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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Thinking about something to buy for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. I’ve got some ideas for you that might help inspire you.

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A Personalised Print from Hello Moon

How about a personalised print from Hello Moon? They have a number of beautiful options for couples or if you want to include the whole family, because Valentine’s Day is about all kinds of love in my books, you could get an amazing Wellington Boot Poster for families of three or four. I fell in love with this option so much I got one for myself!!

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The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Just before Christmas I was contacted by the wonderful people at Crafter’s Companion, a leading papercraft company who create and sell some amazing products that get us crafty types all excited. They wanted to know if I would like to review the recently launched Colorista Range from Spectrum Noir.

Colorista from Spectrum Noir
My delivery

I love colouring in, it’s something that is quite easy to fit in around everything else and something I can even do with L. I can set him up with his own colouring book and crayons whilst I enjoy my own. So of course I said yes. Continue reading The Spectrum Noir Colorista Range

Win a Write Size Prize Bundle

Did you see Write Size on Dragon’s Den? Well now you’ve got the chance to win a fabulous bundle of these amazing pencils.

The Write Size philosophy is simple, Better Control equals Better Results, but how can kids get better control of their writing when everything is designed for adults? Continue reading Win a Write Size Prize Bundle

Things to Know about Working From Home #5

Having Your Own Workspace

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

I have spent enough time working from the sofa on my laptop, it has it’s benefits that’s for sure, but I have found it increasingly more and more important to have my own workspace and here’s why.

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Brilliant Stationery from Maped Helix – Review

To help me get ready for National Stationery Week next week Maped Helix kindly sent me and the boy some of their lovely pens to try out.

Maped Helix Pens for National Stationery Week
Maped Helix Pens for National Stationery Week

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Fun with Maped Helix for National Stationery Week

Historical stationery brand Maped Helix  are one of National Stationery Week’s official sponsors for 2016.

You’ll all know Helix for the renowned Oxford maths sets, compasses and educational stationery. Since they merged with  French brand Maped, they have developed a number of ranges filled with colour, excitement and fun for all ages!

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This Plus That Equals…. #8

This plus that equals…. a very happy mummy.

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week I thought I’d share the things that I love. Continue reading This Plus That Equals…. #8

Boxcitement Animal Magic

I have already been lucky enough to review a couple of the Boxcitement Subscription Boxes and I loved them, so I was more than happy to take a peak at the Animal Magic Box they sent out last month.

If you missed my previous reviews Boxcitement is a subscription box service that sends you a letterbox friendly box filled with lovely things, designed to excite, perfect for people who love to give gifts and receive them too, with cards, stationery, jewellery, the cute and the kitsch.

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Things to Know About Working from Home #4

Managing time is crucial  

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

I work from home, have a toddler to contend with and would like to pretend I have a social life, or at least the potential for one, so I have to be organised. Ridiculously so! So I make lists, lots of them, here are just a few of my list tips.

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Colouring to Keep my Toddler Happy

It doesn’t matter how hard I try, sometimes I have to work whilst the little one occupies himself.

The main problem with this is that as soon as I am doing something, he decides that is way more exciting than whatever was holding his attention up until that point, so I have had had to become the master of quick and easy activities that he actually loves.

Helping Mummy Work
Helping Mummy Work

These happen to be few and far between though. In fact there is only one that is guaranteed to work. Continue reading Colouring to Keep my Toddler Happy