Friday, 15 March 2013

Just a quick little post to ease my self back into the blogging world again. Summer has been crazy busy in the Stiehl household.

I can not believe today is official the last day of our Summer and my baby girl starts big girls school tomorrow. It only feels like yesterday that we was bringing her home from the hospital. Ok Ok now where was I before I start crying again Oh yes a quick little post. While Elijah was napping the other day me and Lola decided to raid my makeup bag and play a little dress up. Its amazing how a little eyeliner can create an afternoon of play and make believe. I love how amazing my little munchkins imagination is.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

I heart London....

This fathers day weekend the Dandelions and Kisses household went to London for the day. After the weather we have been having in the Uk the past few weeks I was a little worried this was a bad idea but I am pleased to say I was wrong the Sun decided to make an appearance just for us. :-) 

We did not really do much sight seeing just went to all the places we love and did quite a bit of window shopping (ok so a few sneaky purchases were made mainly around a certain makeup shop) 
Was Elijah's first trip to London and his first time on the train. I loved how observant he was he seemed to love every minute esp the underground he is such a noisy baby that he was in his element with all the people, he was chatting away to everyone. Miss Lola-Rose fell in love with the street performers in Covent Garden a huge amount of time was spent  watching them. 

 It does not seem to matter how many times we have been to London and gone the Harry Potter platform the Mr and Lola never seem to find it any less magical Elijah joined in with the love for it Saturday (I really think Damian and Lola believe maybe one of these times they visit it that at the right time the trolley will go through). Arhhh.

 Peterborough No longer has a Disney Store (waves hand in the air in disgust) so a trip to the Oxford street shop was a magical experience you would have thought all Lola's and Elijah's Christmas and Birthdays had come at once. We have now had our Disney Store fill for a little while we was in there a  good hour and a half. 
Oooo Arhhh Liberty (I think that says it all). 
Makeup Heaven. 

Sunday was a rather chilled day after all the excitement of the big city. We went round the In-Laws for a yummy roast dinner then chilled in the evening with a movie. 

Hope you all had a great weekend and Spoilt the Daddy's in your life.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Lola-Rose's Forth Birthday..

Once Upon a Time......

It has been very busy in the Dandelions and Kisses household this weekend. A weekend of family, cake and celebrations. Not only was it the Queens Diamond Jubilee but it was our little Princess's birthday. Four I can not believe my baby girl is 4 where has the years gone...

The theme of the party started as Princess. Ariel Is her favourite Disney Princess at he moment but it kind of shifted to more of a over - all Tea Party (getting in the spirt for the Jubilee celebrations)with a fairytale look.  I have lost count of how many cupcakes I have made over the last 4 days. We had Tea in teacups and Teapots (very British and Alice in Wonderland) and homemade Cupcakes and cream and jam scones. The whole thing was just all very pretty and girly I was completely in my Element.

I ended up making the little Lady two birthday cakes, The first being a Ariel Princess Doll cake. I have never made a doll cake before and I have to admit was very worried about making but it actually was very easy (with the help of MANY YouTube videos) and I loved the final outcome. The second cake was double layer Victoria Sponge and Lemon Drizzle with a buttercream icing (yum yum). The party was lovely and my little Lola-Rose loved every second and was totally spoilt.

Roses from our garden. 

My beautiful Baby Girl. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Totally in love with these pictures of Lola-Rose. Was picture day at pre-school yesterday so thought we would take a few snaps before hand as my little lady looked to cute. 
She wanted mermaid hair and Alice like clothes as these are her loves at the current time and I have to say the two styles worked well.
I think we have another little designer on our hands..

Monday, 7 May 2012

A few weekend pictures...

It's been a weekend of family, roast dinners, books (I decided to give in and read the Hunger Games, which I may add I loved) and chilling in the warm while it rained and rained a little bit more. I guess it would not be a Bank Holiday in the UK if you did not throw some rain into the equation.
I really hope the weather is going to pick up soon especially with the little ladys birthday just round the corner.
 I can not believe my Lola-Rose is going to be four, where has that time gone and I really don't want to think about the fact she is starting Primary School in September. We find out Wednesday which school she has got into so fingers crossed..... 

Hope you have all had a lovely bank holiday and not let the rain ruin it. I am running out of indoor activities so if any of you have any good ideas to keep the kids amused I would love to hear them. 

Friday, 27 April 2012

A Friday Haul

 The Postman has been very busy this week delivering to the Dandelions and Kisses household, lots of lovely little packages have been arriving all week (and I may add all have been for me for a change) 
I have been totally spoilt this week with lots of lovely things.

 New IPhone 4s. 
(all my other Iphones have always been black so thought hey ho lets change it up a bit and go for the white one).
Aprils Glossy box. I heart everthing in this months box. 
Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara (this is a re-perchise this mascara is amazing I Highly recomend it). 

Happy friday people, I hope you all have a good weekend. It is crazy raining in the UK, so not sure what our plans will be I do know however the new Avengers movie will be included somewhere amounst it. 


Sunday, 22 April 2012


Loving:  There is always Lots and Lots I am loving but these are a few that I am LOVING. A website called I Love Gorgeous. It's a beautiful website filled with beautiful designed girls clothes and gifts. The clothing is amazing very unique, beautifully designed and very fun and feminine.
My Dainty Doll foundation in shade 02, finally a foundation that is pale enough for my skin and matches prefect.  
Vampire Diaries OMG this week was Amazing!! Well worth the wait.
My Mum has decided to bless the world of Mummy Bloggers with her words and I am so proud of her. 'Mother Earth, or so they say...."

Wishing: This is the normal thing really, more hours in the day and to get to spend more time with the Mr. Oh I am also wishing for my little man not to keep waking up at 6am in the morning when the sun comes up. Zzzz.

Anticipating:  The arrival my new shiny white iPhone 4s. Hello 4s goodbye 4 (I will never have an excuse for forgetting anything ever again thanks to what will be my new best friend; Suri) :-) 
 The release of Mr Tim Burtons new film Dark Shadows, which we heard about the night Lola-Rose was born 4 years ago. (Can not wait ) 

Thinking about:  My Grandad (or Pop Pop as I called him). It was 23 years yesterday since we lost him, and it has made me think and reflect on the time I spent with him and think how lucky my babies are to also have such amazing grandparents and how lucky they are to have so many of them. 
Grandparents I feel are extremely important in a child's life not only for the surport and advice and of course the babysitting but because they have a treasure chest full of knowledge and experiences.
 There is no one after myself or the Mr that I would trust them with more. 
Family History, who better to learn it from and this is something that should not be lost, I LOVED listening to all my Nan's stories. Thinking about it now there is so much that I wish I had asked her. Recipes of things that only she knew (her amazing summer pudding that has never tasted the same)
My Babies have been blessed with 6 Grandparents and a Great Grandad and as they grow up I hope they realise how lucky and blessed they are. I really wish I could have had the change to get to know mine more. 

A few Sunday Morning Snaps