Friday, 16 November 2012

Rubie’s Has Christmas All Wrapped Up

 
 
Four New Exclusive Disney Princess Costumes
 



Rubie’s, one of the most established licenced costume manufacturers, has expanded its bestselling Disney Princess range with four new classic costumes: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle and Snow White, just in time for Christmas.


With a year which has seen a whole range of princess themed celebrations there will be countless times when little girls across the UK want to dress up as their favourite Disney Princess. Which is why Rubie’s has created a unmissable deal on the most popular princess costumes in the range; exclusively at Argos you can get one costume for £14.99 or two costumes for £19.99. Now your little girl can have all the choice of a real princess when it comes to dressing up.

 
 
Snow white       
 
   Look just like Snow White and be the fairest in the land with this Rubie’s Disney Princess Snow White outfit! But be prepared to take care of seven adorable dwarfs and make sure not to accept any apples from old ladies!
 
 
 Costume includes dress in red, blue and yellow finish with Snow White print on the front, made from 100% polyester (excluding trim).
 
 
 
 




 
CinderellaThis Rubie’s Cinderella costume is fit for a princess. The blue dress with Cinderella print on the front is perfect for being whisked-off in your pumpkin carriage ride to the ball to meet Prince Charming. Made with 100%  polyester (exluding trim).
Belle  Become a true belle of the ball in this stunning full skirt ball gown with large character print on the front. The perfect dressing up costume to dance the night away with the Beast and all his magical friends.Made from 100% polyester (excluding trim).
 
 






 


Sleeping beauty You can look as pretty as Princess Aurora with the Rubie’s Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty dress-up-costume. The beautiful pink dress comes complete with a large print on the front so all girls can now have their very own fairy tale come true.
 



All costumes come in sizes small (3-5), medium (5-6), Large (7-8) and are available from Argos at www.argos.co.ukfor more details go to www.rubiesdisneyprincess.com

BabyBJorn's baby's First Cup

 
 
 
 
 
BABYBJÖRN launches baby’s first cup in two exciting new colours!
 
 
The BABYBJÖRN Cup is the perfect first cup for your child. The cup’s easy to grip materials and soft distinctive shapes, make it simple for them to learn to drink from an open glass, just like mum and dad.
 
Developed with paediatricians, industrial engineers, children and parents the BABYBJÖRN Cup helps to get your baby drinking properly. What’s more with its unique design and low centre of gravity, the cup is very difficult to knock over. Functional, yet visually appealing, the BABYBJÖRN Cup contains no BPA or phthalates and is made from durable and recyclable plastics so it is safe for the microwave, the dishwasher and the environment.
Stylish as well as practical, the BABYBJÖRN Cup can also be used as a feeding container and is designed to fit perfectly with the BABYBJÖRN Spoon.
The BABYBJÖRN Cup is now available in four colours, red , green, pink and blue and co-ordinates with the rest of the kitchen range – feeding plate and spoon, soft bib, eat and play smock, booster seat, safety seat and the BABYBJÖRN High Chair. RRP £8.99
All BabyBjörn products are made with PVC-free, recyclable plastic

Bigsby, a Giant Furry Creature... For your Little Monsters


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bigsby, a Giant Furry Creature... For your Little Monsters
Latest Cuddly Addition to join Hallmark’s Story Buddy Range

 
Hallmark welcomes Bigsby; a brand new arrival into their family of Interactive Story Buddy soft toys, which is sure to be a real treat in time for Halloween!
Bigsby is an adorable furry creature that comes with his very own story book and, with the use of innovative technology, he can actually speak and join in as you read aloud – really bringing the already magical story to life. He joins a cuddly gang, which currently includes Abigail the Bunny, Watson the Racoon, Cooper the Bear and Jingle the Husky Dog.
Bigsby is an ideal treat for your little monsters this Halloween; however he far from being scary, but a very shy, giant furry creature that lives in the forest. He comes complete with his own story book, ‘Bigsby’s Best Friend’ which tells the tale about how he meets Sam, who has just moved to town, and they become best friends sharing lots of fun and adventures. 
 
Ideal for boys and girls over three years old, children will adore listening to the lovable creature join in with the imaginative story. This interaction, as well as the huggable toy himself, makes the reading experience a magical one where you can’t help but want to care and protect Bigsby!

 
Priced at £19.99, Bigsby is available from September 2012 in Hallmark stores, good independents and at www.hallmark.co.uk. The additional books for Bigsby are also available from the same outlets priced at £5.99 each. 
 

GALAXY Bubbles and GALAXY Bubbles Orange review

 

                                                    LIGHTEN-UP WITH GALAXY BUBBLES HOT CHOCOLATE
 
You can now enjoy your favourite GALAXY hot chocolate in two delicious new flavours – GALAXY Bubbles and GALAXY Bubbles Orange.
Best of all, the latest additions to the GALAXY hot chocolate range have only 40 calories per serving.
 
With a light bubbly chocolate taste and a frothy top, GALAXY Bubbles and GALAXY Bubbles Orange has the same signature silky smooth taste that makes GALAXY Hot Chocolate so indulgent.
Both GALAXY Bubbles flavours come in a new Eco Pack that are Made from 83 per cent less packaging than the traditional jar, the Eco Pack is re-sealable so you can keep the freshness locked in until your next delicious hot chocolate.
 For the perfect GALAXY Bubbles Hot Chocolate simply open the easy tear pouch, spoon the hot chocolate into your favourite mug, add water and enjoy the new light and bubbly sensation.

Here at Mums diary of three wonderful children we was kindly sent some Galaxy bubbles and Galaxy bubble orange samples to try free purpose of this review. As winter draws closer and the night are getting chilly we love to snuggle up on the sofa with a mug of delicious hot chocolate and a DVD, just a perfect end to a busy day. 

Both myself and the children couldn't wait to try Galaxy's new flavours once they arrived,  i placed three heaped spoonfuls of the chocolate powder into a mug and poured the hot water over the top there was a strange noise as the water hit the powder almost like crackling, i wasn't to sure if it should make that noise as most hot chocolate's i have tried don't make a sound. As i stirred the hot chocolate i must say it looked and smelt delicious the chocolate and orange made my mouth water. Galaxy bubbles really does taste like heaven its delicious creamy and really does have bubbles. Both myself and my children love Galaxy bubbles and Galaxy bubbles orange its packed with delicious flavours almost like you have just took a bite of a bar of chocolate.
 
We give Galaxy bubble and amazing 5/5


GALAXY Bubbles and GALAXY Bubbles Orange Hot Chocolate will be available from Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and ASDA. The RSP is £2.99.


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Did you enjoy Bonfire night !


Did you have a good bonfire night ! I hope you all stayed safe and wrapped up warm !
 
This Bonfire i took my three children to my mums to have a fire work display with all the family, the children wrapped up warm and sat out in the garden.
We had such a lovely time watching the fireworks while eating yummy hot dogs, chilli con carne and jacket potatoes.
The kids had so much fun seeing all the bright colours in the sky there was lots of Os's and arr and smiles.
 





 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Vimto back to school lunch box tetrapak + recipes


Mix up your lunch box - No added sugar but packed with fun
 
Whether you’re looking for a fun and delicious option for your children’s lunchboxes or a cool way to keep thirsty kids happy on a long journey, Vimto has the answer with its No Added Sugar ready to drink 250ml Tetrapak cartons.
Vimto is made with a delicious combination of three fruit juices – grape, raspberry and blackcurrant and contains no artificial colours.
Available in a handy ready to drink format, Vimto comes in three flavours – the famous Vimto three-fruit blend of grape, blackcurrant and raspberry, as well as Strawberry or Cherry varieties.
 
Vimto No Added Sugar Ready to Drink – 3 x 250ml Tetrapak , RRP £1.00, available from ASDA, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.
 
Strawberry Vimto No Added Sugar Ready to Drink – 3 x 250ml Tetrapak, RRP £1.00, available from ASDA.
Cherry Vimto No Added Sugar Ready to Drink – 3 x 250ml, RRP £1.00, available from ASDA, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.
 
 
Vimto Berry Mini Muffins
These delicious, fruity Vimto Berry Mini Muffins are perfect for lunchbox snacks and simple enough to bake with the kids.
Made with Vimto No Added Sugar Squash, a mix of three fruit juices - grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants, these healthy Mini Muffins are butter-free and made with honey. You can substitute the fresh fruit for dried fruit - just add an extra 2 tbsp of Vimto to the mixture for extra moisture.
 
Makes 12 – store in an airtight box and eat within 2 days.
 
  Ingredients
200g self-raising flour
50g porridge oats
150g mixed raspberries and blueberries (fresh or frozen)
5tbsp Vimto No Added Sugar Squash.
2 medium eggs
100g of runny honey
1 heaped teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
5tbsp sunflower oil
 
 







Method

1. Heat oven to Gas Mark 5/190C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, bicarbonate of soda and oats.

3. In a jug, whisk together Vimto, eggs, honey and oil. Pour into the bowl, add the berries and gently stir to combine- do not over mix.

4. Spoon into the cases and bake for 18-20 mins until golden and risen.

5. Remove from the oven, cool in the tin for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


Nutritional information per muffin: kCals 146, Fat 7.2g, Sat fat 1g, Carbs 18.5g, Sugars 3.4g

 

 
 
Vimto Ripple Ice Cream
Want a quick, fruity and refreshing dessert idea that’s so simple the kids can do it? This Vimto Ripple Ice Cream takes minutes to prepare and is a great sweet treat to enjoy in the afternoon or after dinner.

Made with Vimto No Added Sugar Squash, a mix of three fruit juices - grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants, Vimto Ripple Ice Cream is a great way to liven up vanilla ice cream.

This recipe serves six.




5 tbsp Vimto No Added Sugar Squash
100g raspberries
1 litre light ice cream
Cornets, optional, to serve
 



Method
1. Heat Vimto in a small frying pan, bring to the boil and keep it bubbling for a few minutes until it has reduced down to about 1 tbsp – this will only just cover the base of the pan. Remove from the heat, add raspberries and crush with a fork. Leave to cool completely.
2. Spoon the out of the tub and into a large bowl. Using a large spoon put the ice cream back into the tub, adding teaspoons of the raspberry pulp as you go, to create a ripple effect. Freeze for a few hours or until solid.
3. To serve, dip an ice-cream scoop or spoon into warm water, then scoop ice cream into chilled dishes or cornets and serve.
 
Nutritional information per Vimto Ripple Ice Cream: kCals 80, Fat 5.2g, Sat fat 3.3g, Carbs 19g, Sugars 15g.

 
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tasty Little Numbers heat & Eat Snack pots






Innovative lifestyle brand, TASTY LITTLE NUMBERS By JO BEACH is super-excited to announce six new additions to its hugely popular portion-controlled product and snack range...PRESENTING the 300 calorie heat & eat meal pot!! Guaranteed to solve even the toughest mealtime dilemma, the 300 calorie seriously tasty meal pots are lovingly created with real ingredients (think kitchen cupboard favourites!), and uniquely made to whole numbers of calories! They completely ‘take the messin’ outta guessin’; meaning that managing your weight and watching what you eat has never been easier – or more delicious!







With six stunning new variants – Sweet Chilli King Prawn Chinese Noodles with Bamboo Shoots, Creamy Chicken Hotpot with Roasted Herb Potatoes and Veg, Red Thai Spiced Coconut Chicken Curry, Sicilian Chicken Pasta in a Sun-Dried Tomato Ragu, Chicken Tikka Masala with Lemon Basmati Rice, Chilli Con Carne with Long Grain Rice – you can be sure that the hours spent deliberating over the healthiest, lowest calorie lunch option will be a thing of the past, and with a different option for almost every day of the week, you will never be tempted to stray from the yummy range of goodness!

Tasty Little Numbers is a lifestyle brand for the health and weight conscious which centres on built-in 'at a glance' portion control. No one wants to spend their life counting up every single calorie (when there are so many fun things you could be doing!) and so at 300 calories a meal, Tasty Little Numbers’ heat & eat pots are designed to hit the taste spot whilst filling the hunger gap!

Tasty Little Numbers answers the prayers of people who are super busy, who enjoy life and real food. Ideal for popping in your handbag to take for lunch at work, or indulging in when cooking from scratch seems a distant dream...the products make it a breeze to indulge in a little bit of what you fancy at meal times, whilst knowing that the in-built portion-control keeps track of what you’re eating – see, we’ve thought of everything -- It’s indulgent, it’s healthy and it’s convenient!
As a busy mum of three lunch times have become none existent i just never seem to find the time, after the school run doing the shopping and starting the household chores time just seems to fly by  and before i know it lunch time has past and my tummy is rumbling, i just don't have the time to prepare myself lunch before picking the children up. So when i was asked to try some of Tasty little numbers  heat and eat pots i just couldn't say no.
When they arrived i opened the box to find a selection of different flavours and boy did they look delicious , i just couldn't wait to get stuck in. I have one favourite which is the Chicken Tikka Masala with lemon basmati ric, it just smelt and tasted delicous it had lemon basmati rice and succulent chicken breast in an aromatic onion & tomato sauce, chargrilled red peppers and roasted butternut squash, before heating it i read the instructions  just to double check i was doing it correctly as there was no plastic film to pierce you just had to loosen the lid and pop you pot in the microwave for 3 to 4 Min's depending on which watt microwave you have, then allow 1 min to stand, stir thoroughly and of you go.
I would have to say Tasty little numbers heat and eat pots really are a quick and easy tasty snack excellent for busy people who just don't have time to cook or prepare a quick and healthy snack during the day, one thing i would like to add though is once you have heated up your snack pot it does take a while for it to cool down and the plastic can become to hot to hold making it a little difficult to eat straight away if you are in a rush or on the go, so maybe it could do with some kind of cardboard around the pot to add an extra layer which may helpwhen holding your pot if you are eating on the go.


Tasty Little Numbers is a delicious range of portion controlled snacks and hot meals which take the hassle out of calorie counting. Aimed at those with a busy lifestyle and who would shy away from being seen picking up a Weight Watchers bar for example, the 100 calorie snacks and 200 calorie hot meals are perfect for those who love food but love to take care of themselves at the same time.They’ve also just launched 300 calorie meal pots which are available in Sainsbury’s.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Nuk Disney Non - Spill learner bottle








Disney RED Learner Bottle with non-spill silicone spout
 
 
 
 NUK have a great range of baby products from soothers, bottles to weaning products that are suitable for babies aged 6 months +. We was kindly asked if we would like to try one of NUKs lovely products, as Davina was over 12months old there was wasn't much to choose from so i chose one of their lovely Disney Learner bottles which Davina loves even though it does state its for 6 months plus.
Since using the new NUK learner bottle we have thrown out Davina old baby bottle as this one has a teat the seems more grown up. It is easy to hold and a hasn't leaked once since using it which is great.
I also find it really easy to clean unlike some bottles we have tried.
  • (BPA) free.
  • With silicone, non spill spout. Designed to make the transition from breast/bottle feeding to     learning how to drink from a cup easier. 
  • Trainer handles with anti slip grip made for little hands.
  • Replacement Spouts are also available in the ‘accessories’ section.
 
 
Sterilise using Steam or cold water sterilisation. Do not place NUK products in the dishwasher as this can cause material damage. Also microwave sterilisation may cause material damage.


We give our Nuk learner bottle 5/5 here at Mums diary of three wonderful children
 
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Dry Like Me Potty Train Pack #Competition


FORECASTING A DRY AUTUMN

WIN ONE OF (1) ‘SMARTER WAY TO POTTY TRAIN’ PACKS
 

Dry Like Me are the new, smarter way to potty train. The award winning, handy little potty training pads turn all pants into potty training pants by adding an absorbent layer.  They give your little one extra confidence and ease the pressures on you.

Dry Like Me are giving away (one) ‘Smarter Way to Potty Train’ packs worth £15.
 Each pack contains four boxes of Dry Like Me pads and a lovely reward chart and stickers – all the tools you need to help your little one achieve potty training success!

Dry Like Me pads help your child to recognise their body’s cues for the loo, a key part of potty training.  While they are learning, they capture small accidents and so reduce the mess and stress.

They are soft, comfortable and suitable for children of all ages with one size fitting all.

They are available from Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Superdrug, Wilkinsons, Ocado and Amazon and cost around £3.49 for a pack of 18.
 
 
 

For more information, practical advice and special offers go to www.drylikeme.com.
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

EX3D Prize Giveaway Competition


EX3D PRIZE GIVEAWAY


 

EX3D, producers of fashionable 3D glasses, have teamed up with Mums diary of three wonderful children blog, to offer one lucky family the chance to end their summer of sport on a high!

With the British sporting success in London, the nation about to be gripped by another games and the football season just begun; what better way to create some memorable family moments than in EX3D style, watching the un-missable sporting moments and movies in 3D?

Combining style and technology, the EX3D glasses produce cutting edge performance using patented M3D® lens technology that reproduces 3D images through super high-quality curved lenses. Never missing a moment of the action, you’ll see every three-dimensional image at optimal quality, all whilst looking fantastic. Not only that, but they also offer 100 percent UV protection for when you’re out having fun in the sun!

 






The prize up for grabs is a family summertime pack and worth over £100.
 The pack include two pairs of children’s EX3D glasses,
two adult pairs of EX3D glasses (one male and one female),
one popcorn maker and one space hopper – destined to put a smile on everyone’s faces!
There really is no need for splashing out on sporting tickets, when it can look just as realistic in the comfort of your own home. What’s more, why not watch the sport on one of the big screens in the park and make a day of it, or even better, have a ‘movie’ night and make use of your brand spanking new popcorn maker and put a family film on to watch altogether.
To be in with a chance of winning the EX3D prizes, plus more, just answer the following question, but please answer question in the Rafflecopter below only for your answer to be counted Thank you and Good luck.
In which sport did Team GB win their first Gold at the Olympics 2012?
A) Rowing
B) Gymnastics
C) Boxing
 

 
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Back to school with Shoe Zone

 
 
Its that time of year again where us mummies face a tough challenge of choosing the right pair of school shoes for our children.
As parents we know and understand that going to school can be very tiring and being on your feet quite a lot can also make your feet very tired too, so as a mum we know that when choosing the right pair of shoes for a our little ones they must not only be suitable but also comfortable too. The first day back at school can be the best day of your children's life but it can also be the worst when shoes some shoes can give you blisters.
 
We was given the opportunity to test a pair of girls school shoes from Shoe Zone as part of their back to school challenge, we got to choose a pair of shoes from their website there was so many lovely shoes to choose from but
we chose a gorgeous but also stylish pair with a knotted sash detail on the front also a Velcro strap which fastened to the side.
 As soon as they arrived Michaela just couldn't wait to try them on, she slipped them on with out any trouble at all fastened the strap and took a walk around the house to see how they felt. I really like the style of the shoes they almost look like ballerina pumps they are very comfy looking too.
They have a very pretty pattern on the front adding a little detail which i love, the fact they don't have a heel makes them suitable for running around in the playground at play time.
Michaela wore her shoes for the first time on a trip to the shops, she said they were very comfortable and i noticed while she was walking it almost looked like she was dancing and skipping so they must have been very comfortable and i never heard a single complaint when we got home. Michaela now looks forward to getting up in the morning just to get ready and put her shoes on ready for school, Michaela loves her shoes and
i must admit the do look gorgeous with a pair of ankle socks.


 
 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Olives from Spain recipes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simple Sophistication with Olives from Spain and Omar Allibhoy
 
 
Do you like olives if so here are a few tasty recipes you may be interested in trying
Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy has worked with Olives from Spain to develop a range of delicious, juicy and effortlessly stylish olive marinades that can be mixed up in no time at all.
With minimal cooking time involved, the recipes are sure to impress friends and family whether they are served on their own, as a starter or to jazz up a main course. With endless flavour combinations, all you need are a few simple ingredients to create a truly special dish for all to enjoy.
 
Spanish olives marinated in oregano and chillies
 
Ingredients:
1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
6 sprigs of fresh oregano
6 dried cayenne peppers
 
Method: 
 
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl. Between your hands, rub the sprigs of oregano so they release their natural aromas, before sprinkling the sprigs over the olives in the bowl with the crushed chillies. Drizzle over the olive oil and then turn everything together to mix. Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives, or keep in the fridge for up to a month in a tightly sealed container.
 
 
 
 
Spanish olives marinated in pomegranate, harissa paste and sage
 
Ingredients
1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
2 sprigs of fresh sage
1 teaspoon of harissa paste
A quarter of a pomegranate
 
Method
 
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl. Cut a quarter of the pomegranate and, over a bowl, squeeze it so all the seeds are released along with some juice. Mix the pomegranate juice and seeds with the harissa paste and sage leaves, before mixing in the olives. Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives, or keep in the fridge for up to a month in a tightly sealed container.
 
Spanish olives marinated in ginger, cinnamon and cardamom
 
 
Ingredients
1 jar or tin of ‘turning colour’ or black Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
2 kaffir lime leaves
2cm of ginger
 
Method
 
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl. Peel and thinly slice the ginger, crush the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and the kaffir lime leaves, before mixing it all in with the Spanish olives and olive oil. Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives or keep in the fridge for up to a month in a tightly sealed container.
 
 
Spanish olives with Manchego cheese marinated in olive oil, black peppercorns, bay leaves, rosemary and garlic
Ingredients

1 jar or tin of ‘turning colour’ or black Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
50g of Manchego cheese
5 black peppercorns
2 fresh bay leaves
1 sprig of rosemary
4 garlic cloves
 
Method
 
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl with the chopped Manchego cheese. With the back of a knife, crush the garlic cloves and black peppercorns, before mixing them with the olives and the Spanish olive oil. Rub the herbs between your hands, before adding them to the bowl. Give all ingredients a good stir so the flavours develop inside the oil. Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives or keep in the fridge for up to a month in a tightly sealed container. For a change, try this recipe with roasted instead of fresh garlic. 
 
 
Spanish olives marinated in sweet pimentón, red onion and fennel seeds
 
Ingredients
1 jar or tin of black Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
1 tbsp of Sweet pimentón
1/3 of a red onion
1 tbsp of fennel seeds
 
Method
 
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl. Peel and thinly slice the red onion and place it in the bowl. Crush the cumin seeds with the side of the knife and add into the bowl with the pimentón and Spanish olive oil. Stir together and leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
 
Spanish olives, sesame seeds, lemon juice and mint
 
Ingredients 
 
1 jar or tin of green Spanish olives
100ml of mild Spanish olive oil
1 tbsp of sesame seeds
1 lemon
3 sprigs of mint
3 sprigs of thyme
 
Method
 
Drain the Spanish olives from the brine and place them in a bowl with the Spanish olive oil. In a small pan, toast the sesame seeds over a high heat for one minute, stirring constantly. Add the hot seeds to the bowl. Rub the herbs between your hands and add them to the bowl. Dress with the juice of the lemon (you can even use the zest - the most aromatic part). Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives or keep in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for up to two weeks.