Christmas 2014…

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This year, Christmas was so lovely. Lillee is a perfect age to enjoy all of the magic and wonder of this time of year. We have seen Santa a few times, opened some gorgeous presents and have new memories to treasure for years to come.

20141204_232038802_iOSMy favourite ornament this year is probably my wedding bouquet bauble that I made in early December. It was an idea I saw on pinterest, and was pretty simple to recreate. All I had to do, was carefully push some of the dried flowers from my bouquet into a large glass bauble being careful not to break the delicate petals.

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Christmas Eve this year was truely magical. I spent most of the day cooking and cleaning, while Dan took her too a Christmas party at his parents golf club. When they got back, she told me all about dancing, having her face painted and winning the singing competition! When she got home, there was a bag on the coffee table full of presents! Santa had come early to deliver some things to a special little girl for Christmas Eve night. In her bag, there were:

  • New Pyjamas
  • Reindeer food
  • A Christmas story
  • Miracle on 34th street on DVD
  • Popcorn
  • Mini jaffa cakes
  • Bubble Bath

She loved it so much! She had a bath in her new bubbles, got dressed in her new pyjamas, snuggled up and ate some popcorn while watching her movie and sprinkled the reindeer food outside just before cleaning her teeth, reading her story and snuggling up in bed all ready for Santa to come on Christmas morning!

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On Christmas morning, Lillee was so exited to open her present!
We spent some time opening everything as a family before Christmas tree Crumpets and Buck’s Fizz for breakfast (or OJ in Dan and Lillee’s case!) The rest of christmas day passed with lots of present opening and yummy food! We were all very spoilt and I’m so thankful to our amazing family for all the lovely things we had.

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How did you spend your christmas?

Emma-Jayne xx

 

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My life lately…

20140508-085528.jpg So, I know I haven’t been around much recently, but I’m hoping that’s about to change! We’ve had lots going on In the last few weeks. First, there was Easter. Lillee was spoilt as per usual and came home from her Easter egg hunt with lots of chocolate and sweeties. Plus she had some new clothes, a toy rabbit and some things to make and do! Dan and I weren’t left out either, we had a few boxes if chocolates and a beautiful candle from my mom and dad. Then, we came to our 1 month anniversary. Not that we did anything! But it was a day to relive the memories from our wedding. Plus we have already lasted longer than some celebrity marriages! Since then, we have been spending some time as a family and had the first icecream of the year from an icecream van! Really yummy it was too. Aimie stayed over last week, which happened to also be the day we moved in three years ago! On that note happy anniversary to Kate and Wills. I watched the royal wedding while Dan and my parents started the decorating in our flat. (I was keeping an eye on Aimie and Lillee for a bit).

While Aimie was over, she and Lillee tried on my wedding dress. Super cute don’t you think? 20140508-091255.jpg
Lillee has also decided that she wants to make a rag doll. So I found out a book I have with the tag doll pattern plus clothes patterns in, and we have started the process of cutting making her. Apparently her name is going to be ‘Emily’ so far, Lillee has helped every step of the way and now we are ready to start sewing her! She even has a little pink heart to put inside. 20140508-091851.jpg
The plan is, either tonight or tomorrow while she isn’t at school we will get out my sewing machine and put her together. She has used my sewing machine once before when we made cushions for Mother’s Day. She had a great time helping my guide the fabric through and then filling it up with stuffing! 20140508-091655.jpg We were very lucky at our wedding with some generous gifts, and so a big Thank you go’s out to everyone who contributed to our ‘pretty things for the house fund’ and we have now brought out first thing.. Drumroll please… A new oven!! Ok so it may not be super exiting, but our previous oven was second hand, the grill didn’t work, the temperature was out and it was impossible to get completely clean. So for me, a brand new oven is amazing! Plus it look so much nicer in my kitchen than the old one did. I’m loving the fact that there is a glass door so I can see what I’m cooking without opening it and potentially ruining what’s inside.. Maybe I’ll try soufflés now?! Plus it’s easy to keep clean. And has an indicator to tell me that the hob is still hot so I won’t burn myself on it! 20140508-092757.jpg I actually have a whole kitchen reveal post planned so keep a lookout for that one as the oven isn’t the only new thing in our kitchen…

So that’s a little look into my life over the past few weeks! What do you think? Shall I keep these posts in or is there something else you would like to see on the blog? Let me know on the comments..

Emma-Jayne xx

It’s official…

I’m married!!!
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On Saturday 22nd March 2014, I married my partner of 4 years (and Lillee’s daddy) in the church my mom and dad were married in, and then later Lillee was christened in. It was such an amazing day, it all went nearly perfectly. A few issues with timing, and as much as I didn’t want to be I ended up being late! But never mind!

I know I haven’t been around much recently, but I’m hoping you’ll all bear with me for a few more weeks while we settle into married life!

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Emma-Jayne xx

Hen night..

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It’s very nearly time for the wedding! And so, last weekend I had my hen night. We had an amazing time, dinner and cocktails at an Italian then some drinking and dancing at a local nightclub. I’m a little sad that it’s over, but I know it means there’s less than a month until the wedding and my birthday is next week! So I’m getting exited over those now. I actually can’t believe how fast it’s gone, I mean we’ve been engaged for 3.5 years and now there 20 days until the wedding!!

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Emma-Jayne xx

Wedding Planning…

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So, Tonight I have a night of wedding planning all ready for me to do! I’ve got a selection of magazines, a glue stick and some scissors and I’m all ready to get stuck into making some mood boards in my wedding notebook…

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Emma-Jayne xx

High Heels…

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Okay, so my wedding is in just under nine months! BUT this means that I need to wear some pretty shoes. last year, I brought some shoes similar to these (pictured above). They are the same style and height, but have some embellishment on them.

I adore high heels. Most of the shoes I buy because they are pretty are heels. The problem is I don’t wear heels. ever. not unless I’m going out somewhere and then they’re usually off within half an hour… I CAN walk in high-ish heels, but I’ve not succeeded wonderfully in these ones as of yet. I do have a second pair that are around 3 inches, but I much prefer the higher ones. The other problem I have is wearing heels all day…not something I’ve ever managed! and I know that for most of the ceremony I’ll be standing up. also the churchyard has old, uneven paving stones that I have tripped on in flat shoes in the past… not something I want to do In my wedding dress!! Therefore, the plan is I’m going to work my way up. I’m starting out in 2.5 inch heels that I’m hoping after a few weeks of wearing them to clean in/short shopping trips I’ll be moving up to around the 3-4 inch mark for all day wear…if I can get comfortable in those maybe I have a chance of wearing the killer heels for at least part of my wedding…

So, any tips would be welcome! I need to go from 24/7 flats to high heels in  months…wish me luck!

Emma-Jayne xx

my wedding dress…

Yesterday, i went looking at wedding dresses. I went in not planning on buying anything, just get an idea of styling etc and came out having put a deposit down on a dress!!!

It was the first dress I tried on, and although I tried others in in different styles none were as good as that one and I just knew it was the one. Im so exited for my wedding now 🙂 we just need to organise everything else like a venue and a date!!!!

Emma-Jayne x