Sunday, 28 June 2015

How To Work Off Your Wimbledon Favourites | Infographic


Infographic

Heya Everyone,

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that the 2015 Wimbledon Tennis Championship starts tomorrow. And you know what that means, the sound of balls bounces, women shrieking and of course strawberries and cream! But do you know how much tennis you would have to play to burn them off?
The guys over at Central London Apartments have made this useful infographic including some of my favourite summer foods and drinks. Personally I say you have three options, eat and enjoy, eat and work those calories off or do what I would do and find lower calories alternative. Since joining Slimming World I have found there is a way to have my favourite things in a healthier way, plus I don't deprive myself of the odd treat here and there.

If you are looking for accommodation with a more homely feel for your London stay for Wimbledon 2015 or any other time during the way, you can get 10% off selected London Apartments. Just use my code BB10.

Do you watch Wimbledon? what is your favourite summer food?

Friday, 26 June 2015

Haul | Zara Kids Sale

Heya Everyone,


You all know my love for Zara and boy do they do a good sale!!. I find Zara a little more "high end" high street compared to the likes of H&M, Mothercare and Next which is where I normally shop. However I managed to bag most of these for half the price Bargain!!

I don't know about you but I find the sizing a little small, so it might be worth checking out their measurements on the site before you order.

 
Jumpsuit (sold out) \\ Trousers (sold out)
Top// Dress 
Jumpsuit (sold out)
 
Shorts // Sandals (sold out)
As you can see this is a rather colourful collection of items. I love seeing Darcy in colour as they really suit her.

I fell in love with this watermelon jumpsuit, I love the fact that Zara use organic cotton in their clothing, it means they wash really well and no noticeablw shrinkage. I was also drawn to these harem pants as they a little different to what I normally dress Darcy in.

Yes another watermelon jumpsuit, but I love the colour, I will be teaming this up with a demin jacket and a pair of jelly sandals.

I may have gone a bit OTT with the yellow, the top has a overlay of lace and the dress will be perfect for a playdate.

Last up, I got Darcy a few shorts in a couple of different colours and how beautiful are these fringe sandals. I've been looking for a pair of smart sandals for her for a while now.  I got these sandals in a size 6 so Darcy can grown into them over the summer.

I'm hoping to start doing "Darcy Outfit of the Day" posts soon (providing she keeps still enough for me to take a couple of decent pictures)

What is your favourite item from the haul? would you like to see more of these posts?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

What I’m Wearing To BritMums Live 2015 | Lady Voluptuous Pink Flamingo Phoebe Dress


Heya everyone,

Before I start this post, lets all take a moment and appreciate how beautiful this dress is! Lady Voluptuous was brought to my attention thanks to Debz of Wannabe Princess. Yes I know she has this dress too, but I'm sure we won't be wearing it at the same time.



I know there will be lots of pictures taken during the two days and I wanted to wear something that I would be comfortable in. I took these pictures on a typical English summer day aka hot and muggy, however, this dress is so light weight even with the fitted petticoat that I didn't feel hot and sticky at all.


The dress has a fitted waist band which brings me in at the waist which I love as i'm rather apple shape. I'm wearing a size 22/24 the dress is true to size, however, if you are on the busty side I would suggest you size up to save your modesty....those of you who have some to save!

Lady Voluptuous is the brain child of blogger Georgina Horne of the blog Fuller Figure Fuller Bust. Lady Voluptuous was created in collaboration with Lady V London.
Lady Voluptuous sizes range from a 16 to 30/32, however if you are not plus size check out their sister site Lady V London.


I'm so in love with the flamingo print, I was drawn to it straight away. It's so bright, quirky and girlie. The Phoebe comes in 5 other prints ,I'm already eyeing up the Pink Rose Floral on Cream for a wedding I'm attending in a few months time.

They also have other dress styles and have recently included skirts to the line.


On the day I will be teaming my outfit with my trusty old pumps from Primark, as I know I'm going to be on my feet all day and I'm all about comfort! I've treated myself to a new bag from Fiorelli which I ordered from Next. It's so roomy that I've been using it as a changing bag. 

Are you going to BritMums Live? What will you be wearing?

* This dress was kindly gifted to me, however all opinions are my own

Friday, 12 June 2015

I'm Going To BritMums Live! 2015


I only found out that I am going last week. After being lucky enough to win my tickets via Mama AcademyMichelle was ever so kind enough to raffle off her ticket to this amazing charity, as you can imagine I’m super excited but very nervous, however, i’m going to take myself out of my comfort zone and go.

I do smile sometime
Name: Leighanne


Blog:I blog here at Bump and Beyond Blog


Twitter ID: @bumpandbeyond_


Height: 5''10


Hair: Black at the moment!


Eyes: Brown


Is this your first blogging conference?
No, I’m a blogging conference virgin.


Are you attending both days?
I am indeedy


What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2015?  
Being with like minded people and having some me time. I‘m really looking forward to the photo styling session too.


What are you wearing?I’ve been lucky enough to be gifted a dress by Lady Voluptuous which I will be wearing on the Friday,Thank you Lady V!, have a look at their clothes they are truly beautiful and than you will understand why I want one of everything. I haven’t a clue what i’m wearing on the Saturday yet, however, will see if I can find something in my wardrobe that I have forgotten to love


What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2015?
Inspiration, find a direction to take my blog and to make new friends.


Do you have any tips to pass onto others who may not have been before? As i’ve never been before no, however, I would say just be yourself and enjoy the experience! that's the tip I am going to follow

So there’s my I’m going to BritMums Live 2015 meme. If you see me please come and say Hi. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Darcy's Summer Bucket List


Heya Everyone,


My eyes are itchy, my nose is runny and I can't stop sneezing. I can officially declare that summer is here!!


Last year was my first summer as a mother but Darcy was too young to do anything much. This year I really want to make the most of my time with Darcy this summer. I want to make memories, keep her entertained and have lots of fun.


I have picked activities which are either free or don’t cost too much. I know people find summer with kids stressful at times as a lot of activities are rather expensive. It doesn’t have to be if you can take time to, plan ahead, look out for 2 for 1 vouchers, check out your local council website as they advertise a lot of free activities and browse Pinterest for inspiration.

So here is Darcy’s 2015 Summer Bucket List.  What is on your summer bucket list? Feel free to include your own ideas in the comments, have a great summer!!



You Baby Me Mummy

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Slimming World Files | Week 20, 21 & 23



Heya Everyone.

Just a quick little update, due to a teething Darcy and tonsillitis I have been on and off plan the last three weeks. Even though I have been off planned I have tried to make healthier choices with the naughty foods I have been eating.


Week 20, I wasn't able to get to class as Darcy was teething. I did have a weekend off plan of cheering us both up, but resigned to get back on track the following week.


Week 21, I did SP for half the week to make up for my naughty behaviour the week before and lost 4lbs.


Week 22 I was ill with tonsillitis for the whole week and was off plan, I still dragged myself to class and maintained which I was happy with.


I'm 4 and a half pounds away from my 3 stones award, so I need to get back on the wagon and work towards it. Ideally by the end of the month.


Here are a few things I have been eating.

Breakfast



Summer fruit porridge
Full English
Lunch
Tuna Melt with salad
Dinner
Roast chicken dinner
Sweet Chilli drumsticks with homemade coleslaw 
Snacks

2 Syns each

2,5 Syns each
Last month I set myself 5 Non Scale Goals which were:


  1. Lose 10 lbs
  2. Get my 2.5 Stone Award
  3. Achieve Bronze Body Magic
  4. Eat more speed foods
  5. Stay on plan and keep my head in the game

I lost which i'm ok with, i will just do better this month. I got my 2.5 stone award woop! woop!, I have been doing Body Magic but I haven't been putting it on the app properly so it has not registered it. I swapped my usual favourite fruits of bananas and grapes for apples, pears and plums which are speed fruit.

My goals for June are;


  1. Aim to lose 2lbs a week
  2. Get my 3 stones award
  3. Do weekly Meal Plans
  4. Drink more water
  5. Stick to 10 Syns a day



Sim's Life

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Royal Baby | The Birth of a Princess

A few weeks ago you couldn't switch on the TV without hearing about the royal baby. No one knew whether we'd have a new Royal Prince or Princess or even when the baby would be making an appearance. There is something really exciting about a new baby being born into a family and with the nation looking forward to the new baby, it was something we could all get behind.
 
And then arrived Princess Charlotte - A Taurus woman who has the eyes of the nation on her already. I have no idea that her mother has already thought about the hopes and dreams of this new little one. We all want the best for our children and as a mother I know it is something that I think about often. Darcy is definitely the princess of our family and is treated as such. I want her to have a fantastic childhood and make sure I spend time creating memories for her to treasure. I know that as a mother, Kate will be wanting the same for Princess Charlotte. Yes, you could say that Charlotte has been born into a life of luxury but I believe that regardless of money, we all hope for the best for our children - health and happiness.
 
 
I know when Darcy was born I started to think about what changes I needed to make in my life, in order to make sure that she got off to the right start. I wanted strong foundations and to see a good example to her. A new baby is definitely all about new beginnings, although this was something I didn't really understand until Darcy was on her way - then it was all about starting a new and doing what I had to do to make sure that she was safe, happy and looked after!
 
Did you feel the same when you had a child? What new beginnings did you hope for?



*post in collaboration with... TheCircle 

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