Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christmas – What a wonderful time of year

Surely now it’s not to early to start talking about the ‘C ‘ word.  YES CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is my favourite time of year, ever since I was a little kid I would never be able to sleep on Christmas Eve. I would always start putting the Christmas decorations up at my parents as soon as the 1st December arrived. I would always keep going on at my mum and dad about going to pick the Christmas tree up every opportunity I had I was that excited. Ever since I have known we have always had a real Christmas tree. I Just love the smell of them, makes it feel proper Christmassy (even if the needles do sometimes drop)

I usually start planning my Christmas present list, working out what to get friends and family, thinking about writing and posting my Christmas cards and starting to make my handmade Christmas cards from about beginning of November.

Last year 2014 we had just moved into our first home before Christmas so didn’t have a lot of time to get many decorations etc, we were given a Christmas tree and some decorations and I managed to buy a few baubles and lights but this year 2015 I am starting early and getting organised.

This was our first Christmas tree

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I love real Christmas trees especially the smell, I know they do drop needles sometimes and can be a pain but it is what makes it feel more Christmassy to me. Between me and my fiance we have 4 nephews, youngest is 12 months and eldest is 7 years, and as you can imagine they get very excited about Christmas so we have to make sure we are ready and prepared well in advance.

On top of getting ready for Christmas I then start making my hand crafted cards and I have been lucky enough to be able to sell them at a couple of Christmas fayre’s, one was at my nephews school and the other was at a nursery, I did quite well at these and sold lots of my cards and was asked to also make a couple of personalised ones for baby’s 1st Christmas.

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I have sold my cards to family members too, I really enjoy making my cards and they are unique and you won’t find anything around like them. I tend to start making my Christmas cards around end of October after the mad rush of birthdays in the family.

You can find pictures of all my cards on my Facebook page at KimzKardz.  

All cards are available to purchase, you can contact via email Kimzkardz@btinternet.com or on my “contact me” page on here.

Stur – Liquid water enhancer – Product review

In our house we get through quite alot of squash so when I had the chance to try new flavours of squash from a company call Stur I jumped at the chance.

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Stur Drinks is a family run business and it has introduced some new flavours to its range recently.  The squash is made of all natural ingredients.  They are presented and avaliable in multi packs of different flavours and there are 8 flavours to choose from and come in handy pocket/hangbags sizes so are easily transportable.

They are avaliable to purchase through their website on amazon at Stur Drinks.

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The flavours I got to taste were: Pomegranate/Cranberry, Coconut water + Pineapple and original coconut water.

I am not keen on coconut or coconut flavoured things but this water enhancher was different. You just got a sutle taste of the coconut water and could really take the pineapple which added a lovely sweet taste to it.

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Next I tried the Cranberry and pomegrante, this had to be my favourite by far the taste was sweet but not too overpowering to make you pull those funny faces when something sweet hits your taste buds.

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The last one I tried was the original coconut water one.  This was my least favourite as it was quite bland and could really taste the coconut but if you like the taste then you will love it.  You can make the squash as strong or weak as you like as can squeeze what you require.

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I would recommend these drinks and dont think they are expensive either to purchase.

I was sent these products for free for my honest reviews and opinions.

Cross stitch – Baby cards

I found a pattern for a cross stitch of a little elephant off the internet and thought it would be a great idea for my cards.

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This card is made from high quality White card, (also avaliable in cream) its features an adorable Hand crafted Cross Stitched elephant, with embellishments and wording.

A perfect keep sake card for that special bundle of joy.

This card is also available in: Pink, Blue, Grey and Yellow. Fully customise option available contact for more details.

These cards are made to order exclusively from KimzKardz only.  Must allow up to 4 weeks for order.

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Price £3.00 + P&P

Bye Bye October

Well what can I say…where has October gone?

Every year October is one of my worst (in the nicest way) and not forgetting expensive months of all.  It starts off with all the Best people’s birthday’s, Mine, my fiance, my sister in Law, My sister in-laws partners, and their son’s birthday.  We also have lots of other friends aswell who celebrate their birthday’s in October.

Then we had the build up to Halloween and as an Auntie to 4 nephews, I know the eldest ones gets very excited about it so this year I invited my nephews over to do a weekend of Halloween crafts, we did pumpkin carving and made lots of different Halloween crafts that we found on Pinterest.  You can find almost anything on Pinterest by just searching in the box at the top.

Here are our finished pumpkins (Little help from the adults)

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We also made some jumping jack Pumpkins with springy legs.

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The boys had great fun cutting the pumpkin shapes out of orange card (with supervision from the adults because scissors are sharp) and then colouring them in and drawing different funny/scary faces on them.  We stuck a lollipop stick on the back and then created some springy legs and arms out of paper by folding it and stuck them on using prit stick.

We all had great fun making crafts and the boys were shattered at the end of the day.

What did you do in October and get up to for Halloween?

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* All ideas and post are my own*