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Sunday, 30 December 2018

What To Do With Unwanted Christmas Gifts


Christmas has gone and we've rolled into a brand new year. Maybe you're back at work, maybe you've taken your tree down or maybe your still plodding along in a festive bubble! Either way it's time to start getting things back to normal.

Put away decorations, eat the last of the chocolates and tidy away presents, but what if you've got some unwanted gifts? Items that aren't to your taste, are the wrong size or something you have already?


Christmas gifts wrapped and buy the tree


Friday, 28 December 2018

Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Home


When it comes to renovating your home you may think it's something that needs to be delayed and saved up for but the good news is that not all renovations have to cost a lot of money.

Of course there are bigger things that definitely will cost more but if you're simply looking to give your home a bit of a refreshing and want to change things up a bit it doesn't have to cost a lot. As long as you budget and approach it in the right way there are simple things you can do that will make a massive impact. 


Pretty house behind a white picket fence


Wednesday, 26 December 2018

5 Things To Make With Turkey Leftovers!


Christmas is over and you're probably full to the brim with food but if like us you've got leftovers in the fridge this post is to give you a few ideas on how to use up the last few slices of turkey!



Saturday, 22 December 2018

Last Minute Christmas Checklist!!!


Christmas is now just days away and I've already posted about keeping calm and this is to help that! 

A little list to make sure you've ticked off the important parts, timers and reminders to set and what we need to forget! So here we go........

Gifts

Is everything wrapped and ready? If not do you have the time to get them done? Consider getting gift bags as alternatives or place straight into sacks for the kids. Hubs and I do this for Joseph and each other it saves so much time on wrapping but also means less mess on Christmas morning! 


Wrapped christmas gifts with a christmas tree in the background


Thursday, 20 December 2018

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Portable North Pole


As parents we tend to use Santa Claus as a behavioural tool on the run up to Christmas. Santa cam has been in effect and live for longer than I'd like to admit in our house!

Joseph has been working hard on his behaviour and has already received a Nice List certificate from Lapland Mailroom, but as the excitement grows there's been some silliness, so we've want to give him a little nudge in the right direction, whilst keeping the Christmas magic alive!

This is where the Portable North Pole comes in! 


Screenshot of the app showing the letters PNP


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Charity Spotlight - Women's Aid


For many of us Christmas is a time for happiness, fun and laughter but sadly this isn't the case for everyone. For those suffering domestic abuse Christmas can be a time of fear, manipulation and violence. A time where their experiences can worsen even more.

Christmas is one of the busiest times for charities like Women's Aid.
Women's Aid logo


Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide - A Gift For The Cat!


Christmas is just around the corner and in the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready getting a gift for the furry members of the family might slip your mind! Especially if they're a cat as they tend to only make you aware that they're around if they want something!

The latest gift to the guide is for our feline friends.

Hexbug Remote Control Cat in it's packaging surrounded by wrapping paper and ribbon

The Hexbug Radio Control Mouse is a great little gift for the cats that like to chase and catch. It may even get the attention of those lazy ones!

Small toy mouse and remote control

Using the remote control, the mouse can go in all directions and can even spin. Both the control and mouse are small and easy to store. 

For us it has meant that our little boy can play with the cat without one of them getting carried away and running off scared! As you can see Bruce is fan of the little mouse, even when he's snoozing!

Cat curled up on a blanket with it's toy mouse on it's side

Bruce has destroyed a couple of toy mice lately but this one has taken a battering and lived to tell the tale! 

The Hexbug Radio Control Mouse is available from Amazon here

Mummy Snowy Owl
xx

Item gifted. Post contains affiliate links. 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Messy Jam Tarts


Jam tarts are a traditional treat, which plenty of us sample around Christmas time! As I've brought you an alternative to mince pies with my Christmas Star Bites, I thought I'd do an alternative to jam tarts by jazzing up the recipe a little!


Jam tarts with meringue and chocolate toppings


Monday, 10 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide - Dressing Up Outfit


After a few days off the gift guide is back!

This gift is for the kids that love fancy dress, creative play and most of all dinosaurs!!


Dinosaur outfit laid out among wrapping paper and ribbon


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Goodbye November!


How are we in December already!!! I can't believe it's time to look back on November! 

At the start of the month we enjoyed the last few days of Joseph's first half term! It was great to have some family time together and with Daddy at home we paid a visit to Cadbury World and the new visitors centre at Sherwood Forest!


Little boy dressed as Spider-Man walking on a woodland path


Thursday, 6 December 2018

December Giveaway!


It's a brand new month so it's time for a shiny new giveaway!!!

This one will close a little early than usual as I hope to get the prize out to the winner ready for the start of the new year! The reason for this is that this month's prize is a good one to start the year with and to help get you organised!

This month's giveaway is for this Harry Potter Collectors Box Set by Danilo!


Black box with gold writing and edging that reads Harry Potter, surrounded by wrapping paper and ribbon

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

How To Fight For Your Family


As a parent you will always want to fight for your family so that they can lead the best possible life. Life though can be difficult and challenging which means that sometimes a parent needs to be there to help and there are many situations where this is required. Additionally, a good parent will know when to let a child fight their own battles and provide them with the skills that they need in order to do this effectively and well. Knowing how to do this as a parent is tricky but read on for a few tips on how you can fight for your family and help them to succeed in all walks of life.


Father and son walking hand in hand through the woods


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Making your home eco-friendly: How to transform your old appliances


It’s a great thing that the world is becoming more eco-aware. With the news of just how much plastic is suffocating our oceans and how our carbon emissions are putting the world at risk (with London reaching its whole year’s quota for air toxins in under one month this year!) everyone is starting to take pride in defending our planet. 


Hands made into a hearts shape over the bark of a tree