12 weeks of Christmas 

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 

3 weeks until the big man leaves us all coal as we’ve been naughty this year… Well that’s very presumptuous of me to assume everyone leads a double life as a night time villan!

With the Christmas holidays fast approaching I’ve got a few simple craft / gift ideas for the kids to do!

Homemade Christmas cards.

I used A5 card I got from the range and a Christmas stamp I’ve had for year.

Pip cleaner bows !

Felt presents which I pre cut as my kids are under 4.

Bar the extra glue I think these simple cards turned out lovely and my eldest had so much fun. 

Chridtmas Tree box frames 

These were stupid easy and cheap!

Frames are from Poundland 

The backing paper from Poundland it came in a pack with load of different designs

Green trees were from the same card pack as above 

Pompoms and tree decorations were all from Poundland 

The stem is felt and the tree base is corrugated card from morrisons! But you could easily just colour those or paint them.

I also chose to add glitter to the.bottom of the frames mainly as I have enough glitter to fill a swimming pool!

It cost about £6 for the craft pieces, we made 12 frames and still have stuff left over and £1  per frame! BARGIN 

I think we all know what my family members are getting from the kids this year !

I hope your all enjoying the festive season and not stressing to much 

Much love 

rhianna xx 

Half term activities with my under 5’s

Where to start? My eldest has been at nursery since she was 2, but this is her first half term. I used to do stretch funding (she used to go only 2 mornings a weeks but all year round rather than 3 morning term time). So I am trying to plan a few activities as she’s an antcy pants when it comes to lazy home days! 

  • Leaf and stone collecting at the local woods
  • Day at the beach (weather depending)
  • Trip to the park
  • Toilet roll monster crafts as it’s Halloween 

  • Cookie making

I’m always looking for activity ideas for my 2 kids so if you have any please please do comment with any ideas you have !

Much love 

Rhianna xx

2nd birthday plans 

Well it’s 5 weeks until my son’s 2nd birthday! Omg how time has flown.. so im  now preparing for this birthday. 

We’ve decided not to give him any formal party this year. We’re just going to try out a new soft play area and have a special tea. 

Now I should have learnt from last year but I didn’t and finding birthday paper in the small town we call home even in October is a total nightmare, today we weren’t to a local town which is considerably bigger but stil isn’t a city if you get my drift. There they have a paper chase which if any of you have been before you’ll know is a beautiful paper,craft,card shop but it is a little pricey. I found the most beautiful paper yhere with dinosaurs on which was £3.45 for 3m …. ouch! 

We are also copping out this year with gifts as he’s only 2 and I feel we can stil get away with minimal presents and still give him an amazing day in which he will never remember. So this year his bulk of gifts are clothes from us and 3 small toys. Although don’t feel like he’s missing out as my parents are getting him a monstrous vtech toot toot race way thingy, they already technically had his huge transporter gift from his great grandparents and the until have brought him another gift (I believe a toy airplane) and that is without aunt’s and uncles! I think he’ll do just fine !

I make my kids a cake every year without fale but I’m unsure what to do my son this year? He’s mad about trains and cars (thankfully not Thomas yet tho ) so I am thinking maybe something along the lines of this? 

But I’m really unsure?  Or maybe a bing bunny cake ? My only trouble with this is I did a bing make for my daughter second birthday. Any ideas ?? 

The only thing that is for sure is that he is a cake fiend so I’ll probably go with chocolate… who doesn’t like chocolate cake!

Anyway I hope your all having an amazing week? 

What would you suggest for a monsters 2nd birthday? 

Much love 

rhianna xx 

12 weeks of Christmas!

We it is officially 12 weeks until Christmas today!  Whoop who’s excited !! For this week I thought I would share Christmas eve box ideas as an autumn caramel apple empanadas recipe.

Christmas eve boxes are one of the many new christmas crazes to have hit the UK in the past few year. So here are some of my favourite aswell as ideas of what to fill them with.

Christmas eve boxes. 

 Instagram company rockman rocks

Retailing at £30

Ebay seller dotty vintage.
Retailing between £3-£7

Studio catalogue and online. Retailing at 19.99


ebay company lazer craft shapes ltd

Retailing at £13-£14

I hope I have covered all price points, there are so many different designs and styles aswell as ones for individual children or ones big enough for the whole family.

Christmas eve box filling ideas.

  • Reindeer food
  • Christmas pjs
  • Christmas book
  • Christmas game / activity
  • Christmas film
  • Sweets
  • Santa’s key
  • Small toy
  • Small soft toy
  • Hot chocolate cone
  • Candy cane
  • Chocolate coins

The list is endless but hopefully this will get your imagination going and you can come up with some ideas perfect for your family.
Caramel apple empanadas.

These aren’t completely festive but they are defiantly autumn appropriate.

*Disclaimer this isn’t my recipe but it was just to good to keep to my self! caramel apple empanadas.** 


64g / 1/2 cup light brown sugar 

2 tbsp butter 

1 tbsp lemon juice 

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/4 tsp nutmeg 

1 tbsp corn flour

Dash of water 

Premade short crust pastry at room temp

Egg wash 

Extra sugar for sprinkling.
On a medium heat use a high sides skillet pan. Add the apples, sugar, butter, nutmeg,vanilla lemon and cinnamon. Cook for 5mins or until the butter and sugar have created a caramel sauce.

Mix corn flour and a dash of water together in a sperate bowl. Add it to the Apple mixture, bring to the boil and cook for a further 3-4 mins. Until it is thick and yummy.

Leave to cool completely.

Use a 3 1\2 inch round cutter to cut disk shapes. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

Place a small amount of mixture in the centre of your discs and fold in half like a pasty. Use a fork to crimp the edges together.

Use a sharp lift to pierce a tiny slit in the top of each empanada to help release the steam.

Egg wash and sprinkle with a light dusting of sugar.

Bake at 180° for 18-20 mins

Cook and enjoy. Serve with remaining caramel sauce or chantilly cream.

My 3yr old helped fill, fold and egg wash ours so I am sure yours will look much prettyer.

I hope you enjoy the first edition.

Please let me know how I did. And what you would like to see throughout these 12 weeks xx

Much love

Rhianna xx

Diary of a Little Peach

12 weeks of Christmas series 

Ive decided to do a 12 weeks of christmas series! I do apologise to anyone who is not Christmas crazy like me for swearing with the Xmas word ! But Christmas is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR….

Especially for me as this year I will have a nearly 4yr old and a 2yr old. My daughter who is the eldest is really truly getting it this year and is already asking about father Christmas and Rudolph. Eeek it really should be a magical year this year. 

So like I said I’ve decided to do a 12 weeks for Christmas series. Every week sharing hits, tips, trick, recipes and all this christmasy with you all. 

If there’s anything specific you would like to see please comment and let me know.

If you like this also check out the Christmas gift box so far.  

Much love 

Rhianna xx 

Becoming a “dance mum”

Just before the summer my daughter started ballet, there was only a few weeks left of term so she didn’t get her uniform but omg she loved it! After the summer break she started again last week. She was so excited she squealed when I told her, but this week was extra special she recieved her uniform. No only does she feel like a big girl her she is the first to have one of the new uniforms so her dance teacher has made her feel extra special. Explaining she was the first to get to try the new uniform but she had to do like a fashion show to show all the other children what the new uniform looks like ! You can just imagine how ecstatic she was to be almost “the chosen one”. 

I don’t know if every dance studio is like this but the one my daughter attends, partners aren’t in the room so we don’t get to watch. Which is a shame but at the same time I’m not sure how much 3 yr / 4yr old would concentrate if all us mum’s where there cooing and clapping. 

What a different the 6weeks holidays made. Before when she would finish I would ask her what she had learnt, I wouldn’t get a reply… well that made any sence. But now she is showing me her pointy toes and her naughty toes, her plie etc.

I’m looking forward to Christmas as I am told they usually do a little show case ! Eeek excitement overload! 

So the long and short of this is … It’s the start of a long journey of pink tutus and hair pins! 

Does anyone else’s kids do dance?

Much love 

rhianna xx