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December 2017

Finding happiness My ramblings

18 for 2018

A photograph of a beautiful and colourful sunset with the shadows of a wood in the foreground - 18 for 2018 - Mrs H's favourite things

Over the past few months, I’ve begun to listen to Podcasts. One of my favourite podcasts is Happier by Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. In one of her recent podcasts, she shared her list of 18 things she plans to do in 2018. As soon as I heard Gretchen and her sister discuss their 18 for 2018 lists, I knew that I had to write one for my blog. It’s part bucket list and part goal setting but…

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Last-minute Christmas shopping with B&M Stores

I can’t believe that there are just a few more shopping days until Christmas Day. Christmas does have a habit of creeping up on you quickly. And if you’re like me, then over the next few days you’ll need to be doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. If that is the case then you really should head to your local B&M Store. I’m lucky enough to be a B&M Store Blogger Ambassador and so I’ve been trawling their website to find…

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Family Reviews

Have a Troll-tastic Christmas with Trolls Holiday

A photograph of a little girl standing in front of a Christmas tree. She is wearing a Trolls t-shirt from George in ASDA. She is also holding a copy of Trolls Holiday - Having a Troll-tastic Christmas with Trolls Holiday - Mrs H's favourite things

The first time Little Miss H saw the Trolls film, she didn’t seem that taken by it. Which was a shame because all of her friends seemed really into it. But after a second viewing at a friend’s house, she became completely infatuated. After that, we had 6 solid months of listening to the Trolls soundtrack non-stop and watching the Trolls movie at least 3 times a week. Princess Poppy was even the guest of honour at Little Miss H’s…

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Family Motherhood

Our Christmas Eve Box – what’s inside?

A photograph of a young woman pulling a funny face and holding up a basket which is her packed Christmas Eve box - it is filled with wrapped presents, soft toys, books and chocolate - Our Christmas Eve box - what's inside? - Mrs H's favourite things

A month before Little Miss H’s first Christmas, I read an article about giving a Christmas Eve box to your child. I immediately fell in love with the idea. It seemed the perfect festive treat to present your children with a box of Christmassy goodies the night before Christmas. However, I often struggle with inspiration for what to include in our box. And I’m sure that I’m not the only person. So I thought that I would share the contents of…

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My family Reviews

Caring For My Baby My Way With Baby Dove

A photograph of a bottle of Sensitive Head to Toe Body Wash and Real Moisture Bar from Baby Dove lying on a towel covered in a pattern of pink, green, blue and yellow ducks and a rubber duck - Caring For My Baby My Way With Baby Dove - Mrs H's favourite things

In sponsorship with Baby Dove Both my children have very sensitive and dry skin that has a tendency to look red and sore. Little Miss H often gets eczema under her armpits. So I believe it’s important that the baby care products I use on them are gentle and mild and offer complete care for their delicate skin. Until now I’ve struggled to find a baby care range that I’m completely happy with. But thankfully, Dove has recently launched a…

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Health & welfare

5 steps to the perfect pamper night with Simply Be

A photograph of a new pair of checked grey and light pink pyjamas and a pack of Decleor beauty goodies - 5 Steps to the Perfect Pamper - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post with Simply Be. The run-up to Christmas is stressful. There always seems to be so much to do. Also with the nights closing in, it feels like there is even less time to complete the never-ending task list. When life gets like this I try to spend some time putting myself first. And a pamper night is the perfect way to do this. Here are my 5 steps to the ultimate pamper night: 5 steps…

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My family

Our Christmas Tree Day

A photograph of a young girl wearing an angel costume and standing by a Christmas tree and holding a fairy Christmas tree ornament - Photographs of decorating our Christmas tree - Our Christmas Tree Day - Mrs H's favourite things

Ahhhh Christmas. It’s such a magical time. It’s even more magical now we have children. You see Christmas through their eyes. The excitement of seeing a tiny Christmas elf door appear outside your bedroom or of getting to unwrap a book every day during Advent. We always put our Christmas tree up in the first weekend in December. We want Christmas to last as long as possible. But we don’t like to start it in November and our tree tends to…

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Rainbow Design’s Classic Winnie the Pooh Toys – Review and Giveaway

A photograph of the Eeyore Comfort Blanket and Tigger Soft Toy from the Classic Winnie the Pooh Toy collection from Rainbow Designs. These toys are leaning against a wall and sitting on a soft blue baby blanket -

I adore Winnie the Pooh. I always have. There is something so lovable and endearing about the characters from A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and House on Pooh Corner. I’ve always had a particularly soft spot for Tigger and Eeyore. As I love their contrasting characteristics; the gloom of Eeyore and the bouncing exuberance of Tigger. I want my children to also appreciate the wonder of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. One of Little Mister H’s Spare Parents…

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