Sunday, 29 June 2014

Simple Homemade Smoothie Lollies

Hey everyone i wanted to share how easy it is to make homemade healthy lollies for the kids over the summer! 
This is just an example of what you can put in your lollies.
The fruit list is endless so just experiment! 

I used-
1 whole banana
12 fresh strawberries
half a mango
and 400ml coconut water ( any water or even milk would work great!)

Give it all a good blend I'm using the Breville Active Blend Review here-

Pour into your lolly moulds these ones are from ikea.

Pop in the freezer and you've got your smoothie lollies!

Hope you've enjoyed this super simple how to / recipe!

Violet Approved!


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Girls Night Out | OOTE June 2014

I went out with the girls last week as a bit of 'mummy' time just to let my hair down.
Being a mum I'm constantly on the go cooking, cleaning, chores, ironing the list is endless to be honest!
So every now and they i book in advance yes book!! to go out with the girls.
I thought id share what i wore as this dress I've had since i was 18, yes 18!
and honestly I've never felt more confident in it which is something after having two children i thought id never say!

Dress- boutique years ago
Necklace- H&M (recent)
Shoes- George Asda ( recent)

Heres my Quick Get Ready With Me from the night!


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Family Day Out | Moores Valley Country Park

I totally cherish every family day we have out together, as you know Graham works 7 days a week which can make life so difficult to have those 'quality time' days.

I actually remembered to bring my camera with me this time so I'm going to bombard you now with a some family shots i managed to get!


Monday, 23 June 2014

Baby Annabell | Zapf Creation Review

We were lucky enough to be asked to do a review on Baby Annabell a few weeks ago, So we were sent the Baby Annabell interactive Doll.
I knew Violet would be extremely excited having a new doll as she is utterly obsessed with her babies!

First impressions of the doll was that it was a really life like size, she measures 46cm (18inch) and her expression before putting batteries in her were very realistic.

Baby Annabell is for a child aged 2 years and over, she comes with a few accessories including a bottle, hat & dummy/ comforter which makes having a baby doll even more realistic!

Once we inserted 4 x AA batteries into her back she came to life!

More about Baby Annabell

+ She Cries real tears.

+Her eyes open and close and reacts to any sort of touch or sound.

+She makes some amazingly realistic baby noises giggles, Burps, cooing and crying Graham seriously thought we had a baby in the house until i told him it was the doll!

+When sucking her bottle or dummy she makes the 'suckling' noises and her mouth also moves in and out.

+She also drinks real water from her bottle which is a great added touch in my opinion.

The only Con i can think of and this is from what Violet has said, is that she is a little heavy for her to carry but I'm sure with time as she gets older it won't be a problem.

So would i recommend this doll for your child? I definitely would and so would Violet they are pretty inseparable at the moment!
Its a very unique and cute doll, unlike any dolls I've come across before. tThe fact it comes with accessories is great and you can buy added items, such as new outfits , prams, highchairs the list is endless!

Heres the website where you can view all the dolls & accessories -

Baby Annabell is sold in most toy shops from Toy RUS, Argos and even online stores such as Amazon & Ebay.

You can buy Baby Annabell here-
Her average price os £47.99 and although that may sound steep for a baby doll, Baby Annabell is such an interactive and well made doll you won't need to buy any other!

Heres a short clip of Baby Annabell in action!


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Spinach & Sausage Pasta | Morrisons Ebook

This is a firm favourite in our house, its simple, tasty and takes less then 30 mins so you can whip it up and still have plenty of time for entertaining and not have the hassle of being stuck in the kitchen!

This post is an entry for the #MorrisonsMum Summer Recipe eBook Challenge sponsored by Morrisons, which has recently cut prices on over a thousand every day products. Find out more here- Price checker-

First thing you want to do boil your kettle and add your pasta to your saucepan to get it cooking.

Cut your sausages into meatball size chunks ( i used 5 pork)

Spray your sautéing pan with some light olive oil. 
Cut up one white onion.

Once your pan is hot add in your sausage balls & onion on a medium heat, let them soften / brown off.

Add in a couple of crushed garlic (optional) and a tin of chopped tomatoes, refill the can half way with water and add that to the pan also.
Pop on lid and let it simmer for 10- 15 minutes.

Once your pasta is cooked drain it and set aside.

once sausages are cooked add in a handful of chopped spinach a good sprinkle of italian seasonings, plus the pasta, mix and pop the lid back on for 3-5 minutes until the spinach has wilted.

Grate some cheddar ready for topping.

This meal is great served hot or cold & tastes even better as leftovers!

I also did a quick video of the recipe here-


Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Body Shop Haul

I absolutely love The Body Shop and when i noticed they had brought a new limited edition Blueberry range out i had to try it!
Another thing i love about TBS is that they have amazing discount codes online! I got all these products for 50% off or less!!
Currently the blueberry range is on sale so go grab some bargains!

First off i brought the Blueberry lip balm, i actually needed a new lip balm as i had just run out of my honey mania one!

Then of corse i love a good scrub so thought id try this one i love colour and smells amazing.

Picked up the shower gel , i love a few from the body shop so had to try this one.

And as always running low on my body butter this looked like the perfect replacement!

A repurchase of the Ginger anti dandruff shampoo, this is amazing for oily hair!

I have been eyeing the Tea tree BB cream for a little while and you know how much i love my BB's! i thought this would be perfect for my oily skin i brought the shade medium-

You'll most likely see some of these items in my favourites for July with mini reviews if i like them.

Any Body shop recommendations you think i should try?
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