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Project life, Holiday & Hubbys Birthdayย 

Recently we all went on a little holiday too Portugal for 7 days. It was so lovely, the tempurature was just right for being there with two little ones! Not too cold and not too warm that you constantly needed to drink and hide in the shade! We were staying in a fabulous hotel situated in the Algarve.  The hotel was nice and quiet because the families with older children obviously wouldn’t go away now as the children are in school, and the people who love to just lay by the pool and watch life pass them by prefer it when it is a bit warmer! Though the hotel did have the Sweedish womans football team staying, they were out most of the days either traning or playing in the Algarve cup! One of my favourite features of this hotel was that they had a little kids club. It had an outdoor area, which was just like a nice little park, slides and the sort! They then also had a little indoor bit filled with loads of toys, books, colours, playdough,etc! You got a rota when you checked into the hotel of what the Kids club would be doing each day.. obviously the itinerary wasn’t stacked full of fun and exciting things as it was off peak that we were there, but they had a morning where they did playdough and had movies on at certain times etc my little girl adored it and after Breakfast every morning she would ask her grampy  to take her down! It was great as it gave me that extra time to go back to the room and get sorted for the day as we generally decided over breakfast what wanted to do with ourselves! When on Holiday with a three year old and a three month old you must make sure that you are prepared for anything and everything! 

I was pretty nervous about the flight over .. mainly because my little one isn’t the best at sitting still for five seconds let alone a few hours! Though she was just fanastic! I packed her a little bag with a few new things in it so it would be different and exciting for her to do! On the way over on the plane she enjoyed watching the Moshi Monsters Movie and fell asleep while watching it for a while, so that was good! Filled some of the time! On the way back she just chatted, played with my ipad, did a agazine and all the other little things that I could think of to encourage her to stay still without essentially asking her to do this, as then she would just rebel! My little boy.. well he was an angel on the flghts! Had his bottle, went to sleep, woke up for a little chat then back to sleep again! When we got off the airaplane back at home a lady said to me “You wouldn’t have even known there were kids on the flight!” That made me feel pretty accomplished and chuffed! ๐Ÿ˜›

While we were away on holiday it was my husbands 33rd Birthdy! We went to Zoomarina for his birthday and boy, my little girl was blown away! Dolphins, seals, merry go round, dinosaurs, rollarcoasters, birds.. what more could a little one want! Ater watching the dolphin show she decided straight away she wanted to be a Dolphin Trainer! .. I think she may need a lot of swimming lessons  before she can do that though.. oh and grow little bit! We then went into a bird walk, there was food for you to feed the birds with and im so thankful it was quiet because the birds walked right up to you and ate it off your hand! I got some wonderful pictures! When we got back to the hotel, they had provided him with a lovely cake and a bottle of sparkling wine! I thought it was a lovely touch as no one had mentioned to the hotel that it was his birthday! They must just have picked it up from his passport! 

Another day we went to see the remains of a castle and to walk around it.. my litle girl loved this and adorded pretedning that she was the princess of the castle! The views from the castle were stunning and how well mentioned it had been was fantastic! The other days we chilled out by the swimming pool, went to the beech, walked about the little villages close by and so forth! It was just lovely!

One of the days we also visited the hotel that my mum and dad had taken me and my brother too when we were 12/13. It hadn’t changed a bit! Which was nice because it was all so familiar! AH That was such a fun hotel! In the hotel we stayed in we got a 1 bed appartment.. I would reccomened doing that if you have little ones.. it means they have room to run circles.. or for you toput  them to bed then chill out by yourselves for a while!

When I asked my three year old daughter which bit of the holiday was her favourite she replied with the plane.. what normal three year old chooses being contained as the best part!! she is crazy!

Here are the pictures of my project life for that holiday! Though I’m currently I’m Wales till Tuesday to see my family with the two littlers and my mum! Its going ok.. not as exciting and relaxing as Portugal, but i’m sure it will be fine! (Must stay possitive!)

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These pictures are of my mum helping my little one feed a bird, her on a merry Go round with daddy, my daddy with her and my little boy enjoying the sun! Also my little man smiling, my princess laying on ball and her with my dad at the castle! I tried to keep little bits for memories too and put on the, why they were so Great.. That was at. Restaurant my littl girl loved.. It had a ball pit! What child wouldn’t love that!

In this one Is the little Letter that the hotel left for my Hubby on his birthday! The beautiful birthday cake, my princess with us both, me and my mummy! The hotel keycard, map of the area and luggage tag! Also my most favourite picture of the holiday! My husband and my little girl Amellia feeding the bird in Zoomarina, it’s just fab โค

So any tips to make it prettier, more attractive and the such? 

Anyway.. i must Dash!

WeeOhana xxx

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Project life, Febuary!

My sister and I decided that seeing as we are both doing project life this year tht we would make a night of it and do it together! First of all we started off by filling our tummys with some much needed food! Everyone needs a full tummy to be able to concentrate right! ;] We made some lovely soft shell tacos with mince, onions peppers, and everything else you need to make great tacos! It is such a moreish dinner, tastey, filling and just dam right satisfying! Unfortunatly I forgot to take a picture of it to put on here.. actually, I think with how excited I was to get tucked into them the thought just slipped my mind.. when I remembered.. It had all gone! Do you guys have any foods that you really love that is just moreish? We need some more ideas for when we re doing next months! ๐Ÿ˜›

I really enjoyed spending the time with my sister doing something that we both enjoy.. because lets face it, I have children now.. normally she is having to come too the park, play, or something else child related! We don’t get to relax or chat properly then as having to constantly entertain a hyperactive three year old and rock a little baby is just… constant! 

It was great because my sister brought up some of her stuff that she uses for project life that I don’t have! Though after using some of her bits, there was certain ones that really stood out and I just had to have for myself! We also swappd/shared some of our project life cards that we had and discovered some made by Teresa Collins! They are beautiful and we now have even more pojct life cards! My sister also had this great little machine for label making, but it gives the letters a 3D effect! I loved it so much I had to get myself one as it just made it look so fantastic, it is called a dymo! it is currently ยฃ8.99 on the UK amazon, which is just a fantastic bargin! She also brought with her punches for paper that are letters, does that make sense? These were just a few of my favorites out of all tht she brought with her!

I didn’t use much of the dymo stuff this month.. even after saying how fb it is.. but it really is great! It is the black strip with the white writting on the first page I he used it on my top left on and on my second page it is on the right of the middle row!  I also used Washi tape on it quite a bit! it’s like bluetac .. but it doesnt affect the wall and the carpet if you drop some lke the blue tac!

Well sure I will show you what I did with my Febuary pages & I hope you enjoy them!

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First of all Febuary was a lovely little month! Didn’t do to much or too little! It started off with the lovely memories of Valentines Day! My daughter is three and whenever my husband gave me my valentines day present she piped up with “The postman hasn’t been with my Valentine yet” My husband and I just looked at each

 other .. and he then promptly had to go do some “shopping” she was getting a quick bath whenever he got home so he planted the surprises outsife in view of the front door for her coming downstairs.. her reaction was just priceless! He had got her a rose and some heart shaped marshmallows and she wsa he happiest girl alive. She was convinced her little brother had got them for her which made it even sweeter! She gave him pleanty of kisses and cuddles and jsaid thank you to hm about 1000 times! Myself and my hubby went to see Crashed Ice with my best friend and her partner! If you haven’t ever heard of crashed ice.. its basically Ice Skating down a massive slope with turns, lumps and bumps over it while racing 3 other people! It was a great wee night as it was something completley different to what we would normally do, though as you can see from the pictures of u it was very, very cold… at one stage we ended up walking circles to just keep warm! The night then got even better.. me and the chum decided that we were going to go out for a drink and have a little dance! Now I can’t rememeber the last time I was out before this, so it was lvely to just let my hair down and have a little dance, let down my hair and laugh! I really enjoyed myself and we have both said we are gng to make it a regular thing! I’m already excited for next time ;]

This lot of pictures from Febuary are just such a mix! The top left one shows how hands on my little girl loves to be!! We bough new toy storage units for there rooms and she just had to help make them! I wasn’t going to stop her.. it may have taken double the time it would have if i had done it myself, but she was having fun helping me and it was helping her devolp! It was a great wee bounding thing, because obviously I had to start off the screw so it didnt out when she tried, she then tightened it as much as she could and I then had to tighten it again at the end to make sure that the whole thing wasnt going to fll apart! I was very surprised at how well she cooperated and waited for me to do each bit that “big girls” had to do.. I thought after maybe one or ywo she would have been bored! The picture in the midde.. well it was either a cry or luahg situiation and I;m pretty proud to say I went with laugh! She appeared in my bedroom, snuck up the middle of the bed (this was at 6am) then touched my fave and said “Look mummy I’m in my invisible clothes” She was copletely butt nakes, coered in sudocrem! Some of you guys may know what it is like.. for those of youwho don’t.. its a nightmare to wash off someone when you are half asleep and very cnfsed by what has just happened! The oes on the bottom are of the both of them just chilling out, Little mad has a cheeky little grin which im not sure if you guys can make out and my precious princess asleep on my leg whenever she was ill! =[ 

I hope you guys have enjoyed this blog! Any questions, ideas, gossip… I’m eited to hear it! =] 

Hope your all well! WeeOhana โค

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Project life, January

I made a start on my project life the other day … and my oh my, isn’t it addictive! I now have about 10000 bits of card laying about the house in two different sizes and many different patterns.. and I still want to buy more! They are just all so dam adorable, cute or beautiful that it is to hard to resist! At least I have my sister to swap the with .. it reminds me of when we were younger and we used to collect trading cards and you would swap them with your friends a siblings!

This is my album which I got from here. They have a great selection of albums, but my favourite was;

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I ordered my cards for in it from amazon and ebay … just be carful when looking on these sites for them, it is far too addictive and they are all just so pretty and lovely! I already have more coming in the post, but this is my collection already, which I think could fill several folders with!

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So I did my first page and my January page the other day… I never realised quite how many pictures I took.. trying to choose just a select few was a pretty challenging task! Though it was really nice to look back through all my pictures from January and pick a few! I always take loads of pictures but would only really look through them whenever I took the notion or remembered a moment and wanted to have a nosey at what pictures I had took!

For my first page, well here is a picture;

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Just plain and simple really I suppose, has 2015 as that is the year and I plan to do these for a good few years so thought that would be nice and easy to see which is which. the quotes around it is because well, so that it reads “hello 2015, you are simply wonderful”.. I know 2015 is going to be wonderful because I have my perfect little family and I can’t wait for my little man to start to grow & learn, My little girl is going to love whenever he can sit up, play, laugh and everything else that little ones do! A quote from Winnie the pooh

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

I love this little quote and I think it rings true for most people, so its a little feel good quote thats at the front! The pictures are; my whole little family being silly & beautiful as always! Then my two precious little ones who are crazy in love, I couldn’t do this without them, they are just fantastic! โค

My second page, which is for January & is a double page which I will be doing for each month, or special days etc;

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So obviously, includes pictures from January which include; Charlie Simpson, Me & one of my best friends, my family and so forth! Just pictures that I took in January that made me giggle and had plenty of happy memories along with them! Also a little card where i have written what we did & what the pictures are linked too etc! =]

I hope you guys like them! Do you guys have any pictures of your project life you would like to share? what do you think about this blog post? Like it or lump it? Be honest ;]

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Project Life

I am super excited to start doing a Project Life folder. My sister (http://daydreamingfoodie.com) introduced me to it! She sent me a picture of her first page on whats app, and I instantly knew that I had to do this too! So last night I spent a lot of money buying all these awesome things to do this project life! I am now going to be eagerly awaiting the postman everyday for the next week to get all of my bits for it, then I can get started!

Basically its a thing where you can put pictures, quotes, anything at all that you can think of! I’m going to use mine for a bit o everything and to just keep memories in it, be it quotes, photos, flyers or anything at all!

I thought it would be a lovely thing to do, not only for myself but for my kids too, Whenever they are older they will be able to look through it and see all of the fun things that we did whenever they were little. I think that I am going to do a double page spread for ever month.. but knowing me it will probably end up being a double page for each week!

I got myself this pretty little pink 12″x12″ album, I am super excited for it to arrive, but knowing my luck all the other little bits will come first! Unfortunately I couldn’t order it all of the same website otherwise I would have and then I would know I could get started as soon as it arrives, though I suppose it is good it is all coming from different websites as it means that I can get new bits everyday in the post and enjoy the prettiness day by day rather than all at once!

I have ordered rather a lot of the little cards, because… well I just couldn’t help myself once i had seen all the beautiful options!! who could!

At this rate I’m going to need my own little study to put all my paper cutting things in and all this project life stuff that I have flying its way towards me in the post!

I’m really exited to be able to share my project life with you all whenever I have got it all and have made a little start! Do any of you do/have done a project life thing? I would love to see them if you have! Inspiration is always fab! Also what things would you guys recommend to make mine extra pretty or just things that you guys enjoyed using/putting in yours?

WeeOhana xxx