5 Ideas For...Shared Bedroom Themes.

Jenson and Ellie share a room, and we are starting to think about decorating it for them (when I say starting I mean 6 months ago!) so we have been looking at lots of ideas for brother/sister shared bedrooms, here are our top 5 faves, and the themes in the running!



Back To School and Back To Sleep with Silentnight.

I can't believe that we are almost at the end of the summer holidays! In just a few sleeps we will be settling into bed and waking up the next morning to a brand new school year...


With just one 'summer' weekend left in sight, Monday, Bank Holiday or not,  will see us get back to routine, back to a bedtime routine in particular as we are a lot more relaxed about bedtime's during the holidays. So with the help of Silentnight and Dr Nerina Ramlakhan here are some top tips for getting back to sleep now we are (almost) back to school....


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #44

Can you believe the end of summer is in sight...in just 2 Tuesdays Ellie will be back at school, 3 Tuesdays and Jenson will be in school full time and 4 Tuesdays Evie will be starting preschool...ohh the sobs...So although I still call them toddlers I should probably stop, I mean 3 and 4 is no longer toddler age is it really! My little Elsie though? Well she is still under 2 so is most definitely STILL a toddler, so I can at least say I have a toddler for at least another year!


Anyway enough of my ramblings you want to know who my showcases from last week are! Well we loved looking at them all together and our faves came from Feeding Finn and The Free Range Family. (Both foodie posts...can you tell I was hungry when I read them all!!)

Feeding Fin shared this amazing looking Lentil Lasagna...


Red Lentil lasagne


Kids in the Kitchen Cheese

Now On With The Show...


We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the#ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: 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).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 


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This week I am linking up with one of the kid's fave DIY makes...I give you our ''Toilet Roll Farm Animals''...



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DIY Toilet Roll a Tube Farmyard Animals

Our farmyard is one of the monsters fave toys so as I browsed Pinterest one day when I came across the Cardboard Tube Farm Animals over at Craft's by Amanda I knew that one day I would make them...that one day came a few weeks ago...


5 Ideas For...First Day Of School Memory Keepers

Soooo...there are just 2 Mondays left until Jenson starts school. And I have been thinking about ways to preserve the memory, here are my top 5 ideas...





Do You Remember #3

To My Beautiful Ellie, You often say I must hate you, you often say ''you never do nice things with me'', you forget that for 7 years it was just you...you didn't have to share memories, it was just you and I. Making memories together, lots of ordinary moments that I hope one day you will look back at with fondness.  I thought I would record some of the moments here in a 'Do You Remember' feature, maybe you can read them when you think the whole world hates you...



Easy Pizza | Cooking With Kids

As I shared our last recipe from the monsters cookery class I though I would share this one too! This week we made pizza's we got ridiculously messy but my they were yummy!



#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #43

How is everyone's summer going? I can't believe we are almost at the end, I have just 2 Fridays left before Jenson starts actual real proper school! I mean....I still include him in these Toddler Approved posts...he is know longer a toddler, in fact neither is Evie, seeing as she is now 3 and starting preschool in a few weeks...and soon Elsie will soon be 2....oh excuse me whilst I pop off for a quick SOB!


My faves from last week came from Becoming A Stay At Home Mum, Monkey's Paper Plate Lion Masks looked awesome and the monsters cant wait to make them!!

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Photo courtesy of Becoming A Stay At Home Mum (link above)

I also enjoyed Life With Baby Kicks 'Now That What I Call Toddler Funk' a great list of songs...that may or may not have had me singing away!!!


Now On With The Show...


We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the#ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: 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).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

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Leandra is linking up with _______

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Coming soon...




5 Little Speckled Frogs Game

I'm part of an amazing group on Facebook full of early years  professionals with amazing ideas, one of which, I couldn't wait to try out! Jenson is always singing songs from preschool so I knew he would love this 5 Little Speckled Frogs invitation to play...



The Ordinary Moments. Beach Days.

We are so lucky to live at the seaside, and even luckier to know of some super great, quiet beaches out if the way of all the holiday makers! 

Crafty Summer Fun With Baker Ross.

When the email asking me to become a Baker Ross Blogger landed in my inbox I did a little squeal, we love crafts so of course we jumped at the chance! It wasn't long until our box of goodies arrived...


They have been great use on rainy days and for filling those 'I'm bored' moments!

The first things we tested out was these cute wooden gnome chimes we used the craft pens Baker Ross had also send us.


In each pack of wind chimes there are 4 little gnomes, all different designs....



The pens were great! nice thick nibs and bright colours that worked great on the wooden gnomes, and have worked great on some paper plate crafts we have done too. Ellie loved the pens and has wanted to use them at any oppurtunity for crafting!




Another item we were sent were these crafts baskets (£3.96 for 6) and some square mosaic self adhesive jewels! We used ours as gifts for the teachers at the end of the school year (Ellie has 2 teachers and Jenson has 4 so to have had to buy all 6 teacehers a gift would have been expensive, thesse cute baskets meant I was able to buy 1 box of chocolate and share between them all, and they got a little home-made gift as well. 




#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #42

Lots of lovely posts on last weeks link up thanks everyone! I'm collecting lots of ideas for September when Ellie goes back to school, Jenson starts at 'big' school and Evie starts preschool (sob!), and its just me and Elsie at home every afternoon! 


Mudpie Fridays DIY Sensory Stacking Rings is definitely one we will be trying out....watch this space as I start my hunt for hoopy-loopy bits and bobs!

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Photo from Mudpie Fridays (link above)

I also loved the Dino Scavenger Hunt over at Monkey and Mouse...the free download has been printed out and placed in our dino busy box (which I will get round to blogging about soon...I promise!!)

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Photo from Monkey and Mouse (link above)


Now On With The Show...


We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the#ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: 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).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

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This week I am linking up with a toddler friendly Chunky Veggie Lasagna recipe...so toddler friendly that Evie and Jenson made it with no help from me!




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Alphabet Pegs Busy Bag

As you may have guessed right now the monsters are mad about letters, be that spotting letters from their name in shops, on signs, on anything to singing the phonics songs (serious if I hear ants on my arm once more my head may explode!) I want to further their exploration and encourage learning so I have made this super easy and cheap to make Alphabet Pegs Busy Bag.


5 Ideas For...Exciting Drinks For Kids!

Sometimes as Mum's we can be a bit boring in our kids eyes...I mean we are just been good Mum's but many a time my monsters have asked me for some of 'that' drink and I have said no...and handed them a glass of water...or maybe some milk...and a fruit shoot when I feel like treating them! 




I have been busy looking around Pinterest for some fun drinks for them, here are 5 of my fave ideas that I think they will love...

Chunky Veggie Lasagna | Cooking With Kids

We have started attending a kids baking class, aimed at the under 5's it is perfect for my independent monsters to gain kitchen skills. This week we, I mean THEY, made veggie lasagna and Jenson's was made completely independently, Evie had minimum help and Elsie and me worked together!



I Am The Mum Who...

The lovely Beth at Twinderelmo tagged me recently in I Am The Mum Who so here goes!


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #41

Thanks for coming by #ToddlerApprovedTuesday we hope you find something to keep your little tots busy this summer and beyond!


My faves from last week came from Why Moms and Monkey and Mouse.

Why Moms list of Kid Approved Camping Games will come in real handy as we are taking Betty for a road trip this weekend! Exciting!! 

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Photo courtesy of Why Moms (link above) 

Monkey and Mouse linked up with a cool Coloured Salt activity that I know the monsters will love, I cant wait to give it a try!

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Photo courtesy of Monkey and Mouse (link above)

Now On With The Show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the#ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: 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).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

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#ToddlerApprovedTuesday



Leandra is linking up Cotton Wool and Pom Pom Sensory Box.


Now its your turn grab the badge (up there ^^^), link up below and remember to pop by and comment on a couple of other blogs whilst you are here! 

   
   

Rainy Day Chalk Pictures.

I promised the monsters last week that we would go outside and do some pavement art with their new tub of chalk, then the weekend hit and the rain came and as of yet, as I type this it is Monday, it still hasn't gone away, and isnt going anywhere anytime soon, yep I thought it was Summer too!!! Anyways I haven't let that put us off and seeing as Monday's #TATSummerFun was chalk I spent Sunday night grating chalk for some rainy day chalk art...



The Ordinary Moments. Ice-cream's and Exploring.

KSummer time....summer holidays...fun times with the monsters. Exploring the town we live and eating ice-creams! This week has been full of rain so on Friday afternoon when the sun finally came out to play, we donned our sunglasses and scoffed nice messy ice-cream's and explored a part of our town that the monsters hadn't visited before...