12 weeks of Christmas 

It’s now only 2 week until Christmas day ! I hope everyone is excited? Decs up? And all shopping finished ?

I thought I would share what is going in my nearly 4yr olds and 2yr olds stockings this year!

  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Foaming radox kids bath wash
  • Flanel mit 
  • Knickers 
  • Fluffy socks
  • Mickymouse Santa teddy
  • Hachamels and my little pony surprise bags 
  • Tube of Smarties 
  • Note book
  • Pony rubber
  • Mini spirograph
  • Nail polish (toes only) 
  • Hair bow
  • Pony hair bands

  • Tooth brush 
  • Tooth paste 
  • Magnetic wooden bus (for train track)
  • Magnetic wooden tractor
  • Magnetic wooden fire engine 
  • Crayons
  • Kinder chocolate bars
  • Mickymouse Santa teddy
  • Foaming radox kids bath wash
  • Flannel mit 
  • Christmas socks 
  • Maraca 
  • Avengers blind bag squishy 
  • Smarties 

The majority of there things are from pound land, a few items are from the works and the rest are from the supermarket. 

I hope that gives you ideas if your stuck 

What’s inside your stocking? 


“When Santa got stuck up the chimney, he began to shout.

 you girls and boys won’t get any toys until you pull me out.

The is soot my back, my beard is all black my nose is tickly too.

 when Santa got stuck up the chimney

 achoo achoo achoo”

Much love 

Rhianna xx

P.s  I apologise for this being late for some reason it didn’t publish as scheduled ?

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12 weeks of Christmas!

Christmas is fast approaching 8 weeks to be precise! 

This week I have been thinking about homemade Christmas cards and crafts to enjoy with your little ones!

Hands and feet cards.

Nice but simple finger print candy cane

Father Christmas and his white beard

I love this one but it’s a bit to adventurous for me with 2 under 4!

I made a variation of this reindeer the year before last with my daughter.

I am loving this idea as it has such a modern feel.

Craft / decoration ideas.

I think this is such a cute idea I know my 3yr old would love to make and decorate her own Christmas tree.

These candy canes are a quick and easy craft that you can use as decoration for your tree or on gifts which the recipient can then put on there tree.

Crafts with supplies you littereally have coming out of your ears it’s like music to mine.

These adorable pegs would make great card holders.

I made the Christmas trees and the stars from the picture above last year with my daughter. 

OMG how lush is this! It is on my to do list so I’ll let you know how it turnes out.
I , I say I by that i mean me and my daughter are currently made home decor items which I plan to give to our parents and grandparents as extra gifts for Christmas this year. So stay tuned for that as I’ll be doing a step by step for you. 

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend!

Follow alone with the 12 weeks of Christmas.x 

Much love 

Rhianna xx

Abortion on trial?

I have just caught up on  the BBC 2 programme “Abortion on trial”

This got me thinking about my own views, pro life or pro choice or maybe even somewhere in between?

As a young probably somewhat naive girl I would have stood for hours and told you about how I was pro life and how i could never “murder” my baby. I just couldn’t see any plausible reason to abort your unborn baby. 

Until December of 2005 when I did just that I had an abortion. I was 17 and madly in love with what I now realise an extremely virbaly abusive man nearly 10 years my senior. He was desperate to keep the baby but after finding out I was nearly 18weeks pregnant and honestly had no idea I was in shock!. My partners were very supportive to which ever choice I made but also helped me realise that he was not the man I thought he was and that I wasn’t ready for a baby. 

For me the hardest part was that I had almost no time to decide and on December 23rd I went In to my local hospital. It was all over with in a blink of an eye and to be honest it is a complete blur.  

But now clearly my views have changed somewhat and the say really is prevalent here; 

You can’t judge or make a decision on a situation you have never been in.

So for me I found this documentary particularly interesting and listening to the women’s stories very at times heart wrenching. 

However there was one thing I am still struggling with, there was a man on the programme who’s ex partner had aborted his child after her begged her not to and even stated he would raise the child alone?

How is it right that a woman can decided to keep a baby even if the father isn’t interested, but a man has no choice but to loose a child?

This is where I am stuck between a rock and a hard place?

I do not feel any woman should have to carry a child for 9months that she does not want, it is to mentally disturbing.

I do not feel anyone should be forced to abort a child they wish to keep.

I do not feel anyone should loose a child that could have a loving home, what ever the means. 

I do feel every person has the right to have a child.

Are you seeing my point/problem? 

I would never say a woman should have to carry and birth a child she doesn’t want but I also feel a man shouldn’t have to stand by and watch a child he wants to love and bring up be aborted?
What are your feelings? 

Pro life or pro choice? 

How do you feel about this gentleman’s situation? 

Please share your feeling and thought on this somewhat controversial subject.

Much love 

Rhianna xx

12 weeks of Christmas series 

Ive decided to do a 12 weeks of christmas series! I do apologise to anyone who is not Christmas crazy like me for swearing with the Xmas word ! But Christmas is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR….

Especially for me as this year I will have a nearly 4yr old and a 2yr old. My daughter who is the eldest is really truly getting it this year and is already asking about father Christmas and Rudolph. Eeek it really should be a magical year this year. 

So like I said I’ve decided to do a 12 weeks for Christmas series. Every week sharing hits, tips, trick, recipes and all this christmasy with you all. 

If there’s anything specific you would like to see please comment and let me know.

If you like this also check out the Christmas gift box so far.  

Much love 

Rhianna xx 

Big bed 

So as you may know if you read To Big Bed Or Not To Big Bed, I have been deliberating on moving my 22month old into his toddler bed. Well last week we had a week of him waking throughout the night due to banging his head or getting an appendage stuck in the bars. 

So yesterday I bit the bullet and turned his cotbed into a toddler bed! For better or worse I was committed. I don’t want to jinx myself or anything but so far so good, granted I may be getting a bit ahead of my self but last night he slepted like a baby and even slepted in this morning. So fingers crossed for tonight!

Much love 

Rhianna xxx

5 tips to help mum’s stay organised!





1. Meal plan!

No only does it save money it also keeps everyone in the know as to what’s for dinner! I have a lost dedicated to Meal planning if you want to know more. 

2. Have an organiser/ planner or calender!

Keep all important dates in there and remember to refure to it. Each week as I’m writing my meal plan on my memo board I also check my organiser and write any appointments, birthdays etc there for the whole family to see. 

3. Konmari folding method.

I’ve recently got on the bandwagon with konmari folding and well omg I can now buy more cloths!! ( I know this defeats the object) but honestly I have so much more space and I can see everything especially in the children’s draws as they share a chest of draws, so there limited on space plus there Ikea chest of draws are really deep so having there cloths piled became a bit like a game of jenga. 

4. Online shopping. 

Doing your food shopping online means you can take your time picking your groceries and doing your Meal plan. You also aren’t tempted to stray off your list. I also find having a running total at the edge of my screen also makes me rethink some of my impulse/ treat buys. It will be delivered on a day of your choice and even better no tantuming bored todlers tagging along. 

5. Getting ready ahead of time.

I find getting the children’s clothes out the night before and there bags ready seems to save an incredible amount of time, especially as my 3 going on 13 yr old likes to pick her own cloths but takes too long deciding. I also always have a spare change bag ready for emergencies which is always packed with essentials for both children.
Please share your favourite organising tips! I’m always looking for more.

I’m working on a change bag essentials post atm so stay tuned!

Much love 

Rhianna xx

Getting nothing done!

We’re is this year going…. summer holidays are over already and it’s only 114days until Christmas!! 

I feel like I had hoped to achieve so much this year were as in reality I don’t feel like I’ve done any of it ?? 

We have hoped to redecorate the entire down stairs of our home..  did we do it nope!

We wanted to rearrange the kids room completely to suit there more toddler like needs … did we do it nope!

We wanted an adult weekend away … did we do it nope!

I think your getting the drift and although I know the year isn’t over I am also very realistic in the fact that we have winter fast approaching our youngest birthday followed a very quick 6weeks later by Christmas day it’s self!

On the flip side we do stil things we hope to do over the festive period and we have managed to survive another year without pulling all our hair out or murdering each other… ever cloud and all that. 

Oh and p.s we still haven’t plucked up the courage to move our son put of a cot we are however now debating missing the toddler bed off all together and just get him a single (he does love his sister’s bed) which will also mean we have to rearrange there room so maybe we will get one this we hoped to do this summer done atleast. 

Much love 

Rhianna xx