• Box of Favours // Ultimate Christmas Stocking Filler Gift // Review

    When it comes to Christmas gift ideas for the gentleman in my life, I am always stuck with ideas, I am the one who will get silly stupid things or the occasional sentimental ones, but Box of Favours has turned out to be such an adorable little idea from One Collective that combines silliness and and sentimental. The idea of Box of Favours is that the recipient of the gift is the one to hand out the tasks in the box itself, along with a contract for you and them to sign to say that you will be following the rules and abiding by the Box with completing all the tasks inside, not worry however the contract is completely lighthearted in case you think you are about to be forced to do some ungodly things. Inside the box, which is actually beautiful in a shade of royal blue and gold, there are 10 already made favours written down, covering things like house chores, Special meal, breakfast in bed and of course cups of tea. There is also five blank cards so you can create your own for your partner to do or you do for them, depending on who received… View Post

    Making our own Bath Bombs with So Bomb DIY // Review

    Last Christmas Amelia got this amazing and fun craft box from a friend of mine called So Bomb DIY we’ve been putting it off for months but finally decided to dive in and attempt them. So Bomb DIY is essentially a bath bomb factory that you put together yourself, decorate and then begin to make your own bath bombs, and seeing that bath bombs are a massive popular hit in my house, if you’ve seen my Lush hauls then you should know I buy and use an excessive amount of them, so making our own felt like a natural progression. Opening up the box you’ll find pretty much everything you’ll need besides some water which you can get from the tap, in the box you can make three different bombs in a collection of pretty colours, the mixture to help activate it when its in the bath, pipette for the water, mould, various decorations and little charms you can put inside the bomb itself and the mixer. Putting it all together was pretty simple and easy, Amelia knew exactly what to do and made sure everything was in the right place and stored correctly, it wasn’t complicated but very plastic feeling… View Post

    Visiting Santa at Parndon Wood // Parenting

    Christmas this year has been completely different from previous years, for one thing I was told directly by my daughter that Santa was indeed real because her teacher told her so, not being something that I have done in my house due to it never being a thing when I was growing up I decided to not do ‘Santa’ for my children and instead let them make up their own minds. One I was told he was real, naturally I went all out on it, prepping what Santa was going to bring and planning a fun trip to a local nature reserve that had flown in Santa for the day. Parndon Wood is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, we often visit to see the wild life and enjoy a little walk around the woods, located on the outskirts of Harlow which is the town I live in and next door to the crematoria it is a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy nature, seeing that there was going to be a Santa I booked up tickets straight away to take my children along, they also had  crafts to do which is something I was interested… View Post

    DIY Christmas Home Decor // Home

    This year has been all about sustainability in my home, one of the biggest things we’ve done is DIY and making our own Christmas decor. At the start of the year, back in the spring was when I actually got this fun little idea, we collected bags of pinecones during a walk with the single purpose of decorating and hanging them around the house come Christmas time. Spring is the best time of year to collect pinecones as that is when they do begin to drop, I attempted to do this a few years ago but went to find them at winter without thinking, seeds drop in springtime! but anyway.. here’s our little how to for creating your own decorations. What You’ll Need Pinecones or any autumnal style outdoor plants PVA glue (I used Mod Podge) Glitter of your choice String A glue gun. How To Do It. This is such a simple DIY that it doesn’t take a lot of explaining or even planning, add your glue into a bowl, pour your glitter in another bowl dip the pinecones into the glue, then the glitter and set aside to dry, once dry I shook the excess glitter off and… View Post