Thursday 31 October 2019

Being Creative With

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Creative handmade and homemade pieces are a great way to bring personalisation and individuality to your home.

Whether you create them yourself or buy from crafty types, they can make your home standout from the rest. I often find that the pieces or ornaments that I like the most or get compliments are those handmade items.

Flatlay showing picture frame, sunflower design on paper, glue and scissors

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Tips For Bloggers ~ How To Get More Views

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Blogging is a fantastic tool for sharing your expertise and generating more traffic to your website. However, it can feel quite demotivating when you invest your time into a blog post that no one is reading. 

Driving traffic to a website is a big challenge for bloggers, but there are plenty of clever tactics you can use in order to see results. Read on for some helpful advice from an award winning digital agency in North London…

Open laptop on a wooden table next to twinkle lights and a metal cup

Monday 28 October 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 18

Welcome back! It's week 18 of A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas and it's time to talk about Christmas clothes!!

Festive scene with a Christmas tree and gifts with week 18 in text across the centre.

Sunday 27 October 2019

Preparing Your Child For The School Bus

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We're a full term into the school year and now you're back in a routine you might be considering letting your children having a little more independence, especially if they have started secondary school this term or are in their last year of primary school.

One way of doing this is by letting them make the journey to and from school. If the walk is a little long for them or involves walking along busy roads, you may want to consider letting them get the bus. If your school runs a bus service or there's a regular bus that most of the children use it's a good opportunity to let them practice their independence.

A toy yellow american school bus and a red doubledecker bus

Friday 25 October 2019

My Favourite Bathroom Interior Trends

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Those of you that have been reading my blog or following me on social media for a while, will know that last year we had a lot of work done to our house. New windows, carpets, a bit of decorating and a new bathroom were all on the spruce up plan.

There was a lot of mess but the cleaning wasn’t the hardest part. The simplest jobs and decisions turned into the most difficult ones. I thought picking a bathroom would be the easiest part! I was wrong! Very wrong!!

Twin sinks with gold accessories and mirror

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Eyeball Jelly

Lots of you loved the Eyeball Cakes and Brain Jelly I created last year for Halloween. So, I thought I'd combine the two strange and spooky creations and great this Eyeball Jelly!

Jelly with eyeballs

Monday 21 October 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 17

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas! It is week 17 and this week we're looking at preparing your home for Christmas again.

Festive scene with a christmas tree and gifts with the text week 17 across the centre

Sunday 20 October 2019

Exploring Creative Writing With Your Child

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Creative writing is a fun way for children to practice their creativity and develop other important academic skills. Children have wonderful imaginations, which parents can help to nurture using these great creative writing tips from Orchard House School

Hand holding a pen and starting to write in a lined notepad near some pencil sharpenings

Friday 18 October 2019

What Do With Pumpkin Leftovers!!

With pumpkins in season over the autumn months they are a key part of Halloween celebrations. The supermarkets and greengrocers are full of them and many of us will buy one to carve with the kids. 

When carving a pumpkin though, the mushy filling can often go to waste but what can you do with it? Well, here's some ideas on what to do with pumpkin leftovers!

Woman's hands holding a pumpkin

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Marzipan Pumpkin Bites

I love a good themed treat and Halloween is a great reason to create a new tasty recipe. These cute little bite-sized treats are great for a Halloween party or a simple spooky treat.

They are quite easy to make and don't take too long either!

Picture of plated pumpkin bites surrounded by real and ornament pumpkins

Monday 14 October 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 16

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas!!!

As we enter week 16 it's time to discuss Christmas shopping!

Sunday 13 October 2019

Slap Ninja!


We're are incredibly lucky to be sent another great game to review! This time it's Slap Ninja!

When I heard we'd be getting the chance to review Slap Ninja I was really looking forward to it, especially as this is one of the many items that our 5 year old, JJ, has ticked in a certain toy catalogue for Christmas!

Boxed toy ninja game with a large over sized hand with a chop action

Thursday 10 October 2019

Shaun The Sheep Bookstagram Tour


We're super excited for the latest Shaun the Sheep movie, Farmageddon and it's on our watch list for half term fortnight!

Along with the movie there's a great selection of books being released and over on Instagram I'm hosting a stop on the bookstagram tour! If you're not familiar with online book tours I'll explain! Over a week or two, bloggers and Instagrammers host a spot on the tour with a review and today it has been our turn!

Little boy holding a selection of Shaun the Sheep books

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Thunderbirds Are Go!!!


If you have children that are TV fans you'll probably be well aware of the new Thunderbirds animation series! It's a favourite of our 5 year old son and it's one of his first picks when he has tablet time. 

As he was already playing with Daddy's vintage Thunderbird toys there was lots of excitement when the new series started and again when a brand new range of toys were released!

When Bandai and the Thunderbirds team offered us the chance to try the toys it was an obvious YES!!

Two large action figures, along with three thunderbird vehicles and a mini figure

Monday 7 October 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 15

Another week has passed so it's time for A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 15!!

This week we're looking at two items you need to buy before it's too late!

Text week 15 across a festive scene of a Christmas tree and gifts

Friday 4 October 2019

My Happy Journal


My Happy Journal  is a beautifully designed children's activity journal, created to promote a positive mindset and gratitude skills. It is full of inspirational ideas to spur on our little ones imagination. 

A bright yellow journal surrounded with pencils and crayons

Wednesday 2 October 2019

October Giveaway!!

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

Regular readers will know that last month I reviewed the EcoPanda Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads and loved them! Now, it's your chance to try them too by entering this month's giveaway!