Playmobil Easter Bunny School Set
easter
I can’t believe we are in February already! It only seems like yesterday it was Christmas. And Easter Eggs started appearing in shops over 2 weeks ago. So now is the time to get your Easter sorted. If you are fed up with all the chocolate you know your child is going to receive, then why not buy them something …
Marshmallow Snowmen
sweet treats & desserts
It’s freezing outside today and what better way to cheer myself by making some Marshmallow Snowmen. We have only had one day of snow so far this winter and it was only a little bit, not even for the kids to make a real snowman. So I thought I would make these cute marshmallow snowmen for them. I won’t be …
Flowers from Blossoming Gifts
gifts
  I received some gorgeous flowers from Blossoming Gifts. I have had them for over a week now and they still look the same as on day one. I was sent out the Tutu bouquet with consists of delicate ivory avalanche roses and purple tutu frilled carnations with asparagus fern to bring the look together. The ivory roses and the purple carnations look …
Marshmallow Valentine Pops
sweet treats & desserts
      With Valentines day just 2 weeks away, I thought I would try to make some yummy Valentines treats for the kids. I have seen loads of cake pops on pinterest but I was recently sent some Mega Marshmallows and I thought these would be a great alternative. Me and my husband don’t really celebrate Valentines day, as …
Wake Up Ready with Kalms and Sleep Better
mental health
I have been taking part in the Kalms Night ‘Wake up Ready’ campaign to see how my sleep performance impacts on my daily life. Around 1 in 3 people in the UK is affected by poor sleep and as sleep is important for good health, emotional and psychological well-being, and even weight control it vital that we try to get …
The Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast
healthy eating
This week has been National Breakfast week and MOMA have made an infographic showing some facts bout eating breakfast. With 1 in 10 people completely skipping breakfast it is slightly worrying has eating within 2 hours of waking up kick starts our metabolism to start working and burning off calories. I have to admit, I am sometimes guilty of this. …
6 Ways to Give your Kitchen the Face Lift it Deserves
decor
Give your kitchen a face lift! Like it or not we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If that’s the case, we might as well make it place we enjoy spending time! Here’s how to make your kitchen feel loved and give it a well needed face-lift! Clear away clutter Clutter is the nemesis of a busy family. …
Ladybird Appetizers – A Great Party food Idea
party food
How cute are these little Ladybird Appetizers? These would be perfect for a kids party, a healthier option than just crisps and biscuits. You could even maybe have a ladybird party them or maybe a bug or garden party. I know my kids would love these, and even though some kids aren’t keen on olives or basil leaves, I know …
Review Round Up – January
misc - reviews
  I get offers everyday to review products. I have so many requests that it is impossible for me to accept them all. but I have come up with the idea of my monthly review round-up posts, where most of the review items I receive will all be shared on one post. I will still have some single review posts, …
Film Review : Room from Studiocanal
film - reviews
A few days ago I went to the cinema to see the screening of the film ROOM. I was really excited has I have read the book by Emma Donoghue and it is one of my all time favourite reads.  I went to the cinema with my sister, it was really great as I haven’t spent a day just the two of …
A List of Everything a Baby Needs
baby
My little niece is 6 months old now and the time has just flown by. She is just the cutest little baby you have ever seen and she is always smiling. Everyone keeps asking if I’m getting broody and if me and my husband will ever have any more. I already have three children the eldest almost 11 and the …
Student Guide to the City of Newcastle
Everything Else
Student guide to the city of Newcastle Newcastle’s nightlife is famous. It’s a massive draw for the city and if you’re planning on going to Newcastle University, it’s well worth checking out the many bars, gigs and clubs. Aside from the social scene, it’s a stunning, historic city that’s steeped in culture. It also offers some of the best retail …
Little Passports – World Edition Review
home school & learning
Little Passports is a monthly subscription box for kids to learn about the world. There are two types of boxes. Early Explorers, suitable for ages 3-5 years, which explores the world in themes like music, animal, food, celebrations etc. While the other box, World Edition, suitable for ages 6-10 years, explores the world by visiting a different country every month. …
Stick to Stigu Planner Review
misc - reviews
I was sent the new 2016 Planner from Stick to Stigu. What is Stigu? “Essentially an annual planner/to-do pad/notebook but also a rest and zest handbook hosted by the character ‘Stigu’ and a couple of his friends who encourage new habits in a non-judgemental, non-preachy way that actually works. Stigu shows how, with humour and compassion, through no-nonsense tips, practices, …
Win £100 Amazon Giftcard
Giveaways
When superheroes come to mind, there is no doubt that our kids (and let’s face it, ourselves) can never get too much of Batman. DC Kids has released the animated Batman Unlimited series where Batman and his crime fighting squad battle it out against the cyber robotic animals to keep Gotham City safe.     The DC Kids YouTube channel …
3 Easy Ways to Give Your Living Room a Facelift
decor
3 Easy Ways to Give Your Living Room a Facelift There’s little worse than a living room that looks like a Dickensian novel. Somewhere among the mountain of takeaway cartons and pile of unwashed dishes, you can hear your faithful feline scratching and meowing as she attempts to rid your space of an unwelcome mischief of mice. Your carpet is …
Baked Bean Chilli Recipe
mains
As the days get darker and colder I love nothing more than to eat some yummy comfort food. You know the sort of thing, Macaroni & Cheese, Mash & Sausages and of course Cottage Pie. I love a nice vegetarian chilli con carne, but the kids don’t like it as it’s too spicy fo them and they all hate kidney beans. So …
Serene Surprises November Box
beauty - reviews
There are loads of subscription boxes around at the moment and I have tried one or two. There are loads of beauty boxes, food boxes (see my Degustabox reviews here) and even boxes for your pets. But this box aims to help you relax and unwind. You can find products like chocolate, bath oils, candles and herbal teas. The perfect …
Mash Direct Vegetables – Great for Christmas Dinner
food - reviews
I have recently just tried out some yummy veg from Mash Direct, the perfect sides to your Christmas dinner this year. I was sent out 4 different products to try out Honey Glazed Parsnips – RRP £1.59 Roasted Root Vegetables – RRP £1.79 Red Cabbage and Beetroot – RRP £1.89 Carrot and Parsnip Mash We tried them all at tea time served with …
Having Fun with Brother’s Labelling Machine
misc - reviews
I have always wanted to try out a labelling machine. I know I am pretty sad, but things like this get me excited. When I went to college I did business studies and I loved to do the stock take and laminating posters. I could have stood there laminating things all day long. So when I was asked to try …
Vision Direct – A Pug’s Christmas Advert
christmas
You must have seen Vision Direct first ever Christmas advert ‘A Pug’s Christmas’, the one with the cute little pug dog with glasses. It’s my favourite ad this year, let alone just this Christmas. He is just so adorable!     ‘A Pug’s Christmas’ ad tells the story of a young boy and his very cute but short-sighted pug, Gizmo. …
Great Books for Christmas from Penguin Random House
book - reviews
I was sent some books out from Penguin Random House to take a look through and review. There was a Christmas colouring book , a kids book and a classic. Escape to Christmas Past – A Colouring Book Adventure The Dinosaur that pooped the Past The Snowman     The Escape to Christmas Past colouring book is smaller than my …
Wicked Uncle Review
toy - reviews
I have heard of the Wicked Uncle toy website but never bought anything from there before, or even visited it to be honest. When I saw them tweet a message on twitter asking for bloggers to review them, I thought this was a great chance to see what they was all about. The toys are sorted by either Boy/girl or …
The Book of Everyone – A Great Keepsake
book - reviews
In November I was asked if I would like to review The Book of Everyone. I thought it would make a nice keepsake gift for my son, Aaron, who turned 5 at the beginning of December. Currently there are 7 types of The book of Everyone to choose from The Book of Everyone The Book of Everyone Milestone The Book …
Christmas Scandi Decorating Ideas
christmas
You may have seen my Christmas Scandi Style Mood board post a few weeks ago. I really love the Christmas Scandinavian style and I have found some room ideas and inspiration which I am definitely going to be doing next year. Each year, me my hubbie and kids take turns choosing our Christmas colour them. Last year the kids picked …