Thursday, 28 May 2015

Alisters 6th Birthday!

So my boy turned 6 on the 21st May!
Where does the time go?! he's getting so grown up sometimes too grown up actually!!!
Alister is such a little joy to be around he's very chatty and very demanding his personality definitely mimics me to be honest! He can be quite impatient but so loving. 

We had a little family BBQ on the Sunday after his birthday this year nothing too big as generally it was a busy time for us and we've got a few things planned for the upcoming months i.e. a trip to legoland etc!

Alister has really been into Star wars recently so i thought id make him a 'Star Wars' themed cake with little cupcakes around! I mixed black & blue fondant icing together for the cake which gave it a cool 'space' effect!

Heres the selection of food i did, its quite similar to every party we do to be honest the basic fruit and veggies dips to keep things nice and healthy and we decided to do a BBQ outside now I've sorted the patio set out. We used our own meat, homemade burgers & sausages!

We had such a fantastic day now time to plan Violets!


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Witt Family is going to Britmums Live 2015!!!

Thats right i booked my early bird ticket back in what feels like forever!! Im so excited to be joining all the other mummy & daddy bloggers out there and get a bit more knowledge really on blogging as i haven't been doing it for that long and i definitely lack in inspiration sometimes.

Ive joined in with the Britmums Live linky and have answered some basic questions about me!

Twitter ID- @thewittfamily21

Height- 5ft 3ish!

Hair- Long & brunette

Eyes- Hazel

Is this your first blogging conference?
Id say its my first 'proper' blogging conference! although i am going to bristol for Camp Blog just before this!

Are you attending both days?
I am , i thought well if I'm going to make the effort to travel all the way to London i might as well make the most of it and go to both days I'm staying in a hotel for 1 night also!

What are you wearing?
Clothes!! I honestly have no idea ill decide nearer time when i know what the weather is like!

What do you hope to gain from Britmums Live?
I really hope to gain more knowledge about using my blog in a more consistent and organised way! Gain new relationships with other bloggers and brand would also be really great and anything else would definitely be a bonus!

Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before?
I dont to be honest as a newbie myself i need all the advice i can get I'm kind of nervous especially of the travelling and just generally not sure what to expect!

I’m going to BritMums Live

Are you heading to Britmums Live to?

Friday, 15 May 2015

Home Life Direct Furniture

Im here to tell you all about Home Life Direct furniture, they are a family run business started back in 1989 and produce handmade quality furniture pieces. Their range covers from furniture inside the home and garden furniture. The simplicity in the designs of the pieces are lovely and unique.

I really love finding little treasures for my home from different stores this is definitely a place i could furnish my home from because they use quality Oak and i love the retro feel to some of the soft furnishings.

Here are a few pieces i really love and would go nicely on my house!

I love this Aintree Soft Java Rattan Conservatory Lamp table , the chocolately colour and the rustic chunky legs its very unique shape definitely intrigued me! Theres also matching pieces available.
This would look so lovely in our lounge i love mixing furniture pieces!

 This Blanket Box is something that would look lovely in our hallway or bedroom, i love the contrast of the rattan and wood and painted in Earlswood cream, it is a great size so would hold a lot of things.

Ive been looking for comfy garden furniture and came across this very sleek looking Black rattan cube set with cream cushions. i love these sets because they are super comfy and look more like indoor furniture but they can stay out in all weathers which is brilliant! I can picture myself entertaining over the summer with this set!

Were in need of a new dining room table & chairs set and this set definitely is something that is modern but still has the feel of age with the Oak wood i love the mixture of old and new also with the retro feel of fabrics on the chairs. This Geo small extending Oak dining set is perfect for having guest because its extendable when needed i love the sturdiness of the frames to.

Hope you've enjoyed this little post i love nothing more than browsing homeware stores and recreating a brand-new house at the click of a button! 

Whats pieces do you like from their furniture range?


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Banana & Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Im so pleased I've finally shared this simple recipe with you, not only is there no added sugar but you can definitely adapt it to your own ingredients such as different flours and oils/ milks.
I always find when baking with especially other peoples recipes i always have to cut back on the sugar as some recipes are just loaded with the stuff! I think its nice to have a hit of sweetness but not sickly, i think thats why working with ripe bananas is great because they are so sweet but don't over power a recipe.

Anyway heres the recipe and ill leave the video linked below so go check that out to!


5-6 very ripe bananas
1 egg
1tsp vanilla
75ml coconut oil
175ml almond milk
250g wholemeal self raising flour
150g semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven 180c for 20 mins


Sunday, 10 May 2015

Spring cleaning the ensuite!

Ive had this task on my mind and wrote down for absolute months! Finally I've decluttered and organised the ensuite!
It was utter chaos full of old products and just messy in general! 
I have enjoyed going through bits of the house and reorganising them it definitely makes such a difference even just by getting organised with different storage and getting the labeller out!
I have quite an obsession with Home Sense ( the home version of TkMaxx!) 
Ive found some amazing treasures and bargains over the last few years when trying to figure of what sort of 'home style' i like/ am! 
Anyway heres my before ensuite window seal! 

 Once cleared and cleaned!

Rummaging through the chaos and binning lots of out of date products!

And heres the after! It looks so much more spacious and organised! i much enjoy seeing this view every morning when i wake than the other thats for sure! 

I brought this storage suck on basket from home sense for £5.99 it fits well inside the shower on tiles or glass!

This section I've used H&M fabric baskets there quite old now though. 

My most used section is the skincare of corse!

And the little yellow basket holds useful essentials also from Home Sense for £4.99.

Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet post! I really enjoy spring cleaning and seeing the huge difference it makes!

Whats on your spring cleaning to do list?

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