Giveaway. Olive It! Recipe Book (20 Copies Up For Grabs!!)

One of my New Year resolutions (yep I have already thought about it!) is to try a new food at least every month! One food we have never tried is olives so when we were asked if we would like to receive a copy of the new Olive It! recipe book I said yes, what better way to get me started!


Countdown To Christmas. 5 Ideas For...Kids In The Kitchen At Christmas

I can't believe that in just a few days it will all be over! Christmas will be gone for another year *sob* but whilst we still have a few days before I have been searching for some Christmas activities to keep the kids busy in the kitchen. Here are 5 of my favourites...



Winter Beauty Tips with Gillette Venus and Emma Willis

I won't lie...as winter comes my (already lack lustre) beauty regime kind of takes a bit of a nose dive, so when Gillette got in touch and asked if I would like to give the new Venus Embrace Sensitive a try I thought why not...

Keeping Warm This Winter with Best Electric Radiators

I don't know about you but I am always cold! We have been looking into buying an electric heater at some point in the new year. 


Countdown To Christmas. Candy Cane Chocolate Lollies

We have been trying to think of gifts that the children can give to the teachers at school. We were originally making these Reindeer Chocolate Jars, but they weren't very cost effective (between the monsters there are 14 teachers!!) so I have been on a hunt ever since. Then whilst watching Channel Mum on You Tube I came across a super cute white chocolate candy cane how to and used this as my inspiration...



5 Things Santa Can't Bring Me For Christmas...But My Kids Can! #12DaysOfParenting

Day 2 of the #12DaysOfChristmas Blog hop and a big hello if you have come over from The Mad House Of Cats and Babies. When the hubby asked me to write out my Christmas list it was full of extravagant things that really in my heart I know I wont receive the majority (I mean really a camera for vlogging, a DSLR, new phone, Macbook etc etc) and then their are things I put on their that are a given, slippers, pj's, socks, chocolates that I will more than likely definitely get...This got me thinking to things that the kids can get me, the things money cant buy...


5 Ideas For...Easy Christmas Activities For Toddlers #12DaysOfParenting

Its almost time...the busiest time of the year, and the time when toddler groups close for the Christmas break. But fear not, I have compiled a list of 5 quick and easy Christmas activities you can put together using items from around the house or that are easily available on the High Street...

Review. Galt Nail Art Studio.

Ellie is very much a girly girl kinda tween. She loves anything to do with make up and nails so I knew that the Galt Nail Art Studio would be a massive hit...


Review. Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register.

This time last year Evie was very much all about trains, dinosaurs and Peppa Pig...fast forward 12 months and she is Disney Princess CRAZY! We were asked to review the Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register, of course I said yes...


Personalised Books this Christmas with Thomas and Friends.

You all know by know that we love books, and we really love personalised books. This Christmas one of Jenson's gifts is a personalised Thomas and Friends book from Egmont UK...


3 Sensory Games For The Garden This Winter.

There's no denying the great outdoors is a great place to stimulate a little ones senses...

Mastering Toddler Tantrums #BigSteps

We all know toddlers have tantrums, they are inevitable and a very normal part of a toddlers development. It doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong, it doesn't mean they are naughty. At some point every child will have a tantrum!


The Elf On The Shelf®. A Week Of Ideas.

This is our first year with Elfie, our scout Elf. Here is what he got up to in his first week with us!



5 Ideas For...Christmas Jumpers (Tween Girls)

We have been looking forward to Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day and searching the internet for some cool Christmas jumpers, these are our 5 favourites for tween girls...


Countdown To Christmas. Terry's Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

If you were a reader last Christmas you may remember that I shared a Chocolate Orange Shortbread recipe. Chocolate Orange, specifically Terry's Chocolate Orange is a flavour that really reminds me of childhood Christmas' so this year I have been sat thinking about what recipe I could share this year and I went with this yummy cheesecake...


The Week That Was...28th November - 4th December 2015

We are absolutely without a doubt in FULL on Christmas mode! We are taking part in Vlogmas over on Youtube as well as trying to blog every day AND do a Christmassy activity with the monsters every day so life is a little hectic around here!!



Review. Hape Wooden Noah's Ark

Christmas is just around the corner and I have been busy wrapping gifts and finding ideas to share with you. The lovely people at Marbel recently send me a couple of items to review, a wooden crane lift and this wooden Noahs Ark...



Countdown To Christmas. Continuing Traditions with Portable North Pole AND Discount Code For My Readers.

If you are a long time reader of my blog you may remember last year I told you all about the Portable North Pole experience, it is one of our most favourite family traditions and every year I sit and hold back the tears as the magic washes over the monsters...



Welcoming The Elf On The Shelf® To Our House...

This morning we woke up to find that Santa had sent one of his Scout Elf's to watch and listen in on us this Christmas period! We are sure that The Elf On The Shelf® is going to bring lots and lots of fun! 



Countdown To Christmas. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Craft

Its official...its December 1st and so that means I can post Christmas posts to my hearts content without worry of annoying readers! Have you started crafting or anything yet? This washi tape Christmas tree craft is great for kids of all ages, and incorporates some mathematical skills too...



#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 58

So, week 58...for the last 58 #ToddlerApprovedTuesday link ups me and Leandra have been here, side by side. But the time has come for Leandra to move on, it is her T's birthday this month and he will be 4 and the link up doesn't fit in with her and T's life anymore. Fear not myself and Elsie still need your help with fabulous activity's, reviews, days out and toddler friendly recipes so I shall be continuing....


But to my dear friend Leandra, one of my bestest blogging buddies, I know we will still continue to talk s**t every day and continue to work alongside each other over on the Kids Make and Bake Club channel (If you haven't subscribed yet...go do so, we have a You Tube giveaway coming up!). 

So lets get on with this, just for this month we will be opening the link up for A WHOLE MONTH, so don't forget to keep coming back and linking up your posts! 

My favourites from last week came from Coombe Mill with an amazingly awesome fairy or elf Christmas post box...we will definitly be making one for our Elfie! 

Fairy & Elf Post Box 


Remember you can post your weekly post to the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Facebook page too, I like every one which will mean you continue to show up in my feed when you post new posts! If you aren't yet in the Facebook group send us a request and we'll add you. Also feel free to post anything that's takes your fancy in there all through the week if it's relevant.

We also have the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pin board over on Pinterest, if you want to join just make sure you follow me and then I can follow you back and add you to the board, then pin anything you think fits.

Now, On with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, the linky this month will be open all month but usually open every Tuesday at 7am and closes Wednesday at 11.55pm. Every week I will each pick two favourite's for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase which will be featured on our posts and in the weekly #ToddlerApprovedTuesday email, which hits over 130 email addresses each week!

Remember to share your post and the linky party using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday on your social media, I will Retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude for us to be able to Retweet).  

Rules:
1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!), remember to copy and paste the new #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on as many as you can. Can't comment? Why not Pin It or maybe share on Facebook or Twitter instead? It only takes 2 seconds to click on the share button!

By linking up you agree to receive future email notifications regarding #ToddlerApprovedTuesday. These emails can be unsubscribed from by clicking the unsubscribe button in the email.

The Badge:

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday

This week I am linking up with a Christmas edition of On Our Bookshelf. I will also be linking a few more posts as the week go by.




Now its your turn! Grab the badge and link up below, remember the linky love and get commenting, pinning or sharing your way through the last #ToddlerApprovedTuesday of 2015!

   
   



Review. Hape Wooden Crane Lift.

Christmas is just around the corner and I have been busy wrapping gifts and finding ideas to share with you. The lovely people at Marbel recently send me a couple of items to review, this wooden crane lift and a wooden Noahs Ark...


5 Ideas For...Family Christmas Movies

On our Christmas bucket list we have a family movie night and I have had a couple of email's asking what movies I suggest for family viewing, so with the help of Ellie and Jenson, here are our 5 favourite's for a family friendly Christmas movie night...


On Our Bookshelf. Christmas Books

I've just had a sort through of the toy that are in the living room a it had been a while and we had piles of toys all over! Including a gazzillion extra books wedged into the book shelf! So I cleared them all away and have grabbed some of our favourite winter/ Christmas themed books...


Giveaway. In The Night Garden DVD Box Set and Book.

The lovely people at Abbey Media have been in touch and have offered you, my lovely readers, the chance to win some In The Night Garden goodies...



The Week That Was...21st-27th November 2015

Brrrrr..I think it is most definitely safe to say winter is here. Hello! Dragon breathing on cold morning school runs, Hello! After school treats of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Hello! slow cooker tea times and Hello! to woolly hats and gloves...yep, winter is most definitely here!



Christmas Fun with The Cuddledry Cuddledeer

If there's one thing I have said on this blog more than anything else, it is how much my kids HATE bath time...especially Elsie..in fact the others were all fine about bath time before Elsie! So we are always trying things that make it more fun! Enter Cuddledry with the super cute (and rather awesome) Cuddledeer hooded towel...



Christmas Bucket List 2015

I'm so excited to share this years Christmas bucket list with you, although I did just realise letters to Santa is on the list twice! Oooopppss! 



I will try and share links to our photos and posts as we do them so you can check them out! Whats on your Christmas bucket list this year?

1. Homemade Decorations:





20. Act Of Kindess. Today we donated a present to the local womans refuge



Giveaway. 5 x One Year RealTimes UNLIMITED Subscriptions (worth £79.99 each)

This is one of my fave apps, I love how it is so effortless to make family videos on your mobile. And just in time for Christmas I have five 1 year subscriptions  worth £79.99 to give away...




RealTimes is an app (available over multiple operating systems) which saves all your photos and videos and turns them into beautiful video stories that you can share and watch over multiple devices.

What could be more perfect for the upcoming Christmas period!

The basic app is free OR you can upgrade to one of 2 options. Premium or Unlimited. (All info can be found over at RealTimes website) With the basic version, which is free, you can save and share up to 1,000 photos and are limited to 30 second clips. With the Premium Plan (£3.99 pm or £39.99 annual) you can save and share up to 10,000 photos and make clips up to 3 minutes long. 

Now, with the Unlimited Plan (£7.99 per month or £79.99 annual) you get unlimited EVERYTHING! 

I have just given basic info here, for more info please do go and check out the website, as their is lots more (like cloud storage, HD/SD playback etc etc) benefits to the Ultimate version!


For your chance to win one of the five 1 year subscriptions fill in the Rafflecopter form below...

Entrants must be 18+
UK Only
Gift Card will be posted by myself and will be posted on December 8th (please be fast to respond to winners email as this will affect dates I can post) via Royal Mail Recorded and SHOULD therefore be with you in time for Christmas but can not be guaranteed.



#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 57

Did you notice how on it I was last week! Everyone's posts were commented on the day the linked and this post right here was written on Wednesday night...I think I finally got my blogging mojo back *minifistpump*!


Last week certainly got me in the festive mood and our Christmassy crafts have commenced, we have made some light up canvases for family, inspired by Adventures of Adam's Light Up Christmas Tree Canvas.


Also added to our Christmas craft list is Monkey and Mouse's craft stick snowflakes.


Remember you can post your weekly post to the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Facebook page too, I like every one which will mean you continue to show up in my feed when you post new posts! If you aren't yet in the Facebook group send us a request and we'll add you. Also feel free to post anything thats takes your fancy in there all through the week if it's relevant.

We also have the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pin board over on Pinterest, if you want to join just make sure you follow me and then I can follow you back and add you to the board, then pin anything you think fits.

Now, On with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, the linky will open every Tuesday at 6am and close Wednesday at 11.55pm. Every week myself and Leandra will each pick our two favourites for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase which will be featured on our posts and in the weekly #ToddlerApprovedTuesday email, which hits over 125 email addresses each week!

Remember to share your post and the linky party using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday on your social media, Leandra and I will Retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk for us to be able to Retweet).  

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!), remember to copy and paste the#ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on as many as you can. Can't comment? Why not Pin It or share on Facebook or Twitter instead? It only takes 2 seconds to click the share button!

By linking up you agree to receive future email notifications regarding #ToddlerApprovedTuesday. These emails can be unsubscribed from by clicking the unsubscribe button in the email.

The Badge:


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday







Now its your turn, grab your badge and link up below!


   
    An InLinkz Link-up
   









Fotoinsight Personalised Advent Calendars

Hands up if you love chocolate? Who am I kidding you all have your hands up right? Then I assume you will be tucking into an advent calendar this December? I recently heard about Fotoinsight's advent calendars personalised with your own photos and I just knew we had to give them a try, especially a they come filled with a choice of chocolates from Ferrero Rocher to Kinder to simply continental chocolate balls...



5 Ideas For...DIY Advent Calendars

Every year I think about making our own advent calendars but every year we end up with chocolate ones! It doesn't stop me searching the internet and oohhing and ahhing at everyone amazing creations though! I thought I would share 5 of my favourite DIY advent calendars for anyone who is thinking of making there own...


Getting A Good Nights Sleep Thanks To Sleepy People

A few weeks ago I received an email which claimed by answering a few short questions in the Sleepy People Pillow Selector quiz would be able to recommend a pillow to ensure me the best possible night's sleep. Lets see I am constantly tired I don't ever really sleep very well so I said yes, I mean I am up for anything that means I will sleep better!   


Pillow image from Sleepy People website

Linkys I Love (Updated!)

After giving the blog a makeover I found my beloved Linky badges were overlapping onto the blog so as I didn't want to get rid of them I thought I would give them their own special page!!



The Week That Was...14th-20th November 2015.

I know...I know...you thought I had given up with these posts! Its been a long time but I promise I'm going to try and stick with them this time!


EasiYo Twitter Chat with Jenni Falconer

On Friday lunchtime I took part in a Twitter chat with celebrity mum Jenni Falconer, in association with homemade yoghurt maker EasiYo and parenting magazine Gurgle, I thought I would share 5 of my questions and Jenni's answers with you all in case you missed it...


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Review. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Winter is almost upon us and one of the monsters favourite things to do is spend an afternoon snuggled up on the sofa underneath a fluffy blanket and read books. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson are perfect for such an afternoon!



Review. Sands Alive Soft Modeling Sand.

When you live at the seaside there is one thing people always say ''Oh it must be so nice to have the beach close by'', which, well,  I mean it is BUT I'll admit, we rarely go in the summer let alone the winter! That's not to say the monsters don't ask frequently to go to the beach and build sandcastles...



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