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Autumn Tag.

I want to say a quick thank you to the wonderful Becca from My Girls and Me for tagging me in this little Autumn tag, seeing as its still very much autumn I dont see why I cant do it. (I have changed one thing around purely because it is not October anymore)

But enough of that, onto the Q’s

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUTUMNAL LIP COLOUR? – I don’t really wear much lipstick if I am truly honest, I can never find a nice color that doesn’t make me look like a pennywise!

2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUTUMNAL NAIL COLOUR? – I recently got this lovely one from Superdrug, its by Sally Hansen and its called Spice Age.

3. FAVOURITE AUTUMN DRINK? – Boring old tea, although I have started to love hot chocolate!

4. FAVOURITE AUTUMN CANDLE?  – Festive Spice, not exactly autumnal but I got a reed defuer the other week of this scent and I have just got the candle too – from next here

5. FAVOURITE AUTUMN ACCESSORY? – My arm warmers, as soon as the weather turns cold I get my arm warmers out.

6. HAUNTED HOUSE OR SCARY MAZE? – Oo.. can I say neither? I am such a wuss haha

7. FAVOURITE HALLOWEEN MOVIE? – Shaun of the Dead, I cant do much horror (says the person who called 28 weeks later their favorite scary film) but I think Shaun of the dead is perfect for halloween

8. FAVOURITE HALLOWEEN SWEETS? – Anything white chocolate!

9. WHAT DID YOU DRESSING UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN? – We didnt unfortunately, I usually wear a pair of cat ears but they broke and I didnt have time to get a new pair, Next year however!

10. WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT AUTUMN? – The Cold, I cannot stand the heat so when the weather gets cooler I am much happier.

And thats it.

I tag

Sarah 
Hannah
and
Jasmin

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Toddlerbike – Review.

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A while back I was given the opportunity to try out and review the Toddlebike2, Toddlebike was founded by the lovely Jo Hockley and her son, who like all toddlers didn’t enjoy sitting in their buggy..

We had the choice of three different colors, Pink, Blue and Red and naturally, we picked red, its incredibly light, but extremely sturdy, the amount of times i’ve walked in and found my lump of a 6 year old sitting on it..

When it first arrived R wasn’t to sure of it, she spent more time pushing it around rather than sitting on it but it wasn’t long before she figured out the black bit at the end was a seat perfect for little bottoms, she mastered walking around on it inside so once we had a nice sunny day we headed outside and let her try out there too!

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They are designed to be ‘pre-balance bikes’ which are the best things to get children used to proper bikes when they are older as it teaches them how to balance first before learning the peddles and these are perfect for little legs.

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Its not to big either, and as I said is extremely light so it rarely gets in the way of our busy home life and tucks neatly under our nest of tables in the living room.

Would I recommend it? – Yes I do, its given R a little bit more independence and she is enjoying playing with it ever day, she will often sit on it when she has her snack which is really sweet to see.

Price? – Not bad, if you buy through the Toddlebike2 website its £23.95 which isn’t that bad, I would probably have got it myself for her Christmas present.

Anything Else? – Not really, its a great price for what it is and gets used daily, stores away just find and is light, plus as I said my 6 year old sits on it so its very sturdy, perfect little bike.

If you wish to buy Toddlebike2 yourself you can find it on their website AND in Halfords

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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This was sent to us for review purposes only, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Amelia’s ears – Update.

I thought I would give a little update on what’s been going on with my middle child’s ears..

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She reached the end of the 6 week ‘healing’ on the second week of school after the summer holidays so we decided to take them out purely on the days which she had PE at school with the promise to pop them back in once I picked her up… seems like a great idea apart from the fact that I didn’t anticipate her ears semi healing over during the time she was at school..

A little ‘ouch’ here and a ‘ooo’ there, we managed to push them back in, quickly googling I find out that the six weeks is earliest amount of time for a piercing to be healed, frustrated we decided to leave them in for a little longer…

Roll on four weeks later when I notice her ears had bled, they weren’t infected because they didn’t feel hot and she didn’t say they hurt, so once again I googled and found that she may have a nickel allergy, one of the images I found looked extremely similar to a rash she developed after wearing some cheap necklace..

After doing a bit more research, we removed the gold earrings and replaced them with a silver pair and started cleaning them with sea salt..

The very next day, almost over night, they improved, they weren’t bloody and seemed completely healed, so we stopped with the salt water and just cleaned them with regular water..

Unfortunately, during a party I noticed her ears looked bruised, I checked the back of them and she had this huge pus spot where the butterfly sat, I quickly removed them and when we got home started cleaning them again with salt, she asked for them to go back in but we now have to make sure to clean them morning and at bed time until they are completely healed.

I have never experienced this before with my own ears, I don’t think I even bothered ‘cleaning’ my last set which just healed on their own without any trouble..

Honestly, Not sure where we are going from here on, besides constantly cleaning them and hoping for the best.

Who knew ears could be so much trouble!

Have you ever experienced any difficulty with piercings? or is it a lost cause..

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

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Superdrug Makeup Haul

Last week I needed to go shopping for some much needed makeup, seeing as we dont have very many makeup stores in my town my main stop is always Superdrug, which has plenty to offer in the way of makeup.

Lately I have been into Makeup Revolution products, they are great quality and of course kind to the old purse..

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Now onto the haul.

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Sally Hansen miracle gel polish – Not one for nail polishes, I usually just have naked nails but I saw this beautiful shade, which is ‘Spice Age’ number 560, and I had to get it, unfortunately I cannot seem to find this exact shade on the website but I am sure you can find it in store if you love it, its a Gel like polish, which I am actually loving as its staying on my nails a lot longer than regular old polish.
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Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder (Translucent) – I am not going to lie, the powder that I currently use is from Poundland, but as I am now running out I needed to grab some more and of course I went with Makeup Revolution, the little pod swivels open, contains the applicator and a little mirror at the back which I love, pressed powder always reminds me of my nan and her little makeup bag.

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Makeup Revolution Focus and Fix eyebrow shaping kit – I dont have eyebrows, well I do, but they are really fair and honestly its a lot of work in the mornings ‘painting’ them on and making them look human rather than a sharpie, but I am always on the look out for different eyebrow things to try, this little pack comes with three different shades of brown and a wax like substance, I am saving this for when I go out at the end of the month, I got this in light medium.

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Makeup Revolution duo brow pencil – Another brow product, it comes with a pencil shade and a little brush at the other end to help blend everything and I actually like this, I find pencils a lot easier to control than anything else but I think its a bit darker than I like so I may go back and grab the lighter shade.

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Elf Flawless Finish foundation in Porcelain – I have heard so many people talk about Elf products lately so I had to try some myself and I actually love it, it blends really well and I love the scent of it, the bottles themselves are really small so I grabbed two but I dont think I have barely used much, sorry Rimmel, I have found a new foundation!

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I Heart Makeup Naked Chocolate palette – Not one for palettes I literally dont know where to look when I want to find some nice brown shades, but I love these, I have the chocolate and peaches palette so I thought I couldn’t go wrong with getting this one, and so far its great.. I think i secretly love the packaging with it being shaped like a delicious white chocolate bar, if you are after a great neutral/brown palette I recommend this one.

and thats it, have you tried any of the products that I purchased?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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The BC April ‘biggest loser’ 

So its the run up to the big C, and like everyone else in the world I am trying to loose a bit of weight, I have said this before but I am in a wonderful mummy group on Facebook, I met a few of them during the summer which you can read about here, two weeks ago, one of the girls thought it would be a fantastic idea to set up a ‘Biggest Loser’ with a cash prize at the end of it.

The winner is the one who looses the most weight AND the one who looses the most inches, We are doing it for the 8 weeks until Christmas and then probably continue into the new year.

We all weigh at the start of the week and post what we are on the group and the wonderful Sam adds them all up to see who lost the most that week, and its actually going really well, I decided to take up calorie counting again and I love it so much, others are doing Slimming World.

My first weigh in I had lost 2lbs! but a girl in the group had dropped 8lbs last week, its lovely and so nonjudgmental if you have a slip up and there have been plenty of recipes shared.

I love calorie counting, I am using the My Fitness Pal app which you input the numbers and it works everything out for you, I find it a lot less restrictive than Slimming World which is handy when you fancy some chocolate.

We are currently closing in on our second weigh in and I am a little nervous this week, I have had some sweeties (Halloween) but I have done 10,000 steps every day by walking around near where we live after taking the children to school which has made me exhausted in the evenings.. I have been going to bed before 10 every night.

I will of course keep you updated on the progress, I cant wait to see how well everyone has done this week.

Have you ever tried something like this with friends?

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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November Goals.

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Another month down and into the next one, and what do I have planned, a few bits here and there, I won’t be posting every day like I did during October simply because that was just exhausting.. fun but exhausting, but I will copy over some bits that I did do in October that I feel work well in my blog.

The first one being my goals.

  1. Loose Weight  – I will talk about this a little more in a future post but I want to loose some weight this month, so far its going really well and I am really happy with what I am doing.
  2. Take More Photos – I am going to start taking my camera out with me more often, I always forget to take it and then regret it, but not anymore! expect lots more photos from me which I will upload onto my Flickr account.
  3. Crochet More – I am a huge procrastinator, if I can find something to do that is easier or takes less time, I do it, and I have been doing it a lot lately with ignoring my crocheting, I was making a lovely blanket for R but I keep getting distracted and leaving it and now its the season of blankets!
  4. Write fiction – Back when I was a teen I would write fan fiction, and I honestly want to get back into it, the plot bunnies are hopping around and I expect a few will bounce out.
  5. Declutter – The C word is swiftly approaching and my house is now full of toys again after A’s birthday, so we have all started to declutter the house and make way for the new toys and future decorations, our flat is small so any amount of clutter can make it seem smaller and dirty when it really isnt.

and those are my goals for this month, I did achieve a few of Octobers goals so I am hoping to equally achieve many here.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Happy All Hallows Eve! #Blogtober

Bright blessings to all on this fun day! I cannot believe I did it, today marks the end of BLOGTOBER!

I think I need to book a week of blogging, or perhaps take all of November off, I have had so much fun doing this, I have stretched my boundaries and my safe zones, had help from my lovely kittens who are always happy to paint and make a mess.

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I am so thankful with all the help I’ve had doing this, and I’m grateful people have read every day, commented and liked, its been a big encouragement to keep going.

I don’t think I have ever been so organised in my life! I will admit that I am tempted to do Blogmas even more now that I know I can do it!

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Enjoy the day, enjoy the night and of course enjoy the sweets.

Have a Jolly-olly-hollo-halloween!

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Mummy Cat

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