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 ?



Omg I’m in shock I entered a competition ran by Diary of a Peach. I was my no means looking to win! I only took part in hope it would help get my blog out there as such, viewed by the masses! 

We’re in fact it turnes out my first 12 weeks of christmas post won! 

This is by no means a brag or anything like that I’m mearly sharing my new, of which I’m extremely shocked by with you guys !

This was the first blog competition I have ever entered and now it seems I will probably do it again!

Have a fantastic weekend 

Much love 

rhianna xx 

12 weeks of Christmas 

3 weeks until the big man leaves us all coal as we’ve been naughty this year… Well that’s very presumptuous of me to assume everyone leads a double life as a night time villan!

With the Christmas holidays fast approaching I’ve got a few simple craft / gift ideas for the kids to do!

Homemade Christmas cards.

I used A5 card I got from the range and a Christmas stamp I’ve had for year.

Pip cleaner bows !

Felt presents which I pre cut as my kids are under 4.

Bar the extra glue I think these simple cards turned out lovely and my eldest had so much fun. 

Chridtmas Tree box frames 

These were stupid easy and cheap!

Frames are from Poundland 

The backing paper from Poundland it came in a pack with load of different designs

Green trees were from the same card pack as above 

Pompoms and tree decorations were all from Poundland 

The stem is felt and the tree base is corrugated card from morrisons! But you could easily just colour those or paint them.

I also chose to add glitter to the.bottom of the frames mainly as I have enough glitter to fill a swimming pool!

It cost about £6 for the craft pieces, we made 12 frames and still have stuff left over and £1  per frame! BARGIN 

I think we all know what my family members are getting from the kids this year !

I hope your all enjoying the festive season and not stressing to much 

Much love 

rhianna xx 

12 weeks of Christmas 

Wow it’s only 4 weeks and counting now until father Christmas comes! 

First of all I do apologise for being a day late with this post I’ve just had a manic week. 

This week I want to talk about stockings!

Do you have a stocking,  a sack or may be even both?

Do you by new every year or do you have an old favorite you use year after year? 

For me, my great grandmother made us all when we were born a bucilla Christmas stocking and I must say they are beautiful. So when I had my children I asked.my grandmother (as my great grandmother is no longer with us) to make my two there very own 

As you can see mine is very well loved and looking a little tatty these days 

My partner on the other hand has nothing like this he said his mum just used to by a new one every year? For me I find this strange but we are a family of traditions where as his family isn’t.  

For example 

  • We go to my grandmother’s for Christmas every other year and on the years we don’t go we go for new years day
  • The bucilla stockings 
  • My parents, I and my cousins have a bacon sandwich breakfast round alternate homes every year so we get to see each other as we all have our own family and commitments now

The list is endless.

What are your family traditions? I am talking today about my traditions growling up as my children are stil young we are now starting our own tradtioning within our family. 

Tis the season to be jolly!

Much love 

rhianna xx  

12 weeks of Christmas 

Well it’s only 5 weeks now!  Omg where has the year gone? 

Personally I don’t set new years resolutions but I do decided things I want to do that are realistic … such as redecorate the living room or go to a specific place. If i set resolutions like loose weight or join the gym I know I’m setting myself up for failer before I even start ?

What are your new year resolutions,

I would love for you to share your aspirations for 2018!

Homemade crafts 

Every year I look at wreaths and either don’t like them or find them far to expensive, so this year I decided to make my own !

I used am old wooden wreath of my grandmothers, ripped all the old decorations off and started from scratch. 

I brought the flowers from the range and the berry sticks and leaves were from dumel last year in the sales (50p). I reused the smaller pinecones from what was originally on the wreath and just hot glued them on. 

Chuffed even if I do say so myself !

Oh also the wreath hanger was from pound land ! Bargin I had been looking on eBay and they wanted £9-£20!

Well it’s nearly December and time to decorate… (1st of December in my house) 

When do you decorate?

Much love 

Rhianna xx

Catch up with my 12 weeks of Christmas series here. 

I need serious mum help!

Right I’m just gonna get straight into this…. my just turned 2yr old was an amazing sleeper and would always go down without a fight..  until he was about 15months he started waking in the night a refusing to go to bed awake… I used to hear him banging his arms legs and head on the bars of his cot so we decided to turn his cot into a cot bed at about 21months ? hopping to solve the problem. 

We’ll it didn’t. Then when I had my emergency surgery (the first night he’d ever spent without me) he has got 100 times worse, waking 3/4times a night screaming and them being a nightmare to get back down. Not going to bed awake or if he is awake I have to stay until he falls asleep…. I know your all reading this and thinking…. leave him to scream or something but heres my problems. 

My 2 children share a room and so by almost sleep training him all over again means my daughter cannot go to bed until he’s finally asleep where ever that May be?

So please please please mum’s out there i am in desperate need of advice on what to do!!!


Much love 

Rhianna xx

Emergency surgery.

Last week ….. Sunday to be exact I was suddenly in excruciating pain…. Hang on let me go back a bit.

When I had my son I developed an umbilical hernia. Which the midwife asured me would correct it’s self after birth. Well it didn’t I mentioned it to my midwife at my 6weeks check up and again to my gp on a numerous number of occations. Where I was told if it wasn’t causing me any pain then the hospital wouldn’t do anything about it.  

Now on to Sunday the 5th November. I suddenly felt an excrutiating amount of pain and my entire abdamon became hard, the pain would subside so a few hours later I called the nhs 111 service when the doctor call me back he the living day lights out of my telling me that he thought my hernia was strangulated. 

“Strangulated hernia is where a part the bowel and fat pokes through a hole in the abdamon wall cutting off the blood supply to the intestine.”

He also tell me I need to get to A&E immediately and see a surgeon as I have a 24hour window until my bowl would die!

So a very panicked my heads off to A&E after 4 hours of poking prodding and scanning later. They decided thankfully my bowl isn’t constricted but my hernia is very unhappy so they try to manually like it back (which I’m sure hurt more than child birth) 

This was unsuccessful so unfortunately I was admitted into hospital and given emergency surgery. Thankfully it all went well and I was home by tea time on Monday.

One thing that does stick in my head was that the surgeon told me I was a ticking time bomb and that it should have been delt with after my son was born rather than let get this bad !

Is this the nhs failing us? Or the GPS not doing there job correctly? 

Tell me your thoughts and has anyone else had something like this happen to them??

Much love 

Rhianna xx