Making Valentine’s Day special: Gifts for kids and Parents and some ideas to spice up your evening

I love celebrating just about any holiday and Valentine’s Day is no different.
I try and make Valentine’s Day something for the whole family,so Oliver makes a craft for his Daddy, we do something Valentine’s orientated as a family and I try to do something special for my Husband.
He isn’t a big romantic so I tend to get him a practical gift from me. Check out these ideas

Practical Valentines Day gifts for men

valentines gifts for men they'll love

From left to right: Whisker comb from Uncommon Goods, Waterproof bluetooth Shower speaker on Amazon  I-phone car mounts available in most online gadget stores and Amazon.

practical valentines gifts for men

Juice pack H2pro, R2D2 phone charger, Ok the glasses one is more for me as I´m constantly them haha, and for the Whisky Man in your life how about these whisky stones?

Ofcourse when it comes to Oliver I try and do something crafty and home-made which his Daddy always appreciates . I also try to make the gift practical, like cute photos of Oliver and Daddy for a frame or some Art work we can put on the walls.

This year we made some Art for our new bedroom hallway

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Kids Valentines craft footprint and handprint.jpgTo do something family orientated I try and organise a family picnic, or usually do something food related- we are foodies in this house.

This year as I can barely walk around, I chose to make these really simple Jam filled Hearts from the Sweetest Occasion which are always a hit.

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I will also be making this for breakfast as it has become a tradition in our house

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When it comes to something special for Nacho and I, we can´t always get a night out (can I see hands raised, exhausted Parents and no babysitter.) So with Nacho not being much of a romantic, I try and do something cute for when he wakes up, like this idea

valentinesday ideas for men

I also think it´s important to try and keep the spark alive in a relationship, so what better excuse than Valentine´s Day?

I am in LOVE with the Lingerie from MKHnue. They have some amazing Bodies, Bras and Pants and there can´t be a husband in the world who wouldn´t appreciate this gift. Plus, you can feel great it in, and lets be honest Mummas, there´s not THAT many days when we feel sexy right? Cue baby spit up.

Sexy Lingerie

Total crush on this brand

So there you have it, whether it´s a family Valentine’s day, (see more ideas here on an earlier post) or a special night for two,(more ideas here on an earlier and my most popular post) make sure that your Valentine´s Day is memorable for everyone this year!

For some Valentine´s outfit ideas check out this post

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Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for a Romantic Dinner

I love any excuse to get dressed up, and with Valentine´s Day just around the corner I get all excited about the prospect of choosing THAT outfit and spending some well earned time with my husband.

Ofcourse, this year our situation is a bit complicated. I’m over 36 weeks pregnant, with a trapped nerve and so I have had way too much time to swoon over the romantic night I would love to have with Hubby and of course, outfit ideas.

I thought I´d share some of those ideas with you Ladies, especially for those of you planning on a romantic date with your partner.

I´m a huge fan of the West Coast Style and sitting here at home listening to Lana Del Rey I took some outfit inspo from the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Can you believe these views?

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The lobby of the Hotel is pretty spectacular and gave me some inspiration for the Lana Del Rey feel I’ve got going on this Valentine´s.

Valentines day outfit ideas

Maxi Cape dress from Asos and Ruffle Bandeau Maxi Dress also available at Asos

I love the pastel prints used in the Lobby so I carried this through to my colour choice for the dresses. I think a pastel pink or rose Gold is so understated glamour and lends itself to a setting like this.

 The Fairmont has this amazing Tropical- themed area to dine in if you were looking for something more relaxed, which is what I´m feeling this Year. The great thing about these dresses is that they lend themselves to either formal or relaxed settings.

Can you imagine it? Pina Coladas, tropical atmosphere and West Coast style. So not jealous of you San Francisco Mummas.

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Tonga bar at the  Fairmont Hotel / Black tassel Heels River Island and Steve Madden heels 


I would team the cape dress up with some Black suede tassel heels that continue the West Coast vibe and add that relaxed feel to the dress without losing glamour. You could also wear the nude Steve Madden heel, which goes with anything and again is understated glamour.


STEAL>Blush Patent Leather Clutch Nordstrom, SPLURGE> Jimmy Choo ‘Large Maia’ STEAL>Metallic Envelope Clutch Nordstrom SPLURGE>Alexander McQueen skull clutch also at Nordstrom

Don’t worry, I’ve got your accessories covered too

Finish off the look with some Bobbi Brown Beach Oil, Light contouring and Beach Effect waves



So there you have it ladies, some ideas to wow your man this Valentine´s and a great excuse to get your warm weather vibe on early and feel extra special this Valentine´s Day because lets face it, we have earned it!

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My Winter Boy Baby shower

Ok so I kind of fell off the blogging wagon. It wasn’t intetional, in fact I had so many bits lined up for the blog during my pregnancy, but then guess what happened….pregnancy happened, real pregnancy.

You ladies know what I’m talking about, well a lot of you do. It’s not the glowing, Earth Mother pregnancy where you stare for hours at your belly and pick Nursery colors. No lovely ladies, I’m talking about the pregnancy where you have to be sourcing out fabrics for your new line, meeting five different people a day to talk business, pick your kid up from school, take him to Golf on a Saturday, arrange a Christmas Dinner, sort out New Years, attend birthday parties…. oh and don’t forget that rucksack you’re wearing on the front that contains 8 plus kilos of baby kicking you in the hoo ha and the ribs!

Yep, that pregnancy.

Things started off so well, I was doing Pilates, keeping up with work and my son’s social life (not mine ofcourse.) Then my sciatic nerve got trapped due to my Spinal Hernias and all hell broke loose. Ok so that´s being a bit dramatic, but suddenly I was in excrutiating, never letting up pain and was advised that I should wait it out on the sofa if I didnt want to undergo Surgery on my back afterwards. Oh joy.

Anyway, before I reached that point, I did manage to get some really memorable momets in……it was probably those moments, joint with my work and family schedule that led to me going a bit overboard, but I´ll take you through them up until my back said Adios!


My Christmas themed Baby Shower


Everything was themed with red and beige. The rocking horse Oatmeal cookies were amazing and it was hard not to eat all the Chocolate goodies before the meal!



It was so nice to celebrate with all my Mummy friends and share our baby joy!


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As my Baby Shower present, the girls got me this Sleepyhead cushion, available on Amazon and also at John Lewis. I had ummed and arred about buying this for ages until a friend mentioned that after having a non-sleeper like Oliver, the first time around, this had been a life saver when it came to sleeping with her second little boy.

You can put this anywhere, in a cot for night-time sleeps, in your bed if you´re co sleeping or in any large space where your baby may feel the need to feel a bit more snuggled up after having spent so much time in your cramped belly.

So, I´ll be blogging over the next few weeks from my sofa, with pregnancy updates, style, what I have bought this time around and what wasn´t useful as a FTM, as well as Hospital bag updates etc.

Thanks for reading!


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