Disclaimer: All photographs are my own and are copyright of this blog. Some ideas have however been borrowed over the years and I do not claim the originality of them December 1st 2016 was an exciting day in the Brushneen house. We got a very exciting visit for the first time from Scout. Scout is a very special Elf who visits us from December 1st to the 23rd and acts as Santa’s Eyes and Ears, making sure the Little Brushneen’s are on their very best behaviour in the run upto the big day. In 2017, Scout brought a friend (Izzie…

30 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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We’ve had one of those typical winter weeks, where its got colder, and the germs have started to creep in. If you’ve been around here for sometime, you will know that we don’t always have the best luck health wise over Christmas. I think its a combination of Ollie’s birthday being just before, and always picking something up from being around loads of people ay his party (this year we are holding it early so fingers crossed), and all the excitement and stress leading up to this big day. There years in a row we all came down with a…

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I am the easiest person to buy a Christmas present for – if you asked me to make a list I could probably think of a page full of things I would love – not n ecessarily need mind you. My husband on the other hand never wants anything. He quite literally drives us all to despair on his Birthday and at Christmas as he can never think of anything he really wants – and if he does want something he just gets it when he sees it, so ends up with the obligatory pants and socks and new clothes. …

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As a child I remember watching old episodes of Thunderbirds (the original ones with the puppets) with my Dad. A couple of years ago, when Thunderbirds relaunched on ITV Ollie who was nearly four at the time was obsessed with it – I had to drag him away from it every morning so I could get him to preschool on time.  For his 4th Birthday, he had a Thunderbirds themed party and of course got Tracey Island and all the vehicles. I remember one of my best friends as a child had an original Tracey Island and I loved playing…

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When it comes to my home and how its decorated, I find that (much to my husbands dismay) I get bored of colours very easily. We have lived in this house for 11 years and in that time, our bedroom has been cream & lime green (why?!), red and brown (I don’t even have an excuse but it was like a dungeon), dark purple, and until recently, grey with floral wallpaper. As much as the grey wallpaper lightened up the room from its predecessor colours, it didn’t feel modern enough for me. I’m a huge fan of anything copper, or…

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Disclosure: We were kindly sent a Messy Me Designs Highchair cushion for the purpose of this review Over the years of being a mum, I think I’ve tried every bit of baby equipment going – I would actually go as far to say that I’m a bit of an oracle when it comes to prams, car seats and highchairs.  We’ve had a vast selection of all of the above throughout the last 9 years and you definitely get to know what you like and what works for you.  One product I’ve always loved and recommended is the IKEA Antilop Highchair…

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