Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Our family friendly bathroom

The bathroom in our new home, doesn't need much doing to it as the previous owners hadn't that long ago renovated it. Although smaller, than the one in the flat we were renting its still a good size family bathroom. Colourwise I really like the tiles the previous owners had chosen as I wasn't to keen on the white ones in the flat due to mould being easy to see. 

The bathroom to me is an important  place in the home as its a place for me to go after a busy and long day/week and relax. One of my favourite parts of our bathroom has to be the LED lights across the beams.  It brings a relaxing ambience to the bathroom, for when I have my bath. Blake also loves this as he is very sensory and enjoys looking at the lights whilst having his bath.

Another part of the bathroom I like is the step into the bath, this makes it alot easier to climb in and out especially for Blake. The main thing I want to replace in the bathroom is the shower screen. We currently have a 4 panel one, which I'll definitely opt for again. However our current one is hard to clean so a new one would be great maybe a silver one instead of white. 

Accessories can really change a room and once we moved in and got all unpacked it was lovely to see all our bits in there.  I did however want to get a few new bits which I thought would go with the room a bit better. We were extremely lucky to collaborate with Victoria Plum to choose some accessories.

First of all is this sleek and modern looking Clarity white mirror cabinet. I've been nagging Stuart to put it up so we can start using it to store medication out of reach of Blake. The cabinet is a great way to add practically to a bathroom especially if you need extra storage like us. The cabinet is made from water resistant enginered wood with a durable high gloss finish.  
New towels are a must, I love  nothing better than wrapping myself in a super fluffy towel when I get out of the bath or shower. The supreme latte towel bale is made from 100% Egyptian cotton for a quality you can feel. The super soft and fluffy bale which consists of 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels and 2 bath sheets is ideal starter for your new collection. The latte colourway is a perfect fit for our bathroom and they bring a luxury feel to the room. 

I love this Hug rug looking good bathroom mat which brings a bit of fun to our bathroom.  It's super soft and luxurious and dries up 60% faster than cotton mats due to featuring polyamide pile. It's also super absorbent holding up to three and half times it's own weight in water. Not only that it also provides antibacterial protection for up to 12 washes. Available also in a darker shade of grey the mat has non slip rubber backing and taped cotton edging so that it won't shed.

*We were gifted items from Victoria Plum for the purpose of this post. All thoughts are my own.


Monday, 18 March 2019

JML Aqua Jet Duo Mop

Moving to a house where only the stairs and hallway are carpeted has meant I'm having to keep on top of cleaning our floors regularly. when you have a child you find yourself having to mop up spills etc more often. With this said it means we need a good mop to make sure our floors are clean. The JML Aqua Jet Duo Mop is the prefect multipurpose mop as its great for both wet and dry cleaning, due to its double sided micofibre mop head. 

In an attractive light purple and grey design the Aqua Jet Duo has a built in spray bottle which holds up to 700ml of clean water so you can spray as you mop. Personally I prefer to add equal parts of floor cleaner and water so that I know my floors are clean and disinfected. This also means that I get a lovely fragrance in the room.  I'm not a fan of bulky and heavy mops especially the idea of having to drag them up stairs. The Aqua Jet Duo is light weight and because of the built in spray bottle it means I've got the right amount of clean water right where I need it in front of the mop head. 

The double sided microfiber mop head are great at cleaning in different ways. 

The Terry weave microfibre is a dense, super-absorbent material that can absorb and hold up to SEVEN TIMES its weight in water, so it’s perfect for even the heaviest mopping tasks on hard floors like tiles, laminates, wood and even stone floors. 

Chenille weave microfibre, with its longer thicker fibres, creates a static charge, attracting dust as it moves across floors, shelves, door frames and windowsills, trapping not only the visible dust but also the invisible bacteria and even allergens.

Pros and cons in regards to the mop:

- Lightweight
- double sided
- built in spray bottle 
- sprays clean water in front of the mop
- spray trigger intergrated into the handle
- mop head can be taken off to pop in the wash

- Handle is one size. I like mops where you can change the height of the handle
- Hard to tell which side is used for dusting and which is for the moping


It's a handy mop for cleaning around the home. The built in spray bottle with the intergrated trigger on the handle is a great idea and works well. The dusting side isn't amazing but does the job. 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Mothers Day Gift Guide 2019

When I became a Mum I started to appreciate my own Mum a lot more. Especially knowing how little time she had for herself, how she always spent her money on us and not on herself , how hard being a parent actually is and so much more. With just over 2 weeks to go until Mothers Day I've compiled a selection of items that are perfect for all types of mums. This year the clocks going forward means loosing an hour of much needed sleep for us Mum's so I think we definitely deserve a treat. As for those of you who sadly don't have your mum around these ideas would make the perfect gifts for yourself.

Three Mills Wine range |

If like me you or your mum loves wine but not always the alcohol than Three Mills Reserve Wine with 10.5% ABV makes a lovely gift. Whether your Mum prefers red, white or rose Three Mills has a bottle of each in the reserve collection. The wine makes a wonderful gift for mum to enjoy on her own or to serve with Mothers Day dinner.

Navy, high waisted leggings | Love Leggings| £14.50

As a Mum all I want to is to feel comfy and so leggings are my go to Mum "uniform". So finding a great quality pair that aren't see through is important of course! Love Leggings sell a wide range of  excellent quality leggings in a range of colours and styles. I chose to opt for high waisted ones to cover up my tummy. 

Marine Moisture Face masks | Procoal | £24.99 for a pack of 3 sheet masks

After a busy day or week I like to sit back and relax with a Face mask. The marine moisture face masks from Procoal are a powerful and deeply moisturising sheet mask. The lightweight sheet mask helps to deliver an instant rush of renewing moisture for a beautiful glowing radiance. The masks come in a pack of 3 which are suitable for all skin types and are powerfully blended with botanical extracts. Each mask has an equivalent of 25grams of serum, contains no nasties and is cruelty-free.

SEKSY elegance perfume | SEKSY Beauty | £35 for Romo

I love getting perfumen as a gift and SEKSY Elegance is an exotic, oriental fragrance for a sophisticated taste. With of notes mandarin, jasmine and blackberry musk. Embellished with a Swarovski® crystal and a detachable Swarovski® charm that can be added to your favourite jewellery. It’s a two in one gift for the one who deserves it the most.

The Book of Mum | The Book of Everyone£23.99 (paperback) £29.99 (hardback)

I love personalised itemd and The Book of Mum features page after page of beautifully designed facts, curiosities, and nostalgia proving once and for all that your mum is, in fact, the best in the world. Personalise her gift with your photos, messages, and memories to make your mum a keepsake she’ll treasure for years. 

Sakura Blossom Ramen Bowl | Sous chef |  £19.50
The beautiful extra-large bowl in a delicate duck-egg blue glaze is decorated with dainty Japanese cherry blossoms. The perfect size for pasta, noodles and soup dishes or if like us you can use it for crisps when you have visitors over.

Nextbase 312GW Dash Cam | Nextbase | £99.99

You’d expect your phone and television to have Wi-Fi, so why shouldn’t your Dash Cam? The 312GW is a Dash Cam that reflects the modern connected world with inbuilt Wi-Fi that allows you to connect it directly with your smartphone or tablet. Once a connection is made, you can download your recorded videos and share or even edit using the Nextbase CamViewer App and Nextbase Replay 3 editing software. On top of that, the 312GW boasts 1080p high-definition recording, GPS mapping and a 140-degree wide angle. 

Luxury Afternoon tea for two | Redletter days | £59

Redletter days offer a wide range of different experiences so you are sure to find the perfect one for mum. I'm a huge fan of afternoon tea and the luxury afternoon tea for 2 is a best seller. With multiple handpicked venues in the UK there is something for everyone.

Smartbox Dining for two | Buyagift | £59.99

An ideal gift for a foodie like me is the Dining for two smartbox. 
  • This voucher includes a selection of over 725 afternoon teas, romantic dinners or tasty lunches for two people so you mum will be spoilt for choice.