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Little Butterfly

Once your little baby has arrived into the world, everyone will tell you what you should and shouldn’t use on your babies skin. As with everything baby related, it really is trial and error to see what you babies skin likes. I have always gone for more gentle products on Sebastians skin and as I declared in my Baby Essential post, I love the Weleda and Burts Bees ranges for their kind and natural ingredients.

Then along came Little Butterfly.

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They had very kindly sent me this gorgeous bag with a sneak peek of their new organic product range.

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First up is the soft as moonlight Nappy Change Cream. It is a very gentle, oily consistency with a gorgeous natural smell. Made from 18 natural ingredients including mango seed butter, canendula, and shea butter, it is moisturising and very gentle. The packaging is perfect for keeping on the changing table, the lid is textured to feel like wood and the glass bottle is very luxurious in feel. The cream really is wonderful to apply. A thin layer to the nappy covered area creates a protective barrier between the rough nappy and babies sensitive skin.

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The next product is the dew drops at dawn body lotion. I have used this a few times specifically on the more fatty areas where Sebs skin can become a little red and sensitive. It is extremely gentle and provides a lovely layer of moisture and lubrication for those fatty little rolls! The lotion is delicate and has a wonderful scent of its once again natural and organic ingredients.

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If you are conscious of the products you are using on your babies sensitive skin then Little Butterfly products are for you. Their gorgeous range of products are available to buy on their website here and would make a gorgeous gift for any mummy to be!

Thank you again to Little Butterfly for the wonderful gift for Sebastian.

 

 

Birth Announcement Cards

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We received so many wonderful cards and gifts from around the world that I really wanted to send a special thank you in return.

My brother (who is an amateur photographer) came over one afternoon when Sebastian was a few weeks old and we sat in our bay window with the sun beaming in on us while Ollie shot some amazing photos. We quickly uploaded them and I just fell in love with this photo. We sent it over to Scott and a few minutes later, the Mac whizkid had designed this amazing birth announcement card.

After a bit of research online, I found Instant Print and placed an order for 100 matt laminated A6 cards. They arrived a few days later and they were just perfect. I spent all of that evening writing personal messages of thanks on the back and raced to the post office the next day to send them off.

Birth Announcements are a wonderful way to say thanks and I would highly recommend getting some printed to your little bundle of joy!

Lucy Tidbury

As a leaving gift from work, the lovely chaps from my office commissioned local artist Lucy Tidbury to paint a mural on the wall in Sebastians nursery. Totally awesome gift I know, and I couldn’t have be more excited for her to get started! Lucy is a local artist who’s work ranges from paintings of rubbish… Lucy Tidbury Rubbish

…to her fabulous cows!

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For Lucy’s first visit, we toyed with lots of different ideas and we soon landed the theme of”Down Under”. With Scott’s kiwi background and my favourite animal being a Koala, we chose 4 animals around the theme that Lucy would paint around a large colourful tree in the corner of his nursery.  After a few days, Lucy emailed me across a sketch of the koala, kiwi, pukeko and a kangaroo and we loved it. A few days later Lucy was back to get started.

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It wasn’t long before the paintbrushes came out and the walls were transformed!

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Before I knew it, the animals had come to life too.

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Kerry the Koala…

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Kevin the Kiwi…

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And Pete the Pukeko.

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And last but by no way least, Rocky the Kangaroo was born with her little Joey!

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Seb is absolutely mesmerised with all the colours and loves laying in his cot starring at the animals.

Lucy is incredibly talented and is also rather lovely too. You can follow her on Facebook, via her blog or if you fancy getting your mits on some of those gorgeous cows, she has a whole website dedicated to them here! If it’s animal paintings you love, she is also in high demand for pet portraits which you can check out here! The gift of a painting is so special and I couldn’t recommend Lucy and her paintbrushes enough!