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A Rainy Day Activity With Weekend Box & Snazaroo

Hello autumnal weather. Sporadic down pours of rain and darkened days at home. My girls are struggling with the adjustments to staying indoors a little more. They thrive to be outside because there’s so many opportunities that come with being in the great outdoors. I have been finding it so difficult to keep them entertained and was really thrilled to …

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Dragon Craft Idea For Kids #BostikBlogger

This month’s theme for the #BostikBlogger campaign was Dragons. My girls seem obsessed with dragons and dinosaurs at the moment so this was quite an exciting project for them. I decided to give them some helpful tips but to pretty much allow them to make it by themselves. So here we have a dragon craft idea for kids. A friendly …

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An Easter Craft Idea #BostikBlogger

This year I have been chosen to be a #BostikBlogger which basically means our family are going to be sent a box of arts and crafts supplies and given the challenge to create something fun to share with my readers each month. This month is Easter themed and we received some great arts supplies, some that we wouldn’t usually use …

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“I don’t think I’ve felt true boredom for a long time”

Since the new year I have felt quite refreshed. My emails have been quiet, I’ve been writing and scheduling posts for days in advance, the house is relatively tidy with clothes washing up to date and put away. But the evening telly has been pretty rubbish and limited which has left me feeling rather bored. I don’t think I’ve felt …

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AmiGami Craft Party

To make P1s Easter Holiday that little bit more special we were sent some pretty amazing AmiGami sets so that she could host her own craft party with up to 10 of her friends. I was really excited to see her reaction as she’s been practically begging us for her own set for ages thanks to the TV adverts. AmiGami were …

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5 Tips for Surviving Messy Play with Kids

I get in such a flap and end up ruining art activities for the girls. I mop up as soon as they drip the teensiest amount of paint/glue/glitter. So to avoid arguments getting the art box isn’t my go-to-rainy-day activity. I try to fill the day with other activities but when we went to the playgroup the other day, it suddenly …

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T-Shirt Designing with buytshirtsonline.co.uk

My girls are lovers of messy play and art activities. buytshirtsonline.co.uk sent us a lovely kit to get creative with their Fruit of the Loom Kids T-Shirts. I have been quite nervous yet excited about getting creative with t-shirts. I’m not a lover of messy play yet and find the whole experience stressful and the idea of getting fabric paint …

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Decorate Your Own Wooden Train by National Railway Museum Review

I hate mess. I hate messy play. I’m a pretty boring parent I guess. We have a huge plastic box absolutely overfilling with art stuff. Believe it or not I’m actually quite an arty person deep down. For me to get the art box out requires energy, patience and the right mind set. Today I had one of those moments …

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Christmas Gift Guide for Girls 2014

Christmas this year seems to have suddenly slapped us in the face. Thankfully we’ve finished shopping and wrapping for the girls but I have put together a little gift guide for girls aged 4+ seeing as I have three princesses. Hobbycraft Felt Owl Sewing Kit Girls, and boys, are crafty and I don’t think you can go wrong with craft …

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“I definitely need to get my big camera out more often”

Today, I decided to get the big camera out and take some shots of P3. She’s been in the world just over three weeks and we’ve barely any good quality photos of her, they’ve all been on our phone cameras. I took some tips from lovely Mr Internet on how best to take newborn photos and put what I had …

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25/31: A Moment In My Day

Are you taking part in the Blog Every Day In August challenge hosted by Outmumbered?? Today’s prompt is to capture a moment of your day and share it. The weather has been awful. The kids have been awful. Hubby hasn’t been feeling 100%. So basically the mood of the household is pretty bad. During P2s nap I decided to sit …

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Create Your Own Crayons – Recycled Crayons

I’ve been getting increasingly fed up of having broken crayons lying around the house. Or whenever the girls do any drawing together P2 always ends up throwing crayons around and I’m left on hands and knees picking them up. I decided enough was enough and made recycled them into just a few big crayons. Here’s how: Things You’ll Need Crayons …

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“Today has been a productively strange day”

Today has been a productively strange day. With P1 away on a double night sleepover with her Great-Grandad, P2 woke up at 6:50am. She snuggled in bed with us for about ten minutes before I took her downstairs for breakfast and some cBeebies. It was a slow morning really, hubby joined us downstairs and we just mooched. Hubby then went …

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“All the different things they can learn from a garden is incredible”

When we went house hunting having a garden was never very high on our priority list. Now the weather is stunning I’m slightly regretting our home “check list”. P1 has always been a garden girl, she spent a lot of time helping her Great-Grandad in his garden and she’s always happiest when able to play outside with her toys. As …

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Loom Band Craze – are loom bands dangerous ?

I’ve managed to steer clear of this Loom Band craze at the moment. I first heard about them over on Instagram from some fellow bloggers but P1 hadn’t spoke about them so I figured it hadn’t reach her school yet. Then only a week later nearly every child I saw walking to school were wearing brightly coloured bracelets. They hit …

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