Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Pretend Play Is So Much Fun With Casdon.

Casdon  has been renowned for toy innovation for over 65 years and has an unrivalled reputation as a developer of toy replicas, with some of the most prestigious domestic appliance products on the market.


Lexie was sent a couple of Casdon items to review. She loves to play pretend and role play. She has a huge thing with baby dolls at the moment. So after school we build the first item the shopping trolley. The trolley is a small replica of a supermarket trolley, ready for a pretend trip to the shops.

The trolley it’s self was a little fiddly to put together, the base itself was great but the wheels did need a good bang when putting them on. I was a little worried about banging them too hard as I didn’t want to break the actual frame. The stickers was a great touch and Lexie liked to stick them on. The bright and colourful trolley has a chunky handle to hold and a wide wheel base for added stability. It also had a trolley key for added effect too.

Lexie loves the shopping trolley and has been taking Baby Emma for a spin!

Casdon does a fantastic 44 piece play food set which contains an assortment of fruit and veg, includes play tins and fast food. Perfect for the shopping trolley and role-play. The set is perfect for an addition for your role play shopping trip. 

The last item was a mini Henry Mop & Bucket set, which comes in Hetty and in pink too. The super friendly character that helps development of hand and eye co-ordination. Perfect accessory to role play and pretend that they are doing jobs around the house just like Mommy or Daddy.

For ages 3+ 

Sunday, 24 June 2018

New House - The Boy Cave Revamp!

We moved back in March from a 2 bedroom flat to a 3 bedroom house. The kids used to share a room and it was utter chaos. Raiden used to constantly be in my room, as they just never got on. They couldn’t be in the same room together without getting on each other’s nerves.

The kids have picked there own colours for their rooms, Raiden had the smallest room due to him having the less amount of stuff. He doesn’t really play with toys as such so he didn’t really need a huge amount of space. The room when we moved in was a lavender purple and cream and really had to go. 

He picked the colour “ Jellybean “ from Homebase, it’s really bright once on. Along with a plain white on the other walls. 

He needed new furniture, as the old stuff was mainly Lexie’s. The Argos ottoman bed is great for storage underneath. He has computer consoles, games, books and Lego underneath all safely away. He decided he wanted black furniture so the leather look headboard goes well in his room. The cute pug cushion is from Asda Home Collection. 

The bedside table and desk was from Argos and came together as a set and personally I think it adds too much in to his room. I previously had already ordered the small circle drawers, which I was going to add his lamp on and use as a bedside table. I think I may take out these and add to the bathroom at a later date.

He has a few shelves that he has added his Funko collection on to, with a few shelf dividers. He could do with another one just to space them all about a bit more.

The curtains, lampshade and duvet cover was all from Argos colour match range in 
“ Poppy Red “. 

We have added a few home touches with a lava lamp, moneyboxes and his cute cactus from Homebase and the pots are from H&M.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Twisty Petz From Spinmaster

The new craze has hit stores from Spinmaster  with an adorable pet collectible. Twisty Petz are available in single packs, 3 packs and even Twisty Petz babies, with over 70 to collect you are sure to find a pet for life.

Not only do the Twisty Petz be a great toy they also double up as a stunning gem bracelet, necklace or accessory with a simple twist.

The Twisty Petz are rally simple to attach and reattach. Lexie is 7 and been able to twist and make all on her own. 

You start off with it full in a straight line.

Then you pull and hold the two beads down, while you twist and wrap it around the bottom of the round bead. Wrap twice.

Then you do the same on the back legs and twist around the round bead again and there you have your new animal friend.

If you want go attach together and make a bracelet or necklace you simply, click the a tail end in to the head and attach. They’re the perfect accessories for any outfit or to hang on backpacks. 

TwistyPetz come in a variety of different collections – enchanted gems, metallic, rainbow, golden twinkle, silver shimmer, fuzzy, neon, pastel and pearl. 

They come in an section of pets from Unicorns, puppies, kittens and pandas in a variety colours. They also come with charms and gem cases. 

You can download the Twisty petz collection sheets from the Twisty Petz website. Which is your favourite? 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Kawaii Box Day & Giveaway!

Lexie absolutely loves a Kawaii Box, she got super excited when I told her that there was one waiting for her at home wen I picked her up from school. Kawaii Boxes are a surprise.

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 $17. 90 with free shipping, which works out around £13.50 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.

So in June’s Summer box was the following items : 

Panda Bento Rice Mold

This will come in handy when I do a rice dish, hopefully it keeps the rice together so Lexie doesn’t make a huge mess. Haha.

Sumikko Gurashi Deco Stickers

Lexie loves a sticker and these Sumikko stickers are super cute. Sumikko Gurashi translates literally to “living in a corner” and the characters are shy just like many Japanese people.

Hello Kitty Strawberry Marshmallows

Our own Hello kitty strawberry marshmallows yum!

Kawaii Drinking Straw Pen

Super cute, summer drinking straw pen. Perfect for stationary fans. 

Salmon Sushi Boy Squishy

Sushi squishy, Squishes are all the rage at the moment and it’s the kids favourite things. 

Precure Grape Gummies

Pretty Cure or Precure is a super popular Japanese “magical girl” anime series, and these yummy gummies are shaped like its characters!

Kawaii Hamster Soft Bag Charm

Utter cute Hamster keyring charm. 

Neko Ears Soft Headband

Cute, soft cat headband. 

Moomin Memo Pad Set

This is my favourite item, I loved the Moomin’s when I was small, this memo pad is perfect for traveling.

Cute Bunny Drink Coaster

A silicone bunny coaster is perfect to keep your tables safe and dry.

Trials & Tribulations Kawaii Box Giveaway

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Reading Book Challenge- FAIL

I started this year off with good intentions to read at least 2 books a month, which has been a huge fail. 

I smashed January with reading E.James -  “ Darker “ & “ That mean old yesterday “ By Stacey Patton. 

Then it all went a bit flat, with moving, unpacking, decorating and just general setting in our new house. I’ve only managed to read a further 2 books and we are already in June, which means at the end of the month I’m 8 books short already - Whoops! 

So since January to bring my total up to 4 books so far are : 

The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood & Just A Child - Sammy Woodhouse.

Has anyone else been reading any good books lately any recommendations?

Monday, 4 June 2018

Swimways SquiDivers Diving Toys Review

Raiden has wanted some diving swim toys for a while and it’s something that has been on my to do list for a while. Swimways came to our rescue and sent us some SquiDivers from their range. 

The SquiDivers come in a pack of three brightly coloured toys, yellow green & orange. They also come in different weights 10, 10 & 30. As the weather was quite shocking in half term we took them down the our local swimming baths to check them out. 

The SquiDivers are shaped as mini Squid with soft and flexible tentacles that float upright so they are easy to grab. They actually look like the are swimming when you thrown them in the the water and the shoot to the bottom, the kids found them very amusing to watch. 

The kids absolutely had so much fun in the pool, throwing them and retrieving them over and over again throwing them in and timing each other on who could collect them all the fastest. 

Sadly i couldn’t take any pictures of them playing inside the pool for a few different reasons. 

Available from Amazon.