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Showing posts with label win. Show all posts

Monday, 30 January 2017

Win £250 to Spend with Tile Mountain

With the arrival of Cora last year, our house is feeling well and truly outgrown.  There are now twice as many people as bedrooms and our tiny box kitchen isn't coping well with having six mouths to feed.  We need to move somewhere bigger and more practical and whilst the idea of moving with so many small people fills me with dread, the opportunity to decorate a new house is rather tempting.

My favourite part of the day is often once the children are in bed, when I get a chance to soak in a hot bubbly bath and I am dreaming of a beautiful bathroom.  I love the glass effect tiles that Tile Mountain have, they are bright and calming and I imagine they will make any bathroom feel more like a mini spa. 


If you have been dreaming of the perfect bathroom, want to update your kitchen or have decided it would be sensible to tile the entire house because your children are so messy and it is easier to clean (something we have been seriously considering!) then I have the perfect giveaway.  I have a £250 e-voucher for Tile Mountain to giveaway to one lucky ready, just follow the instructions on rafflecopter below.


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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Win a Kids Carwash Kit

My children are desperate to earn some money of their own at the moment, they are always asking for jobs to earn a little money and the list of things they are saving for seems to be growing daily.  We give them tasks to complete to earn some pennies, usually things like tidying up or sweeping, and Vauxhall's recent survey showed that 36% of children are paid to wash cars.  

My boys are still a bit young to be send out to work (they can't quite reach the roof yet) but it is definitely something I will give them the chance to do in a few years and Vauxhall have created packs for young entrepreneurs who wan't to start up their own car washing franchise.


The Vauxhall Kids Carwash Franchise starter-pack gives you everything you need to start your own business, including:

  • Car-washing equipment – including a bucket, sponge and squeegee
  • A pop-up Kids Carwash sign to advertise your business
  • Kids Carwash business cards so you can drum up trade
  • A ‘How to’ guide to carwash like a pro
  • Kids Carwash badges
  • Fold your own money box, where you can collect your hard-earned cash.


I have teamed up with Vauxhall to offer 10 carwash kits to you guys so enter via the rafflecopter below! If anyone local to me wants to enter then that would be great as our car really needs a wash!



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Friday, 6 November 2015

What the Boys Wore - Growing Needs (Giveaway)

One of the best things about winter approaching is the clothes.  Finn's wardrobe is pretty comfy looking as it is, but when you add in some snuggly all in ones then I get pretty jealous!

This Frugi hooded snuggle suit came from Growing Needs and it is perfect for babywearing.  The same material and thickness of a hoodie but with the added benefit of legs too!  Frugi are a company I have bought since Dylan was born as their clothes are designed in Cornwall and cut for cloth nappies.  Growing Needs is an independent retailer run by the lovely Rebecca stocking ethical fashion and eco/organic baby products and toys.


Buying Ethical has become more and more important for me since having children, as has supporting small businesses and work at home mums.  As a work at home mum myself, I know how valuable it is being able to work around children, how hard we work to support our families and that buying from a small business means paying for a child's swimming lessons and school trips.


This giraffe suit is such great quality and perfect for this in between weather.  Over the winter we will layer up more, but as babies don't need as many layers in a sling, I know we will get so much use from this.  This is size 6-12 months on my 8 month old and it has got plenty of growing space, even with a full outfit underneath.


I have a fantastic giveaway today to win a £20 voucher for Growing Needs to spend on anything you like.  From beautiful dungarees to wooden toys and fluffy cloth nappies, it isn't easy to choose, but head over to Growing Needs and pick your favourite thing to enter the giveaway

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Giveaway ends on Sunday 15th November 2015 at 11:59pm.  UK entrants only, no bulk or third party entries. This giveaway is not endorsed by facebook.  Prize provided by Growing Needs.
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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Win a Secret Saviours Bump Kit


I am growing my third baby and you can tell.  With clothes it looks neat, but remove the layers and my tummy is covered in marks that tell a story of two little boys, who were not all that little.  The marks faded after a few months and rather than an angry red they are mostly silvery and not all that obvious, but always present.

With this baby, I have done something a little different.  Whilst adding in a few more isn't really the worst thing in the world (although I am not sure where there is space), I wanted to look after my growing bump as I know my body and skin are feeling the pressure of a third baby in as many years.  I took part in a trial with Secret Saviours to test their bump band and creams and I have made it to 36 weeks without adding to my stretch marks.  The band is unique in that it has pads on the inside that are proven to restrict the growth of stretch marks, and even more than that, I have found it helps me feel supported and stops that familiar back ache creeping in as my tummy gets bigger.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Noa and Nani Cabin Bed Giveaway

Dylan loves his new bed, everything from the ladder to get in to the tent underneath and the boys have so much more space in their room with the little den underneath.  The pirate cabin bed is only £149.99 including the tent and I think this is a great price for a full sized single bed that offers this much fun. (For more pictures of his new pirate room check out this post)

It didn't take us long to build thanks to easy instructions and well manufactured wood and the bed is solid and stable.  The slanted ladder makes it easier for younger children and the bed is at a great height, that I can still kiss Dylan's head as he sleeps. 

noa and nani, mid-sleeper bed, cabin bed, giveaway


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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Our Advent Box

The first of December is withing touching distance and I am getting just a little excited! I have tried to keep away from most of the early festivities so that I don't have to wake up to 'Is it Christmas now?' every day for too long, but from December 1st we will be in full flow.  

Last year, we had a box of goodies downstairs for the boys on December 1st and this year we are doing something very similar.  It is partly practical things, but we want to start the magic early, so here is our Advent Box.

Advent Box, december box, getting ready for Christmas, advent for toddlers

Both the boys have a new pair of festive pyjamas to wear from Gap, and some funky Christmas socks to keep their feet warm as the weather gets colder.  They have a book - The Grinch stole Christmas - which we choose as they both love the Cat in the Hat and the other Dr Seuss books we have, alongside an activity book full of things we can do and make over the month.




I bought Archie a new nappy as I couldn't resist this TotsBots Frugi print, and I got Dylan a reindeer mug for those snuggly evenings with hot chocolate.  The boys also have a lovely plate sent to us by Born Gifted with their names on the bottom, so we can start getting excited about the big day.





As well as a more traditional advent calender, they have this gorgeous playmobil one which I know is going to be a big hit! I can't wait to see the little santa and reindeer!



I can't wait for Monday knowing that Dylan understands so much more, although I am a little scared of putting Archie and a tree in the same room! 


Disclaimer:  The plate and the advent calender were sent to us but everything else has been paid for by myself.
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Hello Daisy Review and Giveaway

After 2 boys, it is safe to say our house has seen enough baby blue.  It looked lovely on Dylan, but it didn't take long for me to realise that it isn't the only colour little boys can wear, and for some it just doesn't suit them. I have always preferred Archie in brights and colours and it suits his personality.  Blogging has opened up my eyes to so many different styles of clothing, and I am loving finding some less 'baby blue' clothes ready for our newest arrival.

Hello Daisy asked me to check out their website and the first place I looked was the clothes.  I loved the colours and styles in the boys and unisex sections and how unique they were.  We chose a lovely organic sleepsuit ready for Pretzel's arrival next year and I can't wait to see our little guy in it! It is beautifully soft, feels well made and I just love the colour scheme.


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Friday, 12 September 2014

Trunki Paddlepak Review and Giveaway

Every morning at the moment, Dylan wakes up and repacks his Trunki suitcase, in preperation for a holiday that is still over a week away.  He loves the responsibility of knowing it is his, and that he chooses what comes with us.  We were recently sent a paddlepak, the water resistant bag from Trunki, that is perfect not just for swimming, but for little adventures too.

Trunki paddlepak, lobster paddlpak

Dylan loves deciding what to bring with him - usually something completely unpractical of course, and our Pinch the lobster Paddlepak came perfectly packed with some Ella's Kitchen goodies inside.  We had a lovely family day out, and as well as carrying round his snacks and spare clothes, there was also space for those essentials, like a new cup and a pressed penny.




The Paddlepak is a fantastic bag, available in a variety of fishy designs.  The top is rolled down three times and secured with a buckle, making it airtight.  It is great as a swim bag, and is perfectly sized for a kid's towel, swim suit and of course the all important after swimming snack.  The tale holds a secret zipped pocket perfect for pocket money too.  On its own the bag is incredibly lightweight.


Trunki are giving me one of their paddlepaks to give away, just enter via the rafflecopter form below




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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Win a Picnic Hamper with Davpack

My children have a playroom full of toys, a garden full of ride-ons, buckets and spades and enough brightly coloured plastic to see us through for years.  Give them a cardboard box though, and the dun lasts longer, the giggles are louder and their little imaginations just blow you away.


Davpack, the packing company sent us some cardboard boxes, and I decided that what the garden didn't have, was a train.  With the aid of some cardboard boxes, some scissors and some felt tips, I made the boys their very own choo choo, and they loved it.






I have teamed up with Davpack to give you a chance to win this gorgeous picnic hamper from Not on the High Street, perfect for the end of the summer, and making the most of those sunny days.  Entry is via the simple rafflecopter form below.




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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Joe Browns Review and Giveaway

I don't very often get to shop for myself, and I have a tendency to head straight to the childrenswear department in any store, so I was happy to say yes when Joe Browns offered me the chance to choose something for myself.  I initially went for a lovely summer dress but unfortunately I found the sizing quite big and couldn't get a dress that fitted.  I had no problems choosing something else and went for a lovely blue tunic top and some sandals.


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Monday, 12 May 2014

Win a Cosatto Giggle in Oaker



I have been a fan of Cosatto since we first started thinking about pushchairs nearly three years ago.  When Dylan was six months old we bought him a lightweight stroller and we went for the little monster design- it was perfect for our little monster Dylan and our second little monster  still uses it now.

Cosatto are known for their colour and their style and there is nothing boring about their pushchairs.  Today I have a gorgeous Giggle in Oaker to give away to one lucky reader.  Suitable from birth with the carrycot (included), the giggle is sure to stand out.  


Cosatto have no hidden suprises so the Giggle comes with the carrycot, seat unit, changing bag, footmuff and chest pads meaning you are ready to go! You can also buy a matching car seat to go with it!

Entry is very simple via the rafflecopter below - Good Luck!

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Monday, 5 May 2014

The Day That Review and Giveaway



I sat down this week to sort through my maternity clothes.  There are no plans for another baby here anytime soon and as a friend has had the lovely news that she is expecting, I thought I would see if there was anything I could lend.  As I looked through the piles of vests, dresses and bump bands, I remembered buying each item with excitement about how I would fill it out, and I remembered wearing each item, the proud bump shots I took in a top, or the wedding I attended at 37 weeks pregnant in that (incredibly) stretchy dress.

It seems like so long ago that I fitted into these clothes.  So long since I felt my little squish kicking from inside.  I sat down and read his birth story, remembering the excitement and anticipation.  14 months has passed since that day, and the beautiful newborn with eyes so bright is now the cheekiest toddler, with the same blue eyes and a lot more hair.

I was so lucky to have the birth I wanted.  It was calm, quick and perfect, and as the sun was rising, I was getting into the water, ready for my little man to make his big entrance.  I don't remember much from that day other than my baby.  I know it must have quite cold, as it had been a bitter winter, and I know it was clear.  I had watched the sunset the night before with it's rainbow of red and orange, but Archie's first day was all about him.

This photo was taken early on that chilly Sunday morning, while most people were still nursing a hangover or enjoying a lie in.  This is the sun rising on the first day of Archie's life, the first day of our lives as a family of four and for that reason alone it is beautiful.


The Day That have photographed every new day since June 2005, to remember the moments we are too busy to and I adore the idea.  There is no sunrise more magical and more full of memory than the first day of a new life, even if I didn't witness it myself and my photo proudly sits on our wall.

The quality of the photo, the hand written caption, the choice frame and the fact that there were seven photos from the day to choose from give this photo a unique and beautiful touch and I love this new addition to our house.

The Day That are now offering digital downloads as well as framed pictures that you can print, frame and stick on facebook and I have one to give away to three lucky readers.  The entry is via simple rafflecopter below - Good Luck!



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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Camaloon Review and Giveaway

It is now officially November, and whilst I have barely even thought about Christmas shopping, I have been doing some planning.  I have a few crafty bits lined up for the next few weeks in preperation and I have my wrapping paper, ribbons and bows all ready from the January sales.  

I love wrapping Christmas presents, and I want them looking neat and perfect under the tree. Camaloon sell personalised stickers and I thought they would be perfect to turn into present labels when they offered me something to review.


I attempted to set up a little photoshoot at home, forgetting how
un-co-operative a 7 month old and a 26 month old really are, and managed to get not a single shot of both boys smiling or looking at the camera.  Lesson learnt - have an extra adult on hand to pull faces behind your back to get them laughing next time.

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Win a Children's Table and Chairs

You may have seen in my post about the boy's playroom that they have a gorgeous little wooden table and chairs. Dylan has loved sitting up to his table to do puzzles and colouring and has even been allowed to eat his dinner at his own special table.  It has been a big hit in our house, and I have one to give away as well!


The table and chairs come in 3 colour options, pink, blue or white and would be the perfect accompaniament to any child's nursery or play room!  Entry couldn't be easier, just complete the rafflecopter below!

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Sunday, 8 July 2012

FunPod- Competition and Review


Do you have a child that loves to help out in the kitchen?  Do you want to teach them about food and nutrition from an early age?  If so the Funpod is for you.  Designed for children aged 1-6 (Although I have put Dylan in it from 10 months) it is designed to get children involved in the kitchen whilst keeping them safe.  An enclosed box with several different heights, they can stand up at the counter and there are no worries that they will fall off a step of start exploring the other cupboards.

FunPod, children in the kitchen, child safety in the kitchen

We were sent a FunPod to review and although Dylan is technically too young, being a tall boy and steady on his feet it was a life saver.  When he decides he is hungry- that is it.  You have a matter of seconds to fetch his dinner or the sirens go off.  Popping him in the FunPod has meant
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Friday, 25 May 2012

Win a Taste Adventure with Plum

I told you all about our day out with Plum, and the lovely new meals they have been making.  Hopefully I got your, and your children's mouths watering.  Fancy giving them a go?

plum baby food, taste adventure


Well one lucky reader can as I have 2 pots of each Taste Adventure meal in the new range, and a fantastic 'Around the world in 80 days book' to give away!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is fill out the simple rafflecopter form below! 

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Win an Experience Day!


Fancy winning yourself a £50 voucher for an experience day?    I have one to give away to a lucky reader right here.


What will you choose if you win?  If it were me, I would like something a bit different.  I love the sound of this indoor ice climbing as it is something I have never done before.  Ice crampons and an axe with one to one tuition and three centres across the uk!

experience day, ice climbing


But I know that many of you are mothers of young children, so maybe you just fancy a nice bit of 'me time' and something relaxing, like a pamper day or a makeover and photo shoot.  If you win, then you can pick anything you like!





To enter just follow the rafflecopter instructions:



Competition is open to residents of the UK and the prize is as stated one £50 experience day voucher.  The prize is non transferable.  The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entrants and their details will be passed on to the experience days company for them to send out the winner's voucher.  For any more details please email me at beckygower@live.co.uk


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