Nutri Fill-It Review

I’ve always been a healthy eater, with the occasional “fat” moment where I bing out on chocolate and unhealthy food, but can’t be the only one, right?

Well I am trying to get back on track with being good, eating healthy food and doing plenty of exercise and even more so now than ever as I’ve got under 12 months to lose a few stone/pounds for my wedding day next year.  I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to stick with me.

When I was contacted by Eat well UK to trial out there new reusable pouches I couldn’t say no.  I have tried to make my own smooth’s and shakes before but haven’t always turned out the best – these were the answers to my troubles.

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How does it work?

Its easy, just follow 3 simple steps….

1. Blend It – buy your healthy, favourite, fresh ingredients and make a batch of delicious, nutritious, smoothies/yoghurts etc – I love my beville smoothie maker, it’s amazing and so easy to use.

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In my smoothie I put strawberry’s, blueberries, raspberries and cranberry juice.

2. Fill It – pour your smoothies directly into your Nutri Fill-It pouches, seal the bottom with the ‘anti-leak’ Double Zip Lock and store in the fridge or freezer.  be sure to hold it tight while pouring so you dont drop it or spill any.

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I put ours in the freezer for a couple of hours so it would stay cold while we were at work.  They don’t take up much space either as they are compact sizes.

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Grab a pouch and go (an added bonus is your pouch acts as an ice pack keeping other lunch / snack items cool)!

3. Re-use It – after you have enjoyed your nutritious treat simply rinse out your pouch or place it in the dishwasher (top shelf open over 2 prongs) ready for the next use.  Due to its curved shape it is also easy to clean by hand under running water with a bottle brush

Nutri Fill-It can be re-used up to 100 times.

I absolutely love these pouches and would definitely buy more of these and make bulk amounts of my favourite homemade smoothies.

* I was sent a pack of 2 pouches free of charge for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Jumping the waves #Mysundayphoto

A few weeks ago now we went to North Wales for the weekend to see my fiance’s parents while they were on holiday.  We took our dog Carly as she had never been to the beach/Sea before and we weren’t sure what she would be like.  As you can see she absolutely loved the sea, so much so that on occasions we couldn’t get her out of it.  She was one happy doggy in the sea.

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“Good for you” Healthy snacks review

The new school term has started, the kids are back at school now or most of them are and it’s back to organising packed lunches or school meals.  I know with my nephew how hard it is to get him to make his mind up about what he wants in his packed lunches including healthy things.

When Good4U got in touch and offered to send us some snacks I automatically said yes.  We received a package and opened it straight away and saw this cute this bag first of all.

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How cute is this cool bag the snacks came in.

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In the bag I received 5 of each of the 2 newest flavours of “Good4u” snacks.

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I gave a couple of packets to my nephew to try and I kept the rest.

Unfortunately my nephew didn’t like them, stating he didn’t like the texture or the flavours.  I also tried them and again sadly the texture and flavours were not to my liking.

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

Cannock chase Lakes #Mysunday photo

On bank holiday Monday the weather was beautiful, the sun was shining so the in-laws and ourselves decided to head out to Cannock chase with the dogs.  We have been there once before and it is a place I can’t get enough of.

This is the 3 of us, my fiance, my dog and I by the lake at Cannock Chase.  This is a very rare occasion to catch up all together in a photo.

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Caketoppers Cupcakes Review

Everyone loves cakes right? Hands up…I do!

The one thing that’s better than just any old plain cake is a cake that has been personalised – I have never had a personalised cake but I did get one done through Tesco’s years ago for my mum’s birthday which she loved. Caketoppers are the home of personalised cakes and produces, everything from full size celebration cakes to individual personalised cupcakes.  We were sent a set of 2 cupcakes to taste and they were super yummy..

You can personalise your own Cupcakes with pretty much anything – from photos or wording. I decided to put my blog name on an a picture of my nephews on mine.

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The cupcakes came well packaged and sent through via Royal Mail. Unfortunately we missed the delivery and they were thrown over the back garden gate and surprisingly the cakes were still in perfect condition despite the delivery method.

You have a choice of cakes which come in classic sponge with white icing in a silver foil case and chocolate sponge with chocolate icing in a gold foil case. We received one of each flavour so we could enjoy both varieties. I love that you have a choice to suit any preference.

How cute are these?

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The cakes had thick icing on top, the cases were full to the brim with fluffy sponge cake that tasted fantastic and the photo on the top was printed onto icing. The sponge was soft, light and fluffy and the whole cake was delicious, a really lovely cake.  Even after not eating the cakes straight away after receiving them they were still as fresh as if you had brought them the same day.

I will defianitely be buying cakes from Caketoppers again and it was great service despite the delivery service from Royal mail.  They would make a great gift also, but who needs an excuse to buy cakes? Not me!

Caketoppers create really lovely cakes and if you would like to use their service you can get 10% off your next order using my special code LOAA10 at the checkout.

Disclosure: I was sent these products free of charge for the purpose of this review, However all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New Job, Rain&Thunder and Weddings #LittleLoves

Hello there my little cherubs, Hope you are all well and had a good week? Apologise this is a little late too but been a crazy week at my new job.

Watched

Last Saturday me, my fiance Tom, my mum and dad all headed over to Cirencester to watch one of my cousins get married.  It was a beautiful service at the church then went back over to my aunt and uncles house for the after party where they did afternoon tea and a ‘cook your own’ BBQ on the evening.  Despite the rain it was a great day and night had by all and was lovely to catch up with all our family again.

Wore

Nothing new or different this week, except smarter clothes for my new job I started on Monday at Cushman & Wakefield.

Read

My new job work contract and paperwork which I was required to sign and send back.

Heard

A thunderstorm, came from no where as one minute it was hot and sunny the next it was dark, raining and thundering and last pretty much the rest of the afternoon into the evening.

Made

Well I tried something new this week, Chicken Tikka Burgers, they were delicious too.  I saw them while I was food shopping and thought they would be something different for a change.  I added in bacon, cheese and fried onions.

And Finally….

I have started my new job this Monday at Cushman & Wakefield as an AP Clerk (Accounts Payable).  I love it, the people are lovely the firm is lovely.

Hope all you lovely people have had a great week too

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My Top Money Saving Tips

I have always been a money conscious person worrying about every penny I have and even more so when we brought our first house 2 years ago because of the big responsibilities of paying the mortgage, bills etc and making sure we got the best deals we could on everything we bought.

I always knew I wanted to buy my own house so saved for years as a young girl to have the money for a deposit,  and even before we were anywhere near buying a property I was buying stuff for the house, Cleaning products, plates, saucepans, cooking utensils, coffee, tea (things that wouldn’t go out of date) etc just to spread the cost over a longer period of time.  Some people called me mad for doing this but in the long run it saved us so much time and a larger expense all in one go.

Anyways here below are my top money saving tips that I believe work for me.

1) I tend to go food shopping on an evening as firstly it’s easier as I’m at work all day and secondly you get lots of reduced products and bargains, all fresh but the best before date is close so they reduce the product for quick sale, they reduce them quite a lot too so worth it.  Then I just put it all in the freezer to use at a later date.

2) I’m always searching, downloading and using coupons from the internet.  You can find 50p, £1.00, £1.50 or more off it’s just knowing where to look then you just print them and take them shopping with and save yourself some money off.

3) Branded products,  I used to always say “you can’t beat Heinz ketchup” I now don’t believe you can always tell the different in shop brands to named brand products.  Same as things like tea,  I absolutely love tea but I’ve brought Aldi’s own brand tea and drank PG tips, Tetley, Yorkshire tea, and decaf tea and I honestly personally can’t taste the difference except the price difference.  Others may disagree.

4) Do your research first I am always comparing prices online between supermarkets to see where the best price is, Asda, Sainsburys, Morrison’s & Tesco but I will only go if it is not to far out and worth it.  I do feel, in my opinion Sainsbury’s and Tesco are a little expensive and over price their items.

5) Store point cards, get them I know it’s a pain having lots of cards in your purse but it is so worth it,  Morrison’s “more” card offer points every time you spend and when you reach 5000 point you get a £5 off voucher to use on your shopping plus lots of other vouchers.  It doesn’t take long to collect the points up.

6) Instead of always buying bin bags, I know there not that expensive, So I use the free charity bags that come through the door, some weeks we get none, others we get 3/4 bags and because there is only 2 of us and we recycle everything we can, we don’t get through many, usually one a week maybe more.

7) Stamps, most of us will use these in everyday life, over the years I have seen and watched the prices creep up and up for a single stamp. I don’t mind, but I do think now 64p for a 1st class stamp and 55p for 2nd class is getting a little on the expensive side.  My tip to you is this, when you received a letter in the post check if it has been franked, scribbled on or defaced etc…?! if not great news carefully peel it off and reuse it.  Easy right?… NO, you need to be very careful not to tear or leave any previous paper on it and make sure it is stuck down properly, I can’t remember the last time I brought a stamp or a book of stamps for that matter.

Everyone may have their own saving ideas that work best for them, but these are mine.

* Remember, also don’t leave your change behind – every penny counts!

Would love to hear your money saving tips!

WIN Tommee Tippee Baby Milestone Cards #ParentOn

I LOVE the latest trend for the baby milestone cards – such an easy and special way to capture all those ‘firsts’ moments that we just adore as parents/aunties/grandparents and uncles. I can’t wait to use these when I have a family and capture every funny, embarrassing and ordinary moment.

Tommee Tippee have got in on the action of the milestone baby cards, and produced their own lovely set of 20 double-sided cards that capture all those special new baby moments including the ones that you sometimes might not want to remember.

These cards were initially made for the Baby Show in February this year, but they went down extremely well with customers/parents so they’ve managed to get some more produced to help celebrate the Asda Baby Event which starts TODAY! They are giving away a pack (whilst stocks last) with every manual breast pump and newborn starter set sold so go and get yours now!

If you’re all already sorted for bottles and or pumps, don’t worry – you can still get your hands on your very own set as they’ve given me five sets to give away. If you’re a UK resident, enter the giveaway below via rafflecopter.  #ParentOn campaign.

Enter now to #WIN one of five sets of Tommee Tippee Mini Moments cards #ParentOn

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Serenz Allergy Relief Review

I have always for many years suffered with hay fever, and I hate it, the constant sneezing, coughing, sore red puffy itchy eyes and runny nose and not even being able to go and sit in my own back garden makes me depressed and very fed up.

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I have tried so many different products to try and relieve the signs and symptoms of hay fever before it has a chance to take hold of me, but nothing seems to work for a long period of day, normally just a few hours.

When I was offered to try a new product from Serenz I couldn’t wait to see if it helped me fight off the signs and symptoms of hay fever.  It comes in a little box with instructions on how to use it and a key.

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It’s not small but it can be carried around in your handbag so when and as you need it can be used quickly and easily wherever you are.

I would recommend anyone to try this who suffers with any of the these symptoms and I would defiantly buy this product again.

Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

Grandpa’s Little Helper #Mysundayphoto

My nephew loves helping out with everything, whether it be DIY in the house, passing tools, doing gardening or building furnitures you will always find him saying “Can I have a go please”, “Can I help do that please”.  So when my dad had to sort the patio out at their house to relay them due to them sinking and needing rebedding down my nephew immediately started saying his favourite words.

Here is my nephew Jack preparing the space ready for the slab to be relayed down, he was banging the stones flat and adding some sand aswell to give it support underneath. Good job little man!

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