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Thursday, 25 August 2016

summer rain.



Today has been all about being cosy indoors, and making the most out of this rainy weather. Call me crazy but I have actually missed the rain. 

There's nothing more peaceful than listening to the sound of the rain (and also watching a sleepy toddler)!

The good thing about it is, I don't even have to keep nagging my toddler to go to sleep. The rain naturally does it for me.

I'm over this summer, tbh. Sure I'll miss it, but winter is what I'm really excited for. To me, winter is a "hygge" weather. It's the Danish term for cosy, and much more. Google it.

I definitely cannot wait for it :) eeeekkk!!!

S
xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Grateful!


I'm grateful for giving birth to a toddler who loves books. This is probably the only time where he sits down calmly, listens, learns and asks questions.

We read two books every night before bed time. I can't ever escape it lmao. He will make sure he picks out the books he wants read, and puts it on the bed-- ready for me to take a seat and start reading.

Lately, he's into picking a fun book, and then a learning book.

Right now, he's excited to learn about numbers, and counting. So that's what we're doing-- even though he knows all the numbers, and is capable of counting how many sheeps or cows he can see. I'm doing everything at his pace-- so when he's ready to move on from numbers, we will go on to letters as he's kind of forgetting them. He can only recognise certain letters.

Bragging hell, you say. Well I'm not. Hahaa. I'm just really proud of all the things he's learned and achieved before the age of three.

I always tell him "good job, Lucas. You've worked really hard for this" with everything that he does because I want him to know that with hard work, he can achieve anything.

S
xx

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Potty mouth!!!



We try not to swear around our toddler-- but let me just be honest with you all, I have the biggest potty mouth. I don't swear AT him, oh hell no, I would never do that and I do NOT agree with people who swear at their children because it's so mean -- but when I'm on the phone to my gal friends and the conversation is getting saucy or too deep for my life-- I will swear here and there. And he just happens to be around me. I also swear if I'm tying my hair and the hair bobble snaps because it just happened to be my last hair bobble. It's just one of them things where it flows naturally out of your mouth. I know, it's bad. Shoot me.

Anyhow, lucas picks up things we say quite quick. I'm talking about normal words here. He is really good using things he hears as part of his vocabulary and I kid you not, majority of the time, it makes sense. But today while we were face timing my sister-- he was being so difficult and wouldn't listen at all. So my sister and I  started teasing him about something, I don't even remember what it was right now. Probably something so silly, and he shouted the F word out of frustration. 

My sister said to me " r u not gonna tell him off?!" in her shocked diva Danish-English accent. Well... To be honest with you, I usually ignore if he says bad words, because i don't want to make it into a big deal as he forgets what he said and carries on with his life. But then i thought... What if he says it out of the blue in nursery to other children, or to a teacher? Or even worse, what if we are in a public place and he starts shouting it loud and proud? Toddlers don't give a shit when it comes to those sort of things but I know that I would die of shame. Lol!

We've already established one thing, and that is -- I have to stop swearing when he's around me.

How do you deal with your toddler when he/she drops the F bomb? 

S
xx

Monday, 22 August 2016

Trying not to laugh moment.





These pictures were taken a long time ago. Look how gorgeous his curly hair WAS. I miss it so much. lol.

Anyway, back to the original post.

Lucas has become so sassy these days. I mean, he always used to be but now that his vocabulary is expanding.. He feels the need to express himself even further.. I will tell him to go to the naughty corner and he'll tell me "I don't care to go to the naughty corner, mummy. I don't care" I try so hard not to laugh. I don't even think he knows what "I don't care" means. He will just say it because he's probably heard it from Peppa Pig or something.

Today, he accused me of "always" leaving him, which lead him to not having a good day, as he couldn't find his toys. Kids come out with the funniest things, don't they?

S xx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Lucas' long lost brother.


We met a lady today-- who kindly stopped us in the streets to tell me that our kids looked the exact same. And she really wasn't lying. Both of our boys honestly looked like long lost twin brothers. Apart from my son is half white and the other little boy is fully Algerian.

We both have pictures of our boys, but i don't want to upload any on here just because I didn't ask her personally, and I'm sure as hell she wouldn't like it lol.

We always meet other kids who have similar looks to Lucas, but honestly, this little kid looked JUST like him. 

We carried on with our day as normal, with Lucas telling our life stories to strangers. He just can't help himself lol. He's too excited about his birthday next month, so he makes sure everyone and their nan knows about it!

I'm still not sure what we will be doing for his THIRD birthday. I better get planning quick as I don't have enough time anymore. 

What did you get up to today? 

S
xx

Saturday, 20 August 2016

This stuff is MAGIC.




Hello, loves and welcome back to another blogpost.

I want to share with you my favourite conditioner that is a game changer.

So, I have been using this Shea Moisture conditioner since the first day I started my natural hair journey. I would always see it in my sisters bathroom, and her curls are to die for, so I thought I would give it a go-- hoping it would bring back some curls into my life.

My poor hair was not only dry, but it was heat damaged as fuck. 

I did actually have SOME curls here and there. They weren't that inspiring to look at, though. Honestly, they were dead, and made me look like I had an electric shock lol.

BUT since I started using this conditioner-- it made all the difference in the way i feel about my hair.

I kid you not, my hair felt and looked a lot more healthier, and shinier than what it used to be. My curls started coming through. I couldn't believe my eyes lol.

For those who know me, know that I would NEVER have my afro' hair out in the open. It would always be straight and up in a bun or with a fringe. Ever since my curls started coming through, I felt more confident in having my hair out. Freeing the afro' never felt so good.

I still have a long way to go, but it's a progress, right?!

Another great thing about this conditioner  is... It smells DEVINE!!!! When I hug someone I know (obvs) the first thing they say is: your hair smells nice-- what did you put in it?" 

I will definitely invest in more Shea Moisture hair products because all I've ever heard is nothing but amazing things about them.

What's your favourite hair product atm? 

S
xx

Friday, 19 August 2016

Get to know me.



I love a cheeky get to know me tag. It's nice getting to know the person behind the screen.

Here's 5 facts about one: 

1. I was born somewhere in East-Africa. Have a guess which country.

2. I don't like ice cream. This happened after I gave birth to my son. I actually truly hate the taste of it lol

3. I'm 5"3

4. I wear a size 6

5. The Lion King is my all time fave

Tell me some things about you, go on ...you know you want to! 

xx

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Things got better.



Hello, loves!! How are thee?!

I felt SO ill last night. This happens every time I'm due on my period. I will vomit, and run to the toilet every two minutes. I couldn't eat, or breathe to save my life. To top it all off, I was experiencing the headache of hell. No ibuprofen could help me. I had to ride it out. I didn't fall asleep until 230am.

It didn't end there, no. I woke up to the worst headache, and belly ache of my life. Naturally, I ran to my bag and got out two ibuprofen and downed that as quick as I could to get rid of this awful pain.

I then ran to the kitchen and started eating a whole lemon, with salt. It's something my mum has taught me. Lemon and salt is the cure for everything, as well as tea-- but I couldn't keep anything down.

The lemon definitely had a massive impact in the way I felt later on in the day because I could eat a little bit of food hours later, and my headache was slowly disappearing.

My day got a whole lot better when my little brother handed me Crest 3D White strips with shit loads of crest toothpaste!!!! It's actually from my little cousin who lives in America! How cute is he?!! I must return back the favour!

I've already started using the 1hr express! I can feel a little bit of sensitivity here and there, but it's nothing major. It's bearable. I will let you know how I get on with them!  

Im also excited to eat those cheetos too. I have to be in the mood to eat certain snacks, though-- and I feel like I will not enjoy them if I eat them now, as I'm feeling SO miserable from the inside haha!!

S
xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Yuk.

The sun was out today, and we all know that when theres a bit of sun, some humans turn bat shit crazy. 

Today I came across two types of people.

The ones who walk around smelling like shit. They obviously can't smell themselves, so we have to. 

And the ones who quite literally piss anywhere and everywhere. They don't care whether there's people or cars going past.-- I will not blame this one on the alcohol.

Anyway, hope you all had a nice day!

S
xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The sunset diary!


Holy shit, look at this beautiful sky. We sat by the window sill again-- just minutes before bed time. And thanked the universe for blessing us with this magnificent view..

After I put my son to bed, I sat by the window again, with the window open this time. Feeling that sweet summer breeze on my face-- I just sat there in silence thinking of all the things that I am genuinely grateful for. And I felt it all.

I thought I would share it with you since I didn't do that much that would be of interest :)!

S
xx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Summer nights.



As I was putting my sleepy toddler to bed, something told me to look outside-- just to witness this glorious sunset. I stood by my window for a good two minutes until my son said "what are you looking at, mummy?" So I picked him up, and let him see the beauty of life with his own eyes.

"Wow, mummy. The sky is bootiful. It's orange, and yeyyow. That's my favourite colour."

He is talking so much, and his speech is getting so clear.

As much as he drives me crazy most days, I love him so much.

Even when he tells me "im not your best friend, anymore" lol.

How is your Monday night going?

S
xx

Sunday, 14 August 2016

SUNDAY.




Hello, loves and welcome back to another blogpost!

This weekend has been filled with family time, mostly. My mothers side of the family came to visit us today (to pay their respect, since my grandad passed away). It was so nice to see aunts, cousins and nieces we haven't seen for a good few years! It's weird how they only live a few hours away, and no one bothers to visit each other, unless someone's passing. Very strange, but that's how life works. People carry on, until the next big thing happens. 

Other than that, I'm feeling a bit blah today. I go through this sad stage once every month. I am definitely due a catchup from the Mother Nature. So naturally, I am aware of what's to come as I never used to pay attention to it before-- but it became such a struggle that I started paying attention to it. I'm trying to snap out of it but it only works when I'm around my positive people dem. Don't get me wrong-- I love my own company but i would be feeling much better if I was around someone positive lol!

On a cute note though, my toddler made me laugh. He said "mummy, Audrey is my best friend." Yes, we talk to her. It's not weird at all. Haha!

S
xx


Saturday, 13 August 2016

urgh.

I don't know what the hell is happening to my face. I am becoming so spotty, and it's making me sad as I never get spots!

Well, I do but not this crazy! I get the ones you can't pop, the really big painful ones and usually only in one place-- and that's my chin. Lol!

I'm literally getting these horrible spots all over my face! I am eating healthy, and drinking water SO WHY ON EARTH IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?!! 

Ok, I need to relax, as there's worse things going on in the world.

The more I think about it and the more I spend my time looking in the mirror of ways to get rid of them-- without popping them.... THE MORE SPOTS THAT ARE COMING THROUGH.

HELP!!!!!

S
xx

Friday, 12 August 2016

THE WORST NIGHTMARE.



I had the worst night ever last night. 

It was just a normal night with my toddler telling me every two seconds "mummy, I'm just so tired" yes I'm aware of that kid, because you refused to have a nap! 

I knew he was overtired. He was vocal about it. But I didn't anticipate the night that was heading our way! 

We had our usual, normal bed time routine. I read him a story, and he drifted off to sleep. Just as he normally does.

Then two hours later, he woke up SCREAMING his head off. My heart nearly jumped out of my chest. I didn't know what was happening to him! he wouldn't look at me, or talk to me as he was too busy crying!

I tried to calm him down, and patted his back. Finally, he said something! "I am so tired, mummy, I just want to sleep" I don't think he was aware of what was happening, but I told him to dream about nice things, and asked whether he would like me to sing him a song, lmao, long story cut short, he drifted off to sleep.

Then it happened again at bang on 4AM. I wasn't in deep sleep, but at the same time I wasn't awake. I don't know how to explain it lol. I was there, ready, but enjoying my sleep too. Anyway, he starts SCREAMING again in his sleep. I'm getting so frustrated at this point, because he won't tell me what's bothering him! He's not talking to me. His eyes aren't actually open, he's just crying. 

I have heard of night terrors before, but never in my life was I thinking that it would happen to my toddler?! I wasn't even expecting it to. Who sits there, expecting for horrid things to happen to their child? lol. Not me!

I am such a cry baby, so of course, I started crying because I knew my child wasn't sick! I stopped obsessing over him becoming ill like beginning of this year, so he is completely healthy, and hasn't got sick for MONTHS! 

I cuddled him to sleep, and guess what I woke up to this morning?! He's wet the bed! He's always dry at night, and knows when to go to the toilet, so....

Damn you water-melon! We will not be eating you before bed time, anymore!

This morning-- i googled night terrors, and that confirmed everything for me. I'm just going to make sure he's not over-tired in the future as that was the main cause of it. 

Thank the bloody universe that it's normal, as I was shitting in my boots, lol. 

I have never experienced it before and obviously had no idea that one day it would happen to my toddler! 

Anyway, the good news is that he's happy and healthy this morning. He doesn't remember anything!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

YES.


This morning I am ticking off some of the goals that I set myself from a few weeks ago, and writing more things that I want to achieve by the end of this year. I get ticking happy because there's not a better feeling than ticking off your goals knowing that everything you said has happened. I love when everything flows beautifully.

My goals for the rest of the year is getting me excited and nervous at the same time, but I know that I will achieve it or die trying lol! I am going to give WHSmith a visit so I can buy a board, as I would like to have a vision board. I'm a visual person, so I think that would really help me!

What are your plans for today?

S
xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

MY POSITIVE MORNING.


Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another blogpost!

Good things and bad things happened last week, but I learned to appreciate life, and my family even more and live in the moment.

We have been enjoying life over the weekend with my family, which involved a lot of late nights once the kids have gone to bed! How else were we going to speak without being interrupted, hey?!

Now that we have said our goodbyes, and life is gone back to normal, I am also back to practicing being a morning person. By that I mean, waking up bang on 6 o'clock! Just like I used to. Not snoozing the alarm bell like 100x. My toddler has been acting like a teenager these past couple of days, I think he's overily tired. He doesn't wake up before 730, 8 or even 9 ! He's been doing A LOT of walking, that may be the reason haha! 

As I was saying, it's so nice to wake up in the morning in your own accord without  a baby or a toddler forcing you to wake up because they are "hungry" or " I need a WEE, MUMMY" in the exact words of my toddler. That leads you to getting out of bed, not because you want to (you could do with that extra five minutes) but you HAVE to get up because you're avoiding your toddlers tantrums. Plus, these little humans need some sort of entertainment before they ruin the whole house, with sudocrem or a tub of Nutella. Or if they're being really spontaneous, they might even poo in your carpet. Sorry for the tmi. My toddler has done this back in the day, before we even introduced potty. Ha! 

Here's what I do in my morning routine. I wake up SO much happier. With lots of energy!

1. As soon as I wake up, I want to check my phone, no kidding! But this time, I write in my gratitude book before I speak to anyone or check anything! I spend 10 minutes or something of my morning doing this. I don't just write write write, I FEEL it too.

2. I need to quench this thirst, girl! Yes before I touch anything, I drink two big glasses of water. This is possible. Trust me. I used to hate drinking water, but i swear water will help you out SO much!

3. I love reading, and I don't get to do it that often, so I grab my book that I always carry around with me. It's called "The Secret". I manifested this book, subconsciously. I am not kidding. Lol. I read it for about ten minutes. 

4. I start getting ready the day. First thing I do before I get in the shower is, I brush my teeth. I don't know why I do it in this order, but I like to save time I guess lol. So right after that's done, I hop in the shower, and I think about all the good things that has happened to me in my life, or this year, and my goals for the rest of the year. After I finish meditating in the shower, I baby oil the HELL out of my body. If you want a smooth skin, baby oil is your girl!

5. I get dressed because deep down I know that my toddler is about to wake up, so I get my laptop out, put some relaxing, and happy music on. I put on my outfit of the day, do my eyebrows because I don't have any, then I get on with doing my big hair. Oh btw, my toddler loves waking up to Erykah Badu, Sade and Alicia Keys' music! You need to be aware of the type of music you listen to. If it's making you sad or negative, you need new music, girl!

6. I am feeling like a grown woman at this point. Call me Beyoncé if you like. My toddler is still sleeping through the music, so I am writing this blogpost. YES! And also, I don't normally eat breakfast, but when I do, we always eat together! 

Nothing can stop me now. I can deal with any negatives that come my way. I will not let my toddlers tantrums affect me, haha! 

I hope you like this post! If you're not happy with something in your life, change your routine! It makes all the difference! 

S
xx 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

IT WOULD MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!!!



Hello, everybody! If you're in a good, happy mood, why not head over to my youtube channel and click the SUBSCRIBE button? It would mean the world to me, hehe!

Just type in Me And Lucas Vlogs"!

S
xx

Monday, 8 August 2016

FAMILY TIME.




My curly twin and I had the best / funniest weekend EVER, with our babes.

Lucas went ice skating for the first time in his life time with his little cousin, and he absolutely LOVED it. I couldn't take any pictures as I was petrified that I would fall over or that I would drop my phone, so I recorded little bits of it here and there. I'm not bad at lace skating either, so over time, Lucas got confident and started sliding instead of walking lol , the little skates were SO cute!!!!

He also went to a festival with loads of rides for the first time in his lifetime. And again, him and his cousin didn't want to leave. They were both loving life, lol! 

I recorded everything, so I want to show you our experience rather than write about it. I'll try and link the video into a different post so you can watch and pretend you're with us :)

Ps. Do you like the fish plaits that I did on my niece?

S
xx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

OH DEAR.

Ok so I missed a day of blogging yesterday, which means I have to start the challenge from the beginning. It is called the 30 day challenge for a reason, duh! But this time, I will sort my self out and be a lot more organised rather than rushing myself and feeling like I don't have enough time. That is the shit that I don't like.

I will catch up with you tomorrow about everything that we have been up to this weekend.

S
xx

Friday, 5 August 2016

FRIDAY.



I just have to share what I ate today. It was heaven in my mouth. Seriously, I could eat it every day!

S
xx


Thursday, 4 August 2016

AN EARLY WEEKEND.



These two little rascals are finally reunited with each other, and it feels sooooo good!!!! They were so excited to see each other. It was the most cutest thing to witness. 

You'll be seeing a lot of blog pictures of these two for the rest of the early weekend as we're going to a festival together (on Saturday) wahaaaay!!!!

What are your plans for the weekend? 

S
xx


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

real talk.


this is such a random post, but today, i wanted to take some blog photos for my blog. of myself. then i realised.. i will never actually post them simply because of the way that my body looks, especially my legs. they are ridiculously skinny, and i can't help but judge myself. i know that's the strangest thing to say, but it's true. i have always been naturally skinny, and putting on weight is something that i have never been able to do. since having my son, my weight has just been none existence. i keep losing, and losing no matter what i eat.

i love dressing up, and looking pretty. so one day, i hope to see a confident me on this blog, and not care about what another person thinks of me or my weight.

S
xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

MY HAPPY LIST.




Happy 1st day of August, loves! I quite hope that this month is a slow one, as its Lucas' THIRD birthday next month! WHAT?! No please!!!

So back to the original post..

I'm going to start sharing my happy list with you guys, I mean, why not! They're very simple stuff that makes me happy, and that I want to remember. If you like reading things like this (like I do) then carry on my dear!

Okay, so three things that made me happy today:

Lucas asked to listen to Erykah Badu. He is fascinated by her, and of course because she is bae.

He told me he loved me

And he took a nap today.-- which by the way he never does anymore... so yay to that!

What's on your happy list today? 

xx