathroom. The candles would only be lit when I'm relaxing and the rest of the time, they will be pretty accessories to make the room look beautiful. 

I can't wait to get started and bulldoze the room that we already call our bathroom, but I think at the moment, we will have to wait until the baby is born and we have more time to organise everything. I really don't want to be rushing around whilst pregnant, searching for the perfect fixtures and fittings. 

  • But watch this space, one day soon I will have my dream bathroom!