Something for the weekend…

It looks as though Autumn has set in and although we’ll miss Summer, we are loving being able to get out the cosy knitwear and soft leather boots. This week has seen offers and giveaways galore at minis AND MORE. In case you’ve missed them here is a summary of the treats we have featured along with other bits an pieces which have caught our eye.

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You still have a few days left of our Olivier Baby discount code (see previous post here for more details). Simply enter “MM20” at the checkout for 20% off luxurious cashmere and adorable Liberty prints. you can find Olivier Baby here.

davina Mulford Essential Cross body bag

We are giving away to one lucky reader a Cobalt blue Davina Mulford Essential Cross Body Bag worth £150.00 (see previous post here for details on how to enter). The bag is perfect as a “grab and go” handbag for keeping all your essentials in. Georgie couldn’t be without hers.

Yumbox giveaway

We have teamed up with Yumbox to giveaway a Yumbox of choice to one reader. See the previous blog here for details on how to enter.

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Georgie is considering putting Teddy into a “big boy” bed…is she ready for another little one who can easily get out of bed?? The trouble is, Zara Home have some gorgeous bed linen at the moment for both girls and boys making it all too tempting. Available here.

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We might soon have to put a ban on being able to go to the Hush website. Overtime we take a peek there is more to tempt us the whole outfit above is perfectly laid-back but with a polished look with the back and camel colours. Stella Star jumper available here, Cashmere shawl available here, Claudine shopper available here, Skinny Joplin jeans available here and Amelia studded boots available here.

pom pom blanket

With the evenings becoming a bit chiller, we are looking forward to curling up in front of the fire with a glass of wine in hand and a cosy throw to snuggle into. This Moroccan pom pom blanket is a perfect addition to an interior. Available from Moroccan Givings on Etsy UK here.

mums fashion | Loafers

This AW16 has seen many labels taking on the loafer. For Mums, this is going to prove to be a brilliant trend as we can look as though we are totally up to date on the style stakes whilst still being able to wear shoes which will allow is to run about being a Mum whether at work, rest or play. Here are some loafers which have caught our eye…

women's loafers

women's loafers

1. Black suede loafer at Baukjen – a smarter option with a tassel and clean design. These would look lovely with black cigarette pants and a white shirt – classic and understated.

2. Michelle loafers by Hush – a modern design of the loafer with a slightly pointed tow.

3. Gold loafers by Topshop – definitely the bling option (see georgic’s eyes light up!). Perfect for a night out or for making the day a bit brighter.

4. Leopard loafer by Air and Grace – so comfortable in a beautiful pony leopard print. There’s always room in our wardrobe for some more animal print!

5. Black leather metal trim loafers by New Look – these are an amazing price and a close Gucci dupe! See our previous post of spree vs steal AW16 trends here for more inspiration!

6. Silver loafers by Zara – simple and can be worn as either slides or as a closed foot shoe.

7. Burgundy shoe by Schuh – the colour of the season. This colour works brilliantly with black, camel, navy and grey.

8. Bow loafer by Office – a pretty version of the loafer.

These shoes make a smarter alternative to a trainer but can be just s comfortable to wear. And how to style these beauties? Keep it relaxed and simple…see below for some inspiration (all photos taken from Pinterest)

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Yumbox lunch boxes | Perfect for picnics and school lunches plus giveaway!

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The other day Georgie went with Harry to a Reception mum and kid meet up. It was in the grounds of a beautiful National Trust home – The Vyne. Whilst there the kids all settled down (admittedly it was slightly erratically) for a picnic tea. Georgie took out Harry’s Yumbox and received comments from the other mums as to how it looked as though she had make a huge effort (she’ll take that!). If Georgie is honest, is was down to the Yumbox lunchbox.

Georgie purchased couple of the Yumbox’s last year and they are used frequently when out and about. She has found the Yumbox has made picnics and eating on the go more interesting for her boys and because of this they are more likely to eat everything in it.

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The Yumbox comes with a removable tray (to make cleaning easier). It allows different foods to be housed within the same box and due to it’s leakproof lid, the foods won’t mingle with each other or spill. The lid closes tightly which also means the food is kept fresher for longer (if kept in the fridge, the picnic can be made the night before).

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Looking at all the Yumbox compartments might feel a bit daunting to fill yet it actually has made Georgie’s life easier when making a picnic. The food can still be simple but instead of a sandwich Georgie tends to make a wrap and cut it into circles, add some chopped fruit (or raisins), a flapjack and maybe some breadsticks and dip and its done! The compartments are labelled “Grains”, “Fruit”, “Vegetables”, “Protein” and “Dairy” with a small area for a dip. Georgie doesn’t feel the need to adhere to these section suggestions but it does help to balance out a meal or even provide some food inspiration.

Yumbox giveaway

Yumbox giveaway

Harry and Teddy love the feeling they can pick and chose at their food, giving them a feeling of control over what they are eating (maybe a few pieces of mango in-between wrap bites…why not?).

Yumbox giveaway

Georgie has also started finding it invaluable for being able to give the boys tea in the car after an after school activity which means getting back home late. It stops the complete meltdowns and it keeps the boys busy and occupied for the journey home ready for bath and bedtime stories.

Yumbox giveaway

Another good addition to the range is the Yumbox Mini Snack (available in three colours). Georgie was kindly sent one to try and already it is a favourite to take in the car ready to feed an always hungry Harry after a day at school.

They are a fab idea and are perfect for days out as well as making school lunches a bit more exciting. The Yumbox can be purchased here. However, Yumbox have kindly offered one of our readers the chance to win one of their choice. All you have to do is comment which Yumbox you’d like in the Comments box below…and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be updated with posts to see if you’re the lucky winner!

Terms and Conditions are below:

  • The Giveaway will run from 04.00am GMT on 21st September 2016 until 00:00am GMT on 21st October 2016.
  • The Giveaway is open to UK residents only.
  • The Giveaway is open to entrants aged 18 and over.
  • The prize is not transferable.
  • The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced via social media outlets and will also be contacted in person. Make sure you have subscribed to our blog so you can keep an eye out to see if you have won!

We were gifted the Yumbox snack box but already owned the lunch boxes. All thoughts, opinions and styling however are entirely our own.

 

mums fashion | Davina Mulford Essential Cross Body bag (plus giveaway!)

Davina Mulford Essential cross body bag

Georgie was at a shopping event and as she was about to leave she spied some amazing looking bags. She felt it would be rude not to have a look and immediately made a purchase of her now, much loved “Day of the Dead” skull clutch bag. It was part of Davina Mulford’s collection of luxury leather goods and woven clutch and tote bags. As Georgie started chatting to Davina the leather cross body bags caught her eye and when she felt the super soft leather, she knew it would be a must have. Davina kindly sent Georgie a bag in the gorgeous cobalt blue…plus another one as a giveaway to a lucky minis AND MORE… reader. You will be able to see how to enter at the end of the post.

Davina Mulford Essential Cross Body Bag

The Davina Mulford Essential Cross Body Bag is the perfect size if, as a busy mum, you are looking to pop out to run some errands or do the school pick-up without having to cart about a changing bag full of items. The bag is a generous size and can easily fit in a couple of nappies, wipes, purse, phone and wallet (Georgie also carries Harry’s Jext injection pens in it). It is available in black, tan and the striking colbalt blue with a zipped pocket and a phone pocket inside making it easy to organise.

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Davina Milford cross body bag giveaway

Georgie has also used it one days out when packed lunches and changes of clothes are stored in a backpack which can be left when going on rides, whilst all valuables and essentials are safely stowed away in the Davina Mulford bag. It also proved a must have when travelling. Georgie used her Kerikit changing bag for all the baggage required to entertain the kids whilst the Davina Mulford bag fitted neatly inside to hold all travel documents, phone and other essentials.

Davina Mulford Essential Cross Body Bag

With it being a cross body style bag, it can worn so that your hands are left free to carry shopping whilst trying to stop a little one from running off into the crowds (something Georgie has a good experience of when out and about with Teddy!).

Davina Mulford Essential Cross body bag

Davina Mulford cross body bag giveaway

Due to the design, the bag is easy to wear and style. It makes the perfect companion if you’re popping out to lunch in-between school runs, housework and the day-to-day chaos which sums up family life and the strap can be removed to make a clutch should you find yourself on a night out. It is a versatile piece to add to a wardrobe and will come in more useful than you realise.

So you can discover how fabulous Davina Mulford’s Essential Cross Body Bag is, she has kindly offered one of the cobalt blue bags worth £150.00 to us to giveaway to one of our lucky readers. All you have to do is comment below as to what your handbag essentials are and a winner will be drawn at random. Terms and Conditions are below:

  • The Giveaway will run from 04.00am GMT on 20th September 2016 until 00:00am GMT on 20th October 2016.
  • The Giveaway is open to UK residents only.
  • The Giveaway is open to entrants aged 18 and over.
  • The prize is not transferable.
  • The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced via social media outlets and will also be contacted in person. Make sure you have subscribed to our blog so you can keep an eye out to see if you have won!

We were gifted the Davina Mulford Essential Cross Body Bag. All thoughts, opinions and styling however are entirely our own.