Dog Christmas Outfits – My Top Picks

photo credit – Jenny Giles Photography

As a family we tend to wear a lot of festive clothing throughout December, Aria and I like to wear twinning Christmas dresses and we all like to wear an array of Christmas jumpers, even the dog likes to get involved! Now, I got a little excited when I first became a dog owner and bought a lot of Christmas outfits early on, not considering the fact that my puppy would grow before December. As a result I am once again searching the internet for the very best dog Christmas outfits, and so I thought I would compile a few of my favourites here!

Every dog wants to be an Elf at Christmas time, especially dogs called Dobby! This cute little outfit comes with a hat and can be seen modelled by Dobby in his festive photo above.

Dog Christmas outfits

If your dog isn’t one for all out festivities how about keeping it plain and simple with this quirky jumper from Not On The High Street? Be sure to check for the best Not On The High Street voucher codes and sign up to Quidco to get 5% cashback.

I’m not sure if the dogs are going to like this one to be fair, but I love it!

Dog Christmas outfits

If comfort and warmth is your dogs thing, how about this lovely dog’s Rudolph jumper from World Stores. Be sure to sign up to KidStart to collect cashback on your order and check out voucher codes for World Stores here.

Why wouldn’t your dog want to wear a light up Christmas jumper? I mean it looks amazing and you won’t lose them when you take them for walks in the dark evenings. Everyone is a winner.

Dog Christmas outfits

Why not get the whole family twinning, including the dog? There are lots of Christmas jumpers available featuring this quote, even this one from Debenhams for your dog! Remember to search for voucher codes for Debenhams to save a few bob before ordering.

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The Mummy Blogger’s Christmas Wishlist

I always struggle when it comes to thinking up gift ideas for myself, I’m not very good with money and if I want something, I tend to buy it. This year has seen us moving into a new house and me (attempting) to restrain myself when it comes to spending money, which has resulted in me building up quite a nice wishlist!

I’m not even slightly organised and I am always looking for things to help combat that, they really never work but a good planner and a to-do list always make me feel slightly more relaxed. There is something so very satisfying about crossing things off a list. As always, the prettier the stationery the better.

A pretty desk is an essential part of blogging right? As a blogger I spend a lot of time at my desk area so I want it to look good, and of course I may want to take photos of my blogging area in which case it needs to look especially good!

I genuinely really need both of these. I’m always multi-tasking between my phone and computer when working so the phone stand is the perfect hands free solution, with a charger, and it looks pretty. All boxes ticked. As for the mug, I like coffee, strike that, I need coffee.

This may seem boring for the non-blogger/photography lovers amongst us, but believe me, these are hot stuff, the stuff of bloggers dreams in fact. Taking photos in this dark, horrible Winter is hard work. Even in the Summer a lot of us are left with no choice but to take our photos when the kids are in bed and the lighting just isn’t good. I am hoping that this light will answer both my photography and filming woes.

My ultimate, ultimate present which I know I’m not going to get but I can always dream, is a GoPro. I’ve wanted a GoPro for so long but I haven’t been able to justify the expense, a DSLR upgrade, new lenses and a vlogging camera all took priority. I also really want one of these to go with my GoPro.

mummy bloggers Christmas list

Let’s be honest, most camera bags are ugly, practical they may be but kind on the eye they are not. I rarely go out without my DSLR and so I spent many hours trawling the internet in search of a nice looking camera bag. I was thrilled when I stumbled across Shutter Totes and ordered a bag straight away, a bag which I love and is used a lot. I love my bag so much that I am now fancying another bag from the same person, in the form of this lovely DSLR backpack (beware that if you are nice enough to buy me this you probably will incur a customs charge if ordering to the UK).

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Baby Girl Party Outfits : My Picks

Aria has a better social life than me. This month alone she has three parties to attend. I currently only have one party dress for her which just won’t do, she can’t be seen in the same social circles wearing the same dress all the time now can she? She has an amazing casual wardrobe (better than mine) but her ever increasing popularity means that I really need to work on the party wardrobe.

I’ve picked some of my favourite party dresses from Matalan, Next and Esprit, all available in Aria’s current size 6-9 months.

baby girl party dresses wishlist all fit size 6-9 months

Next £14 || Next £13 || Matalan £10 || Matalan £10 || Esprit £29 || Esprit £19

The pink and floral theme here is completely unintentional, I hadn’t realised just how drawn I was to pink florals until putting this collage together, well, maybe I had…

The denim blue dress sticks out like a sore thumb in amongst this lot but I really like it and was instantly drawn to it, Aria suits blue so I know this would look good on her.

Which of these party dresses is your favourite? Where do you tend to buy your children’s party clothing?

Home : The Busy Mum’s Dream Bedroom

Now that I’m a mum I seem to cherish my bedroom even more, my bedroom is mine (and Spencer’s, begrudgingly), it is my place to relax and be left alone. Aria will come into our bedroom occasionally but not very often, usually the only time it is used is for sleeping and relaxing. Now that I’m appreciating the ‘me time’ in my bedroom I would like to update it a little, I want to turn it into the ideal mummy retreat, somewhere calming for me to escape to at the end of a busy day.

the busy mum's dream bedroom wishlist

I would like to introduce some quality items into my bedroom, don’t get me wrong IKEA bedding is cheap and pretty, but it never fits right and it just doesn’t have that same luxurious look or feel as the items from Julian Charles.

julian charles blue and white elegant floral bedroom wishlist

I’m finding myself drawn to blue and white, the colours are calming and it looks super stylish, making the bedroom the perfect place to escape after a busy day being mum. I’ve also added a Fresh Linen candle into my wishlsit, this is one of my favourite scents, the candles are currently on offer, not only are they reduced by 50% but there is also an offer on to buy one and get the second half price, meaning you can get two candles for just £16.

Spencer hates cushions on the bed, he says that they just get in the way, which I agree with, they do, but they also look very pretty when no one is in the bed. If I had my own way the bed would be neatly made out everyday with an array of beautiful cushions. We would also have a new bed, but one step at a time!

Which room is your favourite place to escape to? What colours do you like in the bedroom? Are you a fan of cushions or do they annoy you?

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My Spring/Summer Wedding Guest WishLyst

Is it just me who likes to create virtual shopping baskets that they can’t really justify or afford? We’ve had a few sunny days recently. The sunshine has got me excited, Wedding season is just around the corner and it is time to plan my Spring/Summer occasions outfit. Obviously the first step in planning is to create a virtual shopping basket on a luxurious website like Lyst.

spring summer wedding guest outfit idea with pink dress and sequin cat bag

Red Valentino Pink Daisies and Cherries Dress  Red Valentino Pink Sling Back  Betsey Johnson Sequin Cat Clutch  Ginette NY Rose Gold Mini Bow Necklace  Balenciaga Rose Gold Boucle Bow Bracelet

I absolutely love the outfit that I have put together, it is all so pink and pretty, the bag isn’t quite as smart and ‘mature’ as the rest of the outfit, but I have to have a bit of my personality showing while adulting, right?

Now that I have my outfit sorted I just need to wait for the Wedding invites to roll in…

Do you ever create your dream virtual baskets? Would you wear this outfit?