Sunday, 1 March 2015

Pop In A Box Sort Of Unboxing!




So excited this month, as it is Pop In A Box time yet again!  If you haven't heard of Pop In A Box  before it's basically a subscription service where you get sent a mystery pop a month. You can have up to six pops delivered. On the website you thumbs up the pops you really want, thumbs down the ones you would hate and the ones you aren't to fussed about leave neutral. So you are guaranteed a pop you are going to love with the surprise of not knowing which one.

I upped my sub again last month to three pops, as I added some of the kids likes. We are now being taken over by pops! I think the kids have around 30 between them. 

Every month you have a chance to be given a special/limited edition pop. A ride, oversized or pocket mini tins. As long as you have the item thumbed up, you will have a chance in winning it when Eddy works his magic! 

I  love Pop In A Box and considering my disappointment with quite a few subscription boxes in the past PIAB has never let me down. I know they have had the most terrible luck with Internet and suppliers lately. I have never met a company that have kept you in the loop and customer care is second to none. 

So back on to this months goodies!! We got the lovely Maleficent,  Frozen pocket pop tin and the lovely oversized Discord. Again totally thrilled to bits with our subscription ( well little Lexie is) as she has claimed 2/3. 



My unboxing video was a huge fail thou. haha 



Saturday, 28 February 2015

Look In My Letterbox



Wins 

A Fitbit charge from stylist magazine so excited about this! 

Glow in the dark fossil kit to review


Reviews

Ice Twins Book - It's really good so far




007 Perfume from trnd




Freebies 

Dinosaur that pooped a lot from Tesco's




Buys 

 Delorean time machine Funko ride and Dr. 


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Pop In A Box sub - post coming later 





Mother's Day gift from Toxic Fox 






Alice Megan

Friday, 27 February 2015

Bold Statement Prints For Spring Colebrooke By Windsmoor


I've put a bit of weight on again, so I've been hiding in a lot of black clothes, jeans or hoodies lately. Jacques Vert offered me a couple of items from Colebrooke by Windsmoor Which is a huge new brand launch for Jacques Vert. A brand SS15 Windsmoor collection has just been released and the collection is stunning! Full of classic bold elegant styles.

Jacques Vert is defined by head to toe glamour. Synonymous with elegant occasion wear, the designs are tailored for the discerning lady who wants to look stylish and feel confident for her important social calendar dates. With more contemporary designs and styles coming through the collections, Jacques Vert is the go to shopping destination for the mature woman who wants to continue looking stylish whilst looking and feeling sophisticated and elegant.


First I received was the Block Lily Jersey Tunic . I love long tops and tunics that cover the tum and bum. They make me feel more relaxed when I'm out and about with them on. I loved the stunning flowered lily print on this in white and black with a splash of green in. It's textured and it's lovely once on and it goes great with a pair off leggings or black trousers. Perfect to dress up or down for daytime and evening. 



RRP £69.99


The next item was the printed JerseyJacket. I don't really own anything like this at the moment and I normally like to have my arms covered. So this was great to add in to my wardrobe. The floral print is really uplifting and colours, black, ivory and a hint of coral works well. It's an open front and really long so it's great as a cover up. A lovely statement piece which will go with so many pieces.



RRP - £69.00

Check out some other items that caught my eye. I love the striking prints and designs. 


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Trendy Tot Thursday - (#TT_Thursday)



Trendy Tot Thursday is back, where you can showcase your trendy tots's outfits. Pick an outfit from in the week, snap some pictures and post! 

Hello it's Trendy Tot Thursday again. I didn't realise how much of Lexie's clothes was from H&M until I started doing these posts. Now if any of the kids need anything I always seem to go to H&M and they have some really amazing sales too. 

The dress is from H&M and I love the wine colour of this. The spotty patten really suits her too. I'm sure it was around £4 when I brought this and another pattern in the sale. 

My little pony Rainbow dash tights was from eBay and she loves these tights. They was £3.80 with postage.




Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DIY Geek Birthday Box.



Originally I was going to get Raiden the NerdBlockJr, until I thought about my disappointments with subscription boxes. So I decided to make my own and went slightly overboard. I'm really lucky as I'm a few groups that sell bits and bobs from different boxes, so the box itself hasn't cost me as much as I first thought, plus it's packed full with lots of geek goodies. 



Raiden has three Funko pops at the moment so I knew the additions in the box would be a massive hit and he asked for a shelf so these will go perfect on there. He is very much into Nintendo, DC and Marvel so I've tried to stay on that wavelength. I really hope he enjoys opening the box tomorrow and seeing what's inside. 






Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding




 This is my only pudding so far that I have made in the slow cooker and it smells and tastes divine. I normally buy the tins for the kids for a quick pudding but they have enjoyed this one so more. 
 
 

Ingredients 

250ml of Pudding rice 
2 pints of milk ( I used skimmed milk) 
2 tablespoons of sugar ( I used brown sugar) 
Tablespoon of butter 
Tablespoon of vanilla essence 


Add all the ingredients in the slow cooker, give it  a mix round, leave on low for around 3/3.5 hours. Give in a quick stir every 30/40 minutes.
 

 
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Monday, 23 February 2015

Mum In A Million



I wanted my title to say it all, because it's the total truth. Your mom nurtured you and gave you life. She will only be a number 1. I wanted to reflect my relationship with my mom, as it's got me thinking of what a good mom entails after becoming one myself. 

When I was younger I always remember being close to my mom, her name was the only I called when I had fallen over and the one who used to soothe me if I had a bad dream. I'm not sure when our relationship totally changed. I just stopped calling her name and the bad dreams stopped. As I teen I wasn't close to my mom at all, I think it's just the teenage thing, where I suppose your parents don't know what to do anymore do they hug you, do you still want to go on family trips. I know as a teen i wanted to be on my own a lot and i hated the whole family trips out. 

Thinking about it I personally don't think I was an awful teenager but it's definitely where me and my moms relationship changed. When my parents split when I was 16, it hit me so hard that I blamed my mom and hated her for ages for it, we had been rocky for a while but this just topped it over. I moved out and back a few times, and my mom was always wiling to have me back, took me back in and always has been there for me. I didn't realize what being a mum meant, till I became one myself and the unconditional love that is there from the moment you see you're baby. 

My mom was there for me during my first birth, she made sure I drank, wiped my head and most importantly told me how proud she was of me. From that moment and seeing her first grandchild being born we changed. We had grown closer and I don't think there is a day that goes by when I don't think what I would do without my mom. She is my rock, she is the one i call when i'm upset or  ill.She knows when i,m down, and will help me pick myself up. My Mum is one in a million! 



Truprint have a lovely campaign Mum in a Million,  where Truprint would like to make a million mums smile by giving away 1 million personalized Mother's Day cards. My readers can use the code MUMINAMILLION at checkout to claim their card.

T&Cs 
  • Awards one free 7x5 folded card
  • Standard P&P charges apply (99p)
  • Ship to recipient not available
  • Complete with envelope
  • Code is One time use only
  • Strictly one code use per household 



They also have a lovely selection of beautiful personalized gifts, like this stunning canvas and photo mug. Which I'm hoping will make my mom smile this Mothers Day, as she adores these pictures of Lexie. Prices start from £2.99.