Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Make It With Words- Personalised Gift Review

For many new parents, their baby's name choice has taken hours of debate & thought. Lists will have been made & crossed out- suggestions run past friends & family (who of course, will immediately associate that name with someone horrible). Finding the perfect name takes a lot of rethinking & planning! So when a little one finally arrives into the world, what better way to celebrate than with a truly thoughtful gift that gives the parents a chance to show off their perfect, well-thought out name choice?

A Personalised Gift.

I absolutely adore personalised gifts. There’s something very meaningful to a gift that’s been personalised. It shows that a lot of thought has gone in it & that means a lot to me.

We were recently gifted this gorgeous ABC Block Frame from Make It With Words.

I was completely blown away by it. I had never before seen such a beautiful baby gift that was utterly unique & I loved it from the minute I saw it. From the design, to the colours & layout,  to how it arrived in its own beautiful keepsake box, it was just a perfect gift for Isaac & has finished off his new bedroom beautifully. 

These ABC frames are made with hand stamped wooden Alphabet blocks in a choice of three colours- Rainbow, Pastel or Vintage. You can also choose Classic or Old Irish lettering. All mounted in a white painted timber frame. As you can see we opted for the Classic Lettering on the Rainbow coloured blocks. I love bold primary colours, & it matched Isaac’s room down to the tee. 

My favourite part of this frame, is the engraving plaque which is attached to the front. Which you can then add a special, personal message. We chose to have Isaac’s Date Of Birth & his Birth Weight. It just makes the perfect keepsake & one that will last for years & years to come. 

I had never thought to have brought a keepsake gift like this for when my elder children were babies. So I am definitely going to purchasing two more, so they can have something personalised & gorgeous like this in their own rooms. 

Do you prefer to buy personalised, handmade gifts too? 

*Disclamier- I was very kindly gifted this ABC Frame in purpose of this post, however all thoughts & opinions are that of my own. 


Saturday, 10 March 2018

A Letter To My 3 Wonderful Children This Mother’s Day

As you all know it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow, the night before I always start to get excited at the prospect of a sleep in & breakfast in bed, all the gorgeous little handmade gifts I will receive, & the extra cuddles in bed before we start our day.

But I have also been thinking about my gorgeous children & the fact that without them, I would not be a mother. I am so, so grateful to have them in my life.

So I’ve written my 3 wonderful children a letter for them this Mother’s Day...

To My 3 Brilliant Children,

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.

It is a designated day for you to thank me, & you will. Your eager hearts will write notes & thank-you’s while pampering me throughout the day. I will enjoy every minute of your outpouring of love.

But in this moment, on Mother’s Day Eve, I want to thank you.

Thankyou for giving me the greatest gift in the world, being your mother. A gift that I am all too aware is not given to everyone who wants it, & for this I am eternally grateful.

Thankyou for allowing me to spend my mornings, afternoons, & evenings with 3 of the most awesome people on the planet – YOU!

Thankyou for pushing your Daddy & I to our limits, & giving me the security in knowing that we can face challenges & go through hard times & still come out the other side together. Our relationship is stronger because we have you.

Now let’s be honest about motherhood. There are times that aren’t picture perfect. Many times. There are times of exhaustion, sickness, frustration & anxiety. This is true. There are arguments, harsh words, & a feeling of stumbling through life together sometimes.

But that is why I thank you for your forgiveness. I have made mistakes as your mother, & there is no doubt that I will make more. You are with me every day, so you see my selfishness, anger, laziness, & mistakes. But you forgive me & continue to give love in return. Thank you. I will have to ask your forgiveness regularly & I thank you so dearly for it.

Lastly I want to thankyou for the moments that can’t be captured by words. Moments of sheer joy, fascination, love, surprise, & faith. They are treasures to me every day.

So, my beautiful children, I love you more than I ever thought it was possible to love anyone.

Thankyou for the privilege of being your Mummy. Raising you. Parenting you. Being with you. It is not my job. It is my JOY.

Lots & lots of love



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