Saturday, 12 August 2017

Bridesmaids and Flower Girls | Wedding Series





I was so lucky to have my two best friend’s book to come away to Cyprus for our wedding. I had been bridesmaids for both my best friends Claire and Sarah so I really wanted them to be there for my day.

So I asked Claire and Sarah to be my bridesmaids and they were delighted. I also asked Darren’s sister at Christmas if she would also like to be my bridesmaid and she also was happy and said yes.

For my little flower girls I had Claire's daughters Evelyn (5) Elsie (3) and Sarah’s daughter Lily (4).

The flower girls dresses were the easiest to find. We didn’t want to drag the little girls around the shops so ordered 3 different dresses from Next and found one that everyone loved straight away. Even the little ones loved it and they felt like little princesses in them. That was the easy part.

For the big girl bridesmaids I knew what colour I wanted it was just finding the right dress in that colour which was the hardest part.

We looked everywhere online and also tried a few from Next but they looked awful when we received them. I finally found a perfect one on Very.com and luckily everyone loved it and they fitted each bridesmaid so lovely. We went for a mint colour which I thought would be perfect for a wedding abroad.

I let the bridesmaids pick their own shoes as I wanted them to feel comfortable on the day.



I ordered some flower girl baskets off amazon and they were so cheap, I also ordered them a few fake rose petals to go inside and the girls loved these.

For the big girl bridesmaids I ordered them a single Ivory rose which was fresh on the day. it was wrapped in a light pink ribbon to match my flowers.

I think they all looked so beautiful on the day and made my day that extra special.

Thanks for reading

Bexmorts

xx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

MARIGOLDS ARE 70 THIS YEAR



I was kindly sent some Marigold products to celebrate their 70 year anniversary.

I was just expecting to receive some rubber gloves but I had a small box of goodies all by the Marigold brand. I never realised they there was so many different products. You can now not only get gloves but scrunchie and cloths as well.

In the box I have

Wipe away clothes
Scrunchies
Longer bathroom gloves
Handy lightweight gloves
Cleaning me softly sponges

The Marigold gloves are so good and can be used for many things. Washing up being the most popular, but also they can be used for cooking, cleaning and DIYing.

I love using the Marigold gloves for cleaning the cooker or BBQ as the cleaning products I use for these can sometimes have strong chemicals so I like to protect my hands. I also like the fact they come in different sizes, I have quite small hands so this is handy for someone like me.

Being a mummy I wash up so much during the day so using Marigolds stops my hands from drying out and protects them.

I think everyone has heard of Marigolds and has used them at some point in their lives.

One lady at work said that she can’t use other branded rubber gloves as she has a reaction but she never seems to get a reaction with the Marigolds.

I used the scunchie to clean my oven as it needed a good scrub and clean and this helps get the grime off the cooker while using the gloves to stop me from getting dirty and to stop the chemicals from touching my skin.

I think Marigolds is a fantastic product which will continue to grow and sell for many years to come.

Thanks for reading

Bexmorts

xx






Monday, 31 July 2017

Weekly Meal Plan | 31st July 2017



Monday
Jacket potato with cheese and beans

Tuesday
Fish cakes with salad and sweet potato fries

Wednesday
Sausages with mash and peas

Thursday
Taco's with salad

Friday
Homemade Tortilla pizzas

Saturday
Chicken korma with brown rice

Sunday
Roast dinner

Monday, 24 July 2017

Weekly Meal Plan | 24th July 2017






Monday
Tuna jackets with salad

Tuesday
Taco's with salad

Wednesday
Beef stew with dumplings

Thursday
Spaghetti carbonara

Friday
Hot dogs with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob

Saturday
Lamb Rogan Josh and brown rice

Sunday
Roast dinner

Monday, 17 July 2017

Weekly Meal Plan | 17th July 2017




Monday
Stir fry beef with vegetables and noodles

Tuesday
Chicken salad with roasted new potatoes

Wednesday
Sausage and bean casserole with sweet potato mash and peas

Thursday
Spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread

Friday
Fish, chips and peas

Saturday
Chicken korma with brown rice

Sunday
Roast pork dinner

Monday, 10 July 2017

Weekly Meal Plan | 10th July 2017



Monday
Sausage and bean casserole with mash

Tuesday
Fish with jacket potatoes and salad

Wednesday
Cheese and bacon pasta bake

Thursday
Cottage pie with vegetables

Friday
Homemade slow cooker beef curry with brown rice

Saturday
Naked burger with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob

Sunday
Roast chicken dinner

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Flying with a Toddler



Lets talk about flying with a toddler. I was so worried about this from the moment we booked the holiday right up until we got on that plane a year later. Talking to a lot of mums its a big worry for most and some even put off going on holiday because of this. I have put together a few tips that helped me through the flight.

Go prepapred with a bag full of goodies, toys, sweets and drinks. We took along lots of snacks and got him plenty to drink when we got to the airport.
I put together a rucksake of toys and things to do which I reserached on social media for ideas. I made a video of what I packed for the flight which is linked at the bottom of this post. A good idea is to go into Poundland and pick up a few new toys so they should hopefully find this more exciting and interesting when you get them out on the flight. Try and get a toy out each half hour or something depending on flight time instead of all at once.
We used Darrens old tablet and downloaded a few CBeebies programmes on it to help entertain him on the plane which worked really well. One thing I will mention though is he has some toddler headphones but because the sound isnt very high on them he couldnt hear them very well due to the noise of the plane.

To help with the ears we made sure Sonny had his dummy for take off and landing which seemed to have worked really well. Other ideas I would suggest is a drink or bottle or even some sweets to suck on if they are old enough.

After a while Sonny did want to get up and move about so we went to the toilet and changed his nappy. At one point we walked up and down the plane to stretch our legs, only problem with that is he kept wanting to do it after that but I wouldnt let him.

Hopefully they will sleep for a little bit so remmeber to take a blanket or pillow to help with this. We were lucky Sonny slept for an hour there and most of the flight on the way home as it was a night flight.



I hope these help anyone who is worried about a flight with a toddler. If anybody else has any tips or advice please comment below. Always remember no matter what happens its ony a few hours of your life :-)

Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx