Dreams ✿ Wishes ✿ Determination

17 October 2017

Little Play Town!

It is always a struggle to find somewhere new and exciting to go with Mia, that will hold her attention and will really enjoy. I usually find myself searching online for places that aren’t too far away and that won’t break the bank either!

Recently my Uncle was doing some work in a play centre that was due to open in a nearby village, called Little Play Town, so he invited us over to take a little sneak peak. I was so impressed from the moment I walked in, it wasn’t like your usual play centres, dark and an over stimulating buzz of colour. It was light and airy and laid out with beautiful clear murals on some of the walls.


10 September 2017

Buying School Uniform!

With Mia starting school I have had the excitement of having to plan all her uniform and deciding what we wanted her to wear and where to buy it from. We have been lucky enough that we don't have to buy Mia's school uniform directly from the school, so straight away that saves a lot of money and opens up a lot of possibilities. I ended up picking up pieces of Mia's uniform from here, there and everywhere. It is surprising how many things she actually needs for starting school, what with her uniform and her pe kit.


01 September 2017


If you have been anywhere near Instagram lately, you are more than likely to of seen something about Spacemasks! I had been seeing them popping up everywhere, on online, in magazines you name it. Everyone has been raving about them, saying they are fantastic and change the way you sleep! My sleep has been all over the place lately and my brain just won't switch off at night, so seeing these had me really intrigued.


18 June 2017

Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin

Back in April, it was my friends 30th birthday, we don't get to catch up very often so we said we would make an afternoon of it. After a lot of to and throwing, we decided afternoon tea would be our best option. I didn't want to go somewhere too local or too normal, we wanted to find somewhere fun and unique. After spending some time scrolling the internet trying to find a place for us to go, I came across Hotel du Vin at Henley-on-Thames. Henley-on-Thames is about a 40-minute drive from where I live so it was just right for somewhere different.

Hotel du Vin looked perfect for what we wanted it looked like a nice place and the afternoon tea looked really good. I booked us a table in few weeks in advance but it was midday on a Friday, during term time, so there was no trouble booking.

We arrived about 12.00 for our booking at 12.30, we were blown away, it was a beautiful place. We were really lucky too as the weather was perfect and the sun was shining, so we picked a table outside as it was so beautiful in the courtyard area.


13 April 2017

Naturelle Cosmetics - Coffee Body Scrub*

One of my favourite feelings is how your skin feels so clean and fresh, after using a really good body scrub. So when I received an email asking if I would like to try out Naturelle Cosmetics coffee body scrub I was straightway very excited. 

I've not tried out a coffee scrub before but I have heard that there are a lot of skin benefits that go along with using them. The Naturelle Cosmetics list a number of benefits to your skin on the website. Here are just a few of the benefits that you will enjoy:
•Minimised Cellulite - Cellulite is a headache to many women. Though workouts can remove them, Naturelle Cosmetics’ Cinnamon Vanilla coffee scrub will help you eliminate them naturally and easily. The scrub will minimise cellulite appearance by tightening your skin and stimulating blood flow.

• Skin brightening - the caffeine in the coffee has amazing skin brightening properties. In this product, the caffeine helps in stimulating blood circulation leading to a more radiant and glowing skin complexion. With this product, you will manage to brighten your skin without attracting harmful side effects.
• Exfoliating - dead skin cells are the main reason your skin will appear old and unattractive. With this product, this will never be a problem. Naturelle Cosmetics’ Cinnamon Vanilla has amazing exfoliating properties that eliminate the buildup of dead skin cells. This will keep your skin looking young and fresh always.

• Improved circulation - with the inclusion of several antioxidants as ingredients, the product improves the blood circulation in the skin tissue. It allows for the supply of essential nutrients to the skin to keep it healthy and in good condition.

When I recieved the scrub I was really unsure of how to go about using it, as I was expecting it to be pretty messy, but I have to admit it wasn't as bad as I expected at all. My skin felt amazing afterwards and it was also left feeling moisturised and soft.

I wasn't that keen on the smell of the coffee scrub I recieved or the smell left behind on my skin, it was cinnamon vanilla, but I am not overly keen on the smell of cinnamon, so I am sure if it was a different scent then it would be fine. When I first looked online at it I did think it was quite pricey but now I have started using it, a little goes a long way so out of one oacket you get alot of uses.

Over all my skin felt lovely and I will defently continue to use this coffee scrub.

Thanks for reading.
Lots of Love 
Chrissy x


20 March 2017

Mum's You Are Not Alone!

Being a mum is hard and I don't even mean the bit about bringing up a child! Everything changes, for me a lot of my friends were in different stages of their lives or had older children. I had friends at work that I would see every day then suddenly they are gone. There are so many opportunities to make friends as a mum but at the same time, it seems a million times more daunting than when I was back at school.

I have always been really shy when it comes to making new friends and introducing myself, so the idea of just walking up to another mum and introducing myself at soft play, in the playground or at the park is actually terrifying for me. I often see mums stood chatting to one another outside Mia's playgroup or in the park and however silly it may sound I have stood there wondering how I could get involved or what it would be like to have another mum or two to stand and just chat to. When I say it out loud it sounds completely crazy and I think why don't I just talk to them and get involved!


15 March 2017

Last Minute Outfits with Simply Be*

We have all been through that moment when you are invited out, whether that be going out to a family party or out with friends or a meal or even a date with a special someone, but you have nothing to wear! Don't panic, girls I have the answer! No more dragging everything out of your wardrobe and trying to piece something together, you don't really love. No more trying to squeeze in time to run to the shops on your lunch break the next day!

Jump on to the Simply Be website and pick from a huge selection of party wear and going out tops from sizes 10-32! There is something for everyone and a great mix of both casual and party wear! Plus you can get next day delivery if you order before 10.00pm!


06 March 2017


When you are out and about and running about with a toddler, you still want to be able to capture those moments. I always end up dropping my phone while trying to take pictures and usual not on the softest of grounds! Then recently, I came across Popsockets, they are brilliant!


03 March 2017

Wonderfit Jeans

We all know how difficult it is to find the perfect pair of jeans. You know the kind that fit in all of the right places rather than all of the wrong ones. Considering I am not the tallest of people, and definitely do not have the easiest of body shapes, I honestly thought that I would never find a pair of jeans that actually fitted me. They are either too long, the skinny ones are too skinny, or they give you extra lumps in all the wrong places. Now I know I am not the only one to feel like this, am I right!?


27 February 2017

Mums Supporting Mums!

We all have to admit there are always two sides of parenting, the times you have nothing but unconditional love for them and the times when you feel like you are seriously losing your mind!

Mia has always been a strong minded little girl and as she is growing up and slowly learning about herself and the things she likes and doesn't like, this is becoming more and more so. Don't get me wrong I want her to be a strong, independent girl, but that does not make things easy from a parenting point of view. Kid's are kids, we all know that their mind changes in a matter of seconds and that the smallest of things can send them into a swirling, spiral, of a screaming tantrum.


01 February 2017

My Favourite Products From 2016

I have been meaning to post this for the last couple of weeks. I love reading these posts and finding out about new products that people are loving. It gives me so many ideas of products I want to purchase and try out in 2017. I have picked a mixture of makeup and everyday products that I have newly discovered and loved or just couldn't get by without.

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