Traveling on my own with Chloe πŸ˜‚πŸ™πŸ»

 I am currently waiting for a take off of  our plane while 18 months old Chloe is siting on my lap with no extra spare  space between her, the next seat and my bump πŸ˜‚. 

 Also might I say that  getting from the airport to the plane with 4 hand luggages, toddler and a pram was let’s just say …. Challenging πŸ˜‚

 Let’s see how the next two hours go …. 

 But it will all be worth it …. 3 days in Poland with my family with lovely weather, with no chores to do (cooking, cleaning, making bed 😊)   



 It’s only just over 1 left till my little baby turns 1 !!! I can’t believe that my little girl will be 1!!!????  When did the time go ? I honestly don’t know! 

 I remember everyone telling me over and over again to enjoy Chloe being a baby because she will grow very fast, to enjoy all of the cuddling you get when they are tiny because once they can sit on they own they don’t want to cuddle anymore as its too boring, enjoy being at home as maternity finishes do quickly ….. I understand now why …. The time goes VERY quickly !!!

 With almost 2 months to go it’s time to start organising Chloe’s 1st birthday party !  I know that at this age Chloe doesn’t know what a birthday is so she definitely doesn’t understand that it will be HER birthday, that she doesn’t care if we have a tiny or a big party, or if we have any party at all…. When Chloe was born we decided (I must say it came quite natural πŸ˜‚) that we will be making big deal out of everything that is to do with Chloe (first smile, step, tooth, solid poo πŸ˜‚) and that’s includes her 1st birthday. Some people would say that I am just doing it for myself … Partly yes …. Mainly I am creating my family memories which we can documents and share with Chloe in 20 years time, so I know that I have done everything that I could to make sure that my angel has a special day because she is a very special precious girl  (I can’t see anything bad in it, you?). 

 Because Chloe doesn’t have favourite toy or cartoon I will go with a colour and print scheme instead of a theme. I want it to be colourful, fun and stimulating for her and other babies! As you already know I work in visual department which means that 1 I am very picky when it comes to how something looks, 2 I am lucky that I can do a lot myself. 

 I have been spending every free minute in Pinterest looking for ideas and getting inspired; Ideas for cake, decorations, themes, Chloe’s outfit, food etc. 

 Lucky I managed to find nice hall for the party (I wish I could do it at home but there is no way I could fit everyone comfortably) so I can now start concentrating on the details. I am already half way through creating the invitations (Yes I am doing it by myself).  

 I plan to decorate the cakes myself (I am not brawe enough to bake it😊) I just need to come up with some idea as to what I want ; And yes cakes as I will need 3 😳. One for the small family celebration on the actual birthday day, one for the party and one for the cake smashing photosession 😊. 

 You will be hearing lots about it in the next month. 

 What is your opinion about 1st birthday parties ? Have you already had one and have some tips? Or maybe you could share some of your ideas ? Please share with us. 

Have a lovely day x

BABY CAR MIRROR … Yes or no?Β 

I haven’t even thought about a car mirror while pregnant, or when Chloe was born. I always seen it as a pointless gadget and one used by paranoid parents…. 

 I have changed my mind when Chloe stopped going to sleep as soon as she heard the car engine (miss those times). When she started being awake in the car and moaning or crying and I couldn’t see what was going on. I had to use my phone camera (the selfie setting) while turned round 90 degreesin my seat  (don’t worry my husband was driving not me) to check what was going in 😊. We now had purchased one and I must say it had made the car journeys much more easy. I would recommend to get one. 

 Have a fabulous day x

BATH SEAT – get one !Β 

It’s challenging and emotions when your baby have outgrown the baby bath and you need to move to this big, scary bath. Once you think that you got a hang of bathing in the big bath, get confident and start thinking that this is easy … Your baby learns how to sit …. And doesn’t want to lay … But can’t sit that well yet or crawl …. This is quite difficult isn’t it ? 

 That’s when one of my mum friends told me abut bath seat …. What a brilliant invetion ! It’s great we have used it for around 3 months and it made bath time stress free and so much more fun because we could play in the bath instead of me just holding Chloe all the time. 

 I would definitely recommend getting one! 


My gorgeous girl is now 10 months old. I remember how exciting I got when I was decorating her room… And crazy buying all of those things that you see in the shops, all of those things that you see on the nursery photos on the internet and in the magazines. The reason why I write it is because lots of those things shouldn’t be used in a baby room!!! As Chloe was growing and changing I was finding out more about having baby, her needs, dos and donts and I discovered that I had to remove lots of things out of her room as they were /are dangerous.

Some examples:

– Cot bumper

 I was shopping for one for months ! This was such a key accessory in the room, it had to be perfect ! What I discovered is that you shouldn’t use them when baby is little because there is a link between using it and cot death. As they grow a bit bigger it’s dangerous as they start pulling it up, looking underneath it etc. I know that because as soon as I moved Chloe in to her cot at 6months (with the bumpers on) she was pulling it in all directions, getting her head undernight it … I had to remove the bumper straight away.

 Cot bar bumpers are a good solutions for babies over 6 months (not recommend before that) as they can’t be pulled off/up.You can also buy breathing cot bumpers. 

– Cot conopy

 Bought one to go over the cot … Was going for the cute, soft, princess look … Turns out as soon as they can grab things and reach with theirs arms it’s a very big risk … Which doesn’t go away till they are 2 years old ?3 years old?. I had removed my one before Chloe was born and decided to use it later. Recently I used it to create cosy reading corner ….

Uuhhhhgggg bad decision , 9 months old baby will be just pulling it, getting it round herself … which is very dangerous. So I just got rid of it for good.

Duvet covers

 You look at the huge choice of the cutest duvet covers you have seen and you are trying to find one which will compliment your baby’s nursery …. Babies aren’t allowed to sleep under the duve until 1 year old (or even older) because it’s a suffocating risk. 

Accesories to go in to the cot . 

Again you never see just plain cot in the display; it’s always dressed up and finished with cute cushions and cuddly toys. The only but is … Your baby shouldn’t have anything in the cot until they are older because it’s a risk. And it is better to be safe than sorry in my opinion. 

SAFE DOESNT MEAN BORING OR UGLY!   There is so much you can do to make the baby room look great but safe as well. It will also save you lots of money which is handy when you need to buy everything at once ! 

 Instead of buying duve covers just invest in a statement fitted sheets, you can buy pretty printed ones or bold colour ones; baby’s fitted sheets don’t have to (shouldn’t) be white. This is an example of one of Chloe’s fitted sheets.   

You can find very good selection in Mamas & Papas, Marks & Spencer, Nubie.

 Instead of Conopy you can just go for a some sort of statement pice hanging over the cot or on the wall above the cot. 

– Very popular are Pom poms which come in lots of different colours and textures (paper and tulle). This is an example from Chloe’s room of tulle pom poms which I hanged over her reading/play corner. 

– You can get an amazing letters and spell baby name on the wall above the cot.  The choice of letteres is very big so you will definitely find something that you like. If not you can even design your own one.

– go with a bold print wallpaper, if you opt for this option you won’t need much more that that, as you need to keep the rest of the room quite simple to make the wallpaper stand out. 

– if you not in to the wallpapers or you just not brave enough, the great option is wall stickers. Again there is a very big selection of stickers so you should be able to find something to fit your scheme/taste. 


– or you could just paint something yourself? πŸ˜€

 And then there is an option of just adding lots of Accesories like curtains, ruggs, toys, pictures which can transform a plain room in to a very special nursery. 

 Do you have any good designer tips? Or want to share your baby’s room photos ? Please feel free to comment / post! Have a wonderful day x

SIT ME UP COSY ….Β  no thanks :-)

I remember looking at it and thinking it’s brilliant ! So we bought it without thinking any more about it.

Turns out it’s not as brilliant as it seemed:

1. The lying position isn’t too good, Chloe would stay in it for 5 minutes and then cry … Looking at it I don’t think that she was comfortable in it.

2. Making it in to a siting upport was another great feature – or that’s what I thought…. When baby needs support when sitting it’s because it goes to the side, fills backwards or forwards …. So having support only on the back doesn’t make any sense.

So we didn’t really use it … Until Chloe was around 4-5 months and when she started learning to sit on her own. I used to put her right inside it and I must say it was great as I could go and do things while she was safety siting secured from every angle.

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Would I recommend it? Not for what it’s designed for, but I got my money’s worth of it by using it a baby sit guard …




IngredientsΒ – 1 courgette

– 50ml of single cream

– 1 small chicken breast (cooked)

– 2 tsp of Parmesan

– 1 tsp of basil (chopped)

– 50g of baby pasta

Cooking method:

Grate you courgette.

Cut you cooked chicken in to a very small cubes (I have just friend the chicken breast in a little bit of olive oil).Β 

Cook your pasta according to cooking instructions.

Fry courgette in a little bit of olive oil for about 5 minutes (until it softens) Β 

add cream and basil and cook for around 3 minutes. If needs add a little bit of water to the sauce. Add pasta then Parmesan and it’s ready to eat ! Β 

If your baby is still not eating solids you can blend all of it or blend everything except pasta. Good thing about this recipe is that you can make it in to a grown up version by just adding salt and pepper in to it to season! Hope that you and your baby will enjoy it !



 Chloe is rocking today a casual look in this printed jumpsuit from LINEX. Look is finished with this cute headband from River Island Mini. 




– 1 aubergine (sliced)

– 1 small carrot (sliced)

– 1/2 a red pepper (sliced)

– 1 onion 

– 1 chicken/turkey breast (sliced or cut in to a small cubes if you don’t give your baby blended food)

– 1 tsp of mild chicken curry 

– 100g of rice 

– 400ml of coconut milk

– 1 garlick cove 

Cooking instruction 

 Cook your rice fallowing cooking instructions.

 Fry aubergine till soft and leave it to the side. Fry onion until gold then the add chicken and curry powder and garlic. Fry for a minute or two then add coconut milk.   

 Add you aubergine pepper and carrot and simmer fora round  15 minutes (making sure your chicken and carrot is cooked). 

 If you still introducing texture to your babes main meals blend your curry together  and add your cooked rice for texture.  If your baby eats solids make sure that all of your veg are cut in to small pieces (cut aubergine after frying it). 

 What is great about this recipie is that you can eat it as well ! For a grow up version don’t add carrot or pepper, add salt and season depending on how space you like it πŸ™‚ 


Fresh fruit selection, today grapes and blueberries . If your baby is smal remember to cut grapes in half as they are chocking hazard. 


Thank god for Coffeeshops !! πŸ˜Š

 I have never spend so much time in a coffeeshop as I do while on maternity leave. They bring normality in to my life! On the beginning before I meet my Mums gang I would go to one to be round people and so I cant see all of the stuff which need to be done at home. I would buy lots of magasines have a cake (we all deserve it !!!!!) and my decafe (breastfeeding) coffee (lots of it) while Chloe was sleeping (they do sleep a lot of the beginning) . 

  You know the time when they are still quite small (3 months or so)  and you are trying to establish a routine and they don’t want to sleep … Of we went in the pram for a walk and as soon as she would fall asleep I would head to a coffeeshop, we all know that you can’t go home because as soon as you open the door baby is wide awake !!!  

 Now is all about socialising.Yummy mummies with our perfect prams pushing our perfect baby stroll in to a coffee shop and take it over moving all of the tables and chairs so we can park 8 prams, and fit 8 highchairs on top of all of the space that we mums need – the customers and the owners hate us !