Sunday, 30 November 2014

Breakfast Ideas | November

Heres some breakfast's I've had over the month of November, as you can tell i hate having the same thing every day i love switching it up a lot!

2 egg spinach omelette, half avocado & latte.

Porridge with raw milk, tsp honey, blueberries & sprinkle of cinnamon with water.

Home-made Date & Nut Bread absolutely delicious! natural yogurt with fresh pineapple & blueberries with a cup of tea! 

Slice of wholemeal toast with cashew nut butter, half banana sliced and half on the side with a black coffee.

Slice of wholemeal toast with butter and 1 poached egg with a caramel latte.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Advent Calendars 2014 & GIVEAWAY!!

I thought id share a few of the different Advent Calendars that are out this year.
Theres is so many to choose from an Advent to suit everyone i think!

1- Lego Advent for the little boy or even teenager in the house! this is such a fun idea finding a new 'christmasy' lego person each day! More than id like to spend to be honest on an advent at £26-£28. lego They do have a few choices including star wars version and the girly 'friends' version.

2- Playmobil- This is like the lego one you open each day to receive a figurine or Playmobil piece to go towards the finished theme. Again it comes in a boy version and slightly cheaper at £16-£18 playmobil

3- Ciate mini manicure advent- I love this! this would be perfect for a teenager or if you fancy nail polish yourself why not treat yourself! You receive a 23 5ml mini nail polishes and 13.5ml ( full size) polish some are limited edition 'christmas' polishes or beads! its worth £128 but you pay £49 Ciate

4-Button Bag DIY advent- I have have this advent for my two, i brought the kit about 2 years ago and think its very cute and easy to personalise with their names and you can add your own advent gifts/treats. Its a do it yourself kit so great if your looking for a project for yourself to do or you can even get your child to help you. And of course the best bit is that is reusable! its £15.95 so very reasonable since you can use it every year. Button Bag

5-Lindt bear advent - For you chocolate lovers why not go for the Lindt bear advent. Behind each door you'll find 3 mini bears, 3 gold reindeer, 6 mini truffles, 6 snowballs, 5 Neapolitans and door 25 is a full size chocolate surprise! all for £9.99. Lindt

6- English tea shop advent- Tea lovers out there this advent is for you! This beautiful box contains 25 different tea bags ( 13 different flavours) all 'holiday' themed so perfect for this time of year! £10.98

7- Boots No7 Advent- Boots have a sell out calendar for the No7 lovers out there.. worth £135 but only pay £35 your receive 25 products ranging from skincare, makeup & much more! This box is hard to get hold of but can be found on places like ebay and even in some stores! boots no7

8- You Beauty Calendar- I came across this advent when searching for the best calendars around and i have to say i was very impressed with the contents. Again like all the above you receive 24 high end products some full size for £49.95 the box itself is worth £240! This box is definitely for a beauty lover with a taste for more indulgent products! You beauty

9- Traditional Advent- This is a beautiful traditional style advent by Alison Gardiner. A3 in size. Behind each door is a charming illustration of different 'Christmasy' themed rooms around the house. At only £6.95 its a real bargain Traditional Advent

As a little thank you for supporting my blog & youtube channel I've gone and brought a Ciate advent for 1 lovely person to win! All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below it will last for 5 days only and i will post ASAP! International shipping!!

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Doing abit at a time | Wrapping ideas.

Ive started my Christmas wrapping! shock horror i know what your all thinking.. you probably all thought id be on it every year anyway and be fully wrapped and organised but to be perfectly honest i hate wrapping with a passion!

Graham usually does the majority of the wrapping because 1 i buy all the gifts and 2 i just don't have the patience! Having said that I've bitten the bullet and started wrapping up this weekend and feels really good to do bits at a time.

Usually i buy cute and fancy wrapping paper but this year i thought id go for something different for the friends and family. I have opted for the average brown paper with cute tags, ribbons and i got this gorgeous stamp from amazon for only £2.60 stamp just to add an extra christmasy feel to it!

Heres a mixture of my current supplies from lots of different stores from ASDA, WILKO, 99P store and amazon!

I also love nothing more then putting gifts into pretty tissue paper and christmasy gift bags!
Its a quick and easy way to present a gift without too much faff either.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Snapfish Calendar Review!

I received a voucher from Snapfish to purchase a few items from their online store.
I have actually been using Snapfish for quite a number of years now.
As soon as i had Alister i got snap happy and knew i needed some sort of website to download my photos onto to print off or even personalise.
I would highly recommend the speedy service and quality of the images I've never had a bad batch!

Im actually here to talk to you more about the personalisation of how Snapfish work.
They have many items including Calendars, mugs, photobooks and much more on their website-

I brought two personalised calendars  for family members as part of their christmas presents, I'm so impressed at the choice to start with, you can choose the basic 'kitchen' calendar shown below, 'Classic style', 'Desk' and 'Poster' calendars.

The ease of uploading your pictures from either your desk top, Facebook or Flickr was very quick and they were easily adjustable or edited if needed. I loved the choice of template colours and options and even seasonal designs to choose from.

Im very pleased with the finished calendars all the pictures are really great quality.

I also have to mention this amazing heat changing personalised magic mug!
Ok so not the most prettiest looking mug sitting in the cupboard but as soon as it holds anything hot you get to see whats underneath!

This 11oz mug is £9.99 and you can choose many of your own pictures to be printed onto it, it can also be labelled and you can choose you to have a coloured background around the pictures.
Again the quality of the pictures are brilliant especially for being on a mug.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Rock Reef Bournemouth Pier Event!

I was lucky enough to be invited by Juan to go to Rock Reef on the Bournemouth Pier with a few other bloggers i'll leave them linked below.
Rock Reef is an indoor climbing assault course built for all ages (4+).
There are lots of different climbing equipment ranging from 'clip & climb' , 'high line' and 'leap of faith' and lots more for a fun family day out!

They have a cute sweet/ souvenir nook inside also!

When you first arrive the give you a really good talk and demo of how to use the equipment for safety purposes and then they get you all harnessed up to begin the climb!

These specific climbing walls were the tallest and i did actually get to the top on two of them!

Amy cracked on with this half pipe drop which i didn't end up doing!!

The high line was definitely one of my favourites! its an assault course hanging from the ceiling lots of different wobbly bits to manoeuvre and climb round!

The Pier cave was a so much fun! I really think Alister or smaller children would love this because its crawling around different tunnels in the dark with only your head light!
It was a really great exercise but blimey did my knees hurt!

Rock Reef offer lots of different packages to suit each and everyone, you can also add on different climbs if you get more daring throughout your day! 
Rock Reef also have a lovely little restaurant upstairs that offer fresh food and coffee so its great if you have older children, you could just chill have a coffee while they have a lot of fun or even join in yourself!
Rock Reef also hold parties for all ages and at different prices again check their website to see what suits your child! 
Im definitely considering this for Alister 6th Birthday with a few of his friends! 
Not only is it great fun and will tire them out its a brilliant for of exercise!

They have also just recently started doing an after school climbing club!
have a look on Facebook for more details-


Saturday, 15 November 2014

What are my future plans?

It suddenly dawned on me when Violet hit 3 that its only a couple of years till she heads to school which is a rather scary feeling seeing as my role of stay at home mum will only continue during after school , weekends and half terms... i can't help but think where and what am i going to do with myself?

I really feel the need and urge to maybe go on into further adult education and maybe even get myself a decent well paid job.. but then in another mind is that what i want?... i could just happily plod along doing bits and bobs around the farm after all i am a farmers wife! but is that enough or me?

Ive been thinking so much you could say slowly getting ants in my pants as so to speak being at home.. i feel like my mind has sort of frazzled over the years, I'm not as quick in my mind as i used to be and i actually really dislike it!

Don't get me wrong I've loved and still love being at home with my two but sadly it is definitely coming to an end and i suppose although Violet still has just under 2 years till she starts school i want to be prepared and not be stressed last minute at what i could do with my life if that makes sense?

The thought of dropping Alister & Violet off to school mon-fri and coming home to an empty home kind of feels me with sadness and slight fear of being alone.

I definitely miss the adult socialisation thats probably one big reason for me maybe deciding going back to work. Also the sense of pride in bringing in a wage is something i really crave..

Who knows what the future will hold for me.. but bring it on!

To be Continued...

How do you all feel about your children growing up? Is it back to work for you? more children or a new career adventure? id love to know!


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Violets 3rd Birthday!

Sorry I've been totally slacking on posts the last couple of months its just been so busy to sit down and think and type lol!

I really wanted to share a few pictures from Violets 3rd Birthday... we had a really low key day followed by a meal out and her birthday did continue over the weekend also. 

It was such a lovely day i can't believe my beautiful little girl is now 3 Years old.

The 5 tier ombre Birthday cake i made Vi.

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