Saturday, 16 November 2019

32 Pet Competitions Ending Soon

E: 17/11 Win Some Natural Pet Munchies Dog Treats (TW)
E: 17/11 Win A Luxury Dog Bed (TW)
E: 18/11 8am Win a Guinea Pig or Hedgehog fleece bed (FB)
E: 18/11 Win small animal pet treats (FB)
E: 18/11 Win Some Natural Pet Munchies Dog Treats (TW)
E: 19/11 Win An Illustrated Pet Portrait From Portrait Pals (Gleam)
E: 20/11 Win a Webbox Festive pet hamper - dog or cat option Login/Register
E: 20/11 Win a Wilsons Pet Food package worth over £120 (RC)
E: 22/11 Win a small bag of Burgess pet food (FB)
E: 22/11 9am Win Selection Of Treats From Award-Winning Pet Munchies For Your Dog Login/Register
E: 22/11 Win a £25 Argos voucher (FB)
E: 22/11 9am Win one of eight 2kg bags of Marriage’s Hypoallergenic Adult Rabbit Pellets (FB)
E: 27/11 Win a a £25 Webbox hamper (FB)
E: 30/11 Win a Personalised Pet Treat Bauble
E: 30/11 Win Winter Survival Kit For Horse and Rider
E: 30/11 Win a treat for your pet (FB)
E: 30/11 Win a Festive Food Hamper from Different Dog worth £30
E: 02/12 £16k worth of dog prizes including £500 dog friendly holiday
E: 04/12 Win True Instinct Raw Boost for your furry friend Login/Register
E: 04/12 Win a pet photoshoot in Sussex Login/Register
E: 09/12 Paw Licking Scrumptious Christmas Treats Dogs
E: 11/12 Win 1 of 2 PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeders Login/Register
E: 12/12 Win high visibility dog-walking goodies & Forthglade feast
E: 12/12 Win one of five packets of treats from Pet Munchies Login/Register Code: CMK01CMK
E: 12/12 Win one of three bundles of cat food from Four Friends Pet Foods Login/Register Code: CMK01CMK
E: 15/12 Win one of nine Thermal Self-Heating Dog Blankets from Scruffs Login/Register Code: EWR03RWE 
E: 15/12 Win one of 20 TastyBrushes from TastyBone Login/Register Code: EWR03RWE
E: 15/12 Win one of five bespoke Kong toy hampers Login/Register Code: EWR03RWE
E: 15/12 Win one of three treat bundles from Antos Login/Register Code: EWR03RWE
E: 15/12 Win one of four Föhr beds from Trixie Login/Register Code: EWR03RWE
E: 15/12 Win a year’s supply of dog food from Skinner’s popular Field & Trial range Login/Register Code: EWR03RWE
E: @500 likes Win £25 to spend in store for your Dog (FB)

Key:
E: - End date
TW - Twitter Entry
FB - Facebook Entry
RC - Rafflecopter Entry

I hope this helps some of you pet lovers!

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Baby Shower


We're expecting a little niece in December/January time!

My sister was feeling a little down and she's been sick nearly everyday of her pregnancy so we decided to throw her a surprise baby shower, a little early and a little short notice but we made it happen.

A neighbour of my family is also my partner's second family and their mum decorates cakes for a hobby, she was busy making another cake but she kindly fitted in this amazing cake. She apologised for it being quick and simple but we all thought it was perfect! A Victoria sponge to suit everybody's needs and to avoid the allergies that some people had.

I made a quick card up, with a new style of card that I had never tried before, so it is far from perfect. But it announced to my sister where to go and what time to turn up on the day. I gave it to her with a mummy to be sash and my mum surprised me with an auntie to be sash to wear on the day too.

 
We arranged nibbles, drinks and party games to enjoy, it was a couple of hours long, in the evening to suit the guests working hours on the weekend.
As the guests arrived I handed them two pieces of paper, one of which was for their predictions on the baby, including name, weight, arrival date and time, length, hair colour and eye colour. The other piece of paper was for a message to my sister and her partner, which I would later frame and gift to my sister.
Our first game consisted of nappies filled with different crushed chocolate bars and they had to guess what the chocolate bars were, there was one winner that guessed all six chocolate bars and was awarded with a prize of their choice from a selection.
The second game was pin the dummy on the baby, a clear winner was the blue dummy and the lady got to select her prize too.
The last game was guess the baby foods, there were some really simple ones like just peas, but there were also some more obscure ones, not many people guessed many correctly, so we have three joint winners, but two of them worked together so their were two prizes awarded, as two of them were more than happy to share their gin truffles!
The last hour we saw my sister open the gifts and discussed stories and had long conversations about the baby and new parenthood.

My sister was delighted with her baby shower and although we did it on a budget and hired out a hall, it was actually pretty good.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Update Post

It has been a little while since I posted here.
Quite a bit has happened since.

We lost our black bunny, Marvin to a horrible illness. R.I.P Little man. He was our first bunny and will never be forgotten! 
If you follow our Facebook page you'll also know that Suki gained a stuffed animal toy to keep her company, named by you, called Snuggles, but after a few weeks it just wasn't doing it for her, the loneliness kicked in. So while my partner was away I was on a hunt for an older bunny and we found Milton. My beautiful partner travelled all the way back down south, from visiting his family, then on the same night he came with me to pick up the new addition to the family, from an hour away. Milton is 3 years old, never had a name before and it took 2 days to bond him with Suki and now they are the best of friends, although not quite like the relationship between Marvin and Suki.

We also have some great news about Dumbledwarf, our longest stay foster hamster, he finally found his forever home!

I'm also going to be an Auntie again! This time it is my own sister's little one, sweet little girl is growing okay, a little on the small side but healthy otherwise. I delivered a Ladybird Trunki overflowing with unisex baby clothes in a variation of sizes and a box full of toddler toys, this was before we knew she was having a little girl.
Last Friday my sister and I took a trip to the local Monkey Clothes sale, which is a sale of new or barely used secondhand clothes, from birth to teen years. We riffled through the rails searched high and low, I bought several items, mainly with bunnies on! of course. I also got the cutest giraffe slippers that were brand new which my sister fell in love with as she is slightly obsessed with giraffes for the baby. My sister also bought quite a few items for the little lady, she will be truly spoilt when she arrives and my sister barely needs to buy anymore clothes for the little one until she's around a year now!

Thursday, 25 July 2019

40 odd Wedding Competitions

Weddings can be very expensive even for the smallest of things, it would be great if you could cut the cost of some of the essentials or even have enough for the little extras, these competitions should all be UK based and free to enter, please ensure you read the terms and conditions to make sure it fits within your wedding date or that it is local to you. Get entering, enjoy! and hopefully win.

If you spot any mistakes please feel free to message or comment, thanks for visiting.

25/07/19 - Win a ColorReader worth £105 - Bride Magazine
25/07/19 - Win two Pearly Queen Crowns from Crown Love - Bride Magazine
27/07/19 - Win a Years worth of Boofle cards - Boofle Official
30/07/19 - Win a Minimoon in the Cotswolds - Wedding Ideas
30/07/19 - Win a KODAK Printomatic Camera & Chelsea Peers NYC Bridal Pyjama set for Your Hen - Wedding Ideas
31/07/19 - Win a pair of tickets to the National Wedding Show Birmingham - Facebook
31/07/19 - Win a FujiFIlm Instax Wedding Bundle worth  £149.99 - Instagram
01/08/19 - Win a Bridal Nightwear And Slipper Set - Bride Magazine
01/08/19 - Win Three Bridesmaids' Dresses From Goddiva - Bride Magazine
02/08/19 - Win A Wedding Pamper Experience (Kent) 'Pampered besties' - Your Kent Wedding
02/08/19 - Win A Wedding Pamper Experience (Essex) - An Essex Wedding
02/08/19 - Win a Champagne Afternoon Tea For Two At Sands Hotel, Margate (Kent) 'Anyone for tea?' - Your Kent Wedding
04/08/19 - Win an Overnight Stay For Two People With Classic Lodges (Kent) 'Glorious Getaway' - Your Kent Wedding
04/08/19 - Win a free personalised cake topper - Facebook
04/08/19 - Win 250 luxury chocolate wedding favours from Lily O’Brien’s - Absolutely Weddings
11/08/19 - Win a Wedding With Mercure Hotels, Worth More Than £10,000 - Hitched
11/08/19 - Win a pair of VIP tickets to The South East Wedding Show - Hitched
12/08/19 - Win 1 of 2 bouquets of Sunflowers from Blossoming Gifts - Rafflecopter
18/08/19Win £100 To Spend On Mii Cosmetics Make-Up - Bride Magazine
18/08/19 - Win The Renewed Hope In A Jar Peeling Mousse Mask - Bride Magazine
18/08/19 - Win A Stag/Hen Party Racing Experience With Lingfield Park Resort - Bride Magazine
18/08/19 - Win four pairs of novelty shoes from Coddies.com - Bride Magazine
18/08/19 - Win a personalised map as a bespoke wedding gift - Bride Magazine
23/08/19 - Win A Pair Of Luxury Bridal Shoes From Moda In Pelle - Bride Magazine
23/08/19 - Win 1 of 3 pairs of the Clive brogue from London Brogues - Bride Magazine
30/08/19 - Win Lucky Sixpence Pendant From Dower & Hall - Tie The Knot Scotland
31/08/19 - Win a wedding day fingerprint keepsake - Facebook
31/08/19 - Win your wedding stationery with Anon Design - Wed Magazine
01/09/19 - Win a £100 jewellery gift card with Drakes (Plymouth collection) - Wed Magazine
04/09/19 - Win up to the value of 10k to spend at The national wedding show - The National Wedding Show
05/09/19 - Win a sterling silver sixpence bracelet and matching cufflinks - You & Your Wedding
12/09/19 - Win a two-night mini-moon at Pickwell Manor - You & Your Wedding
12/09/19 - Win a honeymoon in the Maldives, worth £7500 - You & Your Wedding
15/09/19 - Win Viners cutlery worth £55 - Wedding venues & Fashion
15/09/19 - Win a luxury overnight stay - Wedding venues & Fashion
15/09/19 - Win a luxurious honeymoon in Barbados - Wedding venues & Fashion
04/10/19 - Win An Overnight Stay For Two People With Classic Lodges (Essex) - An Essex Wedding
28/10/19 - Win a wedding cake with Claire's Sweet Temptations - Wed Magazine
01/11/19 - Win VIP tickets to the national wedding show - The Insurance Emporium
  --/--/--   - Win an engagement shoot with Clare Kinchin (Plymouth) - Wed Magazine
  --/--/--   - Win your wedding dress - Facebook

Thursday, 11 July 2019

July - Under 200 entries - Competitions

I've been hunting the internet for some low entry competitions for you all to enter, giving you more of a chance to win! All competitions are open to UK residents and the number of entries listed are how many they had when I found them, numbers may have increased when you see them. Feel free to share your low entry competitions in the comments too and I can add them to the list.
List last updated on 11th July 2019. All competitions FREE to enter. In order of number of entries.

00 entries - Facebook - WhipperSnapper Kids - Win 2 Top Wing Books - ends 12th July 2019
01 entry - Instagram - Mint and Pink designs - Win a chevron knitted blanket - ends 19th July 2019
17 entries - Instagram - Raw Childhood - Win a custom print of your choice - ends 18th July 2019
30 entries - Facebook - Fab & Quirky - Win a lop eared bunny charm - ends 14th July 2019 12pm
54 entries - Rafflecopter - Tippy Tupps - Win Coconut Bowls and Spoons - ends 7th August 2019
57 entries - Gleam - The Mad House of Cats and Babies - Win an 8 pack of flex disks - 26th July 2019
77 entries - Rafflecopter - Music Magpie - Win a Nextbase 222 Dash Cam - ends 24th July 2019
81 entries - Instagram - Vlaze - Win a set of 4 VLAZE Rose & Brass drinks coasters - ends 24th July 2019
83 entries - Facebook - Russel Hobbs UK - Win a kettle and toaster - ends 14th July 2019
97 entries - Facebook - Lil and Eves - Win a bag of £20 worth of Bows - ends 27th July 2019 8pm
109 entries - Instagram - We Love Lashes - Win Esqido lashes and a £50 voucher to spend on FalseEyelashes.co.uk - ends 16th July 2019 3pm
147 entries - Gleam - Clearly Bex - Win My Little World - ends 28th July 2019
156 entries - Facebook - CSM Web Design - Win a £50 Amazon Voucher - ends 31st July 2019
165 entries - Facebook - Cat mad gifts - Win a handmade cat ornament - ends 12th July 2019
193 entries - Facebook - Oracle Beauty Recruitment - Win a selection of ESPA beauty products - ends 31st July 2019

Current count 15 competitions.

Additional: 
117 entries - Facebook - Nuova Baby - Win a changing bag - ends 15th July 2019
141 entries - Facebook - Create and Craft - Win Dogs Poetry Book - ends 15th July 2019
153 entries - Gleam - Stressed Mum - Win Nads Wax Strips - ends 9th Aug 2019
162 entries - Instagram - Seasonal Spuds - Win Cornishware - ends 14th July 2019
180 entries - Facebook - The Little Book Corner Shop - Win That's not my llama book - ends 20th July 2019

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Cute & Cuddly topper pad creations


I recently bought this gorgeous topper pad which is by Hunkydory.
I absolutely adore the toppers, they are fantastic and just as it states 'cute & cuddly.'
Here are a few cards I created this morning using the toppers.


Papers used:
Fox card - gold mirror card and bright freshness design pad from The Works.
Hedge hog card - silver mirror card and First Edition paper pad New Bloom
Fairy card - gold mirror card, The craft place origami super stack yellow, K&Company BW Peppermint Twist Christmas glittered blue paper.




Thursday, 29 November 2018

Light Therapy


Cold, dark, windy days like these can make anyone feel down and have no energy or enthusiasm. Especially with the mornings and evenings being really dark too.
I find light therapy can help improve my mood and energy levels, just an hour or so a day.

You'll need a special light box which come in variety of shapes and sizes, they can look like a box or you can even get those that blend in with the decor and have specialised lamps that do the same job. I have the LitePod energy for life box, I've had it for quite a few years now and it definitely helps wake me up and gives me a better start to the day, I believe it cost me around £100 but I got a travel case and extra bulbs with it too. Depending on the person you will need to use your light box around 30 minutes to an hour or so daily, you put it on in the morning and you have to sit close enough to it so that it reflects in your eyes, but not too close that it blinds you! You can have it on when you are having breakfast or even if you are working on your laptop, as long as it is in eye range and you can see it.
You can even buy alarm clocks now that simulates the sun coming up, we have a great one by Lumie, you set your alarm and half and hour before the alarm sounds, it starts getting brighter as if the sun is rising, then when it is time to get up, it is on its brightest and the alarm will begin to sound, helping you wake up more naturally.

There is no scientific evidence that this works, but for people suffering for SAD (Seasonal affective disorder) it is highly recommended, unless you have an eye condition or taking medications that make you more sensitive to light, it is worth talking to your doctor about using the light box, a lot of companies do a money back guarantee so you can return them if it isn't working for you. Make sure you get a light box that is specifically for people that are effected by seasonal affective disorder and it might be worth discussing with the sellers how long you might benefit from using the light for daily.

I tend to only bring my SAD light out on days like these, where my energy is low and the sun is nowhere to be seen. It is up to you whether you use it on a daily basis during the winter months, but I'd highly recommend them for anyone who thinks they may have SAD or even those that just feel a little less themselves on the darker days, I wouldn't recommend using after 1pm though as it may disrupt your sleep later that night.