Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween 2014

So it's hear again, it's Halloween!! 
This year we of course made some super spooky pumpkins. 
Lorenzo wanted to design his pumpkin into a Spooky Dracula. We cant take all the credit as we did use a template, Lorenzo did have a little help from me mummy as some of the carving was slightly intricate. Hes still not over keen on scooping out all the seeds and pulp.

Valentino chose to make his pumpkin into a spooky face. He did fantastic with his pumpkin this year, scooping, cutting and carving. It was great to see him doing to all by himself. He was delighted with it once he had finished.

We headed over to York to see grandma, who as always gets slightly  VERY excited with Halloween.
As like last year we had a tea party, with spooky food, treats and pumpkin carving (I think this is just and excuse to get me to carve her pumpkin!)

We headed off in the car dressed to scare, faces painted with my new Snazaroo face paining kit, armed with our awesome pumpkins.

Posing for a picture 

 We arrived at grandmas and the children were eager to get stuck into the scary treats.

Scary Tino
Scary Enzo

Grandma made a spooky Halloween dessert with Oreo's as gravestones, sugar Halloween skulls, brains and pumpkins.

Our pumpkins looked great all together and we shall be sure to use them this evening for our Halloween festivities.

I'd love to know what you are up to this Halloween, what ever it is make sure you stay safe and have lots of fun!  

My Spooky Trio!
Love Mel x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Silver Cross Wayfarer Safari edition

Silver Cross Wayfarer Safari

 Exclusive to Mothercare

The ever popular award winning Silver Cross wayfarer has now launched a Mothercare exclusive in safari print.
This special edition now features elephants and lions on a taupe background with a beautiful contrasting black base.
The Wayfarer compliments this exclusive print with a black gloss chassis, surely that's something to go wild about!

With the same specification as the standard Wayfarer this print comes with the ultra-light, compact and comfy newborn carrycot.
The Silver Cross Wayfarer Safari is perfect for busy urban families, who want to stand out from the crowd with a fun safari theme.

 Wayfarer- Safari features and specifications 

  • Exclusive edition to Mothercare
  • Suitable from birth to 15kg
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Folds in one piece and free-standing for easy storage
  • Includes deeply padded lie-flat carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping
  • Four-way suspension
  • Multi-position one-hand seat recline
  • Beautiful leatherette and chrome handlebar with four-position handle height adjustment
  • Stylish all black chassis with laser engraved Special Edition logo
  • Reversible seat unit can be used in both forward and parent facing modes
  • Includes soft padded seat liner for added comfort
  • Includes cup holder
  • Converts to travel system with a Simplicity car seat (available separately)
  • Folded dimensions (seat attached): 33.5 x 53.5 x 84cm
  • Folded dimensions (seat detached): 49 x 53.5 x 92cm
  • Pushchair weight: 6.5cm
  • Free 1 year guarantee
The Silver Cross safari print wayfarer is available from the 13th October 2014 exclusive to Mothercare.

RRP is £600 including carrycot and an extra £45 for the matching Safari print changing bag.
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Keep germ free this new school year.

With the new term well and truly back in full swing, no doubt the dreaded lurgy, colds and lice are doing the rounds. 

Our top tips to keep germ free and happy are,

1. Washing hands... It stands to reason but washing hands after the toilet are a must, but also washing hands before eating are a great way to prevent unwanted nasty's getting into our system. 

2. Using tissues. Using tissues and disposing of them for runny noses.

3. Anti bacterial hand gel or foam. This is a great way to give your hands a quick once over if you are unable to wash them. 

Here is what Valentino has to stay about staying healthy.....

"Remember to eat a varied diet with plenty of vegetables and make sure you drink plenty of water to keep hydrated."

Lorenzo's top tip for keeping Germs at bay is......

"Make sure you wash your hands, and get clean in the bath."

This post is part of a going back to school project with Boots.
All thoughts and opinions are our own - we received a back to school survival kit for our participation.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

LumiPotti a truly bright Idea.

During the summer we received a LumiPotti to try and help aid our daughter Alexandra into becoming a nappy free toddler. 
LumiPotti was invented by small ideas Ltd back in 2011 by two British mumpreneurs, Rachel and Kerry. 
Kerry and Rachel had both successfully potty trained their children and although they found an overwhelming amount of advice they felt the products already on the market had something missing.
LumiPotti was born with the idea of giving parents and carers a single potty that aided and ticked more boxes than other potties
LumiPotti is unique in the fact that it is a potty with a built in light, perfect for night time toilet trips and once the child is using the regular toilet the light can be removed and used as a light for that daunting trip across the landing to the bathroom. 

LumiPotti comes in a choice of two colours, green and vanilla with an RRP of £23.00 It is made with Anti-Microbial plastic

The removable night light requires 3AA batteries (not included) is movement activated, portable and has a feature that the light fades out rather than just turning straight off. 

Alexandra found the LumiPotti really comfortable and would happily sit for a few minutes before being up and about. 

Although we are nowhere near night time toilet trips just yet i wanted to show how bright the movement night light is. If no movement is detected within 60 seconds the light will then begin to fade to off. I personally love the fade out feature and feel this is so much better than a light that just may suddenly switch off.

Overall we love the LumiPotti, it looks great and has a fantastic innovative light feature. 
I would love to see a wider range of colours available,  an off switch for the light as i have found that the batteries tend to drain fairly quickly with frequent use, or possibly a rechargeable light unit in the future? 
We may not yet have a nappy free toddler as yet but as with all things it just takes time and practise.

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*Disclaimer- we received a LumiPotti for an open and honest review, all thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own.*