Sunday, 15 May 2016

A Day At Powerscourt Estate

Hey dolls,

What a weekend of fabulous weather we had. Myself and Christopher took advantage and tried to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Today we decided to head to Powerscourt for a walk around and a spot of Lunch. It was breathtakingly beautiful and hard to believe it is right on our door step. If you haven't taken a trip out I highly recommend it.

My dress is from Mother Care, I love it. Its so comfy and flattering on my bump. And can we just take a second for the size of me, where did that come from??? Check the dress out here

Long may the good weather last.

Love Grace xox

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

My Baby Moon & 20 Week Update

Hey dolls,

I can't believe it, I am half way there!!!!! When I first found out I was pregnant I thought the weeks would go by so slow but honestly they are flying past.

So here I am, 21 weeks pregnant and I'm starting to feel like myself again, my energy has come back, I'm not sleeping as much and I've started to feel kicks. On Sunday I went on a long walk with Mags & her friends and when I came home I was going for a lie down and whatever way I went to lie on the bed I must have scared the baby or woke it up because I felt the biggest kick I've ever felt. It gave me such a fright and I screamed for Chris haha. I guess it is the start of the big kicks.

I feel little flutters every now and again and last week at my doctors appointment I heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time, it was the most amazing feeling ever. We have my big scan next week and I'm so excited to see the baby again.

I've also started to get organised and we've ordered our pram & travel system from Bella Baby. We were back and forth between a few different prams but finally after a lot of talk with the sales assistant we agreed on the Joolz Geo. I'm so excited but we won't get it until 3 weeks before my due date. It is a gorgeous light grey colour.

We also ordered some furniture for the nursery. We are both loving greys and creams so we want to keep to that colour palette. We order the Stokke home set which is an amazing crib, cradle and dresser and also ordered the Tripp Trapp which I've heard such good things about. They get delivered tomorrow and I can't wait to see them. It is all so real now.

Last weekend I was invited to Killashee House for my Baby Moon. It's a little break for you and your partner before the baby comes to relax and enjoy yourself, I would recommend it to anyone. It's so nice. I love Killashee House, It's where my brother got married and such a fab hotel. We enjoyed a dinner in the restaurant and the following morning I had a pregnancy massage. It was exactly what I needed as my back was really starting to hurt me and my legs and feet are starting to swell if I am on them for too long. It was a lovely weekend away and if you're looking to book somewhere for your baby moon definitely check them out.

The spa use Mamma Mio products which I have been using through out my pregnancy and I also bought their Lucky Legs cooling rub for my feet and I've been using it on my lower back it is amazing.

That is all Ive to report now but I will be back with an update soon.

Love Grace xoxo

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Delicious Chocolate Energy Balls

Hey dolls,

So yesterday I seen the lovely Tara Makeup make some energy balls on her snapchat & today I decided to attempt them. They didn't turn out very ball like as the mixture was too runny but they do taste amazing. They don't need to be cooked and are the perfect snack for those on a health kick.

You can add protein and what ever you like but I stuck to Tara's mixture. I will list the ingredients below with how to make them.

Dried seedless dates
Mixture of nuts & seeds
Cacao mix ( from Dunnes Stores )
Cacao powder
Coconut oil
Coconut shaving

What you will need

How to make them

Mix the dates with some coconut oil

Add you dates with you nuts and seeds to your blender

Add two table spoons of cacao powder and blend for as long as you need to. That was the hard part for me.

Roll them into balls and cover with coconut shavings, mine where too running so not very ball like.

I also made some with peanut butter and bananas, you can add what you like to the mixture.

Hope you enjoyed that healthy snack recipe.

love Grace xox