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Wife to Tom, First time Mummy to Little Boy Freddie and Auntie to 4 Boys & 1 Girl.

Meal Planning Monday 19/08/19

This week started off with some exciting new of me becoming an Auntie again, my sister in law had a little baby girl called Elizabeth on Sunday night, to go with her 3 boys.

Last week was OK, bit up in airs as went food shopping Monday afternoon but they had hardly anything I needed so made the most of what I’ve got as we go on holiday soon so don’t want to be doing a big food shop.

This week we are doing:

Tuna Pasta Bake

Chicken breast wrapped in bacon with gravy and vegetables

Quiche, rice and salad

Chicken enchiladas

Garlic & herb lamb steaks with crushed new potatoes, gravy and vegetables

Spaghetti Bolognese

Full roast dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your meal plan this week?

Hill’s Science Plan Active Longevity Mature Dog Food with Chicken

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We all want to make sure our pets are happy and healthy all of the time and make sure they are being fed the best diet possible. There are so many varieties of dog foods out there to choose from it makes it hard to decide, not to mention the prices of some brands. We have teamed up with Hill Science plan to try their Mature adult 7+ food with our dog, Carly.

As a previously trainee veterinary nurse, I have learned a fair amount of the dos and donts of pets diets and the extras you can feed them that are good for them. Not to mention maybe allergies that can be encountered along the way too. There is no right or wrong food to feed your dog.

When changing your dog’s food, it should be done over the course of a period such as a week by gradually adding the new product into their existing diet to prevent any upset stomach happening and to make sure there are no allergic reactions.

We have a seven-year old Rottweiler called Carly, who eats us out of house and home daily. She is very spoilt and along with her everyday dog food she has treats such as ham, chicken, and tuna and is also partial to a bit of fruit such as strawberries and blueberries.

Carly has two meals a day, breakfast about 7.30am and tea about 5.30pm, plus treats in the day when we are at home.

You can purchase Hills Science Plan dog food from this link here plus your local pet store.

  • We were sent a 3 kg bag of dog food to try out and have been paid for writing about our experienceThis has not influenced our opinion in any way .

Meal Planning Monday 12/08/19

Last week disappeared in no time again.  I’ve got about 3 weeks till our holiday starts and that will be bliss, no cooking or cleaning for 10 whole days, can’t wait.

Last week we ended up having takeaway Indian on Saturday for the MIL birthday instead of what we had planned but just swapped it for another day.

The weather was also hit and miss last week, just want us to have a proper summer now.

This week I must go shopping as we don’t really have much in to cook.

This week I will be doing

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce with creamy mash and vegetables

Southern fried chicken wraps

Crispy duck and an assortment of Chinese food

Shepherds Pie

Enchiladas

Burgers & Chips (I’m out for a meal with friends)

Roast dinner all the trimmings

What are your meals for this week

Engraved Cutlery – ByHappyMe | Review

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Freddie has been fairly good at feeding himself for the last 12 months plus.  He’s been very independent from quite an early age to the point where he would refuse to eat unless he fed himself.

He’s growing up far too quickly and now at the age of 2 he is outgrowing his “baby” set of cutlery that we brought plus, we now no longer have a matching set after we left them in his hand luggage on the way home from holiday back in May and his knife got confiscated.

So, when Byhappyme got in contact about a collaboration on their products I said yes immediately.

I chose the engraved animal cutlery for Freddie as he turns too very soon I thought would be a great time to get him new cutlery.  You can choose from category’s such  animals or teddy bears and I chose the animals as Freddie loves nature.  How cute are they?  Freddie loves naming each animal on the cutlery and telling us what they are each time he uses them.

It came beautifully packaged with ribbon and sticker which I loved as they have taken pride in making sure their products are presented perfectly so customers come back.

If you wish to purchase these, you can from here and they are prices at £27.50.  When ordering you can choose from 3 different font types.

Byhappyme don’t just do cutlery they also do dummy’s, name tags, and gifts.  I will say, I do think they are a little on the expensive side for the products and wouldn’t willingly spend almost £30 on a cutlery set.  They would make a lovely gift christening gift or first birthday present and keepsake gift.

The cutlery fits perfectly the small hands and their size makes it easy for the child to manipulate them during the meal.  The cutlery can be washed in the dishwasher and made from stainless steel.

  • I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  

Meal Planning Monday 05/08/19

Well, Hello August, Nice to see you.

I really don’t know where this year has gone, it’s crazy.  Last weeks meal plan was inspired by my husband for a change and he choose the meals we had.  He loved the southern fried chicken wraps so I think that is going to be a new favourite go to meal for us.

This week I am rustling up

Sirloin steak, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, chunky homemade chips with peppercorn sauce

Spaghetti bologenese with spiralized courgette

Slow cooked chicken curry and basmatic rice

Bacon & cheese quiche with Savory beef rice & salad

Warm chicken Cesar salad and croutons

Sausage, egg, chips & beans

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What are you cooking this week?

Pretty Flowers #MySundaySnapshot

I love flowers even if my husband thinks and calls them dead plants.  they just brighten up the house no matter the weather. I will try and pick a few bunches up every time I go shopping.

They are placed in several places around the house like in the kitchen, lounge, hall and even the bathroom.  I find carnation last much longer than other flowers normally too.

Do you have a favourite type of flower?

Meal Planning Monday 29/07/19

How are we at the end of July already? This week has been crazy and has flown by.

Last weeks meal plan went good again, I finally went food shopping after not going properly for a few weeks due to various things.  We had a bit of a heatwave and a huge thunderstorm last Tuesday so we didn’t get much sleep.

The last few meals I have made the husband has moaned he is going off part or all of it so I have been struggling for meals to do, so this week I asked him to write down what he wanted so I could shop accordingly and the below is what he has chosen.  Do you ask your partner what they want to eat?

Lasagna (His favourite all time meal)

Tuna Pasta Bake

Enchiladas

Shepherds Pie

Southern Fried Chicken wraps & Salad

Meatballs

Burgers (No chips)

Does your partner decided on meals or do you decide all?

Have a great week all

Mum’s 65th Birthday Party #MySundaySnapshot

I’ve been so rubbish keeping up to date with doing this linky.  I try and do it the same time as I do my meal planning Mondays for the week but seem to be failing miserable.

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago it was my mum’s 65th Birthday, she didn’t want to do anything but we weren’t going to let it pass without.  Me & dad arranged a surprise gathering at their house with her closest family & friends.  Dad took her out for a late lunch and when they arrived home we were all in the garden.

Meal Planning Monday 22/07/19

So last week was OK but our meal plans didn’t go as straight forward as I thought. Wednesday’s meal we had Thursday night as Wednesday I had my nephews school leavers play from 6pm and didn’t get home till gone 8pm so I ended up ordering a MacDonald for my tea.  Then Sunday we ended up going out for tea with friends which was lovely.

It’s the start of the 6 weeks holidays I believe too for most of you so I hope you all have some great plans made for the summer.

All is quiet now for us no more birthday’s or party’s to be organised.  It my parents wedding anniversary this week but that’s it.

Slow cooked chicken tikka balti with rice & naan bread

Pukka pies, chips and beans

Beef and vegetable stir fry with egg noodles

Garlic & herb lamb steaks, creamy mash & gravy

Spaghetti Bologenese with pasta

Hot dogs

Roast chicken joint with all the trimmings

Hope you all have a great week.