Thursday, September 11th, 2014
The awesome people at the online home and garden store Wayfair have gifted us a £100 pound voucher to give to one bloomin’ lucky blog reader*! All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of this post and gain entries using the nifty competition widget.
Before that, to give you an idea of the goodies you could spend your voucher on, I’ve rounded up ten of my favourite products that all fall below the £100 mark…
Prince Table Lamp
Packaway Diner Kitchen
Carpenter’s Work Bench
Wigwam Play Tent
Race Track Desk
Jumbo 4 Game
Now, get your entries in!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And good luck! :D
Debs & Verity
* Winner must reside in the UK or Ireland
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t seen Frozen! Wow, right?! How on earth have I managed to miss the film that practically everybody was talking about for months after its release?!
I guess the lack of children meant I didn’t absolutely have to watch it and so sadly I’ve just not got around to it. But I promise I will at some point, because I absolutely love Disney films! I’m pretty sure I could still sing along to “Let It Go” even though I’ve yet to watch it ;) Maddie & Zoe’s version is still my favourite rendition of that song! :D
Despite not seeing practically the biggest family film of the last year, I still know a beautiful party when I see one…
Antonina, of Antonina Mamzenko Photography, sent us the following fantastic photos that are sure to provide you with tons of inspiration for hosting a party that your little Frozen fans would absolutely adore. Over to Antonina…
A Frozen silver and blue birthday party
A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to work with some amazing suppliers on a Frozen-themed birthday party inspiration shoot.
Melissa from The Sweet Hostess and Laura from The Sweet Stylist have put together a beautiful sweet table that was not only child friendly but also included many adult favourites like chocolate brownies! The sweets used were meringue kisses, raspberry jelly beans, parma violets, paint balls, milk bottles and rock candy. They all complimented the colour theme perfectly and were displayed on ceramic cake stands and glass bon bon and sweet jars. We also used a silver sequin tablecloth which added the ‘chill factor’ and added a touch of sparkle and glamour to the table.
The sweet jars were all labelled with gorgeous candy labels, by Garden of Eden, that had little jewels and glitter snowflakes just to create that extra sparkle factor. Lots of special touches were added such as the paper straw labels, old fashioned mini milk bottles and printed wooden utensils.
Tamara from Once Upon a Time Birthdays brought along the gorgeous princesses Elsa and Anna and our child models were in awe of them, they just couldn’t believe their favourite princesses were there in person!
Thanks so much to Antonina for sending these in. Make sure you check out all those involved in this inspirational shoot for more awesome party ideas!
Sequin Linen & Decorations: The Sweet Hostess
Sweet Table: The Sweet Stylist
Stationery & Paperie: Garden of Eden
Elsa & Anna: Once Upon a Time Birthdays
Photographer: Antonina Mamzenko Photography
Monday, September 1st, 2014
So for many of us, this week will be an emotional one. Regardless of whether our ‘babies’ are starting school for the very first time, going back to school with a new teacher or moving on to their next school, it’s normally a moment we don’t want to forget. Which is why the internet will be full of pictures of smiling little faces donning crispy uniforms and shiny, new shoes. I love them!
But, to help to ensure that our back-to-school photos are the best they can be (especially difficult with a tear in your eye!), fab photographer
Vicki Knights has put together a fantastic set of simple instructions that are perfect for back-to-school photos, but will also help you to take better pictures of your children every day!
Covering everything from how to get good light, to ideas for creating longer term records, your back-to-school photos will never be the same again!
We would love to see YOUR back-to-school photos! Please share them on our
facebook page so that we can all have a reminisce (and probably a little sob, if you’re anything like me!).
For loads more hints, tips and ideas, check out Vicki’s website, Photography for busy parents.
Vicki Knights’ website