Nutritious Treats – Organix Multipacks

Organix Goodies offer a wide range of nutritious treats and have just launched a big family box of raspberry and apple soft oaty bake bars. Suitable from 12 months this multipack contains 12 healthy nutritious treats for your little one. They want a world where healthy nutritious food is a real choice for everyone.

Organix goodies multipack

Organix No Junk Promise

Organix have a ‘No junk promise’, their nutritious treats are always organic with nothing unnecessary in them. Sending standards for healthy treats for toddlers, Organix have a great range. It can be tricky sometimes to find delicious but nutritious treats but these oaty bake bars are fantastic.

Nutritious treats - Organix goodies soft oaty bake bars

Nutritious Treats For Little Explorers

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Organic apple & raspberry soft oaty bars

Oaty bake bars are perfect for little explorers and even suggest ideas for your little one to try. Izzy loved Dillan’s idea of going on a treasure hunt and collecting something in every colour of the rainbow! Organix goodies raspberry and apple oaty bars are a deliciously healthy snack to offer your little one. The soft oaty bake bars are suitable for vegetarians but they do contain oats and may contain traces of nuts, soya and dairy.

 

25 Years Of Making Things Better

Organix provide nutritious snacks for children so they have the best start, making things better for 25 years! Their fantastic range of treats include healthy crisps, popcorn, breadstick sweets and more ensuring toddlers have the most nutritious start.

We have tried plenty of Organix Goodies over the years, Izzy still loves the Organic Mini Gingerbread Men. Eva’s favourite was always the Organix Goodies Carrot Stix, I love knowing they are eating healthy snacks and balancing out the naughty treats! Being able to buy multipacks of delicious snacks like this is a real bonus for parent’s looking for nutritious snacks they can offer their little one’s.

Have you tried any of the Organix snacks yet? Do you love the new big family box?

Weekend Box – Snazaroo Face Paints

Weekend Box have teamed up with Snazaroo and created a fantastic face paints box. Eva loves Weekend Boxes, you may remember she reviewed some boxes last year and had her photo featured on Facebook too! We love subscription boxes that keep us entertained over the weekend. Weekend Boxes are suitable for 4-9 years. This fabulous mini box is just £2.99!

Weekend Snazaroo Box

Of course Eva was extremely excited to discover a Weekend Box addressed to her this week and couldn’t wait to see what was inside and start having some creative fun!

Inside The Weekend Box

Weekend Box

Eva still loves the characters on the box and how it is packaged, she loves that she can open the box and read about the animals before finally discovering what’s actually inside the box. She remember the cute woodland characters from last year and loves Hattie the Hedgehog.

Weekend Box Snazaroo

Snazaroo Face Paints!

As you can see Eva was really excited to discover her Weekend Box had Snazaroo face paints inside! Snazaroo face paints are suitable from 3 years. They are so easy to use, just add water, even Izzy joined in and had a go. Snazaroo face paints are made in the UK, they are skin friendly, fragrance and paraben free and are formulated from premium cosmetic ingredients to be gentle on skin. We all have sensitive skin, cheap face paints causes rashes but we have no problems at all with Snazaroo face paints.

With 2 fun Snazaroo face painting kits to use Eva couldn’t wait to start using them. Eva loved the Birthday party face paint stamp kit. She especially loved the cupcake and face stamps so we started with those.

Cupcake Face Paint

We tried out the mini face paint kit next and decided to follow the directions on the box to see if it was as simple as it looks. We need a little more practice but Eva loved the end result! The 3 step guide was so easy to follow and Snazaroo have more guides online.


The Snazaroo Weekend Box is so much fun and something we can use again. You can invite some friends round & paint all their faces as there is plenty of paint in those kits! This is definitely something we would recommend as it kept us busy for quite some time. Of course we then had 2 clowns running around causing havoc in the flat haha!

Because Snazaroo face paints are water based they are so easy to clean off. Using wet wipes we had clean faces again in minutes! We love the mini kit so much! There are five vibrant themes available – Summer, Carnival, Halloween, Christmas and Easter. The colourful summer packs include a fun Festive Mask (made up of bright pink, white and royal blue) and a Jester (featuring grass green, white and purple).

Snazaroo paint a smile

Do you love the look of the Snazaroo Weekend Box too?

*I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

 

Monday Stumble Linky

PJ Masks Magazine – Powerful Fun For Little Heroes

Izzy loves PJ Masks. Catboy is her favourite as she loves cats herself. She was delighted when I showed her a copy of the new PJ Masks magazine we were sent! PJ Masks is a new monthly magazine for pre-school children available from most supermarkets & newsagents. Each issue comes packed with free gifts, stickers and fun activities.

PJ Masks Magazine

Powerful fun for little heroes

Once we had played with the toys on the front cover (always the first thing to be done!) we sat down at the table to have a look through the magazine. Magazines like this are fantastic for encouraging pre-schoolers to improve on a wide range of skills by sticking, colouring, gluing, counting and more! The PJ Masks magazine is jam packed full of activities to keep any PJ Masks fan busy.

PJ Masks car craft

Crafts

The first page has a fun Cat-Car craft to cut out and make. We love being able to make fun crafts like this and with easy to follow instructions like these they are fun for any pre-schooler. Crafts like this are fantastic for fine motor skills as well as being lots of fun.

PJ masks

Sticking

Izzy loves stickers as most pre-schoolers do so this sticker page instantly drew her in! We love sticker pages, they are a great way to improve fine-motor skills in pre-schoolers. The stickers in this PJ mask magazine were really easy for Izzy to peel off herself. Placing all the characters starting with her favourite, Catboy, she quickly finished off her PJ Masks scene.

PJ Masks Sitckers

Colouring

There are several colouring pages throughout the PJ Masks magazine. Colouring favourite characters is always exciting for pre-schoolers and improves their fine motor skills and knowledge of colours. As you can see, Izzy got distracted by the story before she could finish colouring cat boy.

Catboy Colouring Page

Stories

Magazines are great at encourage reading from a young age, especially when their favourite characters are involved. The PJ Masks Story was a great easy to read story which of course involved sticking a sticker. Whilst I read the story to her, Izzy knowing all the characters was able to ‘read’ the bottom half of this page to me which she really enjoyed!

PJ Masks Story

Puzzles

After reading the a PJ Masks story we moved on to Puzzle time. Izzy really enjoys activities like this they are both fun and simple, allowing her to work on her pencil control as she circles, ticks and matches items up.

Games

The PJ Masks magazine has a fantastic 3D game. With easy to cut out pieces your little one can help PJ Masks catch up with Romeo! Complete with a cut-out HQ, Arch. Bridge and Cat-car as well as characters and a number spinner to help play the game. This game is great for pre-schoolers learning to count from 1 to 20!

Games

 

Posters

No magazine is complete without a poster to pull out and put on the wall. PJ Mask fans will absolutely love this pull out of the team!

It's time to be a hero

 

Pretend To Bee Garnet Fairy Dress & New Arrivals On Our Wishlist

We received the gorgeous Garnet Fairy Dress from Pretend To Bee for Izzy’s 3rd Birthday. Pretend To Bee are a small family run business. I love to show small businesses like this my support especially when they are outstanding in what they do. All costumes go through rigorous training and conform to EN71 Toy Safety Standards and carry the CE mark. Pretend to Bee also offer free UK delivery on orders over £25 & free International delivery on orders over £50.

Garnet Fairy Dress

Garnet Fairy Dress from Pretend To Bee

The beautiful Garnet Fairy Dress would be top of the list for any little girls birthday! Izzy wanted it on from the second she unwrapped it. She was in such a rush to get it on we had to leave her pyjama top on to begin with!

 

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With soft velvet straps and a stunning rose detailed body any little girl will feel like a fairy princess wearing the Garnet Fairy Dress. When we finally managed to remove the pyjama top we got some lovely photo’s like the one above which I shared on Instagram.

Garnet Fairy Dress

I love the matching headband, wings and wand. The wings are much better quality than any we’ve bought before and are decorated with silver glitter. Of course every fairy needs a matching butterfly wand too! 

Sizing

I make no attempt to cover the fact Izzy is pretty big for her age, at just 3 years old she is on the 95th percentile and is already in 4-5 years clothing with a little belly room due to her height. We asked for 5-6 years as we’ve previously had issues with dresses being far too tight and a little too short. Izzy is pretty stocky and it can be difficult to find dress up clothes that A) Fit well and B) Don’t feel like they will fall apart when pulled on. Using Pretend To Bee’s size guide I was pleased with the outcome as she will be able to wear it for a while.. until another growth spurt at least!

Having seen the quality and detail of this dress we couldn’t help but take a look around the Pretend To Bee website to see what else was available, especially for Izzy as she is lacking dressing up clothes at the moment.

New Arrivals

We couldn’t help but notice the fantastic new arrivals such a this Giant Peach Costume with a worm puppet for just £16.95! Such a fun costume for world book day or a Roald Dahl party for 3-7 year olds. We are great Roald Dahl fans and the girls instantly recognised which book it was from.

Giant Peach Costume From Pretend To Bee

 

Both girls absolutely love this Pink Unicorn costume which is also for 3-7 year olds and super cute! Eva is a little sad that she is too old for it though haha! We love the wings and tail and at just £15.95 it’s a great addition to any dressing up box.

Pink Unicorn Costume From Pretend To Bee

For Nursery children these High Vis Nursery Jackets are absolutely fantastic at just £2.95 each. Available in 4 colours – Yellow, Orange, Pink & Blue and in 2 sizes – 2 to 3 years and 3 to 5 years. These are great for Nursery day trips or useful during the holidays when going to busy parks.

High Vis Nursery Jackts From Pretend To Bee

Children love dressing up whether it’s for a special occasion, world book day or just for the fun of it. Pretend To Bee have a wide range of choices and is such good value for the quality. We have bookmarked the website so we can add to our dressing up box as soon as possible.

Pretend To Bee are over on Facebook & Twitter too so head over and give them a like/follow.

Do your kids love to dress up? Would they love any of the costumes mentioned here?

 


Monday Stumble Linky

Izzy’s 3rd Birthday Weekend Celebrations

It was Izzy’s 3rd Birthday yesterday! Thanks to Martyn, Hannah & all the kids Izzy also had a lovely BBQ party. Izzy loves food so although she said she didn’t want a birthday party a BBQ was acceptable.

She loved munching away on sweet treats, sausages & burgers across the day.  I caught her looking pretty chilled out with all the kids watching TV, munching away haha!

Munch time

Hannah had some fab party supplies that the kids all loved, especially the Pinata and party bags! All the kids had fun scrabbling to get the most sweets.


We loved the pirate cake candles too & this lovely birthday cake. 😍 I totally need those for my birthday too! 😉

Birthday Cake

We had a slight accident where Izzy hit her head quite hard and ended up with a small cut. She was soon happily playing and eating again though. She even seemed slightly impressed looking at herself in the mirror! 

Proud of her war wound

Izzy loved spending the day with everyone and singing her favourite song with Martyn. ‘Beer Beer Beer – an ode to Charlie Mops’ she heard at the Rochester Dickens festival and has loved it ever since! 

Izzy & Martyn

Izzy’s 3rd Birthday

After a very long busy day and a rather late night she finally woke up after an hour of me waiting impatiently to celebrate her 3rd birthday. Snuggling up on the sofa with daddy to help her unwrap her presents she squealed excitedly as I passed each one over. 

Izzy's 3rd Birthday

Along with my Paw Patrol haul all from pound shops apart from the lookout tower I think she did fairly well! Izzy also got a cool looking scooter with tilt steering which she couldn’t wait to try out. She is slowly getting the hang of tilting it and pushing herself along.

Garnet Fairy Dress from Pretend To Bee

She received this absolutely gorgeous Garnet Fairy Set from Pretend to Bee which she couldn’t wait to put on! Complete with wings, wand & headband this gorgeous outfit is adorable & something Izzy would have picked out herself. She has barely taken it off since and wanted it on first thing this morning! I wouldn’t definitely say it is well worth £25 for this stunning fairy set, the dress is so well made and lovely and soft inside.

Garnet Fairy Dress From Pretend To Bee
Putting a spell on Mummy!

Across the day a few of our friends came by with even more presents & she was most definitely spoilt! It was most definitely all about Paw Patrol this year, she has a huge Sky & Everest balloon and lots of new characters & vehicles! Eva got a lovely soft Rainbow Dash too so she didn’t feel left out which was lovely!

We ended Izzy’s birthday with yet another birthday cake. Afterwards she happily went off to bed hugging her Skye LED Night light. I think it’s safe to say she has had a fantastic 3rd birthday!

3rd Birthday Cake

I always worry that lack of family will make special occasions a bit rubbish, most kids have aunts, uncles, cousins etc to play with so Martyn & Hannah organising a BBQ for Izzy means a lot. It meant she got to spend the day playing with other kids and having fun!

 

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Bytesize Box – UK Subscription Box Launching August 25th!

Bytesize Box is being launched August 25th in the UK. I discovered Bytesize Box recently and found it completely different to any other subscription box we’ve heard of so far. I am always on the lookout for new and exciting subscription boxes for the girls to try and I’m certain they will absolutely love Bytesize box!

Bytesize Box – What is it?

Bytesize box is a monthly subscription box of practical electronics you and your child can build together. The idea is to encourage children to learn about the environment, sustainability and recycling through electronic projects.

Bytesize box introduces recycling to children in a fun way based on their core values, sustainability, fun and learning! Recycling is something we should all encourage our children to do but it can be tough. Bytesize box encourages children to play and learn as they recycle making it much more interesting and fun for children.

Bytesize Box – What’s inside?

Each month you will receive a Bytesize Box containing 1 or 2 experiments revolving around the theme for the month. Each experiment requires something to be recycled to finish them off such as a plastic bottle, cardboard box or both! Every experiment will turn into something fantastic for you and your child to play with! Bytesize Boxes include full instructions on their website alongside videos to help build the experiments. Most experiments use a small computer which can be customised further by adding more components, changing the code or even rebuilding it into something else entirely!

Subscribe to the email list

Bytesize Box are currently building an email list of people interested. I’ve signed up myself as I know both girls would absolutely love Bytesize Box. The free recycling and activity pack in the welcome email are fantastic. It costs nothing to sign up and well worth doing for the fun activity pack which shows you 3 fun ways to recycle bottles! You can sign up here for free and get your free download straight away!

Trying A Box

Bytesize box will be launching August 25th and all customers who try a box will be entered into a prize draw to win a 3D Printer! The cut off to order your first box is August 31st. Bytesize Box costs just £19.99 with free P&P!

Eva’s Thoughts

Subscription boxes like these are great but I do like to find out what Eva thinks of them. Who knows better than a child when it comes to children’s subscription boxes? Eva’s first reaction was ‘WOAH! That is SO cool!’. She wanted to do the activities right away! Unfortunately we need to finish off our milks first so we will be doing one of the activities this weekend! Keep an eye out on my Instagram to see what we make!

Do you think Bytesize box is a fantastic idea too? Is it something your kids would love?

Arthur Price Despicable Me 3 Children’s Bone China And Cutlery Sets

Arthur Price Despicable Me 3 Bone China & Cutlery Sets were launched this week! A family-owned business that started in 1902, currently run by Simon Price the fourth-generation of the Price Family. Arthur Price are suppliers of the Royal families and Heads of state. They also supply the tables of the finest hotels, restaurants, airlines and cruise ships.

Arthur Price Despicable Me 3 Range

The Minions Bone china collection starts at £8.95 and are available separately or as a two or three-piece breakfast set. The Sea of Minions bone china collection is dishwasher safe. The bone china collection consists of a ‘Sea of Minions’ mug, bowl and plate.

Plate: 20cm diameter

Bowl: 15.7cm diameter

Mug: 7.9cm diameter / 7cm height

 

We received a 4 piece Expressions cutlery set and a 3 piece Sea of Minions breakfast set to review which pleased my little Minions immensely! The sets look fantastic together and make the perfect gift for any minion fan! The cutlery sets are suitable from 3 years and

Arthur Price Despicable Me 3

There are two four-piece children’s cutlery sets available retailing at £24.95 each – the ‘Sea of Minions’ and ‘ Expression’ collections. Arthur Price Despicable Me 3 cutlery sets are made of 18/10 finest stainless steel and has a 15 year guarantee. Thick chunky handles make it easier for small hands to hold and balance as they eat. The Expressions cutlery set goes perfectly with the 3 piece children’s Sea of Minions Breakfast set.

The Arthur Price Despicable Me 3 range would make perfect gifts for any little minion fans. The Arthur Price Despicable Me 3 range is available to buy directly from the Arthur Price website and from most department stores including Harrods.

 

 

Hallmark Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Wondering what to buy for Father’s Day? Hallmark & Tesco are making buying for dad easier this year. With a fantastic choice of gifts & cards available there is a little something for everyone this Father’s day! Father’s day is all about showing dad just how much you care & with a range of personalised gifts and fun cards Hallmark at Tesco make it that bit easier.

Hallmark at tesco fathers day gift guide

Hallmark Cards At Tesco

Hallmark’s choice of cards ranging from £1 – £4 are brilliant, with different styles & sizes available including cards for stepdad’s & granddad’s too.

Large fathers day cards

 

 

 

These large cards ranging from £3-£4 are so adorable! Eva loves the cat & breakfast card & Izzy loves the monster one. Perfect from little ones to their daddy to make fathers day special.

The Shed card is so cool! It turns into a little pop up shed for Dad.

 

Medium Cards

 

 

These medium-sized cards are £2-£3 with a variety of styles. There are cute ones like the family ferris wheel card, the tiger one which opens its arm’s for a hug and a popcorn card that wiggles too! I love the superhero card with pop out superhero mark & the DAD foldout card looks fabulous.

 

 

stepdad fathers day cards

 

 

Hallmark have 2 brilliant cards for stepdad’s too! I absolutely LOVE the card on the left with its googly eyes and humour it’s perfect and at only £1.50 it’s great value too. The right hand card is lovely too with a simple design that says it all for just £2.

 

smaller cards

 

 

These super cute & cool cards ranging from £1.50 to £2.50 are awesome too. Choose from a cute fox, loving elephants, daddy’s princess, a cuppa or for that super cool dad the 24ct gold dad card! Whatever you are looking for Hallmark & Tesco have exactly what you need!

granddad fathers day card

 

 

 

Don’t forget Grandad this father’s day either, this awesome card is just £2 to make grandad feel special this year!

 

 

 

Gift Ideas

Looking for some gift idea’s to go with your choice of father’s day card this year? Tesco have you covered with this fantastic range of gifts. Why not treat dad to a new T-shirt for just £5 or 2 for £8 & decorate it just for him with these fab T-shirt Graffiti Pens below? Father's day

Socks & Card

 

 

I absolutely love these socks & ‘You know you’re officially a dad when you receive socks as a present’ card. Just £1 for the card and £2 for the Best Dad Ever Socks from F&F at Tesco, dad is sure to laugh!

 

Sweet Gifts

 

 

 

Looking for something sweet to bake for dad this year? What about some home-baked gingerdad biscuits? Tesco have this fantastic mix, bright writing icing & this awesome gingerbread man cookie cutter set. To top it of add this fantastic card  for just £2.50!

father's day

 

 

 

I love this fold out card & it would go fantastically with a box of Cadbury Milk Tray, perfect for the dad with a sweet tooth! (If they make it out of your hands that is!)

 

 

 

 

Which would your dad enjoy this father’s day? What do you think of the choice of Hallmark Cards at Tesco?

*I received these products to feature in this gift guide. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Fallen Brewing For Father’s Day

Father’s day & the Mr’s birthday are coming up so I’ve been hunting out some gift’s like these awesome beers from Fallen Brewing! He really enjoys his craft beers & ales and loves a chance to try something new. This is a great gift for any craft beer/ale loving dad this father’s day and would go well with a nice home cooked meal too!

Fallen Brewing

Fallen Brewing

 

Fallen Brewing have some big flavoured craft Ales, a range made using only pure, soft Scottish mountain water and the best hops and malts from around the world.

For Father’s Day summer session drinking the refreshing blond New World Odyssey 4.1% (£2.90 hippobeers.co.uk) is Ideal. For a dad with a sweet tooth the limited edition Big Raspberry Dog Chew 10% ABV (hippobeers.co.uk)  made with Salted Caramel and Raspberry Milk Stout and tastes like an alcoholic Ruffle bar.

Blackhouse and New World Odyssey

Fallen Beers include:

  • New World Odyssey 4.1% ABV Blonde,
  • Local Motive 3.9% ABV, Session IPA,
  • Dragonfly  4.6% ABV, American Amber,
  • Blackhouse 5% ABV, Smoked Porter,
  • Grapevine  5.4% ABV,
  • Chew Chew 6% ABV, Salted Caramel Milk Stout
  • Platform C 6.3% ABV, India Pale Ale.

Dragonfly

The Mr really enjoyed getting a chance to try beers from Fallen Brewing as he hadn’t heard of them before. Trying the beers gave me a bit more knowledge about the different types & flavours too. With such a great selection of beers from fallen brewing there is definitely something for everyone’s tastes.

Just the ticket

Where are Fallen Brewing based?

Established in 2014, Fallen Brewing is situated in the old Kippen Railway Station with views towards The Trossachs and The South West Highlands. Fallen brew modern interpretations of classic styles with an emphasis on bold flavours and new world hops.

Where can I Buy Fallen Brewing beers?

Fallen beers are available all over the UK online from www.hippobeers.co.uk and in Scotland from Oddbins, Waitrose and M&S as well as independent shops including The Woodhouse Farm Shop, Cork and Cask, Cornelius and Beer Hive in Edinburgh and Hippo Beers, Good Spirit Company and Valhalla’s Goat in Glasgow.

Would your dad or other half love trying these for father’s day?

Luxury Flowers From Prestige Flowers

I Received a beautiful bouquet of Luxury flowers to review from Prestige Flowers. I was sent flowers from their Luxury range. The flowers arrived in a lovely sturdy box with a pretty flowery design on the box.

Just had a special delivery from @prestigeflowersuk 🙊 Looking forward to writing up my review! 😍💐

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The flowers had been carefully placed in the box along with a card. Removing the flowers from the box I discovered a lovely box of Truffles along with a vase for the flowers & a flower care guide along with some feed.

Luxury flowers like these currently start at £19.99 for a standard bouquet. For a medium sized bouquet it’s just £5 extra or £10 extra for a large bouquet. You can add on extra’s such as vases, truffles,  balloons, teddy bears, wine, chocolates & even cake! I was quite impressed at the free add on’s & the price of the Extra’s too.

Luxury Flowers

 

Prestige flowers provide stunning flowers for a reasonable price & there is something for everyone. With so many options including a huge selection of flowers & colour schemes to choose from as well as gifts & hampers, you are bound to find something beautiful for someone special.

Luxury Flowers - Prestige Flowers

 

Prestige Flowers cater for all occasions including Birthdays, Mother’s day, Sympathy/Funeral, Thank you, Get well & more all with suitable gifts to match. Delivery options include Next day (7 days a week), Saturday, Premium Sunday & UK same day deliveries ranging from £5.80 – £7.99.

I’m not usually one for ordering flowers in all honesty but I will definitely be using Prestige Flowers in future. I know a few people who would love to receive flowers like these on a special occasion.

Do you buy luxury flowers for anyone? What do you think of Prestige Flowers?