Friday, 29 July 2016

Magic Twirl Mim-Mim Plush

Summer loves the Katie and Mim-Mim show on CBebbies; so when we were offered to review the new Magic Twirl Mim-Mim plush toy I was excited to show it to Summer.

Summer loved it immediately and couldn't wait for me to get it out of the box so she could start playing with it.

Magic Twirl Mim-Mim Plush
Magic Twirl Mim-Mim 
It's the perfect size, it's huggable (Summer's words) and the ears are posable so you can do many things with them, like turn them into a twirl.

Mim-Mim is so realistic to the show, Mim-Mim says 8 phases from the show, including Mim-Mim chant, "Kate & Mim-Mim me and you, lets twirl away to Mimiloo!", which is activated when he is twirled around, just as in the show. You can squeeze his tummy to get other phrases; the ones Summer loves the best are "Hugs always make me happy" and "I love being purple"


Summer pushing his tummy to hear the phrases
Summer pushing his tummy to get hear the phrases

You can buy Mim-Mim plush rabbit and other Katie and Mim-Mim toys from here, Mim-Mim is £29.99

*we were given this for our own opinions and photos *

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Other Alice Book Review and Giveaway by Kacy Lawless aged 10

The Other Alice was a great book, it was unbelievable, I couldn't put it down. It was so surprising and I have never read anything it. I wish there were more books like it. I'm actually already looking for more of Michelle Harrison's books. I definitely think it is for older readers though because parts of it were scary. But I really did love it though, I can't wait to read some more of Michelle's books.

The Other Alice
The Other Alice


The Other Alive was fantastic. I really loved the twists, one was amazing but when you look back you will wonder how you didn't realise. Every single second I was reading it something happened that put me on my feet. My friend was sat next to me and she kept looking at me and laughing, because of the surprising twists my facial expressions looked hilarious. The book was great though, I have never read anything like it.

I cannot wait to read more of Michelle's books, but I will say to be careful if you get scared easily or you have a vivid imagination. I recommend them to everyone who likes mysteries, adventure and twists.  

This book is for 9+


You can buy this book  from Waterstones for £6.99 from the 28th July

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

DC SuperHero Girls Review

Superhero's are a massive hit with boys, don't get me wrong I certainly like watching the movies.  They have brought a new range of superhero's for girls, Superhero girls who go to Super Hero High and its the place for young Super heroes to find that acceptance while they're also being taught to hone their unique super powers.

There are seven girls:-

Wonder Women
Supergirl
BatGirl
BumbleBee
Harley Quinn
Poison Ivy
Katana

DC SuperHero Girls
DC SuperHero Girls

We were sent two Super Hero girls and the girls were ecstatic about getting them, I let them pick which one they wanted hoping it wouldn't cause an argument, luckily it didn't and they went for the ones I thought they would.

The two we were sent were.....

BatGirl and Poison Ivy
BatGirl and Poison Ivy
We also got sent an A5 notebook and a book with all the information on all the Super Hero girls. 

Note book and Information book
Note Book and Information Book

I'm going to keep you guessing on who picked who, let me tell you about the figurines characters

BatGirl is crazy smart, she is a technowizard, cool, reserved, and complicated, she is classed as the 'normal' one which in a super hero school can make you seem a bit weird.  She soon becomes friends with Supergirl.

Poison Ivy is basically your typical wallflower she is super shy and she is a massive book worm, don't get me wrong she has friends, her main friend is Harley Quinn, She tries very hard not to be the center of attention

BatGirl and Poison Ivy
BatGirl and Poison Ivy

Have you guessed yet? 

In case you haven't guessed Kira picked BatGirl and Summer picked Poison Ivy, we soon had arguments on who was the baddie, they weren't having the fact that neither of them were baddies and they were friends.  Both the girls have loved playing with these figurines and they can't wait to get some more of them.  Summer didn't want her photo taken with Ivy while Kira was quite happy to oblige as you can see from the photo.

Kira with BatGirl and Poison Ivy
Kira with Batgirl and Poison Ivy
Which one do you think you are like?

Poison Ivy and BatGirl
Poison Ivy and BatGirl

*We were given this figurines for our thoughts and photos*

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Mary Go-Round Pony Zelf Review and A 6th Series

Zelfs have been around for a couple of years, they remind me of trolls that I used to play with when I was a child. Kacy and Kira have got a fair few of these over the years, they are a fantastic little toys to collect.  When I got asked about reviewing this Zelf, I immediately thought of Kira, especially because it was a pony Zelf, which I think looks like a unicorn.  

The Mary Go-Round Carousel Pony Zelf is their rarest Zelfs yet with only 400 available to claim in the UK, you can redeem your own by having £30 worth of 2016 Zelfs receipts. You can also join the Zelfs club for more competitions and Zelfs News.
Limited Edition Pony Zelf
Limited Edition Pony Zelf

Mary Go-Round pony Zelf
Mary Go-Round Pony Zelf

 This is just the cutest little toy, you get two little bobbles, a little comb and a horse shoe charm, Kira spent hours playing with this little Zelf, it is a great little toy it gets children to use their imagination.

Kira playing with Mary Go-Round pony Zelf
Kira playing with Mary Go-Round

Mary Go-Round
Mary Go-Round
Kira has already chosen her next Zelf's for her collection. Kira has earmarked some of the 6th Series, ready for when they come out at the end of July.

A Note from Kira:-

I love Mary Go-Round because she is a Unicorn and I obsessed with unicorns, They are the best animal ever! I love her hair, I could sit their all day just styling Mary's hair. There is so many different possibilities. I'm already asking for the rest of the 6th series of Zelf's.

*We got given the Zelf for our own opinion and photos*

How to make Bowls with Beads

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I have been getting organised for the end of the school year and looking at personal presents for the teachers especially with Summer having 4 teachers, I also think personal presents are so much nicer.

I am not crafty in the slightest so Pinterest came to my rescue, after spending days looking and looking at what I could make with the girls, then I spotted these bowls made out of beads.

After knowing what I was going to do, a trip to Ikea was in order to get the beads, we also looked in Hobby Craft and got some candle holders.



A good friend J came round a couple of days later so we could practice before we did it with the children.  We ended up making two, one that J had to reheat up so we could get it out of the bowl.

What you need to make the bowls:-


  • An oven proof bowl or two
  • A tub of beads
  • Spray oil like fry light


You get your bowl, spray all the way round with the oil, add the beads (I find 3 adult handfuls is enough beads) then you flatten them down so there is only layer.  As you flatten them down you will notice they go up the side of the bowl, the more beads you put in the further up the bowl they go.

Turn your oven to about 200C, depending on what type of bowl you would like depends on how long you leave them in the oven.  If you would like the one on the right you leave it in for 10-15 minutes, if you want one like the left you leave for a further 5 minutes.  I would recommend checking them every few minutes after the initial 10 minutes until you are happy with the look.  Although this doesn't make a burned plastic smell it is best to make sure your room is well ventilated.

Bowl on the left was cooked for approximately 5 minutes longer than the right.
After it is melted enough for you, leave it on the side - not for it to go cold (which we did, which is why we needed to reheat it ... ooops!) While it is still warm but the beads have hardened slightly get something to scrape around the sides, then pull it out of the bowl.  You will find that the bottom of the bowl feels oily so just wash it with warm soapy water.

This is so easy for the children to make, even Summer did it all by herself except for the oven side of it.

Summer making her bowls
Summer making her bead bowl

Since taking these pictures Summer has made a further 3 bowls, Kacy 1, Kira 2 and 2 of their friends have loved them that they have made them here too.

The oil burns on slightly to the oven proof bowls but should be able to be removed with a scourer, however I would recommend using bowls that you are not bothered about if they get ruined.

I hope you all have as much fun as me and the girls have had making these bowls.

How to make Bowls with Beads

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen I have been getting organised for the end of the school year and looking at personal presents for the teachers especially with Summer having 4 teachers, I also think personal presents are so much nicer.

I am not crafty in the slightest so Pinterest came to my rescue, after spending days looking and looking at what I could make with the girls, then I spotted these bowls made out of beads.

After knowing what I was going to do, a trip to Ikea was in order to get the beads, we also looked in Hobby Craft and got some candle holders.



A good friend J came round a couple of days later so we could practice before we did it with the children.  We ended up making two, one that J had to reheat up so we could get it out of the bowl.

What you need to make the bowls:-


  • An oven proof bowl or two
  • A tub of beads
  • Spray oil like fry light


You get your bowl, spray all the way round with the oil, add the beads (I find 3 adult handfuls is enough beads) then you flatten them down so there is only layer.  As you flatten them down you will notice they go up the side of the bowl, the more beads you put in the further up the bowl they go.

Turn your oven to about 200C, depending on what type of bowl you would like depends on how long you leave them in the oven.  If you would like the one on the right you leave it in for 10-15 minutes, if you want one like the left you leave for a further 5 minutes.  I would recommend checking them every few minutes after the initial 10 minutes until you are happy with the look.  Although this doesn't make a burned plastic smell it is best to make sure your room is well ventilated.

Bowl on the left was cooked for approximately 5 minutes longer than the right.
After it is melted enough for you, leave it on the side - not for it to go cold (which we did, which is why we needed to reheat it ... ooops!) While it is still warm but the beads have hardened slightly get something to scrape around the sides, then pull it out of the bowl.  You will find that the bottom of the bowl feels oily so just wash it with warm soapy water.

This is so easy for the children to make, even Summer did it all by herself except for the oven side of it.

Summer making her bowls
Summer making her bead bowl

Since taking these pictures Summer has made a further 3 bowls, Kacy 1, Kira 2 and 2 of their friends have loved them that they have made them here too.

The oil burns on slightly to the oven proof bowls but should be able to be removed with a scourer, however I would recommend using bowls that you are not bothered about if they get ruined.

I hope you all have as much fun as me and the girls have had making these bowls.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Educational playing with Schleich

Summer loves all of the Schleich toys and has a list as long as her arm of the animals she would like, which is pretty much all of them, over the past couple of months we have been given the opportunity to review a Farm set and a horse set.

Schleich has brought out an educational booklet to help parents, giving them tips on a balanced play diet, stimulating your child's imagination with fun games and lots more. 

Schleich was founded over 80 years ago, toy safety and the highest quality standards have always taken top priority, which you can tell in all their figurines, animals and play sets, since having the opportunity to review them before then I had never really looked at them due to the price of them, but now even though they are a bit pricey they are totally worth the cost of them. 

We got sent Three animals as you can see from the pictures they have fantastic details and stand freely without any trouble 

the animals we got sent
The animals we got sent
Summer was so pleased to receive some more animals to go with her other animals, that she had to get the rest of the animals to join in on the fun.

Summer lining all her animals up
Summer lining all her animals up
Summer telling me what they all are
Telling me what they all are

Counting her animals
Counting her animals 
peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo

 The booklet is fantastic way of encouraging different types of play and getting the parents to join in.



You can buy Schleich toys online or Smyths toy store from £2.99



We were given these animals for our own photos and opinions