Monday, 11 September 2017

Weekend Box Club Review

The Weekend Box Club is a subscription service that delivers

personalised activity boxes straight to your door. Each box contains an activity designed to get you some quality family time with your little ones.


In each box you will find all the materials you need to complete the activity as well as a certificate on completion.
You can choose the mini box for £5.95 (1st box £2.98). Inside this you will find everything you need for 2 fun activities you can either make, bake, explore or more. You can receive fortnightly deliveries, you will also gain access to their online Club House.

 

The bumper box is £8.95 (1st box £4.48). Inside this you will find 4 activities again with access to the online Club House.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Engineered Flooring vs Solid Wood Flooring

I have previously written about choosing the right flooring for your home, and have just discovered Engineered Oak Flooring

As mentioned in that post we currently have carpeted flooring throughout our living room, and with two toddlers running around it really hasn't stayed as nice and fresh looking as we  had wished.

We would love wooden flooring in our home and looking into the various options that are available, engineered oak flooring sounds like it might be ideal.

Engineered wood flooring is versatile and is considered to be one of the best alternatives to solid wood flooring. This is mainly due to the combination of styles and grains of wood that can be selected.




As we live in quite an old house, dated back to the 1800s our home is very prone to moisture and condensation which if not properly looked after can become a major hassle to sort out. Engineered wood is made up of a core board and topped by a hardwood veneer meaning that compared to solid wood flooring it is more versatile and stable especially in moisture prone rooms.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Keeping Your Toddler Active At Home

Okay, so most toddlers are pretty active anyway, in fact it can be quite a challenge to get them to stay still but recent research by ESP Play shows that over 1000 children are being referred to hospital as a result of obesity, this really is an alarming figure and honestly shocked me.

Most days when the weather is nice we find ourselves going for a walk or to the park but we generally head home after around an hour, mainly due to our exhaustion as parents, where by our toddlers would happily stay outdoors all day if they could. We don't have the benefit of a garden at our home, we have just a little yard but we do have a trampoline, slide and some scooters to keep the kids busy, but there really is only so much you can do in a small yard.



So how can you keep your kids active at home? ......

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Choosing The Right Solid Wood Flooring For Your Home

When we moved into our home, the first thing I wanted to change was the flooring. The living room was laid with an old blue carpet that really wasn't suited to what we wanted. We ended up replacing it with a cream carpet which at first did look lovely, but two children later and I had started to regret our choice. Our carpet now has an annual professional deep clean, but it could probably do with this at least twice a year ideally as children do like to run around with food in their hands and on their hands!

Now I would absolutely love wooden flooring and I do wish we had chosen this option in the beginning. Hard wood flooring is durable and doesn't stain plus it is so much easier to clean and keep clean! As well as looking so much more modern than carpet.

A house with hardwood flooring is one of the greatest desires of every family. Not only does hardwood flooring look good but it also helps in increasing the market value of the house. Hardwood flooring also adds to the d├ęcor and beauty of the house. 




The latest solid wood flooring has so many benefits, you can choose from a variety of colours and sizes that can be custom made to your requirements. Red oak, white oak and maple wood are some of the most popular categories of solid wood floor.
Hardwood flooring is generally easy to install, either by gluing or being nailed down to the existing flooring.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Grace Foods Caribbean Food Week 2017

Grace Foods, the UK's largest Caribbean food and drink company challenged a number of bloggers with a passion for cooking to design the ultimate street party spread for Caribbean Food Week 2017, August 21st-28th.

Organised by Grace Foods UK, and now its in sixth year, the week is designed to educate enthusiastic home cooks on the joys of cooking Caribbean, and in turn get cooking authentic cuisine in your own home.

I received a hamper of Grace Foods products which included goodies such as;
  • Spicy Jerk Chicken mix
  • Hot Sauce
  • Coconut Milk
  • Jerk Seasoning
  • Jamaican Ackee
  • Peas and Beans
  • Mild Curry Powder
  • Ginger beer
  • Aloe Vera Drink

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Top Tips For Travelling Without Your Children


How do you prepare your children when you are planning to leave them for a week?

Ok so I don’t want any bad mummy comments; how can you leave your child and go on holiday without them?!

Well my husband and I have never had a holiday just the two of us, we enjoy our family holidays very much but we’ve never been abroad the two of us or as a family saying that, mainly because we can’t afford it. The holidays we have been on are UK Holidays we love Bluestone and we love caravanning in Tenby.

I recently entered a competition to win a holiday for 2 adults abroad. I enter quite a few competitions and to be honest you never really expect to win especially when the prize is a holiday! To our shock though a week later we found out we had won!
 
We were obviously very excited but then we realised we’d have some planning to do.

We have never left our children for more than a night. They quite often go up their grandparents house and stay overnight but this holiday is for 7 days!

Yes we felt like bad parents for even considering going away, on holiday, without them, for 7 days! But when would we ever have this opportunity again? It certainly wouldn’t be within the next 18 years.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Kaya Jewellery Review

Kaya Jewellery have recently launched their UK web store where they make high quality personalised jewellery to create treasured bespoke gifts. Every bracelet, necklace or pendant is hand-engraved in London to celebrate the special bond between mother and child, friends, bff's or family, or to commemorate special moments like the birth of your baby, their christening or for a bridesmaid.


All of the Kaya jewellery range is made of the finest quality pearls, crystals and gemstones and your gift packaged with a luxury silver polishing cloth and matching greeting card. 

I was given £40 to spend on their website and I took me quite a while to settle on a piece as they really are all so gorgeous!

I chose the matching mother and daughter ‘Mother and Daughter Shine Bright’ bracelet set with personalised charms priced at £36.90. I chose the ‘I love you’ charm for my daughter and the ‘mummy’ charm for mine. 




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