Friday, 5 February 2016

Funky Kid Friday

Hey guys! Sorry it's late.. it is still Friday though....  so it's Funky Kid! Today is the day to join us with your kids fashion posts.  Link them up below.  We have a few simple guidelines:

- Link up your kids fashion post/s below
- Comment on the hosts and at least one other post
- Display our badge (see sidebar)
- Tag us on Twitter - I'm @medicatedfollow and Hannah is @mamamakedopush. We will retweet your posts. Don't forget to use the tags #funkykidfriday and #FKF as well!
- The linky opens on Fridays and is live until the following Monday.

Thank you to Hannah for hosting last week.  As always some amazing link ups.  I particularly loved the star print body suits being rocked by Toby & Gabe!



Now it's over to you guys - link up below and don't forget to tweet us!


Happy Friday! X

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Funky Kid Friday

Hey guys! It's Friday so it's Funky Kid! Today is the day to join us with your kids fashion posts.  Link them up below.  We have a few simple guidlines:

- Link up your kids fashion post/s below
- Comment on the hosts and at least one other post
- Display our badge (see sidebar)
- Tag us on Twitter - I'm @medicatedfollow and Hannah is @mamamakedopush. We will retweet your posts. Don't forget to use the tags #funkykidfriday and #FKF as well!
- The linky opens on Fridays and is live until the following Monday.

As always, thank you to my co-host Hannah for hosting last week.  There were a fantastic bunch of links last week.  I particularly loved Bex from The Mummy Adventure's Tootsa MacGinty post.  I'm a big fan of Tootsa myself and I love the items her boys were rocking.  Tootsa are a unisex brand so of course they get my approval!

themummyadventure,tootsa-macginty


Like to link up?  Simply use the linky below!

Happy Friday everyone! X

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Funky Kid Friday

Hello and Happy New Year! 2016! Wow, the years sound so futuristic now. You can even ride on a hoverboard.  What's that about?!

I hope you all had wonderful Christmases.  It was good here.  Rushed past as ever.  A blur of family, friends, gifts and food.  Always over too quickly and now we're back to the daily grind.  But that's OK.  I don't mind really!  In fact, we're currently having our kitchen ripped out and replaced so it's all a bit hectic here!

Thank you to lovely Hannah for hosting our last Funky Kid Friday.  So many wonderful link ups.  In particular I have to give props to Hannah herself.  I loved her post.  Twinning is winning in my book so a big yay!

make do and push

Fancy linking up this week?  It's simple!

- Link up your kids fashion post/s below
- Comment on the hosts and at least one other post
- Display our badge (see sidebar)
- Tag us on Twitter - I'm @medicatedfollow and Hannah is @mamamakedopush. We will retweet your posts. Don't forget to use the tags #funkykidfriday and #FKF as well!
- The linky opens on Fridays and is live until the following Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend! X

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Children's bedding for Christmas

Christmas is big business these days, isn't it!  Long gone are the days of throwing up a few sprigs of holly and making some paper chains.  Well, many of us still do that, but let's face it, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to decorating your house for Christmas now!

Fairy lights everywhere, bespoke baubles on your tree, honeycomb decorations, Christmas jumpers, Christmas socks, special tableware.  There is pretty much a Christmas version of everything!

Personally, I love the chance to Christmasify (is that a word?) our house.  I like to bring Christmas into every room so we have Christmas tea towels, clothing, flannels, fairy lights and decorations all over.  Something I've branched out into in the last few years is Christmas bedding.   It started a few years back when I bought a snowflake print set for our bedroom.  I loved getting the bedding out at the end of November each year to put back on the bed.  For about 6 weeks I wash the set each week and put it straight back on!  This year I decided that I should add another to the mix so I treated myself to a new set in my favorite monochrome pallet with cute Christmas trees on from George at Asda.  I thought it wasn't fair that it was only us who had Christmas bedding so I bought a set for Ethan too!

Ethan loves the chance to bring Christmas into his bedroom and I'm happy to help him do so.  He's got a mini tree, lights in his window and Christmas has even arrived in his dolls house with a mini light up tree and chocolate selection boxes for the dolls!  So getting him a set of Christmas bedding seemed like the sensible thing to do!  Of course, he's very happy with it.

Now, all I want to do is buy a few more sets!  Felix could do with one of course, and it's always good to have just one more spare... so that brings me on to all the wonderful sets that are out there!  Primark are usually good for things like this.  I mentioned Asda already.  There are some good choices online as well.  Of course, Christmas bed linen might not be for everyone but it does make a good present for your child if you're updating their room for Christmas.  Quite often at this time of year you might be buying a new bed for them, or some accessories for their room.  If we could afford it, we'd be getting Ethan a new bed for Christmas.  So you could buy them a duvet set with their favorite animal or character on.  The Yorkshire Linen Company have a good selection of bedding sets for everyone, particularly children.  There's all the favorites like Peppa Pig and Thomas but also sets that will fit in with themes such as space or racing cars.  Prices are great too starting around £12.99.  You can't really go wrong!




Friday, 11 December 2015

Funky Kid Friday

Hi all,  sorry for the delay.  We've all been ill on and off all week and now it's my turn and I'm feeling quite dreadful.  So, I'm knocking up the linky quickly then going to collapse in a heap again.  Hopefully you've all had better weeks health wise!

Welcome to Funky Kid Friday, the weekly kids fashion linky which I host with lovely Hannah from Make, Do & Push.  Do you love kids fashion?  So do we!  Any kids fashion posts you've written, past or present, you can link up below.  We have a few small guidelines:

- Link up your kids fashion post/s below
- Comment on the hosts and at least one other post
- Display our badge (see sidebar)
- Tag us on Twitter - I'm @medicatedfollow and Hannah is @mamamakedopush. We will retweet your posts. Don't forget to use the tags #funkykidfriday and #FKF as well!
- The linky opens on Fridays and is live until the following Monday.

From last week's link up I particularly love the hat that sweet Clem was wearing over at Clementine Rocks.  Love that she's not all that keen on headgear - neither is my Felix!

http://clementine.rocks/stars-weekend-fashion/ Clementine Rocks H&M Hat

OK, over to you guys now! Link up below and have a wonderful Friday! X

Monday, 30 November 2015

Mini Rodini Pre SS16 Collection

Sound the horn!! One of my absolute faveorite kids clothing brands, Mini Rodini has just released a small pre SS16 collection.. and it includes a unicorn print!!

Fancy a look?





Mini Rodini Pre SS16

Mini Rodini Pre SS16 Unicorn


This is just a selection.  Unicorns - such a good choice.  I don't know anyone who doesn't like a unicorn print.  I think it's great to have a more unisex unicorn print as well.  My two love unicorns but so many clothes that have them on are unbearably pink and glittery.  I'm going to order one of the jumpers!

I love the bold orange and black spot print.  It's simple but a real statement.  The bag looks gorgeous but I love it on the clothes as well!

You can shop the collection over at Mini Rodini's online store but I also know that Scout & Co Kids have some of the Pre SS16 collection in stock.  Just in time for Christmas! The perfect Christmas Day outfit, don't you think ;-)

Friday, 27 November 2015

Custom coats from Lottie & Lysh

Are you ready for another cool brand to be thrown in your face?  Get those credit cards ready!!

Like pretty much all brands I buy from these days, I found Lottie & Lysh on Instagram.  Whilst they sell some of the more "standard" handmade fare (leggings, headbands, bibs) they also make the most amazing coats.  They have some ready made ones (and they can be reversible!) but they also happily take custom orders!

Felix is a real animal lover and right now he has a thing about raccoons.  He has a raccoon helmet for when scooting, he has raccoon socks and now, thanks to Lottie & Lysh, he has a wonderful raccoon coat!

Our custom order was for a monochrome raccoon.  I chose monochrome cloud print for the liner and I believe the coat can be worn inside out, should we want!  Best of all though, the hood has a raccoon face on it and it's just the cutest thing!

Lottie and Lysh Raccoon Coat Cool Custom Boys Coat Handmade

When the coat first arrived Felix didn't want to wear it.  He does that thing that kids often do and decided that as he hadn't seen it before it wasn't his and therefore, he wasn't going to wear it!  A couple of weeks of seeing it hanging up on his peg and some cold weather this week and he was finally ready to wear it.

Lottie and Lysh Raccoon Coat Cool Custom Boys Coat Handmade


I'm so glad.  It looks brilliant and as you'd expect, we've had heaps of compliments!  Now, if we're going out scooting, Felix says "Raccoon hat, raccoon coat and my golden boots Mummy!".

Lottie and Lysh Raccoon Coat Cool Custom Boys Coat Handmade


Lottie & Lysh will be launching their new collection soon so if I were you I'd like their facebook page, bookmark their Etsy shop and follow on Insta!

Christmas with Zazzle

Zazzle have really opened my eyes this year.  A few weeks ago you might remember me featuring a tiny selection of their printed t-shirts.  Well, they don't just offer clothing!  Not at all.  Zazzle print on just about anything you can think of!  Not only that, there are more independent artists and designers than you can imagine uploading their designs to be printed.  You can type just about anything into the search box on their website and something will come up!

Zazzle stock a vast range of cards, postcards, invitations, stickers, wrapping paper.  It's all there. I was very kindly allowed to try out some of their stationary goodies and I have to say it was a wonderful experience!

When using Zazzle, you must brace yourself.  Prepare yourself to be a little overwhelmed by choice.  I would say it's a good idea to have something in mind when approaching Zazzle, at least at first.  I decided I'd really like to find some retro/vintage style cards so when I arrived at their site I typed in retro Christmas cards and a whole heap of designs popped up!

It took a while to whittle down my choices.  There were so many fantastic designs I could pick.  I chose a selection of cards but I was also drawn to their packs of Christmas postcards.  I like the idea of a  Christmas postcard.  Something a little bit different!  So, on top of my selection of individual cards I ordered two packs of postcards.

Zazzle Christmas Cards



I then decided to delve into the world of extras - stickers and labels!  Again, Zazzle stock just about every kind of sticker and label you can imagine.  I chose a pack of label stickers (for presents) a pack of return address labels to go on cards (as we moved recently I thought it'd be handy so people have our address!) and some stickers to add decoration to envelops and gifts.



I've always experienced great service with Zazzle.  The items all arrived quickly.  They were securely packaged, not bent or damaged in any way.  The quality of the card used is excellent.  The cards are lovely and glossy and feel substantial.  Same goes for the postcards.  The stickers look brilliant, good quality, bright, well printed.  I really love sealing a Christmas card envelop with a cute sticker!  I should add that the cards all came with an envelop -  not the postcards though, of course!

Retro AND rude!

If you're after something a little bit special then I would wholeheartedly recommend Zazzle.  And now's a good time to check them out because they'll have some great Black Friday deals on!

Funky Kid Friday

Another week has rolled by - where does the time go?  Welcome along to another Funky Kid Friday hosted by myself and Hannah from Make, Do & Push.

I can't tell you how lovely it is to see more people linking up again. Really warms my heart!  It does make picking a favorite outfit from the previous week a bit harder though!  Last week I adored the cute bear knit Mummy & The Bubbas' Jacob was wearing.  Paired with his monochrome cloud leggings from Fred & Noah and the brown boots - spot on!

Mummy and The Bubbas Jacob Bear Knit Fred and Noah

And now, I will leave you with this weeks linky.  Please link up one or more of your kids fashion posts and don't forget our simple guidlines:

- Link up your kids fashion post/s below
- Comment on the hosts and at least one other post
- Display our badge (see sidebar)
- Tag us on Twitter - I'm @medicatedfollow and Hannah is @mamamakedopush.  We will retweet your posts.  Don't forget to use the tags #funkykidfriday and #FKF as well!
- The linky opens on Fridays and is live until the following Monday.

Happy Friday everyone!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Tips for a good nights sleep

Earlier this year we treated ourselves to a new mattress.  Our old mattress was 14 years old and had seen us through two pregnancies and lots of co-sleeping!  We spent a fair bit getting ourselves a new one but we knew it would be worth it.  Quality of sleep is so important, isn't it!  Especially as a parent.  Our nights are interrupted by the boys as it is so anything that helps improve what we do get is worth it.

Casper is a "sleep startup".  They have been around for about a year now and have created mattresses, pillows and bedding to help promote the best night sleep.  They shared their tips and solutions for a good night sleep with me and I thought I'd pass them on:


Now we have our new mattress, we are getting better sleep.  Our bed feels wonderful.  I have also recently made an effort to make sure that my phone is out of the way so I don't see the notification light flashing.  As for the kids coming in and waking us up.. no idea how to stop that one!

What do you do for a good nights sleep?

**This is not a sponsored post, I simply wanted to share the tips**