Kids Christmas fancy dress and nativity costumes – do you buy or make?

 I have to say I think Clothing at Tescos kids nativity and Christmas costumes are really brilliant. They look ace, have great accesories and only cost…

Tough toys for ‘rough and tumble’ kids

Tough toys Buying toys for rambunctious little ones can be an exercise in futility. Toys that are not designed or built to hold up to…

Ebuzzing is a great way to make money from blogging

Ebuzzing are looking to grow their large community of bloggers and have asked for my help!  If you think this could be for you  you…

Christmas past..my story

When I was little on Christmas Eve my Uncle Ernest would visit ( it was the only day in the year we ever saw him)…

The Co op Community Fund can help your good idea come true

The Cooperative Membership Fund  The Co op Community fund is on the lookout for people to carry out good work in the community. There core…

Notcutts- classy garden centres with some good bargains!

Notcutts are a range of 19 quality garden cetres who also sell homeware and gifts. I am very lucky and have one right near where…

An absolute pleasure to review: A Mini-Micro Scooter

We have had character scooters with 4 wheels  soon declared babyish. Cheap 2 wheelers from supermarkets that were tricky to drive. Then came this:  The…

How to make chocolate covered spoons: (Homemade Christmas)

How to make chocolate covered spoons I always think it’s nice to take a gift when you are visiting at Chrstmas but it’s tough when…

Really personal greetings cards – Timecarpet

Sometimes cards mean more than presents. We hold them, read them, display them and go back to them and for those that are really special…

Thanksgiving thoughts

In the USA, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November thats in just 2 days and I thought it might be nice to…

Weigh in Week 12 (Project 70-0)

Lost 1lb. No great shake up is it but at least its in the right direction. 59 to go ….( my grand plans for upping…

Bogey busting!

Cleebo consists of 10 removable / interchangeable vibrantly coloured silicone tweezer ends on  plastic tweezers. The coloured ends are also a fun way for the…

Please support Fairy and Make a Wish

MYLEENE KLASS JOINS FAIRY CAMPAIGN TO HELP MAKE CHILDREN’S WISHES COME TRUE   Myleene Klass has joined forces with Fairy to launch the latest campaign…

Win some *adorable* Animags

*Comp Winner is Ms Maya Russell* Area Five,  Baby Budgeting’s new sponsor sent us some Animags as an example of the quality toys they sell They…

WIN: A Snapfish Christmas stocking full of gifts for Christmas

I don’t klnow if you remember but a couple of months ago those fab folk at Snapfish gave us 2 x £50 voucheers to give…

A Very good 3 for 2 offer at Very this Christmas

Just wanterd to let you know there is an excellent deal on at Very pre rather than post Christmas. If you are looking to buy…

Tinkerbell cake

Tinkerbell cake Drumroll please …these are the first cakes I’ve made (not from a packet mix) in about 20 years…………………….. I am unbelievably proud of this…

EA Sports Active 2 is out on Friday!

Forever on a mission to lose weight and tone up my mummy tummy without paying for the gym,  I have heard that the eagerly anticipated…

15gifts.com – a new way of shopping on budget and a fab comp!

Here’s a new website that I think could make life simpler this Christmas: www.15gifts.com They search hundreds of shops to find the idea gift for the…

What my dad taught me about simplifying Christmas.

Simplifying Christmas What simplifying Christmas means to me is making it all  about traditions and not things. Not worrying about money or masses of presents…