Choosing a flower girl dress

Last year, we were all delighted when my sister’s long-term boyfriend proposed. And nobody was more delighted than Libby and Lia. They immediately assumed that they would be flower girls and luckily, my sister didn’t let them down. Choosing the dresses I remember the trauma of choosing bridesmaid dresses for my own wedding. I was no bridezilla but I did expect a bit of hassle choosing my own dress. I’m not usually one for dresses, especially anything that makes me stand out. This isn’t helped by the fact that I was a competitive swimmer for many years and I never…

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A dog is for life not just for sunny days

The wind buffets against us as we trudge across the Malvern Hills. Heads down, fighting to stay upright against the driving wind and rain. The dog darts from tree to tree, searching for squirrels. She barely notices the inclement weather as there are so many exciting sights, sounds and smells. The reality of dog ownership I never had a dog as a child. So, perhaps I was a little naive when I headed to the Dog’s Trust one day and chose a beautifully soft looking hound. He was big. And the rescue centre had no idea how he’d cope in…

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Creating a Valentine’s day look with Mainline Menswear

My younger brother is a typical eighteen year old. He puts in long hours working at our local pub when he’s not at college, and he likes to treat himself to nice clothes with the money he earns. So when Mainline Menswear got in touch to see if I’d like to review some products for someone in time for Valentine’s day, he was the natural choice. Mainline Menswear sell a wide range of designer clothing for men. They cater for men of any age, and they’ve definitely got it right if teenagers are happy to shop there. They pride themselves on…

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Tiny Trolls of Norway Review

A couple of months ago, I started to notice the Tiny Trolls of Norway brand on social media. I was impressed. Their outdoor clothing for children aged 1 to 8 years old looked so warm and comfortable that I was a bit jealous they didn’t make it for adults. A few weeks ago, Tiny Trolls of Norway got in touch to ask if I’d like to review some of their clothing. Sadly, they hadn’t started making it for adults, but the girls were keen to test it out. All of the tiny trolls clothing looked such amazing quality that I…

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Christmas Sock Day 6th December 2016

This is a collaborative post. Did you know that this year, there is an official Christmas sock day in aid of Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens? On 6th December, social media will be awash with the latest photo craze – sock selfies. Or #SOCKSIE for short. Christmas Sock Day – how will you wear yours? Official Christmas socks are now on sale in TK Maxx stores across the country. And a percentage of all profits from the sale of the Christmas socks will go to Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens. Plus, who doesn’t want to rock the sock? But…

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The Vintage Sweetheart Dresses Review and Giveaway

I have always been passionate about ethical shopping. Sadly the clothing industry can be one of the worst culprits for producing cheap garments at the expense of both quality and ethics. So I was delighted to find The Vintage Sweetheart who make fantastic quality products at reasonable prices without compromising on ethics. About The Vintage Sweetheart I’ve only recently discovered The Vintage Sweetheart but I instantly fell in love with the whole ethos of the company. They produce the most beautiful dresses for little girls and they’re all handmade in the UK. Better still, they donate £2 to a charity in India for…

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Francesco Group Cheltenham & Little Princess Trust

For the past couple of years, I haven’t had my hair cut. Initially this was just because I never got around to it. But then about 12 months ago, I read about Little Princess Trust and decided to grow my hair long enough to donate over 12 inches of it to them. Francesco Group Cheltenham very kindly cut it and restyled it for me to allow me to do so. About Little Princess Trust The Little Princess Trust make wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of treatment for cancer. You see the thing about hair is that the way we…

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