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 … Continue reading

Beanies Coffee review

I heard of Beanies Coffee a few months ago in my Slimming World class, and I was kindly sent 4 of the flavours to review. After trying them for the past few days I absolutely love them all, and really can not pick out a favourite. So I thought I would share some reasons why you need to try Beanie Coffee for yourself.

Beanies Coffee review

How many calories are in Beanies Coffee ?

Each serving has 2 calories. Yep 2 teeny tiny calories in each cup of coffee.

Is Beanies Coffee Syn Free on Slimming World ?

They … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Num Noms and Shopkins – What are they ?

Num Noms are a brand new product which launch in the UK this week. My 10 year old was VERY excited to be sent this brightly coloured packet of Num Noms to play with. So what exactly are they ?

Num Noms and Shopkins

First you will need a Num which will be in the form of a cupcake or ice cream. We had a packet which contained cupcakes.

Next you need to add a Nom which will either be motorised or a lip gloss. We had a deep pink motorised Nom.

Then add a … 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  … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading