Ideas for a less ordinary Easter for the whole family

The Easter holidays are upon us. Exciting! I love having my two littles home with us, It's Monday & the sun is shining, this year I'm a little planning on doing things a little different. 
My littles aren't get easter eggs. (well not from us they aren't) 
I have instead got them two lovely outfits I blogged about them here, I've also had two little bunnies personalised for our easter tree for them.  
Here is my favourites for Easter : 

Easter clothes from John Lewis
Easter clothes for Babies

Easter at home with NOTHS


A. - Dotcomgiftshop
B - ELC
C - Dotcomgiftshop
D - ELC
E - ELC
F - ELC


A - Chococo robot egg - £9.50
B - Rococo chocolates Hand Painted Leaping Hare Design £25
C - Hotel chocolat £27
D - Selfridges £24.99
E - James chocolate £18.99
F - Harvey Nichols £24.95


Baby and Toddler Show 2 tickets to Giveaway - The South East Show

I've teamed up with Baby & Toddler show to bring you guys the chance to 'win' 2 tickets! Yes we are just giving them away. If you wish to attend the South East Show 17th-19th April 2015
As you probably know, the show attracts the biggest baby and toddler brands, who will be showcasing their latest products at great prices and even offering you all the opportunity to try them for yourself. There will also be a selection of experts who will be speaking at the Expert Advice Workshops throughout the three days and they will be available to answer any questions you may have.
You can get more information about Baby and Toddler show *here 
Good Luck - UK only sorry -  winners will be picked at random with Rafflecopter

Easter clothes featuring Maxomorra & Slugs and snails

The Easter holidays have started. Happy happy days! 
Every Easter my two get a new Easter outfit. 
This year I'm totally besotted by Maxomorra & of course Slugs and snails tights. Always. 

I wanted clothes that looked like spring had sprung. 
Emilyn's hot air balloon dress ticked all those boxes. 
Just how lovely!
Hugo wearing his umbrella Slugs tights. Beautiful.

I tend to buy most of the children's clothes from the fabulous Kyna Boutique, Jenny from KyNa is lovely. Every order I place feels so personal to me. The organic clothes from her site are a huge bonus as both E & H suffer from Eczema.

My two had fun modelling their new clothes today. 












I think you'll agree the outfits are amazing. It's all about fun & fabulous bright colours. 

Have you noticed the fire engines on Hugo's Maxomorra top? 

Siblings.

Spring has sprung. Emilyn wearing her Maxomorra

Hugo's Outfit : Firetruck Maxomorra with Brollie Slugs & snails tights with blue converses.

Emilyn





Do you give your children Easter clothes? 
Have you seen Slugs & Snails boys tights before?

Magnitone Lucid Daily cleansing & exfoliating brush. Review

Operation: Clear skin. 
My aim was to have beautiful skin for our Wedding Blessing Day. The countdown was on & whilst I was at the Ideal Homeshow Christmas for the Happy Feet Talipes awards Whats on 4 me awards I was shown the Magnitone Lucid. They removed half my make up with it & then re done my make up. The side they had used the Magnitone was much smoother already. For £50 I thought it was fab. 
Here is my week by week Magnitone skin. 
Magnitone
My skin was blotchy, spotty with blemishes. By week four I felt so much more confident.

Magnitone

I'm going to be honest I feel like I've tried everything to get my skin spot free. I'm a twenty something mum of two. I shouldn't have horrible skin. The magnitude gave me back my confidence.
I don't feel the need to pile of the make up. I don't have to.


Week two

Week two

Week 2

I used my existing cleanser 
Week 3
Week 3
Week 4

Simple cleanser

You need to change the head roughly every 3 months.
You can find all the Magnitone information HERE

My skin make up free the morning of the wedding.

Make up done. Ready to be blessed.

Make up done.


*Disclaimer I bought the Magnitone myself. After being extremely pleased with their amazing customer services as a thank you I agreed to do this review.

iCandy set to reveal the Designer Collection at this year’s Harrogate International Nursery Fair



The much anticipated full iCandy Collection is to be exclusively revealed to the UK trade at The Harrogate Nursery Fair this weekend. Harrogate Nursery Fair is the UK's premier nursery trade event, established for 44 years, the show has built a great reputation for an array of new and innovative baby products.


With over 80 years of cutting-edge innovation and nursery experience, iCandy brings a collection of beautifully formed, luxury pushchairs. Set to be one of the most exciting events at Harrogate Nursery Fair is iCandy’s launch of the Designer Collection. As a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the iconic Peach pushchair, iCandy will introduce the new Designer Collection including two new, exclusive pushchairs: The Black and The Classic. Brimming with features, styled with no compromise and formed from the highest quality materials, this beautifully crafted collection sets a new standard for pushchair excellence. Both loaded with features, both of the highest quality, but both distinctly different.
As well as a variety of 7 collections from iCandy, the stand will also allow customers to get to grips directly with the luxury pushchairs with demonstrations of how to get the most out of your iCandy and a range of experts on hand to answer any query.
The Harrogate Nursery Fair, is the only Trade fair iCandy are visiting this spring and is certain to provide the ultimate iCandy experience. The iCandy stand will be exhibiting all weekend on stand number M27 – 28th-30th March 2015. 
All products showcased will be available to pre-order along with the new Designer Collection.
Martin Boyle, Managing Director of iCandy added, “Harrogate Nursery Fair is the perfect platform for us to showcase some of our greatest, most beautiful pushchairs to date. Being at the forefront of innovation and style in the nursery industry means continuous improvement and innovation.  We’re hoping to increase iCandy’s brand awareness through Harrogate and in turn attract new business. We are proud of the much anticipated 2015 iCandy Collection and are looking forward to revealing the range to the UK Trade.”

Mission : My work corner. Up-cycled Desk.

For a while now I've been wanting to turn the corner of my room into a little blogging heaven. It's lovely having a big kitchen to blog from however the chaos is somewhat distracting.
Off I went to search Gumtree if you follow my blog you'll know just how much I love Gumtree. I also know that with Gumtree if you want something you've got to be quick & contact the seller straight away to say you want it. It took me around a month to source this desk. I have been extremely picky. Especially as we recently sold our family van I only had my estate car to collect furniture in. Not ideal really. So I found this desk. It's antique & cost just £45.
I get excited about furniture. Again if you follow my blog you'll see I like to 'collect' furniture. Good well made furniture is beautiful. The unknown history behind old furniture takes my breath away. I really honestly love & get so excited about a beautiful piece of furniture.
This desk was no different. The grain in the wood. The slightly wobbly legs. The beauty of the engraving.
A lovely elderly lady was selling it as she was downsizing. She said it had been in her family for generations. 
So here is my lovely desk before & after. 

I love up cycling. I love giving furniture or anything for that matter a new lease of life. Why throw things away? 
Our generation is such a throw away society. Though I do think we are all improving with this. Lots of us now like to recycle things. Why buy new when you can up cycle?.
Why spend loads of money in IKEA for items that won't even last one house move when you can buy second hand & it'll last forever & will be or can be half the price of IKEA?

So I started off sanding the whole desk down. With my trusty sander. I'm such a tom boy give me a power tool over chocolates any day.

Then I got my paint out. LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk paint.

Now you don't actually need to sand down furniture when using chalk paint. But I'm keeping the top unpainted so thought I'd sand the rest down. 


Then with the door handles I just resprayed them the brassy colour to jazz them up a bit. 



A quick wax down then finished. 

Desk


The desk
Desk


Work desk.

Amazingly my green chair fits perfectly underneath the desk. 


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