Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Planning a Family Holiday in Florida.

Florida is a dream holiday vacation for many people including me and my family! Its somewhere we spoke about visiting but have been holding off until the kids were a little older and could really enjoy and remember it. Now that they are almost 9 and 4 we have been thinking about our dream holiday and I think the time will soon be right for us to make our dream a reality! So I thought I would share with you some of our thoughts on planning a family holiday to Florida!

(Photo by Ed Derrico on Unsplash)

Whilst I love to be close to the buzz and excitement I need to know I have somewhere I can back to and relax and long and busy days. Holidays with kids seem to be very much on the go and so knowing you have somewhere to retreat to on an evening is key for me. There are so many Florida villa rentals available with style and space to suit every family they are the perfect solution to your accommodation needs when visiting Florida.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

So Slime DIY Slime Factory **REVIEW**

If your children love slime but you don't love the mess that often comes with it then keep reading, I may have just the solution for you!

The So Slime DIY Slime Factory is a fun kit that allows kids to create fun and unique pots of slime mess free.

Inside the box you will find everything you need to create multiple different slimes with the ability to personalise each tub and slime with a variety of glitters and accessories. The kit contains the main slime factory base which holds everything you need. You will also find 10 sachets of powder slime in various colours, multiple varieties of glitter and sparkles to add to your slime, 4 surprise plastic figures, a mixing tool and funnel, 3 slime shakers which you can then use to store your slime and the slime mixer itself.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Back To School Stationary with Smiggle! **REVIEW**

James could barely contain his excitement when we learned that he was able to take his own stationary and pencil into school this year now that he would be heading into year 4! 

He has pestered me for a fancy pencil case and all the pens he could find to fill it since he started school 4 years ago but school have always discouraged it due to things getting lost. However now he is in junior school they encourage children to bring their own stationary as school is often running low and it means kids have more options when it comes to getting creative with their work. 

Of course we couldn't mention stationary without paying a visit to Smiggle, the rapidly growing retailer for stationary and the ultimate creators of colourful, fun, fashion-forward stationery that kids of all age seem to love... and its clear why! 

Preparing for a Holiday with Kids - Our Top Tips!

The summer holidays might be over but that doesn't mean the end of the sun or the holidays! For lots of people now is the perfect chance to grab a cheap holiday and catch a final bit of sun before the winter comes!

Last year we definitely made the most of Evelyn's final year in pre-school and went on several holidays during term time for a cheaper (and quieter!) holiday before she started school and we could have been faced with the possibility of a fine!

Preparing for a holiday with kids is a whole new ball game though than when traveling alone! It takes patience, planning and lots of snacks! But all jokes aside it can be a stressful time and so I wanted to share some of our top tips for preparing for a holiday with kids and how to make it as stress free as possible!

Monday, 10 September 2018

Stickle Bricks - A childhood Classic **REVIEW**

First launched in 1969 Stickle Bricks from Flair have been a firm childhood favourite toy since and its no different now! I have fond memories of playing with Stickle Bricks as a child and I was so excited when we were recently offered a few new sets to try out with Evelyn (I think I was just as excited as her!). The most notable thing about Stickle Bricks for me is that whilst the packaging may have changed the bricks are still such classics and haven't changed much at all from how I remember them as a child!

We received several sets to try out including the Stickle Bricks Fun Tub, Stickle Bricks, Little Builder and Stickle Bricks Farm Set. It is worth noting that only the larger fun tub is plastic, the other containers are cardboard however we did find that almost all of the pieces from these three sets fit inside the larger red plastic tub, which was perfect for storing the bricks away when not in use.

Back To School with Spearkmark Lunch Essentials **REVIEW**

Can you believe it is September already!? This year seems to be going by crazy quick and I think September has hit me especially hard as this year Evelyn started school and James moved up into Year 4! The summer seems to go by so quickly and before you know it we are back into the school run routine, ironing uniform and making packed lunches.

So this year when Spearmark offered to send James and Evelyn some new lunch bags, bottles and some items from their Locksy range I knew this would make packed lunches so much easier and we couldn't wait to try them out!

Peppa Pig Laugh and Learn Laptop **REVIEW** & **GIVEAWAY**

Whether you love her or loathe her Peppa Pig is pretty much a household name if you have kids! Evelyn is definitely a fan and loves to watch Peppa and her family and all of their adventures. So when I heard about a fantastic range of electronic learning games and toys featuring one of Evelyn's favourite characters, Peppa pig herself I couldn't wait to see what was included in the Trends Learning electronic range.

We were very kindly sent the Peppa's laugh and learn laptop to try out which is aimed at children aged 2 years +.