Monthly Archives: February 2014

Elsa Pataky Maternity Style

Its has been confirmed that the super gorgeous Spanish model Elsa Pataky and her equally stunning actor husband Chris Hemsworth are expecting Twins. Elsa has impeccable style when it comes to dressing her changing figure, and can carry off pretty much any look without much effort. From Boho come biker chic to her red carpet style, Elsa looks fabulous in anything it seems.

Here are some of my favourite Maternity looks from Elsa and where to find her look.

Boho Slash Biker Chick

Elsa Pataky maternity floral dress

Elsa Pataky Maternity Style Steal’s

Pazuki Kimono Dress from Blossom Mother And Child

Cream Knitted cardigan from With Love Boutique

Biker Boots from Zara

Red Carpet Glam

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red carpet glam

Black Maxi Dress – Boohoo – Bargain at £10.00!

Black and Gold Necklace – Topshop

Black and Gold tassel clutch – Dune

Smart Chic

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Elsa Pataky smart chic

Black Jeans – ASOS Maternity

Twisted knot top – Revolve Clothing

Ash Wedge Trainers – ASH

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Daniella xx

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Celeb’s expecting in 2014

Pregnant Celebrities expecting in 2014 So Far….

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Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Patty

The gorgeous couple are expecting their second and third child after confirming Elsa is expecting Twins later this year. The new additions will be Brother’s or Sister’s to the couple’s daughter, one-year-old India Rose.

Kimberly Walsh and Justin Scott

The Girls Aloud singer has revealed that she is expecting her first baby with long-term partner Justin, Via Twitter earlier this week. Kimberly’s baby will be the second for the band, with bandmate Nadine Coyle welcoming a baby girl into the world recently.

Jade Jagger and Adrian Fillary

It really is a double whammy for Jade Jagger this year, with 21-year old daughter Assisi expecting her first child making Jade Grandma, Jade herself confirmed that she was also with child, announcing it on Instagram “Happy to announce the granny is going to become a mummy, I’m 6 months pregnant xx double whammy this year”

Lil Kim

Rapper Lil’Kim confirmed her pregnancy at The Blonds Fashion Week by turning up on the red carpet with quite a large baby bump in tow. Whilst the father’s identity is to remain anonymous for now, Kim has vowed not to stop working, she said. “I’m still going to be hardcore. The baby has made me even more of a beast!”

James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook

The Dawson’s Creek actor and his wife Kimberly are expecting their third child in August. They chose to keep their news quiet until Kimberly reached the five-month mark. “James and I are happy to report that we are expecting our third child this winter!”

Thandie Newton and Ol Parker

The Crash actress and her husband Ol Parker are expecting their third child later this year. The new addition will be a little sister or brother to siblings Ripley and Nico.

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

The super cool couple are expecting their third child it has been confirmed. I’ve already featured some of her super cool maternity style HERE

Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Falcone

The McFly Singer and his wife Giovanna – Sister to TOWIE’S Mario, are expecting their first child this year. The couple made their announcement by carving the news out ‘were having a baby’ in a Halloween pumpkin to confirm the news.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler

Gosh these two didn’t mess about. The Hills star and her husband Jay are expecting their second child just 14 months after they welcomed their son, Camden Jack into the world.

Sam Riley and Alexandra Maria Lara

The Yorkshire Actor and his actress wife Alexandra, confirmed their baby news on the red carpet of her new movie, Rush, by showcasing her blossoming bump.

Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James

The Victoria Secret model is expecting her second child it has been confirmed. The model shared her news with a naked bump pic – as you do, along with the caption “This is not a #throwbackthursday this is now! So happy to share with you that we are expecting”. Congrats!

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Tamara Eccelstone and Jay Rutland

After their whirlwind marriage, Billionairess Tamara and businessman husband Jay are expecting their first child in the summer. She Said. “I just feel so lucky. I never imagined this all happening so quickly. Its crazy how life works in such mysterious ways.”

Ciara and Future

Singer Ciara has revealed that she is expecting her first baby with her producer Fiancé. This year will not only see the birth of their first child but their nuptials will also take place later this year.

Rachel Stevens and Alex Bourne

The former S Club 7 star tweeted: “some lovely news to share with you all today – Alex and I are very happy to announce that we are pregnant again.”

Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha

The Save the last dance actress is expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman

Just over a year after giving birth to daughter Olive, Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman have confirmed they’re expecting their second child. For more on Drew’s Maternity style click HERE

Idris Elba and Nalyana Garth

The Luther and Mandela Actor is set to become a father for the second time with girlfriend Nalyana. The actor already has an 11 year old daughter, Isan with his ex-wife.

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock

The newlyweds confirmed they were expecting their first child in December. Singer Kelly Tweeted “Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever.”

Erin O’Connor and Stephen Gibson

Erin proudly showed off her growing bump at a fashion show, earlier this month. The model told the evening standard: “Nobody knew. This is my first outing. It was a well-kept secret. Thank god for all those winter coats. I just thought id come out with a bang.”

Jessica Ennis-Hill and Andy Hill

The Olympic champion Jessica revealed she would miss the Commonwealth Games because she is expecting her first child. In a statement she said: “We are completely overwhelmed, with excitement and a degree of anxiety that I am sure all first time parents will relate to”

Christina Aguilera and Mathew Rutler

Newly engaged couple are rumoured to be pregnant with their first child. Although nothing has been confirmed, the news that Christina is expecting is from a very close source-so expect an announcement soon. If true the new addition would be sibling to the Genie in a bottle singer’s, six-year-old son Max.

Katie Piper and Boyfriend James

TV presenter Katie and her carpenter boyfriend James have been together for two years and Katie is thought to be due over the next few weeks. Check out her Maternity style HERE 

Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd

TOWIE star and boyfriend Greg are expecting a baby girl in the summer.

Mother’s Day Treats

Me – What shall we do for mother’s day?

BF – urrrrmmm dunno prob take mum to the pub or something.

This conversation between my Boyfriend and I the other evening has prompted me to do a Mother’s day feature early. Ive put together a few inspirational gift ideas, so you will be able to find some really fabulous ideas for the fabulous Mum that deserves the best.

You can find most of the items and where to find them on the Bump and Me’s Mother’s Day Board on Pinterest HERE

Enjoy 🙂

The pampered Mum Mother’s day gifts.

Mothers day ideas

The Pampered Mum for Mother’s Day.

The Mum-to-be Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Mum to be gift

The Mum-to-Be Gift Ideas

The Crafty Mum Mother’s day gifts.

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For the Crafty Mum

For more ideas take a look at our Pinterest HERE 

Daniella X

How to create 3 different dishes for a fiver !!

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Right lets get something straight I am NO Nigella Lawson, but when it comes to cooking on a budget I’m awesome! For £5.00 – ish (Depending on which supermarket you go to and what you already have) I can produce three different dishes with a total of TEN portions !!

This is what you will need

  • 500g of lean steak mince (FRESH NOT FROZEN)
  • 1 can of chopped tomato’s
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 leek
  • ½ a large onion or a whole small one
  • 2 gloves of garlic
  • Teaspoon of Tomato Puree
  • ½ Beef stock Cube
  • 2 slices of bread
  • Mixed Herbs
  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato
  • Peas
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • 1 egg

To make the mince

Chop the leek, onion and Garlic into small pieces and add to a large hot pan (with a little olive oil) Cook for around 10 minutes until Tender.

Add about ¾ of the Mince to the pan and mix in, breaking up all the mince, keep mixing until all mince turns brown.

Add the tin of chopped tomato’s plus the tomato puree to the pan.

Cook for around 5 minutes.

Add the already prepared beef stock. Turn heat down, place lid onto the pan and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Keep checking until cooked, this should be around 30 minutes.

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Beef Mince

Dish one

Spaghetti Bolognese

Cook the spaghetti and add the mince!

Add around half the cooked mince to the pasta and you should have around four small portions.

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Dish Two

Shepherd’s Pie

With the left over mince add about half a cup full of peas. Cook the medium sweet potato until soft and mash with a dollop of butter.

Using an oven proof dish add the mince then layer on the sweet potato and sprinkle the cheese over the potato. Cover in foil (to stop the sweet potato drying out) and add to an already preheated oven (180c) for about 10 mins, or until the cheese melts and goes slightly brown.

You should get about four small portions out of this.

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Dish Three

Meatballs and Spaghetti

Using a blender, add two slices of bread and mix until the bread turns to crumbs. Add the left over onion – about ¼ , one glove of garlic and a pinch of mixed herbs to the crumbs and mix until all blended.

In a separate bowl, mix the egg until beaten. Add the crumbs and uncooked meat. Using you’re (CLEAN) hands mix everything together and create your little meatballs.

Pop into a preheated pan and cook for about 10 mins on a low heat turning every minute until golden. Try before you serve! If its pink it’s not ready!

Add spaghetti and serve with your favourite tomato sauce or just add a spoon full of chopped tomato.

You should get about three or four portions out of this depending on how many you try.

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So there you have it, let me know what you think, And if you make it – tag us on Facebook HERE or Tweet us HERE

Daniella

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P.S If ingredients are bought fresh you can pop all of these in the freezer!

** Cute Royal Baby Alert **

Zara and Mike Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall

Zara Phillips has apparently become the first senior member of the Royal Family to sell Photographs of their new baby to a glossy celebrity magazine – For a reported eye watering £150,000 !!

The Queen’s grand-daughter, together with her Yorkshire – rugby playing husband Mike Tindall showed off their beautiful five-week-old baby daughter Mia Grace over the pages of Hello! Magazine this week. The perfect family snap’s are showcased over 13 pages of the celebrity magazine, as well as the front cover.

Zara & Mike Tindall with baby Grace in Hello! Magazine Feb 2014

Zara & Mike Tindall with baby Grace in Hello! Magazine Feb 2014

Mia Grace is the Queen’s forth grand-child and second cousin to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge AKA Wills & Kate offspring Prince George.

Baby Prince George

Wills, Kate & Baby George

The love affair between the Queen’s grand-daughter and the Yorkshireman started in 2003, when the-then Miss Phillips had been attending the England’s team’s successful campaign in Australia. After years of both making the headlines for they’re sporting achievements, it was in 2006 that Mike made his biggest achievement by asking Zara to Marry him – On the Sofa! They married in 2011 in a lavish ceremony in Edinburgh – Three months after William and Kate.

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For more on Celebrity weddings and baby’s check out our Pinterest HERE

 

 

 

Maternity Style File

Pregnant lady shopping Picking your Maternity wear wardrobe staples can be a tricky one, with some many high street brands offering high fashion maternity wear at competitive prices how do you know which one to choose.

 Well, In today’s post I’m focusing on New Look Maternity. New look Maternity has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. Gone are the days that for nine months of your life you feel like a fat walrus in a smock! With brands such as New Look, you can look and feel fabulous without breaking the bank.

The only downside I find with New Look is that a lot of the stores don’t carry the Maternity line, which is a bit annoying – But fear not, Online they literally have EVERYTHING !! From Jeans to Bra’s you can literally have your entire maternity wardrobe with you at a click of a mouse! Click HERE to find out more.

I’ve picked out some of my favourite pieces from the 2014 collection below and I’ve left my comments, Id love to hear from you also so please get in touch and let me know what you think.

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New Look skinny Jeans!

I’m personally a bigger fan on the under bump style than the over bump, as I find them more comfortable and im not adjusting the band all the time. These are great coming in at £22.99

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New look maternity wear

LOVE the two pack skater dress, Really versatile and a must-have maternity wardrobe staple. The monochrome dress worn loose or with a belt is fab (really light material) The lace insert panel jumper is lovely. Plenty of room for your grown bump.

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New Look Maternity over bump jeans

As I have said before Im not a massive fan of the over bump style, but these are a great fit. With the flattering bootcut style, these are sure to balance out your ever growing bump. £22.99

Hope you enjoyed this post

Blog soon,

Daniella

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