Wednesday, 30 December 2015

I won my first Competition EVER

Ever since I was young I have been entering competitions from the likes of Kids to progammes, puzzles from magazine and prize drawers.
More recently i discovered the YouTube channel of Di Coke a pro comper who has a book and website dedicated to winning!
I was intrigued! I love watching Di Cokes what the postman bought at the end of every month and though I would love to receive some winning mail too! 
So I got to it entering competitions using all the help tools on Di's website and we'll blow me down. I've only gone and won my first prize one month in!
And an awesome prize at that! A buzz lightyear with an RRP of £49.95. I'm super chuffed! Little Parker even had an appropriate outfit to play with his new toy in..... 

So big thanks go out to @Superluckydi for her tips and to @amummytoo for running the competition 
Here's to more wins in 2016
Much love 
T & P

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Blogger Mail Kiddies Gift Exchange

Like a mentioned a week or so ago me and a lovely lady called Jenny did a gift exchange for our baby boys and here's what we got! 
Head on over to Jenny's Blog after here to see what i purchased her little boy Gregory

So I know it's not Christmas just yet but we couldn't contain out ur excitement to open our presents!

The first Present Parker(me) opened was the splish splash water books which are amazing as I told Jenny that Parker loves reading and bath time as he's a total water baby! So this combines two of his favourite things to do! Perfect!

Th next item we opened was the Fisher Price Press and Crawl
My first reaction to this was WOW. How has Jenny got a Fisher Price item to come under the budget of £10 total and by more gifts! I was amazed and told her this and she assured me she found it at a bargain in a local toy shop!
This is fab for Parker who is now into watching and reaching for things so send the press and Crawl infront of his feet and he tried to reach it! Brilliant toy for getting Babies motor skills going!

The last gifts I opened for Parker left me gob smacked! 
Handmade Crochet hat and mittens! Absolutely adorable! I try my hand at knitting but can never get the jist of crochet but now this makes me want to try! I feel these broke the budget alone! Not necessarily with physical cost but with the cost of time,effort and love put into the them!

Last but by no means least was a present for me! My weakness ..... Thorntons choccies! Thank you Jenny you didn't need to buy me these but where massively enjoyed with a cuppa while watching my guilty pleasure of car crash reality tv!

Special Thanks for Jenny for making this swap possible! If any of you lovely lot fancy a box swap in future give me or Jenny a shout I'm sure we can sort something! 
T and P 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Bareminerals Dashing Duo

On Black Friday this year i decided to visit my local Debenhams Store and to be honest i wasn't really feeling the savings where that good but I did decide that as I needed a new mascara I would try the Bareminerals Lash Domination seen as I wear the Bareminerals foundation and concealer.
On first impressions the sizes in the box are smaller then I expected 
The wand on his how ever is fab it's a short fibre wand with a spiral effect to it to get deep into all the lashes. It was brilliant at separating the lashes I will add a photo in here when I remember to take one instead of taking snap chat selfies lol.
The lip gloss reminds me of the Soap and glory sexy mother Plucker it has major plumping effect which makes you tingle as soon as it hits the lips!
To say this was only £12 in Black Friday I would purchase it and recommend it but the mascara will get used every day the lipgloss will be a night out kinda thing as if I kiss my baby boy I feel either his lips will blow up or he will have a a reaction to the plumper lol.
All in all 8.5 out of 10 for this!

Blogger to Blogger Christmas Mail

In November this year I was contacted by a lovely lady over Twitter (who we must of found each other via mummy bloggers or our blog) called Jenny from about a pair up project she was thinking of starting around Christmas time where fellow mummy bloggers send each other child related items to review. (See Previous blog post for full write up) Any way life got in the way as it always does and the project has been put on hold until 2016 but never the less me and Jenny choose to still do a secret Santa swap box for our baby boys. We set a limit of £10 to spend. Jenny has a daughter also and I'm all about never leaving a child out so i sent her a few pressies too so she could feel involved! 
I'm excited to see what Jenny managed to get for the budget and to see what she thought of my purchases.
Stay tuned for unboxing blog this afternoon. In the mean time if you want to receive blogger mail and the pair up project go ahead and reindeer hop( seen as its Christmas) over the Her blog of even better her Twitter at @hipsterbloggo and don't forget to follow me too I love keeping in touch with my readers! You can find me here at @trinimamabebe 
Mucho love and Hugs
T and P

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Ambi Pur 3volution

Have you ever heard of Supersavvy me? Well I'm a part of there Savvy Circle!! This  is where everyday people like myself get the chance to try a new or improved product and give your feedback!
This month I am part of the Ambi Pur 3volution campaign.
I recieved a complete set with the holder and the vanilla latte 3 set scent.
I am a massive air freshner fan but always tend to reach for the spray variety.... Well that may be a thing of the past. These handy plug ins do all the work for you. Literally plug and go! Choose your desired intensity and every 45 minutes the scent will change to one of the three viles and which one it is will be indicated with a light.
I am early days into using this but so far so good!
I have it on a low setting in my living room and that seems to be strong enough for us. It's definitely combating the lingering odour of baby sick and baby bums! 
I can smell the scent all the time with no effort needed from me at all.
There are various scents available and the full kit is available from most supermarkets. Give it a try you won't regret it.
I will keep you posted on how I feel it's doing a little while down the line but like I say so far thumbs up from me!!
T and P

Thursday, 19 November 2015

My Top 10 Youtubers of 2015

I love nothing more of a night time that when Parkers tucked up happily sleeping then pouring myself possibly my first hot cup of tea of the day and settling down to watch my favourite youtubers.
I sometimes go through a stage of trying to find new people to watch once i have caught up with all my faves and knowing where to begin can be a mind field with all the different people and topics out there.
So if your like me and into family, fun, beauty and reviews these people will be right up your street, if you havent heard of them already of course which you more then likely have some of them!
So here is my 

TOP TEN OF 2015 

Mrs Meldrum is a young mum of two lovely little girls who
films fabulous days in the lives,hauls,special events like wedding
days and birthdays.
She is a down to earth straight talking mum but for some reason i find her videos super calming to watch and unwind too!
She lives in the Scottish countryside which looks like a dream....apart from the cold weather that constantly seems to linger for them.
This is a must for a Sunday afternoon for me!

Tara and Mandi are a same sex married couple who predominately vlog there daily life and more importantly vlog the journey to motherhood via a very interesting path.
They used Taras Egg in Mandi's body! 
Great concept where everyone is involved and even better they now have there gorgeous baby daughter previously known as "Jelly Bean" but real name of Lennon.
I am now even more hooked on there channel constantly refreshing to see what Lennon has been up to today!

The Pfled fam as they are also known first hit thousands of computer screens around the world when the lovely Arianna sang to Ryan down the aisle on there wedding day! They are now daily vloggers with there one year old daughter soon to be two daughters as they are expecting again! They are good to watch for easy watching family days and Arianna also has a mum channel which is linked to the above youtube channel.

Sarah does loads and loads of unboxing videos which i really enjoy watching she does everything from beauty boxes like Glossy box and you beauty discovery box, to Geek boxes like My geek box, pop in a box and also food boxes like Degusta. She also does alot of fab haul videos. I must admit alot of impulse but fabulous purchases have been made from things i have seen on this channel

Laura and her daughter Lilly do weekly vlogs of what they get upto.It usually includes things like eating out,shopping,Hauls and family and friends fun. Lauras make up and hair is always immaculate i think she should do more videos incorporating this as she would be fab!! Also there are usually some celebrity spotting in Lauras videos which make for fun viewing.

Katie,Paul and Ellie do some fab videos and they travel all over to film them with videos done at home, in London, brighten, Tunisia and even Disney land Paris.Ellie is a great little girl and its fab to see her grow and learn over the vlogs since watching Katies pregnancy vlogs which now seem so long ago.Katie also does some fab DIYs like there bar that im so envious of and some hauls of clothing toys and household things too.

Claires vlog used to go by the name of The Witt family. She puts together some long weekly vlogs that i use as ironing time lol. Its my guilty pleasure that makes me do my ironing once a week.She lives on a lovely farm with her husband and children and multiple animals of course. Aside from the vlogs Claire does food hauls,meal plans,toy hauls and reviews for platforms such as the Playmobile Playologist.

Leanne and her gorgeous brood of 6 children, yes you heard me right 6, films a variety of videos that a fun to watch as you never know what the kids are going to come out with especially the youngest Georgie and Poppy they are tooooo cute. Like most mummy vloggers Leanne does day in the life videos but i feel leannes are more true to life them some as hers include cleaning which doesnt seem to feature in alot of videos but this is a real life task.She also does food hauls, Clothes hauls and present hauls for all the Birthdays and Christmases for her beautiful brood.

9.Leah xl

Leah is a great beauty youtuber mainly. She covers alot of subjects from high end and high street hauls, Get ready with me's,tutorials and also more unusual make up videos like Fab or Flop which is a review type of video. She has also started vlogging with her partner Claire which i am really enjoying they have a great re-pour together and make great viewing. I can see vlogging being a main feature on there channel in future as they are good at it!
Without sounding creepy lol Leahs videos are the once i reach for while taking a bath and unwinding.

10. The PeaChicks and Us 

Previously known as Emily,Jack and Indiana it was only fitting now they have a new son to change there Channel name. I have alot of similarity's with Emily. For one our sons are both Called Parker! Both born 4th August 2015 and nearly born the same time! Crazy!!
Indiana is a joy to watch and to see how she interacts with her brother gives me great joy to see the sibling love i hope to have for Parker one day.
A wide variety of videos are on there channel from Day in the lifes, weekend vlogs,reviews and unboxings and question and answers.
What i enjoy seeing most in these videos is the changes both our Parkers are making and to see how different babies born at the same time can be so different just showing that no two babies are the same!
So if on these cold dark nights you want to watch some youtubers you may never have come across give my top ten a try. To save you time and effort i have linked there channels into there names so its as easy as one click away.
I would love to hear your top youtubers to watch an why so drop me a message down below.


T and P

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Pair up Project Via The Accidental Hipster Mum


I would like to run a blogger to blogger pair up project where I pair up the bloggers who are interested and they send each other a beauty product (or maybe a baby product if I get enough mummy bloggers interested and they would rather have something for baby) and they review it on their blog, linking back to the blog of the sender and this blog too.
I don’t know if I’ve got enough followers on here ad twitter to make the project really big and widespread so it would rely on the people who are interested sharing this on their blog and their twitter so that we can get everyone a partner and maybe garner some interest internationally.
The Proposed Rules (subject to change if any of my readers have some extra good ideas I’d like to include)
1. Register your interest by commenting on here or get in touch via my twitter page and say whether you’d like a beauty product, baby product, both or don’t mind. You’ll need to follow me on here or bloglovin’ to participate. You can also email me at
2. Once you’ve put your name forward, share this post on your blog and twitter. (I’m aware not everyone will be hosted by wordpress so you’ll have to copy and paste.) Use the hashtag #PairUpProject on twitter.
3. I will pair you up based on what you’d like to exchange and put you in touch with one another but you’ll have to exchange postal addresses privately so you’ll need to speak before you send your item(s).
4. I was thinking the price would be set at £10 (or equivalent exchange rate) but if the consensus wants it moved to £20 then I’m open to change.
5. Registration will close midnight 30th Nov and once you’ve been paired up you should send your product(s) asap after contact has been made (within about a week I should say).
6. Try your product and blog about it by 31st December. Link to the blogger who sent you it and to
7. When you send your package to your blogging companion you should include a little note to say why you have chosen the item(s). Don’t worry if you don’t like writing, a sentence will do. Or you can write a little letter if you’d prefer.
8. The blog post reviewing the item should include pictures or the contents of the package and maybe of it in action too!
9. Remember this is meant to be fun, I’m sure I don’t have to say it but be kind. If you don’t like the product, then be honest but no direct hate to the sender please.
10. This project is also a networking opportunity and will put you in touch with many other bloggers as well as give you something interesting to talk about on your blog. If this goes well I’ll run it again in a few months so keep your eyes peeled!
Let me know when you have posted your review and I will share you post on my blog and twitter as it comes in. Once the project is over and all reviews have been posted I will do a post linking to all blogs who took part. Please head over to at least two of these blogs (not the one you were paired with, you should be following them by then anyway!) and follow and comment. Hopefully this project will end up being a massive linky with a twist and help get your blog noticed and the traffic it deserves.
Can’t wait to do this. Remember to share this on your blog and twitter to get the most out of this project! 😊😃😆

Personalised Scrabble Family Tree Giveaway

During these winter months i love nothing more than when Parker is tucked up cosy in bed, I like to pull out a hot chocolate some biscuits and my massive craft box.

This year funds have been tight we my partner being made redundant and me on maternity leave our income isnt what it used to be, so do i feed stress about christmas.....No

Why not i hear you ask! 
Over the years i have realised handmade personalised gifts are much more welcomed more appreciated and alot more cost effective.

This year i have been rustling these up for family, then i got interest from friends too.

I present to you my 


Excuse the knees lol, Im still trying to grasp my camera skills im not quiet Instagram ready just yet lol.

If you would like to enter to win one of these made for you just enter below....
If your not lucky enough but still wish to purchase one of these visit my sale at 

Saturday, 14 November 2015

3 Month Old Parkers Top 5 Debenhams Toys

Parkers Debenhams Top 5 Toy List

So even though little Parker is only 3 months old he has already be compiling his list for Santa for his first christmas 2015

 1.WinFun Letter train & piano activity table=  Although my little boy is only 14 weeks old he loves music and is desperate to find his feet so this is the ideal combination toy for him to use now and also to grow in to now only £22.80 at
click here

2.VTech Baby Baby's 1st smartphone= Every child no matter what age now a days seems to be obessed with technology and phones. I wouldnt mind but i am always wanting to keep up to date with blogs and social media! so now Parker can have his own! £10.40
click here

3.Little Tikes Lil' Ocean Explorers Stand n' Dance Starfish= This looks fantastic for when Parker finds his feet in just a few months time. He loves balls at the moment and when ever his cousins have one in there hands he never takes his eyes of it!
Really loving little tikes at the moment £24
click here

4.Guess How Much I Love You Wooden Picture blocks= Parker has alot of guess how much i love you  things in his bedroom and i love love love wooden toys so much so they feature massively in his gifts this christmas £17.60
click here

5.Early Learning Centre Blossom farm musical activity station= With this toy my boy Parker will be able to hang unaided by me holding him all the time which he gets really frustrated with and does the whole bend his body backwards in protest as he wants to get down.... only problem is he is too small! £56
click here

Would you like the chance to win a £100 Debenhams voucher to buy your childs top 5 toys the Christmas!

Love and Hugs
T and P

Friday, 16 October 2015

Bright Starts Bouncer Review

When your children are small babies it's hard to find toys to occupy them and get there senses going especially their eyes and getting them to focus!
I have found two toys that have been suitable for my son Parker since birth, one of which I'm reviewing today!
The Bright Starts Jungle Activity Gym!

With its vibrating seat, musical tunes and activity bar the manufacturer claims this is ideal from birth, which I must say I agree. My son loves this seat but I have a few positives and a few negatives about it!
The positives are:
• Bright and colourful for entice baby to see and touch 
• Musical tunes to soothe a baby
• Comfortable sturdy washable seat material 
My personal negatives are:
• Activity bar doesn't click into place and has a rocking movement to it- so when my sons reach and push motion is more established he will easily be able to push the activity bar off!
• The vibrating seat-my son loves the feature but it is some what floored- the seat doesn't convey the vibration it is just held in the foot section so I see my son just swapping which foot is on that section to feel it.
• The none slip feet grips- These seem to move about a lot around the bar and find myself repositioning them every couple of days ( see pics )

This one is in the correct position 

 This one has moved position!

Even with the few simple negatives or should I say constructive criticism I can truely say I could not cope without this bouncer to occupy my ever growing noisier son! We both love this seat!

Have you found any toys you can't live without? 
Let me know! I would love to hear from you

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Prime Parent

Since becoming a parent 9 weeks ago, as expected I have less time to put my face on in a morning and less time or should I say less interest in topping up my make up throughout the day. So this week on the blog in reviewing make up primers! I need something that keeps my make up attatched to my slightly tired skin all day. 
The two products which have come out top of my research is

Benefits Porefessional and Macs Prep and Prime.

Starting with the Mac Prep and Prime which retails for £21.00 for 30ml of product this item claims to be....

An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.

Does it do all of the above? Yes! It's keeps away oil and shine reduces the size of pores amazingly, my only criticism is that it seems to be quite drying on the skin but this maybe just my dry combination skin reacting to the product. Either that or the miserable winter weather setting in!

Next up Benefits Porefessional which retails at £24.50 for 22ml.

This product claims to....
Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

Again this product does everything it claims but I feel it offers a little bit more, where as the Mac Prep is clear silicone the Benefit Porefessional has a nude colour tint to it so it almost could act as a BB cream if you didn't want to wear makeup. 
Although it costs more and get less product I would definitely say this is the product that has kept me looking neat tidy and put together 14 odd hours after applying my make up!
Give them a try or feel free to recommend more for me to try!
Love and Hugs 
T x

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Co Sleep or No Sleep

So many a question surrounds co-sleeping, is it good or is it a big no-no!!
What's your views? 
I think it could mean the difference between sleep and no sleep. 
When in hospital when my son was born he got little to no sleep in the horrible plastic fish bowl as he kept knocking his arms on the plastic making himself jump
And therefore waking himself up.
On the same hand I knew when we got home if we were to have our baby Parker in a Moses Basket in the bedroom he risks doing the same arm knocking which would make the wicker basket Moses creek. Also I knew with every whimper and Noise he made I would have to stand up out of bed to check he was okay, as I wouldn't want the Moses directly next to my bed on the stand incase I kicked or knocked it so I would place at arms length away near my wall. So before Parker was born we made the decision to purchase the Chicco Next2me bed and OH MY GOD how pleased are we that we did. This thing is worth its weight in gold! If you are having a baby you would be stupid! Yes that's right stupid to not get one its good for your sleep and sanity and your babies! It is not as controversial as sleeping directly in bed with your baby like the whole Kourtney Kardashian saga it's basically an extension to your bed where the baby sleep with the bed securely anchored on to your bed frame it's as safe as houses, with one side folded down so you can see baby at all times. If your choose to face him or her haha. This means super easy access for feeding and replacing baby with minimal fuss. I even change my babies bum while he is turned facing me in there with a changing mat under him. I honestly can't praise this bed enough. It even has a handy carry bag if you want to take your bed away with you and multi positional height to suit all beds and to create a tilt if needed if your baby has colic. This bed has literally made my life 100 times easier, from day two my friends were saying why do you look so good why are you not exhausted and my honest answer is the next2me crib! I have even had pregnant friends approach me asking to buy the bed when Parker moves into his own room but my swift response is no chance I'm saving it for baby number 2!! If there is one!! Last but not least on the bigging up of this bed, I do have a Moses basket in the front room for purpose of day times sleeps for Parker, but at 8 weeks old he is close to outgrowing this in length. I think he would fit the next2me bed for a long long time if I allowed him to stay in my room
For longer then 6 months!
Moral of the story, get a next2me crib you will not regret it and I will eat my socks if you do!
Find it here at Argos

Big loves Trini xx

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Do mommas really know best?

Hello there readers and welcome to my blog!
As a new mum to 8 week old Parker i have set this up as a hobbie for during baby nap time.
I will be covering all aspects of live and motherhood. Testing products, subscription boxes to make life easier thank trailing the super market aisles looking for new products to try or for snacks on the go, reviews on all things mummy and baby related.
So we can find out does momma really know best when it comes to whats right for us,our families and out children.
Well a little about me....
My names Trini i am 28 and im new mummy to a little boy called Parker who was born on the 4th of August 2015 weighing 7lb 4oz even though he was 3 weeks early! I know what your thinking......woof if he would of gone full term he would of been a unit haha, well he is a unit now who loves his food!
My new life now consists of trying to be the best mummy i can be full time for the next 9 months... well i have 7 months left boohoo where has time gone! 
People always say they grow up so fast and enjoy your time it goes quick, your not blooming kidding! Does anyone have a magic clock i can pause time with?
I would love to talk to anyone out there whos reading my blog so i know im not alone and we can make a social situation out of this. I have been that determined to not be a recluse that we have been to multiple baby clubs already which i will also include full blog posts on

But for now, hello and welcome! Don't be shy please say hello

Finally i will leave you with a picture of my pride and Joy..... Parker

Big Loves Trini xxxx