The build up to having a beautiful new born is just so exciting; the progression of the bump, the scans and decorating the baby’s nursery. If you have no idea whether you are going to be having a beautiful boy or a pretty little girl, then thinking about how to decorate the new bedroom could be a little daunting.

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Like most people I love my phone, having something in your bag for taking pictures of the kids when you don’t want to lump around your camera is brilliant and I must admit that I also spend far too much time scrolling on Facebook and watching Instagram stories. My phone itself though is less than gorgeous, over a year old and looking far from as bright and shiny as it used to be so I was more than happy when GoCustomized asked me to check out their personalised phone cases.

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Having a birthday in late autumn myself I totally understand why anyone would be thinking about half birthday ideas for adults – as a kid summer birthdays seem so much for fun and strangely that doesn’t change as you get older. Even if you’re a summer baby having a half birthday is a fun idea and as far as I’m concerned if the Queen thinks two birthdays are a good idea then why shouldn’t everyone else? I’ve got a separate post of half birthday ideas for kids but of course you could use loads of these for children to celebrate too.

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Once you have kids you find it becomes harder to focus on making your home look the way you want it and you don’t have the spare cash to splash out on a bunch of new stuff.  Don’t give up, it’s important that you feel good about your home and that it’s a place which you enjoy spending time. Here are my suggestions for making your home a special, personal place, without breaking the bank.

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I absolutely adore pesto but I had no idea it came in so many different varieties – how have I managed to miss out for this long?! Thankfully Sacla asked me if I’d like to partner with them on sharing an easy recipe that’s family friendly too which means that I’ve had the chance to try out some of their gorgeous flavours – yum! This chorizo and tomato pesto pasta is easy to make but the inclusion of double cream makes it feel like a real treat too – perfect for a family meal that’s simple to make but tastes super special.

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