Christmas Crafts with Baker Ross

Can you believe that Christmas is just four weeks away! I know everyone probably says the same thing around this time of year, but this year really has just flown by! In the run up to Christmas, our girls and I enjoy a bit of festive creativity and crafts. Baker Ross very kindly sent us some of their Christmas craft kits to try out. We received a box of Santa ceramic gnomes, a box of ceramic Christmas bell decorations, a wooden advent calendar, some porcelain pens, penguin and snowman baubles, a wreath decoration kit, Christmas elf door kit, angel colour-in decorations… [Read More]

Experiences vs Materialistic Things: Is there room for both?

With Christmas looming, I’ve started to see an increase of people posting the same question over and over again in money saving and parenting groups on Facebook. Do you think I’ve bought my children enough presents? Does it look like my son has more presents than my daughter? I don’t understand why people post these questions, along with a picture of a huge pile of presents for their children. Firstly, if you’re that concerned that you’ve bought your son more presents than your daughter there’s actually a simple solution to find out. It’s called counting! Count how many presents you… [Read More]

Black Friday Money Saving Hacks and Tips #BlackFriday #SavvySquad

Friday 24th of November is Black Friday. One of the biggest sale events of the year with many high street and online retailers slashing prices on goods such as electronics, clothing and more. Now, we all love a bargain and some people will go to great lengths to get their hands on them! Whether that’s queuing outside a shop in the early hours or sitting behind your computer screen flicking between websites to find the best deal! Of course Black Friday is a great opportunity to get some bargains in time for Christmas and save some money too, but how… [Read More]

Six Things To Do As A Family This Christmas

Image Christmas has become a part of western culture, regardless of whether a person is Christian or not. It has become a holiday of giving, joy and family, and even though presents and food have slowly taken over, those remain the most integral part of the day. And the run-up to Christmas is a time where families can get together and spend time together. You might meet up with friends and family you haven’t seen all year, or you might just take this opportunity to spend some fun, quality time with your immediate family. There are some many things to… [Read More]

West Midland Safari Park: Santa Safari Review. Video Special!

Scroll down for video Yesterday we visited West Midland Safari Park so that we could experience their Santa Safari. Santa Safari is a magical, festive day out for the whole family. As well as the four mile self-drive safari, children will have the opportunity to visit Santa, as well as Mrs Claus’s Kitchen, and even make Christmas themed crafts. Driving up to the entrance was a lot of fun in itself. Our five year old twins spotted Santa from quite far back and started to get very excited! All the way up the drive to the entrance were snow-covered Christmas… [Read More]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time for families to get together and celebrate, spend time with one another, eat, drink and be merry! Of course before all of that we need to do some Christmas shopping! Shopping in general is one of my favourite past times, but there’s something magical about Christmas shopping. Whether you’re making a trip into your local town centre or simply doing some sofa surfing for bargains, my Christmas Gift Guide is full of lots of ideas to inspire you. We have gifts for him and her, as well as gift for… [Read More]

Creative Gifts for This Christmas Season!

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to write out your list of who’s been naughty and nice and start deciding what presents you’ll be giving. But do you really want to give your child’s father yet another tie, or the mother of your children yet another scarf? The joy of giving gifts is seeing the surprise and excitement on the recipient’s face when they open a box and get something unexpected. To keep your gifts from being humdrum, check out these creative gifts for this Christmas season. There’s something for everyone in the family! Parents of Newborns Parents of… [Read More]

Who else does a Christmas cleanup?

It’s that time of year again where I find myself thinking about how many toys the girls have that they simply don’t play with anymore, and those that have never been played with. What is it about Christmas looming that gets me into a frenzy? Well, I’ll tell you! Toys! Toys! Oh, more toys! I’ve decided that we need a serious declutter! We need to simplify our lives, our home and be more selective about toys we gift our children. Last year, Santa brought our girls lots of Sylvanian Family toys. They’re absolutely lovely, but sadly they’ve never been played… [Read More]

Hatchimals Surprise Reveal and Video #HatchimalsSurprise

In 2016 Hatchimals were the ‘must have’ toy for Christmas and SpinMaster are back again this year with their brand new Hatchimals Surprise! Hatchimals Surprise is all about anticipation and surprise! You don’t know who you’ll hatch, but your egg can’t hatch without your love and care! We’re one of a lucky few who have been sent our very own Hatchimals Surprise to hatch and share with you! Hatchimals are magical and interactive creatures that embody the wonder of surprise. The key to releasing their magic is children! It’s through their curiosity, care and nurturing that Hatchimals are brought to… [Read More]

Cocobubble Review: Making bath time fun for kids!

A few weeks ago I was relaxing in the bath at home when our twin girls came wandering into the bathroom and enquired what the brightly coloured, round thing in my hand was. It was a bath bomb. They were intrigued and watched with such intensity as it plopped into the bath water and started fizzing whilst turning the bath water a magnificent shade of pink. They giggled and looked on in awe before asking me if they could have a bath bomb when they next have a bath. Although that was my last bath bomb, I did wonder about… [Read More]