Tuesday, 28 February 2017

What will I do?

What will I do when you're a man and no longer fall asleep lying on my chest?
What will I do when you're old enough to open your own packet of crisps?
What will I do when you can put your shoes on without my help?
What will I do when I no longer see you every single day?
What will I do when yours isn't the first face I see of a morning? 
What will I do when your small hand no longer fits inside mine? 
What will I do when I can't teach you anything more?

What will I do when you no longer need me?
What will I do? 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

I gave him life, and he gave me a reason to live mine...


It's hard to believe that Isaac will be 2 years old in just a few weeks time. Since he was born life has been a complete whirlwind and it's sometimes hard to sit down and take this very moment to fully experience the amazing feeling of having such an intelligent, happy, busy and clever little boy. 

I can't believe we have gone from having a little newborn bundle to a small human who has started using his imagination while playing and making his dinosaurs fight each other. (So cute to watch by the way!) 

I get so wrapped up with life and getting daily tasks done that I sometimes take for granted the true beauty of motherhood and what an honour it is to be raising a child that we created out of love. The love I hold for Isaac is so unconditional I couldn't imagine ever feeling any differently towards him. Even when he is having a meltdown because I've said no to his fifth slice of cheese in a row or because I'm trying to dress him and he wants to run around naked, I look upon it with love and find it hard not to laugh at his cute little attitude! I'm sure I won't find it funny when he's 14 and giving me his lip, but for now I'm going to take his full cuteness/attitude in my stride and hopefully lovingly nudge him in the right direction in life. 

I'm not sure where I'm going with this post or what the purpose of it is. I have so many emotions and feelings flooding through my body when it comes to my little boy that it's sometimes hard to express them. I do feel like I'm very clingy towards him, but surely it's understandable. Maybe I'm one of a few who wants to spend every living moment with their child, and hate the moments we spend apart. Maybe that will change as he grows, but for the moment I'm okay with it. He won't need me forever, so I want to take full advantage of how much he relies on me for now. 

He's my little ray of sunshine and I couldn't imagine my life without him! I can't even think of what I used to do with my time before him. And as I sit here and he runs over and grabs me shouting 'cuggle!' And squeezing me so tightly, I know that this love is going to last me a lifetime. 

So shine bright baby boy! Mammy loves you with all her heart!! Keep doing what you're doing, because you're turning into an amazing little boy and we are so proud of you. My little ray of sunshine, Isaac Mark Finn. 



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love Layla Designs | Review

So with Valentines Day just having passed I wanted to show you all the card I got for my husband! It couldn't describe our relationship more, in a good way of course haha! I noticed Love Layla Designs pop up on my feed on Facebook so thought I would check out her other designs on eBay and when I saw this one I knew I had to get it. 

Love Layla are a small Graphic Designs & Print business based in the UK. They have a website which you can find here. They do all sorts of card designs for all occasions and are all original designs. They have cards for birthdays, weddings & engagements, new baby, anniversary, the list is endless! Love Layla also have a Facebook page here and are on eBay here. Go check them out!

When you order your card they post it out to you the next working day, first class and it comes in a card backed envelope to ensure your card doesn't get bent in the post. 

I love supporting small businesses, especially when I find one as unique as this one and I will definitely be using Love Layla Designs again in the near future! 

Do you know of any unique and cool small business? Let me know in the comments! 


Friday, 10 February 2017

Doing My Sisters Makeup | Beauty

If you have read my 2017 goals blog post you will know that this year I want to start learning how to better do makeup. So my sister let me have a little play on her face and I did her makeup for her. I was really happy with how it came out but I fully know there is tons of room for improvement which I'm excited to carry out! 

I hadn't actually planned on writing a blog post about this but my Mam was having a play on her new camera and taking photos of us so I thought I might as well! That being said, I can't remember most of the products I used as I was just kind of playing it by ear and putting things on without really thinking too much about it. I was just having fun to be honest!! 

I did remember the eyeshadow palette that I used however as how could anyone forget such a beauty?! It was the Morphe 35O palette. This palette actually belongs to my sister and I can't tell you how jealous I am of her!! I have looked everywhere for this palette and it is out of stock everywhere. I'm dying to own one! It's so beautiful to work with and the colour range is amazing! I will definitely keep trying to find one. 

Let me know what you think of this makeup look! Have you ever used a Morphe eyeshadow palette? What did you think? 


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

2017 Goals | Lifestyle

Photo credit: LibreStock

I completely understand that we are into February now so I'm approximately a month late writing this but in my defence I have only just started writing on my blog again, but I still wanted to get one of these out there and written down. Is it just me who feels like things become more real when you write them down? Like I'm more likely going to follow through with them if I've written it down or if I've told somebody about it. So here I am writing down my goals for 2017 and hopefully at the end of the year I can look back on this blog post and say that I've fulfilled each one! 

I think my first goal for 2017 is a pretty obvious one in that I want to write on my blog more. I'd really like to get posts up on a regular basis and start to be able to write about more exciting things and hopefully gain a wider following on my blog. It's always nice to think that people are reading and enjoying what you're writing about! 

Another goal I have for 2017 is to learn how to do makeup like a pro! I watch people on YouTube do makeup all the time and I'd love to be able to do it myself! So I'm in the process of expanding my makeup collection so that I'm able to do more than just my basic foundation and mascara that I usually do! 

This brings me on to my next goal of taking more pride in my appearance. I feel like since I've become a Mam I've kind of lost myself in a sense that I'm so busy looking after Isaac and my home that I don't make enough time for myself which has really hit me lately and upset me because I always used to enjoy clothes and makeup etc. So I'd really like to take this year to start setting time aside for myself and looking after me more. After all, how can I look after anyone else if I'm not taking proper care of myself! 

My next goal for this year is to be able to take Isaac to more places. I need to sit and write a list of all the exciting places I can take him that I know he will enjoy! A couple I can think off the top of my head are Peppa Pig World, CBeebies Land at Alton Towers and the obvious places for kids like farms and zoo's. 

And finally, I have a YouTube channel at the minute where I upload videos of me doing nails for other people where I have over 4K subscribers. I'd really like to expand my channel to include makeup and lifestyle videos. I'd also really love to become brave enough to vlog my life so that I have videos to look back on in years to come. But like I say, I don't know if I'm brave enough!! 

So they are my goals for this year!! What are yours? Leave them in the comments! 



Monday, 6 February 2017

I'm back!!


I can't believe that it's been nearly 2 years since I last wrote a blog post! Have you all missed me?! I think motherhood has just been far busier and hectic than I imagined so I haven't had a chance to get back into blogging. As it's the start of 2017 I'm making a conscious effort to use this year to get back into writing on here and I hope I can stick to it! 

I'm going to be using this blog just as I have been; for beauty, hauls, recipes, etc. So if that sounds right up your street make sure you're following me on Bloglovin to know exactly when I write a post! 

As for what I've been up to it really hasn't been anything else other than being a mother to my beautiful little boy who has become my whole reason and my life literally revolves around him. 

So here's to 2017 and plenty of rambling blogposts from me!! 


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