Valentines day isn’t something that me and Mr S bother doing, I remember talking to him when we first started dating about how we would just keep special days like our anniversary to share gifts and celebrate and that we both felt that it was a bit of a money making scheme but I do make an exception with handmade gifts.. which I feel shows more love than a cheap card from a store or some flowers that will die in a few days (I wont say no to chocolates of course 😉) but it doesn’t take away from the fact that I don’t enjoy seeing others share their beautiful gifts they get, I just feel personally that handmade is always the way to go when gift giving, that little extra something or that smudge of a finger print.

You may have seen my little review of the wonderfully fun Gel-A-Peel that I did last week which you can view here where I was asked to let Amelia’s creative juices flow and design her own diary, which she is now drawing in daily, I asked to again design away and make something for valentines day so we both got our design hats on and made some cute envelopes for Daddy!

I seriously love this stuff, its basically a silicone type substance that you can easily write with and make pictures and once its dry it goes into a rubbery texture and what I found wonderful about it all is the fact that the kits come with molds to create your own jewelry too that is handy if your child, like my Amelia cannot wear certain metals because they cause a allergic reaction.

To write I traced out the letters so that she could draw around them but everything else is completely by her hand and as I said in the previous post that once things are dry and you aren’t happy with how they look it is so easy to just peel (its there in the name) away and try it again, but make sure you leave a good 24 hours for everything to be completely dry or it will just smudge.

The only thing I will say about this product is that it can cause irritation to the skin, there are warning labels on it so make sure that you follow the instructions and directions correctly and always supervise your child when creating.


One very happy creative Valentine!

 

 

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Not sure any of you who follow and read my blog are aware but one of my all time favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz, and when I was asked to do a little review on these delightful little plushies I couldn’t resist.

You can find them from Hallmark which is known as a high quality brand for cards and toys for gifts, they come in a collection of different sets and naturally I went for the Oz set and I adore them, when they arrived at my door I opened the packaging up excitedly to find all the main characters from the film plus a flying monkey and of course the wicked witch of the west! (Which is my favorite) re-designed by Adan Chung who wondered what these popular characters would look like smaller and cuter, I received Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, a Flying Monkey and as I mentioned above, the Wicked Witch but I have just found out that also in the collection is Toto and Glinda the Good Witch of the North which I must as I am extremely tempted to purchase and add to my little bundle.

 

They are about three inches in height and have a beanie baby like feel to them, they do need propping up and cannot stand on their own but are an absolutely perfect collectors item of the wonderful 1939 film which will be celebrating 80 years next year.

There are other collections to choose from and delightfully a Disney collection too with an adorable little Beast and Belle that I am considering getting for the Beauty and the Beast mad Amelia who will watch both the animated movie and the remake in the same day.

Would I recommend them? – I would, personally I adore little things like this, I have a small collection of Pokemon plush toys and back when I was a youngster I had a load of Beanie Babies, so anyone who loves collecting cute plushies, they are definitely more for an older child and adult market purely because of their size and the fact that they are more of a collectors item.

Price – Depending on where you can find them, they range anywhere from £5 to £9 which also depends on if you want to get a limited edition Itty Bitty, as the more limited they are, the higher the price will be, but you can find these on Amazon

Anything Else – The only thing that I can say is be prepared to want more, and I will be getting more in my little collection.

 

All in all these are cute little toys for you to collect and I am excited to go get myself some more.

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Breakfast is the best meal of the day, and in ours house its no different, my children adore breakfast, almost as much as they like it when I cook a pizza for dinner, but my littlest baby Robin doesn’t get much of an option at breakfast, she just has whatever they have and shes got nothing really for herself so after looking everywhere for something for her I found..

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These yummy cereals from Ella’s Kitchen, the Banana and Cinnamon muesli is designed for 10 plus months while the much smoother Strawberry and Raspberry porridge is designed for 7 plus months but I am a firm believer that ages on these don’t really matter and smoother porridge’s are brilliant for adding lumps into them.

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We first tried out the Banana and Cinnamon muesli which included lumpy rice crispie like bits into them to create texture but they honestly turn into mush with the rest of the cereal, all you really need to do with them is add your babies milk which has been warmed up, let sit for a bit to soak up and serve.

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Robin fed this to herself just fine but I also did spoon feed a bit to her too, she really loved it, I did however had to add a little but more milk into it because it does go rather clumpy after its sat for a while but that didn’t really stand in the way of the enjoyment Robin got from it, it was completely eaten up.

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While people do moan about pre-packaged food, Ella’s Kitchen is by far my favorite and go to for a lot of things, breakfast now included, I adore their dedication to children’s health and keeping things organic.

Have you tried any of the Ella’s Kitchen breakfast products?

Until next time.

mummy cat

Disclaimer – I paid for this product with my own money, all thoughts and opinions are of my own.

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During the Christmas period, we relied heavily on pre-made food for Robin, I mentioned before that she had lost some weight and I had started to spoon feed her along with her having finger food as well to help her gain weight back that she lost from when I switched to finger food only so naturally I was on the look out for some new treats that we’ve not tried before..

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Entering Heavenly Squishies, they are basically smoothies and perfect for little hands to hold and of course the perfect size for pack lunches or the changing bag plus the lids are resealable so if they aren’t finished you can pop the lid back on for later but refrigerate as soon as possible like any food product, we found ours at our local sainsburys but you can find them anywhere and there are four pouches in a box.

They are designed for 6 months plus but I truly believe there is no age limit with smoothies and Robin loves them, I think shes pleased that she can hold these and eat away at them to her hearts content.. and I love that shes getting some fruit other than her usual blueberries.

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What I think I love the most about them is the fact that they are made with coconut milk and there for vegan and of  course friendly to those children who cannot have dairy, I have recommended them to my good friend who’s little girl suffers from an array of food allergies, I am always on the hunt for little snack ideas for her as I know how hard it is to find pre-made food with no dairy in it at all.

They are made with only fruit, nothing added not even water so what you are giving them is purely fruit and coconut milk with a little bit of added lemon juice with just natural sugar from the fruit, no nasty things added and I know how important it is to make sure children keep their sugar limit down.

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Heavenly Squishies are simply just the nicest things I have found from shopping around and I make sure that I grab a box whenever I see them in stores and I’m excited to experiment with them by adding them to her morning porridge and also putting them into the freezer for the summer months so everyone can enjoy some fruity ‘ice cream’ to cool themselves down.

I am pretty pleased I found them and if you see them grab some too, have you tried any Heavenly baby products before? I wrote a little review about their  veggie waffle biscuits which you can read here.

Until next time

mummy cat

 

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A while back I was given the opportunity to try out and review the Toddlebike2, Toddlebike was founded by the lovely Jo Hockley and her son, who like all toddlers didn’t enjoy sitting in their buggy..

We had the choice of three different colors, Pink, Blue and Red and naturally, we picked red, its incredibly light, but extremely sturdy, the amount of times i’ve walked in and found my lump of a 6 year old sitting on it..

When it first arrived R wasn’t to sure of it, she spent more time pushing it around rather than sitting on it but it wasn’t long before she figured out the black bit at the end was a seat perfect for little bottoms, she mastered walking around on it inside so once we had a nice sunny day we headed outside and let her try out there too!

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They are designed to be ‘pre-balance bikes’ which are the best things to get children used to proper bikes when they are older as it teaches them how to balance first before learning the peddles and these are perfect for little legs.

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Its not to big either, and as I said is extremely light so it rarely gets in the way of our busy home life and tucks neatly under our nest of tables in the living room.

Would I recommend it? – Yes I do, its given R a little bit more independence and she is enjoying playing with it ever day, she will often sit on it when she has her snack which is really sweet to see.

Price? – Not bad, if you buy through the Toddlebike2 website its £23.95 which isn’t that bad, I would probably have got it myself for her Christmas present.

Anything Else? – Not really, its a great price for what it is and gets used daily, stores away just find and is light, plus as I said my 6 year old sits on it so its very sturdy, perfect little bike.

If you wish to buy Toddlebike2 yourself you can find it on their website AND in Halfords

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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