Creating Mother’s Day memories with TruPrint

There is no doubt that Mums are special and need to be celebrated. Which is why Mother’s Day is a special day for Mums. As a daughter, I would always try and make the day special for my Mum. She never demanded and always appreciated the thought behind the present. I miss being able to celebrate Mother’s Day with her. I miss her.

I now celebrate Mother’s Day as a mother and I love it when the children give me their hand made cards  – it shows they care.

As a Mum, I have a million memories and I would love to have them all documented in pictures but that would mean having a room filled with pictures and albums and the like.

 

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I was invited by TruPrint to create some memories and I thought of having something different done.

I got the children’s handprints on a sheet of paper. They look adorable.

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I then got them made into key chains – an everlasting memory. What better keepsake to have but to hold their hands in mine?

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I had to go conventional too and I prepared a lovely Photobook for my mother-in-law filled with pictures of the grandchildren.

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And this is one for me –  a lovely acrylic picture of the children. Small enough to keep on the desk.

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Truprint has also launced their Mum in a Million campaign where they would like to make a million mums smile by giving away 1 million personalised Mother’s Day cards. As one of my readers, you can use the code MUMINAMILLION to claim your free card at check out.

Click on this link to create your very own Mother’s Day card –

http://www.truprint.co.uk/truprint/fe/photo-cards/mothers-day-card

Be sure to read these terms and conditions through –

  • Awards one free 7×5 folded card
  • Standard P&P charges apply (99p)
  • Ship to recipient not available
  • Complete with envelope
  • Code is One time use only
  • Strictly one code use per household.

There are some lovely products on Truprint and the service was great. It was easy to create the perfect gift online and it took about 5 days to receive the product from the date of the order.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a voucher to use to create my memories. All ideas and opinions are my own.

BearHug My First Ready Bed from Worlds Apart: A Review

I love the Worlds Apart products. They make every child’s room look so adorable and welcoming. The range is amazing and I know if I had to redecorate, it would be a very difficult choice.

I was approached by Worlds Apart to review this lovely little BearHug – My First Ready Bed and the moment I saw it online, I knew I, well, my daughter, had to have it.

It looked lovely online and when it arrived we were not disappointed.

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The bed has a handy bag for storage and it was easy even for my little 3-year-old to carry. I was also pleased to find out that I didn’t have to struggle to put the deflated bed and pump.

The bed has a pump with it so you don’t need to get a pump separately.

It is easy to set up. All you need do is attach the pipe to the blue nozzle on the pump and then pump to inflate the mattress. It does take some time to do but it’s not difficult. Even my little one could manage to use the pump a bit.

The bed when pumped up is quite lovely. The mattress is firm and comfortable.

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The sides at the top of the bed ensure that there will be no tumbles.

My little one loves the pocket at the side and she puts her books in and her little torch. :)

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The colours are gender neutral.

The bed is lovely and you can be assured that your child is tucked up warm as the cover is attached on one side and you have to climb in. It’s like a sleeping bag but it has a mattress. When Aeryn is in it, she says that it’s like the teddy bear is hugging her. :)

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The length is just right for a toddler as Aeryn is 3+ and she still fits comfortably in it with a little room to spare and she is just right for her age.

The best part is that the cover is removable and can be washed in the washing machine.  This is great for nights when there may be accidents.

The bed is very handy for camping, sleepovers at relative’s houses or even for holidays. Sometimes, children don’t adjust to hotel beds and having something familiar from home makes a world of difference.

In fact, just after we received the bed, Aeryn was unwell. The bed came in handy as she didn’t want to sleep on the sofa but in her bed which meant that I had to be there too as she was poorly and wanted me near. I got out the bed and she was happy to stay in the living room leaving me to get on with my work knowing I was near.

I think that this bed is also a great idea if you are having problems getting your toddler to adjust to sleeping in their own beds/room if you have had them in your room. You can keep them in the bed in your room and then transfer the bed to their room and then transition to their own beds.

And if you have ‘sleepovers’ like we do, then it is perfect for it.

I would definitely recommend this ready bed for toddlers.

Disclaimer: I was sent the above product for review. All ideas and opinions are my own.sclaimer: I was sent the above product to review. All ideas and opinions are my own

Our Doc McStuffins Twitter Party

Our Doc McStuffins party was so much fun. The children had a wonderful time.

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We started off by having some free play with the lovely toys that we had been sent. The girls tried on the glasses that were in the Eye Doctor Kit.

We then went into the first game – a version of pass the parcel only we passed Doc around. The little ones had fun dressing up and they did it all in record time. So, they each got a little present.

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The next game was the game of Tic-Tac-Toe and this was more for the older children but the little ones refused to be left out and I must say that they did pretty well.

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Then it was time for lunch – sandwiches, drinks, fruit, some delicious snacks from Ella’s Kitchen and Kiddylicious and of course, the Doc McStuffins cake.

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We then had some fun creating our very own eye charts and the glasses were a big hit.

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The last activity was testing the eyes out and we had a few collective shout outs but I believe that everyone’s eyes seem to be fine.

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And then –  the best part – goody bags. The children were very happy with their bags.

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A big thanks to Disney UK and UKMumsTV for this wonderful event. Also thanks to Kiddilicious and Smyths Toys for being a part of this. I was thrilled to see that we were trending on Twitter.

 

Beautiful Engagement Rings from Nude Jewellery

An engagement is a special celebration. It is a major step to marriage and a very important part of the engagement is obviously the ring.

We got engaged a long time ago but I’m wishing that this site was around when we did.

I am always on the lookout for jewellery that is a bit different from the normal run of the mill. Nude Jewellery has some unusual engagement rings and when I say unusual, I mean that in a nice kind of way.

Here are some of my favourites.

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There are some lovely contemporary engagement rings too and these would look lovely on any hand. There are rings to suit a wide range of budgets and likes.

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Nude Jewellery also provides a bespoke service where you can have your ring made according to your own specifications and budget.

An engagement ring is on the hand constantly so you really need some big decision making here. I know that I took an age before deciding which one I would like to have.

I wanted something that was pretty but understated and I had the most perfect ring in the end. You normally do, don’t you?

My favourite rings are the rose gold and white gold mix as they look so much more better than the yellow gold (At least I think so). What about you? What kind of rings do you like?

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Are you getting engaged soon? Be sure to visit Nude Jewellery as I am sure you will find your perfect ring there.

Disclaimer: I am being provided with a piece of jewellery in return for this post. All ideas and opinions are my own. 

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