28 April 2013

Cheekyshoes and happy feet

Recently I was delighted to be sent a pair of Cheekyshoes to review. Cheekyshoes are simple, flat, ladies shoes that come in a fabulous range of vibrant, pick-me-up colours including Electric Blue, Luscious Lemon, Sparkling Orange, Sumptuous Cerise, Tomtastic Red and Zesty Green.

I chose Sparkling Orange.

Cheekyshoes are designed to be easy to order online (with a measurement contour to print out and simple size guide) and come in a letterbox friendly package. Once I'd chosen the colour and size I wanted the shoes arrived quickly and I was impressed that they did indeed fit through our letterbox.

As soon as I tried on my new Cheekyshoes I loved them. They fit perfectly and I love that they are so practical and comfortable as well as being fun. They are made with a blend of Lycra and neoprene, making them really flexible, and allowing them to stretch and expand to fit your feet. They also have a lightweight natural rubber sole. I highly recommend them for anyone who wants a reliable, comfortable pair of shoes that look good too!

I now have happy feet.

If you'd like to try a pair of Cheekyshoes too, and put a spring in your step, you can get 30% off your Cheekyshoes purchase if you use the code Spring30.

You can find out more about the Cheekyshoes story and see the Cheekyshoes range (there will be a new collection coming out in June to replace the existing ones) at the Cheekyshoes website and blog, and also follow Cheekyshoes on Twitter and Facebook.

Note: I received a pair of Cheekyshoes to review but have not received payment for this post. All opinions are my own.


26 April 2013

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...


23 April 2013

Let's get growing! (planting a butterfly garden)

This month we're getting Back to nature with the Center Parcs April Challenge at Tots100 and the theme is 'Lets get growing!' Now that spring has finally arrived we've been making plans for our garden and started with planting a butterfly garden. We planted mixed flowers, lavender and thyme seeds from a butterfly garden pack.

We put compost discs in three pots,

then moistened them with water and watched the soil expand.

When the soil was ready we planted the seeds in each pot,

and labelled and decorated lolly stick plant markers.

Four days later and the mixed flowers and thyme have started to germinate (the lavender will take longer) and soon we'll re-pot the plants into larger containers and grow them outdoors.


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12 April 2013

{this moment}

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8 April 2013

All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter - Spring update

The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter began on 15th December and we're delighted that so many of you have taken part. There were 254 winter posts linked up at the Winter Carnival, sharing seasonal thoughts, pictures, activities, crafts, recipes, books, art, nature study, projects, celebrations and more. Thank you so much to everyone who has shared such an amazing variety of creative and inspiring winter links. You can see all the wonderful winter posts at the Winter Carnival.


Winter Carnival
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked, Connecting Family & Seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy
Our favourite winter activities

This year All Year Round is taking a spring break but we hope you'll join us again at the Summer Carnival which begins on 15th June. You can find out more about All Year Round and get a button here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest.

If you'd be interested in hosting the carnival at your blog too please let me know in the comments or contact us here.


All Year Round Pinterest

While All Year Round is on a spring break you can link up at the Spring Carnival at Pinkoddy's Blog.

Spring Carnival