Sunday, 30 March 2014

Frozen {Queen Elsa}

Has it really been 20 days since I last blogged? Life has been pretty hectic and I've been caught in a flurry of unorganised chaos! No meal planning, routine blowing in the wind.. just not like me. But... all that changes this week {fingers crossed}.

I start with a new working rota tomorrow, full time hours but all more streamlined and a promotion! I'm ready for my new challenge.

This weekend I promised my little Princess that I'd make her a Queen Elsa costume. I'd never made a costume before {apart from a no sew tutu} but I thought I was up for the challenge. I had planned it out... Elsa as the Ice-Queen is quite a sexy character, so I had to adapt her dress to suit a 2 year old who loves to dance around all day long!

Queen Elsa - the costume plan

As I'd not made a costume before I thought I had better ease myself in and I attached the skirt to a plain white vest. I then jazzed up the vest with some ribbon, tulle and a snowflake charm. The hardest part {for me} was working out which way round the vest went as I was sewing the skirt to it, as it was outside in, upside down and had gazillions of pins in it! It was very confusing, but thankfully it worked out! I then added an underarm cape which was white tulle with sparkly jewels...

I have one very happy Queen Elsa... she won't take it off!

What have you been up to this weekend?

A x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Meal Planning {monday}

 Meal Planning Monday

I'm getting back on plan {or trying to}, this week we'll be dining on...

Chicken fajitas with rice

Sausage, bacon and eggs
Although I'm dining out with work for our Christmas night out {yes, I said Christmas}

Spaghetti bolognese {with Turkey mince} and garlic bread

Sausage, mash and beans {we've got a lot of sausages to eat!}

Salmon, wedges and veg

Baked potatoes, slimming world quiche and coleslaw

Chicken and veg curry with rice

What's on your plate?  To link up with Mrs M just click the image above.

A x

Friday, 7 March 2014

Missing {not me}

Oh dear, I seem to be missing in action but rest assured there is a wonderful excuse... we have been in Disneyland, Paris!

Lunch with the Princesses at Auberge de Cendrillion, Paris
What a wonderful {but exhausting} break. Little Miss had a wonderful time meeting all her favourite Princesses. I'd love to bombard you with lots of more photos but I've still to sort through all of them. There will be a new post all about Disneyland and some tips and tricks for your visit. Let me know if you've been and if you've got any tips you'd like to share? We're already thinking about planning a trip there next year.

So, we're back to work and back on the healthy eating, thankfully I only gained 1lb {a miracle} when I was away, considering the pastries I ate for breakfast I am chuffed at just 1lb gain. I've not been fully committed to my diet this week, still a little naughty so I need to have a word with myself.

This weekend is all about lists.. to do lists for the home, cleaning schedules, meal planning and convincing the Mr to purchase a Mamas and Papas Armadillo... I'm lusting after this pushchair {our existing pushchair is too small for our {big} Little Miss now}.

What's your plans for the weekend?

A x