Living Arrows 6/53 (2018)

You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 5/53.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

 

Each week seems to be getting here closer all the time! Here I am at 29 weeks pregnant and wondering how an earth am I going to cope with a newborn an active 2 year old in 10 weeks time! This past week we have had many more new words being added to the vocabulary list.  “Cake” being on of them and her surname “Bustin” Baby girl cannot quite say her first name yet but will pick up her pretend phone and have a conversation with her dad on it and say I’m …… Bustin, are you ok? yes, bye! It’s fascinating to watch her!

On Monday it was extremely cold outside, but that didn’t stop her coming up to me with her coat, hat on, wellies and her waterproof dungarees dragging me to the back door saying “out mumma”

So we spent half an hour outside in near freezing temperatures playing with her retro Little Tikes car. I say Retro as it was her cousins when they were small, so about 20 years old!

Living Arrows 6/53 (2018)

 

Thanks for stopping by today.

 

rachelbustin.com

Living Arrows

Choosing a Wooden Playhouse for your Garden

A wooden playhouse is the dream birthday or Christmas present for many children. Despite being located just a few feet away from the house, the playhouse is a world of its own to your child. This is the place where they might spend hours daily daydreaming, organising imaginary parties with imaginary friends, or even to hide away after a stern lecture. In other words, a kids playhouse will be an important element of your child’s life. As such, it would be prudent to do plenty of research before committing to buy one – and we’d like to offer some help with your deliberations.

Choosing a wooden playhouse for your garden

Tips on buying a wooden playhouse

Wooden houses come in many sizes, shapes and theme. In order to buy the perfect house for your child or children, you have to first determine the theme that they like. A gingerbread shaped house? A Swiss cottage? A lodge? A castle tower? Show you children some images and gauge their reaction. After you’ve determined the theme, you can move on to the size. How old are you children? How big of a playhouse do they require? Do you need an activity or swing set attachment? Once you’ve established these criteria, you will be able to quickly filter out unsuitable options.

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Toy Review: Glam Goo

This past week I have been testing out the latest toy craze of Glam Goo. Yes you heard that right, using goo or slime if you wish to decorate accessories. I suppose it’s kind of a crafty thing but ending up with surprisingly cool items kids can wear or take around with them.

Glam Goo toy review

“Slime gets a sprinkle of glitter with Glam Goo customisable and wearable slime”

I had great fun with the two packs of Glam that was sent over to review. First up is the Glam Goo fantasy pack.

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The Lost Hat: Picnic Adventures Part One – Review and Giveaway

This past week I have been reading The Lost Hat: Picnic Adventures Part One to baby girl. It’s the first book in the Kitty Katz Club series by Sarah Milne.

The fascinating thing about this book is that it has an accompanying CD. Throughout the book it tells you when to listen to the appropriate track at that point. I love the interactive way this book brings music and words together.

The Lost Hat - Kitty Katz Club by Sarah Milne

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The Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

I remember when I was young getting home late from working evenings and popping a Rustlers burger in the microwave to fend off the hunger. It’s been a while since I’ve had one. So when the Rustlers Burger Hacking challenge came up with Britmums I thought I’d give it a go with the family.

See what we can come up with to turn an on the go snack which to be honest is more associated with students and people in a rush than families into a meal for the whole family. I will take on the challenge!!

Our Rustlers burger hacking challenge

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#LuckyLinky Week 44

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 44.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 44

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

 

Rachel Bustin

 

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!