Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Seeing as Noah is off, I thought I would get some Christmas crafting done.
This year I've gone for the Santa salt dough hand prints.
What you need:
A bowl to mix in
One cup of salt (table salt is fine)
One cup of plain flour
One cup of water - you probably won't need all of it, so pour a little at a time
What to do:
Pour in the salt
Pour in the flour
Add the water a little at a time
Kneed until a dough is formed.
Once the dough is nice and firm and not sticky, roll out until about a cm thick.
Then get your lovely littles to add their handprints.
Don't forget to add holes if you want to use them as tree decorations. I used the purple but of a calpol syringe.
Then cut out and pop in the oven at 100•c for 2 - 3 hours turn them over half way if they are thick.
Once cool (usually best to leave over night) you can paint the design
I had mine baking for about 3 hours then I turned them over and baked for another hour, I left them to cool over night and used a permanent marker to do the detail.
They aren't perfect but they will look great on the tree and make perfect keepsakes. Specially Ru's as its his 1st Christmas
It doesn't look like we are going to be moving until the new year, so the stress of getting everything sorted before Christmas has been lifted.
I'm feeling slightly back to normal, and I've missed sharing posts!
So what's been happening in the monster household.....
Ru is now pulling himself up and is growing far to quickly
The wildlings had their last day at nursery and their Christmas party.
Alex was amazed by santa and would not leave his side, Oscar on the other hand was less than keen. I'm not sure if that was it down to nursery being filled with children and parents. We will find out on Monday as we are off to see santa in his grotto.
Noah is celebrating his 7th birthday today!! He has been sent home from school, as he wasn't feeling well and is now having a pj day. We took him and some friends to play laser quest at the weekend and they all had a really great time!
He also had his school nativity this week and he was a Shepard!
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
The Dinosaur that pooped.....written by those fab McFly boys Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
I was over the moon to be given the chance to review these fab books and be able to host my first giveaway :)
....... These books are a must have for any home with little people in....even big kids at heart will take a liking to them
They are great fun to read, and they are written so well that they hold on to the child's concentration and keep them gripped from beginning to end and leave them wanting more!
The stories are about a little boy called Danny and his greedy dino friend! They get up to lots of fun, and the fun soon ends in tears as dino ends up eating far to much (sometimes even family members) and the only way to put things right is too poop!!!
My boys are massive dinosaur fans and boys being boys find toilet humour hilarious. I knew straight away they would be a massive hit.
The twins squealed when the dino pooped and Noah screamed eeeeewwwwww then laughed for about 5 minutes.
Even when we haven't read the books I catch them giggling to themselves about the pooping dinosaur!
You can buy the books on Amazon here ...
The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dinosaur-That-Pooped-Christmas/dp/1849417792/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413368484&sr=1-
The Dino social media pages are below too:
Or to be in with a chance to win the three books plus an activity pack, head on over to my instagram page and enter click here
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Our fabulous friends over at Ella's kitchen are all about giving this christmas!
Check out the short film
FIRST EVER ‘GIVE A SPROUT’ SHOP OPENS IN COVENT GARDEN
Ella’s Kitchen opens a special Christmas pop up shop to help provide festive meals for little ones
With thousands of UK children living in food poverty who aren’t able to enjoy a Christmas dinner, Ella’s Kitchen® Brand today opened a very special one-off ‘give a sprout’ shop in Covent Garden in the run up to the big day, in support of charity Kids Company.
The unique festive pop up will offer passers-by the chance to get their hands on a selection of special organic, handmade sprout characters, in return for a small donation to Kids Company. All the money from the sale of the quirky green veggies will go towards helping the children’s charity deliver food parcels to over 12,000 families and little ones this Christmas.
Each of the six organic sprout characters on offer will have their own names, personalities and even costumes, including plucky sea-loving sprout Captain Sprout-a-bout, little sprout spaceman Astro Sprout and of course the most festive sprout of all, Mary Sproutmas.
Those who don’t make it to the pop up shop in Covent Garden will still be able to give a virtual Christmas sprout to a friend on the Ella’s Kitchen website. They'll then receive fun updates about the adventures of their sprout over the Christmas period.
Families can also donate £2 to Kids Company by texting ‘SPROUT’ to 70660. In doing so, families can help provide for UK children living with food insecurity.
Paul Lindley, Founder and CEO of Ella’s Kitchen said: “Christmas is all about family, spreading cheer and eating yummy food. Sprouts are often left on the plate, but thousands of little ones in the UK won’t be getting a sprout, let alone a full Christmas dinner this year. For a small donation at our pop up shop, families can help little ones in need across the UK have the Christmas dinner they deserve.”
The unique ‘give a sprout’ shop is open to the public on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd of December from 10am to 6pm on Neal Street in Covent Garden.
For more information about the Ella’s Kitchen Christmas initiative or to give a sprout to a friend go to www.ellaskitchen.co.uk. To donate £2 text ‘SPROUT’ to 70660
Some extra info about the shop and donation ....
Ella’s Kitchen Christmas Shop Location
Dates: 2nd December and 3rd December
Time: 10am to 6pm
Location: Covent Garden - corner of Earlham Street and Neal Street, WC2H 9LJ
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
...... I have a lot going on at the moment.
Stressed out to the max, so I don't have much time for the blog. I'm going to put it on hold, enjoy christmas, get the move out the way and get my head back to normal.
I'll be doing a review and a giveaway next week and that will be my last post for a little while.
Here are some pictures from the last few weeks
I will still be posting on my Instagram, and you can follow me here --->My instagram
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Friday, 14 November 2014
I've seen this idea floating around the internet for a while but never really thought about trying it out ...... But then Jon came across it and has asked me to make them. He's ill and off work so I guess I can't really be mean and say no.
Easy eggs ....
Chopped up tomatoes
You will also need a muffin tray and some spray oil.
Spray the oil all over the tray then pop in some chopped up Ham, then in to the chopped up toms sprinkle some cheese then crack the egg into the tin to finish sprinkle some more cheese.
Pop in the oven at 180•c for 10 - 15 minutes depending if you want them runny or not.
Take out and enjoy
Labels: #eggs #quick #recipe
Thursday, 13 November 2014
....I'm sure like me you all love a good Christmas dinner!
Now I'm old and have been told the dreadful truth that Father Christmas doesn't do presents for adults, I get more excited about the dinner.....though I'm pretty sure this would be different story if I actually had to cook the dinner myself.
Thank you mum / father in law :)
(Depending which unlucky household we have descended on during the festive holidays)
Now the fab people over at Ella's kitchen have a yummy new flavour, yes you guessed it......
... A scrummy Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, including turkey, carrots, parsnips, red cabbage, potatoes, onions, green beans, cranberries – even sprouts!!
The perfect festive meal for little ones from 7 months+
Jingle belly Christmas dinner
For every pouch sold, they will donate at least 30p to the charity kids company to help feed hungry kids in the UK this Christmas!
So not only will you be treating your lovely little ones to something yummy for their tumtums you
will also be helping out a great cause!!!
The pouches are available now at Tesco!
If you want to donate to Kids Company and help them feed thousands of vulnerable little ones this Christmas, go to http://www.kidsco.org.uk/donate
If you want more info you can always Check out Ella's kitchen website http://www.ellaskitchen.co.uk.