Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Wooden Toolbox Desk Tidy Kits from Baker Ross...

In the bumper box of goodies we received from Baker Ross we received a couple of things to make for Fathers Day including a pack of Wooden Toolbox Desk Tidy Kits....We however decided to totally ignore they were for fathers day and the girls made them for themselves and one for me. How kind! We will make something for Stu at a later date...


The toolbox size is 15cm x 12cm x 7.4cm and is made from plywood....There is an instruction sheet included but we never used it....It is pretty straight forward to put together.


No glue is needed to put these together as everything just slots into place....Looking back now I think it would have been easier to decorate them before they were put together...Ellie had the right idea and took the handle back off to colour....

The girls decided to use felt pens and sticky gems to decorate their tool boxes....


They had great fun making these and now they have them in their bedrooms storing lots of different random things like hair bobbles, make up, little toys and who knows what else...They are very handy to store random things children collect.

I do love the one the girls made for me....I have it on the table next to me with random bits and bobs in too....

Even though these look like they are aimed at boys and for men they don't have to be if you bling them up a little....

They are £3.60 for a pack containing three toolboxes. I think it's a great price for the fact they do get used afterwards.


We were sent these kits free of charge from Baker Ross in exchange for our review.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Hooray for Bank Holidays.....One more lazy day and then a short week! We should be making use of the extra day with the kids off school but Ellie is full of cold and Stu doesn't get bank holidays off...Boo!

Last weeks meal plan went great....Apart from Thursday and yesterday. We got caught in the rain and hail on the way home from school....We wanted something warming so dived in the freezer. The kids ended up with sausages, chips and beans and I had sausage casserole & mash. So much more warming than a salad and yesterday was a lazy day...It got to half five and no one felt like cooking so we ordered an Indians.

Every week I do the meal planning when I'm doing the online grocery shop....I felt a bit blah about it this week....I'm blaming the rubbish weather. I think it's because I want to be eating salads and lighter food not winter food...

Becky is getting her braces tightened tomorrow after school so she will be sore for a couple of days so I've gone with soft food for her which also works for everyone else...Hopefully by Thursday her teeth will be less tender as she was the one who asked for burgers in buns....

This week on the meal plan we have:

Monday - Roast chicken dinner....
Tuesday - Chicken curry & rice....
Wednesday - Beans on toast....
Thursday - Burgers in buns with fries....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - A bit of a picky tea - Pork And Pepper Kebabs, BBQ chicken wings, garlic mushrooms, onion rings & wedges....
Sunday - Pie, mash & veg....

As always I've joined in with the wonderful Mrs M's #mealplanningmonday linky....

Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs DVD - Giveaway!

The wolf pack are back on DVD this half term!

Join your family’s favourite furry friends in Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs, the brand new animated adventure of prehistoric proportions out this half term! 

In the fifth instalment of the Alpha & Omega franchise, Humphrey and Kate move to new grounds and discover Amy, an affable dinosaur who is unfamiliar with the new world.


After wolves Kate, Humphrey and their three pups are forced to relocate their den they discover Amy a friendly raptor that magically came to life after being uncovered during a big dig! The pups and their forest friends show Amy the wonders of their new world and must work together and try to stop the diggers from unearthing the dangerous T-Rex before it’s too late!

Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs is released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on DVD on the 30th May.

I have one copy of Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs on DVD to give away.

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The prize is a one copy of Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs on DVD.... 
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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Card Sharks - #MySundayPhoto

Becky has been playing cards at school in her break time....She bought a pack of cards with her pocket money earlier in the week and has since been asking for everyone to play so that's what happened yesterday morning....

I know people don't agree with gambling but it was just a little fun, playing for coppers and the girls were improving their number skills....


OneDad3Girls

Saturday, 30 April 2016

A photo everyday for a year! #Project366 - Week 17

Saturday already....This week seems to have flown over and there is the added bonus of a bank holiday this weekend. Hooray!

There seems to be a theme this week with my photos for the week....Food! 


114/366 23rd April.
My first try putting Ellie's hair in a bun. I think I did a good job.

115/366 24th April.
My fella found these. He knows I love the salt & vinegar one's and these are even nicer....

116/366 25th April.
Painting after school....

117/366 26th April.
Ice cream sundaes for dessert....

118/366 27th April.
Chocolate pizza.

119/366 28th April.
I raided the freezer and ended up with sausage casserole again for tea with mash....I needed something warming after the wet, cold school run.

120/366 29th April.
I had a lovely bath thanks to a Lush bath bomb after another wet, cold school run!