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...



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. 


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 Ideas For...Easy Christmas Activities For Toddlers

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...

Galt Nail Art Studio Review

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...


Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register Review

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...


Terry's Chocolate Orange Cheesecake | Recipe

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...


Hape Wooden Noah's Ark Review

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...



Continuing Traditions with Portable North Pole

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! 



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!

   
   



Hape Wooden Crane Lift Review

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...


Cuddledry Cuddledeer Review

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...



#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!


   
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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

The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Book Review

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!



Sands Alive Soft Modeling Sand Review

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...



The Snowman and The Snowdog Personalised Book Review

When Penwizard emailed and asked if we would like to review a book from their Christmas range of personalised books, I SCREAMED yes! After reviewing their personalised Peppa Pig books previously I was very excited to see the Christmas range....



Please note...I have pixelated the name on the front to protect identity.

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 56.

Can you believe their are only 6 more Tuesdays until Christmas! SIX....Are you prepared yet? I'm not! We have bought a few gifts but I'm just not sure where the money usually comes from because this year it just seems we are skint!


My faves from last week included Meals and Makes caterpillar craft and Coombe Mill shared a great personalised pirate table and chair (that I may be persuading the hubby that the monsters need!). Be sure to go pop over and check them out.



Now, On with the show...


5 Ideas For...Homemade Christmas Decorations.

Every year we (attempt) to make our own Christmas decorations, last year we attempted the snowman luminere from milk cartons and MANNNNN...they were a disaster! This year I have been hunting around for inspiration and here are my favourite 5 ideas for Christmas decorations kids can make...



#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #55

I am so sorry that last week I was AWOL! I ended up with no internet, we still have no internet, but I remembered that we had the Three MiFi gadget so I have been getting by with this for now!



Christmas Advent Activities 2.5 yr old
Photo from Mudpie Fridays (link above)

Coombe Mill shared a fab Farmyard Heads & Tails from Orchard Toys giveaway (pop over and enter their is still some time to win!)

Kids playing Heads and Tails
photo from Coombe Mill (link above)

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 the badge and show the other linker upper's some love!

   
   

5 Ideas For....Homemade Calendar Gifts

Every year I look forward to receiving the calendar's most school children come home with. We also make our own every year as gifts for Grandparents so as that time of year is quickly coming up I've been searching around to get some ideas for this years gifts. Here are my top 5 ideas for homemade calendars the kid can make...



Family Meal Plan #9

Last week I did RUBBISH at sticking to the meal plan! It was a really stressful week and a busy week too! So  this week I have chosen lots of things that can be prepped in the morning or at least chucked in the slow cooker!













DIY Bat Girl Fancy Dress.

This morning I found out that in 6 days there is a Superhero day at Ellies school. With no spare money to go out and buy a new outfit I panicked then decided to have a hunt around the house and see what I could come up with...I did pretty well and within an hour we had this fab Bat Girl costume. 

Sweet Potato and Tuna Fishcakes | Cooking With Kids

During half term the mini monsters had a go at making these yummy sweet potato and tuna fishcakes, they did swell and did almost all the recipe themselves!