Friday, 6 January 2017

Worn By Osian - The Winter Beach Walk Edition

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I'm excited to be writing my first worn by Osian post of the year. This outfit is one that was worn on our trip to Edinburgh the week before Christmas. We had a lovely few days there, and managed to nearly visit all the family, along with a little time for exploring. One morning we had a few hours spare, so went for a walk along Longnidrry beach. It surprisingly wasn't very cold, and was a really lovely day for a walk.

I love this outfit, mainly because this is one of my favourite jumpers, I think its supposed to be a Christmas one, but it'll be a lovely one for all year around. I love how well the jumper goes with his boots too. Osian often receives compliments about these boots, I got them in an outlet shop for quite cheap, and he's had so much wear out of them already.

Hat - Debenhams | Jumper - Next | Leggings - Zara | Shoes - Dr Martens

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Baking with Osian

Osian and I were recently sent a lovely baking set from I Just Love It, who sell a huge range of personalised gifts. In all honesty, we haven't done very much baking at all over the past 6 months or so, which is a shame, because Osian is at an age where he really loves to get involved, and gets so excited when he gets to mix! So I'm utterly grateful for our new baking set, which has prompted us to get baking.

I found an Easter egg that was yet to be eaten, (crazy enough I actually found two) so I thought it would be perfect for making rice krispie cakes. I decided to use the white chocolate egg. We've never tried rice krispie cakes with white chocolate before, so I was interested to see how it would taste.

We melted the chocolate in the microwave. I wanted to involve Osian as much as possible, so I stopped the microwave every ten seconds or so, to ask him to mix it and see if he thought it was ready. I think it took about a minute to melt the whole Easter egg.

We then added a little cupful at a time of rice krispies, asking Osian at each stage if he thought there was enough, or if there needed a little more. Once we'd decided on a good amount it was time for the mixing. Osian loved the mixing, it was definitely his favourite part and he was ever so careful whilst doing so.

We then placed the mixture into cupcake holders and put them in the fridge to set. I love how simple the cake were to make, and how involved Osian was in the making of them.

Our new baking set is so lovely, and all personalised. Since Osian enjoy's baking so much, I decided the majority of the set's his, so got them personalised with his name. Each item is of a great quality, and personalised perfectly. I was particularly excited about the bowl and spoon. I can't wait to get using them more, and hoping our baking will start becoming a little more adventurous.

Our set includes,
Personalised cupcake tea towel
Personalised mixing bowl
Engraved wooden spoon
Personalised mummy's little helper apron
Personalised lets get baking cotton apron

Friday, 9 December 2016

Worn By Osian - The Summer Edition

Considering it's been pretty much constant rain today - please don't hate me for sharing a photo from summer. Since I was on a blogging break at the time, there are many lovely summery outfits worn, that haven't been shared, and since hadn't got the chance to take any photos of outfits from this week, I thought I'd use one of my favourites from summer.

This is one of my favourite tops, it says 'Mummas Boy'. We've had this print on quite a few items now, think we've currently got two different coloured jumpers, this top, and a black one with long sleeves. Which are all from a lovely little shop called Birdies & Bearcubs. These leggings are also one of my all time favourites, they're Indikidual and were bought from KyNa Boutique, who sell the most gorgeous selections of organic clothes.

Top - Birdies & Bearcubs | Leggings - Indikidual | Sandals - Next

Hopefully, by next week we'll have taken some photo's of some photos of the Wintery outfits that Osian's been rocking!

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Worn By Osian

Yesterday Osian and I had quite a lovely little day. We'd got out the house fairly early, and decided to head to baby gym,. Upon arrival Osian just really wasn't feeling it, so decided to leave shortly after. He's always been a shy boy, and the last time we went we sat near the door for a while, but we did go and play after a little bit. This time was very different, he just wanted to cuddle up on my lap, and there was no sign of him wanting to go and enjoy himself. So we went and did the food shop instead, (please remind me never to attempt a weekly shop without a pound for the trolley again -carrying out the heavy bags with a child who just wants carried isn't fun!) then he had a McDonald's for lunch, and we went home for a bit, I had my lunch and put the shopping away as Osian played with some toys. We were then going to go to a National Trust property for a little walk, but realised they close at 3pm midweek in the winter, and it was 2pm by this time. So I got some porridge oats out the kitchen, we jumped in the car, and headed to a nearby lake to feed the ducks.

I absolutely loved Osian's outfit, the romper's made by the talented Cat who has a lovely shop Max and the Star, I saw this top in Tesco and thought it would make a great little romper, so I posted it up to Cat, she worked her magic, posted it back, and Osian's face completely lit up when he saw it. He's really into superhero's and villains at the moment. We got the boots a couple of weeks a go in the outlet store in Cheshire Oaks, Osian chose them, and he received so many complements about them yesterday!

Jacket - M&S| Hat - Debenhams | Romper - Max and the Star | Socks - Asda | Shoes - Dr. Martens

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Worn By Osian - The Birthday Edition

One of the things I've missed most about blogging, is being able to dedicate a whole post to Osian's outfit! Now that may seem sad to some, but for the past couple of years, I've had a huge obsession with his clothes. I wish I could put half the effort into my clothes as I do his, then I may stop having to wonder how many days in a row I can get away with wearing the same jumper!

Osian turned three last month, something I'm still in denial about, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Although it feels like he's always been in my life, it seems like it's been no time at all since he was a tiny little newborn. I didn't believe the warnings as to how fast kids grow, I couldn't imagine the long sleep deprived days ever going away, but they did, and I now have a child who is closer to the age of five, than he is to being a newborn. Scary stuff!

I didn't really plan his outfit for this year, I bought the top a couple of weeks before the big day, but hadn't bought any new trousers, or had a plan as to what he'd wear the top with. The total opposite to how I'd been about his outfit for his second birthday. Which had been planned weeks in advance.

Sorry, it's not the clearest of photo's but I really love it.

Top - Fred & Noah
Leggings - Petite Arc

Thursday, 10 November 2016


Hello again blogging world,

Although I haven't been completely away from blogs, it feels like I'm entering it's world again for the first time.

It's been a very long time since I last sat down and wrote a blog post. Life got very busy, something had to give, unfortunately it was my hobby - blogging. I didn't realise how hard I would find my final year of uni, my second year wasn't exactly a walk in the park, but the jump to third year was way bigger than I ever anticipated. I think the course would have been challenging enough, but adding a toddler into the mix made life feel like one ginormous obstacle. So I had to say goodbye for a while.

One thing I've been finding really difficult in the last few months is the time to catch up on my sleep. I'd always known it was important and getting close to te 8hours a day recommendation has always been a problem with children crying and banging and whatnot. Last month, I vowed to come up with a solution. I was never going to try taking any child around a mattress shop, they'd resolve to jumping on mattresses and making a mess and we'd just never get anywhere, so I knew our journey would begin and end online. We started our journey looking at some Therapur Mattress Reviews before realising they may be outside of our budget a little bit. Thankfully there were some nice Flaxby Mattresses on sale that offered far better value.

In the end it was a toss up between the Flaxby Natures Element Dnair Mattress and a Therapur ActiGel Response 3200 Mattress. We settled on the Flaxby and we haven't looked back. The good news? we are now sleeping far more comfortable, the bad? we're not actually getting more sleep. Still, we're feeling more refreshed in the morning at any rate so that's good. Thanks to the guys at Want Mattress for their help in the buying process, it made an otherwise laborious purchase a little bit easier at any rate.

I'm really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Since I last wrote; I finished uni, graduated, found a job and the most scary part - somehow Osian turned three!

I was going to fiddle around with my layout, update pages, and such, but I'm way too impatient and felt a huge need to write this now. So hopefully things will be more user friendly a few posts down the line.

I was just about to post this, then realised I'd forgotten how to end a post! Is it weird to say bye? As I feel like I'm talking to someone, and at the end of a conversation you say bye? Or do I make some sort of statement, ask a question? HELP!

Friday, 1 January 2016

Living Arrows 47/52 - 52/52

I haven't had the chance to write any posts for quite a few weeks - meaning I've missed a fair few living arrows posts. I thought I'd have a little catch up on this weeks post. It would be a shame to have a photo from every week of the year, excluding the last few weeks. 

Out of the six photos, half are phone photos, with the other half being taken on my camera. I really ought to try and get my camera out more often. I'm going to try and take it out at least once a week in 2016.

Osian absolutely loved the run up to Christmas. Although he was scared of Santa, he loved anything Santa related, pictures and toys of him, and most of all his Santa teddy. He grasped the concept of Christmas really well, a lot better than I was expecting. He was so excited going to bed on Christmas Eve, which was really lovely.






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