Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Sleepy head.... #wickedwednesdays


I really have no sympathy for her....We tell her to go to sleep on night....Some nights she does and is fine on a morning some nights she doesn't and this happens!! No motivation at all!!

http://www.brummymummyof2.co.uk/p/wicked-wednesday.html

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Our 2nd Weekend Box - Review!!

This time last year I reviewed a Weekend Box.....You can read the review here. When the lovely Andy contacted us again and asked if we would like another we of course said "yes please"......

Back in April 2013 Andy the creator of the Weekend box was looking for gift ideas for his nieces and nephews (who were all 4-6 at the time). He wanted to buy something educational (yet fun), something that would engage them and teach them about the world. He couldn't find anything that fit so he quit his job and started Weekend Box. 

Each box has 4 activities....

Something to EAT (a healthy recipe with accompanying secret ingredient) -- Something to MAKE (a craft kit with all the materials required) -- Something GREEN (some seasonal seeds to plant or something to make with recycling/rubbish material) -- Something to EXPLORE (sensory exploration games, for example).

The theme of our Weekend Box this time was Chinese New Year!


All the activities included in our box were fantastic.....We had Chinese Dragon, Chinese lanterns, A paper plate drum and Fortune cookies to make.....

We started off with the Paper plate drum.....The instructions were easy to follow but I don't think the blue tac worked well attaching the lolly sticks to the plate.....I also ended gluing the paper plates together so they were held in place....Ellie had a lot of fun making this and got right into it....She didn't need much help from me.....She of course had to stick everything on the plate....She doesn't believe in the theory that less is more.....hehehe


Next up we made the Chinese Dragon....This again was straightforward and Ellie completed most of it herself with a little help from me....She said this was her favourite activity. We didn't use the paint as Ellie wanted to use pens to colour the dragons head and tail in herself with a lot of different colours....It was down to personal preference! I did like the fact there was little blobs of glue supplied to hold the lolly sticks in place....These worked much better than the blue tac in the previous activity.....


Then we got onto making the Chinese lanterns.....Ellie actually squealed with excitement when she saw the paint! It had actual glitter in.....This made her day!  We made 6 of them....Yes I had 6 toilet roll tubes in my bathroom....hehehe Everything again was supplied in the box apart from the water to mix the paint (obviously)....There was even a paint brush but we used our own which was a bit larger or we would have been there all day....hehehe


The only activity we never fitted in over the weekend was making the fortune cookies.....We easily could have if we hadn't been busy doing other things.....We will be making them tonight though! I am a little confused....On the ingredient list it says honey is needed but in the instructions I can't see where it's used....I'm sure we'll figure it out!!

All in all we again loved The Weekend Box.....The activities were well thought out with the Chinese New Year theme, age appropriate and lots of fun....These are perfect for this time of year when the weather isn't too good and you need something different to do indoors....
 

The boxes are sent out using Royal Mail Second Class on Tuesdays and you should receive your box by Friday in time for the weekend and can be sent out fortnightly or monthly! 

Each box costs £7.50 (billed monthly as £15.00 for fortnightly boxes or £7.50 for monthly boxes)....I think they are well worth it....

BUT If you are a new customer I am giving you the chance to try your first box for FREE by using the code NMAM when you sign up!
Family Fever
We were sent the Weekend Box free of charge....This is our honest review....All thoughts and opinions are our own...

Monday, 26 January 2015

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday

http://www.athomewithmrsm.com/

Last weeks meal plan went ok....I swapped a couple of days around and we never had a Chinese takeaway on Saturday evening we just had pizza out of the freezer.....We had totally lost track of time and didn't want to wait an hour for our tea....The Apple and Pork Casserole was delicious and we will be having it again....

 This week on the menu we have: 

Monday - Turkey burgers and Memphis Barbecue Style Sweet Potatoes....
Tuesday -
Chicken pasta bake....
Wednesday - Ham and cheese toasties....
Thursday -
Baked Bean Curry.... 
Friday - Fish & chips....
Sunday - Sausages, mash, veg & onion gravy....

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

Seven Seas Perfect7 - Review!!

This time of year I always feel quite rubbish.....Not ill....Just a bit run down and tired. I'm 35 and I don't consider myself old but at the same time I am not a spring chicken anymore....When I was offered some Seven Seas Perfect7 Woman to try I was keen to give it a go.....

Seven Seas has researched the beneficial impact of marine oils for more than 70 years.

Our experts have identified 7 key needs for women and developed those into Perfect7 Woman, a combination specifically designed to support you from the inside.

Perfect7 is a blend of Natural Source Marine Oil with Omega-3 plus essential multivitamins and minerals. The special formula provides effective absorption of nutrients into your body’s cells to support you from the inside as you get older.

Perfect7 Woman has been scientifically designed to support:

1. Skin & Nails – Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and nails.
2. Hair – Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair.
3. Energy – Magnesium contributes to energy yielding metabolism.
4. Brain – DHA contributes to normal brain function.
5. Vision – Vitamin B2 contributes to maintenance of normal vision.
6. Heart – EPA & DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart.
7. Hormonal Activity – Vitamin B6 helps to regulate hormonal activity.

Each box contains 30 days worth of tablets and capsule's.....You take one of each every day from the two different blister packs with a cold drink.....


I have been taking these for just over a week now and I don't know what happened but last Monday morning my alarm went off and I didn't press snooze once....I did feel like I had more energy....Throughout the week I have found it easier to get out of bed on a morning....It may all be in my head but they seem to be working in that aspect....I do have more energy.

I will update when I have finished the 30 days.....

For the man in your life they are also Perfect7 Man!

These can be bought from all leading supermarkets as we as Superdrug and Boots...

It is not recommend to take these supplements while pregnant or breast feeding and to always consult your doctor before doing so...
Family Fever
I was sent the Seven Seas Perfect7 tablets free of charge to try...This is my honest review....All thoughts and opinions are my own...