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Thursday, 13 November 2014

11 Tips On Buying And Wearing The Perfect Christmas Jumper...


I love Christmas novelty jumpers. 

We all love Christmas jumpers.

Every year me and the children have to have a new novelty Jumper. Something festive, something fun, something to celebrate Christmas. Not yet convinced the hubby to wear one, but all the rest of us love them. 

My 2nd eldest son was first off the mark this year, as he had a jumper delivered last week. Getting ready for December and 'Christmas jumper Friday'. 

 Last year I was sorting all the children out and forgot to buy the fun and cheery one I loved until the middle of December. Great my favourite jumper had sold out !! the only ones I could find were two sizes too small or two sizes too big!! In the end I went for the larger sized one..( It made me look thin when I took it off!) Remember this one?

When New Look offered to gift me my favourite Christmas jumper I was over the moon, a chance to get my hand on a jumper I love nice and early.

With only one small question, which style to go for!?!


I picked this Pale Blue Sequin Santa Christmas Jumper... 

How sweet is this one!?! 

With the lovely Santa on it ..

About my New Look Christmas jumper~
  • Sequin Santa design
  • Breathable woven fabric
  •  Simple long sleeves
  •  Rounded neck
  • Casual fit
  • Cuffed hem
  • £24.99

11 Top Tips On Buying And Wearing The Perfect Christmas Jumper...
  1. Buy nice and early!?! November is perfect. Before your favourite designs or sizes sell out!
  2. Have a spare morning visiting the shops. Take a good look at all your favourite shops and see which styles, colour, pattern you like.
  3. Not got time to shop? Open up all new windows of your favourite shops on the internet, type in the search box 'Christmas jumper' and the page will show you all the Christmas jumpers they sell.
  4. Think of what colour jeans/trouser/leggings/skirts you already own so you can match your jumper up to.
  5. Search Christmas jumpers on Google and see what jumpers people have been wearing, with which style bottoms.
  6. Think of where you will be wearing it to get an idea of how to dress it up. Party's? Home? Work?School? Shopping? Days out? Walk in the park? Pub? Cinema? Meal out?
  7. Which pattern and style will you really like to wear all December? Santa? Animals? Snowflakes? Christmas trees? Christmas pudding? Rudolph? Snowman? Tree lights? Penguin? Advent? Elf? Gingerbread man? Holly? just to name a few ideas, lol...
  8. Wear it as early as you like. Make it look like a different outfit by styling it with different  clothes~ jeans, legging, skirts ...Get the most wear out of it this year before January when it will be time to pack it away for next year.
  9. Do not get carried away! It is so easy to buy lots.. they are so sweet. {If I had money, I would buy them all}...
  10. Have fun and enjoy wearing it, this is what they are all about... 
  11.  Have a 'Christmas jumper Friday' at home throughout December, invite friends round, make mince pies and drink Sherry!...Yummy, now this sounds great... Cheers...

About this post~

I was gifted a Christmas jumper of my choice from New Look. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...


What do you think of my new jumper?


Linking up with~
Family Fever

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Rainbow Drop Lights From Cable & Cotton : Review...


I have recently been introduced to Cable & Cotton who sell these beautiful hand crafted fairy lights.

{How sweet are these lights!?!}

A beautiful and stylish way to add colour to any room. I was asked if I would like try out some of the lights to review and share my thoughts. Now which colours to pick? For which room in the house?

 Tough choice as these would look great in any room....


Checking my lights all work before fitting the shades....

Arr perfect timing to pick some colours to match my kitchen as I have just finished decorating. My kitchen has had a revamp, fresh wallpaper, a lick of paint, my units upcycled. With a new table and shelves for a brand new look at Christmas. Some multi coloured lights for the kitchen would be perfect!

 I popped over to their website to take a look at the colour range they sell. They sell 11 pre selected colour sets to choose from which are a beautiful selection of colours. {I could see all of these somewhere in my home}.  You can also choose your own colours, so if you want just one colour or to add as many colours as you would like. It is all possible.


I picked out the Rainbow drops from the pre selected colours as I knew these would be perfect to go in my kitchen, especially as I have gone for an outdoors inside look. Turns out these are their most popular ones too! They are available in sets of 20,35 or 50 lights.


About Rainbow drop lights
  • Best selling shades into one set. 
  • A spectrum of Violet, Turquoise, Pure White, Anais Green and Raspberry Red.
  •  Create this truly vibrant string of lights.
  •  Colours may vary.
  • 20 lights£22.95
  • 35 lights£32.95
  • 50 lights£42.95
  • Delivery: 3-5 days via First Class
  • 1-2 days via Special Delivery
  • UK Postage-Royal Mail 1st Class 3-5 working days £2.95
  • Express UK delivery –Royal Mail Recorded 1-2 Working Days, must order before 12pm £4.95
  • European Postage –Royal Mail Recorded 5-7 working days £5.95

The lights arrived well packaged inside a sturdy box covered in bubble wrap. I received the 20 Rainbow  light set and there was a 4 of each, of the different colour shades inside {Violet, Turquoise, Pure White, Anais Green and Raspberry Red}. Loving the see through cable and plug on them. You can then set them up how ever you like creating them into your very own style. They lights come with 2 spare bulbs and instructions how to set up. 

The shades are very fragile and I found putting the first one on tricky as I was trying not to break them. It did get easier after that. I did think at first I was cracking the shades when putting them on but the realised after reading the instruction again that this cut is normal so it gives movement for the lights to fit in. Once you have designed your lights and are happy with the colour arrangement you simply pull the two cables apart to secure the lights in position. All ready for putting in your favourite place. They are on top of my shelves now, maybe in the middle my table in December!

They also sell replacement cables, shades and bulbs for your fairy lights too.

 They look beautiful all set up and shining in my kitchen, they look so pretty and make a good focal point in any room. They would make a perfect gift for someone...

These get my 'A beautiful gift for Christmas badge'


About this post~

I kindly got sent some Rainbow Drop Lights from Cable & Cotton for the purpose of this review. I did not get paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion.



Linking my review up with ~
Family Fever

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Halloween Fun Pack From Flora Butter : Review...


Big thanks to Flora for sending us a Halloween fun pack to keep the children entertained this week. 


We have had a great time, dressing up, making cakes, playing games and getting ready for Halloween. 


My daughter was only saying the other day 'mum I need a new Halloween costume' and this witches costume was the first thing she pulled out of the box.


The first cakes we made were these yummy Banana cupcakes.

So yummy, I've added the link to the recipe so you can try them too...

I let my son make these as he was looking forward to making some cakes...

They tasted amazing!!

We can't wait to make these again..


On Friday we had lots of fun carving our Pumpkins.



This was my favourite cake we made. 

A Halloween cake that looks like a graveyard. 

The first cake I made I burnt.

So I made another one and we shared it after Halloween. 

No worries as it was worth weighting for.

Here is the recipe for Halloween Cake...


Jelly worms were a little harder to master...

Maybe next time they will turn out perfect!?!


My daughter loved the colour me in pumpkin...

For lots more cool ideas I have shared a link to the fun pack so you can download them all --- the fun pack here...

About this post~

We were kindly sent a Halloween fun pack to share all our half term fun. We were not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion. This post will be entered into a Flora bloggers competition too.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Frankie & Benny's #FrankiesFangs Review...


To celebrate the  launch of Frankie & Benny's Halloween campaign #FrankiesFangs, we kindly got invited to try out some yummy food from their menu.  They are inviting customers to share a snap of themselves across the Halloween weekend with the fangs that will be provided at the end of their meal. By sharing to the hashtag, #FrankiesFangs, they will then be entered into a draw to win a family meal at Frankie's!


As we are already fans of Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurants, the only thing we had to decide was which restaurant to have our meal. Saving the ones in our local area for another day, we opted to have a drive to Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Retail therapy and a lovely meal what more can you ask for? We have always found the food here delicious with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff :):)


Quench our thirst. With unlimited refills.


Early afternoon and we always opt for the lunchtime special 3 courses for £10.95  Well worth the money. With the Hungry Kids option even cheaper..

                                       Mmmmmm Burger..



My Favourite part Dessert...

A new one for me as recommended by our waiter Cinnamon waffle crunch



As usual with Frankies everything was spot on. The food is always excellent, fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. Waiting times are kept to a minimum the ambience is brilliant, the staff are always polite and friendly without being false. Our waiter this time was called Erhan, he was, superb and a credit to the company. 

When you look at the price it is incredible value for money. Maybe next time without the kids a bottle of wine would be in order. Just in case hubby is reading..

Remember if you are there over the weekend post a picture on twitter or instagram with #frankiesfangs for your chance to win....

About this post~

We got invited to have a family meal at Frankie & Benny's for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are our own honest option...


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Posh Wellies From Lotus Shoes :Review...


Everywhere I seem to look lately, I keep noticing the new style wellington boots. 

Not just ordinary wellies..

These new boots have gone all posh!!

Posh wellies indeed...

 When Lotus Shoes asked me I would like to review something from their footwear range, I just knew I had to pick some of these posh wellies and take them out for a spin.




About The Posh Wellies Brealyn Black Knee-High Boots

Equestrian styling is key this season, so opt for the stylish Posh Wellies knee high boot Brealyn as this remarkable style takes inspiration from this wearable trend. With a trio of decorative buckles incorporated with a exposed antique gold zip, a waterproof foot and a wearable 3cm heel this stunning Posh Wellies ladies’ boot is as stylish as it is practical.
  • New in.
  • Posh Wellies Brealyn boot.
  • Ladies’ knee high boot.
  • Material
  • Quilted
  • Buckle & zip detailing.
  • Waterproof foot.
  • 3cm heel.
  • Item in Stock.
  • Usually dispatched within 24 hours.
  • Size 37 to 41 in stock.
  • Free delivery over £40.00.
  • 100% secure shopping.
  • Price £65.00


What I think of the Posh Wellies...

I am loving these posh wellies from Lotus shoes.

They feel high quality and fit true to size. 

They feel nice and comfortable to wear.


I wore them all around Meadowhall today with my boot socks on and they felt great. Would I have wore ordinary wellies around Meadowhall!?! No,,, but these are posh ones and felt very stylish. 

Not only glamorous and fashionable but most importantantly to me, very comfortable. 

Perfect for cold, rain and snowy weather too!

These boots will be great for winter.

These will style up great with skinny jeans and chunky jumpers for a nice casual look on Autumn walks. 

I am now almost looking forward to some snow and rain, just to try my new boots out!!

What do you think?

Love them as much as me?

About this post~

I got to pick some shoes or boots  from Lotus Shoes for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fajita And Film Night From Santa Maria...


Last week we had a Mexican feast and film night. Thanks to Santa Maria (previously Discovery Foods).

They sent us a lovely parcel filled with lots of tasty things for us to try out.  Perfect for our Mexican themed dinner. Best of all we all got to make our own fajitas with the toppings of our choice. We got sent a lovely selection of things including in our parcel~

Wholemeal tortillas,
Nacho rolls,
Fajitas seasoning,
Salsa,
Red jalapeƱos,
Onion and garlic dip,
Guacamole style topping.

We love making fajitas, we serve them with chicken dippers, chilli con carne all kinds of meat and salads. I picked chicken to go with our fajitas, so we could really tasty the dips and toppings. We all enjoyed the sauces, nacho, tortillas and dips and had a fun meal together. My favourite dip was the onion and garlic, perfect with the nacho rolls. My daughter loved the guacamole topping, not to spicy. Only my 2nd oldest son was brave enough to eat the jalapeƱos though, haha..

We also got to pick a film to make a special night of it. My daughter is a big Frozen fan so we selected that off their list. After we had finished all our delicious food and I had done the washing up, me and my daughter went to watch Frozen for a little mother and daughter girly time..



Me and my daughter watching Frozen with Ana and Elsa...

About this post~

I was gifted this parcel full of yummy food from Santa Maria. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Pavers Boot Review...


New season and new boots!!

I love Autumn it is my favourite time to exercise. Kids back at school. Not too hot and not too cold...Perfect..

 Just the right weather for wearing chunky jumpers and jeans going on long family walks. Kicking all the fallen crispy leaves around in the park and what better to do this in? Some beautiful new boots...

With this in mind, a few weeks ago I got to pick some comfortable shoes or boots from Pavers to review...

It had been a good few months since I bought some boots, so not a hard choice!

I love the classics black knee length boots {and some of these were my 2nd choice!!} but this time I have opted for something different to what I would usually go for. 

I picked out these blue leather ankle boots and I absolutely love them. Perfect whilst the weather is mild to dress up with bright coloured tights and flowery dresses and great for Winter with chunky jumpers and jeans.

I have been having a little dressing up session in my bedroom and they go with almost everything I own. 







About Pavers in there own words~
  • We are all about comfort. 
  • The business was founded by Cathy Paver in 1971 from a simple desire – the search for the comfiest pair of shoes. 
  • As Cathy could not find what she was looking for in the shops she decided to source and sell her own. 
  • Stepping forward in to 2014 we have 115 shops spread across the UK with a mixture of high street shops and those in outlets. 
  • The main difference is the product stock held and the prices. 
  • We also have a successful ecommerce website, catalogue and a new TV studio which we air programmes on our own channel Sky Guide 669. 
  • Our products primarily have comfort in mind; we do have a number of ranges from heavily comfort orientated through to younger, trendier styles such as the Bellissimo range. 
  • Along with our own brands we also stock the likes of Skechers, Marco Tozzi, Rieker, Piccadilly to name a few. 
  • Regardless as to the brand, comfort is always important; we do what we can to source quality materials and leading innovations in comfortable yet stylish shoes. 
  • We pride ourselves on providing first-rate customer service; we offer free delivery over £50 or buy online, collect in store.


What I think of the boots

I am very pleased with the boots I picked. They go with most of the Winter clothes in my wardrobe~ Reds, blues, jeans burgundy, flowered dress, bright clothes, everything I tried them on with, just perfect. They feel very comfortable and true to size. They are lovely, warm and cosy. The heel is a nice height too. Perfect for lots of days out walking. The 3 miles a day walk with my daughter to and from school will be a stylish one.


About the boots 
  • Leather Ankle Boot with Faux Fur Lining.
  • An on-trend, chunky leather fashion boots.
  • Set on a robust anti-slip sole and featuring a micro-fibre textile lining that will keep your feet toasty and warm throughout the winter months. 
  • The boot comes with a patterned and a plain lace so you can change the look as you wish. 
  • Heel Measurement: 5cm
  • Colours~ Tan, Bordeaux and the one I picked Navy.
  • Available in size~ 3,4,5,6,7,8.
  • Upper Leather.
  • Insole Textile.
  • Sole Other.
  • Price : £79.99.


A big thank you to Pavers for letting me choose some of their warm, comfortable and very stylish boots. Stayed tuned and I will share how I have been styling them over the coming weeks...

And my favourite look so far is~


About this post~

I got to pick a pair of boots from Pavers for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


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