Toddler Christmas Eve Box 2016

Toddler christmas eve box

So I’m a bit late with this post. I did mean for the video to be uploaded last week but life got in the way.

I’ve put this Christmas eve box together for Guinevere who is 2 next month. I love this tradition and can’t wait to do another next year!

Toddler Christmas Eve Box

Some Links mentioned:

The Polar Express printables are from The Crafty Chicks.

Polar Express Christmas tradition.

 

Merry Christmas!

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Harry Potter Haul December 2016

Following on from my Hogwarts in The Snow post I decided to film a haul video and show you what I picked up from the studio tour shop and also a few bits from Primark.

I have also signed up for the GeekGear Wizarding World subscription box and will be sure to film unboxing videos of those one they arrive.

Thanks for watching

Jess sig

 

Lush Haul December 2016

Oh how I love Lush. So many gorgeous and mainly vegan products. Today the postman delivered some goodies from lush! So I filmed a short haul video to show you what I ordered. Looking forward to using all of these!

Thanks for watching!

Jess sig

Hogwarts in The Snow | Harry Potter Studios

So yesterday I went to The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios in London. I went with my best friend and fellow potterhead Keely. This was the second time that I’ve been to the Hogwarts in  the snow and it is truly one of my favourite places. The day was so fantastic and I can’t wait to go back again!

Hogwarts In The Snow Harry Potter Studios. Wizarding world. Harry Potter Studios

So instead of writing about it here I am sharing a video of the day and also a video from my Snapchat story of the day. Enjoy!!!

You can also watch my Harry Potter Haul video HERE

Organised Mum Life Book Planner Flip Through

Howdy! It’s been so long since I posted. So sorry! I’m going to start blogging more regularly in the next month. In the meantime I’ve had a new planner in the post. So I thought I’d do a flip through video showing you all what it’s like.

Organised Mum Life Book Planner Flip Through

What planner are you currently using?

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Whitney English Day Designer 2016 Unboxing

So for 2016 I decided to give the Day Designer from Whitney English a whirl. I LOVE Erin Condren but since having Guinevere I’ve been craving more of a daily to-do type set up. So after persuading my best friend Keely to also grab a Day Designer (we could share the postage) I was so excited to receive my planner in the mail.

Whitney English Day Designer 2016 Unboxing Thumb

 

So here is the unboxing video.

I’ll be doing a an update video in a few months about how I’ve been finding the planner so far.

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Dear Guinevere {1 Year}

Dear Guinevere,

A year ago today (at 16:51) my life changed forever. That single moment in time when you came into the world is ingrained into my memory. It will always bring tears to my eyes. You were 6lb 6oz of beautiful and perfect loveliness. Nothing prepares you for that moment. No matter how much you think you have bonded during pregnancy and the feelings you think you will have – it’s a million times more. I was filled with love.

Guinevere 12 months

Those first 2 weeks at home – just the three of us was perfect. Spending time getting to know you and you getting to know us. There were a lot of things we had to learn… and fast! I read all the baby books, googled everything and then at some point you realise you just need to relax. We spent the days cuddling and watching you with awe.

The first day your Daddy went back to work was so scary. I was supposed to look after you all on my own! I hadn’t trained for this. But we found our way and got ourselves into a routine. Each day has something new and now you are 1 there are so many fun things we do together.

We had some challenges breastfeeding. To be honest it broke my heart. I mourned the fact that I couldn’t breastfeed you properly. We did manage 6 months of breast milk with me pumping. That was hard work. Constantly connected to a breast pump. We did it though and I’m so glad I did it.

How different you are now from a year ago. You no longer spend your days sleeping but you are so busy rushing around, discovering new things, playing with Betty and chasing after me. No more tiny baby sounds but full on laughs and shouts. You are not far off walking either. I can’t wait!

I fantasise about the things we will do over the years. I saw the below image on from A Mom’s Life Uncut and it totally sums up how I feel. I’m excited for all the things we will do when you grow up but at the same time I don’t want you to stop being my baby girl.

Mom Quote

We have both grown so much this past year. You have been learning new skills and developing into a little person. I have been learning to be a Mama. Some days I do great and some days I don’t. It’s a constant learning curve. As soon as I think I have it figured out – something else changes. I’m not the perfect Mummy but I will always protect you, teach you and love you more than anyone could ever love something.

I can’t really think of our life before you. It seems like it isn’t real. That you have always been here with me. You made us complete. Seeing you with your Daddy makes my heart burst. I love the way he loves you and the way you love him. Your face lights up when he comes home.

You are the most smiley and happy girl I know. You light up a room. I can’t wait to see what wonderful things you do with your life. Always follow your dreams. Surround yourself with lovely people and always be kind and compassionate. They are the most important things.

So we made it through our first year. A wonderful year. I can’t wait for the next and the next…

Because of you, my heart sings with joy.

Because of you, my life is complete.

Because of you, I have grown so much as a person.

Because of you, I really know what unconditional love is.

Thank you for the lessons, the love and the laughter.

Happy 1st Birthday my gorgeous girl.

I love you more than anything.

Here is a montage of your 1st Year

Mummy

xxx

First birthday cake smash

Guinevere’s 11 Month Update

Finally uploaded Guinevere’s 11 month update. Better late than never!

 

Love Jess and Guinevere

xxx

 

Dear Guinevere {11 Months}

Dear Guinevere,

Happy 11 Months! I can’t believe we are almost at your 1st Birthday! This month we are busy preparing for Christmas. Daddy and I can’t wait to spend our Christmas with you and creating new traditions and carrying on some old ones. You love looking at the Christmas tree and all the decorations.

Dear Guinevere 11 Months

You are now pulling up and standing all the time. You look pleased as punch when you stand. Today you let go briefly and stood on your own.

This month we had my beautiful Goddaughters christening. Santa was there…. it didn’t go down well!

Dear Guinevere 11 Months

 

We also took some fun family holiday photos…

Christmas 2015 Collage

Teething has been horrid for you this past week. You seem to have 3-4 coming through at the same time. I’ll be glad when it’s over!

Baby is a new word for you this month and strawberries are a new favourite food.

You are my most treasured thing in this world. Each morning when we wake I look forward to what new things you will do or discover.

I love you my darling.

 

Mummy xx

 

Leonie Dawson Create Your Shining Year 2016 Bundle Unboxing

I’m a big fan of the Leonie Dawson workbooks. I’ve used them the past 4 years. Each year they get better and better. This year she really knocked it out of the park. You can still buy the workbooks separately or order the awesome bundle that I have.

I did a Periscope (jessgreen84) of the Leonie Dawson Create Your Shining Year Bundle Unboxing so you can watch that below. I am going to be doing a more in depth flip through of both the workboook and the planner soon. So subscribe to my channel if you want to see those.

I love the workbooks and can’t wait to use the rest of the bundle. If you fancy getting your own you can purchase through my affiliate link which doesn’t cost you any extra but gives me a few pennies to put in my unicorn fund 🙂 http://bit.ly/leonieJG

Leonie Dawson Create Your Shining Year 2016 Bundle Unboxing

 

I paid $50 for the bundle in their pre-order special in July. But the costs now are:

THE BIZ BUNDLE
Biz Goals Workbook (both print + digital versions)
Life Goals Workbook (both print + digital versions)
2016 Wall Planner (one for your office + one for your home)
2016 Weekly Diary/Planner $64.95

THE LIFE BUNDLE
Life goals workbook (both print + digital versions!)
2016 Year Wall Planner
2016 Weekly Diary/Planner $42.95

2016 LIFE GOALS WORKBOOK (PRINTED BOOK) $21.95

2016 BUSINESS GOALS WORKBOOK (PRINTED BOOK) $21.95

2016 WEEKLY DIARY/PLANNER $24.95

2016 BIZ+LIFE WORKBOOK BUNDLE (DIGITAL E-BOOKS) $17.95 for both or $9.95 each

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I’m so excited to get stuck into these. I didn’t use this years workbooks to their full potential due to me being on maternity and not in the right mindset. Now I’m ready to HUSTLE and both me and Janine have lots of amazing plans for the Female Business Hub.

Lots of love

Jess sig

 

 

 

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