Yearly Archives: 2015


2015 in review 9

I wish I could be all witty and funny and say what a great year 2015 has been or share with you some wonderful standout things.  Although 2015 has been a great year, we haven’t had one great event or been on one mega holiday.  We haven’t travelled the world, but we have had some super experiences.  What 2015 has taught me is to keep on keeping on.  There have been challenging times, there have been sad times, but equally there has been some drop dead funny times too.


How to make money blogging 11

Can you make money from your blog?  Yes you can.  I am so lucky that I have made blogging my career over the last couple of years.  I have been blogging for over seven years and in that time things have changed dramatically and now there are lots of UK networks offering sponsored posts for bloggers, so I am sharing how to make money blogging.


Hot Glue Confetti numbers

Hot Glue Confetti numbers 10

We are busy celebrating here and we wanted to make something with the metallic confetti we had leftover from our Balloon Confetti Poppers, so we decided to make some hot glue confetti numbers.  We are using our hot glue confetti numbers window clings, but they would also look ace on skewers as a cake topper.


75+ Inspirational Quotes Colouring Pages for Adults and Kids 11

As you may know, I am a big fan of colouring pages for adults and teens and I really love quote coloring pages. I find them really relaxing and they help me switch off from the everyday stresses of the modern world and do something that is screen free and that I enjoy.  With the new year almost upon us, I have been looking at inspirational quotes colouring pages for adults and kids.   These combine my love for colouring and my passion for a great inspirational positive quote.

Inspirational Quotes Colouring Pages

Christmas TV trivia

Christmas TV Quiz 9

I have a little Christmas TV quiz for you courtesy of UK TV.  Me and the husbeast had a blast testing our christmas TV trivia with this Christmas TV Quiz.   It is perfect for TV addicts or anyone wanting to test their TV knowledge and is a little bit of fun this Christmas time.


Get comfortable with women’s intimate health 14

As a women I have never really been embarrassed talking about women’s health or my intimate areas.  In fact I can actually say vagina out loud without laughing.  I am more likely to burst into a fit of giggles at someone calling their vagina a tuppence or frou frou, than I am anything else.  So I am delighted to be working with Canesten and their #GetComfortable with intimate health and thrush campaign in raising awareness women’s intimate health.

intimate health

Spiked hot chocolate three ways 11

Anyone who knows me will confirm that I love hot chocolate season and do not need an excuse to make hot chocolate and I have passed my love on to the kids.  However, these hot chocolates are strictly for the adults.  So make the most of the dark, cold nights and try my spectacular spiked hot chocolate three ways or if you are feeling generous then leave out the booze and let the kids join in.

Spiked hot chocolate

Thread Tree Christmas Card

Fine Motor String Art Tree Christmas Cards 18

Do you still send Christmas cards?  Each year we send less and less, but I want the ones we do send to be meaningful and the way we do that is to make our own.  These super simple fine motor string art tree christmas cards appeal to the scandi style lover in me, plus they are fun and simple to make.  I can see these being framed and brought out year after year.


Threaded Ribbon Christmas Cards 10

We don’t send a lot of Christmas cards, but the ones we do are all handmade with love.  We loved the simple ribbon Christmas cards we made last year, so I have been looking at doing something similar this year and we came up with these threaded ribbon Christmas Cards.  They are a great for kids of all ages and perfect for working on fine motor skills with the bonus of looking fantastic too,

Threaded Ribbon Christmas Cards

Must have books for Tween Boys

Must have books for Tween Boys 12

Do you have a reader?  I am not going to pretend that my boys are always found with their noses in a book, but I have now got two readers.  One was a reluctant reader and the other was and still is prolific, especially at bedtime!  It is only when I came to put together this list that I realised just how much they both read and how many books we have purchased this year, so here is our must have books for tween boys.


Tips to be a Savvy Spender this Christmas

How to be a Savvy Spender this Christmas 3

I know that Christmas can be an expensive time for a lot of people and we all can worry about how we will find the money that we need to spend.  So the good folks at the Institute of Inertia asked me to put together my top six tips for being a savvy spender this Christmas.  Before I go on to the fab tips, “what is the Institute of Inertia”? I hear you ask.  Well it is a panel of experts and me and Ricky from Skint Dad, I wrote about them here.


Make an adorable white clay Christmas fingerprint ornament 16

One of my favorite things about the festive season is trimming the tree.  I love going through all of the ornaments and decorations, especially the homemade homes and hanging them as I reminisce about when we made them.  This adorable white clay christmas fingerprint ornament is a take on our valentine fingerprint heart ornaments.

white clay Christmas fingerprint ornament

DIY gift wrap – Potato Print Penguins 23

I love using Christmas as a time to get crafting and creative with the kids and this DIY gift wrap is no exception. We have designed wrapping paper with potato print penguins on.    I am delighted to be working with Sellotape this festive season to share the magic of giving and we will be using our DIY wrapping paper as part of that collaboration. How to make Potato Print Penguins DIY gift wrap Materials: Brown paper Paper Plates or regular plates Potatoes Knife Black and White tempura paint Orange acrylic paint Paint brush Googley eyes Instructions: Printing with potatoes is an inexpensive and fun way top mark make with kids and more »