National walk to school month with Kiddicare

October is known as an International walk to School month {IWALK}, which if i’m honest, I wasn’t aware of until one of the fabulous Kiddicare team got in touch to tell me all about it. Over 40 countries will be taking part and encouraging us all to ditch that school run in the car, regardless of the weather! You can read more about October being International Walk to School Month here.

Now, along with Kiddicare getting in touch and telling me about IWALK, they also gave me an exciting opportunity to work with them again and with a name that I have been in love with ever since I became a Yummy Mummy! Yes, you got it…Pink Lining!
I remember walking passed a local shop right here in Belfast City, gazing in through the window at these beautifully gorgeous changing bags and one day I knew I would own an infamous Pink Lining bag. Lucky for me, that day came true recently and I was sent out this beauty…
pink1Isn’t she gorgeous? This is the Wise Owl Pink Lining Yummy Mummy Changing bag and I am in love with it.
pink3It’s so big and spacious and can be carried in a multitude of comfortable ways. Whether it be in your hands with the lovely leather handles, over the shoulder, over an across the chest with the long adjustable strap or shortening it and having it over the handlebars of your pushchair.
pink5Like all Yummy Mummy bags it has two canvas elasticated and insulated pockets at either side perfect for keeping those baby bottles warm, and also a very handy canvas Yummy Mummy pocket on the front {I use this for easy to access loose change – perfect for those shop runs after School has finished}. The front pocket has this adorable Cupcake patch complete with felt icing – and from recent review posts you’ll know I’m a fan for attention to detail.
pink2pink6Full list of features for this gorgeous bag are:-

– 2 x insulated side pockets
– 2x Nappy pockets
– Pen holder
– Key fob
– Mirror
– Phone pocket
– Small zip pocket
– Padded changing mat
– Wet zip bag
pink4The main material of this bag is 100% cotton laminated canvas coating also known as EVA, which provides UV protection, can withstand a heavy downpour without the insides getting soaked and also is soft to touch and is flexible in movement, with a 100% silky smooth nylon lining. To care for your bag is super easy, just wipe clean it with some mild detergent and you should be good to go. The dimensions of this bag are great: Length: 38 x Height – 28 x Width: 14cm and fits everything I need with space to spare.
DSC_6104I love that this bag doesn’t feel like just a changing bag, it feels and looks so versatile that I think I could use this as a regular Mummy bag once Annabelle is too big to have changes of clothes and juice cups carried around with me.

This bag is seeing us nicely through the Autumnal Season, through the rain, wind and soon-to-be snow, through the morning walks to school and the afternoon walks home.
pink8This Wise Owl Yummy Mummy Changing Bag retails at £79 and yes it falls into the expensive bracket, but you’re getting optimum quality in my opinon. The bag is sturdy, spacious, and that laminated canvas works so well in the wetter days of the year making it well worth the price tag. Plus is a Pink LIning bag…a must have for every Yummy Mummy!

Do you have a crush on Pink Lining? If so, what’s your favourite bag!?


Toddlers Treats – Cauliflower Crunchies

Treats bannerHi guys,

Welcome back for another week of Toddler treats. This week I have something quite different and it’s something that Annabelle is forever picking out of the vegetables on her plate and just…discarding onto the floor: Cauliflower. However this weeks easy-peasy recipe is done with a little twist. Check them out and I’ll tell you all about it…
caul1Annabelle has this love for dipping her food into sauces, red sauce in particular. So I figured make a vegetable differently than usual, season it a little and give her a way to enjoy it rather than throw it away.

What you’ll need:

- Cauliflower
- Seasoning {anything you like, I used a sprinkle of salt, pepper and parsley}

The How-tos!:

All I did was snip off a few buds of the cauliflower and pop them onto a baking tray. I drizzled them with olive oil, added the seasoning of choice and popped them into the oven on 180 degrees for around 20 minutes {or until golden brown}. That simple!
caul2Super duper simple and they really looked a lot different than how I would normally serve cauliflower, so now all I needed was my little taste tester and she what she thought.
DSC_6119Of course she needed to have red sauce to dip them into and she seemed to enjoy them! Such a simple way into tricking making her see that a vegetable she wasn’t fond of can be loved.

I do hope you liked it and decide to have a go at making it yourself. If you do I’d love for you to hashtag #ToddlerTreats over on Twitter and tag me in, I’d love to see your dishes! Also if you missed previous weeks, they can all be found on my Toddler Treats page right here on the blog or you can pop over to my Pinterest board.

See you next week for more yummy treats!! I’m also linking up with the fabulous Grace from Eats Amazing and her linky Fun Food Friday & Victorias PoCoLo!
Eats-Amazing-Fun-Food-Friday-Button pocoloName



Oreo Witch Hats

When you have a ‘Super’ busy household, some days it actually feels like it never stops, easy things to put together/cook/bake get a big thumbs up from me! So when the kids hounded me to make them an after dinner treat I decided to put together these little darlings…
oreo1These gorgeous looking {and very tasty} Oreo Witch Hats & it just so happened that I had picked up some Herseys kisses whilst out for dinner with friends a few nights before, and coincidentally herseys kisses was one of the things I needed, bonus! Along with the kisses you’ll need oreos and some green & yellow food colouring & frosting/buttercream to pipe {this is easily made up with butter/margarine and icing sugar}.

These are so cute and simple to make that the picture says it all, you dont need me to tell you! Just make these little beauties and as we say here back in Belfast, “Get them in’ta ye!”
DSC_5813 DSC_5814 DSC_5821DSC_5836These will look super cute on your halloween party table, or tucked up in a wee box and taken to wherever the paaaartaaaay is at! Oh and as you can see, I added a little sprinkle of edible glitter because….well….I couldnt help myself!!!

The List


Our Halloween Reads

Ever since I made this gorgeous book nook for my girls, I have been on such a book buying purge that I have truly been in my element. I adore books and I love that, that love has instilled onto my children. I only hope that through books they go on adventures and journeys through their imagination, like I did…and just….get lost in other worlds and fairytales.

However before I go on about mystical pirate seas and fluttering devil pixies, let me share with you our little collection of Halloween reads.
hallow1Even though my older ones are too big to be read to nowadays, I have Annabelle to read too and we really thrive on that quiet time together. Its routine, and she really loves being told a story and I love getting her undivided attention as her imagination flitters off into story lands full of mischief and sweet morals.
hallow2The books the girls have in their book nook are the following:

– Meg & the Pirate
– I’m Not Scared
– Room on the Broom
– Penguin & the Pumpkin
– Jampires
– The Friendly With
– Wickle Woo has a Halloween Party

hallow3Does your little one have a favourite Halloween book they love to read, or have read to them?