Cooking With Kids. Sweet Potato and Tuna Fishcakes.

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



Review and Giveaway. Twirlywoos. There's Somebody At The Door.

As I said on our last DVD review, their are 2 main contenders for the kids TV one been CBeebies. Of the many programmes one of the faves is Twirlywoos so when we were asked to review a copy of the newest DVD, Twirlywoos, There's Somebody At The Door, of course I said yes! 



One of the newest DVDs from Abbey Home Media, Twirlywoos There's Somebody At The Door, contains 90 minutes of Twirlywoos fun! Join Great Big Hoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick (and peek a boo!) on their fun filled adventures!

For anyone who has yet to see the Twirlywoos, it perfectly combines stop-frame animation and live-action sequences set in the real world, encouraging pre-schoolers to think for themselves and gain confidence in their perceptions of the world with lots of fun and laughter on the way!

With 8 episodes teaching children concepts such as Underneath, Connecting, Full and Behind, their is plenty to keep little minds active. TV time needed be pointless and the Twirlywoos show us that TV time can mean learning time too!

To be in with your chance of winning a copy of the Twirlywoos DVD, fill in the Rafflecopter form below. A winner will be chosen on the and contacted via Twitter (if applicable) and email. UK entrants only. The winners prize will be sent via Abbey Home Media.



5 Ideas For...Winter Bed Linen

Our house is all cream walls, so I like to change the way a room feels by the accessories we choose. Obviously in the bedroom the main thing people see is the duvet! I have been looking around for winter bed linen and here are 5 of my favourites...


Halloween. Easy Toddler Made "Mummy" Bunting.

I have already told you that I love homemade stuff for Halloween so this week we have made our own hunting. It was really easy to use and kept the monsters busy for 3 separate occasions, so as much as it sounds like a FAFF I think the end result of our Mummy bunting is awesome! 



#WickedWednesdays. You Did What To A Pumpkin?

Today I thought I would share some behind the scenes photos. Did you see our no carve glow in the dark pumpkin?

Well the truth is it didnt dry as quickly as I had wanted, mainly because we didnt start painting until 3 o clock and by this time the air outside was already getting damp so to make sure we had a video to go out I opted for the hair dryer method of drying....


Now don't lie we have ALL been in that situation where we have to blow dry a pumpkin...haven't we?!!!?


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Halloween. Face Painting with Snazaroo.

Normally our Halloween outfits consist literally of just the outfit we rarely face paint mainly because I find shop bought face paint  its always a pain to remove and ends up with screaming kids and stained faces so when Snazaroo got in touch and asked if we would like to try their face paints I said yes! 



Knowing that Snazaroo are the brand the pros use but my mind at rest that all would be well and so  yesterday afternoon me and the kids got creative and had a go! Bear in mind I've never face painted please so be kind in the comments box!


Frankenstein.

Using a dark green , we used the Snazaroo Classic Face Paint (£4.15), cover the whole face I found the large Snazaroo sponges worked best for this and made the job really easy and effortless.

Next using a Snazaroo face paint stick in black (£4.49 for 6 multi), draw a zigzag line in the middle of  of the forehead. Then use a brush to colour the area above in black to form the hair.

To finish off use the brush and black paint to add some "scars" and your ready....

Tah Dah... What do you think?


Purple Witch.

Evie wanted to be a purple witch so taking some inspiration from google images here is what we came up with...
Using the smaller Snazaroo sponge that came in the Halloween Face Paint Kit (£13.00) create an ombre effect circle (OK, OK or similar shape) using the purple paint in the Halloween face paint kit. Start just above the eyebrow and finish just at the cheek bone. Use the thin brush, again from the Halloween Kit and black paint to draw a thick chunky eyebrow towards the top of your circle, just above your own eyebrow. Then to finish of, still using the black paint and brush draw a cobweb on one cheek, a spider dangling from the eye on the opposite side and some black on the lips.  We didn't have any but I would love to have finished it off with some of this Snazaroo glitter gel on the spider web! 


What do you think? 

If painting faces is a bit to scary for you why not try the Snazaroo stencils (£4.15 for 6)  All you need is a face paint of your choice and a sponge. It takes a few seconds to create something. And was perfect for little ones who don't sit for long but want their face painted too (cough cough...Elsie...cough cough) 

On the matter of clean up, I was VERY VERY impressed with how easily the face paint came off, considering how well it coped with being touched and prodded and rubbed by little fingers! With just one baby wipe Jenson's face was clean and not a stained face or tear in sight!!!



We are having a Halloween/birthday party on Thursday for Elsie and I can't wait to get our face paints out and try a few more designs! Make sure you follow us on Instagram to see what we come up with! I can't wait to use the Snazaroo Special FX Kit!

I really love the Snazaroo face paints, they may seem expensive but it is most definitively worth it, the face paints we have been sent will last us forever! I think I am definitely going to purchase more and practice a bit more too!!

Disclaimer: We were sent the Snazaroo products in return for a post, all words/opinions are my own. 


Halloween. Glow In The Dark No Carve Pumpkin

So for as much as I love Halloween I really HATE carving pumpkins! So this year I really wanted to try a no carve version so taking inspiration from some glow in the dark stickers we had, we got creative...




What you need: 
Black paint (we used normal kidspaint)
Paint brush 
Mess mat 
Glow in the dark stickers (alternatively use glow in the dark paint and stenicils) 

We made a quick video to show you how...


What do you think? How will you be decorating your pumpkin this year?

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#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #53

Wow! What a week that was...We have had almost SIX THOUSAND entries in our #TATTurnsOne giveaways! Have you entered yet? No? Then GO GO GO! You still have time!



Adventures of Adam Halloween Straw Race

Seven dwarves


Now, On with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, the linky will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! Every week myself and Leandra will each pick our fave two 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.

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#TATTurnsOne Giveaway Week, Day 7. Fisher Price Dora and Friends Goodies (Worth £19.98)

The giveaways continue...To celebrate our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday linky turning one this week myself and fellow host Leandra from Larabeeuk decided to celebrate we would hold a week of giveaways!

Day 1 can be found here! 

Day 2 can be found here!

 Day 3 can be found here! 

Day 4 can be found here! 

Day 5 can be found here! 

Day 6 Can be found here!



Today is our last giveaway (booooo!!!) and we have a Fisher Price Dora and Friends Magic Charm Bracelet (RRP £9.99) and a Talk and Play Smartphone (RRP £9.99), both have previously featured on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday from Leandra back in July.

The charm bracelet is just like Dora’s! It includes charms showing photos of Dora’s best friends Alana, Kate, Emma and Naiya and also includes two more bracelets and six adventure charms! AND you can collect even more charms to wear and share! 

The talk & play smartphone looks just like Dora’s on the television show! Hear music from the show and phrases from Dora and her best friends, then when you have finished talking pretend to take photos and use the Map App to find your next adventure!!


Entry is via the Rafflecopter form below, remember UK only, sorry!


Thanks to everyone who got involved in this week, from the company's who gave prizes, to the blogger's who shared and retweeted, to the entrants to each of the giveaways. But mostly to Leandra, my fabulous co host and most of all friend, she's always got my back even when I am a rubbish linky co-host! So Leandra...heres to 52 linky weeks down...and hopefully to many more!


5 Ideas For...No Carve Pumpkins

So I have an admission to make...I hate carving pumkins! So this year I think we are going to go with a no carve pumpkin idea, so I have been searching around and here are 5 of my fave ideas for no carve pumpkins...



Family Meal Plan #8

Half Term! Lot of yummy Autumnal meals this week (thanks Pinterest!)...and a little change to the meal plan with the addition of lunches to the menu this week. 



Top Tip: Mix new tastes up by placing with a food you know the children will eat. 



Chicken Salsa With Courgette Spaghetti






#TATTurnsOne Giveaway Week, Day 6. Handy Herbs Kit For Kids (Worth £15.99)

The giveaways continue...To celebrate our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday linky turning one this week myself and fellow host Leandra from Larabeeuk decided to celebrate we would hold a week of giveaways!

Day 1 can be found here! 

Day 2 can be found here!

 Day 3 can be found here! 

Day 4 can be found here! 

Day 5 can be found here!





Today we have a Handy Herbs herb kit (worth £15.99). The lovely Handy Herbs are great supporters of #ToddlerApprovedTuesday and we always look forward to their fab child friendly recipes so it's great to work with them for this giveaway and have them involved in the celebration too!

The kids kit contains 1 Self Watering Pot, 4 Compost Discs, 1 Instruction Card, 4 Recipe Cards, 4 Character Stickers. 4 Coloured Plant Sticks and of course 4 Packets of Seeds to get you started!

Find out more about Handy Herbs, including child friendly recipes and of course a great range of kits check out the website.

Entry is via the Rafflecopter form below, UK only for this giveaway I'm afraid. Prize will be send direct from Handy Herbs HQ!

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#TATTurnsOne Giveaway Week, Day 5. Magformers WOW Set (Worth £29.99)

The giveaways continue...To celebrate our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday linky turning one this week myself and fellow host Leandra from Larabeeuk decided to celebrate we would hold a week of giveaways!

Day 1 can be found here! 

Day 2 can be found here!

 Day 3 can be found here! 

Day 4 can be found here!




Today we have a Magformers WOW Construction Set (RRP £29.99) The Magformers WOW has previously featured on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday when the lovely Elaine from Entertaining Elliot linked up with a review back in August, when she recommended it as a ''great toy for curious little (and big!) minds''

Each WOW set consists of 16 pieces: including squares, triangles, a special pilot boy and 2 wheel sets AND 22 double-sided illustrated maps showing how to play with Magformers.!


Fancy winning a set for your little ones? Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

Remember UK only for this giveaway.  The prize will be sent direct from Magformers HQ. 

What's Your Wish? Celebrating 10 Years with Pampers and Unicef.

Did you know that this year mark the 10th Anniversary of the Pampers and Unicef 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign? Approx 500,000 newborn babies have been saved and a vaccine now reaches a mother and her baby every second every day.



However, there are still 21 countries where the disease remains a threat. Which is why I am posting today. If you had just one wish for your child what would it be? I'm going to guess that good health is high up on the list right? 

Maternal and newborn tetanus may not be a disease that you’re familiar with, but it affects families in some of the poorest areas of the world and occurs when newborns are infected as a direct result of unhygienic birthing practices. 

Once newborn tetanus has been contracted there is no real cure. 

And it claims the lives of 49,000 newborns every year, which is equivalent to one baby’s life every 11 minutes.


And we can help, thanks to the support of parents like us, Pampers and Unicef have helped to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries. BUT  there are still 21 countries where the disease remains a threat. By purchasing any product in the Pampers range you will automatically send a vaccine to a Mother and her baby. 

Whats more just by reading this post and watching the video below an extra 3 vaccines will be sent to one of those 17 countries still fighting to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus.


AND you can help even more!

As Pampers and Unicef blow out the candles on their tenth birthday cake and make their one wish, they want to see your photos of your little monsters blowing out the candles on their birthday –  For every heart-warming picture you share of your LO’s birthday wish on social media using the #PampersUNICEF hashtag AND every time you share the Wish film below, Pampers will donate the cost of another vaccination. 


So come on, what are you waiting for, you have already donated 3 vaccines just from reading this post and you can help even more, remember
1 pack = 1 vaccine
1 wish = 1 vaccine 
1 share = 1 vaccine


#TATTurnsOne Giveaway, Day 4. Gotrovo Mini Treasure Hunt Game. (Worth £8.45)

The giveaways continue...To celebrate our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday linky turning one this week myself and fellow host Leandra from Larabeeuk decided to celebrate we would hold a week of giveaways!


Day 1 can be found here! 

Day 2 can be found here!

 Day 3 can be found here!



Today we have  Gotrovo Mini treasure hunt set. The 'mini' game is an abridged version of the full Gotrovo treasure hunt pack and contains 100 clue cards plus 12 winners stickers. The game is suitable for one or more players from ages 3 to 8 and can be used for indoor or outdoor fun. 

The cards contains picture, word, riddle and role-play clues, allowing you to vary the hunt each time you play, and adapt it to use with children of differing ages, who can all enjoy it together. Perfect sibling entertainment!


Entry is via the Raffle copter form below, remember UK only for this giveaway.

Milk And Cookies. The Perfect Afterschool Combo?

Every day after school I make the monsters a snack. That snack usually includes milk and some other kind of snack. Their most favourite though is most definitely cookies...



#TATTurnsOne Giveaway, Day 3. Paint Your Own PJ's from Pixie Dixie worth £29.99

To celebrate our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday linky turning one this week myself and fellow host Leandra from Larabeeuk decided to celebrate we would hold a week of giveaways! 

Day 1 can be found here! 

Day 2 can be found here!




Today we have a set of Paint Your Own PJ's from Pixie Dixie (RRP £29.99).The paint your own pj's have featured previously on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday thanks to the lovely Claire at The Free Range Family when her lovely girls reviewed them back in August, in fact they had so much fun they made plans to start their own pyjama business! Make sure you pop over and read her review. 

Each set consists of a pair of 100% cotton super soft pyjamas, 4 fabric paints and a brush. And whats more you can wash them over and over and your design stays put!

Fancy winning a pair of Paint Your Own PJ's? Enter below.

Entry is via the Raffle copter form below, remember UK only for this giveaway. The winner will chose BOYS or GIRLS pj's and can can chose from a variety of sizes between age 1-2 and 11-12. The prize will be sent direct from Pixie Dixie HQ. 

#TATTurnsOne Giveaway, Day 2. £15 Rachels One Stop Shop Voucher.

To celebrate our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday linky turning one this week myself and fellow host Leandra from Larabeeuk decided to celebrate we would hold a week of giveaways! Day 1 can be found here! 



Today's giveaway is a voucher worth £15 for you to spend at Rachels One Stop Shop. (link removed, shop no longer available) 

She makes lots of wooden handmade items that are simply stunning. (Remember I mentioned her in my 5 Ideas For...First Day Of School Memory Keepers) as well as stocking some of the kids fave character items! From Spiderman to Peppa Pig. 

Entry is via the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck!
Remember this weeks giveaways are open to the UK only unfortunately.




Activity Time. DIY Halloween Skittles

By now you all now I am a little obsessed with toilet roll crafts! And although these didn't turn out quite exactly as I imagined them to look (thanks to toddler mixing colours...ggrrr...hence the grey ghosts!) the end result still made my monsters happy, smiling and engrossed in something other than the TV for at least 30 minutes!



#ToddlerApprovedTueday and Day 1 of The #TATTurnOne Giveaway.

Its here! This week Toddler Approved Tuesday is one years old, who would have thought last October that we would have such a great community of linkers, a Facebook page, a pinterest board and a dedicated giveaway to celebrate!



We have a whole week of giveaways dedicated to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday AND  a special email subscribers/link up giveaway (UK Only, sorry). Link up this week and you will be entered into our Email exclusive giveaway to win over £100 worth of books! The Rafflecopter form is in this weeks email so be sure to open it and click the Rafflecopter button to validate your entry! Wait your new to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday? Don't worry, if your new around here pop a comment on mine or Leandras blog AFTER you have linked up and we will manually add you to the giveaway. (By linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday you are therefore signing up for further email correspondence)




Come back every day to find a new giveaway for the next 7 days!

My favourites last week came from 3 Dancing Dandelions and Life With Baby Kicks.

Image from 3 Dancing Dandelions (link above)

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Image from Life With Baby Kicks (link above)

Now, On with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, the linky will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! Every week myself and Leandra will each pick our fave two 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.

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5 Ideas For...Kids Crafts With Leaves

Right now my monsters are obsessed with everything Autumn, especially leaves. Every day after school they collect armfuls and I make them throw them back on the ground just before we get home...because hey who wants a house full of dead leaves! Then it got me thinking and so I ran to the internet and wrote this list of 5 ideas for kids crafts with leaves!



Family Meal Plan #7

I am so looking forward to this weeks menu! 







Top Tip: Take advantage of supermarket's meat offers (3 for £10 etc) its usually worth it if you are able to freeze and use the week after.

Follow and join the board to become a meal planning pinner...





Review and Giveaway! Milkshake Fantastic Fun!

There are 2 contenders for morning TV in this house, Channel 5's Milkshake been one of them. The monsters love the variety from Peppa Pig to Fireman Sam, Paw Patrol to Ben and Holly. Something for everyone! 

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Recipe. Chicken, Kale and Lentil Soup.

There is nothing more satisfying than a warm and filling soup on an autumns evening. Especially when the whole family are about at different times due to clubs, working late, gym etc etc. A soup you can just keep in the pan and  reheat as needed, with some thick crusty bread on the side to mop up the last of the liquid...yum!

Giveaway. 10 Sets of Tickets To an EXCLUSIVE Play Day At Hamleys, London.

TOMY Toys have teamed up with Hamleys to offer a one of kind Play Day experience during half term. The event takes place at the Hamleys Regent Street Store, on Wednesday 28th October with surprise celebrity guests, and I have a whopping 10 sets of tickets up for grabs! (Each set of tickets admits 1 adult and up to 2 children)

#WickedWednesday Happy Anniversary!

It was mine and the hubs Wedding Anniversary last Friday night....here's how we spend the night...this was taken at 7.30, and yess  im on the sofa on my own. Hub pi**ed of to bed at 7.15!!




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