Me Becoming Mum's Stocking Fillers for Her

Me Becoming Mum's Stocking Fillers for Her

When I got my craft on and hand sewed up a personalised stocking for John, I also made one for me... obviously! I couldn't be the only one without a handmade stocking! John is one of the best shoppers when it comes to gifts and stocking fillers, so I am really lucky... but here are a few ideas just in case (or for any of you short of a secret Santa gift!)

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Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for Her

When it comes to writing a post about Christmas gifts for her, it is always going to be more of a wishlist than anything else, as it is obviously based on ideas for me. When asking for gifts I tend to try and put practical things on the list, as I have quite a lot of 'stuff' already. My husband tends to do really well every year, but that doesn't mean that I can't give him a hint or two!

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Me Becoming Mum's Stocking Fillers for Under 5s

Me Becoming Mum's Stocking Fillers for Under 5s

One of the most magical things about Christmas is getting to share it with your children, and that has to be my favourite part. When it comes to Christmas gifts from Santa we made the decision to do as John's parents did and make the stockings the item that Santa delivers and the gifts are from their respective giver. My husband and I decided this was the best way as it makes it more fair and avoids the awkward questions of why one child has an expensive gift such as an iPad and another only gets a soft toy. Here are a few ideas of the items that my girls will be getting from good ol' Father Christmas this year.

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Win a Lutyens Garden Bench

Win a Lutyens Garden Bench

As much as I love Christmas, I am very much looking forward to being able to get my girls outside and playing in the garden again... especially now that Little L is on her feet and running about the place. Sloan and Sons have the perfect competition running which could get your garden set for enjoying Spring and Summer and allow you to sit and watch your children in style.

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Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for Him

Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for Him

The men in my life are not the easiest to buy for... and there are so many of them is can be a right pain to figure out what to get them. To be honest they mostly end up with the same kind of gifts each year. My brothers can bank on a pack of socks, my husband some kind of teddy and my dad something healthy. This year I have tried to come up with some different ideas and thought I would share them with you today.

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My Photo of the Week // Living Arrows 49/52

My Photo of the Week // Living Arrows 49/52

This past week has been a busy one for me. Not only have I had loads of work to do and posts to write but as we love head first into December we had to get our house up to scratch and ready for Christmas. Here are a couple of photos from our prep for this week's post for Donna's #LivingArrows linky.

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Mums Mean Business

You may already know, but for those of you who don't yet, I run my own business "Mama Naii's Crochet" and opening my order books and working with some amazing customers has been one of the best things that I have done over the past few years; along with, of course, bringing two beautiful girls into the world, raising them to be amazing little ladies and setting up this *cough*awesome*cough* blog.

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24 Alternative Advent Calendar Fillers

24 Alternative Advent Calendar Fillers

When John was a child his mum made him his own hand sewn fill-it-yourself advent calendar. She has since made Squidgy one; and previously we have filled it with chocolate, simply because it was easier. This year I decided that we would fill each pocket with an alternative idea, and to try and steer clear of the junk. I have written this post about the twenty four things I have chosen. Obviously if you don't have a fill-it-yourself advent calendar then these items would make fabulous stocking fillers!

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Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for One Year Olds

Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for One Year Olds

Time seems to be getting away from me this year. Not only is Little L turning one in just over two weeks, but we are less than a month away from Christmas. Although we did have Little L around for Christmas last year, she was only ten days old, and as newborns do best, she slept through most of it. That means that this year is really the first time that we really get to enjoy a proper family Christmas as a family of four, with both our girls able to have fun and love it all as much as we do. Today's post is all about the gifts that I think are perfect for little ones around their first birthday, just like Little L.

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Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for Preschoolers

Me Becoming Mum's Christmas Gift Guide for Preschoolers

Squidgy is officially a preschooler, and in a few weeks time we will be finding out if we have got our chosen spot for when she starts primary school next September. I'm not quite ready to think about that just yet though, so today I'm focusing on the awesome gift ideas that suit children of her age as we begin the countdown to Christmas.

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My Photo of the Week // Living Arrows 47/52

My Photo of the Week // Living Arrows 47/52

Last week I got a proper start on the writing of my upcoming Christmas gift guides, the first of which is going to be published very soon (so be sure to pop back and have a read!) and I had a few photos that I hadn't had a chance to take in the weeks prior. That meant we needed to get them taken, and for once, the girls were more than obliging! Here are a couple of sneaky peaks at what is to come for Donna's Living Arrows linky this week.

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Five Funny Things Tag

When the lovely Louise from Mummy Miller tagged me to take part in the Five Funny Things Tag I wanted to try and figure out what spin I would take on it. Her post was all about the funny things her little one does, and I decided to play on that with five funny things I never expected about parenthood.ย 

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