Monday, 27 October 2014

V. I. BAKE: Quick & Easy: Halloween inspired food for toddlers

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I love themed food. Food that has been thought about to tie in with the party. And, Halloween is a great excuse to go a little crazy. Yes, that's my attempt at a Grave Yard chocolate cake above...

Any creative ways to make food a little more fun and interesting for kids is such a great idea - and using it in the hope they may actually eat something is an added bonus.

Pinterest - of course, is a great resource for ideas. I mean really people are so darn clever - I always wish I had thought it.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

V. I. BABY: Looking for some fashionable (pram) wheels? Here you go...

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Besides the obvious stuff - your budget, your babies needs and your lifestyle - choosing your pushchair says a lot about your style too.

So, why not treat yourself - and your new baby to a set of these trendy new wheels to suit your look!


Monday, 20 October 2014

V. I. BUYS: The 3 must-have tops for easy - and stylish Mama & Me days

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School run, play dates or day of shopping ahead? Need some chic and easy ideas for dressing - fast?

Then these 3 key tops are all you need to get through the season - and your mini-me of course...

* A luxe grey sweater
* A cosy cardigan 
* A plaid shirt

Just mix them with your wardrobe essentials - jeans, faux leather leggings and midi skirts for an instant fashion update…

Sunday, 19 October 2014

V. I. BOOKCLUB: 10 Spook-tacular Halloween books for kids

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Get ready for Halloween with these not-to-scary books for the little ones...

Funnybones by Janet & Allan Ahlberg £5.24 - A Classic. I had this as a child and recently found a copy in our local charity shop. This is the first book in the series of the Skeleton family and their nighttime adventures.

What's in the Witch Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt £9.99 - A fab lift the flap book that shows a trick or a treat depending on with door/cupboard and drawer you open in ..the witches kitchen.

Boo Bat by Charles Reasoner £5.95 - Part of a collection of Halloween tales (Mr Bones, Halloween Ghost and Magic Broom) the shaped board books make them perfect for toddlers.

Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino £3.74 - Five little Pumpkins sitting on the gate. The first one said. "Oh my, it's getting late" - a fun little book with vibrato illustrations.

Where's My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi £4.97 - Little baby mummy don't want to go to bed and wants one more game of hide'n'seek with big Mama mummy but what will they find in the deep, dark night?

Friday, 17 October 2014

V. I. BASH: 9 Frightfully easy Halloween party decorations (& a few to buy too!)

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In all honesty I have only been to a handful of Halloween parties - for one I hate dressing up. But, since having Miss Marnie its opened up a whole new world of Halloween fun for me.

From dressing up (her, not me), crafts and fun food - I seem to get more excited by this spooky day with each year and can't wait to organise a little party for her soon.

Although, I would much rather stick to the more colourful, kitsch and 'child-friendly' side of things (if you know what I mean) - like pumpkins, spider webs and ghosts - rather than the creepy, ghoulish side.

So, I have rounded up my favourite decoration ideas from… yes, you guessed it Pinterest. These are so easy, peasy you could do them in the dark… ha ha.