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Baby Wing Dummy Clip Review

My Little boy only really has a dummy when he is tired or upset. I’ve got no problem with him having one, the only thing I do is when he is forever throwing them or messing with them and they fall on the floor or they are all down the side of his cot.

When Baby wings got in contact and offered me to review one of their sets it was hard to say no.

I chose the above clips as they are unisex and I liked the patterned on them. I love the fact they are easily washable and dry quickly, and lightweight too.

They can be purchased here from Amazon and priced at just £5.93. I have used them pretty much every day since I received them and they have been hand washed and they haven’t faded.They are available in 3 different patterns and designs.

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

UltraBib with Raglan Sleeves Review – Safari Design

Freddie loves nothing more than getting messy so trying to find a bib that keeps him clean and is quick to clean ready for the next meal time is ideal. So, when I was offered to review an Ultrabib from Bibetta I couldn’t say no.

Whereas normal bibs just go over the front of the clothes this one is designed with a special flap that creates a catching pocket for any food that they drop and prevents it from dropping on the floor to help keep mess enclosed.

They are available in a range of designs and colours and are priced at just £11.99 and they can be purchased here

A little about the product

* The ideal first weaning bib with sleeves with a soft, springy, pelican-style pocket that folds out to catch food

* Raglan sleeved shape with a wide pocket and relaxed body shape for a longer lasting fit!

* Adjustable Velcro fastening on the back means the bib stays on!

* Made of neoprene so it is stretchy and flexible with a really soft and friendly feel that children love

* Durable waterproof neoprene body

* Strong, soft and waterproof sleeve material with elasticated cuffs

* Absorbent top layer

* Washable by hand or machine at 30 deg. C. Max

* Tumble drier proof and durable

* Multi-award winning design in our own colourful Safari print in Orange

* Perfect for baby led weaning and messy play

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

The Perfect Gift Guide For Your Special Dad Or Man In Your Life

No sooner has Mother’s Day been and gone, the countdown is on for the next special day of the year, Father’s Day. It’s 2 weeks today!

I like most others, I’m sure struggle even buying my dad a birthday present which is in March, let alone then thinking about what to buy him for Father’s Day in June.  I ask my mum first to see if she has any ideas of what he might want or need and then if I have no luck, go for either a shirt, gift card or meal, I know boring, right!

So in this guide are a few others ideas to help you prepare for the big day.

Daddy Photo Frame

I’m going to start off this gift guide with a gorgeous “Daddy” photo frame.  You can choose a choice of frame and mount colours.  This beautiful frame is from Photos in a word and  RRP £10.99

CELIA Organic Lager

I’m not a lager drinker but my husband does so this will go well on a nice summer evening sat in the garden. The Lager Low-Down:
Premium, handcrafted Czech Lager
100% Organic and Gluten-Free
Naturally carbonated over a slow 14 day
process for a crisp and refreshing taste
No sulphates
Only 139 calories  RRP £2.49
Available from Waitrose, Oddbins, Ocado and Tesco

Willow & Stone Wine

If your dad isn’t a lager drinker how about wine? I know my dad likes wine so these will make a perfect gift for him.  You could even put them in a hamper with a selection of other goodies.  Available in Co-op and B&M and cost £3.99.

If lager or wine don’t do it for you then how about a matching boxer/sock set for him?

BOSS HUGO BOSS UNDERWEAR TRUNK AND SOCK GIFT SET

My husband is very particular about his socks and boxers so he’s going to love these especially as they match.  They are priced at £34.00 for the set and can be purchased here.  The product was sent from Mainline Menswear.

Dollar Shave Butter Club 

My dad uses an electric shaver and so does my husband but he loves these to just trim his beard.  This is available on subscription and for just £5.  You can cancel at anytime so your never locked in.

Zippo Leather Vertical Wallet

My husband loves a new wallet every so often so how about a zippo one? These Retail at £25.90 and you can purchase it from here.

This vertical wallet features 4 card slots, a note sleeve and popper fastening coin-pocket.

  • Genuine Leather
  • Mocha
  • Debossed with the Zippo Logo
  • Gift Boxed
  • Dimensions: 10 x 12 x 1cm

Dobell Grey Donegal Tweed Slim Fit Suit

My husband also has to wear a suit daily to work as he is an estate agent so buying him a suit would be a good idea as he likes a new suit every so often.  Like everything from Dobell, the fit was spot on and the quality was perfect.  This costs £139.99 and can buy it from here

Frederick Thomas

To go with the suit you’ll need some new accessories and Frederick Thomas has a large range of these to meet all your needs.

We have also teamed up with Frederick Thomas to give one lucky reader £100 to spend on the website so if you want to be in with a chance of winning these enter below with Rafflecopter. GOOD LUCK 

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Hallmark Itty Bitty’s and Father’s Day Cards

Finally, don’t forget the card.  Hallmark has got lots of cards and gifts readily available for you to pick up in store.  The hallmark Itty Bitty’s come in a huge range of characters too,  I love these Batman & Robin ones.

  • We were sent these products free of charge for inclusion in this gift guide.  All thoughts and opinions are our own and have not been influenced in any way.  

My NameTags | Review

Our little boy has been in nursery now for just over 7 weeks and in the first couple of weeks they already managed to lose items of clothing or send them home with another child, so this is where Mynametags come into action and then hopefully no more lost clothes.

My Nametags don’t just produce stickers. They also make clever iron on stickers that can be put on anything fabric – clothes, coats, bags. They’re easy to attach and don’t even begin to fade for many, many washes.

I chose Mr Tickle, from the Mr Men range, to make it stand out on his clothing, they are priced at £13.95 + £1.00 P&P which I think for 56 stickers is very good value for money.

I really love My Nametags and think that they are great value for how long they last and the multitude of ways you can use them. They’re a great product and one I know we will be buying again as soon as our current supplies run out. The My Nametags range are perfect for any child starting school or nursery – or even to label things at home, for holidays or for clubs and other activities.

My Nametags Stickers have a starting RRP of £11.95 plus £1.00 P&P

I’ve now just got to find a quiet evening to sit down and label all the rest of his clothes.

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

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Sunday, March 11th is Mother’s Day in the UK.

We all have that one special lady in our lives whether it be a, Mum, Nan, Grandparents, Aunties and In Laws.  I know I appreciate everything my mum does for me and now I am a mum myself I want my son to appreciate everything I do for him and nothing will ever be too much trouble for me.  unfortunately for some of us for one reason or another our Mum’s may no longer be with us but not a day goes by that they are not thought of.

Personalised Mothers Day Prosecco – £27.99

How about a personalised bottles of prosecco? Perfect gift with an extra special touch of being personalised too.  For more personalised gifts click here.

Mummy Bee Pamper Gift Box – £25

A pretty scented trio of treats for mums, mums-to-be and new mums. This gorgeous box includes a hand cream, organic lip balm and large scented votive, beautifully boxed.

Indigo Pregnancy Care and Wellbeing Gift Set – £19.99

Indigo De-Stress and Unwind Well-being Gift Set – £19.99

Maybe you are a new mum or soon to be a mum, these gift sets from Indigo Herbs are lovely little pick me up.

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Perfume – £50.00

Every females favourite gift and Joan Collins is an absolute style icon, so this timeless beauty perfume makes the perfect gift for that would in your life

7th Heaven Pamper Kit – £19.99

Every mum deserves some pampering, and they can do it in the comfort of their home with this bumper pamper kit from 7th Heaven. The kit includes face, hair, hand and feet masks, to make sure they feel good from head to toe. Also available from Argos

Lily O’Brien Dessert Collection Chocolates – £7.00

Everyone loves a box of chocolates, right? So how about a box of Lily O’Brien dessert collection chocolate.  I was sent these for a previous review but enjoyed them that much I thought I would include them in my Mothers Day gift guide too.  These can be found on most supermarkets for purchase.  Read my full review here

Phil Smith Be Gorgeous collection – starts £2.50 each

I love a pamper which includes good hair products.  These Phil Smith products contain Argan oil which is known for it’s moisture lock in qualities.  The products smell so good and have really help get my hair back to normal since having my little boy.  The oil helps to also lock in the moisture and take the frizzyness away.  These are also available at Sainsburys.

  • I was sent these product for the inclusion of the gift guide.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Degustabox | January 2018

The first Degustabox of 2018 arrived last week and it was another good box with lots of variety in, some of which we have had before and some not.  I look forward to this subscription box arriving every month.

Mahtay Yerba Mate Sparkling Tea £1.49

I love a good cuppa, but never heard of sparkling tea, so this was new but I have to say it wasn’t my cup of tea (Pun intended)

Miso Tasty Spicy Ramen Noodle Kit £1.99

We have received these in a previous box, they weren’t to my taste so unfortuantly I can’t see these been either but will give them a shot with tea one night.

Pulsin Vanilla whey protein powder £1.99

We haven’t tried the shake yet but the protein bars were yummy, great little healthy snack for on the go.  We received 2 bars & 1 shake.

Robinsons Fruit Cordial £2.49 – One of three flavours included in each box

I love robinsons squash but also find it a little expensive, this come in 3 flavours and the flavour I received was lovely very fruity.  If this was ever on offer I would buy it again but also feel it needs to be presented in a plastic bottles rather than glass.

Latin American Kitchen Chipotle Mayo Topping £1.80

We are still yet to try this but it is something the husband will defiantely enjoy whereas it’s not my kind of sauce but will give it a go, it will make a nice change to other sauces we use.

Colombian crunchy chicken bites seasoned corn coating £0.90

I can’t wait to try this out one night as will do a themed chicken night meal for us as we both love chicken.  you could alos prep this the night before and cook or heat up another day.

Clipper Everyday Organic Tea

This was a gift sample in this months box, but they didn’t last very long, the taste was lovely.  Whenever these are on offer I will be sure to pick a pack up at the supermarket.

LighterLife fast ready to drink shakes 2 x £2.49

I am starting a healthy eating plan shortly as we’ve got a wedding and hen do to go too so want to try and loose my baby weight a little more so these are a good start.  Unfortuntantly we haven’t got a superdrug near to us and feel they are a little on the expensive side.

Explore cuisine organic edamame & mung bean fettuccine £3.00

I don’t like trying new things and in all honesty this sounds horrible but when mixed with other ingredients it’s actually ok, I used chicken & vegetables topped with a sprinkle of cheese and it was ok, can’t say I would buy it again but i’ve tried it.

Jordons juicy Red Berry Frusli Bars 2 x £0.45

These make a great snack full of fruit perfect for lunch boxes or on the go.  I only received 1 of these too.

Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks £3.49

Tuna is tuna to me I can’t tell the different from brands and unfortauntly wouldn’t spend this much on a tin of tuna.

Hersheys Cookies N Creme 5 pack snack pack – £1.00

We are a massive fan of these in our house so when we received these i was so tempted to hide them from the husband.

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

The Reindeer And The Swallow | Book Review

As previously mentioned in another post I love reading and love receiving books that me and my hubby can read to our little boy at bed time.

The most recent book we have received is this gorgeous illustrated christmassy book called “The Reindeer and the swallow”.

It is all about a swallow that befriends a reindeer to help get it back to Africa after he lost all the other swallows on his migration journey. He had a bad start and

The illustrations in the book are fantastic and beautifully done to make it look real.  I have read this book myself and to my little boy and it is such a heart warming book where it is built up on trust and unconditional love of the relationship between the reindeer and swallow.

  • I received this book free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cute Nico Changing Bag | Review

When I first found out I was pregnant I knew there was going to be so much more stuff I had to start taking out with me on a daily basis to places.  We started off with our normal changing bag that came with the pram and it was great, but as our little boy got older we have more luggage to take around with us, such as food, milk & toys.

When John got in contact from Cute Nico asking me if I would be interested in reviewing his changing bag I immediately jumped at the chance to say yes as this would hopefully answer all our problems.

Upon receiving the rucksack I instantly noticed how gender neutral it was which is great if you are unaware of your little ones gender before the birth.

The bag itself is very generous in size and can definitely hold all that I will need for my little boy, along with my own little bits too! I love that there are separate sections inside of the main body of the bag, along with outer compartments too; this definitely helps me to stay organised with separating all of the things so that they don’t get jumbled up and are easy to locate.

The bag also comes with it’s own changing mat & seperate 2 compartments, which easily connect onto anything you want.

This bag retailed at £68.99 and can be purchased from here.I do feel this is a little over priced but is certainly worth it if you wish to spend that sort of money on a changing rucksake.

  • I received this product free of charged for the purpose of this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones This Valentines Day

Now Christmas is out the way the next big occasion is Valentines Day, and it is fast approaching.  We’re not a very romantic couple and don’t really do valentines but I will occasionally get a bunch of flowers.   If you are of the romantic kind here are some gift ideas to give to your loved ones.

For Her

Hot Rocks Massage Stones Gift Set – £14.99

I love a good massage, so a home kit would make a perfect gift for that special person in your life.  This spa “Hot Rocks” kit can be purchased from find me a gift.

12 Luxury Red Roses £39.99

I love flowers and will often pick a bunch up on my weekly food shopping trip. So with Valentine’s Day fast approaching what better reason to treat your loved one to a gorgeous bouquet of red roses. For an extra £10 to can also include a teddy bear & luxury box of chocolates.

Valentines Wings Wine Glass with Diamante Crystals – £18.99

I love personalised presents so when I was offered a wine glass I jumped at the chance of including it in this post.  You can personalised it with up to 11 characters including spacing.  This and many more products can be purchased from Giftpup

Sparkling Wine Flavour Jelly Beans – £3.00 (42g)

I love wine and jelly beans, so put the 2 together and i’m in heaven.  I probably wouldn’t buy these as do feel they are a little on the expensive side for the size of the product but they were nice.

12″ Chocolate Pizza Crunchy Munchy.  £19.99

Now hands up who doesn’t like chocolate?

How would your partner like a chocolate pizza? I would be friends forever with someone who brought me this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Both Of You

Love Drop £45.00

This is a monthly subscription box for couples to enjoy date nights at home together.  Each month you would receive something different to trial.  In this box we received a variety of different products.

You complete me Couples Jigsaw Keyrings £14.99

Lets just take a minute to appreciate how cute these actually are?  I love personalised items so couldn’t wait to receive these.  They would make a great present for any occasion not just valentines.

So Divine “Kiss Kiss” vibrating rabbit – £64.99

This is perfect for women who want (or need!) a bit of leg-trembling pleasure. It’s waterproof (so you can sneak into the shower or bath for some grown-up time!), Both the stimulator and shaft can be operated separately and has three speeds and seven pulsating patterns, it’s rechargeable via USB and quiet.  Kiss Kiss also has a heat function, warming up to a body temperature of 37-38 degrees for a lifelike feel that will leave you with a warm, happy glow.

For Him

Ted Baker Sock/Boxer Gift set – £28.00

My hubby has never been a designer snob, so when he was sent this Ted Baker gift set he was a little excited.  I do feel that £28 is quite expensive for a pair of socks and boxers but they are good quality.

Gillette Fusion ProShield Chill Flexball Razor £12

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve got your presents you need to add the finishing touches  such as wrapping paper and cards.

You can make and design your very own personalised wrapping paper from Pretty Gifted with any wording you like for any special occasion.

and lastly

An valentines card from Hallmark. They have a large selection of all occasion cards to choose from.

  • I was sent these product free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Gingersnap Letterboard | Review

I have for a while now wanted one of these message board but have been unable to find one that I have been drawn too, so when gingersnap got in contact offering me one to review I jumped at the chance and said yes.

We’ve been reviewing the small wooden framed vintage grey felt letter board which is priced at £30 on the website.  It comes with 300 letters, numbers and symbols as standard.

This board makes a great prop to help style some photos out with so am looking forward to using it alot in upcoming posts.

The letters slot easily into the felt grooves, so you can easily change them so to create your messages for all occasions – personalised happy birthday, holiday & seasonal messages, wedding and birth announcements, menu board in the kitchen, the possibilities are endless.  They are available in different sizes and colours.

As we approach special occasions such as Valentines Day I will write special messages on the board to display around the house. This product would make a great little gift too

  • I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review.  However all thoughts and opinions are my own