Lego Recycled Crayons

DIY Lego Recycled Crayons

If you currently have a stash of old and broken crayons you are not sure what to do with, like us, then this is a great way to give old crayons a new lease of life. A fun activity for children to help with by recycling their own crayons! Recently I was inspired by lifestyle blogger Becca at Keeping Up With The Joneses who made super cute heart crayons with her daughter 🙂 So I had a look online for different shapes/moulds we could use. I found some silicone Lego moulds on ebay which are heat resistant and perfect for the job. I thought the girls would love making these as Skye and Sophia are big Lego fans at the moment! The crayons are super easy to recycle into new shapes. Here is how we did it…

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Sassy Kids Box [Popcorn Olympics]

Sassy Kids Box

When Sophia was a baby I subscribed to the Sassy Bloom box that would arrive full of goodies perfect for my baby’s age, with a mix of toys for her to play with and helpful gadgets for us to use; the idea was great and we loved receiving them! So when I heard that the same company were launching an activity box aimed at 3-8 year old children, the Sassy Kids box, I was looking forward to getting my hands on one! My eldest daughter Skye is 4 years old and loves getting stuck into activities, so I knew that she would be happy to see what is inside. When the postie had delivered our box we planned to spend some quality time together and complete the activity (whatever it may be) inside.

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Lily’s Driftwood Bay: Message in a Bottle DVD

Lily's Driftwood Bay

Lily’s Driftwood Bay is a delightful mixed media animation series produced by Sixteen South which airs on Nick Jr and Channel 5’s Milkshake. The series follows Lily, a little girl who lives in a beach hut with her Dad and creates an imaginary world from treasures she finds washed up on the shore.  Every day, the sea washes up a new treasure, which sparks Lily’s imagination about what might be happening ‘across the way on Driftwood Bay’.

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Christmas Books from Egmont Publishing

Christmas Books Egmont Publishing

Christmas may have been and gone but its never too early to start planning for the next one! If you like to be super organised or you are planning on putting a book advent together for your children then you might want to check out these Christmas books…

Over the holidays, I received a fabulously festive parcel from the lovely people at Egmont Publishing, containing 3 Christmas themed titles for me and the girls to enjoy.

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Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve Box

Since having our children I have really enjoyed putting together a few festive goodies to add a little extra magic to our Christmas Eve. Now I have three girls under 5 I have been on the look out for different Christmassy treats to suit each of my girls. I found a gift box that I used last year and plan on keeping all of the goodies together rather than use individual boxes, I have also added a few things we already had in the house. You really can spend as much or as little as you like with this very popular family tradition; I have seen many versions of this recently through social media and I love how different they all are.

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SEA LIFE Centre – Manchester

A few weeks ago we made a trip to the SEA LIFE Centre at the Trafford Centre and had such a great time that I thought I would share with you what we got up to while we were there…

A real family trip out and a great place to explore. Our experience started at the ‘Turtle Beach’ with an introductory talk about turtles, with clever special effects showing the baby turtles heading to the sea. The girls were relatively quiet during the talk, looking around and watching the ‘turtles’. After the talk you can then start your journey around the aquarium at your leisure.

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First Year at (Nursery) School

Skye's First Day at Nursery
Skye’s First Day at Nursery

We are well into the summer holidays now and I have recently been looking back at photo’s from Skye’s first year at her school; she started Nursery at our local primary school last September. Skye had a fantastic year making new friends and learning through play! We are so proud of our biggest girl, Skye had never been away from my side for 3 years but from her very first day she took to nursery like a duck to water.

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Welcome to the World Summer

So things have been very quiet on the blog for a while now. After I hit 35 weeks, my body really started slowing down, feeling a lot of pressure from baby being low, trying to keep up with my girls and our routine, there wasn’t much time left in the day. However we was all looking forward to the arrival of our little one.

Baby No.3’s due date (17th July) came and went but after a membrane sweep, lots of aches and pains, a couple of hospital trips and another membrane sweep (I might get round to writing the birth story at some point), we finally had our baby on Wednesday 22nd July at 2.26am, weighing 8lb 1oz…

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