#BOOTD Autum foxes!

Another day, another awesome outfit for little Austin Felix. Today’s is one of my favourites – don’t you just love those leggings?! It seems Austin certainly does!

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He is wearing this Flecked sweatshirt from Zara Kids. It is perfect for the weather we’re having at the moment as it’s a jumper but very thin and lightweight. It is lovely and soft inside which meant I could pop it on him without a t-shirt or vest underneath – ideal for indoor wear. There’s not much else to say about Zara kids as far as convincing you goes, as we all know that Zara kids wins.

The leggings are from a Canadian brand called Teepee Tos & Co and are the Geo fox design. All of their leggings are organic and handmade which makes them original and lovely to wear – very soft and comfy. They retail at $22 and are currently (but not suprisingly) sold out! Keep checking back though as they restock frequently.

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Austin seems to have collected a rather substantial collection of moccasins and these, I think, are my favourites! They are also handmade, but by a lady called Kylie from Oregon, America. You’ll find these super soft, super supple moccasins right here on her Etsy page Handmade Lovelies. These shoes retail at £10.73. Not bad!!

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And lastly Austin’s accesorising his outfit with an amber bead teething necklace. He’s not quite teething yet, but friends have told me it pays to get the amber on them early, so it’s worth a try! Amber necklace purchased from I like Amber

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Potato Feet Review

Eeeeeek they finally arrived!!! I have been so excited about these shoes ever since the very lovely people at Potato Feet all the way over in L.A got in touch. They wanted to send Austin a couple of pairs of their gorgeous baby shoes and who was I to say no to an offer like that?!

They very kindly sent us a beautiful pair of blue/grey slip on ‘Archers’ that are casual and one pair of tan hide ‘Mocchiato’ moccasins, which lend them self kindly to being dressed up or down depending on Austin’s outfit. As they came from America I had been eagerly anticipating their arrival, but yesterday they came and I almost hugged the postman! Of course, first thing this morning I got Austin dressed and tried them both on. Ooooh just look at them!!

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When they were ordered, Kati from Potato Feet asked me to email Austin’s measurements (heel to toe) so that she could make sure they were both a perfect fit. After receiving measurements, Kati adds a little extra to make sure there is enough wiggle room, plus space for little feet to grow and still fit in time to come.

The moccasin style are ever so slightly stiffer when new as they are made from 100% leather. They have hidden elastic around the ankle area so I can tell that it won’t take long for the leather to stretch, relax and become more supple.

The Archers feel just like slippers – so soft and squishy and amazing! They are made from recycled fabric and are handmade and painted in Kati’s own house in L.A, California. Austin seems super comfy in both pairs and we can’t wait to wear them over the coming months. As you all know Austin has a better wardrobe than most of us put together, so he’s not short on matching ensembles!

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Now you may be wondering who can be bothered to put a 12 week old baby in shoes just because they look good, but it is honestly no hassle at all – they really are like slippers! The elastic means they fit snugly but aren’t too tight and the fact that they are custom made to Austin’s feet means they don’t fall off and drop out of the pram or down the back of the sofa. Perfect. I constantly get comments on Austin’s outfit from friends and strangers alike, so I’m excited to tell them all where his gorgeous shoes are from when they ask and be able to direct them straight to Potato Feet! Here he is in his custom made moccasins

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Are you wondering what other styles you may find on their wesbite? Why not head over and take a look. In the meantime here are just a few examples of Kati’s stunning handiwork

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A little look around my sleepy Surrey village

About 5 years ago we moved from a small town to a lovely little village called Normandy which is around 38 miles south of London. If you’re not sure where that would be, here we are on the Map

imagesThe house we live in was kind of a mess when we bought it, but over the years we have slowly done bits and pieces to it and it now definitely feels like home. I will get around to doing a house tour at some point but for now, here is a sneak peek of our home at it’s prettiest last winter.

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My favourite room in the house has to be the kitchen. It took me a long time to get it to how I like it, but it’s pretty much there now. Here’s another peek!

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The guest bedroom has now been changed into Austin’s nursery and I absolutely love it!

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Most days I will now take Austin out for a walk around the area. There are some lovely little roads to stroll around and it’s very peaceful. We are surrounded by farms and meadows so it’s a lovely place for a buggy walk – Austin has a nap whilst I get some exercise and some peace!

Processed with VSCOcamMy other favourite thing to do is to stop off in the next road. My parents live there, but so does a man called Alan. He has an allotment in the vilage and grows his own organic fruit and veg. He sells it all on a little stall at the end of his drive on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is so much better than anything you’d buy from the local shops or supermarket and cheaper too! Alan is such a friendly guy and I love the fact that he has a price list on a chalk board, as well as an honesty box and trusts that we will all pay for what we take home. Here are some photos of Alan’s hard work


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On the way back, I usually stop off and have a cup of tea with a lovely lady called Barbara. I met her in the doctor’s surgery recently and overheard her telling someone she was very lonely now that her husband had died. I went over to talk to her and we’ve been friends ever since!

Another great place in our community is the Social club. They run line dancing classes each week as well as bingo on Friday nights, a quiz and supper once a month, live country music every fortnight, a weekly slimming group and yoga classes too.

I’ve actually just emailed the boss man to ask about the slimming and yoga classes as I think they’ll be fun. It’s a good 20 minute walk from my house too, so makes for great exercise while I’m at it. We’re going to give the quiz a go next month too – I shall report back!

Another place I love to visit is the farm shop at the end of my road. They grow all vegetables on site as well as preparing their own meat to sell. They have lovely animals roaming around to stroke when you arrive too! Hunts Hill Farm is run by John and Georgina. Everyone in the village knows and loves them. They visit all the local farmers markets and they have the best sausages for miles around!

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Do you live somewhere similar and enjoy village life as much as we do? Or do you live in a city, or maybe on a farm? I’d love to hear and read about the different places you live!

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Love the little things, Week 10

The very lovely Morgana over at But why mummy why runs a linky called Love the little things. I join in each week sharing the little things I have loved over the past week. Why not click on her name and see what it’s all about! In the meantime here are mine….

 

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More and more baby routines! Having done so, I’ve decided that having one definitely isn’t for me. Trying to make Austin fit into a pattern just made me stressed when it went wrong and in turn made him cranky and overtired as it wasn’t working to plan.

I’ve now gone back to what I have always done ever since he was born, which was to carry on doing whatever I want whenever I want and have him fit around me. I never wanted to be someone that had to get home to his cot for all naps or fed him at set times etc. I’ve tried a fixed routine and it hasn’t worked. All it did was made me feel like I couldn’t go for lunch, coffee or shopping like I used to as I had to stay home for a nap or a feed and I didn’t like it! The last few days I’ve been back to normal – going to meet friends, in to town, for walks etc and Austin just fits long with me. It’s working great and I’m glad to be back to normal!

Watched

I’ve been enjoying the X Factor and pleased to have seen my friend’s cousin Parisa did so well in it! She is a member of the band called Only The Young. Here’s their audition and what the judges thought. In Simon’s words “Four big fat yes’s!”

 

Wore

OK, so I’ve had a pretty chilled out week that mostly consisted of tracksuit bottoms and jumpers. This is about as exciting as my wardrobe got this week!

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However, Austin as usual won the style stakes hands down

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Heard

As usual I’m sure I’m behind the times with this one as I don’t get a chance to listen to the radio much these days. I heard this track a few days ago and am enjoying it lots

Made

I usually cop out on this one as I’ve been living on ready meals and not getting round to anything crafty. This week I’ve actually made something! It was only sausage casserole but still, I made it! And it was good!!

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Love the little things, Week 9

Friday is here again! Here is a little look into the little things I have loved from the past week. Enjoy!

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This week I have started to read Gina Ford and look up baby routines online as I’d like to get Austin in some kind of pattern with daytime sleeps and also a bedtime routine. At the moment (he is 9 weeks old today) he goes up to bed when we do at around 10 or 11pm. I’ve tried a couple of different suggestions but he seems to need more sleep in the day than they suggest. Either that or the routines basically mean that sticking to them equals no social life at all!

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When did you start a bedtime and daytime sleep routine and which one did you go by? Or did your child fall into their own routine? If so, at what age?

Austin seems to have no pattern at all! The only thing that remains constant is that he eats every 3 hours, but never at the same times each day as it all depends when he wakes in the night and when he gets up for the day.

I’m thinking of this:

Get up for the day every day at 7am and feed him straight away regardless of when he was last up to feed in the night. Then feed every 3 hours, again, regardless of anything else. That way I should at least know that he will feed at the same times every day and hopefully he’ll soon fall into the pattern I’m trying to achieve. So the day would be – Wake and feed at 7am, then feeds at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, then bath and feed at 7pm before bed. Then dream feed at around 10.30pm. Hopefully he would then sleep until around 3am and wake for a feed, then sleep again and wake for feed at 7am and so on. Daytime sleeps would maybe then find their own pattern between those times…I hope! Any tips anyone?!

Watched

Oh my gosh, this week I watched ‘Stammer School: Musharaf finds his voice’  this week and I’ve not cried that much at TV in years! (This may be something to do with the fact I’ve just had a baby) But WOW if you missed it, it’s worth a watch! Such an amazing transformation and a real feel good programme. Get watching! The full episode is here..

Wore

It was slightly warmer this week, so the guns came out (you know – suns out, guns out etc). This week has been all about white nail polish too! Austin came to Church this week and got to wore his newborn ear defenders – I could die they were so cute!! My Church is held in a theatre with a full band and is super loud so I have to protect those little ears!

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Heard

I’ve put this song on here before as one I love, but it is also Austin’s favourite. I used to listen to it all the time when I was pregnant and if he’s ever cranky – especially in the car – all I have to do is sing this song and he’s quiet instantly!

 

Made

I’ve still not got anywhere with making proper meals at the moment – this is the best it’s been lately!

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And lastly…

I have a very exciting project coming up but I can’t say a thing just yet! Also Austin has a couple of exciting projects too. Watch this space over the next few weeks to find out more!

 

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