Today I’m Wearing: A Joules Monica floral wrap dress

I love this dress. I’ve found it quite hard since becoming a mum to find clothes that are convenient to wear with a child. It can’t be too low cut otherwise Hux will pull it down, it can’t be too short otherwise I’ll be bearing all whenever I bend over to pick him up, patterns are better at hiding stains than plain things etc and this dress ticks all those boxes!

The colours are deep and beautiful and the material is light and feels luxurious against your skin. It can be dressed up for nights out and dressed down with tights and flats for every day. This dress will definitely be a staple feature in my wardrobe for years to come.

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Blogger bedroom envy

In my opinion, bedrooms should be cosy and comfy. It’s all very well having a beautiful, stylish bedroom but if it doesn’t immediately make me want to spend a Sunday snuggled up reading a book with a cup of tea all day then I’m not interested. For me, style in the bedroom is optional (which is very clearly evident in the mismash mix of furniture and general blah-ness of our current bedroom). Bedrooms are private. It’s very rare that anyone, other than the people that sleep in that room, will go in (until you come to selling and then you realise how painfully embarrassing your bedroom is!)

Saying that, being an avid blog reader, I can think of several bloggers bedrooms that fill me with envy! Becky from Milk Bubble Tea has a beautiful, white & girly bedroom, Elsie from A Beautiful Mess has just redecorated her bedroom but I love her bright and bold style (old room here), Julia has got a very grown-up and glamorous bedroom and Lyzi has got an adorable vintage-style bedroom with lots of art and quirky charm.

Milk Bubble Tea bedroom

A Beautiful Mess bedroomGal Meets Glam bedroomBeing Little bedroom

Obviously the biggest feature in any bedroom is the bed itself and I think it really sets the tone for the rest of the room. A giant wooden sleighbed would look completely out of place in a pink and girly bedroom in the same way that an ornate white iron bedstead would look totally wrong in a rustic wooden cabin bedroom. When Carpetright contacted me to talk about their beds I was a bit surprised as I didn’t even realise they sold beds! They’ve actually got a really nice range of bed frames and a bunch of helpful bed-buying guides.

They also wanted me to let you guys know about their House Proud Survey which you can take to be entered into a draw to win £250 worth of Virgin Experience Days vouchers.

Which blogger bedrooms make you want to plan a makeover?

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Huxley’s 1st birthday party

Huxley is 1 today! I can’t believe it! This past year has flown by so quickly. It’s been the best year of my life. Huxley makes every day like Christmas. I’m not going to write a big gushy post because I’ll never be able to put it into words as well as Amy did.

We had a little party for Hux on Sunday at Nick’s parents house. We had some cake, some pulled pork and luckily it was nice and warm and sunny so the kids could all run around in the garden.

I didn’t get to take many photos as I was so busy running around but I did manage to snap a couple.

Today we’re off to the Sealife centre in Weymouth :)

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Had a little birthday party for Hux today :)

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