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The Greedy book

All the major retailers now have a look book or wish list that you can add too and at Christmas they are a great way to spread the news to your friends and family what you would love at the festive period.

The Greedy Book is the new kid on the block but don’t let that fool you! With its nifty button to add to your search bar when something just right catches your eye you can add it directly to your own  Greedy Book ready for all to see.

Crammed full of inspiration, The Greedy Book is a beautifully presented site over flowing with pretty items ready to get your mitts on. Create your own Greedy Book right here alternatively check out the beginnings of my very own Greedy Book right here .

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WHAT IS THE GREEDY BOOK?
Described as the home of the wish list, they’re an amazing discovery platform that provides you with your very own corner of the internet to collate your ultimate wish list, an eclectic mixture of your favourite things. The great thing about this as opposed to Pinterest is that it’s intended for things that you actually want rather than just simply think are pretty! There’s also a whole host of inspiration there if you’re stuck for ideas.
We know what it’s like to have to pull that polite “I love it smile” when inside you know the gift will never be used. The Greedy Book allows you and your loved ones to collate the things you love all year round so that when it comes to the time to buy a gift, everyone ends up with personal, thoughtful gifts and no disappointed smiles.
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
The Greedy Book concept was developed by sisters Millie and Charlie, who were inspired by their sister-in-law who kept an actual ‘Greedy Book’, to note down each of her family members dream gifts and favourite trends to make it easier when it came to buying them presents. The ladies wanted to take The Greedy Book concept and expand it online, along with other exciting services, and useful tools, so that no family or group of friends ever has to struggle again when it comes to buying gifts for each other.

Id love to hear about all the pretty things that you would choose!

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Mother’s Day gift ideas that say I Love You!

Mother’s Day is always a tricky one for me. My mum hates all that soppy stuff like stuffed animals and bunches of flowers, I get it, they can come across like empty gestures so I always try and either create her something or go safe and buy her a vintage pinnie or piece of jewellery. So if you, like me are starting to panic just a week from Mothers Day of what to buy their mum then check out my top picks for meaningful and long lastings heart felt gifts with none of that soppiness!

Benedict’s Bakery,  are focused on providing bespoke baking gifts with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and  will do everything they can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, from gluten free pancakes to brownie mixes, there is something for everyone here.

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I chose the brownie mix with personalisation and wooden spoon, £8.99. Such a simple yet thoughtful gift with something left over to treasure for years to come.

For all those eco friendly mums out there, stop by Spirit of Nature. They have some amazing gifts everything from high end to pocket money, you are sure to find something very special here.

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This stunning perisian wool scarf is perfect, £25.95.

For something a little quirky and fun for mum this Mother’s Day check out Oakdene Designs Fairy Cottage Door wall sticker set.

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You can find them on Not on the High Street, £12

If your mum loves jewellery why now check out Two Ducks, this adorable bunny brooch is hand made and totally adorable!

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Available at Two Ducks, £12

How about this adorable rabbit wood clock, practical AND beautiful, who wouldn’t be made up to open this next Sunday?!

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Available from Tigerlilly Quinn, on sale at just £6.99.

Alternatively, this stunning fox dress is just divine!

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Made from 100% cotton and guaranteed to get you noticed, £28.00.

I hope this little round up has inspired you to go forth and make Mother’s Day epic for the special lady in your life.

Which would you choose?

Chocolate free Easter for the littlies

Not all little people are old enough or enjoy chocolate so family and friends are often stumped at Easter about what to give instead.

Here is my round up on the web’s best chocolate free gifts to give this easter to make any child happy, regardless of age.

CuteHeads is a line of adorable, comfy clothing that both parents and children will love. It can sometimes be a challenge, getting your little one dressed in the morning. We aim to make it as simple as possible by giving your child options he or she can easily ask for. When you hear your little one say, ‘Mom, I want to wear the lion today,’ then we know we’ve done our job. We aim to help you give your child the independence to dress him or herself while looking as cute as can be.

Here is my top 2 gifts from Cuteheads,

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Gorgeous organic cotton dog paw top knot head band, $12

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Gorgeous rabbit print organic nappy covers, $20

Born on Bowery, Inc. was established in 2013 with a simple mission of handcrafting beautiful clothing and accessories for children. We debuted with a collection for girls, ages 2 – 6, and plan to offer infant apparel in the near future.
Each piece is handmade in New York City, with special attention paid to garment construction. We employ couture finishes, where possible, to ensure the highest quality and longevity, since we hope each piece will be worn many times, shared with siblings, and become a treasured part in your child’s wardrobe.
Beautiful fabrics, prints and trims inspire us, and we do our best to make each collection special. We produce garments in limited editions, so you are guaranteed to always find new and fresh designs. Many pieces we make are one-of-a-kind, because we like the idea that your child, and your child alone, will be wearing it.
Here is my top 2 from this gorgeous little boutique,
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These gorgeous little jewelled barrettes are adorable, $12
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I love their little skirts with their funky fabrics and pom pom trim, $86
For beautiful British made clothing and accessories check out Millimanu , all of the garments in this season’s collection are designed and made here in the UK using only the finest natural fabrics. It also allows us to use the skills of talented craftsman and specialist manufacturers here in the UK, while reducing the environmental footprint of each product. With this in mind, we try to source responsibly and are working hard towards ensuring all of the materials we use are produced, fairly, ethically, sustainably and close to home so they positively benefit local economies as well as the environment.
My top 2 are just to die for!
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These beautiful customised friendship bracelets, £29
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The gorgeous Buster Bunny, £19 with proceeds going to children’s charity Kids Company to support vulnerable and hungry children in Britain.
The home of beautiful British gifts, Two Ducks.Many of the gifts we offer are not widely found on the high street and are lovingly handmade by talented artisans working from small studios and workshops.

All our products offer the same high quality and exceptional design that demonstrate the huge range of creative talent that exists in this country.

We believe that a good gift should say something about the giver as well as the receiver and that your home, family and friends deserve nothing less than the best of British.

Here is my top 2 gifts,

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This gorgeous handmade oak pull along duck, £18
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I love these adorable little egg cups made from sustainable solid oak, £12.50
I hope you love my Easter egg free round up. Which will you choose for the little people in your life this Easter?

 

Poundland Santa Blogger challenge

Poundland Blogger Challenge.
 
 
When I was asked if I would like to take part in the Poundland blogger Challenge, I was really excited to see what goodies I could find, as I’m sure we all do, I love a good browse around our local Poundland as you can stumble across some really lovely items, not just toys and gifts but homewards as well.
So with £20 in my pocket, which in fact I honestly thought I’d struggle to spend, i braved the cold and headed to town, was like Christmas Day!!
I came back stocked to the brim with stocking fillers, craft items, chocolate, wrapping paper and the like!
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I got the girls each a polly pocket doll for their stocking, they collect these and the little animals that go with them and they have so much fun with them, and because of their size you can take them anywhere!
The crayons where from making handmade candles at our community centre group, the outcome of that is not to be repeated!
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I literally couldn’t resist this gorgeous wool and 3 balls for £2 is a steal! Thats next years scarfs sorted for gifts.
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The window clings, snow flakes and scandi stars are just beautiful and have really topped off our christmas decorations!
The fake snow was for making snow globes, also at our community group which now sit pride of place on our fireplace.
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I couldn’t resist some goodies to munch on, the bakewells where for my hubby, they where inhaled in less than a day and the Toffifee where a birthday present to myself!
I also bought 3 giant sacks for the girls christmas presents and a roll of matching wrapping paper, 2 bottles of bleach, some glitter and some printer paper.
I had so much fun taking part in this challenge and will defiantly not miss out on checking Poundland for some gifts when birthdays come back around.