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Shopping Exclusives At Truffle Shuffle Plus The Chance To Win A £50 Spend

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Disclosure - We were sent the products below for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own unless stated. This post contains affiliate links.

I think it's very obvious from by blog that I am a huge Disney fan. I have collected so much Disney memorabilia over the years including dolls, pins, castles, snow globes and most recently my new found love 'Disney Loungefly Bags'. My love of Disney has taken me to lots of different websites on the internet and one in particular that I visit most often, Truffle Shuffle. Truffle Shuffle is home to amazing t-shirts, retro gifts and their wide range of Disney clothing and accessories. I have purchased lots of different items over the years, not just Disney branded and most recently I stumbled across their Truffle Shuffle Exclusives page and found lots of amazing items that are exclusive to them.  

two t-shirts and a tote bag

When it comes to clothes I certainly don't dress the way I'm supposed to for my age, the brighter the better. I always have so many comments about my T-shirts and bags and people go out of their way to let me know they like the clothes or bag I'm wearing. 

When browsing the exclusives range on Truffle Shuffle I noticed there were well over 500 items that are exclusive to them so cannot be bought anywhere else. I could have bought so much however three things caught my eye. 

girl walking

The colour of the yellow Rainbow Brite roll sleeve t-shirt caught by eye. It's so bright and colourful, perfect for Summer. I used to love Rainbow Brite when I was younger and had so many dolls. I love that it has a Made in the 80's design which is ideal for me as I am an 80's baby. 

The t-shirt is an oversized fit and it is recommended to order a size down for a more fitted look. I ordered two sizes down and it is a perfect fit across the chest but still a little longer so I tie it up and it looks great.

man and woman in a fairground car

Did you ever watch a programme when you were younger and wish it was still on TV now? I do all the time. One of my favourites was Clarissa Explains It All. Clarissa was on TV from 1991-1994 and starred Melissa Joan Hart. It was a classic teen series that I never missed an episode of so when I saw the Clarissa Explains It all Logo tie dye t-shirt I had to get it. 

It has a tie dye effect and the Clarissa Explains It All logo in the centre. The t-shirt is a unisex fit and I ordered my normal size and it's a great loose fit. I wore this recently on a day out to Blackpool and within minutes a lady who worked at the Pleasure Beach commented on it. She used to watch Clarissa too and we reminisced about how great the show was. 

Now although I do love my Loungefly bags I do have other bags in my collection such as crossbody's and totes. Keeping in with my teen years I noticed the Sweet Valley High tote bag and thought it would be perfect for carrying my work in. 

truffle shuffle exclusives

Like I said earlier these are just three items from well over 500 exclusive to Truffle Shuffle and cannot be bought elsewhere. I can spend hours and lots of money browsing the Truffle Shuffle website. You can use the dropdown to search by category, gender, interest, sale, new in and even what's trending. There are usually discount codes available too so make sure you check out the flashing banner on the home page. 

Truffle Shuffle are kindly giving one of my readers and followers the chance to win a £50 spend on their site. All you need to do to be in with the chance is complete the entry form below and make sure you pop back daily for bonus chances. 

Good Luck

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Starting Juniors With Treads Shoes

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Disclosure - We were gifted a pair of Treads shoes for the purpose of this post. Any thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

treads shoes

Way back in March we went shopping for little J's Summer uniform. There is something so special about buying white polo shirts, shorts and new school shoes to start off the Summer term. Unfortunately the uniform is still in his wardrobe unworn and his new Treads shoes have not left the box as his school closed shortly after.

Unfortunately by the time he needs a Summer uniform next year it will no longer fit but luckily I did order a size up in his shoes so they fit perfect ready for him to start Juniors in September.

When Treads asked me to choose a pair of shoes for little J I knew I would have to choose a wider fit shoe as he has very broad feet and also a shoe that gives protection at the front so he can play football and sports and they don't look worn after the first day. Luckily every Treads shoe has those key features so I was able to browse the entire collection.

Why Choose Treads?

Reinforced Heals to help prevent splitting through stamping
Permair Leather offers a breathable and water resistant shoe
Reinforced Seams for additional strength
Easy Clean
Scuff Proof to withstand bumps and scrapes
Texon Cellulose Board reinforces the sole
Removable EVA Foot Bed to covert the shoe to a wider fit
Velcro Straps shoes are available
12 Month Guarantee

treads shoes

If you are worried about buying online Treads shoes do offer you the chance to buy a measure gauge or download a paper measure then try their size calculator. If you do purchase the wrong size you can use the free returns to get a refund or exchange.

The style we chose is called Madrid which was one of three pairs that offered velcro straps, which is a must for little J. They are sturdy but not to chunky, we can choose wider fit and we love the scuff proof design at the front which will hopefully keep his shoes looking new for longer.

I will update this page once School starts again letting you know more about the quality after wearing, fit and comfort. 

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How To Choose The Right Swimwear For You

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Life is definitely strange at the moment with us living through a 'lockdown' and being apart from our family and friends. It's tough but we have to try and stay positive and as you may already know I am  a future person, always thinking about the future and what it holds for us. At the moment I don't think any of us know what the future will look like after this pandemic is over but we have to have hope that we will all get through this. A few months ago I was introduced to Protest and their gorgeous collection of swimwear. I wanted to share with you the range and although your holiday plans may not go ahead this year it's nice to dream.

two ladies walking towards the beach with surfboards

First I wanted to tell you a little about Protest as you may not of heard of it. Protest was founded in 1993 by a small group of snowboarders in Holland. Protest is aimed at people who simply want to have fun on a board and look good doing it. Their goal is to make their clothes accessible to as many boarders as possible. However as you will see Protest has grown to offer not only board wear but also swimwear and clothing for men, women and children.

lady in the sea with surfboard
When it comes to swimwear I usually opt for a one piece swimsuit or tankini. I used to think these were the 'boring' option but the range at Protest are colourful, vibrant and lot to choose from.

Choosing the right tankini can be tough as there are lots of different types of tankinis. The variation is mainly in the straps and in the upper part of the top. Tankini straps are often crossed, keeping the top firmly in place. This is the style I would usually go for however you can also have a halter neck tankini,  triangle shape and others come in the bandeau style.

three ladies in bikinis
three ladies in bikinis
I would like to think that one day I will be brave and wear a bikini and just like the tankinis there are lots to choose from and also different styles too. Not only can you choose a regular bikini you can also browse push up bikinis.  A push up bikini does exactly what you would expect, it lifts or pushes up your breasts to create fuller-looking cleavage.

Once you have decided on the type you will then need to look at the style. Protest have a huge range of different colours to choose from and also you can opt for a mix and match bikini which has become popular in recent years. A mix and match bikini is buying a different colour top to the bottom. It wouldn't be my choice as I think a set looks better but the option is there.

It's not just the women with a wide range of swimwear available, the men's section is quite extensive too offering different styles, designs and waistbands in their Spring / Summer mens swim shorts collection.

Protest have given me a voucher code so that you can enjoy 10% off between now and 30th June 2020. All you need to do is enter playday10 at checkout.

No one knows when lockdown will be over but it's nice to look forward to the future and dream about our next holiday.

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Review | New PJ's From The Pyjama Factory

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Disclosure - We were gifted products for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.

 We are definitely a pyjama loving family here and between the four of us we probably own more pairs of PJ's than we should. As soon as we are in the house and we know we are not going out again we change in to our PJ's. I don't like having clothes on in the house it feels weird, I like to feel comfy and cosy and PJ's do the trick. We recently got the chance to browse the The Pyjama Factory website and choose a pair of PJ's each, the choices were endless.
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Updating Your Autumn Wardrobe

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Autumn is here and I have been removing all my Summer clothes from my wardrobe and replacing them with lots of Autumn / Winter clothes.

I love choosing an outfit that is perfect for our Autumn Walks.

First is the Soft Touch Friday Slogan Jumper. I'm always a little cautious about ordering clothes online because obviously you can't try before you buy but the fitting on this jumper was perfect.

It isn't a heavy knit jumper it's quite thin but it's just what I wanted. I usually have trouble with the sleeves being too long on long sleeved tops I buy, but this jumper has elasticated cuffs so fits perfectly on my wrists.

Sizes start at 12/14 and go up to 32/34. Currently priced at £28

I teamed the jumper with a pair of Indigo Bella Slim Leg Jeggings. Again I usually have problems when buying leggings or jeggings because I am quite short so they tend to go a little baggy on my knees but these were a good fit. They are slim leg so a little tight on me in other areas but very comfortable. 

Sizes range from 10-32 and come in short, regular or long length. Currently priced £20

Depending on your style and what type of activities you do in Autumn you could always opt for women's tactical pants.

To finish off my outfit I treated myself to the Bow Detail Warm Lined Boots. They are from the wide fit range. I love them and they are my favourite purchase. They are so easy to slip on and once my feet are in they are so warm and cosy. It's like wearing slippers. They are not big and chunky, in fact they are quite lightweight compared to similar boots I have owned in the past. 

Available in Black or Tan, sizes 4-9 and come in two width sizes E and EEE. Currently priced at £30

Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love my pyjamas so I ordered myself Pretty Secrets Long Sleeved Christmas Pyjama set. I'm saving them for closer to Christmas but I have had a look at them and they are great quality and again sizing seems good. 

Available in sizes 8-10 unto 32/34 and currently priced at £12.
To finish off I ordered the Bunny Rabbit Ballerina Slipper. 

Available in sizes Small 3/4, Medium 5/6 or Large 7/8 and currently priced at £10

I found the whole ordering process very simple and I would definitely order again. The sizing was perfect for me and everything was really good quality. My favourite is the Bow Detail Boots. I cannot tell you enough how comfortable and warm they are. I am actually thinking about buying them in black too. 

If you would like to check out the range of clothing available head over to Fashion World


We received the clothes for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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Jake Shoes Back To School Range | Review

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Timberland Shoes

So it's that time during the Summer holidays that I start to think about buying big J's uniform. It is usually quite simple as we buy most of it from the school shop, however we do usually have some trouble finding shoes for him as he is very fussy and a typical teenager. As little J will be starting school in September I decided to be super organised and start buying his uniform early as I didn't know what to expect especially if he took after his brother when shoe shopping. Jake Shoes got in touch recently and offered us the chance to try out a pair of shoes from their back to school range. This was perfect as I really dislike shopping for school shoes as it's always manic, doing it online meant I could browse from the comfort of my own sofa. 

There was quite a selection on Jake Shoes including lots of well know brands such as Kickers, Geox and Timberland. You can search the school range by brand, young  boys or older boys. I searched through the young boys selection and was pleased to see most of the shoes available in this category were velcro fastening. We haven't begun to teach little J to tie laces yet infact even now big J were velcro fastening. They are so much easier to slip on and off when needed. 

boys Timberland Shoes

We narrowed our choice down to two pairs, one Kickers and one Timberland. Due to sizes available we went for the Timberland Woodman Park. The ordering process was very easy and they arrived quickly. 

It's hard to imagine little J in school shoes because he's always in trainers or more casual shoes. When he saw them he smiled and said 'oooohhh' so I think he's impressed.

boys Timberland Shoes

They are made with quality leather, velcro fastening and are cushioned inside. They look durable and perfect for school.

What We Loved

Lots of choice including well known brands.

Easy to browse using categories.

Free next working delivery if spending over £40.

The shoes we chose are great quality with velcro fastening which is a must for little J.

If online shopping isn't your thing, there are 2 stores in Manchester and Stockport.

What Could Improve

Nothing, everything was fine.

I am so pleased how easy it was to order online but if you would rather shop instore, Jake Shoes do have 2 branches in Manchester and Stockport. You can view more information by visiting Jake Shoes.


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Review - My Summer Wear From Jacamo

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You may have read recently that Michelle was invited to choose and review some new clothes from J.D. Williams. I was lucky enough to also be invited to try some clothes from Jacamo. My clothes tend to be a bit scruffy. I wear typical ‘Dad’ clothes most of the time when I’m not in work. Tracksuits, Everton Shirts, Shorts and Film and TV orientated T-Shirts.  I noticed recently that Big J’s wardrobe is actually a lot smarter than mine, and decided it was time I got myself some smarter clothes to wear.
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Review - My Summer Wear From JD Williams

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A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to review some clothes from JD Williams. You wouldn't believe how excited I was because usually it's the kids who get to try out lots of different stuff but mainly because I can't remember the last time I bought myself new clothes. I do have all the intentions of buying clothes for myself but usually walk out with a trolley or basket filled with clothes for the boys. The joys of being a Mum. Anyway I made myself a cup of tea and went browsing on their website. There was a lot of choice but I managed to narrow it down to just 3 things, which did take me quite a while.
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Win Bed Socks from Suttons

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On The 3rd day of December I have teamed up with Suttons to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two pairs of bed socks, perfect for chilly Winter evenings.

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Miraclesuit Costume Giveaway

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So far this year I have created two bucket lists and on those two bucket lists I have said I am going to lose weight. I need to lose weight and now that it's almost May I am starting to panic as Summer is literally just around the corner. We are still hoping to go away this year and all the talking about Summer has really put me in the mood to book a nice beach holiday.

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Cheeky Chompers Chewy Dribble Bib Review

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Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew
My mum and dad were watching a repeat of Dragons Den a few months ago and told me about an idea they had seen, a bib with a teether attached. What a simple for great idea. Little J is now cutting his molars so we are once again full of drool but he is also wanting to bite anything he can get his hands on. Cheeky Chompers, the company seen on Dragons Den kindly sent us a neckerchew for little J to try.
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Skibz Bib Review

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skibz bib packaging
Disclosure - We were sent the products below for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our unless stated. This post contains affiliate links. 

toddler playing on a see saw in the park
Little J is now cutting his 6th tooth and is dribbling more than ever. Skibz gave us the chance for little J to try out their dribble bibs.

Skibz Khaki Camouflage

They are so cute and look like a fashion accessory rather than a bib. Little J wore his on a recent visit to the park and another mummy actually commented how cute it was :) I told her this was a Skibz bib and she hadn't heard of them before but will definitely be checking them out now.

Little J's clothes, vest and chest were all dry after wearing his Skibz bib in the park. So pleased as we usually have to change him at least twice before the journey home but no need with his Skibz on

close up of a Skibz bib drool bib
Each Skibz has a double layer backing to protect your little ones clothes and chest from drool. The logo is on the front of the bib.

I love bandana bibs because they fit lovely around the neck and Skibz have an adjustable popper fastening at the back that ensures it a perfect fit.

Little J has definitely given his Skibz a good workout but every time I wash it, it looks brand new. 

There are so many designs to choose from you will certainly find a Skibz to match any outfit.

To find out more visit Skibz

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Daisy Roots Slipper Review

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Daisy Roots have ceased trading. You can view similar soft soled shoes and slippers on Amazon

Little J recently had surgery on his toe and has been recovering at home. We are so pleased that once he is better he will be able to own his first pair of shoes and wear his cosy fleece Daisy Roots slippers. Daisy Roots kindly sent us a pair of Blue Fleece slippers with pale blue spots for little J to try.
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Heat Holder Socks Review

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two pairs of heat holders socks in their packaging
I would guess that if John could change one thing about me he would definitely change my feet. Ever since I can remember I have always had cold feet. It doesn't matter if I have been wearing socks, slippers or shoes they are still icy cold. When I was given the chance to review Heat Holders I instantly thought there would be no way they could make my blocks of ice into toastie toes. We were sent two pairs so John and I decided to give them a try.
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Funky Giraffe Playsuit and Bandana Bibs Review

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3 children's bibs with a rocket, car and plane on,
Recently I stumbled upon a website called Funky Giraffe Bibs. I was searching for dribble bibs for little J who is teething at the moment and a good quality dribble bib is hard to find so I thought I would look online.

There is a HUGE selection of bibs to choose from Bandana Bibs, Cotton Bibs, XL Bibs and XXL Bibs. After browsing through the amazing selection I noticed they also stocked other baby items. I fell in love with the playsuits available they are so cute.

Little J was sent a gorgeous funky giraffe playsuit and a selection of bibs to try. We received a red rocket bib, an aeroplane bib and my favourite the racing car. The colours are lovely, really bold.

The back of a dribble bib,
I turned the bibs over and they had a layer of fleece on the back to help soak up the dribble which will protect your child's clothes and chest from getting wet.

A blue and yellow romper suit with a giraffe on
When I saw the playsuit it was gorgeous. The soft feel and bold colours made it even better than I expected.

A baby boy sitting up clapping his hands
I couldn't wait to try it on little J and when I did I have to admit he looked adorable in it :)

A baby boy sitting in a baby walker looking to the right,
Little J was having a drool day as usual so I put the dribble bib on straight away. While he was playing I noticed the bib was getting wet as the yellow had changed colour in parts.

A wet drool bib with a car on,
So it was time for a change of bib but after taking it off I noticed I didn't really need too. His playsuit underneath was dry.

The fleece backing had protected him. I was really impressed and little J was happy.

Why choose a Funky Giraffe Bandana Bib?

Our Funky Giraffe Bandana bibs (also know as dribble bibs) are the perfect accessory for the fashion savvy baby and toddler. Fronts are made from 100% cotton using all natural fibres they feel soft to the touch while adding a unique panache to any outfit, with a fleece backing to keep dribble from soaking through.

We have a range of styles to suit all tastes and each one has been designed in house with you in mind, listening to our customer’s feedback and wishes we have brought more bandanna bibs to our store so you and your baby can benefit from the Funky Giraffe quality.

Each bib has double poppers so you can adjust the fit to suit your little one, this ensures baby hardly notices the bib is there and so keeps it on for longer

Funky Giraffe offer free UK shipping and amazing discounts. The more you buy the move you save. 

To check out the lovely products available visit

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Crawlerz Romper Review

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crawlerz romper suit
Even though little J is 11 months old he hasn't really made much attempt in trying to crawl. We have tried everything to encourage him but it seems as soon as he starts to get onto his knees he slips back down to the lying position. I visited the Crawlerz Website and I really loved the idea so when I was given the chance to review a Crawlerz romper suit I jumped at the chance.

crawlerz romper suit
As soon as little J's Crawlerz Romper arrived I was really impressed with the quality and I instantly thought this is going to keep little J warm while he's rolling around on our wooden floor. The paw prints are so cute too.

baby crawling
When I put the Crawlerz Romper on little J it was a lovely fit and he looked so cute in it. He rolled over to his usual lying on the tummy position and lifted to his knees. The Anti Slip grip definitely helped with little J's ability to stay up on his knees for slightly longer than usual. I was really shocked just how much grip it gave him.

baby playing
Although the Crawlerz romper is designed to help with development it is also just a lovely playsuit.
 Little J seemed to like his new suit and the confidence it gave him. He definitely was more mobile.

baby crawling
A few days later I tried it on him again and I could honestly see the difference in his confidence compared to his other suits.

Information on Crawlerz

Crawlerz is a brand new concept in Baby Clothing and are designed to actively encourage your child to crawl. Our Patent Pending Anti-Slip Grip will give your child the added help needed to promote their development. 

Available in a Range of Funky Styles for ages 3-6, 6- 9 and 9-12 months.

Why Crawlerz

Designed to actively encourage your child to crawl.
Incorporated Anti-Slip Safety Grip
Safe & Fun all in one.
Comprehensive Range
Designed to aid your Child's Development

I would definitely recommend Crawlerz to any parent especially if your little one is struggling to get around. You can buy a Crawlerz Romper by visiting Amazon.

They come in a choice of colours blue, pink and are currently priced at £7.99 each.

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