New Year…Happier Me?

I’ve not written a from the heart post on here for a very long time. So I figured a little honest chat (or mind dump) over there wouldn’t be too he worst idea.  I can genuinely say, although for us, 2020 wasn’t the worst – we were very lucky – I can’t remember the last time I felt truly. That probably sounds ridiculous as I have four healthy (ish – Izzie’s spine aside) happy children, a wonderful husband and a lovely home. I feel selfish even writing it as I know I am very lucky – and I feel very…

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REVIEW: Imagin Fires Bredon Biofuel Fireplace

Disclosure: I was kindly sent the Bredon Fire, Ceramic Logs, Small Flue and a pack of biofuel in exchange for an honest review – all opinions, video content and photographs are my own. Growing up in the Cotswolds, in a small village, with gorgeous little cottages with cosy open fires, I had the idea that when I grew up I’d have one, one day. Fast forward a good few years, and I haven’t got one yet – practicality took over. A new build was perfect for starting and growing our family – very little maintenance, and a blank canvas to…

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Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor |Review

Disclosure: We were kindly sent the Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor in exchange for an honest review. All photographs and opinions are, as always, my own. We’ve used a video monitor since Ollie was a baby over 7 years ago, and we have had many in our time. When I was pregnant with Ottilie, we bought a new monitor, but by the time she was a year old, the rechargeable battery in the monitor wasn’t holding it’s charge anymore, which is the most annoying thing. When Lollipop kindly gifted us their Lollipop Smart Baby Monitor (RRP £145) , I was so…

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Elf on the Shelf – What Our Elves have got upto…30 Ideas for cheeky elves

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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Family Medicine Cabinet Essentials – Be Prepared this Christmas

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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JORD Wooden Watch Review

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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