Happy Birthday Laura!

Three years, wow, it doesn’t seem that long ago and after trying so hard that you arrived into my world and made it complete, I feel you have grown so fast but every little thing you’ve done and every little milestone you’ve reached is safely stored in my memory. I’ve loved watching you grow into a cheeky yet adorable little toddler, I can honestly say there isn’t a day that goes by where you don’t make me smile, for instance, when I put you to bed the other night and went to check on you as I got halfway up the stairs I could hear you singing Baa Baa Black Sheep then as I got into your room you were stood in the middle of your room swaying along with a pair of your leggings on your head, I just couldn’t bring myself to tell you off for not being in bed and like the time you used coloured pencils to redecorate my living room wall, even though I’d only decorated 4 months before, you were so proud of you artwork, I couldn’t get mad at you, anyway sweetheart today is about you, it’s your 3rd Birthday and there is going to be lots of surprises in store, I’ll let you into a little secret…….just make sure you are watching Tiny Pop today!

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Enjoy your day Laura, we love you all the world xx

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Blossoming Gifts Valentines Flowers Review

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Blossoming Gifts are a new and exciting flower delivery company based here in the UK and they specialise in beautiful florist designs at a low cost. As well as offering a wide range of hampers, wines, plants and personalised gifts.

I am most definately a hearts and flowers kind of girl and feel there is nothing else better than being surprised with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to say ‘I Love You’,  So when I was asked to review one of their beautiful and affordable Valentine bouquets, I said yes.

I was sent Bubblegum Pink Roses described by Blossoming Gifts as “a stunning bouquet of large headed bubblegum pink luxury sweet avalanche roses with silvery blue cinerea eucalyptus and dark green glossy hard ruscus” and I arranged to have them delivered on Tuesday 19th January.

They arrived on time, by post and any worries about the flowers being damaged were quickly put to rest as they were beautifully boxed and secured, when I opened the box I was NOT disappointed, they came as described, they were stunning, this particular bouquet came with a small box of delicious looking chocolates and a care guide.

The smell of roses and eucalyptus soon filled my room, they smelled divine and really did brighten the place up. I’ve been following the care guide which was provided, my flowers are still going strong and there are no signs of wilting just yet.

I would wholly recommend Blossoming Gifts for all your floral needs, Prices vary between £20.99 – £32.99 on their Valentines range which in my opinion are excellent prices and on top of this I also have a discount code to share with all my readers to use on their range of bouquets, (flowers by post range is not included).  Just use the code BGIFTS33 to receive a 33% discount.

 

I was sent the Bubblegum Pink Roses bouquet for the purpose of this review, all words are of my own opinion.

 

 

 

Appy Foods and Drinks Review and Competition

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Now my toddler loves her fruit juices but I found myself concerned about the amount of sugar and unnatural ingredients that went into most of these drinks, that was until a company called Appy Foods & Drinks approached me and asked if I would like to sample their products and being a mum who tries to choose the healthier options for her children, I jumped at the chance.

We were sent a selection of juices to try from Appy Food and Drinks. The packaging is very appealing to children and they come in child friendly cartons with a range of characters and flavours, Peppa Pig, TMNT, Spongebob Squarepants and Dora The Explorer, you can find the the full range of flavours here.
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Their juices are low in sugar, they use stevia (a natural sweetener), and they are free from artificial colours and flavourings, not only that if you are enviromently friendly like me then its good to know that Appy Kids Co are an ethical company .

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They drinks do taste quite nice (yes I have tasted them myself) and they really don’t taste any different to the brands that are full of sugar and artificial ingredients, although the orange does taste a bit strong for me (I had to add a little water to weaken it a little), the only difference, and its a very good difference is that I can rest assured that my children will be getting an healthier version of their favourite flavoured juices in their packed lunches from now on as I’ve actually been out today and purchased some more myself.  My favourite is SpongeBob Orange & Pineapple whilst Laura favours the Peppa Pig Apple & Summer Berries.

I do fully recommend Appy Foods and Drinks juices, you can purchase them from Tesco, Ocado and Wholefoods.

I was sent these products for the purpose of a review and all opinions here are of my own.

**** APPY FOODS AND DRINKS HAVE ALSO BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO ALLOW ME TO HOST A COMPETITION TO WIN AN APPY DRINKS HAMPER. YOU CAN ENTER VIA RAFFLECOPTER HERE: WIN AN APPY KIDS DRINKS HAMPER

 

 

Return To Oz!

How time flies, 2015 was a Christmas to remember and I’ll always have cherished memories, let me explain, I haven’t seen my cousins, Tracey, Jess and Kaine since they emigrated to Australia 7 years ago, they came over to the UK to visit us this Christmas just gone and although they arrived here on the 10th December, the time has gone so quickly as they are due to return to Oz tomorrow, Monday 4th Jan.

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Jess has grown into a beautiful young lady, she’ll be 21 this February and I feel old in saying I used to be her babysitter, Kaine has turned out to be a polite young man and my awesome cousin Tracey who is actually celebrating her 51st birthday today doesn’t look like she’s aged one bit, must be that Aussie sunshine doing them the world of good, I am rather disappointed though that not one of them has developed an Austrailian accent, I so wanted to ask them to ‘put another shrimp on the barbie’ lol.

It was even more exciting though because they all got to meet their great cousin Laura (my daughter) for the first time.

We all went out for a family meal last night to say farewell as we don’t know if will be able to visit them or if they will be able to visit us in the future, the night was full of emotions, laughter, tears, love and sadness.  Everybody enjoyed themslves though.
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I wish Tracey, Jess and Kaine a safe journey home and with them I send all my love, one day I’m hoping I will have saved enough money to go and visit them x

Love you all and missing you already x

Christmas Wishes!

Yes, it’s come around again and my children have started to reel off long lists of gifts they want for Christmas, having two teenagers and a toddler, I know my bank balance is going to suffer considerably, luckily The Daily Debrief brought to you by Debenhams are kindly hosting a competition to win one of five £100 Debenhams vouchers to help ease the bank balance.

Daniel is 19, so he wants cash, not sure how much he wants, but do you think a fiver would suffice??, lol, he’s also asked for a PS4 game ‘Star Wars, Battlefront..

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My middle child, William is 16, on his wishlist this year is a PS Vita with games. (What is it with teenagers and games consoles, wouldn’t mind but he already has a Nintendo DS and a X Box?)

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Then there’s the baby of the family, Laura, she will be 3 in February, she a bit too young to be writing a list, so it’s up to me to write her it for her.  She’s obsessed with Minions and Frozen, so her wishlish will be quite easy, I’m going for the Disney Frozen Smartphone, my daughter just loves to chatter, Disney Frozen Colouring Table, she enjoys colouring, she love dancing and singing too so I think this Disney Frozen Keyboard would be just perfect for her, awww and Disney’s Olaf Soft Toy, who couldn’t resist Olaf, he’s just too cute.  I’m also putting Minions GoGlow Tilt Torch on her list, just to mix it up.

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Kids Kit Peli Play Pouch Review

We alI know as parents that bathtime is fun when you have a young child, especially when your child has quite few bath toys, I’m not sure about anyone else but Laura’s bath toys end up in one of three places, either stacked along the side of the bath, in the bath or on the floor, so I was quite excited when asked by Hello Baby Direct to review one of their products, the Kids Kit Peli Play Pouch.

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As you can see the from the above picture the pouch can hold quite a few toys without looking or feeling ‘weighted’, it has a bright fun coloured lid shaped like a pelicans beak which isn’t heavy, so it’s great for tiny hands, the netted bag makes it easy to drain the toys too but most importantly to keep them clean and tidy.

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All in all, its a fabulous, innovative product that myself and Laura had great fun with, and I would highly recommend it to other parents.

Hello Baby stock a wide range of childrens products at great prices you can check them out Hello Baby Direct.

*We were sent the Kids Kit Peli Play Pouch for the purpose of this review, all opinions made are of my own.