I will just come out and say it, I have caught the homeware bug, I have been seeing beautiful fun prints all over my social medias of late and I couldn’t hold off anymore and started to look into getting some prints for the flat, but I was in luck, a wonderful company called the Old English Company contacted me to see if I was interested in receiving some of their wonderful products in exchange for a little review, it was almost like they read my mind, I of course jumped at the chance and selected the items I wanted to receive.

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The two prints that I selected is this fun London themed one with all the popular locations that are in the city, written out surrounding a golden Thames, my son is a bit obsessed with London and has sat down to read out all the names asking me about which one has ‘Big Ben’. I love how clean it looks and would look perfect in an office but we have it here in the children’s playroom, along with the other print that I got which says ‘Never Stop Exploring’ which I think its just perfect for a child’s play room or bed room.

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The three home items that I got are these cute mug with the slogan on, this adorable coaster and of course a wonderful pin to add to my nappy bag, because after all, all mum’s are ‘Mama Bears’ –

The mug is fantastic, I love the modern look of white background and black writing, it feels so clean and fresh and perfect, I love the quotes on all the items, ‘Amazing Things Will Happen’ is just perfect when you are having a bit of a bad day, go make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and remind yourself that things might seem bad now, but always look towards the future, the coasteris adorable with the same sort of font and style like the mug, this reminds me of those cute little ‘joke’ gifts you give your partner at Christmas, and I actually love it, the quality is again fantastic and feels so well made and finally the pink, a beautiful gold and pink enamel pin with a little bear showing off how proud she is at being a ‘Mama Bear’ this is so well made and its just stunning, I have loved all these little products from Old English Company, they are all completely beautiful as I said, made with care.

There is something wonderful about all these products, I know that I am probably going to go back for birthdays for gift ideas for my friends and family, everything is relatively affordable and with how it looks doesn’t seem to be, they’re bright and fun little addition to my cupboard full of mugs and the enamel pin collection they have on the website is something I really want to buy more of and add to my collection of pins, if you love good stylish homeware and beautiful accessories then I highly recommend taking a look at the website, and without sounding too ‘Middle Class’ as my husband says, they make wonderful props for any fancy Instagram post!

I am looking forward to making my future purchases and brightning up my home with wonderful inspirational quotes and more quirky homeware.

Until next time

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Gitte Winter Graugaard’s wonderful book The Children’s Meditation’s In My Heart, which was recently translated from Danish into English is a collection of short meditation’s that help bring more love into a child’s life, to help create an ability to switch off at the end of a busy manic and highly stimulative day and to teach them to take time to love themselves because that is one of the hardest things to do in this world.


The Book itself contains four short stories to share with your child, both Kai and Amelia have really enjoyed the story telling and the almost calm illustrations that open on each story at the end of each story there is two different endings to create one which is for day time, back to play and with hearts full of love and bed time, time for sleep and dream of wonderful things full of love.

It also has little reflections for you to do with your child, much like if its bed time and they’re already fast asleep, spend a little but longer just enjoying the closeness with your child.

Mr S is a little bit of a skeptic with this sort of thing, a little too ‘new age’ for him but I believe that in this day of age that even children need to learn to turn in on themselves and reflect on things and thoughts to create a positive mind and mood.

I have to say my favorite meditation of the book has to be the very last one, With the Universe I Share my Love, it teaches children to look beyond themselves and think of those who might not have the same life they have and teaches them to have empathy for others which is also so important in this world, it creates a little calm and a respect for others that some lack these days.

This is such a beautiful book, in a world full of bad things, finding the time to meditate with your child and help them find love in themselves and for the world is such an important thing to do.

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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.

Until next time

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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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