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6 October 2017

OFFICE INSPO WITH LOVE THE SALES




Hello lovelies, so I don't even know if I've done an update post in a while, if I haven't I will be filling you all in but we brought our house this year and now planning our extension, all the rooms are being sorted and I'm turning our old dumping ground back room into an office before the extension takes place so I thought I would do a little wish list of things I'd love to have in my office using the lovely guys at Love the Sales website as they very generously gifted me some skin care items to use.

BRIO ABACUS WITH CLOCK



This will be the last toy review for a while I promise haha, but it's a good one! Anything from Brio is great, its well built they're made from FSF certified wood which means its traceable and originates from responsible forestry, we support the forestry here!

1 September 2017

FUZZIKINS CAMPERVAN CRAFT TOY


Hello lovelies, I promise my blog will have more to offer than just toy reviews when I finish this project I'm doing haha, my blog looks like an Argos Catalogue at the minute, great if you've got a kids birthday coming up soon though, plus my kids have been loving this craft toy we were kindly given a couple of weeks back. I'd never heard of the Fuzzikins Craft toys before but this Fuzzikins Craft Campervan Carry case* has have the kids a couple of hours play and me a couple of hours peace, win win.
31 August 2017

HETTY DELUXE CLEANING TROLLEY


Hello lovelies, again MIA because of this new thing I am doing, it's literally taking over my life and I can't wait to share it with you all! I'll be wrapped up in September so I can devote all my effort back into my blog around the kids of-course. I also want to try harder with my Youtube channel because I enjoy it so much but I need to learn how to edit! But whats been keeping the kids busy the last few days is this Hetty Deluxe Cleaning Trolley from Casdon.*

3 August 2017

BABY HUGGLES CAR BOOSTER SEAT


Hello lovelies, we were very kindly approached a while ago asking if we would like to review a Casdon Baby Huggles Car booster seat, I mentioned to them that my eldest had a doll before Lawson came to introduce him to a baby but he never played with it or was bothered with it, we kept it after Lawson was born but Lawson was never interested in it either so we gave it to a friend who appreciated it. So was skeptical reviewing this.
31 July 2017

NSPCC IN THE NIGHT GARDEN PICNIC



Hello lovelies, so if you wasn't aware NSPCC have a fun themed In the night garden picnic fundraising day planned, for the 20th August! You can set up your own fundraising page or event on that day to help raise money for a great cause, I signed up and here is my just giving page if you would love to help and donate. Or if you're free on that date why not sign up and host your own picnic?
26 July 2017

PJ MASKS GLOW IN THE DARK PUZZLE


Hello lovelies, recently I very kindly received a PJ Masks Glow in the dark jigsaw puzzle, well I say for me more for Oscar, Oscar loves PJ Masks so he was elated when I handed him this jigsaw as he also loves jigsaws, but it's not any ordinary jigsaw, it glows in the dark!

As you can expect my four year old was over the moon with this concept, first time around we were all looking forward to getting stuck in, me, Oscar and Dan, that ecstatic I forgot to take blog photos, am I even a blogger? But luckily nanny saved the day, my mum came to visit us the other day and Oscar was so excited to show my mum his new jigsaw he said please nanny build my jigsaw with me so they did! Oscar did so well and remembered you have to do the edges first!



I didn't manage to get any good photos of it glowing in the dark but what we did was build it under our table then we put a big throw over the table to make it look like a den and we saw the jigsaw glow up, Oscar was thrilled. 


I am rubbish at jigsaws I just don't have the patience but I quite enjoyed this 60 piece on with the extra large pieces, if every jigsaw was like that I think I would like them more haha, Dan loves a jigsaw though and enjoys doing this with Oscar of a weekend, Oscar now wants more.



9 July 2017

LOVE ISLAND OBSESSED!




Hello lovelies, its been SO long since my last blog post (ignore the actual last one technical issue) but I've been out the blogging game for like a month and that feels like forever for me, I'm working on a secret project and its basically taking up all my time and energy but I need to find a good balance in my life because I've missed blogging so much, another thing taking up my time and energy is Love Island though haha, like if you watch it you know what I mean right?

6 July 2017

BRIO FARM SET






This post was scheduled to go up a while ago but my domain messed up and all my posts scheduled on my blogging break haven't gone up! But here we have a gorgeous wooden farm set from Brio that they kindly sent us.
3 June 2017

JOAN COLLINS TIMELESS BEAUTY COMPACT DUO


Hello lovelies, today I have for you a stunning compact duo from Joan Collins Timeless Beauty range.
1 June 2017

THE JEWELLERY BOX | RINGS


Hello lovelies, today I have for you some gorgeous dainty rings from The Jewellery box that they kindly sent me. 
30 May 2017

THE ELEPHANT OF FRIMLEY


Hello lovelies, the boys this month were very kindly given a book that is currently touring, The Elephant of Frimley written by Nicholas Rawls.
29 May 2017

PIXIE LOTT NEW AMBASSADOR FOR KISS & GIVEAWAY!


Hello lovelies, sorry I've been MIA lately, so many exciting things have been happening to me that I can't talk about right now but its took up a lot of my time! But I had to come back and tell you about Kiss lashes and nails and their new ambassador Pixie Lott.
18 May 2017

FIVE THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY



Hello lovelies, how awful is the weather where you are? All it's done this week is rain! so I thought why not right a post on things you can do when it rains...

17 May 2017

WHAT'S ON MY NAILS #47


Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure Neon Roses £7.99*

Hello lovelies, today I thought I would share with you an express what's on my nails this week, Elegant touch very kindly sent me some samples of their new releases for the summer how gorgeous are these? I fell in love with the Neon roses first so had to try those out. 
10 May 2017

SCHLEICH FOREST ANIMAL BABIES


NEW SCHLEICH FOREST ANIMAL BABIES £9.99*

Hello lovelies, a few days back Schleich very kindly sent me some adorable forest animal babies, they are just weeks old, you get a cute black bear cub, a wild boar piglet and an elk calf, they're so sweet.
9 May 2017

A DAY AT NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE FARM FOR LAWSONS 2ND BIRTHDAY


I can't believe my baby is two already!? Time really does fly when you're having fun, you blink and they're toddlers, then preschoolers before I know it I will have a pair of teenagers, ahh scary! Lawson has brought so much joy to our lives, he is the sweetest gentle little boy, very very placid and cautious. He can be a little savage at times too but he is an angel 90% of the time. 
6 May 2017

MAKING MEMORIES WITH PRINTIKI


Hello lovelies, today I have for you some prints from Printiki, I love having a photo to hand because everything is online these days but its so nostalgic looking through photo albums its nice to have photos to hand as well as looking online plus some grand parents and parents don't have the internet so it's nice for them when they visit to look through the photos too. 

I have a local print shop in town but it's expensive when you want to get quite a lot done, I find on Printiki it's really affordable and I prefer this retro style print like it's just come straight out of a polaroid. The quality is amazing too especially as most of them have come straight from my Instagram profile. 


I'm trying to dedicate each year to a scrapbook, we do so much with the kids on a weekend as Dan works Monday to Friday away so it's nice to document what we've done and look back on it, again I do share a lot on my blog and social media but it makes it more special having a little book full of memories, I also washi tape in cinema tickets or little tickets from where we have been and write in little messages. I've just roughly put in the photo's on the page to show you the quality but what I like to do is do a month a page or two pages if it's been a busy one and just put some snaps in there from that day, I might do a Youtube video of our family scrapbook or share it with you on my Instagram stories, Printiki also have Instagram where they show how people share the photos. 

Other places I share my photo's is a wall upstairs in the play room, I love it so much it's a great vocal point for when people come round also and makes me happy every time we go upstairs, if you have a look on Pinterest also they have great ideas on how you can store your photo's. I'm really impressed with the quality of the prints, I chose the matte effect but you could go with the glossy version if that's what you prefer, they also sell posters and photo books and the prints in different sizes to suit you. A great service and I will be continuing to use them to fill up my photo wall and scrapbook! 20 prints are just £4.50 and if you wanted to add 10 more its just an extra £2 when I was using my local shop it was costing me way over £20 for a small amount of prints so I'm going to save myself a lot of money in the future. I was very kindly given 30 free prints of the retro 4x4 or my review purpose but all opinions are my own. 




4 May 2017

COOL DUDE | LAWSON OOTD



Hello lovelies, it's been a while since I've featured an OOTD on here and I want to do more especially of the boys with summer coming up and new clothes! The boys got some new treads for Easter so I thought I would share with you a little outfit of the day with Lawson to start with.
3 May 2017

WHAT'S ON MY NAILS WEDNESDAY #46


Hello lovelies, I don't know if you remember but back in 2015 I used to do a 'What's on my nails wednesdays' I'm bringing that back, I had to scroll through it all and see what number I got up to so back with a bang at number 46! We have these gorgeous shades from Leighton Denny perfect for spring.
29 April 2017

WHY DO WE BLOG?

Hello lovelies, I was curious to know why people actually blog so I asked #Thegirlgang (Created by a lovely friend of mine Jemma) ladies why they blog to see why and I thought I would share with you also why I blogged and how it all started.
27 April 2017

GOSH MAKE UP | FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND AN EYE LOOK


Hello lovelies, can you believe me the lover of make up has never tried Gosh make up? I had a nail varnish once but I don't even think I used it, the girls from super drug very kindly sent me some Gosh make up goodies to try and I have to say I'm impressed.
26 April 2017

UNCOMMON GOODS | WISHLIST


Hello lovelies, Uncommon goods very kindly sent me some lovely items for Dans birthday that was back on the 14th of this month, he turned 29! He had a great birthday and absolutely loved the birthday items I chose for him of Uncommon goods website. My fiance is a carpenter and loves beer so I thought he would really appreciate the beer case that looks like a tool case with the handy bottle opener on the end also and for a personal touch a lovely book 'What I love about Dad', I thought as Dan works away Monday to Friday every weekend when he gets back from work he could sit down with Oscar, ask him the questions in the book and fill them out together.
25 April 2017

GETTING RID OF THOSE EASTER EGGS


Hello lovelies, I know Easter is over and done with now but who is still seeing easter eggs all around their home? I know I am. I'm trying to loose weight, trying to stop the kids from eating too much chocolate so I just want it all gone now!
24 April 2017

PRETTY PINK LIPS


Hello lovelies, I thought I would share with you a handful of my pretty pink lipsticks, you wouldn't believe it but I actually gave a lot of my pink lipsticks away to friends and family but I still have a little thing for pale pink lipsticks, they're close to the nude family maybe thats why I love them so much?
17 April 2017

NEW EPISODES OF KAZOOPS, MORE ADVENTURES WITH MONTY AND JIMMY JONES


Hello lovelies, today I'm sharing with you a mini review of the new episode that will be on your screens at 4.20pm this evening on CBeebies. Me and Oscar have been with Kazoops from their starting journey and both been big fans of it since. We were very lucky to watch the show before it aired on TV and got sent a link to watch the new episode before it airs tonight.
12 April 2017

CREAM BLUSHERS PERFECT FOR SPRING


Hello lovelies, today I have for you some gorgeous spring shade perfect cream blushers, I've been delving through my collection and found some loved gems. 
6 April 2017

FUN GAMES TO PLAY IN THE EASTER HOLS WITH PHOENIX TRADING


Hello lovelies, so the lovely team at Phoenix trading very kindly sent us a bundle of goodies for us to review, I'm so glad they did as I wasn't aware of them before and now I want so many things on their website!
5 April 2017

MY SPRING LIP PICKS


Hello lovelies, today I have for you some pretty spring lipstick picks for you all, I don't know about you but the brighter longer days and the warmth in the air makes me want to put a bit more of colour on my face, don't get me wrong I'm still over wearing my nude lipsticks but I think its time to add some more colour to myself, here are my favourite spring lip colours.
2 April 2017

PET OF THE WEEK | STARRING POPPY


Hello lovelies, todays pet of the week is Poppy owned by her lovely owner Hannah. 

HALF-SHELL HEROES MUTANT LOADER VEHICLE WITH MIKEY


Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle with Mikey £19.99*

Well when I got sent this toy for the boys I felt so nostalgic! Who remembers these guys? They've had a cool make over for the film and re makes but I loved watching these back in the day, Oscar is also now into watching them and really wants to watch the film but he's only four! Flair Plc kindly sent us this vehicle with Mikey attached to it, my fiance said Mikey was his favourite out the four, who was yours?
1 April 2017

GRATITUDE FOR EVERY DAY OF THIS MONTH | MARCH



Hello lovelies, so another new thing added to the blog but I thought it would be nice to end each month with a high if I can! So I thought I would share good things that happened on every day through out the month.

31 March 2017

READ WITH FONICS TABLET APP REVIEW


Hello lovelies, today I'm going to talk to you about an amazing app we got sent to review it is available on the google play store, amazon and iOS store. For just £8 you can buy all the stages of the app or you can just buy a few stages for less money, I would highly recommend going for all the stages though!
30 March 2017

BOB THE BUILDER | SWITCH & FIX BOB


Bob The Builder Switch & Fix Bob £19.99*

Hello lovelies, so it's very toy review post heavy this week as the boys were very lucky to have multiple toys to review over the past couple of weeks, I've been loving the peace! 
29 March 2017

JOAN COLLINS TIMELESS BEAUTY | ' A CLASS ACT MASCARA'


JOAN COLLINS 'A CLASS ACT MASCARA' £20.00*

Hello lovelies, so today I have for you a review on a mascara I was kindly sent a week or so ago from the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty collection, I am very new to Joan Collins beauty line so I was excited to try it out.


Firstly the packaging is gorgeous! Reminds me so much of Charlotte Tilbury, very luxurious looking, who doesn't love a bit of gold? 


Here is a photo of my before and after the mascara application, as you can see it has made a huge difference to my lashes! I can't judge the mascara fully of the '30 days' as the mascara claims in 30 days you will have longer fuller lashes with the solution that is within the mascara. But just using this after one application it has definitely made my lashes stand out more and made them longer. 

I'm not obsessed with the mascara but I do like it, I may use this as my throw it on mascara and try it over the next month to see if it has made a difference to my lashes and report back to you all in this post! It is a nice smooth formula and although it claims it doesn't clump I found it did clump quite easy on me and left smudges if I wasn't really careful with the application. I personally wouldn't re purchase this item but it may be up your street. It just depends on the look your after and how you want your lashes to look. 

Is there anything from the Joan Collins range you would recommend to me?


21 March 2017

LION GUARD TALKING PLUSH TOY


The Lion Guard Talking Kion £24.99

Hello lovelies, today I have for you another toy review, this super cute talking plush toy Kion from the Disney Jr programme The Lion Guard, are you and your kids loving this?
13 March 2017

MY CURRENT FAVOURITE NUDES


Hello lovelies, if you didn't know by now I am obsessed with nudes, not the nudes you're thinking, the lip kind...

12 March 2017

HAPPY ART MESSY PLAY



Hello lovelies, so this Monday me and Lawson went to a messy play group called Happy Art in my local town run by a friend of mine Rebecca, she runs groups in the Staffordshire area and you can find more about her and her groups on her Facebook page here.

8 March 2017

GAZILLION GIANT POWER WAND


Gazillion Giant Power Wand £12.99

Hello lovelies, today I have for you a review of this amazing bubble wand and also a little clip of us using it, my boys loved it!
6 March 2017

WHAT'S IN MY MAKE UP BAG CURRENTLY


Hello lovelies, I thought I would share with you all what's currently in my make up bag...
5 March 2017

PET OF THE WEEK | STARRING 'CHESTER'


Hello lovelies, this weeks pet of the week is owned by blogging babe Alice and her sister Em who is also a blogger, she is sharing her floofy Rusian blue mix cat Chester!
3 March 2017

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM NIGHT | SPLIT


Hello lovelies, today's #FNFN is Split wrote and directed by M.Night Shyamalan.
1 March 2017

THE MESSY MAT WILD ROSE | MESSY ME


MESSY ME - THE MESSY MAT WILD ROSE £24*

Hello lovelies so recently I got sent a lovely mat from Messy Me but have prolonged the review as we've all been so ill so hadn't had the time to do arts and crafts on it etc, but here is our review finally...