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I'm A 'Bad Mom' And I'm Actually OK With That

This week I went to the movies with two of my most favourite mummy friends and we watched Bad Moms. We booked a late night session so we could do bed time with the kiddos before we snuck out. Even though that was the sensible route, part of me still felt like a rebel, stepping out of the house at 9pm on a Monday evening. I can't remember the last time I did that. It was another lifetime ago.

So I'm not about to even try and be a movie critique. Actually I think this was the first movie I've seen in 4 years, so a movie buff is something I'm not. However this was such a brilliant movie and 4 days on I'm still thinking about it, and as the blog is the place I come to share my thoughts, well, here  I am :)




Review: Beets BLU Smart Scale

I'm a bit of an all or nothing person. I'm like this in most  aspects of my life. I ether put my everything into something or I don't pay a second thought to it.

The same goes for the way I use scales. I either jump on the scales every day or I stay well away for weeks, months sometimes! Since being on my mum bod mission I do weigh myself most days. I've heard in the past that it's not ideal to do it so often but daily motivation helps me, especially when faced with decisions like having salad for lunch or not going in for that 3pm chocolate bar.

How To Create A Fun & Colourful Ice Cream Themed Birthday Party

There's not much that gets me more excited than party planning. 

I so love a good party. Even more than that, I love to be the organiser of one. As a 33 year old it would be pretty ridiculous to plan annual birthday parties for me or hubby (we're lucky if we get a cheeky meal out if I'm honest). 

Having a child has brought out the inner party planning goddess in me and I think I'm going to be that mum that get's very excited about how we celebrate as each year rolls around.

This year's theme for Baby Girl's second birthday was ICE CREAM. Something that is very much a special treat in this house, and how much more special can you get than a birthday celebration?

This post is going to be photo heavy. I want to show you every little detail, how I created the look and where I got everything so you can re-create it to. I'll include as many links as I can at the bottom of this post. You're welcome :)


Admitting I'm Not The Supermum I Thought I Would Be

OK. It's time to talk (again). This has been something that has been on my mind for some time now and I haven't quite been sure how to put it into words, or what to do about it.

JORD Wood Watch Review: Welcome To The Watch Party

My name's Kat and I have a confession.

I love fashion. I do. I adore it. I love dreaming up outfits. I love looking at the best dressed list of the latest event, gushing over outfits, accessories, pieces. Shopping is my happy place, and that feeling of lugging a huge haul back home after a spree, trying on all my bits and having my own little fashion parade party in my bedroom, well, I can't even put that feeling in words.

However....

As much as I love fashion, I'm a total follower. I'm far from a trendsetter. I always end up getting to the party, but I'm often late.

One such party I have been late to this time is the watch party. In fact, this party has been raging for some time. I told myself I didn't need a wrist watch, why should I? I have my phone practically glued to my hand, on call to tell me the precise time whenever I need it.

Mummy Tag

So last week I did something I haven't done in a good few months. I sat down in front of the camera and recorded some videos for my YouTube channel. I still feel like a deer in headlights when I set up the tripod and it's just me in my bedroom talking away - I probably look like one too LOL.

Even though I had planned 3 videos to record I wasn't really sure where to start so at the last minute I decided to warm up with something a little bit fun and throw in some facts about me. I looked up 'Mummy Tag' and found a list 20 questions all about being a Mum.


Minis Wardrobe #2 - 2nd Birthday OOTD

I have memories from as young as I can remember of picking outfits for special occasions. I always had a pretty new dress to wear for my birthday parties and Christmas Day. My mum always made it a thing for me to have a pair of party shoes in the right size ready for any occasion.

Perhaps that's where my love of fashion stems from?

Continuing the tradition, I had to make sure Baby Girl had just the right birthday outfit for her little second birthday celebration. Last year I pre-planned a long time in advance and got a bespoke first birthday outfit made especially for her. This year I decided to head to the high street and graduate from a tutu to something a little more mature. She is two after all!


Why Photos Mean So Much To Me

I have always loved photos, for as long as I can remember.

As a child I would spend hours with my nose deep in photo albums endlessly studying photos of family, friends, places we had visited and holidays we had been on. Now that I am older I have folders and folders of photo files on my laptop. Since becoming a mummy it's not unusual for me to take hundreds of photos on any given day (and is it just me who doesn't have the heart to delete any?)

The things I treasure most are memories. Memories will never leave you, although do fade and I so love that photos can keep all those special memories alive. A photo can take you right back to remembering the smells that consumed you in that moment, the feelings that you felt, exactly who shared these moments, just how young you looked back then and so so much more.

Recently my mum has been visiting from Australia. It's so rare that we have such quality grandmother, mother and granddaughter time with each other. We have three weeks together and I have really been trying to make every moment count. As well as spending some quality time at home, we have been making the most of exploring what's on our doorstep. If you've been reading my blog recently you'll know this has been one of my summer missions in the absence of us having any kind of holiday abroad booked.

I'm going to go into more detail about some of our days out on the blog really soon but I just couldn't wait to share some of the photos I've taken over that past few weeks capturing the perfect moments in time.

The first glass of champagne in Bills the day my mummy arrived. She is my favourite person to share bubbly with.


DIY: How To Make Your Own Melting Ice Cream Cone Cake

It's Wednesday and I'm only just getting over the weekend birthday celebrations. Baby Girl turned 2!

I've had so many messages from you all asking about how I created her special melting ice cream cone birthday cake so I thought I would put together a post explaining how I did it and how you can make your very own.



To My Darling Girl: You Are Two

Last week I asked you what you were going to be when you grew up. You told me "two".

This is a question that crosses my mind all the time. As your parent I think it's only natural to dream of where you may go in your life. Your daddy wants you to be a doctor or a lawyer. I have a sneaking suspicion you have the potential to make a very fine actress. You most definitely will love to sing. I don't know many two year olds that can recite every single nursery rhyme the way you can. And you do it in perfect rhythm and key.

Most of all both me and your daddy pray that you are happy. The older we get, the more we realise that's what life is really all about. Having family and being happy.