Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2O13 recap

A little look back at my 2O13

- Issy turned 5
- Daisie turned 2
- Me & Andy celebrated our 4 years together
- I became a godmother
- The girls were bridesmaids at one of my best friends weddings

Pictures stolen from my instragram view on my laptop
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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Peppa pig bath fizzer

My girls are serious bath bomb addicts
so when I saw Christie's post on instagram of the peppa pig bath fizzer with free toy inside
I just had to track one down for Daisie, when I stopped looking for awhile i came across
some in my local asda so of course in my trolley it went.

The girls loved waiting to see what character they had got, 
The main downfall to this bath fizzer was it brought Daisie out in a rash :(
If it didn't give Daisie a rash I would definitely buy this again
I may buy it again just for the figure inside and let the girls watch it fizz in the sink.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas 2O13

This christmas we had our early christmas at Andy's mums on the 21st.
Christmas day we spent the morning at our house opening presents, Me & Andy put together all the ones that needed to be put together while the girls played and then we tucked into our presents.
We had Christmas dinner at my mum & dad's house in the afternoon
and the evening was with the girls playing with their toys while me and Andy sat back and relaxed

Early Christmas 

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to them.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013



To all my wonderful blog readers, hope each and every one of you have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Lots of love Me & My little family

Monday, 23 December 2013

Review - Luxury lush pud

I purchased a few of the LUSH Christmas items and have been very disappointed with them
they left my bath a sticky/slimy feel and it was a nightmare to get rid of, My girls had the others in their bath and their bath toys have been left the same way so they'll need to be left in some scalding water and scrubbed :(
This bath bomb is one of the most amazing ones I've tried, I'll certainly be stocking up on these if I see any in the sale and will be buying some next year too.
The smell is just perfect not to over powering but enough to notice, The colours are gorgeous and it leaves the bath a lovely purple colour it was like sitting in a jelly mixture.
I couldn't capture the true colour but if Icould bottle it up and display it I would.
After my bath i settled on the sofa to watch hollyoaks and i was just instantly relaxed and fell asleep which resulted in missing hollyoaks I only woke up because Andy called my name while being right near my face making me jump.
After checking the ingredients I realized it had lavender oil in, No wonder I was snoozing within 1O minutes of getting out of my bath.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Where did my babies go?

Today my youngest little lady used her potty all day all of her own accord in the morning she decided today would be a potty day and she stuck with it all day. With hair now down her back that falls in lovely curls she finally allows me to brush it and make it look pretty for her, She'll be turning 3 and starting nursery next year :'( 

My eldest little lady turns 6 in around just 3 weeks!
She got a little make-up set at our early christmas at my partners mums 
she hasn't left it alone since she got it, reapplying her lip balm and nail varnish once she's finished dinner or done something that's chipped it.

Friday, 20 December 2013

D.I.Y Magic santa key

You'll need
- MDF key shape
- PVA glue
- Glitter
- Confetti snow

The beard to santa isn't attached so that needed to be glued on
 (I probably should have decorated that before gluing it on)
I guess it's pretty obvious but anyway here we go
Use a brush to put on a layer of PVA glue all over the part you want to add glitter/confetti snow to,
then add some glitter and wait for it to dry :)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

BARGAIN of the week

One of my bargains of the week has to be this Mamas & Papas urbo dolls pram :) 
I managed to get this for a bargain of £24.99 from £54.99!!! from Argos
I also got a Mamas & Papas luna dolls pram for £20 from £39.99 from ELC
so excited to see the girls faces on Christmas day :)

Sunday, 15 December 2013


Saturday, 14 December 2013

My fave places to shop this christmas

I've got myself loads of bargains this Christmas, so I thought I'd share some of them 
with my lovely blog readers.


I managed to get a barbie mariposa doll  £14.99 
baby born interactive doll  £26.99
baby born I can swim £19.99

i'll be ordering a few more bits from here this week

2 - The Entertainer 
Lalaloopsy silly hair £19.99
Lala-oopsie little mermaid doll £1O
Mini lala-oopsie mermaid dolls £3 each 

3 - Superdrug
I popped into superdrug the other day just to have a peek and was amazed by the bargains, I left with a bag full. Many items I got mainly bath and body wash sets were £2 & £3
Needless to say I'm heading back there this week for some more.

4 - Wilkinsons
I grabbed a few perfect bargains in wilkinsons this year 
I got a rocking crib - £13
metal shopping trolley £15
wooden sandwich set £7

5 - Asda 
Wooden farm set £2O
wooden cake stand and cakes £9
deluxe set of dolls clothes £6

 6- Ebay 
We can't go leaving ebay out now can we, Ebay has many bargains hiding.

7 - Studio catalogue
Fluffy go walkies £19.99
Washing line set £5.99
Wooden tea set £8.99

Places I'm yet to have a splurge in 
Disney store, ELC and another shop with Smyths & the entertainer 

I will update this post with pictures of my bargain items once I get enough time to dig them all out without the girls catching me :)

Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas eve bags

This was abit of a last minute idea after seeing so many of them around on blogs & instagram 
I thought it was such a great idea and amazed I never thought of it before
and I forgot I had bought some disney princess christmas bags last year so they 
were going spare this year, The girls go to my friends on christmas eve to open their presents 
(very lucky girls they get 3 Christmas' in total)
So once they get home they will get to dive into their Christmas eve bags :)

 In their bag they will have
- Jarmies
- Large chocolate coin
- Book 
- Hot chocolate sachet with marshmellows & a candy cane
- A mug 
- Fluffy socks/slippers 
- A christmas teddy 
- Their christmas plates ready to take to nanny & grandads to have their dinner on
- a bathbomb 

A dvd for us to watch together if they aren't home to late once they've had their Christmas with their Aunties.

Saturday, 7 December 2013


During the week I made my first ever online order with LUSH and it arrived this morning, 
Of course I had a peek in the book that came with my order and I've seen a 
whole lot more I want to get my hands on so I'll be heading to a store 
or making another online order ASAP.

I ordered 
space girl bath bomb
the melting snowman
luxury lush pud
magic wand bubble bar

I really wanted to get my hands on the penguin but he was unavailable when I made my order :(
I'll be buying another magic wand as they are a stocking filler for the girls.

Friday, 6 December 2013

D.I.Y christmas count down blackboard

As you may have guessed by now I like to give things ago if I can, If it's crafty and doable
 myself I'm right there with my mits tucked into it. 
This craft is a D.I.Y Christmas count down blackboard for the girls 

You'll need
MDF chritmas shape (I went for a reindeer)
Black board paint (I used the spray paint kind you can get a tin)
 Glitter optional
 Ribbon for his collar again totally optional 
PVA  glue

I purchased my MDF shape & black board spray paint from eBay
My string & glitter are from  Wilko's

My string has gone walkies so I can't hang this little guy up yet but as soon as I've found it and his set up in his place I''ll grab a picture of him in action :)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Christmas TAG

1.  Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
I've never had a real tree but once I'm on the road I'd love to go and pick one out with my little family

2.  You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick?
I don't like coffee, So if i was in costa it would have to be a hot chocolate instead

3.  Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I like to change my colour scheme every year but the traditional Christmas colours are always a fave, this year I'm going for red & creams

4.  Giving or receiving?
Of course I love opening some presents myself but seeing my love ones smile while opening theirs is always a winner

5.  To mince pie or not to?
Ooh no not for me

6.  What's your traditional Sunday lunch?
It's got to be chicken/turkey, plenty of brussel sprouts,peas,cabbage,yorkshie puds,tatoes,piggies in blankets,stuffing, plenty of gravy, mince sauce

7.  Christmas day fashion
If we are having Christmas dinner at ours it's new Christmas pyjamas if we are having dinner at either of our parents it will be a new outfit i've brought in just for Christmas day or clothes we received for Christmas

8.  What's your favourite Christmas song?
My all time favourtie is Fairytale of new york - The Pogues, I'd listen to it all year round if I could

9.  What's your favourite Christmas film?
Elf, The Grinch and it goes without saying NBC

10.  Open presents before or after lunch?
Before but there always has to be one or two put away for after lunch just like I used to have when I was younger

I found this wonderful tag over on Fee's blog - http://www.makeupsavvy.co.uk
If your reading this your TAGGED

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Cheap and cheerful christmas decorations

I'm a huge poundland & 99p store lover!
You'll find me in there everyday once I've dropped Issy to school hunting for some new bargains
I've found some real amazing Christmas decorations this year many if I'd have come across them on instagram the last place I would have thought they came from would be poundland/99p store.
I've come across them on eBay going for a lot more than £1/99p
I'm going for a shabby chic theme this Christmas
I also have a felt bunting that I didn't managed to get a picture of as I took it off my wall to move it and it's got tangled but I'll untangle it soon and get a picture

The reindeer is covered in iridescent glitter with red bells - 99p store
The stars came in a pack of two - poundland
pack of 1O bells - pounland
felt bunting - poundland
card bunting - poundland
and the pack of three decorations both came from poundland

I aim to get back over to the 99p store asap as they had gorgeous stuff in but I went over for Halloween decorations so couldn't go as crazy with the Christmas stuff as I wanted