11 more sleeps till the big fella arrives!!! This is honestly my favourite time of year and we are getting super excited!
I am usually totally OCD on how the Christmas Tree and decorations are to look in our home, but this year I took a back seat and let our 3 children do all the decorating (took serious amounts of mental control). Perhaps surprisingly, they have completely nailed it. Maybe because I know the older two are starting to hint at the fact that there is no Santa, I am desperate to keep the dream alive for just a few more years. So getting them involved in the Christmas spirit was imperative.
Just take a look at Miss O’s Star creation and Bas Man’s gorgeous wreath. Hurricane Harry made some of the cutest decorations sitting on the tree, because homemade decorations are the ones I’ll cherish forever.
Our Christmas set up was made perfectly complete with the newest matching Sack Me Santa Sacks and Stockings from Lark Store. Chosen by each child, these fun Sacks and Stockings totally add to the children’s scene they’ve created. Bas man of course went for the Starlight (loves Monochrome just like his Mumma), Miss O went for the Confetti with all bright colours and H man loves to be different choosing the Binky Chambray sack and B-Box Carousel stocking.
My goodness there is so much room to fill in these giant sacks that I must make some last minute dashes to the shops to fill them all up!
I cannot wait for our children to wake up and share all the excitement of Christmas morning. Wishing you all a safe and very joyous Christmas spent with loved ones xxx
Introducing the latest collection from Feather & Noise ‘Sunny + Hart‘.
A stunning and fun new Mummy & Daughter matchy matchy collection perfect just in time for the Summer and Festive season. Because what little girl doesn’t want to dress just like Mummy right?
My Miss O is forever wanting to wear my clothes, high heal shoes and all my makeup. So this fun new Feather & Noise collection allows us to now be matching and encourages quality one on one with my girl. At first I was hesitant at wearing a short dress(for all that know me this literally never happens, I live in jeans and long maxi’s 365 days a year!!!), but as soon as I put the dress on Miss O’s face lit up with pure joy and excitement, screaming “Mummy we are just the same.” Seeing her so happy and telling me I look beautiful, gave me so much confidence and happiness. And look how beautiful she looks in her ‘Sunny Dress‘!!
I really am the luckiest Mummy in the world!
Miss O absolutely loves her new dress and being right by my side. We know you’ll love the Sunny & Hart pieces just as much as we do.
Shop the new collection now over at Feather & Noise and you’ll find yourself buying lots more of other stunning pieces from their gorgeous collection, trust me I know!!!
Looking for something a little more educational based for your children’s christmas present this year? Look no further than Marbotic Smart Letters & Numbers from Keld Industries.
Was super grateful to come across such a wonderful activity from Super Mum @gemmahealymaver , check out her fab Insta page she’s always sharing the best products that you must get, fashion and epic homewares (yes I totally stalk her page weekly for inspo).
We have been very mindful of all 3 of our children using ipads at home, with so many games, apps and access to the internet. It can all became a bit too much. We had got to the point of having to disable access to everything on the ipad except Netflix. We even limit their use to just weekends now and only very small sessions on it. We purposely only have 2 ipads between three children so that have to share. Too much technology cannot be good right!
With our children being very naturally creative the Marbotic wooden letters allows them to develop this talent. The wooden letters allows them to use with or without the ipad to invent their own games or use the apps for a little more structured learning. And we feel this type of learning based technology will only enrich and enhance their learning.
Marbotic implements some Montessori based foundations, making this a great sensorial and visual activity. Beautiful wooden letters that are brightly coloured will entice your little ones to want to use daily. We love that we can sit and finally do an ipad activity together with our children and see them having fun learning and exploring new ways in which to learn.
We love what Marbotic stands for;
M – Manipulation
A – Apps
B – Beautiful
O – Original
T – Technology
I – Imagination
C – Creativity
Marbotic Smart Letters come with 3 free fantastic apps that you easily download on your ipads/tablets. And away you go. Your child will work through the letter activities via sounded instructions.
Make sure you check out our Insta Stories + Snapchat today as Hurricane Harry uses his Smart Letters and get in quick and shop the Marbotic range to get under that Christmas tree this year.
Check you Keld Industries for all your Marbotic’s!
Other great Super Mum pages for lots of learning an gift ideas;
We are getting ready to rock our first day back to school in 2017!
Sadly, I leave everything till the in the last week of January, right down to the very last minute before I ship into school mode and get the kids organised. Yes, I am that mum that is super unorganised, messaging other school mums in a frantic state to find out when a school excursion is or when the next casual day is, let alone trying to get the kids there on time. Anyway, enough of that for now.
I was super excited to find Hippo Blue for children! They personalise all your school needs in the form of Backpacks, Lunchboxes and Books! Winning!
It was incredibly easy to pick a colour, design and voula for these items and it gets shipped out straight to you. No gallivanting around store after store (in a last minute if you’re like me) with horrid grumpy kids complaining and not being able to choose anything they like. Hippo Blue takes all that horrible process away with providing simple colours that every boy and girl will love and fab designs. And what young child doesn’t love having their items personalised with their names on them?!
Miss O and Hurricane Harry screamed with excitement over their new school products. Happy kids = very happy mummy!
In addition, we picked the ABC Jungle Book for Hurricane Harry and for Miss O the Activity Book again being excellently personalised.
Miss O is loving meeting all the fairies, learning fun facts about nature, colouring and drawing beautiful creatures, and solving tricky puzzles. Meanwhile Hurricane Harry is entrenched in his ABC Jungle Adventure book. He is obsessed with seeing his name on every page, and constantly sounding out ‘H for Harry’ and finding out about his new jungle friends, all whilst earning his ABC’s.
Get in early and organise your Back to School products from Hippo Blue, you won’t regret it!
SUMMER GIVEAWAY TIME
We’ve teamed up with The Throwdown
to giveaway a Waterproof Picnic Throw for your summer family adventures! And it’ll be delivered just in time for Christmas, YAY!
As you can see this picnic throw will become a huge staple for outdoor entertaining, picnics at the park and visits to the beach. It packs up very neatly and put straight into the back of the car with ease. We love that its waterproof so quick wipe and its clean, super child friendly. Our children can make some serious mess when eating! So now to enter;
What you need to do:
Head over to Instagram and follow the following pages;
Like the photo, comment below image by tagging 3 friends you think might like to win.
For an extra entry repost this photo and hashtag #thethrowdownsummergiveaway
We will announce a winner 9pm Monday 28th November.
And for 1 week only use Discount Code MINIBOTS to receive 15% OFF storewide with free shipping!!! Perfect Xmas gift to get under the tree. Shop now www.throwdownoriginal.com
First day at the beach today and boy was it good! Sunshine, sand, fresh air and fresh water is truly good for the soul. It was just what we all needed as we start to head into the silly xmas season.
Miss O and Hurricane Harry absolutely loved running in and out of the water, collecting shells and throwing rocks into the waves. Perhaps most pleasingly, they finally got to wear their Paper Wings swimwear … arguably making them the coolest kids at the beach.
We cannot wait for many more weekends spent by the sea this coming summer.
Miss O wears;
Crossover Fairies Onepiece
Hurricane Harry wears;
Retro Mapped Out Boardshort