What’s In My Toddler’s Christmas Eve Box 2018


It’s that time of year again where I’m up to my neck in unticked lists of things to do, but I have got Amelie’s Christmas Eve box sorted! As I mentioned in my post last year, my family are really into small gifts on Christmas Eve just to heighten the festivities so I made Amelie a box that can be used year after year. Please don’t feel like you have to include this tradition just because every other mum does, it’s just something I’ve chose to do!

I decided to pop some pyjamas in again this year as nothing feels quite as festive than wearing your most Will Ferrell jim jams whilst watching a movie! I swapped last year’s bibs with a plate from Matalan that Amelie can use for food on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for the next few years.

Last year, I popped two books into the box so I thought I’d mix it up this year and I’ve put a little crafty activity from in there which she can do on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (take a shot for every time I type Christmas – that one counts). And then lastly, my Nan picked up this lovely little reindeer teddy for Peacocks which I’m sure Amelie will absolutely adore and will be sure to Christen with the name ‘bear bear’. Oh, and of course I had to chuck in some white chocolate coins!

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Baby Girl A/W Capsule Wardrobe


Besides the bobble hat and unlimited long-sleeved vests, there are a few other bits and bobs that I will always make sure Amelie has in her wardrobe. She has countless pairs of leggings and a dungaree dress for every season, but there are few extras that I add in for the colder months. I’ve gone through a few of my favourite sites for baby clothes and rounded up my top three items for each category.

Developmental Activities For Your Toddler


After an impromptu story on how to creatively stop your toddler from having a meltdown, I thought I’d write a good ‘ol blog post on my tips and tricks. Well, more so  – Amelie wanted my hair grips, I took them away, she had a tantrum, I improvised. Since then, I’ve experimented with a few other at-home goodies to help with her development and thought I’d share a few!

1st Birthday Cake Smash

Lifestyle, Motherhood

During my mad search for mum accounts when I found out I was pregnant, I stumbled across the lovely Laura (laura_and_isaac) and I had a nosey on her gorgeous little boy, gorgeous home, gorgeous photography, gorgeous… everything! We’ve been in touch for as long as I can remember, and when she announced that she’s going to be starting off with newborn and children’s photography, of course I was set on her doing Amelie’s cake smash shoot.