Last Minute Fathers Day DIY Gift Idea

Hands up...who forgot Fathers Day? It's just 4 days away and well...I am skinted! No money to really push the boat out (no personalised messaged watch this year Dean!) but that is fine, because keepsake homemade gifts are what parents really love right? Why pay for something when you can make it for less than a coffee! We saw this in a local chocolate gift shop for £15, I looked online and saw them going for as much as £40 (for 10 chocolate coins and 5 Lindt chocolates!!) This one cost us absolubtly nothing, we had everything in the house already, but even if you have to go out I am confident that you can do this for less than £5.

Last Minute DIY Fathers Day Gift FOR LESS THAN £5!

So Fathers Day is just a few days away, and I wont lie as per usual I have left the gift buying to the last minute, I haven't got a whole lotta money so a grand gesture of a watch or weekend away isn't valid, and to be honest, I'm a big fan of homemade keepsake gifts for special days, so being skint I headed into town for some inspiration for some cheap easy DIY gift ideas!

5 Ways To Get A Bit Of 'Me Time' Right Now!

From the outside being a stay at home Mum must mean you get loads of time to luxuriate in a bit of me time...but if you are anything like me you will always say 'I have no time for me time' and the fact of the matter is, in between school runs, preparing 100 meals a day, working from home, after school clubs, housework and the keeping 4 kids and a husband (as well as yourself) alive, means that actually all you do get is a measly 10 minutes here or there. But lets face it, those 10 minutes are in fact spent doing something, usually scrolling through Facebook, reading a blog post that sounded interesting on Twitter as you wasted 5 minutes before the school run. Those 10 minutes sat in the car before the school gates open. What if I told you that you could spend those 10 minutes doing something for you? 10 minutes of 'no time' turned into something for you. 10 luxurious! Right Now!

6 Fun Gifts To Celebrate National Best Friends Day

I just found out that its best friend day on June 6th (well in the US anyways!) and it got me thinking about the fun gifts you used to give your bestie when you were young and at school, the mood rings that split in half and sent your fingers green, the DIY friendship bracelets made from thread from your Mum's sewing box, the random letters you would write to each other at night (the kids with mobiles who text nowadays...they don't know what they are missing!) the random mix tapes you would make for each other at a weekend.

Celebrating National Sibling Day with Baby Born

Recently Baby Born got in touch and asked if we would help them spread some sibling love this #NationalSiblingDay. My guys love to play dolls, in fact its what my girls do most. (Jenson used to love playing dolls but hes recently started to outgrow this, sob!) in fact when ever we go in any kind of toy shop they try and get the latest doll, or accessory. 

Geomag Panels and Mechanics | Review & Giveaway

My kids love building lego, in fact,  lately the toys they love to play with most is almost always STEM based, so when I got an email with the chance to review Geomag (something that had come up on birthday and Christmas lists before!) I knew the kids would be so so pleased if I said yes! When our package arrived and we unpacked the Geomag Panels 464 set (192 pieces) and the Geomags Mechanics set (86 pieces) the kids couldn't wait to get in the boxes and nagged me all week until we got a chance at the weekend to open them!

We were sent this item free for the purpose of this review, all words, photos and thoughts are my own. 

12 Months of Random Acts of Kindess for 2018

So by now my regular readers and followers will know that it has been a while since I posted. In fact I haven't posted since September. Over 3 months since my last blog post. 3 months since my last video even. And Instagram? Well over on Instagram I've only shared a snippet of our life. The laptop has barely opened and so right now as I type, it all feels strange, yet also feels like I am where I am meant to be, speaking of meant to be, the new year upon us has, obviously, got me thinking about a whole host of things. But especially where I want to be, New Years resolutions have been put in place (I shan't bore you with the list of the usual...gym, me time, blah blah and more blah!) But what I did think I would share with you is this list (and FREE printable planner) of 12 ways me and the monsters are going to pay it forward in 2018, or at least try too, with these 12 random acts of kindness, month by month.

Random acts of kindess for 2018. 12 ideas families can complete.