811, 2016

VIDEO – I Gave Little Man His First Haircut

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Why oh why is this so emotional? I mean I knew it always would be, but it really feels like a huge milestone.   It's no secret that I adore the little man's hair. It [...]

211, 2016

Little Man Has Started Play School

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

So what is the actual story with parenting being an emotional rollercoaster 99% of the time? It is such an oblivion of different emotions isn't it? The things that we feel imensely proud of are [...]

3110, 2016

Slimming World – Dealing With A Holiday Weight Gain

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Food, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|0 Comments

The "C" world is doing the rounds at the moment. I've been somewhat burying my head in the sand about the whole thing but I've realized that it is happening so I might as well [...]

2610, 2016

Family Holiday At Broncemar Beach, Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We have just returned from a week in sunny Fuerteventura. Regular readers of my blog will know that this has come to be our favourite holiday desination and we just keep returning year after year. [...]

1410, 2016

Sun Holiday – Packing For Our Two Year Old

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: holiday, Holidays, Lifestyle, Parenting, Travel, travelling|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hello Hello,   Very soon we'll be heading away on our "summer holiday". I know it's Autumn but we usually go in late September or early October. We're a bit late this year so the [...]

1010, 2016

Hate Cutting Butternut Squash? Here is my hack!

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Food, healthy, Recipe, recipes, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Lads, it's literally my favourite time of year for so many reasons. Autumn I am more than ready for you!   Firstly, in my opinion, it is the most beautiful time of year in Ireland. [...]

310, 2016

Date Night – Trying The New Slimming World Range At Iceland #Ad

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Food, Recipe, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hi Everyone,   Delighted that the Slimming World Survival Guide post went down so well. So many of you found it helpful and that was exactly my intention. I am definitely going to make it [...]

2809, 2016

The Siege Of Jadotville Hits Netflix

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle, Netflix, Netflix Stream Team|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Last week I attended a screening of the new Netflix Original Movie The Siege Of Jadotville. As most of you know by now I am a member of the Irish Netflix Stream Team which means [...]

2509, 2016

Slimming World Survival Guide – #1

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Food, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|4 Comments

Hi Guys,   I got such a great response from my last blog post about losing 52 pounds in 52 weeks. I wanted to firstly thank you all for being so lovely. It gave me [...]

2309, 2016

Two “Parenting” Apps That Just Might Change Your Life

By | September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

First things first - this post is not Sponsored and I have absolutely no affiliation to the companies behind these apps. None whatsoever. I genuinely just found two apps that have been total game-changers for [...]

2009, 2016

Losing 52 Pounds In 52 Weeks & Winning Woman Of The Year – Slimming World

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Food, slimming world, Uncategorized, weightloss|18 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I found out the wonderful news that I was nominated for Woman Of The Year at my Slimming World group. It was a total honour and it all felt a [...]

1609, 2016

Moving Our Two Year Old From Cot To Toddler Bed

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Uncategorized|4 Comments

BIG changes have happened here recently. After another really crappy week in the sleep department I had a bit of an epiphany. I was chatting to my cousin over a cuppa and jokingly suggested that [...]

1509, 2016

Finding Your Happiness

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: adventure, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|2 Comments

I was walking through town with someone recently and we spotted a group of men who appeared to be "looking for Pokemons" on their phones. It has become a recognized activity these days and you [...]

909, 2016

Slumbersac Sleeping Bag With Feet – Review & Giveaway

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: giveaway, review, Slumberac|1 Comment

We were recently kindly gifted a Slumbersac Sleeping bag. I am a massive fan of baby sleeping bags so I was delighted about this. The designs looked adorable and the website was very user friendly [...]

509, 2016

Getting My Sh*T Together

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Do you ever just feel a bit like this adult life we live is a case of never actually getting everything done? You never really sit down and feel like every single thing in your [...]

209, 2016

Lidl Organic Cotton Babywear Giveaway

By | September 2nd, 2016|Categories: babywear, giveaway, lidl|5 Comments

This month Lidl will launch a range of organic cotton babywear across their 146 stores nationwide. The beautiful collection will be available from Monday 5th September and is subject to stock lasting. The collection is [...]

2707, 2016

Recipe – Slimming World Chicken Katsu Curry (Wagamama)

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: chicken katsu, curry, fakeaway, Recipe, wagamama|3 Comments

I truly believe that there is no dish in this world that you cannot make a Slimming World version of. Sometimes it's about capturing the right flavour combinations while other times the focus is more [...]

2607, 2016

Our Netflix Summer Binges

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Gilmore Girls, Netflix, Word Party|0 Comments

You may have read my post about the trip to London I went on a couple of weeks ago. Netflix treated us to a really special experience where we ate great food, watched great TV [...]

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  • Gorgeous eggwrap for lunch A great way to get thathellip
    2 days ago by traceysblog Gorgeous eggwrap for lunch. A great way to get that "sandwich" feeling without using your healthy extra B. I'm visiting a friend this eve so I am saving my healthy extra B for bars to enjoy with a cuppa. This was so delicious and filling. Packed with speed too!  #slimmingworld   #eggwrap   #lowcarb   #weightloss   #food   #lunch   #healthyfood 
  • How adorable are these? I found teeny tiny wraps inhellip
    2 days ago by traceysblog How adorable are these? I found teeny tiny wraps in Aldi. Made little man a pizza in the air fryer and he loved it. Literally took two seconds. Passata, mozzerella, ham - boom
  • Synfree steak dinner of a Monday I dont half lovehellip
    2 days ago by traceysblog Syn-free steak dinner of a Monday. I don't half love myself do I? The sauce was made from onion, garlic, beef stock pot, black peppercorns and quark. Gorgeous  #slimmingworld   #steaknight   #steak   #slimmingworldfood   #slimmingworldcommunity   #slimmingworldmeal   #foodoptimising   #foodie   #healthyfood   #weightloss 
  • Tomorrow is this little dudes last official day in playhellip
    2 days ago by traceysblog Tomorrow is this little dude's last official day in play school before it closes it's doors for good on Wednesday after their little graduation. Feeling really emotional about it but trying to be strong. I watched the video for the  #greenfelltower  video that all the celebrities did to raise money. I'm worrying about a change of playschool like. Makes me feel like an awful person when people's lives are falling or have fallen apart.
  • Today was one of those lovely family days Directly followedhellip
    3 days ago by traceysblog Today was one of those lovely family days. Directly followed by an evening of mahem and an 11pm bed-time on a night where he should have slept great. Like, sea air son? Get the memo
  • I could lie and say that I sat and atehellip
    3 days ago by traceysblog I could lie and say that I sat and ate a salad but instead I'll say that I have zero regrets, you have to live and tomorrow is a new day. This is a lifestyle change and sometimes you just need to eat  #fishandchips  by the sea ☀  #slimmingworld   #bray 
  • Doing a sensory walk in playschool I cannot express howhellip
    5 days ago by traceysblog Doing a sensory walk in  #playschool  I cannot express how sad I am that his play school closes in a few days. He adores it and I have never met people who are so genuine and perfect for the vocation of early years education. I feel such a mix of emotions. On the one hand I feel so lucky that he's had this experience for 6 months. And then on the other hand I am so so sad that it's come to such an abrupt end he was supposed to go all summer & then have his first (and possibly…
  • Decided to try something different this week I made scanbranhellip
    6 days ago by traceysblog Decided to try something different this week. I made  #scanbran  cake. They're high fibre cracker breads that you can buy at your SW group. You get 5 as your hexb. Steep 5 in boiling water, drain and mash in to a paste, add two eggs, vanilla essence, cinnamin and sweetner. Add to a lunch box and microweave for 7 minutes. Its quite dry but serve with yoghurt and fruit and its really lovely! Really great for the owl digestive system! Got the idea from  @slimwithjoanne  Just weighed in at  @slimwithlynne  group as had no car to go to weigh-in last…
  • Today was one of those really special days with myhellip
    6 days ago by traceysblog Today was one of those really special days with my boy. He was just so sweet and caring & loveable. I must have asked him to repeat what he said at least three times today because it was just so cute. He likes to psychoanalyse his "wee wee" (we potty trained a few weeks ago) and today was "look at size a THAT" and "its giant one I ever see" (the biggest he's ever seen). He then told me on several ocassions that "you the best gul" and "you not bossy anymore" which absolutely cracks me up he reassured me…
  • Wee turned a corner All his spots are healing andhellip
    1 week ago by traceysblog We'e turned a corner. All his spots are healing and he should be in play school tomorrow. No longer contagious and delighted to be out and about. Amazing how a quick (or not so quick) trip to  @supervalu_irl  can provide so much entertainment for this little dude!  #ipbig   #chickenpox   #motherhood 



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