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Posted on August 23, 2018

Back to School 2018

Back to School

Can you believe there are just under two weeks left until the kids go back to school? We are definitely getting ready now, after a couple of weeks we start getting a bit bored but thankfully we still have a weeks holiday before we go back. I’m kind of glad we saved our holiday until the end of the summer as at least we still have something to look forward to 😉 This year Boo is starting secondary school so we’ve had to buy lots of new uniform, bags, sports clothes etc so it has been quite pricey. We have also had quite a lot of goodies sent us so we are sharing some of those with you today 🙂 Read more

Posted on August 29, 2017

Back to School with #DespicableMe3

Back to School/ Review

Bugs has been obsessed with Despicable Me and the Minions ever since the first film came out a few years ago and has been a huge fan ever since! For his birthday a couple of weeks ago he choose to go to the cinema to watch Despicable Me 3 and his love for the Minions grew even more so as you can imagine he was overjoyed when he was recently sent this awesome Despicable Me 3 back to school bundle. The Minions have been a big part of his life since he was a toddler and we all love watching the Despicable Me films together as a family. Despicable Me 3 didn’t disappoint at all! Read more

Posted on August 1, 2017

Back to School 2017 Edition

Back to School

I love getting the little ones ready to go back to school. I never really go crazy buying loads of new stuff but there are some things that they just need to have. I’ve stopped buying stationery because they just end up with so much that they never use. I always make sure what we do buy is quality and will last them as long as possible, so I’m happy to pay that bit extra to ensure great products.

Here are our back to school must haves for 2017! Read more

Posted on July 5, 2017

Back to School with

Back to School/ sponsored

It’s that time of year again when I start thinking about the kids going back to school in September! I know! I know! They haven’t even finished for the summer yet but if I don’t do it now I will leave it to the very last minute and then rush about like a headless chicken for the last two days of the holidays! Another reason to start early is so you can shop around and grab yourself some bargains! I’ve recently been checking out what back to school products have on offer and thought I’d show you some of their best! Read more

Posted on August 26, 2015

Back to School Product Guide

Back to School

If you are anything like me you will be starting to think about getting ready to go back to school about now, I always leave it to the last minute and can usually be found school shoes shopping the day before school starts. Determined not to be the very last minute this year I have been having a look around online to see what is out there and there are some really great back to school products available so I thought I’d share some with you today 🙂

I adore this pretty notebook from Paperchase, Boo would absolutely love this – she loves notebooks just like her Mummy 😉 Paperchase has a fab offer online at the moment, if you spend £35 quote 5PAPER to get £5 off or if you spend £60 quote 10PAPER to save £10 and don’t miss the 3 for 2 on stationery.

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Roses Backpack

Boo was over the moon to be sent the gorgeous roses backpack from Spiral UK. It’s perfect for her to take to go back to school, it’s big enough for her to take everything she needs for school and it fab quality too.  It’s such a pretty design but if roses aren’t your things check out all the other designs on the website. There are so many different designs that there will be something for everyone. She’s gone off to holiday club with it today and couldn’t be happier 🙂

If you are looking for pencils then head over to Etsy there are so many different slogans or why not have them personalised to make sure nobody does steal their pencils 😉

Clarks Shoes from Brantano

Clarks Shoes from Brantano

Clarks shoes have never failed us and Brantano have a fantastic range for both boys and girls available online. They have free super saver delivery over £20 and free returns so it takes the hassle out of taking the kids to a busy shoe shop.


Name Stickers from My Nametags

I reviewed these name stickers on the blog last week and just had to give them another mention as I wouldn’t be without them now, they have made getting everything labelled an absolute breeze 🙂

I always like to make sure the kids have quality winter coats ready for when the cold weather sets in, I adore duffle coats and John Lewis always seem to have the best quality 🙂

Fur-Lined Parka

Fur-Lined Parka

This fur-lined parka from Vertbaudet would be perfect for my little Bugs! It looks so warm and cosy I could do with one similar myself 😉

Masquerade head lunch bag

Masquerade head lunch bag

Every school year needs a lovely new lunch box and this is the one Boo has chosen this year, it’s wipe clean and insulted and is the perfect size for her lovely lunch 🙂

Finally to make sure the school year goes smoothly Mummy needs to be uber organised so one of these wall calendars would be perfect to make sure everyone gets where they need to be on the right date 😉

I hope you have found this back to school post useful, what are your must have back to school items?

Posted on September 8, 2014

Back to School with JD Sports

Back to School/ Review/ Trendy Kids

It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready to go back to school, The lovely people at JD Sports helped us out by offering to send Boo one of their school bags and something from their back to school range. Boo has started junior school today and is feeling very grown up,  so she wanted her new school things to reflect this 😉

Firstly she needed a tracksuit for PE so she chose this gorgeous grey vintage Converse tracksuit. It is absolutely gorgeous, so soft and snug and I am really jealous of this to be quite honest, not sure I’d get away with a tracksuit though nowadays 😉


It is actually available to buy as two separate items. The top (Converse Girls Chuck Full Zip Hoody Junior) costs £35.00 and the bottoms (Converse Girls Chuck Patch Pants Junior) between £25.00 and £30.00 depending on the size. It is quite pricey for a tracksuit but it is worth every penny! Boo said it is the most comfortable thing she has ever worn!


Next she choose this awesome pink adidas classic airliner bag; this sells for £35.00 which she fell madly in love with as soon as she saw it (Me too!) It is so lovely and is the perfect size for all her school things!  It is very good quality too, all the zips are good and strong, you can change the length of the strap (which I plan to do when I get my hands on it and steal it for myself 😉


Gosh doesn’t she just look so grown up! She’ll be 8 in a few weeks buy could easily pass for 11/12. It’s very scary watching her grow into a young woman but I just couldn’t be prouder!

A huge thank you to JD Sports for sending us these items free of charge. We are over the moon with them 🙂

Posted on August 27, 2014

Colourful Dove Lunch Bag Review

Back to School/ Review

Last year we were introduced to Colourful Dove when Bugs was sent one of their china gift sets to review which is still going strong to this day! We absolutely love the designs so were very excited when we heard that they were launching lunch bags too!

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Bugs loves his lunch bag and is very excited about starting school with it. As soon as I gave it to him he said “Can I go to school now?” Bless him he really is looking forward to school!

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The insulated lunch bag is fantastic quality, lovely little touches like the dove zippers and the name label on the back. We are very very pleased with this product. Bugs is expecting to put his crocodile dinner set in it to take to school but I’m not really sure that will be appropriate, he just thinks that they should all go together because they are all the same design 🙂

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These fabulous lunchbags come in all four of colourful dove’s bright and bold designs and are perfect for kids lunches. There are fabulous details like the gorgeous dove zip pulls and a handy name badge on the back to write your child’s name so there’s no confusion over lunch bags! There’s a large insulated compartment inside with room to keep your sarnies, fruit and a drink and a handy mesh pocket to hold an ice pack or even better a little treaty surprise! The bags have a wipe clean interior and exterior to keep them looking bright and gorgeous. BPA-free, Phthalate-free.

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If green isn’t your colour then check out the other awesome designs that are available…


The lunch bags retail at £16 and are available from the Colourful Dove Facebook shop and other online retailers.

Colourful Dove would like to offer my lovely readers a 10% discount on their Facebook shop.  The discount is valid until September 5th 2014 so be quick if you’d like to take advantage,  Just enter ‘This Mummy Loves’ at the checkout to receive the discount 🙂

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