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Vita Coco Kids Challenge

My girls have become lovers of Vita Coco after we tried it early last year. It’s a nice refreshing drink for children that is not jam-packed with sugar. We have previously reviewed it here. When the opportunity to win a month’s supply simply by designing a pair of sunglasses came up, I jumped at it. CeCe loves arts and crafts so I knew she’d absolutely enjoy the Vita Coco Kids challenge.

To help create a masterpiece, we received a box filled with felt tips, glitter glues, and of course some Vita Coco to keep her hydrated in the process!

Vita Coco Kids Vita Coco Kids Challenge

We put aside the task of designing for the long weekend just gone. After lunch, we set the table with all the needed equipments like scissors, pens, and paper. There was no way in this world Amelia would allow CeCe to have all the fun so she too sat down with a piece of paper and a pencil revving to join in the action. Runny nose and all.

Before we even started, CeCe knew what she wanted her glasses to look like. She was particularly excited about using the glitter glue which she gladly smothered the glasses with.  Upon completion, we had to wait a bit before adding the stickers of the funky monkey, I was really impressed with her final design.   It was a great way to end the long weekend and get my then poorly girl feeling better.

Vita Coco Kids Sunglasses

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fashion, Outfit of the Day, style, Trends

Long Weekend

I love a long weekend. This weekend was one of those ones. No matter how hard I tried, all I wanted to do was sleep. In fact, I think I may have passed this on to CeCe as well because thats all she wanted to do too.

Long Weekend

Last week was a massive reality check my for. Remember the cool opportunity I spoke about in this post ( Feeling Blue ) it started this week. I found myself having to leave the house everyday of the week for very long hours for the first time since Amelia was born. I thought I was ready for it but I wasn’t. I missed her and her sister beyond words.

Long Weekend

This week’s outfit is very casual ( don’t tell anyone but I didn’t go to church that’s why ). CeCe ended up with a tummy bug during the first few days. It started off with just a high temperature, then it led to vomiting and diarrhoea ( sorry, TMI ). By the end of the week I was so drained that all I wanted to do was sleep.

I practically now live in my Adidas Stan Smith Trainers. I wear them with anything and everything. They are so comfortable with a touch of style. My jeans are from Zara. Its from from a new Curve collection that I had never heard about until I went to the store weeks ago. They are the most comfortable pair of jeans that I have every bought. Normally, when I buy jeans from Zara, they are uncomfortably tight but these pair fit like a glove! Glad to see they are now designing for the curvy woman.

Long Weekend

fashion, Parenting, Shopping

Alex and Alexa

One of my favourite things to do is dress my kids up. Its has become somewhat of a creative outlet for me. A way to showcase my love of fashion. I was so excited when I got the chance to attend the Alexa and Alexa press day which basically showcased their A/W15 collection. Read all the way to the bottom for a little discount code!

Alex and Alexa Accessories Alex and Alexa

If you haven’t heard of Alex and Alexa first of all I want to ask…Where have you been? Branded as the Net-a -Porter for children’s wear the site stocks some of the big names in kids clothing like Little Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabanna and Burberry. As well as clothes, the online store also stocks Toys, Nursery items and kids related home ware. This season, they have some new brands joining in. These include Someday Soon, Akid, Billy Bandit and Sophia Webster kids.

Kenzo Sweatshirt Kids Someday Soon Sweatshirt Kids Alex and Alexa Alex and Alexa Shoes

For those who have noticed, I have a ( slight ) obsession with sweatshirts, especially ones with slogans. When I was the Kenzo and Someday Soon one pictured below I fell in love!

So with further ado, here is what they have in stock for the coming season. Some of the products are already online with more to be added in the coming weeks. How amazing does the party wear rail look! I featured some of their items in my party wear edit last year and I can a lot more going into this year’s too.

Alex and Alexa Skirt Kids Partywear Alex and Alexa Party

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Simple

My Sunday, in fact in the last couple of days, I have been incredibly busy. I’ve found myself running around like a headless chicken but not achieving anything at all. It was so bad that I didn’t manage to take proper blog pictures or schedule my regular fashion post.

I had no choice but to take my pictures indoors this week because CeCe my usual photographer went out with her Aunty. Of course, with CeCe not around, little Amelia wouldn’t let mummy take pictures with photobombing.

Simple DSC_1925I have so much to share on the blog this week. I attended a couple of press days so I have Autumn/Winter sneak peaks to show from them. Also, I plan on resuming an old blog series where I used to share discount codes. They were and still are so popular hence why I have decided to start posting them again.

This week’s outfit is really simple. I chose to wear my favourite Zara dress ( which I repurchased from eBay ), a pair of Zara kitten heels and a red blazer from New Look. Today is the MHP 30 to Watch Awards which I was ‘long-listed’ for. I am so nervous because firstly, I wasn’t expecting it and secondly,  I have nothing to wear!

Kitten Keels Outfit

Red New Look Blazer

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Food, Recipe

Food Photography Tips

Kale, Spinach and Egg on Toast

When it comes to blogging, I am a walking, talking cliche. I say things like  ” I absolutely loved it” I do the stare at the ground pose when taking ‘OOTD’ pictures ( Outfit Of the Day for all the non fashion people reading ). However, when it comes to food photography, I am an embarrassment to the blogging clan. More often than not, I start eating my meals before remembering to take the pictures. Sometimes, I am so ravenous that all I want to do is get the meal inside me.

Depending on who you follow on social media, I can guarantee you come across an image of a meal on a daily basis. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. I can also guarantee that said image leaves your mouth watering so much you are left in a puddle of your own spit. A quick browse on Pinterest sends me straight to the grocery store due to cravings. Food art has become such a big deal recently.

Food Photography Tips

When it comes to food photography, Tom, Dick and even Harry want to show off what they just had. Unfortunately, not all manage capture the image well enough to leave viewers envious. That’s all about to change thanks to happy egg co. and Marte Marie Forsberg. As part of the Taste 100 network, #happyeggtastemakers, are set a task each month. Remember when I showed you how to make Yam and Eggs? This month’s task was to use Marte Marie Forsberg’s tips to create a meal using happy egg co. eggs.

I’ve join the smoothie making gang ( another blogging cliche to add to the list ). My go to smoothie always includes Kale and Spinach. If you haven’t tried it I suggest you do. Don’t under estimate the power of a cup of green juice. I digress. Following my new found love and addiction to Kale and Spinach, I decided my meal of choice would be Sautéed Kale and Spinach on Toast with Egg. Recipe here.
So without further ado, here are her food photography tips. These are the things you need to do to make your food pictures, heck, this can apply to any picture look like it was art directed by the creme de la creme of photography.

Food Photography Tips