Toy Review: Kinetic Rock 3 In 1 Loader

My daughter is a tom boy, she would rather be outside playing in the muddy puddles than inside playing with her girly toys. So when we were asked to look at the Kinetic Rock 3 in 1 Loader toy set it was very appealing. In fact her aunt is a geologist and has always been fascinated with rocks so I’m not surprised she’s the same.

Kinetic Rock 3 in 1 Loader

I love the idea around the Kinetic Sand sister product, no mess, but still lots of fun and great for indoor play. The Kinetic Rock looks just the same. In fact it’s made from actual natural rock that sticks together. It can be moulded, crushed and packed together to build lots of 3D creative possibilities. I love the feel of the rock and my daughter did as well!

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Our Four Favourite Books on Sharing (for Siblings Who Don’t Share)

*This is a guest post from Petra over at A Mum Reviews on their four favourite books on sharing.

Back in autumn last year, my two daughters suddenly reached a stage where sharing became difficult. My eldest was nearly four years old at the time and my youngest one and a half years. They started bickering over most things and it was especially difficult for my eldest to share.

Books are a great way to start talking to your children about important topics and to show them different situations that might help them think about how they act in their own lives. I went online and started browsing for books about sharing – for siblings and for sharing in general – and soon found four books that I bought.

Books on sharing

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Style and Elegance: 3 Tubs That Can Improve the Look of Your Bathroom

When you’re renovating your bathroom, this is a fantastic opportunity to make some drastic changes to its style. After all, it’s where you spend your intimate moments, relaxing after a hard day at work, so one could argue that your bathroom has an effect on the quality of your life. So what are the top 3 models to consider in 2018?

style and Elegance: 3 Tubs That Can Improve the Look of Your Bathroom

OVE Rachel 70-Inch Freestanding Acrylic Bathtub

Simple and elegant, it features an elevated slope to rest your head on during a long bathing session. If you want to buy an elegant freestanding tub with a smooth surface, this is as good as it gets. In fact, it’s made of 100% acrylic, and the fact that it’s reinforced with fiberglass is what creates the smoothness and it’s glossy finish.

Since this is a freestanding tub, you can place it anywhere in the bathroom and it will do its job just fine. Since it comes with comprehensive and detailed instructions, you won’t even need a handyman to install it. According to the proud owners, its glossy finish will remain intact even after a decade has passed, and its beautiful looks won’t fade away.

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How To Host The Perfect Summer Barbecue

Now that the summertime is finally here, it’s time to get out into the garden and have that much needed barbecue with the family. Having a barbecue on a sunny day is a great way to spend your summer and have fun with your family and friends. If you want to up your barbecue game this year and impress your guests, here’s how to host the perfect summer barbecue.

How to host the perfect Summer Barbecue

A great setup

The first thing you’ll need to consider when you are hosting a barbecue this summer is where you will sit. Make sure you have enough Garden Furniture for everyone who is visiting you, and also make sure that you leave enough room for the grill to fire up away from everyone. You can even ask your family to bring a chair with them if you don’t have enough!

How to host the perfect Summer Barbecue

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#LuckyLinky Week 55

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 55.

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 55

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


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#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!


A Complete Guide to Matching Rugs with Floors

Rugs are a great option for any room. Not only do they help to protect your floor, they offer another way to create a stylish space, helping to improve the décor and make a room that bit nicer. However, it’s important to find a rug that matches the floor type!

Not doing so runs the risk of choosing a rug that really doesn’t add anything to the room, so you always want to find the right match between floors and rugs. It’s easy enough to do, providing you know what to look for to ensure they match!

The first thing to think about is the texture and style of both the rug and floor, as not every style and texture works well with every type of flooring. Then, you need to consider if the colour and the patterns match those of the floor, especially in non-carpeted floors.

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