Creating A Back To College Kit For My Sister

My sister Laura is going back to college so then she can go on to University to become a midwife. Laura needs a little encouragement when it comes to making things happen. We are going away at the start of September for a month, the same time Laura starts college. I decided to put together a starter college kit with some inspirational quotes to help her while we were gone. This is what I put together… Pencil Case The pencil… View Post

10 Classic Books Every Child Should Read Growing Up

Though I don’t do it often, I love to read. To me, there is nothing more that really pushes the boundaries of your imagination than reading. Reading the way a scene is and how it feels is a great way to expand someone’s imagination. I loved to read as a child and can remember to this day many books I loved reading over and over again. Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell This must appear on everyone’s list, right? I will be… View Post

Cheap And Thoughtful Stocking Filler Ideas

Ever since I can remember me and my sisters have woken up to a Christmas stocking at the end of our beds. And every year it was full of things that we loved, whether it was a small craft item I would use to little bits of makeup when we got older. As my parents had 3 girls filling stockings as you can imagine could get pricey. We always had great things in our stockings, I remember one year I… View Post

How To Make Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas is a time for family and spending time with your loved ones. This year I am making everyone a stamped salt dough ornaments to place on their tree every year. These decorations last a lifetime and would look beautiful with whatever colour scheme you have. These are fantastic to make with kids and family at Christmas time. Equipment And Ingredients 1 Cup salt 2 cups Flour 3/4 Cups Water Mixing Bowl Spoon Ribbon Stamps– optional, these can leave a… View Post

Photo Diary: Disneyland Paris – November 2018

Helen and I took our first trip to Disneyland Paris together at the start of November. Here are some of our favourite photos from the trip. To learn more about planning your own trip to Disneyland Paris we recommend checking out our dedicated travel blog Inside Our Suitcase. Who even are you if you don’t try on hats when at Disneyland Paris? (or any Disney park…). We hope you enjoyed our photo diary from our trip to Disneyland Paris. Maybe… View Post

V-Tech ‘Toot Toot Friends’ Advent Calendar

This year we have noticed an extreme increase in luxury advent calendars. This doesn’t just involve luxury chocolate but toys, beauty and stationary! One of the ones that caught our eye was, of course, the V-Tech Toot Tooth Friends Advent Calendar. Aimed at children between the ages of 1-5 this is a lovely calendar to open and get you into the festive mood. The calendar is available in stores and online for £20 – £25. The calendar has 24 days… View Post

How To Make Gingerbread Christmas Biscuits

I am a huge lover of Christmas… you may have noticed already but still, I love it. I love the family together, the films and definitely the food. This year my Christmas spirit was a little low so I decided to get myself in the mood with some baking. We tired the gingerbread house kit a couple of years ago with my nephew and things got messy so this year I decided to make my very own gingerbread Christmas biscuits. I… View Post

The 2018 Advent Calendar Saga

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Helen and I have been causing a bit of a storm over on Youtube. Spending more than £1,000 of our own hard earned cash on advent calendars. This started when we publicly criticised an influencer for taking advantage of her subscribers by selling them her used PR products and telling multiple lies over the course of multiple videos. Unhappy with the way these subscribers had been treated and determined… View Post

October 2018 – What We Watched This Month

With the start of October came the decline of the weather and of course those early dark nights creeping in. One of the best times of year to watch all your favourite scary movies and really get into the cosy season. Helen loves this time of year as the trees turn a beautiful red and orange and Starbucks hot chocolate tastes all that much better. This month it feels we haven’t had 2 minutes to properly sit and watch much but… View Post

Review: Watermelon Smash Game – This Game Is So Much Fun!

Board games are becoming more and more fun and interactive recently. First with Speak Out, then Pie Face and now… Watermelon Smash!  This game is so much fun, and I know it’s going to be a huge hit with our family and friends over the festive period. We even made an entire Youtube video playing the game so if you’re still unsure, check that out below. How To Play Players first fill the watermelon with water in the designated compartment.… View Post