Friday, 27 November 2015

Amazon Black Friday Deals Week Purchases 2015

Amazons Black Friday Deals Week is their biggest yet this year, and I may have bought a few things for Ben and myself (whilst actually seeing if the present that I am getting my sisters boyfriend for Christmas was in it - it was but when I was at work last night so missed out on it!). I thought I would show you what I purchased. As I've literally done Christmas shopping (apart from Steves and my sisters boyfriend) I decided to make some sneaky purchases.

 Wow Toys Farmyard Advent Calendar - I bought Ben the Wonderland Advent Calendar last year, was fun opening up the toys more for me than him. So now he's older and this one was half price I decided to buy him another one.

 Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - I had to purchase this as after 2 years my previous brush had given up.

I love doing jigsaws and since I moved out I have had anywhere to do one! I've wanted a porta puzzle for ages, as picked it up at £11.99, along with a Christmas puzzle as well. Which I'm hoping to get done throughout December.

Leapfrog LeapReader - I've always planned on getting this for Ben, I payed £16.99 for it (retail price is £40!!). Bens still a bit young for this at the minute being 31 months. But I'm thinking about getting it out for him during the long Summer holidays (as he's now at pre-school). And if I get a few books and some interactive learning programs to do with him I think he'll be alright with it.

Karrimor Cordova Weathertite Snow Boots - Yes I purchased some snow boots and I live in Eng-land. But I figured they'd last me years and will good to keep my feet warm whilst I'm at the football, and also if I have an icy walk to work.

OPI's Catch A Falling Star gift set, and Ce-less-tial Is More - I bought these as a present to myself after a stressful day

A Christmas Jumper that's from Boohoo, I don't actually have a proper Christmas jumper, I have a sweatshirt and a couple of t-shirts, but really wanted to wear a Christmas jumper on Christmas Day this year. I'll probably team it with my black skater skirt and some of Primarks super cosy tights.

Friday, 20 November 2015

0-6 Month Gift Ideas

Here's my first gift guide for this year! Just a few ideas for the younger baby, as it's harder when they're so young, I discovered this and Ben was 8 months old for his first Christmas,

Mamas and Papas Snug and Activity Tray - £54.12
Fisher Price Newborn to Toddler Play Gym - £39.99
Sophie The Giraffe Teether - £12.99
Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo - £69.99
Baby Einstein Explore and Discover Soft Blocks - £13.99
Lamaze Freddie the Firefly - £7.98
Mamas and Papas Large Elephant Activity Toy - £15.99

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Ben's Christmas Clothes 2015

We all like to wear something Christmas related throughout December! I like to pick Ben up a few items each year. This year this is what I have bought him.

I love this adorable reindeer hoody, I picked this up from Jojo Maman Bebe, it's £20, which I think is a great price as it's super soft. And comes in sizes 6-12 months up to 5-6 years.

I picked these pyjamas up from George at Asda, for just £6. These are going to be Ben's Christmas pyjamas for through out December. I have some more for his Christmas Eve box, I will be doing a post on that once it's completed.
Lastly a couple of tops, the long sleeved t-shirt is from Tu at Sainsburys and was £3.50. The jumper is from Boots Mini Club ad was £12. I just had to pick it up when I saw it!

Have you bought your children (or yourself) and Christmas clothing this year?

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Our Halloween 2015

Here are a few photos from our Halloween, we spent the evening round my parents and all dressed up (apart from my dad).

My mums homemade Halloween style chocolate cake (was lovely)

Ben was a pumpkin (from Sainsburys) and I was a cat.

On the Friday before Halloween Ben and I decorated these gingerbread biscuits which we picked up from Morrisons whilst doing our weekly food shop. 

I love it that Ben can now start doing more things himself, going to aim to do some more crafty things with him, and he's already done his first picture at Nursery.
Hope you all had a good Halloween, how did you spend it?

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Menorca Holiday 2015 - The Second Week

So I know this post has been a long time coming, as I said in my previous post now Ben is attending pre-school I have more time. He's there as I'm writing this post, and I've just done loads of housework, and now have 40 minutes before he needs picking up.
So these are some photos from the second week of our holiday, all the way back in June. But I have still decided to post them, as some of you may be looking into where you would like to visit next Summer.

Where are you thinking of going on holiday next year, we're thinking Turkey or another Spanish island.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Weekly Meal Plan #3

This is our meal plan for the week

Monday - left over spaghetti bolognaise (I always freeze left overs if possible)
Tuesday - Hot dogs, normally do Ben a few chips and corn to have with his sausage
Wednesday - Chicken Enchilada's, will be using the Morrisons enchilada pack for this.
Thursday - Fray Bentos chicken pie for me, probably with some frozen corn. Ben and Steve will have tortellini and tomato and mascarpone sauce
Friday - Freezer meal, possibly battered cod and sweet potato fries. Steves away on his brothers stag do. My sister is taking Ben to Pizza Hut whilst I'm at work.
Saturday - Steves still away, so Ben and I are having some party food as a treat, hehe!
Sunday - Not too sure, Steves home and I'm at work all day so neither of us will want to cook, so either take-away or what ever is in the cupboard/freezer.

It is also Bens first week at Pre-school this week. He has been a nightmare the last couple of days as we were round my parents for Halloween and he went to be later, and hasn't caught up on sleep yet. So early tea and then bath and bed for him, as if he wakes up earlier tomorrow it will give us longer to get ready so won't bother me too much. Hoping to start posting regularly again soon. I do have a few posts planned in my head!