Posts Tagged ‘gift’

Me and my hair have a bit of a ‘love hate’ relationship. I have long and straight hair; it has been described by many a hairdresser as ‘fine but there is a lot of it’.  I really wish I could do something with it, but lack of time and inspiration means that I tend to go for the put up and out of the way approach.


I have tried accessories before, but none have be successful, they either won’t stay in, don’t look good or they break! So, when I was offered to try out the service at Stone Bridge, I said yes! Hopefully they would be able to find me something pretty that works!

First they asked me to fill in the ‘Tell Us More About Your Hair‘ form, I was over the moon to be able to answer all the questions, I know that sounds daft but sometimes you get to those questions where you fit into more than one answer, but I didn’t get stuck by that.  They even had ‘Fine, “but a lot of it”‘ as an answer!!

I then got an email telling me that the hair consultant recommended the Coiffure medium hair clamp in mahogany, so I sat back and waited for it to arrive.

It came quickly and well package, I felt like it was Christmas with something pretty turning up for me!

The claw is beautiful and well made. I put all my hair in it and headed out for the day. I only had to adjust a couple of times after sitting in the car and ‘resting in the armchair’. It stayed firm, made me feel girly (a feat in itself), and attracted compliments from others!

I love my new hair claw! Although in theory I am not doing anything that different from putting my hair up out of the way, I feel like I am styling it, I feel like I am doing something with it, I feel nice!

What can I say? The hair consultant got it spot on right and the product is great.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Hair Claw for the purpose of this review, however my review remains honest.

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You can order most things online and get them delivered directly to your door now, clothes, groceries, gifts. Do you like it? I love internet shopping, i love the convenience, I love being able to order a gift and get it delivered direct to the person if need be, I love it!

What about ordering a cake through the post though? I have to admit when I was asked to have a taste of Baker Days Valentines Letterbox cake I was sceptical, how on earth could a cake travel through the mail, enter your house through the letterbox and be tasty and in one piece?

Well I was about to find out!

So, I put in my order for a beautiful looking personalised valentine cake and sat back and waited!


So what happened next? Well, you will never believe it, but a white box came through the letterbox, yep actually through the letterbox and landed on the mat! In the box was a small card, a packet of love hearts and a round cake tin that said just for you on it! I was worried about opening the tin, would I find a cake in there or would it be something that once was a cake?

bakerDays Cake

Much to our pleasure it was indeed a cake, and not the tiny cake you would expect from the way it had travelled, you could get 4 decent sized slices (maybe more depending on how you cut!)  and added to that; an absolutely gorgeous smelling cake at that. As soon as I open the tin the smell hit me and it made me want to eat the cake straight away, yum! The cake was a surprise for hubby, and he was impressed! The writing on it was perfect, the picture great and the fact it had come in the post really made him smile!

So it had passed the letterbox test and the attractiveness test, so there was only one real test left – the taste test! We cut into the cake, shared it out (well we all had to test) and drooled a little….it was delicious! bakerDays Cake two

To say the cake had survived the journey is an understatement, it was in one piece, moist and tasty! It was fantastic, Monkey and the Mouse both had some and enjoyed it and Hubby thought I was the best wife ever (well he thinks that anyway, but the cake got me brownie points!).  There was a small bit left that Hubby had a couple of days later and he said it was still good, hadn’t dried out at all!

This is a unique idea, something I have never seen before and something I thought wouldn’t work, but actually I have tried it and I like it! The fact you can send someone a cake even if you can’t be with them for a special occasion is brilliant! There are over 400 designs and your choice doesn’t stop there, you can have sponge, carrot, gluten free and more!

So for valentines this year, consider sending a cake – it will be worth it!

We were sent the cake for the purpose of this review, all thoughts are honest

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The Gallery

Please meet Boris, yes Boris is a bee, he is the original logo of a small business hubby and I created. My mother in law actually made Boris from a picture my hubby had drawn! I thought I would share this little piccie of him as this week ‘The Gallery’ over on the Sticky Fingers blog has a topic of Yellow! Perfect!

Boris will soon not be the logo of our business, but he will always be special to us!


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This review was done for Izziwizzikids.co.uk and their weekly Playfest!

Izziwizzi Kids is all about ‘Changing the World of Toys and Play…Together’ and Playfest is one of the ways to do it. There are two Playfest parties held weekly, one on Twitter (Tuesday 8.30pm – 10.00pm under the hashtag #playfest) and one on a Thursday on Facebook at the Izziwizzi  Page (8.30pm – 10pm)

Both parties involve chat on play around the weekly theme, reviews, opportunity to review and often virtual cake too! So if you fancy it pop along!

So, I thought for the first time I would share the video on here too!

All copyright of the video belongs to Buzz Marketing and Izziwizzi Kids. To review products for izziwizzi kids you make a commitment to produce a vlog/video review to a deadline

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Write at Home

I was tweeting away the other day on twitter and asked if anyone would like to send me a pretty notebook, and to my surprise someone said they would!! I know, how lucky am I?!

The lovely Maragret from Write at home kept to her tweet and popped a notebook in the post to me, today it arrived and look….it really is a pretty notebook!

It really is a lovely notebook and it will take pride of place in my bag, traveling around with me ready to be filled with my ramblings! So a massive thank you to Margaret and please do check out her site – they is some lovely goodies to be had!

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I have been asked to review Doodlebugs by Orchard Toys for Izziwizzikids.co.uk

This is a game by Orchard Toys, the box contains 40 character cards, a Wildcard and the instructions. The way to play is simple, deal out 5 cards per player, put the rest of the cards in a pile, face down in the middle with one card face up. The players then take it in turns to lay a card on the pile, matching colour or shape. If anyone can’t go then they pick one up from the face down pile. The winner is the one who gets rid of all their cards first, simples!

The cards themselves are lovely, very bright and colourful and the perfect size for little hands. Legs (3 yo) loves this game and my 6 year old nephew enjoyed it too, they were happy to take turns and didn’t mind when they had to pick a card up either.

The game is sturdy and the box compact enough to pop in your suitcase to use on holiday. I would certainly recommend this game for the 3-7 year old, maybe even older. Great as an addition to your games cupboard, as a gift for a birthday or a stocking filler! I will definitely be looking at what other games Orchard Toys have when doing my Christmas shopping!

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Looks lovely doesn’t it! I love receiving post, well not post – bills I don’t like, but parcels I love! Normally they are parcels of things for the children, but this one was for me! A treat for Mummy – Yay!!

So, what is it? I hear you ask.

Well this pretty parcel came from the lovely Silver Birch Crafts for review and it is an ipad sleeve, and if I wanted to make this a really short review I could simply say ‘I love it!’

But I will tell you more, this sleeve is made from beautiful fabric on the outside and has a suedette lining to keep it protected and scratch free, it is soft and snuggly and makes my ipad look soooo pretty! I have my ipad in a case that doubles as a stand at the minute and if I want this sleeve goes over the top of that too!

There are many fabrics to choose from and I am sure if there was something you particularly wanted Silver Birch Crafts would happily talk to you about it, they are very accommodating (I got to pick which fabric I wanted for this review!)

So what do I love about this sleeve, it’s soft, it’s unusual (there aren’t many out there like this!), it disguises my ipad, it protects, it fits my ipad with or without it’s case and it is so pretty!

Sarah from Silver Birch Crafts is very talented as she hand makes these herself, and if the ipad isn’t your gadget of choice, there are also Kindle sleeves, Laptop Sleeves and Phone Sleeves too!







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