How to Sew a Baby Sleeping Bag – Tutorial

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Roman was in need of some light-weight sleeping bags for the warmer weather. Having a look at the ones in the shops, I decided that it would be easy enough, and a lot cheaper to make them up myself. I've used cotton jersey for the lining and a cotton print for the outer. From my research, this is equivalent to 1.0 tog, which is good for most summer use. You could also make this out of 2 layers of   << Continue Reading >>

Cleaning my Stove Burners – no scrubbing required!

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I'm almost embarrassed to post this. My stove burners get pretty dirty. I guess I think life is too short to be scrubbing the grease off the stove burners, but now that I know this trick, I don't need to. All you need is a little bit of Ammonia and a zip-loc bag. Get a zip-loc bag and put your dirty stove burners in there. I did two at a time so that I could still use the stove, and so that   << Continue Reading >>

Happy 1st Birthday Roman

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Well it's been quite a year. There has been not a lot of sleep, quite a few tears and many dirty nappies. But there has also been many smiles, laughs and much joy as we've been our little baby grow into a cheeky boy. I love you with every fibre of my being and you make me unbelievably happy. Your smile warms my heart like nothing else. Happy Birthday Roman!xx   << Continue Reading >>

Get Organised – Laundry Storage and Dusting mittens

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Being renters, we can't put any shelves up and the laundry at out house is a bit lacking in storage. I came across these little baskets at the local discount store and they are perfect! They have 2 suction cups on the back, so they stick to the tiles, and I can take them with me when we move out. The one on the left has my delicates bags in it and the one on the right is full of old   << Continue Reading >>

Pumpkin and Poppy Seed Mini Muffins

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I made these up using the Mini Savoury Muffins base and added some grated pumpkin and sprinkled the tops with poppy seeds. I left the cheese out  from the original recipe because I didn't have any. Like everything, Roman loves them.Pumpkin and Poppy Seed Mini Muffinsmakes 242 cups (300g) plain flour1 tbsp baking powder2 eggs1/4 cup olive oil1/2 cup milk 2 cups raw, grated   << Continue Reading >>

Pimp my Ergo – Ergo Carrier Teething Pads Tutorial

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I love the Ergo baby carrier. It is definitely the most comfortable way to carry a baby around for any period of time. Roman loves it too, mostly to eat! He loves to chew, dribble and drool all over the straps. It can be a bit of a pain to wash, so I thought I'd make up these teething pads as they're much easier to wash than the whole carrier. You want to use a fairly absorbent fabric for the   << Continue Reading >>

Make your own: Home-made Sprinkles

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This is the ultimate in DIY! Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a packet of sprinkles? Not counting the colouring, there are 6 ingredients! That seems like a lot to me for some hard sugar. I came across this recipe from BraveTart and just had to give it a go. The sprinkles were really easy to make and only use 3 ingredients, 5 if you count the colour and flavouring. I made a   << Continue Reading >>

Pimp my Pram – Window Shade for M&P Sola Pram

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I love my Sola pram! It's cute, compact, light, easy to use, is suitable from birth and has lasted well with heavy daily use (it's also my shopping trolley) even surviving the London snow*. The only thing I wish it has was a shade over the window. When Roman is trying to take a nap, the sun is usually peeking in through the window and I have to cover the pram in blankets...ugly! But no   << Continue Reading >>

Apple and Blueberry Muffins

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I like muffins that aren't too sweet...that's what cupcakes are for. That way, you can have them for breakfast or afternoon tea without feeling like you've indulged too much. I only managed to get 11 muffins out of the recipe, but I think my cupcake cases are bigger than the average. Apple and Blueberry Muffins makes 12240g plain flour3 tsp baking powder1/3 cup caster sugar1/2 tsp cinnamon1/2   << Continue Reading >>

Yoghurt Snack Pancakes

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Roman decided he doesn't like yoghurt anymore, just as I bought a new tub, so I made up some little pancakes and snuck the yogurt in. These are a great snack for babies and easy to freeze and then whip out when needed. Yoghurt Snack Pancakesmakes about 24*1 cup (150g) plain flour2 tsp baking powder1 tbsp sugar (optional - I didn't add this)1 cup yoghurt (I used greek yoghurt, but anything   << Continue Reading >>