It’s my birthday!

Well, it was yesterday anyway but we had such a lovely, busy day that I’m only just getting the chance to actually sit down and write this post.

Yesterday morning I was woken by the kids who were eager to wake their dad also so that they could show me my gifts. Kory, bless him, had been dyinggg to tell me what my gifts were for a few days prior and almost crumbled a few times but had promised his dad he’d keep it as a surprise for me and he did. (Just about – had he had to wait any longer I think he might have exploded!) He did really well to hold it in for as long as he did though.

R had even gone to the effort of decorating the house for me with balloons and banners. I couldn’t believe it. All this effort just for me. I received some really beautiful gifts from R and the kids too. In particular, R had bought me a crystal jewellery making kit that I’d wanted for a while and Kory chose me a candle (because even the kids know how much I love a candle) and the cards I received from them had lovely, meaningful messages inside. Especially Kory’s card that he chose for me from him and Kora as it pictured a superhero mum on the front who he thought looked just like me. After opening all of my cards and presents, R made breakfast for us all before taking Kory to school for me. I was a little upset that Kory didn’t get to spend the entire day with me but I couldn’t let him have the day off as he’d been off school all week the week before with chickenpox and I didn’t really want him missing any more school – but I did get to see him once he come home from school again which was nice.

The day and the gifts didn’t just end there either. I received so many other nice cards and gifts from my family and friends too. My mum bought me lots of bath stuff, candles and wax melts, she knows I love anything like that and R took me shopping for the day while my Nan and sister took care of Kora for us. We went shopping for me but guess who ended up buying lots of things for the kids instead… That would be us. We’re hopeless and we always say we won’t but we always do.

We made the most of our very rare child free time. We went to Starbucks and actually sat down to drink! Our! Drinks! Most of the time the kids come shopping with us so it’s not often we actually get to sit down and enjoy our drinks, it’s usually more of a dash and go job! After that R took me to Pandora for a beautiful ring I had seen, he also surprised me and bought me two more charms for my Pandora bracelet. A lion head and a best mum charm. Then we went to Primark while I had a look around. R despises Primark but as it was my birthday he obliged LOL. We finished off by going to Five Guys for something to eat and drink before heading back home.

It really was the most amazing birthday. R always makes sure my day is really special. I love him and the kids so much. I owe a big thank you to all my family and friends for all their cards, presents and birthday wishes too. It means a lot to have so many people show they care, I feel incredibly fortunate to have so many people make an effort just for my birthday. I feel lucky to have each and every one of them in my life.

Here’s to being 27!

Thank you for reading all about my birthday.

Kirsti, xo

Let’s get to know each other a bit better. Here’s some facts about me!

I was debating whether to write this post or not. Firstly, I thought who would want to read random facts about me? Then I figured it may help you to get to know me a little more beyond just my blog posts.

  • My name is Kirsti-Marie but my family and friends call me Kirsti/Kirst/Kir.
  • I am 26 years old.
  • My birthday is the 1st of July.
  • My star sign is Cancer. I am very much a Cancerian.
  • I have been with my partner since high school, we have been together for 11 years this year.
  • My partner is also my best friend, we’ve been through so much together and I don’t know what I would do without him.
  • We’re engaged.
  • I’m currently a stay at home mum.
  • I have two beautiful children. A son and a daughter.
  • My children are perfect and as much as I love watching them grow, I want them to stay my babies forever.
  • My most important goal in life is to have a family and be the best mum that I can be.
  • I have a dog, Harley and 2 cats, Bobbins and Tilly.
  • I love animals.
  • When I was little I wanted to be a vet.
  • I’m actually quite a shy person, until I get comfortable around you.
  • I’m a bit of a loner.
  • I enjoy my own company.
  • My favourite colour is purple.
  • I have 5 tattoos but would like to have more.
  • I’m scared of the dark, spiders and Michael Myers from Halloween (amongst other things.)
  • I think my favourite food is pizza.
  • I cannot start my day without having at least one cup of coffee.
  • Autumn is my favourite season.
  • I don’t cope well with change.
  • I’m a bit of a perfectionist.
  • I hate mess.
  • I want to go back to college and study Childcare.
  • I’d like to be a Nursery Nurse.
  • I’ve always loved learning new things.
  • Although I don’t do it as much as I’d like, I love to travel.
  • I try to see the positive in everything.
  • My hobbies include binge watching tv shows and blogging.
  • I have moments of serious doubt with my writing. Sometimes I wonder, why do I do this?
  • I always compare myself to other people.
  • I love reading although I don’t have a lot of time to read these days.
  • My favourite thing to do is nothing. I love sitting around in my pyjamas with nothing else to do other than watch tv, eat and sleep. I’m a bit like a sloth.
  • I prefer a night in over a night out.
  • I’m good at giving advice but not at following my own.
  • I hope you enjoy reading this post!

So those were the facts about me, I hope this didn’t bore you too much!


What are some facts about you? Please let me know by leaving me a comment.

Kora turned 1!

Just over a week ago, Kora turned 1 years old. First of all, I would just like to apologise for this post being a little late – since homeschooling Kory it would seem I have even less time than I did before and second of all, how is Kora a whole year old already and where has that time gone at all?!

I say this all the time but I honestly feel like she was born just two minutes ago but then somehow I must have blinked and now here before me stands a toddler that is walking and talking. It is actually mind blowing.

Kory’s first year went by fast and it’s hard to believe he is now 4 years old but I have to say I think Kora’s first year has gone by even faster (how is that even possible?!) I think it may have something to do with having two children to run around after rather than just the one and also – lockdown. (We have Covid to thank for that.) Nevertheless, my baby girl who is no longer a baby but who will always be my baby is now a toddler and I am super excited to share with you all some details and photos from her 1st birthday.

Whilst planning Kora’s birthday, I had lots of things to consider in terms of what we could and actually were allowed to plan. I knew I didn’t want something big and over the top for her anyway but still under the current circumstances (again – Covid) we were limited as to what we could do so we opted for something smaller yet still special. We actually did something similar for Kory’s first birthday too.

Kora’s birthday landed on a Sunday this year so on the day of her birthday, we had a small tea party for her at our house. On the morning of her birthday after she had finished opening all her birthday presents with the help from her big brother of course! It was time to get everything ready for the tea party. With the help from my mum and nan I decorated the house and garden and just put on a little buffet for the close family and friends we had invited to celebrate her birthday with us and somehow even managed to have everything ready in time!

For the buffet, There was various sandwiches, pasta, salad, sausage rolls, cocktail sausages, crisps, cakes and sweets.

We decided the theme to the tea party was going to be ‘Unicorns’ which seemed perfect really as Kora’s bedroom is decorated with unicorns also and she seems to love them! Of course, there was the all important birthday cake to match!

The tea party turned out perfectly and was everything we could have imagined for our little girl’s very 1st birthday. It really was a unicorn tea party fit for a princess. Kora really enjoyed her special day.

Thank you for taking the time to read all about Kora turning 1! I hope you liked this blog post.