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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Making Mermaid Peg Dolls.

We really love being creative and making new things, my children were really excited to make these mermaid pegs dolls from yellowmoon. Yellowmoon sent us these mermaid peg dolls kits to try!

Each kit contains 4 pegs and assorted self adhesive felt shapes and accessories to decorate and make mermaids using wooden pegs. The kits also contain yarn aka mermaid hair. You will also need either glue dots or pva glue.

We started off with putting the clothes shapes on the wooden pegs, adding in the face and gluing on the hair. Ellie needed a little bit of help gluing the hair on.

"These are going to look so pretty and magical" Ellie told me. She was ever so excited making her mermaid look pretty and sparkly. Charlie also joined in and made a mermaid! They really took there time on these to make them look neat and "fantastical" (Ellie's words).
Charlie and Ellie couldn't wait to put the tail on and add gems and pearls to there hair! "I wish I could wear stick on pearls in my hair" Ellie said, haha.

They really did enjoy making these mermaids and Ellie couldn't wait to play with hers! She sat for ages playing and making up games to play with the mermaids. The green one is of course "Ariel".
The foam self adhesive stickers are really easy to peel off and stick onto the pegs! The glittery tail is really cute! 

This is such a lovely activity for children, it keeps them happy and entertained and is a really good creativity task they can do by themselves (although Ellie did need a little help with gluing the hair on). And it's not at all messy! That's my kind of art & craft project ;)

The mermaid peg doll kits are aged 5+ and I also think they would make a lovely rainy day activity and the perfect gift, too!

Sarah xXx

I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own, honest, personal opinion.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Going for a walk!

A couple of week ago, while the weather was actually quite warm and sunny, we decided to go for a walk in the woods! It was a really lovely, warm, summer evening so we thought we'd make the most of it! And I am really glad we did because the weather lately has been really wet and windy!

We really enjoy walking through the woodland! We're so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place in the countryside.

 I of course tried to take a photo of all three "little's" together but that's easier said than done, haha. My eldest isn't keen on having his photo taken but I did manage to snap this shot.

We trekked through the woods and walked down by the pond! We did finish our walk off with a game of football and some running around on the big field. 

The boys love playing football! I do hope we have some more lovely summer evenings before summer is over! Fingers crossed.

Sarah xXx

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Friday, 28 August 2015

GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 2 Hills Ideal Balance Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Dry Cat Food

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Splashing in puddles!

The weather has been really wet and windy lately but that hasn't stopped us from going out in the rain. The boys were playing around a friends house and Ellie had her friend around but they were so bored being stuck inside so we decided, we wouldn't let the rain beat us, no! We ventured out in welly boots and winter coats for a splash in the puddles and a walk in the rain.

Jumping in puddles @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

Jumping in puddles @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

Ellie told me how much she enjoyed splashing in puddles and "I like muddy puddles best. A bit like peppa pig" Haha, trust her to like muddy puddles best. It all comes out in the wash though!

Jumping in puddles @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

Summertime might almost be over, it doesn't mean we can't still enjoy the weather, whatever that might be. Rain, sun, hot or cold! We can still have fun outdoors!

Jumping in puddles @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns
It's a shame the boys weren't with us because I know they would have really enjoyed it, too but there is always next time! They did have a lovely time playing around there friends house though.
And it doesn't look like the bad weather is letting up anytime soon, so maybe we'll be able to all go, sooner than we think!

Sarah xXx

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