Monday, 9 December 2013
Christmas at Poundland
This Christmas Poundland is bursting to the brim with Christmas goodies. There's presents, decorations, stocking fillers, food and even cleaning products for the aftermath!
Yesterday I went to my local High Street store to check out what's on offer and to partake in a special Bloggers Christmas Poundland challenge. We were given a wonderful £20 voucher and challenged to see what we could buy to make our Christmas that little bit easier. I was really surprised with all the goodies they have available in store, there's shelves full of everything you could possible need for Christmas. It took me about 45 minutes to decide on what to buy.
It was a tough job but someone had to do it and boy was I so glad that someone was me. I came out of Poundland, one very happy Mummy with 3 bags full of festive fun.
I bought 5 rolls of gorgeous wrapping paper, 1 snowman design for us adults and 4 for the kids. There was Disney Princesses in both pink and purple for my girls and Disney Cars and Toy Story for my little man. I loved the selection they had, there was paper for everyone, young or old. I bought pretty bows and gift tag stickers which I love as they're a quick and easy way to label all your gifts. I had to get a few gift bags too of course, with all the pretty designs to choose from I just couldn't resist and ended up with three of them.
I bought some Milk Chocolate Candy Canes for the kids and a box of Chocolate Liqueurs for my dad, they're his favourite. I found some super cute headbands for my girls and least but not least I got two packets of batteries, AA and AAA which we're going to need once Santa has been. Overall I had a rather enjoyable and productive shopping trip.
Poundland is already one of my favourite high street stores as it's full of value and choice. If you're looking for some Christmas bargains then why not try your local store and see what you can find. You won't be disappointed, there really is something for everyone.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
HARIBO - Stocking Fillers and Yummy Treats!
Join the fun with HARIBO this Christmas and enjoy their latest selection of festive treats, some of which could make some great Christmas stocking fillers. There's the fun Party Time bucket which contain lots of small individually wrapped bags which are great for treating the kids. I like to give my three a small treat when they are good and these small bags are the perfect size. You can also get a smaller tub of loose sweets with the Christmas Mix tub.
There's the new Igloo Friends boxes which are totally adorable and Sparkly Stars handy packs which are yummy. I really like the new Tangfastics and Chamallows tubes too, these are the perfect size to pop into a stocking this Christmas. I love HARIBO, they're my favourites so I was over the moon when we got sent this delicious package. What a treat!
HARIBO sweets are always well packaged and taste great. They're reasonably priced and full of fun making them the perfect choice of sweets to share this Christmas.
Disclosure: I received this sweet hamper for the purpose of this review.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Peers Hardy Children's Watches
Review and Competition
Peers Hardy have a wonderful selection of children's watches for you this Christmas. They have so many well known and loved characters like Hello Kitty, Moshi Monsters and Mr Men. Having two girls of watch using age I chose two beautiful watches, each to suit their own personality. For Chloe my eldest who is almost 11 I chose a stunning Hello Kitty watch.
It's pink enough for any little princess in training but has a tough leather strap for durability. This pretty pink watch has a cute Hello Kitty picture in the middle of the dial and just simple numbers around the edges. I really love the little charm attached to it, it's very beautiful.
It comes in a cute see through package all ready to be the perfect gift this Christmas. These gorgeous Hello Kitty watches are available from: Debenhams, H Samuel, Fenwick Newcastle and Bentalls Kingston.
My daughter Lily who's 6 is still learning to tell the time by herself so I chose a cute little Tikkers watch that has helpful hints around the dial making time telling simpler.
Again it's a pretty pink watch but this time it has a easy to adjust velcro strap which is much better for growing girls. I really love the duo of pinks and the easy to read dial, my Lily is going to love her new watch when Santa delivers it this Christmas. Again it comes in a lovely case making it an easy to wrap gift. It's a gorgeous little watch, it really is. Tikkers watches are available from: John Lewis, H Samuel, Debenhams, Fenwick Newcastle and Bentalls Kingston.
How would YOU like to win yourself one of two gorgeous Peers Hardy childrens watches?
I have got two fabulous watches up for grab today. There's a cute Hello Kitty sparkly girls watch and a cool alien themed boys watch. If you would like to win one of these watches simply use the RaffleCopter Form below to enter: Please give it a few seconds to load as it can be slow at times. This giveaway is open to the UK only and 2 winners will be drawn at random on Sunday December 8th at random from all the correct entries - Good Luck.
ALDI Winter Warmers + Christmas Gift Ideas
I plan to stay warm and cosy this winter but doing it on a budget is proving quite a challenge. Or it was until I found ALDI and it's amazing weekly Special Buys.
Thursday December 5th ALDI will be launching their very own Special buys Skiing range. This range isn't just for skiers, it's for all those trying to dress well and keep warm this winter. With snow on it's way - we better get stocked up and quick. There will be some super cute snow suits for infants available in both pink and blue. Complete ski outfits for kids of all ages and trendy snow boots for all too. I think are just perfect for the winter months ahead.
There's also lots of great gifts and winter warmers at ALDI's for Christmas this year. They've got everything from food and toys to slippers and cute character socks which are so lovely.
This December you can check out Aldi’s equivalent of Lelli Kelly shoes for little girls, these are so lovely and will be great for parties in the run up to Xmas! My daughter has always wanted a pair of original Lelli Kelly 's but they're way out of our price range but now she has have the next best thing. They look very similar but cost just a tiny fraction of the price.
So if you're looking for some great Christmas gift ideas, Winter Warmers or cute kids shoes, why not check out what ALDI has to offer. Who knows what bargains you might find!
All I Want For Christmas Is You...
Three little monkeys love climbing trees
They light up my life and make me believe
I believe in joy and hope and love
My little monkeys were sent from above.
EVERY Christmas I counts my blessings
We share a meal with all the dressings
We do all the normal traditional things
We enjoy the happiness this day brings.
Excitement takes over and laughter fills the room
We wipe away tears and lock away gloom
Christmas is our time, our time together
This way we'll stay, hopefully FOREVER.
Presents are a bonus, something nice to share
But Christmas is so much more like showing that you care
Hugs and Kisses, I Love You's
Little things that last the whole year through.
This Christmas I ask for one thing
Just one thing that Santa can't bring
Good health and Happiness, lots of love and cheer
Enough to last past Christmas and take us through the year.
I love my little monkeys, they mean the world to me
Christmas wouldn't be the same without them you see
They are the heart of Christmas, their smiles and faces show all
As long as we're all together, I know we'll have a ball.
All I want for Christmas is a peaceful, happy day
Time to reflect and watch my monkeys play
As long as we're together I know that I can say
No matter what happens - we'll have the best possible day!
Monday, 25 November 2013
Fireman Sam Advent Puzzle - Jumbo Games
This Christmas why not treat your Fireman Sam fans to a festive Advent Calendar and Puzzle all in one from Jumbo Games. I've never seen anything like this before so I was very excited to get a closer look. This beautifully boxed puzzle has 24 pieces and is aimed at children 3 and over. Each piece has an advent calendar window in the middle with a picture hidden behind.
The pieces are a nice size, perfect for small hands to get a grip of. They're brightly painted and make a wonderful Pontypandy Christmas scene once all put together.
I really love the idea of this advent calendar and puzzle all in one but in practice there was one thing I didn't like and that was the puzzle once made is a lot bigger than the box so there's no where to keep it safe on the count up to Christmas. I would have liked it if the box had been the same size so that I could have stored it back in it. Once the puzzle is made, it's quite big meaning in my small house I don't really have the space to leave it out for the next month. It's a lovely puzzle and a great advent calendar but sadly I've had to put it back in the box for now until I find a place I can leave it out. If you have a lots of space then you needn't worry like me.
I scored this Fireman Sam Advent Puzzle a 2/5. I really like the puzzle but the advent calendar part won't be suitable for us as there's just no where safe to leave it out flat sadly.
Disclosure: We received our advent puzzle for free for the purpose of this review but that doesn't affect our opinions expressed. My reviews are always 100% honest.