Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Your Fairy Kitchen Garden Review

So if you asked me what children's TV advert I remember from the run up to Christmas, it would be the My Fairy Garden catchy one. The My Fairy Garden range has now been extended in 2018 and there is lots of different items to grow your own fairy garden. With five fabulous fairies to collect, you will want a garden for them all. 

We received the Your Fairy Kitchen Garden to test out and start some magical growing. Included in the box is your planter, which you fill up with compost ( not included). Add the fence and fairy house with removable roof for easy access to complete the garden. 

Plant the pea shoots in the garden, then water when the soil is dry. Comes complete with Fairy Fenn has jointed legs to allow her to sit on the fence, kneel on the ground or just fly around! 

Watch with Fenn as the pea seeds grow, then cut the shoots and eat. We was really excited to watch the pea shoots grow and giving Lexie some responsibility  to look after and enjoy over the next few weeks. The pea shoots started to shoot within a few days which was amazing. 

My Fairy Garden's website has loads of stuff to keep you busy, from meeting the fairies , fun and games and a garden diary to see what all the fairies have been up too.

The kits are perfect for helping children understand life cycles and how things grow. 

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Get Cosy With Hunkemoller Kids Mini Me Collection.

Normally on the weekend you will find Lexie snuggling in a onesie, that’s her favourite place to be when she isn’t in her school uniform. So when Hunkemoller got in touch to let me know they have just launched a brand new Mini Me collection  for kids and teens. I knew Lexie would be thrilled to add a new onesie to her collection. 

Not only are the onesies cute, they also have matching slippers to complete the look.  Also if you love to match your mini me they do the exact same designs for adults too, so you can be snuggle bunnies together. 

The onesie came in absolutely gorgeous packaging. It felt a real treat opening it up. 


We choose the grey bunny design, it also comes in pink and a lighter grey. The long sleeves onesie is super soft with a fleece lining inside to keep you extra warm. A full zip to open and close which is perfect for little hands and going to and flo the toilet.

Comfy and cute with a large hood complete with bunny ears was a massive hit with Lexie. 


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Bathroom Transformation

As you all know last year I moved from a flat to a house and I didn’t realise decorating took so much time. We finally had the bathroom finished just before Christmas and apart from a new shower that has to be fitted its actually done and dusted. 

The bathroom was actually the worse room out the lot and I cried a lot after I took the house on thinking I had made a mistake as I hated looking at it everyday. I nearly didn’t take the house because of the state of the bathroom so I’m glad now it’s looking much better.


I went online and found a tiler in my area which had the best google reviews. He turned out to be a total letdown and just kept delaying the job over and over and left me a week with it half done. Just shows that not everyone with good reviews is an honest and good person. I think he got bigger and better jobs and realised mine was such a small job and thought it was ok to let me down. 

The bathroom cost me way more than I expected in the long run but it’s now done and dusted and hopefully something I don’t have to think about for a while. 


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Wild Cakes Plush Toy Review

Lexie absolutely loves a plush soft toy, a total sucker for anything that’s cuddly and new! 

We got gifted some Wild Cakes which is a combination of a squishy and a plush in one.

Wild Cakes start off as a squishy cake, there is twelve to collect and come in an array of some of your favourite cakes. Each one is differently scented and smell good enough to eat. 

Inside the cake is a reversible toy, open the Velcro and out Pops a cute and cuddly animal. You can roll up the cake part and hide it inside the cuddly toy, then fasten with the Velcro to hide it away. 

Twelve super cute cuddly animals, so there is animal for everyone to love and take home. 

Available from Claire’s, priced at £12 each. 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Kawaii Box Christmas Special Review & Giveaway

We are huge fan’s of the Japan box and Kawaii boxes. Lexie was happy to receive the Christmas special box, filled to the brim with lots of lovely treats. The box comes with the Kawaii Box sign and a cute little cartoon rabbit on. We was really surprised to see 9 items included in the box and its a great assortment of different products. From snacks, plushes and accessories. 


If you aren't familiar with Kawaii Box  it is a monthly subscription box with 8-10 hand picked Kawaii items. Every month they send you a box filled with a carefully selected mix of unique Japanese and Korean Kawaii cute products. The cost is $19.90 with free shipping, which works out around £13.60 GBP. I actually think the price for this box is extremely cheap and free shipping is always a bonus as it comes all the way from Singapore. 

I’m going to start with Lexie’s favourite thing from the box which is the Alpaca multicoloured plush, she has a matching purse from a Kawaii bag so this was the first thing to grab her attention.

Lexie has her own mini pink tree in her bedroom so these 2 Kawaii smiling tree baubles that was made for the Kawaii Box look amazing on her tree.

This cute mermaid coin perfect is great for Lexie to keep her coins safe in when we go shopping.

Sanrio cleaning cloth is great for keeping items clean and shiny.

Ginbis Christmas shine choco corn snack. A sweet puffy snack, chocolate flavoured stars. I absolutely loved these and thought they was divine. 

The Candy cane pen was my favourite thing from the box, a lovely pastel pink and white. Doubles up as a tree decoration too. 

Nekoni Christmas stickers perfect for adding on to last minute Christmas gifts. 

Bourbon Tsum Tsum biscuits with white and milk chocolate biscuits inside, absolutely divine.

Pastel Harajuku ring set a collection of 7 lovely pastel rings perfect for dressing up any outfit. 

Click below to win a Kawaii box of your own.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Brummie Mummy Kawaii Box Giveaway

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Chad Valley Designafriend Holly Doll Review.

Lexie is quite partial to a fashion doll, she loves being able to dress, change outfits and add accessories. We was gifted the Designafriend Holly Doll and Lexie was so excited. 

The designafriend dolls are Chad Valley and made by ArgosThey have a large range of dolls and accessories so you can get creative with outfits. Endless hours of fun mixing and matching outfits. 

The doll comes in a beautiful box wrapped in tissue paper, gorgeously packaged. There is a whole range of dolls with different individual look and style. Holly has soft long silver hair, which I haven’t ever saw on a doll before. I love the natural look of the doll, no heavy make up. She looks like a normal girl doll, no added extras breasts and curves. I think sometimes dolls can get lost in all the added fancy extras that don’t need to be there.

She comes with satin blue shoes with a matching bag, denim skirt, long sleeved blue top. Holly also comes with a blue clip in bow which you can wear yourself as well. 

Each doll comes with a stunning bracelet for you to wear, plus each extra outfit comes with an unique charm that can be added to your DesignaFriend charm bracelet.

Whether you want to give your DesignaFriend new hair accessories or finish off the look with a fabulous pair of sunglasses – there's always something to give your outfit that extra wow. Accessories range from a simple underwear set to a whole collection of wooden furniture to complete your DesignaFriend world.

Monday, 3 December 2018

House Of Fraser Grotto In Birmingham

House of Fraser in Birmingham on the fifth floor of the department store, next to Hamley's has just opened its doors to its winter wonderland. Visit the grotto for your little one’s to meet the man himself and post their letter to Santa. In celebration that £1 from every ticket purchased will support the fantastic work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

From Friday 30 November until Christmas Eve will have the opportunity to meet Santa and his elves, plus receive a gift. 

Have a walk around the magical grotto, follow the Santa’s footsteps in order to find the way to the man himself. Peek on Mrs Claus getting cosy by the fire.

From robotic reindeer to the disco ball snowman their are lots of photo opportunities to make ever lasting memories.

 A truly magical and warming experience this Christmas to share together. 

You can book tickets here where you can choose a time slot.