Monday, 1 September 2014

Super Easy Shortbread Or Shortbread Cake Fail



What you will need to make the shortbread :

8oz plain flour
6oz butter
4oz caster sugar


Mix together the sugar and butter, add flour bit by bit and crumble . Then blend until its in a thick dough. If it won't blind together use a touch of water. Roll it out with a rolling pin and add to a baking tray. I used the top of casserole lid for mine then just poked the to with a fork.

Cook on gas mark 4 for 15 minutes until golden.  Wait to cool then cut.. We seemed to have used self raising flour instead of plain so it ended up more of a shortbread cake, it went well with a bit if custard and both kids said it was delicious. That's what happens when a three year old is helping you and you don't pay attention hehehe







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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Equip+ Waterless Wash Review




I'm a huge fan of wipes in general as I have a huge thing about flannels, sponges & cloths hanging around growing bacteria on them. My other half thinks I'm crazy when I have so many packs of wipes that do different things plastered everywhere. I like the cleanness of wipes when you wipe and bin, no nasty germs.

I was very excited to try a new range called Equip+  I had never heard of the brand before! They kindly send me some products to review. All the the products in the range are PH balanced & dermatologically tested. They also are all made so you don't need to use water so a waterless wash.


Equip+ Wash Mitts

Equip+ Protective wipes

Equip+ Oversized wipes

Equip+ Waterless shampoo cap



I will start off with the Equip+ Wash Mitts, these are individual spun lace mitts, which come in a pack of four. These are really big and super thick material. Perfect for festivals, hospital stays, gym, long flights or even camping. The scent is really mild and because they are big they cover a good amount of area. I felt refreshed and clean after using them.




RRP -£2.29

Equip+ Protective wipes 6-in-1 formulation for your most private places, cleansing, moisturising, anti-itch, barrier protection, deodorising & soothing. A mild coconut and Canadian willow herb to soothe skin. These are quite thick and large wipe, they have a bit of lather in them when used, but absorb really quick. The scent is again is really mild but with a hint of cleanness. Come in a pack of 24 wipes.



RRP - £3.00

Equip+ Oversized wipes - These was my favourite out of the lot, these wipes are massive at over 30cm long. The thickness is just the right size and they are cleansing, moisturising & deodorising. Complete with aloe Vera and bananja nut for soothing the skin. I loved the hint of Aloe Vera left on the skin after they had dried.  Come in a pack of 24 wipes.



         Equip+ Oversized wipe on the right and normal wipe on the left.




RRP - £3

Equip+ Waterless shampoo cap the cap contains shampoo and conditioner can be used hot or cold.  The cap can also be microwaved so it is nice and warm - simply pop the unopened pack into the microwave (750W) for 10 - 15 seconds (check temperature before using - microwave times vary). All you do is put the wet cap on massage in to hair then towel dry and style. I will be honest and I really wasn't keen on this product. The smell reminds me of washing up liquid and it left my hair a bit sticky after use. Again its perfect for festival use, maybe a hospital operation or camping if you need to freshen up and can't properly washing your hair.



RRP- £3.69


Overall I was very happy with the Equip+ range. I would personally buy all the products again if I was ever on the way to a festival etc.

The brand is launching with Sainsbury's and Tesco on August 1st

Equip+ have very kindly given me a set to give away to my readers. All you need to do is fill in the form below. Please see terms and conditions listed in the form.




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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Look In My Letterbox


Hi guys, I've had a really slow week this week. Had hardly anything then bamn, Friday I had like 7 parcels delivered it was little Christmas again.

Wins.

This gorgeous cutey bracelet from JustRachBlog over on twitter.




Buys

Two frozen nighties, I know I showed you a blue one a few weeks ago. I went ahead and brought another two in light pink and dark pink in a larger size for the winter. Lexie hates pjs and onesies so I thought this was the better option. These have cost me £3.70 each from ebay.



Zelda wind-walker WiiU is the other half's Christmas present. We already have a WiiU but we needed a limited edition one too, men and their toys. I got this from Amazon for £229.



A little stocking  filler of a crystal growing tree from amazon for £1.49 , which was an add on item.



Spongebob game which I managed to pick up from ebay for £3.99, as both the kids have got 2Ds for Christmas so I'm trying to find cheap games for them.




Review items.

This week has been busy for review items, even my postman commented on the slow parcels this week. Hehe

Some lovely new bath items from Tesco beauty.



A little tikes learning pad from Asda



The flying bath book by Julia Donaldson



A bundle of Equip+ goodies



A gorgeous candle from the country candle company







Alice Megan

Friday, 29 August 2014

ModelAiR Bright Colours Modelling Material Review




We was very excited when we was asked to pick something off the Viking website to review. Viking is a global company and is one of the largest suppliers of office stationery and office products in the world. Picking something was a huge task as the website is huge. There is so much choice on the site from Inks and toners, furniture, office supplies, cleaning and catering and technology. The site Is pretty easy to use with different categories.


We picked the ModelAiR Bright Colours Modelling MaterialWith the weather changing very drastically this week, its a perfect activity for a rainy day. 



The modelling material comes in four colours Yellow, White, Red & Blue. It is foil wrapped individually and its so soft and fluffy. The ModelAir is very easy to use and to model different things, you can mix it to make different colours and both the children really enjoyed the sensory experience of the material.





The kids have made, ponies, snowmen, snails, egg & chips and multicoloured babies.










Non-toxic and safe for children, you can wrap it in cling film in it's air tight tub and it stays fresh.

RRP -£15.49


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ben and Holly Magical Playground Playsets Review.




Lexie was thrilled to be picked to review the new Ben and Holly Magical Playground Play sets from Character. She is a massive Ben & Holly fan and we already have books, backpacks, plush toys and a host of other Ben & Holly items.




There are three magical adventure play
sets and they connect together to form a playground for Ben & Holly to play in, each with a different piece of playground equipment.

We received the slide playset and the swing playset  to test and review.
All three play sets all come with a figure of holly included. This is a bonus as the swing set really needs two figures to swing, its a shame that each pack doesn't come with a different Character to play with. So you don't end up with the same ones.



Lexie enjoying taking Holly for a swing as it does swing to and fro, the detail on the sets is very Ben & Holly and Lexie enjoyed taking the slide set into the bath so when Holly slides she falls in to the bathtub. The play sets are sturdy and are thick plastic the sets connect by a clip in function which are easy to get on and off.




After receiving the set I think they are add on's for the Ben & Holly Thistle Castle Play set, to extend the castle.




RRP - £9.99 Each 

Everything Is Awesome - #LegoMovieParty




We was one of the lucky 150 people that got picked to host a Lego Movie Party. Perfect for the summer holidays as a get together with Friends.

In the party pack was :

Lego Movie Bunting
Lego Movie Masks
Lego Movie Notepads
Lego Movie CD
Little boppers CD
Lego Movie Planner
Lego Movie Emmets Construct -O- Mech Set





If you had read our blog post earlier in the week, you will see we made Lego crayons. I printed off some Lego Movie colouring sheets for the children to colour in with the crayons.



We made some simple fairy cakes with chocolate frosting with rolled icing lego bricks. I used a mould for them and let them set in the freezer before popping them out.



We got our huge box of Lego down for the children to be create while they took it in pairs to build the Lego Movie Emmets Construct -O- Mech Set. The kids did get in a but of muddle so dad had to finish it off.



Overall a fantastic afternoon with the kids, we managed to rent the movie off Virgin Media for the kids to watch.



Everything Is awesome, thanks Lego & Come Round.


  

Sunday, 24 August 2014

My Ultimate Crisp Sandwich





So i will be totally honest and i'm such a plain Jane when it comes to a crisp sandwich. I'm a two piece of bread and butter type of girl. 

To celebrate national crisp sarnie week Seabrook wants to see your best crisp sarnie creations, whether its a basic butty or a sensational sandwich 




I stumbled across this filling when i was doing the other half's lunch one morning and its been my favourtive ever since. 

First grate cheese, carrot and spring onion then mix salad cream in. Add cheese and onion seabrook crisps. 



So there you go thats my top sandwich, ok its not the best looking but it tastes amazing!








This recipe is my entry into the National Crisp Sarnie Week competition with Seabrook crisps