Tag Archives: Nature

Making Memories

23 Jun

Hi folks

How stunning has the weather been lately? I love the Summer days when you can go out & about with family. But I also love those days what you can stay home & have fun in the garden… Making those all important memories with your nearest & dearest.

We’ve been having so much fun with our goodies from The Early Centre. We have lots of work to do in our new garden before it’s 100% perfect & how we want it… but for now it’ll do. With our ELC goodies it’s so easy to transform it into our very own little fun playground for Seth.

So, what have we been having fun with?

Racer Car Pool

Seth adores this pool. The great thing about this pool is that it has a little roof on it, which gives a little sun protection by casting some shade. This pool is priced at £30. You’d easily get 2 children in this pool for playtime splash time. We added some ball pit balls to make it a little more fun & interesting. Seth loved the squeaky horn on the steering wheel. One thing you definitely need for this pool is an electrical pump. With an electrical pump it’s ready to use in minutes. Obviously we kept the water level really low with Seth only being little.

Hexagon Ball Pit

We’d definitely recommend this ball pit. We’ve played with it almost every day. We’ve played with it in the garden but also indoors when the weather hasn’t been good. Seth’s even had his friends over to play in it. The balls are nice & soft so there’s no need to worry about any ‘ouchies’ occuring. The pit itself is really easy to assemble… well put it this way… I can do it! The balls come in a great carry bag too which is ideal for storage when you pack it away. This ball pit is priced at £20 & in my eyes it’s an utter bargain. Seth loves it so much. Fab for hand eye coordination & burning off energy before bedtime. It’s also great for parents who want to shed some pounds… I’ve been running around all over the place collecting the balls as Seth finds it hilarious to tip them all out. All good fun lol.


Bubbly Fish Flora – Bubble Machine

Doesn’t everyone love a bubble machine!? Seth goes to baby groups where they use bubble machines & he’s always loved them. So we decided he needed a one of his own. This bubble machine is fab for sensory stimulation & imaginative play. Seth gets so giddy with bubbles. This machine literally filled our garden & started to float over to the neighbours gardens… we are definitely the toddler party garden. This bubble machine is fab for play in the garden & I’d say it’s essential for parties. Priced at £16 – it’s a bargain. So much fun.


Who knew it could be this simple to transform your outdoor space into a little fun playground for the Summer. Then… when winter hits you can still have fun indoors with your ball pit! Perfect!!!

We still have My First Slide & the Water Play Table to review too… so you can look forward to those very soon!

Thanks so much for reading & I hope you’ve found this little review useful!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley & Seth xxx

So Eco

21 Mar

Hi folks

I have another little review for you… all about Beauty & being Eco Friendly. I was sent a Stippling Brush from So Eco. Now, for anyone who isn’t familiar with So Eco… here’s a little background… So Eco is a range of ‘Eco Friendly’ make up brushes, with unique emphasis on components being 100% responsibly & ethically sourced. The problems of excessive packaging has been heavily featured in the media, waste reduction targets & the environmental legacy that products create are factors we must all address. All of their brushes are; Cruelty Free, Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly, Handcut & Trimmed & are Unbelievably Soft.


The brush I was sent is suitable for use with powder & liquid make up. I decided to use it with my blush/bronzer. I’ve never tried the whole contouring thing… I’m just a little scared I’ll end up looking like a clown. So I go with the age old, tried & tested method of just using a little bronzer & a little blush to create some shape to my face & bring out some colour where it’s needed. This brush worked superbly! The angle/cut of the brush is perfect for shading in the hollow of your cheek. The colours of the bristles are brilliant, as you can see perfectly just how much product is on there.


Knowing that the product is so eco friendly too is an added bonus. No plastic packaging being added to landfill. Made from recycled & sustainable materials that are compostable, recyclable & biodegradable. The handle is made from bamboo which is an ecologically sustainable material. The packaging is FSC approved. The window is made from corn starch & is held together using water based adhesives & printed using vegetable inks.

These lovely brushes are very affordable. Amazon currently have a set on Prime for £15!!! If online shopping isn’t your thing… then you can buy instore from: Tesco & Bodycare. Good make up brushes normally set you back quite a lot, but these lovely brushes are very easy on the purse strings which is always a nice little sweetener!

I shall finish off with So Eco’s mantra:

The world is a beautiful place, so lets keep it that way

Thank you as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx