Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Creative Lettering for Kids - Book Review

As a kid I always enjoyed art and writing, I was definitely a creative child and my girls are no different, you'll always find them with piles of papers, pencils and pens around them, they particularly like writing notes to their uncle. The Creative Lettering for Kids Book appealed to me because I thought it would build on that creativity that they already have.


Let your inner artist shine and get creative with lettering!  group of talented artists encourage you to have fun with colors, shapes, and doodling. You'll experiment with a variety of tools and materials while learning a ton of cool techniques. You'll be inspired by the artists' favorite fonts, "try it" idea, and step by step lettering lessons, from making an alphabet with gel pens to creating gift tags using carved letter stamps.

Mosaics Mini From Brainstorm - Review

The Summer holidays have arrived and of course this now means finding some suitable entertainment for the kids in those moments where they come up to me with the dreaded phrase, "I'm bored." Now if you're looking for ideas something you might not have considered yet are Mosaics Mini from Brainstorm.

What are Mosaics Mini?

These are all inclusive kits that include over 200 sparkly adhesive foam tiles in many colours which children can the stick on to the co-ordinating colour coded picture. There are a range of pictures to choose from: unicorn, kitten, dragon, angel fish and dolphin.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Read With Me #30 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me, with school finished for the summer I'm trying to keep my youngest's reading up as I want her to have the best start when she goes back in year one.


We're still using Reading Eggs which is something she really loves doing and with her being old enough for the library challenge this year she's picking out her own books to read, always good to have some different stories to read as the ones we've got at home get a little bit repetitive these days.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #30

We went on a family trip to Brighton last week and whilst there had a little visit to the Sealife centre. The kids were fascinated, most excited about seeing Nemo and Dory but I took a liking to this one right here.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Body Confidence, Not Just For Summer

Body confidence, I think it is something that the majority of us strive to feel/have. A couple of years ago I was talking about being beach body ready and at the time I was worrying about the thought of putting on a bikini, daring to bare the skin that I was sure others would be less than impressed to see. Now I know the way to achieve that sort of readiness is just to take your body to the beach, simple right? For some maybe not.

"The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence"

You see to be able to put on that two piece, or one piece of you prefer, you really need self-confidence, a feeling of self worth and belonging, the ability to say f*ck it, this is who I am and I love myself regardless of any lumps and bumps because we shouldn't just be able to feel confident in our bodies at summer time, we should all be able to hold onto those feelings all year round. The question is how to find such confidence?

"What you think of yourself is far more important than what other people think of you"