28 April 2013

Munchkin Feeding Range


As the boys are getting older they like to have their own things, even down to forks and spoons. It's harder for Charlie as I don't like giving him metal forks as he might hurt himself but Charlie likes to be just like Thomas so gets frustrated that he cannot use forks. So now I am glad I came across the Munchkin feeding range.

We were sent four of their products to review, they were:

Toddler Plate Deco
This plate has 3 separate sections to help healthy eating habits. I always like to give Thomas a main part to a meal and then 2 sides so this plate is perfect. it keeps the food neat on his plate and means that food isn't touching. This is good as Thomas is fussy and wont eat food if it's touching something else. It's non-slip base also means that it can't get knocked off the table when we're eating.

Toddler Bowl Deco
This bowl has been designed in a square shape to make it easier when scooping food up. It is a good sized, deep bowl, the perfect size for Charlie. The bowl comes in coordinating designs to the toddler plate too. Again, like the plate, it has a non-slip base which is extra important as Charlie's tray on his highchair can become a little slippery at times. Both the bowl and plate come in 4 different designs and colours, blue, pink, orange and green.

Toddler Fork and Spoon Set
Thomas loves being independent and having his own spoon and fork, these ones are great too as they are metal and so are easy for him to pick food up and are helping him to learn making it easier for the transition to cutlery. The handles are fat and curved to aid self feeding .

Multi Coloured Forks and Spoons
These come as a pack of 6, there are 3 spoons and 3 forks. The spoons are quite deep and so make scooping food up simple and means that they hold more on them. I found that the fork is great for Charlie as it is plastic and so he cannot harm himself with it but it also means that Charlie feels independent and grown up because he is using a fork like his big brother.

I found the fact the all the products are bright and boldly coloured, more appealing to the boys. they loved the pictures on them and liked getting to the end off their dinner just so they could see the whale. I also think that the spoons and forks having a big handles makes holding them easier, especially for younger children like Charlie. He now can hold his fork and be just like his big brother Thomas which he loves.

You can find the Munchkin feeding range in ASDA, Morrisons and various other stores too including online. 
Check out the Munchkin website here or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

If you want to check out our other Munchkin reviews then click here for the bath toy range and here for the click lock cups.

16 April 2013

Spring Clean With A New Spring Bedroom

I like to keep our d├ęcor following the seasons. At winter, changing to warm colours and spring/summer times, changing to more cool, flowery designs. At the moment we are still in our winter mode meaning we have dark plum coloured walls and blushed pink accessories. Stylish floral canvases and warm scented candles make up our sumptuous bedroom, but now we need a change. Spring is about light and airy designs, simple lines and reflective lights.

If I could decorate my room any style at the moment, I'd go green and silver with floral essences. A gorgeous green patterned wallpaper along the back wall to make it stand out behind our (hopefully) new Silentnight Diamond Collection bed. A matching apple green style colour for the rest of the walls and gorgeous silver lanterns at on the windowsill to give the bedroom a lovely atmosphere. 


I would accessorise with coordinating silver lamps either side of the bed, a very suitable 'love' sign above the bed a tea lights spread about. Well, this is supposed to be 'where the magic happens' so it'll be nice to have the romantic atmosphere that the candles will give. 

Highly reflective frames will display our most memorable photos together and we would have hanging, a simply gorgeous canvas displaying my favourite saying:

'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, 
it's about learning to dance in the rain'

I love this quote and think it work really well in explaining marriage. Yes, it's not all happy, happy, happy, smelling of roses, but as long as you learn to be happy and make the best of what you have, you'll have a better outlook on life and of your relationship.


The reflection from the mirror will make the room light and airy. Even on the dullest day just simply light a few of the candles and place them in front of the mirror for instant brightness, no more gloomy day!

I'd love our bedroom to look like this and hoping that one day soon my hubby will give to go ahead to let me start shopping for it.

How would you decorate your spring bedroom?

This blog post is part of the Silentnight Spring Bedroom Makeover Challenge

15 April 2013

Out Without the Kids

Now it's not often that we get to go out without the boys. I'm not very trusting of people and hate leaving the children so unless my mum or my oldest sister are free we don't get to go out. 

After finding out last week that we are expecting our third child, it got me thinking that Simon and I could do with a good night out. Not drinking of course but somewhere nice to spend time together. So, that got me looking into things we can do to get out of the house for a bit, just to 2 of us.

Maybe we could go for a posh meal. There are loads of posh restaurants in Leeds centre so we could choose one, get dressed up and treat ourselves. I do like nice restaurants but as I'm fussy with food, I don't like all this raw in the middle rubbish, it makes it hard choosing what to have. Give me good old fish and chips any day. Oooh, there is a nice fish and chip restaurant in town, result!

We could also go to the cinema. See a good film, eat some popcorn. Although this one causes a problem. I like comedies and psychological thrillers whereas Simon likes action and fighting films. This is the argument we have all the time. Who gets to pick the film?

Then there's going to a concert. I love music of all different types. I like the weird and wonderful, from ballads to rock, I'll listen to anything. We could book Paloma Faith tickets and go listen to some mature music. I love Paloma Faith. She has such a quirky style and you can tell that all her songs are from the heart. It would be great to get dolled up and go belt out some of her great tunes. I love concerts too. Getting to hear people singing live, all the passion, the voice, seeing peoples personalities really coming out and shining. 

Which ever we pick to do, I know we'll have a great time together, just us 2, having a laugh and bonding more as a couple should do. My mum has agreed to look after the boys when we decided on a date and time that we will be going out. I can't wait!

What do you do when you're not with your children?

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14 April 2013

Tru Diamonds Quintet Eternity Ring


With our fifth wedding anniversary coming up in July, I've been telling Simon about how much I would love an eternity ring to show our commitment to each other 5 years after our gorgeous wedding day. After looking around for a bit, I realised that diamond rings really are extremely expensive and way out of our price bracket. That was when I came across Tru diamonds. 

Tru Diamonds are the worlds finest quality simulated diamonds. When judged by the characteristics used by expert gemmologists to grade diamonds, Tru-Diamonds measured up to the finest of fine grading. The only difference from diamonds is that Tru diamonds are always a perfect ice-white in colour, flawless in clarity, and are a perfectly cut every time. They are also exactly the same sizes as conventional diamonds, a 1 carat Tru Diamond is the same size as a 1 carat diamond. 

Tru Diamonds say:
"With Tru-Diamonds, you will enjoy all the status, pleasure and confidence of the very finest diamond jewellery at a small fraction of the cost. These amazing simulated diamonds look so real that no one will ever know.....unless you tell them"


Each Tru Diamond gem is cut, polished and crafted under the most stringent criteria of colour, quality, size and shape resulting in gems with the brilliance, fire and lustre usually only seen in rare, top-grade diamonds. 

After much deliberating on the Tru Diamonds website, I eventually chose the Quintet Eternity ring. This had a row of pink and white simulated diamonds (2 pink and 3 white), the total of the diamonds is 1.25 carat, so they are quite big in size. The Tru diamonds are sat on an 18ct gold clad band..

I couldn't believe my eyes, it was sat in front of me and I was sat looking down at the gorgeous ring thinking to myself, I could never afford anything like this. Oh my, it is stunning, elegant and so understated yet the pink diamonds stand out making it look cute and girly at the same time. 

After wearing it for about a week, we popped shopping and as I was paying for our shopping, the woman behind the counter grabbed my hand and started raving about how gorgeous the ring was, how much it must be worth. Had I won the lottery? Where could she get something similar? After a quick explanation about how they were in fact simulated diamonds, she took the web address of the Tru Diamonds website and was eager to go check it out. 


Me on the other hand, I couldn't believe that the ring was only priced at £129 and you can also get the Easy-Pay option of making 3 separate monthly payments of £43 each. After looking around for similar types of this ring but made with diamonds, the closest I could find was priced at £1629.00, that's a huge difference to say that I could tell no difference between them. 

The great thing about Tru Diamonds is once bought you are covered by their risk free guarantee. This has 3 parts:

1. 90 Day Money Back Trial - Enjoy your Tru-Diamond jewellery for 90 days. Show it off, and if you're not delighted, we'll refund your purchase price.
2. Lifetime Quality Guarantee - Tru-Diamond last a lifetime. We'll replace your stone without question in the event of damage or discolouration.
3. Lifetime Replacement Warranty - In the unlikely event that your gemstone comes loose from its mounting and is lost, we'll give you a replacement stone. No need to buy expensive insurance.

You can buy Tru Diamond jewellery from their website here where you can purchase rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, watches and mens jewellery.

Tru Diamond can be followed on FacebookTwitter and on Pinterest.

Note: I received this product in order to give it my full and frank honest opinion about it. All facts are take from the companies website but all opinions are my own.

7 April 2013

We're Extending The House By 2 Feet!

I've been trying to think of clever, cryptic ways of revealing this and have been racking my brains trying to figure out how but it turns out I'm not that imaginative. So I decided to just say it how it is. We are extending the house by 2 feet, in other words... I'm pregnant! Eeeeek!

6 tests just to be sure

Now I know I shouldn't really be revealing it just now as people say that no one should know till around 13 weeks when everything is safe but I can't keep secrets. I just have to tell people before I burst with excitement. 

Thomas has decided that we are having a girl and that we should call her Betty, I really dunno where he gets that name from.

By the end of this year we will be a family of 5!
Life in a Break Down

3 April 2013

We've been ill!

Now some of you may have noticed that we haven't been round for a while now. It isn't because I didn't want to blog but actually because all four of us had been struck down by a virus which made us all quite ill indeed. 

Thomas came home from nursery on Friday 22nd March saying that he was tired and wanted to sleep. I straight away knew there was something wrong as he's usually very playful after nursery. After a quick word with his teacher, she let us know that he had been very quiet and complaining of tiredness and not feeling well. 

As the afternoon progresses, he seemed to liven up a bit and so we though that maybe it was passing but boy were we wrong. Fast forward to Saturday morning and we all woke up feeling it. Sickness, dizziness, headaches, coughing, you name it, we had it. All of us were just laid on the sofas too ill to eat, too ill to do anything apart from sleep and so that's what we did. For the whole week. Non of us went out of the house in that week as we didn't want to pass it on and the dizzy spells were making it hard too.

Now though we are eventually feeling better. The horrible feeling of not being able to eat has now passed and I think we are all making up for it as we've hardly stopped eating the past few days.

It turns out that it was some virus that seems to be going round a lot at the moment and there was nothing really we could do apart from to ride it out.

I'm so glad we are all better now and hoping that we don't have to suffer with that horrible virus again.