ACE Cleaning Bundle - Review & Giveaway

Cleaning and laundry, it's such an endless circle when you're a parent! The minute I've finished one job, there's another five waiting, all while the kids spin around the house like little tornados! With that in mind, I'm always on the lookout for products which will help with the never-ending workload and I was delighted when ACE offered to send me one of their cleaning bundles.

Most commonly known for its ACE for Colours and ACE for Whites, the brand has a range of home cleaning products too. Most products are also multi-purpose, meaning that all household dirt and grime can be wiped out with a small number of products.

I don't know about you, but my washing machine and dryer is always on and it's probably one of my least favourite jobs. I find it so mind-numbingly boring, sorting through the washing, ironing and putting it all away. My kids also have a knack for getting food or grass stains all over their clothes, so I have to inspect every garment before I throw it into the wash. No matter how diligent I am, stained clothes end up in the wash without prior treatment and then the stain sets in. Using the ACE stain treatment with each load has really helped with deep-set stains and I've been adding it to every wash.

The Multi-Purpose Spray and Power Mousse have also been a godsend as both are suited for the muckiest of messes! Noah and Ava are constantly mucking up the house and are partial for leaving sticky handprints everywhere! The Multi-purpose spray is perfect for everyday jobs like those and a great way for keeping on top of all the little jobs.

I've teamed up with ACE, the global stain remover, to offer two lucky winners the chance to win an ACE cleaning bundle worth £15. These bundles will get rid of everyday stains, add sparkle to your household surfaces and brighten up your wardrobe. To enter simply use the Gleam form below and don't forget to enter my other blog competitionsIncluded in the prizes are:

·         1 x ACE for Colours 
·         1 x ACE for Whites
·         1 x Multi-Purpose Spray
·         1 x Power Mousse

Their website is full of other blogs, video tutorials and more for using the products to remove stains, spills and bacteria all over the home. For more information visit www.acecleanuk.co.uk or to buy, head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

Win 1 of 2 ACE cleaning bundles worth £15.00

Terms & Conditions.         
1. There will be 2 winner who will the prize mentioned above.
2. Winners details sent to ACE UK to arrange the prize. 
3. Competition ends 12/08/18.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.


Living Arrows #2 - Paintbrushes and cheeky faces

It's been a few of months since I wrote an update on Ava, which isn't ideal, but things have been so hectic lately. I plan on writing a bumper post in the next week or so because she's come on leaps and bounds over the past couple of months and I can't wait to document it all. 

Ava's only 16 months old but you wouldn't think so with how she acts and how she carries herself. She's always been quite forward, hitting every milestone as if it's a doddle. She has everyone in awe with the things that she does and people often say that "she's been here before!" Which I have to admit is a saying that freaks me out a little! Not only is she intelligent and independent but she also has such a silly sense of humour which I think I've captured pretty well in these photographs! Just like her brother she has me smiling and laughing all day long. Who knew that two paintbrushes could be so entertaining?! Peekaboo Ava!

Living Arrows


Fun to Learn Friends Art Magazine - Review

Just like most children his age, Noah loves kids magazines and they have become a regular weekend treat. Fun To Learn Friends Art magazine offers a range of screen-free, creative activities based around the characters kids know and love. These activities are perfect for children to enjoy either on their own or with help from Mum and Dad. Friends Art contains 36 pages of fun ideas to make, design, colour and draw, along with lots of interactive stickers, and a 4 page cut-out card activity. 

Every issue features a craft kit gift with all the items you need to make a wonderful themed creation, which is explored and explained in a straightforward manner in the magazine. If your child is like Noah, who loves creative activities, favourite characters and sharing quality time with their family then Friends Art is the magazine to go for.

This week we were sent Issue 5 of the Magazine, which arrived just in time for when Noah had come home from nursery. He was so impressed with the magazine because the cover featured PJ Masks and Paw Patrol, two of his favourites cartoons! The free gift of glitter and art supplies was also very exciting for him, he couldn't wait to get his hands all glittery!

The magazine is absolutely cram packed full of activities which are perfect for after school, at the weekend or for keeping them busy during the summer holidays. This issue has 19 easy craft ideas and 110 stickers included.

Noah has always enjoyed stickers so I wasn't surprised when he asked to do those first. It wasn't a case of sticking any old sticker anywhere. He liked the fact that Ben & Holly had different scenarios and had to add the correct stickers to each picture. This took about 15 minutes as he took a lot of care to get his stickers in the correct place.

Next, we made the Shark chatterbox which was very simple to do, and which took me back to my childhood years! All you need for this activity is a pair of scissors, then it's a case of following some simple instructions on where to fold. Noah helped with every step of this activity and he was amazed when he saw the final result! He now has his very own shark and has been using it as a puppet to sing 'Baby Shark' to his baby sister!

There are still so many activities that we've got to do and the next on our list is Olivia Octopus! We've got a couple of toilet roll tubes set aside so perhaps we'll create a whole Octopus family! 

This magazine is recommended from 3 years of age and I can see it being enjoyed by most primary school aged children. It's released every 4 weeks, costs £3.99 and is available in all good newsagents and supermarkets. For further information please visit the website. Also, Fun to Learn Friends will be taking over UK Mums TV between the 16th-30th July and there will be lots of free downloads and competitions to take part in!

- Wrote in partnership with Evolution PR.


StickerYou - Custom Labels & More - Giveaway

StickerYou provides the perfect place for you to create custom products that make you stick! 
Founded in 2008 by Andrew Witkin, who was inspired during a walk on Los Angeles’ Manhattan Beach when he noticed how stickers played a huge role in the local scene and culture but realised how expensive it was for individuals to create awesome die-cut stickers themselves.
StickerYou are passionate about providing their customers with the highest quality and totally customisable labels and stickersWith Noah starting school in September, I was on the lookout for personalised name labels so I was delighted when StickerYou got in touch. Available on their website are name and packaging sticker labels, temporary tattoos, iron-ons, magnets, badges, patches, custom decals and so much more.
Their website is built with proprietary die-cut technology which helps you create and order the products you want, exactly as you need them. This means you can order any quantity (as little as one), in any size and shape that you need. I've gone through their ordering process and it's so straightforward and easy. 

I've teamed up with StickerYou to give away a £40 voucher to spend on their website! To enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!

£40 StickerYou Voucher

Terms & Conditions.         
1. There will be 1 winner who will the prize mentioned above.
2. Winners details sent to StickerYou to arrange the prize. 
3. Competition ends 05/08/18.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.