Thursday, 18 January 2018

Winnie the Pooh Day - Cute gifts.

Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated on the birthday of author A A Milne.....Winnie the Pooh first appeared on the printed page in 1926 together with friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore who were based on toys owned by the author’s son who also featured in the famous stories as Christopher Robin.

Before my girls were born I went Winnie the Pooh mad. Especially with Becky. Her room was decorated with Winnie the Pooh things, she had clothes, nursery accessories and soft toys....

When I was pregnant with Ellie Becky was obsessed with the "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" song and her uncle convinced her that when Ellie was born she would be called Tigger....

Over the years my girls have grown out of Winnie the Pooh but I haven't....There is still so much out there for adults all Winnie the Pooh related!

Winnie the Pooh Icon Mug - £4.99 - Disney Store
Winnie The Pooh Calendar - £18.00 - Clintons
Gold Plated Silver Winnie the Pooh Studs - Set of 3 - £29.99 - Argos
Winnie The Pooh Quote Print - £13.60 - Not on the High Street

Bee Prepared Honey Lip Balm - £3.99 - Truffle Shuffle
Winnie The Pooh Figurine - £20.00 - Disney Store
Winnie the Pooh Pyjamas - Piglet - £15.00 - Character.Com
Women's Black Winnie The Pooh Sketch T-Shirt - £19.99 - Truffle Shuffle

Are you a fan of Winnie the Pooh?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hot chocolate made a few different ways....

This time of year is perfect for drinking hot chocolate....My girls can easily go through a large tub of Tesco's own, the one you just add water too in a week. In fact when they were off school for Christmas I was buying two a week! Eek! 

It is such a lovely treat for them to have one when they get in from school with a snack or a couple of biscuits.

When we're out of hot chocolate which sometimes happens we make Nutella Hot Chocolate!

Nutella Hot Chocolate.

You need:
3 tablespoons of Nutella or chocolate spread.
1 and 1/3rd cups of milk.

How to make:
Scoop in the 3 tablespoons of Nutella and add in 1/3rd cup of milk to a saucepan....Stir together until the two ingredients are fully blended....Once blended pour in the last cup of milk and turn the heat up a little...Once heated and mixed pour the drink into to a mug and enjoy!

I know Christmas is over and Bailey's is thought of as a Christmas drink but why not have it all year around. Taming Twins has a fantastic Bailey's Slow cooker hot chocolate recipe....

White Hot Chocolate.

You need:
2 mugs milk
75g White chocolate
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
Whipping cream to serve

Grate the chocolate and divide into the mugs. Heat the milk in a saucepan until boiling. Once the milk has boiled pour a little into each mug and mix in the chocolate then add a teaspoon of vanilla into each mug and the rest of the milk. Stir all together and top with cream....

I found the Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe on the Tesco website. This light but creamy hot chocolate makes a comforting end to a cold winter evening....

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.
In a mug prepare your hot chocolate mix as directed on package. Then stir in 1 or 2 teaspoons peanut butter. So simple!

On the BBC website I found the perfect treat for Ellie. Unicorn hot chocolate!! We made it over the weekend. 

We didn't follow the recipe exactly but it was close enough....White chocolate and milk, pink gel food colouring all topped with squirty cream and sprinkles! It was amazing! Best drink ever!

How do you like your hot chocolate?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Olverum Bath Oil - Review!

At the end of a stressful day there is nothing better than a soak in the bath....Bubble bath or a bath bomb is nice but sometimes I want a little more, something a little more luxurious....This is where Olverum Bath Oil comes in!

Olverum is a unique and highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils carefully blended to work together....

An Olverum bath is a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights sleep. It is also a great way to ease aching or sore muscles and is the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. All with a gorgeous aromatic, unisex scent.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.

For many years Olverum survived by word of mouth - a cult product known in the UK to only a small number of passionate devotees. Now beautifully re-packaged, yet still retaining the same formulation loved for over eight decades, Olverum recently relaunched under new British ownership.

I don't know where I have had my head but I had never heard of Olverum before....I was keen to give it a try....

I was sent the travel set and when it arrived it looked so fancy and is smelled amazing....I was so tempted to have a bath in the middle of the day. hehehe

Everything they say about Olverum bath oil is true.....It left me feeling relaxed and less achy. It was the best bath I had, had in ages....In the past using bath oils they tend to leave the bath slippy and greasy but this didn't....It also left my skin feeling great....

The 125ml size costs £29.00 and there is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size costs £53 and there is enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £19 and enough for 9 baths.

I have never been one for bath oils but now I am converted! At first I thought it was expensive but I will happily spend about £4 on a bath bomb for one bath which ends up costing way, way more! 

The main stockists of Olverum are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and you can also buy it from their website...

I was sent some Olverum Bath Oil free of charge to try out in exchange for this blog post.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday

Another week, another meal plan....

Last weeks meal plan all went to plan....A couple of days there were leftovers which I quite happily ate for lunch....I think I am going to have to make more meals like this. It stops me just eating rubbish during the day....

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Slow cooked pork and pineapple curry with rice and naan bread....
Tuesday - Baked Sweetcorn Fritters, potato wedges and sweet & sour sauce....
Wednesday - Sausage And Bean Casserole with some nice bread buns....
Thursday - It's Becky's parents evening so something quick like beans on toast....
Friday - Fish & chips....
Saturday - Corn dogs, sausage rolls, mini pizza's, corn on the cob, spring rolls....A nice and easy tea!
Sunday - Lasagne and garlic bread....

What will you be eating this week?

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Brightening the house up. #MySundayPhoto

When the Christmas decorations came down the house looked so bare and dull....I bought some flowers to brighten the place up and it worked....They were still in their buds when they were delivered with the shopping and I can't believe how big they grew....