Spring I Spy Game – Free Printable

I Spy games are a fantastic way to help young children develop various skills including vocabulary, comprehension and maths skills. Little Miss loved the bright colours in this Spring I spy game and had great fun counting the different pictures. I spy games are great for rainy afternoons or for taking on long journeys. This I spy game would be a fun addition to a Spring unit study. The sheet can be laminated to use over and over again. Children can use pom poms or buttons to place over the pictures once they are counted.

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Looking for more Spring printables? Try Spring Scissor Skills.

Spring I Spy Game

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Are you looking for more activities to keep your children busy? Try The Busy Bag Book or Printable Road Trip Busy Bag Activities.

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Competition Prize Wishlist for 2019

I started entering competitions in 2013 and have been quite lucky, winning at least one prize a month since then. Last year I won about 20 prizes. This year instead of just entering any competition I like the look of, I am going to be more strategic about what I enter. I have compiled a competition prize wishlist for 2019 and will focus on seeking out competitions for the prizes I really want to win. As we are currently saving to buy a house most my wishlist is for practical items. 

Competition Prize Wishlist


A Tablet is at the top of my competition prize wishlist for 2019. I use a laptop just now but I would like a tablet as it is more portable. It would be useful for times when I just need to be online for a short time and don’t want to pull the laptop out. I would also like a tablet to enter competitions on as my laptop can’t keep up with the speed I want to enter them at. As well as trying to win a tablet I have also been looking at the latest deals on tablets. If I find the right deal then I will buy one as it will make life so much easier.

Shark Vacuum Cleaner

I have heard great things about the Shark vacuum cleaner so I would love to win one. I have entered a few competitions for it but not been lucky yet.

Soup Maker

We are trying to eat a lot healthier this year. We all enjoy soup and it is an easy way to eat a lot of vegetables. A Soup Maker would be convenient for making a quick batch of soup. 


I have won a lot of vouchers over the years, it is one of my favourite prizes to win. I would especially love to win Tesco or Love2Shop vouchers.


I would love to win some cash to add to the house fund.


We love playing board games so would be delighted to win some games to add to our collection. I would also like to win some educational games as it is a great way for the children to learn while having fun.

Clothes for the Children 

The children grow so fast, they always need new clothes. I won some lovely dresses for Little Miss a few years ago. I have also won various vouchers including Matalan and Love2Shop that I have spent on clothes. 

Craft Subscription Boxes

Little Man and Little Miss love doing crafts. Craft subscription boxes are a great way of trying out different crafts. I also like them because most of the materials needed are included in the box which saves me from having to search for things. It is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. 

Items for the House

Our plates and bowls are all mismatched so I would love to win a new dinner set. We also need new bathroom towels and accessories. A new mirror for the hall would also be nice.


I love winning food. It is a great way to try food we wouldn’t normally buy and it means we can save on the grocery budget! 

A Year’s Supply

I think a ‘year’s supply’ is something that is on every compers competition prize wishlist. I won a year’s supply of colouring books a couple of years ago: one book for each month of the year. A year’s supply of tea would be a great prize as I get through a lot of it. 

What’s on your competition prize wishlist?

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First Birthday Gift Guide

We have recently celebrated Baby Girl’s first birthday! I say this with every child, but the first year really does fly in. We had a lovely day at home celebrating with family. Baby Girl received some lovely gifts so I have compiled this first birthday gift guide as inspiration for others celebrating a first birthday soon.

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Penguin Babygrow from The Penguin Patrol

We are big fans of penguins in our house so I was delighted to discover an independent business dedicated to selling penguin gifts. They have some lovely unique items including soft toys, stationery, jewellery, artwork, baby gifts and Christmas gifts.

The Penguin Patrol very kindly sent us this gorgeous Percy the Penguin Babygrow for inclusion in our first birthday gift guide. The babygrow is made from super soft lightweight organic cotton perfect for a baby’s delicate skin. The babygrow features a cute penguin chick that has been screen-printed by hand with organic ink by Boodle.

Baby Girl loves her babygrow, it is soft and comfortable and she looks really cute in it.

The babygrow is available from 0-3 months up to 12-18 months and there is also a blue version.

First Birthday Gift Guide

Matchstick Monkey

Matchstick Monkey kindly sent us one of their teethers. Baby girl has just had two new teeth come through in the same week. The matchstick monkey really helped to soothe her gums. The monkey is easy for her to hold and get right to the area that is causing pain. There are two textures on the matchstick monkey, the body is smooth which is great for chewing and the back of the head is textured. This is great for massaging aching gums and also useful for applying teething gel.

The Matchstick Monkeys are available in 8 bright colours and are priced at £9.99.

Leapfrog My Talking LapPup (Scout)

Baby Girl also got a LeapFrog My Talking LapPup. It has over 40 learning activities including introducing letters and numbers. It also sings songs and plays peekaboo. There is a handle on the side which makes it perfect to take out and about. My Talking LapPup is suitable for children aged 6-24 and helps children to learn fine motor skills, colours, shapes, numbers and much more.

Vintage Floral Woodland Bamboo Dinner Set

We did baby-led weaning with baby girl and she has enjoyed exploring new foods. She loves joining in with family meal times and one of the first words she learned to say was ‘dinner’! This beautiful dinner set was the perfect gift for her. The set contains 5 pieces, a divider plate, bowl, cup, fork and spoon, all made of durable bamboo fibre. It is biodegradable and free from BPA and phthalates. The dinner set is also available in a Circus Animals design.

Fisher Price Stacking Rings

These Fisher Price Stacking Rings were one of Baby Girls favourite presents. She loves to shake the top ring which has swirling beads inside to make a fun rattle sound. She loves the bright colours of the rings.


To keep Baby Girl’s new presents safe we were sent some cute name labels from My Nametags. The name labels are available as iron-on or stickers. I chose the stickers as I wanted to stick them onto Baby Girl’s toys, books and cups. They can also be stuck on to clothing labels making them ideal for nursery and school clothes too. The ordering process couldn’t have been easier and there are lots of fun and colourful designs to choose from. The stickers are easy to apply and stay put once on. They are waterproof and durable making them suitable for use in dishwashers and microwaves.

56 Stickers cost just £11.95 plus £1 P&P.

I hope this first birthday gift guide has given you some inspiration.

*We received the penguin babygrow, matchstick monkey and name labels for the purpose of this gift guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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£10 Amazon Voucher Giveaway

It’s been a while since we had a competition so today I have a £10 Amazon voucher giveaway for you. What would you spend it on if you won. Would you treat yourself or someone else? Enter via the Rafflecopter below and don’t forget to come back every day for extra chances to win in our Amazon voucher giveaway! 

£10 Amazon Voucher Giveaway


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The giveaway is open UK residents aged 18 or over.

The prize is a £10 Amazon Voucher.

There is no cash alternative.

Entrants must complete at least one action on the Rafflecopter. More entries can be gained by completing more actions.

The giveaway will end at 11.59 on Tuesday 5th February.

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter and notified within 7 days of the giveaway ending.

The winner has 28 days to claim their prize.

If the winner does not claim their prize within 28 days another winner will be chosen. 


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8 Survey Sites That Pay Cash

Online survey sites are one of the easiest ways to earn extra income from home. They are simple to do while watching TV or even during your lunch break. By spending an hour or two a day on online survey sites you could easily earn £50 – £100+ a month.

What would you do with an extra £100 a month? You could

  • save it towards Christmas
  • save for a holiday
  • pay off debt
  • save for a house deposit
  • treat your family to a day out

Whatever you spend it on I’m sure you will agree it is a nice boost to the household income! Below I have listed 8 online survey sites that pay cash. These are the sites I have found to be the most lucrative and easiest to use.

Survey sites that pay cash / make money online from home fast


Prolific is one of the better paying survey sites with most fees equivalent to £5 per hour or more. The surveys are actually studies conducted by academic researchers. The topics of the studies vary widely and can be a lot more interesting than the consumer surveys on other sites. One of the best things about Prolific besides the high payment is that you don’t get screened out. Prolific only shows you studies that you are eligible for so you won’t waste time answering questions only to be disqualified.

Once you have earned £5 on Prolific you can cash out to Paypal but the Paypal fees will be deducted. If you want to avoid fees then you can cash out to Circle when you reached £20.


Swagbucks is a ‘get paid to’ site which means you earn money by completing various tasks such as answering surveys, watching videos, searching the web and playing games. You can also earn money back on your shopping when you click through to the retailer from Swagbucks. It is very easy to earn a decent amount on Swagbucks without ever completing a survey.

800 Swagbucks can be redeemed for £5 Paypal cash. You can also redeem various vouchers including Amazon.

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Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys formerly known as Mintvine is similar to Swagbucks. You can earn through surveys, daily poll, videos and other tasks. Branded Surveys is a site I check every day as there is usually a good number of surveys to be answered. It is possible to be disqualified but you are almost always given some points for your time. The daily poll is a guaranteed five points every day.

The cash out threshold for Branded Surveys is 1000 which is $10. This works out at around £7.50 depending on the exchange rate.


Mobrog is one of my favourite survey sites because the cash out threshold is low at just £4. It is possible to reach £4 with only 3 or 4 surveys. Unlike some other sites where it can take up to a week to receive your money, with Mobrog it only takes a few hours at most.


I like Onepoll as the surveys are very short. It’s a great site to use when you only have a spare 5 or 10 minutes. The cash out threshold is quite high at £40 but it soon adds up if you do a few surveys each day. You can cashout via BACS or Paypal.

Global Test Market

Global Test Market is a really good earner. I find they always have a good number of surveys available. They also have an app called LifePoints which is great for earning on the go. The cashout threshold is low at just £5. When you have reached 575 points you can cash out £5 to Paypal. The only downside to this site is that it can take a week to receive your money.



Crowdology is another site with a low cashout threshold of £4. They don’t do points so it is easy to see exactly how much money you have made with Crowdology. The also have a mobile app called opinionapp which usually has a good number of surveys available. You can cash out to Paypal when you reach £4 or wait until you reach £10 if you would prefer Amazon vouchers.



With Qmee you can make money from surveys and also from searching the internet. Install the Qmee extentsion to your desktop browser and you can earn money when searching on sites such as Ebay, Amazon and on search engines. There is no minimum amount you need to earn before you cashout. You can cashout at 10p if you want! When you cash out the money is transferred instantly to your Paypal account.


Bonus site: Instagc

I have included Instagc as a bonus because it is great for earning cash but only after you have redeemed 5000 points in other rewards such as Amazon vouchers which is just over £30.  The threshold for cashing out at Instagc is low at just £1.


Have you tried survey sites before? Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below.


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