Amazing ways to #MakeItScary with Hobbycraft

Do you want some a bit of quick, easy and fun Halloween decoration ideas? Well you’re in the right place. L and I got our crafting on with some of the amazing products available from Hobbycraft and really dressed up our doorway.

#makeitscary Hobbycraft
#makeitscary Hobbycraft

We were lucky enough to be sent a #makeitscary gift hamper and we’ve had some real fun.

Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary
Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary

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Tuck n’ Snug

You may remember a little while back I attended the FunFest Blogger Summit and Brand Expo. One of the amazing brands I found there was Tuck n’ Snug so I would love to share them with you.

It’s a really simple idea to stop a really simple problem. Bed sheets and pillows that simply tuck in, to stop them falling off during the night.

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A Quick Survey With Rattan Direct

The guys over at Rattan Direct have recently put together a survey trying to find out what do parents do to unwind around the home.

I’ve taken it and it literally took about two minutes and you don’t have to give any personal details. Not even your email address.

I would be interested to see the results when they come in. They are asking questions about how and where in the house busy parents unwind. For me it’s my sitting room with a glass of wine. Although wine wasn’t an option during the survey, surely I’m not the only one.

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Pudsey and Friends DVD Review

The first ever BBC Children in Need Charity DVD was released on the 10th of October, Pudsey and Friends, so we thought we’d share our thoughts with you.

The lovable Pudsey Bear has got together with all his friends over at CBeebies to  create 3 hours of fun your kids are sure to love. Continue reading Pudsey and Friends DVD Review

Kids & Parents Gaming Tips from PlayStation

A couple of weekends ago we took a little trip to London with L. We had been invited to a Parenting & Kids Showcase with PlayStation.

For L it was a really exciting day, he got to go on the Tube, hang out with Mummy & Daddy, as well as getting to play a lot of games! He had a fab time.

Playstation Kids and Parenting Event
Getting serious about his game

I’m not a massive gamer, in fact I barely touch games at all. Husb loves it be we are always short on time, so his console gets a bit neglected and quite honestly it’s not something we’ve really done with L at all yet.  Continue reading Kids & Parents Gaming Tips from PlayStation

Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

L is one very lucky boy. Very lucky indeed. He was recently asked if he would like to receive a mystery box, filled with toys, from Kids Parcel. Timing wise it couldn’t have been better, arriving just a few days before his birthday.

Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys
Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys

He was so excited when it arrived after he’d been at nursery all day it was a struggle to get him to bed. Thankfully we managed and the next day we opened it up together. Bright and early!  Continue reading Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

Feeling Calm #39

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Last week I worked full-time hours for training and it hit L really hard, he was with grandparents and nursery and barely saw us. He’s got some real separation anxiety and it’s been tough.

 

Getting outside to play with his new tractor
Getting outside to play with his new tractor

This week has been a bit more back to normal, I’ll be working today and hopefully finding out my hours for the next few weeks. I hope I can start to find a routine and I have to make sure that L isn’t put in that same position again.

The uncertainty and lack of organisation has been stressful for me as well. I really hate no knowing what’s happening and it’s put an awful lot of strain on me.  So I hope things improve quickly.

Without further ado here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Creating a #BrightFuture with Unilever

Unilever and BritMums recently set a very interesting challenge. The #BrightFuture initiative is all about uniting communities and encouraging small changes in everyday life that will in turn have a positive impact on the world.

It all sounds very big doesn’t it? I have very little to do with my local community and honestly don’t think about the things we do at home as having an impact on anyone, let alone the world. Continue reading Creating a #BrightFuture with Unilever

L’s 3rd Birthday Party

L turned three the other weekend so to celebrate we had a little birthday party with our family.

Decorating the night before
Decorating the night before

He is happy with the attention for the day and it keeps both the cost and stress manageable for me, just, it’s still stressful filling your house with people, family or not!

Action balloon shot
Action balloon shot

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This Plus That Equals… Potty Training Dilemmas

This plus that equals…. potty training dilemmas

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. The time has finally come in our house for potty training and we are in full flow. It ain’t easy, that’s for sure. There are a surprising amount of potty training dilemmas we have come across, so I thought I’d share them and be of absolutely no help to any parent anywhere.

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