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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Three Festive Days Out For All The Family

The festive season is all about family. All across the country parents and children alike are layering up and bundling into cars for exciting days out. If it be walking down your high-street, surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights, or trekking across the frosty ground of a picturesque park, there is something even more magical then usual about spending time with the family at this time of year. However, as all mums know only too well, it can sometime be difficult to appease everyone. It is amazing how quickly that an age-gap of only two or three years between children can suddenly mean they have completely different likes and interests. Moreover, you will undoubtedly have to please Dad as well, even after you have managed to satisfy the conflicting interests of your teens, pre-teens and toddlers. So, to stop you spiralling into a festive funk of indecision, here are three festive days out that the whole family will love.
1. Christmas Party (Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham)
A trip to the racecourse is a British institution and one of our countries proudest traditions. So, why not head down to Cheltenham Racecourse for their annual Christmas Party, which puts a festive twist on this classic day-out. The party's theme this year is 'To Russia with Love' due to the event being held in an authentic Cossack encampment nestled within snow-dusted pine trees. There will be a spectacular performance of Cossack sword dancers before a mouth-watering four-course dinner, which means you won't have to worry about what you're going to cook when you get home. After dinner, there will be more live entertainment with bond dancers and aerialists taking the spotlight. Besides these visual treats, you and the family can dance to your heart's content at the state-of-the-art Disco or whiz around on the dodgems. Moreover, whilst the kids are engrossed with the various activities on offer, Dad can sneak off and place a cheeky bet or two. He can even use the Cheltenham Festival Bets website to get the inside scoop, ensuring that when he returns he will have money to spend on a Christmas treat or two for you. 
2. Christmas Market (Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham)
The Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest authentic German market outside of Germany and Austria in the world.  This wonderland of delectable treats, handcrafted gifts and seductive beverages is stretched over an astounding 180 stalls and has been the jewel of Birmingham's festive calendar for decades. Whilst you enjoy a sneaky hot Gluhewein (mulled wine) or a sinful chocolatey Crepe, the kids can sing along with the traditional Christmas choirs scattered throughout the market. Meanwhile, Dad can enjoy a German Bratwurst, perhaps with a cheeky German beer, whilst watching the remainder of your brood whizzing by on the Carousel.
3. A Pantomime (Camberley Theatre, Camberley)

A traditional festive treat, the camp fun of the pantomime has been entertaining families for generations. With engaging performers getting younger children shouting 'he's behind you' with gusto, and subtle saucy gags keeping parents chuckling, this is the definition of all-around entertainment. The pick of the panto-season this year is 'Beauty and the Beast', performed at the historic Camberley Theatre. This pacey adaptation is filled with memorable tunes, striking art-design and powerhouse performances. Whilst Bea Holland's Beast, played with stomping steampunk style, is undoubtedly the highlight of the show, the puppet-creation that is the loveable Gawp will undoubtedly be a firm favourite amongst younger children.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Last minute stocking stuffers and gifts for small children.

Having small children myself I know how hard it can be to get great gifts for small children that aren't toys. I know every time someone asked me what I'm getting my two year old or even month old I would tell them "NOT TOYS PLEASE" my kids get so many toys during the holidays it is unreal. SO i'm here to show you the next best option. Even if you have already finished all your shopping but still need those stocking stuffer ideas.

Robeez Footwear for babies & Toddlers...

Robeez has been the leader in infant soft soles since 1994

Comfortable and long-lasting, Robeez soft- soled cushions allow for tiny toes to have a better grip on surfaces, promote balance, and encourage muscle growth.

Making these the perfect gift for your little one.. I know i'm excited about these and you should be too. They are not only a great price but extremely adorable. Right now Robeez has a deal going on that you can get 20% off until the 22 so head on over and check them out. 

Everyday nice jacket from Buyingdress.com

 The other day I shared with you one of my new jackets that I got from Buyingdress.com. Well that was my fun jacket. This is my nice jacket I got. Something that you an wear going out on a date and something you can wear just because. I love ht look of it and how the collar pops up. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Campfire Kids Birthday Party!

Are you looking for a ideas for a kids birthday party and don't want to through the same party theme that your neighbor just had?? When your kids are young and can't choose for themselves this is the way to go.

A Campfire Birthday

Camping can't go without running into animals right? And each kid get's to go home with there own campfire box of goodies. 

The one thing you absolutely can not go without while camping is the making of s'mores. 

 Don't forget about braking the tent open!

S'mores cupcakes to top off the desert. 

The hicker sign.

Close up of the s'mores cupcakes and the kids place settings. 

You can't forget the birthday sign! 

HotelSpa® Designer Collection Arch Slide Bar Review + Giveaway

I was sent this product to review via Tomoson.com

Are you shorter than you husband? I know I am and it does make a difference while taking a shower. Especially when we decided to take a shower together (SHHH). We are always constantly moving and changing positions of the shower head and it never seems to be the right angle or eighth. We are both tall people so when I got my Arch Slide Bar I was so excited not to have to worry about it anymore. The HotelSpa slide bar allows us to now raise and lower the shoer head to which ever hight we want and even has a soap dish that goes with it (my husbands favorite part). 

The HotelSpa slide bar will fit with any shower and requires no drilling or wall damage to place it. How cool is that?

A little more about the HotelSpa slide bar.... 

• 26" stainless steel slide bar - works with any hand shower or shower combo.
• Allows each user to use hand shower hands-free at their desired height and angle.
• Mounts in minutes without plumbing, drilling and surface damage.
• Positions anywhere in the shower where convenient to you.
• Does not interfere with existing fixtures and shower caddy, can me mounted around them.
• Height-adjustable hand shower bracket with angle-adjustable holder and height lock.  
• Beautiful ergonomic arch design in polished chrome with mat silver accents.
• Includes elegant 180° Swivel Leaf-design soap dish .
• Mounts securely on any surface with patented Silicone Adhesive Brackets. No damage to surface, removes easily if needed.  
• Includes traditional screws & anchors for optional screw-mounting.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Cute, Easy Christmas DIY

This is actually a post from last year that I wanted to show off again... It's a simple DIY project for a cute and easy Christmas decor. Since this is from last year the photos are not too great so bear with me as I explain the easy steps behind making this cute project.

First you will need your vase and candle or you can just use two of each, you get the jest. Tape ( I used both scotch tape and painters tape back then but if I remember correctly it was the painters tape that worked best. ModPodge. A brush and your glitter. I used red and silver. 

First you will tape off your candle and vase as shown in the photo above. It is very simple and you can change it up a little if you like. Then you will add your ModPodge and while wet you will add a generous amount of glitter. Now be careful because glitter can get pretty messy. 

While wet you want to remove the tap. Yes I messed up on this part of the project. For some reason I thought it was a good idea to wait till it dried but no not the best idea if you do wait the glitter will stick to the paint and be much harder to remove without messing up the lines. (Like how I tell you my mistakes haha)

Last year I decided to put it in the middle of my table with some candy canes for my visitors or children to enjoy. Making for a fun way to show some holiday cheer. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's not too late to order your Christmas cards. 30% Off right now.

If you haven't ordered your Christmas cards or gifts yet, it's not too late.
Check out the sitewide sale on Tiny Prints going on right now - 30% off everything. It's the best remaining sitewide sale of the season, so don't miss it.
When you go to Tiny Prints and place your order, just use the promo code SW30SALE and you'll save 30% on your purchase.

Do not miss out and get your aesthetic cards now! 


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