On the eve of thanksgiving it’s definitely got my thinking about what I’m #grateful for. These 5 are at the top of my list, of course so is my cat, I absolutely love my familam.

My babies have done me proud this year. They’ve shown resilience, compassion, kindness and above all patience. Someone said to me today that because I am all of those things: I will embed this into my kids foundations. I’d never thought about this before.

It made me feel proud. Of myself and Hubby. We’re raising these somewhat feral tiny humans into well grounded and thoughtful people.

They embrace everything that is thrown at them and for that I will always be grateful.

What are you feeling grateful for at the moment?

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Although you probably wouldn’t think it, to look at me because I always dress quite conservatively, I love a #pattern. Bold. Striking. Daring.

When we bought this house last year I knew I wanted bold flooring where possible and so far it’s going well. This is our beautiful flooring from @harveymaria - it’s a luxury vinyl tile that just looks amazing and feels nice to walk on too. This particular pattern is “Lattice Tarn” from the Dee Hardwicke range.

This room is the utility and sees a lot of traffic throughout the day. Muddy football boots... muddy paw prints... dog food... dirty laundry... the list goes on. But, it is so easy to wipe clean that it always looks brand new again.

I can’t wait to show it off properly and do a before and after reels of our utility room. I’ve also got some shots of how it was installed (professionally made I add).

It’s turned a room I didn’t care about into a room I love. I might just get an armchair for the utility room next, so I can sit and stare at it a little more!

#gifted. I was gifted this flooring from Harvey Maria. I’ve tagged @harveymaria so please do check out their other fantastic patterns.

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Anyone else feel like their bones are blocks of ice? Or is it just me. Yesterday was so mild, yet I still had my coat and bobble hat on. Today felt like I woke up in Antarctica.

I really feel the #cold and I’ve noticed that more so whilst I’ve been working from home. I think the difference in the office is that I walked around more. Walked for meetings, coffee and to speak to people. Nowadays I click to meetings and speaking to people... I wish I could click for coffee too 🙈. Lazy!!!

So, my plan is to do more walking throughout the day. Even if I walk around the house, picking up the 98,000 odd socks that get thrown around, in between meetings; should warm me up a bit.

Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

Despite my frozeness today I did enjoy seeing the frost this morning. It was just beautiful. The crispy autumn floor and mist across the field, it looked magical. And made me feel quite Christmassy!

Speaking of which... just over a month until Christmas 😱🎄🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄🤶🏻🎁 Whose ready?

I’ve not even started yet...🤭

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Isla has been busy this weekend... she had a queue of customers lining up for their hair appointments. She’s been busy since this lockdown started 🤭

On a more serious note, she really does love this set from @vippetsofficial . She spent ages combing their hair, styling and making them sparkle.

This set has an interactive sink, that pumps water out onto the dolls hair. It has a styling chair in the middle with a hidden drawer of accessories. And, the main surprise, the glitterizer (hair dryer dome) at the far end. You put your doll into the glitterizer and it spins around allowing the glitter to fall over the hair. (You use a special glue on the hair before hand).

This is the VIP Pets Hair Salon play set and we think it’s perfect for any child who loves playing with hair. A great Christmas gift! From @zuru.toys and @vippetsofficial 

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We went for a walk this afternoon, without the dogs, just us hooomans! It was strange not walking with the pattering of paws, however we did walk a lot quicker. Daddy took the dogs out this morning, they can’t manage more than 1 big walk a day now 🐾 

We walked a route that involves this rather huge hill, you can see all the surrounding villages on a clear day. That sunshine was just beautiful beaming down on us. It painted the #landscape a golden colour. Everything looked so beautiful.

We managed a 2 hour walk, well just shy of, considering the kiddies complained beforehand (and we agreed a half an hour walk) I was impressed. Once they’re out they have fun and enjoy it. The thought of it doesn’t appeal to them though.

That’s how I feel about the ironing! 🤣

Did anyone else get out in the Autumnal sunshine?

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We went for a walk...

I love this photo. Not only because of the beautiful blue skies and fluffy clouds. The sunshine sparkling on the top of the water. And, the #boats that look like their lining up in their best formation.

But, for the fact that the kiddies are hiding a huge chain that had one end going into the sand, where the kiddies were standing, and the other attached to a boat.

They pulled the chain with all their might. Much to the amusement of Daddy and I, the kids believed that every time they pulled: they were pulling the boats towards us.

They were in-fact doing nothing of the kind and it was the tide making the boats move. Which looked like they were moving towards us.

They spent a good half an hour trying to pull a boat in. Obviously it didn’t work.

It was so lovely to soak up the scene though. It’s such a beautiful view. I really love how it all fits together and the mountain hugging the edge of the water.

It would make for a very beautiful painting.

Have you ever been to Ilfracombe?

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With less than 5 weeks to Christmas Day.... yes 5!! I’m starting to get organised. I have my Christmas lists on the go, wrapping paper stocking up, crafts at the ready and my 2020 Christmas mug of choice (of course).

I think we’ll be putting the tree up soon, I want to wait but I’m not sure I can! It makes the house feel so cosy, with the dim twinkling lights and cute decorations.

I LOVE nutcrackers and I get an addition every year. This year it’s my mug. It is in the photo but you can’t see it too clearly. I’ll show him off don’t you worry!

I am also so excited to announce that my Christmas advent competitions will be back this year, from 1st December, I have prizes worth over hundreds of pounds to give away! Make sure you follow #12daysofconstantchristmas so you don’t miss out...

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Tag Archives 12 days of Christmas

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 1 – Wow Toys

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 1 – Wow Toys

CLOSED Day 1 of the #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions with MummyConstant and Wow Toys are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Jake & Jess's playground. The set includes a rocking see-saw, a spinning round-a-bout, cool slide and of course the two children figure play toys! The best thing about Wow Toys is there are no batteries needed, one thing that we seem to run out in the Constant household all too quickly. Jess and Jake love to play in their playground and are looking for a new home for Christmas... VIEW the POST

How to Shop for the Right Clothes during Your Maternity

How to Shop for the Right Clothes during Your Maternity

This is a great post written by Tiffany Rose on how to shop for the right clothes during your pregnancy. I really wish I had had these tips when I was pregnant with my two. Pregnancy can be a funny time when it comes to clothes shopping, trust me…I’ve been there, done that! There is sometimes that weird overlap stage where you might be unsure if you should be wearing maternity wear or if you should just buy an item a couple of sizes bigger than you normally would…and if you’re a first time mommy like I used to be back in the day, you’ll find yourself super confused like I was. Well if there is one famous fashionista who has had the spotlight absolutely flood their nascent maternal life, it is the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Kate had her pregnancy announced on the 3rd of December last year and despite ...

The 12 days of Constant Christmas – winners

Day 1 Dr Browns Trainer Cups: the 2 winners are Esther James and Danielle Graves. Please let me know which colour you would prefer. Day 2 Messy Me Messy Bibs: the 3 winners are Anna Marikar (Olive Grey), Rachel Craig (True Blue) and Sarah Davies (dusty rose). The colour you chose will be on its way to you. Day 3 Supercast Fridge Magnet sets: the winner is Paula. Both supercast sets will be on their way to you. Day 4 Pillow Pet Original Pet: the winner is Kara (Ladybird). The character you chose will be on its way to you. Day 5 gNappies gJoy small: the winner is Samantha Ripley. The gNappie will be on its way to you. Day 6 Poppin Hoppies game: the winner is Jessica W Stevens. The game will be on its way to you. Day 7 Theraline Animal Neckpillow: the winner is Rainie Bish (Sheep). The…

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 6

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 6

**CLOSED** University Games are giving away a fab, retro game for Christmas - Poppin Hoppies! Poppin Hoppies is a classic game of poppin fun, with Poppin' Hoppies, all the Hoppies are set by pressing their spring loaded bodies down, then wait until they randomly start to 'pop'! Children have to catch the matching colour, to collect the pieces of their character and the first one to complete all parts of their character wins! A fantastic game of random mayhem! Noah would love to get his hands on these. To be in with a chance of winning your very own Poppin Hoppies board game, all you have to do is: Leave a comment telling me who you would play this fun game with over Christmas? Tweet: "I would love to win Poppin Hoppies with @mummyconstant & @UniversityGames #12daysofconstantchristmas http://wp.me/p2923n-Wn RT" Like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/MummyConstant-PT-vip/195209107232422  and write on the wall: "I would love to win Poppin ...

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 5

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 5

**CLOSED** Today gNappies are offering you a very festive gJoy gPant in a small size, perfect if you have a little baby in the family for a teeny tiny Christmas gift. Take a look at the fabulous gNappies website: http://www.gnappies.co.uk/gnappies101. The gJoy is really cute, it comes in the fantastic festive colours of green and red and will make any newborn baby look amazingly cute. Not to mention they are extremely practical, eco-friendly, part disposable and part re-usable, so fit into any family, straight away! (Even if you currently use disposable nappies). You can see my review here: https://mummyconstant.com/nappy-week-gnappies-eco-friendly/. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic little bundle of gNappies goodness, all you have to do is: Leave a comment below telling me who you would be giving this fantastic gift to, could be your own child / friends baby or a newborn due around Christmas time. Like the gNappies ...

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 4

**CLOSED** Pillow Pets are giving one of my lucky winners the chance to win an Original Pillow Pet from the fantastic collection. You can find the Original’s on the website: http://www.pillowpets.co.uk/store/category/original-pillow-pets/ You can choose from the bee, the panda, the ladybird and so much more, there are 16 in all to choose from, so happy pickings! To be in with a chance of winning a lovely, snuggly Pillow Pet, perfect for Christmas presents or for yourself to snuggle up to, all you have to do is: Leave me a comment to tell me you’ve entered and which pillow pet you would like! Must be from the Original Collection. Tweet “I would love to win with @mummyconstant & @MyPillowPets #12daysofconstantchristmas http://wp.me/p2923n-Wc RT” Like the Pillow Pet Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PillowPetsUK and write on the wall “I would love to win an Original Pillow Pet with MummyConstant… http://wp.me/p2923n-Wc” Competition closes at noon Wednesday 5th December…