Christmas on your terms!

Lady in the middle surrounded by question marks, family members, turkey, gifts and a christmas tree

Christmas is one of those marmite events, you either love it or hate it! Now I am a huge Christmas fan, but I do understand the stress that the season can bring. You can feel pulled in all directions with family members all wanting to see you and the media telling you how your Christmas should be, it can be a real struggle. The thing is, it is your Christmas so it should be on your terms.  Putting yourself first[Read more]

Our dogs christmas tree

So, by now regular readers will know how much I love to treat my dogs as if they were members of the family, as to me they are! So, this year we decided that they should have their own little Christmas tree. I thought that it would be cute for the boys and it would also be a nice little activity for Faith. Faith loves our boys so much, she was bound to be excited by this idea. As we[Read more]

Snow cakes

We’ve been baking this week! As it is nearing Christmas and we have been learning about extreme weather in our home school, making snow cakes seemed a doubly good idea! These orange cupcakes are easy to make, look good and taste fantastic. We have also teamed up with https://www.trago.co.uk/ who sent me this handy infographic which I would like to share to help you work out your baking time when cooking cakes depending on the size of your tins.  Trago[Read more]

A dogs Christmas gift guide!

Please note that this dogs Christmas gift guide does contain affiliate links. This means that should you choose to click on a link and make a purchase, I may be compensated at no extra cost to you. Using affiliate links helps me keep the blog going and I never add links to products that I do not like or use myself. As most people know who regularly follow me, I absolutely adore my little fur-babies, Leo, Cody and Prince. At[Read more]

Top tips for an organised Christmas!

The shadow of santa's sleigh and reindeer passing across a full moon

This post contains affiliate links which means that should you choose to click the link and make a purchase, I may receive compensation at no extra cost to you. I include affiliate links in some of my posts to help me keep the blog going. I only link to things that I personally think are good products or offers.  Christmas can be stressful as there is a lot to think about and it can get overwhelming. There are some simple[Read more]

57 Premium Advent calendars

Please note – prices were correct at time of publishing. This post contains affiliate links which means that should you click on a link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission. It will not cost you any extra. I have been looking at the huge range of Premium advent calendars that have been released this year and there are some brilliant ones! There is something for everyone although they can be rather pricey so not so good[Read more]

5 very low cost Christmas activities

We all know how stressful the Christmas season can get when it comes to our finance! So, it can be difficult to think of things that you can do with your children that are not going to cost you a fortune. What people sometimes forget is that Christmas activities can in actual fact be very inexpensive, if you use your imagination. Here are five ideas to get you started. 1. Christmas carolling. You could do a quick search on the[Read more]

An update to finish off 2014!

Hello out there! I can not believe that it has been nearly four months since I last posted, returning to a full time degree has been a lot more hectic then I imagined. Life has certainly been busy but I feel like I am getting things under control and I am hoping to start posting much more regularly! Going back to university has been hard. The work load is much larger then it was eight years ago, I am out[Read more]

Post-it note holders.

Today we wanted to make something inspired by the colour yellow for my themed family fun linky and our first thought was the sun, quickly followed by post-it notes. With the summer holidays fast approaching I knew that it would soon be time to think of a thank you gift for Faith to give to her teacher so we decided to make a post it note holder for her teacher to put on her fridge. If you would like to[Read more]

Non-alcoholic cocktails

These are such good fun to make for a child’s birthday party as they make them feel very grown up, but they are also good for any occasion for drivers or non drinkers such as Christmas parties and what not. I got some lovely plastic cocktail glasses from pound land which were great value as you got 8 in a pack. They also had a pack of cocktail umbrellas in there too which I also used. I coloured some sugar[Read more]