We took the Wicked Uncle challenge

I love trawling around Twitter, reading blogs, entering a few competitions and looking out for blogger opportunities. So when I saw Wicked Uncle had put out a tweet looking for bloggers to take up their Wicked Uncle challenge, I answered their call.

You know me I love a challenge!

We took the wicked uncle challenge -Rachel Bustin

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Bedding Tips: To Be Fall Ready & Sleep Better

We are now leaving the Summer behind us and heading into Autumn. With the evenings beginning to cool it’s time to think about changing the bedding for having a better nights sleep. I love this time of year. With fall beginning, leaves falling from the trees, colder nights. It’s time to dig out the Autumn and Winter duvet and prepare the bedroom.

I have put some tips together to help you get Fall ready:

Cosy Bedding

I absolutely adore warm snuggly duvet with gorgeous duvet covers. You can get some really lovely duvet covers which can compliment your Autumn bedroom. A relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom can make for better sleep.

Here are some of my favourite Autumn/Winter duvet cover designs.

This stunning stag design gives your bedroom that toasty log cabin feel.

Stag Duvet Cover Design - Autumn Bedding

The Innsbruck Grey Duvet gives you the Winter and Christmassy feeling.

innsbruck_grey_1

You can also add bedspreads and throws to your bed for extra warmth. I love rustic colours and country patterns for this time of year for the bedroom. It really freshens up the whole room, yet keeping it warm and cosy.

Adding a patterned duvet with geometric shapes adds another dimension to the theme of your bedroom.

Curtains

Why not invest in some lovely new curtains for your Autumn bedroom to update the look. I think pretty designed curtains make a room that extra special.

These latte coloured curtains are the perfect shade of colour for Autumn. Curtains are great for keeping out the cooler air for this time of year, leaving you to have a better nights sleep.

latte-curtains

If you are planning on updating your bedroom for the fall season, why not also take a look at the children’s bedrooms.

Kids need to have the perfect sleep-inducing environment. A room that is quiet, dark and cool can help to promote better sleeping habits.

To achieve this environment, thick and heavy curtains or blackout curtains are key. There are a fantastic range of children’s curtains for Autumn on Yorkshire Linen.

I have to say that my favourite are the moonlight navy blackout curtains. Perfect for that dreamy kids bedroom, yet blocking out the light.

 

moonlight blackout curtains

Accessories

There are some wonderful accessories out there that you can find for the bedroom. Lovely pictures, cushions and a thick warm cosy rug are great additions to your Autumn bedroom to add colour and style.

 

autumn-bedroom-mood-board

Are you ready for Autumn yet? Do you plan to give your bedroom or your children’s an Autumn makeover?

I would love to hear your ideas.

rachelbustin.com

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Book Review: The Adventures of Shifting Jack by Denise Erguler

This is the first children’s novel by Denise Erguler. I love to help out new authors on my blog and after reading the blurb for The Adventures of Shifting Jack I knew I wanted to help Denise get her book ‘out there’.

Unfortunately when I was writing this review there were no images for me to show you. So you have ended up with just a generic image of books I’m afraid. But I have to say it is a pretty photo!

The author Denise Erguler moved to North Cyprus 10 years ago from London. She lives with her husband, Olkan, and two children, Ayla age 7 and Adil, age 10 and The Adventures of Shifting Jack is her first children’s book.

reading a book

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How to plan a baby-friendly trip to Blackpool

When my husband was a child he used to love going to Blackpool and now we have a baby hopefully we will be able to and visit there soon so he can share his experiences with her.
When Visit Blackpool asked me if they could write a guest post for my blog on how to plan a baby friendly trip to Blackpool I thought it would be a great idea, especially with the Summer Holidays coming up. So here it is below. I hope you enjoy reading it and it gives you some pointers at what to do in Blackpool

Planning a baby-friendly day out in Blackpool is easy. Honestly, there’s so much to do there. It’s a fun-packed destination that the whole family can enjoy – from the acclaimed beaches to meeting all the animals at Blackpool Zoo, here are some things that you and your young ones will love.

Blackpool Zoo

There are over 1,500 animals at Blackpool Zoo and loads of different activities to try out. Park the pram by an enclosure and watch the flamingos, zebras, meerkats and giraffes graze, while the kids look on in awe with their imaginations running wild.

It’s a fabulous day out with brilliant animals and loads of places to take a seat to enjoy some lunch, but keep a lookout on the free-roaming cheeky monkeys!

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KidloLand App Review and Giveaway

I was offered the chance to review the fantastic app from Kidloland which is aimed at ages 0-5 years old. I had never heard of KidloLand before so was very interested in what their app could offer a 5 month old.

 

My initial questions were:

 

  • Would it be too old for a 5 month old?
  • Are there lots of activities to do?
  • Would it keep an older child occupied?
  • What was the quality of the images like?
  • Do you get your monies worth?

So the app was easily to download from the app store onto my iPhone. I was eager to see what the app was about.

KidloLand review and giveaway - lullabies, colours, shapes

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How can we help our children to learn about sharing? – WILF Books

I was contacted by the lovely people at WILF Books asking if they could guest post on my blog to let all you all know about their new sharing-based children’s book delivery service.

Now you all know how much I love books so I’m very happy to help. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’m very delighted to spread the word of this service that they are offering.

 

WILF Books - Inspire Imagination book sharing childrens
Image from WILF Books

 

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