Envelope Art for the Unartistic

As you will no doubt know by now, I enjoy my snail mail. I love sending letters out into the world and it’s great to receive pretty post in return. I find that the delight of discovering a little happy mail in my post box often begins with a pretty envelope. It will look nothing like a bill or junk mail, it will look tempting, friendly and inviting. I have a Letter Writing Love board over on Pinterest that is just chock-full of beautiful and inspiring images. I’d love to create and send post like that, but the snag? I’m completely Read more >

envelope art with washi

Little Man football

Just 3 Days

Just 3 days. That’s all it would have taken for things to be looking quite different around here now. My Little Man was born on the 3rd September. He will be four years old in a couple of weeks time and is so looking forward to his birthday, his Avengers birthday cake and a trip to the seaside. I can’t believe he’ll be four and as I look back over the year, it’s been wonderful to see him grow so much. This time last year I remember having play dates where as soon as friends arrived, my son would run to Read more >


Brilliant Educational Toys for Preschoolers

With Little Man about to go into his preschool year at nursery, I am thinking about ways in which I can support him and get him ready for school next year. I want him to be off to a good start there, simply because I think that if the basics come easily to him, he can concentrate more on the social side and getting used to being at school all day. I do want to keep all learning fun and not be pushing him, my son is definitely not one to be pushed! So with this all in my mind, I Read more >

Tactile Letters in play doh

Words

Word of the Week 19/8/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >


Great Pre-School Books from Salariya

Little Man has been lucky enough to receive a few books from the Salariya book company, so today I’ll introduce them to you along with giving one of you the chance to win all three of them… He has received: Mixed-Up Robots This spiral-bound flip-book lets children have hours of fun assembling a variety of outlandish robots from everyday items like laptops and musical instruments to make them look the way they want. The robots can be mixed and matched into 32,768 different combinations, so the possibilities are enormous – there could be a robot with a typewriter for a Read more >

Little Man dot to dot

Young HoneyTree Box

Young HoneyTree Stationery Review & Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a package full of paper gorgeousness in my HoneyTree Post Review and Giveaway (the give away is still running, by the way!) and I promised that I would bring you more. Well, that day has arrived. Today I am sharing with you the delights of Young HoneyTree, a stationery subscription box for children…. Young HoneyTree Designed for children 6-12yrs, our specially curated box of stationery surprises will make them reach for a pen instead of a keyboard. They’ll have great fun discovering what’s in their parcel each month… and you never Read more >


5 Free Summer Adventures

Hooray for the summer holidays! We have no breaks away planned, so we’re now halfway through six weeks of lazy days intermingled with play dates and summer adventures. I love having no school runs, no places that we have to be, watching my two play with each other all day long. As you can tell, I’m enjoying it just as much as the kids! As well as chill out time, my two love to be ‘doing’ and my daughter really likes to feel that she’s learning new things and exercising that brain of hers. So it’s very handy that we’re getting involved with Read more >

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Siblings August 2016

This month’s look at my pair of siblings feels a bit different to normal. August is a special month as it’s the only one all year that they have each other 24/7. And they love having each other 24/7. Yes, there are the little squabbles, most often over things like movie choices or who gets to sit where for lunch. There are no big arguments, and the little ones are always resolved within a matter of minutes. I know I am fortunate that they get on so well, that the summer holidays are easy for me. I honestly think that Read more >


Word of the Week 12/8/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

food

Apollo Elyse

I’m Getting Back on the Saddle!

Yes, I am! Now, I did enjoy horse riding as a teenager, but it’s not that saddle that I’m referring to, I am talking about cycling. I struggle to recall when I last rode a bike. Funny how that happens, isn’t it? I vividly remember learning to ride, with my dad running up and down with me outside our old house and me shouting ‘don’t let go, don’t let go’ until of course, he did. I think I was about 5 or 6. I then know that I had bikes throughout all of my early childhood and through to my Read more >


8 Reasons You Should Be Using A Bullet Journal

I have been using my bullet journal since mid-June and it’s fair to say that I am a total convert. If you’ve yet to try one, or haven’t heard of them, today I’m going to be givign you 8 reasons that you should be using a bullet journal, and let’s see if you become a convert, too. I wasn’t sure that I would be converted, to be honest, but seeing them everywhere I was intrigued and wanted to give it a go. I’ve used various planners, notebooks and journals before and I don’t always stick to them, sometimes finding them Read more >

8 Reasons You Should Be Using a Bullet Journal

Adidas Neo girls trainers

Adidas Neo Trainers Review

The children have received some new trainers from Brantano, so let me tell you a little about them… For Little Man (who I have to say is not so little any more and seems to have huge feet) I chose the Adidas Advantage Vst Casual Trainers. Bright blue with a yellow inner and flashes of yellow trim, I think they’re a bit different. I tend to favour velcro on trainers as Little Man can’t yet do his own laces up, but can put these on himself. The three straps mean that they can also open nice and wide for him to Read more >


Disney Charades Review & Giveaway

We have been having fun playing a new game, Disney Charades, so today I’m sharing our review of it, along with offering one of you the chance to win a copy… Mime completely crazy Disney characters in Disney Charades! Are you ready to laugh? Draw an ‘I am’ card and a ‘Who’ card and roll the dice to see what combination of character and action you must impersonate. Your team has 1 minute to guess your Disney character and what they are doing. Players can mime and make noises. Your team can guess as many times as they like until Read more >

Disney Charades cards

John Deere tractor

So Now I Want to Make Jam, Have Ducks and Get a Dog!

We’ve just got back home after a brilliant day out at Countryfile Live, thanks to the lovely team at Blacks. . The sun was shining as the crowds completely descended on Blenheim Palace. I’d heard traffic had been bad leading up to the show, so we’d set off early, but all seemed to be well for us today, phew. Now if you’ve not been to this, it is HUGE. We were there for five or six hours and we did not see everything. We could have easily spent a couple of days there and we’d still have left without seeing Read more >


Fun & Educational Children’s Books

Boo’s been very happy to receive a few books from the Salariya book company, so today I want to share a little about them with you, along with giving one of you the chance to win all three of them… She has received: You Wouldn’t Want To Be A Victorian Servant! by Fiona MacDonald Get ready… as a 12-year-old girl living in Britain in the 1880s, you are about to start work for a wealthy family. You will be busy all day long as a Victorian servant. This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Read more >

Boo reading Salariya

productive

Word of the Week 5/8/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

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