Daily Archives: November 20, 2013

Family Planners for 2014 – review and giveaway 54

As a mum, my calender is what keeps my household running smoothly.  The family planner is in the kitchen hung next to the kettle, so is the first thing I see when making a cup of tea in the morning. We all use the family planner and each have a section on it, so I know here each one of us is at any point in time.  It really is invaluable.  Next year we are going to have the Mums Fabric & Buttons 2014 Planner as our main calender.  I adore that it has sticky notes, a note pad and stickers and it looks great too and is only £10.99.  How cool is […]

Secret Santa ideas

The Telegraph recently reported that the average British household will spend nearly £3,300 on Christmas this year! I couldn’t believe this figure at first, but once you tot up the costs of the presents, food, wrapping paper and decorations, you’re well on the way to hitting that amount. My friends and I always look to save money wherever possible. Instead of spending a fortune on the same-old beauty gift sets for one other, we’ve started doing a secret Santa. All of our names get put into a hat, and we each select one person to buy for. This is a much more cost-effective way of doing gifts, without completely stopping buying […]

Stocking filler ideas

  Now that Halloween is out of the way, I am turning my attention to Christmas. Yes, yes, I know there’s still the best part of two months to go but you can never be too prepared. Plus, with my two boys, I need to grab every single shopping opportunity I can get! Are there any other parents out there who find it’s the little things that make the difference at Christmas? Thankfully, my boys are past the stage where the packaging is more appealing than the present, but last year I found that they were more interested in the yo-yo they got in a Christmas cracker, than the heaps of […]