LIFE, BEAUTY, STYLE + BABY

Image Slider

MAISIE / 22 / UK Learn more

Follow

THE PERFECT NAILS FOR BUSY BEES

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
THE PERFECT NAILS FOR BUSY BEES | ImPress Press-On Manucure | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Busy. A word that within my day to day life is used extremely frequently. Even before I had Tyler, I was always busy with something. Work, projects, blog things, always busy. Now that I have Tyler, all of those things still make my life busy but on top of that, I'm busy 24/7 looking after a small human.

PREGNANCY IS TOUGH

Monday, August 14, 2017
PREGNANCY IS TOUGH | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
I found pregnancy incredibly difficult, to say the least, and I know I'm not the only one. I'm pretty sure that the world thinks that every pregnant woman should be on cloud nine for the entire nine months of their pregnancy. Of course, I was grateful that I was carrying my healthy baby in my tummy but that doesn't mean that I had some really hard times.

SOME NEW READING MATERIAL

Friday, August 11, 2017
SOME NEW READING MATERIAL | Book haul | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Throughout July, I found myself on a bit of a book buying binge and I thought it was only right that I share my latest book purchases with you here on Love, Maisie. I recently went to a friends house(Hi Nim!) who told me about a couple of books she had picked up that she had heard were good reads for anyone wanting to improve their business. Of course, I took a photo of said books and once I got home, headed straight for Amazon to add them to my basket. In the process, I tripped and three more books fell into my basket, whoops. So far, I have only completed one of these books, so this will be more of a little informative "first impressions", if you like, rather than a book review of the six new wonderfully smelling books I have to read!

HOME ACCESSORIES UNDER £10

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
HOME ACCESSORIES UNDER £10 | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Living in rented accommodation can make it really hard to personalise your home and have it to reflect your style. For this reason, or whether you're just looking to add a bit more style on a budget, I've decided to share some gorgeous home accessories that are all £10 or under.

THE A-Z OF PARENTING

Monday, August 07, 2017
THE A-Z OF PARENTING | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Babies. They're cute, right? But they're also bloody hard work. In today's post, with a little help from some other mumma's out there, I wanted to share with you the A-Z of parenting. Not that I should need to mention this, but please take the following with a pinch of salt.

TYLER IS 6 MONTHS OLD

Friday, August 04, 2017
TYLER IS 6 MONTHS OLD | Tyler's 6 month update | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
It honestly feels like yesterday that I was writing Tyler's 5 month update. Okay, so the 5 month update was a week late and this months update is bang on time, but still, how has another month passed us by? If you didn't catch Tyler's 5 month update, you can do so right here.

TOP TIPS TO KEEP YOU LOOKING AND FEELING YOUR BEST*

Sunday, July 23, 2017
As women, we go through a lot to make ourselves feel and look our best. Not that men don’t put effort into their looks, but in society, we are expected to ‘groom’ ourselves much more than men are. I’ve compiled a list of things you can do to make yourself feel and look stunning that you can add to your beauty regime.

MUM'S NIGHT OFF | AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECONNECT WITH YOUR APPEARANCE*

When you become a new mum, your appearance takes a back seat. Who has time to worry about designers tops and perfect makeup when they have a little life in their hands? Casting such things to the side makes life easier. It frees up time in the mornings, and gives you more head space for what matters most - your little one!

TYLER IS 5 MONTHS OLD

Thursday, July 13, 2017
TYLER IS 5 MONTHS OLD | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Honestly, where is the time going? On July 2nd, Tyler turned 5 months old! That means he's almost half a year old and I honestly don't believe the calendar anymore, someone must be pranking us. Apologies for getting this post up over a week late but hey, babies take up a lot of your time. Anyway, I digress.

BATHROOM RE VAMP IDEAS

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
BATHROOM RE VAMP IDEAS | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Living in a rented property has it's perks. The boiler is leaking? Call the estate agents and they'll pay for it to be sorted. The fridge freezer has packed in? Give them a call and viola! But of course, there are downfalls as well. If you want to re decorate or pull your carpets up, you'll have to ask for permission first and then invest your time and money into it for you to eventually move out and leave your beautiful renovations behind, along with your investment.

A NEW FOUND LOVE FOR MINIMAL JEWELLERY

Monday, July 10, 2017
A NEW FOUND LOVE FOR MINIMAL JEWELLERY | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Seeing as Tyler is now interested in absolutely everything, and I mean everything, I've had to ditch a lot of my accessories with the fear that he'll either break them, or hurt himself. But all is not lost as as you may know I've recently found a new love for minimalism, so I thought, hey, why not apply that to my jewellery collection?

A BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY HOMEWARE WISHLIST

Friday, June 30, 2017
A BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY HOMEWARE WISHLIST | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com | www.nest.co.uk
You all know I love a good wishlist and lately, I've become more and more interested in interiors. Interiors are something that I have dabbled in on my blog over the past couple of years but recently it's like I have this whole new wave of enthusiasm for contemporary homware and I honestly wish my job was buying pieces for people's homes! So today I am going to be sharing a wishlist with your with some of the pieces that I would love to have in my home!

BEING KIND TO YOURSELF AS A BUSY MUMMA

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
If, like me, you're a new mumma, finding time to look after yourself can be really tough. What with trying to juggle looking after your little one and keeping your house from looking like a bomb site, we often forget to be kind to ourselves. If your baby is fed, clothed and clean, you're doing a great job! Today I wanted to write a post as a little reminder for you to be kind to yourself. This applies to all your ladies out there that are busy bee's, whether you're a mumma or not.


SUMMER COLOURS | DECOR INSPO

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
With our 30 degree heat wave, it's well and truly summer now, right? Okay, so now it's overcast and barely 20 degrees, but still, summer is here! I love seasonal changes, especially in nature. I've always loved the transitional colours. What I also love is incorporating natures colours into my home. So today I wanted I wanted to share with you some summer colour inspiration for your home!

SUMMER COLOURS DECOR INSPO | COX&COX | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com

AT HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Monday, June 26, 2017
AT HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Date nights. Something that Jack and I used to have so often before I was pregnant, but now Tyler is here, it's not as easy to just pop to our local for a couple of drinks, so I decided that I was going to plan some fun things that we could do at home together once Tyler had gone to bed! Another reason why I decided we needed to have some at home date nights was the fact that it saves money. No money needed for a taxi saves you at least £10 straight away!

5 BABY PRODUCTS I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Thursday, June 22, 2017
5 BABY PRODUCTS I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Babies come with a lot of kit, trust me on that one. Some of it is really faddy and others are just necessities, but today, I wanted to share my top 5 baby products with you all as I have found all of these to be so useful and well worth the investments!

FUN WAYS TO GET FIT POST PARTUM

Monday, June 19, 2017
FUN WAYS TO GET FIT POST PARTUM | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
If, like me, you ceased all workouts and general exercise whilst pregnant, then getting back your fitness levels can be tough, but it doesn't have to be boring! I recently joined the gym in our new area and have been looking at all sorts of fun ways that I can start to get fit again!

MY SUMMER READING LIST

Friday, June 16, 2017
I have always loved books. That's a line you've heard from everyone and their aunt, right? I was a huge Jacqueline Wilson fan as a child, Tracy Beaker was my spirit animal. I then went on to read all of the Harry Potter books, followed by the Twilight saga and shortly after I discovered Cecila Ahern and her heart breakingly beautiful novels, in particular Where Rainbows End, my favourite book of all time.

3 OUTDOOR PARTY IDEAS FOR TOTS AND KIDS*

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Whether it’s to celebrate the end of the school year or a birthday, outdoor parties are always a fun event to hold during the summer months. Getting all the kids (and parents) out in the garden is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion and (fingers crossed), the sunny weather. There’s nothing quite like a theme to add emphasis to an outside shindig, so the following are some ideas to give you a spot of celebration inspiration.

I DON'T YET LOVE THE WAY MY BODY LOOKS, BUT...

Monday, June 12, 2017
I DON'T YET LOVE THE WAY MY BODY LOOKS, BUT... | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
I don't yet love the way my body looks but, I love that it grew, yes grew, a small human being who I am now blessed enough to call my son.

I don't yet love the way my body looks but I love that it sustained two litres of blood loss and kept on fighting.

A QUOTE I'LL BE INSTALLING INTO TYLER'S UPBRINGING

Friday, June 09, 2017
"Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind, don't matter and those who matter, don't mind." | Liz J Owen | www.lovemaisie.com
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I absolutely love quotes, so much so that I used to share a weekly quote! I still love quotes and you'll often find me pinning a couple of motivational posters or two.

TYLER IS 4 MONTHS OLD

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Tyler is 4 months old | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
It only seems like yesterday that I was writing Tyler's 3 month update and now here I am writing his 4 month update, it's honestly terrifying how fast time seems to be flying by at the moment!

AS GOOD AS NEW | THE KEY TO WARDROBE LONGEVITY*

Fast fashion has its uses. It’s fun to be able to pick up something for next to nothing, giving you the chance to indulge trends and experiment with styles that you otherwise might not. Few of us have endless amounts of cash to spend top money on every item we want, so fast fashion can also give us options for the basic clothes we wear every day but don’t want to spend a fortune on.

CAN WE MOVE TO BRIGHTON?!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Can we move to Brighton? | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Last weekend, we packed up the car with our buckets and spades(well, actually no we didn't, it was more formula, bottles and baby grows but hey) and headed for sunny Brighton! Well.. sunny-ish Brighton, to meet the wonderful Lyndsay of FizzyPeaches and her beautiful family! Myself and Lyndsay have been twitter messaging and whatsapping each other for almost a year now and we initially bonded over our pregnancies! Our conception and pregnancy journeys couldn't have been more different, you can read all about Lyndsay's IVF journey here, but we really do get on like a house on fire!

COOL DRESSING FOR HOT HOT WEATHER*


It’s the end of May already - where did the first few months of the year go to?! If like me, you can’t believe that we are almost at summer already, it might have snuck up on you! It certainly has for me, and that means my summer wardrobe isn’t quite ready just yet. On the downside, that means I’m going to be busy getting all my summer clothes ready in a short period of time. But, at least it gives me an excuse to go out shopping!

NURSERY KNOW-HOW*

Monday, June 05, 2017

New motherhood is never easy. During those first months, your life changes in every way you can imagine. It’s a change worth making, of course, but change isn’t always easy to embrace. You may have done everything possible to prepare, but that planning often goes out of the window. You really can’t know what it’ll be like having a baby until it happens. Then, you very much learn as you go.

CLOTHES SHOPPING WHEN YOU ARE A NEW MUM*

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
It can be a challenging time to head to the shops in the months after you give birth. After all, you might have lost some body confidence after carrying around your mini human for the last nine months. And you feel like nothing will fit right. However, clothes shopping doesn't have to be a nightmare for new mums. In fact, here are some things you should consider when clothing shopping when you are a new mum.
Photo credit: Pixabay

FINDING CONFIDENCE AS A MOTHER

Monday, May 29, 2017
FINDING CONFIDENCE AS A MOTHER | Love, Maisie | www.lovemaisie.com
Confidence in myself as a person has never been my strongest point, let alone being confident in myself as a mother. I think with a picture perfect life of parenthood painted across so many social media platforms, it's easy to slip into a self doubt that seems to be bottomless.

This week, on the glorious, summery Wednesday that we had, I packed myself and Tyler a little picnic and we wondered off for a half an hour walk to a little park that I had just discovered on Google, just outside of town! If you had told me I would be doing that 3 months ago I would have quivered with anxiety and quietly returned to the sofa watching Jeremy Kyle with my baby boy.

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING IT THROUGH THE SUMMER*

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


With the great British summertime back on the horizon, it’s time to pull the shorts out of hibernation, brush off the sun cream, and get ready for some fun in the sun. Except, as anyone with little ones knows, it’s not quite that easy. Whether they’re on break from school, or you’re just trying to entertain them through the warmer months, it can be quite a trying time.

TIPS TO HELP YOU WIND DOWN AFTER A BUSY DAY WITH BABY*

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When you feel like you haven’t used the luxury of a seat for the majority of the day, and it’s taken way too long to get the baby to sleep; it’s time to start relaxing as soon as possible, especially if you want to get a proper rest when you eventually head to bed. However, if your head is full of jobs that need doing tomorrow, it can be difficult to wind down both physically and mentally. Therefore you should set some time aside at the end of the day to focus on yourself and you’ll be able to rejuvenate to tackle tomorrow’s never ending list.


Scent And Light
It’s no secret that candlelight can be a calming addition to an environment, so lighting one or two before you sit down on the sofa will help you feel at ease and unwind. Scented candles will further relax you, especially if you choose a fragrance specifically designed to aid rest and sleep; they can often feel like a treat, so you’ll enjoy your evening that little bit more. For some relaxing scented candles inspiration, take a look here. If you’re taking the time to physically create a particular ambience, then your mind will catch up and you’ll end up feeling tranquil from head to toe.
Image found here

10 LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

Friday, May 12, 2017
10 LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY | Love, Maisie
Sometimes, a mist the hustle and bustle of daily life, especially as a mama, it's hard to remember all the little things that help to bring a smile to our faces! Whether it's your new favourite dress or your favourite coffee house or maybe even the dog that you see on your commute to work every morning, our days are made up of little happy things that sometimes, we take for granted, myself included.

EXFOLIATING POST PREGNANCY

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Stretch marks. Two words that many expectant mother fears. To be honest, before pregnancy was even a thought in my little world I still worried about stretch marks! Once I knew I was expecting Tyler, I began to lather my non existent bump in bio oil and body butters in a bid to keep stretch marks at bay. To my complete horror, at around 17 weeks pregnant, I discovered a couple of faint stretch marks right at the bottom of my stomach where my bump had just started to pop out.

HOW. How did this happen? Since the get go I'd been using the legendary bio-oil and various other lotions and potions both day and night. But the horrible truth is, if you're going to get stretch marks, you're going to get them.. and there isn't all that much you can actually do to prevent them if it's part of your make up.

Thankfully, since Tyler was born and my stomach has considerably reduced in size which in hand, has made my stretch marks less prominent and even lightened. Although you might not be able to prevent stretch marks, you can certainly aid in reducing their appearance and fading them.

TYLER IS 3 MONTHS OLD

Monday, May 08, 2017
I have a 3 month old baby, my goodness when did this happen!?

If you've been keeping up with me on my social media, or if you read this post, you'll know that my entry into motherhood has been somewhat of a roller-coaster, but luckily, we have one healthy, happy baby who's just thriving off of life and I couldn't be prouder of him! Today I thought I share with you a little update about Tyler's first 3 months on this planet!
TYLER IS 3 MONTHS OLD | Love, Maisie

MY NEW FAVOURITE "GOING OUT" TOP

Monday, May 01, 2017
MY NEW FAVOURITE "GOING OUT" TOP | Love, Maisie
Everyone has their favourite top. My current favourite top to wear in the day time is a plain pink t-shirt. Pretty basic but practical when I'm just at home looking after Tyler. But when my birthday came around a couple of weeks ago and Jack and I had plans to go out for dinner for the first time since Tyler arrived into the world, I realised that I didn't have any dresses in my wardrobe or "going out" tops.

DIY BUMP TO BABY PHOTO WALL

Saturday, April 29, 2017
DIY BUMP TO BABY PHOTO WALL | Love, Maisie
Pregnancy is a journey and boy is it one hell of a journey! We live in a technological world where you can snap and share a photo in just seconds, but it's nice every once in a while to get some of your favourite photos printed off so that you can have a physical copy to keep, cherish and hang up in your home!

AN HONEST ACCOUNT ON MY FIRST 10 WEEKS AS A MOTHER

Monday, April 24, 2017
AN HONEST ACCOUNT ON MY FIRST 10 WEEKS AS A MOTHER | Love, Maisie
If you had told me a year ago that in a mere years time I would have a 10 week old baby, I'd have laughed in your face and told you to jog on. I always knew that I wanted children "when I grew up," and I also knew that I wanted to buy a house and get married. I never expected to have a child first, but here I am, sitting at my dining table watching Jack hold our baby on top of a birthing ball whilst singing the circus tune at him.

FINDING MY DIRECTION WITH MY BLOG

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Finding my direction with my blog | Love, Maisie
Well, it's been a hot minute since I've written a blog post hasn't it?! Let's just say that parenting is tough, tougher than I anticipated it to be, both physically and mentally. I'll talk more about my absence in future posts but for today, I wanted to talk about something that I've been thinking about pretty much since the beginning of 2017.

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR PREGNANT FRIEND

Friday, March 10, 2017
If you read my blog whilst I was expecting Tyler, you'll know that pregnancy wasn't my favourite thing in the world. In fact, I'll even go as far to say that I hated it. But, there were a number of things that really helped me along the way to embrace and enjoy the experience from time to time! Today I wanted to share with you the Indigo Herbs Pregnancy Care and Wellbeing Gift Set*!
The perfect gift for your pregnant friend! | Love, Maisie
Indigo Herbs Pregnancy Care and Wellbeing Gift Set - £ 19.99

OUR BIRTH STORY | INTRODUCING TYLER

Monday, March 06, 2017
Well, hello there blogosphere! I'm sure you've noticed that I've not had a blog post up for about a month now and if you follow me on any of my social media channels, you'll know that that's because on Thursday, February 2nd at 3.19am, "little" Tyler John Corbett arrived into the world, weighing a super healthy 9lb 5oz! I kind of can't believe that I'm sat here with Tyler laying next to me about to write out this post! It's going to be a really, really lengthy one, so if you're still up for a read, I highly suggest getting comfy and grabbing yourself a hot drink!
OUR BIRTH STORY | INTRODUCING TYLER | Love, Maisie

MY PREGNANCY ESSENTIALS

Friday, February 03, 2017
My Pregnancy Essentials | Love, Maisie
Throughout my pregnancy, there were a handful of things that just made the whole experience, that little bit better, more comfortable and just bearable. I thought I would share my top pregnancy essentials that helped me through the last nine months in hopes that it might help some of you who are currently pregnant or just about to embark on your pregnancy journey!

THE REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The real neat blog award | Love, Maisie
Hello internet and happy Wednesday! Today I thought I'd do a little tag post as I haven't completed one in what feels like years. In fact, I think it has been actual years! The lovely Saph from over at TheRavenWoman has tagged me in "The Real Neat Blog Award" post so I'm going to be answering her 7 questions before tagging 7 gorgeous other bloggers and asking them 7 different questions! So, thank you Saph!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | #88

Monday, January 30, 2017
Quote of the Week | #88 | "Dreams are necessary to life" | Love, Maisie
"Dreams are necessary to life" *img source
I've said it before and I'll say it again(puts BMTH on Spotify), but I am a dreamer. I'm pretty sure it says, or used to say so, in my twitter bio so I ain't kidding. I like to think of my dreams as goals, only a little more amplified, you know?

BUMP UPDATE | WEEK 39

Friday, January 27, 2017
If you missed my week 38 bump update, you can catch it right here.
Bump update | Week 39 | Pregnancy Update | Love, Maisie
I'm sure you're all sick of hearing me say this, but believe me this time if any when I say that week 39 was tough.. really tough. Last week I talked about some pelvic pain that I was having and it's legit made my life a living hell for the past week and half/two weeks now. My midwife told me that it's extremely likely to be spd(I've since seen a consultant and it is, boo) but holy hell is it painful. It's gotten to the point where I can't get up and out of bed on my own because it's simply just too painful.. and even with help I'm often in tears trying to stand up and walk to the bathroom. So yes.. this week has been tough.

DEAR BABY CORBETT

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Dear baby Corbett,
Dear baby Corbett | January 25th 2017 | Today is your due date! | Love, Maisie

MATCHA GREEN TEA VEGAN PANCAKES

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Matcha green tea vegan pancakes | recipe | Love, Maisie
Pancakes. I friggin' love pancakes, don't you? Being vegan, there are actually so many wonderful friendly recipes out there, but whenever I get the chance, I like to experiment a little! So that's exactly what I did for this post and boy, it paid off!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | #87

Monday, January 23, 2017
Quote of the Week | #87 | Love, Maisie
Today's quote of the week is more of a positive affirmation than anything else.. and I bloody love it! "I am a passionate, creative woman. I don't have all the answers but I know my worth. It took me a long time to accept me for who I am. I will not tolerate being around anyone who makes me feel anything less." Ladies, can we all take a minute to read this.. and then read it again.. and then always, always remember this? Thank you.

BUMP UPDATE | WEEK 38

Friday, January 20, 2017
If you missed my week 37 bump update, you catch it here.
Bump Update | Week 38 | Pregnancy Updates | Love, Maisie

URBAN DECAY | FULL SPECTRUM PALETTE | FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Urban Decay | Full Spectrum Palette | First impressions | Love, Maisie
For Christmas, I was a very lucky lady and Jack spoilt me rotten with the gorgeous, limited edition Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette. Disclaimer; not a braggy statement, I'm just super grateful and this palette is just too spandangly amazing not to share with you all!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | #86

Monday, January 16, 2017
Quote of the week | #86 | "You are gold baby, solid gold" | Love, Maisie
"You are gold baby, solid gold" *img source
Happy Monday gang! I thought you might all like a little friendly Monday morning reminder that you're amazing and you're totally going to smash this week!

BUMP UPDATE | WEEK 37

Friday, January 13, 2017
If you missed my week 35 + 36 bump update, you can catch it right here.
Bump update | Week 37 | Love, Maisie | Pregnancy updates
Week 37, completed! So how is full term pregnancy I hear you ask? Bloody tough I tell ya! I constantly feel heavy and tired and even simple tasks like walking at a normal pace are a challenge! Apart from feeling like I'm growing bigger every single day, not a huge amount has changed over the past week.

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP YOU TO INCREASE YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND TRAFFIC

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Social media. For many of us, it's a love hate relationship, myself included. There are only so many times you can see Karren Smith's relationship status change from single to it's complicated to engaged in one year, surely? And follow to unfollow accounts, can we just not please? Though ultimately, I can say that I am pretty much addicted to social media and the benefits that it reaps for my little corner of the internet.
How social media can help you to increase your engagement and traffic | Love, Maisie
It can be really hard to stand out on the internet when it's just so, well, saturated! Today I wanted to share with you just some of the ways that I find social media helps to increase engagement and traffic for my little corner of the internet.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | #85

Monday, January 09, 2017
"Celebrate every tiny victory" | Quote of the Week | #85 | Love, Maisie
"Celebrate every tiny victory" *img source
If you saw this post last week, you'll know that this year I'm trying to be more thankful and mindful, so with that, I think it's also important to celebrate every victory, even the tiny ones!