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Stella and Dot

9 May

Hi folks ✨

I don’t know if many of you have heard of the company: Stella & Dot? I hadn’t until I was asked to write a review on one of their gorgeous products. Immediately I googled them to find a little background… I love what I read. The company was originally founded in 2004 in Autin, Texas, by a young Mammy. A Mammy who wanted to be able to work & be flexible giving her optimum time at home with her babies. Now, as new Mammy myself… I can totally identify this. Over a few years the company gained a partner & rebranded itself with the new name of Stella & Dot… Which came from the CEO’s & Co-Creators Grandmothers. They named the company after the ladies who inspired them. Again I love this! I was so close to my Nana before she passed. Still to this day she inspires me. So… Already before receiving my product – I loved this company & what it stood for ✨

I was sent the stunning Crosby Hobo Bag priced at £105. 

This bag is simply delicious!!! The first thing that sprang to mind when seeing this bag was the Victoria Beckham Mini Triangle Collection. Now, the VB bags retail for over £1,500… So this bag is a total snip! It’s just as eye catching & the quality is fabulous. 

This bag can be worn in two ways… Over the shoulder or as a messenger. The shoulder strap easily unclips to create a longer strap. Inside the bag there is a zipped pocket along with 2 open pockets ideal for your smart phone/device, keys & that all important lippy! 

Being a Mammy, it’s so important to have a rather roomy bag on my shoulder, this bag is very spacious. The closure of the bag is a single strap with magnetic button fastening – so it’s great for being able to dive into it in a flash when you’re rooting around for that all important hand sanitiser & pack of baby wipes! 

I’ve had so many compliments on this bag since receiving it. I think it’s the combination of colours… It’s really eye catching without being too in your face. This bag also comes in a lovely cream colour. Both are very summery ☀️ I’ve loved using mine this weekend whilst it’s been so hot & sunny. 

If you would like to browse the collection you can find it here. You can also keep up to date with new products via Facebook here.

I like to think of myself as a bit of a handbag connoisseur ☺️ this bag definitely ticks all of the right box’s! There are also plenty accessories to go with the bag too! Pouch, Scarf, Jewellery & lets not even mention the watches!!! I mean… Have you seen the watches!? They’re GORGEOUS!!! You can also stack the watches with bangles & bracelets to give them a unique look. If you were to stack up your watch with extra bangles – you’d be sorted for birthdays & Christmases! You could give friends & family the shopping link & get them to buy them for you! Everyone’s a winner! People never know what to buy you… & no one likes a pointless gift. So why not submit a wish list ✨ I’ve totally got my peepers focused on the rose gold beauty ✨ PRETTY! 

With wedding season almost upon us – you should check out the range of earrings & necklaces. There’s everything from simple & classic to bold & statement. Perfect if you’re the Bride, Bridesmaid or Guest 💕

I hope this review has given you lots of arm candy inspiration ✨ 

Thanks Stella & Dot ❤️

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

The Date… We Finally Have It!

4 Mar

Hi folks ✨

Since my last blog post we’ve gotten our date! The date that our little boy will enter our lives. I’m just ridiculously excited & happy… I so cannot wait to meet him!!! As you all already know – I’ve got my bag & his bag packed… his nursery is totally completed & everything is set in place for his much anticipated arrival. I tell him everyday how I can’t wait to snuggle him 💙 

 Just like our scan pictures… we’ve decided to keep the date a closely guarded secret. Why? well… With our scan pictures we just thought it was very personal to us & we wanted to keep them special & private. With regard to the date, I was going to let everyone know, but over the last few weeks I’ve been really stressed out & crying a lot with worry about the c-section & with staying in hospital. I really can’t can’t cope with the horror stories people are telling me & I really didn’t want people contacting me the night before to try & frighten me further. So… we made the decision to keep it under wraps. However… You will find out the fantastical sparkly news once he’s arrived. Probably when I get home though… I just don’t want to run the risk of receiving negative messages whilst I’m in hospital. I’m just a very happy positive person & I intend to make my birth experience exactly that. Well how could it not be… I’m meeting the most perfect little in the world 💙

I had some tests & a scan on Tuesday… It was so amazing to see our little poppet again. Eeeeck… the anticipation is killing me. After having my scan & talking with my consultant about my concerns & worries, receiving my c-section date & now with making the decision to keep it secret – I actually feel so much lighter & less stressed. My Midwife has also assured me that my hospital stay will be as perfect as it can be. She’s so lovely.

Another thing making me rather giddy… is the fact that it’s currently snowing here in South Yorkshire!!! I just adore the snow so much. Well… when you grow up in County Durham, you don’t really have a choice. It’s literally been snowing since 6am!

This week has consisted of having lunch with friends, a spot of bargain shopping & coffee mornings with croissants. Next week shall consist of lunch with friends with a visit to the dentist. I’m trying my best to overcome my dentist phobia as I really don’t want to pass that on to my Baby Bear. I’m thinking tomorrow will be our usual Saturday of lunch out somewhere & a little waddle around the shops lol. Sunday shall be a lovely family day since it’s Mother’s Day. I’ve actually already received some flowers off baby Bear & Coco… how cute is that!? I have such a clever baby bump & chihuahua. I’ve also spied a bottle of perfume… Eeeeeck. At the moment I’m also trying to resist the temptation of using my non ‘push’ present! I’ve got a beautiful handbag upstairs but I’m not allowed it until Baby Bear has arrived. Well I guess it’s only right really.

 I don’t think I have anything else to tell you… I’ve been pretty boring this week really.So, once again – thank you to you lovely lot for reading ✨

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx