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. 


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Weekend Box Review & Code For A Free Try Yourselves.



Weekend box is a subscription box with the bits you need to have fun-filled weekend with your little ones (aged 3-6). It fits though your letterbox and is action packed for some crafty goodness. 




In the box is little packets with the actives inside. They have a sticker label on so you know which activity is which. Also in the box has activity cards which tell you step by step on how to do the activity. 






I got a dispatch email when my box left the warehouse with a list of other ingredients I will need for the cooking activity in the box (this is automatically sent to customers when boxes leave the warehouse) 

1x Tsp Olive Oil
5g Icing Sugar
3x Tbsp Honey/Golden Syrup
9x Cupcake Cases
10g Dried Fruit (optional)

In my box we had four activies to do. 

Miniature kite 




Make a board game 


Butterfly pegs


Popcorn cupcakes 




Promo Code

I have a code which enables all of my readers to try their 1st Weekend Box for free. Boxes can be redeemed from  http://www.weekendboxclub.com/(new customers only please and just one free box is allowed per household) - Pop TINA248 in the redeem box to claim.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Look In My Lettebox.


It's been a little quiet on the parcel side, but I've had some good freebies though this week.

Wins 

I had a manners beanie hat turn up from a blippar win this week , which now had disappeared or its hiding.

Reviews 

Nokia Lumia 830 




Buys

More funkos! Hehe



Silver serum - I hope this clears up my bad skin as I'm suffering so much at the moment.



Freebies 

Kleenex tissues 



Garnier ultimate blends oil



Surf shampoo and conditioner 










Alice Megan

Friday, 20 February 2015

What Luxuries Would You Take To Dessert Island?



I've entered a lot of giveaways in the past and they have asked the question if you could pick one thing to take to a dessert island what would it be. Which got me thinking and inspired me for this post. At first I thought it would be super easy to pick a few things but it seems I have quite a few luxuries more than I first thought. Obviously the kids the other half would already be there, I just wanted to share some luxuries I currently would take. 

Number 1 - My iPad ( Obviously the dessert island would have wi-fi right? ) I do a lot on my iPad, emails, diary, photos, blog work, tweet, Instagram, enter competitions, watch movies & speak to friends. It's like my mini life saver and it's something that helps me though my day. 



Number 2 - Hand cream - I do have a slight obsession with hand cream and I have one in my bag always. I'm forever putting it on though out the day and I put it on in every season, even in summer it still in my bag. 



Number 3 -  Montagne Jeunesse - I've used the face masks since I was a teenager and they are something I use 2/3 times a week. I'm a massive fan of their peel off and mud masks. They recently sent me some lovely new things to try out. 



Red Earth Clay Spa 
Aloe Vera Face Spa
Dead Sea Mud Spa 

I also got to try the Foot Buffer, which I've never tried before. The foot buffer has a lovely refreshing peppermint smell, which gives you that tinging feeling when you first apply. The added ground pumice leaves your street feel soft and smooth. Whist giving your feet some pamper time you are also removing the flaky dead skin.

The tired leg gel was also amazing, about two weeks ago I actually went out clubbing for the first time in years. Which gave my legs the cramping tight feeling the day after from all the dancing ( I'm so out of practice). I used the gel and was really surprised, the scent smelt like a cherry mint. Which I actually really liked. The gel itself absorbs really quick and doesn't feel greasy at all. 

Number 4 - Ok this was supposed to be a top three but I had to squeeze this one in as I don't think I could possibly survive without chocolate. We would most likely have to do some Bear Grills style hunting for normal food but least I have chocolate right? 



What would be your luxury things you would take?