Wow!! What a lucky Mummy I am to be able to write a review for the absolutely amazing Pink Lining Blooming Gorgeous changing bag. I love the range of Yummy Mummy/ Blooming Gorgeous changing bags and feel honored to have been able to receive the Blooming Gorgeous Navy Bows changing bag to review. I was so excited when the Pink Lining box arrived I couldn’t get it open fast enough.


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I am so in love with this bag. I had always wanted a Pink Lining bag, however Little Man was to old to need a changing bag by the time I was looking to get one. Now I am having baby number 2 next week I will be making full use of this bag. I already know it will be coming absolutely everywhere with us.

The bag is a cream background with Navy bows all over the bag. There is a pocket on the front which has a beautiful  daffodil applique design on it.


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Externally each side of the bag there is a pocket with an elasticated top part so small things will not fall out. This is so handy just to put things in quickly if you’re in a rush. No need to open up the bag to put something in it.



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The bag comes with 2 handles which are short enough to use the bag on your shoulder. There is a press stud so you can keep the 2 shoulder straps together and in effect make it into one handle. You also have an option to clip on a longer strap so you can out the bag over your buggy handles.


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The inside of the bag is lined in the beautiful Signature Pink Lining which is easy to wipe out if anything is spilt. Inside the bag there are 2 insulated bottle holder pockets. This is so handy when going out. You can put hot water in baby’s bottle then make up a new warm fresh bottle for baby. No having to find somewhere to heat a bottle up for you. There are also 2 nappy pockets, Pen holder, Phone pocket and small zip pocket. This bag has so many useful pockets and so much space to put everything. We all know babies don’t travel light so the more space the better.



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Included with this bag also comes a small Mirror. Every Mummy needs the check her make up every now and then. There is also a changing mat which fits perfectly inside the bag and a wet bag. The wet bag is perfect to out trousers or shorts or clothes that have become wet or had an accident on.



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This bag is priced at £79 and for the fabulous quality and everything included and space in the bag I feel the price is really good. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this bag to anyone looking for a baby changing bag. This is more than just a changing bag it is a stylish, spacious, multipurpose handbag/ baby changing bag.


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You can check out all new from Pink Lining over on their Facebook page or Follow then on Twitter. All I have to say is go on treat yourself, do not hesitate to go have a look and find the perfect design for you and click BUY!!

So here we have it, our last weekend as a family of 3. We have a very busy weekend ahead of us children’s parties, football matches and takeaway with the family.

I want to spend as much time with Little Man as I possibly can. Doing what he wants to do and making him know he is very much still going to get lots of attention.

When baby number 2 is here I am going to make sure I involve Little Man as much as I possibly can. I want him to still feel wanted and involved.

I am really looking forward to spending this last weekend with my amazing other half and beautiful Little Man. I love them both with all my heart and soon will have another little one to love too. We are all really excited about the new arrival and there will be news really soon.


For a long time now I have had an Ipad case which you have to take the Ipad out of to use it. I had been looking to buy one where you can keep it in the case whilst using it. This is when I got the chance to review one.


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The case I received to review was the rotating 360 PU leather case and screen protector. I absolutely love this case, it is so easy to use and is fantastic due to the fact you can stand it up if you wish to watch something on your Ipad such as a film. You can also access all ports and buttons plus the camera whilst the Ipad is in its case. No need to take it out and risk dropping the Ipad on the floor.


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About the case…

  • Protects the device completely.
  • Front cover used as base for stand.
  • Access to basic functions on your Tablet.
  • Can be adjusted 360° for viewing in both landscape and portrait style.

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Do you have a Credit Card or loan? A lot of us these days have Credit cards or loans, Is your credit card to use every month on clothes, shoes, handbags or nights out or paying bills or do you have it there just in case of an emergency?

Personally myself I have never been one to have a credit card just to use when I am a bit short of cash and want a new pair of shoes or if I fancy a shopping trip. My credit card has always been there in case I need it in an emergency.

In an emergency: Credit Card



To me in an emergency means one thing, something you can not afford but simply you have no choice but to buy it. So for instance I mainly see mine as a safety net when going abroad. If anything was to happen whilst away, such as emergency medical care was needed, new flights needed booking due to missed flight coming home etc. I have that safety of knowing my credit card could pay for it should I need it. I never ever go abroad without taking it with me.

Something else that I would Class as an emergency would be if your boiler was to break down or you needed to repair your car that you rely on to get to and from work.

When you have a credit card I believe you have to be very disciplined with yourself. It is so easy to just reach out for the card when you fancy something nice, you can soon find yourself using it all the time.


In an emergency: Loans


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Something else you can use instead of a Credit card would be a loan. Personally myself I think a loan is more strict than a credit card. So if you find yourself in an emergency situation a loan may be more suited to you.

Unlike with a credit card, a loan has to be paid back each month for a set amount of time agreed at the start of the loan. With a credit card you can end up paying the minimum each month and paying nothing off it. With the loan you have to pay the amount agreed each month for the full term agreed. Some loans also allow you to over pay. With a loan you know that each month what you pay off is paying the loan off though and not just interest.

It all depends on you and how strict you can be on yourself and what is best for you at the time.

37 weeks I am officially classed as full term and I couldn’t be happier. Since 30 weeks the pregnancy has flow by and I can’t believe we are now here at full term. As I’m having a planned section though I do hope baby hangs on in there till my c-section date arrives.

I can not wait to see if were having a boy or girl and who baby looks like. Little Man is so excited he says he’s going to feed/change and put baby to bed, so looks like ill be able to take it easy he he.

I feel like this pregnancy has been a lot harder than my 1st with Little Man. I have had loads more sickness, I’ve not been able to sleep or get comfy for weeks. I know when baby is here I’ll get more sleep as I shall be able to get comfy in bed rather than tossing and turning and huffing and puffing all night long.

At the moment I can’t even walk up the stairs without having to stop. If I don’t stop I get to the top and am so out of breath I have to sit down.

I have been getting a lot of shooting pains right at the bottom on my belly this week. Midwife has since told me baby’s head is now engaged. Which is exciting but also scares me a lot.

I decided to change the Pregnancy linky to Pregnancy, birth stories and baby diaries. This is due to a few of us nearing our due dates.



Little Man has lots of jigsaws. He never really seemed too interested in doing them with me, he always wanted to play with his toys.

Every Friday he stays with me mum whilst I go to work (not anymore though as I am on MAT leave) Mum was telling me he loves doing the jigsaws with her. So a couple of weeks ago I got the puzzles out and he loved it. To my total shock he could do the puzzles all on his own. I really couldn’t believe it, he just sat doing the puzzles on his own. The puzzles are from 10 to 36 pieces and he is so good at doing them.

He finds the pieces and turns it around till he can find where it fits.

Here are just a few of the puzzles he did.



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I decided to put these 2 weeks together as not too much happened in week 35. Just the usual non sleeping and moaning from me.

Week 36 was however exciting as we had our final scan and found out the date of our planned section. I was so excited, this was the moment we had been waiting for for such a long time now. The scan was great however we didn’t see too much as baby decided to put its arm up over its face. Cheeky little Monkey!! The lady said baby was on the big side and weighed about 7lbs 8oz with still 3 weeks to go.

After the scan we met with the consultant and I was given 3 different dates of when I could have my elective section. How exciting we chose our baby’s birth day. That is unless I go into labour before hand. I will then be rushed in for an emergency section.  The date is being kept a secret but you shall all find out soon enough :)

Week 36 my sleeping has got 100 times worse. I go to bed at 2300 and sometimes am still wide awake at 0400 I end up coming down to watch TV. I am then woken up by Little Man about 0800 that morning so I am mega tired.


36 Weeks Pregnant

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Morning Ladies,

Would love to see you all linking up. So Many of us coming to an end now. So many just starting off on the pregnancy journey too. All pregnancy posts welcome. xx

So as you all know my due date is 19th September 2014. we are now at 1st September, so sometimes between now and the 19th I’ll be having a planned section.

We know the date but are keeping it a secret so there is some sort of surprise for our friends and family of when baby arrives. The only people who know are my Mum and Dad as they will be looking after Little Man.

I previously had an emergency C-section and was really out of it not really knowing what was going on. This time however I will know everything and to say I’m scared is an understatement. Everything is worrying me but I know there is no other option or way out now. I know that although this is major surgery it is very safe especially being planned. I have a meeting at the hospital with a senior Midwife who went through all my previous birth notes. This made me feel a lot more at ease.

Lots of lovely people have told me their stories and they are all so positive and it really does make me feel a lot better. I’ve read so many other positive stories online and they all say how relaxed and lovely the experience is. This is all very easy to say after and I hope I am one of  those people to give others reassurance once I’ve had my “Positive experience”

Not too much longer to wait now and I’ll let you all know once baby is here :)

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