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About Kim

Wife to Tom, First time Mummy to Little Boy Freddie and Auntie to 4 Boys & 1 Girl.

Meal Planning Monday 24/09/18

The nights are really drawing in now, and it’s dark before I know it.  When it’s cold and miserable I want nothing more than warm hearty meals like casseroles and stews and as all it seems to have done recently is rain it seemed like a perfect time to crack the slow cooker out and make some meals in it.  This is the last meal plan for the month of September too.

This week I will be cooking:

Sausage casserole and cheesy mash

Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread

Chicken in red wine sauce with rice

Cottage pie, veg & gravy

Beef stew with dumplings

Burgers & Chips

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

Whats on your plate this week?

 

 

 

 

Everything for your home at Lionshome

Are you looking for new furniture to create a new room in your house or just update/replace your old stuff that you have fallen out of love with?

Look no further than Lionshome You can buy everything you can ever think of for every room in your house even the kitchen sink.  It helps you find all your items under one roof and directs you to the place to buy them and takes the stress out of shopping.

Lionshome website is really easy to negotiate around giving you clickable links for every room or item you are looking for.

My favourite products on the website and where I would put them

Arrrggghhh, this is actually more difficult than I thought as there is so much nice stuff, I want it all in my home.

Lounge

I would love this Table Mexican Pine corona Range unit, it would perfectly in the recess to put our television on and hide all the boxes and electrical in to prevent our little boy from thinking everything is a toy he can play with. It’s currently in the sale for £64.99 too, Bargain.

vidaXL Console Table Mexican Pine Corona Range 80x43x78 cm[2/5]

If our lounge was big enough I would love  this Stylish Coffee Table With Swivel panels – AVEIRO Walnut and White  as we currently have to use the fire place  or the gas meter boxing in as a table.

Garden

We only have a small garden and would love a bigger one next time around so there is plenty of space and room for Freddie and Carly the dog to run around

I would love some decent and comfy garden furniture this vidaXL Outdoor Lounge Set 15 Pieces Poly Rattan Whitewould be perfect but priced at £568.99 I think it is a little out our budget.

vidaXL Outdoor Lounge Set 15 Pieces Poly Rattan White[2/4]

A hot tub has always been a favourite of mine and would love a nice decking area to be able to have one so we could go out on an evening once Freddie is in bed with an alcoholic beverage and relax and unwind after a week at work.

Blue Hot Tub – Whirlpool Spa Bath – Outdoor – LAGOON Priced at £3999.00

 

Bedrooms

We have a 3 bed semi detached house but since having our little boy the spare room is full of boxes waiting to go in the loft of all his old toys and clothes.

How relaxing would this Leegt Custom Photo Mural 3D Wallpaper Forest White Pigeon Flower Vine Ceiling art be? You could put it in most rooms and it would be sure to take you away to a far away place.

 I love signs and this Let Him Sleep For When He Wakes He Will Move Mountains- Handmade Small Sign / Plaque  would look perfect in our little boys room over his cot bed

Would love Freddie to have a little corner in his room where he can relax and read his books or play with his toys and this Indoor/outdoor bean bag from Little Bertha would be a perfect addition and priced at £19.95 makes it even easier.  

What did we think of the Lionshome website?

The website is really easy to navigate, when you scroll down it directs you to different sections which you may be interested in, then on the left hand side once you have clicked into it will give you another list of the items available in that section

*This post is in Collaboration with Lionshome

Meal Planning Monday 17/09/18

Where are these weeks going? It’s scary how fast they are disappearing.   The weather has had it’s ups and downs too, we even resorted to putting the heating on over the weekend because it was cold and damp.

This week we are having:

Tuna pasta bake

Chicken in white wine sauce with rice

Lamb chops with veg and gravy

Pan Fried Pork with homemade wedges

Toad in the hole with creamy mash and gravy

Loaded baked potato casserole

Roast beef with all the trimmings

What is on your plate this week?

What’s In My Bathroom Cupboard?

We never had a bathroom cupboard or cabinet until we have the bathroom renovated in January of this year and now we have 2.

I, by I, I really mean the husband uses the mirrored cabinet for all his hair products gels, waxes, spray bottles but I won’t bore you with that.

In our cupboard we have:

Toilet paper – One of the essentials to be in the cabinet as you don’t want to be caught short while doing your business.

Sanitary care – A ladies essentials for once a month.  will say no more.

Toilet rim blocks – I think there is like 6 of them in there I buy a couple every time I see them on offer as I am really OCD about my toilet, like to make sure it is clean and smells fresh.

Antibacterial wipes – Another essential I love, to just wipe down all the surfaces and it leaves the room smelling all Citrusy and clean.

Bleach – I get through so many bottles as put it down the toilet every other day, I don’t buy expensive bleach just Aldi’s own brand as it does what I need it too and smells good.

Other cleaning products -We have got Flash bathroom,  Astonish bathroom and Mr Muscle.  I use these weekly when cleaning but I know I am running low so need to stock up on more soon.

Johnson’s Shampoo & Infacare bath foam – Obviously these aren’t mine, we keep Freddie’s products in here too

Frog hand mitt – Not been used yet but it’s cute

Shower Scrunchy – Spare one as they came in a pack of 3

Shower gel – Lime scented, Aldi’s own brand,  smells delicious

What’s in your cupboard?

I now Tag – Rachel from Coffeecakekids,  Simon & Charli from Whisky & milkshakes, Michaela from Adventuresofayorkshiremum, Rachael from Lukeosaurusandme and Alex from Bettertogetherhome

Meal Planning Monday 10/09/18

Wow, what a week last week was I thought it went so quickly.  The first week in my new old job went fine and I’m back for another full on week.  We had a mixed weekend as Freddie has been unsettled and we aren’t sure if he is having night terrors as he is waking up screaming and not settling well.

I do need to go food shopping again so this week we are living out the freezer and having:

Chili beef Burritos and salad

Jacket Potatoes, Tuna Mayo and rice

Chicken & Bacon puffs with Chips

Sausages, cheesy mash, veg and gravy

Chicken & Bacon Tagliatelle with cheese sauce

Lasagna & Chips

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

Whats on your plate this week? 

United Odd Sock | Review

I’m not bothered about socks but my husband is a pain for socks and has real OCD, so this was going to trigger it off badly.

We were sent a real selection of socks for the whole family.

It arrived presented in a lovely white box wrapped in red tissue paper, presentation means alot.

I really love that they sent us a selection for the whole family, I think my favourites are the “Let the evening be gin” pair.

How cute are these dinasaur ones for Freddie.

The quality feels good and so far they have washed well.

  • We were sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Meal Planning Monday 03/09/18

Well today is the first day in my new old job, basically I used to work here before I left for maternity and then got made redundant whilst on maternity leave and now they are slowly asking for people back.  I have tried to be organised for the week ahead and did a huge food shop on Saturday afternoon spending over £90, the most I have spent in ages but that should see us through for a couple of weeks.

This week we are eating:

Lasagna with homemade garlic bread

Cheese & Bacon potato skins with rice & salad

Enchiladas with chips

Katsu chicken curry with Rice and poppadom

Shepherds pie with Veg and gravy

Omelette & Salad

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your plate this week?

Choosing The Right Nursery for your Child

Choosing a nursery for your precious little one can be so stressful, as a first time parent I never realised how hard it would be.

We were lucky as a brand new nursery opened just round the corner from our home and my cousin started working there so I knew he would be safe, it was a little more expensive than others but no money can put a price on the safety of your children.

Below is an infographic from Wandsworth Nursery and Preschool which will help you to make sure you make the right decision when choosing a nursery.

  • Collaborative Post

Staying healthy with MyJuicer

We all want that perfect bodies, but shouldn’t we just be happy with what we are given?  I’ve got friends who go crazy on healthy foods, diets and supplements or even fasting diets, I have never been that person.  I have tried several diets over the years but never stuck to them, even after having my little boy.  I’m never going to be thin or have a flat stomach, and that’s fine and I’m happy with the person I am, my body has grown a tiny human being and that’s enough for me.

MyJuicer is the online UK’s dedicated juicer and blender store where you can purchase and find competitive prices.  They aim to provide a pleasant experience when you shop on their online store, offering quality products with a top rated customer service. They are based within the United Kingdom, and distribute nationwide.  They also have a great team offering their customers the best juicers and health tips available online.

But how would you know which one to chose as don’t they all do the same thing?

Blender, Mixer, Juicer, Food Processor, Kitchen, Food

A little Fact for you

There Is No Perfect Diet for Everyone

People are all unique. Subtle differences in genetics, body type, physical activity and environment can affect which type of diet you should follow.

Some people do best on a low-carb diet, while others are better off on a vegetarian high-carb diet.

The fact is, what works for one person may not work for the next so don’t get disheartened.

To figure out what you should do, a little experimentation may be needed.

Try a few different things until you find something that you enjoy and think you can stick to. Different strokes for different folks

What are your tips or best programmes that have helped you?

*This is a Collaborative Post

Smol Washing capsule | Review

We I do all the washing in our house, (tom doesn’t even know how to switch it on let alone use it) and I lose track of how many loads I wash a week, there is never an easy way of saving money with washing powders and detergents as there are so many out there for us to choose from.

What if there was an easy way of purchasing washing products without lugging heavy boxes off the shelves and into the car and back out the other end?

How about a deliver to your door service?

Here’s how it works

Basically every customer get the free trial, the £1 is a contribution to P&P the product (9 capsules in a cute mini pack) is free.
After 7 days we send you an email to remind you that your plan will start in a few days. On the 10th day your first regular pack is dispatched – this costs £3.85 and you get 24 capsules.
Each capsule is 16p which works out at up to 50% less than the capsule brands in the supermarket.
After your first pack you will get regular deliveries depending on how you answered the question, so if you put your washing machine on 6 times a week you will get a pack every 4 weeks ( 28 days) but if you put your machine on 3 times a week your pack will come every 8 weeks (56 days).

Does that make sense?

They come in a handy little box which is secured with clips to prevent little hands getting into them.

All you do is just pop one capsule in each wash, nothing else required, leaves your clothes smelling fresh.

*Always keep washing detergents out of reach of children.

  •  We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However, all thought and opinions are my own.