Sunday, 25 January 2015

#Project365 week 4 Days 18 - 24

Another week has passed and here are my pictures from the last seven days...

Day 18

Thor Marvel toy from Kinder Egg

Not a very exciting Sunday but Elizabeth was thrilled to find her second favourite Marvel character in her Kinder Egg treat!

Day 19

Eating Healthy - Pasta and Salad

It may be most of the way through January but I am starting to put my healthy eating plan in to motion and really enjoyed my delicious dinner tonight, filling 3/4 of my plate with salad and veggies.

Day 20

Frozen shoes featuring Anna and Elsa

The postman brought Elizabeth these new Frozen themed shoes featuring Anna and Elsa today, she was delighted and insisted on trying them on before bedtime!

Day 21

Eating Healthy - Greek Salad

Another food photo! I couldn't resist sharing the photograph of my dinner tonight, a simple but tasty salad of Feta, olives, rocket and cucumber... Yum!

Day 22

poorly little girl

This little one was poorly in nursery today. I was quite surprised to arrive to pick her up and be told that she had been quite sick earlier on in the day. I would have expected a call, even though I was at work I could have made some arrangements to pick her up earlier. We had a cuddly evening and an early night.

Day 23

National Trust Handbook 2015

Today the latest National Trust Handbook popped through our letterbox and I enjoyed flicking through and planning where we would visit when we holiday in Cornwall later this year.

Day 24

Cheeky Chap in Gap Sweater

Somebody looked very grown up today in his new GAP kids sweater, and he looked very relaxed lying across the fluffy rug!

I've linked up with They Boy and Me's #Project365 linky:

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Wall Create Canvas Review & Giveaway

At this time of year I start to look through the hundreds of photographs I took of my children over the Christmas period and begin to plan how I will display these beautiful moments throughout the house, if I'm honest I often get to next Christmas without following through with these ideas! This year however the lovely folks at Wall Create offered to send me an image of my choice on canvas.

If you're a regular reader, you will know that the festive period in our house did not go very smoothly, however the photograph I chose is a lovely moment between my two children that brings back memories of the happy times that we did manage to get.

The canvas arrived within a week of ordering and was very well packaged. The frame looks really sturdy and the canvas and print itself is of brilliant quality. The image has been wrapped around the frame which creates a very professional and seemless effect. Despite being blown up to a large size the quality is superb and the colours are vibrant and true from the turquoise of my daughter's Frugi dress to the silver and red baubles on the Christmas tree.

Although the wooden frame secures the canvas really well it is surprisingly lightweight and I was easily able to mount it on the wall with a simple picture hook. It sits well and makes a perfect focal point in the room opposite our bay windows.

Wall Create offers great value for money with prices starting from just £14.97 to print a photo of your choice and UK postage from £3.97. If you are not confident in uploading your pictures to their site they even offer you the option of emailing or posting in the picture you wold like to have printed.

I love how this picture captures my attention everytime I walk in to the room. To me it tells a story about the day it was taken and it actually makes me proud about how much my photography skills have improved in the last few years since I started blogging, picking up tips and invested in my trusty Nikon camera.

We love our canvas and I'm thrilled to offer one of my lovey readers the chance to win a 40cm x 30cm personalised canvas of their choice. To enter simply answer the question in the rafflecopter widget below, if you want a better chance of winning follow the instructions to qualify for extra entries!

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Competition closes 12.00am 20th February 2015. There is one prize of a 40cm x 30cm personalised canvas with image of winners choice. We e're sent a 51 x 51 canvas print for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

#Project365 week 3 days 11 to 17

It's week 3 of this years #Project365 and here are my photographs...

Day 11

Today I had a #mummyfail - we took the children into our local town with the promise of spending the vouchers they were given for Christmas, we parked up and walked through the bustling shopping centre to get to the Entertainer... which was closed! I hadn't even thought that shops still closed on Sundays! So instead we popped to Debenhams and I found some bargain John Rocha dresses for Elizabeth and I to wear for my brother in laws wedding in April.

Day 12

Cake! When my husband was ill with pneumonia over the festive period one of the things he was most upset about missing out on was his colleague's famous lemon drizzle cake! She very kindly made a loaf just for him this week and he brought some home to share... It was amazing and I've been nagging him to ask for the recipe every day since!

Day 13

Today was a tough one, especially the journey home so as soon as I got home I decided to treat my self to a delicious chocolate frog!

Day 14

Today is a big day on any bargain hunter's calender, it's the day that any gifts and toys left in the Boots' sale  get reduced even further to 70% off. Many die hard bargain queen's stayed up to the early hours and grabbed some fabulous deals online from Furby's to leappads, as I had to be up for work at 6am, I instead decided to use my lunch hour to pop in to the city centre store and I was rather pleased with my finds!

Day 15
This little cutie pie was a delight on the way home from nursery tonight and it occurred to me that today's date was etched on my mind as the deadline for her primary school application. I submitted the application last week and we'll find out the outcome in three months but I spent this evening thinking about how in eight months time my baby would be wearing a school uniform for the walk home!

Day 16

We did some baking this afternoon and this little one was very pleased with herself! Check out how our Terry's Chocolate Orange brownies turned out here.

Day 17

Today I had a rare treat! A bubble bath without the children! I had an hour with Stephen fry and these rubber ducks for company, it was bliss!

I've linked up with TheBoyandMe's #Project365 linky...

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky