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Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Independent Makers

Mother’s Day is the 11th of March this year, so it’s time to plan her gifts! To help inspire you, I’ve selected some of my favourite present ideas from independent makers at Etsy, who have a great selection of unique Mother’s Day gift ideas. Read on for lots of gorgeous unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, many of which can be personalised for an extra thoughtful touch. From pictures are homeware, to jewellery and t-shirts, you’ll find Mother’s Day gift  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea

Ava and Thea’s March: Dressing Up, A & E and Mother’s Day

We’ve had a crazy month, with our kitchen renovation (which is not going all that well, unfortunately.) We’ve been living on microwave meals and takeouts, with the occasional meal at a restaurant. We can’t wait for the kitchen to be finished, and even though the girls are coping really well, the disruption and dust is getting us all down. But we did have a brilliant glitter photoshoot with Sheree B Photography, which the girls loved. This is a sneak peek, and I’ll be  ...

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What My Mum’s Taught Me About Being A Mum

I know that not everyone is lucky enough to have a great mum. Some of my friends have lost theirs. More have lost babies. So Mother’s Day can be bittersweet and I always think of these friends and hope they are doing OK. But for me, there is nothing but sweetness about it. And a reminder to be thankful. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to be a mummy. Maybe most girls do. And I knew that I wanted to be just like my mum. She gave up her job as a teacher to look after us  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family

Me, styled by Ava

My friend texted me the other day to let me know about a competition Salt-Water Sandals are running on their blog, in honour of Mother’s Day, which is this coming Sunday here in the UK. You have to let your kid dress you and wear the result for the day. And if you get the most votes, you win a pair of these gorgeous sandals for you, and for your child. Well, how could I resist? Even if I don’t win (which is looking unlikely, since some of the ladies who entered a while back have  ...

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