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Hello and welcome to the #StayClassyMama linky.
I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been added as a host for this fab linky and look forward to seeing what you link up this week!

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My favourite post from last week was this one from Miller in the City (second week in a row!) Noleen highlights the shocking casual sexism that women are still experiencing. No one has the right to touch you without your permission and there should be more penalties involved to protect the sanctity of our bodies.
Head over to White Camellias to see which post she loved last week!
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Wedding Wednesday: JJ’s House: here comes the bride!

I am not a big white wedding dress kind of a girl. That’s what I always thought! However, when I got the chance to choose a dress from JJ’s House I changed my mind…
I spent HOURS searching the site for wedding dresses. It was so difficult to choose as they are all so beautiful and there really is a design (or many!) for everyone! There are also prom dresses, occasion dresses and a wide range of shoes and accessories.

The dress I chose was an ankle length one but as I am so short I correctly guessed that it would be the perfect floor length on me 🙂
I never envisioned myself in white so I was stunned at how amazing it felt in the dress which is so lightweight and comfortable. The sequin and bead detail are beautiful.

It is possible to custom size the dress for an extra £15 but I decided to stick with my usual size 8 and the fit was perfect.
I also got a petticoat but this dress has beautiful layers of netting that didn’t tangle round my legs or need further puffing out.
My wedding colour scheme is purple and my bridesmaids will wear lilac whilst the page boys will have Cadbury purple waistcoats. I wanted accessories to fit in with this and chose a beautiful bag and shawl which look very striking against the pure white of the dress.

The dilemma I now have is that Chris will see these pics so will see me in the dress which is bad luck for the wedding!
I am so in love with this dress!
Many thanks to my old school friend Roxanne at R Dexter Photography for taking the photos: it was great to catch up!

*I received this dress for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own, all photos were taken by R Dexter Photography.

Baby Secrets Pram Pack review

As well as the LOL doll, Anya was excited to get her first Baby Secrets set from my trip to Blog On X in Manchester.

Baby Secret babies have a white nappy until they are dipped in water at which point the nappy turns either pink or blue. They can be bought in single bathtub packs or in combi packs that include a high chair, cot, rocking horse or a pram.

This pram pack comes with 2 babies that can be seen and one hidden inside the bathtub.
There are 3 birth certificates to complete for your new babies when you have found out whether they are boys or girls: thinking of names is a tough decision!

What I loved was the ease of the colour change. It happened quickly and definitely so the colour change was clear to see.
The babies themselves are cute and have accessories that are moulded onto the body so no tiny little pieces to lose.
Anya plays with the babies alongside her Barbie and Disney dolls as they are a perfect size but also pretends to be their mum herself and wants to build up a full nursery by getting the other packs!

*I was given this Pram Pack at Blog On X in exchange for a review. All opinions and photos are my own.

#GlobalBlogging 61

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Global Blogging.
I hope you all enjoyed the Royal Wedding. I am having to give some serious consideration to my own wedding now that my daughter wants me to have a veil, a train and a carriage ride…

I am very excited to have been invited to join as a host for 2018. This year we have the extra twist that we want to be more active on social media (see below to get your posts shared on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest).
We have a NEW badge! Please can you change the old one from you sidebar (ooh, I need to do mine at the bottom of the page too!)
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Our favourite posts this week all have a common health link. Please add your new featured blogger badge:


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My favourite post from last week was this one from Happy New Mum. Mental health discussions still have a long way to go to remove the stigma but things are slowly improving thanks to high profile support.
Shank You Very Much loved this post from DIY Daddy. Nigel recently had a medical emergency but the kindness an dedication of the ambulance team made the experience less traumatic.
One Messy Mama is still hosting via our blogs. She has chosen this post from Bryony-Perfectly Imperfect Mama: a clear description of cleft lip and palate to raise awareness.
Bloggers from all around the world are invited to link up their posts: come and join us!
As usual for a linky there are a few rules:
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I look forward to reading your posts and getting social! Have a great week everyone!
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