31 December 2016

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23 December 2016

Celebrating New Years Eve At Home? Then Here Are My Must Haves!

I don't know about you lot, but when it comes to New Years Eve I just can't hack the going out stuff any more. All that having to get dressed up, dolled up and actually manage to stay awake until midnight is hard work - especially when you have kids.

As they say, staying in is the new going out and so this year we will be spending our night at home, with the boys and a few friends so we can sing and dance the night away with the company that we love. So I wanted to show you our idea of fun with a list of what my must haves are!

16 December 2016

Epson EcoTank ET-3600


As a blogger, there are many times that I need to print things out, copy sheets and scan leaflets, so that I can get all of my posts written up, as well as doing a lot of the work behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

When I had the chance to review the Epson EcoTank ET-3600 I couldn't wait to give it a go as it meant that I could do all of this with one machine, and the fact that it uses less ink was a plus for me. 

15 December 2016

It's Now Or Never: Get Into The Christmas Spirit

The countdown has already started, and every single shop is playing Christmas carols - to be fair to them, most shops had started months ago with the carols, but you would have surely noticed. Yet sometimes looking at the calendar is not enough to feel excited about Christmas and get into the festive spirit. 

But don’t despair: You are not on your own here. Many individuals are too stressed to probably give in to the Christmas spirit. Who can blame you? There’s still a lot of shopping, racing against time, and last-minute work projects to do before you can sit down enjoy your traditional sprouts and bread sauce. Here are a few tips though to help you get into the spirit before it’s too late. After all, it would be a real pity if you couldn’t enjoy Christmas!

Games Night In with The Entertainer


With autumn in full swing and winter just around the corner, there's nothing better than a cosy night in with the whole family enjoying fun and games. Last month, The Entertainer sent us a box full of goodies for a Games Night In with all the necessities for a fun evening together.

We opened up the box and inside was the oh so funny game Gooey Louie as well as a whole assortment of treats for the kids to enjoy during our games night in. 

14 December 2016

WTBW | Rockabye Originals


I love clothing for the boys that are different. I don't particularly like to stick to the rules when it comes to clothing and so they regularly wear leggings and even onesies. I think it's great to give them a sense of style from a young age. To let them pick their own clothes and to stand out from the crowd. 

When I was introduced to Rockabye Originals, I was in awe of their designs and couldn't wait for our parcel to arrive so I could kit the boys out in some new threads.

13 December 2016

Emilio Luca X Charlie Boots from Brantano


It's not often that I get new things for myself. I mean, the kids always seem to need something new so I end up bottom of the pile. So when I got the chance to receive a very new pair of ladies boots from Brantano for myself, I jumped at the chance. 

After much searching around their site, and changing my mind too many times to count, I eventually settled on the Emilio Luca X Charlie Boots in taupe.

12 December 2016

Educational Christmas Gifts for Children


When looking for Christmas gifts for children, I always like to add an educational aspect to them. Yeah, there are so many fun toys and gifts for children, but if they give an helping hand in teaching and helping children learn new things, then I'm all for it. 

So today I am showing off what is on the market in my Educational Christmas Gifts for Children feature...

11 December 2016

WTBW | Mountain Warehouse Steve Backshall Collection


Now that T is getting a little older, he like to pick out his own clothing and pick stylish items rather than the bright patterns and funky slogans that his younger siblings go for. He loves animals though and so when Mountain Warehouse got in touch about their new kids collaboration with adventurer and explorer, Steve Backshall, I knew their clothing would be something that he would lobe to wear.

Following the success of the first collection for SS16, Steve is back with a second range for AW16. For children aged between 7-13 years, the collection has been made with the aim to encourage kids back outside and capture the spirit of adventure through design and functionality.

10 December 2016

One Magical City | TriBeCa Pizzeria, Liverpool


After our long day enjoying ourselves in Liverpool, we were ready for a feast and so off we ventured to TriBeCa for a family meal. TriBeCa is a New York inspired bar and pizzeria that offers a selection of unique handmade pizzas that cater for every taste. 

This was a place that we couldn't wait to visit as all of the boys love pizzas - even T, the fussiest of all. Located about a 5 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street, TriBeCa is just off the way from the hustle and bustle of the centre and so has a much more relaxed atmosphere. 

One Magical City | DreamWorks Lights, Liverpool


After our lovely evening in Liverpool, and spending the morning shopping and playing on the rides, we had tickets booked for DreamWorks Lights and so off we popped to St Georges Hall to see them in all of their glory. 

In this UK first, St George’s Hall welcomes DreamWorks Lights - a stunning walkthrough lantern experience for all ages. We popped by the Christmas market on the way in which is situated just in front of the building. 

One Magical City | Celebrating Christmas in Liverpool


It's not often that we are invited on press trips to place but last week we were invited over to Liverpool to see what they had to offer over the Christmas period. Now, if you read my blog then you'll know that we have visited Liverpool a couple of times over the past few months and it is somewhere that we adore. So obviously I said yes and off we popped on the train to visit the magical city. 

It seems like Liverpool comes alive at Christmas time. I mean, I've never seen so many lights and sparkle as I did last weekend. So festive, so pretty and so much to do, even for the little ones. 

2 December 2016

Vileda Windomatic Window Vacuum Cleaner


Recently I was asked if I would like to try out one of Vileda's newest products, the Vileda Windomatic and I must admit that I jumped at the chance as I love anything that helps me get the tedious chores done more quicker. 

Having young children and big windows doesn't mix at all. We usually end up with finger marks and even faces squished up against the glass when they're peeking outside. Don't even get me started on the patio doors!

30 November 2016

Decor for House and Home This Christmas


Now let's just say that I am slightly obsessed with Christmas. If my husband would let me, I'd be like one of those eccentric Americans that decorate the life out of their home with lights and glitter. I mean, Christmas is a time for fancy baubles, funky lighting and Santa's galore. 

So today I am showing off what decor is available out there for house and home this Christmas...

29 November 2016

The Full Heck Deck from HECK


Being a mum to 3 children, I am very conscious of the fact that we need to know where our food has come from and how it has been made. I mean, just because it says 'pork sausages' doesn't mean that there are no additives or nasties. 

So I'm always looking out for new foods to try to get our tastebuds tingling from the deliciousness. HECK are in the sausage and burger business and are based in our neck of the woods in Yorkshire.

28 November 2016

The Secret Life of Pets Family Challenge with Energizer


As we all know very well by the recent film, The Secret Life of Pets, all our animals come to life at night and have a whole world of fun in their own adventures. I'm sure it's the same for the boys soft toys too as I always seem to wake up and find them in new, unusual places. 

So, with that in mind and the fact that The Secret Life of Pets has been released on DVD, we have been challenged by Energizer to get creative and make a special sleeping place for our very own soft toys so reveal their imaginative secret life that they get up to whilst we're in the land of nod. 

27 November 2016

Paw Patrol Adventure Bay Railway Track Set


There are so many toys out on the market at the moment and it shows more when Christmas arrives. Just watching the adverts in between kids TV shows put me in a tizz. And so, when I find a toy set that the kids not only love but also features characters from one of their favourite shows, I just know that it will be popular, especially for Christmas. 

We were sent the Paw Patrol Adventure Bay Railway from Spin Master and as soon as it arrived the boys were pulling at the box to get it open. They adore Paw Patrol and watch it nearly every day, so I knew this toy would be popular with them. 

23 November 2016

Going On Snowy Puddle Adventures With HiPP Organic


These next few months are going to be the perfect time to go on puddle adventures as all the weather starts to change and we get a lot of wetness than we do in the warmer months. Well actually, it has been so cold up here in Yorkshire at the moment that we have had some snow recently.

So when HiPP Organic got in touch with our next HiPP Explorers activity, I knew that it would be the perfect time to do our puddle adventures in the snow instead. I mean, the weather is so much better when you can throw snowballs at people.

18 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Younger Boys


I adore Christmas and have done since I was a child. It's such an important day for children as they are on their best behaviour, waiting for the big man to come a deliver their presents. Opening presents to see what they've got and then spending the rest of the day waiting for parents to build the damn things!

Today I wanted to show what is on offer this year and so this is my 2016 Christmas Gift Guide For Younger Boys...

17 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Dads

I'm sure it's not just me who struggles when it comes to buying gifts for men. They're all so different and so when you could be buying smellies for one, the others might prefer quirky gifts. And there's so much on the market too that trying to work out what men like is so much hard work.

Today I am showcasing what is on offer for the men, and dads, in our lives this year and so, here is my 2016 Christmas Gift Guide For Dads...

16 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Mums


Every year, the last few weeks before Christmas are a bit fraught with suspense and anguish as we all run out to the shops to find the perfect gifts for the loved ones in our lives. Searching high and low for those gifts that they'll love and that suit their personalities.

Today I thought I'd show what's on offer for the mums in your life. So here is my 2016 gift guide for mums...

11 November 2016

Miles From Tomorrow Stellosphere Playset


With Christmas around the corner, now are the days that we start to see all manners of new toys coming out, ready for the big day. And basing them around children's television cartoons is the big thing as it means that children get to play with their favourite characters. 

My sons adore Miles From Tomorrow and so when they were sent the Miles From Tomorrow Stellosphere Playset they were so excited and couldn't wait to get it set and so they could play with it. 

30 October 2016

Visiting The Smiggle Leeds Store For The #SmiggleXmasParty


It's not often that we go to blogging events as they are usually down London way so when we got an invite to an event, it was nice to see that it was up North for a change and that we could go. 

Last week I eventually got to get out and meet some lovely bloggers, when Smiggle had their #SmiggleXmasParty up in Leeds which isn't too far away at all. The Smiggle store is in the Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre in central Leeds, a couple of minute walk away from the train station, so it is super easy to find. 

29 October 2016

Healthy Family Meals from HelloFresh


As a family of 5, it is hard to find meals that we all like, and to figure out new ways to juzz up old meals to create ones that we all will like. It had ended up with us just eating to same things over and over, stuck in a rut.

So, when HelloFresh got in touch and asked if we would like to try their boxes, I knew that it would be the perfect time to get us all eating new things. 

After checking their site, I come to the conclusion that the Family Box would work best for us as it gives enough of each meal to feed 2 adults and 2 children. Well there are 5 of us but J is only small so I was sure that we could make do.

25 October 2016

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can! With The Bob The Builder Toy Range From Smoby


Boys and their tools eh! It's like something in their brain, it just clicks and whenever they see a screwdriver they just have to try and unscrew anything and everything in sight. And this is true for my brood. No matter what it is. If it's got a screw in it, it can be fixed. 

Because everything is broken according to boys...

And it's not just the handy screwdriver. Anything can be banged if you have a hammer to hand. Anything can be cut if there's a saw nearby. They just love fixing things, and making a noise of course. 

20 October 2016

Growing Apples with Dobies of Devon


Now our garden is sorted and secure, we are in the process of sprucing it up so it looks lovely when we are sitting outside. For this, we have looked in to plants and flowers that will give us a year-round look. 

Over the next few months we'll slowly be planting in the flowers and plants so that every day of the year, there will be suitable flowers in bloom to make our garden attractive. 

15 October 2016

Whacky Penthouse Wooden Playhouse from Big Game Hunters


A couple of weeks ago we started getting our garden sorted. It's something that we've wanted to do for ages but with the cost of a new fence being astronomical, we didn't want to create our beautiful new garden when it wasn't totally private. 

Eventually we were able to get our fence put up and so had all this space, to create whatever we waned to. Having the fence seemed to give us the look of so much more space and we were struggling to come up with ideas, especially at the end of the garden where we wanted something to focus the eye on.

4 October 2016

LIFE Mobile | A Little Update Of My Maxi Tariff


Being someone who works online every day, it is hard to try and keep one eye on the ball at home whilst juggling my online presence. I used to always have my laptop at the side of me, regularly missing my children's firsts because I was too concerned with looking over to my right to work. 

That's when I realised that something needed to change and I invested in myself a little and bought a smartphone so that could keep track of my online world, and reply to emails, whilst out and about, getting home stuff done too.

But then of course that would put my online use at the mercy of of SIM card and if the Internet was having a slow day, I would be too.

3 October 2016

Having Fun On Two Wheels


Anything with wheels are a favourite in our household. If it moves, it's loved. This also includes the likes of bikes and scooters. The boys can't get enough. 

C is still struggling with his bike and can't quite grasp how pedal work. His anxiety plays a big part into why he is so scared, but he'll get there in the end. It just takes a bit of patience. T, on the other hand, can now pedal without stabilisers and is about to go to the next size bike, a 20" one. 

They both do adore their scooters though, forever scooting all around, across the street and speeding down the hill to see who can win, as it always seems to be a race. 

25 September 2016

Bath Time Adventures with HiPP Organic Free From Baby Care Range


Being a mum to 3 children, I'm sure you can imagine just how many brand of baby items I have tried out over the years. Too many to name in fact. From foods and nappies, to bottles and bath ranges, we've probably tried most brand on the market. 

HiPP Organic have been one of my favourite food baby brands since, well I don't know how long. But they're the one I would always buy as I loved the fact that they were organic and gave the best meals for little ones. 

18 September 2016

Having Fun in the Sun with Wicked Uncle


When it comes to buying toys that are good for all my children's age ranges, it can be a pain. What's fun for one, can be a bit baby-ish for another. I do like toys that can stand the test of time though and suit all ages, and both genders. Toys that are fun for all. 

So when Wicked Uncle got in touch, I scoured their website to try and find a couple of toys that the boys would love. I do like how their site is laid out. With options for genders, age ranges and types of toys. There is also a gifting section which helps you decide on toys that would be suitable. 

10 September 2016

Going Back to School with Dr. Martens


No doubt your children will have gone back to school this week and it's a week full of mixed emotions. After having 6 weeks off, going back can be daunting, scary and make kids very anxious but it is also a chance to catch back up with friends, learn new things and explore the world through education. 

This month seems to different than normal though as we are still getting some lovely weather and so it's shorts and a polo shirt rather than duffel coats and hiding from the rain. 

It's coming though. We all know that this sunny weather isn't here to stay and so it's practical to be ready for when the colder weather hits and you need to wrap the kids up warm and boot them up to keep their tootsies out of the cold. 

7 September 2016

A Day of #smartDiscoveries With smarTrike


As a parent, I try to take my kids on adventures that they will find not only stimulating to their minds, but to their senses too. For little ones, this can be extra fun as even just a walk across the road brings all sorts of new experiences. 

We are working with smarTrike on their #smartDiscoveries campaign to show just how unique these experiences when viewing these surroundings from a trike. Seeing the world through children's eyes. That first view of the traffic lights and the beeps they make. The giddy dog that wants a kiss. 

For children, they get their own view of the world from the seat of their trike and it is amazing how mush they can see, and touch, around them from where they are perched.

1 September 2016

Ideas That Keep Lunch Boxes Fun and Healthy with Iceland Foods


The month of September signifies the start of the new school year and for me, this is also the start of the dreaded school lunch box drama. Both boys will be having packed lunches as that's what they prefer but, they are both so fussy and it's hard to keep creative an not just stick with the same options all the time. 

Sandwiches are great and all, but they do get boring after a full week of eating them. This is why Iceland have asked me to get creative as part of their #PowerOfFrozen challenge. I've decided to get to work creating a new lunch box meal that is still as quick and easy as making a sandwich, but is different and more visual, to give the boys a change. That's where wraps come in.

30 August 2016

Getting P.E. Ready With Get The Label


You know what it's like these days, even at primary school level kids are getting more and more in to sport, especially at school. The boys school is no different and they work a lot of around sports based activities, outdoor work and they do P.E. at least twice a week. 

I think it's great that they go to a school that promotes a healthy lifestyle, filling up on Vitamin D outside rather than being stuck inside all the time in the classroom. So when it comes to their uniform, they have the regular school wear but they also have a choice of P.E. items that they need for when they're outside, doing their thing.

25 August 2016

How To Use The #PowerOfFrozen To Entertain The Kids This Summer

As a parent, we know exactly what the summer holidays will be like. The kids love the first few weeks but as it's starts to tail off, the boredom kicks in and then it's 'there's nothing to do', 'I'm bored' so trying to find things for the kids to do to keep them occupied and entertained is the way to go.

My sons love helping my cook and I find that if they do actually help prepare dishes, then they more than likely eat them too. So as it comes to the end of the holidays, I start to get creative with the way we make things, to add a different slant to their meals and to keep them entertained as they help to make them. 

We love being set challenges and so it has been great to get involved when Iceland challenged us to discover new products that can make cooking with kids easier with their #PowerOfFrozen challenge. We grabbed our reusable bags and off we went to Iceland, to see what we could find. 

24 August 2016

Our Family Adventures In Liverpool

Albert Docks Liverpool

It's not often that we get to go away as it all depends on if we can get spare time off together. We love UK breaks though so we often flit away for a few days whenever we have some free days. It's a great way to spend some precious moments together, and breaks up the boredom of the school holidays. 

We usually go to seaside villages but have lately been looking at city breaks and that's when Liverpool came up. We did have a few options of where we could go, York, Manchester, but Liverpool was top because the husband supports their football team and apparently, we just had to go to their stadium *rolls eyes* as it was a must!

22 August 2016

Be School Ready | Everything Your Child Might Need

It's getting to that time of year where we need to be prepared for the September start at school. Each year a new term of children take on the challenge of education in Reception which starts them on the ladder at school. 

Remembering what your child will need can be confusing as there is so much out there and every child has different needs. Today I'm featuring my top products and items that I will be using for C as he starts on his journey at school.

19 August 2016

Encouraging Baby’s Independence with SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk

There comes a time in baby’s lives that they want to explore the world on their own. To get a feel for things and be more independent as they take on the world and grow in to little people. As parents, we are in a bit of a quandary, getting excited as your baby learns something new but then having this sadness that your baby is also growing up and becoming more independent every day.

From around 6 months old, independence will start to develop. Their goal is to move about, any which way possible. Starting to roll over, sit up, bum shuffle, crawl and then walk on their own. Moving and grooving, trying to escape to new places.

Escaping at nappy changes now they've decided that they want to be free and wiggling like mad whenever a nappy does come near. And one of the best ones, starting to settle in to a routine where they sleep through and no longer need mum/dad during the night. I love this stage, although I do miss the nighttime cuddles that we used to have!

18 August 2016

A Day at Mattel Play! Liverpool


A couple of weeks ago we had a nice little break in Liverpool. Whilst researching for what to do on our trip, I came across Mattel Play! Liverpool which is a themed play area in the heart of Liverpool, The Albert Dock. 

With three different zones, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam, there is so much to see and do at Mattel Play! So, we decided to book in for midday on the Monday of our trip and therefore got a 2 hour slot so that we could go an explore the themed areas. 

Joseph was asleep when we initially arrived so they allowed us to take the pram upstairs into the first area. Normally they request that prams be left in the buggy park but luckily there is a lift so there is access available if needed. 

1 August 2016

Anniversary Gifts For The Man In Your Life


I'm sure most of us women have come to a special day in our mans life and realised just how fussy they are to buy for. I mean, it's not like they slyly try out point out and hint at everything they want like us women do. 

So with that in mind, I decided to call out my favourite brands and show you just what is on offer when your Anniversary arrives and you have to find the perfect gift for your man.

22 July 2016

WTBW | Rockin' Baby Out Of Africa Romper


Being lovers of the outdoors, it makes sense that as soon as the weather turns nice, we all don our shorties and play in the summer sun. Little ones can be a bit hard to dress in the warm weather though as, if your children are anything like mine, as soon as you stick a pair of shorts on them, they drop trou' and strip themselves off.

That's where my love of rompers came in. I just think they are so funky and functional. And what a better company to get one from than Rockin' Baby who donate one piece of clothing to those in need, for every piece of clothing sold as part of their Mother to Mother/ Child to Child campaign with a philanthropic mission of one-for-one. You buy, they give.

17 July 2016

Incontinence Should Not Be A Taboo Subject!

Incontinence is a very common problem in society. For example, during the later stages of pregnancy, a lot of strain can be put on the female's bladder which can sometimes cause incontinence. All that pressure from the little bundle of joy weighing down, leaves the pelvic floor muscles in tatters and can cause women to suffer with incontinence.

Unfortunately, incontinence isn't something that is spoken about much in our society. It's a taboo subject that people skirt around and don't want to talk about. But it should be talked about, we shouldn't make new mums feel like they ca't talk about things because it's uncomfortable. 

Stress incontinence happens, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. I mean, you've just been through one of the hardest things you'll ever have to go through, giving birth, which means someone has been peering down there whilst you squeeze a tiny person out of you.

6 July 2016

WTBW | Children's Summer Fashion From Nutmeg


With Summer supposedly here right now, it's about time that we stock up on clothing for the boys, ready for when the weather does, eventually, turn nice. I love shopping for children's clothing and I think it's great that you can now find all sorts of different designs and patterns for our boys, not just the regular blue stuff. 

We were contacted by Nutmeg who have sent the boys all an outfit each from their new Summer range. Nutmeg is available from Morrisons in most stores. I think it's amazing that you can now go on a children's clothing rampage whilst out buying a loaf of bread, it just makes it all so much easier (although our shopping trips take twice as long now as I'm fawning over beautiful baby clothing!).

1 July 2016

Garden Adventures with HiPP Organic


To little ones, the world is such a big place to explore an learn about. Touching, seeing and doing everything they can to get around and find new and amusing things. Joseph is at this stage where he just wants to press everything, explore everywhere and enjoys the world around him.

So when we had the chance to become HiPP Explorers and get to venture in to new loves and like, learn about new things and let Joseph try some yummy meals, I thought it would be great. You see, I love HiPP Organic and the range of foods they offer.

26 June 2016

WTBW | Rockin' Baby Beach Time


Whilst we were away at the coast, we were lucky to have had some amazing weather, the only problem with this is trying to keep a little one protected from the sun. Most clothing is too warm to wear in the sun so it comes to wearing a swimsuit, making sure to get one that is UV protected.

As part of our What The Boys Wore series, Rockin' Baby sent Joseph this beautiful set from their Beach Time range. It feature a top and bottoms set with co-ordinating patterns and colours.

25 June 2016

Ella's Kitchen | #CerealouslyScrummy Cereal Range


Joseph is a lover of fooad and so when he got the chance to try the new range of Ella's Kitchen cereal, he got down to it with a big bowl and a spoon, ready to take on the challenge. 

With a variety of scrummy taste and textures, the range is ideal for each phase of a little ones weaning journey. The range includes four delicious smooth flavours, including banana and cinnamon and veggie taste carrot – a great flavour to teach your little ones to love their veggies right from the get go.

24 June 2016

Cosatto AW16 | A Festival of Pattern


Recently, Joseph and myself visited Cosatto HQ for their annual press day where we got to see all the new range of pushchairs, prams and car seats and all the wonderfully new patterns that they have brought out for this season. 

If you're a regular reader, you will know just how much we love Cosatto. Overall, over the years, I have pushed the Yo!, the Ooba, the Supa and we are currently using the Fly, Joseph even has one of their Story cotbeds too.

23 June 2016

Parenting | My Top Tips For Taking Care of Yourself


Being a parent is hard work. Not only do you have to look after this little bundle that just eats, sleeps and poops, but you have to make sure you take care of yourself, so that you are able to do everything that a baby needs you to. 

It can be so exhausting in the first few weeks as you get your bearings and learn hope to cope with an extra person in the household, someone that takes over everything and so, I thought I would put together a little post with just a few tips to make sure you take care of yourself too.

21 June 2016

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary


When we went away a few weeks back, it was a great time to explore all the things that there was to offer over at the east coast of Yorkshire. One place we have always talked of visiting, but never had a chance before now, was the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, and so this time round we received a family pass so that we could do just that.

Located on the North Bay of the main headland, within 3 iconic triangular buildings, Sea Life Scarborough offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and over 50 displays of marine life including seals, otters and penguins. You can enjoy Sea Life Europe's only penguin walkthrough feature, the hands-on rockpool experience and learn some amazing facts about the underwater world.

13 June 2016

WTBW | Mothercare Summer Fashion


When it comes to buying clothing for children, I like to go places that I trust, places that I know are known for their quality, style and price and so, when I had the chance to receive a few summer items for Joseph from Mothercare, I knew that he'd be getting some quality clothing indeed.

Mothercare has some amazing, innovative and exclusive new products, and are always at the forefront of baby product lines. But apart from their extensive range or pushchairs and prams, they are also known for the high quality children's clothing which ranges from newborn, right up to 10 years old.

11 June 2016

Get Ready and Set With My Childrens Summer Essentials


When it comes to the Summer holidays, getting sorted for trips and holidays can be a nightmare. You have to have a checklist just to organise yourself never mind the kids. And no doubt something is always forgotten, that one thing that you definitely cannot forget!

So, I thought I would write a post featuring all those little things that usually get left behind, but realistically are your summer essentials for children. All those things that you might not assume you need but most definitely will do!

8 June 2016

How To Make A Noiseless Wind Chime | #ReadySteadyCraft


When I had an email come through challenging us to craft something that was inspired from Spring, it got me thinking, what does remind me of Spring? The flowers starting to bloom maybe, or those little buds growing on the trees, or even butterflies starting to flutter around. 

But, for me, it is all of them. So we decided to think outside the box a little and that's when we thought about making a wind chime. A neighbour has one and although it is beautiful and has a lovely little chime, this changes at 3am when it's blowing up a gale and all you can hear is that noise, over and over and over,,,

4 June 2016

JD Williams | A Summers Day in Outfits

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I have a bit of a love hate relationship with clothing. I seem to always change what I like and stick with my favourites for a while before reverting to something else. For now, I like dresses. 

They not only look better on but they are way cooler than clothing that clings and it means that I can buy dresses that flare and hide all the parts that I don't want showing helping to gain body confidence in myself as, if I can look nice, then I feel better about myself. 

As we were on holiday last week, I thought I would show you what I wore in one lovely, warm day and show you what lovely pieces I had picked up for our holiday. Beautiful dresses that are bright and light for the Summer.