Monday, 15 October 2018

Weekly Meal Plan | 15th October 2018



Monday
Leftover gammon and mushroom pasta bake with garlic bread

Tuesday
Chicken fajita with spice rice and salad

Wednesday
Beef meatballs with pasta 

Thursday
Chicken and bacon salad with jacket potato

Friday
Breaded fish with oven chips and peas

Saturday
We are out at a party

Sunday
Roast dinner

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Halloween Crafts with Childrens




I am so excited for Halloween this year. I feel that Sonny will be more into it now he is age three and understands things more. So I was happy to be involved in a YouTube collaboration video with a few other Mummy YouTubers. 

In my craft video me, Sonny and Sadie made

Ghost Bunting



Glow in the dark monster jars


Pumpkin and monster suncatchers


Spider hand print picture


I was so happy with how well they all turned out. Our favourites was the suncathers so easy and so effective. If you would like to watch the video on how we made these its linked below. 


YouTube link

https://youtu.be/y-ZWICPppu0

Thank you reading
Bexmorts
xx





Monday, 8 October 2018

Weekly Meal Weekly | 8th October 2018



I am back!!! I have taken a little break from my blog as life has just been so busy. I am back with a weekly meal plan.

This week I am trying to be heathy and follow Slimming World again. So here is this weeks meals.

Monday
Spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread

Tuesday
Chicken sausages, broccoli and sweet potato wedges

Wednesday
Salmon stir fry with egg fried rice

Thursday
Chicken Salad with a jacket potato

Friday
Gammon, homemade chips and peas

Saturday
Slow cooker homemade chicken curry with rice

Sunday
Roast beef dinner




Monday, 21 May 2018

Weekly Meal Plan | 21st May 2018



Monday
Homemade chicken curry with rice

Tuesday
Salmon with garlic and soy sauce, salad and new potatoes

Wednesday
Spaghetti bolognaise with broccoli

Thursday
Cajun chicken with salad and homemade chips

Friday
Tandoori chicken with rice, salad and a raita dip

Saturday
Roast chicken with salad and homemade chips

Sunday
BBQ

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Siblings Project | May 2018





My two little babies are bonding so well together.

Sonny is always looking out for Sadie, asking her if she is okay when she cries and needs something. He gives her cuddles and kisses sometimes randomly and if we are leaving her to go out somewhere. When its time for him to go to bed he will say goodnight to Sadie with a kiss and cuddle.

Sadie is so in love with Sonny also. She is always looking and watching him. Smiles so much when she is doing this. Its so lovely to watch. She is very found of him.

We recently went away for the week at Butlin's and I realised I only took one photo of them together. Then looking back on my phone I actually only took two photos the whole past month of them together. This has made me realise I need to make more of an effort to get some lovely photos of them together next month.




The Siblings Project - Dear Beautiful

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Weekly Meal Plan | 7th May 2018



Monday
Chicken breast seasoned, homemade chips in fry light with a big salad

Tuesday
Salmon fillet with garlic and soy sauce and stir fry vegetables

Wednesday
Roast chicken with roasted vegetables and homemade chips

Thursday
Chicken casserole with sweet potato mash (left over chicken from the roast chicken)

Friday
I am out with friends

Saturday
Patatas bravas & meatballs recipe from the Slimming World magazine issue May/June 2018

Sunday
Roast dinner


Monday, 30 April 2018

My Weekly Round Up





My Weekly Round Up

Its so busy having a toddler and a baby while on maternity leave this time round. Each week we are busy most days going places to get out of the house. If I don't leave the house Sonny (2) would drive me insane.

Last week we started the week off on Monday by walking into town, we popped for lunch and coffee to meet family  then headed to the park. It was Sonny's first time trying out the buggy board and it was a success. I managed to hit 16,643 steps on my Fitbit that day.


Sonny on the buggy board for the first time

Sadie with her crazy wide awake eyes

Tuesday we went along to the local toddler group in our area for the second time. Even though no other mums speak to me I still go along as Sonny enjoys himself and its something cheap to do, costing only £2 per session. They have lots of toys out to play with, then snack time and songs at the end. Sonny makes me laugh as he wont join in with the singing at the end just sits there starring at everyone.

Wednesday we popped to soft play in the afternoon. Happy hour 2-3pm gets us in for half price which means its only £2 entry. We were the only ones in there at first which was nice but Sonny prefers to have people to run around and play with. Luckily more people turned up while we were there. Its a nice small soft play so I can keep an eye on him at all time while looking after baby Sadie. Sonny had his tea at soft play hotdog and chips with vegetable sticks. We headed home after 3 hours of fun.
One of the photos we sent to Darren while he was working away


Thursday Sonny goes to nursery for most of the day. Which gives me a day with just Sadie and I can get more things done. I popped to the gym to sign up my membership and also check out the crèche. Then I went into Bath to do some clothes shopping in Primark. I was in desperate need of some new clothing having just had a baby. I managed to get some nice summer dresses and also a really nice comfy pair of jeans. Just need some sun now so I can actually wear the dresses. I picked Sonny up then me and Sadie had our 6 week check up at the doctors. That was interesting, as Sonny messed around with everything in the doctors room.

Friday me and Sonny had a Mummy and Son day. We popped Sadie over to Nannies for a couple of hours so we could have some time just the two of us. We popped to the local trampoline park where we haven't been in over a year due to me being pregnant, He absolutely loved it there. We go to a baby and toddler session so its nice and quiet and safe. After bouncing for an hour we went into the soft play area and played in the big section together and down the giant slide. We had some lunch there as it was free kids meal with every adult meal. Bargain. We then picked up Sadie and headed home and waiting for Darren to come home from work as he had been working away all week.

Sonny enjoying the trampoline park

Sonny on the big slide at soft play


The weekend didn't turn out as expected. Me and Darren got ill and felt rough with sore throats and mine turned into a cold making me feel lousy. We stayed in all weekend relaxing and trying to get better for the week ahead. Luckily neither of the kids have come down with the illness and fingers crossed they wont.

That's our week.

Hope you had a good week, did you do anything fun?

Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx

Friday

Weekly Meal Plan | 30th April 2018



Monday
Spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread

Tuesday
Salmon with stir fry veg

Wednesday
Chicken wrapped in bacon, homemade chips and salad

Thursday
Chicken fajita with Mexican rice

Friday
Jacket potato with tuna mayo and salad

Saturday
Takeaway fish and chips

Sunday
Roast dinner

Monday, 23 April 2018

Weekly Meal Plam | 23rd April 2018



Monday
Greek salad with olives and feta cheese

Tuesday
Jacket potato with Tuna and Salad

Wednesday
Bacon, egg and avocado on toast

Thursday
Jacket potato with beans and cheese

Friday
Salmon, new potatoes and peas

Saturday
Slow cooker beef curry

Sunday
Mince beef in gravy and vegetables with sweet potato mash

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Siblings Project | April 2018

Introducing Sonny's new baby sister Sadie Jane born on Mothers Day 2018. She is the most perfect little girl.

Sonny is an amazing big brother already. He loves to cuddle Sadie and give her kisses.
When Sadie cries Sonny always goes up to talk to Sadie and asks her if she is okay, stroking her head and giving her dummy to her.

I just love watching Sonny being so loving towards her. I can see them growing up to be the best of friends.

Whenever Sadie isn't in the room Sonny will notice and ask where is baby Aide, still learning to pronounce his S in words yet.

Sonny has also grown up to be a big boy. He goes in his own bed at night time now, unlike before sharing with me every night. I think having Sadie has made him grow up a lot over the last month. We have also had some naughty moments I guess to be expected with the big change in his life.

I cant wait to share and document these two growing up as brother and sister every month with the Siblings Project


The first day they met

Sonny loves his cuddles
He also loves to kiss her all the time

Sonny loves helping out


The Siblings Project - Dear Beautiful

Monday, 16 April 2018

Weekly Meal Plan | 16th April 2018





This week Darren is away, so its a mid week meals for one.

Monday
Chicken chow mein

Tuesday
Avocado, bacon and poached egg on toast

Wednesday
Jacket potato with tuna and salad

Thursday
Breaded chicken tortilla wrap with salad and homemade wedges

Friday
Breaded fish, chips and peas

Saturday
Slow cooker beef curry with brown rice

Sunday
Roast chicken dinner






Monday, 26 February 2018

Chicken and Leek Pie | RECIPE OF THE MONTH



Last week I randomly made up a recipe I fancied trying. It actually turned out really nice and yummy so I thought I would share the recipe over here on my blog.

Ingredients needed
450g Diced chicken
1 Onion chopped
2 Leek chopped and washed
200g Mushrooms Sliced
150ml Double cream
1/2 Pint of chicken Stock
4 Sweet Potatoes diced
Dried thyme
Salt and Pepper
Knob of butter

First of all I fried the chicken in some cooking oil until cooked through. I use a wok to cook mine in.

At this point I boiled the sweet potatoes in a separate saucepan.

Back to my chicken in the wok. I next added the onion, leeks, mushrooms, dried thyme, salt and pepper and cooked for a further 10 mins.

I then added the chicken stock and cream and left it simmering for another 10 mins.

Once the sweet potato was cooked I drained these and mashed them together with a little knob of butter and the salt and pepper. This is my topping ready to add.

The chicken mixture I transferred to an open proof dish and added the sweet potato topping.

I put this in the oven for about 20-30 mins on 210c. Until bubbling through and looking cooked through.

Now its ready to serve and eat. We had ours with broccoli.

I was really impressed on how good this tasted when we tried this and I will be making it again in the future.

Thanks for reading.

Let me know if you give the recipe a try and how you get on.

Bexmorts

xx


Monday, 19 February 2018

Weekly Meal Plan | 19th February 2018



Monday
Meatballs in a tomato sauce with pasta (Tagliatelle)

Tuesday
Slow cooker chicken curry with Pilau rice and nan breads

Wednesday
Jacket potatoes with tuna salad

Thursday
Homemade chicken and leek pie with broccoli

Friday
Battered fish with chips and peas

Saturday
Pizza and spiced wedges with sour cream dip. Chuck in the oven as Saturday is my night off cooking

Sunday
Homemade Cottage pie with vegetables








Monday, 8 January 2018

Weekly Meal Plan | 8th January 2018




Monday
Roast chicken dinner

Tuesday
Pork stir fry with noodles

Wednesday
Jacket potatoes with salad and quiche

Thursday
Chicken breast wrapped in bacon with mozzarella, vegetables and cous cous 

Friday
Fish and oven chips

Saturday
Beef taco's with Mexican rice

Sunday
Sausage mash and peas with gravy

Thursday, 4 January 2018

2018 GOALS




How are we at the beginning of 2018 already! I thought this year I would set myself some goals for 2018, but not too many as I want to be able to achieve most of them if not all of them this year.

1, HEALTHY LIVING
Start a healthy lifestyle after the baby is born. I want to start eat healthy again like I was before I got pregnant and to start exercising more. I think this will help me feel good about myself again after having the baby and I am going to set a weight lose goal to get down to 10 stone by the end of the year.

2, YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS
Focus on YouTube a little more. I upload videos whenever I can, I don't like to do a set day or amount of videos I will upload each week as I feel I might be forcing myself to make videos and then they may not turn out too great. I want to reach a goal of 1000 subscribers by the end of 2018. I am currently at 558 subscribers as I write this post. The link to my YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/c/bexmorts if you would like to help me reach that goal then please go and hit that subscribe button.

3, PUT THE PHONE DOWN
I think me and my husband Darren should focus on this goal a lot more this year. We are really bad for sitting there with our heads in our phones while Sonny sits and watches his TV. I would like to put that phone down and start playing more with Sonny.

4, SONNY'S GOALS
Some goals I would like to set myself for Sonny is to get him out of nappies day and night and have him fully potty trained by the age of three in June. Also to get him off his dummy's, he replies and asks for his dummy so much and its throughout the day and when he sleeps. He is turning into a big boy now so its time to start giving the dummy up. With the baby arriving in March I may leave this goal till after he has got used to his baby sister being around.

5, MONTHLY FAMILY PHOTOS
Something we hardly ever take is a family photo. Its so hard to get someone to take that photo and also remembering to take the photo at the time to make memories. I am setting myself a goal of taking a family photo each month. I will post the family photo on my Instagram account each month. Also I may post each month on my blog a monthly family update with the photo. This may help to motivate me to take the photo.

These are the only goals I am going to set myself this year as I already have a lot going on this year with the arrival of the baby girl in March. I think this is going to be a great year and I will also get to spend more time with both of my babies when I start my maternity leave in February.


What's your goals for 2018?

Thanks for reading
Bexmorts
xx