Monday, 30 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Wicked Wednesday || Always The Big Kid

Always the Big Kid! TBH all I was thinking was how hilarious it would have been if he got stuck!! 

Come & join in with #wickedwednesdays over at the always hilarious Brummymummyof2

Monday, 23 March 2015

Outfits Of The Week || 16-22 march.

A quick look at what I have been wearing over the past week.

Some days I have finally been able to get away with not wearing boots. Lovely signs of spring on the way. 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Keeping Healthy Update 2 - March 2015

Another month has passed since I got back on the healthy trail & I have been much more positive with it this month.

Starting with the diet side of things. Whilst i could probably improve things slightly - weekends are now my biggest downfall - I am still either under my calorie allowance or at least not over by very much at all. I am happy with the way things are in that respect, although maybe I could have a bit more fruit instead of those healthy cereal bars as it is surprising how much rubbish they can still contain. 

Exercise is going very well. I now play badminton once a week with a friend & I started at an Aerobics class 2 weeks ago - only been once though as the 2nd week I was ill - with another friend. Along with the stuff I do at home either on the Wii or the PC via You Tube as well as dog walks lasting anything from 30 mins to an hour probably 2/3 times a week too. With the weather getting better I can see myself doing the longer walks much more too.

In the past 4 weeks I have lost 3LBs. Not a huge amount but in the right direction so I am happy.

All told then I am very pleased with how this month has gone. I am hoping I can continue to do as well. I know there will be weeks when it won't go so well but knowing that I am doing something & seeing results , however small,is the best feeling in the world.

See you next month for another update x

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wicked Wednesday - In The Picture

My 4 year old is really coming along in the drawing department. Mummy is muchly proud of his "people" being an arty sort herself.
I do wish though he would use some colour though!!!

This is me - well the hair def looks like me 1st thing in the morning - uncanny.

This  is Old Mother Hubbard from Squiggle It or whatever its called. I can vouch for the likeness. 

No idea who these are although that top one could be Finley's' interpretation of Edvard Munch's "The Scream."

You can join in with the fabulous #wickedwednesday too.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Count Your Lucky Stars - March 17th ,2015 - Lucky To Be Here.

This month I have decided to link up with Kerri- Ann ( Life As Our Little Family ) & Sian ( Potty Mouthed Mummy) for this months Count Your Lucky Stars.

4 years ago ( this coming weekend to be exact) I had an operation that would change my life ,for the best hopefully forever. I have had Crohns Disease since I was 12 years old, although i was only diagnosed with it at 18. I was very lucky to get to 37 years of age before having any surgery but despite a very tough time for ages after my op I have finally accepted what was always the best thing for me.

I now have a stoma - please feel free to read this post with photos of my stoma bag if you wish...! At the time I was not very thankful but now despite the odd bad day or 3 I know how much better my quality of life is.

My youngest son was 7 months when I was taken to hospital & it was scary to wonder if this would be the last time I would see my children.

I know this is quite a serious one for a 1st posting but this just proves more how much I must count the blessings how lucky I really am to continue to watch these 2 Monkeys grow,

Why don't you join in too & tell us what you are thankful for?

Thank you for reading.

Amanda x

Monday, 16 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

A Week On Instagram

here is a round up of some of the photos & I have been posting to Instagram this past week ( starting Sunday 8th through to Saturday 14th march.) You can follow me here.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Wicked Wednesday 11th March 2015 "Selfie"

Asked my husband to take my outfit of the day photo - scrolling through afterwards this is what I also found.

You can join in with Wicked Wednesday too!!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Outfits Of The Past Week

Here is what I have been wearing this week. 

Despite the more spring like weather I have still been sticking mainly to boots on my feet. In the 1st picture I am wearing my new H&M jeggings in dark green.  

I adore my camel cardigan from Next so much I ordered the grey too. Still wearing boots ....

Saturday I was helping at the school disco. I did take my camel Next cardigan to cover up with for walk to & fro but my top was very much in mind of how hot I would get whilst serving in the tuck shop. Then finally on Sunday I braved the weather more. I did have to come home after doing what I needed to & pop some leggings on underneath - seriously when I started the day I was boiling in what was a lovely day. 2 hours later it was grey & chilly again.

Anyway that's all from me today!

See you soon, Love Amanda x

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Playtime || Wicked Wednesday 04/03/2015

Finley chose this toy at The Range on Sunday for Clara our 10 month old pup. They were playing together for hours with it, so much maybe we should have got them 1 each.

Head over to Brummy Mummy of 2 to find out how you can join in too.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

February Purchases

I was lucky once again to find myself with some retail therapy time on Saturday. Just lil ole me on my own & despite what was a very wet day - not helped buy forgetting to pop your coat in the car & not even possessing an umbrella either - I had a jolly good time.

Here is what I came home with. 

Starting with H&M ...

I really love the jeggings range at H&M. Not only are they really comfy but at £12.99 a bargain too. Today i went for these in Dark Green but they do several other colours too.

Superstretch Treggings - £12.99
Me not modelling the Superstretch Treggings as well as the model on the website.

I also adore their basic knitwear range. Always room for more in my wardrobe.
Fine Knit Cardigan - £9.99.

I then headed to Debenhams. There was 20% bags ( not sure how long this runs for I'm afraid) & so I thought i would see what was there. I actually ummed & ahhed over this bag so went & had a coffee to mull it over. In the end I really could not resist & home it came with me - it was the only one on the rack & it was still there when I got... I'm not the only one who would see this as a sign surely? 
Fiorelli Tan Medium Grab Bag- Usually £55 but £44 with the 20% off. 
neither photo shows the actual colour. Its much darker than my own pic but not as orange as their photo shows.

Also 20% off jewellry. I don't really need necklaces of this colours as have loads but I don't earrings ....
Necklace / Earrings || Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Usually £15 I paid £12. Sorry I can't find the link.

Perfume was another thing I was looking for as I am now down to just one bottle by Chloe so wanted to add another one. I tried loads but this one from DNKY stood out the most...although this one by Thierry Muglar came in at 2nd place so I may have to invest in that too some other time.
DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Eau De Toilette. 10% off the full price.

I can never quite resist Primark. Found these highwaisted jeans & they are almost a really good fit. At £13 I am very pleased , although of course test of time will tell how good they really are.
They are really comfy.

I got another necklace...
A bargain at £1.50!

Last stop was M&S. i am not a fan of the flares as I think they look awful on me but I wanted to try the look on a smaller scale. The boot cut is an old favourite of mine & these fit me so well. I always seem to get on very well with M&S jeans. 
Indigo Slim Bootleg Denim Jeans. or in Indigo
I can't remember if I got the dark indigo or normal indigo... my age, sorry!

 It was only when I go home though that I realised I had not taken any photos to show you of other things I liked but did not try on. I am a failure as a fashion blogger...!

Anyway we have now come to the end.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Amanda xxx

Monday, 2 March 2015

Weekly Round Up ( Ending 01/03/15)

Here I am for another round up of my week.

Really upping my fitness this last couple of weeks with last week being the best yet.

Being able to do a few things at home is great. BeFit on YouTube is great as well as the Fitness Coach for the Wii.
Just this week my friend & went for our 1st Badminton game - it was a huge amount of fun & as exhausted as I was , I felt so much better for it. Back this week for another game too.

Aside form fitness it has actually been a quieter week really.
Myself & Clara went for a walk with my friend & her dog. As you can see Phoebe is slightly bigger (hehe) & little Clara was terrified to begin with ( this was their 1st meeting.) but was warming to her by the end - as she should as Phoebe is a beautiful dog.
Rob & I went to see Milton Jones on Thursday evening. I bought the tickets for Rob for Xmas as like most men he is a flipping nightmare to buy for. It was a great evening.
Saturday I got to go shopping all on my own which was fab. I started the shopping trip as I always do - in a coffee shop establishment with a good book!
Finley got a certificate this week. They all get one at some point in the school year & they give them out during Friday assembly. Very proud moment - Fin was pleased as punch!
New bag - details will be on tomorrows February purchases post.
A recent read was Sanctum by Denise Mina. A really good read.
Lastly, what I was wearing.
New boots from Primark in photo 1. At £6 they were quite a bargain - time will tell how long they last.
The 3rd photo is what I wore to the theatre on Thursday.
Middle picture was for going shopping & Sunday I am sporting the new bag!

Thanks for reading. Come back tomorrow for my haul post.

Amanda x