Family Meal Plan #20

I have an admission to make...I fell of the meal planning wagon! We have eaten far to many takeaways and ready meals this last couple of weeks so I need to rein it in and start meal planning again! So here goes, back on the meal plan and making sure we stick to it! I'll making an oath now that I will share our meal photos on Instagram next Monday (using the new multi photo feature!) so here goes...


What is on your meal plan this week?

Chad Valley Wooden Curved Kitchen Review #ChadValleyPlayPanel

One thing that has been on the monsters Christmas and birthday lists for a year or so is a play kitchen so you can imagine their happy little faces when Chad Valley kindly sent us the Curved Wooden Kitchen to review.

Homemade Mothers Day Gift Ideas. Thumbprint Family Portrait

A few days ago Ellie came up with the cutest idea, she had seen my Mothers Day wishlist and decided to make me some family art that the whole family could be a part of. A piece of art that was totally unique to our family, that no other family would ever have the same thing...

Ways To Save Money In 2017

As we near the end of February I think it is fair to say that those New Year Resolutions we set ourselves are but a distant thought, the aim to save all that money in that jar looks like a few copper coins in the bottom of a dish, the meal planner has had the same meals on it for 6 weeks and you have been to the gym all of once, and that was the induction...and on the way home you grabbed a takeaway...and right now your bank balance is looking very sad. So how can we get back on track and start saving the pounds? I thought I would share some of my top tips...


Chad Valley Pop Up Shop Review #ChadValleyPlayPanel

We recently received our final package as part of the Chad Valley Play Panel, we received lots of lovely things but the one that has gotten the most play this half term was the Chad Valley Pop Up Shop Play Tent  (its really been a savior for the mot boring half term ever!!)


Valentines Inspired Popcorn Mix

Valentines and date nights go hand in hand right? If your Valentines is anything like mine it will probably involve a movie (that probably isn't in the slightest romantic!)  this popcorn mix is the perfect accompaniment, whether your movie night is a couple only affair or even if the whole family is involved!

5 Ideas For...Family Valentines Movies

Valentine's Day, you either love it or hate it! I, my friends am a lover! I can not get enough of red hearts, chocolates, cupids and Valentines tat that I don't really need! I have always celebrated it with the kids too, before I get jumped on by the Valentines haters, we don't go crazy and they don't get gifts but we sit together and make cards and we show our appreciation for the ones we love, although to be fair, Evie and Jenson make millions of 'cards' for us every day and Ellie is always drawing special pictures for me. This year we will celebrate with a family movie night with popcorn and snacks, here are the movie's that have made the short list...


Recipe. Valentines Tortilla Chips

I do love a good excuse to get all soppy and have a date night at home! So with Valentines around the corner I have been thinking about what I can make for next weeks Valentines Day. I came up with these yummy Valentines inspired tortilla chips.  Love heart shaped and a perfect starter for an at home Valentines meal, failing that the perfect snack for kids! (Who, may I add loved these and gobbled them up faster than I could make them!)