Holiday Cheer Teas – Adagio Teas

Adagio’s Holiday Cheer Teas are now available for anyone looking to boost their Christmas spirit! For just £14 for 30 pyramid bags, there are 6 full leaf teas bound to give you that holiday cheer! I was kindly sent a box to try for myself and I wasn’t disappointed. Having tried several Adagio Teas, I’m always eager to try more. 

Holiday Cheer Tea

Holiday Cheer Teas

Another fantastic, gourmet collection of full-leaf teas from Adagio Teas full of holiday cheer. There are 5 individually packaged pyramid teabags of each flavour in this fabulously festive collection.

Pumpkin Spice Tea

I know so many Pumpkin Spice fans who would absolutely love this tea! A black tea infused with cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin to give a spicy, uplifting tea.

Candy Apple Tea

This tea is reminiscent of the carnival favourite to enjoy all year round. With a rich caramel, apple & cinnamon flavour. 

Gingerbread Tea

A perfect cuppa for all gingerbread lovers! Infused with ginger, cinnamon and orange pieces this tea is perfect for all gingerbread men and women out there.

Candy Cane Tea

A black tea infused with peppermint flavour and actual candy cane pieces! This is my favourite out of the collection, who doesn’t love a candy cane?

Chestnut Tea

Infused with sunflower seeds and chestnut flavour this is a warming cuppa, ideal for chestnut connoisseurs. This tea is bound to give you a comforting reminder ’tis the season to be jolly!

Cranberry Tea

Infused with cranberries and raspberry leaves, this festively fruity tea is a great compliment to your next festive feast.

You are bound to feel the holiday cheer and warmth this season with this lovely collection of teas. Adagio has a tea perfect for every occasion! Why not treat a loved one or yourself this Christmas?

Which Holiday Cheer tea appeals to you the most? 

Wooden Jigsaws From Wentworth – Find A Golden Puzzle Piece

We received Wooden Jigsaws from Wentworth for #NationalJigsawDay which is the 3rd of November. These puzzles are so cute and well made, not to mention perfect stocking fillers. I loved getting jigsaw puzzles in my stocking as a child and these are such great quality too!

Wooden Jigsaws - Wentworth Wooden Micro Puzzles

These gorgeous wooden puzzles are just £7.50 each and you could win simply by ordering some!

Wentworth Golden Puzzle Piece Competition Details

Bookshelf MicroPuzzle

To celebrate #NationalJigsawDay Wentworth are running a great competition! Find the golden puzzle pieces in any of their 40-55 piece micro puzzles from 2nd-4th November. Simply order online during the #NationalJigsawDay Period for a chance to win.

Festive Bookshelf Micro-Puzzle

If your puzzle contains 1 of 3 golden pieces you’ll win £400 of Jigsaws for a year. Take a picture of your completed puzzle with its golden piece and send it to Wentworth to win. Click Here for full terms & conditions.

#NationalJigsawDay 10% Discount

During this period you can receive a10% discount too! Enter Code NJD18 at the checkout to receive your #NationalJigsawDay discount. Don’t forget to check your puzzle for a golden puzzle piece!

Wooden Jigsaws

Wentworth’s wooden jigsaws are handmade, unique and intricately crafted in Wiltshire. All their puzzles are made from a specially developed wooden board called Medite PremierTM, all taken from sustainable sources.

Cat Selfie Puzzle

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles come in a wide range of designs from seasonal to weird and wonderful. There truly is something for every jigsaw puzzle lover. I love how the pieces are so different from typical puzzles too, it makes it much more fun.

Cat Selfie Puzzle

We were sent the Festive Bookshelf & the Cats Selfie Micro Wooden Jigsaw puzzles to review. I was really pleased with the quality overall. Even the box is of high quality not to mention the jigsaws themselves.They would make fantastic gifts from stocking filler 40-55 piece micro puzzles to bigger 1500 piece jigsaws.

Do you love Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles too?

Healthy Wellness Teas -Adagio Teas


I received Adagio Teas Healthy Wellness Tea range last week. Just in time as I’m focusing more on mental and physical health & wellness on the blog for a few days. This week I’ve shared the mental health benefits of crafting and today I’m sharing some healthy wellness teas that will help your mind and body too.

Health Wellness Teas

Adagio has kindly been sending me different ranges of tea to try out and share with you. I recently shared a large selection of Adagio Teas and their limited edition Wicked Teas, a Halloween special. Whilst reviewing Adagios different tea ranges I’ve become a big fan, each tea is a unique blend full of flavour.

Healthy Wellness Teas Range

Day & Night Collection 

Day & Night Teas From Adagio Teas

Adagio has curated a trio of loose leaf teas for everyday use, specially blended for each phase of the day. Promoting healthy wellness with these teas available individually or as part of the set for £20

Jump Start

Jump Start

Enjoy a cup of tea blended to get you going in the morning, we all have days where we need a morning boost! An invigorating breakfast blend of toasted mate and black tea. Full of cinnamon and cocoa nibs, this warming tea will give you a kick of caffeine without the jitters! I love a morning cup of tea and Jump star has helped a lot this week. I’ve felt so ill I haven’t wanted to leave my bed but Jump start helps me feel a little more human!

Daydream

Daydream Tea From Adagio Tea

Sustain your afternoon with a cup of Daydream! Blended with soul-soothing herbs such as passionflower, lemon balm and lavender. The perfect cuppa for handling daily stress. Perfect for an afternoon or evening break from a busy day. Softly minty with a delicately floral bit of tanginess from hibiscus flowers. This calming blend is oasis in a teacup!

40 Winks


40 Winks From Adagio teas

The perfect cuppa to wind down with and promote healthy sleep, this bedtime tea will lull you into a deep sleep! A commonly used sleep aid, Valerian root is combined with soothing chamomile, spearmint and lavender. I’ve been drinking a cup before bed as my sleep has been awful lately and it does help me drift off much quicker! 

Body & Soul Collection

Body & Soul teas from Adagio Tea

With winter approaching rapidly Adagio have the perfect trio of teas to ease the effects of winter sniffles and promote overall health and wellness. Tea and herbal blends offer care and kindness to your body and soul. Taking a moment to enjoy the comforting qualities is a great way to promote healthy wellness and take 5 minutes out. You can buy each tea individually or as part of the set for £20.

Tea-Tox

Tea-Tox Tea from Adagio Teas

Cleanse your body and lift your spirits with a minty fresh, spicy zest of detox Tea-Tox tea. Naturally caffeine-free with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This blend is specially formulated to aid in restoring your body to its natural state. I love this as a mid-morning tea. It really does leave you feeling perkier.

Throat-Therapy

Throat Thrapy from Adagio teas

A tea blend perfect for your sore throat. A warm and soothing cup of sweet liqorice, calming anise and fresh raspberry leaves. Add a bit of honey for an added coating effect and your sore throat will soon be feeling better! Yesterday I was worried my sore throat was turning into a chest infection so I tried Throat-Therapy and was pleasantly surprised how soothing it was. Hopefully, a few more cups of Throat-Therapy and my sore throat will disappear!

Happy Belly

Happy Belly Tea from Adagio Tea

Specifically blended with Pu Erh and ginger root to encourage stomach and digestive health. Happy Belly combines soothing Senna leaf and the natural sweetness of anise and liquorice. A cup of tea that will keep you tummy content. I’ll no doubt be drinking this tea fairly regularly, medication really affects my digestive system, as does stress. Happy Belly sounds like the perfect cup to calm that down!

Loose Tea

I’m sure you’ll agree these healthy wellness teas sound perfect, especially this time of year! 

Discussing Feelings With My Mood Stars

We’ve been discussing feelings with My Mood Stars this week from Wendy Woo. As mental health and wellness is the focus on the blog right now these fit in perfectly! Being able to discuss our feelings is important and learning that from an early age can only be beneficial. 

My Mood Stars

My Mood Stars

My Mood Stars are a fun developmental aid which encourages children to learn about and discuss their feelings. Through imaginative play children can find fun ways to share their feelings. There are 8 stars in total, Happy, Sad, Sleepy, Shy, Scared, Silly, Cross & Surprised. My Mood Stars comes with a Velcro board for the stars to attach to for £29.99

My Mood Stars Velcro Board and Stars


The Idea Behind My Mood Stars
 
Self-confident children in touch with their feelings find it easier to flourish in social situations. Indeed personal, social and emotional development and communication are key aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage in the UK. Children who understand and can express and manage their own emotions, as well as those around them, are more likely to develop a positive sense of self and be assured and inquisitive learners.

Discussing Feelings

Discussing Feelings With My Mood Stars

We’ve spent the week discussing & drawing what makes us feel each feeling. We began with finding one thing for each feeling and I was pleased to see the girls could easily come up with ideas. We received a My Mood Stars book to record our feelings in which you can buy for £5.99.

Feeling Scared

Eva really enjoyed drawing each feeling and came up with some great pictures!

Feeling Happy

We’ve used the board to throw Stars when we want to discuss a feeling too. Angry has been used quite a bit with the girls off school and arguing. It’s had a very positive effect as they then take the time to listen to each other.

Discussing feelings with my mood stars

Another activity we have enjoyed is looking back at our day and through feelings and what made us feel that way. From waking up Cross because there’s too much noise in the building to feeling Happy because we watched a film. It’s lovely to see the girls discussing their feelings and I love the whole idea behind My Mood Stars.

Izzy showing Happy Stars

You can also buy a fantastic rhyming book called Rat’s Musical Band written by Wendy White which the girls really enjoyed reading. It really flows nicely and appeals to children with colourful illustrations by Claire Rollinson. This is just £9.99 on the Wendy Woo Site.

Rat's Musical Band

Another lovely addition to the Wendy Woo Site we were kindly sent are cute baby Tooth Pockets. The girls love these and now can’t wait until they lose a tooth! Right now they are only £2!

Baby Tooth Pockets

What do you think of My Mood Stars and the other Wendy Woo products?

Wicked Teas – Adagio Halloween Special

The Wicked Teas – Adagio Halloween Special sampler set is now available! This limited edition collection is just £19.00 for 6x 14g tins of loose tea. Having recently sampled a large collection of  Delicious Adagio Teas, I was really excited to try their Halloween special!

Wicked Teas - Adagio Halloween Special

Wicked Teas

These wicked teas come in Halloween themed tins with a mix of spooky sprinkles across them all. Perfect for any tea lover & collector who loves Halloween too.

Bat Brew - Wicked Teas

Bat Brew

Adagio have taken their Chocolate Chai to a new level, blending it with chocolate chips and green sugar crystals. Resulting in an indulgent sweet treat for Halloween, Bat Brew is possibly my favourite!

Candy Apple Concoction - Wicked Teas

Candy Apple Concoction

A candy apple concoction reminiscent of the trick-or-treating favourite! Blended with apple pieces red sugar crystals that look like the candy coating has fallen straight in to your cup. This makes for a frightfully good cup of tea.

Cat Scratch - Wicked Teas

Cat Scratch

A wickedly delightful blend of cat shaped sprinkles with cinnamon and a customer favourite, Tiger Eye. Another delicious tea with a hint of cocoa & caramel too!

Ghoul Gulp - Wicked Teas

Ghoul Gulp

A frightfully smooth decaf vanilla tea, spook-tacular enough to satisfy any ghost, goblin or ghoul! Accented with coconut pieces and topped with mini ghost shaped sprinkles, this is the perfect Gulp after a night of trick-or-treating.

Monster Mash - Wicked Teas

Monster Mash

A monstrous mash-up of caramel and cream tea flavours will have you screaming with delight! Topped with ghastly green jimmies and bone-chilling candy eyeballs for the perfect Monster brew.

Pumpkin Potion - Wicked Teas

Pumpkin Potion

It won’t take long to fall under this potions spell! This naturally caffeine-free concoction contains Honeybush Pumpkin Chai with orange Pumpkin shaped sprinkles and a dash of cocoa nibs. Another spook-tacular treat!

It’s safe to say Adagio have all ghouls, ghost, monsters, witches, goblins and more covered this Halloween when it comes to tea! Picking a favourite is tough as they are all delicious and a perfect sweet treat.

Which tea do you like the sound of most? 

Unicorns & Rainbows Craft Box From Squidgydoodle

We received a Unicorn & Rainbows Craft box from Squidgydoodle to try out. Each box comes with 4 themed crafts, the girls loved the Unicorn & Rainbows Crafts. Debbie who runs Squidgydoodle lovingly hand-makes each box. From as little as £2.75 for a mini box there are several different craft boxes including party boxes! Something I know my girls would love to!

Squidgydoodle Craft Box

Unicorns & Rainbows Craft Box

Our Unicorns & Rainbows craft box contained 4 fun crafts for the girls to do including Unicorn Slime, Unicorn Crown, Rainbow Scrape Painting & a Rainbow Rain Unicorn. These crafts are quite different from the typical craft boxes we’ve received. I love the theme and uniqueness of the crafts. 

Rainbow Scrape Painting

Eva wanted to do the Rainbow Scrape Painting but decided to do things a little differently but still ended up with a lovely colourful rainbow picture.

Rainbow Scrape Painting

Using the rainbow template, Eva used the paints to create a colourful rainbow and surrounding leaving a white cloud & rainbow print.

Rainbow Rain Unicorn 

Izzy wanted to try the Rainbow Rain Unicorn craft first. This is a lovely simple craft perfect for any age. Simply mix water with a drop of paint supplied (any colour you like, or mix your own!) and collect it up with the pipette. Then squirt the watered paint all over the card, letting it drip down to create cool patterns. Once finished, remove the unicorn to leave a unicorn silhouette in a colourful background!

Rainbow Rain Unicorn

Unicorn Slime

Eva loves to make slime so she chose to make the Unicorn Slime. We mixed all the ingredients but we couldn’t quite get the right consistency but it was still so much fun getting messy and watching the colours mix.

Unicorn Slime

I’m sure if we tried this again the slime would turn out better but we added to much water! 

Unicorn Crown

Finally, Izzy made the Unicorn Crown using the items supplied including pink glitter glue, sheets of glittery card, coloured tissue paper and glitter! Everything you need to be a sparkly unicorn.

Unicorn Crown Craft

Izzy really enjoyed this craft and had loads of fun cutting and sticking things on to her Unicorn Crown. Once she was finished we rolled up the Unicorn horn and taped it together. We then added elastic and Izzy had a fab Unicorn Crown to wear!

Unicorn Crown

Squidgydoodle

As a family we LOVE crafts, there simply isn’t a day that goes by without one of the girls cutting, sticking, drawing and creating. Whilst I do like craft boxes I tend to find they are a little too restrictive. Squidgydoodle craft boxes are much more fun and lets you vary the crafts slightly. This is always a win as kids aren’t always fond of sticking to the rules! We love Squidgydoodle and I’ll be ordering more boxes myself for the girls. 

Squidgydoodle craft boxes

10% Off Code

As promised, the lovely Debbie at Squidgydoodle has provided you lovely readers with a 10% off code. If you fancy trying out a craft box yourself then enter PURPLE when ordering online. This code is valid until Midnight 8th December! 

What do you think of Squidgydoodle? Will you be trying out their craft boxes? 

Halloween Melts From Geeky Melts

The most amazing Halloween Melts arrived last week from Geeky Melts for me to review. Melts are simply placed in an oil burner instead of oils and they release scents as they melt.

Halloween Melts From Geeky Melts

Geeky Melts

I tend to find Melts a little pointless BUT there’s something very calming watching bones and skulls slowly melt. I think I finally understand the fascination. Geeky Melts have so many different amazing designs available for every occasion.

Wax Melts From Geeky Melts

Halloween Melts

I was kindly sent 4 pots to review with a mixture of melt designs and scents and I truly love them all! Laura at Geeky Melts hand pours every wax melt and they start from as little as £1.50 (+P&P).

Black Rose & Oudh Halloween Melts

The First pot contained Black & Red Dark Mark Skulls, and Mini Heart Melts with a Black Rose and Oudh scent. This is my favourite scent by far and I really enjoyed watching the skulls melt away. 

Melon & Cucumber Rose wax melt from Geeky Melts

The next pot contained a gorgeous Melon and Cucumber scented White Glittery ‘Dead Flower’ Melt. I love how fruity this scent is, it really makes the room smell lush!

Geeky Melts - Halloween Wax Melts

I love the designs in the third pot these 3D Melts are amazing in blue with a hint of red on 2 of the melts. With a refreshing Rock Salt and Drift Wood scent, these are seriously cool melts. 

Skull, Bone & Hearts Wax Melts

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh linen? The final pot contained a mix of Fresh Linen scented Hearts, Skull & Bone Melts.

I really do see the interest in wax melts now, they make your home smell amazing. They are fascinating to watch melt & rather calming too. I love how much detail has gone into making these melts from the colours, sparkle and scents, they are fab!

I’ll be treating myself to more from Geeky Melts very soon for myself and as gifts for Christmas. There are a range of different designs and scents to choose from at Geeky Melts to suit everyone. 

Do you like wax melts? What do you think of Geeky Melts?

Stain-Free School Uniform – #AceForSchool

A stain-free school uniform is every mum’s mission when the school term starts. You can guarantee those fresh, crisp white shirts will come home with some kind of stain. Luckily Ace for Colours and Ace Stain Remover Spray are here to help you keep uniform stain-free!

#AceForSchool

#AceForSchool Perfect For School Uniform

Ace products are fantastic for stain-free school uniform and keeping colours bright. The stain remover spray tackles grease, germs and stubborn stains, gently lifting the stain and brightening clothing. Ace for colours can be added to your washing machine drum to help lift any stains and brighten colours. 

Stained School Tops

My daughters kindly came home last week with stained tops. Izzy had picked a scab on her chin and had blood on her collar. 

Blood stained collar

Eva is earning her pen license in school at the moment, so she came home with a nice black ink stain. 

Ink Stain

Luckily I had the Ace remover spray so I gave both tops a good soak with it. I left it for a little while before putting them in to the washing machine. 

Ace Stain Remover Spray

Stain-Free School Uniform

I really didn’t expect the blood to wash out of Izzy’s school top as it had left a smear across a chunk too. Ace stain remover spray did a fantastic job at removing the blood stains though. The top is now stain-free and a lovely, fresh white again! 

Stain-free School Uniform with #AceForSchool

Obviously, black handwriting pen ink wasn’t likely to come out in the wash. However, Ace stain remover spray once again did a fantastic job! I was really surprised just how well Ace stain remover spray worked. We’re back to having stain-free school uniform thanks to Ace!

stain-free school uniform

I’ve been adding Ace for Colour straight in the washing machine drum with the clothing to help keep them cleaner and brighter and we are really noticing the difference! Dull school uniform is no more with Ace for Colours!

Have you used Ace products before?

This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEforSchool Challenge, sponsored by ACE. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper. http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose or Sainsbury’s

Treat Yourself With Nightwear From Yawn

How often do you treat yourself? I know it’s not often for me but it’s lovely when I do treat myself. There is simply nothing better than curling up in comfortable nightwear after a long day and Yawn have some beautiful nighties and pyjama sets.

Yawn was set up by Alice who has a fantastic business sense and believes in taking it slow, attracting brilliant partners and having fun and laughing. What’s not to love about that? 

A few years ago I was completely frazzled juggling the demands of management consultancy with a young family. I had lost passionI advising other businesses and had become really tired. I dreamt of creating a beautiful business all about helping other women to switch off more.  Yawn was born, not just to remind me to relax, but to create a different kind of business: positive, collaborative and slow. 

Alice – Yawn

Yawn produces beautiful designs and relaxing nightwear for women and I was kindly sent a Dark Blue Night T to review which I am a little bit in love with!

Dark Blue Night T

The gorgeous lightweight, luxurious feeling jersey fabric, Dark Blue Night T just screams comfort. I’m 5ft 1″ and wearing an xs, this lovely nightdress comes to just about my knees.  I love how you can curl up into it, perfect for those lazy mornings curled up with a cup of tea.

Treat Yourself - Dark Blue Night T From Yawn

I had to ask Eva to take a photo of me for a change for this post. I’m very uncomfortable having serious photos taken of me but feeling comfortable in this gorgeous nightie certainly helped.

Treat Yourself

If you are going to treat yourself make sure you check out the stunning range of nightwear from Yawn. This lovely Dark Blue Night T is £49 and worth every penny. As a spoonie who spend a lot of time indoors, comfortable nightwear is a must. Sometimes a little treat can really pick you up!

Have you treated yourself lately? Do you love nightwear?

Ladies Handbag From Estarer

I received a ladies handbag from Estarer to review this week. I am extremely fussy when it comes to handbags, it has to be functional. The first thing I noticed about this large ladies handbag from Estarer is the many pockets!

Estarer

Estarer was established in 2012 to give customers cheap but high-quality bags and cases. Their goal is to create a range of fashionable and practical bags/cases with excellent customer service and an easy, secure online shopping experience.

Ordering

I ordered the handbag from Amazon and it arrived sooner than expected. I ordered on Thursday morning and given an expected delivery date of Monday.

Unfortunately, I missed the delivery on Friday. Luckily I was able to collect the handbag the next day at my local Royal Mail depot.

Ladies Handbag - Estarer

The bag came with a service card inside promising a 30-day refund from receipt of purchase along with a 365-day quality warranty. If you scan the service card with a QR reader you can receive a 60% discount off your next purchase, an extra 365-day warranty on your purchase or pick 1 of 3 free gifts!

Ladies Handbag

Estarer has recently launched this new large ladies handbag which is available on Amazon for £25.99 with free delivery. These lovely handbags are crafted from durable, scratch-resistant PU leather with high-quality zippers and a soft lining.

There are multiple pockets including –

  • Main Compartment (Fits books/A4 Folders)
  • Mesh Water Bottle Pocket (Fits 500ml water bottle)
  • A padded tablet sleeve
  • 2 quick access pockets for purses and mobile phones
  • Side pocket with a key leash
  • An inner Zip pocket for passports
  • Front organiser pocket for cards, pens and notebooks.
  • Rear sleeve

No matter what you carry in your handbag, there’s a place for it with this lovely handbag. All the pockets are practical sizes so you can store everything you need for a day out, work or school.

A Versatile Necessity

Estarer has thought of everything to make this handbag practical and comfortable with a cross-body strap. This versatile bag is a necessity and will go with any outfit. Whether for work, school or family days out, this handbag is a great buy. I’m a big fan of cross-body bags, they feel much safer when out and about. With a pocket for absolutely everything and at a reasonable price, this handbag is perfect!

What do you think of the Estarer Ladies Handbag?