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CELEBRITY HUNTED, LITTLE SCIENTISTS, WELLY BOOTS | LITTLE LOVES 39/52

CELEBRITY HUNTED, LITTLE SCIENTISTS, WELLY BOOTS | LITTLE LOVES 39/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its been such a quiet week here. I have managed to get into a routine of blog work and its gone better […]

CHERRY AND ALMOND CAKE | RECIPE

CHERRY AND ALMOND CAKE | RECIPE

A few weeks ago I made a very special cake. Mr B turned 35, so as a treat I thought I would make him a birthday cake. We have a tradition that on our birthdays we are allowed to eat cake for breakfast. Definitely a […]

LAPLAND MAILROOM {REVIEW}

LAPLAND MAILROOM {REVIEW}

In 78 days, we will be thrown into the magic of Christmas. My favourite time of year. Since having children, its become more magical than I could ever have imagined. Seeing the magic in G and H’s eyes, is just the best feeling. Its one I want to see for as long as I can. Thats where Lapland Mailroom come in. Ive always wanted to have letters sent to G and H but I have just never got round to doing it and when they contacted me and asked if I would be willing to review there site and letters I jumped at the chance.

I have to admit, I found the website so easy to use. It was really straight forward and I managed to have 2 letters in my basket within 15 minutes of logging on. I was expecting it to take quite a while. It was simple, easy and very quick to navigate.

The letter packages are really easy to distinguish. There are 3 packages to choose from. A letter only, a letter with an activity pack and a babies first christmas letter. For a limited time you also get a free nice child certificate which I think is a really lovely touch. Once you have chosen your choice of letter, you then get three templates to choose from. Three slightly different letter layouts which are perfect if you have more than one child. You get to read the letters, but I found this a little hard. The mouse curser turns into a magnify glass so you hover over the letter to make it larger, but I struggled to read it. Its the only part of the webpage I struggled with. But I do have bad eyes, so that played a factor.

Once you have chosen your letter, its here you personalise it. Its really easy and simple. You are given the option to add a “best friends” name which is a really nice idea and you are also able to add where you live, what your child would like for Christmas, and what was left out for Father Christmas last year. One thing I really liked was the choice that you could choose who the letter was from “Santa” or “Father Christmas” We call him Father Christmas –  so it was nice to have the option. Its the little touches that I think work really well.

Once you have finished personalising the letter you are now able to able to order. Its that simple letters are normally dispatched within 3 days of ordering. They even have a really late order date which is guaranteed Christmas delivery. I cannot wait for G and H to receive theirs. I am so excited for them, and this will be an extra special surprise for them this year.

If you would like to order one of these lovely letters, I have a code for you to receive 20% of your order. Just type in “xmaspromo17” at the checkout!

COSY JUMPERS, AUTUMN WOODLAND WALKS, BIRTHDAY CAKE SUCCESS | LITTLE LOVES 38/52

COSY JUMPERS, AUTUMN WOODLAND WALKS, BIRTHDAY CAKE SUCCESS | LITTLE LOVES 38/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. What a week! The cold that G had last week she kindly gave to me so I have been feeling really sluggish […]

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | SEPTEMBER

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | SEPTEMBER

I’m so excited to share with you my second edition of Snapshots and Scenes. I really enjoyed joining in last month and I loved seeing everyone who joined in with the hosts, videos. I am still very new to Youtube and as I said last […]

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

This past month has been hard. I won’t lie, I’ve been at breaking point during some parts. I’m not sure if its because the new school term started and after having a really lazy six weeks off, they have been hit with tiredness. I have screamed and shouted more times I can count and as a parent I have been tested.

I won’t say its either one or the other because quite frankly both G and H are just as bad as one another. H copies G and G thinks she can get away with anything and everything. I am assuming its her age and she is having a huge hormonal burst. But they have not been all bad, and I we have had a lovely month of sibling bonds.

 

As a parent I worry about how both get on at school and even how their relationship pans out when I am not there. This month an incident happened at school where H was really upset, so upset he sought out his sister in the playground and sobbed into her shoulder. I was actually really upset about it. But G stood up to the big sister role and really looked after him. She made sure he was ok and took him inside to the dinner ladies. Apparently H said she really took care of him.

G has taken a huge confidence knock since being back at school and I worry so much. She thinks she is rubbish at everything, which she really isn’t. She is such a clever, funny, bright young girl. I mentioned last month that we would be returning to swimming, and this is where her confidence really lacks. She is such a good swimmer, she struggles though, determined that she is no good. We just need to give her that little boost. She is willing to give it her all though, which I can only ask for.

She is definitely showing signs of hormonal changes, which as a parent is pretty scary. Her moods are up and down and sometimes I really believe I am failing her. One minute we can be having a lovely conversation and tenth next she could be sulking in her room. I find it really hard dealing with her emotions and I think I need to take a step back and several deep breaths before I go in like a banshee at her!

H has fitted into year 2 really well. We had a few hiccups but unlike G, who flits between friends, H has a good circle of friends and a wonderful best friend who is so so similar to him. He really leans on him and I think its lovely that he has found someone he can rely on when I am not there. This year he has improved on so many levels already. I just need to push him that little bit more to do things. He can be quite lazy if he is left to his own devices!

I mention it every month but I have positive news this month about bedtimes! Since being back at school, both G and H have made no qualms about going to bed. We still have the odd night where they can play up but nine times out of ten they listen and go to bed. H still invades our bed maybe, 3 times a month. He struggles to over come his nightmares, so ends up taking comfort with us. I do secretly like it as he cuddles me tight which is lovely.

Apart form the bickering this month I have loved watching them grow. We have had quite a few moments where I have wanted to scream into a pillow but the good always weigh out the bad. They have been wonderful to watch this month and I could not be prouder of them both.

MONTHLY FAVOURITES | SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY FAVOURITES | SEPTEMBER

One of my favourite Vlogs to watch are monthly favourites. I love having the recommendation of something from others. I’ve actually taken up some of the recommended favourites from Vloggers, and they have fast become mine. I have decided to do a monthly favourites post […]

BLOG WORK, PALOMA FAITH, FIRST EVER COMPETITION! | LITTLE LOVES 37/52

BLOG WORK, PALOMA FAITH, FIRST EVER COMPETITION! | LITTLE LOVES 37/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. This week has flown by. I have been so busy with an influx of blog work {which is great} but I feel […]

VREMI WHISTLING KETTLE AND ICE CUBE TRAYS REVIEW {AND GIVEAWAY}

VREMI WHISTLING KETTLE AND ICE CUBE TRAYS REVIEW {AND GIVEAWAY}

Last week I received a Vremi Whistling Kettle. I have had one whistling kettle before, but it was mains powered so I was looking forward to actually using this on the hob. Nothing beats the distinct sound of a musical steam whistle coming from a tea kettle when water reaches its boiling point The kettle was packaged really well in a thick sturdy box. It is finished to high standard with high quality materials. Durable stainless steel body measures 19.05 x 25.4 cm and comes with a heat resistant nylon handle.

The colour of this item is really vibrant, and eye catching and looks really stylish. Its a shame the brand doesn’t do it in multiple different colours. The handle is very easy to hold and the mechanism to open the spout is really easy to use and prevents from burning your fingers. The whistle itself is loud which is ideal. I found that the the kettle is very versatile. The one thing I really like about is it can be used in the home or taken with you when camping.

 

 

The kettle is fairly compact holding up to 1.9 litres but for safety’s sake I would not fill right up, I would leave a little space. It has an easy one touch pouring system. It recommend that you hand wash item only. I have managed to get quite a bit of use from this product already and I am really loving it. 

With the kettle I was also sent some Vremi Silicone Ice Cube Trays. Now, I hate ice cube trays as they tend to get knocked over in the freezer and I end up having ice cubes loose at the bottom of my freezer draw. I was really pleasantly surprised when these trays arrived though. THEY HAVE A LIDS!!

 

the set includes 2 ice cube trays in green and blue that each makes 21 ice cube. Most importantly they both comes with lids. Because of this they are also ideal for many other purposes. Each ice cube tray can also be used to make fruit ice cubes, peanut butter cups, mini coffee cubes or even pureed baby food. The one thing I really like about these trays {not just the lids} is, you can easily remove ice cubes from the flexible silicone trays by simply pushing up from the bottom and release into pitcher or drinking glass

Each tray measures 27 x 13.1 x 3.45 cm and makes 3.30 cm square cubes. BPA-free, non toxic, freezer, and dishwasher safe

I am definitely a huge fan of these ice cube trays.

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SAY IT WITH PRESTIGE FLOWERS {REVIEW}

SAY IT WITH PRESTIGE FLOWERS {REVIEW}

Last week, I was sent a beautiful bouquet from Prestige Flowers. I adore fresh flower, who doesn’t? This particular bunch was made up of some of my favourites. 5 days into receiving them they are still very much blooming, which is always nice as there […]