Posted on February 9, 2016

February 16 – This Mummy Loves…

This Mummy Loves.../ TML Monthly

I can’t believe it was September when I last did this feature on the blog. I think I was so busy getting sorted for Christmas and doing Christmas Gift Guides that I forgot about this. I’ve always loved doing this though as I get to tell you about some fab products that we’ve been sent and also what I’ve been watching/reading for the last month or so. I’ve got quite a lot to tell you this month so grab yourself a cuppa and have a read 😉

If you would like to have a product featured in the March edition of This Mummy Loves… please send me an email to thismummyloves@gmail.com to see if your product is suitable.

Here are some products that we have loved this month…

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Playmobil Easter Eggs

We are huge Playmobil fans and just love these alternative Easter Eggs, a must for any Playmobil fan this coming Easter! There are four colours available… blue, pink, yellow and red. We received the blue egg which contains a pirate on a treasure hunt and the yellow egg which contains a zookeeper with an alpaca. My kids have a huge boxful of Playmobil and  it is played with so much, it is always the box that is pulled out when friends come to play. You can buy these eggs from the Playmobil website for £6.99 each.

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Icycl

How awesome are these? Ice pops for adults! They are really delicious, perfect for a treat on a hot summer’s day while you’re cooking food on the barbecue! They are available in three flavours… Apple, Blackcurrant and Lemon & Lime. You just pop them in the freezer like regular ice pops and wait for them to freeze.  Check out their website for more details.

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Yankee Candle

I just love Yankee Candle and after getting engaged at Christmas I thought this would be the perfect one to burn while I’m planning my wedding day 🙂 Wedding Day is the current favourite of the month so there are some really great offers over on the website. This large jar is reduced to £16.99 from £21.99 so really worth getting while it’s on offer 🙂

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Just 4 Kids 

Boo is loving these new natural deodorants that she has been sent to try, she’s been using deodorant for quite a while now as she is very mature for her age. She was using a rock salt deodorant before but she hated it as she had to wet her underarms to use it so it really wasn’t convenient. These Just 4 Kids deodorants are perfect! They smell great, are reasonably priced and best of all they don’t contain any nasty chemicals so you can rest assured that you are buying the best for their delicate skin. There are four fragrances available… Sea Breeze, Strawberry, Green Apple & Vanilla Cream and they are currently £3.49 over on the website. I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a kid friendly deodorant.

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Deluxe Dish Drying Mat

I used to get through tonnes of kitchen roll because I used to lay it on my worktops and put all my wet dishes on it to dry, I don’t need to do that anymore after getting my hands on their fab Deluxe Dish Drying Mat from JML Direct. It is really absorbent and apparently can absorb nearly a litre of water! It’s perfect for when I was all my wine glasses 😉

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Vosene Kids

We’ve been a fan of Vosene kids for a while now, anything to help keep those nasty lice away. I use the defence spray every morning on Boo’s hair as it is waist length now and really does need help being detangled after being slept on and she hasn’t had lice for years now! Some of the new products they have out look really great, head over to their website and check them out 🙂

What I’ve Been Watching

Since September I have watch so many things I really don’t know where to start. Currently I’m addicted to 24 on NowTV, there are 9 seasons though so it is going to take me ages to finish them all. Just before Christmas season 6 of The Vampire Diaries came to Netflix so I had to watch them! I do love anything to do with vampires or witches. I also watched Jessica Jones on Netflix which was awesome, I’d highly recommend it! Pretty Little Liars is also back with weekly episodes so I’m enjoying those too, although they are dragging it out a bit now!

The kids were really excited that The Stick Man was released on DVD last week and have watched it a few times since getting it. They really love the story and often choose it as their bedtime story.

Thestickman

From the creators of the hugely successful The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom comes Stick Man, a beautifully animated film based on the much-loved picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Join Stick Man on his incredible journey across the seasons as he runs from a playful dog, gets thrown in a river, escapes from a swan’s nest and even ends up on top of a fire. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?

An exciting and heart warming adventure with the voices of Hugh Bonneville, Rob Brydon, Martin Freeman, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Saunders, Russell Tovey.

What I’ve Been Reading

I set myself a challenge this year to read all the books that I own and am now on my 4th book so far. I didn’t do very well with my book a week challenge last year but I’m hoping to complete 44 books this year and then I will donate them all to charity and buy some more 🙂 So far I have read…

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
Shopaholic to the Rescue – Sophie Kinsella
Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz

I think my favourite of the four had to be Eleanor & Park, it is such a wonderful easy to read love story, I could not put it down! I love finding a book like that, it was totally unexpected too which made it even better! I also loved Finding Audrey which is Sophie Kinsella’s newish book, it is actually written for teenagers but I didn’t realise that when I bought it – it was such a lovely story and another that I could not put down.

So I’ve started the year off well by reading 4 books just another 40 to go 😉 I’m sure it won’t be too long before I cave in and buy a new book or two though… it is so hard as I just love buying new books and I keep seeing people posting their fav’s online and I just want to buy them ALL 😉


 

Well that’s all for this month, don’t forget to contact me soon if you have a product that you would like to see in my March edition!

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  • Ninjacat February 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Brilliant selection of products

  • Kara February 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I love the idea of kids deodorant.

    I haven’t smelt wedding day shall have to go and give it a smell. It looks like a scent I may like.

  • Stephs Two Girls February 14, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Brilliant, am definitely going off to get Playmobil eggs, what a fab idea! Love the idea of vodka ice pops too 🙂

  • Mary Louise February 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    You have been busy! The playmobile eggs look fantastic and could be used to fill with all sorts of goodies!
    We are also loving stickman!

  • Kara February 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    We still have the Stick Man on the TIVO box from christmas and it gets watched daily. Going to get those playmobil eggs for the kids for easter

  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought February 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love Yankee Candles, haven’t tried Wedding Day before; I must look it up! Looks like you’ve had a great month with some fab new products to try.

  • Kate Williams February 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    We loved The Stick Man, must admit that I rather like the look of those ice poles too!

  • angela hamilton February 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Love the look of the Playmobil easter eggs and the natural kids deodorant. Will look into getting those for the kids.

  • Globalmouse February 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    What a lovely selection of products – I love the look of the candle, this is my time of year for burning them and I could do with a new one! Love the alternative easter eggs too!

  • Anne February 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Some lovely products there, I was particularly interested in the vodka pops..mmmm. I’m reading more too, although I think I have more than 40 books to get through. I haven’t bought a new one for, oh , at least week!

  • Louise February 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Some great products there = will look out for those ice pops – perfect for Summer barbecues! Stickman is one of my favourites and the film is brill! x

  • The Reading Residence February 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Oh, I want to smell that candle now! I love Yankeee candles. I really must try Pretty Little Liars, too, heard so many good things about it x

  • JuggleMum, Nadine Hill February 9, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Love the candle! I often have a candle burning at home and the Yankee Candles have such a lovely fragrance!

  • Emma February 9, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Love the look of those ice pops! The book reading thing is one of my new years resolutions, I have so many books in the house that I haven’t read! 😀

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