I have so many wonderful gift ideas to share with you especially for Mother’s Day today. In case you are wondering Mother’s day is on the 6th March in the UK this year so make sure it’s in your diary… there is only three weeks left. Let’s make sure our Mum’s know just how special they are 🙂 Read more
A couple of weeks ago we received a fantastic craft box from the lovely Jemma at Thimble & Twig. We have been so very impressed with our Thimble & Twig craft box! I have received craft boxes before but never quite so well thought out or with as many things to do inside! Boo still hasn’t completed everything in the box!
The box we received is a nature themed box and sells for £15.00 on the Thimble and Twig website. This is an absolute bargain for what it contains and the hours of fun your little one will get from it! You will need to have a few basics like paint and glue at home to complete everything but almost everything is covered inside the box.
Inside this nature themed box it contains almost everything you need to make the following items…
- Little patchwork bird
- Foraging bag
- Dandelion wishes keyring
- Summer flowers suncatchers
- Elderflower lemonade (this was delicious)
- Wishing words birds
- Rainbow garden rockets
- Bird feeder
- Bird’s nest
- Summer scented bath bombs
and if that’s not enough there are other little extras like sunflower seeds, a nature trail, a gift to start a treasure box and a snail racing kit!
We would highly recommend Thimble and Twig craft boxes and wedding boxes!! Thimble and Twig have just launched their Lucky Dip Subscription box too which is definitely worth checking out or if you are into messy play then you must check out their messy play boxes too!
A big thank you to Jemma for letting us try one of her boxes – we love your business and are very excited to watch it grow! Can’t wait for the space themed box to be launched 🙂
You can actually win one of the new lucky dip subscription boxes over in this month’s Draw with Me so please check that out too!
Father’s Day is coming up very soon (Sunday, June 16th) so I thought I’d put a post together with my top 10 gift ideas basically because it helps me decide what to get for my Dad and for the little ones Dad too – I always find men so difficult to buy for!
- Triple Supercar Driving Blast – What man would not LOVE this? Ok I know it’s not for everybody but it sure would be a huge hit with my other half!
- Little Scribbles Cufflinks – I adore these – such a brilliant idea having your little ones drawing made into cufflinks!
- Personalised ‘Daddy I Love You Cushion’ – this is so adorable!
- Men’s MOT Spa Day – It’s not just us women who enjoy a day at the spa; with this spa day comes a wonderful 55 minute treatment too!
- Case Of 12 Best Of British Beers – Perfect for those Dads who like to relax with a beer.
- Personalised Hand Print Tree Poster – A very unique gift that will mean the world to Dad!
- Love 2 Read Personalised Book – Make Dad his very own personalised book with photos of them family; he’ll love to read the bedtime story if he’s the star!
- Your Child’s Drawing on a Mug – Another way to save their favourite drawing and give a very personal pressie.
- Dual Docking Station for his iPhone & iPod – Perfect for the Dad who loves his Apple products 😉
- Bungee Jumping – Why not get adventurous and buy him something he will NEVER forget?
Well that’s it from me; 10 gifts ideas for Dads! How about you; what are you buying Dad this year – I’d love to hear xx
“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
The Polar Express Blu-Ray Disc is available to buy on Amazon for just £8.99, The Polar Express 3D version is just £14.99 and the DVD is £9.47 – A really great film that every family should have in their collection :O)
* Warner Bros. sent us The Polar Express on Blu-Ray for the purpose of this review.
- As Good As New
- Dancing Queen
- Does Your Mother Know
- Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
- Head Over Heels
- Hole In Your Soul
- Honey, Honey
- I’m A Marionette
- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
- If It Wasn’t For The Nights
- Knowing Me, Knowing You
- Lay All Your Love On Me
- Mamma Mia
- Money, Money, Money
- People Need Love
- Summer Night City
- Super Trouper
- Take A Chance On Me
- The Winner Takes It All
- When I Kissed The Teacher
What We Think –
The ABBA You Can Dance Wii game is going to be a HUGE hit with ABBA fans this Christmas! Not only can you dance along to your favourite track’s but you can sing along with them too! We are lucky enough to already have a microphone (there would have been some disappointment if we hadn’t) You don’t need a microphone for the whole game just for the sing along part! There is lots of fun to be had with the dancing and the lyrics appear along the bottom of the screen so you can sing a long to those but it is great to be able to get the microphone out and sing badly along ;O) Everyone knows the ABBA songs so this is going to be great over Christmas when friends come round for a few drinks!
The moves are easy to follow (well there are a few tricky ones but that’s the fun of it) and the menu’s are easy to follow! Not sure this is one for the kids really but more for us crazy grown ups who are dying to go back to our teens again! Lero my 15 yr old absolutely LOVES it! He’s very into singing and dancing and LOVES ABBA so it is great for him; but Boo my 5 yr old hasn’t got a clue who ABBA are and has never heard the songs before! But I think ABBA are timeless and she’ll pick them up in no time! She doesn’t care anyway she just loves to dance along!! Really great game!! LOVE it :O)
You can pick a copy of ABBA You Can Dance up at Amazon for the bargain price of £17.99! Put it in someones stocking this year and have a ball ;O)
ABBA You Can Dance published by Ubisoft®
* We received a copy of this game for the purpose of this review.
MASH Junior is an Italian children’s wear brand that sell absolutely beautiful clothes for kids! MASH Junior is split into two lines – MASH Boy for boys and MASH Kiss for girls. The clothes range in age from 0 month to 16 years.
I received a few items from MASH recently for the kids to try! The Autumn/Winter 2011/12 range is absolutely gorgeous and I am so pleased with the clothes that we have been sent. They are really great quality and look really stylish and a little bit different too!
|Boo was sent this beautiful tshirt! Which is absolutely beautiful and has got such
gorgeous little details :O)
|She was also sent this gorgeous little zipped jacket! Which she loves – even though it’s not pink ;O)|
Unfortunately Bugs has been really poorly this last week so I haven’t been able to get any photos of him in his! But here are a few gorgeous photos taken from the Autumn & Winter range :O)
Mash Junior will be launching it’s Spring & Summer range in the UK in 2012; so at present for UK customers, the best way to get your hands on MASH Jr is via www.yoox.com who ship internationally.
Minor Edition sell the most beautiful, unique & stylish dresses for girls aged 2-6 years; we were very lucky to have one sent for Boo to review.
Sixties Style Polka Dot Dress – £29.99
What the website says –
A very retro look with bright pink button and cute trim on the side pocket, this is a little girls dream dress. Perfect with black or even better, bright pink shoes. A bright pink bolero will be perfect with it, on those windy days.
What we thought –
Boo always loves to get a new dress! I can see a very expensive future ahead with lots of designer dresses, shoes and handbags! She was over the moon when she opened this which Ipshita had kindly wrapped and sent for her birthday :O) She had a birthday party to go to that afternoon – I’ll give you one guess what she wore ;O) The lovely comments we received at the birthday party confirmed how adorable she looked and that it really is a very unique dress!
It is beautifully made, I just love the style, the button and the pink trim! I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from Minor Edition or to recommend them to all my friends! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
|Polka Dot Dress With Applique|
Beautiful Cotton Blue and White Dress
Here are a couple more of the dresses that they do! These will make a perfect gift for a special little girl this Christmas!