The Shop Up

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I have been meaning to venture to London for awhile now with the husband and when I found out that The Shop Up would be on in May, I decided that it would be the perfect excuse to go. 

So, my husband, eldest son and I travelled up for the weekend and had a great time. 

Obviously, my planning didn’t go too much to plan as during dinner at Jamie Oliver’s on the Saturday evening, I may have had one too many glasses of wine and unfortunately, thought it best to leave going until the morning. 

But then we got up late, of course, and realised that we didn’t have a huge amount of time before we had to get the train back home. 

I did make it to The Shop Up eventually though, complete with luggage, a hangover and a skinny latte in hand. 

It was a brief visit unfortunately but one that I’m happy to have experienced.

I even managed to take a few picture’s along the way. 

It was lovely to see all these beautiful independent shop’s all come together under one roof and I was feeling very inspired. 

It was nice to see brand’s that I recognised from online and to be introduced to new ones.

So many beautiful thing’s for mum, child and baby. 

I’m really excited and looking forward to the Christmas Shop Up in December.

This fantastic event is run by three stylish mama’s and co-  founder’s of Babyccino Kids in where you can find all of these beautiful shop’s on their site. 

http://www.babyccinokids.com/ 

To find out more about any upcoming event’s go to

http://www.theshopup.com/

Kit and Kin

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Kit and Kin offer naturally beautiful and Eco friendly product’s for mother, child and baby.

There is a wide range to choose from such as their Bio-gradable Nappies, Baby Wipes, Magic Salve, Breast Balm, Stretch Mark oil, Body oil for baby, Bubble bath and Hair and Body wash.

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Co – founded by former Spice Girl, super stylish mama of two and UNICEF Ambassador Emma Bunton along with Director of Product Development with 15 years experience creating mother/baby product’s and father of two, Christopher Money, Kit and Kin was lovingly created only using natural, sustainable and nourishing material’s.

EMMA BUNTON – “My son has always suffered with eczema and for so many years we struggled to find products that weren’t full of chemicals that would further irritate his skin . As a mother, my children are my number one priority and I do everything I can to ensure they’re always safe, healthy and happy.

“At Kit & Kin, we want to take away the stress and worry parents often experience when trying to choose the best products for their family. That’s why we’ve developed an amazing range you can trust to care and protect for your family as they grow.”

Not only is the packaging beautifully presented but reading through the ingredients, you instantly know that these product’s are all made from just pure goodness. No nasties included.

My daughter and I have quite sensitive skin and Kit and Kin product’s have really been lovely to use on the both of us.

My daughter and son love using the Bubble Bath and Hair/Body wash as it leaves them smelling beautifully fresh and clean whilst also protecting their skin.

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Creating not only a commitment to mum’s and dad’s but to the earth too, Kit and Kin are not just a fancy label.

Kit and Kin stand’s for so much more than a label which is why I was instantly drawn to their brand.

Our commitment to the earth: For every 10 customers that buy a Kit & Kin nappy subscription, we will fund the purchase and protection of one acre of tropical rainforest though WLT. Together we can make a difference.

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To find out more about Kit and Kin and to subscribe,  please visit them over at

https://www.kitandkin.com/

 

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The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name.

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One day a little girl awoke,

Sat up and rubbed her eyes,

Looked over at her bedroom door – 

And got a BIG surprise! 

The little girl who lost her name takes your little one on a beautiful and magical adventure meeting wonderful character’s along the way. All in search for her lost name.

Watch your little ones face light up as they find each letter of their name throughout the story. 

This personalised book was lovingly created to inspire the imagination of children and warm the heart’s of parent’s.

No wonder it has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. 

My daughter really enjoyed reading this book and got so excited when she saw her name.

She had helped me choose the character online that she wanted so it definitely made the book more special to her.

The illustration’s and the use of bright colours on each page is simply beautiful and captivating. 

What I also love is the quality of the paper that has been used for the book. 

It is definitely a storybook that will stand proud in the kid’s library for a long time.

To find out more, pop on over to 

https://www.lostmy.name/  

Inspire your child to believe that anything is possible. Even finding a missing name. 

Create your adventure today. 

Wild & Gorgeous

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Childhood should be memories made up of running around laughing in the garden. Sunny day’s spent eating ice cream that melt all over sticky grubby hand’s. Spending those Summer hazy day’s climbing tree’s and scraping knees.

Wild and Gorgeous design comfortable, timeless and good quality clothing for children so little ones can create and capture those perfect memories.

 

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My favourite’s from their current collection are their sweet Maisy top and Love shorts.

Maisy Top – Grey

Product code: SKU# SS17ME08GRY


£35.00

This simply stunning pure cotton rose and paisley printed top is available in both grey and pink.

I adore the classic style and loose fitting material that is gentle and soft on the skin as well.

http://www.wildandgorgeous.co.uk/girls/t-shirts-tops/maisy-top-grey/

Love Shorts – Mushroom

Product code: SKU# SS16ME15MUS


£29.00

I have so much love for their Love Short’s which is the perfect name for them really.

They are available in five different colours with a beautiful heart shaped print in the back pocket. Simple and classic. The perfect basic for Summer and can be matched with anything.

http://www.wildandgorgeous.co.uk/love-shorts-mushroom/

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You can shop this outfit and the rest of the collection over at

http://www.wildandgorgeous.co.uk

Check out my Wild & Gorgeous video.

http://www.magisto.com/embed/fn49QFhRHgsoLTsHDmEwCXp2?l=vem&o=w&c=b

 

Easter Egg Fun – How will you decorate yours? 

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Easter is so close that I can almost taste the chocolately goodness. 

Easter time also means school holidays with lots of family time to fill up amd keep the little ones busy. 

Why not try these fun egg painting idea’s.A cheap and cheerful activity this easter and will bring out not only your child’s creativity, but yours too. 

Happy Easter x 

Jojo Maman Bebe (part 2)

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Prowl through the jungle like a fierce lion and swing through the tree’s like a cheeky monkey. Allow your children’s imagination to come alive through JoJo Maman Bebe and their exciting Safari Collection for little explorer’s. 

I have featured their Safari Collection for girl’s in a past post but am now showcasing my favourite boy’s top’s from their Safari Collection.

Safari Appliqué Top £15

This cute and cheeky layered effect safari animal top is one of my favourite’s from the collection. I love the stripey arm’s which changes a classic top into something special and fun. 

Kid’s love bright colour’s and these top’s definitely stand out for any fun loving animal adventurer.

Lion T-Shirt £15

This soft to the touch friendly Lion tee is the perfect top to wear this Summer for your little one. 

Kid’s will love the bright and colourful print and is also perfect for super sensitive skin as it’s lined with the softest cotton. 

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Shop the collection and their other children’s pieces over at 

http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Check past post for details on the girl’s collection.

https://maddieroseboutique.me/2017/03/29/jo-jo-maman-bebe/

 

Milly’s Kidchup 

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I was recently sent this super alternative to Ketchup for kid’s.
Like most kid’s, my children love their Ketchup but the sugar content in it is so high that in the back of my mind, I do sometimes worry about them having so much and try to limit it as best that I can.

I then discovered whilst delving deep into the wonderful world of Instagram, Milly’s Kidchup.

A tasty, nutritional supplement for Ketchup without all of the bad stuff.

The ingredients are as simple and refreshing including Apples, Lemons, Garlic, Tomatoes.

Founder and creater of Kidchup is mama of one, Milly Cundall. 

Seeing there was a gap in the market for an alternative Ketchup for little ones without high levels of refined sugar and salt content included, Milly’s Ketchup was established and is growing from strength to strength. 

My three children really enjoyed it and we even used it as an alternative pasta sauce which worked really great too. 

You can buy Milly’s Kidchup online here. 

http://www.millycundall.com/
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Jo Jo Maman Bebe

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I have been an admirer of the beautiful and talented creation’s of Jo Jo Maman Bebe for awhile now and I want to share my favourite pieces from their current SS/17 collection.

Their bright and colourful print’s are so fun and colourful that you will instantly fall in love.

Giraffe smocked top £14

Their spotty giraffe smocked top is apart of their Safari Collection and is just so pretty and perfect for Summer time.

 

Skip hop Unicorn Backpack £20

I instantly fell in love with their Skip hop Unicorn Rucksack in which they stock.

My daughter is obsessed with unicorn’s at the moment and this bag was an instant hit with her.

The colours are simply beautiful and is the perfect size for your little ones to keep their treasures and troves  safe as well as acting as a perfectly suitable and stylish baby changing bag.

Ditsy floral and stripey dress £16

This ditsy floral and stripey dress is the perfect style for Spring and Summer.

I love how the contrasting print’s work perfectly together and the colour’s are so exquisitely bright and vibrant.

My daughter loves this dress and is constantly asking to wear it.

Children’s clothing should be comfortable, fun and colourful with beautiful print’s and made with good quality fabric. This is exactly what Jojo Maman Bebe represents within their brand.

My Jojo Maman Bebe boy’s favourites blog will be coming soon.

Shop the entire collection over at

http://www.jojomamanbebe.com

Pop Pops -Little Dish 

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I was recently sent some deliciously tasty treat’s to try out from Little Dish. 

They send me their latest addition to the Little Dish family in the name of Chickpea Pop Pops along with some super cute stickers in which my 5 year old stole straight away. Sticker crazy she is!! 

Pop Pops are a brand new savoury snack for little ones that are light and crispy but packed full of protein and high in fibre. 

They contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are completely gluten free. They are also significantly lower in salt than compared to other leading brand crisps aimed for children. 

Available in Original, cheese (my personal favourite) tomato and sweet red pepper, there is a flavour for everyone.  

They are the healthy alternative snack for your little one and even adults.  I’m munching on some now as I write this. Healthy, light and delicious. 

Pop Pops are the perfect accompaniment for lunchboxes, picnics and birthday parties. 

I also love the fact that you can reseal the packet with a fun character sticker.
My kid’s are definitely giving Pop Pops a big thumb’s up as they really enjoyed them. 

You can find Pop Pop’s stocked in the baby aisle in Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s. 

Enjoy! 

Gurrr… Bear Treat’s

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I have had the pleasure of being sent some delicious and tasty treat’s from a company which I am sure that most of you will recognise, especially if you have little ones.

Bear Nibbles come in different shapes such as Claws where you can create your own little scary monster with the fruit pieces that are very cleverly shaped into Monster part’s. Then there are the Yoyo shaped ones which are my children’s particular favourite as they love to pull, tear and gobble them up and the fact that they come with a free Bear card to collect is an absolute bonus.


We were introduced to their Sour Yoyo shaped ones which the kid’s really enjoyed. What is with kid’s and anything sour?

There are so many different types of flavours to choose from too such as  Strawberry and Butternut , Mango and Carrot, Blackcurrant and lots more. So there is definitely something to suit everyone.


There is no added sugar and are counted as your 1 of 5 a day.

They are also vegan and gluten free.

With their bright and fun packaging, there is no doubt that Bear was definitely made with little people in mind but I also find that these are perfect treat’s for mum’s and dad’s to snack on as well.

So pop a few packet’s into your bag and enjoy!
T xx