If you are a lover of gin like myself, then no doubt you are looking forward to the upcoming festive season, as gin seems to be everywhere. Walk into your local bar or restaurant, and and no doubt you will be faced with a large selection of gins. The supermarkets are filled with gin gifts, and there seems to be different offers on gins every day. But how about a Gin Fizz and Prosecco bar, which is the perfect present for gin lovers.

Microbarbox - Find me a gift

Microbarbox is a bar in a box, and I absolutely love the idea of bringing the bar into your home.… Continue reading

*This post does contain pictures of the full contents of the Smiggle 2018 calendar* 

I have no idea how it is time to start thinking about Christmas already, but the 1st of December is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing…… Advent Calendars.

Smiggle Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars are hugely popular, and once again my daughter has been tasked with the very important job of reviewing one of the calendars from Smiggle. We reviewed the 2017 calendar, and it was by far my most popular blog post of last year. Whilst many adults and children prefer the secrecy of what is behind each door, there are plenty of people that want to know exactly what they will be getting for their money.… Continue reading

Many of you will know that we had an amazing family holiday to Mexico in the summer holidays. A holiday that saw us returning with healthy glows, cases of holiday washing, and hundreds of photos stored on my iPhone. I am sure we are all guilty of sharing those carefully selected holiday shots on social media, but how can we keep our holiday memories alive ?

Keeping Holiday Memories alive with Tesco Photo

Thankfully Tesco Photo came along at just the right time, and they gave us the opportunity to try out their photo printing and personalised gifts service. I must admit I didn’t even know that Tesco offered this service, and I was impressed with the range of products they offer.… Continue reading

With a week to go until Mother’s Day, there is still plenty of time to get the perfect gift for your Mum. Over the past few weeks I have been putting together this guide, which will hopefully give you some ideas on how to surprise your Mum this Mother’s Day.

Gift ideas for Mothers Day

Personalised Champagne from Gifts Online 4U

Who wouldn’t want to be presented with a bottle of champagne for Mother’s Day. Gifts Online 4u not only offer champagne gifts, but their personalised service turns a bottle of champagne into a truly unique gift. They offer a range of Personalised Moet gifts  from mini bottles of Moet, to bottles that are presented in a variety of gift boxes.… Continue reading

It’s 5 months since Katie started using the Oy! range from Green People, and I thought I would give a little update as to how her skin is doing.

Green People’s teen and tween range is called Oy! (Organic Young), and as you would expect from the name the products are all organic. Their range works in harmony with younger skin, and contains no harsh chemicals. As a mum it was important to me that Katie would be starting her skincare routine with natural products. Since September, Katie has been using the following products that we were kindly sent by Green People.… Continue reading

We all know how important getting our 8 hours of sleep is every night, but sometimes the reality is very different. Whilst I don’t struggle with getting to sleep, it is very rare that I will get a full 8 hours. Over the years my bedtime has got later and later and that is down to one thing….. older kids. Of course having a teen and tween means they are not tucked up in bed by 7pm.

Wax Lyrical Silentnight

When the last child has disappeared up the stairs around 10.15pm, husband and I tend to watch television for an hour. At 11.30pm I head upstairs, to indulge in my 30 minutes of ‘me time’ before the husband comes to bed.… Continue reading

If you are still struggling what to get friends and family this Christmas, then Personally Presented could be the answer. Their website has over 5000 personalised gifts, and I am pretty sure that they could even cater for the ‘really hard to buy for great aunt’. I was recently given the opportunity to try out some of the Personally Presented gifts, and below are the 3 items I chose.

Personally Presented Gifts

Initial Tea Box – £25.00

This beautiful wooden tea box comes complete with a selection of Pukka tea which you can choose from 5 different options. I went for the traditional selection, and it was nice to see that you get a good variety of teabags in the box.… Continue reading

Having a teen and tween I know how important it is for them to start looking after their skin from an early age. Katie was 11 in January, and for the past few months she has been getting outbreaks of tiny spots on her forehead. Now I am not going to lie, I was a little taken aback when I saw them. Of course I know that most children will suffer with spots, but it was more the realisation that my baby girl was growing up.

Green People skincare range

So when we received a lovely package from Green People, it came at the perfect time for us.… Continue reading

If you have a school age child there is no doubt you have already heard of Smiggle, the stationery store that is taking over the UK. The stores are full of fun, bright and innovative products from pencils cases to water bottles, fruit smelling pencils to brightly coloured bags. Smiggle certainly have all your stationery and school supplies covered.

Smiggle Store

Smiggle store - Warrington

So when we were contacted to review some of the new products that Smiggle have launched this summer, Katie was overjoyed.

Smiggle ummer products

The first product that caught her eye was the fluffy biscuit pencil case from the Smiggle Besties range.  A cute collection of limited edition pencil cases and key rings.… Continue reading

Fairtrade Fortnight has been running from the 24th February to the 12th March, and what better way to celebrate than with Seed and Bean chocolate bars. I had never heard of Seed and Bean before, but the first thing that struck me was how gorgeous their packaging is. And secondly how amazing the chocolate sounded. Chilli and Lime, Sweet Orange and Thyme, and Sicilian Hazelnut are just some of the flavours they produce.

Seed and Bean chocolate

What I loved about Seed and Bean is the ethics of the brand. They are 100% Fairtrade and their chocolate can be traced from field to store.… Continue reading