25 November 2014

Degustabox October

This is our 3rd Degustabox and once again we received a parcel full with brilliant products to try out, you can check out our August and September Boxes too.



Sweet things first as always:


1. Sample Present: The new Alphabites from BEAR are a delicious health cereal with no refined sugar or salt. Molly-May loves to munch on them as a little breakfast or daytime snack!

2. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans who doesn't love them?? Those come in a nifty re sizable bag which is ideal to take along for a secret little Mummy Snack!! Did you know that every single bean can take up to 21 days to create & there are over 100 different flavours!! No wonder its classed as the ultimate flavour adventure and every foodies worst kept secret!!

3. The All Natural Bar from Getbuzzing is a 100% natural & healthy flapjack which is the perfect on the go snack and it does taste really good too!

4. Another BEAR Product are the BEAR Paws which are a delicious pure fruit snack with no added sugar, concentrates or any other nonsense. Finn demolished the pack pretty quick and told me i should add it to our shopping list because he loves to eat bear feet ;o)


5.  We already tested Brioche Products in the previous Degustaboxes and they don't disappoint rather the opposite this sliced Brioche Loaf is a lovely and light slice of sweet bread which goes very well with product number 9!! Match made in heaven!!

6. Another Brioche Goodie in form of Pan au Lait Choc ChipsThey were a big hit with Finn and he had them for breakfast and snack time a few days in a row!

7. Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder is made from the finest quality cocoa beans. It comes with a free recipe card and contains 3 x 25g sachets they will come in very handy 
when i bake my marble cake again!

8. Another Dr. Oetker Product Premium 90% Extra Dark Chocolate well the name says it all its perfect for melting and to be used in a yummy chocolate recipe. for some inspiration what to do with it check this out here.
9. Solo Marshmallow Creme now that is heaven in a tub. Its a rather divine readable sweet marshmallow treat. I had it as a spread but i am looking forward to bake something with it very soon, watch this space!
Onto the savoury products and drinks:


10. Special K BBQ Cracker Crisps i have to say this 60% less fat savoury snack was not to my taste but that might be because i am more of a cheese and onion crisps kinda girl!


11. The Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce is the UK's best tasting sweet chilli sauce and it's a quick and easy way to make your every day food taste great. I personally not keen on the flavour in a sauce but i don't mind it as a dipping sauce it tastes really nice!
12. Enhance comes in a small squeezable package and transforms any water into a delicious, light fruity drink. Its made with real fruit juice and with no added sugar, enhance is only 1 calorie a drink.


13. Bengali Meal Kits are a 1,2,3 step to a authentic, delicious meal in just 20 minutes. 
The three clever little pots combined with a few fresh ingredients make a lovely meal. 
I am looking forward to testing this and 

And last but not least there was another Degustabox Fridge voucher to receive a 4 pack of Benecol Greek Style Yogurts (2x strawberry and 2x vanilla flavour). 
The Benecol Yogurts contains plant stanols; a unique cholesterol lowering ingredient which is proven to significantly lower cholesterol in just 3 weeks.

Overall we liked 12 out of 14 Items in the Box which i think is superb 
and the box is once again great value for money! 

I have to admit to start with i was a tiny bit disappointment there wasn't any drinks in this box (other then the enhancer of course) but the rest of the products ccertainly made more then up for the lack of drinks!

If you want to hear more about Degustabox head over to their website or check out their Facebook and Twitter Pages.

You can get your very own Box with 3£ off if you add the discount code: "6T3SF" to your order! 

Enjoy!!



Disclaimer: I have been send the October Degustabox for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.

24 November 2014

A visit to the new Chicco HQ

I love getting emails inviting me to a Events and they are even better
when there's pushchairs involved!
So I was delighted that Chicco got in touch with me again to see if I want to check out their new showroom and have a first look at their new range of toys and pushchairs for the upcoming year!



We were the first to arrive so Molly-May certainty enjoyed having all of the Chicco Staff cooing over her and letting her play with loads of shiny new toys.

Whilst she was happy playing I had a glance at the new upcoming winter accessories for the Urban Pushchair (you can read more about this pushchair from my visit last year over here.


The Winter Pack which consists off some very cosy and warm mummy mitts who attach to the buggy handle and also double up as baby mitts (when attached to the bumper bar) very clever. Then there is the extra padded Liner as well as a warm cover to keep your little ones cosy in cold temperatures.
The Kit comes in Winter Night (Electric Blue) or Winter Sunset (Electric Pink) and retails at £ 59.99.


A new addition for the upcoming Summer in  2015 will be the 2 new light Summer Packs
for the Urban.
There is a thin breathable liner, a hood with net opening and a thin apron cover where the bottom half can be unzipped and underneath is a mesh to keep little feet cool but still secure from the sun.
It comes in Summer Nature (Sage Green) or Summer Sahara (Beige) and retails at £ 59.99.

It was fabulous to check out all the a Chicco Toys in one place and here are my favourites:


Chicco teamed up with Fiat to give you a super cool little Fiat 500 sports edition radio controlled car for all those little race fans from age 2 and over. It is controlled using a steering wheel shaped remote.
The Fiat 500 retails at £29.99.
I love the look of this car and haven't seen the range before i was amazed how the remote control worked. nearly no pushing buttons required just tilt the wheel shaped remote and off it goes!


We have had a Chicco Walker for both kids and they always been a massive hit but now
they brought out a 1,2,3 Activity Station (RRP: £79.99) which will last from
 6 month way into toddler hood (3 years).

It starts off with a traditional walker with a seat (it has 2 height settings) then it turns into a push along and once your little one is steady on its feet you can add on a seat to transform it to a ride on.
The play panel boasts disco lights and animals and you can even personalise the ride with help of some name stickers you can print our for free on the Chicco page.

And then there was the Chicco Musical Tales Singing Bear which instantly was a massive hit with Molly-May and she wobbled up and down whilst he was playing his tunes!
The soft teddy bear talks with a funny voice moving his mouth and tells many stories through songs, phrases and sounds. He has a knapsack which contains 5 cards, each of which tells a different tale.


But there also some fab outdoor games for the older kids in the new Chicco Range called Fit & Fun.



(From left to right)

Fishing Island - lights and musical fishing fun from 2 yrs up (RRP: £19.99)Balanskate - will grow with your child from sitting on it to scootering with a handlebar and skateboarding from 18m + (RRP: £39.99)
Goal League - for every little football fan from 2 years up (RRP: £29.99)
Monkey Strike - a fun bowling game from 18m+ (RRP: £ 14.99)

You can check out all the toys over on the Chicco website or visit their Facebook Page for all the latest news and competitions!

Disclaimer: I have been invited to attend the Launch of the the new 2015 Collection from Chicco but i have not been asked to write about it and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

22 November 2014

Week 47 - Project 365

Week 47 - 16. - 22. November 

Day 320
Spotted today at a soft play:


Day 321
I might have just bought MM a h&m jumper to match mine #minime but its rather cute isn't it? 


Day 322
Today was sponsored by #braun #kleenex #painkillers #dextroenergy #calpol #teething #baby #cold #cough 



Day 323
We went to a taster session of the new craze which is called Sling Swing and both Molly-May and I had good fun! 



Day 324
One very sleepy baby after being in London all day thank god for our carrier, nothing better then sleepy cuddles close to mummy:
  

Day 325
We love our new Bibisili Bib which came in our Sassy Bloom Box:


Day 326
Today i baked some cupcakes for my cousins daughters baptism tomorrow i love my little rose silicon forms:


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Sassy Bloom Baby Gift Box Review

Molly-May is one lucky lady, the other day the postman brought her a rather exiting parcel. 

A box full of Sassy Bloom goodies!

In case you haven't heard about the Sassy Bloom Baby Gift Boxes before 
let me tell you some more:

Each box is especially hand picked for your baby to be tailored to it's age and stage of development. From personalised items to little, bonus gifts for mum to some of the best baby products on the market the Sassy Bloom Box is a wonderful surprise every month.
Each box has a minimum RRP value of 40£!

To read more about the Sassy Bloom subscription click here.

So here is what we found in our box:


How funky and bright is the "Jake Giraffe" Bib from Bibisili (RRP: £ 6.99)!! I love the build in crump catcher it folds up really small so perfect to pop into the chaining bag and the bendy silicon bib also doubles up as the perfect toy to chew on!

 Peter's Pebbles (RRP: £ 5.99) is a lovely story about a young boy who has a great adventure beyond his wildest dreams which all starts when he accidentally knocks a painted fish pebble into the water.

The Rolling Shapes Toy from Halilit (RRP: £ 9is a great toy for babies from 6m + with its colourful beads inside and the great round shape its just right for little hands to grab 
and make some sounds.
We actually already have a few Halilit Toys in Finns music box and he use to love them!

There was also a lovely Bibbles dribble bib (RRP: £3which comes in very handy for my teething little girl right now. the backing is lovely and soft and i like the feel of the bib.


I cannot wait for Molly-May to be old enough to use this adorable Floating Tea Party Set from Summer (RRP: £ 8.99) it will make bath time extra fun when you can bring your
afternoon tea session into the bath tub!



Also in our Box we got this lovely personalised Name Fleece Blanket (RRP: £10) i haveto find a special place for this once she moves into her own room.



So here is our verdict:

I absolutely love all the products yes i might not be a big pink fan so the blanket might be rather used as decoration in the nursery then actually being "worn out" but this is very much 
personal preferences!
I think those gift boxes would make fantastic baby shower or newborn presents for any parents to be or as a little treat for you and your little one! They go from pregnancy (third trimester) all the way through toddler hood (2 years).

If you want to try out your very own Sassy Bloom Gift Box or want to gift one to a new Mum to be you can get yours with FREE delivery and a 10£ Discount code for only 19£ just click here.


Disclaimer: I have been send the Sassy Bloom Box for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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