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Friday, 12 April 2013

Modern Mummy Loves....

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Here are all the things that Modern Mummy Loves this week....

Rocket & Jam

First up, let me introduce you to Rocket & Jam. Formerly Sock Monkey Junkies (who I've featured on the blog before - here),  Rocket & Jam is a little business in the North East of England that makes and sells things that are a bit different. Famous for her handmade sock toys (which conform to BS EN71-3 Toy safety regulations and carry the CE mark), owner Lisa has recently branched out into hand made bunting, patchwork baby & dolls quilts and baby bibs too.

Evie was sent some of these bibs this week and we adore them. They come in two sizes - the smaller are perfect for bottle feeding and the larger are brilliant for weaning as they cover more! They are made from excellent quality cotton, have a thick fleece backing for absorbency and they also have a strong popper at the back of the neck. I love the vintage shape and with a huge array of material to choose from something will definitely take your fancy.

Bibs retails at £8 for a set of two and you can check out the Rocket & Jam online store here. You can also find them on Facebook here and Twitter here. There is a 10% discount up for grabs for all Modern Mummy readers up until the end of April too - YAY! - so get shopping and use the code MM10 at checkout!

The Yeo Valley Great British Farmhouse Cookbook

The people at Yeo Valley know me too well and sent me their fabulous new cookbook this week. The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook is everything you could ever want from a recipe book. It contains recipes for soups, pates, casseroles, pies, crumbles, breads and chutneys (amongst other things!) all of which are beautifully laid out on pages alongside interesting farming facts and stunning photos.

It is written by Sarah Mayor - the daughter of Roger and Mary Mead, who bought Holt Farm and started Yeo Valley back in 1961 - and she writes a brilliant introduction about her childhood on the farm and her passion for good, organic, seasonal food. (Sound like anyone you know?!)

The thing I love most about this book is that it starts from the basics - and when I say basics I mean it even teaches you to make the ingredients for some of the recipes - like yoghurt and butter. It's pretty darn cool to be able to say you've MADE butter - Daisy and I are going to give it a shot this weekend and I can't wait!

It has jumped straight into my top five cookery books (and, trust me, that is some accomplishment as I have LOTS) and is available from all good bookshops for £20.

Personalised Gifts Boutique

I'm a huge fan of giving personalised gifts on special occasions and the Personalised Gifts Boutique is definitely one of my favourite discoveries this week. It is a small online company run by husband and wife team, Sophie and Jonathan, who are also full time parents to two young boys.

From stationery to story books, posters to bottles of champagne and even huge and luxurious beauty hampers, this company has something for every body and every occasion - and lucky Evie was sent a personalised pink ballet shoes poster for her bedroom, which we are currently decorating.

The artwork is digitally printed onto high quality paper and fits a standard A3 mount. The prints are unframed and delivered in a cardboard tube for protection, having been rolled and beautifully wrapped in tissue paper.

At £25 a print, I think one of these posters would make a perfect new baby or Christening present - there are a huge selection to choose from for both girls and boys. I can't wait to get Evie's framed, and I'll make sure I show you all a photo of it once it's hanging on her wall!

If you do one thing this weekend, make sure you have a look at their website here.

Vertbaudet Kitchen Play Set

I'm a little bit in love with this new kitchen playset from Vertbaudet. Comprising a pretty embroidered cotton apron with ties, silicone heart shaped cake moulds, a pot holder and an oven glove, this would be ideal for children with their own play kitchenettes. I know Daisy would adore one! It retails at £35.

M&S Pure Mum to Be & Baby

This Spring sees the British Institution that is Marks & Spencer launch a new natural beauty skincare range especially for mums and babies. Pure Mum to Be & Baby contains 95% naturally derived ingredients with no parabens or artificial colours or fragrances and is dermatologically tested and midwife approved! 

I was sent a selection of goodies to try out this week which included two products I am completely and utterly in love with - Wonder Balm (£6) and Bottom Butter (£7.50). The Wonder Balm is a changing bag must have - it's small, so easy to carry around, and brilliant for everything from nappy rash to cradle cap - and I've even been using it on my lips! The Bottom Butter is a rich and luxurious cream which knocks the socks off other products on the market. Natural and affordable, I would definitely recommend giving it a try. It also doubles up as a fabulous night cream, leaving your face as soft as a baby's bottom!

Other products in the range include Baby Hair & Body Wash (£6), Baby Massage Oil (£7.50) (both given the Modern Mummy seal of approval), Body Lotion (£6) and a selection of treats for mums to be.

The Pure Mum to Be & Baby range is available exclusively from Marks & Spencer stores nationwide and online here.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my finds of the week! What products have you discovered or reviewed recently? Why not link up below so that others can read all about them!

Linkys are a great way of discovering new blogs and making new friends and hopefully this one will introduce people to new products available on the market too. You can link up as many posts as you'd like - help yourself to the Modern Mummy Loves badge and join in! xoxox

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  1. Those bibs are lovely. Off to have a look now! **Credit cards groans in horror**

    Thanks for hosting this linky :-)

  2. Finally found a place where you can get those cute hats so have linked up :) xx

  3. Oops my link does not work Could you delete it and I will add it again ?


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