My baby turned 2 🍁

Last week was a very big week, my little baby turned two years old!! How did that even happen. I still remember the day she was born like it was yesterday, like I always say it’s bitter sweet watching her grow up, I will forever want to rewind and turn her back into my newborn but watching her become this beautiful little toddler is amazing 🐻 


I spent most of last week prepping for her party, Thursday I made a rainbow woodland cake and on the Friday I made woodland style cupcakes with moss and toadstools, so many glittery cookies. Thankfully everything turned out really good and tasty. 




She has so many presents, she’s one very lucky girl 🌻 she had her teepee ⛺️ which she loves, I filled it with pillows and a cosy blanket so she can sit in there and read. She’s had a tinker bell, fairy table and chair set which she loves! So many accecories for her babies, we officially have a doll nursery in our house now! And she had a dolls house that she is obsessed with. Her room looks amazing with all her new toys. She had some beautiful clothes that I can’t wait to get her in to. It was so much fun having everyone here to celebrate for her


We have just about organised the house with all her new toys, we definitely need an extra room for her to have every toy out! I cannot believe my little girl is a toddler already, time goes by in a heartbeat once you have children 👨‍👩‍👧 






On her actual birthday on the Sunday we took her to one of our local farms, she loves being able to feed all the animals once she got comfortable and had a run around. She was very tired from the whole weekend but it was nice to watch her with the animals as that’s one thing I’m obsessed with and hope she grows up to love it just as much 🦌 







All in all it was another successful birthday for my princess 🌻 

Nursery update 🦊

It’s been a few weeks since she first started nursery, in my last post I explained how heart breaking I found the first week of dropping her off. Thankfully I can say it’s gotten easier as I’ve done it more.


She only goes one morning a week so i always knew I was going to take longer to get used to it, she’s only cried once thankfully… I don’t think I could do it if she cried every time. She’s very clingy because it’s very early when I take her so she’s still tired but she’s done so well I am so proud of her. 


I feel for weeks now I have been talking about her birthday preparations, it’s come around so quickly! It’s a week on Saturday I cannot believe it, I feel like I have everything planned I just need a few last minute bits for the baking I’ll be doing. And things like balloons which I’ll get last minute for her. I am so excited to see her face when she sees all her presents and her balloons!! She’s obsessed with balloons 🎈




I still feel guilt from leaving her at nursey, I try and shut it off in my mind because I know she’s having fun, I hope this feeling gets better as time goes on, I know it’s really good for her and will help her socialise with other children her age and hopefully makes some friends! It’s always going to be difficult watching my baby grow ❤️ 



Ava starts nursery 🌿

It’s been a big week for us this week as Ava has had her first induction to nursery, she’s only done 2 taster sessions as of yet and starts her proper morning on Thursday. Honestly it’s been harder on me than her which I didn’t expect. 


I always knew it would be sad leaving her at nursery, but I didn’t really know how hard it would actually hit me. I’m a very strong person, I very rarely cry or get emotional but this by far was the hardest thing I’ve done since having Ava. She hasn’t cried as of yet, but as she’s only done 2, 2 hour sessions I think she is still wondering what’s going on, when she realises she goes to this place and mommy or daddy leaves her I think she will get upset- which I’m terrified about because if I feel this upset when she’s not crying I don’t know how I’ll be able to leave when she’s upset the thought makes me sick to my stomach with nerves 


I am so so happy she’s going to nursery, for the minute it is just one morning a week and within the next few weeks it will be a full day. I wanted her to first be around other children her age, she does have some babies around her from my friends but they are all smaller than her so she definitely needs to socialise more with children her age and I feel it will really help with her development as well. I’m so happy she’s here and I cannot wait for us both to get comfortable with it and it become the normal thing because i know it will be amazing for her. I have enjoyed packing her little bag, we have to provide a rain coat which I obviously bought her a camo one. Ant hates it, thinks it’s too boyish so I sewed on some pink letters spelling her name to make it look more girlie! I also had to provide her with a toothbrush so I of course had to find something cute to put it in, I bought a small clear pencil case and found some woodland animals to decorate it with! Yes I am that mom that has to personalise everything for my baby 🐻🦌 


On the other hand I expect every parent feels his way when they first put their baby in nursery. It’s absolutely heart breaking leaving your baby with people she doesn’t know, I feel guilty, I feel sick to my stomach I just want to take her home as soon as we arrive there. I really pray this feeling fades as I will soon be dropping her and having to do a full days work which will be difficult with this awful anxious, sick, upset feeling I’m getting at the moment! She’s always my little baby girl I am having a really hard time adjusting.


On a happier note I think i am going to enjoy having a few hours to visit friends with their new babies, having some time to do housework without Ava running around or go shopping without having to drag a grumpy toddler around different shops and in and out of the car so I will appreciate it much more! I think it will also make me appreciate her even more as well, being without her for them few hours makes me just miss her so much it’s such a different feeling than when I’m at work and she’s with a family member. 


I guess watching your baby grow up within a split second and having to let go abit so they can grow up will only get more difficult as they get older, I’m definitely just cherishing every single moment with her! Makes me emotional when writing this one, I am genuinely shocked with how hard it’s hit me, she’s only going one day a week I am much more of a wimp than I thought!
 

I will keep updating my blog on how nursery is going, hopefully the next one will be a much happier feeling one!


Why does my baby have to grow up? 


Mama’s Favourite decor 🦌

So one of the things I’m most passionate about is my love for rustic, woodland, lumberjack themed house decor 


I am absolutely obsessed with anything bears, deers, tartan/red checked print and of course camo! I want my whole house to look like a rustic lodge. 


I take inspiration from one of my idols from teen mom 2 Chelsea DeBoer her house and just her style in general is just me all over I adore her!! 



We are hopefully within the next few months moving house and I cannot wait to decorate it and make it out rustic little cabin home. Even though my boyfriend Anthony doesn’t join me in my love for this stuff it’s going to be a bit of a battle to ever get the house looking the way I would want but Ive promised him a big ‘man cave’ so I can do the rest of the house how I want! 


I’m most obsessed about how I will decorate my daughters bedroom and my future next babies nursery. I’ve already decorated Ava’s bedroom, I’ve done for a woodland, pink bohemian style bedroom and I am so glad I picked this theme for her 




We didn’t find out the sex of Ava and I think I will keep it a secret when I next have a baby but I will go for a rustic, woodland theme for my next nursery also, I am constantly on Pinterest looking at ideas. It makes me so sad that everything I love is always American based you don’t seem to be able to to buy anything with the theme of home decor I want in England 



I wanted to write this blog because home decor in my style is something I’m so passionate about. My home now is full of sunflowers, dark rustic wood frames and stag heads. I love autumn as well it’s my favourite season I am currently on the hunt for a big autumn scene picture for my kitchen. I want my home full of stag heads, red checked blankets, pumpkins and all things lovely and rustic and wooden 🦌 anything woodland with a little bit of bohemian in there makes me happy



You could also see that with my dress sense, I love pretty bohemian style dresses and tops but then I am obsessed with Slogan t shirts like ‘mama bear’ and camo t shirts. If I have a favourite programme also I will be online looking for a t shirt with the logo on I love it. I can’t wait to get engaged and married just so I can buy a wifey t shirt.



My wedding would also be completely rustic, lumberjack, woodland, autumn style 🐻🦌🌿🎃🍁🍄🌻❄️

I am currently organising Ava’s second birthday as a bohemian, woodland theme. I am making my own cake for her which will be a tiered rainbow cake, with leaves all over it and a dream catcher in the top and of course some type of deer. I am also making cupcakes which will be woodland mushrooms 🍄 and moss cupcakes 



I am also ordering a load of rustic wooden centrepieces to place them all on 🌲🌲

I am excited to create my dream home for me and my family. 

Toddler update 🍁

Thought I would write a little toddler update post as I havnt posted in a while. 

                      
She’s growing up every day too quickly! She’s getting so smart and starting to know her own mind…. basically does what she wants and ignores me and her dad when we tell her no 🤦🏻‍♀️ she’s 2 in just over a month but nobody told me terrible two’s starts way before that!!! 

Obviously having a toddler isn’t always fun and games but as much as she’s becoming a diva she’s also becoming such a loving, caring little girl. She always comes up to us and gives us random kisses. She always shares her food with us and hugs our legs it’s so adorable. We have a few babies around us at the moment as my friends have recently had children and watching Ava with them warms my heart so much. She’s so caring and gentle with them she’s definitely a mothering baby! Her favourite toy is her dolly she always pretends to take care of them so for her birthday we have bought her lots of doll accecories like a doll bed, bath and changing bag which she will love. 




Works been a bit crazy busy lately, I’ve started helping out within other departments as well which I’m really excited about, as much as everything I do now is to build an amazing future for my daughter I am also doing it for myself, I am still trying to find a balance between building a career for myself and being at home and with my child. I think I am doing okay so far, I want to be a working mother I always want Ava to grow up seeing her parents working hard so she follows that as she grows up. We have also recently looked at a nursery for her to go to one day a week, her speech is coming along slowly we think she will really benefit from being with other children and also make some friends! It’s a scary thing but I know it will be really good for her! 



We have recently had a extremely hot couple of days here in England… as much as I hate summer it’s been nice to get her out and about exploring in this weather. I do like being able to go out places and not have to do things inside because the weather is usually not so great so that has been really fun… although I am counting down the days until autumn 🍂🍁🎃


Her birthday is fast approaching, I am really looking forward to making all her cakes and getting organised, it will be nice this year to see her get more excited about all her presents although she will probably enjoy all the balloons more! I can’t believe my baby is turning 2 I feel like I’ve just blinked and these last 2 years have just flown by. 


This weekend I am having my first weekend away from her as it’s one of my best friends birthdays… as much as I can’t wait to have some time with my friends ‘mommy time’ I am still going to have to go and see Ava before the evening celebrations as I just feel so guilty if I have a whole day without her! She will be with my dad and having a sleepover with my nan in the evening though so I know she will have a good time. I am very excited to let my hair down as the last night out that I was meant to have for my birthday I had to miss because Ava was poorly! 


I’ll be doing a blog very soon on all my birthday prep for Ava so keep a look out




Also check out my new YouTube channel which I will be updating whenever I get a chance https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyNeQ0Sqbny3KusZbinXJDA

Love love love ❤️🌻🌿🐻🦌🎃🍂🍁 

2nd birthday preparations 

So my baby girl is turning 2 in 2 months, I actually can’t believe it. How can she be growing up so quickly? I’ve blinked and she’s gone from a baby to a little girl in a second. It makes me so so sad but so proud at the same time. These years are going way too quickly! 



I’ve been planning what type of birthday to have for her this year for a long time, last year I went for a princess/lion king theme party as of course she is our little princess and also throughout my pregnancy she was always known as my little lion cub 💕 this year I am going for a woodland princess theme. Like I write in most of my blogs I am obsessed with anything rustic, woodland or bohemian and I thought this would be a pretty theme for her birthday this year 


I will be making all the cakes for the party, all woodland themed! There will be plenty of rustic style snacks like ‘twigs’ ‘deer droppings’ and some unicorn cookies 🦄 I am really excited to get things made for it! 


I’ve had a hard time deciding on what presents to buy her as she’s still not at the age where she really wants or needs anything. I finally decided I wanted her to have a teepee for her bedroom, I am going to fill it with lots of pillows and a nice blanket and decorate it with pretty fairy lights and autumn leave garlands. I also wanted her to have a children’s table and chair because I think she will love sitting at it eating her breakfast and colouring, I found a pretty fairy themed one so she will be having that. I have also bought her packs of dinasours and cars as she seems to like both of these! And I will probably get her something peppa pig and Ben and holly themed as these are the 2 shows she is obsessed with! 


I am looking forward to her party, as her birthday is on the Sunday this year I have decided to have her party on the Saturday and on the Sunday take her to our local farm so she can have fun seeing all the animals! I always want to do something fun for her birthday so when she is older we can look through the photos and I can tell her all the stories of her birthdays. I am looking forward for all my family and friends to come together and celebrate for her it makes me so happy seeing how many people she has that adore her 💕 and this year we have lots of babies coming as a few of my friends are now mothers so that is so exciting 💙 


Here is to so many more amazing birthdays for you my beautiful woodland princess 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻













Ava Georgina Scott 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

My nearly 2 year old 

I really cannot believe my little girl is going to be 2 in 3 months! Time has absolutely flown by, I feel like it was 5 minutes ago I was giving birth to her! Time goes way too quickly when you have children, everyone always tells me to cherish every moment and they are completely right because they are literally only babies for a second 


She has definitely developed a strong personality of her own, she’s going to give me a run for my money as she gets older! Complete mini me…. DIVA. If she doesn’t want to do something she will make it very clear to you, she knows her own mind already!

Although she does her her tantrums and has moments when she’s slightly devilish she’s also the sweetest, happiest little girl you’ll ever meet, she absolutely melts my heart sometimes she just grabs my face if I’m not looking at her and kisses me! I can’t even explain how much my heart melts when she does that. I love taking her out to the park and to feed the ducks she loves chucking the feed to them and watch them all swim to her, watching her get excited and enjoy exploring the outdoors is amazing I am beyond proud that she my baby girl 


She eats loads of different foods, getting slightly more fussy than she was before always has days where she barely eats and days when she eats everything in sight… at the moment she has a thing for stealing dry pasta to eat out of the cupboard! She’s talking slowly she says ‘shoe’ ‘no’ ‘dadda’ and ‘hiya’ she can say mama but chooses not to and calls me by my real name instead! 


She sleeps through the night… every now and again we will have a iffy night but 9 times out of 10 she sleeps through. Last few nights she’s taken a long time to actually fall asleep you can hear on through the monitor playing in her cot for ages before she eventually falls asleep! But I’m glad she’s learnt how to get herself to sleep now 


She loves being around my friends children she gets so excited, she’s so gentle with the babies it’s amazing to watch her I cannot wait to give her a sibling one day and watch her become an amazing big sister! We have just celebrated another one of my friends baby shower and are now on the 3 weeks countdown for her baby boy to arrive.. another boy for Ava to boss around! We are all very excited for the new arrival and we have just welcomes another baby boy into the family so she is going to grow up surrounded by boys! I’ve always said I hope I have a boy next time but now I know I will be so happy for another girl so she has a sister to play with as well as all the boys! 



Her second birthday is in full motion planning wise.. it’s a woodland princess theme! I am obsessed with anything woodland/rustic so I’ve gone down that road for this years party…. I’m also obsessed with anything bohemian so I might keep that idea for birthday number 3! Yes I’m a weird control planning freak! I am excited to get all her gifts sorted (of course I have no idea what to buy because she has everything) but I am excited to watch her open her own presents this year and hopefully be a lot more talkative!!! 




I’m not going to pretend it’s the easiest job in the world and I’m the perfect mother because there is definitely times when she is playing up that I want to just scream and lock myself in a quiet room for a minute but then she will come up to me with her cheeky smile that she does when she knows she’s been naughty and hug my leg and of course she has me wrapped around her little finger and she manages to make me forget all about her being naughty!! As much as I would do anything to turn the clock back and have her a tiny baby again I am so excited to watch her grow and learn to talk more so she then understands what I mean when I say NO AVA! 

My little baby bear 🌻🌻🌻🌻

I havnt got time to go through this blog and correct spelling mistakes as she is currently crying upstairs and won’t go to sleep…. time to go and get her to sleep as it’s 3 hours past her bedtime!!!!! Mom life ay…… 



Life idols 

So this post I’m going to talk about 3 woman that for me are big inspirations/heros in my life, and woman I admire and look up to. 

The first one is Brie Bella. 🌻


I have followed her for so long, I love wrestling and the Bella Twins have always been my number ones. Brie is someone who I definitely aspire to be like, her style first of all is something that I love she’s a real bohemian queen and that’s something I am a little obsessed with. I love her home style also she’s very farmhouse, rustic loving and so am I. I just think she’s such a strong, independent woman and watching her go through her pregnancy just inspires me to be more like her. My next pregnancy I hope to enjoy it as much as she has with hers. She makes me want to feel more confident about my style and makes me want to concentrate on myself more like living a more healthy lifestyle and being more adventurous with my family! I really am slightly obsessed with her. Love love love. ❤️


The second is Chelsea Houska 🦌


I’ve followed her on 16 & pregnant and teen mom 2 since I was around 16 years old. Her style is my style she lives in camo and plaid and so do I, I have a thing for slogan t shirts like mama bear ect and she’s always wearing cool hair accessories and t shirts. I have always thought she was beautiful and loved her style and her home is like my dream home!! I love that she’s so fun and silly and she’s got such a bond with her daughter. She definitely gives me home goals and style tips whenever she’s wearing something i would die for her wardrobe. I love that she lives in this little town in America with her perfect little family. my biggest dream in my life has always been to move to America and live in a little small rustic town in a cabin style home with stags everywhere! More love love love. ❤️


Lastly is Adrienne Houghton 🌷


I watch her on the real all the time and she is just an incredible woman, her body is just amazing and I love how proud she is of being Latina, growing up I always wished I was a mix of something exotic and not just a simple English girl. I love her personality, I love how much she loves herself and her family and friends and her husband. I definitely look up to her and try to teach myself that in order to fully love my loved ones and be 100% happy with my life I have to first love myself and not always think so negative about my insecurities. I need to concentrate on what I do have and make them the best they can be and she makes me want to do that whenever I watch her. Huge amounts of love for this woman ❤️ 

Terrible 2’s come early 

So Ava is now 20 months…. but recently from her tantrums you would definitely think she is in the terrible 2’s already. 


Shes not naughty all the time she’s actually really well behaved and the most cutest, loving little girl you’ll ever meet…. until she doesn’t get her own way or she’s tired or just point blank doesn’t want to listen to the word ‘no’ 


We have also recently had issues with bath time… from the day she was born she has always been a massive water baby, always absolutely loved bath time, but the past few weeks she all of a sudden hates baths…. screams and cries and refuses to sit down! I have spent the last 3 weeks bathing her standing up! I am really devastated  because bath time was always my favourite time of day, I love nothing more than getting her all clean and cosy ready for bed and I always read her a story whilst she plays in the bath but now our routine has to change for the time being so it’s bath her as quick as possible then calm her down and ger her ready for bed and happy again! I am praying she grows out of this very very quickly!! 


She hasn’t had a Temper tantrum in public yet but there has been occasions where she has sat on the floor in shops and refuses to move if I don’t let her pull everything off the shelves! She also insists on constantly walking and won’t let me sit her in her pram…. world war 3 will happen if I try and put her in her buggie! Unless she’s absolutely exhausted which is rare as she seems to have so much energy these days and mostly misses her nap during the day! 

She’s still in a really good routine, sleeps from 7-7:30, eats her food really well likes a lot of different foods, also has a major sweet tooth. She’s obsessed with peppa pig, she can work out how to find YouTube on my phone and the iPad and get peppa up, I do try and get her out and about more now especially in the recent nice weather so she isnt just sat watching tele all day, even though I want her to enjoy programmes and grow up with her favourite shows and movies like I did I also want to make sure she reads books and explores outside! 


Well I am not looking forward to her actual terrible 2’s if it means these tantrums are going to get worse, especially in public I still need to learn how to handle them without wanting to die of embarrassment when my child is lying on the floor 🙈 all fun and games being a first time mommy!

 

Of course I wouldn’t change it for the world, she’s coming a long amazing she’s so funny, she copies us all the time and has us in stitches, she’s really trying with her talking now I don’t think it will be long before she’s speaking properly, she understand everything we tell her but she doesn’t speak back with a lot of actual words yet, I am so excited to see what her voice will sound like 🌎 


Mother’s Day 

As any mother will know when you become a mother yourself days like today mean so much. I love that there is a whole day that my child and future children will be able to get excited about celebrating Mother’s Day for me and the same with Father’s Day. To me these are exciting days. 


When I found out I was pregnant my mind immediately changed i was a different person and I hadn’t even started getting a baby bump yet, as time went on I was so excited to start this new chapter of my life, I have always been very maternal so having my own child was amazing to me. Didn’t expect it to happen whilst I was still young but I am so glad it did so I can still be young when my babies are older 


We have spent this Mother’s Day with my nan, who is the biggest mother figure I have in my life. She’s also one of the closest people Ava has they adore each other. I’m so happy I had her this early on in life so my nan can watch her grow up. 

Every night before I go to sleep I go and check on her, make sure she’s breathing, tuck her in and just stare at her for a moment, watching her silent and still and not being her usual wild self. I stare and just am amazed she’s my baby… I created her in my tummy she’s my daughter I am so blessed and grateful every single day but today Is nice to celebrate that even more 


I am currently starting to re – decorate her bedroom, we did her nursery a jungle theme before we knew she was a baby girl, I am now making her room into a beautiful bohemian, girly little girls room! I think it’s time to make her room more girly and add lots of flowers, arrows, antlers, dream catchers and I’ll throw in some Disney princesses to make it a proper little girls bedroom ❤🌻🌷🐻🦌💐🌹


Happy Mother’s Day 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻