3rd trimester favourites

:: by Lizzie
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Okay, so I’m back with my 3rd trimester favourites! :) Sorry for the big gap. The baby came a whole month early which meant I didn’t manage to record the video for you before we were off to the hospital. After some time there, we arrived back home and have been focussing on learning how to be new parents. The good news though (as well as the fact that the baby is happy, healthy and here), is that this video is finally here too and that I’m back recording weekly videos. Have a watch below and keep your eyes open for next week’s video which is my birth story.

 

Thanks so much as always for reading and watching. I’d love it if you gave the video a thumbs up and/or subscribed to be sure you have next week’s video and all future videos, land in your YouTube feed. Hope you’re all really well and that you find this video and the links below helpful and/or interesting. It’s so nice to be back!

 

 

F A V O U R I T E S :

What I’m wearing – Miro Top

Asos dungarees – www.asos.com

Asos skinny jeans – www.asos.com

Toast trousers – www.toa.st

ABCDEFEMME Tee – No longer available

New Look Maternity – www.newlook.com

Asos harem joggers (similar) – www.asos.com

Asos maternity tights – www.asos.com

COS dresses – www.cosstores.com

Mamas and Papas pregnancy and nursing pillow – www.mamasandpapas.com

The Life Centre – www.thelifecentre.com

Katrina Berry Hypnobirthing – www.katrinaberry.co.uk

 

SMUG website – www.ifeelsmug.com

Lizzie for SMUG website – www.lizzieforsmug.com

Blog – www.the-smuggler.com

Podcast – How To Curate Your Life – www.lizzieforsmug.com/podcast

Instagram link – @ifeelsmug

 

Pregnancy YouTube Playlist – www.youtube.com

Portrait by Fiona Murray for Mollie Makes Magazine

 

baby boy clothes haul

:: by Lizzie
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One of the absolute best bits about preparing for a baby is shopping for baby clothes! We have absolutely loved choosing clothes for our little boy and have found some absolute gems along the way, so I thought it was about time I shared some of them with you. As well as watching the YouTube video (of course), you can find links below for the items I show you so you can take a closer look at them and maybe even make a purchase, if you feel that way inclined. Do let me know of any baby clothes brands I should know about – we’ve still got room in the drawers for more baby clothes! Thanks as always for reading and watching. Hope you enjoy this Baby Boy Clothes Haul. Lizzie x

 

 

SMUG website – www.ifeelsmug.com

Lizzie for SMUG website – www.lizzieforsmug.com

Blog – www.the-smuggler.com

Podcast – How To Curate Your Life – www.lizzieforsmug.com/podcast

Instagram link – @ifeelsmug

 

Pregnancy Updates YouTube Playlist – www.youtube.com

 

F A V O U R I T E S :

Next Baby Navy Animal Sleepsuits 3 Pack – www.next.co.uk

Jojo Maman Bebe Duckling Baby Sleepsuit – www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Jojo Maman Bebe Farmyard Baby Sleepsuit – www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Jojo Maman Bebe Safari Baby Romper – www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Mori Baby Front Opening Sleepsuit 4pack – babymori.com

Mori Baby Bodysuit Long-Sleeved – babymori.com

Mori Baby Everyday T-Shirt – babymori.com

Baby Gap Bodysuit – www.gap.co.uk

Baby Gap Trousers – www.gap.co.uk

Zara Mini White T-Shirt – www.zara.com

Zara Mini Trousers and Leggings (similar) – www.zara.com

Zara Mini Striped Jersey – www.zara.com

H&M Baby Beat Set (similar) – www2.hm.com

John Lewis Embroidered Animal Sleepsuit – www.johnlewis.com

 

baby gear haul

:: by Lizzie

Hello! I hope you’ve been enjoying my foray into YouTube :) This week’s instalment is all about baby gear. The bigger bits like the cot, pram etc etc that we’ve researched and chosen for baby Evans Gleadall. I’ve linked everything I talk about below so you can check bits out you might be interested in. Do leave comments either here or on the video itself if you have any advice or reviews of similar items so we can share the knowledge and the love and hopefully help a few peeps out! Thank you. Have lovely weeks and see you next Monday.

 

SMUG website – www.ifeelsmug.com

Lizzie for SMUG website – www.lizzieforsmug.com

Blog – www.the-smuggler.com

Podcast – How To Curate Your Life – www.lizzieforsmug.com/podcast

Instagram link – @ifeelsmug

Pregnancy Updates YouTube Playlist – www.youtube.com

 

F A V O U R I T E S :

Bosie Baby Moses Basket – bosiebaby.com

Land Nappy Bag – www.ebay.co.uk

Liewood Storage Basket – www.liewood.com (sold out in Navy)

Molly Meg – www.mollymeg.com

Mamas and Papas Mia Vista Cot Bed – www.mamasandpapas.com (Mia Vista discontinued)

Alphabet Changing Mat – www.mamasandpapas.com

Sleepyhead Deluxe+ – www.johnlewis.com

Sunflower Yellow Cot Sheet – www.mollymeg.com

Polarn O. Pyret Blanket – www.polarnopyret.co.uk

Liewood Indiana Bedding – www.liewood.com

Mori Blanket – babymori.com

Yoyo BabyZen – www.mamasandpapas.com and www.mamasandpapas.com

 

2nd trimester update and favourites

:: by Lizzie

It’s time for my 2nd trimester update! :) Thank you so much to those of you who have gotten in touch about the 1st trimester video and for those of you giving the video a thumbs up and for subscribing. It feels a bit like the community that started building around the podcast all over again. So nice to hear from other design loving pregnant ladies and mamas as well as those who just love babies and enjoy hearing about the planning involved in getting ready for a little one.

 

Below you’ll see the link for video no. 2! Next weeks is going to be taking you through some of our bigger baby purchases such as the cot, pram, moses basket etc etc. So keep your eyes open for that. And please do feel free to comment below, on the YouTube video itself or message me through Instagram. It’s so nice to share with each other advice and top tips and generally support each other through the excitement and

 

 

SMUG website – www.ifeelsmug.com

Lizzie for SMUG website – www.lizzieforsmug.com

Blog – www.the-smuggler.com

Podcast – How To Curate Your Life – www.lizzieforsmug.com/podcast

Instagram link – @ifeelsmug

 

1st Trimester YouTube Video – www.youtube.com

 

F A V O U R I T E S :

Mamas and papas pregnancy and nursing pillow – www.mamasandpapas.com

Argos Humidifier – www.argos.co.uk

Vicks VapoRub – www.vicks.co.uk

The White Company Cashmere Bed Socks – www.thewhitecompany.com

Halls Soothers Peach and Raspberry – www.boots.com

YouTube chilled music playlist – www.youtube.com

IKEA Orb Lamp – www.ikea.com

Why Hypnobirthing Book – www.amazon.co.uk

The Positive Birth Book – www.amazon.co.uk

Rituals app – www.rituals.com

Health app on your iPhone – support.apple.com

The Life Centre – www.thelifecentre.com

Reflexology – www.cordeliasreflexology.co.uk

Pregnancy Massage at Angel Therapy Rooms – www.angeltherapyrooms.com

Ron Marx Acupuncture and Osteopathy – www.ronmarxosteopath.co.uk

Asos dungarees – www.asos.com

Asos skinny jeans – www.asos.com

Nursing bra – www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Toast Trousers – www.toa.st/uk

Jojo Maman Bebe Farmyard Sleepsuit – www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

Zara Mini – www.zara.com

Mori Long Sleeved Vest – babymori.com

 

1st trimester update and favourites

:: by Lizzie

 

Hi gang! Hope all’s good with you!? I don’t know if you know but we’re having a baby! Exciting news :) At first I had no plans to share pregnancy or baby related content but I’ve been enjoying other new mum’s videos on YouTube so much that I’ve actually decided to get in on the action.

 

Don’t worry though – my instagram, websites and podcast aren’t about to get all baby-centric. So, if you currently check in with me every now and again for design led content and couldn’t give too hoots about the baby stuff, it’s all cool. The usual design led content will all still be coming. This is why I’ve decided to use YouTube to share this new kind of prego/baby content from me.

 

On the other hand, if you’re pregnant too, LOVE babies, or are just interested to hear about how I’m finding pregnancy, what I’ve been finding helpful to keep me going, what we’ve been buying to get ready for the baby and my plans as to how I’m going to juggle my ‘portfolio career’ when the baby turns up – then welcome! You can head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe for weekly/fortnightly videos.

 

 I’m really looking forward to sharing it all with you. Do leave a comment here or on the video if you’re pregnant or have kids and have any advice. I’m hoping this can become a bit of a space for design loving, creative parents. Thanks so much for ready/watching!

Lizzie x

 

SMUG website – www.ifeelsmug.com

Lizzie for SMUG website – www.lizzieforsmug.com

Blog – www.the-smuggler.com

Podcast – How To Curate Your Life – www.lizzieforsmug.com/podcast

Instagram link – @ifeelsmug

 

F A V O U R I T E S :

Pregnacare Original – www.hollandandbarrett.com

Pregnacare Plus – www.hollandandbarrett.com

Pregnacare Max – www.hollandandbarrett.com

Jacobs Cream Crackers – www.ocado.com

Bio Oil – www.superdrug.com

Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm – www.aesop.com

Bioderma Lip Balm – www.feelunique.com

Baby on Board Badge – tfl.gov.uk

Colab Dry Shampoo – www.superdrug.com

Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder – www.feelunique.com

SANO HAIR – www.sanohair.com

GAP baby grow – www.gap.co.uk

Ovia Pregnancy app – www.ovuline.com

The Bump app – itunes.apple.com

Pea in the Podcast – www.peainthepodcast.com

Fear Free Childbirth – www.fearfreechildbirth.com

 

the weekend vlog #01

:: by Lizzie

Okay. So. I’ll let you into a little secret. I have a YouTube channel! I know right? Towards the end of last year I started thinking it might be nice to be able to film my monthly favourites and upload the videos to the blog. That way I’d be able to really talk you through everything I’d been most excited about that month in a bit more of a personal way. Don’t worry, I won’t get too personal! So, one weekend in December I decided to attempt a bit of a vlog (video blog) on my iPhone to get an idea of how it all worked and what it would actually be like to film what we were up to. The vlog never saw the light of day but it was a very handy practice run in how to film and edit. Today for the first time I’ve gone through the process of uploading it to YouTube and embedding the video into a blog post – both things I needed to test out in order to be ready to film my monthly faves this month and launch my YouTube channel. I wasn’t planning on sharing this first attempt at a vlog, but now I’ve gone to the trouble of uploading it to my YouTube channel, I thought it a bit of a shame not to show you. So here goes. Are you feeling unseasonably Christmassy? Then we’ll begin…

 

 

 

If you’d like to see my next video, and the one after that, then best thing to do is to subscribe to my channel through YouTube here and if you wouldn’t mind giving the video a thumbs up on the Tube too, that would be fantabulous! Thanks :)