Original Gift Ideas This Christmas

Christmas is coming and it’s time to cosy up with loved ones and enjoy some festive cheer. While some of us have already done our shopping, there are still plenty of us who are still trying to work out what to buy for everyone this year. If you’ve run out of ideas for things to get the people in your life who have everything, here are some original ideas to show you care. Get Crafty If you have artistic flair, {Read More}

Gifts for Him, For Her and Gadget Lovers

Buying for adults at Christmas can be really hard. Most of the time we don’t need much and what we do need, we buy as and when we need to. This is particularly true of my husband who usually gets banned from buying anything from late October for this very reason. But to try and give you a little inspiration for those hard to buy for people in your life, I’ve put this little guide together. For Him The Summerton {Read More}

Photo Blanket Review

As the weather sadly seems to be taking a turn for the chillier, nothing could be better than snuggling up under a super soft and super snuggly blanket with pictures of warmer times. My-Picture.co.uk have kindly sent us a personalised gorgeously plush and ultra soft polar fleece which Isabella has taken for her own! It a gorgeous way to show some of our family snaps from our first family holiday and keep them close. The personalised blanket is hypoallergenic and {Read More}

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Do you and your partner do anything special for Valentine’s Day or do you see it as a complete waste of time and money? I must admit that my husband and I never used to do much on Valentine’s Day, we’d buy each other a card but that was about it. We made the conscious decision not to celebrate it as such because our ‘dating anniversary’ was a week later on the 21st February. However, since we married in 2011, {Read More}

Hallmark Disney Princess Itty Bittys

I think most children love some form of Disney and we are no different in this house. In fact Isabella adores all of the princesses and will often be found playing dress up and creating her own storylines for the characters. So when we were offered the chance to try the new Hallmark Princess Itty Bittys, we jumped at the chance. I have found over the years we have collected so many soft toys and as a rule we don’t {Read More}

New Body New Style – John Lewis Make Over

Over the summer I had the chance to get a makeover with Bobbi Brown make-up and be styled with the lovely stylists in our local John Lewis. Having just had my second child, I found I didn’t know what suited my new body shape and as for colours, apparently I’ve been choosing some of the wrong ones! Having spent a good few hours with different people, I felt I now had a better idea of how to manage my ‘new {Read More}

What’s going in your child’s stocking this year?

So I like to think that stockings are filled with little bits and bobs rather than what I would call ‘presents’ and it should have some practical bits (especially as the children get older) but some fun little games as well to keep them entertained in the morning while we are snuggling up in bed with a cuppa! So, in Isabella’s stocking this year we have a variety of little bits. Firstly, socks! You can never have enough socks so {Read More}

Smiggle – the perfect stationary stocking fillers!!

If you are as much as a geek as me, and have an almost unnatural love of stationary – you need to look at Smiggle! Smiggle is an Australian-based retail store chain that sells stationery and related accessories but they aren’t just ordinary stationary, they are full of funky designs and quirky products. We always used to get stationary in our stockings at Christmas and I must admit I still love getting it now! I use it at work and {Read More}

Balloon Modelling Book Set

Balloon modelling – ever fancied it? I’ve seen people make poodles and swords with just a few twists and turns and had never actually managed to do it properly myself but then I came across this balloon modelling book which not only tells you how to make them (with precision!) but also supplies the balloons and the pump. I got to work straight away – Isabella picked an animal and using the pump (it’s actually surprisingly hard to blow these {Read More}

Gone Crabbing

Gone Crabbing are a fantastic British brand who are dedicated to selling quality sea-side inspired products in celebration of the beautiful beaches (even when they are cold) we have here in England. We were sent a few of their products to try out and I can’t rate them highly enough! Little Nipper Clothing: If you are thinking of hitting the beaches here or abroad (or if, like me, you just love the clothing, you should take a look at the {Read More}