We’ve been in our new home since July. It’s really starting to feel ‘right’ now. Everything is settling into place and starting to look finished. We can now focus on the finishing touches and nice things rather than the big picture.
JD Williams offered to help with those finishing touches and supplied us with some bedding for the master bedroom and a throw which goes perfectly in our room. The website was easy to manuvere and search, the only problem was choosing just which items I wanted.
Cosy Throws and Bedding from JD Williams
I opted for some plain, jersey bedding for our master bedroom. With the starry wallpaper I felt it would look smart and show off the wallpaper too. The bedding is really soft and comfortable, even more so than I expected and at just £35 for the SuperKing size, it’s really well priced too. If you like this specific set then you can find it here.
The throw was an easy choice. I wanted something that looked lovely, but would be warm and cosy too. Perfect for guests in case they feel the cold. I also wanted something that would go with all my spare bedding and the striped wallpaper in our spare room. So the natural, cable knit throw just fit the bill perfectly. Incredibly, it only costs £30, which is frankly very cheap for this throw because it is exceptionally good quality and looks really expensive too. My husband worried I’d spent a small fortune so he was very impressed by the price too.
Check out all the ranges over on the JD Williams website, I don’t think you will be disappointed!
You know those things you see advertised or in shops that the kids are desperate to try. They appear a bit gimmicky or perhaps a bit unnecessary? Well the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker fell firmly into that category.
The kids have been desperate to try one as they are massive fans of yoghurt but I’ve always been dubious as to whether they were too much hassle compared to buying yoghurt so from the supermarket.
So, when we were sent the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker to review I was definitely sceptical as to whether I would think it was a handy kitchen gadget or just a space taker.
Firstly, it does take up a reasonable amount of worktop or cupboard space, and it does look like a space age, cryogenic style capsule but it’s not huge.
The process for preparing yoghurt to go in the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker is simple, just add one of the sachets, mix it with water, and add warm water to the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker and leave it to set overnight. Very simple really.
What did we think of the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker?
The result? Thick, creamy tasting yoghurt. The kids were impressed, they wanted to try other flavours and that’s where the Easi-Yo website comes in. They have tonnes of different flavours from everyday favourites to luxurious special mixes plus fruit squirts and toppings. Sachets of the yoghurt mix are about £2.49
The current offer on the website is an Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker with 3 sachets and a lunchtime sized takeaway pot for just £18.99
Would I recommend the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker? If you spend as much a week as we do on yoghurt so (around £8) then it would definitely save you a little bit of money. For the price it’s a bit of fun, you can give it a go without breaking the bank and the kids thought it was great.
As a busy working parent I love parenting hacks, those little tips and tricks from other people that make your life easier with kids. Handy little ‘secrets’ that other parents have that make them look like super parents. I like those tips, anything that make me look clever or more organised are big wins for me.
Arla Big Milk agrees, they love a good parenting hack or two, too. They’ve picked tips from parents and created these fun parenting hack videos that you will love.
I have a favourite little tip of my own that’s both fun and practical. Do you have children who constantly lose the chargers for their tablets? Or drop them down under desks etc and bang their heads when they go hunting for them? Well look no further, you can even make this a really cheap parenting hack if you have LEGO hiding around the place, we have hundreds of thousands of these little LEGO men so we were all set to create these great wire holders:
Wire too thick for the LEGO figures hand? Give them a little bulldog clip to hold and the wire clips in there neatly! You can stick them to your desk or cupboard with blu-tack making them easy to move when you want to put them somewhere else.
Like it? Want a few more?
This video is a simple way to stop children from getting stuck in the bathroom (or any room for that matter!)
Does your little one put their shoes on the wrong feet? This really simple trick will help them learn to put them on the right feet quickly and easily!
Need a fun paint activity but hate the mess? Try this super simple, mess free option next time your little one wants the paints out?
Do you have a parenting hack you swear by? Let me know below and why not help out other parents by sharing them over on the Arla Big Milk Facebook page?