Joanne

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Rosie’s tricks she has learnt so far.

I am so proud of our little pupster Rosie. At only 14 weeks old she is doing fantastic. I thought I would give a video a bash to see if she can show off the tricks she has learnt. In the 6 weeks, we have had her.

Video

 

Starting back at Slimming world

This will be my 2nd time doing Slimming world and I’m looking forward to the challenge again.

I lost just over 2 stone last time and hit my target weight, I managed to maintain this for well over 2 years. until recently and I’m so disappointment with myself but I’m ready to do something about it again before I get dragged under any more.

 

January 2017 I was at my lowest weight after having my Double jaw Surgery, a size 6 but man I felt so good but looked unhealthy, Then I was able to eat again and boy did I eat. Then my anxiety got so bad I started to over eat and the weight has crept on. My jeans don’t fit, my tops don’t fit, my leggings look stupid, my skin is spotty, I am tired all the time and quite honestly I’m fed up! I need to get back control again and so I am.

Slimming world has Free membership until 11th Sept so if your feeling like I am and want to do something about it …lets do it now!

5 ways to save money on your weekly food shop

Overspending on your weekly shop?  I have 5 ways on how you can save money on your weekly shop and they really work.

I Love Aldi myself, however whatever is your preference if you stick to these 5 things I promise you will save on your next shop.

I also like to keep my receipts and compare weekly and try to save just that little bit more.

Don’t go shopping when your hungry, I used to be so guilty of this. I would be walking past the cake aisle and end up with half of it in my trolley just because I was hungry, So now I make sure I eat something before I go shopping.

  1. Meal Planning- Yes, yes, yes! Always meal plan, It will help you stick to your list and not overspend. It is such a boring task to do every time but it will save you from overspending. Stick to your shopping list.
  2. Don’t fall victim to offers- For example I’m shopping with my brother today in B&M and he needed washing up liquid, he picked one up that was on offer for £1.49 for 450ml. I pointed out to him the same brand, same price, not on offer but you get 650ml. Why get less for the same amount of money? Always check and compare.
  3. Check your cupboards before you go- Check what you already have in, for example a bag of pasta. you know you don’t have to add pasta on your shopping list. We love home pride creamy tuna pasta bake in our house so I would just add the Tuna ( if not already in my cupboard) and the jar to my shopping list.
  4. Frozen Vegetables- If your a busy mum like me you wont have time to prepare fresh veg and to be honest its cheaper buying it frozen. 1. you get a lot more for your money and 2. cooks quicker.
  5. Go on your own if you canMy kids want everything if I take them shopping with me and because I hate doing the food shop and cant be bothered with arguing I fall victim to magazines going in at 3.99 a pop  and a extra punnet of grapes I didn’t need to buy at £1.50 which doesn’t sound a lot but when you add it on to your shopping list that’s £5.49 extra that you could of saved.

 

You can do this, don’t get tempted to put anything else in your trolley except what is on your list.

If its not on your list its not going in

Rosie the pup 12 weeks old

Our puppy Rosie is 11 weeks

And what a fun, poo filled few weeks its been!

Get a puppy he said, it’ll be fun he said HA no I’m kidding she is so much fun HOWEVER having a puppy is not easy. We have had Rosie since she was 9 weeks old, she was tiny.

We are crate training her and have got her used to pooping on her puppy pad in one corner and then she will take a dump behind our curtain at the back door (good I know as she wanted to go outside) Not good when you don’t know she’s taking a big crap right under your curtain, the curtain has touched the poo without me realising until I’ve lifted the curtain up and placed it on my sofa so I can hoover and shit gets wiped all over my wall where I’ve flung the curtain. When you tred bare foot in fresh doggy doo doo in the garden which Is RANK because we have missed a poo when picking them up.

She is teething at the moment so she is nipping a lot we have brought so many toys from cuddly squeaky toys to rubber bones and ropes with balls on which she loves however she has taken a liking to my beading along my floor and my sons special wooden chair that helps him sit up straight at the table !

We recently made our own Dog toy with a old pillow case and a tennis ball.

We take some of her dried food and place it in the plaits and she LOVES it she also lover her little Pink kong toy which we fill with her dried food and the kong liver paste.

We literally have to watch her all the time she is like a little baby when they get curious, you leave a shoe on the floor for a second and she has found it .

I miss the days were I could just go out all day but I cant do that now as she needs stimulating which I wouldn’t change for the world she makes me laugh and she is so blooming adorable! even when she is nipping us. We have hard flooring and its so funny when we play fetch and she runs to get the ball and slides when she stops.

It would of been easier to get a grown up dog however we wanted a puppy to grow with our kids.

She has her 2nd jabs tomorrow and I cant wait to take her on walkies 10 days after she must be so bored.

When we come downstairs in the morning she is so happy to see us , her little tail goes crazy and my 4 year old daughter always gets up with us at 530-6am so she can go downstairs to see her which Is so lovely.

As she is getting bigger now she has started to sneak up the stairs when we are not looking, she jumps up at the TV unit an grabs what ever is on there , she really does keep us on our toes.

So far she has learnt to sit, sit and stay , sit and lay down , fetch and drop .. I’m now working on Paw (high five) and roll over.

Princess for the day – Disneyland Paris

Become a princess for the day at Disneyland Paris

When I booked our holiday I just knew I had to book this for my little princesses , it was an amazing experience for all 3 of us.

We decided to do the experience on our first full day so we made our way over the Disney Hotel and went up to the 2nd floor where the shop is as this is where you have to book it.

We wanted the same day as we was dining at auberge de cendrillon (Princess dinner) that evening but unfortunately they only had the one slot left so we booked for the next day.

I have been told you can book this in advance but only if your doing the package that include the dress so as soon as you arrive go and book it if that’s not the package you want to do.

My daughter’s at the time were 4 and 2 year old however my 2 year old was turning 3 the week after.  So I went to the till to book it and when they asked how old they were she said to me the 2year old couldn’t do it because she wasn’t 3.  I was truly gutted I couldn’t let one and not the other as they were both so excited for it , so we left the shop and I called my partner who was with my son to come up whilst I wait in reception with the girls and book it but to say she was 3 years old instead ( Naughty I know but she was days away from being 3 )

VOILA ! all booked we went for the 55 Euro package which included

  • Make up
  • Hair style
  • Photoshoot
  • Certificate

There was more packages that included the dress but to be absolutely honest with you the Asda princess dresses we brought with us were a so much nicer than there’s.

The boutique is located on the 1st floor and its stunning when we arrived they asked for Lydia’s invitation ( receipt from booking is the invitation ) and its a 30 minute slot.

Lydia’s little beautiful face lit up when she saw the boutique and was treated like royalty, the lady sat her on a big chair in front of a beautiful mirror and asked her what princess she wanted to be and she replied Aurora and they started.

At the end of the make over before they do the photographs the cast member waves a magic wand over the princesses head whilst saying bibbidi bobbidi bo and then sprinkles glitter all over her … (took weeks to come out of there hair haha )

Now princess Milly’s turn and she wanted to be Belle.

We was so glad we brought the photo pass to and we got so many stunning photographs to treasure forever and they absolutely loved it. I couldn’t stop smiling and I really wanted to be a princess for the day too.

I would definitely recommend this if your taking a little princess with you, you will not be disappointed.