Great tips for making the paddling pool fun this Summer

Great tips for making the paddling pool fun this Summer

We love the paddling pool at this time of year, Isla just loves water and would play in it all day if I let her. Especially on the warmer days that we have seen recently. I have been thinking of ways to make Summer in the paddling pool fun. I love encouraging the kids to be outside and active in the garden. We think these tips are fun for all the family too. VIEW the POST

Making breaks exciting whilst working from home with SMASH BLUE

Making breaks exciting whilst working from home with SMASH BLUE

Since last March, I have been working from home and this comes with a lot of discipline and routine. For example, I am as bad as the kids for grabbing snacks from the cupboard. When SMASH BLUE released their new products I thought they are perfect for us grown ups working from home, or out on a day trip with the family. They are great, innovative, products and I can't wait to show them and how they can transform your working day. VIEW the POST

How to keep the motivation for your mile a day of fresh air

Something that has stuck with me from lockdown 1, last March, is getting out for our mile a day of fresh air. It forced us to get walking into our routine as it was the only thing we could do, really and leaving the house once a day to do exercise was the limit. It feels like a different lifetime ago, but there are some lovely benefits to come from it.

Exclusive outfits for Mummy and me with glamify fashion

Exclusive outfits for Mummy and me with glamify fashion

If I had had 2 children from the same sex, I would be putting them in the same clothes as often as I can. However, I didn't and in fact their tastes are so very different. Instead I get my twinning fix by matching up with Isla myself; like outfits from the Mummy and me range from glamify fashion. It is so cute and Isla loves matching Mummy, it really made her smile when I first showed her the 2 matching outfits. Twinning is definitely winning. VIEW the POST

A cleaner cuppa with the amazing BRITA Filter Purity kettle

A cleaner cuppa with the amazing BRITA Filter Purity kettle

I love a nice cup of tea and since working from home I have had a lot more of it. With that I wanted to make sure I am getting a cleaner cuppa. We tried out the BRITA filter Purity kettle from Russell Hobbs. It is by the far the best kettle I have ever used and it looks really stylish too. I love the way it aluminates the kitchen in blue when it is in use. BRITA sent me this fabulous kettle to try out and give you my honest opinion. VIEW the POST

Learning how to wine taste with the Wine List #WineListInTheWild

The Wine List is a great way to learn about different wines. It is the first wine box that helps you learn about wine and lets you taste the yummy bottles too. Every month you receive a box of wine and the tools to learn all about it. It’s perfect for people like me who really do not have much understanding of wine and need to learn. 

Eco-friendly and vegan products you need in your beauty regime

Eco-friendly and vegan products you need in your beauty regime

Did you know it's World Earth Day on April 22nd 2021 and World Environment Day on 5th June 2021? From the plastic packaging filling land fills, to cosmetic chemicals washing away down the drain and disrupting marine life; our beauty routines can make a huge impact. Over the past year I have been looking out for eco-friendly and vegan products to introduce into my beauty regime. I am really conscious about what products I use, where they come from and how they are made. With more and more brands conscious about this too, products are easier to find and in most cases, I find, better than the originals. My quandary is; if vegan ice cream tastes the same, if not better than, normal ice cream - why not make it all vegan? Here are some products I have been using and I love them. VIEW the POST

Getting back into the active game with Dare2b

Getting back into the active game with Dare2b

It’s no secret that I dropped any kind of cardio last year, it wasn’t the top of my priorities and I definitely didn’t have the time during the day. Now the kids are back into the school routine I have started to make time to get active again. Dare2b challenged me to get active and try out their range of activewear, so I did. VIEW the POST

The Thrive 30 challenge with Naturopathica

Naturopathica recently sent me some CBD capsules to try out for 30 days to see how I felt and record my journey to share with my readers. It was refreshing to try them as it left me feeling less anxious and calmer. Which, with all the announcements from the government, work being stressful and homeschooling – it was really needed! Looking after our mental health is really important, and as a mental health first aider I am really keen on exploring new ways to improve my mind and health.

Check out the new Star content on Disney+

Check out the new Star content on Disney+

We absolutely adore Disney+ in the Constant household, it’s my favourite TV app. It has recently had some huge changes which makes family sharing much easier and safer, also there is a whole new suite of things to watch from Star.  VIEW the POST

Amazing vegan peanut butter and banana pancake recipe

Amazing vegan peanut butter and banana pancake recipe

We absolutely love American-style SKIPPY® Peanut Butter and jumped at the chance to try them in a new recipe for Pancake Day. We love trying new things and this recipe is vegan, we have extended Veganuary as we are enjoying using less dairy. This recipe uses no eggs and dairy free milk. This is my vegan peanut butter and banana pancake recipe.  VIEW the POST

My New Year Disney+ playlist

I absolutely love Disney+ and I have watched some fabulous movies over Christmas and still have some on my to watch list. I have shared this list as a playlist, inspiration for if you have some family movie nights over the next few weeks. Tonight we are working our way through Pirates of the Caribbean. Happy New Years! Sign up here. Check out our Marvel marathon movie list too, a great challenge for January!

One Fine Dine a real master chef experience at home

One Fine Dine a real master chef experience at home

I absolutely adore master chef, I am in total awe of all the chefs that go on there as I literally do not have a clue. It would be a dream for me to eat at Marcus's Michelin restaurant. Obviously with lockdown, restaurants closing and finding ways to explore good food from home: I was so excited to try out One Fine Dine. They make up the most delicious food, deliver it to your door and all you have to do is heat it and serve it. I made master chef food, all by myself. OK, well I didn't cook it. It felt amazing! This is the perfect gift for for 2021. VIEW the POST

How to get the most out of your trainers

How to get the most out of your trainers

Since I had the kiddies my style has changed. What once was full of high heels and platforms, is now comfortable flats and trainers. I love my trainers too, they are perfect for fun family days out. We have been on lots of adventures over the past couple of months (despite lockdown) and having the right footwear for long days of walking is essential. They go really well with my collection of fleeces too! VIEW the POST

Choosing the best and affordable Winter Jackets and Fleeces

One of my favourite online fashion retailers at the moment is Protest. I absolutely love the range of clothes and they are just so comfortable. I really feel the cold so choosing the perfect Winter Jackets and Fleeces is essential to me and this year especially. Working from home and making sure I have warm clothes was also on my mind. Here are my favourite jackets and fleeces for the Winter months.

The awesome savoury veggie snack brand that’s easy to grab on the go: ZENB

The awesome savoury veggie snack brand that’s easy to grab on the go: ZENB

Hands up who likes a snack bar? Me too! We are forever grabbing and stocking up on them to take with us on our excursions. We recently tried the new ZENB Veggie Sticks and we loved them for various reasons and would definitely recommend them to any adventure loving families who like a grab and go snack.  VIEW the POST

The new Autumn limited edition recipe from Forthglade

The new Autumn limited edition recipe from Forthglade

The dogs absolutely love their Forthglade natural dog food and so I couldn't wait to show them the new limited edition recipe, perfect timing for Autumn. Beef with Pumpkin & Broccoli is a great way of celebrating Autumn and the dogs love the flavours so much. Have your dogs ever eaten pumpkin before? Ours give it a Paws Up! Get your 20% discount at the bottom of this post. VIEW the POST

An easy family fruit scone recipe with Tala

Tala recently challenged Isla to bake scones and she jumped for joy. She loves scones and she loves baking. We filmed her baking and talking about the ingredients, Isla chose a fruit scone recipe. She does make me laugh with her funny actions with the spatula and silly voices. I think she was in her element. She might have found her calling: Baking with Isla. Check out my IGTV for Isla’s baking video.

10 Fun things to do during your pregnancy

10 Fun things to do during your pregnancy

When you first discover you’re pregnant, it can be a big adjustment. I am not pregnant by the way, just reflecting on when I was and thought about these fab tips. You’re now not only looking after yourself but another too. It’s an exciting time, with a lot to look forward to, but there are also some changes you might not be so happy about. With a long list of things you can’t do during pregnancy, it’s easy to feel frustrated. So instead of focusing on the things you can’t do, why not look at some of the things you can do instead? VIEW the POST

My working from home style

My working from home style

I struggled with what to wear at the beginning of lockdown, all of a sudden my workwear started collecting dust in the wardrobe. Loungewear and comfortable tee's became the new work wear, no one really sees what you wear (if you turn the conference camera off). However, as lockdown continued and as my plan to work from home is long term, I want to break out of the loungewear a little. So here is my working from home style... Autumn edition. VIEW the POST

We trusted that caretaker! He fooled us all.

On the 9th June 2020 we found out that the former caretaker at the children’s first primary school had been charged with 21 offences in relation to children. I have not been able to write anything as I didn’t want to hinder the court case, but today he was sentenced; he only got 5 years! No parent should have to go through this; the guilt, the anger, the disgust. He fooled us all. I am grateful I got to hug them tight throughout homeschooling, it comforted me for that period of time to know they were safe at home.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pixar’s Toy Story

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pixar’s Toy Story

Not only have we been making the most out of Disney+ with the Marvel collection. We have been enjoying the Pixar collection too. Did you know it is Toy Story's 25th anniversary? I cannot believe it has been 25 years since that movie came out. I remember watching it for the first time and being absolutely blown away. I think every household has a Woody or a Buzz toy somewhere. To celebrate I thought I would write a little about the Pixar movies available on Disney+. VIEW the POST

New and cute stationery from Pepper and Cute

New and cute stationery from Pepper and Cute

Yes, I love stationery! Some might say borderline obsessed, so when I was asked to review some of the new Pepper and Cute range, I couldn't wait. They have some extremely cute stationery items, including a new min-year diary, phone cases and toiletry items. If you are looking at a way to match your stationery and toiletry items, then look no further! VIEW the POST

Essential Summer item: the Tesalate sand-free towel

We love the beach, we love packing up the car and heading to our favourite beach for the day, as a family. It is the perfect way to unwind and we love the sea breeze in our face and sand in toes. What we do not like is the collection of sand in the car on the way home and then the house covered in sand too. The Tesalate sand-free towel stops this from happening and are super stylish too.

Celebrate #SKIPPY4July with America’s SKIPPY® Peanut Butter

Celebrate #SKIPPY4July with America’s SKIPPY® Peanut Butter

To celebrate Independence Day in the UK, I couldn't think of a better way than to celebrate with the USA’s famous SKIPPY®Peanut Butter. We made an American themed lunch and incorporated it into our homeschooling. We have some good friends from America and we love discussing the different holidays celebrated in the USA and UK. We made our very own #SKIPPY4July. VIEW the POST