Sunday, 19 March 2017

Night Time Routine Once The Kids Are Sleeping

Well hello and welcome to another post by me!

I am currently looking for a new mattress and seen the  Leesa Mattresses website and It got me thinking and I was inspired to do a night time routine post, as I was thinking about how important a good night sleep actually is! Specially when you are like me and you have a 6 month old baby, who likes to get up at 6am and a 4 year old who loves to sneak into your bed at night.

A lot of people think that health is about dieting, eating clean and working out. But sleep is super important as well! You need to have a good nights sleep in order to function properly the next day. Here is how I get ready for my bed and a good nights sleep!

On a normal night all the kids are in bed by 8pm (its currently 7pm, 1hr to go...). Now its mum time!!
Friday night is bath night for me (I do shower during the week lol), I just find that lying in a hot bath either reading my book or watching youtube is one of the most relaxing times of the week for me. Once I am in I will slap on a face mask. I do LOVE the lush ones but lets face it, I don't always have one.

I love to a variety of things to the bath from lush bombs to Epsom salts. I LOVE lavender!

Once I have had a good soak it hair washing time. I find nothing more relaxing than being freshly washed in nice fresh warm towels.

Once I'm out I help myself to a hot chocolate on my Dulce Gusto (caramel is the flavour of the month) and I sit down to have a look at my laptop (maybe shop a bit!), or read my book (currently Goodnight Mr Tom). Even occasionally I might actually talk to my other half...

Once my hot chocolate is finished I will head back up stairs to brush, floss and stick on a whitening strip. This is when I will go into my room stick on the lights on the back of my bed, put a candle in my salt candle holder (need them ions) and chill on my bed.

Last but not least, I will blow out my candle switch off the lights and snuggle down for some well earned rest!

Sleep is one of the most important times of my day. I work full time, up at 4am for work. Then once I'm home, I am on my feet all day cleaning and sorting out the house and of course, running about after the kids. Having a comfy mattress when I go to sleep is one of the most important things in my night time routine. If you were to ask Holly on her way home from nursery, where do you think mummy is, she would say in bed haha. I love sitting relaxing in bed as well as sleeping. So the mattress I have is super important. If you are looking for some great mattress options, you should have a look at the Leesa website it has some great mattress options!

Did you know you should be changing your mattress ever 8 years! I find its always one of those things your forget to do. Evening turning the mattress every 6 months can help with aches and pains.

I would love to know what you do to relax (specially if you have kids!)

Speak soon

My Petit Canard
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3 Little Buttons

Monday, 13 March 2017

Olsson Haircare Review


A couple of months back I was contacted by Olsson Haircare and asked to do a review on their Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray Mousse and Conditioner Spray. An I said yeah why not!!

Here is the blurb on Olsson Haircare website 
The Olsson technical hair team spent years perfecting the formulations at their Danish labs, to ensure there’s no added colour, parabens or perfume. By leaving out these nasties, Olsson products are less likely to irritate or cause allergies, as well as helping to prevent further allergic reactions. But Olsson isn’t just for those of us suffering from sensitivities, it also is great for anyone who wants high performance products that aren’t highly scented or crammed with unnecessary additives, so effectively cleanses, conditions and renews hair and scalp without a hint of irritation.

Before I start. All opinions on this review are my own. I was not payed to do this review, however, Olsson was kind enough to send these products in full size out to me to try.

Lets start with the facts!

All of these products listed above are allergen friendly. They are also fragrance, paraben and colourant free. To start with I love the sleek packaging. I think the fact that its white with light and medium dark blue writing really stands out to me. For some reason those colours just scream sensitive product to me.

I have been using these products for the last couple of months and I love them. Not only was I using them. But because they are sensitive product, I can use them on the kids! I have been using the shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner spray on Holly. An then just the shampoo on Charlotte and we have had no issues. 

The only downfall I have found is it is fragrance free and I do like  my hair to smell nice, which obviously you don't get with this. But I use dry shampoo even when I just wash my hair for volume so I found that that help with making my hair smell nice. 

The shampoo and conditioner are light to use. I have a lot of hair, but it is very fine. So I find some shampoos and conditioners can be quite heavy in my hair. But I had no problems with this one. I would then (on a normal day) use the leave in conditioner spray in the ends of my hair before blow drying and it just made it so much easier to brush.

On nights where I was doing something nice and I had a reason to wash my hair (not just because my hair stood on end itself) I also used the Hair Spray Mousse and I loved this stuff. It gave my hair volume and held it is place all night long!

I would definitely give these products a 8 / 10. I really did love the fact I could use the same shampoo on everyone. I will be sad when they are finished haha.

Let me know if you give them a try!!
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3 Little Buttons

Monday, 6 March 2017

Where To Start

Well hello!!

I have no idea where to start or how to get back into this blogging thing!!

It is currently 06:01am and I am starting my second month back at work full time after having had my second baby Charlotte - Willow.

I am really struggling now to find time to get everything I want to do in a day done. Looking after the sprogs, playing with the sprogs, reading my book (just one chapter is all I ask!), housework (giving at least one room a day a proper clean), editing videos, blogging and lets not forget about sleeping since I'm up at 4am to hit work again the next day.

This working full time and being a mum certainly isn't easy. An more times that I like to admit, its the kids who suffer.

At some point something will give and I'm hoping its the housework ha ha.

Some nights everything is down to a T. Then we have nights like last night, I have a 6month old throwing a tantrum because she is tired (really!! your tired! you who gets to sleep all day is tired!) and a 4 year old having a tantrum because she needs to poo but doesn't want to (I'm sorry, WHAT!!) and everything is up in the air! I have two bags from last Friday I need to unpack still and we are currently on Tuesday of the following week now!

I have blog posts piling up like crazy to write reviews on and finding the time is like finding gold dust at the moment.

No one said it was easy, but no one tells you the cold hard facts either.

I am going to try get more into a routine. Start adding little bits in here and there each day till I can fit everything in. An who needs sleep anyway! I can sleep when I'm older...

Speak soon (hopefully!)
3 Little Buttons
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Day In The Life - Youtube


Long time no speak :)

Since I last updated on here I have recently started back work after nearly 5 months maternity leave, and let me tell you it’s a struggle this time round!!

First time round with Holly, I didn't really know what I was going to miss. So it wasn't as hard. This time round I know what I am missing while my kid is at a child minders and I am working. And don't even get me started on the attachment issues Holly had because I was working. Let’s just say they weren't with me!

So while I was off, I kind of started to upload more days in the life videos on my YouTube channel. Then Mark only went and bought me a fancy little camera to use for my Christmas!! So now I need to do them as I am not wasting 300 and odd pound!!

So here is my channel link Do feel free to have a look and leave me a comment so we can chat!!

I am thinking of changing names and redoing banners. It’s just finding the time just now to do it all!!

I am trying to work on a schedule so I can start blogging, youtubing, house cleaning, pet care and lets not forget looking after the family all while working full time!!

I will have a life updates up soon as there is a lot going on and some very exciting stuff happening this year (well I think it is haha)

Speak soon


P.S I am still looking for That one thing!!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Holly's First Nursery Christmas Sing Along


Today was Holly's first school Christmas sing along (as you may have guessed from the title!)

I had her all done up as as far as I knew she didn't have a part (not surprising as she if very shy!)

She was dressed in a little light blue jumper with snowmen on it from Asda, bright red leggings also from Asda and some tinsel in her hair. I got her to pose with her sister. Baby C is screaming in the photo. Oh well you win some you lose some haha.

When we got there they had a little slide show of the kids during the year. I was happy to see a couple of holly doing stuff with other kids. As if you have read 'To Refer Or Not To Refer' the nursery teachers are recommending we hold her back because of her confidence with other kids.
Then it was time for them to start their singing. To my surprise she was a little white sheep! She was going to be part of Bah Bah Black Sheep! I actually was nearly crying. I had a tear in one eye and I could feel the other one watering up. But I was trying to hide it from my OH, as he would have got a good kick out of that haha. I'm putting it down to hormones haha.

She was clearly looking for us and her little face lit up when she found us (I don't think she believed that we were going to come see her). I gave her the thumbs up and blew her a little kiss which she caught and stuck on her cheek.

They sang a few songs When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, Jingle Bells, Bah Bah Black sheep and a whole lot more. Then they all got to come down onto the floor and see another slide show of them all dressed up that day (which I need to get a copy of!) then we were aloud to go get them.

I asked her why she didn't tell me she was a sheep, her reply "It was a surprise mummy, did you like it?" I actually had to wipe tears away that time and I feel myself welling up now just thinking about it haha! It was the best surprise I have had all year!

Here is her outfit. All from Asda!

Did your little one get to dress up at nursery or school this year?

Speak soon

Friday, 9 December 2016

Dolce Gusto De'Longhi Melody Nescafe Review

Well Hello!!

As many of you may know, I got a coffee maker for my birthday.

I got one of these for my mum years ago, and I have always loved the hot chocolates it makes. Specially now they have caramel ones!

I was given the Dulce Gusto De'Longhi Melody version and I love it.

Its reasonably priced at £36.99 from Argos. There are a lot of other places and versions you can purchase. Ranging from £36.99 right up to £100s. When I first bought this for my mum a few years back. I'm pretty sure it was up there in the £100s.

The size is relatively small and compact. There is a clear tank on the back which you fill with water. I can normally get 5 cups of hot chocolate out of it before I need to refill it.

I have the black one as everything in my kitchen is black or silver. But I have seen red and also white ones.

Inside the box you will receive the machine its self. A little bin which sits at the side of the machine for empty pods. I don't really use mine, I normally just bin them there and then. It also includes a small box of 3 samples, and a voucher for £10 off when you purchase boxes on the website. My samples are a Espresso, Latte and a normal Hot Chocolate.

As a present I was also given 2 boxes of the Caramel Hot Chocolates and and Espresso (for when my mum visits ha ha). The pods are relatively cheap with Asda doing 3 boxes for £10. The Dulce Gusto website also sell a whole lot. Ranging from Hot Chocolates, Coffees, Latte and Teas. Prices are all around £3.99 each.

I use this in the mornings with my breakfast, in the afternoons with a snack and again at nights when I'm relaxing. Its really is one of the best presents I have ever received. When payday arrives this month I will definitely be going on to try out some of the teas.

Overall I will give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

I gave it a 4 even though I really love it because, I think they could maybe extend the range for different flavours of hot chocolates or maybe colabs with brand names. But that is all the problems I have with this machine. I could live on the caramel hot chocolates.

Let me know if you have a coffee machine, what type it is and what you think of it.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Elf On The Shelf Days 5 and 6


Here is what that naught Tinker Pants Floppy Feet has been up too.

Day 5 - He was having a date night with Elsa

Day 6 - He had all the ponies ties up to pull his sled

I have no idea what he's going to get up to tonight!! He better be looking at google for some ideas haha

I am kind of glad now that the actual elf on the shelf didn't come. Seeing everyone with it. It looks kind of creepy. Like you would wake up in the middle of the night and its sitting at the bottom of your bed with a knife....

Speak soon