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Photowall Canvas Print | Review

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

Personalised Canvas
We love our family pictures around the house and have a number of canvas and framed large pictures that we like to  keep up to date as much as possible. Choosing a provider to bring your digital photographs to life on a large scale can be daunting as there are so many different services offered these days. For our latest canvas we wanted something a little bigger than we have had previously, and Photowall had exactly what we wanted.

The online process was simple enough. As you would expect we needed to upload our photo, in the highest quality possible. The higher the quality of the picture, the better the final version of your canvas is likely to be. After uploading its time to choose the size of your canvas. Finally you can choose whether you want the canvas to stretch over the sides of the frame, or to leave the frame on view. We always choose the stretch option, as we like the photo to go all the way around.

Our canvas was printed within 24 hours and dispatched really quickly. It arrived less than 48 hours after ordering which was a really impressive turnaround.  When the canvas arrived it was not the shape we expected!  Instead of a large rectangular parcel, we had a long, but small parcel that would be more at home when posting an umbrella or something of that nature.

Personalised Canvas
We quickly realised that the canvas needed to be self built from the included rolled up canvas, frame pieces and screws.  Every other canvas we have delivered has been ready made, however this was a bigger size than we have had before.  Instructions are provided and overall it isn't difficult to put the canvas together, although I was a little nervous as the canvas itself is delicate.

Personalised Canvas
Once you attach the four frame sides to the canvas and push them together, there are pre drilled holes for you to put brackets over and fasten with the screws that are provided.  Honestly, it took me two goes to actually get the canvas on to the frame properly as I always seem to miss an instruction somewhere along the way with anything involving construction.  However once completed, the canvas looks fantastic, with the quality of the finished product evident when it is up on the wall.

Personalised Canvas
So, if you don't mind a small amount of DIY, and are looking for a quality canvas then you should give Photowall a try, you won't be disappointed with the final outcome.

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Asda Photo Canvas Review

Disclosure - We were gifted our Asda Photo Canvas for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

I have written previously about the different types of framed prints and canvas that we like to display at home. As the seasons change we like to update the pictures to be up to date and remind us of all the good times we have had over the last few months. 

Asda Photo Canvas

Asda was not a provider I had considered before for Canvas, although we have used them before for photo books and prints. Asda offer a range of Canvas prints, amongst other photo related items, and it is really one of the easiest ordering experiences of any Canvas or Print site. 

There are four frame types to choose from for your Canvas:  Slim, Premium, 2 Panel or 4 Panel.  We chose Premium as a closer match to our existing displays.  Next you choose your size. The larger the Canvas, the more it will cost you and the higher resolution you will need your chosen photo to be.  You can also choose borders or break points for multiple pictures. Next you simply upload your picture from your device to the site and it will display what the finalised Canvas will look like. Once you are happy its checkout and wait for your new display to arrive. 

The ordering process is really quick, its actually picking the perfect picture that takes some time! From ordering to delivery our Canvas was with us within a few days, delivered well packaged and safely. 

Asda Photo Canvas

The quality of the Canvas is very high. The Canvas is thick enough to withstand some slight prodding and poking if thats likely to happen, and the frame, although lightweight is sturdy enough to be able to be hung however you may wish.  Included is a frame hanging kit, however I always just hang the top of the frame onto nails in the wall that means I can change the canvas at any time and not worry about having to have the nail in different places for each canvas depending on the fit of the hanging kit.  As the frame is lightweight this has always been sufficient. 

Asda Photo Canvas

The one thing different about Asda Photo Canvas was the sizing. All our previous Canvas have been the same size, however as this wasn't available we chose slightly bigger dimensions rather than smaller, however the frame really does look a lot bigger than our existing canvas.  That said, the quality is really good and we love our chosen picture so on a wall with nothing else on it doesn't look out of place. 

Asda Photo Canvas

Overall I was really impressed with the service and the quality and wouldn't hesitate to use Asda Photo again next time we change the prints we have. 

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Review | Tesco Photo Canvas Print

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Since I became a Mum I am obsessed with taking photos of the boys. I always have my camera or phone to hand to capture memories. I'm lucky that they like having their photo taken although sometimes little J will pull funny faces or stick his tongue out but thats okay, because that's just the way he is. When Tesco Photo asked us if we would like to review their services I instantly thought 'A new canvas for the wall'. I love my canvases and have lots that we rotate through the year keeping the walls fresh every few months.
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Snapfish Slim Canvas Prints Review

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When you become a blogger you instantly become a fan of the camera. I absolutely love my camera and take it everywhere we go so I don't miss out on photo opportunities of the boys. I have so many photographs of them and its a lovely way for them to remember what we got up to when they are older. Although I have lots of photos I don't have many on display around the house. I'm not sure why but its definitely something I want to change and I started by visiting the Slim Canvas range on Snapfish

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The Finishing Touches Thanks To Hello Canvas

It's so nice to use the words finishing touches because that means that our house is finally done. It's taken a long time but I can now say that our home makeover is now complete thanks to our last two photo frames which arrived a few weeks ago from Hello Canvas.
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Father's Day Gift Guide

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. 

Father's Day will soon be here and if you are like me and have a Dad who is very hard to buy for, then you may be looking for some inspiration. I have gathered some gifts ideas that may help you. 

Fathers Day Gift Guide

wonderbly personalised book

Wonderbly have a wide selection of personalised books and Our Dad Is A Superhero is a new addition and perfect for Fathers Day. With over 30 pages of a fun packed superhero adventure starring Dad and can include up to four children. Personalisation includes Dad, up to four children's names and you can choose up to three parenting powers that suits your dad best. 

A selection of stabilo goodies
Stabilo have been creating pens for over 160 years which proves that the brand provide quality pens and are a popular choice. We all love stationery and a new selection of pens, colours and highlighters are the perfect gift this Father's Day.

positively awesome journal
The Positively Awesome Journal is designed to promote and encourage mental well-being. Looking after our mental health is more important than ever at the moment so is the perfect pick-me-up to help keep you uplifted, motivated and understood. Use the journal to help prioritise your tasks, learn how to set social media boundaries, celebrate your progress and find plenty of room for self-reflection - all in one safe place.

Haribo Sweets
For those with a sweet tooth, Haribo have a huge choice of jellies and sweets including their most popular and delicious Starmix. You can also now buy Haribo Football mix which is perfect timing for the Euro 2020 and football fans out there.

oxford rye organic vodka
Oxford Rye Organic Vodka is a double award-winning, 100% organic rye vodka with subtle hints of spice and warm caramel. Crafted by a Master Distiller at a distillery in the heart of Oxford, they use populations of locally grown organic heritage grain, unfiltered and double distilled in their bespoke still. 

A selection of willies cacao

Willie's Cacao Tasting Box has been designed to take you on a journey from ‘bean to bar’. Each box will be delivered through your letter box including raw cacao beans, roasted cocoa nibs and 10 all natural, artisan chocolate bars made from the best single estate cacaos in the world.  Inside the Tasting Box there are also 2 magnificent creations – limited edition chocolates not sold in any shop. The ones in this box are inspired by the magical flavours of Japan. You can also join Willie live on Father's Day for a live tasting session on Zoom. Tickets are free and you can register your interest here.

Red Letter Days Amazing Adventures

Red Letter Days Amazing Adventures  has over 600 activities to choose from including skydiving, go karting, tank driving, flyboarding, flying lessons, indoor skydiving experiences, bungee jumps, white water rafting and much more. The voucher is valid for 24 months and perfect for those who love an adventure.

Mini Chocolate dream hamper
The Mini Chocolate Dream Hamper is a chocoholics dream packed with delicious chocolate treats including chocolate brownie biscuits, chocolate covered brazil nuts, chocolate cocoa bomb, assorted curlettes, chocolate and caramel fudge bag, milk chocolate bar and a flower and white chocolate meringue bar all packed in hamper box.

I love recommending personalised gifts and I think they are the most thoughtful gift of all. Asda Photo have a huge range of Father's Day gifts this year including magnets, mugs, coaster, phone cases and my personal favourite, canvases. A canvas is the perfect way to share a special memory or snapshot and if you have a collection of photographs you can also choose a collage canvas too. An Asda Photo canvas is easy to create and will be treasured forever. 

simba and mufasa disney tradition

As a Disney fan and Traditions collector I had to include 'A Father's Pride' in to our Father's Day gift guide. The relationship between Simba and Mufasa really shows the bond the father and son have and this figurine is a true reflection of that bond. 

Have you bought any Father's Day gifts yet?

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Hello Canvas - A Memory Captured


I haven't mentioned it on my blog as I just haven't got round to writing about it yet but back in April we visited Walt Disney World in Florida. It was a trip of a lifetime and something I know none of us will ever forget. I am planning on writing about our adventures and showing you all our photographs but for now you can have a sneak peek of one of our favourites as Hello Canvas have created a beautiful framed print for us to treasure forever.
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Win 2 Amazon Kids Tablets To Celebrate Tiny Pop TV Friendship Wherever | AD Giveaway

boy playing on an iPad
These past few months have been so strange, we have been taken away from our normal everyday lives and thrown in to the unknown. Most of us have been in lockdown and not been able to see our family and friends. As an adult I have struggled at times with every day feeling the same as the last. Luckily both the boys have taken it all in their stride and have adapted their lives quite easily. The one thing I worried about was how they would both be able to keep in contact with their friends. It's been easier for big J as he is 18 so has a phone but little J has been relying on his tablet to send messages.
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Gift Guide | Thank You Teacher

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Thank you teacher heart decoration
If you are looking for some gift inspiration for a teacher gift this year, I have gathered a few of my favourites I have found online.

Handmade Wooden Hanging Heart Plaque
Beautiful handmade wooden heart shaped plaque. Shabby chic style hanging sign, with a unique printed design. Ideal gift for someone special. Made from high quality sustainable 3mm Plywood. Can be used as a hanging decoration, or even as a gift tag. Tag Reads Teachers like you are precious & few. You're so lovely & caring, I will miss you! Thank You.

Thank you teacher tote bag
So'each Canvas & Beach Tote Bag
A perfect gift For any occasion including Thank You Teacher. Designed with a zipped pocket, mobile phone holder, key holder and leather shoulder strap.

End of term wine glass
The Perfect Gift for a Teacher - End of Term Teacher's Wine Glass & Gift Tube Set 
At the beginning of term this glass will be filled to the "New Term" Line but by the end of term this glass will be filled all the way up to the "End Of Term" Line!

A fun teachers gift that bring a smile to any Teacher's face with this fun and fabulous wine glass. Teachers cannot wait til the end of term, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of wine in their very own End of Term glass.

Flower tea cup
Flower Teacup and Matching Spoon
 The flower teacup is made of crystal glass and design with crystals and enamel, making the product looks elegant. It is a perfect gift for your teacher. The flower teacup comes with a small matching spoon.

Thank you teacher bracelet

Thank You Teacher Thank You Gift Elephant Charm Wish Bracelet 
This beautiful little Wish bracelet makes a great gift for someone special. This handmade bracelet is made using 1mm waxed cord and attached is a small charm. This cute bracelet is adjustable to fit any size wrist or it can be trimmed to size. This bracelet comes with an Organza gift bag 

Thank you teacher beans
You've Bean The Best Teacher
Unique gift for your favourite teacher. A real tin just like a regular beans can but filled with delicious jelly beans in assorted fruity flavours. The can includes 200g of jelly beans. The can has a special ring pull so no need for a can opener, no sharp edges so can be used as an ideal desk tidy / pen pot once all the beans are gone.

Are you buying a special gift for  teacher this year?

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The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year

Christmas has always been my favourite time of year but since becoming a mum it is also the busiest time of year too. I haven't been able to blog recently, mainly because most nights and weekends have been jam packed with things to do or places to go. 
I love blogging so I am going to try and make an extra special effort to blog throughout December because it is the most wonderful time of the year.
So the last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy and now that December is finally here, things will just go crazy and also time will go so quick and before we know it the big day will arrive.
Daddy and I looked at the calender at the weekend and realised that the decorations would have to go up. So on Sunday all the decorations came down and the fun started. This is the earliest we have ever put our tree up but it was really the only weekend we could do it.
Little J got up early on Sunday morning so by 6:30am we were all set and raring to go. We started straight away and worked right through lunch and 12 hours later we were still decorating the rooms. We just have so many teddies, ornaments and all other christmassy bits that it takes time to find a home for them all.
We did stop for dinner and its a tradition of ours to order a pizza whilst we decorate the rooms so Dominos was delivered. Yum.
We have a few new additions to our ever growing Christmas decorations this year. First is our Christmas tree. Its a foot bigger than our last and wider to but it fits in our usual tree spot and looks great. We had our old tree for a very long time so after Christmas last year we both decided it was time for a change so our tree took a trip to the local skip. I did have a panic a few weeks ago thinking we might not be able to buy one so close but the stores are packed with trees so no need to panic.

Next was two new additions and they are just amazing, The Snowman and The Snowdog Fibre Optic Canvas. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to buy them. There are lots to choose from but we decided on these two. One is portrait and the other landscape. They look great on my living room wall. 
I have a new Christmas Minnie Mouse Teddy to add to my already large collection of Disney teds. Shes come all the way from Disneyland Paris (which you will be able to read about soon). She is very cute and dressed like a snowball.
I think that is it so far for new Christmas decorations but it is only the 2nd of December so still lots of time to buy more.
So now that the decorations are up I do feel more Christmassy. I love it when the lights are twinkling in the evening and it feels all warm and cosy.
Both little J and big J are very excited already but there are still 23 sleeps to go.
Have you put your decorations up yet?
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