Saturday, 13 July 2019

LIFESTYLE: Affordable teachers gifts

So the end of the school year is here, school reports are coming home, sports days are happening up and down the country and it the time to be sorting out gifts for your children's teachers.

What with adding a second child to the family were watching what we spend, so I have done teachers gifts on a budget and I wanted to share them with you.

I opted for sentimental and went to B&M and picked up 5 wax melt holders (yes my daughter has 5 teachers/LSA's), these were £1 each.

I wanted to support small businesses so looked into home made wax melts as found a cute little Instagram shop called Mama Makes it was 3 wax melts for £1.50.

I had the clear wrap already which was left over from Christmas, I saw the shrink wrap plastic hand prints a while back and really wanted to do it so already had it in the house, and the key rings were £1.20 for a pack of 20.

it worked out a super affordable and personalised gift for the teachers, Autumn cannot wait to give it to them.

I made extra key rings for myself and Davin too, its already on my keys and I love it.

what have you done for teachers gifts?

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

PARENTING: That's Not My Height Chart and Book

I popped into our local little book shop and spotted this little treasure, it is part of the "That's not my" collection. 

thats not my height chart and book

This comes in a box, inside is a height chart, stickers and book. Its a super cute collection must have and keepsake.
thats not my height chart and book

Plus it has a Giraffe on it! what else do you need?
I set it up in my kitchen straight away and could not wait to test it out on my eldest... Aka Big A (Autumn), she was super excited! 
slight over exaggeration, she did as she was asked in exchange for snacks.

I was super excited ( slight understatement), it is easy to use and set up, the chart works from floor level so no need to measure halfway up the wall and strategically place it (more than likely incorrectly).
thats not my height chart and book

it runs at around £9.99 which I think is a fab little price, it can be used for all the children so you can get your monies worth too!

thats not my height chart and book
Although I got it from an independent book store it can be found in most well known book shops (I expect) and it is available on Amazon (see the link below)

thats not my height chart and book

Do you love the That's not my book collection? what one is your favourite?

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

PARENTING: Sunshine and Star Clothing

I have become a massive addict to hand made in the UK clothing, one of my favourite brands is Sunshine and Star, they have a fantastic collection of fabrics to choose from as well as many designs.

I opted for bummies, the are basically small shorts which are perfect to cover the nappy and are super cute on babies. the fabric choice was so hard there were so many I wanted to pick but settled on two different giraffe designs.

Mosaic giraffes on a mustard background, super soft material but its on the thicker side.

sunshine and star bummies giraffe

Giraffes on black fabric with mustard trims, thinner soft fabric.

sunshine and star bummies giraffe

prices for bummies start from £6.50

everything is hand made and turnaround is up to 4 weeks.