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We're Going On A Nature Hunt

It may be cold out and it may be an expensive time of year, but that doesn't have you mean you are stuck in the confines of your home - especially if you have children. Noah and Ava crawl the walls if they are stuck indoors so we are always out and about - no matter the weather!

There are countless free and exciting things you can do with your children, right on your doorstep. A favourite of ours is an activity that I like to call "nature I spy" and although it's pretty self-explanatory I decided to write about it as it was very popular on my Instagram stories on the day.

This activity is suitable for most children as it's easy to adapt it to your child's age and what level they are at - you know your own children and their capabilities. For example, Noah had written words and mathematical questions, whereas, Ava had simple hand-drawn pictures with tick boxes. I chose to use cardboard that was in our recycling bin as I like to reuse where I can, however, I'm sure others would prefer to print lists from the internet. You can also make this into a quick activity, or make a whole day of it.

So, all you need is a few bits of cardboard, a couple of pencils, your wellies, hats, gloves and coats and you are ready to go. It's a quick, easy and free activity - one which is fun, educational, and ideal for all the family. It can add more excitement to regular walks, is great for stretching your legs, getting fresh air and creating fond memories with your children.

ICON Arctic Wolf Faux Fur Bean Bag from Bean Bag Bazaar - Review & Giveaway

AD - I was sent this product for the purpose of this review.

As a family, we love to cosy up together, especially at this time of year when it's cold and blustery outside. Usually, we all get on the sofa together, drag out the throws and pop on a family movie, however, our snuggle time has just had a serious upgrade - thanks to Bean Bag Bazaar!

Bean Bag Bazaar linked me to their faux fur beanbag section on their website and asked me to choose whichever I liked the look of the most. I opted for the Icon Kenai faux fur bean bag in Arctic Fox as it looked gorgeous, and would suit most rooms in our home.

When the bean bag arrived I was blown away - it's huge, with a width and depth of 85cm and height of 50cm. It's described as "adult-sized" which is correct as I am 6ft tall and fit in it perfectly and the kids, well, they submerge right into it and they love it!

ICON Arctic Wolf Faux Fur Bean Bag is described as the most luxurious bean bag on the website and I can see why. The faux fur is high quality, extremely soft and the insulating properties that are inside the bean bag make it so warm and snug - almost like you are receiving a huge hug.

The FreeFlow technology inside allows the beans to move about freely, adjusting to your body and offering lots of support. This is amazing because it means that you are able to sit, lean or lay on the bean bag in many different ways, as demonstrated by Ava in the photos above.

The ICON Arctic Wolf Faux Fur Bean Bag from Bean Bag Bazaar costs £99.99 and it is worth every penny, if not more. The quality and comfort is next level - no bean bag compares. 
How would you like to win one? To enter simply use the Gleam form below. Good luck and don't forget to enter my other competitions.

Arctic Wolf Faux Fur Bean Bag from Bean Bag Bazaar worth £99.99

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1. There will be 1 winner who will win the prize mentioned above.
2. Winners details will be shared with the PR to arrange delivery of the prize. 
3. Competition ends 15/12/19.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only. 18 years old to enter.

Children's Party Bags With PoundToy - Review & Giveaway

AD - I was gifted a £50 voucher to use on the website for the purpose of this review.

PoundToy is an online shop that supplies an impressive range of toys, games, puzzles, crafts, and more, all at brilliant prices - many being £1 and under. I've worked with PoundToy previously, however, even before that they were my go-to for pocket money treats, birthday party gifts, stocking fillers, and so on.

I recently got back in touch with PoundToy to ask if they'd like to collaborate again, this time with a party bag angle. With Noah's 6th birthday party coming up I thought it would work well and I was excited to see how far £50 credit would stretch when it came to filling party bags for 12 children.

The first thing I added to my basket was the party bags! Yes, PoundToy even sells party bags. In this particular pack, there are 12 party bags, costing a reasonable £3.00. 
They come in an array of different colours so you don't need to worry about children wanting certain colors on the day. I always opt for the paper party bags over the plastic-type, for aesthetic and environmental reasons.

I then headed to the craft supplies section on the website because I think that colouring books and crayons are essential for children's party bags. I chose x6 Paw Patrol colouring puzzles with crayons and x7 Despicable Me carry along colouring sets, all for 99p each. I did want to buy x12 
Despicable Me carry along set colouring sets, however, you are only able to order a set amount of items when it comes to certain products. I'll pop these randomly inside each bag as his friends are fans of both Paw Patrol and Minions.

Next, I chose x12 Slime Play make your own slime - 60p each and x4 multipacks of dough - £1.50 each. These are the items that I hope the parents don't begrudge me for, but most kids love slime and dough! The packs of make your own slime can be relatively mess-free when used in a sink, or in a plastic container in the garden.

13 Dino Gliders were then thrown into the mix, adding £5.20 (40p each) to the total. Gliders take me straight back to my childhood and the hours of fun that I had with them. It's fantastic that they are still around, all these years later, and that my children get to enjoy them too.

I finished the party bag with x10 sticky men (I couldn't add anymore than 10 of this product) which cost just 1p each 
and x13 little bags of Haribo - £2.60 for the lot. I'm aware that the sticky men are bits of plastic, which will eventually end up in landfills, however, if you look at the rest of my products I've avoided many single-use plastic items. 

I had a little bit of money left over so I spent the rest on a couple of small gifts for the birthday boy. Noah is a huge wrestling fan so I chose The Ultimate Warrior WWE Retro Figure - £8.00 and x4 WWE Pint Sized Heroes Blind Bags - £2.00 each. He's going to be so excited when he opens them on his birthday.

I was delighted by the number of products that were available and suitable for Noah's party bags. None of it was tat, all products that I know the kids will like and use. It was also great how I had money left over to buy Noah a few extra birthday presents.

How would you like to win £25 to spend at PoundToy? Simply use the Gleam form below and don't forget to enter my other blog and social media competitions.
£25 to spend at PoundToy

Terms & Conditions.         
1. There will be 1 winner who will win the prize mentioned above.
2. Winners details will be shared with the PR to arrange delivery of the prize. 
3. Competition ends 30/11/19.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only