Review: Shopkins Happy Places iOS app

Lydia and Georgie share an iPad and they love to try out new games, especially when they feature characters or brands that they are already fans of. We don’t have a lot of Shopkins toys but they love to open the Shopkins blind bags, so they do have a small collection of them, which they enjoy playing with.… Continue Reading “Review: Shopkins Happy Places iOS app”

Life Lately: February 2018

February was a pretty quiet month, with a fairly chilled out half term and ending with Lydia’s 5th birthday. We did have a few outings – we visited Sea Life and their new piranha tank, and we went down to visit Sophie & her gorgeous little girl Isla for an afternoon too. The girls did 5 mornings of swimming lessons over half term and progressed… Continue Reading “Life Lately: February 2018”

Preparations for Lydia’s TSUM TSUM party

I recorded this video a few weeks ago while I was sorting out the pile of goodies we got for Lydia’s party… Lydia asked for a Disney Tsum Tsum birthday party this year, and I thought I would share what I bought and designed for her party! It was a giant success and we had a house full of nine little girls having great fun for… Continue Reading “Preparations for Lydia’s TSUM TSUM party”

Review: Schleich Bayala Mermaid with Baby Turtle

The Schleich brand always makes me think of high quality models, such as zoo and farm animals, and it is great to see that they are expanding their other product ranges this year, including mermaids, unicorns, and dinosaurs. We were sent one of the new Bayala mermaids for the girls to enjoy, and it has been a big hit with them both.… Continue Reading “Review: Schleich Bayala Mermaid with Baby Turtle”

Tsum Tsum Party sign & bag toppers – Free Printable

This is the final instalment of my Tsum Tsum party printables – I’ve shared the colouring sheets and the bunting I made, and here are a few extra fun bits. Today I’m sharing a welcome sign and some bag toppers I designed to make little sticker & puzzle eraser packs for the party bags. The party sign is pretty simple – just some “welcome to… Continue Reading “Tsum Tsum Party sign & bag toppers – Free Printable”

Claire transforming my hair at Cisoria

Big Bandage 2018 – I’ve got pink hair!

If you’ve been following my Instagram this week you may have seen my hair transformation as it happened. I now have bright pink hair thanks to the lovely Claire at Cisoria, a Kings Norton based salon, who donated her time (and LOTS of it – it took over 3 hours!) as well as the materials, in order to support the campaign. I want to talk… Continue Reading “Big Bandage 2018 – I’ve got pink hair!”

Tsum Tsum Mini Bunting – Free Printable!

Lydia had her 5th birthday party at the weekend and it was Disney Tsum Tsum themed, as requested. We had Tsum Tsum tablewear, Tsum Tsum party bags, and she even had a Tsum Tsum dress and handmade hair bows. She was absolutely delighted with it all! I made her some Tsum Tsum themed mini bunting to go on the wall and she loved it! I… Continue Reading “Tsum Tsum Mini Bunting – Free Printable!”

Being Brave in Bandages

This Friday, 9th March, is the big day for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s Big Bandage event. Big Bandage is an annual event, when they ask as many people as possible to “Be Brave in Bandages” – doing anything from shaving their heads, waxing your bosses legs, or taking on a personal challenge – something which “tests their nerve and pushes their comfort zone”. This year… Continue Reading “Being Brave in Bandages”