Decorations for baby shower. Pretty, purple, lace, bunting

Purple lace takes the stage !

When a special event comes around, it can be hard to think how to make the house look nice without too much effort or cost. Today I wanted to share with you just a few photos from my sister’s baby shower that I helped organise last year (plus a neat trick I learnt for making pink lemonade and decorating cake pops to match colours!).

 

The room ended up looking so pretty and feminine with a “country kitchen” look, which would be perfect not only for a baby shower but also a wedding, bridal shower or special birthday event. So if you think you might be planning one of these in the near future, read on….

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Top tips for mums to get fit and have fun with the kids on a tight budget. child having a piggy back "faster mummy faster!"

Here are my top tips for mums on a budget to get fit ….and have some fun while you’re at it!

Like many mums out there, I am a stay at home mum. We live on a single income so our family budget is tight and it doesn’t really leave room for gym membership or expensive classes. But I have come to realise exercise is important to make time for so I have had to get creative. I like variety and I have been motivated in the last year to find kid friendly and budget friendly options that are fun and motivating for both me AND my children.

 

Today I have put together some practical steps of what has worked for me to get active with small children in tow (a one year old and a four year old to be exact). These are my top tips for other mums wanting to do the same….

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