Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Review - Niion novelty cookie cutter

Have you seen the house husband cookie cutter? It does exactly what it says on the tin but with a little imagination the world is your oyster!



The house husband cutter is made by Niion if you've not heard of them they try and keep their products different and have a bit of fun with them. 

This cutter is available as the house husband, perfect boyfriend or sex god - all are the same cutter just re branded. We opted for the house husband with the plan to turn them into super hero's as all daddy's are super hero's (most of the time!)

We started off by making the recipe on the back of the card. The boys loved it and it was easy to do. I loved the tip of rolling between greaseproof paper - no extra mess to clean up!









Yay they survived the oven - now time for the real fun bit (for me!)



Super hero cookies - can you spot the odd one out?






Now I couldn't make these without trying out a naughty one for a hen do that I'm going on in June when the boys were distracted with the taste test.






We all had a lot of fun making and decorating these.

You can purchase one for yourself for £3.60 from amazon or e-bay.

Don't forget to check out the other items on offer on their website www.niion.uk.com 

We were sent the item in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Bunny bonnet

The boy started his bunny bonnet the same day we make L's chick bonnet but he hasn't been keen to finish it. Well today he has no choice as we are off on an Egg hunt at a friends house and the bonnet is compulsory.

I wanted to give him free reign and he chose an Easter bunny - he had been coming home with drawing of me for mothers day so I asked him to draw what he wanted, I was expecting a big load of scribble as he doesn't draw at home so I was really impressed with his bunny picture:

 
He wanted a black bunny so it could be spooky - who was I to say no.


We measured out his head, added googly eyes, a sticker for the nose, match stick for the whiskers, tissue for the ears & a pom pom for the tail.

I think he looks great and apart from sticking the match stick on's it was very easy to do. Did you make an Easter bonnet?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Chocolate nests

Every Easter with little ones should include the good old cornflake cake! You don't need much but we add different textures by adding raisins, cranberries & chopped dried apricots too.


The boy was keen to get stuck in to the task 

The young one was keen to get stuck into the chocolate! 


These are so quick and easy to make so are perfect for short attention spans. The boy felt important when we let him stir the chocolate as it melted.
Mixing it up

A bit of arty photography for blog purposes.


All ready for the play date.

Whoops we forgot the mini eggs & chicks so just had to make them again!

Do you want to eat me?

Happy Easter everyone we used the following tip from Center Parcs you can check out there tips here:

Mix some cereal such as bran or broken wheat together with some melted chocolate and form the mixture in to nest-like shapes, leaving them to cool for a finished nest.  

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 April challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat.


Egg hunt on the beach

At the weekend we headed to Lepe beach to hunt for eggs on their egg trail. We love to spend time at the beach and often pop down for lunch in the cafe.

The cafe flooded during the valentines storms so only reopened on Saturday and boy have we have missed it. What's not to love sitting by the bifolds soaking up the sun and sea breeze.

After lunch we got our trail map for £2 and set out on our hunt. We were hunting for painting eggs with letters on the back which spelt out a word.

First stop was the park and a great view for us. 

We started to find the eggs scattered along the route and it was a good opportunity for the boy to learn some letters.
There is a great wildlife area so we got to hear the birds chirping whilst being watchful for snakes.


We had a pit stop for a family game of boules. The  young one didn't get the idea and decided to grab the jack and run off with it.


We found all the eggs but the office had closed so we couldn't collect our prize. This means we have an excuse to go back and collect the boys mini eggs and kite - great prizes as there is always a breeze on the green area.

If course we had to stop for the compulsory ice-cream.

The beach is still showing signs of the battering it took from Mother Nature. There are parts which are cornered off for safety. Clean up teams are still working hard and doing a brilliant job. The sad sight of one of the big trees which had fallen in the storm but it does make for a great climbing frame.

The bench is getting a little closer to the edge!

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