Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Baylis & Harding Christmas delights!

If you’re looking for some affordable Christmas gifts then Baylis & Harding have a fantastic festive range of festive treats for some Christmas Pampering.....


Baylis & Harding Bath Time Treats, Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit.


A miniature vintage roll top bath containing 50 ml shower cream that leaves skin feeling gently cleansed and an indulgent 30 ml body butter to nourish and fragrance the body....This would be a delightful stocking filler or secret Santa gift....

Baylis & Harding Winter Spruce & Berries Festive Scented Candle Jar.


This smells amazing and also looks so pretty with it's stunning forest green-embossed jar with stunning mini Christmas tree decorative lid!! It really is a luxury candle....It has an impressive 38 hours burning time....

Baylis & Harding Midnight Fig & Pomegranate Luxury Body Wash.

The luxury body wash comes in a stunning ruby-red pyramid gift box with Christmas tree window that you can see the 500ml Luxury Body Wash contained within.....It has an An exquisite fragrance of rich dark fruits, berries and pomegranates to indulge the senses....


Baylis & Harding Limited Edition Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Moisturising Hand Wash.

This is in our bathroom at the moment and it is lovely to use. It has been leaving my hands feeling soft and loved.

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Carnival Perfect Partners Gift Set.


This is by far my favourite set....It is bright and sounds good enough to eat...hehehe 300 ml of Candy apple body wash and 250 ml Sweet caramel popcorn body butter....I love the fabulous packaging....White candy stripe with a carousel horse theme...It captures all the fun of the fair!

Baylis & Harding La Maison - Creme Brulee & Cocoa Luxury Gift Basket


This gorgeous gift basket makes a super stylish gift that is bound to be a favourite this Christmas.....The beautiful lined wicker basket contains a trio of Baylis & Harding's most popular pampering essentials. The 300 ml Body Cleanser and Body Polisher gently cleanse skin and give an exfoliating boost while the 350 ml Body Butter locks in moisture to nourish and fragrance the skin.....Fragranced with Creme Brulee and Cocoa which is truly irresistible....

Baylis & Harding Sport Men's Wash Bag.


Essential grooming for him packed in a stylish wash bag. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for but this sporty denim wash bag with distressed design detailing keeps things simple offering the very best in male grooming. A hydrating 100ml hair & body wash and a 50ml refreshing and gently cleansing aftershave Balm....All products are fragranced with citrus, lime and mint, a truly refreshing scent of expertly blended woody base notes and energetic aromas of lime and bergamot....

You can find all of these goodies in various supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsburys and Ocado as well as online on Amazon....

I was sent these Baylis & Harding sets free of charge in exchange for this blog post.


Monday, 11 December 2017

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Last weeks meal plan went well...I forgot I was cooking the meatballs in the slow cooker on Wednesday and it got to lunchtime and it would have been too late to start so we swapped a couple of meals around but we ate everything planned....

The meatballs cooked in the slow cooker were amazing! The more I use the slow cooker the more I love it.....It will be getting a week of this week....We are doing "operation empty the freezer for Christmas!"....I am planning on buying the meat at the weekend for the Christmas dinner and it will have to go in the freezer. I already have some nice stuffing from Tesco in there. I can't wait to tuck into that....

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Pies (I think they are chicken & mushroom), mash & veg....
Tuesday - Bernard Matthews Cheese Hamwiches with sweetcorn and baked beans....
Wednesday - Leftover bolognese in wraps....
Thursday - Chicken nuggets and chips....
Friday - Battered fish and wedges....
Saturday - Pizza....
Sunday - My dad is visiting so I will put something in the slow cooker. I don't know what yet....

What are you eating this week?


Sunday, 10 December 2017

She's a star. #MySundayPhoto

Ellie doesn't always have the best days at school but sometimes she will come home with rewards. Wednesday was one of those days....She got a certificate for Scientist of the week and a sticker for her writing! 



Saturday, 9 December 2017

A photo everyday for a year - Week 49 #Project365

Another week of not taking many photos....On the days where I didn't I had the Elf on the shelf photo as a back up....

In two weeks time the kids will have finished school for Christmas and it can't come soon enough. My teen has been full of cold and my my youngest has had a bit of a cold too....We're struggling to get up on a morning with it being so dark and staying in bed is so more appealing....

Here's a photo for every day!


315/365 - 2nd December
One building with Lego and the other building on Minecraft...

316/365 - 3rd December
Our Elf hiding in one of the Christmas stockings....

317/365 - 4th December
My fella thinks I've lost the plot buying a toilet seat cover set for the bathroom....lol It was only £3 from The Works....

318/365 - 5th December
The Elf had been for a bath....hehehe

319/365 - 6th December
Ellie came home with a certificate for Scientist of the week....I was very proud of her!

320/365 - 7th December
Slow cooker meatballs for tea around the coffee table....

321/365 - 8th December
I've started on the Christmas food shopping....I love the stuffing on the Christmas dinner and always find some different flavours. I like the sound of these. They are in the freezer ready for the big day.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Feeling festive. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


I think every word for the next few weeks will be Christmas related....hehehe

Last Friday the Christmas decorations went up and everything is looking so pretty in here....Even our wonky tree. We went to see the lights been switched on in town and it has really put me in the Christmassy mood....


I sat down earlier in the week and added everything to the Tesco online grocery basket which we need for the Christmas week....I think I have remembered everything. I will probably be going back and adding and removing things as I expect some of the prices will change in the run up to Christmas. Thank goodness for the Clubcard vouchers my bill has been taken down from £241.40 to £169.30. There is plenty of treats, alcohol and things we don't usually buy so the price isn't too bad.....

My dad has given us a date for his Christmas visit....Eek! I can't wait to see him. The last time we did was round about this time last year and a lot has happened since I saw him. He isn't a huggy person but he will be getting one from me....

I jokingly mentioned to him that Ellie has said she wants a bike for Christmas....She hadn't mentioned it until the other day and has left it a little late for me to anything about it since I've already bought her main present....He has gone out and bought her a bike and Becky too....Becky wasn't bothered about a bike but he is the type of person that if he buys one child he has to buy the other the same too....For Stu and I he has bought a new oven....Ours is on it's last legs and I was dreading cooking Christmas lunch in it. My dad really is making Christmas special for us this year.....

I got all the girls Christmas presents out during the week to check what they had....I hope they are not disappointed. There piles will be smaller this year than previous years despite me spending more this year.....I know Becky understands that electronics cost more than toys....I just need to explain that to Ellie too....I did make one last order with Amazon to get some board games as I had totally forgotten about that part of Christmas. 

I ordered the Christmas cards to come with the shopping tomorrow and the girls Gingerbread houses that they will build soon....Hopefully over the weekend we will be making some mince pies....It seems years since we made our own.

Now all I have to buy is selection boxes.....I think I have everything else covered! I feel on top of things this year....Hooray!