Dressing for Christmas with Rockin Baby

We love finding new places to buy clothes from and the children all love getting dressed up so when Rockin Baby sent Little Man an outfit with Christmas in mind he couldn’t wait to get dressed up.

I’ve been familiar with Rockin Baby for a couple of years now – they manufacture beautiful baby carriers and for every one sold in the UK they donate one to mothers in Haiti or Kenya. From the moment I heard about Rockin Baby I knew that they were a company who really wanted do something good in the world. So I was excited when the brand expanded and started offering childrenswear too – and with the same great offer of providing a like for like product to a child in Haiti or Kenya whenever one is sold in the UK.

Rockin Baby have recently partnered with ChildFund International to reach millions of children across the world, including hundreds of thousands of children in West Africa orphaned from Ebola. Fantastically Rockin’ Baby is on target to donate 230,000 pieces of clothing over the next 12 months from sales of the clothing.

Rockin Baby now offer clothes from birth to ten and Little Man’s outfit is a great example of the clothing from Rockin Baby. Little Man’s chinos are comfortable and made to last with adjusters on the waist to make the fit as well as possible. They are a lovely colour and feel great too.


His shirt has a gorgeous arrow print that goes well with the chinos and buttons up – with buttons of the cuffs too. This outfit suits Little Man perfectly and as you can tell it has plenty of room to grow. Little Man is a very average two and a half and these are roomier than other 2-3 clothes he had but it’s always nice for clothes to be on the big side than too small!


Little Man’s Rockin Baby outfit is definitely one I would dress him in for an occasion – Christmas, a party or a festive gathering. Whatever the occasion he would definitely look the part.


Rocking Baby have clothes suitable for any occasion and have both casual and more dressed up styles as well as pyjamas and loungewear. We love Little Man’s outfit and know that we’ll be buying more pieces from Rockin Baby in the future.

Little Man’s shirt has an RRP of £24.00 and his Trousers have an RRP of £24.00


Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Brewbarrel Review and Giveaway

Hubby loves a good pint and when Brewbarrel got in touch to introduce us to their home brew kits I knew it would be the kind of thing that would appeal to Hubby – as well as countless other people across the country! I’ll pass over to Hubby for this review…


Brewbarrel is a simple, quick and easy approach to the joy and satisfaction of making your own beer at home. Brewbarrel is a simple way to make five litres of your very own brew, with literally thousands of flavour combinations from five different styles of beer: Lager, pilsner, wheat beer, pale ale and dark beer. There are so many different flavours from a simple lemon infusion to mouth watering chilli. You can even combine as many flavours as you like to make beer that is unique to you.


With Christmas coming up, I was more than happy to have a go at a specially recommended barrel… Yes, the obligatory Christmas Beer! On top of the standard strong lager base came a flavour mix addition of spices including orange, juniper berries, cinnamon, cloves, multi-coloured pepper corns and star anise. This has been created especially for Christmas time and is a best seller at this time of year.


A clear and easy to use instruction sheet is included in the kit. Each ingredient bottle is clearly numbered in the order that it should be added to the barrel. If you can read and count, you can use a Brewbarrel kit. My only complaint with the mixing process  was that it can be difficult to get some of the ingredients into the barrel due to the size of the bottle necks and the size of the hole in the top of the barrel being almost identical. This lead to a bit of spillage, especially with the more viscous ingredients (hops, flavour mix). A small funnel would have made a great addition to the kit just to make things a bit easier for a complete home brewing novice like me!  This issue was overcome by a little perseverance and a steady hand!


Once all the ingredients were added and I managed to seal the plug (a gentle tap with a hammer helped!), the waiting game took place. Now, traditionally home brew kits can take anywhere between two weeks and a month before you get your hands on the finished product. Brewbarrel beer is ready in just SEVEN days, and boy is it good! It is to be left at room temperature for the first five days and then refrigerated for the last two. I had an issue with the refrigeration part as the barrel was too tall for my fridge shelves! I could have rearranged the inside of the fridge, but instead I took advantage of the recent cold snap and and simply put the barrel outside. Perfect solution!

The finished product is an absolute pleasure. It is easy to drink and is somewhat satisfying that I made it myself. With five whole litres to get through, it has given me a warm Christmassy feeling for quite a few evenings on the trot!


We have teamed up with Brewbarrel to give away a Brewbarrel kit to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

The Christmas Brewbarrel Kit has an RRP of £29.00

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Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Lipa Learning’s New App – Lipa Theater: Story Maker

*This post is in collaboration with Lipa Learning

A new educational app has been released from Lipa Learning and I can’t wait to introduce LP to it! In Lipa Theater: Story Maker you are the director and whatever story you can imagine really comes to life.

Lipa Learning are an education app developed who create apps designed for children up to the age of six. Lipa Theater: Story Maker is their latest app release in a great line up from Lipa Learning and it’s one that is sure to be a hit with children who love to create stories and use their imaginations.


You can set the scene: control the time of day, weather, and background music to tailor the story to be exactly how you want it. Then embellish your production with dozens of props and animals, invent storylines and animate your puppets! You can even take a snapshot or draw a picture and create your own backdrops, record the action and play it back for endless fun.


Lipa Theater offers a stage where you can explore the expanse of your imagination. It’s an active storytelling game where you build the perfect Wild West drama, or an alien comedy set on Mars, while learning all about design and creativity as well as ways to tell the best story you can imagine!


Lipa Theater develops skills in creativity, invention, communication, design, and imagination. Like all Lipa Learning apps it encourages cooperative play with family and friends and looks sure to be a hit with any young child who loves their tablet!

Lipa Theatre is available now for $3.99 and can be downloaded here.

Living Arrows – 47/52

This week I’m quite excited to be hosting Living Arrows for Hayley who will be back hosting from next week. This week has been so busy for us with work, school and just day to day life. We haven’t had anything big to write home about this week and each day has rolled into the next – a pretty average week.

So my photos for this week were taken yesterday when the kids were just making faces at me and asking me to take their picture. Nothing fancy, just them playing at home on a typical Sunday.



I also have some gorgeous photos from other Living Arrows contributors to share with you – and their blogs are all well worth a read. I have found some of my favourite blogs through the Living Arrows linky. If you have a post to share please link up at the end.

Carie – Space for the Butterflies
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Hayley – Shutterflies
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Sarah – Toby Goes Bananas
Kerri-Ann – Life as our Little Family
Maria – One Tiny Leap
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Emily – Emily’s Words & Pictures
Annie – Fable & Folk
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Emma – Bubba Blue and Me
Living Arrows for Donna
Aby – You Baby Me Mummy
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Cuddledry Cuddletwist

LP loves feeling big, and copying everything that grown ups do. For literally years now she has seen me wash my hair over the side of the bath and then twist my hair up in a towel and she has been asking if I can do the same for her. A few weeks ago I tried to wrap her hair in a towel but as she wasn’t used to it the towel didn’t stay there long and soon her hair, and towel, were all over the place.


Cuddledry seemed to have invented something to make our little girl very happy – the Cuddledry Cuddletwist! The Cuddletwist makes tying any child’s hair in a towel on their head so much easier. The hair stays in place, the towel stays secure and it’s a great size to fit any age from 18 months and over.



The towel leaves hair nearly dry so no more wet pyjamas! It’s also lovely and soft and comes in white, blue or pink. LP absolutely loves it and you can see our video below of the Cuddletwist in action too!

The Cuddledry Cuddletwist has an RRP of £9.99

Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.