Friday, 20 May 2022

Celebrate Fathers Day with TrendHim

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Fathers Day is soon Approaching and where better to look for gifts than TrendHim. Their website has a super range of gifts for men. Ranging from bags to belts, bow ties to jewelry there's bound to be something that is suitable for a Father in your life.  

Prices also really vary meaning that it's affordable for most, but there is also some lovely items to splash out on.

I have used the TrendHim website many times now and there is always something I find for Fathers day on there. Plus the website is super easy to browse and use.

We would like to celebrate Fathers Day with TrendHim by offering you a fab competition. There is a chance you could win a £50 spend on the website to treat that man in your life. 

Why not have a good browse and see what you would choose here

What would you choose from the TrendHim website?

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Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Giddy Up Board Game Review

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Games have got to be our favorite pastime in this house. Ideal offered us this Giddy Up game, and it looked so much fun that we most definitely had to give it a try. 

The Giddy up game is horse themed and all about fast reactions. 

I was super impressed when it arrived. The horse's head was a decent size and was really emotive and happy. Lily was so excited to play it and Henry just loved the look of it. 

We are all massive horse fans in this house so to have a game themed upon horses is just great. 

The game comes with a horse's head, attached with reins and an extendable pole. It also comes with game cards and instructions. 

The game has 3 modes to play, Training, Challenge, and Cross Country. 

We tried the training first to get used to playing. Lily found sitting on the pole easy enough and as it was quite light she could move around on it really easily. 

The horse is interactive and you have to do certain things and move the horse in certain ways to complete an action. So for example, you can pat the horse's head, feed the horse by putting your hand into its mouth, and you can also move to trot and jump. 

In the challenge game, you will have to follow a set of commands to win the game. Lily found this great fun, but also challenging. You have to make sure you do the correct action otherwise you lose and have to start again. Also, it's a challenge to how fast you can do it which adds loads of excitement to the game. 

In Cross Country mode, there are little cards that you can use to set out a track. These cards all have instructions on them, such as pat me, jump and even more complicated ones such as do a 360. This then becomes a challenge of how fast you can complete your own track. Lily loved that she could be creative with this part and choose what pattern of commands she wanted. 

The little cards that come with the game are stored in the horse's head. This is really handy because otherwise, they would have ended up lost for sure. The cards slot in and out the head easily and it's something your child should be able to do themselves. 

Lily loved that this game you play all by yourself, and you don't have to wait for a friend to play with you. But she also enjoyed taking turns with her sisters and having a good giggle at the actions that had to be done. 

It is such a good game and it's also going to be great fun to play outdoors now that the weather is getting better. 

The game is £17.99 and can be bought from the Smyths Toy store Website

Do you think your children would find this game fun?

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Monday, 11 April 2022

WIN Little Brian Chunkies Paint Pens


With the weather getting nicer, kids are going to be wanting to play out more. So you are going to be wanting more play ideas for outdoors. 

So why not consider Little Brian Chunkies Paint Pens. 

These pens are great for painting outdoors, on stones, pavements, walls and the best part is, they simply wash off. The kids get to be super creative outside and you don't have to worry about their art work being a permanent feature of your garden. 

The kids recently used these and did some fab paintings outside the front of our house. Which is always nice for passers-by to see. 

If you love the sound of these, then why not enter the competition below to WIN a pack!

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Sunday, 10 April 2022

Plasticine at Easter

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Whether you are a grown up or a kid, you are sure to know what Plasticine is all about. I sure remember playing with it as a kid. 

So when we were challenged to get creative for Easter using Plasticine, we jumped at the chance. 

We were sent an amazing bundle of Plasticine goodies to get creative with. 

We were sent -

A pack of Fluorescent colours

A pack of Uber Tubes

A pack of Tower Blox

A pack of 24 colour mix 

and a Tool Box of Plasticine.

The 24 colour mix has a great variety of colours meaning there are endless things to make. The Fluro pack has 8 different super bright fluorescent colours meaning your creations can be even brighter. This set also comes with a plastic craft knife. 

The Toolbox is a super handy piece of kit. It comes with a rolling pin, and a variety of coloured plasticine. It also comes with some cute shape cutters to help make your creations with. It also comes with a plastic crafting knife. The best bit about the toolbox is that it is the perfect place to store your playdough and it can also be carried around with you using the handle of the box. It is a really sturdy box that locks really well, and I can see us getting a lot of use out of it. 

If you are looking for a bigger set of plasticine then you may want to consider the Tower Blox or Uber Tubes. 

We loved these sets for the amazing amount of plasticine you get in them. The uber tubes are 16 thick tubes of plasticine which the kids found were really good shapes to cut the amount of plasticine they wanted. The colours are perfect for most things you would want to make. 

The uber tubes set also comes with a playmat to do your cutting on, and cutters and tools. Such as knives and a rolling pin. With the cutters, my kids found the animal shapes the best and they found the best way to cut them was to use the shape cutter and then the knife to cut the shape out. 

The Tower Blox is also a great set. It comes with 10 tubs of playdough, which can all be stacked upon each other to make a tower. The variety of colours is great and has some classics like green, blue, pink. It also comes with a brilliant set of cutters, a rolling pin, a playmat and tools. The cutters are a range of animals and classic shapes like circles and squares. 

All these wonderful sets can be bought from Amazon. 

So, how did we get on with our Easter Challenge? 

The Kids did AMAZING and I was really impressed with what they managed to make. They made Easter Eggs, Bunnies, Chicks, and Spring flowers. 

They found all the tools really easy to use and also found they had the right colours for the things they wanted to make. 

They have put the things they made on display, knowing that Plasticine is so amazing that it actually doesn't dry out. Meaning that when Easter is over, they can reuse their plasticine. 

Check out below the things they made!

What would your child make with Plasticine? 

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Baby Annabell and Her Easter Egg Review

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At Easter so many kids end up with a TON of chocolate. So very often people are looking for alternative ideas for Easter gifts for their children. This is where the Baby Annabell and her Easter come as great ideas.

Baby Annabell has been a classic and well loved doll by many kids for years and one thing they always love is new things for their dollies.

We were sent a Baby Annabell and her special Easter Egg and Lily was so excited to see what would be inside it. 

The Easter Egg, is a large plastic egg that is bright pink. Inside is a lovely baby Annabell outfit. The packaging shows that there is a lovely dress inside but the egg itself just is pink and says baby Annabell on it. So this Egg would be a great gift to put at the end of a Easter Egg Hunt instead of a Chocolate Egg. 

Kids love surprise eggs, and so not knowing what is inside apart from that is to do with Baby Annabell would be so exciting for them. 

The egg is pretty easy to open and as soon as you do you get a glimse of what is inside.

Inside is the dress and also some stickers. These are to decorate your egg with, or your child may have something else in mind to decorate. Lily decided to decorate the egg. The stickers are all Easter themed and are things like bunnies, and eggs, and flowers. 

The dress is so beautiful and is also Easter themed. It is white and pink and has Easter images such as bunnies on. It has lovely frill and also has a bow at the top. The dress is a nice thin dress and perfect for her Baby Annabell at spring time. 

The dress is really easy to put on and take of and a child will be able to do this all by themself. Which they will love as dressing a baby is one of the favourite things for children to do. 

Lily got her Baby Annabell dressed into the dress and it fit perfectly. It suited her really well and it looked super sweet on her. Lily thought she looked so pretty. 

Lily is now so excited that her Baby Annabell is dressed ready for Easter and can't wait to take her out for the day. 

The outfit fits dolls that are size 43cm which is what Baby Annabell is. 

You can buy this Easter Egg for £13.99 and see more about it here on the Zapf Creation website

If you don't already own a Baby Annabell and you are wanting to buy one then you are buying one amazing doll. She comes with a outfit and acessories and so many features. You can read my review of her HERE. 

She is in stores for £54.99 and would also be perfect for your childs first doll.

What do you like about the Baby Annabell Easter Egg? 

Monday, 28 March 2022

Care Bears Dream Bright Bear Review

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Last weekend we took an exciting trip to Smyths Toy store. We were on a quest to find the brand new Dream Bright Care Bear. 

We searched the shelves and eventually, we found it! And of course, we took it home with us. 

Care Bears are all about spreading a message to young ones and dream bright bear has a special message to share. 

Dream Bright Bear is all about encouraging you to follow your dreams and dream big! Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and if you are sad, Dream Bright Bear will always be there to cheer you up. 

Lily was so pleased to have her. She definitely needs to believe in herself a lot more. So this bear gives the perfect message to her. 

Dream Bright is such a lovely bear, she has such soft beautiful blue and purple fur and she is so cuddly. Lily expressed how soft she felt and was amazed by that. 

This lovely bear is perfect for Lily to snuggle with at night, as nighttime is when she struggles the most and needs the most looking after. She has cuddled it every night without fail.

As well as having such lovely colours which are in an ombre style, Dream Bright Bear has the special belly badge that care bears all have. Dream Brights badge is a heart with wings that resonates an uplifting, positive message. 

The carebear also has the classic heart nose. 

Lily is so pleased to have her very first care bear and I can tell that she is going to be wanting more of them. 

Care Bears are all available at Smyths Toy Store. 

Would your child love a Dream Bright Bear? 

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Unique Eyes Dolls Review

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Lily is such a lover of dolls, and so to find out there is a brand new beautiful doll on the market, Lily was eager to have one. 

We was sent one of the amazingly beautiful Unique Eyes Dolls which are brand new out now. 

Unique Eyes Dolls are one of a kind. Spreading the story of friendship and becoming your child's new best friend. 

Lily was sent Rebecca and her first impression was that she LOVED her hair. Lily could not wait to get it out of the box to get a closer look. 

Rebecca has blonde, pink and blue hair with a Platt at one side of her head. She wears a lovely pink and purple outfit and pink boots. She is such a beautiful doll and made at such high quality. 

One of the things I love about her is that she can stand up without having to have a stand. Meaning Lily can play with her doll easily and also display her when she is not playing with her. 

So the one thing I haven't yet mentioned is why she is called a Unique Eyes doll. Well not only are her eyes beautiful and brown, but they follow your gaze. Meaning she is always looking at you. Lily loved this feature as it meant her doll was interacting with her. It really created a magical experience for her. 

Rebecca is one of a series of 3 dolls, there is also Amy and Sophia to collect. They are all best of friends who love fashion, play sports and have many interests and passions. Their outfits are inspired by fashion trends and their bodies are also realistic body shapes which makes them more relatable to a child. I think this aspect is super important. 

You can also buy these dolls as a set with an additional outfit. Which kids will love as they always seem to love dressing up their dolls. 

Lily was so pleased with her dolls hair. She actually owned clips of pink and blue hair and one in a Platt and so decided to put them in her hair so she could match her new best friend. 

I can see Lily wanting the rest of these dolls and they are something I would 100% buy for her. 

These dolls are £24.99 to buy and can be bought from retailers such as Amazon, B&M, and The Entertainer. Or you can take a look at them at this Link

Do you think your child would love a doll like this?