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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

- Christmas Wreath -

Last weekend I went to a Christmas Wreath workshop over in Swaffham
It cost £40.


The workshop was completely full, some people had never made a wreath before and some were returning crafters.

We were shown step by step how to make our own wreaths and the instructions were really easy to follow.


We started off running the wire around our copper wreath and then covering it completely in moss before we started on any of the greenery.


We had a big selection of foliage to choose from, we could use as much or as little as we wanted.
If at any point you got stuck the florists would come over and lend a hand or talk you through how to correct it, or where to add some more foliage.

Once we had all finished with the greenery we were then walked through the next step...Decorating our wreaths.
We could each pick 12 decorations and a ribbon.
Then it was up to us what we picked and where we placed them.

Checking from a distance to see how it looked.
Placing the decorations in amongst the foliage.



I was really happy with my final piece, once all my decorations were in place I then went a bit glitter happy with the spray.

The finished wreath up on my door!
I was worried my hook wouldn't hold the weight of it, but so far so good. Even these ridiculously strong winds haven't blown it away yet.


 Having the amazon delivery man ask where I bought it from has been one of my Christmas highlights so far, as I got to smugly reply that I hand made it myself, I even have the ivy spikes in my fingers to prove it!


Making a wreath myself has defiently given me an insight at why handmade ones are so expensive to buy!
A lot of hard work and effort goes into them. My hands were completely black once I'd finished crafting mine and they hurt for days after.

Have you made a wreath this year? 


Friday, 29 November 2019

...Count Down To Christmas with the Sockvent Calendar...


Over the years I  have seen the choice in different Advent Calendars explode, you can now get your hands on all sort of toy Advent Calendars for your little ones to cheese Advent Calendars for those cheese addicted family members.

Until the other day, I was unaware you could even get your hands on a sock Advent Calendar!
Sock Shop UK contacted me and asked if they could send me one of their Wild Feet Advent calendars.


I haven't had an Advent Calendar for years so I was more than eager to accept their offer.
25 days of brand new socks! 
Hard to say no really.  


This huge 43cm x 31cm advent-style gift box is chock-full of ladies socks in seasonal and year-round designs, ranging from Kawaii-style Christmas trees to the angelic pugs shown on the lid of this set. 
25 totally different designs to be discovered, one per day, all December through to Christmas Day.

Wild Feet socks are made using a cotton-rich blend of fibres and in a soft, smooth weave for all-seasons comfort. 
It’s a sock enthusiast’s dream present. 
They have both men’s and ladies’ versions, and in slightly smaller 12-pair choices too.


I love the idea of getting a brand new pair of socks on the run up to Christmas, I'm constantly in need of socks and often end up pinching Noah's so this will finally give me no need to go rummaging through his drawers when we're in a rush to run out the door.

I know all the boys are going to want to have a go at opening a door on this calendar that I'm not sure ill even get a go, they were pretty impressed when the postman delivered it.


 SOCKSHOP have some amazing Black Friday deals which last all weekend, where you can buy this and their 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendars for half price, so why not go and bag a bargain before Christmas!

If you arent too interesting in trying to grab a bargain in the sale why not check out their awesome Christmas shop, where you could find some lovely stocking fillers!

Over on my insta stories in the run-up to Christmas, I will be sharing a new pair of socks daily!



...Would you buy yourself or someone you know a sock advent calendar?...

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.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

... Puppy Dog Pals Toy Collection ...

If your children adore the show Puppy Dog Pals over on Disney Jr they're going to love the brand new Puppy Dog Pal toy collection!

We were recently sent a twitter party box filled to the brim with Puppy Dog Pal toys.
The boys couldn't believe their eyes!  


I thought I'd let you have a sneak peak ahead of the Puppy Dog Pal twitter party that we are part of on the 15th August at 1pm.

Inside our box we had...

Figures on The Go

RRP £12.99
Load your figure and their vehicle into the launcher, press down on the paw-print and watching them zoom off!




Puppy Love Plush and Pet & Talk Plush Pals.
RRP £16.99 & £9.99

The super soft and cuddly Puppy Love Plush are they perfect canine companion. Their large size will have kids playing and cuddling for hours.

Press the Pet & Talk Plush to activate the fun head bobbing movement and hear over 10 sounds and phrases from the show.



Deluxe Figure Set
RRP £29.99

The perfect set for the ultimate fan! All your favourite characters and accessories in one set!



Doghouse Playset
RRP £29.99

Kids can relive the fun with the action-packed two story Doghouse playset!
Bingo and Rolly figures can ride on the tyre swing, take the lift up and down, play on the seesaw and so much more!
Included poseable ARF figure as a vehicle too!





Travel Pets and Figures
RRP £3.99

Each travel pet carrier contains one collectable figure. The adorable signature pet carriers are perfect for both play and display.


The boys all had fun playing with the Puppy Dog Pal Toy Collection and each has their favourites.
Rupert has had endless fun playing with the Doghouse playset with the deluxe figure set acting out his very own Puppy Dog Pal shows, the twins have enjoyed racing their Figures on the Go each trying to outspeed the other and Noah has taken his Puppy Love Plush to bed every night since he unboxed him. He's always wanted a Pug and now he has his very own one.

The Puppy Dog Pal Toy Collection has something for everyone's budget and some of the bigger sets would make fantastic birthday / Christmas presents (yes I know I said the C word!)
They will all spark the child's imagination and they'll have endless fun with each and every toy!

All toys suitable for ages 3 and up.

Double thumbs up from the Mini Beast Gang.

Available from all good toy stores and Amazon 


Please join us over on Twitter @ukmumstv on the 15th August @ 1pm.
#PuppyDogPalsToys 


**We were sent the toy collection for free, all thoughts are our own.**



Saturday, 4 August 2018

Beach Days

The start of the summer holidays hit us like a bus and we've all struggled to adjust to a new routine, so last Friday we got up had breakfast then headed out the door.
No time for tantrums or any sort of moaning, we walked from our house down to the beach.

As it was early the beach was pretty empty and the tourists were all still in their holiday homes.
So it seemed we had the whole stretch to ourselves.

The boys had a paddle in the sea and enjoyed jumping over the waves, once they decided they were too wet and started getting a bit grumpy I decided to treat them all to morning ice creams.

A bit of a sugar pick me up and a run along the sea they were happy to take on my challenge of finding the smallest shells they could possibly see!
That kept them busy well over 2 hours.

Here are a couple of photos from our morning.



















Friday, 3 August 2018

CRATE CREATURE SURPRISE

WARNING!

 Ferocious new friends are only an unbox away! 
With a grizzly exterior of ferocious fuzz, squirting snot, glowing eyes and growling noises, they’re big softies really.  Crate Creatures Surprise are itching to meet you if only you could help them escape…




Lured in by their favourite snack, Crate Creatures have been captured and crated and are landing in a Smyth’s near you. 
Crank out the crowbar and unlock the crate to unleash your new “beast” friend for hours of horrid fun, over and over again.




Rupert and the boys were recently sent the adorable yet grizzly SNORTHOG the bog warthog, who loves nothing more than digging up treats to eat and blowing out fantastically unpleasant boogers!
The boys loved that they had to break into the crate to set him free! They all tried to figure it out but Ru was in their first and used the crowbar and they all jumped when he sprang out of the box. 
They were all instantly smitten and couldn't wait to get Snorthog to copy what they were saying and they loved how they could make him fart.
The boys and fart noises go hand in hand, this toy is right up their street!

Ru loves that he's super soft and that he can go back in his box when bedtime comes around.
The twins have made him say all sorts of things, mostly "Rupert smells" and "Stay out of our room" but Ru being Ru records straight over them all sorts of growling noises and runs away giggling.

These toys are really easy to use and all the boys got the hang of it pretty quickly, I was sat reading the instructions to tell them how to use it and they had already figured it out.





Key Features 
Four different creatures to choose from,
Each creature comes with 45+ unique creature sounds and with its favourite food, which unlocks chomping sounds when placed in the mouth
Each creature comes with snack, lock and chain and reusable crate 
Each creature requires 3x AA batteries (included)
Each creature vibrates
Each creature can record your voice and  has a playback feature
RRP: £39.99 
Suitable for ages 3+

                               

These crate creatures are great fun and I highly recommend them, all four of the mini beasts give them a double thumbs up!
I think they'd make a superb birthday present.

Available now at Smyth’s Toystores