Monday, 15 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day fifteen - B is for...

We bought this adorable little baby vest for Arabella that says 'Queen Bee', has a frilly tutu, wings on the back and a matching hat. What more can you want in terms of cute little outfits for a 8 week old!?
For anyone that has little ones, M&Co are having such a good sale on at the minute. I've bought quite a few things for there, especially for our holiday to Malta in October, so now it's just a case of waiting for her to grow into them all, as she's still so small!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day fourteen - Dreaming

Currently dreaming of the beautiful country that is Malta, in which just 9 weeks we will have the pleasure of travelling to for a week. It's been nearly two years since I've been, and I'm so excited to finally be going back. Although we're going with my mam and stepdad, it'll also be not just mine and Dan's first holiday together, but our first holiday as a family.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day thirteen - Book

The book I'm currently reading and loving is, surprise surprise, a baby book.
Holly Willoughby's book Truly Happy Baby is a book I heard about when watching one of Rhiannon Ashlee's videos only a couple of days after having Arabella, so I decided to order it and have a flick through when I got time, and straight away I loved it.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day eleven - Throwback

As Dan & I celebrated our two year anniversary this week, I thought it was only suited that I post a throwback of us two years ago. I apologise for the quality, but this is the one I posted on Instagram and I can't find the original.
Before Dan and I got together, I'd known him for roughly a year, but we'd never really spoke until I started a new job in a new pub where he spent most weekends, and as he was good friends already with all of the staff, we got to know each other and became close instantly.
I still remember the first time we started speaking on Facebook Messenger, talking about tattoos and Ed Sheeran, and didn't have a clue that two years down the line we'd end up living together with a baby, it's crazy how quick the time has gone.
The past two years have been amazing, and I can't wait for the rest.

P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts, we've had a poorly newborn the past couple of days and just haven't found the time to blog, but I'm going to try my hardest!

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Friday, 5 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day five - A is for...

When Arabella was 3 weeks old we decided to get a newborn photoshoot done, as I had the idea of getting professional photos done for every key stage throughout her first year, and the first was her newborn photos. I'm so pleased with how they turned out and I just wanted to share a few of them with you all!
She was absolutely brilliant when getting them done, she just followed the camera around the room. I think she's definitely a natural, and a little poser just like her mam!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Meet our little girl | Birth story

If you follow me on social media (I'll leave links below) you'll have already seen my announcement. But for those who don't, I'd like to officially introduce you to our daughter. Arabella Rae was delivered into the world Thursday 9th June at 2.35pm weighing 7lb 10.50z.

Since becoming pregnant I became obsessed with watching pregnancy videos on YouTube, and some of my favourite to watch were birth story videos. So I decided I'd like to do a blog post about my birth story, not just for you lot but so I can look back on it myself, a bit like a diary entry. I'll just add this little warning now - as it's a birth story, I can't guarantee what is and isn't going to be too much information. And this may be a bit of a lengthy post, so I'll apologise in advance.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day two - Polka dot

Now I know all I seem to have done is posted about Arabella, but when I seen that day two of the photo challenge was polka dot, I couldn't resist but to post this picture of her little dotty outfit!
We live in the North East of England, so we never really get nice weather except for last week. It was absolutely beautiful weather, with the temperature even getting as high as 31 degrees. As Arabella is still only a little baby, she's struggling to grow into her clothes. But now she's getting bigger, she finally grew into this gorgeous little dress, and I couldn't resist dressing her up and taking her to the park for a picnic with my mam. She absolutely loved it, lying in the shade of course!

Monday, 1 August 2016

August photo challenge | Day one - Hello August

To kick start my new blog, I've decided to do a photo a day challenge, seeing as though it's the first day of August.
I cheekily grabbed one off Instagram, and although it says '#craftylifephotochallenge', I can assure you my photos aren't craft related! I thought it would be a nice idea to post whatever photo for that day along with a little back story, if there is one.

Weclome to my new blog!

Hello old and new readers, and welcome to my new blog!
If you've followed me for a while, you'll know that my blog used to be Lipsticks & Collars, but after some thinking I decided it was time for a total blog make over, name included. I decided on the name Bee-you-tee, as it's a quirky play on the word 'beauty'. As I do more beauty posts than anything else, and will probably continue to do so, I thought it was rather fitting. Also I'm starting a beauty course in September, so the name relates.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The past 9 months.

It's positive! | Daddy, mammy & baby Dr Martens | A sneak peak of the nursery
12 week scan | Daddy & bump | 20 week scan
28 week bump | Baby shower | 38 week bump

Tuesday 29th September 2015 - Dan and I had the delightful experience of discovering we were going to be parents. 
Fast forward 8 months.
Wednesday 1st June 2016 - my due date. The date we had been anticipating and looking forward to for what feels like forever.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Spring Fashion Wishlist

Hey dolls,
So seeing as though it's now April and officially spring, I thought I would share with you my current fashion wishlist. The downside to being 32 weeks pregnant is that I'm seriously struggling to fit into any clothes at the minute, so I'm thinking these bits will be perfect for when we go on holiday later this year.

1. Panel lace shell top - Topshop - £36.00

2. Black denim dungaree dress - River Island - £38.00
3. Tan low block peep toe bootie - Primark - £16.00
4. Silver half frame sunglasses - New Look - £7.99
5. Blue print drawstring joggers - Primark - £8.00
6. Light blue denim cold shoulder shirt - River Island - £35.00
7. Coat with puff sleeves - H&M - £39.99
8. Mini curve panel tote bag - Dorothy Perkins - £20.00

Let me know what spring bits you're currently loving!

Where have I been?

Good evening dolls,
As you can probably tell, it's been a while since I last blogged. I blame technology, as my keyboard on my laptop doesn't work, and I wasn't able to blog from my iPad. But finally, I'm back with my trusty wireless keyboard, ready to start blogging again, and thought I'd start with a bit of a catch up.