She Strikes Again!

So my last blog post was all about Laura and her creative side, after the mess she made on herself and my living room walls with the chocolate moose, I decided to re-paint, I chose a lovely ivory/cream colour last Sunday and as I am due a visit from my landlord I got to work painting, by Tuesday dinner it was finished and was proud of my efforts, the room looked bright and clean just as it was when we first moved in. However………………

Last night I took her tea to her in the living room (she has her own little dining area in there), she sat down then demanded ketchup on her fish fingers, I put a dollop of sauce at the side of her plate so she could dip them in and walked back into the kitchen to finish preparing my own tea, job done, I walked back into my living room and was met with horror of horrors….this…..

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I wanted to scream! Laura just sat there on the sofa with ketchup all over her hands and not a care in the world.

Lesson learned….from now on she will be eating at the kitchen table where I can keep an eye on her!

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Ok, I’ve now realised that Laura is very much the creative type, she does love her arts and crafts and I am extremely proud of her artistic creations……………………

 

EXCEPT……..When she discovers not only can you make pretty pictures with paint and crayons, you can also use chocolate mousse and you don’t even have to do it on the paper you are given, you can re-decorate the living room AND you can even give yourself a smashing new makeover…………..

 

Beautiful hey!!

For the second time this year I will have to repaint my walls, ah well never mind, I’m sure I’ll have to do it again at least 3 or 4 times before the year is through. Lol!

 

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