Saturday, 26 January 2019

January Round Up

January is finally coming to an end, seriously it is like the longest month ever. Last year January started off pretty crappy for us as our car broke and ended up costing us a lot to repair. Thankfully 2019 has got off to an ok start.

So what have we been up to?

Liam has officially started his Vlog along with his two friends Reef and Elliot so he has been busy trying out a fre things with their latest blog being about VR.

Jared is back at school and Beavers. He has swung right back into his weekly routine which he needed as night time was becoming a big issue. Something exciting for him is that he has two sleepover trips with Beavers this year with the first being just weeks away.

Eryn has suddenly realised she hasn't been living up to the terrible two's stereotype. Tantrums are now in full swing along with wanting to eat everything and yet hating everything she is eating. Not long before Christmas we cracked the bedtime routine with her but now we are back at square one as Jared told her all about monsters. Aren't big brothers great!

And me? Well I'm still juggling work, kids, the house and finding some me time. I have a week off soon and I plan to use it to decorate the bedroom and maybe find a new binge worthy TV show. Suggestions welcome.

Hope all of you are having a great start to the year.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Winter Lip Care

Winter takes a toll on us all, whether it's making us poorly, dulling our hair or making our skin dry. The one thing I find every winter is that it make my lips dry, which can lead to them becoming really sore and even crack if I don't treat them.

I've teamed up with the people at WOW Free Suff to tell you about Burt's Bees. A brand that has been around a while but I find often gets over looked.

Burt's Bees have a great range of lip balms which my sister adores. She literally won't use anything else. They of course do other products I personally really like their skin care products. The products are cruelty free which is awesome. 

WOW Free Stuff currently have a giveaway running for you to have the chance to win 1 of 20 Burt's Bees gift sets, like pictured. Please not you do need to be in the UK and 18 or over to enter.

Good Luck

Monday, 7 January 2019

My Plans For 2019


I wanted to get this post out there as soon as I could but I needed to make my plans clear to myself first. As you may no I never make a New Year's Resolution as I found I was basically setting myself up to fail. So what I do is make little goals that I think are achievable.

My first goal is to get my health conditions under control. I will admit I've been an awful diabetic, I've not taken my meds missed my 6 months check and generally just had a half arsed approach to it. I've realised that having diabetes is serious and that I need to take back that control. My other condition, Hashimoto thyroiditis also needs sorting I again missed am appoint and blood test so I'm not sure if my meds dosage is correct, I've made a promise to myself to make an appointment.

This year I want to gain more control over our finance's. We found ourselves in a rut after having to using a credit card to move house then also to fix the car plus me being out of work. Now I'm back at work Liam has a new job role and I'm hoping we can pay off the credit card.

Book a wedding venue and choose a date. As mentioned above we are slowly getting into a better place financially and hopefully we can save for our deposit and finally book something. We are attending two weddings this year it's time we planned our own.

Family time needs to be more of a thing for us now. As we both work full time we could easily slip into a routine where we are selfish and just stay at home on weekends catching up on housework and slobbing on the sofa, I'm sure you working parents understand this. Although we won't be out every weekend we will be bringing back family film time and board game night.

Do you have any plans for the year? I would love hear them.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Ecigara Review

We were recently contacted and asked if we would like to review some E-cig liquids. Liam is an E-cig user so he will be writing this review.

I decided that I would try out a few flavours that I had never really seen before or tried in the past. I opted to go with Golden Palermo by Zap! Juice, Spark by Juice N Power and Blueberry Jam by King Vapes.

Starting with the Golden Palermo, I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from this juice and I honestly, cannot really explain the taste now. It is just an explosion of so many different fruit flavours that really compliment each other. The come in 10ml bottles so you do not have to worry about adding your own nicotine which is very handy if you are going out and do not have the space to carry around a 50ml bottle. They are also shaped like bullet which I like, it makes a nice change from the standard little stubby bottles most companies use.

On to the Spark, I had never heard of Juice N Power before but I was sold by the description on the website. Watermelon, lime and mint. This was a liquid that when I opened it, the smell wasn't as good as I imagined, infact it failed the smell test. However, it exceeded greatly in the taste test, it was a refreshing all day vape. I've had liquids including mint in the past which after a few hours you have to change as the mint is far to overpowering, but in this it is subtle but noticeable and the sweetness of the watermelon with the citrus tang of the lime make this liquid one not to miss out on.

I have saved my favourite liquid for last, I have never really had a blueberry based liquid before and I prefer stronger flavours but this is without a doubt one of the best liquids I have ever tried. I found undertones of toast, as if the blueberry jam was spread. It is a warm flavour not one that leaves feeling like you haven't actually had a vape hit.  Like the previous two, this is also a liquid I happily used regularly for days on end as I didn't get bored of the flavour.

Now onto the company, Ecigara do a wide range of products from liquids to tanks, to box mods all the way to new CBD oils. The offer free postage on any orders over £20 providing you live on the mainland of the UK and my deliver arrived within 4 days which was really good considering I had ordered last Sunday night. If you prefer to try you liquids before buying them they do have a few store around the UK for you to visit.

There website can be found here

To summerise, this is a company that would be great for any level of vaper, from the very new to the very old, their website design is simple enough to be able to find everything you need and the wide array of product means no customer is left out.

***I was sent these product for the purpose of a review, this has in no way influence my opinion on the products***