Download a set of four different bingo boards from the Say Yes To Hoboken blog, or use this as a template to create your own games. A good way to keep the children occupied while the grown ups do the last minute packing.
WH Smith have slashed the prices of selected arts and crafts stuff by almost 50%. These 100 washable coloured pens which normally retail for £6.99 are now £3.50. That’s a full 50% off! So order online and get it delivered to your local WH Smith store for free or if your order's over £15, WH Smith will deliver it to your door within five days. If you need your stuff sooner, you can opt for one of their first class and courier delivery options.
I love it when my kids draw and colour. Not only does it give me some time to do what I want to do (for a change) but they get to communicate what’s going on in their sub-conscious. This plastic barrel full of 100 fibre-nibbed colouring pens will delight any aged child and keep them busy for hours! They’re not recommended for kids under 3 years of age but since the ink is washable I don’t see a problem with little sister getting in on the colouring act! The pens and not refillable but at this price its not a deal breaker
This idea from Life in the Motherhood blog could be great fun in the summer holidays. I'd consider taking a bunch of glow sticks to the beach too if you're going to be there into the evening. Also, they'd make great 'lanterns' for a midnight picnic in the snow! It looks like they're just empty water water bottles, filled with water. Then pop in a glow stick. Simple but genius.
In honour of Father’s Day on 16 June, Littlewoods is offering this Philips PowerTouch Pro Mens Electric Rotary Shaver PT920 for just £104. Normally selling at £200, that’s an incredible saving of £96! But hurry stocks are limited and Father’s Day is around the corner!
The Philips PowerTouch technology has produces their fastest, most convenient shave for men that also happens to be friendly on the skin. The keys are the Triple Track ultra-thin heads that offer 50% more shaving surface, resulting in quicker, more effective results. The slots in the blades catch longer hairs, while holes allow shorter, harder-to-catch stubble to be cut. This efficiency is increased by Philips' Super Lift and Cut technology, where the first blade cleverly lifts the hair while the second blade neatly cuts it below the level of the skin. The SmartPivot maintains constant skin contact, adjusting to the unique contours of his face, while a pop-up trimmer allows touching up of sideburns.
An excellent gift idea for Father’s Day, the Philips PowerTouch Pro rotary shaver provides over an hour of cordless operation following a 1-hour charge (or a single shave after just 3 minutes quick charging) and comes complete with a handy travel pouch.
About three years ago I wrote a feature called A Sensory Room on a Budget and it had such a powerful response I thought it was worth revisiting this topic and taking a look at what special offers and ideas are available today to help parents in this situation.
A sensory room is brilliant for adults who need to relax, for children with sensory processing disorders such as autism, ADHD and Global Development Disorder, and for teens and kids who are overwhelmed and overstimulated. It provides a safe and calm place to relax and find equilibrium, to tame tantrums and control meltdowns. Here children are kept reassured and loved and soothed. So let’s set out to find a way of making one on a budget.Click here to read more...
About a week ago I discovered an ace deal for a Morphy Richards slow cooker on Amazon and I decided to go ahead and buy it. I’ve always wanted to do long and lovely bakes in a slow cooker, but I’ve always thought they were very complicated and out of my league. Something that experienced kitchen gods and goddesses did.
Not so! The Morphy Richards slow cooker (which is still on sale by the way and the 4.5l is now down to under £20) is extremely easy to use and works like a charm. It is, honestly, idiot proof. Just bung your stuff in, make sure there is enough water, and wait.
The first thing I made was a lamb stew thing. I tossed in one of those bags of pre-cut veggies (sorry, I was busy and needed quick veg), some onions, some lamb stewing chunks and 1.5l of stock. Six hours later there was the best meal I think I’ve ever eaten.
I couldn’t find the instructions the first time I cooked in it either. My husband had accidentally taken them to work with him. That is how idiot-proof this cooker is – you can bung it on a heat setting and leave it alone. This is the ideal device for anyone who has a big family and a busy life. You can create really healthy meals in seconds.
Other features I appreciated were the fact that it isn’t too bulky and I could slot it into a neat space in the kitchen, that the interior pot is heavy and easy to clean and fits into the dishwasher, and that the handles are cool to the touch while the Morphy Richards slow cooker is working. This is a great device and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for quick and healthy meals. Next week I’m going to review the slow cooker recipe book!
Save 25% on this ladies toiletry kit from Molton Brown. Previously selling for £40, its been discounted to just £30! Molton Brown will also deliver to you for free if your order exceeds £49 so pop onto their website and pop another unmistakeably English product into your shopping basket and receive your order within four working days.
If you’re travelling this summer and don’t have space in your suitcase to lug around your full size shampoo, conditioner and lotions, check out this travel set for women from Molton Brown. It includes products to keep you looking (and smelling) your best, from top to toe. This set which comes in a specially designed box contains:
- 1 x Clear travel bag
- 1 x Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower 100ml
- 1 x Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion 100ml
- 1 x Instant Indian Cress Hairconditioner 75ml
- 1 x Healthy Ziao Jao Hairwash 75ml
- 1 x Hydrate Desert Bloom Intense Hand Rescue 15ml
- 1 x Hyrdate Desert Bloom Intense Foot Rescue 15ml
The big selling point for me (apart from the £10 off!) is that Moltton Brown’s products are never tested on animals so be inspired by travel and order today.
Miss Selfridge is taking 70% off the marked prices of selected lines. These light wash super skinny jeans were £38 but have now been discounted to £20! That’s a fantastic saving of £18. Either order online and collect from your closest Miss Selfridges store or place an online order of £60 and they’ll deliver direct to your door for free.
As a working mom with a small child I spend all weekend in my skinny jeans. They’re the most practical, comfortable and trendy (and as a middle aged mom I use that word cautiously) item in my wardrobe. That’s why I’m in love with these light blue super skinnys in a shorter ankle length.
They’re 98% cotton, 2% elastane so they’re totally machine washable and with the zip detail on the pocket I reckon I could pass as a yummy-mummy as opposed to my normal harassed-frumpy-mummy. You can also find handbags, shoes, jackets and tops on sale so why not team these skinnys with a pair of Lurex gold flats for only £12 and a peplum jaiquard cami for just £7.
This is a nifty deal if you happen to have been caught unawares by actual sunshine. BHS are selling children’s fashion at a lovely discount of 25% off. That is a fantastic saving if you need to stock up on clothes for all ages and requirements.
The range on offer includes the holiday shop, Millie, baby & toddler, children’s shoes and their fashion wear. You will also fine gorgeous outfits for older girls and boys in the occasion wear department.
This is a great way to stock up on essentials that will last you for several seasons, not just the brief and temperamental summer we have at the moment. You can grab awesome dresses for girls, and suits for boys in the evening section and they look utterly stunning.
We got things like shoes and shirts and vests in the sale because they are the ones that always seem to be grown out of the fastest.
Get this gorgeous Champagne gift set including 2 luxurious Champagne flutes and a bottle of bubbly to which you can add a personal message on the label for only £40! And with delivery by Royal Mail in 2-4 days, your friends can be celebrating a new baby, work promotion, engagement or anniversary by next weekend!
OK yes this is a very oddly named website but wow, do they have gorgeous gifts! I adore this stylish gift which includes a personalised bottle of Compte du Frasnoy Champagne and two clear Champagne flutes; wonderfully designed with a drawn stem.
The delicious, crisp Champagne is a perfect blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and each personalised gift set will be delivered in a beautiful, unique gift box. You simply select and personalise a label with your chosen name and message, enter the recipient’s name and address and they’ll be raising a glass of bubbly to you in celebration! Order now and get exceptional value with this perfect and unusual gift.
The prizes for today seem to be all about making you feel fantastic, so if you’re blue, stuck in a rut or need a bit of change, then these are the competitions you need to enter. Our first free competition is seven nights for two people, all inclusive, on the gorgeous island of Mauritius.
The competition is being held by Channel 5 and Postal and you need to answer this question correctly in order to win:
Q: The Academy Awards are also known as?
A: The Oscars
You can enter by post or by text and the competition closes on 01 July 2013 at midday. So get entering if you fancy being warm, happy and basking in the sea.
Now, before you head off to the lovely island of Mauritius, you’re going to need some make-up to make yourself look and feel glamorous. Which is why this free competition with InStyle is right up your alley. You can win £300 of bareMinerals goodies by answering the question below before 30 June 2013.
Q: Which category did bareMinerals win an InStyle Best Beauty Buys award for in 2103?
A: Best mineral base
You’ve got the holiday and you’ve made yourself beautiful, but you’re going to need a plan to defeat those returning home blues. Fortunately the Good Homes free competition is your answer. You can win ten rolls of a Superfresco Easy wallpaper of your choice worth £200 to decorate your home. Say goodbye to bland and boring walls, and hello to stunning new fun ones! Enter the competition online by answering the questions below:
Q: What colour are the flowers on the wallpaper in the Superfresco Easy advert?
There you have it. Three awesome competitions that you can enter today and win some faboosh prizes.
Thanks to marba01 and pij1805 at HUKD!
Great for summer holidays abroad, this Little Miss Hard Shell Suitcase from HoldAll has been reduced from £49.99 to a staggering £24.99! You save £25 AND get coolest mom in the universe status! UK delivery is charged at £3.99 but if your order is over £100 HoldAll will deliver to your doorstep for free.
This cute little shell travel suitcase has a fun design featuring the Little Miss character and features wheels to the base and retractable carry handle for effortless transportation. Better yet, no more waiting at airport carousels for hours for your luggage because its classified as hand luggage with easyJet, Monarch, British Airways.
I’ve been the person standing at the carousel watching everyone else’s stylish luggage sweep past and was almost too embarrassed to claim my old, battered, well-travelled suitcase. That’s why I was dead impressed with HoldAll’s range of luggage, lunch bags, wallets, camera bags, phone and tablet cases and with some items being marked down almost 50% I would recommend you pay their site a visit today!
Half term is coming. It almost has the same soundtrack as Darth Vader in Star Wars, only with more screaming and hiding gin in a water bottle. And that’s just the parents. As the days of children roaming free approach, here are some ideas, tips and suggestions to surviving half term with your kids.Click here to read more...
PregnaPure gives you the perfect range of essential vitamins and minerals to support a healthy pregnancy, early stages of motherhood and breastfeeding for only £7.96. Normally £9.95, Health Span have slashed £2 off this perfectly balanced supplement. Delivery is charged at £1.95 if you can wait for up to 10 days or £19.95 if you need your supplements within 3-4 days.
I was absolutely dog-tired from the moment I fell pregnant until my daughter was about 6 months old. That’s 15 months of my life that I can barely remember.. After some research I found out that pregnancy and life with a new baby is a nutritionally demanding time for your body. Enter PregnaPure Pregnancy & New Mum® tablets which is a specially formulated multivitamin and mineral tablet that’s been combined with a capsule containing the purest Omega 3 fish oil. This unique dual formulation has been expertly developed to help safeguard your dietary requirements during pregnancy right through to the early stages of motherhood and breastfeeding. Each tablet contains:
•Folic Acid which supports neural tube development and normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
• A selection of B Vitamins for blood formation and reduction in tiredness and fatigue
• High levels of Iron & Copper to help normal oxygen transport in the body
• Calcium & Vitamin D3 to help with the normal maintenance of bones and to support breastfeeding.
• The Omega 3 capsule provides the highest quality fish oil to support a healthy pregnancy and has been shown to support your baby’s brain and eye development.
So don’t be like me and let 15 months of your life pass in a blur, order your PregnaPure online or call their Freephone number on 0800 73 123 77 today and get this multivitamin for only £7.96.
Half Price Perfumes are offering a ‘lucky dip’ of five hot nail polish shades for just £5! Normally selling for £4.45 EACH on Amazon, that’s a phenomenal saving of 77%! A nominal delivery fee is charged but on a deal that would normally cost you £22.25 its not a deal breaker!
Need to put a bit of glamour into your look? Nothing says well groomed quite like beautifully painted nails. And if like me, you don’t have time to have a weekly mani, an assortment of five full-sized 5ml nail polishes to mix, blend and experiment with is the perfect solution. And all for a Fiver!
I’m told that Alessandro nail polishes are used by professional nail technicians so I reckon they’re good enough for my flakey, stumpy nails! They’ve been around since 1989, so you can’t go wrong with this fabulous ‘lucky-dip’ deal. And with shades called ‘Cheeky Devil’, ‘Pretty Ballerina’ and ‘Party Time’ there will definitely be a couple that suit your complexion and lifestyle! So treat yourself to this No.1 European fashion phenomena for just £5!
This is a great deal for anyone who is grumbling about the ghastly weather and how winter is still being a needy brat. There are few things as yummy as an amazing slow cooked meal to warm your bones. And this really good deal on Amazon will save you £20 off the original price.
The Morphy Richards slow cooker is 65.l and usually sells for £49.99 on the site which means you are saving 40% off the original price and a hefty £20. It has three different settings and an overall working capacity of 4.5 litres.
The glass lid has been toughened to monitor cooking without letting heat escape and while it is cooking it can be put directly onto the table without damaging it. It is dishwasher proof and has non-slip feet with cool-touch handles.
We have one of these, I just bought the smaller one (which is also on sale if you fancy, but for only around £4 less than this one) and have had the best Sunday lunch ever.
Every now and again a deal comes along that has me crying with laughter and this is one of them. You can see from the picture above that the brilliant xio over at our sister site, Hot UK Deals, felt it important to use vegetables to test out his googly eyes from Amazon. What will you do with yours?
These peel and stick eyes are wobbly, wiggly and googly and they only cost £1 at Amazon. This includes free delivery so it seems like a no-brainer to grab at least four packets. You can use them on cards, presents, food, veggies, pictures, drawings, clothing and even each other. Grab your camera and see how many things you can make look mad with this awesome deal.
You get three sizes of eyes and the pack is for 100 of them, so if you get more than one pack you will have googly eyes to last a lifetime. Awesome.
Thanks to xio at HUKD!
Great time to stock up this Bank holiday weekend on craft supplies for the kids. Help keep them occupied this half term, especially if the weather stays wet and soggy! Wilkinson has a 50% sale on most kids craft and Crayola products.
If you're just after Crayola then try clicking HERE. Pick up some specific projects, like this Crayola Bug Rocks. The marked price is £5.50, and you'll find that when you get to the confirmation page during checkout this has been reduced by half to £2.75.
Not absolutely everything in craft is in the sale. Items like the three drawer craft storage isn't. But you can pick up things like pads of coloured paper for 75p, and the bumper pack of multi coloured craft for £1.25.
There's stacks of other things in the sale, like coloured sticks and glue, and lots of different types of paper and card. An item should have a yellow '50% off' sticker on it if it is in the sale, but not all did when I checked. If they are at the bottom of the page the sticker doesn't appear, so click on an item you want to check. It will say on the product page if there's a reduction on the marked price.
Thanks to bindiboo at HUKD!
Monsoon has taken £5 off this gorgeous Baby Rowena Georgette Dress so now you only pay £25 to transform your little tomboy into an angelic looking cherub! Previously selling for £30 that’s a saving of 33%! Plus Monsoon offers free returns if you return the item within 28 days. Standard delivery to anywhere in the UK will cost £3.95 so browse Monsoon’s site and add a couple of gorgeous things for yourself.
Is your little one part of a wedding retinue or needs to dress up for a special occasion? Then check out Monsoon’s site for up to £15 off the most gorgeous kiddies formal wear. From boys collared dress shirts and three piece suit sets to girls dresses, cardigans and shoes (glorious shoes!), you’ll find something that will make your child look angelic (even if s/he isn’t acting angelic).
I LOVE this pretty baby dress with gorgeous corsage detail on the bodice and button fastening with tie at the back and think the pretty scallop detailing at hem is just divine! Its only available in white (so keep that Ribena away!) and is selling fast! Currently they only have stock of the dress in sizes 3-6 months and 6-12 months so if you’ve got a dressy event in the future order today!!
Finally summer is here! Welcome to warm and sunny months of flowers, dancing in the sun and finding things to do over the holidays. As the light streams out from behind the clouds colour seems to be everywhere – it sparkles on a web, it glints off a stream, it flashes in a rainbow. It’s the perfect time, I thought to write about that very topic. Colour.
Why is it so important that our children learn to colour in? When do they first recognise colours? When do they start colouring in and what inspires them to do so?Click here to read more...