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Trendy Tot Thursday (19/11/2015)

My, life does seriously get away from you sometimes! I was all prepared to go with this Trendy Tot last week (12/11/2015) but totally forgot to post it. It wasn’t until first thing Monday morning that I had that face-palm moment. Sorry about that, it is why this post would have made so much more sense last week! 

We do not have an Asda near us. However there is one in deepest, darkest South London (relatively near my work) so I did get an opportunity to go in after work. And that is where I found these lovely pjs!    

 I grew up watching BBC Children In Need, and never failed to be touched by the images and stories told throughout the night. I had bought Cracker Pudsey ears and Biscuit Blush ears from Boots when they first came out. When in Asda I couldn’t resist the Pudsey/Blush pyjama bottoms for both of them. Cracker is usually hotter in bed than Biscuit so I got him the short-sleeved super hero t-shirt. Biscuit looks so beautiful in her amazing Blush long-sleeved t-shirt. Her pink slipper boots are from Joules and are perfect on these chillier days (Cracker wouldnt pose in his blue ones). 
I hope you enjoyed my rather belated Trendy Tot Thursday. Please keep up to date with the linky via Mother Geek and Clearly Bex; both of whom are much more organised than me and can keep up to date! 

Trendy Tot Thursday (02/07/2015)

I hope this post finds everyone well. 

This post is less about ‘trendy’ clothes and more about keeping your little ones safe in the sun, especially in this heatwave we are currently…enjoying?!? 

     
These are all clothes you have seen before (apart from the hats) I think, but please stick with us. Cracker is wearing his Olaf t-shirt from Primark, his shorts from Mini Club at Boots and his Lightning McQueen Crocs. His Minion baseball cap is from George at Asda and is a firm favourite of his. Biscuit is wearing a dress from Mini Club at Boots and her Frozen Crocs. Her amazing, floppy, purple Sofia the First hat is from Disney Store UK

We put these things on because they fulfilled the sun safe rule of SLIP, SLAP, SLOP. This means your children (and you too) should slip on a cotton t-shirt, slap on a hat and slop on the sun screen, hopefully meaning they stay as safe as they can whilst enjoying playing outside. The cotton t-shirt will help to cover them up and keep them cool, a wide-brimed hat will keep the sun off their face and out of their eyes (and if it’s like Biscuit’s it will also help to protect their necks), and the sunscreen will help protect their gorgeous, delicate skin from harmful rays. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed another week getting a sneaky peak at the twins’ wardrobes. We’ve enjoyed showing you! For more #TT_Thursday, please visit Clearly Bex and Mother Geek- they are our wonderful hosts of this fun linky. 

Please feel free to drop by at any time and say ‘hi’, we like company! 

Trendy Tot Thursday (25/06/1015)

Hi there! Sorry for missing you last week. Life does sometimes get on top of you doesn’t it? But we are back with avengence this week, hope you’re ready!!! 

Has everyone had a good week? We have been busy (do the words ‘potty training’ strike fear into the hearts of any other parents of toddlers???), hence the Sunday posting, again

 
My gorgeous Cracker is wearing a t-shirt from Rocket and Rose which we bought from Zulily. You may remember it from their birthday Trendy Tot last July; as you can see, it still fits! Not only that, but it has survived multiple wears and washes. The colour is still as vibrant as ever, and the transfer decoration is still pristine. What more could a Mama ask for? His shorts are actually swim shorts from Primark, but they’re really comfortable for him and very hard wearing. He is also wearing his Lightning McQueen Crocs, these are some of the most loved shoes in the world. Plus, being Crocs it means that they can be wiped down when they get muddy/messy- very handy! 

 
Beautiful Biscuit is wearing her Doc McStuffins baseball cap from George at Asda, a pretty white dress her Grammy bought her from a brand I have never heard of called ABQ (goodness knows where she got it from, my Mum is a genius at spotting gorgeous things), a pair of well-worn, but still vibrant pink leggings from Boots and her Frozen Crocs (again, I love Crocs for toddlers, they are like the perfect summer shoes). I was initially a little nervous of her running around and playing in a white dress, but have learnt that if you feel like that then they have items which never get worn. And that is more of a waste than if one gets mucky in the park. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed another week getting a sneaky peak at the twins’ wardrobes. We’ve enjoyed showing you! For more #TT_Thursday, please visit Clearly Bex and Mother Geek– they are our wonderful hosts of this fun linky. 

Please feel free to drop by at any time and say ‘hi’, we like company! 

Trendy Tot Thursday (11/06/2015)

Hello and welcome to another week where I get to show off my beautiful twinkles and tell you what they’re wearing! 

It’s rather an eclectic mix for you this week as my twins are toddlers and will only pose when they deem fit; even if they are wearing something ridiculously cute that is no guarantee they will ever let anyone see it! 

This is why Cracker has picked his pyjamas to show you this week!!

  His jumper is from George at Asda; it was in the Spring sale and it is 2 sizes too big, but super comfy and perfect for over jammies! The jammies in question, which you can only see the bottom half of, are shortie jammies from Primark. They are Dusty from Disney/Pixar’s Planes, Cracker spends most of his awake time wearing these flying around the flat! He is always wearing Mickey Mouse slippers from his favourite place in the world- the Disney Store. They are soft and padded and has Mickey’s face on them, what more could a 2 year old want from slippers?!

Unlike her brother- Biscuit is more than happy to pose on demand!

  

Doesn’t she look like a little super star on her Mini Micro Scooter?! Her sailor dress is from Powell Craft. Word of warning- this dress is on the generous size! Biscuit, at 34 months is wearing their 12-24 months size. I know she’s petite but seriously?!? The cardigan is from a brand called Barbaras, I bought it from Zulily– originally it was Cracker’s but now Biscuit is making good use out of it. Her Doc McStuffins baseball hat and her Frozen sunglasses were a present from her Mamps (Cracker got a Minions hat and Avengers sunglasses for those  worried about him). All these accessories are from Asda. Her Frozen shoes are from Crocs

I hope you enjoy reading our Trendy Tot Thursday as much as I enjoyed writing it! Check out The Mother Geek and Clearly Bex for more!

Hope to see you again next week for another Trendy Tot Thursday, and please feel free to stop by and say ‘hi’ whenever you have time!

Trendy Tot Thursday (09/04/2015)

Good morning lovely people. I hope you’ve had a good week and got to enjoy the nice weather. I have been on holiday this week and I feel very relaxed now!

I’m showcasing Biscuit and Cracker’s outdoor coats this week. We spent the first part of the week at my Mum and Dad’s house and they got to go out and get muddy in the park. Cracker has always liked getting dirty when out and about but Biscuit has only just started to accept getting a little mucky, but she still doesn’t like it on her hands!

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Biscuit is posing like a pro in her coat from Marks and Spencers. It is long, lined in nice warm fabric, and is shower-proof. It is a lovely flowery design, but not too girly, if you know what I mean! Her gloves are part of a set from George at Asda, which their Nonna sewed a length of ribbon on it so that she doesn’t lose them (why they don’t do this anyway is beyond me, it is so much handier than gloves which get lost every 5 minutes). Her tights are from Mamas and Papas, they came with a pair of funky shorts (she is wearing them, you just can’t see them), her red fleece (just visible) is from Mothercare and her pink, sparkly wellies are from Primark.

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Cracker is demonstrating his tree-climbing skills in his coat, also from Marks and Spencers. It has a space pattern on it, is lined in a nice warm fabric and is waterproof. Nonna also sewed a ribbon on Cracker’s George at Asda gloves (seriously glove-making-companies, I even had people asking me where I got their gloves from as they all wanted them with ribbons on them). His just-visible fleece is also from Mothercare, his trousers are from M and Co and his wellies are dinosaur print ones from Start Rite.

I hope you enjoy reading our Trendy Tot Thursday as much as I enjoyed writing it! Check out The Mother Geek and Clearly Bex for more!

Hope to see you again next week for another Trendy Tot Thursday, and please feel free to stop by and say ‘hi’ whenever you have time!

Trendy Tot Thursday (26/03/2015)

Morning! Thank you for joining us on another Trendy Tot Thursday, where you can see what funky outfits Biscuit and Cracker have worn this week.

Our childminder held a little party during the week where she asked all the children to turn up in Disney fancy dress. Of course you’ve seen the twinkles’ Frozen clothes before but we went for something slightly different this time.

It would have been easy to get Biscuit a princess fancy dress, but I never feel that they are very comfortable as they are never made from soft material. Biscuit absolutely adores Doc McStuffins and I was so pleased when I found this lovely Doc nightie/playdress from George at Asda. She looks so cute and it comes with a Doc headband. We teamed it with some Doc McStuffins leggings (also from George at Asda), a long-sleeved vest and her trainers from Primark. She was so chuffed when she saw what she was wearing to the party!

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It is always hard for boys to do fancy dress, I think. There are lots of superhero costumes available, but they are not really Disney! I popped in to Asda and found him a lovely new Olaf t-shirt. I also bought him a pair of Mickey Mouse pyjamas. Can you guess which t-shirt he wanted to wear? You guessed it, he went in a George at Asda Mickey Mouse t-shirt! We layered this with a Mini Club from Boots long-sleeved t-shirt and tracksuit trousers. He is, obviously, wearing his brown boots from Clarks. As Biscuit was wearing her headband, Cracker also wanted to wear one and only pink would do! He borrowed my American Apparel one.

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I hope you enjoy reading our Trendy Tot Thursday as much as I enjoyed writing it! Check out The Mother Geek and Clearly Bex for more!

Hope to see you again next week for another Trendy Tot Thursday, and please feel free to stop by and say ‘hi’ whenever you have time!

Trendy Tot Thursday (26/02/2015)

Being very British-sort-of-weather at the moment (I know, a catchphrase for any time it’s a bit miserable and grey) it’s all about layers in the Biscuit and Cracker household. I find that this helps when it’s not particularly nice, but when they can still get hot when running around.

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My beautiful little Ginger Biscuit is wearing a long-sleeved white t-shirt from M & Co (it has a pretty butterfly design on it, but you can’t see that here!) with a pretty dotty t-shirt from Cath Kidston. That is the other good thing about layering, they’ll get more wear out of certain types of clothing. Her lovely pink leggings are from Mini Club at Boots, they are nice and simple and go with a wide variety of tops and tunics. We teamed her outfit with her awesome purple unicorn (what else) slippers from Clarks when we were at home. I’ll be very sad when she’ll no longer fit into them as they’re pretty cool!

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My handsome little man, Cracker, is wearing a long-sleeved stripey t-shirt from Mini Club at Boots with a funky Elmo t-shirt over the top. This, and the comfy, cosy grey trousers are from George at Asda. He is definitely one that benefits from being able to take off a layer of clothing after running, jumping and climbing everywhere as little boys are apt to do! Children really love Elmo, don’t they?!

I hope you enjoy reading our Trendy Tot Thursday as much as I enjoyed writing it! Check out The Mother Geek and Clearly Bex for more!

Hope to see you again next week for another Trendy Tot Thursday, and please feel free to stop by and say ‘hi’ whenever you have time!