Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Making Yogurt with EasiYo and Maegan

I'm always excited to try out a new kitchen gadget and I was intrigued by the EasiYo yogurt maker because I can remember my Nanna making her own yogurt :)

Making Yoghurt with EasiYo


I wanted to try this with my daughter (Maegan age 4) because she is the biggest yoghurt fan in the house and also because she loves to get involved in the kitchen!
Making Yoghurt with EasiYo


First of all I have to say I was amazed at how simple it is to use and all you need is water and a packet of mix (not included in the box so make sure you pick one up!)
Making Yoghurt with EasiYo


We followed the very straight forward instructions and made our yoghurt in the afternoon - actually it was really just Meg making it herself with a little guidance - and obviously I handled the hot water part. We left the yogurt overnight to form and by breakfast we had creamy Greek yogurt! The yoghurt will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Making Yoghurt with EasiYo


We experimented with adding honey and blueberries which was great, we also tried adding chocolate sauce to some of the Greek style yoghurt but that wasn't so great - and I'm intrigued by the large flavour range we can't wait to try more!
Making Yoghurt with EasiYo

EasiYo is stocked all over the UK at retailers including QVC, Wilko, Lakeland, The Range, Holland and Barratt and HobbyCraft.
The EasiYo red maker retails at £17.99 there is a great range of flavours available along with additional storage pots.

Emma X

Family Blogger 



Disclaimer - I received an EasiYo yoghurt maker and sachet for the point of this article.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide Part 3

Ok, I'm sure I'm not the only parent in denial that Christmas is only a week away! - eeek! I still have presents to buy so I'm sure you do too, right?

So let's have a look at my Christmas gift guide part 3 for 2015!
Disney Princess Till 
Disney Princess Royal Cash Register Brilliant Disney Princess till with great sounds!
Twirly Woos Big Red Boat Playset

Twirlywoos Big Red Boat Playset comes with lots of sounds and entertaining extras to really engage with little ones.
Peek a boo iggle piggle

In the Night Garden Peek-A-Boo Igglepiggle Soft Toy this sweet Iggle Piggle will play peekaboo and makes the character's iconic squeaking sounds.
UFO Alarm Board Game
University Games UFO Alarm is an absolutely hilarious board game - the UFO has suction action to really abduct your farm animals!
Baby Annabel Deluxe Special Care set

Baby Annabel Deluxe Special Care Set has everything you need to care for your dolly - really cute details such as sprinkle holes in the talc bottle and removable lids.
Magazine subscription to Okido - science made fun for small people.
mini chou chou tree house

mini chou chou tree house

Mini Chou Chou Treehouse such a sweet little play set - comes complete with Livy in her fox hat. a blue owl and a fox cub - you need to install your own batteries for the plates to light up and play nature sounds and it's lots of fun to build (quick and easy). 

Merry Christmas xx

Emma in Bromley 


Disclaimer - I received some of the items included in this article and there are some amazon affiliate links included. 

Monday, 14 December 2015

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register by Jakks Pacific is a really sweet electronic toy to add to any princess boutique - or in our house, the cafe corner in the playroom!
Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
The packaging is well presented so that you can see all the extras at a glance and its also simple to remove from the box - no screwdriver required! Luckily this toy comes with batteries too so it's ready to play straight from the box!

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
The cash register comes with two keys - there is a slot on the base to store your spare one, a credit  card, gold coins, notes and a barcode to scan.
Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
Plenty of pretty moulding and details - right down to the heart shaped buttons! Love that there is an off switch but the best button is the little microphone one - it plays loud speaker announcements - my personal favourite is the one about a glitter spill but also listen out for the lost slipper announcement too!

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
The barcode scanner is a lovely little touch. 

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
Love the chip 'n' pin cinderella credit card!
Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
The set comes with plenty of gold coins and 2 keys for the cash register drawer. 

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
Really great princess details throughout - look at the little gold crown. 

Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register
The cash register is actually a basic calculator too, the bottom button plays magical princess sounds and the total button makes the till drawer pop open. 
Disney Princess Royal Cash Register available from Amazon, Smyths and other toyshops. 

#disneycashregister

Emma in Bromley xx




Disclaimer: I received the Disney Princess Royal Boutique Cash Register for the sole purpose of this article. This article contains an amazon affiliate link.






Friday, 4 December 2015

The Journey of a Germ



The Journey of a Germ

Now we are well and truly in "winter bug" season, I wanted to share a video with you from the Global Hygiene Council which shows how easily germs and bacteria spread.

Since september, we've had (in our family of 4) Stomach Bugs as well as colds and I really want to make sure everyone is able to taste christmas dinner - it sucks when you have a cold and can't taste anything!


You might also be interested in my Children's health and Common Cold Pinterest Board


Emma in Bromley xx

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The Latest Amazing Star Wars Books - #StarWarsXmasBooks

I'm super excited by all the Star Wars mania at the moment - I can't wait to see the new film and I'm a huge Star Wars fan - so pleased to say my children are too! 

The Latest Amazing Star Wars Books - #StarWarsXmasBooks
The Latest Amazing Star Wars Books - #StarWarsXmasBooks

Absolutely amazing collection of Star Wars books from Egmont published in time for Christmas, I really can't wait to share these with you!


This kit comes with press out sturdy pieces (foam sandwiched between laminated card) and step by step instructions to build the two Star Wars starfighters - Blake age 6 built them with the help of Daddy - the age guide is for 7 plus. Blake loved all the little details especially the little R2D2 (one of his favourite characters!)  The kit also includes a lovely story and activity puzzle book too. Theres also tiny punch out holes should you decide to hang your models - something we might actually do in Blake's bedroom.

Blake Clement - #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
Blake Clement - #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015

 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015


Check out the special video made by Lucasfilm - listen carefully for a little whistle beep from R2D2!

The Star Wars Treasury: The Original Trilogy  is a hardback book that would be treasured by a Star Wars fan of any age, it contains the original trilogy - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi retold by Ryder Windham and a plethora of amazing colourful paintings by Brian Rood. We follow the fantastic adventures of Luke Skywalker from the deserts of Tatooine and beyond the icy plains of Hoth as the rebels battle to liberate the galaxy.

 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015


The  Star Wars Annual 2016   has an eyecatching gold hardback cover and is jam packed full of puzzles, facts and artwork, there's plenty to keep an avid Star Wars fan busy and the annual also contains a section for The Force Awakens.

 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015
 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015


 Escape From Darth Vader: A Star Wars Saga Reader (Young Readers Level 1) is a simple story aimed at new and developing readers - R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia are the focus on this one so it's a great book to introduce little people to Star Wars.

Young Readers Level 2  Use the Force!: A Star Wars Saga Reader is an engaging story aimed at readers growing in confidence and independence. This book explores the lessons Luke receives from Yoda on how to use the Force - these are all great lessons that can be applied to life lessons such as Do or Do Not - There is no try!

I thought you might like to see this wonderful clip of Blake age 6 reading from the book.

video


 #starwarsxmasbooks Star Wars Books for 2015


Which Star Wars book will be on your Christmas list? 

#StarWarsXmasBooks


Emma in Bromley xx


PS - Top Tip - 12 of my fellow bloggers are running competitions to win #StarWarsXmasBooks - search twitter for the hashtag!


Disclaimer - This post is in collaboration with Egmont and contains affiliate links to amazon. I did genuinely enjoy these books and I do think they would make excellent gifts. All photos are my own (well honestly - my husband took them because he's better than me!)