Vremi Silicone Baking Mats & Vegetable Handheld Spiralizer Review and Giveaway

I love to try out new gadgets in the kitchen. This past week we have been trying out the Vremi silicone baking mats and the vegetable handheld spiralizer that we were sent.

Vremi Kitchen products

You may remember a few weeks back we tested the Vremi whistling kettle as well. I have to say Vremi have some fantastic ideas for kitchen equipment.

Vremi Silicone Baking Mats

I’ve never used baking mats before and now feel I have been missing out! These Vremi silicone mats come in a set of 3. Two of them are full size liners for your baking trays and one is a half-size. They arrived in a tube which is handy to keep them in also. As well as being non-stick they are BPA free silicone and contain a flexible fibreglass weave.

Vremi Silicone Baking Mats

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Income and Stats Report for October 2017

Well October went by really fast! It was such an exciting month for us as we went for our dating scan and so excited to become parents again! You can catch up my my Sunday Pregnancy Diaries here if you wish. I can’t believe it’s nearly halfway through November and I still haven’t got this post up yet.

This last month I have been busy collating items for my Kids Christmas Gift Guide. I always underestimate the time it takes to write it as well as get all the photos done. It was easily 6 hours in total.

Here we are at my Income and Stats report for October 2017.

(If you never caught up with last month’s you can find that one here)

Income and Stats Report October 2017

 

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Do you Have the Most Kid Friendly Laptop for Your Children?

Whether they’re used to boost their grades at school, watch their favourite films, or safely explore they’re curious about the world, laptops for children are becoming increasingly common in many tech-savvy homes.

While many homes used to simply allow children to use the family computer, the rise of personal laptops, as well as online threats, has made sharing an unsecured device a risk most parents aren’t willing to take.

Do you Have the Most Kid Friendly Laptop for Your Children?

What you should look for when buying a kid-friendly laptop

When purchasing a laptop for your children to use, your first consideration should be for what the laptop will be mostly used for. Will it be mostly for homework? For games? Watching movies? Keeping in touch with friends? The answer to this will better help guide what you should purchase since different laptops outrival others based on this.

For example, if you want your kids to be able to watch videos on their laptop or use it for gaming, a laptop with a bigger screen will benefit them more. On the other hand, if you are looking to provide your much younger child with a computer, consider something like the Discovery Kids Teach ‘N’ Talk Exploration laptop. This laptop doesn’t provide the functionality of a traditional laptop but instead offers interactive teaching games.

You should ideally look for a model that is portable can fit easily in a school bag. Laptops weighing under 3.5 pounds will be better for your child’s growing body and will make it easier to transport.

Storage will also depend on what your child is using the laptop for. 32GB should be a safe amount for most children, but you can also err on the side of caution by getting a model that allows expanded storage through a multi-format SD media card reader.

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The Cora Series – JORD Wood Watch Review

Last year I was lucky to be sent a stunning JORD wood watch for my husband to review. Over this past year he has had many amazing comments about how an unusual and unique watch it is. Some of these comments have been in his work meetings and others by random people!

This year I have been sent the cool turquoise luxury watch from the Cora Series. Made from Zebrawood the grain and colour has warming undertones. A sapphire crystal glass with Swarovski crystal number markers and it has a self-winding automatic drive system meaning no batteries are required. The power reserve is 36 hours.

The Cora Series - JORD watch

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#LuckyLinky Week 35

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 35.

Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week.

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 35

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!

 


4 Ways to Heat your Kitchen this Winter

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and temperatures have definitely dropped. So you need a way to heat your kitchen this Winter.

If you’re already planning a kitchen, then you might well have spent a lot of time pondering the type of bespoke cabinetry you want or worktops, splashback materials and the appliances you and your family will need to keep things running smoothly. You might have even started to think about lighting and wall colours but the one thing that can often make or break the usability of a kitchen – particularly during the winter months – is often not given nearly enough thought. 

4 Ways to Heat Your Kitchen this Winter

How you heat your kitchen, whether it’s radiators, a cast-iron range that runs the central heating, or underfloor heating, your choice will have a huge impact not just on how you use your kitchen when it’s complete but how you design the room from its inception.

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