Great Little Trading Company Blackboard Stacking Storage Boxes

At the moment we are in the process of planning Little Man’s big boy bedroom and at the moment I know it will be light blue, navy and red with a vaguely nautical theme with added stars. With this in mind, when Great Little Trading Company got in touch to show us their great range of children’s storage ideas I thought it would be best to pick something to go in Little Man’s room when it’s finished. I chose a pair of Blackboard Stacking Storage Boxes which come in a variety of colours.

The Blackboard Stacking Storage Boxes arrived quickly and were packed well in flat pack form. Hubby put the boxes together in no time at all and the finished result was fantastic – the boxes are sturdy, hard wearing and look beautiful. They are the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom, a playroom or pretty much anywhere else in the house.

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I love the stacking aspect of the storage boxes but also like that they can be used on their own, on shelves, in a cupboard or bookcase or just on the floor. The possibilities with the Blackboard Stacking Storage Boxes are limitless – they can hold pretty much anything, are a great size, have so many colour options and can be used anywhere – a really great storage choice.

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At the moment we are using the Blackboard Stacking Storage Boxes in the lounge to hold some of the children’s art supplies and play food. The handles are designed really well and are comfortable to hold and the boxes are easy to carry from one place to another and stack easily. The blackboard features are great if you are looking to have a lot of boxes and make organisation so much easier.

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I love both the red star design and the navy blue and am already looking at investing in a few more boxes so that all Little Man’s things can we well stored but easily accessible at the same time. If you are looking for storage options for your children Great Little Trading Company have a really good range that are all well made and well designed giving a solution for every storage problem. If you’re looking for storage options, toy box storage is available from Great Little Trading Company.

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

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The Flower Studio Review and Giveaway!

I love receiving flowers through the post, although it doesn’t happen often. Flowers brighten any room and make me feel instantly uplifted. When The Flower Studio got in touch and offered me the chance to review their service I spent quite a while browsing their website as it was so different to other online florists.

The Flower Studio offer an incredible range of handmade bouquets that are all hand tied and beautifully presented. The also have a vast collection of vases and many bouquets come with vases included. They’re not just any vases though – they’re all a little different, statement pieces and something of a talking point. The flowers and vases compliment each other perfectly and the flower arrangements are beautiful with something for every occasion.

Our The Flower Studio delivery was sent via Royal Mail and was well marked to be left in a safe place or with a neighbour if we weren’t in, perfect when sending flowers through the post. Although they were sent through the post they arrived in fantastic condition and each of the bouquets were tied so well that not a flower was out of place.

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The Flower Studio included lots of information in the parcels along with plant food and even a couple of chocolates in one – I love an unexpected surprise! After taking the bouquets out the boxes it was a shame to undo them from their packaging but they were both hand tied very securely inside the cellophane so that they kept their shape well even after they were free of the wrapping.

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The Garden Bouquet of Antique Rose & Myrtle Scented Herbs is a really dense bouquet, mainly full of rose stems but will foliage that looks beautiful. The ivory and pale pink roses would suit any room and the brighter pink adds some vibrancy to the bouquet.

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The stems of rosemary and myrtle add a wonderful aroma to the bouquet and makes it so different to a usual flower delivery. This would make a wonderful gift for Mothers Day, a Birthday or any other occasion.

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The other bouquet we were sent was for use in the Flower Bottles of Garden Rose and Scented Herbs. The bouquet came complete with a set of 6 mini milk bottles in a wire rack which arrived in fantastic condition. The bottles and wire rack look beautiful by themselves and will be great to keep and use regularly with seasonal flowers.

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The smaller bouquet was simple to take apart and distribute between the milk bottles. This had a finished look that is so different to a solitary vase. I had never previously thought to split a bouquet but The Flower Studio’s range of bouquets that come with mini bottles are a great idea and give a real feel of what The Flower Studio is all about – they really are a breath of fresh air when looking for flowers online.

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The Flower Studio may not be a website you have come across before but they will be one you come back to once you’ve been introduced to them. They have bouquets, vases, candles, home and garden accessories and even potted plants that will last indefinitely. If you’re looking for a Mothers Day gift or just want something different to brighten up your home then The Flower Studio is definitely worth a look.

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I have teamed up with The Flower Studio to give away a Garden Bouquet Of Antique Rose & Myrtle Scented Herbs bouquet to one lucky reader. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning please enter by completing at least one option on the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

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

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Higgidy’s New Hand Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Pies

There really is no pie like a Higgidy’s pie and if you haven’t yet tried one you really must do so soon – it’s pie week this week after all! Over the last couple of years Hubby and I have tried most of the Higgidy’s range and they are pies we have both come to know and love. We each have our favourite flavours – I love the meaty ones and Hubby loves the ones with cheese – between us I don’t think we’d turn down any of Higgidy’s products.

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We were recently sent some of Higgidy’s new Hand Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Pies to review and couldn’t wait to try them. Like with a lot of Higgidy’s pies I saw them as a complete meal in a pie, with the lovely sweet potato topping. The pies are a great size to share but Hubby and I tend to have one each with slightly less accompaniments than we would have with a standard pie.

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The Higgidy Hand Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Pie is a limited edition pie, one of Higgidy’s ‘Special Guest’ range and picked as the winner of the Higgidy Recipe Hunt. The pie is made up of hand folded shortcrust pastry filled with British pulled pork and red peppers in a rich smoky tomato sauce, topped with a heap of roasted sweet potato mash. The flavour combinations are wonderful and the filling is different to anything I have had before in a pie.

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Unlike traditional pies that you serve with mash, gravy and vegetables I think the Hand Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Pie would go well with a salad and wedges, a rice salad or even potato salad and corn on the cob. It has a real summery feel to it and I cannot wait to have it again.

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

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Bigjigs Baking Set

You will all by now know how much I love the Bigjigs brand. We have reviewed Bigjigs toys but also buy Bigjigs products as our first thought when it comes to well made and affordable toys for both our children and for gifts. LP was recently sent the Bigjigs Baking Set to review and loved it immediately.

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You see, LP is used to baking with me in the kitchen. She loves any excuse to put her apron and chef’s hat on, climb on a chair and make something yummy. We’ve been spending time in the kitchen together for a while now and it is always one of my favourite times. Being sent the Bigjigs set was just another excuse to bake and LP and I were both excited by that!

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We got into the kitchen straight away to investigate the set and found that it included a set of cookie cutters, a loaf tin, a muffin tin, an oven glove, whisk, measuring spoons and rolling pin – all of which were the perfect size for LP. It even had a set of 6 muffin cases to get LP started with baking. Everything is made to last and it is all an exact replica of the adult versions so LP feels just like Mummy in the kitchen.

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LP and I made some Coconut Biscuits and she was able to help me measure, roll out the dough and cut it into shapes. The only real change I would make to this kit would be to add a wooden spoon and spatula to make it a really diverse set but on the whole LP is able to join in with a lot of baking using her Bigjigs Baking Set and we’ll be making cakes and biscuits regularly using it.

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But the Bigjigs Baking Set isn’t just for baking. It would also be a great addition to a play kitchen – as I won’t let LP near the oven just yet the oven glove is now part of her play kitchen and she loves it. Little Man would love to have the whole set in the play kitchen as he pretends to cook at the moment anyway so baking would be another level for the imaginary play that he has already.

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Like all Bigjigs toys, the Bigjigs Baking Set is fantastic value with a lot of different elements. It would make a great gift for a child or if you are looking to start cooking with your kids this would be a great investment.

The Bigjigs Baking Set has an RRP of £11.99


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

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Tree Fu Tom Live is coming to Camberley Theatre!

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Since going to the pantomime at Camberley Theatre at Christmas our family have become huge fans of local theatre and are always looking for new shows to go and see – especially if the children will enjoy it.

I recently found out that Tree Fu Tom Live is coming to Camberley Theatre as part of the first Tree Fu Tom Tour! The show is on for one day only – 4th April – with a morning or afternoon show. The Tree Fu Tom Live Tour is made up of 73 dates across the UK between April and November and I am excited that the tour is kicking off in Camberley!

Any young fans of the CBeebies show will be able to follow the adventures of Tom, Twigs and friends on an action-packed adventure through the magical world of Treetopolis! Tree Fu Tom Live is sure to be full of fun, music and laughter and Tom will certainly need help to do the Tree Fu moves that could help save the day.

Tree Fu Tom Live is aimed at 4 to 8 year olds and is set in an enchanted world where movement creates magic. If you’re not familiar with the TV show, Tom appears to be a normal boy but putting on his magic belt and performing a special sequence of magic action-movements known as Tree Fu sees him transform into a mighty magical super-hero.

We’ll be taking LP to see the show on the 4th April. If you can’t get to Camberley for that date but your children are fans of the show, take a look at the other available dates as there will no doubt be a show not too far from you!

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