Friday, 21 October 2016

Paperchase Scrapbooking

Hello! One of my guilty pleasures is stationary and scrapbook materials. One of my favourite shops is Paperchase. I can't walk past without the urge to go inside, there is nothing I love more than walking around in search of quirky new bits of stationary. For sometime I have wanted to start a scrapbook for baby Ava. I imagine being able to give her scrapbooks on her 18th birthday that are filled with scan pictures, photographs and keepsakes to document every moment of pregnancy and her life. A little while ago I found myself browsing the Paperchase website for all the bits I would need to get started with scrapbooking, needless to say it quickly escalated to me placing an order! 

Kraft Square Scrapbook - £8.50.
252 Self Adhesive Paper Photo Corners - £4.75. 
Paperworks Ribbed Kraft C6 Envelopes (10 Pack) - £3.50.
500 Transparent Self Adhesive Photo Corners - £2. 
5 Coloured Cat Highlighters - £4. 

My order arrived really quickly and It felt like Christmas opening it! New stationary never fails to put a smile on my face! I really like the Kraft scrapbook and although Paperchase now offer the ability to be able to add customised messages to the front of their scrapbooks I decided not to. I like that the front of the scrapbook is plane so I can eventually add my own design to the front. I also bought some photo corners to stick in photographs and envelopes to hold any keepsakes. Although I did not really need to cat highlights they ended up in my oder anyway. I have a soft spot for cats and they look so cute! 

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I have already made a start on Ava's first scrapbook and I can't wait to share some of the pages with you!  At the moment I have just finished sticking in all her scan pictures and I'm moving onto adding photos from our Gender Reveal Party

Do you keep a scrapbook?

Claire Louise Xx


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Hospital Bag Shopping

Hello! After all the little ups and downs I have had recently with this pregnancy I finally came to the conclusion that getting my hospital bag done was well and truly overdue. On Saturday I headed into town to buy some of the final bits I needed. 

Atmosphere Jumper Dress - £12.
Atmosphere Striped Jersey Dress - £4.
Atmosphere Leggings - £3 each.

Love to Lounge Night Dress - £7.
Love to Lounge Pyjama Top - £4.
Atmosphere Sweat Pants - £6.

Love to Lounge Slipper Boot - £5.
Secret Possessions Maternity Moulded Bra (2 Pack) - £10.
Atmosphere Memory Foam Slipper - £3.

PS Love Gold Eau De Toilette (50ml) - £3.50.
PS Volumising Mascara (Black) - £1.
Hask Macadamia Oil Moisturising Shine - £2.
PS Love Black & White Eau De Toilette (50ml) - £3.50.
Compact Mirror - £1.

MUA Lipstick (Shade 11) - £1.
MUA Blusher (Bon Bon) - £1.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation (100 Ivory) - £7.99.
Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Control Treatment Gel - £4.35.
Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Palette - £3.99.
Collection Prime & Ready Illuminating Primer (Warm Apricot) - £4.99 SALE £3.99.
Collection Pressed Powder (03 Translucent) - £1.99.
Superdrug Blusher Brush - £2.99.
Superdrug Powder Brush - £2.99.
Superdrug Eyeshadow Brush - £2.49.

Giant Chocolate Buttons - 69p.
Fruit Pastilles - 59p.

ASDA Smart Price 6 Strawberry & Cranberry Muesli Bars - 70p. 
ASDA Smart Price 6 Chocolate & Nut Muesli Bars - 70p.

George Cardigain - £6

Early Days Christmas Jumper - £7.

Baker by Ted Baker Snow Jacket - £48. 

I am so glad that I finally have my hospital bag all packed and ready to go, makes everything feel that little bit more real and exciting. I can't wait for B-day! 

I have been looking for some maternity bras for a while and was so glad I had heard about Primark offering a multipack for £10. They are really comfortable and the cups unclip to make access easier for breastfeeding. As well as buying loose clothes I would need for the hospital it also gave me an excuse to treat myself with some new beauty bits. I also plan on packing a few snacks as I'm sure I will find myself craving a little indulgent sugar rush! 

As well as being things for the hospital I also made a few more baby purchases. I found a lovely red cardigan in ASDA that will go really nicely with a white dress I have for Ava. My family always wear Christmas jumpers when we get together on Christmas day so I bought an adorable jumper from Primark. I also needed a winter coat for Ava and feel in love with the Ted Baker snowsuit from Debenhams! 

Hopefully next weekend I can get busy doing my 'what's in my hospital bag?' blog post and video! 

Claire Louise Xx

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