Review | Storm E Sky Lalaloopsy Doll

Over the years, my girls have all loved Lalaloopsy dolls [and so have I!}, they are super cute and very cool, and we have quite a collection – I love my Alice in Wonderland Lalaloopsy doll so much! We were excited to find out about a new character they introduced earlier this year – Storm E Sky. She’s a funky looking doll who loves music. Baya fell in love with her, and we took her along last weekend to the Just So Festival where she fitted in perfectly! Glitter, tutu’s and guitars and they were ready for a weekend of festival fun. The best thing about Storm E Sky? She has brushable hair! Lalaloopsy have a new range of large dolls coming out soon, all with brushable hair.  Littel girls will love these – there is nothing better than a doll who has hair you can brush and style is there?! She came with her own special hairbrush, as well as a her pet cat to keep her company. I think she had fun at hte festvial with us, and she’s definitely a doll I’d recommend, with her brushable hair she is adorable and wo’nt be relageted to the bottom…

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Review | Getting organised with Personal-Planner.com

I’m still firmly a paper and pen kinda gal when it comes to planning and diary keeping. I’ve tried using calendar/diary apps but they just don’t work for me. I like something physical I can see in front of me, where I can jot notes and reminders, and flick through the pages to see what is coming up. I’ve used a Personal Planner for the past couple of years, and it is honestly the best planner I’ve ever used. What I love most about Personal Planners is that you can fully customise it so it suits your needs. From size {they offer planners in Mini, Square, Wide, A5 and A4}, to the cover design {you can upload your own photo or use one of their gorgeous designs}, the inlay design, extra pages and even the colour of the elastic closure! At just £18.90 for the mini, and £39.99 for the A4 they are excellent value for money. I usually go for the wide size, I like the layout of this size, there is plenty of space for me to add in appointments, kids clubs, work commitments, days out, holidays, birthdays, reminders etc yet it is still small enough to throw…

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Summer picnics with Alpro & 3 vegan picnic recipes

Ah! One of the best things about summer is all the picnics! Seriously, we’re a family who love to eat, and food always tastes SO much better when you eat it outside doesn’t it?! We often just take a picnic lunch out in the garden or to the local park, filling a basket with crudites, freshly made hummus or tzatziki, pitta breads, crisps, some fruit and yoghurts and something cold to wash it all down with. A day in the park or at the beach, with a basket of food, a good book, a frisbee for the kids and of course, sunshine, is my ideal way to spend my summer days. We’ve been using Alpro milk and yoghurts ever since Lola was little, and now I’m vegan and Kiki is lactose intolerant, I’ve more and more been using them to recreate recipes that traditionally contain dairy or things I would have previously bought. We put together a delicious plant based picnic on a rare sunny day last week, grabbed a couple of blankets and headed down to the local park. It’s nice to just sit and chill, all five of us together, enjoying some simple foods, having time to catch up…

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In the Night Garden #PicnicParty

You might remember I posted about hosting an In The Night Garden Themed #PicnicParty for the NSPCC. We managed to find a rare bit of dry weather in amongst all of the rain we’ve been having to enjoy a little picnic in the garden. The In the Night Garden Picnic Party campaign was all about In the Night Garden supporting the NSPCC in their goal to keep more children safe. The NSPCC is encouraging anyone and everyone to arrange their very own picnic party to fundraise for various services including the Speak Out, Stay Safe programme in schools, and Childline. We had a great time hunting for Pontipines, dancing like Upsy Daisy, drinking Pinky Ponk Juice and eating Jelly Boats. Here are some photos from our party. If you couldn’t hold your own, you can still sponsor our #PicnicParty here

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Review & Giveaway | Kaya Jewellery

Kaya Jewellery has recently launched their UK web store, where they make beautiful personalised jewellery.  Every bracelet, necklace or pendant is hand-engraved in London to celebrate the special bond between mother and child, friends, bff’s or family. They were kind enough to offer me an item of jewellery to review, and I spent hours browsing their site trying to make a choice – they have a gorgeous range of Mother Daughter Jewellery. In the end, I opted for this Silver Necklace Hand-engraved ‘Circle of Live’ and had it engraved with my four kiddos names. It’s a beautiful necklace, simple and classic, that I can wear every day and keep my kiddos close to my heart. It’s really high-quality and the engraving is crystal clear. It arrived in a gorgeous gift box, and I think these pieces would make a fantastic gift for a birthday, anniversary, new baby or even as a thank you. I discovered that Kaya jewellery also supports children who are not as privileged as ours, so she gives part of her profit to charity through the Eduki Foundation in the Netherlands. Last year they donated over £5000 to pay for the education of 16 children in Gambia. Kaya Jewellery have kindly given me…

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