Little Loves: Home, Kids clothes and combining blogs! 10

Welcome to this weeks Little Loves post. Where I share some of the things I have been loving this week. As always I am linking up with the lovely Morgana from But Why Mummy Why.



I have had a little break from Little Loves due to so many things going on at home, mainly people being poorly, so there has been limited things to love! But I am glad to be back! I have plenty to be loving at the moment and it feels great to be back and sharing it again!


Endless articles on potty training an autistic child…I’m not sure I can say much more! Other than the fact, none of it is working…and I am tired! Not sleepy tired, just tired!

toilet pic


There is a new favourite in our house!

DreamWorks Home!


Ellis has watched it nearly every day since we bought it!

I finally got to watch it all the way through this week and I LOVE it!

It is such a heart warming story that is actually pretty funny! But to be honest I wouldn’t expect anything less from DreamWorks! I really quite like the soundtrack too!

The only downfall is, there doesn’t seem to be any merchandise to buy! Ellis’ birthday is coming up and I know he would love a Boov, but there seems to be nothing out there to pur-chase!


To be honest, on a day to day basis I don’t ever really wear anything exciting, so I find this subject difficult. But the boys however get many more exciting new things!

For the first 5/6 months of Kinley’s life he lived in sleepsuits (I have three under 5, it’s easier that way!) but now he is growing and is developing a personality I have decided to start buying him actual, real clothes! We don’t have many options for kids clothes nearby and the bank balance isn’t what it once was, so Next and Mothercare are my ‘go to’ places (my ONLY ‘go to’ places available!)

When I saw this outfit in Mothercare I couldn’t resist it! He is really discovering his voice at the moment. So the fluorescent speech bubble seems very fitting! And I think he looks super cute!



Oh jeez…what have I heard?!

Ok, maybe not the usual ‘heard’ but one I am chuffed about. More than any song I could here!

My big boy is finally trying to talk!

It’s all copying at the moment, but it still makes me smile.

Him saying I love you means so much…even if he just copying what I have said!

Me & Hayden


A decision!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about whether I should combine my 2 blogs.

For those of you less familiar with my blog, I actually started blogging back in February for a blog called Little Monkey Hut, which was a documentation of the journey our family were on to obtain an ASD diagnosis for Hayden. I found writing about it became a sort of therapy but I very quickly got sucked into the ‘blog world’! And I love it, I really do! After a while things went a bit quiet, and I realised I wanted to write about more than just Hayden. I felt I had a voice in that massive world, and wanted to make the most of it! Whilst things were quiet on the diagnosis front it was fine, but I soon felt like I was almost leaving Hayden out of Sons, Sand & Sauvignon. Mainly to save that writing for the other blog. I then realised I couldn’t keep up with both. I was telling half a story on here, and not giving Little Monkey Hut the attention it deserved.

I have now decided to call it a day with Little Monkey Hut and bring over that content (see the post here). It doesn’t mean anything will change here, it just means I have another category to write about, and one that usually brings the most personal and raw content.

I am really looking forward to refreshing some older posts and sharing them with my readers. Hayden’s story will be the first to come over! Keep an eye out- it will be today!

And lastly…

I am working really hard at the moment to find a balance.

A mum/housewife/wife/blogger balance.

I have three children with incredibly different needs, a husband that still needs a wife, a house that needs a ‘cleaner’ and a blog that needs an author.

And I am working so hard to find a way of managing everything, whilst keep myself happy at the same time!

I’m not going to let you into my secrets right now but I think I am slightly onto a winner! And it makes me feel pretty darn good!

Don’t get me wrong, I am still pulling myself in every direction, and I have no magic answers.

And currently my plan doesn’t work every single time (the housewife bit especially!)…but it’s moving forwards.

Sometimes you just have to prioritise!

I know that was kinda cryptic, but let me tell you, there is a balance to be created!


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10 thoughts on “Little Loves: Home, Kids clothes and combining blogs!

  • Mum Reinvented

    Sounds like you have your work cut out for you with the potty training! Your ‘heard’ section gave me a lump in my throat too, you must be so proud of him. Love little Kinley’s top it’s so cute. Fingers crossed combing your two blogs will help contribute towards finding the balance you need. Looking forward to reading more about all of your gorgeous boys x

  • @SarahAnneDG

    Aww, what a gorgeous picture! So true about sleepsuits though!

    I’m intrigued about your balance solution though, I’m always trying to find ways to get life under control!


  • Amy @ Fun Being Mum

    Potty training is so hard and i’ve only experienced it with my son who does not have autism, I think you’re amazing as it must be very difficult to train your son, but he will get there (you will probably gain a few wrinkles and/or grey hairs in the mean time!)

    I felt a little lump in my throat when i read your ‘Heard’ category – it was so sweet.

    That’s fantastic that you have found a process that works in managing your home/family/blog, i get so overwhelmed by it all sometimes – please share your technique!!! Have a great weekend x

  • Sam

    We are in the midst of potty training a non-autistic child at the moment and that’s hard enough so I feel for you! I love your little one in that T-shirt too and I reckon if you have to only have two shops to choose from for your kids clothes Next and Mothercare are pretty good ones!! I generally go to Next for the more ‘special’ clothes and everything else ends up being Sainsburys or Tesco! Hope you have a lovely weekend Xx #littleloves

    • Sons, Sand & Sauvignon Post author

      haha, yes Sam it could be worse! Next is generally my ‘go to’ shop for the boys clothes anyway! So maybe it isn’t a good thing that it is on my doorstep! 🙂 The supermarkets here are rubbish for clothes. Asda is usually my favourite! xx