Monday, 22 August 2016

The Stationery Geekette book box

At the beginning of the month I won a box from a new, UK based, subscription box, The Stationery Geekette on etsy. Boxes are £15 plus postage and include a book and at least three other items sourced from independent sellers. Subscribers are allocated a 'house' with a list of photo challenges and points awarded. Today my box arrived.

Naughty Royal Mail had apparently had a fight with my box but never mind. All items were still there.

The book was Alice by Christina Henry and will be coming with me to work tonight. I also received a book mark, pen, postcard, snitch charm and stickers which will be going in my planner.

I can't wait to read the book and look forward to seeing what's lined up next for the box club!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Planner planning

Love these stickers from AdorkableStickers stickers on etsy. These are Big Bang Theory and Firefly themed. I also have Muppets to use at a later date.

The images are designed by Lacey Simpson and she stocks other themes such as Pokémon, Wicked and Harry Potter, all drawn in her own unique style.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Back to the grindstone

It's happened. I have returned to the world of work! My poor brain was going fuzzy and I woke up singing songs from musical toys!
This return to work has been more stressful than the first as Rosalind still wakes twice a night which is an extra thing for Marcus to contend with. Luckily she happy take bottles and so far, goes to bed better for him than me!
Another change is that having returned to roller derby, I'm not sure it's for me right now, at least I the team's current format. If they start a rec league then maybe. I just don't have the time with two little ones right now!!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Planner kits

If you love your planners, no doubt you will, at some point, have looked online for decorative stickers and charms to personalise it.
There are so many planner kits out there to suit all tastes and budgets. I've found three UK based kits for you, one of which I've tried, the others I have looked at.
1. UglyBugDoes. This has a bit of an 'alternative' feel to it. Previous have included Day of the Dead and Superheroes. (Photo credit threelittlebuhos on IG)
2. Little rainbow moon this kit is very arty. If you like your art journals then this is for you.
3. Mrs Brimbles this is a more mainstream kit and includes, stickers, post its, pens, charms as well as other fun items.

Have a look for a planner kit, I'm sure there's one out there for you!

Edited to add, link for little rainbow moon is incorrect. www.etsy.com/uk/shop/littlerainbowmoon

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Canal trip

E has been asking for ages to go on 'the boat at the shop with the peppa pig Jelly' (canal next to waitrose). As the weekend just gone was the airshow at Fairford, and we couldn't afford that, we decided to splash a few pennies and take her on the boat.
It's a renovated canal run entirely as a charity and staffed by volunteers. Wiltshire and Berkshire canal trust
It was a lovely, peaceful trip. Taking just under an hour. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Shes got it!

Tassles blowing, stabilisers rocking and she's off.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Experimental baking

I love a bit of experimental baking. And it's even better when the results smell and taste good!

I'd been looking for a baked oats recipe suitable for baby hands and which didn't contain a lot of sugar, when I stumbled across this recipe for baby led weaning oat bars.

I made a few tweaks but used the basic recipe. And they taste yum.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Whilst baby naps

Mummy scraps!!

Both layouts using goodies from Crafty Templates.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Here's to

.. finding random toys in random places.
#lifewithkids