Something for the weekend…

Hope everyone has has some Summer fun in the glorious sunshine. We are making the most of it, as who knows what Mother Nature has in store for us. Here are a few things we have discovered this week; so grab a glass of wine and have a little read.

Look Fantastic have an amazing offer on at the moment – saving either 15% (for a single product) or 20% (if you buy two or more) on selected products. Our picks? Just see above. All perfect if you’re off on holiday soon. We’ve placed our orders!

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Baukjen still have some great offers in their sale at the moment but if you’re after some brand, spanking new pieces then just check out this top. It has an Eighties disco vibe but it totally wearable now and in the AW16 season to come.

Bobo Choses checked dress

We are loving the checks we keep seeing about at the moment and this little dress from Bobo Choses is adorable.

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This Zara dress looks so beautiful with all the embroidery and at £49.99 it seems like a real bargain for amount of detail on it.

DIY plimsols

Should the kids need a bit of timeout from the sun during peak hours (between 12 noon and 3pm) maybe they could get creative with some Sharpie markers and some cheap plimsols (Primark?). This idea from Craftd Kids looks like a way of channelling a mini Dior or Chanel.

CMKY Living

There’s still time to enter our giveaway with CMYK Living. On offer is a set of either their cot bed or single bed linen. See the previous post for details on how to enter (link here).

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Don’t forget we have a 20% discount code to use on sun AND Organic Children. Just head to their website (link here) and enter “MINIS” at checkout. The offer is valid until the end of July 2016 You can read more about their range here.

Pipkin Clothing

Pipkin Clothing have a sale on at the moment which features up to 50% off! Harry’s and Teddy’s pieces are included. They get so many compliments when they wear the shorts, they are perfect Summer staples.

 

CMYK Living | kids bedding and homewares (plus GIVEAWAY)

CMKY Living

We were approached by interiors brand CMYK Living to see if Harry and Teddy wanted to try their bed linen. CMYK Living employs highly skilled artisans in India who use traditional techniques to create beautiful, as well as fun prints to adorn soft furnishings.

When we received the bed linen, Harry was immediately drawn to the Tuk Tuk design of his single duvet set. The colours feel sophisticated without being dull so easily appeal to both kids and adults. The attention to detail in the designs means that they have made sure the reverse print is as eye-catching as the print on the front. This means different combinations of the same set can provide multiple options within a bedroom.

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Each CMYK Living piece is block-printed by hand which makes every item unique. We love the way the patterns can be mixed and matched. Teddy’s cot bed set from the Parrot range in blue and green worked beautifully with Harry’s Tuk Tuk set – in fact, Teddy insisted he have the Tuk Tuk pillow case in his cot with his set from the Parrot Range and both designs complimented each other perfectly.  The traditional Indian techniques work fabulously with the modern designs used, which fitted easily within the colour schemes in boys’ bedrooms.

CMKY Living

CMKY Living

We were all impressed with how soft the cotton was. CMYK Living uses 300 thread-count Cambric, a lightweight, closely woven plain cotton onto which to produce their designs. We feel the linen will only get softer the more it is washed which makes snuggling up at night for a bedtime story all the more appealing. Along with the wonderful bed linen produced, CMYK Living also offer floor cushions (perfect for a reading nook), bed cushions, quilts to cosy up in, bolster covers and Dohars (Summer blankets made up of three layers of muslin which can be used in numerous ways; from stroller covers, to swaddling blankets, to an impromptu picnic blanket and more).

CMKY Living

CMKY Living

CMKY Living

To coincide with this post, CMYK Living have kindly offered to do a giveaway with a prize being either a single or cot bed linen set in the pattern of your choice.

HOW TO WIN

To be in with the chance of winning (you must be in the UK) just – (i) click on this blog post title (ii) leave a comment in the ‘comment box’ below (scroll to the bottom of the web page, beneath all previous comments), making sure you enter your email where prompted (which won’t display online don’t worry). The competition is open from 12:00 am (GMT) on Wednesday 29th June until 12:00 am (GMT) on Wednesday 27th July 2016. A winner will be drawn at random and announced via social media and contacted by email.

Keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram as well for more chances to enter.

All the designs can be seen here.

Terms and conditions

t&c’s: The prize is not transferable and the giveaway is only open to UK residents who are aged 18 year of age and over. One entry per person per social media outlet.

We were gifted the CMYK Living bed linen. All thoughts, opinions and styling however are entirely our own

Djeco Pop to Play

Djeco Pop to Play

We are all fans of Djeco here at minis AND MORE… so when a parcel arrived for Harry and Teddy in the post, they were so excited to find they had been sent the Djeco “Pop to Play” garage. They already have the rocket which provides hours of fun but with Teddy being a dedicated car fan, this was just perfect to brighten up their day.

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“Pop to Play” sets are made from strong, durable cardboard with a laminate, detailed finish. They do exactly what they say on the box…they are like a flatpack for kids. We have found they make fun birthday presents as well as useful toys to pack to take away on a holiday. The item can then be assembled once at the destination. The series includes the garage, rocket, princess castle, medieval castle, farms, stables and a pirate ship.

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Harry built the garage by himself which he finds part of the fun. He and Teddy then both got their imaginations in gear and played for most of the afternoon making up car-based stories of races, rescues (without forgetting to fill up at the petrol tanks and check in for a service at the garage). The garage is now a permanent fixture in Teddy’s bedroom which he often goes up to to have a game of cars and trucks.

Djeco Pop to Play

Djeco Pop to Play

Djeco Pop to Play

Djeco Pop to Play

Djeco Pop to Play

You can find out about the Djeco toys here and the “Pop to Play” garage and most of the other sets are available here. The pirate ship is available here.

Summer holidays are here! Splash, splash, splosh…fun water toys and paddling pools

So today is going to be a scorcher. We hope you can make the most of it. As the Summer Holidays are well and truly upon us we are taking a bit of a breather. We will still be posting, just not everyday. We will also re-post some old articles which you may have missed and hopefully find interesting.

In the meantime, here are some garden games and toys to enjoy on a hot day.

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Baby splash pool by Mothercare – Georgie got one for Harry when he was small. He loved just sitting in it and splashing the water with his hands and at £3.00, it’s a great price for a baby.

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Dash and Splash water game by Chad Valley – big and little kids will find this fantastic fun!

Octopus sprinkler – Attach to a hose and turn on and let the kids run about trying to doge the tentacles.

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Nerf Super Soaker – for when water fights get serious!!!

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Soak and slide water splash run – More dash and splash fun with added sprinkler soaking fun.

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Dinosaur Water Play – The kids are loving The Good Dinosaur at the moment and this can help them imagine themselves in a prehistoric story for what seems to be not too bad a price at £37.99.

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Unicorn inflatable – Already have a pool? What better way to make a princess’ day than with their very own unicorn.

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Inflatable mini water park – for those who have big gardens and money to spare, the ultimate Summer day accessory.

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Spaceship paddling pool – Finally, if you’re looking for a simple paddling pool, this has a simple, modern looking design at a wallet friendly price of £11.39

Have a wonderful Summer Holiday one and all!