Monday, 20 June 2016

Make It By The Book - Plastic Bead Bowl Project

My daughter requests to start painting or crafting shortly after finishing her breakfast most days and so I am always looking for new craft projects. One of the best resources of ideas I discover recently was the Make it by the Book (Craft Book) from Parragon Books. As a member of the Book Buddies team, I made a special request to get a copy of this book and I was not disappointed in the contents. There are 80 craft projects that all very creative and use different materials.
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Friday, 17 June 2016

Friday Favourites - Week 1 June 2016 - Summer Party Ideas

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This Friday Favourites Theme is: Summer Party Planning. My daughter would love to have invite her friends or cuddly toys for a party everyday of the year. As we get closer to sunshine summer days, I start dreaming of throwing a party in the backyard.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Surprise Indoor Picnic Lunch - National Picnic Week

June 11 - 19th, 2016, is National Picnic Week and we have been wishing for sunshine so we could have a picnic in the backyard. Unfortunately, we are having a typical British early summer weather with burst of sunshine but mostly rain and clouds. 
Ladybug Home - National Picnic Week
My daughter loves having a picnic and especially if it inside on the living room floor where she can invite all your cuddly friends. I thought I would surprise her with picnic lunch. My sweet husband took my Daughter and Son off to the grocery store while I quickly headed to the kitchen to create food that would be perfect for little hands. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

2016 The Sibling Portrait Project at LadyBug Home

In 2016, we will be joining in for another year with the "The Sibling Portrait Project" that was created by Lucy of Dear Beautiful. On the 15th of each month, I join a group of bloggers to document the very special relationship between brothers and sisters. This also creates a visual timeline of how quickly our children are growing. My favourite photos are of the first photo of a baby joining a family and sometimes promoting an only child to "Big Sister" or "Big Brother".

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The Me and Mine Project
APRIL 2016
One of the highlights of the last month was our trip to Norfolk area for a family holiday. Big Sister and Little Brother loved running around the little cottage we rented. We had access to a private pool so Big Sister went swimming everyday with me and Little Brother had his first experience in a pool with the support of his Big Sister. Our favourite beach on the Norfolk Coast is Cromer. Big Sister and Little Brother loved digging in the sand. Little Brother discovered how much he loved playing with water and splashing in it. Big Sister helped Little Brother build some sand castles.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Disney Movie Collection Books - Parragon Books #Review

In honour of Disney Book Week from May 23rd to June 12th, 2016, Disney and Parragon Books launched a UK retail event that is encouraging children to develop a love of reading from an early age. We were very excited when we were sent the Disney Movie Collection titles Frozen and The Jungle Book.
Disney Movie Collection Books Frozen The Jungle Book
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Creating a Rainbow Hundreds and Thousands Cake from ASDA for Under £5

Since both my children have birthdays that are within a month of Christmas, we celebrate their half birthdays. This week is my son's 18 Month birthday and so we head off to our local Asda looking for a colourful cake that would perfect to celebrate his birthday.
Lots of children character cakes have soft icing but I personally prefer buttercream frosting. Looking around the cakes we loved the Asda Rainbow Jazzie Cake. This rainbow layers of sponge and white chocolate buttercream with Hundreds and Thousands (aka rainbow round sprinkles) is very fun and reasonable priced at £12.00. Loved it but serves 20+ people. For our family of four this cake was too big.