Kaya Personalised Jewellery [Giveaway]

Athena has always been interested in my jewellery, and in her Nanna’s too, she’s often wearing different dangly earrings and necklaces unlike me, I tend to wear the same things day in, day out! I thought it would be lovely to get her a bracelet or necklace that were ‘for special’ rather than the plastic tat she’s obsessed with, especially as she’s about to turn four and keeps telling us she’s a ‘big girl’! Kaya Jewellery got in touch to see if I would like to review something and instead…

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What the Kids Read: Mibo Animal Board Books

We reviewed the gorgeous Hardback (or ‘for best’ as Athena calls them) Mibo Books a while ago, and although we do read them quite often we have to be so careful as Arlo is still in the destructive phase and I don’t want anything to happen to the ‘best’ books! But now he can look at the Lions, Polar Bears and Zebras as much as he likes as the three books are now available in board book format! The books explore three environments and all the animals that live in…

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Toys: Thomas & Friends Nightlight Toy

Arlo loves trains, still calling them ‘choochoos’ rather than trains, although he can say train of course! We were lucky enough to go and see the premier of the latest Thomas film ‘The Great Race’ last year, went to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor on little holiday and have got lots of Thomas  & Friends related toys and books too of course. Now he’s over the moon to have his own Thomas projector nightlight! This toy is actually two in one, acting as a projector during the night, and a…

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Win a Valentines Bundle worth over £140! [ended]

I feel like the general consensus is that this year so far has been a little glum, to put it mildly. Naff weather, political happenings oversea that we can do nothing to stop, and general January ‘it’s dark when I get up, it’s dark when I get home, I’ve got no money and gave up on my resolutions’ blues… I wanted to try and spread a little cheer by putting together a lovely valentines themed bundle for someone to win, to share with a loved one or to keep just…

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Win a Lumie BodyClock worth £99! [ended]

It’s that time of year where everyone is being enthusiastic about their resolutions, be that to eat better, exercise more or get more sleep. I have decided not to make any solid resolutions this year so that I can’t be annoyed at myself when I don’t achieve them, but what I DO want to do more of this year is sleep. Finally Arlo has more or less cracked sleeping through the night, so my aim is to try and recoup some of sleep I’ve missed over the last two years!…

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Festive Gift Guide: for Ladies

Next up in my festive gift guide series is presents to suit ladies, be they mums, sisters, colleagues or friends… I know it’s tempting to just attack the boots 3 for 2 offers and stock up but who really needs that many bath sets? Here are a few things that I am either giving or would like to get under the tree!

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A gorgeous Organic Toy – From Babies With Love

We’ve been fans of From Babies with Love for a while now, so were excited to see the new additions to their website; postal themed organic toys in keeping with the signature designs! Each toy is shaped differently with a really unique graphic animal printed on it, incorporating envelopes, packaging and postal marks. all present to help denote that fact that FBWL send 100 percent of their profits to help orphaned and abandoned children who need it around the world via SOS Children. The toys are made from organic materials…

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The Family Album from Illustries [ended]

If you’ve just got the one child then it is fairly likely that their baby book is filled out completely, if you’ve got two or more then there is a high chance that these children’s books aren’t quite as filled in as they should be. Finding time to record memories is hard enough as it is but is something that is so important so that you’ve got something to look back on and to show friends, family and future generations! Arlo’s baby book is now just about complete even if…

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Smart guide to Slow Cookers & win £50 John Lewis Voucher [ended]

My slow cooker gets used far more than my regular oven these days so I thought a guide to slow cookers would benefit people who assume they’re old fashioned! So without further ado here are seven reasons why you should try using a slow cooker if you don’t already, and hopefully this smart little guide will encourage you to try one!

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Giveaway: Personalised Print from FBWL [ended]

A little while back I wrote about Arlo’s lovely keepsake personalised print from ‘From Babies With Love’ and you can read about that here. Now we’ve moved it has been framed and hung in the playroom (on the left in the photo above) so we can see it every day! In case FBWL is new to you, they are a wonderful company who send ALL their profits around the world to help babies who are less fortunate. 

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What the kids read: Create Me Books & giveaway

 I love personalised books and I think Athena likes them just as much as me! She has a new book and she calls it ‘the Athena book’. In fact we all call it the Athena book now, and I would bet money on it being on or near her pillow at any given time! Thankfully Arlo has an Arlo book too, otherwise there would be a problem when he wants to hold hers! The book is actually called ‘Princess Athena won’t go to sleep’ and tells the story of princess…

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Win a 1TB Portable Hard Drive [ended]

I was very VERY close to losing all the pictures I had taken since Arlo was born, and from my last couple of months of his pregnancy. Sam bought me a lovely new laptop in January last year and when it unexpectedly died in November I hadn’t backed up a thing. No photos, no documents, no earnings spreadsheets. Nothing.

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