Film Review: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Getting back into having our weekly movie date nights after having a baby has been hard. It’s surprisingly difficult to leave and also not wanting to leave our son, with anyone; even though we know he’s safe with family members.  But a routine’s starting to form. The film of choice this time was Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

It was a movie that had me intrigued since I saw the trailer. I wanted to know if they catch the culprit, how it closes. It’s filled with so much serious topics but strewn together cleverly with some humour. I was not surprised at all the Oscar nominations this film received, because of how well made this film is.

The cast was so well put together, and all should be commended for their roles they portrayed. Frances Mcdormand deserved her Oscar she won. I feel like all the main cast should have an award from their performances too. Woody Harrelson did a great job, with the role he had, and left a lasting impression. I’m also glad the twist Sam Rockwell’s role got to have.

The only negative thing I have to say about this movie was that I hated the ending. Granted they left it open with the possibility of a second film. But it left me wanting more. I hope we find out if they find and what happens. It’s making me edgy not knowing.

I am happy that it’s had a positive response from both critics and activists. I love that it sparked a few activists protests. More details can be found by google.

Let me know what you thought via twitter: @RebeccaKLxo



Snow Day 💙❄️⛄️

Although it’s starting to clear now, these past few days we seemed to have succumbed to Storm Emma and the beast from the east. We had a full day of constant pretty heavy snow.

I wouldn’t normally do a blog about snow. But this was my 4 month old son’s first snow encounter. So we had to immortalise it in a post. We needed a few things from the local store. And we couldn’t drive, as none of our cars would of made it and with a baby would be too dangerous anyway.

Our pram got stuck, so we put him in a baby carrier, which killed my back but made Jackson happy. Here’s a few pictures from that day.

We also let him touch a little snow, but he wasn’t impressed.

All in all, I don’t think he understood what was happening at all. But it was adorable seeing him look around in amazement.

Hopefully the next snow day, he’ll be a bit older.


Amphora Aromatics: Product Review

I’ve had the pleasure of testing out an essential oil product from Amphora Aromatics. I saw this brand at a health and beauty blogger event I attended a few weeks back. After talking with the lovely representative, about my blog, my life as a new first time mum, and interest in essential oils, but never knew where to start. She suggested that I try one from their new range; aromatherapy blends.

After my old diffuser breaking, (I accidentally knocked it off a shelf) I bought a cute oil diffuser from Wilkos; Formerly Wilkinsons. It’s white, with heart shapes cut out of it, a quaint little cube shaped one. I love it. With a plain tea light, I used this blend every night,  after I set my son down for bed. I used it for that nice relaxing, time before I went down to bed. Until the tea light is burnt out.

They’ve launched their newest aromatherapy blend range. This range includes Focus, Revive, Energise and Sleep. There’s something for everyone. These come in the cutest little bottles, packaged in the cutest little boxes.

I had the honour of testing out the Relax blend. After it was matched to me. It perfectly fitted into my lifestyle as a first time mother. I must say it’s really amazing. I will certainly be getting more! I look after my son all day, while his father is at work, which I have to admit is stressful, and doesn’t give me a lot of time to relax. This oil is made up of a blend, formulated to compliment each other well, so no unpleasant scents. Not that I expected this, but sometimes when you mix smells together they don’t work. This product is the complete opposite. The nice smell, is pretty addictive. It certainly does what it says on the tin.


Here’s a link to their online store, so you can check out Amphora Aromatics, for yourself. I recommend them, to fellow essential oils enthusiasts. They also have a range of products to suit everyone, from aromatherapy products, skincare, creams, gels, balms and wipes, to name a few. All made from natural organic ingredients. The quality of their products are high quality and reasonably priced.

Let me see your products via Instagram, by using #rebeccaklxoAAEO or directly tag me: @RebeccaKLxo and Amphora: @amphoraaromatics.


Health and Beauty Event for Bloggers ðŸ’„

Last week, I attended a health and Beauty event for bloggers, hosted by Bristol Bloggers and Marriott Hotel.

This is something I’d like to expand in, covering a wider blogging niche. It’s also nice to meet brands and fellow bloggers.

Brands including: The Pilates Room, Scentered, Shy Mimosa Perfumery, The Somerset Toiletry Company, Amphora Aromatics and Dr Hauschka.

All of which are great brands, many of which I feel are useful as a new parent, from fitness to aromatherapy.

Marriott hotel had a lovely selection of food for us to enjoy. It looked too good to eat. That I couldn’t bare to eat any, that and I’m a very fussy eater and didn’t like much of what they had out. There was also a selection of wine, beer and fruit infused water.

I’m excited to see what the future holds for my blog, and I’m excited to work with the brands in the near future.

Check out the brands if you get a chance. I highly recommend them.


Justice League: Film Review

I’ve been itching to watch Justice League since I saw Batman V Superman, when it came out in the cinema. I’m such a comic book nerd. Especially DC comics. I originally planned to watch Justice League on opening night. However, this was proved difficult, by having a 2 week old baby. So leaving him at the time, would of been out of the question.

I finally got to watch Justice League a few days a ago, with my mum as my partner babysat our son. This was a lovely change, as I look after our son, and do all the night feeds since he was born. This felt like the perfect evening to finally catch Justice League before it leaves the cinema, while my partner bonds with our son.

I avoided reading any reviews of the film prior to watching. This decision was brought on by the knowledge of reviewers being notoriously negative about films in the DC comic universe, for example Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. I went into this viewing with just my own excitement.

To which I absolutely loved the film. The crew and cast did an amazing job with it. Zack Snyder in my opinion, was born to direct these DC comic movie adaptations. The cast worked so well together. Ezra Miller as The Flash had all the funny lines, throughout the film. Ray Fisher brought a new level, to his portrayal of Cyborg. Jason Momoa has made Aquaman cool. As well as Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck returned doing a great job as Wonder Woman and Batman.

I was more happy to see I’m more happy to see Henry Cavill back as Superman. In my opinion it really wouldn’t of been a Justice League movie without him. I was intrigued to see how he would of been included into the film. I was not disappointed.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I found it funny, at times and didn’t lack on the action scenes. I recommend it for comic book fans. I’d love to hear your opinions if you’ve seen Justice League yourself.


PhotoWall 📸

I received a lovely email from PhotoWall requesting a collaboration. After a brief lookover their site, I fell in love. So I knew I had to share with my readers and accept their very kind request. PhotoWall is a Swedish design company, passionate about high quality wall murals and canvases. Designed by many quality designers or you can upload your own images. Every design on the site are selected with care. Products from this site, are friendly for the environment, they will not fade in in the sunlight and are fire retardant in line with Swedish standards.  Here’s a couple of my favourite prints in pictures.

All the designs on the site, are beyond beautiful. You’ll be sure to find something that’ll fit the style your looking for. It will make any interior space enviable and Instagram worthy. If your an individual who likes looking at interior goals photos for design ideas. You should definitely check out this site. See for yourself, with the below images.

I really couldn’t pick a favourite from the site. I loved them all. For an honest product review, I had my choice of one of their products, gifted to me. As a new parent I thought a canvas would be the best fit. Because I loved every design. I chose to upload a picture of my son, Jackson.

After unboxing my canvas print, I was absolutely in awe of my picture. I chose personally to get it without a frame, as I like having every picture protected in a picture frame. But you can choose with or without a self assembly frame. The printing is a good quality, and came beautifully wrapped and protected in it’s package. They did a great job, taking my original photo and increasing it’s size to print. You’ll be surprised yourself of the quality of the canvas.  After trying this out myself, I will certainly use them again in the future and I highly recommend them.

As a treat for my readers, PhotoWall are giving my readers 20% discount on their site. All you have to do is enter the code (RebeccaKLxoCampaign2017) in the voucher/discount section when at the check out. This code is available for 30 days only. If you require shipping to the UK, then use this site linked here. If your shipping to any other country worldwide, then use this link to the right site.

PhotoWall’s Instagram account (photowall_sweden) is pure interior design goals. I’d recommend following them for interior design inspiration. As well as staying up to date with new arrivals to their site.

If you use my code to buy any products then I’d love to see. Share your product images with me via twitter: @ RebeccaKLxo

I had so much fun, working on this collaboration.




Book Review: Subject Verb Object

This review is long overdue. A very late blogging assignment, due to life getting in the way (pregnancy and new baby). I also needed time to thoroughly read through the book. I did this several times, to fully comprehend the multiple stories within one book.

Subject Verb Object is an anthology of writing by a variety of writers, brought together by Dane Cobain. These authors include; Eileen Maksym, Clive Whitelock, James Torrance, Heba El-Husseini, Sharon Anderson, Michael-Israel Jarvis, Amar Rana-Deshmukh, Neil Denham, Chris Gower, Dane Cobain, Alex Kimmell, Stevyn Colgan,  J.G. Clay, J.C. Miller, Chico Kidd, Oli Jacobs, Dani Brown and Pam Elise Harris. All are fantastic writers to the short stories within the book.

The book consists of 18 short stories, ranging from various subjects. All are very cleverly composed. I enjoyed every story within the book. So much so that I had trouble picking just one favourite story from the collection. But I narrowed it down to 3. My top 3 choices is Cornwall by James Torrence, The Wedding by Chris Gower and Devil in the Detail by Michael-Isreal Jarvis.

What I liked about these 3 stories was how different they was from each other. It was very stimulating to read many vastly different stories within one book. I can’t recommend this book enough, to any book readers out there, who’d like to try something new; as this isn’t your average book. Here is the link to the book on amazon (Link). It’s worth a read!


What I learnt in a month: Motherhood.

As my son turns a month old, and as a first time mum. I thought it’d be fun to share what I’ve learnt in my first month. Which as a first time mother, is something I’m still trying to navigate through. I still look at my son and I have to pinch myself. I still can’t believe I did it through the pregnancy and labour.

The first thing I’ve learnt is money just disappears. It’s pretty explanatory that it spent on the essentials; milk formula, nappies, baby wipes etc. It’s also easy for money to disappear on toys. I know my Jackson is too young at the moment for toys, but this year is his first Christmas, even if he’ll be just under 2 months old. I’ve bought him a lot of toys for Christmas that he can grow into throughout the year.

I’ve also got pretty good at changing nappies efficiently. This is mainly a skill I’ve developed to avoid or at least lesson the chance of him peeing on himself and getting his clothes wet.

I’ve been spit up on and urinated on. which since becoming a mum, I’ve learnt is okay and not as gross as it may sound. This also includes going out in clothes with spit up on. Body secretions really don’t faze me anymore, its all a part of motherhood.

Since having Jackson, I’m determined to better myself. I’ve been looking into going back to school, to be able to get a better job to provide for him. I’m also going to be working more on my blog, as in my ideal world this is what I’d love to do full time. As it’d give me the flexibility to be there for my son, and work doing something I enjoy.

All in all, I’ve enjoyed being the mum to my handsome little man in this first month, and I can’t wait to watch him grow in the months and years to come.


Welcome to the world!

My partner and I are so proud and exhaustedly happy to announce that our baby boy we were expecting, has finally arrived into this world. Jackson Leslie Thomas arrived into this beautiful world on the 2nd November 2017 at 4:30am. I know not every reader is going to be interested in my birth story. But this post is more for my records, to look back on.

I must start by saying, I have a newfound appreciation and respect to every mother out in this crazy world. I have to say this was the most difficult and intense end of pregnancy journey ever. I had an idea that labour and birth wasn’t going to be easy and very painful, however I wasn’t expecting what I felt. It”s an extremely intense feeling of pain.

In preparation for the big day, I had my hospital bag packed, and a birth plan written. Although everything happened so fast, and there was somethings in my plan I just couldn’t do. I originally planned to be as active as possible through labour. However, the contractions were just so intense, I just couldn’t deal with it. Because of my difficulty dealing with it, as the contractions got way worse, and my partner phoned the hospital back up, they told us to come straight it in, and they’d have a room set up for us, and the water birth pool ready.

I must say that trip back to the hospital felt like the longest 15/20 minute drive felt like forever. When we got to the hospital, the security guard got me a wheelchair, because between contractions I could not walk. It was 3am when I got into the pool, and labour was established. My original plan was no painkillers, as natural as possible. I ended up having a little gas and air, but I didn’t feel like it had much of an effect on me. This lead to me barely using it. For my first time, labour only lasted an hour and a half.

Jackson arrived 6 days late, on the 2nd November 2017 at 4:30am.


If you head over to my instagram (rebeccaklxo) : you’ll see more of our Jackson, as I just post so much baby spam.


Jigsaw: Film Review.

Not going to lie, thank goodness my little one is deciding to stay all safe and snug inside. I only say this because this gave em a chance to see an early screening of Jigsaw, last night. This is something I’ve been looking forward to, since I first saw the trailer back in March 2017. As I’m clearly a horror fan, it should be no surprise that I’m a huge fan of the Saw franchise. My admiration for this franchise means I have a very high expectation of this film.

One of the main things I love about the Saw franchise, is the creative torture traps inside the film. The gore keeps getting better and more graphic too. The entire cast and crew did an amazing job bringing this 8th installment together. The traps this time around were creative and considerably more gorier then past installments. So be prepared for that, in my opinion the motorcycle trap (without giving away too much) is probably the most gruesome.

It was obviously great to see Tobin Bell back as Jigsaw. You really can’t have a Saw film without him. The entire storyline to this film was great, made sense if you’ve seen all the films. However I did binge watched the franchise before seeing this latest film, and I still got a tiny bit confused, trying to keep up with the present and past tense of the film.

I’ll happily watch the film over and over again! I personally wasn’t disappointed by this installment, and would recommend it to other fans of this franchise. It’ll definitely be a good choice for a date night film, over the halloween weekend. If that’s the type of film, you are into.