Living Arrows 4/52 [2020]

Good morning! Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. We’ve been working on more jobs at home, and now the living room is almost finished! Slow and steady progress is being made, which is great. Daisy is really excited as in early March we will be getting a dog to join our family.

This weeks photo I snapped while we were on the way over to see Daisy’s Nan & Grandad. She loves a visit to my in-laws and sees them at least once a week, which is great. It’s so nice to have a good family unit around us and Daisy really thrives from all the different people she sees and places she goes. Today Daisy is off to a farm this afternoon, and I know she’ll have a great time!

Daisy loves nature - Living Arrows 4/52 [2020]
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The Meal Planning Linky Week #108 Meal Plan

Good morning! Happy Friday! What a lovely week we have had. Thomas & I enjoyed a late lunch out. We had great hospital visits for Daisy and a really helpful GP appointment for me too. Overall things seem to be going well, and I can’t believe it is Friday already! I love meal planning and lately I have been really enjoying cooking from scratch a lot more.

Having absolutely minimal food waste is always important to me. I’m making things stretch even further at the moment because we still have so many house jobs to pay for. I am taking steps to make sure we are avoiding overspending on groceries. This week I’m keeping the budget low again, and using lots of Simply Cook recipes this week. *Why not sign up and grab yourself a box for £1? < This is a subscription service so be sure to cancel if you don’t want it to auto-renew.

Katykickers weekly meal planning linky
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Likes & Loves January 2020

Hello! I hope January is being kind to you so far. We’ve spent a lot of our month just decorating at home. We have been recovering from the flu. Also, just having our new home to enjoy together has been great. I think I skipped this post last month, as I was so unwell, so I’ve got quite a bit to share with you! Items that were gifted to me for a possible mention within this feature will be clearly marked with a #. Advertorials are clearly marked with AD. 

Recipe: Slow cooker roast beef

The browned slow cooker roast beef joint before cooking

A nice roast is always a winner in our home at this time of year. This slow cooker pot roast recipe is fantastic. Just throw in a load of veggies, herbs, seasoning, stock and your joint of beef and away you go!

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How much do you really win on premium bonds? What I won with £50k of them!

I’ve updated this post for 2020 with my earnings up to the 1st of January 2020 so enjoy! Two years I made lots of nice monies. I took some of that nice monies, that I won matched betting, and I invested it into premium bonds. I have the maximum holding, £50,000. My husband has some holdings too, but not the same as me. We don’t hold all of our money in premium bonds, as we have some in cash ISAs, but I wanted to see – how much do you really win on premium bonds? I have held my bonds for 2 years or so now! I’m going to share with you my results so you can get an idea – how much do you really win on premium bonds?! Now, this is based on my own luck, of course, and will vary from person to person. It is luck based. But I seem to be pretty lucky these days. 

how much do you really win on premium bonds - Find out now!

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Living Arrows 3/52 [2020]

Good morning! Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had a great week. This post is going to be dominated by just one thing… Daisy had an allergy trial in hospital on Wednesday, for dairy, and she passed! Which is just unbelievable. Dairy was Daisy’s worst FPIES allergen when she was a baby and made her so poorly even from just 10 day old. I am still in a state of shock about it all and while we have to trial lots of dairy related foods over the next month, at home, I’m looking forward to her being able to enjoy some dairy away from home too soon! Perhaps even a trip to Disney towards the end of this year!

This weeks photo I snapped while at the bus stop on Friday, waiting to go to Nursery. Daisy was singing about tigers and kangaroos and making up a song. It was such a lovely time together.

This isn’t the best photo ever but I just wanted to capture my cheeky girl!

I mentioned last week that Daisy loves a cheeky McDonalds, and we love that they are able to cater to her FPIES allergies. Soon she will be able to try a cheeseburger (without the bun) which I think is going to be quite exciting for her. Also, I keep spending hours every day procrastinating thinking about all of the nice things that she is going to be able to eat and enjoy. Ice cream, lots of types of bread, just so many sauces, filling meals and lovely treats. It is going to be a great year for Daisy, I can just tell! Food is life really and I can’t wait for her to be able to get more calcium easily.

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