DIY Mason Jar Mother's Day Gift

This Mother's Day I want to treat my mum to something extra special. My dad is very ill with cancer and has spent most of 2017 in hospital.  My mum has been by his side constantly. She goes to the hospital every morning and sits with him all day until evening. She hasn't had much time for herself and I've watched her go through a lot of upset and worry - it is heartbreaking, but I admire her strength and I love the love my parents have and share with each other. This Mother's Day I want to treat and surprise her with a Mason Jar full of goodies -  items that she can spend some time pampering herself and looking after herself, even if for a few moments.

Christmas Crafts

Wynsors World of Shoes kindly sent a huge box of crafting goodies, along with some super comfy slippers for Jacob and Summer and some special treats (hot chocolate reindeer, chocolate coins and chocolate balls).

We did a lot of Christmas crafts in December - the perfect cold weather activity and it really gets you into the Christmas Spirit! Christmas crafting is great fun to display the kids finished pieces and I love to get them out year after year.

Halloween Lollipop Ideas

We love Halloween, every year we decorate the house and throw a part; we take the kids trick or treating and enjoy the atmosphere of the night (and eat loads of sweets and chocolate). Sadly this year, the first since many years we won't be hosting a party (due to the extension being built, it's just not possible for us this year). We are still going to take the kids out trick or treating's and we'll decorate the front of the house a little, nothing like we normally do - but next year we should be back to normal and going the full hog!We love Halloween, every year we decorate the house and throw a part; we take the kids trick or treating and enjoy the atmosphere of the night (and eat loads of sweets and chocolate). Sadly this year, the first since many years we won't be hosting a party (due to the extension being built, it's just not possible for us this year). We are still going to take the kids out trick or treating's and we'll decorate the front of the house a little, nothing like we normally do - but next year we should be back to normal and going the full hog!