Showing posts with label #October. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #October. Show all posts

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

-- Happy Halloween --

Happy Halloween!!!

The boys went off to a four hour Halloween party at martial arts last weekend, they all love dressing up and I secretly love getting arty with the face paints.


Sunday we got stuck into carving the pumpkins that we picked up from the pumpkin patch.
Jon and Ru attacked the massive white one and the boys all did their own, we're going to have to buy Alex a new pumpkin today as his had gone a little mouldy.


I turned mine into a vase and bought some autumnal flowers from Tesco's.
I also bought some bunting which I've been able to cut up into three different banners as it was so long and I've popped it up over the fireplace, in the hallway and in the kitchen.


I also found a recipe for Pumpkin spice latte cupcakes.
I wasn't too keen on them to start with, but the taste grew on me and I rather enjoyed them.
Even the boys loved them!


It's not really Halloween without some Krispy Kreme doughnuts.


I'm not sure if we are going trick or treating this year as Noah has parents evening on Thursday and we're away on Friday so probably we'll just get some Halloween themed snacks in and watch some family-friendly Halloween films after school.


Halloween is not complete without the yearly Halloween snap chat filter fun!


Hope you all have a fun Halloween.

Monday, 31 October 2016

October Favourties



This month I have been loving.....

Getting back into baking.

I used to bake lots before I had Ru, but since having him I just never really found the time.
Since the twins started school my time freed up a little so I've been able to get back into the kitchen and bake up some tasty treats.

Vegetarian burgers.

Back in June when I went to Britmums live I had an amazing veggie burger - (Halloumi, roasted pepper on a bed of rocket)  in a burger joint up in Camden and  pretty much every week this month I have been craving it, so  I have been making it myself and forcing Jon to enjoy it!

New make up.

I treated myself to some new make up a few weeks ago from Superdrug and decided I wanted to try a different brand of foundation, so I opted for GOSH, a brand I'd never used before but had heard great things about.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the foundation drops and evening primer.
My skin hasn't felt this good in ages!

Vitamins.
I've been taking Biotin for a while as I'm desperate for my hair to grow, even since I cut off my waist length hair to chin length hair. But since buggering around with bleach its reluctant to grown :(
I'm now also taking Vitamin E and Omega 3 tablets.



I was sent some Sensitive red skin facial cream and oh my gosh its amazing.
I get rosy cheeks and often get break outs when trying new products and this cream really did combat my redness and didn't cause me to have any breakouts.
My skin is also left super smooth after uses.
I use it every morning before applying my make-up.

The boys have also been using Frezyderm's sensitive kids styling gel to keep their hair looking super cool whilst their at school!
Since having their hair cuts I had been on the look out for a product that would keep their hair smart but without causing any damaged.
This styling gel does just that!


The boys are terrible when it comes to brushing their teeth, if I don't stand and watch they wont do it.
Noah is the worst!
He's even faked brushing his teeth by smearing toothpaste in the sink.....he's good to put effort into that but not just brushing his teeth - logic I just don't understand.

So when I was contacted by the guys at Playbrush I knew I wanted to try it.
Anything that's app based is a winner with the boys so I had high hopes this would be the magic thing that got them to actually brush their teeth.

Playbrush is an award-winning device that helps children with their daily tooth brushing by making it a fun game. With Playbrush, kids can play entertaining & instructional mobile games whilst brushing their teeth.

The boys are now more than keen to get into the bathroom and brush their teeth.
They even have tooth brushing competitions to see who can score the most points!
The playbrush really is genesis idea!

Mustela* Baby Products.
I had never heard of Mustela before I was contacted by them so when they asked if I wanted to try some out I was more than happy to say yes.

Mustela knows that nothing is more precious than your baby, and so it is committed to safety first and foremost. Developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, all of Mustela’s products are hypoallergenic*, high-tolerance and do not contain any parabens, phenoxyethanol, phtalates or alcohol. Before being marketed, they are systematically put through the strictest possible tests to confirm that they are of the safest quality.
We were sent
2 in 1 cleansing gel-
Cleansing gel 2 in 1 body and hair for baby and child, ideal for travel from birth on.
Facial cleansing cloths - Delicately one-step cleansing
Leave the skin feeling soft.
Protects the vital resources in baby's skin today and for tomorrow
Soothing comfort balm
Makes your baby feel more comfortable.
Softens and hydrates the skin.
Protects the vital resources in baby's skin today and for tomorrow.
I have loved using the products on Ru and the boys. The comfort balm has become part of our bedtime routine!

Onesie and Coffee mornings!

Now the weather has turned and the mornings are rather chilly, I have enjoyed waking up and putting on my onesie and sitting down to enjoy a nice hot coffee before the madness of the day starts!

What have you been loving this month?

*These products have been sent to me free of charge but all thoughts are my own!