Was that not the fastest February EVER????? Like how? I felt like January went on for about 45 years and then February just came and went. I hope you’re all keeping well. I was actually that mental in February I didn’t even do this blog post for Feb. We have our big scan today and I can’t wait. Eeeeeeekkk!!! We’re having some friends and family over tonight (very small) to do a gender reveal. I 100% know this will be my last baby so I said let’s find out this time around. I’m really looking forward to knowing but once the baby is healthy and ok, that is all that matters in my mind. I also booked our 3D scan for next month in Ultrascan. We went there last time and found them brilliant so decided to go again. It has to be done between 26-28 weeks so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll do my first pregnancy update at the end of the week for anyone interested. I know there is actually quite a lot of you following me who are pregnant which is amazing so keep an eye out for it.
So back to the post, if you’re a new follower HELLO, this is basically a blog post I write every month on what I am loving, planning, thinking about, excited for, wishing for and more.
So let’s get started 🙂
This Month I’m….
My first Mammy Meet Up of 2020 and how it went. We had such a lovely morning and raised €500 for Crumlin. I have another coming up on the 6th of April again. If you fancy getting tickets to it, you can HERE. Tickets are €10 and all proceeds go directly to Crumlin. The total raised so far is €5204 which is brilliant. I would love to raise €15,000 by the end of the year for them. I’ve got an abseil planned in September and a skydive in October and then I’ll run another BIG giveaway before Christmas too.
I’m also delighted with an exciting collaboration I have coming up in two weeks. It’s a brand that I’ve wanted to work with for two years and now it’s finally happening. It’s baby/pregnancy related so it’s perfectly in line with everything right now.
My new bracelets from Glitz N Pieces. I saw them on Tignam’s Instagram and fell in love. They are so cute and dainty. They are such a lovely gift to give someone too as they are friendship bracelets. You can buy them HERE.
Myself and Jenny’s joint baby shower. We are having it together on the 10th May and we are really looking forward to it. We are having it in the Baths in Clontarf and I’m hoping that the weather will be nice as it’s May time. I’ve sorted the cake, balloons and some décor already so I’m really looking forward to it. We’re going to have our closest friends and family come. My one on Lily was so nice and just a lovely way to spend an afternoon with all your closest ladies.
Animal bars & Garnier face sheet masks. I swear I can’t get enough of both of them. Animal bars are LIFE at the moment. I was also obsessed with them on Lily too. So many people messaged me when I put them on my Instagram as they are so old school but I love them. Also Garnier face sheet masks I just can’t get enough of. They are super cheap and really great for the skin, especially in this awful changing weather. Highly recommend them.
Dubai next month. Cannot wait for it. Dubai as most of you know is one of my all-time favourite places. I just love it so much. We went in September 2017 so we haven’t been back since Lily so I’m looking forward to taking her with us. I would move there tomorrow if I could, it’s such an amazing place. My mum is going to love it too. She’s dying to go, so we are taking her for her 60th birthday. I’m going to make sure we make a big fuss of her for the trip as your only 60 once.
Looking forward to…..
Working on new Lily’s room this month. I’m collecting little bits each week for it so it’s slowly coming together. I’m waiting on someone to come take the bed/mattress that’s in there and then we can book in the floors/painter. We’re going to get the same guys that did our bedroom again as they are just brilliant. They do the job so fast and it’s all done in no time. Once the wallpaper, paint and floor is done then it’s full steam ahead from there. This was my inspiration.
Minding Mums Massage. HEAVEN on earth. If you’ve followed me since I was pregnant on Lily, you’ll remember me talking about this amazing woman Ingrid who specialises in pregnancy massage. Ingrid is a godsend and I go to her once a month. I wouldn’t have got through my pregnancy without her honestly. This one is no different. You can contact her HERE.
NOTE: She did not ask me to put her in this post. All views are my own.
Mother’s Day on the 22nd of March. I thought I would share these three Irish brands, two of which I have discount codes for. Just to clarify they haven’t asked me to put them in this post, I just said I would include as I know everyone is thinking of what to get their mums.
Noblesse Flowerbox – These are the roses I shared a few weeks ago in the box that last a year. YES!!! The roses stay in the box and look pretty for 12 months. Such a fabulous gift. I’ve already asked Sean to get me the pink ones from Lily 😉 You can use AD152020 for 15% off your order. If you want red ones like mine, these are a size MEDIUM and the white ones I have are bigger and they are LARGE size. You can browse their website HERE.
Bouquet Box Flower Subscription – This is what I got my mum as part of her Christmas present. It’s a flower subscription service that delivers flowers to your door – weekly, fortnightly or monthly. I get them delivered monthly to my mum and she is so happy when they arrive. I think it’s such a nice present for someone. They have also given me a code AOIBHE25 for 25% off your first subscription. You can check it out HERE.
Knight and Day Jewellery – This is a gorgeous Irish jewellery brand that I know my mum just loves. I also adore their layered necklaces too, they are beautiful. The pieces are real statement pieces so definitely worth a look. They have kindly also given me a discount code of AD10 plus free delivery within Ireland for you all. The brand can be bought online on their website HERE or in Carraig Donn stores nationwide. Discount only available online.
An opportunity that I’ve got coming up in May. It’s a big thing for me and I’m so thrilled to be asked to do it. It actually involves interiors which is amazing as I just love everything interior related so much. Lily’s room will be finished for it along with the kitchen and living room too.
A bit of sunshine in Ireland. I only spoke to a follower the other day about how everyone is so much happier in the sun. I love Ireland in the sun and when I can’t fly come May, I’ll definitely be looking at doing a few staycations around Ireland in May and June before baby number 2 comes along. We both love The Europe in Killarney so I think we’ll definitely go there for sure. I want to go to Cork for a few nights also and then back up to Galgorm too. Wishing for sunshine on our little island 🙂
Love Aoibhe xxx