Blogtober Day 21 – Unusual Crushes!

blogtober17 Day 21 unusual crushes

 

As some of you are aware I have been taking part in Blogtober17 all of October. A post a day to a predetermined topic. I have tried really hard to fit them in with what I was planning to talk about, have talked about or closely linking the topic into the whole parenting niche thing. Well, day 21 has stumped me with unusual crushes. My poor tired little head can’t think so I am just going to post away today, you can call it getting to know ‘me‘ better!

 

My top 5 Unusals Crushes

 

 

 

Name: Taylor Hanson

Unusual Because: He had long blonde hair, most people thought he was a girl!

I can imagine a lot of you, especially the younger lot are thinking who? But let me tell you, when I was 13, I was in Love with this boy.  I seriously thought he was the one and we woulget married and have a hundred kids.… Read More

DIY Kids Halloween Basket Ideas – Peek if you dare!

Are you looking for some spooky DIY Kids Halloween Basket ideas this year? Look no further, I have been putting together a little DIY Halloween basket for Finlay!  I first came across these baskets many years ago from Oh So Amelia. I was so impressed but at the time, BUT Finlay was still very little and I didn’t think he would get much out of them back then. Fast forward a few years and now Finlay is older, I thought it would be an ideal time to throw one together! With a couple of baby bits thrown in. Plus if you have been visiting my blog over the last few weeks you may have seen I have gone Halloween stir crazy, as I love it, so it was perfect to post up for my Blogoween series!

 

DIY Kids Halloween Basket Ideas

 

DIY Kids Halloween Basket Ideas

 

As suggested by Kerry from Oh so Amelia, I went searching on EBAY for my basket and I managed to get hold of one for about £4.… Read More

An Interview With My Toddler – Finlay!

An interview with my toddler

 

I haven’t been tagged to take part in the Interview with my toddler series. However, I have been reading through a lot of them and I do love them. I decided to help catch up with Blogtober17, I would interview Finlay for the topic of Quotes! Although technically he’s not a toddler anymore, he is only just out of that bracket. The idea is you ask your toddler a series of question and share all the answers! So as I said I haven’t been tagged,  I will link back to Cheryl’s post from Mummyof5miricles. Hers was the last interview I read, I hope she doesn’t mind! So over to the interview!

 

What’s the best Thing about being a toddler little boy (I had to change this!)?

Erm, going to school!

(you like going to school?)

and nursery!

(but you finished nursery though, you’re a big boy, you go to school)

yeah!… Read More

Yankee Halloween Candle Review!

Yankee Halloween Candle Review Witches brew & Forbidden Apple

 

When I saw that Yankee Candles had released a Halloween range of Candles I began to smile. That smile turned to laughter and before knew I was cackling like a witch high on eye of newt! Why? Well, I am a huge fan of Yankee candles! They are my all time favourite scents and I just couldn’t hold in my excitement. Yankee, wonderful sniffy scented candles and Halloween! Two of my favourite things together. Imagine my delight when I found out I was being sent some of the range to review. I hopped on my broomstick and did a few loops for joy!

 

So for those of you not in the know. Why are Yankee Candles so great? The simple answer is they last for a very long time and they smell divine, before, during and long after burning. I find many scented candles, just don’t do what they say on the tin.… Read More

Could Your Excessively Shy Child have Social Phobia?

Could excessive shyness in your child be Social Phobia?

 

I am still behind with Blogtober17, we have a bug in house, first Finlay, yesterday Emmie and yesterday I woke with it. I am going to power through though. To help me I am going to combine the two topics of Old Photos and Phobias. I have spoken briefly about suffering with anxiety and I even touched upon having anxiety as a child. Well, when I was looking through my old photos I came across the one above. It’s our family holiday when I was about 4. I don’t remember much of it but everyone looks pretty happy apart from me. And I remembered, the sheer terror I was feeling. You can just make it out in my frown, my wide eyes and holding tightly onto my own hands. I was petrified. There were so many people in this room (I think it may have been a Haven Entertainment evening).… Read More

Keeping Healthy This Halloween With Chemist.co.uk!

chemist.co.uk review - Happy and Healthy Halloween

 

As the season changes from Summer to Autumn and the weather gets colder, the days get shorter and darker. We can all appreciate the change can be hard to adjust too. Add to this all the winter germs, the hype of Halloween and don’t forget all those extra sweeties. Keeping ourselves, and especially our little ones healthy during this time is extra important and Chemist.co.uk understand this!

 

Chemist.co.uk is an experienced and trusted online licensed, UK based pharmacy and they offer the best prices on medicines, health and beauty products. I was recently given £50 credit to review their services and products that will help keep our little family healthy this Autumn and Halloween.

 

Chemist.co.uk, sell a variety of different products which include but not limited too, baby foods, bath toys, toothbrushes, vitamins, supplements and so much more. They have a wide variety of products conveniently separated in clear headed sections making the website easy to navigate.… Read More

Halloween Pumpkin Pie – The Easiest Recipe about!

Halloween would not be complete without a pumpkin. Often though, as we carve them into Jack-o laterns, the innards are just strewn into the bin to rot. What a waste! I have been guilty of this too. It wasn’t until last year and I decided to grab a cookbook and make Pumpkin Pie, that I realised how delicious it really was! So this year I really wanted to post a Halloween Pumpkin Pie recipe so you too can use every last bit of your pumpkin!

 

Halloween Pumpkin Pie

 

Now, unfortunatley with a  new baby I just haven’t had the time (or energy) to experiment in the kitchen. However, one of my fellow bloggers has! Donna from Bobsy’s Mum has very kindly offered to Guest Post for me. Donna, a busy mum herself, shares her own recipes on her blog which she describes as mostly super kid friendly and offers advice on how to save time and money and most importantly enjoy cooking when you are busy!… Read More

Making Memories with Wind in the Willows

making memories, reading with Wind in the willows

 

I’m still playing catch up with Blogtober17, hopefully that will be sorted today. Today, or yesterdays topic was ‘Novel’. As with most of the topics I have tried to keep them in balance with the type of content I would normally publish on my blog. So today I have asked Chris if he would like to write a small piece for this topic, to which he happily obliged. I asked Chris because he has such fond memories of reading with his mum when he was small. The Wind in the Willows has an extra special place in his heart and he has begun creating new memories of Wind in the Willows with Finlay.

So, here it is. Enjoy…

 

making memories, reading with Wind in the willows

 

If the qutote above sounds familiar, you are probably lucky enough to be one of the last generations to have enjoyed an almost technology-free childhood, before the “International Super Highway”, touch screen tablets and smart phones became honorary members of our family units – So rudely uninvited, in retrospect.… Read More

11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

A few days ago I suggested 11 Horror Comedies for those who have a more faint disposition. Today the focus is on Children and the Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids. Finlay loves to take part anything that’s going on and Halloween is no exception. To be honest, I think Horror is in his blood, Chris loves it and always did as a child. Finlay seems to be the same, nothing really scares him. However, don’t think I let him watch any old horror, there are boundaries as much as he pleads. So today I bring you 11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

 

Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids

 

11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

 

Coraline (2009)

A young girl, finds a secret door while exploring her new home. She finds in there an alternate world that closely mirrors her own. In this idealised reality things are great until the paralle family try to keep her there forever.… Read More

9 Baby Products I Love For Little Girls!

9 of the best baby products for girls

 

Still a day behind with Blogtober17, I was hoping to get back on track this evening but Finlay has gone down with the puking bug from hell. Our house stinks, in fact I’m pretty sure everything stinks. We have been through two bed covers, one bath and one shower in the space of a few hours. Poor sausage!

Anyway, to lighten the mood and rid the stink, lets talk above love. The topic for Blogtober Day 12. There’s loads of things I could talk about here, but I have seen so many adorable baby items recently. I just had to share some of the most recent baby items I am loving right now!

 

9 Baby products for little girls

 

1.Next, Turquoise Jersey Dress, £8 – £9

I spotted this dress just after I went into the next sale last month. Actually I brought a unicorn one for a bargain £4 in the sale.… Read More