You got engaged – a letter to my best friend

My best friend got engaged. Β We had suspicions but nothing could have prepared usΒ for it actually happening. You know when you are so happy you cry. Ok so I am a crier anyway, but elated is not enough to describe the joy I have for this soul. She called on me at her engagement get together to say something when everyone was making toasts, and words left me… words left me. Now I sit here, with a heart full of words to say and no one to say them to.



My husband quit his job, and started his own business. Introducing Ootrey!

ootreyOotrey” he said. That’s what I’m going to call my business one day. I think he continued speaking but I had just switched off by this point. The way I understand it, one day is the place you put all your hopes and dreams for yourself and your family. The place you go when you dream of when things are ideal. (Which as we all know is never). When he told me about it I honestly never thought we would be here. Chasing dreams and all that. (more…)

5 tips to distract your baby in the car {#CarseatFullstop}

Hands up if your boobs leak when you hear a crying baby? If your mind goes blank? You grit your teeth while trying to talk sweetly, over the loud screams? Your breath quickens, and little creatures feel like they are moving around under your clothes? While you try aimlessly to soothe your child, whose eyes are probably closed anyway. (You can put your hands down now) Now imagine all this is happening in the car, whilst your baby is safety tucked in their car seat. (more…)

A Cute and Chic first birthday party! {Meet Farren Foutie}

Wheels on the bus themed birthday cake – {How to}

With Daniel’s birthday behind me, and me struggling through all the emotions that are now catching up to me. I thought I would indulge in some of the memories that are more vivid. One being that I baked a cake in the shape of a bus for his “Wheels on the Bus” themed birthday. What? Rewind! Yep, you read correctly. I BAKED his bus cake. And in all honesty although there was a lot of huffing and puffing. It really wasn’t that difficult, and guess what! You can too! No really! I’m gonna break it down really quickly! (more…)