My daughters bedroom – inspo 

Thought I’d share these pictures. I still love her rooms 8 months down the line, some changes have been made like the bed lowered etc 

The bed, changing table / chest of drawers and wardrobe are all VIB. 

Wallpaper is Dunelms Dumbo range.


Feel free to comment if any questions! Hope you like it 💗

Nokkrar myndir af herberginu hjá dóttur minni. Allt keypt hérna úti.

Xxxx Sandra

Top 10 things I love about my baby

This post is for the #spreadthemomlove challenge 

Post 10 things you love about your baby.

I know I’m going to want to change this later but hey, let’s just see where this goes. 

  1. I love how smiley and happy she is. Literally smiles all the time.
  2. I love how curious she is and so eager to learn!
  3. I love how she smiles to everyone and is such a people person. Anyone can hold her or talk to her and she just smiles and gets all excited.
  4. I love how she’s such a good sleeper! 
  5. I love how she shows her excitement. 
  6. I love how BEAUTIFUL AND ADORABLE she is. Sorry, caption was needed! 
  7. I love how she looks just like her dad, with a few of my features.
  8. I love how good she is playing herself just so I can finish my coffee in the morning.
  9. I love how good she is staying at her nana and grandads when we need a night off.
  10. I love how she loves a kiss and a cuddle.

As hard as being a new mom is, sometimes it’s good to remind yourself of all the things you love about your baby!!

Stay strong moms out there! We are all doing amazing!!

Feel free to comment your list.. much love 

Xxx Sandra 

Make your own baby food!

When my daughter was approaching weaning age I started looking into weaning, options and clever things to do! I am also in a bump group on Facebook with girls in Iceland that were all due in the same month as I was and were all still very active in that group sharing loads of things.. They gave me a lot of inspiration with so many things! If there is anything similar to that here in Scotland, or in the UK even, please give me info in comments 🙂

I started looking at these pouches you can get in the supermarkets and I was quite horrified with the prices on them from Ellas Kitchen, Heinz etc. and that is just for one meal!

So I hope this will give you inspiration to make your own!

I bought a kilo of carrots in Lidl for 0.59 pence! I peeled them all and cut both ends off and steamed them. 


After that I threw them all in my food processor until they were all mashed up, no bits what so ever. 

Then I put the mashed carrots in ice cube trays and in freezer tubs you can get from Nuby here. After they’re all frozen I take the cubes and put them in freezer bags but make sure I mark the bags with whats in them and the date I made them.

My daughter likes her vegetables and fruit mixed in with her baby rice just now and she will turn 6 months next week.

I am actually quite enjoying this and look at it as a little hobby. Lets not mention the money I am saving by doing all of this myself! That kilo of carrots will be mixed in with her baby rice, but the carrots will be 70% of the meal, and will last for 10 dinners! Which comes to 6 pence a dinner! If I would use just the carrots and no baby rice it would come down to 8 pence per dinner..

If you’re thinking this is a massive hassle it really isnt!

  1. Peel/cut up/rinse
  2. Steam
  3. Mash up in food processor
  4. Put in ice cube trays or freezable food tubs
  5. Once frozen put in freezer bags and mark them

I round up how long this took me in total and it was an hour..

Langar svo að mæla með því að mauka barnamatinn sjálf af því að það sparar svo mikla peninga og þá veistu líka að barnið þitt er að fá 100% hreina vöru! Eina sem þarf er að sjóða eða gufusjóða matinn og setja svo í klakabox eða í dollur sem eru einmitt ætlaðar fyrir að frjósa mat. Svo set ég allt í poka og merki hvað er í pokanum og dagsetninguna sem ég frysti kubbana á. 

Ég veit að þetta er að spara alveg fullt af pening heima líka og mér finnst þetta líka mjög gaman!

Happy baby mashing!

xxx Sandra

 

Oh sew cute

As my previous post might indicate I felt a bit lost after starting my maternity leave so I got my sewing machine out and started! Started a baby outfit, which I now love! I experimented with the fit and pattern until this little number was finished. I have the pattern for more outfits and to make bigger sizes when baby girl grows!

Let me know what you think please!

Ég var agalega ráðalaus í byrjun fæðingarorlofsins og ákvað að draga fram saumavélina. Búin að prófa mig aðeins áfram með snið að þá var þetta lokaútkoman. Ég passaði mig á að geyma sniðið af þessu outfitti svo ég get gert fleiri og stærri þegar hún stækkar.

Endilega láttu mig vita hvað þér finnst!

Sewing Sandra xxx

Maternity clothing – advise!

It was a while after I found out I was pregnant that I actually had to start wearing maternity clothing. As soon as I found out I started looking online for maternity clothing but couldn’t justify buying anything “just yet” as all my clothes still fitted, this being around 12 weeks.

First trimester I wasn’t showing at all but still chose to wear loose tops, shirts, jumpers for comfort as some days I just felt bloated and uncomfortable.

Second trimester I started wearing maternity jeans because my jeans got too tight over the bump. so I bought a grey pair of skinny maternity jeans from asos with the “under the bump” fit, (thats where the elastic is under the bump) self explanatory I know but still.. I found this fit very comfy and suited me great, the jeans from asos had a very soft material and I would love them in a normal fit soon. I got a few leggins as well from New Look that would go all the up to my chest but I knew I would grow into them eventually so I stuck by them for comfort. I wore quite a lot of long shirts with jeans and hareem trousers with loose tops over the summer.

Third trimester is where it got tricky. I went for anything that was comfortable. I couldn’t wear the “under the bump” fit anymore. I sit quite a lot at work and whilst driving I found that the elastic dug into my stomach and was very painful so I put them aside. I had to start wearing the blue maternity jeans I bought in mother care, they had an “over the bump fit” and I still wear them. Leggings with the “over the bump” fit have been a godsend in the third trimester and the only thing I wear now. I had to buy a few jammies that were in a bigger size just so I could lounge with nothing digging into my bump. All tops that are the first layer on my bump have to be seam free, otherwise I go crazy because the skin gets to itchy. I don’t want to scratch the bump too much to prevent stretch marks so the first layer is usually inside out. I bought sports bras as well just for the extra comfort when I could not face a normal bra.

My advise is go for anything comfortable. Get on asos as there is so much variety there and  if it doesn’t fit for you or you simply don’t like it its so easy to return it and get something else.

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Það var ekki fyrr en um 12 vikurnar sem ég fór að finna fyrir því að buxurnar mínar pössuðu ekki yfir bumbuna þægilega svo ég fór á stúfana að leita eftir einhverju þægilegi til að vera í. Ég keypti mér meðgönguleggings í New Look sem fóru yfir bumbuna og alveg upp að brjóstkassa en ég tróð þeim bara undir strenginn í brjóstahaldaranum af því að ég vissi að ég myndi stækka í þær og hey þær voru mega þægilegar! Ég keypti mér líka meðgönguleggings á asos sem voru svo fáránlega mjúkar og þægilegar en með teygjunni undir bumbuna sem hentaði fínt, þá. Yfir sumarið var ég bara í þessum þægilegu hareem buxum og léttum víðum bolum eða í leggings og síðri skyrtu. Það var allt voða þægilegt allt saman þangað til ég var komin að um 27-30 vikunum.. Þá fór ég að verða að vera í meðgöngubuxum með teygju yfir bumbuna af því að teyjan unfir bumbuna var farin að stingast inn í bumbuna og var hreinlega farið að verða vont! Þessar yfir bumbuna keypti ég í Mothercare og voru bláar gallabuxur mjög teygjanlegar og þægilegar. 

Ég mæli svo hiklaust með meðgöngufatnaðinum frá asos, þau eru með svo mikið úrval og oft útsala. 

Sandra xxx

Maternity leave

What now? No like seriously? Is there something I should be doing? Everyone keeps telling me to do nothing and relax with my feet up before the baby gets here. Thats all fine but what if you are used to being 100 miles an hour doing this and that all day everyday and you find that just fine! I left leaving work until I was almost falling asleep at my desk. I feel like I need to adjust to this not doing anything apart from watching Real Housewives of every corner of the world (how good are those shows by the way). I have set myself 4 hours every day of this “not doing anything” carry on and I will see if that will be increased or not, I am not promising anything!

I have few things planned – I have brought my sewing machine out for this leave and the usual nesting is on the agenda. First baby wash is hung up and drying as we speak.. how cute is that by the way?

Fæðingarorlof.. einmitt.. á ég að kunna það? Ég er þannig týpa að ég hef alltaf verið á fullu, alltaf, alla daga. Ég er í aðlögun. Byrjum á 4 tímum á dag að gera þetta “ekki neitt” nema horfa á raunveruleikaþætti sem ég elska reyndar.. Við sjáum svo til hvernig ég þrauka. Ég er búin að draga fram saumavélina og almenn hreiðurgerð er á dagskránni. Fyrsti þvotturinn einmitt hengur á snúrunni. Gjaldþrot á vefverslunum er líka eitthvað sem ég gæti hugsað mér..

Mat Leave Sandra xxx

 

My baby shower

My lovely future mother in law and sister in law threw me the most amazing baby shower the other day. I thought I would share some pictures.

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Jacket/Cardigan – River Island

Dress – River Island

Faux fur scarf – New Look

Maternity leggings – New Look

Bracelet – River Island

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Everything was pink and everything was just perfect! I can’t thank the two of them enough, I feel truly lucky to have them in my life ❤

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Sandra Xxxx