Our #NumNomsEaster

 

Are you already finding the Easter holidays a chore with the kids complaining they are bored? I am! That’s why we decided to have an Easter hunt, namely a #NumNomsEaster hunt with some fab Num Noms and some chocolate eggs of course!

We were sent a Num Noms box with some fabulous Num Noms inside, an Easter hunt sheet, instructions and some fantastic crafting goodies.

This was a great way to keep the kids occupied – I did it more than a few times before letting Jack open the Num Noms he found – I did let him eat the chocolate eggs he found along the way though – but not too many, as I had Instant Pot Chicken Thighs (via Recipes From A Pantry) planned for tea and I didn’t want him too full! You try telling a six year old to stop eating chocolate though, haha!

I did finally realise there is only so many hiding places you can utilise in one house so eventually Jack finally settled down to do some crafting – I didn’t dare let Olivia as I’d have ended up with glitter everywhere – and Jack made some fab items for the whole family. He created some beautiful Easter bunting – theming some as Easter and some in the favourite colours of members of our family – my mum got her bunting egg in Norwich City FC colours which she was chuffed about. We decorated the house with the bunting and he also decorated some eggs in a basket beautifully too. He never used to have the patience for crafting but he is so much more willing now.

We also opened our Num Noms mystery packs and the big box to see what Num Noms we had got. Once again, Jack was absolutely chuffed with what he received and set about trying to make me over with the nail polish and lip gloss!

Thanks Num Noms for helping us to have a fantastic Easter so far – what else have you got planned for the Easter weekend? Why not check out this Num Noms delicious make and give it a try?

 

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TOMY Phil The Fridge | Review

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As a family, we love games and puzzles – especially those that we can do together. When asked if we would like to review anything from the TOMY range, Jack opted for Phil The Fridge. He had seen it advertised on the TV and had been desperately wanting it – and ruing the fact that he had only just had his birthday and Christmas.

Suitable for ages 4+, the game is suitable for 2-4 players making it perfect for playing with your family or playing with your friends. The concept of the game is simple – Phil will spin and when he stops you have just a few seconds to add your food to the corresponding hole before he spins again. Sometimes you will have the door facing you or a side where your food won’t fit – so you won’t be able to take your turn but other players will. As soon as he starts spinning again, then you need to stop trying to fit your pieces in. The first player to get rid of all of their coloured food pieces is the winner.

As you can see above, there are four different colours – each one has six different types of food. Once you’ve got rid of all your pieces, you win -as long as no one else has beat you. However, sometimes Phil decides he doesn’t want all that food in his tummy and will open his door and spit some of it out. If your food gets spat out, then you need to take it back and put it through the holes once again.

The game is great fun and made for lots of fun as we tried to outdo each other. We did have a little bit of sore loser from Jack as he lost a couple of times in a row but he soon cheered up when he actually won! This has proved to be a very popular game in our house and he is always getting it out to play with friends and family. I can see this being one of his favourites for a long time to come.

We love TOMY products and this game more than lived up to our expectations. What TOMY games do you like best?

Thomas Sabo Jewellery | A Beautiful Gift For Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we’ve been showcasing some items on the blog that we think your mums – or you – would love. Today I have a beautiful piece of jewellery for you – this gorgeous necklace from the Thomas Sabo brand store at Very.co.uk.

Priced at £99, it is an affordable piece of jewellery that the mother in your life will love. It is a Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Together Forever Heart Link Necklace, quite dainty and delicate so perfect for the woman who doesn’t like her jewellery to be too bulky.

I’ve known Thomas Sabo as a brand for many years and have never been lucky enough to own a piece of their jewellery – until now. They have developed a reputation worldwide for their hand finished creations and their stunning silver jewellery.

I am very much a silver girl – I own very little gold and the pieces I do own are sentimental pieces. Nearly all of my jewellery is silver, the odd piece white gold – so this necklace fits in quite well with the rest of my collection.

I was sent the necklace for review and I must say, I’m in love. The necklace features a simple white zirconia heart intertwined into a ring engraved with the words “Together Forever”. This could make for the perfect romantic gift or a loving gift to your mother or daughter. It is designed to represent an eternal bond between you and your loved one.

It has a lobster claw clasp which sometimes I find difficult to do up by myself but this was fairly easy to fasten. The necklace is delicate, feminine and just what I look for in my jewellery. I like my pieces to be understated and add a simple touch to an outfit rather than taking the whole focus.

At £99, this is an affordable gift for the woman you love but if money is a little tight, Very do offer you the chance to pay three monthly payments of £33 and you pay no interest. There is a representative 39.9% APR variable thereafter. They also offer free delivery and returns.

All in all, I am very impressed with this necklace. It’s a good quality, stunning necklace that I am lucky to own for myself. Part of me feels I should give this to my mum for Mother’s Day but it would sure be hard to give it away – so shall I keep it for myself?

Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts From Home Bargains

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We don’t have a Home Bargains close by – well, the nearest store is 10 miles away so about a half hour’s drive so when I do go past one, I do like to head in. This year they have some fantastic Mother’s Day gifts available for all of us shopping on a budget. Want to get more for your money? Then head on over to Home Bargains!

I know that both my Mum and mother in law would be happy to receive some of these items for their Mother’s Day gifts – and it wouldn’t break the bank for us either. So what kind of gifts do they have for you right now in Home Bargains?

Love frame – 99p

This frame is absolutely beautiful and I can’t believe it is only 99p! I believe that both my mum and mum in law would love these – especially as they could put pictures of the kids in them!Scrumptious Sweets Delicious Milk Chocolate Hearts – 79p & Chocolate Lollipop – 59p

Who doesn’t love chocolate on Mother’s Day? You don’t need to buy Mum a massive box of chocolates – these hearts and heart lollipop will surely do the trick.Circle Necklace – £1.99 and Diamond Compact Mirror – £1.99

If your Mum loves a little bit of jewellery or her makeup, these are some great gift ideas. Can you believe that the necklace is so affordable and what woman doesn’t carry a compact mirror in her handbag. These will be much appreciated gifts.Mothers’s Day Bunting 79p and Nan Keyring – £1.29

If you’re planning on doing something special for Mother’s Day, then this bunting is perfect for the decor and so affordable too at just 79p!

This keyring is something I know my mum would cherish – she lives for her grandchildren so would really love this and I’m sure other Nans across the country would too.
Harmony Bath & Body Set

This bath and body set is sure to go down a treat. What mum doesn’t love smellies as a gift? I personally love them as it means I don’t have to fork out my own cash on them. I know that the mums in my life would appreciate this.Cocktail Jar – £2.99

The final gift is something for the cocktail lovers in your life. My mum is a fan of Smirnoff vodka so I know she’d appreciate this gift – it is a glass with the ingredients needed for a Flamingo Berry Cosmo! You’d expect to pay around this amount for a Smirnoff miniature so to get a miniature, a mixer and the glass is fantastic for the price.

These are just a handful of the gifts available for Mother’s Day this year – what would you want out of the above items?

A Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Idea From GiftsOnline4U

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, both Steve and I have been thinking what to get our mums. We’ve finally come to a decision and just need to pick up some cards and some flowers now but it took a while to make a decision. You see, our mums are so incredibly hard to buy for – especially my mum – she’s only just had her birthday and Christmas just before that and now she’s getting more presents. They’re both creatures of habit so we struggle to think of gift ideas.

That’s why we’ve been looking at GiftsOnline4U. They have such a wide range of fantastic gifts, designed to make you smile. You can filter by occasion, by person – there’s even a section for Mother’s Day right now. There are plenty of gifts that can be engraved too so when asked if we would like to receive something for Mother’s Day, I knew exactly what I wanted.

I’d seen a few people reviewing their gorgeous engraved watches and whilst I think they are beautiful, I don’t wear watches enough to justify one. However, when the idea of some personalised Moet was floated, I knew that’s exactly what I would like.

I don’t often get a treat just to myself so was very keen to receive this just for me. Money is a little tight at the moment so I’m not expecting a present from the kids except for a homemade card and a picture – perhaps some flowers if Jack decides to get me some – so I decided this would be my Mother’s Day present to me. However I knew I wanted to get it engraved and when I spoke to Jack, he wanted me to get it engraved with the above message so I did.

This luxury gift looks absolutely fantastic with the engraving. Running your finger over it, you can’t even feel that it has been done, it feels just like the rest of the bottle. The message is engraved into the bottle and then filled in with gold so that your message stands out. You can use up to 90 characters over 3 lines and engravings are done in GiftsOnline4U’s unique font – this can be swapped for an alternative style though if you prefer. All personalisation is done in house.

 

Priced at £69.99 for a 75cl personalised bottle, this perhaps isn’t the gift for you if you are on a strict budget but if you are looking to treat your mum to something unique that she will really appreciate, then you really can’t go wrong. What woman doesn’t love a glass of pink Moet?

I adore the bottle and I’m actually loathe to open it and drink the contents – I will, of course – I’m planning to do so on Sunday whilst relaxing in front of a film but I will definitely be keeping the bottle afterwards as it is such a fantastic keepsake. The engraving is absolutely beautiful and I love that I have something unique to call my own – sometimes we all just want something that little bit different.

If you aren’t a Moet fan, there is plenty of other alcohol you can get engraved such as Champagne gifts, vodka, whisky, port and even sambuca. If alcohol isn’t for you, GiftsOnline4U have plenty of other fantastic gifts that may take your fancy.

What do you think of my gift? Isn’t it beautiful?