I have so many snowy childhood memories and find it crazy that despite having three children of my own, only one has actually experienced snow. Even then she doesn't remember it. These photos were taken in January 2013. Gracie had just turned 2 years old! Zach was a teeny baby tucked up indoors in the warm and this was the last time we had 'proper' snow.
I am not one for the whole 'New Year, New Me' stuff but this year is a fresh start for many reasons. It is my first year as a single parent and with that comes so many responsibilities and decisions that will affect my family. Although I didn't celebrate the New Year, I was asleep way before midnight, I have found myself making changes to my lifestyle already without really thinking about it.
Since I started bleaching my hair, I have been making an effort to take good care of my hair and help it stay in good condition. Of course being a Mum means I don't have the time or money to spend on expensive salon hair treatments. Instead I have some low cost ways you can help your hair from the comfort of your home.
I know you all love a good giveaway and one of our favourite stationery brands, Smiggle have offered a generous bundle of items to giveaway to one lucky reader.
WIN A SMIGGLE CHRISTMAS BUNDLE!
Smiggle - where a smile meets a giggle – is dedicated to creating original, fun and affordable stationery and is the place to be for essentials to add a whole lot of sparkle to the forthcoming festive season.
Whether you need great gifts for under the tree or special little surprises for those stocking stuffers, Smiggle has you covered.
Smiggle’s products are focused on bold colour, quirky graphics, good value and innovation– giving fans must-have essentials for the Christmas holidays and helping them start 2017 in style.
Managing Director of Smiggle, John Cheston said: “We at Smiggle believe that stationery should be fun, quirky, innovative and engaging. Through all of our stores we hope to inspire children to immerse themselves in creativity by providing them with all the right tools.”
This competition prize is a Smiggle bundle worth more than £75 to kit your little ones out just in time for 2017!
Why not also head down to your local Smiggle to see the treasure trove of quirky and exciting products in store!
Q. What does Smiggle stand for?
a) It’s fun to smile and giggle b) Where a smile meets a giggle c) Have fun and scribble
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Open to UK only. The competition will end 02/01/2017 at 12am. All entrants must complete the mandatory entry on the rafflecopter form. Those who don't will have all entries removed. All winning entries will be verified to ensure the entry has been completed correctly. The blog owner will choose the winner through the rafflecopter form (which uses random.org) The winner will be notified by email and displayed on the widget. One winner will receive one bundle of Smiggle products with a retail value of £75. No alternative prize will be offered. Allow up to 28 days for delivery.
I like to review innovative products and this one is definitely just that. BubbleBum Carseat is an affordable, lightweight, compact, belt positioning car seat which is ideal for playdates, travel, taxis and rental cars. It has seat belt positioning clips in place of arm rests and fits in smaller spaces where other boosters won't. Making it possible to fit three kids across the back seat of most cars. It deflates easily after use making it portable and easy to carry. The BubbleBum seat is suitable for children age between 4 and 11 years who weigh between 15-36kgs and should only be used with a normal 3 point vehicle seat belt.
Each of the kids were sent a Remote controlled Inflatable from Bladez Toyz a while ago and I promised them that what we would do with them is inflate them all together and make them race to see who wins. That was easier said than done with it being dark as soon as they finish school! Of course kids are like elephants and never forget and the excitement has been crazy. Even I have been excited to put them to the test. Gracie was sent Baymax, a giant inflatable, Zach was sent BB8 which is a smaller sized inflatable and Elsie was sent Peppa Pig from the pre-school range. Anyway, last week I got around to inflating them all while the kids were at school so they were ready to take out as soon as we were home. So the race turned out to be a hilarious fail. Did anyone win? Watch the video below to find out.
We have been looking forward to seeing Moana for quite a while and I had promised Gracie I would let her watch it as soon as it is out. Just before the release, Gracie was sent some Moana items from Disney Store UK. They sent her the Moana classic doll and a Pua small soft toy. It arrived just days after she had won a Moana poster at the Disney Store in Birmingham. She was so excited to review them and it made her even more excited to see the movie.