Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Back to school with House of Fraser

I, genuinely, can't believe that the summer holidays are almost over. I feel like they've gone in a blink of an eye but they also feel like they've lasted forever. It's been our first holidays with two children and Ethan's been pushing the boundaries, to say the least, but we've also had some lovely days and he's been lucky enough to have been taken away to Devon a couple of times and done some other fun things with his child minder and some family. 

Ethan will be going back to his last year at infants school as infant and juniors are separate, here, so after this year he'll be off to another school already! I don't feel ready for him to be in the last year of infants, it's gone so so fast.

However ready I am, or not, of course I do need to make sure that Ethan's things are ready. I've bought a name stamp to label all of his clothes, got new shoes and new uniform, need to get everything washed and ready so that he can go back without a big fuss. 

Sometimes, though, it's the little things that we can forget but, thankfully many stores, including House of Fraser, have sales around this time of year in order to make those last bits easier to get hold of. When House of Fraser asked if I would feature some of their back to school items I was happy to try them out and see what they had available. 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Sassybloom Box for a 5 month old - Oliver's Subscription box

I was only going to get Oliver a couple of months worth of Sassybloom boxes because he doesn't need more and more toys every month. But every month it arrives and every month we love what's in there and he loves what's in there and I just wonder what next month will contain... yeah. 

So here's what he got in his box when he was 5 months old. This was, possibly, my favourite box yet. 

Thursday, 18 August 2016

My August Melts Monthly Subscription Box - Simple Candle Company

I already warned you that a big part of my Christmas and Birthday money went on subscription boxes so it shouldn't be too big a surprise that I've got another box to share with you already. A new one, for this blog anyway, in the form of 'Melts Monthly' by Simple Candle Company.
I came across this brand when one of their wax melts arrived in my July Treat Box, I instantly loved the Pina Colada scent and the intensity of it told me that these were good quality. I ordered some individual products but also signed up to their subscription service which promises to give customers a chance to get scents early as well as getting a fun surprise every month.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Scorching Summer Giveaway - Blogger Collab - Worldwide

I always love the opportunity to give something back to my readers so when I had the chance to collaborate with some other bloggers to give you the chance to win a really big prize I was really pleased to be able to get involved.

As the weather turns colder, we decided to host a fabulous competition 'Scorching Summer Giveaway' to win some much needed Amazon Vouchers. Bloggers have teamed up again to offer you an amazing prize, one that you can not miss out on.

The Grand Prize will be a £150 Amazon Gift Card and the Runner Up Prize will be a £50 Amazon Gift Card. *If the winner is a Non-UK resident then we will send over the prize through PayPal, equivalent to GBP. The competition is open world wide, just simply enter via Rafflecopter below and complete all tasks to gain more entries. Simply Answer the question 'What is your ideal summer getaway and who would you go with?'

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

My Treat Box unboxing / Review - August 2016

I got my Treat Box even before August began, this month, but have only just had the chance to put my fingers to the keyboard and get a post written up for you. Treat Box is, still, one of my favourite subscription boxes out there. For £12.95 a month (or less if you sub for more months at once) you get really cute lifestyle, home and general accessory type items which fit a theme and are likely to make you feel a bit warm and fuzzy inside. A really good investment of my birthday money as it still makes me smile, every month, now. 

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Birchbox UK Unboxing / Review - August 2016

It feels, a bit, like I mostly share subscription boxes with you at the moment and, I think, that's because I mostly share subscription boxes with you at the moment! Why? Well I had money left from both Christmas and my 30th Birthday, most people gave me money, and very little I wanted to buy because when you have a baby you become a bit obsessed with buying them stuff but often forget about yourself. As such, investing in some subscription boxes seemed like a good way to treat myself throughout the year as well as having something to blog about when health is bad but I want some easy posts to write - I love sharing boxes with you all and I love seeing sub box posts so I hope you like reading them too.

If this post tempts you to try out a Birchbox sub then don't forget to use my sign up code which will get us both points to spend in the Birchbox shop (£5 for you and £10 for me):

Sunday, 7 August 2016

The hardest dilemma - What if both options are really rubbish? A chronic health update

So often in our lives we come up against forks in our path. We reach a point at which there are two options ahead of us - Sometimes we can chose which path to take, sometimes we have no choice but to see which path has been decided for us. That can be really tough, waiting to find out the answer to something life changing. But what if both options were pretty flipping awful? What if you hope for one option, but also desperately hope that it's not... and also hope for the other option, but desperately hope not, again? 

I've never considered this situation before, why would I without having been in it? It's not something that comes up. But here I am. I'm waiting on some blood tests results, and the tests being positive is bad, and the tests being negative is bad and I genuinely can't work out which is the lesser of two evils.