The Perfect Pair of Shoes | Vionic Spring 2018 review

If you were to think about what the perfect pair of shoes would be what would you think of?
Glittery heels?
Red soles?
Leather boots?
For me the perfect pair of shoes would have to be a mix of beauty and comfort and AT LAST I have found them. Recently I was scrolling through Instagram when I came across what I can only explain as the most perfect pair of shoes I have ever seen! They looked so pretty yet so comfortable and I knew I just HAD to have them!! And here they are in all their glory...

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Week 20 Pregnancy Update |  Pregnancy 

How on earth am I half way through this pregnancy???? I can’t quite believe that 20 weeks have passed and we only have 20 weeks left to go! I feel like I am in the stage of pregnancy now where I am enjoying things and really “blossoming”, well most of the time anyway. Seeing as a few things have changed it felt like now was a great time for a pregnancy update so here it is!
How far along - I am currently 20 weeks and 4 days.
Size - According to my app the baby is the size of a artichoke (and yes I may have had to google what an artichoke is!). We had our 20 week NHS scan on Friday and the sonographer said that baby was looking pretty perfect in regards to length and size for my dates so it's all good.

Movement - I am defenitly feeling things now. It has turned from the bubble and flutters that I was feeling a few weeks ago to full on wiggles and kicks now and I love it. I am starting to see a little bit of a pattern too which is lovely and I am sure something that will develop more in the next few weeks.


6 Tips for a Post-Xmas Fitness Regime  |  Guest Post

It’s been a month since Christmas has come and gone, but the effects of the feasts enjoyed are still there. People may have ruined their diets. You might have gained a few extra pounds and that could be hindering your performance at work. You may also be feeling lethargic and laid back and that’s all because of that extra weight you put on. Well, now it’s time to get rid of that excess weight. Here are six tips for a Post-Xmas Fitness regime that will help you get back in shape with consistency, of course.

1. Keep Your Fluids Up

Water helps to rid the body of toxins when consumed in adequate amounts, so you need to keep your intake of water up. It will help you cleanse your body of the toxins (salt and waste) accumulated from the Christmas meals that are still present in your body.

Something that will further accentuate this detoxification is the use of herbal and green teas. Green tea made with herbs like moringa, chamomile, fennel, birch and artichoke will help you in the process of getting back into shape.

2. Regular Exercise

Diet is only one part of the answer to a better body, the next is exercise. You need to get back on the routine that you had before Christmas. Jogging, sit ups and skipping rope are some of the things you need to incorporate to get rid of that excess fat you’ve accumulated over Christmas, in addition to keeping a healthy diet. If you don’t feel like going out to exercise, you can choose to hire exercise equipment for your home at affordable rates. When you have trouble talking, that means the intensity of your exercises is too high. Keep the intensity medium and increase it gradually.

3. Weigh Yourself

You may find this difficult if you know you’ve put on weight. Don’t be scared, hop onto the scale. You’ll get motivated by facing the truth instead of running away. Also, you’ll be able to exercise regularly if you weigh yourself regularly to keep your spirits up.

4. Say No to Processed Foods

Get onto fruits and vegetables, lean meats and other healthy alternatives instead of cheese lathered burgers, fries and pizza. We know, we know easier said than done. But the last thing you want to do is make things worse for yourself by putting on more weight. Stop eating out for a certain amount of time till you realistically feel your body is ready.

5. Cut Back on the Alcohol

Alcohol will make you feel drowsy and less motivated than you already are about your health plan. It even adds to the stress on your liver and increases your blood pressure if you regularly binge drink. That is definitely not a good way to go.

6. Easy Does It

Don’t skip out on meals. That will only make things worse as you’ll feel more tired and fatigued than usual without the essential nutrients that your body needs. Instead, reduce your portions by having your meal in smaller plates and taking out only one serving of “home cooked food.” (Remember, no processed food).


WIN The Baby Show London Tickets | Giveaway

This March The Baby Show is back at ExCel London from Friday 2nd march until Sunday 4th March 2018 and it is one that is NOT to be missed! The show features over 200 exhibitors offering an amazing selection of top baby brands and products at amazing prices. The show also includes the UK's widest range of buggies, pushchairs and car seats - all under one roof. There is also an amazing line up of speakers that can be sound on the Baby Show Stage including experts from the world of birthing, sleep, breastfeeding and baby development. It really is a MUST for expectant and new parents. We went along to the show in Birmingham when Pickle was a couple of months old and got hold of so many great deals from some fantastic brands that we wouldn't have known about had it not have been for the Show.

This year, I am teaming up with the Baby Show to give away a pair of tickets to Show worth £20 each! To enter all you have to do is click the box below:

For more information or to get your tickets head to the Baby Show website: www.thebabyshow.co.uk

2 Simple Ways for Cooking Delicious Lamb Cutlets | Guest Post

f you are a meat lover, lamb is a must try. Its tender texture and mouth-watering flavour can make any breakfast, lunch or dinner a feast. What makes lamb special amongst other meats is that it has less marbling than beef does. So if you are looking for lean meats, lamb has got to be the best pick. All you have to do is trim the fat around the edges and you’re good to go. Lamb also has a pretty high caloric content so you will feel fulfilled after eating it. In fact, some cuts of lamb and even ground lamb have as much as 20 – 30 calories per serving higher than beef!
One of the best ways to prepare lamb has to be making cutlets out of them. They are light, juicy and delicious for people of all ages! However, there is a plethora of lamb cutlets recipe on the internet. If you are looking for a way to make yourself and the family some tasty lamb cutlets, you will find all you need to know down below.