Yearly Archives: 2016


16 Ugly Christmas Sweater Colouring Pages 3

The adult colouring craze doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon and neither does the love for Christmas jumpers.  So why not combine the two with these fantastic ugly Christmas sweater colouring pages. I am a big fan of an ugly Christmas sweater and how much better is one that you can color in!

16 Ugly Christmas Sweater Colouring Pages

Generation Green Competition 5

I am delighted today to be partnering with British Gas and their Generation Green competition where budding young artists across the country are being challenged to design a comic strip for the chance to win an energy makeover for their school worth up to £50,000 from British Gas.


Kidslox Parental Control App – Initial Thoughts 9

As a parent you want to make sure that you children only access age appropriate apps and information on their tablets.  The fact that my boys are now 10 and 11 and use tablets for homework and are sometimes left to use them independently means that I want to try and ensure that they are not accessing what they shouldn’t and also not spending too long on their tablets.  This is why we are trailing Kidslox.

Kidslox Parental Control App

Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Advent 6

I love Christmas and the Advent.  I really want to celebrate advent and use the time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and make it about giving and have a joy filled time with my family. I want advent to be about more than just opening a door on an advent calendar and getting a piece of chocolate, I want it to be a time where we cement our family traditions and give joy to other people.


DIY Christmas Tree Luminaries 14

I love candles and I love Christmas.  Add the two together and you have these beautiful DIY Christmas tree luminaries made from air drying clay.  These have been inspired by some I saw here. We are big fans of holiday keepsakes and these festive luminaries for battery operated tea lights would make the perfect gift or a treasured keepsake to bring out year after year.

DIY Christmas Tree Luminaries

DIY Clay Star Candle Holders

DIY Clay Star Candle Holders 6

These DIY Clay Star Cadle Holders were inspired by some we saw when we were on holiday in Holland.  I knew then that we could recreate them using our FIMO Air Light (microwavable) clay or any other clay and finally got around to making them this week. They are perfect advent or Christmas decorations and you can find our tutorial below to make your own DIY candle holders. We made the middle of the star in our DIY clay star candle holders the perfect size for an old box of red Christmas tree candles which were my mum’s (the size that goes in our twirling angel).  We have had these candles for the more »


Our Traditional Christmas Pudding Receipe with a Twist

Our Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe with a Twist 16

This Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe with a Twist with a twist is brought to you in conjunction with The Royal Mint and their special silver six pence who commissioned us to share our Stir Up Sunday traditions. Growing up in my house Christmas dinner was a family event which always culminated with a fantastic flaming Christmas pudding and the hunt for the sixpence.  I love that we have carried that tradition on.


DIY Superhero Masks – Crafting with Tweens 3

These DIY Superhero Masks are so simple to make and perfect for crafting with your tweens.  As my boys are getting older, I am finding that it is just as important if not more important to keep crafting and creating with them. Partly due to the fact that it gives us one on one time where we can just chat and also to keep open the creative sides.

DIY Superhero Masks - Crafting with Tweens