#TuesdayTreasures 25/10/2016

Ahoy Matey! Welcome Aboard #TuesdayTreasures Welcome to this weeks #TuesdayTreasures blog linky share. #TuesdayTreasures is for bloggers from all walks of life, whether you are a parenting, lifestyle or any other type of blogger you are welcome to join in and to share your posts new and old. The Blog With The Booty Each week one post which has been added to the #TuesdayTreasures linky is selected by myself to share with you all. Before becoming a parent I said so many things that I have had to rethink since actually having children. The Butterfly Mother has listed ‘Ten Ridiculous Things I Said Before Kids‘ which had me nodding and agreeing throughout the post. You may like to give it a read and see for yourself whether you too have said things which you then had to ‘eat your words’ from after having children. Laura is a thirty-something wife and Mum from Essex, UK. She enjoys food, wine, binge-watching TV boxsets and of course, blogging. Laura says that whilst she isn’t the perfect Mum she is certainly a good-enough Mum and she is alright with that, I think her honesty is refreshing. Laura has previously battled with Postnatal Depression and Anxiety following the birth of her son in 2013. Following… View Post

#Living Arrows Live From London

Welcome to this weeks ‘Live From London’ edition of  #LivingArrows. We have had a fairly exhausting weekend rushing around trying to see and do as many things as possible. Here are a few snaps from today. The Boys On The Bridge Monumental Moments   It’s our last evening ‘down South’ before we embark on yet another long drive. I’m looking forward to my own bed and a decent brew tomorrow evening.  It’s been a total blast, lots of memories have been made and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat once we have had chance to get some much-needed rest after battling the hustle and bustle. Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

#MySundayPhoto – Snaps From The City

Well we’ve made it to London after  a rather lengthy journey (mostly time spent waiting in traffic jams on the M6). We took the train out into the city today, we then spent two hours or so handing our hard earned cash over to Hamleys Toy Store, the kids loved every moment. We then jumped back onto the Tube for something a little more educational. We managed to squeeze in a visit to both the Natural History Museum and The Science Museum before heading back to our hotel. We are having a late tea then nipping out for a few more cuddles with my gorgeous nephew.  I have to say I totally love London, I think I may be a city girl at heart. The shops, the hustle and bustle, the speed of life… I love it all! Happy Sunday folks, I hope you have had as much fun as I have. 

#LittleLoves – Getting My Mojo Back

I am afraid it’s going to be a bit of a rushed #LittleLoves post, I am half way through packing for our mini-break to London and have yet to tick numerous jobs off the list before bedtime. I somehow seem to fitting more and more into each day than seems humanly possible. At some point by mid-December I may possibly collapse from exhaustion but until then I will soldier on somehow. Read The majority of my reading this week has either been blogs, catalogues, news articles or to-do lists. I have simply been too busy to read anything of any length. I have however spotted a book which I would like to add to my Christmas list hint hint Paul. Whilst out doing the mid-week grocery shop I spotted the new Bridget Jones Baby The Diaries book. At first I assumed it was a recovered version of Bridget Mad About The Boy, I thought wrong! Watched The second serious of Ordinary Lies began airing on BBC One this week, I have been looking forward to this for a while now having loved the first series. The stories in the first series were pretty gripping but the second series seems even… View Post

Creating Halloween Jewellery And Accessories With Gel-A-Peel

With Halloween approaching I have been making some plans for crafts with the kids. Whilst there is the obvious pumpkin carving I would like to include some alternative activities for the children over the half term. We were very kindly sent a ‘Gel-A-Peel Colour Pack‘ to sample and review, this seemed like the perfect product to use to create some Halloween themed jewellery and accessories with the children. What Is Gel-A-Peel? Gel-A-Peel is a coloured gel which is applied to a plastic sheet and left to set to create a range of jewellery and accessories including earrings, bracelets, mobile phone cases and more. Gel-A-Peel comes in a range of colours dependent upon the pack purchased. What Is In The Gel-A-Peel Colour Pack? 3 x Neon Gel-A-Peel gels (bright orange, bright yellow and bright pink) 5 x Designer Tips 60 x Plus Gel-A-Peel Design Templates 1 x Plastic Crafting Sheet 1 x Set of Accessories For Earrings and Cuffs 1 x Cleaning Tool Packaging Problems Due to the packaging the ‘clear design sheet’ arrives folded and whilst the instructions suggest that it should be bent in the opposite direction and held under a warm tap to try to straighten the mat, I found… View Post

#MiniChefs With Num Noms – Review & Marshmallow Toffee Krispy Cake Recipe

Our little lady E has a bit of a thing for small, plastic toys such as Shopkins and other mini-figures. She was therefore delighted when we were sent The Num Noms ‘Diner’ and ‘Pizza Party’ set to review. What are Num-Noms? Num-Noms are cute, scented, collectible figures based upon food and flavours. “A cupful of cuteness and a spoonful of surprise make Num-Noms. To create your own flavour fusion mix a Num and a Nom. It’s a recipe for mischief with so many wacky combos. The Num Noms are the cutest, mini dishes! And, they smell so delicious!” Opening & Investigating the Num-Noms After opening the ‘Diner Num Noms’ set we realised that there was also a ‘mystery’ Num Nom toy to add to the excitement. E spent some time investigating the box trying to guess what may be inside. We finished opening both the ‘Diner’ and ‘Pizza Party’ sets then laid the Num-Noms out neatly on the table and began identifying each one along with the accessories included. E was pleasantly surprised to find that Num-Noms were smelly, she spent almost twenty minutes sniffing each Num-Nom trying to describe what she could smell. Each ‘Num’ is scented according to a specific flavour, this… View Post