Welcome to 2017… it’s giveaway time!

Are you desperate to get your Christmas decorations packed away and get on with your 2017? Or are you still in Christmas relaxation mode?

My lovely husband (aka leothexplorer) has created this unique and bright wall planner to keep your 2017 on track. I really have benefited from being able to see our whole year at a glance. I know know exactly what we are doing each day. It has kept me from double booking and getting confused (this can easily happen!!) Our planner works well in our dining room, though I can see it brightening up the kitchen or a work room. I love having something cheery to look at.

We are running a giveaway, you could win this inspiring planner to help make your super busy life more organised. For your chance to win Just comment below and you will automatically be entered into the competition, we will pick one winner at random. Closing date will be midnight on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

We are selling these A2 Wall Planners in our Etsy shop, if you use the code BLOG2017 you can get a massive 25% off. These would make a fun and practical Christmas gift, a great blogging organiser or a family planner.

We’ve just got an large A1 planner printed which is also available in our Etsy Shop.

Remember to comment below for a chance to win 😀

Happy New Year 🍾 🎉


Merry Christmas and a free download :)

Hello lovely people…it’s Christmas time!! I do love Christmas, the tree is up, presents bought (well most of them!), music enjoyed, Christmas baking has commenced and now I am really hoping we get some snow to enjoy…

My hubby has created this lovely festive Christmas wallpaper. If you would like a free download for your computer, just right click on the image 🙂 Also check out the speed art video….fascinating to see the artwork created.

Christmas Desktop Wallpaper


What are your favorite Christmassy things?

Merry Christmas to you 🙂


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Christmas Conker Decorations


Have you got piles of conkers around your home…left over from Autumn collections!! We have soooo many so I thought reusing them would be a fab idea.

I did wonder if I should drill holes in them and soak them in vinegar ready for some full on conker fights. Maybe not! Conkers on string and little people swinging them around is just a recipe for disaster.

Penguin has been very excited about Christmas so I thought we’d do some early preparations (early at the time of making- not blogging!). So we made some Christmas tree decorations.

As Little Missy loves to thread it made sense to drill holes in the conkers (easier than I anticipated).


We got some wool, tied a knot about halfway down and threaded.

We then dipped part of the wool in a pva glue and paint mix and wrapped it around the conkers. Then came the glitter…

and voila…

Our conker collection is still rather large! Have you got any ideas for more conker crafts or activities?

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