Saturday, 18 March 2017

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift From Baylis & Harding.

You all know I love Baylis And Harding it's always one gift I'm always really happy to receive. Baylis And Harding sent me some of there Mother's Day range to review and I have a set to give away to one of my lovely readers. As usual the mother Day range doesn't disappoint, they have a new lovely range and it's nice to see there are some nice keepsake tubs, jars and boxes too. I personally like how Baylis And Harding is so affordable to every budget, there is always a decent gift set for a small budget then a larger set if you wanted to splash out more.

The first item is a large, one wick candle. The La Maison candle is 380g and comes in a lovely sliver shabby chic finish. The candle comes with a lovely gift tag and is in the scent of linen rose and cotton. It's a lovely soft fresh scent. Priced at £15, I think it's a great gift for someone that enjoys candles.

The next set comes lovely packed in creme bath tin. Included is a body balm, body cleanser, bath and shower gel and a bath and shower creme. All products are a full size and great for a pamper session with a keepsake tin to keep bath products nice and tidy. From the La Maison range the scents are the wonderful linen rose and cotton. This set is priced at £30.

I have a lovely limited edition pink prosecco and cassis fragrance foot gift set up for grabs. Included are some super fluffy socks, foot lotion and foot soak crystals. Please see rafflecopter below.

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Available from Tesco, Morrisons , Asda, House Of Fraser & Debenhams.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Primula Are Going Green For The NSPCC - #Dreambig

Primula have changed there packing on tubes to green to support the NSPCC. They’ve launched a #DreamBig campaign which is all about giving children the freedom to dream. Those 1 in 20 UK children who suffer abuse aren’t free to dream. I'm so shocked by this every child should have the chance to dream. My whole childhood was based on dreaming and using my imagination, I literally had so many great times making up different things with my toys and adventures.

I remember building a circus from boxes ( a was a huge blue peter fan) and getting all my toys and making up all roles in the circus. For a while I wanted to grow up and work in the circus. I really couldn't imagine my childhood without having my dreams #Dreambig.

Children who are safe from abuse are free to dream but unfortunately for some, that’s not always possible.

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC said, “Every child is born with hopes and dreams for the future but if a child’s head is full of fear, anxiety or loneliness then there’s no space for dreams. Childhood should be a time when we’re free to dream. Abuse can destroy that – but it never should”

Buying a limited edition tube of Primula Cheese will allow us to support the NSPCC to help children across the UK grow up free from abuse and free to dream about being anything they want to be. 20% of the profits from these tubes will go directly to the NSPCC with the remaining profits going to the charitable causes we already support.

Look out for the new design in stores and join in the fight for every childhood by raising funds to help some of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Pick up your limited edition tube in Asda, Morrison’s, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and selected smaller independent stores from 27th February 2017.

Primula Cheese have created limited edition NSPCC tubes where 20% of profits go directly to the NSPCC (the remaining profits go to existing charities and good causes as normal).

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Puppy In My Pocket Review.

We was so lucky to be able to review the new Puppy In My Pocket products, lexie had already saw these on YouTube and asked for some for her birthday next month so she was very happy to come home from school and have them on to open. I actually remember puppy in my pocket from the 90s, I'm positive I had a few too.

We got sent the Puppy In My Pocket Dog Carrier. Which is like a blind bag mystery where it comes with two different puppies hidden inside. You can collect different puppies with an ultra rare puppy to collect too. 

Priced at £4.99 per carrier I think it's pretty good value for money as you get two puppies and something to store them in too. Perfect for a little treat or even a reward for good behaviour. The puppies for right in to your hand and the detail is pretty amazing for the size of them. Kids can transport their favourite pups in the Dog Carrier Complete with two surprise pups to love and hold.

We also received the Puppy In My Pocket Puppy Carrier Accessory pack. A lovely eight piece set comes with 2 collectable pups, one puppy carrier, bed, blanket, double dish, a treat and a collector's checklist. There are three styles available to collect - pink, purple and teal. We loved the set with everything you need to love and care for your puppy in your pocket friends.

Will over 100 puppies to collect they are going to be super popular this year.
Kitty In My Pocket available now and Jungle In My Pocket coming later in the year.

For children aged 4+

Friday, 10 March 2017

My Loves & Likes!

I haven't done a post like this for ages, so it's going to be a round up of lots of different things that have made me extremely happy. My year 2017 hasn't started off great, but I'm taking each day at a time and just trying to battle a day at a time.

My first happy moment was my little sister coming back from working away, she had only been gone 3.5 months but I miss her so much when she isn't around. So it's Been good to have her here back in the UK.

Soooo I went to Birmingham Horror Con in February and met the lovely Tony Moran, he was really friendly. He payed the unmasked Micheal Myers in Halloween. I got one of my Funko pop vinyls signed and a cheeky selfie.

Hitting my 4 stone award at slimming world, I can't believe I've shifted FOUR whole stone... As I treat I got another tattoo, it was actually a cover up from my first ever tattoo an elephant tattoo depicts prosperity and good luck. But because of its role in nature, it also embodies power, strength, dignity and longevity.

My baby boy turning ten!! He had such a fantastic day, it couldn't of gone any better.

Lush emoji bubble bar, I loved all the Valentine's Range but the emoji bar so cool. Definitely my favourite bubble bar in the range so far.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Turning 10!!

Ok so my baby boy turned double figures this weekend and I've felt so emotional leading up to it. His last birthday he got diagnosed with Autism and in all fairness I still haven't fully accepted it. This year we wanted to do something special, for him to celebrate with his friends, to have a stress free and a birthday to remember for all the right reasons.. 

So last year we went to the launch of RushUK which is really close to where we live. Raiden is very energetic and can get very excited easily. Raiden absolutely loved in there, so much to do and so much to engage in. He was able to be his normal self without worrying about what others think.. We knew it was going to be his first choice for his party. We actually entered a competition where there was only two entries, but sadly we didn't win.

So without a doubt the party was booked and all was well. The whole emails, waivers etc was very stressful and the food I confirmed twice still wasn't put on or the extra children I added on...

All in all Raiden had a fantastic time on the weekend, the smiles I caught all day was worth every penny. His friends all had a fantastic time, the party staff was amazing and couldn't help enough. He definitely had a birthday to remember..

His cake was from the lovely love cake supplies  which isn't far from Rush in Cotteridge. Rich was an amazing help with the whole design of the cake. I really had no idea what I wanted and he came up with Pikachu on the pokeball. We had so many comments on the cake and it tasted delicious.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Doc McStuffins Accessory Role Play Review.

Lexie was so excited when she opened the parcels containing the two sets. Dottie 'Doc' McStuffins, a six year old girl, 'fixes' toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. 

The first set was the Doc McStuffins Role Play Set, lexie loves to role play with her dolls and teddies so I knew she would have a blast with this set. 

Inside the set contained Includes play bandage, play blood pressure cuff, play syringe, play otoscope and sticker sheet. The set is priced at £9.99 and is a great set for a budding doctor. Flair’s Doc McStuffins range is perfect for role play. Getting children to act and play out different situations is great for a healthy mind.

Age Range: 3+

The second  Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Roleplay Set includes Doc's Toy Hospital coat with buttons, Hairband, doctor's name badge with interchangeable inserts, fun tools and of course, her stethoscope.

This set was perfect, she loved the little jacket with pockets to put the accessories in, they just look like the ones from the cartoon that Doc uses too. The role play set matches Doc’s outfit perfectly and children can dress up just like Doc from the Toy Hospital episodes. 

The set is Priced at 24.99. Lexie had so much fun treating all her soft toys. 

 Age Range:3+

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February Desserts To Cure Your Wintertime Blues

For as much as the winter months seem to take the energy right out of me, they seem to make the kids as restless and rowdy as ever!  There’s no better time to get motivated and give the little restless hands in your house a fun and creative activity to do.  And what activity is more fun than one you get to eat?

February is dessert month and is home to mouth-watering “holidays” like Nutella Day and Bramley Apple Week. It’s time to warm up to the oven and exercise your baking skills this month!  Your kids will thank you for the treats, and won’t even know they’re learning a valuable new skill!  Here are a few ideas for some warm and delicious sweets that will help you forget about the chilly winter days.

Nutella Goes with Everything

I would eat Nutella for every meal if I could, and now I can take a day and celebrate my passion guilt free!  February 5th is World Nutella Day, and I plan on spreading the love on just about every edible surface I can find!  I might even save a bit for some of these incredible recipes from the Nutella website.They list the level of difficulty on each recipe, so you’ll be able to celebrate whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or want to indulge oven free.

Fried Ice Cream for Cold Winter Nights

Ice cream is one of my great loves, but the last thing I want in the heart of winter is an icy cold dessert!  Luckily, I’ve found an amazing recipe for toasty, fried ice cream that perfectly balances creamy cool and crispy heat.  This BBC Food fried ice cream recipe is blissfully good and fun to make!

Chill Out and Warm Up

Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to bake up a storm, but my sweet tooth knows what it wants!  This is when I love to leave the kitchen behind, build a blanket fort in the living room with the kids and order some delivery.  It’s a great way to give me some extra time with the family, and it gives us the opportunity to try some new and fun dishes.  Popular delivery apps make it easy as pie to get food delivered right to your door, and they have loads of sweets, too! Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to bake up a storm, but my sweet tooth knows what it wants!  This is when I love to leave the kitchen behind, build a blanket fort in the living room with the kids and order some delivery.  It’s a great way to give me some extra time with the family, and it gives us the opportunity to try some new and fun dishes.  Popular delivery apps make it easy as pie to get food delivered right to your door, and they have loads of sweets, too!

Bramley Apple Bake-off

We’re in the midst of Bramley apple week, and making the most of this celebration is a clever way to get the kids to eat more healthy fruits and an excuse to go crazy with tarts, cakes and biscuits.  I love apple crumbles for dessert, and homemade applesauce keeps well and works great as a side or a dessert.  Head to Bramley Apple central to find all the apple-related recipes you could ever dream of.  Encourage the kids to pick out their favourites and turn it into a lesson on how fruits and vegetables are Mother Nature’s sweets!

The wintertime might not be your favourite part of the year, but there’s plenty you can do to pick yourself up and make some unforgettable family memories.  Who am I kidding?  As if I needed an excuse to go Nutella shopping!