20 Cute and Fun Valentine’s Day Heart Crafts

Do you love valentines?  I think that once you strip away the commercialism Valentine’s day is great.  Anything that promotes love is great in my book and I am delighted to share with you over 20 Cute and Fun Valentine’s Day Heart Crafts.


Kid Made Christmas Ornaments

One of the things that I adore about the holiday season is taking out the Christmas decorations and placing them on the tree.  Reminiscing about each and every one of them, especially the kid made Christmas ornaments.  The boys love talking about the ornaments they have made previously and which year they made them.


A Day In The DisneyLife: How We’re Making For A Day Full Of Disney Magic 2

I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. I have made no secret of the fact that we love Disney here in The Mad House and we also love our tech here too, which is why we are big fans of DisneyLife.

A Day In The DisneyLife: How We’re Making For A Day Full Of Disney Magic

5 Christmas Stories on DisneyLife for all the family 11

I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife, who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife subscription. Is it starting to feel a lot like Christmas where you are?  One thing that is certain to get you in the mood for Christmas is a great family book from DisneyLife. The boys and I are going to share with you what we are currently reading and listening to, plus some other great festive family reads.

Christmas Stories for all the family

Travelling at Christmas – Tips to help Santa Find your family 5

This post about traveling at Christmas – Tips to help Santa find your family is in partnership with HomaAway.  I have always fancied going away somewhere for Christmas, but every time I have mentioned it in the past the boys have always been reluctant.  Finally this year I found out why…..


Great Craft kits for Boys

I am a huge lover of creative pursuits and getting boys involved in crafts and arts.  In today’s digital age I think that being creative is even more important, but do acknowledge that sometimes it can be hard to engage your children. I have lots of arts and craft materials at home but love great craft kits.  So in conjunction with Bright Minds here are my top five from Djeco.

Great Craft kits for Boys

2017 Floral Colouring Calendar

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I have been sat for the last couple of hours colouring in this beautiful 2017 floral colouring calendar. I love having a year to view calendar on my desk and this one is perfect as I can colour it in when I am on the phone! Plus who doesn’t like flowers?


How to make DIY Tie Dye Gift Wrap 5

This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. I have always wanted to have a go at tye dye.  The closest we have got is our fabric dying with sharpies when the boys were younger.  I am a big fan of unique and kid-made gift wrap, so this was great to make with them.

This DIY tie dye gift wrap is such a simple, fun process art activity. Make unique gift wrap with this fab tutorial. A great kids craft.

Delicious Coffee Cake Recipes

Delicious Coffee Cake Recipes 8

Coffee, I know a lot of people that can not live without it – my husband included!  So here are 25 delicious coffee cake recipes to tempt you to take your coffee intake to the next level!


DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub 6

Do you suffer from cracked or dry lips?  I am very lucky, but the husbeast and Maxi both do.  This DIY vanilla peppermint lip scrub is perfect for both of them and also is a great gift too. I love homemade beauty recipes as you know just what you are putting on your body and with this DIY vanilla peppermint lip scrub you are only using things that you would happily eat. DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub Yields: 1/4 cup (will fill 3 small lip balm containers) Ingredients:  3 lip balm containers (Affiliate links – UK Link/US Link) 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar 4 Tablespoons coconut oil (Affiliate links – UK Link/US Link) 5-6 more »

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub

Simple Stop Motion for Kids

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This post for simple stop motion for kids is in partnership with Sainsbury’s.  Have you seen the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert yet?  Mini has been singing “the greatest gift for Christmas is me” pretty much every day for weeks.  But not only has it inspired him to sign, it has inspired both of my boys to try stop motion.


Air drying clay ornements 13

Every year we make salt dough or corn flour ornaments and unfortunately they got damp in storage and they were ruined, so this got me thinking about using air drying clay for a more permanent Christmas decoration.


Christmas Wrapping Ideas for Brown Paper

Christmas Wrapping Ideas for Brown Paper 8

I want to share our Christmas Wrapping ideas for this year. I love wrapping Christmas presents with brown paper. Brown kraft paper is always something that I have a roll off so is perfect for emergency gift wrapping.  I have to say that this was inspired by Heather from Growing Spaces Fun Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas.  More specifically the Beard one.


5 Tips for Parenting During Christmas 2

Parenting is hard at the best of times, but parenting during Christmas can be a real challenge.  Kids can be super excited and as parents we are trying top organise a fabulous family Christmas making it even more of a challenge.  So here are some tips to keep things running smoothly over the festive period.

5 Tips for Parenting During Christmas

Christmas Dinner Hacks to save you time in the kitchen

Christmas Dinner Hacks to save you time in the kitchen 9

These Christmas Dinner Hacks are brought to you in partnership with Bacofoil.  I LOVE Christmas Dinner.  it is a real family affair in The Mad House with MadDad doing most of the prep and cooking and we me and the boys making the most of his delicious food.


Mondrian Inspired Jar Luminaries

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Mini’s favorite artist at the moment is Piet Mondrian and these Mondrian inspired jar luminaries were influenced by a recent visit to The Gemeente Museum when visiting Holland.