Swagbucks Holiday Cookies Team Challenge

I have a fun way for you to get in the Holiday spirit and earn some gift cards! Swagbucks is holding a Holiday Cookies Team Challenge and they’re a lot of fun! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn

Preparing For Packed Lunches

Disclaimer: We received a discount on these items but all opinions are our own. About a month ago we got the terrible news that Erin’s nursery, and the school it was attached to, would be closing down and today is that day. Currently, Erin has a hot lunch for each of the 3 days she’s at nursery with pudding and fruit being available each day as well. with Erin being quite a fussy eater at home having lunches sorted 3 days a week was a real relief and I was so happy knowing that she was eating something different. Erin

How We’ll Be Spending Christmas Day

Since moving to Norfolk in 2013 I don’t think John and I have ever had 2 Christmases the same. Last year we had my mum, sister and her fiance staying over the whole of Christmas and our house was full, loud and full of love and fun. This year though my sister and her fiance are going back home and seeing Mum there instead. Christmas this year will mean it being just me, John and Erin. As lovely as last year was I am quite looking forward to having a very small family Christmas at home. Erin tends to wake

5 Tips For Making Christmas Cooking A Breeze

Ad – We received some items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  Last year we had a really busy Christmas as we had my mum, sister and her fiance all staying with us. This meant that I was cooking Christmas dinner for 6 people and while I didn’t go too overboard, it was still quite stressful and it took hours to cook. I hated either being stuck in the kitchen or having to go in and out all day as it meant me missing everything else that was going on. This year I wanted to

Decorating The House For Christmas

I don’t really know why but I have always liked to decorate for Christmas over the first weekend in December. I can’t actually remember when we used to do it as a family when I was growing up but I do remember my Mum putting it off for as long as possible and then wanting to take the tree down as soon after Christmas as she could get away with. Honestly, I’m not much different when it comes to taking the decorations now but that’s because of Erin’s birthday. As she was born on New Year’s Day I like to

Where To Go On A Winter Family Holiday

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   It’s no secret that I like holidays. I like talking about them, I like researching them and most importantly, I like going on them! This year we have been very lucky to have been able to go on 3 very different holidays this year but something I have never done is to go on a winter holiday. I think this has probably been down to the jobs I’ve had in the past and always being so busy from September to Christmas. With that in mind, I’ve been looking recently

Winter Warmers From Chipmunks Footwear

Disclaimer: We were sent these items for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.  We live in an old Victorian house with floorboards full of gaps. The house gets really chilly and because of this Erin has really developed a bit of a love for slippers. We have had plenty of pairs since Erin has been able to walk but our favourites by far have been from Chipmunks. The last pair we had were adorable grey bunnies and now we have the wonderful Doey deer slippers. These adorable slippers come in sizes 4 to 2 (21 to 34) but

My Favourite Christmas Films For The Whole Family

One of my absolute favourite things about the Christmas period is festive films. I have personal favourites that are classics but I also love watching the super cheesy made for TV films as well. This year is the first year that Erin might actually be interested in some Christmas films so I thought I’d share some of my favourite Christmas films for all the family. Miracle On 34th Street For me, Miracle On 34th Street is such a classic now and I can’t believe it is 24 years old now. Richard Attenborough plays Kris Kringle and a Santa in a department