Monday, 23 January 2017

Stationery Geek - Mummy Reward Chart Review and Giveaway

As a Home Educating mum of 4 children my days are super busy. Between helping the boys with their schoolwork, doing the housework, and keeping the toddler out of mishief there is barely a minute to spare. I love the full and hectic weekdays but I do look forward to the weekend when I can have an hour or two to myself. Recently I have been using the Mummy Reward Chart from Stationery Geek to choose a treat to look forward to at the weekend.


The Mummy Reward Chart is such a fun idea. Each day I choose an acheivement sticker and then at the end of the week I choose a reward such as a bubble bath, chocolate, wine or a takeaway. Examples of the acheivement stickers include, We weren't late! I didn't shout! I did it! and my favourite, I had a hot cup of tea!


There are five pages of the chart each with space for 12 weeks so it will last all year. There are also 3 sheets of stickers. It is spiral bound and has holes punched so that it can be hung on the wall. The chart is great quality and is priced at £5.50. It would make a great gift for any mum and is sure to put a smile on their face. If you would like a chance to win a Chart then enter via the Gleam widget below.



Stationery Geek sell a wide range of products including Knitting and Crochet notebooks, Diet and Fitness planners and Teachers notepads and stickers. The team have a passion for printing bespoke products that can be purchased "off the shelf". They also print on demand so if you have an idea for a design you like, drop them an email and see what they can do.

Mummy Reward Chart Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
The giveaway closes at 11.59pm (GMT) on 09/02/2017.
There will be 1 winner.
The prize is a Mummy Reward Chart. There is no cash alternative.
To enter complete at least one task in the Gleam widget.
The winner will be chosen at random and contacted within 7 days of the giveaway ending.
The winner has 28 days to respond.

Disclosure: I received a Mummy Reward Calendar for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Family Fever

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Arty Apple - Personalised Aprons Review

Little Miss loves to help me bake. It's one of our favourite things to do at the weekend. I always wear an apron when baking but hadn't got around to getting one for Little Miss. When Arty Apple got in touch a few weeks ago to offer us an item to review the Personalised Aprons caught my eye straight away.


The Apron arrived beautifully packaged in a cardboard box with the Arty Apple logo on the front. The box is sturdy and will be useful for storage. Inside the apron was wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with an Arty Apple sticker.


The apron is made from denim with bright pink neck and waist ties and has a cute cupcake embroidered on the front along with Little Miss' name. The apron is high quality and both Little Miss and I are delighted with it. The denim is hardwearing and washes well which is great as we do a lot of baking! Arty Apple also do the apron with blue ties and a gingerbread man motif.


Arty Apple is run by Amy who says she is a multi-tasking mummy with a passsion for gorgeous fabrics and hand made crafts. She aims to give her customers a personal service to find perfect gifts with the assurance that they are made by hand with love.

There is a beautiful range of personalised gifts to choose from including bunting, taggie blankets, hooded towels and teddy bears. If you are looking for a good quality gift woth a personal touch that will be treasured by the recipient be sure to check out what Arty Apple has to offer.

The aprons are available in two sizes, 2-6 years priced £13.00 and 7-13 years priced £15.00. 

I received this apron for the purpose of the review. All thoughts and opinons are my own.
We're going on an adventure

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers is one of our favourite recipes, it is delicious and super healthy too. The fajita seasoning is mild enough for children to enjoy. It is quick and easy to prepare making it a perfect midweek family meal. The recipe serves two but is easily doubled.

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts
2 peppers
1 onion
2-3 mushrooms (optional)
Grated cheese
 
Fajita seasoning:

2 tsp mild chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne

Method:

Chop the chicken and onion and fry until onion is soft and chicken is cooked through.
Meanwhile half and deseed the peppers in place in a preheated oven at 180C.
When the onion and chicken is ready stir in the fajita seasoning and fry for a few more minutes.
Then put the chicken mixture into the peppers and top with grated cheese.
Place in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve with salad or vegatables.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Easy Belts Review and Giveaway

Little Man has always been quite independent as he loves to do everything his big brothers do. Being that bit younger he can find some things more difficult. He likes to get dressed on his own and can manage most outfits without any problem. However he gets quite frustrated when he is wearing a belt as he can't fasten it or undo it without help. When Easy Belts got in touch to offer me one of their belts I was interested to see how Little Man would get on with it.


Easy Belts have a velcro fastening which make it easier for young children and also for people with disabilities to use. When Little Man first saw the belt he was delighted with the rocket ship motifs on it and couldn't wait to try it on. I held it the right way up for him and he was able to put it through the belt loops on his trousers, loop it throught the D-ring and fasten it without any problems. He was so pleased. Little Man now asks to wear his belt every day and is a bit disappointed when his trousers don't require a belt!





Easy Belts come in a variety of sizes from Toddler through to Adult. The belts are elasticated for comfort and adjustable to allow for growth. There is a choice of 2 D-ring sizes, regular and large for those with limited hand coordination. There are various colours and designs to choose from icluding a school range. Easy Belts are priced at £6 for toddler belts and £7 for children's belts.


Enter via the Gleam widget below for a chance to win 1 of 3 Easy Belts.

Good luck!

Easy Belts Giveaway

Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
The giveaway closes at 11.59pm (GMT) on 12/12/16.
There will be 3 winners.
Each winner will win an Easy Belt. There is no cash alternative.
To enter complete at least one task in the Gleam widget.
The winners will be chosen at random and contacted within 7 days of the giveaway ending.
The winners have 28 days to respond.

Disclosure: I received an Easy Belt for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Little One Tag

Little Miss has been nominated by Baby Anon at The Secret Life of the Baby to answer some questions about what it is like being a toddler. Thank you Baby Anon for nominating us.

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What’s the best thing about being a toddler?

Being able to get away with almost anything by smiling sweetly!

Favourite toy?

I love my dolls, my pink dolly is my favourite. I asked Mummy to buy me more dolls at the shop but she said I have too many already. The cheek of it! A toddler can never have too many dolls.

Favourite thing to do?

I love to empty out every toy box in the house. Mummy gets quite annoyed when I do this but I don't understand why. It is so much fun! I also like to stand at the top of the stairs and throw toys down. Mummy doesn't like that either!

Favourite outfit?

My Peppa Pig pyjamas. I refuse to wear clothes if we are not leaving the house, pyjamas are more comfortable.

Favourite television programme?

Peppa Pig, I need to watch it every day! 

Favourite book?

Where's Spot! Mummy has to read it every night and about 537 times during the day. 

Favourite food?

I love macaroni cheese!

Favourite song?

The Wheels on the Bus. Mummy has to sing it to me before I go to sleep. I also like to listen to it on Kidloland.

What makes you laugh?

My Daddy and brothers being silly. I love it when Daddy pretends to be a giant! I also laugh when playing hide and seek with my brothers. I like to be the seeker, I'm really good at finding them!

Who do you love and why?

My Mummy, Daddy and big brothers because they love me. They play with me, read me stories and make me laugh.

I am nominating the little ones at

Mum of a Premature Baby

Happy Mummy

The Lifestyle Mum

Emmy's Mummy

Two Hearts One Roof

Coffee, Cake, Kids

Mumconventional

Pop over to The Secret Life of the Baby to read their post and to see the rules.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Weekly Meal Plan - 21st November

We have a few new meals to try this week as we have been getting tired of our usual meals. We are trying to eat more vegetables so we have some lovely vegetarian recipes to try. I am especially looking forward to the Roasted Vegetable, Lentil and Halloumi Bake. I love Halloumi but haven't had it for ages. I also love roasted vegetables so it is a great combination.

Weekly Meal Plan - 21st November

Monday - Spanish Chickpea and Spinach Stew

Tuesday - Sweet Potato, Red Onion and Feta Frittata

Wednesday - Cottage Pie

Thursday - Sweet Potato, Spinach & Butter Bean Stew

Friday - Omelette with roasted vegetables

Saturday - Roasted Vegetable, Lentil and Halloumi Bake

Sunday - Beef Stew

What's on your meal plan this week?

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Look in My Letterbox - 20th November

It's been a few weeks since I have done a Look in My Letterbox post as I haven't had anything to show. However I have have bought a couple of things this week and have also had a few things sent to review.


I bought these for Little Man. He loves making patterns with them and I have printed some pictures for him to do. He was delighted to see he could make a dinosaur with them!

  Bingo pens for Little Man's letter of the week work.


A belt for Little Man from Easybelts. Look out for the review and a giveaway coming soon!



A gorgeous apron for Little Miss from Arty Apple. Look out for the review!


A Mummy Reward Chart to review from Stationery Geek. There will be a giveaway too!

What have you received through you letterbox this week?