Drowning in washing!

As I’m stood loading yet another load of washing into the machine, I start to wonder…

With only 4 in my house hold my washing machine seems to be constantly going yet my laundry basket is always over flowing. There is always a pile of ironing and clothes drying.

How do larger family’s cope or so I just have an excessive amount of laundry for 4 people? I don’t believe so but maybe I am wrong ?

Could someone please shead some light on this situation for me?

Short of making the kids wear dirty clothes I don’t know how I could cut back my washing load… but I’m sure there is someone out there who can help!

Please please share your comments and tips with me and any other mothers reading this!

Much love

Rhianna xx


12 weeks of Christmas 

This time next week it will be Christmas day !! 

I am all prepared on the gift side of things… all brought… wrapped and what can be delivered has been. 

This year obviously other than my two children, most people have recieved gift hampers, including a homemade gift frame, a new photo of the kids and a small gift (around the £20 per adult mark). I just can’t afford to go all out anymore my two cost me enough !. 

Plus is saves on wrapping as hampers look so luxurious! 

All that is left is to do the food shopping! I have started buying nibbles etc but unfortunately we keep eating then 😆🤣. But again were having a quiet Christmas just the 4of us and with the kids being so young we don’t need a tone of cheese,  cold meats and paté. 

I hope you all have a magical Christmas! 

                 Merry Christmas.

Much love

Rhianna xx

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It’s now only 2 week until Christmas day ! I hope everyone is excited? Decs up? And all shopping finished ?

I thought I would share what is going in my nearly 4yr olds and 2yr olds stockings this year!

  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Foaming radox kids bath wash
  • Flanel mit 
  • Knickers 
  • Fluffy socks
  • Mickymouse Santa teddy
  • Hachamels and my little pony surprise bags 
  • Tube of Smarties 
  • Note book
  • Pony rubber
  • Mini spirograph
  • Nail polish (toes only) 
  • Hair bow
  • Pony hair bands

  • Tooth brush 
  • Tooth paste 
  • Magnetic wooden bus (for train track)
  • Magnetic wooden tractor
  • Magnetic wooden fire engine 
  • Crayons
  • Kinder chocolate bars
  • Mickymouse Santa teddy
  • Foaming radox kids bath wash
  • Flannel mit 
  • Christmas socks 
  • Maraca 
  • Avengers blind bag squishy 
  • Smarties 

The majority of there things are from pound land, a few items are from the works and the rest are from the supermarket. 

I hope that gives you ideas if your stuck 

What’s inside your stocking? 

“When Santa got stuck up the chimney, he began to shout.

 you girls and boys won’t get any toys until you pull me out.

The is soot my back, my beard is all black my nose is tickly too.

 when Santa got stuck up the chimney

 achoo achoo achoo”

Much love 

Rhianna xx

P.s  I apologise for this being late for some reason it didn’t publish as scheduled ?

12 weeks of Christmas 

Well it’s only 5 weeks now!  Omg where has the year gone? 

Personally I don’t set new years resolutions but I do decided things I want to do that are realistic … such as redecorate the living room or go to a specific place. If i set resolutions like loose weight or join the gym I know I’m setting myself up for failer before I even start ?

What are your new year resolutions,

I would love for you to share your aspirations for 2018!

Homemade crafts 

Every year I look at wreaths and either don’t like them or find them far to expensive, so this year I decided to make my own !

I used am old wooden wreath of my grandmothers, ripped all the old decorations off and started from scratch. 

I brought the flowers from the range and the berry sticks and leaves were from dumel last year in the sales (50p). I reused the smaller pinecones from what was originally on the wreath and just hot glued them on. 

Chuffed even if I do say so myself !

Oh also the wreath hanger was from pound land ! Bargin I had been looking on eBay and they wanted £9-£20!

Well it’s nearly December and time to decorate… (1st of December in my house) 

When do you decorate?

Much love 

Rhianna xx

Catch up with my 12 weeks of Christmas series here. 

Green eggs and no ham

I thought i would give using a word prompt a go.

via Daily Prompt: Egg

Why do hard boiled eggs turn green?

I’m not an egg fan personally but my kids love a good hard boiled egg… but why do they sometimes get a green layer around the yolk? 

Well apparently, the green ring around the yoke of a hard boiled egg happens because hydrogen in the egg white combines with The sulfur in the yolk. The cause is from cooking the eggs to hard or for too long!  

To stop this happening do not over crowd the pan, do not over cook and plunge immediately in cold water to stop them from continuing to cook.

So thre you have it a random fact about green eggs but unfortunately nothing about ham !

Also check out 5 more mum hacks.

Much love 

Rhianna xx

12 weeks of Christmas!

Christmas is fast approaching 8 weeks to be precise! 

This week I have been thinking about homemade Christmas cards and crafts to enjoy with your little ones!

Hands and feet cards.

Nice but simple finger print candy cane

Father Christmas and his white beard

I love this one but it’s a bit to adventurous for me with 2 under 4!

I made a variation of this reindeer the year before last with my daughter.

I am loving this idea as it has such a modern feel.

Craft / decoration ideas.

I think this is such a cute idea I know my 3yr old would love to make and decorate her own Christmas tree.

These candy canes are a quick and easy craft that you can use as decoration for your tree or on gifts which the recipient can then put on there tree.

Crafts with supplies you littereally have coming out of your ears it’s like music to mine.

These adorable pegs would make great card holders.

I made the Christmas trees and the stars from the picture above last year with my daughter. 

OMG how lush is this! It is on my to do list so I’ll let you know how it turnes out.
I , I say I by that i mean me and my daughter are currently made home decor items which I plan to give to our parents and grandparents as extra gifts for Christmas this year. So stay tuned for that as I’ll be doing a step by step for you. 

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend!

Follow alone with the 12 weeks of Christmas.x 

Much love 

Rhianna xx

12 weeks of Christmas!

Wow it’s only 9weeks until Christmas, i Hope youve all started shopping?

So for inspiration this week ill be sharing some bargins i found like before

  The Christmas activity box was reduced due to the box being damaged. But I thought I would split the activity books for the kids Christmas eve boxes. All the other ideas were either on sale, on a multi by offer or purchased with vouchers. 

If your not caught up with the 12 weeks of Christmas series I’ll like the other posts 10 weeks11 weeks,12 weeks

Next week I am planning on sharing homemade craft ideas and cards for kids to make? What do you think? 

Much love 

rhianna xx