Thursday, 21 August 2014

Kit your kids out for #back2school with £10 Cashback!




Are you ready for the new term yet? My son goes back to school in less than two weeks and I still have a few things to get! 

There are lots of offers and deals on at the moment on uniform, stationary and other bits and bobs but I waned to share with you an extra special deal from TopCashBack!

If you are not yet a TCB member (And why not? You are missing out on earning cashback every time you shop on line!!) then you can take advantage of this fabulous new member deal! 

Simply go to the TopCashBack website and sign up then click through to the Get Cashback Now button to visit the George website an spend a minimum of £10. It's that simple! 

Take a look at this advert to see the products you could be buying...




Remember this offer is for new members only but if you're already a TCB member why not pop over to their site and check out the other great cashback offers they have on at the moment?

This offer is only valid until next Wednesday 27/08/14 at 23.59 so be quick so you don't miss out!

Don't worry if your cashback doesn't show immediately! Topcashback say, 'Cashback may track at a lower rate than £10 cashback originally and will uplift within 14 days of your order date.'

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Join me for #Mums4Tommys Twitter Party and Win!



Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do...and we’re excited to host a party about caring for your baby's skin and clothes. On Tuesday, 26th August at 1pm BST, please join us for the #Mums4Tommys Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing how to choose the best laundry detergent and fabric conditioner for your baby's clothes and skin, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Having suffered with sensitive skin all my life and now having two children who seen to have inherited this affliction, I am really conscious of what comes into contact with our our skin. I try to buy mainly organic cotton clothing these days which I find really makes a difference and there seems to be much less irritation. It's not just the materials that touch our skin that matter though, but also what we wash these fabrics in. As well as wanting to protect the clothes that I buy and enable them to look fresh and new for longer, I want them to be soft and comfortable against my children's delicate skin. By washing with Persil Non Bio and Comfort Pure Fabric Softener I know that or family's skin will be protected from irritants and our clothes will be clean and soft.

I'm delighted to be co-hosting #Mums4Tommys Twitter Party on SoFabChat supporting Tommy's baby charity.


Join me and RSVP for the #Mums4Tommys Twitter Party on SoFabChats!



DATE: Tuesday, 26th August 2014
TIME:  1:00 - 2:00 pm BST
PRIZES:  5 - £60 ASDA Gift Cards 
EARLY BIRD PRIZE:1 - £30 ASDA Gift Card
RSVP & PARTY GRID: #Mums4Tommys Twitter Party Page



How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party - sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!  

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns - they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend! 



Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats

Friday, 15 August 2014

Back to School Crafting with Sainsbury's



We love the summer holidays, full of days out, quality family time and crafting. but it's not long until the school term starts again and we have o get back in to the routine again...

A couple of weeks ago a exciting parcel full of craft supplies arrived on our doorstep and both Ben who will be seven next week and moving up to juniors in September and his little sister Elizabeth who is excited about Pre school couldn't wait to get started. Sainsbury's had sent us a selection of their Get Creative craft range to get crafty along the back to school theme.



I spoke to Ben about returning to school in September and asked him what he was looking forward to the most. He started off telling me how exciting it wold be going in to the juniors and how he would be one of the big boys now and would have to be very good to set and example to the younger children and hep them in they were sad. He told me all about the new play ground he would get to play football on and his new classroom, but the thing he was most excited about was lunch time! (Yes he is his father's son!)

It was not just the food he was looking forward to but the time socialising with his friends, chatting about turtles and Skylanders and sharing stories of the exciting adventures they'd got up to over the summer. He couldn't wait to tell them about going camping with the scouts where he helped to make bivvies and cook dinner on an open fire!

Soon though we were back to food and he was talking about what his favorite packed lunches were. Although many children will be changing to hot dinners this September due to the introduction of free meals for infant children, Ben will still be taking  his 'mini picnics' as he calls them.

We decided to make a crafty version of his favourite lunch!




Using a selection of the Sainsburys craft supplies that we had been sent we created a super healthy packed lunch, including...

An Apple

Carrot sticks with hummous

Orange juice

and Ben's favourite; Cheese, lettuce and tomato Sandwich!





Ben cut pieces of coloured craft foam up into shaped to represent bread, cheese, tomato and lettuce and then using coloured pipe cleaners he joined them all together.

We decided that it looked like a book so Ben used felt tips and glitter pens to write the names of each ingredient on the foam and create a mini sandwich book.





Both he and Elizabeth have since spent lots of time playing with the book they made!

So simple, yet great fun!

We also used some of the other craft supplies to create 3D Elsa picture, make our own boardgame and a star mosaic.






I was really impressed with the quality of the art supplies from the Sainsbury's get creative range and they have given us all hours of fun!

Have you been chatting to your children about going back to school? What are they looking forward to the most?


We were sent these craft items free of charge and a gift card for taking part in the challenge.