Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How to organise your life....with a little help

I've been looking at my house, and the clutter and mess that surrounds everything. 

I have organised the kids toys by buying boxes and storages units and drawers to clear the playrooms.  This seems to work.  Why is that I can't do this with our letters and documents!

We have a normal household, but it just seems that paperwork in our house is never ending.

I was lucky enough to be sent some Avery Magazine Racks to review from Shoplet.  These have been a clutter-free life saver.

These racks are very sturdy, and aren't flimsy, so you can hold quite heavy books in them, no problem.  The are also wipe clean, so if you do store items which aren't used very often, then wiping the surface is a doddle, unlike the wire racks you can get in other stores.

I am now proudly organising my paperwork, my letters and documents in a lovely set of magazine racks.  Which also, means I can now utilise the freed-up space for more useful purposes! My house has been de-cluttered!

Shoplet are an online store who supply all types of office and stationary items for your business, but can also be used for home use too. Their products range from furniture to envelopes, so whatever you need they probably stock it.

Disclaimer: I was the sent the above product to review.  All opinions and views are my own.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Another birthday, another cake!

Here's a another birthday cake for a family friend's daughter.

She is extremely girly so loves all things princess related, so what better than Sofia the First!

I also made matching cupcakes for the kids to take home after the party. Bit grown up, but I couldn't help myself!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Why is it when you have spent hours cleaning the car or the windows, it either rains heavily or a bird passes by and decides to excrete all over your lovely clean surfaces!

Someone is having a laugh!  Not only that, but I've also had to contend with the blossom from the trees blowing down my street and congregating on said clean windows and car. Does Mother Nature think I have an extra 2.5 hours to spare all over again tomorrow?!

Can anyone recommend a cleaner, or tarpaulin big enough to cover the house!

Rant over.

Spongebob cake topper

I have been a little pre-occupied recently. My son has just had his 5th birthday and I had a few of his friends over on his birthday and then a massive party the following day.  It's taken me all this time to get over it and clean the house!

Anyway, I just wanted to show you my first attempt at a spongebob squarepants cake topper for his cake (he had asked for a Spongebob themed cake).

I made this over a couple of evenings, I could have done it in one sitting but it's near impossible when there is a little one to look after!

Well, enough babbling, here it is.  My first Spongebob cake topper! Oh, I also made Patrick, but I forgot to take a picture of it!

I know I should have done his eyes properly but I was soooo tired :(

Even so, I think it is a great first attempt! 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Cake, glorious cake! More corporate cakes.

Vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream. 

These should brighten up the office!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Warmer weather = chilling out with ChillFactor Squeeze Cup Slushy Maker

Yes!  The warmer weather has finally reached us.  Now....what can we moan about now?  The queues at the ice cream van? The shops running out of cool drinks?

Well, I have found a solution that will solve that and is perfect for this warmer weather!  It's the ChillFactor Squeeze Cup Slushy Maker.

Remember those slushies we use to have as kids (even our own kids love them, so they must be good!).  I bought one last year at a theme park and was amazed at how expensive they were and how many additives were added in to it.  It tasted horrendous (must be my age!)

Anyway...with the ChillFactor Slushy Maker you can make your own slushy, with whatever chilled drink you want.  I opted for fresh juice (pineapple and apple fresh juice). It was so easy to make and the fights we had over who's turn it was next to taste was hilarious.  Let's just say it was a huge hit, but I think we need to invest in a few more now!

The ChillFactor Squeeze Cup Slushy Maker comes in four different colours: red, green, pink and blue) and cost £12.99.

To get a delish slushy all you need to do is put the cup in the freezer until it has frozen (don't be too eager and and take it out before it has fully frozen, like I did the first time!). Pour in your chosen CHILLED drink (fruit juice, cordial, fizzy drink etc.) Then, just squeeze the cup.  The ice for the slushy starts appearing before your eyes (or should I say 'ice'!).  It takes about 30 seconds of squeezing to get the right consistency. The cup comes with a 'spraw' (spoon/straw).

Washing the cup is easy too.  The actual cup just needs to be washed by hand in soapy water and the other parts (lid and rims) are dishwasher safe. Then it can go straight back into the freezer for the next drink!

The slushy maker is perfect for the warmer weather....just make sure you have enough to go around!

Disclaimer: I was the sent the above product to review.  All opinions and views are my own.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Mother's Day gifts with added discount!

Following on from my post about MrNutcase phone cases, they are running a promotion that gives you 30% off all cases purchased before 18th March.

Simply enter the code treatyourmum at the checkout to redeem the 30% discount.

'Case' solved! :)

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