Friday, 25 April 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Spend

The second part of the Mother's Day Gift Ideas is here! 
You can really show her how much she means to you with these beautiful gifts. But if these still don't take your fancy then look out for the final one coming soon! 
The first post is here
If you want the chance to win some great prizes for Mother's Day go here 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Riding a Bike

As it was such a lovely sunny day on Easter Sunday we decided to let Calleigh play outside. 
We have just finished painting the decking (getting it all ready for summer) so we had to play out on the front. It gave her a lot more space to play and the roads are always quiet, so we decided to let her have a go on her new toddler bike. She has only played with it inside at the moment and hasn't quite got used to pedalling it herself yet so this was the perfect opportunity to try and show her how. 

We had so much fun and she did so well! It wont be long now until she's able to fully ride on her own. 
You can also see on the photo's that she has a band aid on her knee. She feel over the other day outside and got her first little knee graze. So I ran to the store to get her some Dora plasters. 
She loves it! 

Here's a video of her riding her bike :-) 

Monday, 21 April 2014


I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. 
We sure did! 
Calleigh really enjoyed her Easter Egg Hunt in the morning (and having chocolate for breakfast). I hid the eggs around the house the night before and all the clues inside led her to her basket. She was really happy with what was in her basket but took most interest in the mini magnifying glass. 

As an added bonus it was a really beautiful summer day here so we got to play outside too and she learnt how to pedal her bike (this is coming on another post so look out for that!).

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Outfit of the Month: April


(Honestly the best photo's I could get! Sometimes she co operates and sometimes, well let's just say she doesn't!)

I absolute love this set, it's such a great outfit for the warmer days we have been getting. Only problem was Calleigh kept pulling the braces down and then back on again haha! 

Grey Culotte, Braces and Pink T-Shirt Set from Next 
Kitty Socks also from Next 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easy Easter Craft for Toddlers

Today we have been doing a bit of Easter inspired crafting. It's a really easy one but also a very messy one.
 Toddler + Glitter + Glue = Huge Mess!

All I did for this was cut some Easter Egg shapes out of paper and gathered together a handful of things to decorate them with. 
I used colourful bits of paper and shredded them and lots of glitter. Calleigh had a great time playing with the glue and she really enjoyed that I let her do it all herself (as much as I wanted to yank the glue from her hand). 

Clean up wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but I do fear that we will be finding glitter everywhere for the next couple of weeks!

The Ultimate Mother's Day Giveaway!

Welcome to The Ultimate Mother's Day Giveaway!


I am thrilled to be a part of this great giveaway for Mother's Day. I know a lot of mom's out there who would love to win this either for themselves or for someone else. 

Mother's Day is a special time to celebrate the important women in our lives. Whether it is your mom, grandma, mother-in-law or a friend, they each hold a special place in our hearts. 
Life of a Southern Mom and Sweet Southern Lovin have teamed up with an amazing group of sponsors, co-hosts and blogger friends to give one lucky lady a chance to win this fabulous giveaway.


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Double B Embroidery's Monogrammed Beach Bag. Valued at 30.95

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Disclosure: A Day In The Life Of Calleigh Emma did not receive any compensation for promoting this event. Sponsors are responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media platform. If you have any questions or would like to see your product featured on Life of a Southern Mom contact Jennifer at lifeofasouthernmom@gmail{dot}com.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas- Splurge

It's that time of year again where pretty soon we will be celebrating those that brought us into this world and made us the person we are today. 
I have already wished my mum a happy Mother's Day as it has already been and gone in England but luckily she will be here with us on the US Mother's Day too so I will still get my chance to spoil her. It will also be my third Mother's Day and I am really looking forward to a bit of pampering myself. 

I have put together a three part Mother's Day gift guide and picked out some lovely items which I'm sure any mother would love to receive on their special day. 
The first part is a splurge one for those that want to spend that little bit more or for those with a much more expensive taste. 

Keep a look out for the next two instalments to come with more great gift ideas. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Calleigh's Easter Basket

This Easter instead of loads of chocolate eggs I have decided to put together a goodie basket for Calleigh. I have seen loads of basket ideas on the Internet and in the shops and couldn't wait to get started on my own. 
After buying the basket each week I would pick up a few bits whilst shopping to put in her basket. I was finding loads of little toys and chocolates for under a dollar that I knew Calleigh would love and have put these inside the plastic eggs. I also got her an Easter Hello Kitty and a few books and activities to do on Easter Sunday.

I have also put together a little egg hunt for Easter morning. When Calleigh wakes up Daddy will hand her the first egg and she will follow the little clues I put inside to find her basket!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Wildwood Spring Egg Hunt

This weekend Wildwood hosted its annual Spring Egg Hunt. 
It was our first time doing an egg hunt with Calleigh but she did really well and had so much fun trying to get all the eggs. I was worried she might be a little uneasy with a the people there but she didn't seem to mind at all. 
Calleigh was on the under three's egg hunt, I like the way they separated the ages to make it more suitable for each child. 

When we got home Calleigh opened up all of her eggs straight away (with a little help). Unfortunately they were filled with sweets that are not really suitable for Calleigh so she gave them to Daddy.