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}

A3 Personalised Art Frame

I’m sure, like me, many of you have kept your little ones art work but apart from the fridge (which is now full to bursting) you don’t have anywhere to display their work; well My First Years have some lovely personalised baby gifts – I have the beautiful Personalised A3 Art Frame (without glass) which you can use to display any artwork, even if it’s not flat because, let’s face it, not many pieces are just paint/pencil at this stage! The {Read More}

aden + anais bamboo swaddles

These bamboo swaddles have got to be one of the most versatile and worthwhile investments for any new parent. I’ve used the super large swaddles for so many things and even now my daughter is 18 months old, I’m still using them. The first thing I used these for was a nursing cover. In fact my brother and sister-in-law bought me the Baby Cakes Cotton swaddles as a gift and they were brilliant. But the bamboo swaddles are so much {Read More}

Mother’s Day Made Easy

We all know that Mother’s day certainly isn’t about gifts but about showing your appreciation to those amazing women in your life. However, many of you will be looking for perfect gifts to help you show your wife, mum/mother-in-law just how brilliant they are so I’ve put together a small gift guide to help. You have the classic chocolate and flowers option which will brighten any mums Day! My favourite would be a box of Dairy Milk and the brightest {Read More}

Photobox Soft Baby Photobook

If your baby or toddler loves looking at photos but they haven’t quite learnt to be ‘gentle’ yet, this might be your solution; a soft, cuddly photobook that they can call their own. It’s a square book, 21cmx21cm an comes in a choice of five beautiful colours (blue, pink, red, green and sand) although on the product details page it looks like there is a purple option, there doesn’t seem to be when you start creating the book. You also {Read More}