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#MiffyMums Review: Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set

One of the bonuses of being a Miffy Mum is getting sent amazing items to test out and try. This month Little Miss has been sent a Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set and she was over the moon the Miffy sent it just for her. It’s the first set Little Miss has had that wasn’t her sisters!

Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set

The set consists of a dinner plate, a bowl, a cup and children’s glass. It is decorated with the Miffy Plays print which is cute and nice and colourful. The first thing I noticed was how large the dinner plate is, normally they are pretty tiny which is great for a baby or toddler but as they get older they often want a bit more food or at least keep certain foods separate (we all know the struggle).

 Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set

The pieces are all really thick which is very reassuring as my child likes to drop/throw things and many melamine and plastic items have cracked and even splintered but these are good and sturdy.

In the past few weeks these have been used almost every day and have been through the dishwasher many times and they still look good as new. No fading or scratching even around the edges.

Little Miss adores this set and requests it for most meals. It is a firm favourite already.

The Miffy Plays Dinnerware Set £20would make a great Christmas gift. You can also get the set in a Miffy Travels print which is super cute as well. If you are looking for gifts for older children they have some lovely enamel mugs or bone china for the adults (you know you want one).

Visit the Miffy Shop more gift ideas.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Hamper from Serenata Flowers

There is just 10 days to Christmas and people are starting to panic about gifts.  Calm down and send a hamper!

The lovely people at Serenata Flowers sent me this gift box to try out!

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It contains:

Luxury Fruit and Nut Mix ( Really yummy)
Luxury Dark Chocolate Coated Ginger (OH says these are good)
Luxury White Assortment of Hand Finished Belgian Chocolates 200g ( Mine all mine!)
6 Luxury Handmade Mince Pies by Country Fare ( Not too sweet & filled with just the right amount of mincemeat)
Harrogate Cake Co. Iced Christmas Cake Slab (Scrummy)

This is the Christmas Treats Box and its currently £29.99 with free next day delivery!!!

It was well packed and arrived in great condition and on time.

They also have a great selection of hampers, flowers, wines and chocolates. What’s not to love!

 

Christmas Giveaway: A Copy of The Smurfs 2 on DVD and Limited Edition Lithograph Print Sketch

We have a great Christmas giveaway to brighten up this grey Thursday.

The Smurfs 2 is out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD 2nd December

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Just in time for Christmas, Sony Pictures Animation’s THE SMURFS 2 arrives on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This heartwarming new adventure reunites the world’s favourite three apple-high creatures, bringing laughs for every member of the family.

Only included on the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray are three all-new, kid-friendly featurettes, including “The Puurrfect Companion: Azreal’s Tail,” showing how Gargamel’s sidekick was created, from the live-action cat to the digital double, and how actor Frank Welker brought the character to life.  Both the Blu-ray versions and DVD come with deleted scenes and two additional featurettes.  “Animating Azrael” gives an in-depth look at how filmmakers animated Gargamel’s sidekick, and the all-new “Daddy’s Little Girl: The Journey of Smurfette” traces the origins of the one-and-only Smurfette back to Smurf creator, Peyo, and features Katy Perry on how she tapped into her inner Smurf to voice the classic character.

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I have one copy of The Smurfs 2 on DVD and a Limited edition The Smurfs lithograph (1 of only 1640) to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below to enter.

Good Luck

Closing Date: 12th December 

©2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Hemisphere – Culver Picture Partners I, LLC All Rights Reserved.  SMURF, and all Smurfs characters: © Peyo.  All Rights Reserved.  “Smurf” and “The Smurfs” are registered trademarks of STUDIO PEYO.

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Christmas Gifts from ALDI

Christmas can be a hugely expensive time and with prices constantly increasing it can be hard to get value for money. Well look no further ALDI have some great gift ideas at brilliant prices.

ALDi sent me a few items from their gifting ranging some of which are in store from today.

On Sale From Today

Men’s Dressing Gown £9.99, Adults Character Socks £2.49 and Men’s Pyjamas.

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You will notice no pyjama’s well that because they are in the wash. I can confirm they are very comfy to wear!

They also have some lovely Lamb’s Wool Knitwear £16.99 for men and leather gloves.  You also find some great kids toys and festive textiles.

On Sale from 12th December

Ladies Sherpa Fleece Booties £3.99 very warm and soft but not the greatest of colours. Mine are a little dirty.

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They have some great ladies gifts in this week including onesies, leather gloves and scarf & gloves sets.

On Sale from 18th December

Men’s Novelty Socks 5pack £4.99 (seen above with the dressing gown). You will also find men’s foam slippers £4.70 and slipper socks £4.99 this week.

On Sale from the 19th December

BG will be really excited when I show her these Girl’s Fashion Shoes. They are £8.99 and full of sparkle and beads.

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ALDI have a huge selection of gifts going on sale over the festive period from Super Zoom Camera £119.99 (17th December) to Kids Keyboard and Mouse £12.99 (28th November) to a 7” Tablet £79.99 (15th December).

Don’t miss out! Make sure you check their website to see what each week special buys are or download their 12 Weeks of Christmas App.

Review and Giveaway: The Snowman and The Snow Dog on DVD

We were recently sent a copy of The Snowman and The Snow Dog which is a follow on from the classic The Snowman to watch. We did watch it last year when it was on TV but BG had forgotten what it was about.

30 years on after the original The Snowman this story brings the snowman and his new companion the snow dog alive. When a young boy, Billy, moves house, he discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards – a snowman-making kit! Billy builds his snowman and, with a little spare snow, a Snowdog. At midnight, The Snowman and The Snowdog magically come to life.

BG and I snuggled up on the sofa to watch The Snowman and The Snow Dog. We both really enjoyed it though I did miss the original music!

Its a beautifully made film full of excitement and magic with hint of melancholy.

Afterwards I asked BG what she thought of the film:

Did you like The Snowman and The Snow Dog?

‘Yes it was really good’

What part did you like the best?

‘When the snow dog came alive at the end’

What part didn’t you like?

‘When his doggie died at the beginning’

Would you watch this again?

‘Yes mummy’

I think that is a thumbs up from BG

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The Snowman and The Snowdog is available on DVD and Blu-ray™ from 4th November 2013.

I have 3 copies of The Snowman and The Snow Dog on DVD to giveaway.

Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.

Good Luck

Closing Date: 29th November 2013

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Win a Lalaloopsy Teddy HoneyPots

Lalaloopsy™ dolls (RRP £26.99) were once just ordinary rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn, taking on the personality of the fabrics used to make them. They live in a fantastical world full of silly surprises and each character was ‘sewn on’ a special date in history to reflect their personality.

There are four new characters to collect in the range this autumn including Mint E. Stripes, Teddy HoneyPots, Haley Galaxy and Confetti Carnivale.

Lalaloopsy Doll Teddy Honey Pots

We are giving you the chance to win the adorable Lalaloopsy Teddy HoneyPots. She was made from a teddy bear. She’s very warm and fuzzy. Her favourite things are giving big hugs and climbing trees. She loves taking long naps in winter and sometimes eats honey ’til her tummy aches. She has a pet bee. She was sewn on 10th July (Teddy Bear Picnic Day).

To enter just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below.

For more information about the dolls visit: www.lalaloopsy.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lalaloopsyuk

Closing Date:  21st November 2013

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Review: Goodheart Gifts

GoodhHeart Gifts are an online personalised gifts store. Whether it’s christening gifts from godmother or a new baby gift Goodheart Gifts have it covered.

They asked me if I wanted to personalise my own gift so I choose an Engraved Star Paperweight £18.95 for my desk.

I had Reach for the Stars engraved onto it though you can have up to four lines with 25 characters engraved.

I really like it; it looks great on my desk. The motto spurs me own. The engraving looks really good. It came well wrapped in a box so it couldn’t be damaged while being delivered.

It was ordered, engraved and delivered within 48 hours which is great service.

If you are looking for the perfect gift give Goodheart Gifts a try.