LAST DAY OF YEAR 5 - SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER

School is officially out for summer! I’m probably more excited than the children about that. I don’t know about you but I think they are at school for far to long .


BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY MUFFINS

One thing we love in this house is blueberry muffins. They are our absolute favourite!. We haven’t had them for a while and I thought Nila and I could whip a batch up ready for the weekend :)


SUMMER BUCKET LIST 2019

The summer holidays are nearly here and the girls and I thought it would be a great idea to do a summer bucket list . We have never done one before but I know they are really popular and also a great way to come up with some fun ideas and things to do for everyone over the holidays.




We have got so much planned for summer already but it’s nice to put them all down and look at - also  gives you things to look forward to. If your kiddies are like mine then you will know what I mean - ticking off the days on the calendar until a holiday begins :)

Hopefully we can do as much as we possibly can and tick them off as we go. We’ve got a nice variety of things to do , whether they are free trips or things to do st home - I think a summer bucket list is a brilliant idea .

Let me know if you have done one too! Here are some of our ideas from our list :)



  •  Make a den
  • Go camping
  • Drayton manor park trip 
  • Go the theatre
  • Go on a picnic 
  • Have a movie night
  • Go strawberry picking
  • Make a sandcastle
  • Go to the beach
  • Get an ice cream from the ice cream van :)
  • Have one on one treat with each of the girls
  • Join the library
  • Go for a walk
  • Have a bbq
  • Go swimming
  • Go to a festival/ or fun day
  • Feed the ducks

ONE ON ONE TIME WITH ALESSIA - ALADDIN & SUBWAY DATE

One thing I try to do is make time for the girls on their own. Having three children is busy- it goes without saying but one on one time with them individually is something I try to do as much as I can .


BAKING WITH THE GIRLS

Yay for Friday- only one more week and then the summer holidays begin, I don’t know about you but I am so looking forward to them!


THE SOFTEST LEGGINGS AROUND | ZIGGLE

When it comes to babies and having little ones , you want them to be in the comfiest of clothes, especially for all them milestones they are about to reach- crawling or bum shuffling in Nila’s case :)


AN AFTERNOON AT GLEBE FARM

We were due to go Glebe farm for Nila’s birthday last weekend but plans changed and it was actually closed by the time we would have got there so we said to the girls we would take them on Sunday.


A NEW ADDITION TO OUR COLLECTION | SYLVANIAN FAMILIES TREE HOUSE

I am sure you already know we are huge sylvanian family lovers, and if you didn’t know then where have you been! :)


RAIN RAIN , LETS GO OUT AND PLAY | ZIGGLE COLOUR CHANGING RAINCOAT

When it comes to the UK, I am sure we can all agree that we never know what the weather has in store for us.


SHADOWS AMSTERDAM | GAME REVIEW

The last game we have been sent to review is Shadows Amsterdam. The cover looks quite interesting and Kadiann said it reminded her a little of crash bandicoot.


NILA BUG TURNS 2

Today our littlest bug has turned 2. Where has the last 2 years gone , I do not know. She is the cutest little thing and has the funniest personality.


KAY’S PROM 2019

I can’t even put into words how I have felt today. Today has been Kay’s school prom . The final finale of her school life ends today and it saddens me a little.


FUN IN THE SUNSHINE AT LAST

Today I think the sun got the memo that it is summer :). It’s been absolutely glorious and we have definitely made the most of it !


BIRTHDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR TODDLERS

If you are a regularly reader then you will know Nila bug’s Birthday is just around the corner and I’ve got to admit I think at this age there is so much you can buy and it can be  a little overwhelming with what to actually get!



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WHEN I DREAM | GAME REVIEW

Next on our board games review list is when I dream. I’ve got to admit I really love the front of the box. It did catch my eye and that can definitely be something that attracts me to a new game and gets me reading the box.


NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER FLAPJACKS

One thing we love to do is bake and make homemade snacks for the week. The girls love getting involved too and I think cooking and baking is a great skill to have .



AQUABEADS BOX OF FUN - SAFARI REVIEW

When it comes to crafts and anything to do with getting creative then the girls are definitely all ears. Aquabeads have been a firm favourite in our house ever since Kadiann was little and she’s now 16!.


FATHERS DAY 2019

Today has been a very impromptu day. Don’t you just love days like that? Especially if it’s a certain occasion, some times it can get so stressful when really letting the day flow is always the best!.


KAYS LAST DAY AT SCHOOL

I can not believe today is here already. Kadiann has officially left school. It really doesn’t seem that long ago to when I was going into school for dress up days with you or going in for baking mornings.


MIXPIX MYPICTURE WALL TILES | REVIEW

Capturing memories is something we all love to do isn’t it. Being a mother of three girls I take So many photographs of the girls as I don’t want to miss any of them special moments.


BUNK BEDS!

Over the weekend we swapped our room with the younger two and they now have bunk beds!. I’m not going to lie I was a little bit skeptical about the change but it was definitely needed.


GETTING CREATIVE WITH LITTLE BRIAN FACE PAINT STICKS

When it comes to the girls they love nothing more than getting the crafts out . Our cupboard is literally full to the brim with paints and fabrics and god knows what else.


SYN FREE TOMATO SOUP

One thing I absolutely love is tomato soup. Heinz tomato soup with some cheese on toast to dip in , so good!.


ROALD DAHL BOARD GAME - A FAVOURITE IN OUR HOUSE !

Board games are definitely a favourite in our house . We have the biggest collection going and we love adding to it too- especially if it’s something a little different.


TOP TIPS FOR MEAL PLANNING & GIVEAWAY

If you have followed me for a while then you will know I have followed slimming world on and off for nearly 4 years and have lost over 3 1/2 stone .


IS YOUR BODY IN GOOD HEALTH | DEXA BODY SCAN

Looking after my body and making sure I am as healthy as can be is very important to me , especially being a mother of three.


KADIANN TURNS 16!

Today Kadiann turned 16, I actually can not believe my firstborn is 16 already. The years have absolutely flown by!.


AD - CORAL ISLAND BLACKPOOL

We have been to Blackpool a few times with the kiddies but I’ve got to admit , we haven’t ever been to Coral island. I think Blackpool seafront is so big there is so much to do and also so much to miss.


FACE YOUR MAKE UP FEARS WITH SAMMI JEFCOATE | SAMSUNG UK EVENT

I have always been a little bit different when it comes to my dresss sense. I have never followed the trend because it is ‘in fashion’ or not worn something because it’s ‘out of season’ , I’ve always bought what I wanted to regardless of whether it’s in or not .


FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE

Fathers day is fast approaching and I know the girls are eager to get the craft cupboard out and make daddy some gifts- I definitely know paint will be involved ! :) We’ve also picked up some really cool
gifts  too.


HOW TO HANDLE WEDDING SEASON ON A BUDGET

-Collaborative Post


Getting by on a successful budget isn't always easy. These days, it seems like we all have so many bills to pay, and our wages can only stretch so far. Even if you've carefully budgeted all of your cash down to the last penny, there are always unexpected things that can pop up and throw you off track. 

TIMELINE : SCIENCE MUSEUM GAME | REVIEW

We have been lucky enough to be selected to test out some of the games from Asmodee over the next few weeks. If you’ve followed us for a while then you will know we love a games night and try to have as many as we can with the kiddies .


SAGE & CAJUN DIRTY RICE

If you are familiar with slimming world then you would of heard of dirty rice before . It’s such a simple dinner and doesn’t take no time at all to cook and also a lot less to prep.


GETTING OUR SLIME ON - THAMES & KOSMO OOZE LABS

If you have children then I am sure you probably have a house full of slime like us!. Alessia is definitely our creative child and loves anything to do with science and creativity and getting messy!.


A WEEKEND IN SUNNY WALES

Monday is here and the girls are back to school . We have been to greenacres and sunny sands caravan park over the weekend with the in laws and it has been such a lovely break away.


WORKING FROM HOME ESSENTIALS

Working from home has its pros and cons. I love the fact that I am able to stay at
Home with Nila and also earn a living . The downside is not knowing when to ‘switch off’, but it works for me and my family :)


TIPS FOR PLANNING THE PERFECT FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY IN THE ALPS

The Alps, spanning across France, Italy, Switzerland, and several European destinations, is world famous for its fresh powder snow and world-class peaks with terrains that are just perfect for skiing. The Alps have earned a great reputation among families looking for some skiing fun. The thought of heading to the slopes of Alps for a ski vacation with your family is both joyful and exciting. There are plenty of ski resorts that fit the varied needs of different families based on their ages, and what they are looking for. Today, there is plenty of fun and activities in the Alps and ski resorts to keep the children entertained.



GETTING THE GARDEN SUMMER READY

The weekend has been glorious . It’s lovely the sun is now starting to come out and the girls love nothing more than to go outside and play in the sunshine .


BLOGON MAY 4TH CONFERENCE 2019

What can I say? Another blogon and i am absolutely shattered! :) It has been an eventful weekend to say the least and I have througholoy enjoyed it.


PLANNING THE PERFECT ‘STAYCATION’



If money is a little tight, then a holiday abroad might not be an option this year. While a bit of sun, sea and sand is undeniably lovely, holidays from home can actually be a whole lot of fun, and a lot less hassle too. 

A FAMILY DAY OUT AT THE MONKEY FOREST

One place both the older girls love is the Monkey Forest in Trentham, Stoke On Trent . We only live half an hour drive away and have visited many times .



EASTER HALF TERM IN HEMSBY

Just like that the Easter half term is over . Is anyone else really looking forward to the May holidays already?. I love having the girls at home :)


A FAMILY HOLIDAY ON A BUDGET

Getting away as a family can sometimes be a challenge in itself . We try our hardest to try and get a mini break away together as we all need some quality family time.


ARTIE 3000 - THE CODED DRAWING ROBOT

if you have followed us for a while then you will know we are a little Obsessed with anything to do with dinosaurs and robots .


AD- SHOW THEM YOU CARE | SEASIDE TRIP WITH THE GRANDPARENTS

Spending time with the family is something we try and do often. Life can get in the way and also distance can be a problem.


STRUGGLING THIS WEEK ..SORRY FOR THE RANT

This past week has been a struggle for me . I’m open about my battles with mental health and when my days are low. It’s not been the best week and I just can’t seem to shift it .


WAYS FAMILIES CAN MANAGE MONEY SHORTFALLS



A lack of money can create a great deal of stress for you and your family. A money shortage can make it hard to pay your bills or put food on the table. Fortunately, there are ways that you can manage money shortfalls.

TUFF TRAY PAINTING

Easter half term is in full swing and we really are making the most of  the lovely sunshine we have been having.


HELLO SPRING | SIMPLY BE

Spring is here and how lovely is it! The sun is shining and not having to wear big hefty coats is so nice!I feel like we were in winter for far to long and honestly here in Staffordshire , we have only just got over the horrible colds and winds!


FINDING THE PERFECT LINGERIE | UK LINGERIE REVIEW

If there is one thing that I actually hate doing with a passion , then it has got to be shopping for lingerie . I never seem to get the right size, even though I have been measured , it’s just something that has always been a pain!


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