Tuesday 18 July 2017

Being More Positive!

It's easy to be negative. Moaning, complaining, glass half empty, not half full type of person. 

I'm one of those people. Glass half empty. Moaning Myrtle. Negative Nora. 

Well, I was until very recently, as I suddenly became very aware of how negative I was being. 

Scrabble letters to read 'be positive'

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Whatever happened to Mummy Snowy Owl?

I've been a bit slack on the blogging front over the last week or two, but its not that I've lost my mojo again. 

The opposite in fact as I've got lots to share! It's simply that we've been concentrating on other things. 

Having family time, days out, celebrating birthdays and enjoying the temperamental British summer! 

Wednesday 21 June 2017

A unique gift - Twenty Fingers Review & Giveaway

I like to think of myself as a good gift giver. I love to give thoughtful gifts and, often, unique gifts. I search for individual and different things to give, and I keep a list of things that people mention they need or would like and make use of it for birthdays and Christmas'. I was keen to follow this through for Father's Day and, along with our handmade gift, I wanted to get Daddy something very special. 

So, when Twenty Fingers contacted me and asked me what I thought of reviewing one of their creations I jumped at the chance!

Twenty Fingers is a family run business based in Milton Keynes offering unique and personalised gifts, with papercuts being their specialty. I had seen papercut art before but nothing like the impressive creations of Twenty Fingers!

When I first looked at their website I was bowed over by their intricate designs and attention to detail. How could these pictures be created with paper?

Screenshot of Twenty Fingers Website

Thursday 15 June 2017

Be Father's Day ready with Hallmark!

Living in a busy, and currently, eventful world its easy to forget about special occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day and Father's Day, all come around so quickly. Before you know it the days are upon us and we don't have gifts and cards. Or maybe like me, you concentrate on getting an incredibly thoughtful gift for the Daddy of your children but forget about your own Dad!

So, if you're reading this and a panic has swept over you! Don't worry! It's quite possible that Hallmark have got you covered! 

First, I have a confession to make. Personally, I always thought Hallmark were expensive, but I've been proved wrong! I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of the items on offer this Father's Day and I am honestly so impressed by the quality and value for money. 

Selection of Father's Day along with 3 small superhero toys

Sunday 11 June 2017

A Canvas For Daddy

My husband, Joseph's Daddy, loves our little ginger hurricane and proudly shows photographs to family, friends and work colleagues. He also displays Joseph very sulky nursery photo on his toolbox at work for all to see! So I wanted to make him something this Father's Day that he can place next to that sulky picture and be equally proud of. 

I remembered that he really liked a craft we did on the run up to Christmas and casually commented that 'he wouldn't mind one'. So we decided to do it again but tried a different, more effective, technique so I was keen to share it with you on the run up to Father's Day. 

A completed canvas surrounded by children's plastic toy tools, nuts and bolts

Sunday 4 June 2017

Can we stop with the bitching?

Women. Mothers.

We give sympathetic looks to the new Mum trying to get round the supermarket with a screaming newborn. We openly tell each other our birth stories having only met minutes earlier. We befriend each other over Instagram and Mummy forums. We drunkenly hug strangers and mop up their tears whilst in the loos on a night out. 

Pavement with love one and another written in chalk